Stephanie Munden Jones initially launched Love Yourself Bath Co. in 2017 under the name “Mommy & Me Beyoutiful.” Her varied life experiences taught her that all children should believe they are beautiful as created. “When my daughter Rochelle was around three years old, she came running into the house after playing with the neighbor girl and was crying so profusely, I could barely understand what she was saying. The little girl had informed Rochelle she was ‘blaaaack!’ I am assuming from the cries coming from my beautiful daughter that it was said and taken in a negative manner,” she recalled. “This truly broke my heart; I could not imagine my child feeling less than for being who God created her to be. From that day forward, I have always made it my life mission to make my child feel and believe she was beYOUtiful just the way she was.” Years later, Jones’ godson Joshua was born and diagnosed with microcephaly and cerebral palsy. “You can trust that Joshua is so much more than his diagnosis. He is an inspiration to me and many others,” exclaimed Jones. And then, in 2008, she took the steps to become a foster parent. “In this journey, I learned even more that we must raise our children to believe in themselves and to believe in their own beauty and worth. So many children go through life believing others’ perceptions of them. They are too dark, too light, too skinny, too fat, not smart enough, too different, etc.,” Jones explained. “I want all children to know they are exactly who God created them to be. BeYOUtiful! I believe it is our jobs as mothers to instill in our children the self-confidence, self-worth, self-love, and the ability to be who they are and know they are beautiful just as they are.”
Jones now expresses this passionate sentiment through Love Yourself Bath Co. “About six months after the creation of our shop, we changed the name to better reflect the what and the why and Love Yourself Bath Co was born,” she said. “Spending time together with your child whether it is bath time or hair care time or even doing facials together gives a child an opportunity not only to bond with you, but feel important to you.”
The small shop features handmade soaps, colorful bath bombs, bubble bath, shower steamers and soaks crafted from high quality ingredients. “My favorite is our classic Manic Mango. The scent is just so relaxing and refreshing to me,” Jones shared. The shop’s surprise toy bath bombs for kids are the most popular and come in scents like “Fruit Loops” and “Lemon Sugar.” My boys are still playing with the baby shark and rubber duck toys that came atop their Love Yourself Bath Co. bath bombs (baby shark, do do do….), and I was impressed by the beautiful colors of the shop’s moisturizing Summer Cloud bath bomb. “We are always trying to evolve and revamp to better, brighter, and more exciting. I love coming up with something new and beautiful and the anticipation of the bath art the product will create,” said Jones.
This fall, expect more pumpkin-scented bubbles from Love Yourself Bath Co. “Lots of yummy fall scents are coming. Fall is my favorite season and I love all the smells that give you those feel-good memories.” All orders over $49 ship free (in the U.S.) and turnaround time is about a week. Check out all the fizzy fun on the Love Yourself Bath Co. website and get sneak peaks and discounts in the shop’s VIP Facebook group here.