WRITTEN BY Alexa Fernandes
The Bath Lab is a local boutique in Knoxville that offers its customers sweet, relaxing treats like bath bombs, body scrubs, lotions, bubble baths, candles, wax melts and so much more.
This yummy shop originated back in 2017 with owner, Josh Ray, taking the idea of creating bath bombs after one fun-filled night with some friends to the web by using the online shopping platform, Etsy.
Shortly after that, his fun new hobby had grown leaps and bounds, and Ray launched the official Bath Lab website back in the spring of 2018 and they have been thriving ever since.
The Bath Lab’s products are full of vibrant colors and fun fragrances that are so beneficial for its customers’ well-being.
“All of our ingredients are FDA approved. We use a variety of skin-loving oils and butters such as jojoba oil, soybean oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter,” Ray said.
One core concept the Bath Lab focuses on providing their customers with are products they can indulge in during bath time, but are also so valuable for keeping your skin happy and healthy.
About 99% of The Bath Lab’s materials are sourced from small businesses across the US.
“We work with individuals all over the US that own their own small businesses to source our ingredients and packaging materials from. As of today, 99% of our materials come from small businesses. The goal is by summer to be 100 percent,” Ray said.
The Bath Lab’s goal is to constantly give back to those who have showed up in support of this small business along their journey.
The small business has worked wonders in the beloved Knoxville by providing many self-care opportunities available to anyone.
It even incorporates special themed boxes which are referred to as “Treat Yo Self Boxes.” These boxes are full of exclusive products from The Bath Lab and from surrounding businesses to help provide you with a spa in a box. These sweet boxes have fun themes such as mermaid, country fair, etc. to help you live out your own fantasy during stressful times that people encounter in this day and age.
Ray gave insight on the company’s mission.
“Our goal is simple: to make a positive impact in the world. With everything going on in the world right now it is easy to get caught up in the negativity of it all. Focusing on just the negative will slowly eat away at us. I want The Bath Lab to be that positive light in the world.”
The Bath Lab helps keep Knoxville shining by reminding us to focus on our self-care! Self-care is not just for the ladies; guys can get in on this magical time by just spending 30 minutes of your day to help collect yourself and just breathe.
Life is crazy, so instead of dwelling on that, focus on The Bath Lab’s tips on wellness: “Wash your face, take a hot shower, and come up with 3 positive things that happened in your life today.”Check out The Bath Lab’s website here, find its Instagram @thebathlab, Facebook @InTheBathLab and Etsy @TheBathLab.