Our History

Blue Star Ointment

New century, same amazing results!

You can’t argue with more than 90 years’ worth of satisfied customers. That’s why our effective itch treatment formula, our trustworthy name and our iconic blue star haven’t changed since 1920.

Relief for generations

There’s a reason Blue Star Ointment is still such a popular antifungal cream and itch treatment after all these years: it works! In the early 1930s, Robert Whitehead used Blue Star Ointment as an eczema treatment and was so impressed that he not only became a loyal customer — he also bought the formula and started sharing it with the country!

Family-friendly itch remedies from a family company

Blue Star Ointment was created by a chemist in tiny Plantersville, Texas. When Robert Whitehead bought it, he turned it into a national sensation, but he never lost sight of what’s important. It’s safe for adults and children alike, containing no hydrocortisone or steroids. No family’s medicine chest is complete without these all-purpose itch remedies.

Improving the community

To this day, Robert Whitehead’s family keeps his values and his memory alive: His daughter Gail serves as CEO, his son Henry is the company’s financial adviser, and his granddaughter Sonya handles day-to-day operations.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, we at Blue Star Ointment are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which we live and operate. We provide resources to aid the initiatives of local charitable organizations that are dedicated to enhancing social, economic, physical and educational opportunities.

The organizations our efforts benefit include:

Brackenridge High School Sports
Coming soon.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
We believe in giving back to the community which is why we support Blue Star Contemporary Art Center’s education program for high school growth. MOSAIC sets forth a commitment to inspire the creative genius in us all, the education branch of Blue Star Contemporary Art Center – ARTsmart – MOSAIC, a free after-school program to area high school students. For more information: www.bluestarart.org/education/program/MOSAIC
San Antonio Sports Foundation
We are excited to partner with and celebrate the 25th anniversary of San Antonio Sports. Promoting healthy living, providing safe places for children to play and events that impact our community through the power of sports is the goal of the foundation. Integrity, excellence, leadership and teamwork are values we at Blue Star Ointment fully support. More information:www.sanantoniosports.org
Martin Luther King Commission Walk, San Antonio
January 18, 2010, marked the 23rd anniversary of the City of San Antonio’s legacy of joining with community members to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of this nation’s most revered civil rights leaders. “Freedom, equality and justice were tenets that our founding fathers embraced and we march to demonstrate our continued commitment to those values” says Councilwoman Ivy R. Taylor. We were proud to participate in this event. More information: www.sanantonio.gov/mlk
Adventure Race Texas
“Adventure Racing (often referred to as “AR”) is a multi-sport team activity involving trail running, mountain biking, paddling and orienteering. Adventure Races often include other “Mystery Events” that are unveiled mid-race. Adventure Racing is meant to test participants both physically and mentally in multiple activities over varied lengths of time – from a few hours to many days. Adventure Racing Teams usually consist of two, three or four members whether male, female or coed. Unlike other endurance sports, teamwork plays an important role as Adventure Racing team members must travel together at all times throughout the race. Team dynamics often affect the performance of each team. Hiking, biking, paddling along the Colorado River and navigation with a compass is what adventure racing in Austin Texas is all about.”

Blue Star Ointment applauds all these athletes. We are happy to soothe your feet at the end of every race you run. More information: www.bobcat13photo.com/Texas-Adventure-Racing/Texas-Quest-April-10-2010 or www.texasadventureracing.com/

Race for a Cure, San Antonio
Over 28,000 registered participants raised more than $1 million. We were pleased to provide samples to all those who came out to support this event. More information: www.komensanantonio.org/

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