Hampton, VA, November 29, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Castle Baths Spa Products has completed 5 years. The company also has an online spa products retail store, http://www.castlebaths.com/. During the last five years, many companies were going under, and bankrupting, especially in the business of retail! Celebrating a huge defeat of what life can dish out is Castle Baths, the Natural Bath and Body Spa Line company run by Laura Thomas from Hampton who shares, “The Lord Almighty is my CEO.”
Laura Thomas built her business from the ground up from her home in late 2005. Castle Baths grew steady each year with new products, new lines and lots of new customers. She also informs, “The company has a point nil return rate (only 3 returns in 5 years) and a 90% repeat customer rate for her online ecommerce site (www.castlebaths.com).” Thomas further comments, "It's hard to start any new business, but it's harder to start and to grow one during a recession. It's even harder if you're starting not only at ground zero, but with under a hundred dollars to invest." Thomas adds, "I had a vision, Products with Purpose, and so Castle Baths was born."
As Thomas was building the foundation of her business and still to date, marketing companies criticized her for having scripture on her site and product labels. Laura tells of few of the challenges she had to face, “They criticized that she claimed God as her CEO. Marketing and advertising agencies told Laura over and over that her business would grow larger if she removed the "God part" from her business and that she is most likely offending many of her visitors.” Thomas' response, "Sorry, my business and faith is nothing without God. I will not take God out of Castle Baths. If I offend a visitor with my soft witness, then I hope the seed has been planted for the conviction God wishes to apply to that visitors life. Castle Baths is about caring about others and stewardship! How can anyone think God needs to be fired and removed from His position as the CEO of Castle Baths." Laura further says, "I believe my success in this failing economy is definitely God sent.
"I built Castle baths as my gift back to God for all the gifts he has blessed my life with. I wish to share by being a good steward and help others. We don't only need help in financial directions; we need help in education, health, and feeling good about life overall!" adds Laura
Shortly after Laura's second year, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis; that is when her daughter, Racheal Brennan, joined forces to help Laura continue to grow the company. Laura says, "This is just part of God's plan. I thank Him daily for not sending me with cancer or even worse, something that would destroy the person I am and have grown to be."
Laura also tells the unique qualities of Castle Baths that make it different from others,
“Spa products are not manufactured by scientists in a laboratory, they are inspired by nature itself. At Castle Baths, each ingredient is hand selected in its purest form. Best of all, the products have a purpose! Each bath salt, cream, lotion, soap and scent is produced to enhance your health and well-being in a meaningful way. Thomas shares, "Our products are not manufactured, they're created by caring, loving hands to produce the softness and richness your skin deserves."
Adding further and explaining the functioning of Castle Baths' Rhythms of Life, Laura says, “Castle Baths products are carefully formulated to appeal to your beauty and your health through the rhythms of life. Our bodies have a variety of needs as our lives cycle. There are times your body needs to rest physically. The natural ingredients of Sweet Dreams will help you accomplish a peace and restful state as the aroma penetrates your body to help you relax. Do you need to meditate? Try Prayer bath salts from the Dead Sea scented with Essential Oils. You will immerse yourself into a peaceful, reflective bath designed for tranquility! Other times you may feel the need to awaken the senses. The Jubilee line was created for this purpose and allows energy to flow through your body.”
Laura happily shares the Castle Baths' credo "Be Beautiful" and says, “All Castle Baths products are made to enhance the softness and richness your skin deserves, making it natural and life enhancing. In time, cleansing, nourishing, and exfoliation will produce a new you from the outside in. "It's the customer that inspires me to create our lines." Thomas shares, "I want to help all women to feel and be beautiful." You are beautiful, so let your beauty shine!”
About Castle Baths
An online store for natural bath and spa products, Castle Baths (http://www.castlebaths.com) is headed by Laura Thomas. The online spa products store offers natural products made from organic ingredients that are naturally beneficial and therapeutic. Castle Baths offers beauty, bath and spa products including soaps, body moisturizers, essential oils, foot care merchandise and much more. Anna Designer Pet Line for pet care is also available.
Each Castle Baths product is handmade. Buyers can also choose to purchase spa gift baskets, sample products and gift cards. Shipping to all US orders is $5.50 flat. None of the spa and bath products has been tested on animals. The store also caters to wholesale buyers. Castle Baths store was recently awarded the Leaping Bunny Seal by CCIC.
Hampton, Va. 23663