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!