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View Full Version : Facts about Watkins

09-03-2010, 09:49 AM
SO great to see many people browsing this board , interested in joining us or learning more. so I figured I'd post some quick facts so you can see some of what Watkins is all about !

From our sites:

Watkins has been America’s pioneer in natural living since 1868. As America’s original natural apothecary manufacturer, Watkins uses only the finest natural ingredients in its diverse lines of personal care, home care, remedies and organic flavorings.

Committed to being America’s most trusted natural products company, Watkins adheres strictly to the same quality standards set forth by its founder J.R. Watkins. Its J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary line of personal care contains only natural, environmentally friendly ingredients from renewable resources, avoiding chemicals like parabens, sulfates, phthalates and more and is one of very few lines to be certified by the Natural products Association.

J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary

Brand Commitments:

· 95% Natural and above

· Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free

· Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free

· Paraben Free

· Phthalate Free

· Mineral Oil, Petrolatum free

· Dye Free

Free Yourself with J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary Freedom Code:

Free of: * Sulfates
* Chemical Sunscreens
* Petro Chemicals
* Glycols
* Parabens
* Phthalates
* DEA/TEA-synthetic stabilizers
* Formaldehyde Donors
* 1,4 Dioxane
* Polymers
* Acrylates
* Carbomer
* Chemical Preservatives
* Silicones
* Quats
* Talc

Free Yourself with J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Freedom Code:

For cleaners: * Ammonia Free
* Animal Ingredient Free
* Benzene Free
* Biodegradable
* Boron Free
* Butyl/Ethyl Cellosolve Free
* Bleach Free

# Diethylene Ether Free
# Dye Free
# Formaldehyde Free
# Isopropanol Free
# Kerosene Free
# Mineral Spirit Free
# Non-toxic
# Paraben Free
# Petrochemical Free
# Phosphate Free
# Phosphoric Acid Free
# Propylene Glycol Free
# Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free
# Sulfuric Acid Free

We Proudly Support

* The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
* Trinona
* Kidstock
* Pacer Center
* Family & Children's Center
* Sharing and Caring Hands
* The United Way
* Americare
* Feed the Children
* Kitchen Angels
* Winona Education Foundation
* Winona Family YMCA
* Watkins Manor for Assisted Living
* Winona Health and Community Memorial Hospital
* Rochester Art Center
* Great River Shakespeare Festival
* Waldorf School
* Nahh.org
* Winona Community Foundation
* Habitat for Humanity
* Minnesota Marine Art Museum
* Saint Mary's University
* Commonweal Theatre
* Winona State University
* Winona Occupational Rehabilitation Center
* United States Military
* The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
* Winona Historical Society
* Riverfront Foundation
* The 52nd Street Project
* Winona Area Veterans Center
* Minnesota Beethoven Festival

09-03-2010, 11:12 AM
Great post Deb! :D

09-03-2010, 12:14 PM
Awesome Post :D

The Watkins Man
09-06-2010, 05:36 AM
Thanks for the informative post

09-07-2010, 09:31 AM
You know, I listed all the things Watkins DOESN'T have..how about a few things they ARE MADE FROM?

Natural Apothecary bath and body-

formulated with essential oils,
shea and cocoa butters,
premium beeswax,
royal jelly extract
and vitamins E and B5.
All at least 95% natural

body wash, body creams, lip tints(like Burts Bees) lotions, salves , facial care, night cream, pore scrub, oils, bath soaks, foot care

And on most, they carry the Natural Products Associations seal.

Gourmet products-

95% and above natural
Cooking club of America recommended
Gold Medal quality
no fillers or additives
vanilla, pure extracts,flavorings, salt, peppers, dessert mixes, baking cocoa,cinnamon, herbs, spices, gravies, soup bases, grapeseed oils, rubs, cinna-cream sprinkels, cookies mixes, more

Natural Home Care:

Essential oils
plant based cleaning agents
natural salts
purified water
for sink, tub, tiles, walls, dishes, windows, laundry....

Natural remedies:
made with natural raw materials such as
muscle gels, liniments, cough, lavender drops, first aid salve, burn cream...

Plus supplements!!
Superfood complete multi with antioxidents, enzymes, green superfoods, bioflavinoids

Reduce plus
to help reduce appetite-made with natural ingredients of course

Natural immune system and energy boost with anitioxidents, 8 herb and seed powders, D-ribose, caffeine free

Inner cleanse/restore
3 part system to remove wastes and toxins

Children's multiple with green foods and living lactic cultures

Aloe Vera Juice-protective and healing from the inside out. 99.7% pure.

Garlic oil with chlorophyll and parsley

REZIST PLUS-immunEnhancer with pre and probiotics
plus more formulas
for women
skin, hair and nails
fruit/veggie somplex
brain plus


Plus you support YOURSELF and other work at home families, when you join, not some big chain stores...........


09-07-2010, 10:56 AM
Great List Deb..

More great reasons why Watkins is awesome :)

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