Simple Beginnings –

A Jar of Mud from the Sonoran Desert

Founded in 1972 by George F. Dembow, Jr., ANR was launched with a product that came bubbling out of the ground: Down To Earth Mineral Mud Mask

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This mud had been used for thousands of years by the Yavapai Indians in Arizona for its beautification and skin “tightening” properties – George thought it would be fabulous to share this small miracle! A short time later, other natural products, such as a Cactus Moisturizer and Shampoo, were introduced into the Down to Earth line.

In the mid-1970s, we expanded into manufacturing private label treatment cosmetics & toiletries for the department store trade. By the end of the decade, we were producing private label personal care products for 80% of department stores in the U.S. carrying private label programs.

During the 1980s, we purchased “Living Nail” Nail Hardener from Bendyne Ltd (sold in 2000), and we started servicing the hotel amenities industry, manufacturing small bottles of personal care products given to hotel guests. We also broadened into personal care contract manufacturing and private label candles. We purchased Crystal Candles Corporation and began producing its signature products: Lord Byron’s™ Smoker’s Odor Eliminating Candle, Pet Odor Eliminating Candle, & Scentual Pleasures™ aromatherapy candles.

Since the mid-1990s, there’s been a shift in the personal care industry from a private label emphasis to the need for innovative, cutting-edge technologies. Most beauty marketers now desire custom, unique formulations in a world full of “Me Too” products. So we changed our focus and built up our Research & Development Laboratory to accommodate this direction.

Today

Arizona Natural Resources, Inc. is proud to continue its family-owned tradition and is currently operated by George’s son, George III, in Phoenix, Arizona.

We are the leading innovative developer & contract manufacturer of Skin & Hair Care products.

Currently, we manufacture for many prestigious companies throughout the United States, including Fortune 500 companies, mass marketers, department stores, health specialty stores, direct marketers, spas, resorts, and others.

For over 40 years, it has been our primary goal to be at the forefront of our field by following these simple principles: QualityServiceValueHonesty, & Innovation.

 

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