Small Business Spotlight: Magnolia Soap and Bath Co.

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Magnolia Soap and Bath Co., located at 1837 Patriot Dr. SW, is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-6 p.m. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. is now open in Cullman. Its products are made from all plant-based ingredients, and customers can watch as the colorful bars of soap, soothing bath bombs and other fragrant beauty and home products are made on-site.

Store manager Jaime Pilgrim said business has been “crazy” since opening four weeks ago.

According to Pilgrim, the Mississippi-based company’s owner, Magen Bynum, started Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. in her own kitchen. Pilgrim explained, “Her children had sensitive skin, so she was messing around in her kitchen and came up with it. That is what she does every day.”

While visiting her lake house at Smith Lake, said Pilgrim, Bynum knew she wanted to open her next location in Cullman. The local store is one of two in Alabama; the other is in Tuscaloosa. There are eight stores in Mississippi, one in Oklahoma and two in Tennessee, according to the company’s website.

Magnolia’s products are friendly for those with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

What makes Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. different, according to Pilgrim? “Everything you see here we make here in the store, so you can come here and watch us make it. The only thing we have shipped in is our facial line.”

There are products available for men, women and the home. Pilgrim especially loves the laundry powder.

“We do our own laundry detergent, which is wonderful, and you only need two tablespoons,” she said. “You can also use it for mopping and it can be made in any scent we carry.”

There are more than 70 scents from which to choose.

Shower steamers can be used for headaches, sinuses, muscle aches and more. Shave bars are another top seller.

Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. makes unique bar soaps, bath bombs and bath scoops in a variety of colors and scents. For men, there are shave bars, beard oil, beard balm, soaps and shower oils. For the home, Magnolia carries candles, wax melts and room spray. Pilgrim said they hope to add a multi-purpose cleaner and hand soaps soon.

For a fun night out, Magnolia offers bath bomb parties, and Pilgrim said, “I know in the future we are going to have a candle bar. It’s going to be set up like a bar and there will be bottles of scents and you can book a candle party where you come and make your own candles.”

Magnolia Soap and Bath Co., located at 1837 Patriot Dr. SW, is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-6 p.m.

Find out more at www.facebook.com/magnoliasoapcullman.

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Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune
Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune
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