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Our Story

GO Essentials was created by Karen and Austin Loper, a Mother-Son team with a passion for travel but a dislike for inconvenience. Together, they identified a need for travel-sized cosmetics, and in 2020 they began with the Go Mouthwash. They spent months creating and testing different formulas and packet aluminum lining strengths, disregarding those that weren’t perfect and never stopping until they found the ones that were. 

In 2020 they launched – and were overwhelmed by the success of the packeted product and the sheer demand for more. Customers fell in love with the idea of being able to travel with their favorite products without any fuss or waste. This led them to expand to other basic, pocket-sized necessities and Go Essentials was born. 


As a brand, we applaud when we see others doing philanthropy and we believe it is our responsibility to give back to the community and make a positive difference in the world. 

That is why we are committed to regularly donating our packeted products to several great organizations including Covenant House, Detroit, MI Covenant House Michigan (CHM) - which provide youth facing homelessness with shelter, educational and vocational programs. They build a bridge to hope for young people and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect and relentless support. Covenant House’s doors are open 24/7 to all young people who need housing and help, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation.