November 15, 2022
Let’s hear it for one of the originals! Rainwater Farm was one of the first artisan companies to enter the Tennessee soap scene. From bar soap to bug repellent, every product by Rainwater Farm is made from all-natural, pure ingredients that will nourish your skin and leave you feeling hydrated and silky smooth.
Rainwater Farm is dedicated to helping families find simple ways to detox their lifestyle. With their variety of all-natural products, you can bring all parts of your life— from laundry, to pet care, to outdoorsing— into all-natural alignment. Rainwater Farm is dedicated to being as kind to the environment as they are to your skin. In addition to using natural ingredients from the earth, their packaging and, when possible, their products are biodegradable.
Back in 1992, Rainwater Farm founder Colette Souder almost didn’t try the homemade soaps her friend gifted her, but curiosity got the better of her. After just a few scrubs, she was sold. Colette couldn’t imagine going back to store bought soaps, when these humble oatmeal bars offered such a luxurious, moisturizing, guilt-free wash-up experience.
As Colette began experimenting with creating her own artisan soaps, she also became enamored with the idea of a slower, rural life; within the year, she’d moved her family from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to Maryville, Tennessee where she launched Rainwater Farm.
She started selling Oatmeal Lavender bar soaps, made from rainwater collected on her property. As she built up local loyalty selling at craft fairs, farmer’s markets, and festivals all around East TN, she expanded her product line to include natural, homemade must-haves including laundry soap, pet care products, and skin care. Building the business was a true family affair, with every piece and process handled by Colette, her husband, and their six children. Today, Rainwater Farm is a two-generation family business. Colette’s oldest daughter, Kathleen Souder, is a co-owner based in Music City.
Rainwater Farm is inspired by the wild beauty of Tennessee and is committed to using only the highest-quality ingredients. We’re head over heels for some of their best-selling products, including healing bath salts and pet shampoo. A perfect gift for an all-natural animal lover, some self-care goodness for your favorite stressed college students, or a luxurious treat for yourself, Rainwater Farm products will nourish the hands and hearts that receive them.
Made in TN is proud to offer Rainwater Farm soaps and more. Find your favorite here.
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