Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Hand Grenade Soap
“Now, that’s da bomb!” is the phrase Megan and Rob Green frequently hear about their Stinkybomb Soap products, and it is very fitting – their top selling soap is in the shape of a hand grenade. They also create soaps in the shape of cassette tapes and baby doll heads, but the hand grenade made with aloe and olive oil is their most popular selling item.
Stinkybomb Soap came about when Megan was staying home with her newborn daughter, and her husband’s grenade and bayonet molds were cluttered all over the house. Rob casts resin replicas of weapons as a hobby. Megan played with various types of soap, colors and scents, and cast the soap in the hand grenade molds. The explosive cleansing agent was born. Now, the soap products are not just fun novel gifts, they are made with quality products, and the molds and soap are handmade right here in Central Ohio.
Stinkybomb Soaps are created in small batches with either olive oil and aloe or goats milk and come fragrance free, but can be scented with essential oils or fragrance. Since the soap is made in small batches, everything can be customized with a favorite color and scent and has an average cost of $9 per soap.
The husband and wife team of Central Ohio take their suds seriously, but they enjoy having fun with their product calling it “Irony at its Sudiest.” When asked about shoppers’ reactions to the hand grenade soap, Megan said “most people laugh. They know that it is done with a sense of humor and see the novelty in it, but we do have folks that get offended.” She went on to explain that a shopper once said to her “That is not funny. Don’t you know there is a war going on!” Megan and Rob take those comments very seriously. They even give 1% of each sale to Wounded Warrior Project, and have sold hand grenade soap to families of active military men and women.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, why not tell that special someone they are the bomb with a hand grenade soap? If you decide to put a grenade in your love’s rose bouquet, please order by February 8 for arrival by February 14. Personal notes can be included.
Stinkybomb Soap products can be found at various indie craft shows, Wholly Craft at 3171 N. High Street, What the Rock at 1194 N. High Street, and at their online Etsy store. Their website can be found at StinkyBombSoap.com. For information about Wounded Warrior Project, please visit: WoundedWarriorProject.org.