Back to Our Roots

Getting Back to Our Roots
For 140 years, Watkins has been America’s pioneer in natural living products and we plan to continue this tradition for generations to come. Today's trends show the consumer’s demand for natural, organic products is on the rise. We are pleased that we have been ahead of the trend since the begining with our offering of Organic Herbs and Spices, Natural Personal Care and Natural Home Care — making Watkins the brand to turn to for all of your natural living needs! Going back as far as 1917, with our Pure Vegetable Oil Soap, you can see how Watkins has been developing natural solutions for your home and family for quite some time. Clearly we are not strangers to natural, organic products! As we look to the future, we will continue to provide products that are good for the environment, your family and meet the growing consumer demand. Our goal is to use past, present and future knowledge of natural to take our products to an even higher level of natural, resulting in increased sales for your business!

Committed to Improving our Community
The need for companies to practice “green” manufacturing is more important than ever. Watkins has been a pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients since 1868. We continue our commitment to you and the environment by implementing processes that reduce waste and conserve energy. Together we can make a positive impact on our environment.How does Watkins reduce waste and make a positive impact on the earth?
Offer a full line of plant-based home care products that are free of pollutants and biodegradable.
Offer a full line of USDA certified 100% Organic Herbs and Spices and All-Natural Pure Extracts.
*Adhere to a strict paper, plastic, and aluminum recycling program.
*Utilize biodegradable packing materials.
*Use soy-based ink in our printed marketing materials.
*Employ e-communications and encourage customers, Associates, and vendors to obtain information online instead of in printed form.
*Gravity fed filling processes: We fill our bulk dry mixes using time-tested gravity feeds. This allows us to conserve energy that would normally be used to power a pneumatic or conveyor system.
*Use lighter weight product packaging. Simply reducing our plastic bottle weight for various products has saved thousands of pounds of plastic from waste.
*Encourage vendors to use renewable energy and cut waste.
*Utilize Lean business and manufacturing practices to help eliminate waste and streamline operations.

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