About Us


Handcrafted home fragrance, soap, and skincare products. Made with care in the Appalachian Mountains.

My name is Brandon Mathess. I am the founder and formulator of Bubble & Fizz – Mountain Apothecary. The roots of Bubble & Fizz go back to the fall of 2012 when I started making soy candles for friends and family. The candles where a hit and after lots of work and more refinement in my product I started to travel around North Central West Virginia doing craft shows as 3 Rivers Candle Co. The first event I ever sold my candles at was a craft show during the Feast of the 7 Fishes in Fairmont, WV.

In 2017 I decided to try my hand at soap making and rebranded as Three Rivers Handcrafted to better include the new expanded range of products I was making. People loved the soap I was making with skin loving ingredients and my products started to pop up in stores around the area. Success with the soap encouraged me to expand into a full line of skincare products.

In 2022 we celebrated 10 years of creating my handcrafted goods in the community, and every item is still made by hand in small batches. With the 10 year make we decided to rebrand one final time to Bubble & Fizz - Mountain Apothecary. This new name better represents the amazing products we craft and also reflects the professional quality our products have evolved to.  To mark those 10 years I returned to where it all began and set up at the Hometown Christmas Market for the 2022 Feast of the 7 Fishes. I saw so many happy faces that had been supporting my dream for these 10 years, and many more new faces that fell in love with the products I poured my heart into. The past 10 years have been amazing and I look forward to many more to come. Thank you to everyone who has supported my little company in the past and into the future.

Brandon Mathess – Founder
Bubble & Fizz – Mountain Apothecary


Looking for just the important bits?

  • All products are made completely from scratch. We don't use any pre-made bases or mixes.
  • We formulated each of our recipes ourselves. You won't find theses formulas anywhere but here.
  • 10+ Years experience
  • Proudly a LGBTQ Owned Business