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March Newsletter is well worth the read.

Posted on March 02 2017

We are so excited that March begins our season of more Farmer's Markets, the Flea Off Market and a few other festivals. Every month we will let you know in our Newsletter where you can find us in person.

March is the last month of the Winter hours at The Bardstown Road Farmer's Market. You can find us there every Saturday in March from 10 - 12. The Bardstown Road Farmer's Market is Louisville's Original Farmer's Market and is located at 1722 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205.This is in the Presbyterian Church Parking lot. Every week you will find us with our awesome Bath, Body and Home products plus you can purchase wonderful produce, grass fed meats and poultry, enjoy a hot breakfast, local honey, flowers, baked goods, local cheeses and many more local products. I hope that you will make this market a regular event for you and your family.

In addition to the Farmer's Market this weekend, you can find us at the 1st Flea Off Market of 2017. The Flea Off Market is located at The Fresh Start Growers Market Parking Lot at 1007 E. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40206. This is such a fun market with everything you could every imagine, including bands, multiple food trucks and over 100 local vendors. We will be there this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and this Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The weather is going to be in the 50's & 60's so come on out and have a great time with us.

Calling all Indy friends, We will be at the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace on March 25 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Marketplace will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205. This is one of the best Markets anywhere with over 150 vendors.


Summer Shade Soap Company has so many exciting things happening. First of all, you will find out that our name will be changing within the next few months from Summer Shade Soap Company to Summer Shade Soap & Holistic Apothecary! The website will NOT change and will always remain The name change will reflect that we are growing and partnering with other like minded companies to offer you a one stop shop for natural, organic, sustainable and eco-friendly products to eliminate harsh chemicals and toxins from everything that you put on and in your bodies, to how you clean your laundry, clean your home and so much more. With the apothecary will be offering many new items that we will be making for your health including tinctures, herbal glycerites, salve, herbal medicines, healing honey's and allowing you to try natural remedies before going to the Doctor and poisioning yourself with more prescription drugs. We will be offering educational classes on natural healing, essential oils and how to use them, holistic pregnancy classes, how to care for your pets holistically and so much more. Summer Shade Soap & Holistic Apothecary will exist to help individuals nurture and/or regain their health using proven natural remedies for prevention and to cure your whole family naturally. **Disclaimer: We respect that there is a need for seeking traditional medical treatment for many illnesses and sometime prescriptions are needed, we are just suggesting that for more minor injuries and illnesses, try holistic remedies first.**

In the weeks and months to come you will be hearing about a fundraising campaign that we are putting together through Indiegogo. We will soon be publishing a page to begin to collect names and email addresses of like minded persons that would be willing to help us realize our longtime dream of purchasing and opening Summer Shade Soap & Holistic Apothecary in Louisville, Kentucky. Our shop will include our bath, body, pet, household and apothecary products. We will also be featuring locally made items from many of Louisville's very talented artisans. We are hoping to purchase a building where the store front and the back will be a warehouse in which we will store our raw ingredients, house our inventory, produce our products, run our website and run our shipping and receiving. It is notable to mention that many of the employees that we are aiming to hire will high functioning mentally and/or physically challenged adults, through the Zoom Group, women trying to get out of the adult entertainment industry, through Scarlett Hope, Wounded Warriors and really anyone that truly wants to change their lives and needs a helping hand. We are committed to loving people through our hiring practices, community involvement, public outreach and holistic education. 

On a completely different note, we are unfortunately eliminating a few of our programs. Effectively immediately, we are cancelling our subscription program and our rewards program. People are abusing the subscription programs and not abiding by the set rules and our rewards program is just not attracting enough people to participate. If you have a concern about either of these programs feel free to contact us at

People that know us and use our products are aware that we use essential oils. We have had so many people ask for a class on how they can incorporate essential oils in their lives. We are very willing to do an essential oil class within the next month if we have enough interest. The class would be help in Louisville and the venue would be determined once we know how many people want to attend. The class will be FREE but it will require reservations so we can have a venue to accommodate everyone. If you are interested please email us at with your name and email address and we will be in touch with potential dates. Also, please note that we are distributors and use Young Living Essential Oils and we are able to sell Young Living Products to you now.

We are so excited to be partnering with Cleaning Essentials. “Cleaning Essentials exists to help people reduce the amount of chemicals they use everyday. They strive to make it easy for individuals to reduce the amount of waste they create by eliminating single-use containers and creating their own homemade products. Summer Shade Soap & Holistic Apothecary will be offering Cleaning Essential products at our in person shows and on our website within the next 2 weeks. WE LOVE THEIR PRODUCTS AND WE KNOW YOU WILL ALSO!

Summer Shade Soap & Holistic Apothecary is please to announce that our company is becoming a part of the global movement, 1% for the Planet!

Our Planet Can't Wait:



The evidence is overwhelming: climate change is an imminent threat, our food systems are increasingly stressed, and our lands, waters, and species are threatened like never before. If we don’t act now, the viability of our planet and our quality of life – to say nothing of the health of our businesses – face an existential threat.

Unfortunately, the global community is falling far short of meeting this challenge. Currently, only three percent of philanthropic giving in the U.S. goes to environmental causes; and only three percent of this giving comes from the business community. The global business community has a responsibility and opportunity to step up for the planet and drive positive change.

It’s not easy to know where and how to put your dollars to work. Most businesses don’t have staff dedicated solely to corporate giving or environmental strategy, and few have the time or resources to sort through the dizzying array of options for how to make a difference. By joining 1% for the Planet, you leave that work to us. We save you time and money, and maximize the impact of your giving by connecting you to our trusted non-profit partners. Summer Shade Soap & Holistic will be donating at least 1% of our annual net profits to 1% for the Planet at the end of every fiscal year.

All of our Sea Salt Scrubs are 15% until March 31, 2017. Use the code LOVESCRUBS at checkout!


All of our Body Lotions are also 15% off until March 31, 2017. Use the code LOVELOTION at checkout!


1 comment

  • Martha : June 01, 2017

    Do you have a walk in store? If not, where will you be setting up to sell your products?

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