|LOCAL Producer Spotlight: Scrub Your Soul|
Bulk Castile Scented Liquid Soap from Scrub Your Soul
About 10 years ago Carolyn Conrad, owner and founder of Scrub Your Soul, began having irritations and other issues with her skin due to the use of conventional soap.
Carolyn decided to try making an all natural liquid soap without additives and minimal ingredients. She also wanted it to be safe for pets. With a soap-making book in hand, she dug into the science of soap. As she learned about soap-making she fell in love with it on a scientific and molecular level, which allowed her to make truly consistent, vegetarian (and excellent) liquid soap. Through much trial and error, she nailed down a recipe that was all natural, mild on her sensitive skin, effective, and smelled great too.
Her first big sale was to a boutique owner in Boston who, after trying her liquid soap, loved it so much she asked for five gallons. Carolyn was ecstatic and made the five-gallon batch in a crock-pot!
This jumpstarted her business and pushed her to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a twenty-gallon tank which would allow her to make professional and consistent batches of soap.
More recently she has really ramped up her production of bulk liquid soap along with her experimentation with essential oils. She has an array of scents, and while some like Dragon’s Blood have yet to make it to market, others such as peppermint, cucumber, mango coconut, and cinnamon vanillla are all hot sellers here at the Co-op. We are even discussing an exclusive Co-op scent; send us your feedback on which scent you might want!!
When asked why she called her company Scrub Your Soul, Carolyn stated she is a light-hearted person and it felt like the right name because (as she joked), "She wants to scrub the soul of everyone in Brattleboro.”
Stop by the Co-op on August 17th from 4-6pm to learn about Carolyn’s soaps, how shopping for bulk soaps can save you money, and why it’s all great for the Earth!