SallyeAnder's Story

As a lifelong Upstate New Yorker, I come from a family deeply rooted in the love of nature and the art of creating. Growing up, I was surrounded by makers and doers who found solace and joy in the outdoors and working with their hands. The beauty of our lush forests and glistening lakes shaped our family's identity and instilled in us a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. There was nothing quite like a weekend spent at our family cabin in the Adirondack Mountains.

In 1982, a pivotal moment occurred that would forever change the trajectory of our lives. My father, Gary Austin, inspired by the resourcefulness and practicality of his childhood neighbor and mentor, "SallyeAnder", embarked on a journey outside the 80's mainstream. He sought to alleviate my brother's troubled skin naturally, and in his pursuit, he turned to the power of handmade soaps.

Our cozy family kitchen became a sanctuary of innovation and love as my father crafted the first-ever soap bars. The tender care and thoughtfulness that went into their creation provided relief for my brother's sensitive skin and ignited a passion. Driven by this passion, my mother (a natural salesperson with a big heart!) shared the soaps at local farmer's markets, helping others along the way.

Now, a generation later, I find myself at the helm of the SallyeAnder natural skincare company, carrying forward the legacy of my parent's ingenuity and desire to make a difference. Our headquarters reside in the Hudson River town of Beacon, nestled in the breathtaking Hudson Valley. Living here, I am reminded daily of the roots from which our family's love for the outdoors and commitment to craftsmanship sprung.

Guided by the same unwavering dedication to melding purity of craft, boundless creativity, and an ardent desire to help others, I continue to steer SallyeAnder forward, now with a family of my own.

SallyeAnder embodies our family's enduring appreciation of and solace found in the outdoors and we invite you to step into our world and embark on an exciting journey with us, where the spirit of outdoor adventure intertwines with the care for sensitive skin and comforts of life.

- Sallie Austin, Founder's Daughter & CEO

It’s as simple as 100% hypoallergenic skincare

SallyeAnder wants to help make your skincare journey as healthy and happy as possible. Because you and your skin are going to spend a lifetime together, we’ve spent decades developing specialized, pure essential oil formulas with naturally moisturizing glycerin to support the vitality of your skin. Enjoy the natural skincare goodness.

No animal testing
No artificial dyes
No foaming agents
No synthetic chemicals
No sodium laurel sulfates

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Supporting our community

SallyeAnder gives our handmade skincare essentials to organizations supporting those in need in both the Hudson Valley and the greater New York area.

Every year, thousands of our natural soap bars and other products help raise money for organizations or reach hands directly through food banks, mutual aid, and outreach services.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, SallyeAnder donated more than 5,000 handmade soap bars to local school lunch drives and essential care workers.

Below are a few of the amazing organizations we regularly give to:

Fearless! Newburgh
Lifeline Horse Rescue
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
Hudson River Housing
Dutchess Outreach
Success Garden

Our Friends

Our Team



SALLIE's pick
Bayberry Candles
Gary Austin


Gary's pick
Milk & Mint Soap





Operations Manager & Fulfillment



Dennis's pick
Ayate Soap Pouch



Office Manager & Wholesale Accounts

Patricia's pick
Balsam Vetiver (Reserve)

Marketing & Communications

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