San Francisco-based personal care brand Bathing Culture is designed for the adventurous, the design-driven, and the sustainably-minded.
Bathing Culture was founded by childhood friends Tim Hollinger and Spencer Arnold, who share a lifelong love of all things outdoors -- surfing, climbing, and mountain biking together from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands. The duo’s active lifestyles often ended in a search for outdoor bathing opportunities, from spontaneous dips in hidden thermal springs to showering (and dancing) under waterfalls deep in the forest. Over the years, they found that run-of-the-mill body washes simply didn’t fit into these joyful moments of bathing. Existing products typically stripped skin of moisture, were full of toxic synthetics, didn’t deliver an effective clean, or were housed in ecologically harmful and aesthetically uninspiring packaging.
Enter Bathing Culture: an homage to the joyful act of bathing and its centuries-old influence uniting cultures around the globe and across generations. In an appropriately celebratory manner, the brand was launched at a BYOB(ottle) beach party, where friends and family brought their own vessels to fill with the brand’s now-bestselling Mind & Body Wash. This approach lives on today, with Bathing Culture leading the charge to create refill-friendly personal care products.
Through Bathing Culture, Tim and Spencer hope to motivate their customers to take part in an age-old tradition: bathing not only in the literal sense, but also bathing in all that the world has to offer, inspiring peace, community, health and happiness.