Rbellah – A History Lesson

The "Soap Lady" at work.

The “Soap Lady” at work.

I am a wife, mother and lifelong creative spirit and entrepreneur of handcrafts.  For ten years I have produced and marketed nature inspired bath and body products, now known as Rbellah, which is a smash-up of my name, Rhonda Bellamy Hodge.  My company was formerly known as Diva SpaWorks.  Many of my customers call me “The Soap Lady” – and I proudly answer to that!

My business started as a craft project with my youngest son.  It has now grown into a line of products that I happily put my name on.  Included are handcrafted aromatherapy soaps, lotion bars and whipped body scrubs.  I was mentored by several online soapmakers and sold their products for 18 months before starting my own line.  Over the past ten years, I’ve sold my products at local craft fairs and online.

I enjoy the ability to create a “Living Life Marvelously” lifestyle which supports my financial, humanitarian and spiritual goals.  I am excited and inspired by the pleasure of taking raw materials, many of which are common in kitchen cupboards and fashioning products through the wonderment of chemistry and creativity; products which are in great demand from a loyal and growing customer base.

We create the most marvelous, fragrant and skin loving handcrafted soaps, scrubs and lotion bars.  Primary ingredients are Olive, Coconut, Rice Bran and Sunflower Oils, Shea and Cocoa Butters and pure Essential Oils.  This foundation of high quality raw materials makes my products standout among a sea of competitors.  It compliments my overall philosophy of healthy living, eating and beauty – plant based and as natural as possible!  Each bar of soap is wrapped in hand-dyed, color coordinated protective paper.  It’s the perfect daily bath bar for yourself or a unique gift for someone special.  The remaining products are packaged in easily recyclable containers, which we encourage.

Rbellah Soaps at Whole Foods in Arlington, TX

Rbellah Soaps at Whole Foods in Arlington, TX

We are looking forward to growing our business to a more profitable level where I will be able to have a dedicated workspace and provide employment for others in my area.   I believe that every business, regardless of size can be a solution to our employment problem by insourcing jobs, purchasing supplies locally (when possible) and giving back to our communities.  We invite you to be a part of our success story!

2 thoughts on “Rbellah – A History Lesson

  1. How much are the soaps? Can I buy direct? I need 11 bars for a bag
    to be given out at a Altrusa Conference. I need to see how much each
    bar will be. Please let me know. I could not pull up any details or try
    to order online. Thanks.

    I bought soaps at a craft show – I think Arapaho Road Baptist Church.

    • Hi Jackie, Thanks so much for writing and your continued business at the Arapaho Show. I am working at trying to get the shopping cart attached to this site. In the meantime, you can go here: http://www.rhondabhodge.com/products-2/ where my shopping cart is already set-up. Alternatively, you can go by six local Whole Foods Markets in the area. Forest Lane, Richardson, Plano, Fairview, Lakewood and Arlington. They each carry a bit different stock. Also, if you see something on the site that you like, or if you have something else in mind, since you’re local – perhaps we can meet up at let’s say a Starbucks and I can deliver them to you. Here’s my phone number: (214) 534-9384. Thanks again and especially for reaching out to me.

      Best to you,

      Rhonda

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