About J.R. Watkins

Our History…

From humble beginnings in Plainview, Minn., to a multi-national company, one thing has stayed the same: Our commitment to making hard-working products from high-quality natural ingredients.
We’ve made our products in the same factory for over a hundred years. Take a tour in this short film.

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Pain Relieving Liniment



The Product That Started It All

Wash and iron; cook and clean; repeat. Such was life for many women in 1868. But times were changing. Elizabeth Blackwell opened the first Women’s Medical College. Louisa May Alcott captured the period’s ideals and values in Little Women. And, hard-working wives and mothers with tired, aching muscles found relief in a new, all-natural liniment manufactured and sold by Joseph Ray Watkins.
Working out of his Plainview, Minn., home, J.R. Watkins made the one-of-a-kind pain reliever with camphor from evergreen trees and capsicum from red peppers. Still sold today, the Pain Relieving Liniment is now 96.5% natural and uses eco-friendly packaging.



 Gold Medal Winners

 Ah, Paris—home of the International Exposition. Where Art Deco emerges as the predominant style and the recently renamed
 J.R.Watkins Company wins gold medals for its Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon and Black Pepper—medals you can still see on our packaging tod

gold medals for its Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon and Black Pepper

Famous “Watkins Man” Launches Career

The unstoppable Bill Porter began his career as a Watkins Man, walking
door-to-door in his Portland, Ore., sales territory despite crippling
cerebral palsy. His indomitable spirit and steadfast perseverance
propelled him through a 50-plus year career with Watkins, inspired
others along the way. He has been featured in countless news stories and
was the subject of a 2002 Emmy award-winning television movie, “Door
to Door” on TNT.

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