Sweet Tea’s Soaps & Stuff was started in January 2011 by Beth Barton. Some local farmers decided to start a Summer Market and had asked local crafters to participate in this new community endeavor. Beth was publishing a local interest magazine called “Sweet Tea, The Magazine That Refreshes” and thought it was a good place to distribute this free, feel good publication to the masses. She wrote a cookbook of simple recipes to compliment the theme of the Farmer’s Market and sold that in her booth as well as sweet tea. A closet crafter for years, Beth decided to learn how to make handcrafted soap to sell each Saturday morning along with her other offerings. Little did she know, her husband Perry was a natural salesman (in addition to being an educator for the last 30+ years) and could sell a ton of soap. Of course, he used and believed in the fantastic feel and benefits of the all natural olive oil soap Beth made and easily talked to neighbors and new friends about it with vigor. The soap business grew and the two participated in many festivals in the fall. They found they LOVED the festivals and Beth LOVED to make soap so they continued to do the festivals into the next year. At the end of 2012, Beth decided to retire from the publishing business after 26 years and pursue her “hobby” as a full time endeavor. Perry retired at the end of 2015 from his teaching career at Gwinnett Technical College and Beth works in her Soap Studio daily making more and more soap as well as all sorts of other natural Bath and Beauty products you will find on this web site. The two still do MANY festivals throughout the year so keep an eye on the “Sweet Tea’s Soaps & Stuff” Facebook page to see where they might be on any given weekend.
Additionally, Sweet Tea’s Soaps & Stuff is sold in over 50 stores and shops in the North Georgia area and beyond. Check our “Where to Buy” page to see if one is located near you! There is also a list of festivals and events Sweet Tea’s Soaps & Stuff will be participating in throughout the year! Interested in becoming a retailer of our products? We offer wholesale opportunities to brick & mortar stores. Contact us today to get rates!
Need to order for shipping? Use the easy tabs on this website and pay via PayPal. Or, contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 770-868-7573. There is a flat $6.50 fee but on orders over $50, the fee is waved – retail orders only! Orders go out every morning, Monday – Friday.