JR Watkins has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that the company has spanned three different centuries! Since 1868, this vegetarian, cruelty-free outfit has remained true to its mission — manufacturing the purest offerings possible at a very reasonable cost to consumers. You can find their products online, as well as many of your favorite grocery stores. They’re ubiquitous!
The colorful website, www.jrwatkins.com, showcases a dizzying array of products for your every need and whim. Who doesn’t require a good hand cream? JR Watkins offers several varieties, but our favorite is the Aloe and Green Tea variety ($8.99). Shea butter, cocoa butter, and avocado oil add a sleek density to this luxurious product. No parabens or phthalates here! Just pure, wholesome ingredients. This product is sure to delight you.
How about a refreshing body oil mist? Try the Lavender-scented variety ($8.99) if you want to feel soothed and invigorated at the same time. This combo of lavender oil, rosemary leaf extract, sunflower seed oil, and apricot oil is sure to send you to olfactory heaven. This product is best used after you’ve exfoliated your skin with one of JR Watkins’ body scrubs. Just slather a bit on your skin, and allow it to sink deep inside your pores. Ahhhhhhh…..
Lip balms can be addictive, but we can think of worse habits. Fortunately, JR Watkins offers several lip-smacking varieties at the low price of $3.49. The Peppermint Stick Lip Balm is our favorite, since it combines the zesty flavor of peppermint oil with comfrey leaf extract, grape seed oil, coconut oil, and a bit of beeswax. You can apply this product prior to putting on lipstick if you’d like to give your mouth an iridescent glow. Of course, it’s good any time for moisturizing your lips, as well as the prevention of chapping.
Keep in mind that JR Watkins uses beeswax and honey in some of their products, so this is not a vegan line. But everything they sell is vegetarian and cruelty-free, and they have many vegan items. Feel free to ask! JR Watkins is Leaping Bunny certified. The company offers two free samples of shea butter hand cream with each order. They ship only within the continental United States. If you’d prefer to buy their products from a brick-and-mortar outlet, the website provides a map of stores in your area. JR Watkins’ reach is quite extensive. This venerable company has stood the test of time. Here’s to another 150 years!