Amanda Welch

It first started in the bee yard, I have kept bees for over 20 years and soon after starting with the bees began looking for ways to incorporate some of the honey into bath products. Honey has wonderful qualities for the body, inside and out. It is a humectant, it draws moisture so it is great in soaps to make them more moisturizing, it is also antibacterial. So I started experimenting with soaps and scrubs for family gifts and there began Grubby Girl. I am also a gardener, by trade and at home, so I wanted to incorporate some of the things grown on the farm (cucumbers in farm Fresh Soap, carrots in SunWorshipper soap etc.) I also have very sensitive skin and can’t use most commercially produced soaps and lotions, and I am sensitive to strong scents as well, so I make Grubby Girl with natural and gentle ingredients.

Amanda Welch
Grubby Girl Handmade Soaps & Bath Products

Mon 10–6
Tues 10–6
Wed 10–6
Thurs 10–6
Fri 10–6
Sat 10–6
Sun 12–5
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.