November 24, 2008
Aubrey Organics was the first company in the US to manufacture 100% natural cosmetic and body care products.
Aubrey Hampton grew up Indiana and was introduced to the healing powers of herbs and plants from a young age; his Father was a farmer and his Mother a herbalist.
He went to work for Faberge in NYC as a chemist, but over time became concerned about the use of petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients in their products. One day, he went to the owner of the company to share his concerns about the effects of these ingredients on peoples health. He was given a cheque for $30, fired and told to start his own company. So he left Faberge and started to experiment with his own natural formulas: the first being a herbal bath oil and a protein based conditioner.
In 1969 Aubrey Hampton set up ‘Aubrey Natural Labs’ which later became Aubrey Organics – the first company the US to manufacture 100% natural cosmetic and body care products. His aim was to create products free from synthetics, petrochemicals and other synthetic chemicals and above all, be good for the body and the earth.
By sticking to these values, Aubrey Organics has become one of the best known and most respected natural body care companies in the world.
Company philosophy: Why use something synthetic when something natural works so much better?
All of Aubrey Organics’ products are formulated by Aubrey Hampton and created in small handmade batches at their manufacturing plant in Tampa, Florida. The batches are no larger than 50 gallons as they are made by people rather than a mechanical production line. Aubrey’s products are all 100% natural and biodegradable.
The ingredients in Aubrey Organics’ products are:
- 100% natural
- Made with herbs, natural vitamins and essential oils
- Made without synthetic chemicals
- Made without artificial preservatives. Instead, they use natural preservatives like citrus seeds and A, C and E vitamins
- Coconut oil is used in soaps and shampoos.
- Coconut and essential fatty acids are used in creams and lotions
Ethics, values and principles
Organic – Aubrey Organics was the first manufacturer of skin and hair products to be certified as an organic processor. They were certified by the Quality Assurance International of San Diego.
Cruelty free – No Aubrey Organic products or ingredients are tested on animals. Aubrey says:
“nor do we accept data from animal testing as proof of an ingredient’s safety or performance. We do our own testing – human testing”.
Safe cosmetics agreement – Aubrey Organics are an original member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Aubrey Organics uses the following recyclable materials for packaging.
- HDPE plastic bottles wherever possible
- Recycled paper for brochures
- Recyclable plastic for packaging