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EvaOlivia Organics {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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We’ve been lucky in our family to not have many allergies or skin sensitivities — we can pretty much use any sort of laundry detergent, diaper, soap, cleaner or other skincare/household product without worrying about it affecting us or our children.  A friend of mine, though, had a daughter with severe eczema that would flare up from time to time out of nowhere; on top of that, her daughter also had food allergies that could cause skin issues if she even touched the food (or something containing that food).

I’ve often thought about how different her life is from mine, especially as we discussed sending our children to preschool — while I was concerned about my son obeying the teacher, following directions, and getting along with other children, she worried about the types of fabric softeners that other children had on her clothes, if someone would inadvertently forget to take out the peanut butter crackers in their kids’ backpacks, and that there would be someone who was trained (and willing!) to use an Epi-pen if needed.  I immediately thought of this friend and her family when I learned about EvaOlivia Organics and the organic, homemade products that they offer that can ease skin sensitivities.EvaOlivia-Organics-logo-wit

“Several years ago, two new parents began making soap in their kitchen in an effort to produce a cleansing soap that was gentle enough for their daughter who was born prematurely and with very sensitive skin.  Guided by the recipes their grandparents and great grandparents used, they blended various herbs and flowers from their own organic garden into their soap mixtures.  This soap became the only soap the family used (it still is!) and it addressed the sensitivity issue for their daughter.”

“EvaOlivia soaps are made completely from scratch using the cold process method, with raw ingredients and recipes created based on the craft our grandmothers and great grandmothers used to make ‘lye soap’.  Our soap is hand poured and hand cut.  This is soapmaking in the tradition of our ancestors.  Today, our soap is made with the same love and care that inspired our original bars of unscented soap, then lavender, then other varieties.”

EvaOlivia’s soap line currently includes:

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TWELVE INDIVIDUAL SOAPS  (Ruby Red, Patchouli, Lemongrass & Patchouli, Peppermint & Eucalyptus, Lovely Lavender, Shea & Honey, Citrus & Lavender, Gardener’s Hand Soap, Oatmeal & Spice, Pink & White Grapefruit, Thyme & Rosemary, and Unscented)

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SIX BATH AND SHOWER GELS Unscented, Tea Tree, Sweet Shea, Lemongrass, Lovely Lavender, and Citrus Magic)

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SEVEN BODY BUTTERS (Unscented, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Patchouli, Lovely Lavender, Lemongrass, and Citrus Magic)

EXFOLIATING BODY SCRUBS

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BATH SALTS

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GIFT SETS (Relaxing, Earthy, Romantic, Exfoliating, Invigorating, Mens Mix, Kids Mix, Best Sellers, and Create Your Own Mix)

and more to come soon.”

  When I was contacted by EvaOlivia Organics about doing a review of their products, I said that I would love to and didn’t see anything on the website that I wouldn’t like to try, which fairly rare for me since I can usually pinpoint a few items that catch my eye.  I’m so glad that I didn’t specify anything — I loved the surprises and the scents/products that I probably wouldn’t have chosen on my own!

We were sent two bottles of the Bath & Shower Gel, three Individual Bar Soaps, and one Body Butter.  I LOVE the oils that are found in the Bath & Shower Gels that seems to linger on my skin much longer than other soaps, and the scents (Sweet Shea and Citrus Magic) are perfect for summertime.  The Individual Bar Soaps are an item that I probably wouldn’t have chosen on my own since I feel like bar soaps can have a clammy feel and can leave my skin flaky and dry, but these bar soaps from EvaOlivia Organics didn’t have that effect at all!  I liked the oatmeal in the bar that, again, left my skin feeling soft after leaving the shower.

The Body Butter, though, was my absolute favorite!  This didn’t surprise me that much, as I’ve loved using thick body butters on my feet during the summer when I live in my flip flops — my surprise came from the Lemongrass scent that I never would have chosen on my own but have ended up LOVING!  I overheard a girl in my husband’s unit once comment that lemongrass smelled like lime jello to her, but I didn’t find that to be the case at all.  I’ve mentioned before that I love anything lemon (scent, flavor, etc.), and the lemongrass just added a softness to the tart lemon by itself.

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Head on over to EvaOlivia Organics to discover some new products, then come back here and enter to win a gift basket — two 8 oz. shower gels (lemongrass and sweet shea) and three bar soaps (peppermint, ruby red, and shea butter & oatmeal).

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will  be posted no later than the morning of Wednesday, July 31st, and emailed within 24 hours.   If the winner does not  respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by EvaOlivia Organics, but all opinions are strictly my own.

School of Wash {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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The smell of a clean baby is irresistible!  As soon as my boys get out of the tub, I can’t help smelling their hair and sneaking hugs and completely smothering their clean bodies with kisses.  Now combine this with one of my other favorite things: peanut butter.  Bear with me, ok?

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School of Wash makes custom designed, safe, and fun bath products for kids, and they carry over 245 different scents!  I know, right!  Think of your favorite smell, or your child’s favorite sweets, and I bet School of Wash carries that scent.

Now which one, which one…

Well, I am crazy about peanut butter, and I thought, wouldn’t be awesome if my kids smelled like peanut butter cookies, haha!

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I picked out School of Wash’s Handmade Super Foaming Bubble Bath in their Peanut Butter Cookies scent, and bathing the kids just went up on my list of things I already enjoy doing.  This stuff makes some serious bubbles.  One tiny capful makes enough bubbles to fill the tub, and I notice that they stick around longer than typical bubble bath.  These natural bath products are paraben-free and with no added colors, so they are even more safe for kids.  Look at all these bubbles from one tiny capful!!

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Besides super foaming bubble bath, School of Wash carries all sorts of bath and body products like handmade whipped pumice foot scrub, handmade dry shampoo, bath whip, lip gloss, roll-on and spritz perfumes, etc. and all available in those 245 scents!  Some of my favorites: angel food cake, barber shoppe, buttermint, candy frosting, chocolate covered strawberries, root beer float, rose vanilla, fruit loops, lemon lime soda, kettle corn, waffle cone, and the list goes on and on…yummy!

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What is even more fantastic about all these handmade bath products are the products for MEN and for PETS!  Pet perfume.  Really, go check them out.  Everyone in the family can smell like your favorite things!

One winner will get to choose a bubble bath in your scent of choice!  Good luck choosing!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Sat, March 16th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by School of Wash, but all opinions are strictly my own

Scents of the Season

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My favorite fall scent…

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What about you???

Happy October!

NEW Glade® Expressions™

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Our house can be downright smelly at times.  Okay it’s most of the time for a couple of reasons.  For starters we have a cat that lives in our unfinished basement.  True story.  He actually lives down there and isn’t allowed to leave the confines of the already drab and musty smelling basement.  Hey don’t judge.  😉  And please don’t call the animal rights police on us.  We really do care about the little guy, but he doesn’t care so much for our children.  Gringo (that’s the basement living cat’s name) was acquired while we lived in San Antonio.  We actually saved him from the shelter and wouldn’t you know it the ungrateful kitty repaid us by being super jealous when Banjo came along.  To save our sanity (and furniture) when we moved to St. Louis shortly thereafter, we decided that the cats new home would have to be in the to basement.  It’s sad really.  But we honestly have no idea what to do in this situation.  We know what would happen to him if we took him to a shelter, so we keep him.  He does get our companionship when we go down into the basement to do laundry.  And Banjo likes to go down there (why I have no idea, because it’s a dungeon) to play with Gringo.  So I guess basement living isn’t all that bad, right?  But the smell of our basement…  I’m thinking that it has a lot to do with lack of air circulation?  And Gringo only adds to the already unpleasantness of the smell.  

Second smelly location:  The kid’s bathroom.  I’m sure this has a lot to do with the arrival of Ruby and her cloth diapers.  Okay I’m positive that it has to do with the diapers.  I love using cloth diapers, because it’s great for her sensitive skin and a fantastic budget saver.  But the smell of the diapers before we can wash them is less than to be desired.  Sorry to our guests who have to use the kid’s bathroom.  If you would like to leave $40 on the sink for the cost of a months worth of diapers then we just might forego the use of cloth while you are here.  😉    

Solution for the smelliness?  Well, am I soooooo very glad that Glade®  came out with a brand new Expressionsâ„¢ line.  My mom always had Glade® products around the house when I was growing up, so I know already that it’s a brand that I can trust.  The new Glade® Expressionsâ„¢ oil diffuser can tackle basements and kid’s bathroom.  Why worry about lighting a candle when there can be a constant diffuser to rid the bad smells?   Glade’s® oil diffusers are also decorative and no one will even know that it’s doing the job of keeping unpleasant smells at bay.  What else is from the new line?  Well…  there’s also a new Glade® Expressionsâ„¢ fragrance mist that is perfect for quick touch ups and it’s long lasting.

 All in some way dandy smelling flavors! 

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Walmart.com - Glade Expressions Air Fresheners

Want a discount?  There’s a coupon for $1.50 off  any Glade® Expressionsâ„¢ product at Walmart.  So you can really take advantage of their already everyday low prices!  Try ’em at your house and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.  Or ask your mother.  I’m sure she knows all about the magic of Glade®  just like my mom.  🙂  If you are unsatisfied for any reason then remember that has fragrance satisfaction guarantee!  All you have to do is fill out this form and you will get your money back!  Now isn’t that dandy?    

 

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