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Getting Lost in the Making


Meet Simone. 


You may know her from the Staunton Winter Market (January - March) or the Farmer’s Market in Staunton (April - December), but I know Simone as a friend. We met years ago when she joined a MeetUp group I co-led and I was instantly smitten by her energy, friendliness, and ability to communicate with not only the right words, but with true compassion. She moved from Lexington, VA to Tennessee, but returned ‘home’ this past year and I couldn’t be more thrilled.



Simone stumbled upon the need for natural soap while hunting for a Father's Day gift in 2013. It worked wonders for a loved one's skin issues, but at $13 a bar, it wasn't practical for daily use. Determined to make it accessible, she dove into researching ingredients, eventually crafting her own affordable natural soap. This marked the beginning of Simone & Tuesday, a mission-driven skincare company dedicated to providing gentle, effective products for everyone.



Simone and Tuesday offers a wide range of natural skincare products including soap, bath bombs, scrubs, body butter, deodorant, and sanitizing spray. New products are always on Simone’s mind and are born out of necessity. During COVID, she wasn’t satisfied with hand sanitizer options and created a hand sanitizer that left her skin feeling clean instead of sticky.



Formerly named City Girl Soaps, Simone rebranded her ten year old small business to Simone and Tuesday this past year. Like many other small business owners, Simone and Tuesday is not Simone’s full time job. During the day, you’ll find her supporting graduate students at Mary Baldwin University. 


In addition to creating skincare products, Simone loves sharing her knowledge and passion with others through classes. From soap making to scrub crafting, these classes provide an opportunity for individuals to learn the art of skincare crafting firsthand. She’s excited to announce a partnership with Staunton Parks & Recreation to offer a soap making class as part of their summer 2024 catalog, and hopes to expand to other cities and counties in the future. A body butter or bath bomb class would also be really fun!




When asked what she’d like to explore creating, Simone said, “I would like to try to make natural sunscreen when I have some time. I recently started using it since, contrary to what I believed growing up, dark-skinned people should use it too.”


Meet Simone at Staunton Farmers’ Market or shop her products online.



Shop Simone & Tuesday products locally in the Shenandoah Valley at Queen City Games & Gifts, The Art Hive, GreatFull Goods in the Shops of Agora, Shops at the Old Shed or visit www.simoneandtuesdayllc.com 

 

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