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As children, my mother and her siblings spent a lot of time on my great-grandparents farm in a tiny town in central Kentucky called Summer Shade, playing in the fields, exploring the small town, going to the country store with a big black potbelly stove in the middle of it and enjoying all that small farm life, family and nature had to offer. Our company's name was inspired by those memories of family, drawn from the purity and simplicity of nature--and so is our company's mission.

This is my great-grandparents farmhouse in Summer Shade, Kentucky.

An emergency room physician for over 27 years in Indianapolis, Indiana, my Aunt Sherry believed that the rise in terminal and chronic illnesses were largely being caused by our environment--the foods we eat, the products we put on and into our bodies, even the air we breathe. Aunt Sherry herself was a victim of breast cancer, passing away in 2013 after a long, brave battle.

In Loving Memory of
Sherry L. Hamilton, M.D.
January 14, 1955 - July 6, 2012

In the last several years of her life, Aunt Sherry had shifted to a clean, nutrient-rich diet and began using only natural home, bath and body products. She lived at least three years longer than any doctor suggested she could.

Aunt Sherry's life inspired our family to make holistic lifestyle changes, and eventually to start a company based on that pure drop of wisdom she passed on--we must treat our bodies and our environment like the precious, natural things they are.

In 2013, Summer Shade Soap Company LLC was formed and is a family owned and operated company in Louisville, Kentucky. We make luxurious, handcrafted, natural and vegan products that are palm free, soy free, sustainable and eco-friendly. We handcraft bar and liquid soaps, lotions, scrubs, lip balms, dog soaps, hand sanitizer, bug spray, laundry soap and dishwasher soap. We are always adding to our list of products to help you and your family eliminate harmful chemicals and toxins from your home and your lives. We make each of our products with our environment in mind. All of our products are completely biodegradable, palm oil free and soy free. We use wonderful, nourishing, superior quality oils, butters, essential oils and botanicals. Our products and our ingredients are NEVER tested on animals. Our soap boxes are made of 100% recycled cardboard and are completely recyclable, reusable and compostable! Our jars are BPA free and also are recyclable and reusable.

Do you, a family member or a friend have acne, rosacea, eczema or other skin issues? Do you have extremely dry or oily skin? Do you have allergies to your laundry detergent? Does your dog have fleas or dry, itchy skin? Our products use only the most beneficial, nourishing oils, botanicals and essential oils available to aid in the management of specific skin issues.

We make our products is small batches, we cure, cut and package each item by hand to ensure that you and your family will receive the safest products available. Unlike most independent soap companies, Summer Shade Soap Company goes through health inspections (we have an A rating), we are certified and permitted by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Department and we are an Accredited Business with an A rating with the Better Business Bureau!!

We also focus on hiring under privileged adults that may have mental or physical disadvantages, women wanting to get out of the adult entertainment industry and military veterans. We want to help change peoples lives in a positive way starting in our own community and with our superior products.

In order to serve our customers with even more choices, we are also a Professional Reseller of Young Living Essential Oils, Personal Care Products and Nutritional Supplements, Professional Account # 4107342.


Thank you for visiting our website and we thank you for your business!

Stephen Spaulding



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