In this final month of summer, we want to highlight one of our wonderful customers who focuses on taking some time to pamper yourself. Daisy Blue Naturals is based in Albert Lea, MN, and for nearly 20 years, they have been dedicated to creating natural, safe products with the core purpose of making a difference in every life they touch.

Keep reading to hear more about this incredible company from their CEO/Chemist, Jena Thompson.

Can you describe your products and what inspired you to start your business?

“Daisy Blue started in a small shop in the country with a desire to create a product line of truly natural products.  Educated as a chemist and a lover of all things natural, it was when I was pregnant with my first son that I wanted to make sure I only used healthy products on his newborn skin.  After all, what we put on our body ends up inside our body, and I wanted to start him off right.  Our products are created with love using truly natural and organic ingredients, including facial, makeup, Dr. Daisy therapeutic products, soaps, lotions, and more! Recently, we ventured into a need and created locally sourced ethyl alcohol sanitizer for area businesses and hotels.”

What are some of the best things about your products that you want your customers to see featured on your packaging?

“Natural, yet professional.  We want a product that stands out against the competition but also has a natural look and vibe to it.”

What made your team select Mankato Packaging as your packaging provider?

“We partnered many years ago with Mankato Packaging.  They have been our ONLY source for our soap boxes and any specialty boxes and labels we need.  We chose MP because of the small-town feel and big-city capabilities.  They have stood beside us as our provider through the wave we ride as a company through the ups and downs throughout the years,  and continue to be supportive and helpful as we grow.”

What do you like most about working with our team?

“I have enjoyed working with the team at MP because they genuinely want what is best for us.  For example, not only have they partnered with us on various projects, but they have also supplied resources to help us find what we needed on a project they could not help us with.  That is integrity!   Having the capability to have their team create mockups of our projects is fast and a fun part of the process!  And if you need good podcast recommendations, hey, they offer that too! ? (Thanks, Mackenzie)!

How does Mankato Packaging help you feel confident in the packaging products you provide to your clients?

“The #1 reason we love MP is that it gives us the confidence to say we know where, how, and by whom our packaging was created!  We can watch the process and know that we are getting a US-made quality product to showcase our natural products.”

What do you want people to know about your amazing products?

“You can find Daisy Blue Naturals products online or at one of their three retail locations in Albert Lea and Austin, MN, and in Suffolk, VA, or through one of our wholesale accounts.  Production and distribution are based in Albert Lea, MN. Visit to learn more!”

We want to thank Jena for sharing the Daisy Blue Naturals story and hope you check out their products and treat yourself with a few of their self-care items.