In 2021, my fiancé suggested we find a new hobby. She proposed we try to make soap and with little knowledge of soap making, challenge accepted!
We began researching recipes, purchased basic supplies, watched a TON of YouTube, and made our very first batch on the floor of our apartment. Our first bar was a creamy castile soap we now call Original Lavender. We shared it with our friends and family and they loved it!
For more ideas, we went to local grocery shops, but we ran into an "issue". The labels of nearly every soap contained ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Triclosan, and Methylisothiazolinone. We had no idea what those were, what they did, or even where to find them.
It turns out, many of the ingredients in your typical bar of soap act like steroids to increase fragrance or chemically create a better lather. We didn't want those ingredients aka chemicals in the soap we'd share with friends and family.
We made our Original Lavender bar using a handful of natural ingredients, we didn't need chemicals to do that. We knew there is beauty a more natural and simplistic product. With that value in mind, we decided to turn what was a hobby into Rustic Elements brand.
Our commitment to our customers is to offer low ingredient count, 100% Made in the USA, simplistic, natural, bar soaps, shampoos, sugar scrubs, lip balms, and more!