This is us. My name is Sophie Turney and I am pictured in the photo with my beautiful daughter Mila. I started Soph’s Salts during maternity leave as I had some extra time on my hands. I was chatting with my cousin who is a holistic life coach and she needed some bath salts for her treat boxes. We threw some ideas around and it sort of snowballed as ideas do.
I began doing lots of research during the middle of the night whilst feeding Mila of different kinds of bath salts, recipes and most importantly sustainable packaging. I was pleasantly surprised to find that sustainable packaging was a lot more affordable and easily sourced than I had first thought. With still only a few companies offering a compostable packaging option.
I began by emailing lots of companies to get sample packaging and labels and looking through Facebook and Instagram for other businesses recommendations for such packaging. It soon began to take hold and then started designing my packaging, labels and sourcing my bulk products. I ended up spending almost all of my maternity pay on the start up costs- but it was totally worth it. I also had to take a lot of baths to try out different combinations and quantities for my bath salts. This was probably the easiest process of all I must say!
This was all a new experience for me and I was so lucky to have so many supportive friends and family members that could help and guide me. I love the fact that I have a eco-friendly product that helps the earth but also those that soak in the salts.
I wanted Soph’s Salts to provide a relaxing experience especially in todays climate with so many uncertainties. It is more important than ever to take time for yourself and provide a bit of self care for yourself or those you love. x