Meet Tara Baig of BodyWerx
My journey in the bath and beauty world started when I was just a child. I’ve always been a lover of all things beauty related. I used to play in my mom’s makeup when she wasn’t around, and even better—the only way I would eat sometimes is if my mom pulled out her makeup and let me put it on her while she fed me. I started this journey of actually creating about two years ago. Mother’s Day was coming up, and I wanted to do something special that had some substance to it. I thought, “What can I do for all the moms in this family that’s unique?” That’s when I found my beginning– Soap! I hopped on the internet scouring all kinds of different websites for recipes and saw that it wasn’t something out of my comfort zone. I began immediately. I made my first batch of soap, and I was officially hooked. I made all different kinds of shapes and scents with a variety of ingredients.
After I mastered my soap making skills, I thought, why not try making skincare? I diagnosed with Vitiligo about two years ago. Around the same time I started making my products. Because of this, I do have extremely sensitive skin, and I’ve had to start taking major precautions with the products I choose to use on my skin. This alone is what motivated me to start creating vegan and organic products for the skin. I use the most luxurious oils and ingredients, making them not only effective but also safe. I turned a hobby into a real passion. I’ve always been the person that was embarrassed by anyone asking me what my hobbies were because I never had an answer. Now I do. Never give up on what you love because you haven’t received the results you were expecting. Everything takes time and will happen when it is supposed to.
This journey has not been an easy one; it has been an extremely tough one for me. I’ve had countless amounts of trial and error—there days when I cried and wanted to stop everything. I’ve even had all of my products ruined because of rainy days at Farmers Markets, completely damaging everything. Things as small as not making as many sales as I hoped for can be a let down– but giving up is not something I do easily.
What is interesting to me, is that I started as, “The Soap Lady,” according to all of my loved ones; but I have proudly progressed into creating skincare, too.
What I am most known for my hand salves and face creams – Both being extremely hydrating, smoothing, and lush formulations. I take pride in the ingredients I use in my products. I truly use only the most luxurious ingredients. My products are also vegan and organic. I think what sets my products apart from other brands is that I make completely one of a kind shapes, ingredients and packaging. For example, my soaps are never all the same — each one is made individually so that every soap is made with 100% focus and love.
What I am most proud of is not myself– but the support I have received. My family and friends are just the most wonderful. The positive and genuine responses I’ve received are what motivates me the most.
To me, being successful means not just to be noticed, but to be able to make a difference in at least one persons life. Knowing that my consumers are enjoying their products and actually love them is how I would measure my success. Not my sales on my Etsy shop, not my sales at Farmers Markets– Just knowing there are people who love my products and are returning customers is what makes me happy.