Johnsons and Johnsons invited me to attend a presentation last weekend at Mumbai .So even before , I had reached Mumbai , I was told that it would be basically a day long workshop, where in we would be told what all goes into the making of Johnson’s baby products.
The event took place in Mumbai. I just couldn’t resist this, as it was my first bloggers kind experience. Plus it also required me to travel to a different city-Mumbai (Only I know how much I love this place-It keeps calling me back). I wouldn’t shy away from saying that since I had to travel solo, I was super excited for it. We all are moms and sometimes we need our me and solo time as well) 🙂
I had to take an early morning flight at 5AM from Delhi. That meant I had to start at 3 AM from my place. Thankfully the flight was confortable and was on time . I met Jaishri of MOMMYSWALL.COM and Ayushi from TINYSTEP.IN at the airport. The drive from the airport was a pleasant one. This is because it was the monsoons and everything looked so beautiful and pretty.
The event took place at JW Mariott Juhu. Soon after my check in at the hotel, I quickly freshened up and reached the family lounge hall . I was so excited to meet some lovely moms whom I had met and connected on Instagram . Frankly speaking this was one thing which motivated my travel from Delhi to Mumbai. It is always fun when you meet such amazing moms. Mr James Kennedy (Head of VCE Administration- Haileybury International School , Tianjin) was the main speaker at the presentation. So like I said before the presentation started, all I could assume that the presentation would involve an insight as to what goes inside Johnsons Products. How wrong I was !Mr James was not an employee of Johnsons and Co, but a professor of Organic Chemistry who had flown down from China to give the presentation.
There were groups of five on each table. Luckily Tara from MOMMYINGBABYT and Rakhi from LIFETHRUMYEYES and myself were in the same team. The presentation started by a brainstorming session in which different questions were raised such as – what is Organic’ , ‘Chemical Free’ , ‘Natural’ and ‘Ayurvedic’ . I know all these terms sounds closely similar, but there are minor differences between each of them .That is what the entire presentation was all about.
So there were all sorts of questions regarding what goes into the making different kinds of products. Thus ingredients mentioned on various products should be closely read and understood. Take for an example we buy a face-wash which just highlights the active ingredients which says 90% herbal , and that just catches our attention. What we tend to miss most of the times is the inactive ingredients which constitute the product. So next time have a look at all the ingredients carefully when you buy a product.
The event ended by two activities – In one of them we identified which is natural fragrance and which one is the lab made? The event wrapped up by an activity which required us to make shampoo . Yes we made shampoo. Of course all the ingredients were provided to us and we just had to mix it with the perfect consistency. We even won the best shampoo award! Tee hee 😉
Finally the day ended with the team taking some media bytes .
I had a lovely time at this event and then retired to my room at the J. W. Mariott. Evenings were spent relaxing. I wanted a spa desperately and this was the best time I could get it done. But laziness creeped in, and all I did till Sunday afternoon was eat , sleep repeat.