Meet Amanda Welch

Trevilians, Virginia

Amanda Welch may have grown up in New York, but she’s at home on her farm, Meeting House Farm, in Louisa County, Virginia. Welch has spent nearly 30 years taking care of the farm that has taken care of her with its bounty. As a child, Amanda’s sensitive skin was an ongoing concern. She has learned over the years how to naturally heal, cleans, and moisturize her skin with ingredients sourced from nature. After honing her recipes by tweaking her techniques and ingredients, Grubby Girl Handmade Soaps & Bath Products was born.

Amanda’s farm is her sanctuary. It’s the spiritual moments connecting with the animals, buzzing with the bees, and growing with her vegetable garden that gives her life purpose. She has worked outside on horse farms most of her life. While working as a gardener for a client that had bees, she became interested in beekeeping. This led her to finding ways to using products from the apiary in products. Amanda has frequently shared her joy with guests of the farm by doing tours, hosting farmers markets, and delivering farming educational presentations. 

Grubby Girl Soaps & Bath Products have been enjoyed by customers with sensitive skin that is often irritated and dried by commercial products. Her customers lather in the rich, long-lasting soap that feels good and is good for their skin. Amanda has made sure that her products are gentle for every skin type.