Friday, 04 August 2017 14:16

A Totally RAD Way to Clean

By Megin Potter | Your Home

Clean your teeth and toilets with the same product? It seems impossible, but one local company has made it a reality. 

Still striving to recover from the shady reputation it earned through the propagandist agenda of the 1930’s, hemp is an all-purpose plant resource that can be ingested internally and used externally to clean, heal, and nourish your body - and your home. 

“Sue had recognized the benefits of it when it was taboo,” said Greg Kerber, CEO of RAD Soap Co. 

Susan Kerber originally found hemp oil products at an Atlanta airport kiosk and brought them home to help treat her son, Zak’s eczema. 

These worked so well that in 2009, she started making skin care products using this miracle ingredient in her own Cohoes kitchen. Selling at local farmer’s markets, she was using approximately 24 lbs. a year. Radical changes have taken place since then and the family-run RAD Soap Co. now uses 17,000 lbs. each year for their line of skin care, household, and pet care products sold worldwide.

“You can use it for everything,” said Greg about their all-purpose Hempstile liquid soap. Hempstile is especially popular with campers and festival-goers, as is their Vibes all-natural 24-hour spray deodorant, which took seven years to develop. 

RAD Soap produces soaps, body washes, creams, toners, salves, bug sprays, lip balms, beard oils,  etc. enhanced with the magic of ingredients such as mushrooms, NY IPA hops, Death Wish coffee, chocolate, activated charcoal, volcanic ash clays, Himalayan salt’s ancient miracle minerals, and more. 

“There’s a cornucopia of benefits in them,” said Greg.

Rad Soap Co.’s Remix laundry soap was released in June to rave reviews.

“It took off like crazy. It makes your clothes fresh and clean. It smells good. It’s really cool,” said Susan. She’s “the nose” behind the soft, but long-lasting scents in all of RAD Soap Co.’s products. 

RAD Soap Co. is changing the face of industry standards with their products’ serious cleansing and healing properties, which have been supported by a dozen doctors, and striving to connect with the consumer by rebooting their scent memories in an edgy, fun way.

“Rest assured, these are all-natural products, and what we use ourselves,” said Greg.

Last November, RAD Soap Co. opened their first retail store in Stuyvesant Plaza. With plans to expand that to 25 in the next 56 months, the initial retail locations will include Long Island, N.J., Philadelphia, Los Vegas, and Southern California. 

Throughout August, the weekly Taste NY at Saratoga in the Berkshire Bank Pavilion at Saratoga Race Course will provide track guests with the opportunity to sample and buy a wide variety of RAD Soap Co. products, Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RAD Soap Co. items can also be found locally at Healthy Living Market, Four Seasons Natural Foods, Wild Birds Unlimited, and Benson’s Pet Center, among others. For more information go to

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