I started Rare Bath and Body in 2012 because I fell in love with the idea of owning a business and being my own boss. I was very interested in soap-making, so I began learning the art in my free time after work. Before long, I was learning how to make body scrubs, lotions and skin care products. I never stop learning, and my products are always evolving as I learn new techniques and discover more ingredients.
I’ve come a long way since 2012, and Rare Bath and Body is now available inside Furnishings Gift Home & You at 500 Main Street in Buffalo. You can shop with me personally and try all of the products out before purchasing. I still make the products at my home office in Grand Island, NY.
This year, I became a full time small business owner, leaving my job in Graphic Design to pursue my dream full time. The struggles are real, but I am rewarded daily with happy customers, and I have never loved a job as much as I love running Rare Bath and Body.
If you want to know me, and therefore, Rare, just know that I love what I do, and it shines through in my work. I love making products for others, I love learning about skin care and hair care, I love learning about ingredients and compostable paper and how to be a better brand in bath and body products. Every product is truly a labor of love – I design and make the recipes, package each product in small batches, and I design, print and hand-cut every label and apply it to each product myself. Everything you buy from Rare Bath and Body has been made individually by me just for you.
So, shop, ask me questions, and share your custom design requests with me! I am always looking for fun projects, ways to connect with my customers, and feedback on my products.