Smoky Mountain Soaps, LLC

Many of you know me as a homeschool mom and blogger. Some of you may have also read my books or my newspaper columns. Today I would like to introduce you to my business, Smoky Mountain Soaps, LLC. Don’t we all have a side hustle? What is yours? Please let me know in the comments.

I have always loved the idea of natural soap, cosmetics, and candles. A few years ago, I went from the idea to the making of it.

Smoky Mountain Soaps, LLC products

Some of our products: lavender soap, bath salts, and oatmeal soap

You see, my grandmother used to make lye soap in the 60s and 70s. I grew up knowing that soap making is not just something that happens in a factory. We used grandma’s soap when I was growing up.

Then I got to be in my 40s and experienced all sorts of allergies, including on my skin. I changed my diet and looked for handcrafted soap. At some point, I felt impressed to learn how to make my own soap. After all, how hard can it be, right?

My husband agreed to make soap with me. We are both chemistry enthusiasts and soap-making provided us with a wonderful activity to bond over. One thing lead to another and my husband and I decided to incorporate our soap-making efforts in 2021. Smoky Mountain Soaps, LLC was born.

Bear Embed Soap

Our best-selling soap – a black bear charcoal embed

We put our products in three brick-and-mortar locations, all in and around Gatlinburg: Zoder’s Inn and Suites, Buckhorn Inn, and the Gatlinburg Visitor Center (between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg).


Expansion Plans

Fast forward three years to 2024 and we are looking to expand production and distribution. If you know any boutique interested in selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics and handpoured candles, please tell them to get in touch with me through Instagram or Facebook.

Lavender bath salts

Luxury spa at home – our lavender bath salts help you relax and renew

When you come to the Great Smoky Mountain area, please stop by one of these locations and try our products. We are members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild and the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce.

Last but not least, could you do me a favor? Would you follow us on Instagram and Facebook and let others know about Smoky Mountain Soaps? The more followers we have on social media, the more we can help more people enjoy natural soap, cosmetic, and candles.

Thank you for helping me in this endeavor! Your support means the world to me.

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