Packaging & Label

Packaging – Key to Success

The right packaging and labeling is a key component in the success of your private label products. There are a number of considerations and options related to selecting labeling and packaging.

Bulk Products

Life Root can supply many skin care products in bulk. This allows customers to make packaging decisions independent of the design and preparation process.

Filling containers

Always start with sanitized equipment and surfaces. Wipe all counters, funnels, spatulas, measuring cups etc. with either 3% hydrogen peroxide or 70% rubbing alcohol.

You do not want to contaminate your products wear gloves and tie your hair back

Creams

Using a spatula, scoop cream into a large freezer zip lock bag. Get as much air out of the bag as possible before you zip it shut.  Cut ½ inch off a bottom corner and like a pastry bag, squeeze cream into your containers. Place the opening at the bottom of your container, then as the jar fills, move the bag up. This method will reduce air space. If you have a lot of air space, gently tap the jar on the counter then fill jar.

Lotion and Oils

If you can hand pour directly into the container as this is best or use a funnel.  If using a funnel pour slowly so that you do not over fill

Salves

Sanitize a double boiler, heat salve until melted. You can also microwave. Microwave on high for 1 minute.  Stir before you reheat. Reheat in 15 second intervals until melted. Pour melted salve into a measuring cup then pour into your containers. The salve will solidify

Stock Containers

Life Root can supply any of our products in our private label stock containers. (see above picture) These containers have been pre-selected for their suitability and durability, and have been used successfully for many years in our wholesale and retail business.

Label Design

Label design and printing is managed directly by customers. We can also direct you to our graphic designer, who designed both the Life Root Healing and Finally Pure and Natural Body Care designs.

Customer Supplied Containers

Customers may select their own containers and send them to us, prior to product preparation, for filling). There are a huge variety of packaging suppliers and packaging types, and we encourage customers to identify the best packaging for their market.

Container Selection Considerations

Customers should provide us with a sample container prior to making a commitment to ensure suitability. We suggest that all creams and scrubs be packaged in double walled plastic containers or glass containers, both for durability in shipping and because they contain essential oil. Oil-based products should be in colored plastics or colored glass to filter UV and extend shelf life. Products with large amounts of essential oils should be packaged in suitable plastic or glass containers. The use of customer supplied containers may require slightly larger minimum orders; however minimum order quantities will remain lower than competitive suppliers, and small orders are welcomed.

Container Storage

Life Root can store customer’s containers at our location for safekeeping and quicker order fulfillment usually at no extra charge.

Government Label Guidelines

For Canadian label guidelines, please click here  |  For US label guidelines, please click here

Front of Label:

Company name & logo, Product name in English and French, container size in oz/ml

Back of Label:

Description of product, How to use, Company address/contact information, Ingredient list including INCI names, I suggest disclaimer: Discontinue use if irritation occurs

French for Labels

Mask: masque purifiante
Witch hazel: same as English
Scrub: exfoliante revitalisante
Cleanser & Toner: clarifiant et tonifiant
Face Cream: crème pour le visage
Under Eye Cream: crème contour des yeux
Massage Oils: huile de bain/huile a massage
Mouth Wash: rince-bouche herbal
Body Lotions: crème pour les et le corps

Scar Salve: Crème pour les cicatrices

Blooming Bellies: Crème pour les vergetures
Owie Cream:   Crème pour les bobos
Baby Cream:  Crème pour le bèbè

 

 

 

 

Stock Label/Container Sizes

This is the maximum size, in inches, for each container:
W = width (wraps around the container)
L = length (the height of the container)

Label Application

Life Root can apply labels to containers at time of preparation. Note that since our products are handmade, we also apply labels by hand. As such, any labels that we apply must conform to standard, and must be pre-approved. In particular, labels must varnished to avoid damage from oil based products, and labels must be easily pealed from backing with precut breaks. Please contact us beforehand if you have any questions

Bottles

15.9oz/473 ml
clear PET bottle with white disc cap
W 7 3/4 x L 5 1/2  label size

8oz/250ml
clear PET bottle with white disc cap or black pump
W 6 x L 4 1/2 label size

4oz/120ml
clear PET bottle with black disc cap or white mister
W 6 x L 2 1/4 label size

Jars

Straight sides, frosted, double wall construction made from PP/PS plastics
comes with a white dome lid and dust cover or lined black smooth cap.

label size for jars

1/2oz/15ml jar
W 6 1/4 x L 3/4

1oz/30ml jar
W 6 3/4 x L 1

2oz/60ml
W 7 1/4 L 1 1/4

4oz/120ml
W 9 x L 1 3/4

Dakota PETG jar with lined black straight sided cap

1oz/30ml jar
W 6.375 in x 1 in

1.7oz/50ml jar
W 7 x L 1.065

A $2.00 SURCHARGE PER UNIT WILL BE APPLIED TO THE 50ML AND 30ML Dakota  PETG JARS WITH BLACK CAPS (BOTTOM PICTURE)

Find Out More about Private Label

Life Root Healing is a leading supplier of premium quality, handmade, organic herbal natural skin care products to the private label market. Life Root Healing private label product services are ideally suited for small to medium sized organizations. To find out more about Life Root Healing and how our services can help you grow your business, and to arrange for a free consultation, please complete the inquiry form.

Find Out More about Private Label

Life Root Healing is a leading supplier of premium quality, handmade, organic herbal natural skin care products to the private label market. Life Root Healing private label product services are ideally suited for small to medium sized organizations. To find out more about Life Root Healing and how our services can help you grow your business, and to arrange for a free consultation, please complete the inquiry form.