My name is Tamara and I am the owner and founder of Essentially Tamara which is based in Silverdale. We pride ourselves on making a beautiful, premium and environmentally friendly product called a shower bomb. Our shower bombs provide a way for every person to turn their routine shower time into a ritual of self-care that you can look forward to daily. Just knowing that you are going to have those 10 minutes of time to yourself, surrounded by the steamy warmth of the shower and the beautiful fragrances, is something really lovely to look forward to when our days and lives are so hectic.
I was a midwife before this and gave up my career to look after my child who was unable to integrate into mainstream school. From working all my adult life to being a stay-at-home mum was a very difficult transition for me as well as coping with the stress of knowing my child was struggling with life. This situation put a great deal of strain on my mental wellness, and I was constantly searching for some form of release.
I am by nature a very creative person and as a way of coping I would often look on the internet for inspiration on things to make at home with the children. On one such occasion I was scrolling through Pinterest looking for a bath bomb recipe to make with my young daughter when I came across a post on how to make a 'shower steamer', something I had not previously heard of. I was immediately grabbed by this fantastic idea and followed this home-made recipe to the letter. It was a total flop, but the idea was born...