Member Spotlight: Radiant Fettle

Quiet, radiant soulfulness emanates from skincare and wellness company Radiant Fettle. You truly get a sense for Radiant Fettle’s heart in talking to owner Kelly Jacobi. Soapmaking is Kelly’s way to honor her mother’s long ago “dabblings in the creation of soaps and other skincare products” and to keep her mother’s spirit alive after her untimely passing. Kelly explains, “I want to keep myself feeling lovely, inside and out. I also want to help other people glow: be it an encouraging word or a wonderful bath experience, I want to help them create lives they love.”


Radiant Fettle products are currently available online. Aside from soaps, you’ll find handmade ceramics and mala in the Radiant Fettle shop. Should you have the opportunity, Kelly recommends the patchouli and sandalwood soap, which includes both colloidal oatmeal and bentonite clay. “Using it is an absolutely brilliant experience!”


We can’t wait to see what this fledging shop introduces next. Follow Radiant Fettle’s journey through their lovely, photographed blog. Find special appearances and product sneak peeks through Radiant Nettle’s Twitter and Facebook pages and get to all of it from their website.


Aside from crafting a product “to create a small, daily paradise and self-healing ritual” for customers, Radiant Nettle loves collaborating with customers. “Please feel free to contact me to let me know what you love,” Kelly says, “especially in regards to your favorite scent combinations and tactile qualities you simply adore.”

Happy 1 year anniversary, Radiant Fettle, and thank you for providing a sneak peek into your inspiration!

Member Spotlight: A Wild Soap Bar LLC

Walking through Soap Bartender Maggie Hanus’ production area recently, you may have stumbled over several hundred pounds of soap in process. “Inspired back in 1995 by Sandy Maine’s “The Soap Book”, I taught myself how to make soap through trial and error and haven’t been able to stop ever since!” Maggie is part of the team behind Texas-based A Wild Soap Bar, a family-operated company offering native organic soaps, body balms, and gift sets.


A Wild Soap Bar truly displays a regional influence, incorporating native plants into many of their products. Stuck on which soap to try? The Sea Scrub Soap is packed with sea salt and other goodies from the sea and is the number one seller on the site. Not looking for a scrub-down? Try the soothing lavendin-scented Bluebonnet Soap, or the charcoal, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil-infused Black Willow Bark Soap, both best sellers on the site.a-wild-soap-bar-dog-soap

Aside from the retail website, A Wild Soap Bar specializes in custom manufacturing and has a thriving wholesale business. Check the website to see where you can check out A Wild Soap Bar’s soap in person.

When not selling soap, A Wild Soap Bar gives back, donating portions of their profits each year to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Clean the World. A Wild Soap Bar also pays it forward with Wild About Good ™, a charitable arm of the company that provides a helping hand through Kiva microfinance loans. They’ve made 42 loans in just under 2 years. Check out what they’ve been up to on Kiva – you can even join the Wild About Good team!


You can connect with A Wild Soap Bar all over the web. Follow along with their adventures on Twitter and Facebook. A Wild Soap Bar’s Pinterest boards spotlight Austin, healthy eating, and many of the natural ingredients that go into A Wild Soap Bar’s soaps. Maggie also shares company news and insights on thoughtful living on the blog.

About the HSCG, Maggie says, “My favorite benefit by far is the annual conference (when I get to go)…loads of fun & a great way to stay in touch!” We hope to see you at conference soon, Maggie!

We’re so glad to have you, Maggie – Thanks for the sneak peek into A Wild Soap Bar!

Member Spotlight: Whipped Up Wonderful

The shower is a miniature escape for many of us, a few small moments of peace and tranquility snatched out of hectic lives. A bath, then, is a truly stress-relieving luxury. That concept drives the spirit of Texas-based Whipped Up Wonderful, a company selling handcrafted skin care for the bath and beyond. Owner and maker Alexis Clare says, “I have a passion for pure, natural ingredients, and a zest for anything artistic! Bath Bombs offer the best of both worlds; combining natural ingredients with an endless amount of colors and fragrances, so that each turn into a lovely little work of art!”


While browsing the bath bombs, bubble bars, foot fizzies, tub truffles, and soaps in the store, you must of course try the bath bombs. “They are my biggest seller and my customers LOVE them! Kick up the moisturizing quality of your bath with some of my seasonal Tub Truffles too!” Alexis will even customize bath bombs to your exact specifications (how cool is that?). And the love continues – Whipped Up Wonderful is offering readers a 15% discount on orders with code HSCG2013.


There are many reasons to fall in love with Whipped Up Wonderful. Not only is every item handmade (to order!), the vast majority of the line is vegan, with biodegradable ingredients and packaging and truly stellar customer service.

Follow Whipped Up Wonderful on pinterest for seasonal inspiration, great product shots, and a taste of the vintage flair behind the brand. Follow the instagram feed for a first look at products, and stay in tune with upcoming events and contests through the Whipped Up Wonderful facebook page.


Still in her first year of membership, Alexis shares, “I’m in love with the seemingly endless amount of knowledge on HSCG, from the classes to the vendors, who in turn often have their own amazing amount of knowledge! I’ve been very pleased with joining up!”

Thanks, Alexis, for sharing your bath time philosophy with our readers….is it time for a bath yet??