I am super excited to share this list of small indie manufacturers with you today. If you are looking for a company that offers small volumes and unique products, these companies can help!
Name: My Heavenly Creations / Shalene Mclaughlin
Specialty: Our specialty is handcrafted soaps, soy candles, pillar candles, creams, salts and scrub
Private Label Available? Yes, we offer private label.
Minimum? We can do a minimum of 25 if it’s the same product/scent.
Lead time? We can turn an order around 3-6 weeks.
Is Custom an Option? Yes, we will do custom options just as long as it’s made with natural oils.
Ideal Client? Someone who has an idea or easy to work with and good follow up.
Name: Iberian Inspirations / Shari Fowler
Specialty: I specialize in body polishes and butter balms. Iberian scrubs are very buttery/fairly firm. Think the consistency of really wet sand, yet if you hold a jar upside down, the contents stay contained within. This means that the polish won’t slip through your fingers, making your bathroom slick and that less product goes down the drain.
Private Label Available? Yes, I offer both private label and wholesale. About half of the private brand accounts I work with opt to stick with the scents and jars that I currently use, but they provide their own labels/logos.
Minimum? The minimum order is $100.
Lead time? My lead time depends on how custom you want to go. If we use my current materials, then the turn around time is pretty quick, 2-3 days to manufacture and then it’s out the door. It takes longer if everything is custom, depending if I have the samples in house for you to see, of if I have to order them and if you provide your own labels or if I create/design them for you.
Is Custom an Option? The other half of the products are completely custom using unique scents, containers and labels.
Ideal Client? My ideal client is a small to medium size business. A few previous private brand clients include: a catering company who provided large polishes to brides as thank you gifts, spa’s who use the polishes and balms as back bar items and they also make smaller jars available for sale to clients, a lingerie store who wanted custom European style scents/packaging to go with their new store to a political campaign consultant who I hands out butter balms to clients with his logo etc.
Name: Astrida Naturals / Maia
Specialty: I specialize in anything working with shea butter (I use organic, unrefined shea), lotions, moisturizers, creams and body butters, conditioners and co-washes – anything emulsified. I work with paraben free preservatives (natural in some cases) in a combination of various essential oils and botanical extracts to produce a well preserved emulsion. I can also source organically at request.
Private Label Available? Yes, I offer private label.
Minimum? There is a 6 piece minimum for each private label SKUs.
Lead time? Lead times are currently at 2 weeks.
Is Custom an Option? I recently launched the retail side of the product customization on my website and that can give you a bare bones idea of what I offer. There are additional options available for private label clients at request.
Ideal Client: My ideal client is a small business owner looking for a custom product to brand within their niche. We’re ideal for spa owners or anyone looking for an easy way to add a skin care product as an extension to their business.