The Wimsatt Story

It all began in 2015, when owner Paula Wimsatt, a Louisville native, started making soap and bath bombs with her granddaughter, Shylan Rose, as handmade holiday gifts for family and friends.

From there, our vision grew. In 2016, we began testing candle vessels, soy wax, fragrances and wicks to meet the demand for natural soy candles. That same year, we also began selling at craft shows and farmers’ markets.

The next year, our first storefront opened in Jeffersonville and we began offering online sales.

In 2018, we moved to a much larger storefront in Historic Downtown New Albany. From our current location, we offer a variety of artisan handcrafted soaps, lotions, and face and body scrubs, along with aromatherapy soy candles, wax melts and so much more.

In addition to our retail offerings, we're thrilled to offer weekly creative candle making workshops, including a Soy Candle and Wax Melt workshop, a Kids Toy Soap workshop, and a Melt and Pour Soap workshop.