Soap & Soul: A Practical Guide to Minding Your Home, Your Body, and Your Spirit with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Countryman Press to publish Lisa Bronner’s first book “Soap & Soul”

Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soaps and body care products in North America, is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the book “Soap & Soul: A Practical Guide to Minding Your Home, Your Body, and Your Spirit with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps,” written by Lisa Bronner, the granddaughter of company founder Emanuel Bronner. The book is available for pre-order now and will be released nationwide October 10, 2023, by Countryman Press, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company. More information on “Soap & Soul” is available at:

“I teared up and laughed out loud reading my sister’s book. Her writing is amazing, her sense of humor is so smart and funny, and her insights are so deep and profound. This is as much a self-help guide for leading a simple spiritual life as it is about cleaning,” said David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner’s and brother of Lisa Bronner. “‘Soap & Soul’ is a must-read for anyone who loves Dr. Bronner’s or who just wants to find simple green cleaning solutions for their life and home.”

Part Green-It-Yourself guidebook, and part memoir, “Soap & Soul” offers recipes and dilutions for using Dr. Bronner’s products, as well as tips and solutions for how to live a simple, practical, low-tox life. Drawing on years of consumer engagement via her blog, Going Green with Lisa Bronner, Lisa’s advice for living a green and healthy lifestyle is supported by substantial research, so that readers may understand the science behind the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of green cleaning, and the impacts cleaning and hygiene products have on our bodies, our homes, and our environment.

Available for Pre-Order Now

Now available for pre-order, “Soap & Soul” will release nationwide October 10, 2023, in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook (read by the author). It is available at booksellers nationwide including Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods Market, and Amazon Books, and at All pre-orders will additionally receive a bonus booklet with “11 Recipes for Good Clean Fun.” The MSRP for the hardcover book is $27.95. “Soap & Soul” will be available at a special discounted price of $25.99 on Dr. Bronner’s website beginning October 10, 2023.

Much more than a companion guide for Dr. Bronner’s products, in “Soap & Soul” Lisa shares personal stories about the challenges and lessons learned during her own green-living journey, as well as memories from growing up in the Bronner family which has been at the forefront of the natural marketplace and sustainable living movement for the past 75 years.

In addition to the commonly referenced usages and dilutions for Dr. Bronner’s products, the book explores popular, timely topics such as:

  • More than 85 Green-It-Yourself recipes for caring for one’s home and body using Dr. Bronner’s products and other simple ingredients.
  • The chemistry of cleaning, and the science of how soap works.
  • Consumer education topics regarding ingredients in personal care and household cleaners; and how to interpret product packaging, certifications and claims (and why it’s important!)
  • The mental and emotional benefits of caring for oneself, and for our homes and environment.
  • Inspiration, confidence and knowledge for readers to adopt a simpler, greener, and more abundant lifestyle.

About the Author

Lisa Bronner is a prolific writer, consumer advocate, and speaker on health and green lifestyle issues. She is the granddaughter of Emanuel Bronner, founder of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps — the top-selling natural brand of soaps in North America, and producer of other organic body care and food products. Lisa helps people make the transition to a healthier home and lifestyle. Additionally, she is a vocal proponent for regenerative organic agriculture, fair trade, transparency in product labeling, and other issues related to consumer safety and environmental sustainability. “Soap & Soul: A Practical Guide to Minding Your Home, Your Body, and Your Spirit with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps,” (October 10, 2023, from Countryman Press) is Lisa’s first book.

Lisa’s blog, Going Green with Lisa Bronner, addresses diverse topics related to green living, from personal care and GIY (Green-It-Yourself) home cleaning tips, to essays on food and family, living lightly, mindfulness, and daily life encouragement. Launched in 2010, the blog includes instructional videos and an active community discussion forum. For more information, please visit:

Advance Praise for “Soap & Soul”

“At once philosophical, practical, and autobiographical, “Soap & Soul” is a beautiful melting pot–a road map for a closer-to-nature home, an encouraging blueprint to make that a reality, and a story of a family leading the way, in their own ways and together. Lisa, my friend across the water – your book is a triumph and will inspire many, I’ve no doubt!

—Alexx Stuart, author of “Low Tox Life: A Handbook for a Healthy You and a Happy Planet”

“Lisa Bronner is the real deal! Her green ethos will inspire you to rethink how you clean your home, body, and hair. Easy solutions and inspiring stories make “Soap & Soul” a special book.”

—Laurie David, author of “Imagine It! A Handbook for a Happier Planet”

“The inside story of how soap changed American culture forever. Anyone mesmerized by the Dr. Bronner All-One label will love reading Lisa Bronner’s green guide for modern living. Equal parts philosophy, memoir, and practical advice, this belongs on your bookshelf as an American classic.”

—Mary Bemis, green beauty expert & Editorial Director of Insider’s Guide to Spas