CANTON, Miss. — A bath balm manufacturer has bought a former Mississippi film studio for $1.8 million, part of an expansion that’s projected to create 40 new jobs.

Musee Bath bought the former Mississippi Film Studio in Canton to use as a factory in a $2 million expansion, moving from leased space in Gluckstadt.

The company says it’s the largest wholesale bath balm manufacturer in the U.S., selling to stores and spas.

Musee has 50 workers, and aims to add 40 more over three years, with plans to make candles and soaps.

Leisha Pickering tells the Madison County Journal she started the company in her Flora kitchen in 2011, initially selling at a farmer’s market.

The sound stage was originally built to film John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” and expanded in 2011.