QUEEN CITY SOAPERY
What: Queen City Soapery offers luxury bath products that’ll make you feel like royalty. The line includes whipped body mousse, body butter, bath bombs and specialty cold-process and hot-process lye soap, like the Hunter’s Dirt soap bar. Queen City Soapery will also be debuting a specialty facial soap early this summer. We can’t wait to see it!
Who: Susan Blaine made her first bar of soap in 2015 and was completely hooked. “I love how soap- and lotion-making is both a science and an art,” she says. “One of my favorite things is learning about the benefits of oils and botanicals on the skin and applying that knowledge to my products.”
Buy It: Buy her bars at queencitysoapery.com. Or, find her at the Cherry Blossom Festival (cherryblossomfest.com/WordPress) on April 28. You can also find her soaps around town at Vanity Salon (1350 Spur Drive, Marshfield), Knotts Country Home Store (203A W. Washington St., Marshfield) and Polish Pottery Shoppe (2802 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield).
What: Simply Ozark is a family business, providing made-fresh-to-order bath products with pure ingredients. “We believe quality is important because the health of your skin is too,” says owner Courtney Parker. Enjoy handmade exfoliating salt scrubs, sugar lip scrubs and soaking salts with pure, essential ingredients.
Who: Born and raised in the Ozarks, Parker is a stay-at-home parent who likes to keep busy. “I’ve always loved creating healthy, home remedies, and this business is an opportunity to do more of what I love,” she says.
Buy It: Products are available online (simplyozark.com), at Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique (2004 W. Evangel St., Ozark) and at Farmhouse Restaurant & Gift Shop (119 W. Main St., Branson).
SWEET GIRL BATH & BODY
What: From sans-aluminum deodorant to mineral-packed bath salts, vegan soaps, hard-lotion bars, lip balm and bug repellent, Sweet Girl Bath & Body has it all. “Our products are made from simple, safe and effective ingredients,” says owner Carrie Didier. “We never use fragrance oils, artificial color or preservatives.”
Who: Carrie Didier is a homeschooling mother of six. She started small, making lotions for family and friends—an endeavor that eventually led to sales at Farmers Market of the Ozarks. Her business swiftly grew from a hobby to a career for the whole family. “Our customers are the best; they come from all over 417 and constantly share our products with friends far and near,” Didier says.
Buy It: Order online (sweetgirlbathandbody.com) for shipment anywhere in the United States. Products are also available at MaMa Jean’s Natural Market (various Springfield locations), Ruby’s Market (2843 E. Sunshine St., Springfield), Price Cutter (3260 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield), Hy-Vee (1720 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield), Homegrown Food (607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield), Schaffitzel’s Flowers & Greenhouses Inc. (1771 E. Atlantic St., Springfield) and Farmers Market of the Ozarks (2144 E. Republic Road, Springfield).