• My day making products at Tranquil Body Treats

    Those of you who follow me on twitter and instagram know that I love Tranquil Body Treats products, especially all the bath products.  A few weekends ago I was invited by the lovely Leigh to spend a morning with her making products.  I jumped at this opportunity because I am the type of person who is fascinated by these processes.

    I arrived early Saturday morning to the beautiful Tranquil Body Treat store in the Welgelee Plein mall situated in Wellington.  Since I last visited the store I noticed the addition of a treatment room that is perfect if you want to experience the products first hand.  I had a look at the treatment prices and they are well below the industry norm, so it is definitely worthwhile if you are in the area.
    After doing some quick shopping of my own to stock up on my favourite bath sherbets and fizz bombs, I was taken to the back of the store where the products are made.  First off I was taken through the process of making the famous Body Mousse that is Leigh’s creation.  I know other brands have come out with their own version but this started at Tranquil Body Treats.  I personally love the body mousse because it is so light and isn’t as heavy as traditional body butters.
    Thereafter I was taken through the process of how the body scrubs are made.  These body scrubs are my favourite because they are made of refined salt instead of sugar.  I find my skin feels and looks a lot smoother and softer with the smaller salt particles.  It also feels a lot more gentle on my skin.  I was lucky enough to make my own batch of the scrub – Grapefruit and Fennel.  It was so much fun (although I was rather nervous) but once I got into it I was so pleased with myself.  It was such a rewarding feeling seeing my batch head out straight to the store.  I hope everyone who used it loved it!

    I then got to watch how soap is made.  It is such an exciting process watching how all the ingredients come together to form such a wonderful product.  I use the natural soap bars, my favourite being the chocolate version.  Once you try natural soap bars you will never go back to the traditional store bars.  The natural soaps do not strip your skin at all.

    Lastly I made fizz bombs because Leigh knows how much I love using them.  It was a little scary because I was told what to do and left alone to do it.  But it was such a fun and therapeutic process.  I completely zoned out while making them and enjoyed the relaxation.  It is hard work making these products but when you’ve made something and you stand back to view it…it is just so fulfilling.  I can see why Leigh loves doing this.
    I truly love everything about the Tranquil Body Treats brand - the fact that every product is handmade in small batches, the attention that each item gets, the love and time that goes into making the products – it was such a privilege to watch Leigh at work and hear how the brand started.  She truly loves her job and her brand.  I have such a huge amount of admiration and respect for Leigh for her constant drive to provide her customers with the best possible products at affordable prices. 

    A huge thank you to the Tranquil Body Treats team – I had such a wonderful day at the store.

    Big Hugs,

    Charlene XXX

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    1. Wow, sounds like a fab experience! I would love to make my own fizz bombs - it will most definitely be a pink one! :)

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      1. I love fizz bombs so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to make it. The best!

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    2. What an amazing opportunity! So glad you got to experience it first hand! Their products sound amazing and I can just imagine how relaxing it must have been behind the scenes with all the smells :)

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      1. It was such a wonderful opportunity. The products are truly amazing - you should consider trying them out :)

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    3. Charlene, thank you for joining us and for the amazing blog post. I've written about three comments and deleted them lol because no amount of words can express the appreciation and gratitude for your kind words. I am really pleased to hear that you love our products. Your bath fizz bombs rocked and sold out :)

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      1. Thank you so much for inviting me to visit. I realy had such a wonderful day and also struggled to put it into words how much I enjoyed it. XXX

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    4. How fun is that! And you look so cute with your little net on your head! :)
      I would love to go do that when I'm in CT again....ONE DAY!
      http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
      xxx

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    5. Looks like fun! Must have smelled amazing...

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    6. That is awesome! Do they have some kind of skin tightening mineral soak like the one found on that site? I have been looking into tightening my loose/sagging skin, but I want to do it in a more natural way....

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    7. Lucky girl!!! Huge fan handmade products, knowing all the love that goes into each product...must be so relaxing and heavenly making the products.

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    8. That sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing your experience. I am a big fan of TBT and I haven't even used their products yet. I just love what they stand for.

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