It was one Mother’s Day gift that Keci Reynolds recieved that brought The Pink Bathatique to life
Sometimes it can be a small priceless gesture that can spark the greatest ideas. Take Kecy Reynolds for example. She recieved a beautiful gift that her daughter made for her in school. It was that gift that drove Keci to launch her online business The Pink Bathatique. Continue reading to learn what Keci was gifted that moved her to launch her business and turned her into a Mompreneur Rockstar.
Tell us a little about yourself
I am 43 years old. I am a wife and mother of four and one granddaughter. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from DeVry University in Long Beach, California. Upon completion of my undergraduate education I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Forensic Psychology at Argosy University. I worked in my field until I was injured on the job in 2009. I had been off work and during that time is when I jumped head on into my graduate studies. Half way through I was released to go back to work, but I was unable to find feasible employment in my field. I then proceeded to try other avenues, such as administrative assistant (which I also have proficient experience in). Nothing turned up for me.
What inspired you to start your business The Pink Bathatique?
Since my attempts to find feasible employment kept leading to dead ends, I thought about starting my own business. With my multifaceted background, I knew that I could make a few things happen. I just needed to think it all the way through. Then one day, my second daughter, Kayla, came home from school with a little gift that they had made for Mother’s Day. It was a bag of bath salts. They used Epsom salt and food coloring. I thought it was the cutest little thing. In the meantime, my oldest daughter was pregnant and we were looking for ideas for party favors. Suddenly the light came on; BATH SALTS! I made bath salts for our guests. Not only were they a big hit, everyone loved them and wanted more.
What kind of start-up costs were involved in opening The Pink Bathatique?
My startup costs included the supplies to buy the Epsom salt, skin safe colorants, fragrances, etc. I also began to make lotion. I thought it would be great for everyone to be able to use lotion after taking a wonderful bath. After trying many bases, I found the one that I have now, which is all natural and has no harsh chemicals. I also had to consider how I wanted to advertise, if I was going to join any social groups to help with recognition of The Pink Bathatique, handing out samples, promotions, etc. At this time, The Pink Bathatique is 100% online. We do have plans to open a physical location in the future.
Please tell us about one of your best selling products.
One of the best things about selling my products is the knowing that they smell great and the scent lasts for hours. Although I opted for all natural, organic and/or vegan based products, I just didn’t feel that my consumers should have to feel like the product is lacking something or has too much of something.
What kind of challenge(s) did you face when opening your business?
The challenges that I faced when I opened my business was finding people who were trustworthy and would have my best interest at heart. I have encountered issues where persons in my own town will not even ask what it is that I am selling or even ask for a sample. And, I get a lot of people who attempt to low ball me; meaning they do not want to pay what my product is worth. Knowing that the products are excellent from my own experience as well as those who purchase from me is what gives me the strength to know that my price point is where it should be.
Please share a rewarding moment?
A Rewarding moments for me is when someone sees the rewards in using my products. Some of my customers have made claims to use my products and saw results that even their physicians couldn’t believe. Although I make no claims to heal anyone or their issues pertaining to their ailments, I do use products that are known to have extreme healing properties.
Fun fact about yourself to share
I love to watch old comedy sitcoms. One of my favorites is Martin. I laugh like I am watching his episodes for the very first time no matter how many times I see the same one. Some my other favs are What’s Happening, The Golden Girls (I call them the Real Housewives of TV), Good Times, I Love Lucy, Three’s Company and the list can go on and on. I love the beach; I love to have a meal on the beach with my wonderful husband and sometimes with our girls. I love to skate. I love to read. And mostly, I love arts and crafts. I know I took this talent from my father. I also love to sew, crochet, and create my own designs. And last but not final I love listening to jazz.
Keci Reynolds is a wife and mother of four and grandmother of one. She started The Pink Bathatique in April 2012, when she was given a small token of love by her middle schooler’s for mother’s day. It was a bag of bath salts that the class made. From there came her passion for creating all natural products that have a lavish elegance and holistic healing for persons with sensitive skin issues. Keci is a California native, but now resides in the Golden Isles of Georgia with her family.
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