The Wickedly Talented Ladies of Macabre Merch: Six Questions for the Beauty and Brains Behind the Killer Shop, Rebel Potions
Rebel Potions is an online shop specializing in a variety of highly unique bath and wax products inspired by Pagan and horror themes. On the 15th of every month, new products are released, which usually include a selection of handmade candles and indulgent bath bombs. You can also pick up monthly subscription boxes featuring an assortment of hand-selected specialty products. You can check out demos of many of this shop’s killer products, so you can fall in love before you buy!
1. What was the inspiration for starting your own business and how did you get started?
My inspiration for starting my shop was really watching other YouTubers and needing a hobby. In the end, I realized I was pretty good at it and it became more of a full time job for me.
2. When and how did you fall in love with horror?
I fell in love with horror the second my parents told me I could not watch A Nightmare on Elm Street. And I’ve watched it too many times to count since.
3. Where does inspiration for your products come from? What is your creative process like?
My brain really never shuts off, so I get inspiration from movies, songs, and bakery items.
4. What’s the best part about running your own business, and what’s the hardest part?
The best part of running my own business is being my own boss of course. I can do what I want, when I want. The hardest part is just sticking to my own schedules and never having any help. I do the whole process myself — from ordering supplies, making products, labeling, packaging, and shipping.
5. Tell me why you think it’s important for people to support small business? Is it especially important for people to support female-owned business (if so, why)?
I think it is very important to support small businesses. That is where the biggest creativity and most unique products come from. People should never be discouraged to seek their dreams. I think it’s important to support all small businesses, both male and female owned. There are plenty of men trying to support their families and achieve goals as well.
6. How can people follow/interact with you on social and purchase your products? And is there anything else you’d like to add or promote?
You can purchase products on my website at rebelpotions.com or my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/RebelPotions. You can also check out new products and specials, as well as interact with me, over on my Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/rebelpotions/