Buck Ridge Mountain is located in the tiny community of Springfield, Arkansas. We tend to say that if you are driving north on Highway 92, if you blink you'll miss the town. It is that small.Population is around 1200. Yes, twelve hundred not thousand. We don't even have high speed internet, thankfully cell phones provide internet service via mobile hot spot and satellite internet is available yet pricey. It enables folks here to work online or work from home.
We have a post office, a few churches, a gas station/convenience store, a shooting range, a Masons lodge, a fire department, a dairy and that is about it. It is the farthest from high tech, it is rural, most people are farmers or drive long distance to work. One of the owners of Buck Ridge Soap drove to work in Little Rock over an hour away for more than 20 years.
So there aren't a lot of jobs in the area that aren't farm related. In fact, even Buck Ridge Soap is farm related since we do grow a few of our own ingredients and the goat milk is local for the goat milk soaps!
We started making soaps but the men in our lives are country bred men and prefer not to use any flowery or heavy cologne scents. Hard to go to deer camp smelling like lavender or too much like cologne without getting teased or worse scaring off the deer or inviting bugs to bite sweet smells. So, our scents are more manly, or unscented completely. We even have a soap that keeps mosquitoes and ticks at bay.
While our soaps are aimed more at men we have a lot of women who love them too. Our Filthy Human is great for women who work int he garden or around the farm, it has great exfoliating agents to help remove ground in dirt but not overly drying your skin.
Every one of our soaps is made in the USA, they are made by hand, hand poured and hand cut. No factories, no machinery, just old fashioned soap making.
Some of our soaps are vegan friendly, some are organic and all are all natural.