Meet the maker
Jessica Rhoades sustains an organic herbal, citrus, fruit, and vegetable garden with her husband, Greg, in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans.
Southern Rhoades provides healthy alternatives to chemical-laden products in homes and purses, created from scratch using responsible practices and materials.
Many of the ingredients are cultivated from a magical year-round organic garden. They are handcrafted into all natural health and beauty products - handmade for you with love!
HOMEGROWN + HANDMADE
Handmade in our Bywater studio. Many ingredients are grown in our organic garden using all natural practices in raised beds and planters.
Solar infusion spans 4-6 weeks with homegrown herbal ingredients inside the base oil. The oil is filtered for many Southern Rhoades products.
We use small batch processes, ensuring the freshest garden-to-skin concoction and extending your enjoyment of our candles, balms, salves, sprays and more.
Jessica, owner + MAKER
"Maintaining a daily connection to mother nature is of vital importance to happiness, and I’m lucky that it’s part of my job."
"Southern Rhoades Apothecary & Mercantile can 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."
“Jessica B. Rhoades, owner and founder of Southern Rhoades Apothecary, offers some all-natural solutions to common fest woes with her Rhoadie Festival Favorites Essentials Kit ($45). All of Southern Rhoades' formulas are handmade and locally grown (often in Rhoades' backyard) or sourced.”
SR “Infuses oils, hand salves and sprays with herbs and flowers from her New Orleans garden...Southern Rhoades products 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."
“Today, Jessica continues her journey toward understanding the environment and the way in which it pertains to our overall health and happiness. She sustains an organic herbal, citrus, fruit, and vegetable garden...many of the Southern Rhoades ingredients are cultivated within the confines of this magical year-round growing space.”
Southern Rhoades supplied the TV show with 100 hand-dipped beeswax candles for a unique and controversial scene.
— AMC TV - "Preacher"
GROW WITH US
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Jessica + Greg Rhoades
Southern Rhoades Apothecary + Mercantile