BabySpa USA is a natural bath and body care collection designed for
newborns through preschoolers. The products are made with special
ethnobotanical blends that provide lasting hydration, soothing effects
and sweet, comforting sensations. All BabySpa products are 95 to 100
percent natural and are completely free of parabens, phthalates, SLS/
SLES, PEG, BPA and mineral oil. BabySpa products are skin- and eco-friendly, use organic and ECOCERT certified ingredients that are
derived from renewable resources and manufactured by environmentally friendly processes such as certified organic farming in Indonesia
and the Pacific Islands. ECOCERT is an international certification
body for sustainable development that is accredited by the USDA for
the natural organic process (NOP) and recognized by public and private bodies for the inspection of organic farming standards.
The Coral Gables, Fla.-based BabySpa collection is arranged in
stages. Stage 1 is Newborns through Crawlers, and Stage 2 is Walkers
through Pre-schoolers. The products include Tearless Shampoo,
Moisturizing Body Lotion, Calming Massage Oil, Organic Ultra-Soft
Baby Wipes and others.
Carma Laboratories, known for its
Carmex lip balm, began operations
in 1937 when Alfred Woelbing
concocted a remedy for cold sores.
Woelbing poured the medicated lip
balm into jars and sold it to phar-
macies. The Franklin, Wis.-based
company continues to produce
its original lip care formula in its
trademark jars, and has expanded
the line to include flavored lip
balms, comfort-enriched, natural formulas, non-medicated lip
care products and Carmex Cold Sore Treatment.
According to its website, Carmex is never tested on animals and
the product is gluten-free. In 2010 Carma Labs changed the jar
to make it more environmentally friendly, with a concave bottom
that uses less plastic but still gives the consumer 0.25-ounces of
moisturizing, medicated lip balm. In 2014 Carma Labs launched
Carmex Cold Sore Treatment, which company officials say is the
only over-the-counter cold sore treatment that works on contact
to block pain and itch with 10 percent Benzocaine, while also
minimizing the appearance of a sore.
Earlier this year Carma Labs announced a grant program to
support entrepreneurs who are #InPursuitOf an Unstoppable
Dream. The family owned-and-operated company prides itself on
being an American Dream success story, and recognizes the perseverance that it takes to start and grow a business. Through this
program, Carmex hopes to inspire and encourage entrepreneurs
to follow their dreams by rewarding one with a $10,000 grant. The
brand launched the program via social media and participants
can enter through Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win.
CHASE PRODUC TS CO.
The privately-held Chase Products Co.
was established in 1927, and initially
manufactured and distributed insecticides and pesticides. Company officials
say Chase was the first
to manufacture spray
paint, and later was the
first to develop hair
spray and the second to
formulate and package
spray snow. According
to its website, Chase’s
include being the first
company to package
natural starch in aerosol
form, and to formulate
and manufacture an
antiperspirant deodorant in an aerosol can.
Today the Broadview, Ill.-based company provides a wide range
of aerosol household products, paints, insecticides, automotive,
bench, craft and personal care products. Chase offers its brands
of spray products for business, and also can manufacture private
label aerosol products. The company constantly refines formulas, propellants, packaging and procedures for environmental