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Skin Care Products Win Pick Tennessee Artisan Product Award

Sevierville Woman’s Business Wins Pick Tennessee Artisan Product Award

Skin care products from Happy Skin Naturals have been chosen for an award at a tradeshow spotlighting products made in Tennessee.

The 2016 Pick Tennessee Products tradeshow was recently held in Nashville during the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s Food Expo. Happy Skin Naturals is a participant in the Pick Tennessee Products program, a free statewide program offered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and won a new Artisan Non-Food Product Award this year at the tradeshow.

Renee Whitfield produces Happy Skin Naturals skin care products in Sevierville, Tenn. and says she started the company in 2012 because she was not happy with some of the “natural” skin care products she was using because they still contained harmful and artificial ingredients. She set out on a journey to learn about making her own all natural skin care products. She formulates the products using plant-based edible oils, butters & essential oils and utilizes the opinions of friends a family in her product development.

“It was a pleasant surprise for me and my company!” Whitfield said. “I feel very honored that the Pick Tennessee staff chose my company for this award.”

Happy Skin Naturals best selling skin care products include:

  • Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Mint Artisan Soap
  • Lavender Artisan Soap
  • Lemongrass Artisan Soap
  • Spiced Patchouli Artisan Soap
  • Men’s Beard Balms
  • All Natural Bug-Away Repellent
  • Herbal Deodorants

See her complete product line and order online at

For Whitfield, the journey has been fun. She has a great time making the products, which she does in small batches to ensure quality, and selling them at local farmers markets and craft shows. “I love the face-to-face interaction that I have with my customers,” said Whitfield. “They are what drive me to keep doing what I’m doing.”

Happy Skin Naturals is a vendor at the following east Tennessee Farmers Markets:

  • Market Square Farmers Market in Knoxville (Wed. 11-2 & Sat. 9-2)
  • UT Farmers Market, UT Gardens in Knoxville (Wed. 4-7)
  • Sevierville Farmers Market, Sevierville Commons on Bruce St. in Sevierville (Fri. 9-1:30)
  • ETSU Farmers Market, ETSU Campus in Johnson City (Spring & Fall 10-2)

Products are also available at the following area retail stores:

  • The Old Mill General Store in Pigeon Forge
  • Ely’s Mill in Gatlinburg
  • Nothing Too Fancy in Knoxville (Men’s products only)
  • Three Rivers Market in Knoxville
  • Visit Knoxville in Knoxville
  • Ijam’s Nature Center in Knoxville

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.