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MEET THE MAKER

HOMEGROWN + HANDMADE

 

We offer an alternative to common goods in your cabinet, assembled by hand in New Orleans by Jessica Rhoades.  When possible, we source locally, buy from organic farms, and support minority businesses. 

Everything is handmade in our Bywater studio.

Small batch processes ensure the freshest garden-to-skin concoctions and extend your enjoyment of our candles, balms, salves and sprays.

Many ingredients are cultivated from our organic garden using all natural practices in raised beds and planters.

This includes herbs, citrus, peppers, and flowers.

Solar infusion spans 4-6 weeks with homegrown herbal ingredients inside the base oil. 

 

The oil is filtered for many Southern Rhoades products.

Homegrown and locally sourced (when possible) ingredients are handcrafted into all natural health and beauty products.

 

Handmade for you with love!

HANDMADE

SOLAR INFUSION

HOMEGROWN

BYWATER

natural ingredients

"Maintaining a daily connection to mother nature is of vital importance to my happiness, and I'm lucky that it's part of my job."

- Jessica Rhoades, Founder + Owner of Southern Rhoades

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MEET THE MAKERS

 

Jessica and Greg Rhoades own Southern Rhoades Apothecary in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jessica RHOADES

Jessica provides healthy alternatives to chemical-laden products in homes and purses, created from scratch using responsible practices and materials.

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GREG

RHOADES

Greg is the chief picker for the store and helps with marketing.

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giving back

 

Thanks to your purchases, we have been able to partner with several local and international organizations that reflect our values and help improve Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

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GROW DAT YOUTH FARM

100% of profits from "Ya Herb Me?" merchandise are donated to Grow Dat Youth Farm.

Located in New Orleans City Park, their mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food.

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ONE TREE PLANTED

Every Smudge Stick or Palo Santo purchase = One Tree.

Not buying one of those?  That's okay, you can buy a tree for $1.

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees.

IN THE PRESS - EXTRA! EXTRA!

 
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"Invigorate the entire body by rubbing on the Citrus Alley Sugar Scrub"

100 hand-dipped beesax candles set the mood for a controversial scene.

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We're fortunate to have been featured in the below:

"Sunburns will happen to even the most diligent sunscreen reapply-er.  Salvation aloe vera gel, made with locally grown aloe vera and infused with Vitamin E oil."

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"Customize the flowers, herbs, and other plants offered at a smudge stick bar according to customers' favorite color or scent or the type of healing or celebration they need."

Another #smudgestick #workshop in the bo

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"Nana's Rose Garden hand salve and Wild Bill's Hot Pepper hand salve...2 oz reusable tins"

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"Exfoliate and nourish your skin with Black Jack Body Scrub"

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"Mmm...smells like lavender!", while smelling our homegrown smudge stick.

"This is my favorite, smells amazing!"

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"Lavender, marjoram and chamomile essential oils help you get some rest.  Sandman Slumber Drops will have you counting sheep in no time."

"With products handmade in New Orleans, they've got a great collection of balms, oils, and other natural remedies and herbal products."

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TIMES PICAYUNE

"Southern Rhoades - hopefully my husband's watching!"

"Organic Solutions to life's little ailments...make it a rhoadie!"

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"Highlight the natural fragrance contained in the ingredients...with the aim to create all-natural remedies and skincare alternatives that not only smell amazing, but have a purpose."

"All-natural solutions to common festival woes...handmade and locally grown (often in Rhoades' backyard)."

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NEW ORLEANS LIVING

"This might be a great time to try more natural and organic cosmetics...Southern Rhoades Apothecary...organic, handmade, and homegrown."

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

"Jessica continues her journey toward understanding the environment and the way in which it pertains to our overall health and happniess...many ingredients are cultivated within the confines of this magical year-round growing space."

NEW ORLEANS LIVING

Charting a New Path:

"I can provide healthy alternatives to chemical-laden products in homes and purses, created from scratch using responsible practices and materials."

 

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Hey there, thanks for your interest in Southern Rhoades!  Wholesale inquiries, questions or comments?  We'd love to hear from you.

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Handmade + Homegrown in New Orleans