Way back in 2018, Portland hadn't fully jumped on the emerging plastic-free trend. Utility was born to expand this important movement to our city and help reduce plastic pollution.

We chose to focus on home and body care products because Portland has an abundance of farmers markets, co-ops and independent grocers with package free food options. Although co-ops do offer some bulk personal care products, it's not their focus. 

Plus, we wanted to offer products truly safe for the environment and humans, that also produced the same, if not better, results as conventional products. Scent was very important, we were determined to move beyond basic lavendar, mint and citrus. 

Today, Utility is formulating our own locally produced refill products and they smell FABULOUS. Our refill process is easy because we do it for you-including the sanitation. AIl you have to do is order and enjoy!