It all started in 2002 when a girl (that would be me - Heather) couldn’t knit. I was working on the Supercross circuit (yes, dirt bikes) & traveling across the country pretty much every week. I was in desperate need of a creative outlet... a hobby.
I taught myself to knit, but couldn’t knit anything other than squares & rectangles. I for one do love to accessorize, but a girl only needs so many scarves. Enter soapmaking. I took a class with my ever so crafty mom (she can do just about anything that has anything to do with crafting). We stood side by side melting, mixing & stirring our soap. The next day when we uncovered our concoctions, my soap was perfect (ironically enough, my mom’s soap didn’t turn out) - I was hooked.
When you make soap, you make pounds at a time. So to justify to my husband why I had to make more soap I gave it away to anyone who would take it. As I was formulating recipes and experimenting with ingredients, I was perfecting my products. The people who I once had to beg to take products off my hands started making requests and insisting on paying for them.
This is when my husband and I looked at each other & thought we might just have something here. Since we founded Rinse Bath & Body Co. in 2003, our operation has quickly developed into a popular brand of products being featured in many stores & spas across the country. You may even be able to spy Rinse in Disney World for their Food & Wine as well as their Flower & Garden Festivals.
Rinse is still very much a family business (now located in Monroe, Georgia). All of our products are still produced in small batches (to ensure the quality and freshness). You may wonder how we get it all done... with the help of moms, of course.
Thanks for listening to my story & I hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them for you!
Oh, & thank goodness I couldn’t knit!
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