The story of Kentucky Soaps & Such begins in 2003 with the store’s owner, Angela Correll, and her backyard pasture full of pet goats. Though Angela was content to let the goats live a life of leisure on her Stanford farm, her husband Jess, a businessman and part-time farmer, wanted the animals to produce something of value or retire elsewhere. Unwilling to part with them, Angela began to research goats and discovered a host of benefits their nutrient-rich milk could offer. She decided to make soap as a way for her pets to earn their keep, and in 2003, Angela’s niece, Lea Ann, made the first successful batch. That day, the Plainview Farm product line, named after Jess and Angela’s farm, was born.
Today, our Plainview Farm products are made on-site at our store in Stanford, Kentucky. We make our soaps, scrubs and salts from scratch and mix our creams and liquid soaps with high-quality essential oils. In addition to soap, all our other products are mixed and packaged here. We are passionate about making products that support local farmers and provide healing benefits for our customers. All products are ethically made with a social impact in mind.
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Angela Correll lives in Kentucky with her husband Jess on a grass-fed cattle farm.
She is the award-winning author of Grounded, Guarded and Granted, a trilogy of novels that became Amazon bestsellers and have been adapted to the stage for sold-out audiences at the Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater. The novels each include settings in both Kentucky and Italy.
Angela and her husband are founders of Wilderness Road Hospitality, including The Stanford Inn at Wilderness Road, Bluebird, Esther’s Wellhouse, Mama DeVechio’s Pizzeria, Cerulean Catering, and Kentucky Soaps & Such, all located on Main Street in Kentucky’s second-oldest city, Stanford.
Angela has led the renovation and design of seven guest properties and an eight-room hotel along with numerous commercial spaces housing retail shops, restaurants, meeting spaces, office spaces, a spa, and a catering room. Almost all are centered within the historic downtown area of Stanford, Kentucky. Angela and Jess have received several awards for their preservation and revitalization efforts. They share a passion for local food and keeping a small town economically viable.
She and Jess have an Italian-based company created to renovate historic properties for rentals, and they are regularly stumbling through Italian lessons.