I haven't had time to read through all of it, but what I have read isn't very coherent . . .
Um, what is all the craziness on the Dr. Bronner's bottle?
My Dr. Bronner's bottle explains the craziness at the top of the label. I don't remember it on another bottle I bought, so I'll summarize it.
Emmanuel Bronner spent his entire adult life searching for God and truth in both religions texts and in inspired words from people in all walks of life, past and present. He put this stuff on his soap because he considered soap to be "the messenger for his vision of universal Full-Truth: The Moral ABC." The Bronner family respects him for his efforts to unite the world in the love of God, so they continue to put the writings on the soap. It says that no one agrees with everything on the label, but everyone finds something on it that inspires/touches them.
Most of it seemed fairly coherent to me (though terribly weird), at least by the standards of religious texts, but maybe I just have more practice deciphering stuff that's awkwardly translated from another language? (I don't know if the label texts were written in another language, but they sure look it.)
When were all these other varieties added? I still look upon anything except the original peppermint with suspicion, although I know there have been other types around for a while... I have washed my face with the original for years, and done a bunch of other stuff with it...