We’re so pumped about our conversation with Rebekah Jensen. Rebekah is a Business Founder & Visionary and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this.
Sanara’s Tranquila Collection was launched in 2019 by Rebekah Jasso Jensen. Since 2016 Rebekah has been creating her own products in her kitchen having lived with Psoriasis since her teens. Rebekah has worked in women’s health as an OB-Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for over a decade. She’s seen first-hand the course life can take and impact on a woman’s life when she feels empowered by her own self-care and health advocacy.
Sanara was created through her own personal skin and self-care journey of wanting to feel beautiful and help aid in her own skin condition. Through this journey, She felt a pull from her Latin American ancestors to learn, understand, utilize and celebrate tried and true botanicals they have been using for centuries.
And Sanara was born.
It was through the whispers and guidance of her ancestors that The Tranquila Collection was launched in November 2019. Sanara’s rebranded and reformulated products exemplify Sanara’s mission and she’s excited to see Sanara’s product line continue to grow.
In March 2021, lead by her own intuition, she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39 after feeling a lump in her breast, despite no family history. The name Sanara comes from the Spanish word sanará, which means, ‘you will heal’ acting as the beacon to the ingredients she uses and products she creates. In retrospect, the name Sanara was divinely hers and continues to bring more meaning to her every day and in turn, her community as well.
Rebekah is born and raised Texan of Mexican descent and Sanara is carefully crafted in the U.S. Her family-operated business is based in Austin, Tx.
Check out our conversation with Rebekah below.
What makes cold-process soap making so special to you?
Cold-process soap making is so special to me because it allows me to get my chemistry geek on AND create a product from the ground up with full control. It’s a combination of art and science.
I can choose which oils, colorants, scents, or other additives I want based on the end product results I want it to have. Cold-process soap making uses chemistry and it can be challenging because one thing like the temperature in which I “soap” reflects the outcome. It took me 2 years to develop my Black Brazilian Clay Soap Bar ensuring it has the properties I want and the aesthetic consistency I need.
Mass market soaps use a process called triple-milled bar soap. They basically use a mass-produced soap base oftentimes from China and then squeeze in their additives. This gives them major scalability but oftentimes that quality can be lost.
I often compare it to making a cake from scratch vs. making a cake box. Cake from scratch is always going to be better.
When will you be launching your first soap under Sanara?
July 16th, 2021
What makes this soap so special?
Our Black Brazilian Clay soap bar is hand-made and hand-poured; a multifunctional and transformative cold-process soap bar created specifically to cleanse, balance and moisturize the skin.
It’s scented with our perfectly harmonious Tranquila essential oil blend of Orange oils, Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Amyris. Made with organic Olive oil, Coconut oil, Cupuaçu butter and Jojoba oils. Black Brazilian clay doesn’t just act as our colorant; it removes impurities and promotes skin balance without dehydrating your skin. Black Brazilian Clay has a unique composition, rich in minerals including Titanium, Silica, Calcium and Iron.
Go ahead and wash away your worries and lather up with our all-natural, vegan soap bar. A perfect soap for the face and body.
Alright, so before we go, how can our readers connect with you to learn more and show support?
- Website: https://www.sanaraskincare.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sanaraskincare
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekah-jasso-jensen-57a167153/
- Youtube: https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCL2b6ErrHOYoc1lT8ThVXkQ/videos/upload?filter=%5B%5D&sort=%7B%22columnType%22%3A%22date%22%2C%22sortOrder%22%3A%22DESCENDING%22%7D