About the event
We’re hard-pressed to imagine anything more magical than a meeting of like-minded enthusiasts mingling in a grand ballroom, sipping sweet tea, sharing techniques and ideas as they build community around their passion.
If that sounds like your version of a good time, then we believe you might be our people! The Southeastern Bath & Body Conference invites hobbyists, formulators, and entrepreneurs to gather in the deep and dirty south for a weekend you won’t soon forget. Though our name is new, our history and roots in the industry run deep. The Southeastern Bath & Body Conference started as a small but mighty group of soap makers meeting in a living room. The first gathering was attended by a handful of people, known then as the Tennessee Soap and Candle Social, before growing to encompass 100 attendees in 2019.
That meeting continued for more than a dozen years, growing slowly with each passing event. According to Rachel Mullen, who served as the event organizer from 2013-2019: “It hasn’t always been as elaborate as it is now, but it’s been around for as long as I can remember.”
The annual meeting was and is a place for soap makers, candle makers, bath and body formulators, and those who are simply curious hobbyists to meet, mingle, and learn. We share ideas, swap techniques, discover new strategies, build new friendships, and have one hell of a good time celebrating our love for personal care!
After the 2019 event, Rachel partnered with Chloe Tate, who previously served as an intern alongside Rachel, to rebrand and expand the conference. Atlanta (unofficially celebrated as the capital of the south) is our new home base and we’ve given the event a head-to-toe makeover, expanding the fun to encompass two full days. The new venue is Instagram-worthy. The new menu will have you craving seconds. The speaker lineup is world-class, featuring fresh voices dripping with knowledge and passion. We’re planning kickoff events, craft parties, and networking cocktail hours that bring people together in the best way possible.
We’re delivering serious Southern hospitality, celebrating nouveaux Southern cuisine, and dropping knowledge left and right. We’d love to save a seat for you!
Why should you sponsor?
We’re planning giant leaps forward for the 2020 conference thanks to a new host city, a gorgeous new event venue, and a menu of upscale Southern food designed to make your mouth water! We’ll be welcoming 180 motivated bath and body entrepreneurs from all over the country and we’d love to put your company front and center this year.
There are opportunities available to suit every budget and our team will be working hard to deliver maximum exposure (both online and at the event) for our sponsors. For more sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at https://www.bathandbodyconference.com/sponsor
Chloe originally joined the Tennessee Soap and Candle team back in June of 2018 as an event planning intern. After a successful 2019 conference, Rachel asked her to come back as a co-founder and event organizer. Together, they’ve rebranded the event as the Southeastern Bath & Body Conference.
Chloe is also part of the Lucky Break Consulting team and works remotely for Multiplying Good while living in her hometown of Alpharetta, Georgia. In addition to her regular work, she is also creating her own skincare line set to launch this upcoming summer.
Chloe’s sister describes her as “relentlessly cheerful,” and she has come to embrace the term. When not juggling a million balls in the air, you can find Chloe crafting away in her room or dancing around the house to Dave Matthews Band.
Rachel Mullen is the owner of Music City Suds in Nashville, TN. Music City Suds is proud to be the unofficial soapmaker of country music! Her soaps have appeared in celebrity gift bags at the CMT and CMA awards, and she has created custom soaps for some of country's biggest stars, including Lady Antebellum, Trace Atkins, and Barbara Mandrell. Music City Suds products have also graced the shelves of Nordstrom, TJ Maxx, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Opry.
Rachel has been the organizer of the annual Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting (now the Southeastern Bath & Body Conference) since 2013. In her free time, she also teaches classes under the moniker The Compulsive Lyer. When she's not soaping, you can find Rachel, her husband, and her daughter traveling the world or snuggling with the world's most annoying dachshunds in Nashville.
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