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Reversa Rose holds official ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Toni Milbourne - For the Chronicle | Jun 18, 2021

Marissa Morris cuts the ribbon to officially open Reversa Rose in Shepherdstown. Toni Milbourne

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Reversa Rose Skincare is one of the newer shops to open on German Street. Marissa Morris, owner, held a soft opening for the store last August, while an official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place more recently, on Saturday.

Joining in the official ribbon-cutting was Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heather McIntyre, as well as Miss Shenandoah Karrington Childress and members of Morris’ family.

According to Morris, when she was released from her job in Maryland at the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she decided to venture out on her own. As a graduate of Meredith College, Morris said her degree in business helped in formulating a successful business plan. Making the products herself has been another plus.

“It’s kind of like a calling,” Morris said, when referring to making the skincare products. “It’s very spiritual.”

Sold in the shop is everything from facial oils to oil cleansers, toners and hair and beard elixirs.

“We have body and face scrubs as well,” she added.

Morris explained that she began developing products using rosehip oil only.

“I would extract and infuse in my kitchen,” she said, adding that she quickly realized what works for one person’s skin doesn’t always work for another person’s, so she looked at learning how to branch out and develop different kinds of oils. Morris’s website, www.reversarose.com, explains that she loves all cultures and all individuals.

“My products are for everyone,” she said, “all colors, all genders, all ages.”

Morris has seen a demand for the organic products she produces and is excited to be a part of the business community in Shepherdstown. The products which promote healthy skin not only help improve one’s physical well-being, but also one’s self-esteem.

The shop, located at 124 West German Street, will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 12-6 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. Morris indicated that summer hours may lightly fluctuate as she settles in.

Those interested in the products can also find them online at her store website, if unable to make it to her shop.