Rustville and The Soap Lady
Hey, Villagers! My name is Shelby Rust. When I started Rustville, I was a 36 year old, full-time Psychology student, mommy, personal trainer, home-maker, and wife with a very hungry appetite for cosmetics, soaps, and all things crafty and NATURAL.
I started selling Mary Kay makeup nearly two decades ago, as a sort of side job/hobby/feed-my-makeup-addiction-for-half-price type of deal. I LOVE makeup! I also really love soaps, and body scrubs, and any type of good smelling moisturizer I can get my hands on... I would literally LIVE for payday so I could purchase any new product to feed my cosmetic addiction... I was/am obsessed with new products!
I never paid attention to the ingredients in all of these everyday products... and then... fast forward a decade or so, and I had kids.
I worried about their tiny-little-freshly-made-skin and all the butt pastes, shampoos, and lotions that a new mom typically receives at baby showers... I started researching, reading blogs, and filling my head with all sorts of naturally healing elements, ingredients, and world-wide-web info...
I discovered essential oils and their potential for having certain "magical" healing powers. Slowly, but surely, I became a firm believer in this crazy, wonderful, alternative, natural, and holistic way of living. I still believe in *and use* certain pharmaceuticals when they are desperately needed, especially in allergy and cold season! However, I am always sampling new products, recipes, and anything natural so I can "try" to strive for a healthier way of living and show my family the benefits of using natural products.
After experimenting with a few DIY body butter recipes, and "testing" my essential oils, I finally created a line of safe-for-the-whole-family, harsh-chemical-free soap, skincare, and bath treats now, known as Rustville Essentials! I started this company with the intent of teaching my children, family, and besties that you have options when it comes to choosing the best possible personal hygiene products. You don't have to buy products from the big chain stores, just because that's what you've ALWAYS known to do! Rustville offers products with only the best, natural, ingredients!
A little bit about Rustville:
In 2016 I opened a little store in a historical, Main Street building in our tiny all-American town - Pittsburg, Texas!
I am constantly searching for new ideas for homemade, healthy, high quality soaps and other products to add to our little "soap village".
At Rustville Essentials' Soap Shop, I work my fingers to the bone to create happy, smell-good, healthy soaps and personal products for the entire family to enjoy. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or check back here often, for updated and revised items, and completely new stuff! Products change with the season, as do prices, so you will not find a price-list here. Our soap ranges from $8 - $13 for body bars, and our Charcoal FaceBars are generally around $20. Click the SHOP button at the top of the page for all available products, info, and prices. Or - call or message with inquiries, and one of our Customer Experience Reps will be delighted to help you find which product is right for you.
*All Rustville Essentials" products are handmade with natural ingredients, including 100% pure essential oil from trusted suppliers. Essential oils contain very highly concentrated properties of the flower or herb they are derived from...so, a little goes a long way! We test, research, and revise our products until they are absolutely first class quality. Testing happens on friends and family, not on animals!!
**All products and ingredients used and/or available are not certified, nor are we stating or guaranteeing these products will heal, treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or ailment. Each of the products have been personally tested and used on ourselves, family, and friends. Even though the ingredients are natural, or naturally derived, there is always a possibility you could have an allergic reaction to any one of the ingredients. Please be aware of your own health status and allergies, and use Rustville Essentials products at your own risk. If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult a doctor prior to using essential oils.
Made in the U.S.A.
Thank you for visiting!!
Our little Soap Shop is located at 120 Quitman Street, Pittsburg, TX 75686. Shop main phone: 903-708-7519. Please see "store hours" page for our operating hours. Hope to see you soon! ;-)