Where Are Procter and Gamble Products Made?

It’s been almost 200 years since Procter and Gamble was founded. In 1837 a candlemaker by the name of William Procter and a soap maker named James Gamble met when they became brother-in-laws. 

From the niche markets for candles and soap came many other products, such as VapoRub, Pampers, nylon toothbrushes, synthetic detergent, and beyond. 

Procter and Gamble is now a big conglomeration housing a large number of consumer brands and lines. You’ll recognize names like Pampers, Tide, Gillette, Old Spice, Oral-B, and more. 

The world headquarters for Procter and Gamble is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This has been the brand home since 1837. Although that hasn’t changed since the very beginning, we’d like to know if their manufacturing practices can say the same. 

Verdict: Are Procter and Gamble Products Made in the USA?

Only some Procter and Gamble products are made in the USA. Procter and Gamble manufactures its products all over the world. It owns 130 manufacturing facilities located in over 35 countries and is the parent company of over 80 individual brand names. 

In the United States, Procter and Gamble operates many manufacturing plants. These are located nationwide and produce everything from paper products to toothbrushes and chemicals.

The Procter and Gamble website clearly depicts the locations of its offices and plants. Below, you can see a highlighted factory location in Malaysia and the types of chemicals it produces for Procter and Gamble products.

In 2022, Procter and Gamble announced plans for a new plant in Arizona. This $500 million investment is scheduled to open in 2025 and employ 500 new workers. It will produce fabric care products like Tide detergent, dryer sheets, and more. 

In the same year, they announced plans to expand a plant in St. Louis with a $180 million investment, adding 100 more jobs. 

It’s not all American news, though. Procter and Gamble is a global brand, and despite its large footprint in the US, it also manufactures abroad.

So now the question remains: Are there any Procter and Gamble brands that are only made in the USA? The tricky thing is that many of the manufacturing plants are used for producing chemical components, and factories often manufacture multiple brands.

On the career posting pages for Procter and Gamble, you can select any US plant and see a quick rundown of details, including what the factory manufactures.

Indeed, many of these popular brands are made here in the USA, from Pamper Diapers to (some) Oral B Toothbrushes.

First up, Pampers Diapers:

And Oral-B:

But remember, this doesn’t mean that all Procter and Gamble subsidiary brands are made in the USA. Some US factories produce components and chemicals, not complete products.

Following information from the Sacramento, CA plant:

And some products under a singular brand name, like Head and Shoulders, are made in the USA, but the brand also sells products made abroad. 

Here is a bottle of Head and Shoulders made in the USA:

And here is a bottle of Head and Shoulders made in France:

From our research, we found that most of the products we reviewed from Procter and Gamble subsidiary brands were indeed made in the USA. However, as Procter and Gamble represents a vast array of brand names, and brands even vary their practices internally, it’s best to follow up on a specific product you are interested in with the brand name itself. 

Popular American Made Procter and Gamble Products

  • Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
  • Oral-B Toothbrush Indicator Color Collection 
  • Head & Shoulders Pump Classic Clean

Popular Procter and Gamble Products Not Made in the USA

  • Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Shampoo Cool Menthol
  • Mr. Clean Erase and Renew Magic Eraser

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About The Author



Mike leads research on the team, writes, and manages the YouTube channel. He’s been buying products made in the USA for as long as he can remember. It’s in his blood, growing up working in American manufacturing.