Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Person Behind Revive

Caitlin, an 18 year old college student.

The moment I opened that soap making kit on Christmas morning, I knew this was going to be more than just a new hobby. Earlier, my mom had asked me that infamous question, “What would you like for Christmas this year?” Well, I have been interested in homemade soaps my whole life. My mom told me about how I would beg for her to buy me a new bar of homemade soap at the outdoor market when I was little. I had been doing some research and saw an online company offered cold process soap making kits. Of course! That’s what I wanted this year.

Once I completed the kit and successfully made my first batch of soap, I was hooked. I went online to research anything and everything about cold process soap making. I read blogs, joined forums, read books, and even watched how-to videos on YouTube! With all the knowledge I had gained, I bought my own supplies to make my own recipe. After a few trial runs, I finally achieved the perfect bar of soap – one that is gentle, moisturizing, and has a good lather.

I started giving my soap to different people, and one day my mom said, “I bet you could sell this stuff.” Being the entrepreneur that I am, (I started my own custom friendship bracelet mini business in 5th grade!) I jumped at the idea and started researching everything I could about getting into the soap making business. Then I remembered the soap people from the local markets! After purchasing some new tables and items for my display and my Grandmother giving me an outdoor tent, I successfully sold soap at my first market. All I have wanted to do since is make and sell more soap.

Tomorrow, I will be starting my freshman year of college at Kennesaw State University. My plan is to graduate with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. Starting Revive really helped me decide what I wanted to major in. Every bar that is purchased is either being put back into the company, or helping me get through college. Hopefully after I graduate, I will be able to take Revive to the next level and really become my own boss.

Thank you for purchasing your homemade soap from Revive!

Have a Reviving day!

To view my other items for sale, please visit my Etsy by clicking HERE!


  1. that is great! good luck to you on both of your new endeavors!

  2. Nice to meet you, Catilin! Beatuiful blog, and beautiful products!
    ~ miss chris

  3. That is awesome :) Good luck with your business and with college!

  4. fantastic start......good luck, I can see you doing big things with your business.

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