Hi There! I'm Christine, the owner and soap crazed lady behind the scenes here at Rachel Rene Bath & Body!
I began my soapy adventures in the fall of 2005. My daughter and the company's name sake, Rachel Rene, was 3 years old and suffered from severe eczema. We'd tried everything from oatmeal baths to prescription medication and creams. Nothing seemed to help and every store bought and Rx cream we tried irritated her skin so much it would turn bright red and she would scream and cry that it burned. It was sad to watch and we would usually end up putting her back in the tub to wash off the cream or try to cool the burning :(
Fast forward through some not really important rambling, I had been giving her milk baths which really seemed to help a LOT - but the milk used was from a generous neighbor who raised milk goats. He would bring over a few gallons of raw milk every couple days and I would pour almost an entire gallon into one bath for her and the difference in her skin was light night and day! Suddenly I was googling what else I could do to help her naturally and a soap making maven was born!
I began selling my creations around our area in the Spring of 2006 at local craft shows and markets and the rest is history!
NEARLY 12 YEARS LATER
In 2017 (nearly 12 years after our adventure began) we opened our first ever Bath and Body Boutique in Princeton, IL. Located at 414 S. Main Street - we are extremely excited and amazed at how wonderful this town and community are! We are grateful to all who have supported us throughout the years so that we could achieve this amazing dream!
We are open Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sundays 11:00am - 4:00pm! Stop in or give us a call at (815) 915-2001