Brandon Mathess found a knack for creating scented merchandise over a decade in the past when he determined to hand-make candles to provide to household and mates.
He quickly branched out to soapmaking and started to promote his wares at craft exhibits and reward retailers beneath the enterprise identify Three Rivers Handcrafted. In 2022, the enterprise rebranded as Bubble & Fizz Mountain Apothecary, which extra precisely captured Mathess’ ever-expanding checklist of choices reminiscent of lip balm, bathtub bombs, linen spray, laundry cleaning soap, bubble bathtub and physique lotions.
In October 2023, Bubble & Fizz graduated to a brick-and-mortar location in Middletown Commons, a newly accomplished purchasing, eating and wellness vacation spot in Whitehall. The event was celebrated with refreshments and a ribbon-cutting with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. The enterprise donated 10% of gross sales made on opening weekend to the Marion County Humane Society.
Bubble & Fizz merchandise are available in dazzling colours and intriguing, distinctive scents that Mathess formulates to totally have interaction the senses. The store is ringing within the vacation season with Christmas-themed merchandise reminiscent of “Granny’s Gingerbread” scented bar cleaning soap and peppermint bark sugar scrub. There are additionally activated charcoal soaps that scent like spiced sugar cookies however look very convincingly like lumps of coal — certain to get a chuckle on the workplace white elephant reward trade. Reward playing cards are additionally obtainable within the store or on-line at bubble-n-fizz.com.
For many who can’t make the journey to Whitehall, Bubble & Fizz concoctions will probably be obtainable on the market on the subsequent Morgantown Moonlight Market, which will probably be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday beneath the Farmers Market Pavilion, 400 Spruce St. in downtown Morgantown.
EVA MURPHY is a contract enterprise author for The Dominion Put up. She writes a column on companies, church buildings and different entities within the metropolis.