About Us


Rock Bottom Soap is owned and operated by my husband, Wes McFadden and I, Amy Henson. Wes has taken over the roles of primary care giver and lead milk parlor attendant. He also runs his own landscape business. He's a very busy guy. I often daydream at my day job of the new exciting soap recipes that I want to try. I am the primary product maker, product tester and marketer. You can catch up with us at many craft fairs and festivals throughout Kentucky and surrounding states.

Our farm history began with horses. In fact, the dairy goats were bought initially to support the foals in case a mare had inadequate milk. Soon the goats won us over.  We milked lots of milk from our two first goats. We froze then milk in case any baby animal in our neighborhood needed it. Sure enough no one needed it. So then the problem become, What to do with the milk? I was a biology major and chemistry minor in school, so I thought surely I could make soap. I got my nerve up and tried my first batch of soap. After the long four weeks it took for it to cure, I finally used it. When I felt how great my skin felt after the first shower I was hooked. I decided it would be nice to share this great product with people and help the goats pay their way. So I have been feverishly making soap and selling online since 2011 and opened our retail store in 2012.

We have been fortunate enough to have Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Proud do videos for us. Enjoy! 

2023 update.

Wow, time flies. I look back on the past 11 years, and I am amazed and humbled by the customers who have become friends and retail partners who are like family. Our retail shop has been expanded twice since initially opening. We started with a 12x12 foot room and, a year later, expanded to a 12x35 foot space. In 2020, we moved our retail store into a building next door, a 1700-square-foot building. This building was particular to us also. Amy's father built this building in 1980 for his lawn mower repair shop. He is no longer with us. But, you will see the influence in some items around the soap shop, the antique bikes on display, the antique riding mower, and some of the hanging racks he used for his parts. This expansion allowed us to offer more of our products and expand what we offer to others that we have met along the way. We feature over 30 other artisans' work in our shop, mainly from Kentucky and a few from our Tennessee friends.

We employ three employees at the time of writing this. Several of our past employees have gone on to start their businesses. The hustle is contagious around here.

Fun fact: last year, we made 45,000 bars of soap!! That seems fantastic, and something we never dreamed would be necessary when we started.

You can find our products in all 50 states, Canada, and US Virgin Islands.

We get reviews daily from customers praising our products for improving their skin.

We ask that you continue to let us help your skin and support us and the other artisan vendors we partner with.