Alex, the oldest daughter, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia…it was quite a scare and one way of coping with all the unknowns was to research endlessly. It was through this that made me realize how much our environment has been altered, and how much harmful stuff is out there that is almost impossible to avoid. Essentially, I went on a (crazy) mission reducing and eliminating harmful anything, as well as reducing our footprint on the world...this became stressful so now I do the best I can.
One of the offshoots of this awareness was the desire to see what I could create on my own; simply, naturally, safely and eco-friendly. It was through this desire that Simply Rustic was born. The body butters and lip balms became the starting point because that is what we use most in our home. After some time to experiment and perfect, I had something I enjoyed making and loved to use. Before long I was sharing with family and friends and the logical next step was to try and share it with others who might be searching for a simple, healthy and all natural product that is both affordable and easy on the environment. Simply Rustic’s packaging is recyclable, even the labels are made from recycled material; most are 100%. Today, my creative wandering has expanded, and now there are body scrubs and face products too…who knows where I’ll go from here. My small bit of caring for my family and the environment.
Hello! I’m Amanda McAtee, the Owner and Creator of Simply Rustic.
I love my morning cup of coffee (or three), my evening cup of decaf green tea and honey and occasionally a glass of good wine.
I love being outside playing with my kids, digging in the dirt gardening and growing herbs, fishing and exploring is my typical spring, summer and fall.
On a rainy day, I enjoy grabbing a cup of coffee, cuddling up on the couch and reading a good book but that has not happened in years. I also have a love for learning and researching.
My passion is caring for my family, the world we live in and helping others. I'm obviously a big supporter of natural, organic and safe beauty, skin and personal care products and cleaning products - basically any product that comes in contact with my family and yours, I want it to be safe and beneficial without all the yucky stuff.
The few years with Simply Rustic have been quite a ride and more than I ever could have imagined. I’m hoping the the adventure continues! Thank You for keeping me going!