Small Business Spotlight- SallyeAnder Soaps

Salleyander President- Sallie Austin Gonzalez
Salleyander President- Sallie Austin Gonzalez

All Natural. All In The Family.

When Sallie Austin Gonzalez’ father began making soap to soothe her brother’s severe skin allergies back in 1982, Sallie and her whole family took part in the process. The all natural creations gained great popularity and became more than a cure for her brother’s eczema- it became a family business.

The olive oil-based soaps combine all natural ingredients and essential oils to create a bar that appeals to all of the senses.  Handmade in small batches, and never tested on animals, the soaps are gentle enough for newborns and those with sensitive skin.  The soaps are more than all-natural, they are designed to be hypoallergenic staying clear from potential allergens like coconut oil, palm kernel oil or sunflower oil.

          

When Sallie’s parents determined it was time to retire, the law student decided to take over the business.  Priced out of New York City, and now a resident of the Hudson Valley, Sallie quickly identified the potential to set up an official manufacturing facility in the up-and-coming Beacon area.

Under her direction, product lines have expanded to include all natural creams, shampoos, and candles, and can be found at more than 2,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada.  Opening the first flagship store in Beacon, NY in 2017, the company continues to see exponential growth in retail and wholesale sales and is adding jobs to keep up with demand.

 

 

 

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