We are a couple of incensed activists fighting back with none other than crazy awesome soap! Yup that's right, soap. Thus, we created a Piece of Resistance Soap @ www.ToResist.Rocks.
This campaign will fund the startup of our soap business To Resist Rocks that strives to help people properly scrub, exfoliate, and cleanse the daily political gunk we see both on social media and on the telly with organic caffeinated soap infused with pine and grapefruit. I don't know about you, but I want one. Read on!
Startup Costs: $243 (Batch of 50 Bars)
- $33 Caffeine Crystals (1 lb)
- $12 Soap Molds
- $70 Organic SFIC Soap Base (12 lbs)
- $30 Website (www.ToResist.Rocks & www.ToResist.com)
- $26 Soap Boxes (50)
- $17 Labels for Boxes (50)
- $30 Custom Stamp for Soaps (image below)
- $25 Pine & Grapefruit Essential Oils
Custom Label for Boxes
Cool right? This will be on each box of soap.
SFIC Organic Clear Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
Our soap base is made from 100% organic glycerine blend.
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Palm Oil
- Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin)
- Purified Water
- Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent)
- Sorbitol (moisturizer)
- Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier)
- Oat protein (conditioner)
Essential Oils: White Pine
White Pine Essential Oil is wild-crafted from the needles of the Canadian White Pine tree. The fresh, pungent scent of pine is a favorite ingredient in bath products, disinfectants and massage oils.
Pine oil is a powerful decongestant that may release blockages in the upper respiratory tract, support the adrenal glands, and fight infections. The sharp scent of pine invigorates the senses and alleviates heavy thoughts.
Essential Oils: White Grapefruit (Organic)
White grapefruit has a fresh, light, slightly bitter citrus scent that is very characteristic of the fruit. The difference between white and pink grapefruit is mostly price which varies by supply and demand. The pink is slightly sweeter. Aromatherapists utilize to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin. Grapefruit oil is also sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural toner.
Health Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic and tonic substance. ... Like all other citrus fruits, its Essential Oil is present in its peel and extracted by compression.
Raw Caffeine Crystals (Powdered)
Just as it sounds, this product is pure, 100% caffeine! Its technically called caffeine "crystals" but its really a fine powder, which breaks down easily into any water based liquid.
Caffeine applied topically can make a wonderful "anti-puffiness" eye cream. It also tones and tightens the skin, smoothing out fine lines and small wrinkles. The only catch with caffeine additives: its like most topical ingredient in that it isn't a permanent fix. "Dang!" Right? But, just because the benefits don't last forever, it doesn't mean it should be overlooked. For cellulite wraps, and mud rubs, etc you will see a difference after each application.
Also remember that caffeine will be absorbed through the skin layers, so it will also give the applier a caffeine buzz -- just a warning for those who are caffeine sensitive.
Black Oxide Melt and Pour Soap Color Block
Who doesn't like a black bar of soap and frankly this is all about rebelling right?
- Iron oxide
- Coconut Oil
- Palm Oil, Safflower Oil
- Sodium Hydroxide
- Sorbitan oleate
- Soy bean protein
Limited Edition Shirt: To Resist Rocks
The Resistance / Future
Why not begin cleaning all the political gunk with a piece of resistance soap. These bars are made with 100% organic SFIC (all natural) Glycerin, infused with powdered caffeine crystals, scented with organic white grapefruit oil and white pine.
We hope to build on this brand and provide other cleaning and invigorating products to help with the resistance in the future. We've expanded the brand to under www.ToResist.Rocks with shirts and more.
Whatever your political affiliation, a Piece of Resistance will feed your libertarian instincts to keep government in check. Government for the people by the people.
Lorien Reese, Founder
Lorien is a theatre practitioner and nonprofit professional with over a decade of experience in the performing arts. She currently is employed as the workshop supervisor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
Prior to forming ToResist.Rocks, Lorien’s tenure included serving as the Program Director of The Watermill Center, the international laboratory for experimentation in the arts founded by Robert Wilson; Associate Director of Development for Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY; and as Program Director of HUGS, Inc., a nonprofit committed to youth empowerment, specializing in drug and alcohol prevention.
She holds a Bachelor of Communication Arts and Sciences from Calvin College and Masters of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University.
Judah Mahay, Founder
Judah is a writer who crafts stories that take science to plausible extremes or reality to the magical. He was born and raised in the little fishing village of Talkeetna, Alaska, where his parents homesteaded.
Since going to college in Boston, he as lived in Japan, worked as a sailor in Chicago, traveled Europe, got married in South Carolina, and now lives tucked into the woods of Hamptons, NY.
This journey and all the points in-between has provided him with a unique perspective on life, culture, and society. He received his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton.
You can find more of his works at judahmahay.com or by downloading his smartphone app for either iPhone or Android.
Join us and get a piece of resistance!
Risks and challenges
Since we are starting small the startup costs are around $250 to make a batch of 50 bars of soap. This can easily be scaleable, helping us grow easily as demand increases.
We are not overdoing this, but being reasonable in terms of what to do now, but also being open to the potential for product branching and brand growth.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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