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About Us

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Our mission is to
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Essential Labs, located in the Pacific Northwest, is a premium, naturally derived skin and hair care manufacturer boasting over 20 years of experience in crafting unique and effective products. We offer small batch manufacturing to ensure fresh options, catering to a large array of businesses, including retail, DIY makers and crafters, and other wholesalers for branding under their own labels.

Responsibly-sourced ingredients and naturally derived stock products, available for direct use or customization, are among our offerings. Our full-service capabilities encompass filling, labeling, packaging, and shipping products to either your location or a designated distribution center. We are not a fulfillment facility nor a 3PL. Also, please note that as of June 2024 our filling is completely booked through the end of year.

Essential Labs values efficacy, safety, and sustainability and our facility reflects that. We craft all our bases and products onsite at our 70,000sq ft facility in Portland, Oregon, where we benefit from some of the cleanest and best water in the world. On top of this, we provide solar powered skin and haircare to our customers— our repurposed warehouse is equipped with an enormous solar power array, with over 400 panels generating about 147,000 kWh a year. We’ve built a reputation for quality and consistency, and we believe everyone should understand what’s in their skin and hair care.

Our History

Essential Labs was founded by an innovative couple in 2002 with a vision of creating custom products for their children’s complex skin care needs. It grew from a kitchen operation all the way up to our current manufacturing facility, now with the goal to make premium, naturally derived wholesale skin and hair care available to all. We’re very proud to support thousands of businesses of all sizes around the globe and are constantly inspired by how they creatively market and alter our bases or craft their own unique products utilizing our responsibly-sourced ingredients.

Essential Labs was purchased in late 2011, becoming a majority woman-owned business with an even broader commitment to sustainability and excellence. We moved from our previous location in SE Portland to the historic Industrial District in NW Portland in 2012.

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