Life Instyle sat down with Summer Salt Body and spoke all things natural beauty and skincare.
What was the spark that inspired you to start your own business?
I have always been inspired by business owners and had a passion for natural remedies so this is what drove me to start my own natural skincare company.
What were those first steps you took to launch? And what would you say was the scariest part/your biggest fear?
Summer Salt Body actually started out as a hobby. I made Salt Scrubs by hand and sold them at local markets on the weekends. Before I knew it I had stores contacting me asking to stock the product. A year later I was able to quit my full-time job and work for myself which was a dream come true!
The scariest part was making the decision to quit my full-time job. I was becoming exhausted working till midnight on Summer Salt just trying to get all the orders shipped while still working full time every day for someone else. It wasn't sustainable to do both so I needed to make that decision and I haven't looked back since!
Tell us a bit about how you design/ make your product. Who/where/how/why etc.
I started out making every single product by hand. As the business grew, I needed to hire staff and also looked into getting some products manufactured. We still make a lot of our products by hand and source the highest quality ingredients from all over Australia. I am vegan myself so this is really important to me when developing a new product.
When developing a new product we ensure it is always 100% natural, vegan-friendly and contains organic ingredients where possible. All ingredients in our products actually serve a purpose is healing the skin. We will never use random fillers or toxic ingredients.