A word inscribed on a 2000-year-old charm believed to prevent and cure disease.
Totally original and born of necessity, Jao Brand niche products are the artful synthesis of ancient pharmacopoeia and modern science. Gale Mayron, along with her amazing chemist father, David, created a brand with a cult following, retro package design and global cool.
Jao Brand's multipurpose, unisex products, will become your modern apothecary to keep you clean, soft, moisturized, and herbally uplifted. We use the highest quality oils and butters from small batch producers. Our natural products are formulated without parabens, sulphates, PEG’s, TEA, DEA, phthalates, mineral oil or silicones. Only tested on humans.
Gale and David Mayron
When I was a kid, my father was a research and developmental chemist for a big firm in Philadelphia. He would go to tradeshows and bring me back bags of potions to smell and play with.
David Mayron -1927-2022
He sought balance in life and in his formulations.
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My parents and I always loved the idea of a family business. So back in 1994, I asked my Dad about washing my hands while on the go and he said "gelled alcohol" would be the solution. So we did some research and began formulating. I started sending him all these essential oils. After about 2 years we hit on a wonderful blend. I found the name Jao in an old pharmacy book my father had. Jao is a mystical word inscribed on a 2,000-year-old charm believed to prevent and cure disease. I also liked that the word seemed like it could be from any culture.
We launched the business in 1997.
It was really fun to be in on the beginning of an entirely new product category.
I had the idea for Goē Oil for a long time and it took my father quite a few years to figure it out. We finally launched Goē Oil, which stands for (Garden of Eden) in 2008. I don't like to just add products to fatten the bottom line. I think of each product as a work of art, like a song or painting and they take time to create.
Jao Brand has expanded to 14 original products with more on the way. The products are now available in over 700 stores and more than 15 countries around the world. We outgrew our origins in Mayron Labs and in 2013 moved into the Jao Haus.
Jao Brand products are both masculine/feminine and multipurpose. I don't believe in lots of products to take up shelf space and clutter. The less you buy, the less you consume, the less you throw away, is the mantra of our business.
- Gale Mayron
Made with love in Pennsylvania.