Mom's a Genius: Science experiment leads to Macomb mom & son running successful bath treat business

MACOMB, Mich. (WXYZ) - On any given day, you can find Laura Bisel and her son Skylar mixing up some bath fizzies in their basement. It’s not just for fun though, they’re business partners. They run Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats .  

“My role is the creative director,” Skylar says. “Anytime my mom has an idea, it has to be run through me."

A big job for this 15- year-old, but deserved!  Without Skylar, there wouldn’t be a Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats.

When he was just 6 years old, he was doing a science experiment, making a volcano from baking soda and vinegar. The fizzing reminded him of some bath fizzies he’d gotten as a Christmas gift. Intrigued, he said to his mom...

"Well, if they're so similar, then can you make some for me?"

She did. It took about a year to get the recipe just right. Before long, they were making them for other people too… and Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats was born.

Laura and Skylar showed me how they fizz when you put them in water. The colors disperse, as do the oils and butters that are in the product to help moisturize your skin.

They also make and sell lotions, lip balm and body scrubs. They even have a men’s collection.

Turning a profit... and heads!

For the last two years their products have been part of the “swag bags” handed out to stars at the Golden Globes. Celebrities have tweeted about their products. And the producers from ABC’s Shark Tank have contacted them.

“At the time, we had a family meeting and we all sat down and said, ‘Is this the right thing to do right now?’" Laura explains. “We knew that there would be an explosion of sales after being on the show from the exposures and since it's just Skylar and I doing it, how are we going to keep up with all of the demand for the product?"

Ultimately, Laura and Skylar turned Shark Tank down.

The ultimate reward

For now, the ultimate reward for Linda is sharing the journey with her son.

“It's amazing for me to kind of watch him kind of blossom as a businessman, because that's what I'm seeing since the time that he was really young,” she explains.

You can check out Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats here!