Louisville Magazine

JAN 2019

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12 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 1.19 LIBA Partner Pages mosshill.net Jeanine Moneypenny started in her kitchen when her children were little with a pan on the stove, a spatula in hand and a dream in her heart. Eighteen years later she's a woman business owner with a thriving brand, loyal customers and her childhood best friend as a business partner. "We make everything from soap to lotion to moisturizer," says Moneypenny, Moss Hill Bath & Body co-founder and president. "Our most popular lines are 'Kentucky Girl 'and 'Bathe In Bourbon.'" Teri Amsler, who is vice president and joined the company seven years ago, is the financial and bookkeeping whiz at Moss Hill and Moneypenny is the creative expert. "We have a retail space and production facility at Butchertown Market in Louisville," Moneypenny says. "We currently sell wholesale to 85 stores across the United States." In addition to soaps and lotions, Moss Hill makes fizzy bath confetti, a moisturizer called "Revitalize" and many other fun products. "Our soaps are still cut by hand and we hand-label everything," Moneypenny says. "We package it up pretty with tissue paper." Product prices range from $4.50 up to $64 for a gift set. "Our price points are very reasonable and we want to make sure it's affordable," Moneypenny says. When they were young, Moneypenny and A conversation with Jeanine Moneypenny and Teri Amsler at Moss Hill Bath & Body By Rachel Reynolds Amsler used to meet at the bus stop every afternoon to trade letters they wrote to each other about what happened during their school day. They had marathon sleep-overs at each other's houses and would listen to records in the basement by bands like Boston, Queen and Journey. After going their separate ways when they got married and had children, the two reconnected in their late 40s and Moneypenny asked Amsler to join Moss Hill. Now, some of their children work for the company. Many of their products have a Kentucky theme. "We get a lot of tourists who come into our store and we love sharing our southern hospitality," Moneypenny says. Their product "Bluegrass" – which has a vanilla oak and dune grass scent -- was created to contribute to charity. Ten percent of all sales go to Blessings In a Backpack, which provides children in need with weekend nutrition. Moss Hill also makes products for men including beard oil and conditioner, shave soap and fragrances. In 2019 Moss Hill plans to expand its distribution into boutique hotels and will continue to be a pampering partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival. Their products make great gifts and orders can be placed online.

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