She is the queen of nerd soap and the mogul behind DigitalSoaps, but have you ever wondered about how got started and what her favorite sandwich might be? Fear not, you can learn all that and more in our amazing Q&A with Chrystal Doucette, the founder and operator of DigitalSoaps.
What do you love about soap? What draws you to it over any other career?
What I love about soap is that it can be turned into functional art. It can be manipulated into nearly any shape. It isn't limited to just sitting on a shelf looking pretty – it can also make your skin feel pretty.
If you were to battle two Pokemon against each other, which ones, and which one would win?
I would take a fully powered charizard and battle it against a magikarp, just because it would be funny to see the one-hit annihilation. But it is sad when my Pokemon have to fight.
Describe your dream soap.
My dream soap would be more of a performance type of soap, rather than a shape. I would love for a melt and pour to exist that feels as soft as oil- and butter-rich cold process soap, but also holds up with the same shapes I enjoy making, and doesn't take a month to cure.
What is your favorite kind of sandwich?
Can you put macaroni and cheese in sandwich form?
What is your current fandom obsession?
Hearthstone. I can't stop playing.
What is your lifelong geeky obsession?
MEGA MAN. I love the music in Mega Man 2, and the whole atmosphere of the game. The game is challenging enough that I feel accomplished when I beat a stage. And I love that the things you pick up from previous bosses helps you advance through future levels.
What is your life philosophy?
I want my beliefs to be based on evidence. So I tend to be pretty analytical about certain things. That doesn't always make others happy.
What is most important to you to let your customers know about DigitalSoaps?
I always want people to know that DigitalSoaps started the geek soap genre. We have many imitators – but supporting our original designs is much appreciated. And even though we don't have much on the shelf right now, stay tuned because DigitalSoaps will be back in a big way.
In five years I will be...
The undisputed geeky soap mogul, living the suds life. I am working toward that right now with licensing and retail deals.
Tell me about your cats.
So glad you asked. I have a really beautiful, giant siamese named Kira. She has an attitude
problem but kneads into me whenever I sing. And I have a sweet, tiny cat named Ash, who was rescued by animal control during a raccoon attack before I adopted her. She has no tail, and a small IQ, but purrs all the time and likes to go for walks with me.
A huge thank you to Chrystal Doucette, the genius behind DigitalSoaps for letting me interview her. She is the reason this company exists and why there is now a geeky soap genre. Be sure to keep following her work on Facebook and Instagram to see what comes next!
We want to keep making the most nerdy soaps and bath & body products for you to enjoy and letting us know what you like helps us to do that. Game Over, Grime!