Today is the 4th of July, and over at the White House Malia Obama will be joyously celebrating her 13th birthday. It is also Independence Day for everyone in the US, a nation who will be celebrating 235 years of independence today.

On this patriotic day our thoughts go to the late, great Dr Bronner and his philosophic foundation in the Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap dynasty, for a fantastic contribution to green, clean American washing.

Already the U.S. no.1 selling natural soap, Dr Bronner’s is a pioneer in organic skincare, campaigning for clearer labelling and honesty in eco messaging. The soaps completely comprise of natural, organic and Fair Trade ingredients, and are multi-tasking wonders, with 18 uses in just 1 bottle of liquid soap. Famous American fans include Eminem and Natalie Portman.

Dr. Bronner’s is available UK nationwide including Liberty, select Waitrose stores and leading health shops including Fresh & Wild, Planet Organic and Whole Foods. Prices start from £1.69 for travel size liquid soaps, and £4.99 for 237ml bottles.