What Makes You a Rebel?
Posted on July 15 2015
Have you experienced the scent of an aromatic natural soap?
Did you take pause?
I wouldn’t be surprised if you did.
Who can’t appreciate novel scented combinations that make even the most difficult day feel less overwhelming by soothing nerves or adding an extra pep to our step. Certainly not I.
Soap Rebel caught our eyes and noses. Paired with a fun name and excellent packaging, these uniquely mixed scents can be found in 4 curious choices: Mint Kelp, Anise Fennel (my favorite), Lavender Calendula, and Rose Geranium (Angie’s Favorite). What we experienced were 4 amazing and delightful scents wonderfully paired together that also enhanced the smell of a room. (If I could make this article scratch-and-sniff, I definitely would.)
Here’s a fun conversation I had with Soap Rebel about their terrific products.
There are so many inspirational mixes for scents. How did Soap Rebel come up with their 4 scents? And do you have a personal favorite?
We wanted our soaps to capture the essence of our little farm on the coast – so we experimented with blends of organic herbs grown on our farm. After many months of experimentation and research, we developed four formulations that inspire different moods while promoting diverse therapeutic health benefits. Our favorite is our mint kelp soap, but we might be a bit biased since we love going on ocean adventures to harvest kelp!
Natural soaps have experienced a spike in popularity. Why do you think people are interested in these types of products more than before?
We think it’s because people are becoming increasingly conscious of the effect that different products have on their bodies and the environment – which is great! We’ve always been of the same mind and are committed to keeping our products simple and leaving out the chemicals and nasty stuff. The result is a soap that will soothe and nourish your body and soul while helping you stay cool with mother nature!
Soap Rebel began with a simple DIY book. I think it’s great to be inspired by a great how-to, especially one that inspires you to make your own soap. Do you have any funny stories to share about Soap Rebel’s first tries?
We have a lot of funny stories! One of them involves a lovely cat named “Kotka” who made her home on the rebel farm several years ago (she befriended us one day and has never left!). For as long as we’ve known her, Kotka has always loved taking long naps in our catnip patch (in between bouts of insanity, for those who have witnessed catnip’s effect!). That inspired us to experiment with catnip essential oil, which led to our workshop to become a very popular hangout with all the neighborhood cats!
What is Soap Rebel’s hope for the future of the organic industry and where do you see it going?
We hope that natural products one day become the new norm! We imagine a day when products no longer need to be labeled with the word “natural” because customers wouldn’t have it any other way.
How much of a Rebel are you?
We think we’re pretty rebellious! We always remind ourselves to stay playful, dare to be different, and try to create positive change wherever we can. We do that by travelling spontaneously, framing our days with escapes into the wild, and helping spread happiness with each bar of soap we let loose into the world.