CapeTalk Small Business Awards

Body pampering products so natural you can eat them

Click here to reward a small business that provides great service with a nomination for 2016's Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One.

Mies Body Products has been nominated by Kerry who says "Mies is a creative soul with a passion for quality and people. She is so hands on, " and when not creating her products, can often be seen at markets getting to know her customers and giving the business her personal touch.

Owner of Mies Natural Body Products, Marlese Wallace, joined John Maytham on the line to talk about her business and her life.

She studied drama and toured in a girl band for several years, and as a sideline she started making a body scrub. At the time she could not find anything in store that did what she needed - and that was primarily to exfoliate but also nourish and moisturise her body afterwards.

She says she started out using natural ingredients from her kitchen like brown sugar and olive oils. She added essential oils and flowers. And that was how Mies products all began.

As the product began to take off, Mies had it tested for safety and passed with flying colours.

It has a shelf life of one year and it is completely natural. You can eat it. You can eat this body scrub.

Marlese Wallace, owner Mies Natural Body Products

The range has expanded to about ten body products to handmade cosmetic bags. The products are still available at markets but are also available at stores.

Listen the the full conversation below:


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