The humans behind the shop.
My name is Rachel, I am the owner/ and soap maker behind Indigo River & Co, Cedar Rapids’ first Low Waste Refill Shop! Our journey to sustainability is not one of any special flair or excitement. It came from a reality check when moving away from Fort Collins Colorado in 2019. We quickly came to realize how easy it was to choose options that are better for the planet, and how much better it made us feel. Sustainability is about so much more than reducing our waste. It’s about creating community, localizing efforts, consuming consciously, & and creating thoughtful conversations about how our actions effect our planet.
I have been making soap and bodycare products for more than 7 years and never really envisioned this as my life until 2021. Our refill shop grew out of an obvious need for this concept in our community. As a natural soap maker and an avid believer that less is more (in most cases) I knew I was the right person to guide this community into this space! I feel so incredibly thankful and inspired everyday. This community has taught me far more than I have taught them, and for that I am forever grateful.
I strive to create a safe and beautiful space that encourages others to try new things, ask questions, & understand what we are putting in and on our bodies, down our drains & out into the earth. Together we can create beautiful and encouraging social change!
Please don’t hesistate to reach out! I am always excited to chat about sustainability :)
Choosing a favorite is hard, but I’m going to keep it simple with the perfume rollers. The cozy vanilla in particular is a daily wear for me.
Paired with deodorant from Little Seed Farm (also for sale in our shop) these perfume roller keep you smelling beautiful all day long!