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Naturally Rustic Soaps & Salts Owner is a retired biology teacher
Naturally Rustic Soaps & Salts Owner and Maker


Thank you for your love and support for my all natural soaps, salts, beard balms, candles, lotions and other all natural creations! 

I am a wife to a very loving and supporting husband, mother of 3 amazing grown children,  grandmother of 6 precious grandchildren, and a retired biology teacher. During my educational career I earned a BS in Science Education/Biology, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

I began my career path many moons ago as a baker/cake decorator/pastry chef for 20+  years, then, I shifted my focus to a science based career teaching biology for another 20 years.  I've always been an entrepreneur to some degree. So, now that I am older and wiser.... I made the transition  from full time biology teacher to full time soap maker and small business owner.


I have a passion for developing natural skin products and have been searching for quite some time for solutions for my own skin care needs (dry skin - eczema - aging skin).  I love saving seeds and planting my garden, which in turn allows me to use all the flowers, herbs and produce in my all natural soap products. After developing a few recipes for natural soaps, bath salts and lotion, my family was eager to try out my creations. When word got out, my  neighbors and co-workers were asking for samples and inquiring how they too could get soap and body products for their friends and loved ones.  

suppose all my career paths merged nicely into what I now call Naturally Rustic Soaps & Salts. I am so grateful for the encouragement I have received from family, friends, coworkers, and customers.   

Thank you for supporting my local small business!​

Follow  me  on Facebook & Instagram @naturallyrusticsoaps


Local Markets

Support Local

You can find Naturally Rustic Soaps & Salts at the following locations:

The Gathering Place, Too

(ScoopyS Ice-cream)

1422 Market St,

Dayton, TN 37321

Winsome Stroll Market

18972 Rhea County Hwy

Spring City, TN 37381

Honey Blossom Boutique

109 East Broadway

Lenoir City, TN

...and of course online @

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