Treat yourself with Treet Traditions

Now that the holiday rush is over it’s time to return what you didn’t want and use those great gift cards you might have been lucky enough to receive. The rush and crush of Christmas gives us less time for ourselves since we tend to occupy our lives with making it better for family and friends. Now though is the time to relax with a few personal products. I was sent two bath/shower treats from Treet Traditions and there are so many more that I’d like now.

Treets Traditions Bath Salts and Shower Cream

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About Treets Traditions: – Inspired by ancient practices around the world, Treet Traditions searches the globe for valuable knowledge and traditions of body care to enrich these ancient old traditions with the knowledge we have today, Treets ensures that these traditions become accessible for everyone. Treets wants people to rediscover these traditions, so that they will not be forgotten. The Treets Traditions products are based on proven knowledge from the past, adapted to today’s needs. 


Treets Traditions Bath Tea (Healing in Harmony)

Treets Traditions Bath Tea (Relaxing Chakra’s)

Treets Traditions has two sets of Bath Teas: Healing in Harmony and Relaxing Chakra’s. Both give you a relaxing scented bath so it depends on your favorite scent or your end result as to which you’d choose. Treets Traditions Healing in Harmony Bath Tea with Oatmeal flakes and Lavender blossom helps to calm sensitive and irritated skin while bathing. Treets Traditions Relaxing Chakra’s is a bath tea with Ricebran oil, Rose petals and Hibiscus helps to nourish and moisturise the skin while bathing.

Treets Traditions Bath Tea

There are three Teas in each of the boxes ($12). Directions say to put them in the tub and add hot water first, then add cooler water until you reach your desired temperature. Next let yourself go and have a relaxing bath.

The bags are made of a soft cotton that allow the herbal formulas to flow through without getting loose in your tub. I don’t know if you can reuse these but I’d give it a try personally. One of the nicest things about this is that you could travel with a tea bag without worrying if it would open in your vanity bag.

If you love the scent of either Healing in Harmany (oatmeal & lavender) or Relaxing Chakra’s (Rose Petal and Hibiscus) there are many other products in the line that would complement them like the Healing in Harmony Large Gift Set with Foaming Shower Gel, Shower Gel, and Body Lotion. Or the Relaxing Chakra’s Small Gift Set with Shower Cream, Body Scrub, and Body Lotion.

Treets Traditions Healing in Harmony Large Gift Set

Treets Traditions Relaxing Chakras Small Gift Set

The third family of products for Treet Traditions is Nourishing Spirit which has the same array of products as Healing in Harmony and Relaxing Chakra’s. I have the Shower Cream which is a delight to use. At the moment I don’t have a bathtub so I haven’t experienced the Bath Teas (bathroom should be done by mid January and I can’t wait!) But I do have a shower and the intoxicating Nourishing Spirits Shower Cream has been getting use.

Treets Traditions Nourishing Spirits Shower Cream

Treets Traditions Nourishing Spirits Shower Cream gives me a creamy cleansing without drying my skin. Traditional African Marula oil has a soothing effect and Kalahari melon oil helps to moisturize and regenerate the skin. It lathers up nicely and makes my body feel soft and hydrated. It’s tempting not to use a body lotion after but I’ll use one of my fragrance free ones so that I still have a hint of the lovely, subtle melon smell.

Now that I’ve learned about Treets Traditions it’s a brand I’ll keep my eye on. The prices are all reasonable and the products are free of SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones, colourants and mineral oils. Which scent do you think you’d like best?  —  Marcia

Turn your shower into a French spa moment with Le Petit Marseillais™

Le Petit Marseillais

Le Petit Marseillais

If you are dreaming about a trip to France and a luxurious vacation then Le Petit Marseillais has the next best thing. It won’t cost you hundreds for an airline ticket and expensive hotel though you won’t be staying in any specific arrondissement, but you will have the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom.

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Le Petit Marseillais is a long time French bath and body brand that has finally launched in the US and for $4.99 (14 oz size) to $6.49 (22 oz size). You want to know about this amazing smelling, nutrient rich brand. As many of you know when we started this blog almost 7 years ago I was a total fragrance phobe. I wanted nothing to do with anything fragranced so that was usually the provence of my blog partner. She helped me get over my fear of fragrance and I now appreciate certain scents to the point of even craving them.

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom and White Peach & Nectarine

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom and White Peach & Nectarine

Le Petit Marseillais™ has fragrances I not only can tolerate but the two I was sent are addicting to me. Their bath washes are available in 5 scents: Orange Blossom, Vanilla Milk, White Peach & Nectarine, Lavender Honey, and Cotton Milk & Poppy.

Let’s get a little background on this new to us brand:

  1. It was founded by Bernard Lengellé after being in Marseilles and being captivated by the smell of the “region’s fragrant artisan soap made with local olive oil.”
  2. Le Petit Marseillais™ uses ingredients found in sunny Provence so they are local and pure.
  3. They call their line sunkissed and when you read the ingredient list you can see why.

Considering that the brand is manufactured in France and uses these wonderful fragrances it’s a surprise that it’s so wonderfully priced.

Le Petit Marsailleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel is the most amazing aromatic body wash. The fragrance is so true to life that I don’t want to leave my shower. They happened to choose the 2 summer pitted fruits that I eat all the time.

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

The gel creates a fabulous lather that feels moisturizing and leaves my skin refreshed. I don’t think it interferes with other fragrances although I’m not an expert on that since I don’t wear perfume. All I know is that I love it and love what I’ve learned from Le Petit Marsailleis about the ingredients.

White Peach is a summer fruit made up of 87% water, making it exceptionally refreshing. Because it contains so many vitamins (B, C, E) and antioxidants, peaches are used in many cosmetic facials for their softening, revitalizing and toning properties.

Juicy nectarines are full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, which have tonifying properties.

Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Shower Cream

Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Shower Cream

As a huge fan of citrus scents I was very happy to use the Orange Blossom Shower Cream. It’s a sweet orange aroma, not tart, and smells like you’d expect an orange blossom on the tree to smell like. I was also interested when I saw that the formula is a cream compared to the gel of the White Peach & Nectarine (the only gel available).

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom Shower Cream

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom Shower Cream

I actually didn’t find much of a difference between the two formulas though as far as how they operate. Both are moisturizing, both smell heavenly, and both get me comfortably clean. The Shower Cream is thicker so I probably use less of it than the gel. But I don’t have a preference as far as which to use.

Orange Blossom is a sweet, white flower that grows alongside oranges. The essential oil of orange blossom is known for its relaxing effects.

I think the main thing is to go by the fragrance that sounds most enticing to you. If you pick Cotton Milk & Poppy you’ll find these benefits:

Cotton is a plant valued for its soft and silky side. Cotton plant milk is rich in lipids, and is known for its health benefits. The extract of cotton flower is known for its soothing properties. The poppy is a vibrant and intense red flower that brightens the meadows of Provence from May to September. Our poppy is handpicked in the sunny Mediterranean from organic farms.

If your choice is Lavender Honey here’s what you’ll be enjoying:

Lavender is the quintessential flower of Provence. This plant generously perfumes the region from June to August, and is used for its relaxing properties.  While it may be known for its sweetness, honey has many skin benefits. It’s known for its moisturizing and soothing properties that help promote a healthy skin complexion. It’s also full of antioxidants, which helps keep skin looking youthful.

Or if Vanilla Milk is your thing then …

Vanilla is the fruit of an orchid and is found in the form of long pods containing tiny seeds. It’s used in cosmetics for its unique fragrance, of course, but also because it contains properties of purifying, nourishing and softening.

le petit marseillais blossom closeupNow that you’ve seen the descriptions and know of the benefits which one would you love? I haven’t tried the last three but I know that both the Orange Blossom and White Peach & Nectarine are perfect choices for my delicate nose and will continue to live in my shower as long as I can find it to purchase.  —  Marcia

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Le Petit Marseilles is available at CVS, Target, Walgreens, Jet, and Walmart. (best prices are at Walmart)