It’s remarkable how one experience can change your path forever.
For me, that "experience" was the first time I soaked for 90 mins in water laden with 1,000 lbs of dissolved Epsom salt heated to skin temperature in a pitch black room while wearing ear plugs. At that time in my life, to say I was skeptical about the "healing powers of self care" would be an understatement. I never could have imagined that five years later I would drop everything and dedicate my life to offering a similar experience to others: to facilitate people on their own journey of self-care from the comfort of their own homes. But, before we dive into our history, let me first introduce myself. My name is Kevin, and I am the founder of Unplugged Essentials.
To be honest, the goal was never to get into the "CBD space.”Like most things, it just sort of happened.
The original mission, inspired by my profound float experience, was to open a float center in my hometown of New Bedford, Ma. After about two years of planning and trying to raise the funds for our massive build out, it became abundantly clear that we would have to pivot in order to make our goals a reality. I wondered how we could mimic the experience of floating - at least the physical benefits - and offer it as a take-home event that is accessible to everyone. That thought experiment prompted our journey into the product world and compelled us to research and develop a way to curate an experience we could be proud of.
Researching the natural benefits of our ingredients, how they’re sourced, and the synergistic effects they have when combined kept me up at night.
Not content to simply use physically beneficial ingredients, we sought to dial in the entire sensory experience. . , paying careful attention to the way our sourcing plays into our objectives. (If you'd like to learn about the benefits of each ingredient, click here)
So where are we now and where are we going from here?
Right now, it is 12:17 pm on August 27th 2020. At this time we are in the process of building out a new, larger facility for our offices and manufacturing, researching and testing ingredients to offer more ways to Unplug, and growing as a team and a brand. Though we are at the beginning of our journey, the passion and energy of our commitment to facilitating self-care with our hemp-infused soaks is palpable. Furthermore, the original mission of creating a space that incorporates various wellness modalities under one roof is still one we plan to achieve.
"To curate experiences that stimulate the body and mind in an effort to facilitate growth and self awareness" is, at its core, what Unplugged Essentials stands for as a brand.
Curious to learn more about the thought process behind the brand? I recently started an audio newsletter/podcast to share more of our story. Check it out Here