HENRY THAYER BORN
Born in 1828, into one of Massachusetts’ founding families, he was trained in the medical arts of his day by his physician father. The company, named Henry Thayer & Company, prospered and broadened its line of products and has been described as the largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in America at the time of the Civil War.
In 1847, Henry Thayer M.D. opened a laboratory on Main Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts to produce his newly developed line of herbal extracts for sale to the medical profession.
AWARD WINNING THAYERS
In 1855, the American Institute of New York awarded Thayers a silver medal for excellence in preparation of fluid extracts. In 1856, the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association awarded the company for the apparatus to produce these extracts.
BIRTH OF A LEGACY
Henry passes away in 1902 and leaves the company to his niece. Slippery elm lozenges are also released.
ADDING ALCOHOL FREE WITCH HAZEL
In 1989, alcohol free versions of our Witch Hazel line offered as facial toners were introduced.
Thayers began using Certified Organic Witch Hazel and Certified Organic Aloe Vera in 2012.
SLIPPERY ELM LIP BALM AND WITCH HAZEL ALOE VERA BODY BAR INTRODUCED
Two new members were added to the Thayers family of products in 2015 when a line of Certified Organic Slippery Elm Lip Balms were introduced, along with 83% Organic Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bars.