How fortunate we are in Fillmore County to have a business such as Steuart Laboratories located in Mabel, Minn. All natural, healing products for yourself and your animals which are sold all over the United States, Canada and overseas – and are manufactured and sold within a short driving distance for local residents!
Steuart Laboratories was started in May of 1982 by Gary Steuart. “I had a friend who had a formula for an udder ointment for dairy cows,” states Steuart, and it worked so well that Steuart started manufacturing and selling the product, which is now called Teat Heal.
People soon realized the products worked on their dry feet, cracked heals and other ailments. “If something works in the barn, it may end up in the house – and that’s what happened here,” says Steuart. After a few years Steuart Labs started manufacturing products for people as well.
The veterinary products help with problems such as udder edema, frostbite injury, udder sores, udder rot, chapped and injured teats, hyperkeratosis, teat-end calluses, scouring calves and to stimulate postpartum cleaning.
Steuart’s natural health products for people have a wide array of uses. For those who have been dealing with pain from various conditions the products can make a real difference in your life.
Their products offer relief for conditions such as arthritis, nerve and back pain, dry or chapped skin and superficial wounds.
The first product Steuart Laboratories created for use on people was Steuart’s Foot Cream. Formulated with a blend of comfrey extract, which soothes inflamed tissue, and tea tree, a natural antiseptic, the foot cream is the answer to itchiness, dryness, athlete’s foot and severely cracked skin. The foot cream is drug-free, paraben free, steroid free, and contains no mineral oil.
The second product developed was the skin care lotion which works great for painful, cracked skin on hands and scaly patches of skin. The skin cream does not leave your hands feeling greasy and has a light pleasant scent. Ingredients in Steuart’s Skin Care relief include natural jojoba oil, comfrey extract and frankincense oil.
Steuart Labs most popular product is Pain Formula Pain Relief Cream. The product was originally developed for race horses suffering from joint and muscle pain. “We found out right away it worked on people,” comments Steuart.
Steuart’s Pain Formula uses “a totally unique blend of safe, natural pain fighters to help you reclaim your life and get back to the things you love,” states a Steuart Laboratories product brochure. Inflammation and pain are soothed with Arnica, and healing is stimulated with a “first of its kind” comfrey extract according to the brochure.
The Pain Formula stops pain fast and promotes healing. Used for arthritis, sore joints and other painful conditions, the Pain Formula causes no burning or irritation as it is free of menthol and capsaicin. The skin relief cream is paraben free and has zero side effects. Pain Formula is backed by a 100% pain relief guarantee, which means you can try Steuart’s Pain Formula and if it does not work for your condition new users can receive a full refund – that is how confident Steuart’s Laboratories are in the effectiveness of their product.
Steuart’s Propolis Tincture is also a highly effective product that customers love as it is a natural antiseptic for cold and canker sores, minor abrasions and wounds and insect bites. Propolis is a natural resin that bees use to coat their hives. Steuart Labs extracts the healing and antiseptic properties with 100% ethyl alcohol. The shelf life of the Propolis Tincture is over five years and requires no special storage.
“It’s really dramatic on cold sores and canker sores,” says Steuart. “The product stimulates healing; that’s why it works so well,” he adds.
Steuart’s Wound Cream is certainly a product every household should have on hand as it promotes healing of minor wounds and open sores. It prevents infection and is a natural antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial product. The wound cream combines propolis and comfrey, two effective natural ingredients, and is free of mineral oil, antibiotics and steroids.
And, in some very exciting news, Steuart Labs will be coming out with a brand new product in the next few months! Steuart did not hint as to what the product is, “but I know it works,” he said.
While manufacturing their own products, Steuart Labs began manufacturing products for other companies, a process known as contract manufacturing. As the two aspects of the business, both manufacturing and sales, grew larger, Steuart split the business into two separate businesses; Steuart Laboratories and, in 2019 Steuart Custom Manufacturing. His son Ben now runs the custom manufacturing part of the business.
Steuart Labs has a retail store located at 203 N. Main Street in Mabel where customers can stop in and purchase products. Items can also be purchased online at www.steuartlabs.com. Business hours at the retail store are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prices are very reasonable and there are sampler packs, gift sets and more options available for customers to choose from.
Various local businesses also carry Steuart’s products including grocery stores in Harmony, Preston, Rushford and Spring Grove. Steuart notes that much of their business, approximately 50%, comes from online sales.
Steuart Laboratories has 18 employees who proudly manufacture and distribute their natural health products. For more information phone (507) 493-5585 or (877) 210-9664.