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Lanie Bath & Body

When I attended Beauty Revolution just before our nationwide shutdown, I got to meet up with some of my favourite people – namely Pink Cosmetics, Maria Cosmetics & also Lanie Bath & Body.

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These ladies are changing the world & really shaking up the beauty industry.  They are filled with love, & support one another with advice & kindness – which is something we all need rather than competition & putting one another down.  I reached out to Lanie post-event & we chatted a bit, whilst I felt more & more enamored by her products & bubbly personality.


Your name: Elanie Hattingh

Business name: Lanie Bath and Body

Social media handles: Instagram and Facebook

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Tell me a bit more about what you do:
I create luxurious handcrafted artisan soaps that are made with skin loving oils and butters like olive oil and shea butter, that is moisturising to the skin and also paraben and sulphate free as well as a range of beautiful bath and body products including body butter, bath bombs and a male range called The Bearded Nerd by Lanie.

I chose the feather in my logo as it resembles nature and gentleness – The Lanie products are delicate on the skin just like a feather.

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How long have you been running this for: Just over a year. At this stage it is my hobby business, but my dream is to one day be successful enough to do what I love full time every day.

Where did the idea for this business come from:
I bought a handcrafted soap from an amazing lady in the Western Cape. I was amazed at how beautiful the soap looked and smelt. Being curious, I started to read up on cold process soap and what struck me was the fact that it does not harm the environment, it is paraben free, sulphate free and you can craft it to make a 100% vegan soap and even a 100% natural bar of soap. I started to be more conscious of what I put on my skin and soon started to teach myself how to create my own soap. I made my very first soap 21 December 2018 (The best feeling in the world!) and since then I have not bought bar soap from the store. I decided I would love to share with others the magic of using handcrafted soap. Lanie Bath and Body was born 28 February 2019.

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What makes your products different to store bought items:
I make my products with a lot of love, kindness and care. (I’m a bit of a perfectionist 😊) All products are handcrafted from scratch in small batches to ensure products are fresh and are of great quality. My products are between 96% and 100% natural.

I believe the energy and vibration you put into the universe will be what you attract. So, I choose to reflect love, kindness and joy. My wish is that the same magic will be felt by each person that uses one of the Lanie products.

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Where can people buy your products from:
I have sold some of my products on markets and mainly word of mouth. I am super excited to announce that Lanie Bath and Body will have an online store coming soon! My website will be http://www.laniebathandbody.co.za
For 10% discount on your first order use code IAMLANIE at check out.

Who do you think would enjoy your products:
Anyone that loves pretty stuff and who loves a lot of pink! People who are looking to gift other with something unique and different.

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Quote you live by:
“Kindness is a free currency from a well that will never dry up” – Lady Gaga
“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behaviour does.”
I really feel our world desperately needs a lot of love and kindness in order to heal.

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Small businesses have been hit the hardest by this nationwide lockdown, & we really need to band together to show our support & purchase the beautiful products that are being produced.

I just had the most stunning bath, & I realised how important it is to take a few minutes out of every day to consciously relax & spend some time on your own self-care. A bath with delicious smelling soaps/bath bombs is my idea of a perfect down time.  What do you enjoy most?


 

Addi is the BOMB!

Princess Addison is such a special little girl.  When I first met her, I was completely enamored by her friendliness, zest for life & her complete love for animals.  We bonded whilst watching The Trolls & she chatted away to me about all sorts, & getting to see life through a child’s eyes truly reminded me about how beautiful it is!

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Recently I saw on FB that she has started her very own business called Bath Bombs by Addison, where she is making the most stunning bath bombs with her mum & selling these – with some of the money being donated to FORA (Friends Of Rescued Animals).  What a kind heart this little girl has, & I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of these for myself.  I sent through some questions for her & her mum to answer…


What is your name: Addison Brown
How old are you: 6
What do you love to do: dance, cook, make things, play with my doggies, go to my granny’s house.
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What are your favourite animals: Doggies, horses, & elephants
Tell me more about yourself: I love to make things with my mom and dad, we are always doing something fun. I have the best family and awesome friends. I have 2 doggies that I love playing with and they sleep with me every night. Making bath bombs is one of my favourite things to do because we get to make new shapes and we have lots of different smells and colours. I have a new secret bath bomb that we are going to make soon.
Business name: Bath Bombs By Addison
What do you make: I make bath bombs and pinecone firelighters but I have more ideas of things that kids like me would love. My favourite is still the bath bombs though.
What made you want to do this: My mom is helping me to grow my own business making things that I love the most.
I see you give some of your profits to FORA – why did you choose to do this: Both my doggies come from FORA and I want to help more doggies and kitties that don’t have a real home yet. Every animal should have their own kid to play with.
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Which is your favourite bath bomb: I love the big colourful unicorn bath bombs that have lots of glitter. They make you shine at school the next day. My new bath bomb is going to be launched soon, just for kids like me that love surprises:-)
How can people order them: My email address is bathbombsbyaddison@yahoo.com or on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/BathBombsByAddison/
Note from Mom – Addison and I started making bath bombs for fun and for her own enjoyment. She, of her own accord, asked if she could start selling them and I took it as a great opportunity to teach her about business and responsibility. I love her enthusiasm for her little business but I want her to understand the value of money and the hard work that it takes to make, all whilst having fun at the same time. I show her how to save, budget and most importantly to give back, and I love the fact that she chose FORA as her beneficiary. It is awe inspiring watching a little 6 year old, being her own boss and building a little empire for herself. As parents, we can only hope we have instilled good morals and beneficial life lessons along the way, but for now, our hearts are bursting with pride…….
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To Addison & her parents – I am so so proud of you, your kindness & this amazing business!  I think we could all do with a little more time spent pampering ourselves, & the unicorn glitter bath bomb sounds like the perfect addition to this.

Please support this local business & help Addi reach her dream whilst supporting the animals that she loves so dearly!

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