We had the good fortune of connecting with Chiohko Owens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chiohko, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My daughter, Chai at the time was 16 years old and she planted the seed. She told me I should start my own business. I asked her doing what? She said skincare and I was so lost for a second because although I would make natural products for her and her sisters it never dawned on me to start my own business. I owe everything to my daughter. If it wasn’t for her there would be no Moonlight Bath Treats, and I believe I wouldn’t have ever started my own business.
What should our readers know about your business?
Our mission at MBT is for everyone to love their skin especially those who are experiencing “social imperfections”. I want them to feel beautiful, to smell good and know that we make skincare they can trust, they can connect with and be celebrated just good old fashion “Customer Service” and I believe that’s what will continue to set us apart. My professional background is healthcare administration and I’ve drawn from my professional experience to be the driver for my business so it was easy to align MBT with the same staff model.
The most important lesson has been work-life balance, you tend to forget that because it’s your business but it’s so important to balance. I want all the women who are 40 & up and mothers to know its never too late to start bu
t just start! I also want the world to know Moonlight Bath Treats is the secret Vicki doesn’t want you to know about ( haha)
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m pretty simple so my idea of a good time is a movie, the cheesecake factory and a nice cold Dr. Pepper.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my spouse and life partner, Shay Fields Sr. He is my #01 Fan, Hype-man, Security and Sales Rep! My core group of supporters are pretty solid. I come from a group of strong women who have led by example so ultimately I pull from them. My mother, Roslyn, my Aunt Kathy and my late Aunt Valerie have been the constant leading women in my life who are all trend setters and go- getters. My two daughters, Cierra and Chloe’ who continue to push me to think outside of my comfort zone and continue to walk in my purpose. My only son, Shay Jr. and my grandson, Maeson.
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