Friday, March 1, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meet the Team

PAUL HESLOP - Chief Care Officer: Paul is the owner, creative genius, designer, and overall face of Salt of the Earth. Before purchasing Salt of the Earth from a neighbor, Paul had never even stepped foot into a spa. After five years of digging deep into industry research and having many...MANY massages, he has made a name for himself and his company. The Blend Bar Mix Station really set him apart as a lead innovator in the spa community.

LAURA HESLOP - Saltography: In-between juggling the responsibilities of full-time motherhood to two outrageously beautiful kids, Laura is the technical operator behind the lens. She also helps the sales team at spa events when located somewhere tropical. Laura is currently working on the Salt of the Earth monthly training and product videos to better educate our spa accounts.  Look for them coming soon to the Salt of the Earth website.

SHAIRSTIN RAYMOND - Lead Salesthetician: Originally from Washington, Shairstin migrated to Utah and became a master esthetician. She worked at Sego Lily Day Spa for four years before Paul snatched her in the Fall 2012 to head up sales and account management at Salt of the Earth. Her bubbly, eccentric personality are a perfect fit for the team!

NIC TERRY - Production Papa: Nic keeps the salt scrub a' flowin' and the Blendologists in (assembly) line. Thanks to Nic, the Salt Factory is organized, squeaky clean, and efficient...just like the man himself. He is also a number one contributor to the Salt of the Earth pot luck lunches with his homemade goodies.

NIC HESLOP - Blendologist: Nic (also spelled with one "c", weird that there are two of them in our office) is a blending pro. He can also make just about anything Paul thinks of with just a hammer, saw, and some nails. He is the superstar of jimmy-rig jobs! Nic's pieces can be found all around the Salt Factory making the work easier for the team. 

STERLING WARD - Blendologist: Sterling is a team player. And we all know it from his profound motto, "Teamwork! Doesn't seem work!" He's also got some groovin' moves he uses to help whip up our signature Whipped Body Creme. Don't just take my word for it, it will soon be revealed in our upcoming training videos. 

KYLIE MARSH - Blendologist: Meet the newest member to the team. Although, you would never know it if you saw her in action. Kylie was quick to pick up on the ways of the Salt Factory. But don't let her sweet smile fool you, she gets some competitive juices flowin' when challenged to a Salt of the Earth three-on-three basketball game. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Live Love Spa Maui

The Live Love Spa event in Maui, Hawaii this past week was one the Salt of the Earth team will never forget! Aside from the gorgeous scenery and views, the people we met and relationships we started are priceless. This was Salt of the Earth's first time in the Hawaiian market, and it is one we can see ourselves flourishing in. This definitely won't be our last visit to the Hawaiian Islands.

Cheif Care Officer, Paul Heslop, custom blending our signature Whipped Body Creme with the Blend Bar Mix Station. The Blend Bar was a huge hit amongst the Hotels, Resorts, and Spas in Hawaii. Look for it coming soon to The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa on Oahu, The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort on Maui and more. 

Hawaii is rich in beautiful, unique salt. Each color represents a different Hawaiian Island and has distinct healing, boosting, and therapeutic properties. It was inspiring to learn about and soak in each of the different salts. It gave Salt of the Earth some great ideas for new products and spa concepts for 2013! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Salt of the Earth Work Party

The Salt of the Earth family enjoyed a day in the sun at Pineview Lake in Eden, Utah. Fun fact - Did you know that Warm Apple Cider, aka Eden, was inspired by this beautiful, scenic town of Eden Utah? We thought it was fitting to have our work party in the heart of the place that influenced one of our most popular aromas. 
Salt of the Earth: Danny Heslop, Laura Heslop, Lily Heslop, Paul Heslop, Nic Terry, Sam Albornoz
Not pictured but greatly missed: Lindsay Griffin

Chief Care Officer Paul Heslop with wife Laura Heslop

Duty (and customers) call even in the middle of the lake.

Sam Albornoz showing his skills on the wakeboard.

We never go out in the sun without our awesome COOLA sunscreen. 

Look at Paul's amazing form while playing frisbee on the beach.

Paul Heslop wakesufin' it up.

Soaking up the last bit of summer was the perfect way to rejuvenate ourselves for the beginning of a busy fall season. We already have the aromas of Warm Apple Cider, Orange Pomegranate, Plum Spice, and Sweet Pumpkin brewing at the Salt of the Earth headquarters! Now... back to work!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Live Love Spa Phoenix

It's that time again...Livin' Lovin' and Spa'n it up in Phoenix, Arizona at the Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. 

Thanks again to the Live Love Spa team and the always amazing events you provide!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Live Love Spa L.A.

We love us some Live Love Spa, especially the fabulous girls who are behind it all! Pictured below are Tracy Wertz, Keila Morris, Lisa Michaelis, and Piper De Young. This go-around we traveled to the compelling Equinox in Century City. 

The Salt of the Earth crew in L.A. - Araceley Aguilar, Paul Heslop, and Laura Heslop. Together they teamed up to hand-blend 6 oz Whipped Body Creme and Sugar/Salt Scrubs for all the attendees. Araceley gave a mind-blowing pedicure, speaking here from experience :) to the spa directors who could feel the effects and benefits that Salt of the Earth products have to offer. 

It was a great experience to spend some time in the L.A. market and start some lasting relationships.  

Thank you to Live Love Spa for all that goes into these exceptional events. To see an amazing video of the event click here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Montage Deer Valley

Salt of the Earth's Chief Care Officer, Paul Heslop, and his wife Laura, were fortunate enough to be invited by the spa director at the Spa Montage to spend a spa day at their gorgeous facility. The entire experience had the makings for a much needed relaxing day. From driving through the swanky streets of Park City, to the scenic, winding way up to the Montage, even the car-ride was thrilling (which is a lot to say for Paul and Laura)! Seeing the grand Montage Deer Valley through the trees was like getting a glimpse into seventh heaven...

Every employee we came across, including the valet man, was so incredibly helpful and gracious towards us (remind me later to tell you just how awesome the valet man was). The Montage has truly captured a "home-away-from-home" kind of a feeling and they make you feel like you belong up in that paradise with them. 

 Men's Lounge

 Men's Spa...
don't worry ladies, there is an identical one for you too.

Treatment rooms with gorgeous views.

Serenity Suite

More Serenity Suite

Spa Pool & Hot Tub

Laura enjoying a little in-spa dining, yum!

 The most amazing homemade marshmallow & churro dessert, highly recommend it. 

Outdoor Patio

Our short experience at the Montage is leaving a lasting impression. After a relaxing spa day, we received a tour of the Montage resort. It is a very family-oriented place. Seasonally, at the outdoor patio, guests are treated with the makings for delicious s'mores that everyone is sure to enjoy. There are many activities for the whole family including a mountain-side trail and outdoor pool. In our visit, we felt that they truly cared about family. As we were leaving and the valet man gave us our keys, he noticed the unkept backseat with two empty car-seats. He briefly asked about our kids and moments later, came back with gifts of stuffed animals for each of our children. So thoughtful and the kids loved them. We hope to visit Montage Deer Valley very soon, this time kids in tow.   

To visit the Spa Montage or book your stay at the Montage Deer Valley, click here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Live Love Spa Las Vegas

At the M Resort Las Vegas, Salt of the Earth attended another excited Live Love Spa event.

A long, hard days work always deserves a relaxing night out with friends. And the spa industry always knows how to unwind after an event like Live Love Spa!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa Training

Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona California has been operating for over 150 years. It is placed in a gorgeous setting with mineral springs flowing through this pure retreat. There are so many benefits and secrets to discover at Glen Ivy. From its Club Mud, The Grotto, Spa Salon, Massage Village, mineral baths, and cabanas, to its lush gardens, Cafe Sole, fitness classes, and creative workshops, there is always something special for everyone to experience.

Owner Paul Heslop spent a day with the staff of Glen Ivy Hot Springs training on our Salt of the Earth products.
Check out more about the natural goodness of Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

SPATEC at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Salt of the Earth was so thrilled to appear at our first ever SPATEC. SPATEC is an amazing experience for networking and meeting with the top industry decision-makers and buyers. Having one-on-one meetings is very important to us to insure that we are able to commit our focus and attention to each spa individually. We want to find out the specific needs of our buyers so that we can serve them in the best way possible. SPATEC is a perfect resource for us and we had the best time. Not to mention the gorgeous location at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, FL. This resort is one of our favorites and we were ecstatic to have a reason to visit again!

Enjoying some "down-time" after meetings with some industry friends. To find out more about SPATEC, click here.