Close your eyes and let your mind, body, and soul wander into the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Breathe in the natural scents of pine, berries, amber, and honey. Feel the crisp, clean air around you and the soft touch of grass at your feet. Relax your mind as Sunrise Wick & Wash Handcrafted Soaps wrap you in the warmth of Appalachia.
Nestled in the mountains of North Georgia, Sunrise Grocery is a family owned store that sells everything from soaps, candles, jams, art, natural goods, and so much more. The owners, Jesica and Jason Clemmons, are dedicated to providing quality local products and bringing the heart of Appalachia to everyone. The store is home to Sunrise Wick & Wash, Jesica’s handmade collection of soaps and candles, as well as JMC Artistic Photography that features Jason’s stunning landscape photographs. My cover photo and Sunrise Grocery photo are his incredible creations!
I was lucky enough to try several of Sunrise Wick & Wash’s bath soaps. They are made of high quality fragrances and essential oils. Every name and scent is inspired by the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding beauty. Never in my life have I smelled anything as amazing as these soaps! Not only are the scents invigorating, but the soaps are soothing, soft, and moisturizing. They also look really cool! The marbled designs and colors are the perfect addition to any bathroom decor.
Read my reviews of the soaps below and be sure to check out the Sunrise Wick & Wash Shop on Etsy to purchase your own Appalachian goodies!
It is no surprise that “Mountain Berry” was inspired by patches of natural berries found in the mountains. It has a fruity and sweet scent that reminds me of freshly picked blueberries and strawberries.🍓 The fragrance left me feeling like I had just gone on a hike during a crisp, Spring morning.
High Country Trail
“High Country Trail” is my personal favorite! It literally smells like Christmas morning.🎄 Inspired by the spruce-fir forest of Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this soap reminds me of walking through Christmas tree farms during the holidays. It smells of pine needles, mint, fresh tree sap, and a hint of cinnamon. It left me feeling relaxed and ready to wrap Christmas presents in the middle of Summer.🎁
Black Balsam Knob
Even though “Black Balsam Knob” was designed for men, I absolutely loved it. Inspired by the Black Balsam Knob in Pisgah National Forest, the soap has a masculine, woody scent. It made me feel like I was in the heart of nature with Paul Bunyan.💪 It smells like grass, amber, lavender, sage, and other herbs with a musk base.🌿 Give this to your man as a gift or use it yourself for a deeper scent!
Inspired by the love, culture, food, and music of the Appalachian Mountains, “Appalachian Love” is Sunrise Wick & Wash’s signature soap. It smells like heaven! You really feel like you are up in the mountain clouds looking over the valley below. Infused with water-lily, the soap has a fresh, fruity scent. It gives off hints of honey, berries, and roses.🌹 It is perfect for a romantic getaway or as a gift for a significant other. With this fragrance, love is really in the air!💜
“The Perch” is very close to home for Jesica and Jason Clemmons. It is inspired by one of their favorite getaway spots overlooking the mountains. The smell reminds me of home, comfort, family, luxury, and drinking wine by a fire.🍷🔥⛰️ It is infused with oatmeal, honey, lavender, cedar, and patchouli oil. Bentonite clay is added for creaminess, hydration, and detoxification. Jesica also adorns the soap with black sea salt and cornflower petals for an earthy, healing vibe.
Moon over Trahlyta
The fragrance of this soap is absolutely gorgeous! Inspired by one of Jasons photographs, the scent is based off of the moon setting over Lake Trahlyta at Vogel State Park. One of several unisex soaps that Sunrise Wick & Wash offers, “Moon over Trahlyta” has a deep musk scent balanced with fern and woody notes. It smells like geraniums and fresh laundry. I felt like I was cuddled up next to a loved one, camping out under the stars.⛺⭐
With Love, Jesica Clemmons
All of the soaps in the Sunrise Wick & Wash collection are incredible. Not only are they made from the heart, but they smell and feel like high-quality soaps from a 5-star hotel. The natural, mountain vibe brings you back to Earth and relaxes your mind. I can’t wait to try their candles next!💕