Jia Tian, Rough Beauty: Handcrafted botanical products

"We hope that by creating products with simplicity and sustainability in mind, we can encourage others to do the same, to use less resources and consume with sustainability in mind."

- Jian Tian, Founder of Rough Beauty

About the Brand

Rough Beauty features handcrafted botanical bath and body products made with simplicity and sustainability in mind. The brand sources for quality natural ingredients, using only plant essential oils and herbs and spices for scents and colours.

Jia Tian, Founder and brand owner of Rough Beauty started the business back in 2014 from a personal interest in natural bath and body products. Her interest started out as a hobby and gradually grew into a business over time.

The Rough Beauty brand name was inspired by the quiet traverses during a trip to the majestic Himalayan mountains. The rugged terrain, with its haunting beauty left a deep impression on the Founder and continues to inspire and remind of its philosophies of simplicity and sustainability.

Jia Tian shared about one of the reasons she decided to start Rough Beauty:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

One of the reasons we started Rough Beauty is to encourage people to reduce their waste with bar soap, which has 10 times less carbon footprint than liquid soap.* 

We strive towards making a positive environmental impact with our zero-waste alternatives and ensure everything that happens behind-the-scenes has minimal carbon footprint and waste. 

We’ve all heard of this mantra, but how often do we practice it? At our studio, we take the first step to reduce any unnecessary packaging with our suppliers, reuse any packaging that we’re unable to omit (i.e. cardboard boxes and bubble wraps are reused to store and ship bulk orders), and of course, recycle any packaging! Fun fact: we also recycle any leftover tiny soap bits from our soap-making to be remade into bar soaps for our own usage! 

Sometimes, not all bar soaps turn out the way we hope for it to be. Instead of tossing these out and creating waste, we give these lovely bar soaps a second chance by selling them as Roughies at a reduced rate. 

Sustainable Ingredients

Palm oil – a controversial ingredient, but did you know that this versatile oil can be sustainable too? We work with reliable suppliers to ensure the palm oil we receive is from RSPO certified sources.

Other ingredients we use are natural and no harmful chemicals are included in our products or workshops. 


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