Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eco Natural Soap Review and GIVEAWAY!! (Perfect Stocking Stuffers!)

I've been following the Eco Friendly Homemaking blog for a while now, and I love her simple and interesting posts about living green and being thrifty.  For a long time, I've been interested in trying some of the products from the Eco Natural Soap store.  So when Alicia contacted me about doing a review and giveaway, I was so thrilled!

The products I chose to review were a Joint Pain Relief balm (I'm a runner, of course I need that!), the Foot Relief balm (again, runner, hello!) and the Wrinkle and Age Spot Relief Chlorella Soap.  I also got an extra sweet surprise - some of the lip balm.

The Joint Relief balm was the first thing I sampled.  I opened up the jar, took a whiff, and was flooded by horse show memories.  It smells just like the Vetrolin liniment I used to use on my horse's legs after a horse show.  The wintergreen scent is delicious.  I've had a spot on the bottom of my heel that has felt like a stone bruise for a few weeks, and I've tried different ointments but nothing had been able to penetrate. So I put some Joint Relief balm on, and I liked how it wasn't greasy and how it didn't burn.  I didn't pay much attention, but 10 minutes later I realized as I walked across the hard tile floor that my heel was no longer hurting!  I was fascinated that it worked so well.  So a day later, when a very sore throat and swollen eustachian tubes were making it difficult to swallow, I turned to the Joint Relief balm again.  I know it isn't supposed to be for that sort of thing, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try, and I was desperate.  I put it on, and once again returned to what I was doing and forgot about it.  And once again, about 10 minutes later, I realized that I was swallowing with ease.  No pain, whatsoever.  You all, this stuff is the bomb.  I have just never experienced something that so gently but effectively relieved pain.  

The next thing I tried was the Wrinkle and Age Spot Relief Chlorella Soap.  I have some age spots I've been fighting on my left cheek for the past 2 years or so.  I love the smooth lather this soap gives, and after rinsing, my skin feels not only clean but well moisturized.  It does have seaweed and cucumber, so while the smell is not offensive in any way, if you like sweet or floral scents you won't find it in this bar.  You will enjoy how soft your skin feels afterwards.  Age spots don't disappear overnight, of course, so it'll be a few weeks before I can tell a difference there, but I do love how this soap makes my skin feel!

The last thing I wanted to try was the Foot Relief balm.  I have a tendency to lose toenails from all the running I do.  I'd love to find a preventative for that, and was thinking maybe this would help, as it does cool things like fight fungus and ease pain in tired feet.  Certainly, the two middle toes will be losing their nails from the half marathon I just ran, but it won't happen until January or February.  I would love to prevent it if I can!  The balm is also non-greasy and smooth, and while it smells different than the Joint Relief balm, it has a pleasing smell as well.  I like the way my feet feel pampered after using it.

And of course, I enjoyed the lip balm too - perfect for this time of year, when cold and winds can cause so many chapped lips.

So by now you've got to be wondering how you can try some of these items for yourself!  You can go purchase these and many other eco-friendly products at Eco Natural Soap.  While you're there, decide what one item you want to try most, and come back and leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway for 3 items from Eco Natural Soap!  The winner gets to choose one body balm, one bath soap, and one lip balm!  these would make the best stocking stuffers ever (if you could bare to share, of course).  For a second entry, let me know that you are a follower of this blog in a separate comment.

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org on Monday, December 5 at noon.  Winner has 48 hours to respond by email (so don't forget to include it if it's not in your profile when you enter) or another winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I received 3 products of my choice to review from Eco Natural Soap.  The opinions expressed above are entirely my own.

This giveaway is now closed.

94 comments:

Jill said...

Wow! This stuff sounds amazing. I would love the try the all 3 of the items you mentioned. I'll be eager to find out of the age spot stuff works. I have too many of those to count! ha! Please add me to the drawing.

Lynne said...

I can't wait to visit you again . . . I am off to my class, (and it isn't psychology this time.) Smile . . .

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These really sound great!

ArtsyNina said...

oohh! I'd love to try their vanilla anise lip balm!

ArtsyNina said...

and I follow you via gfc

Chatty Crone said...

I would like to try the oatmeal, honey, and coconut body soap - just went to the dermatologist for some very dry skin. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I am a follower too! sandie

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Joint Relief Balm - at my age I have too many aches and pains to list :)
Gloria
gloria.callahan@navy.mil

TexWisGirl said...

i totally want some of that joint pain relief 'magic' stuff!!! but i did go to their site and picked a body balm too - peppermint! sounds perfect for winter!

Chris said...

Looks like a bunch of fab products Lisa.

I'm not entering, I'm not a US resident and my skin is like fine porcelain anyway lol.

Not overly keen on the Cholera soap though...

Sally said...

Such a nice review, Lisa. I'm glad these products have helped; I'd be interested in the soap as well. (too many age spots on this old girl, but anything is worth a shot) :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tiggeriffic said...

I'm all for lathering my skin, lips, feet with something that will help this winter dry skin..I'm loving the idea of the Joint Pain Relief balm for my aching joints. Thanks~!
annieptigger@aol.com
Have a blessed day~! ta ta for now from Iowa~!

Loretta said...

They all sound like good products...esp the lip gloss!

Loretta said...

Yes I am a follower!

Jill said...

The Joint and Pain relief balm sounds wonderful...I have arthritic toes. Will have to give that a try.

Jill said...

I also follow your wonderful blog.

Reader Wil said...

Amazing! I know that my youngest daughter, who lives in Australia, does the same. She is 41 now and only uses natural products. I am now too old to use all those creams and potions, more is the pity!! I try to be moving around as much as possible. Thanks for your visit to my "A Tale of Two cities". I must confess I like all the books by Dickens. The least popular book with me is "Hard Times".

Shanda said...

Great ideas! If the age spot remover works, please let us know!!! I could use it.

My Journey With Candida said...

I have used their products and love the lip balm

Mad Woman behind the Blog said...

One of each please! These poor joints SERIOUSLY need some balm and these lips...can't run without wearing lip balm.

Pick me!
Pick me!

Amish Stories said...

Interesting review of a few natural products, and i think some really do work while others dont so you really have to try something like you did for yourself. Richard

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have to check out that joint relief balm--for my KNEES!

A Quiet Corner said...

Baby Girl, I need that Joint Pain Relief Balm soooooo badly! The tendon in the back of my knee is on the mend, but I tore the anterior something muscle on the outside of my left leg and today did something to my back!!!...It sure feels good to be back...:)JP

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very interesting, Lisa... I need that joint relief balm--for my aching hip...

I heard something this week that I had never heard before. A good answer to getting rid of heartburn is to mix vinegar and water ---and drink it... I haven't tried it ---but they swear that it works. And it's cheaper than something over the counter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Myrna said...

Hello I am following from MBC :) I love your blog!!!!!

Please follow my blog if you can

www.undecidedmama1329.com

bbail016 said...

I would like to try the "Joint Pain Relief balm." I'm in desperate need of ridding myself of these darn knee problems so I can start running again! My email is bbail016@odu.edu :)

bbail016 said...

I'm also a follower on here and twitter ;)

Leontien said...

Good luck to everybody participating in the give away!

I just wanted to say hi and see how you were doing.... ;-)

Big hugs from a snowy (yes i know!!!) Indiana
Leontien

Ginny said...

Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm would be what I would get, there are two scents that look real good, probably I would get the lemon & rosemary. But it all looks so good! I love giveaways, especially at Christmas time, thanks for taking the time to do this! And now I have a favor to ask of you. I cannot have tomato seeds on my diet, so that lets out getting almost any kind of pizza, they all have the seeds in the sauce. Bummer! But when I was catching up with your post from yesterday, I saw that you make your own white sauce for pizza, and I would LOVE the recipe!

Ginny said...

Here is the second comment you requested of your regular followers, to enter the contest.

Adventure Leader said...

I would like to try the cuticle balm
sara.iteachk@gmail.com

Adventure Leader said...

I am following your blog
sara.iteachk@gmail.com

Jo said...

I would love love love some of this goodness!

Jo
http://bumbumgerms.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

i like the Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm Vanilla Anise

Out on the prairie said...

All sound wonderful. I have used horse linament I hate to say on me.Whatever works I say,but you sometimes need to stay away from people. LOLSomeone asked if it worked and I answered with one stomp of my foot.

littleangel_mw said...

Would love to get (and give) :
Body balm : Arthritis & Joint Relief Balm
Bath soap : Arthritis & Joint Relief Mineral Soap
Lip balm : “Lip Relief” All Natural Lip Balm Wild Cherry

(littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com)

littleangel_mw said...

I follow you on GFC.
gfc= (littleangel_mw)
(littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com)

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I could use all three of those products, but especially the Joint Pain Relief Balm. I'm on my way to her site to check out everything she has.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Ye, I'm a follower of your blog.

Cloudia said...

You are GOOD!
Wish I could get you interested in doing PR for my little Hawaii novel.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog so that I could discover YOURS.

So friendly & welcoming.


Aloha from Waikiki

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Farmchick said...

I need that soap before I flake away this winter.

Delco Deal Diva said...

Would love to try the oatmeal, honey, and coconut body soap! Sounds wonderful!!

delcodealdiva@yahoo.com

ashley rexrode said...

these look amazing. i would love to get my husband the joint pain relief!!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I would love to win! I have never heard about this and I am intrigued. Great review!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I follow your blog!

Robin said...

I'd like to try this balm:
http://econaturalsoap.com/products/exotic-butters-luxury-skin-balm-lemon-rosemary/
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

follow you on gfc
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I don't think my last comment went through so trying again. I would want to try some of the Joint Relief Balm--it sounds magical. Though I would need to hide it so my husband wouldn't steal it from me!

Carolyn said...

These products sound great. I'd choose what your chose :)

Anonymous said...

Having a hard time commenting tonight. I would want to try some of the Joint Relief Balm--it sounds magical. Though I would need to hide it so my husband wouldn't steal it from me!

Grumpy Grateful Mom

cat said...

I really want to win this

cat said...

and I follow your blog....

Valerie said...

Foot relief balm for me!

Valerie said...

And I'd follow you anywhere:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This sounds neat...Put me in the drawing...

Trudy Z. said...

I'd love to try one of the exotic body butters. They look great.
tzufelt01atgmaildotcom

Trudy Z. said...

I follow on Gfc
tzufelt01 at gmail dot com

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Oh yes, I already stalk you and your blog ;)

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I've gone over to check her blog out. You had me at thrifty and all natural. I have such sensitive skin now, that I am always on the look out for natural products. I am going to purchase some of the joint pain for Rambob's stocking stuffer. And I love what I am hearing about the foot cream. I just started running last month and have been like "what the heck is going on with my feet" I didn't realize how much you pound them hahah. Great review and give away! So pick me pick me pick me!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Always love your giveaways and would like to try these products! :) Thank you Lisa.

Megan Sutliff said...

Facial Rejuvenator Balm looks awesome!

philnmegan@gmail(dot)com

Gone Country said...

Tough choice! I think I'd like to start with the Oatmeal, Honey soap.

Crossing my fingers!

I'm going to check out her blog now...

Wehaf said...

I'd like to try the Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm (Citrus Sunrise).

urchiken at gmail dot com

shala_darkstone said...

I'd most like to try the Oatmeal, Honey & Coconut Milk Soap.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

laughwithusblog said...

What a fun website! I would love to try the peppermint soap! :)

laughwithusblog said...

Totally a follower! :)

Springflowers2 said...

following via GFG

Springflowers2 said...

Would love to try their lip balms...

Ashley said...

I'd like the AM moisturizer.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

~April~ said...

Would love to try the Psoriasis Relief Balm...
ramblingsandadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

~April~ said...

Following GFC as aprilharvell
ramblingsandadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea A. said...

I would love to try any of the Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balms. Especially in the Vanilla Anise scent :)

couponclipperana@yahoo.com

Andrea A. said...

I am following the blog via GFC as Andrea A.

couponclipperana@yahoo.com

Paula Lee said...

I would love to try the Wrinkle & Age Spot Relief Chlorella Soap!

jandplee at att dot net

Paula Lee said...

GFC follower Paula Lee.

jandplee at att dot net

Karla said...

Bath & Body Soap (Lemon Rosemary)
karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

olygirl said...

I'd like to try the Lemon-Rosemary Perfume! Sounds scrumptious! alanasbod@yahoo.com

olygirl said...

I follow you via GFC. (olygirl)
alanasbod@yahoo.com

Brittney said...

I would love to try the Bath & Body Soap (Lemon Rosemary)
babybensmama at yahoo dot com

Brittney said...

Follow via GFC
Brittney Minor
babybensmama at yahoo dot com

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

I would love to try their island lime lip balm - I am a lip balm addict :)

bblanto4 said...

Varicose Vein Circulation Relief Balm is what I would like to try!

bblanto4 said...

I follow on GFC! Thank you for the chance!

amber trievel said...

i would like to try the cold sore lip balm. with winter here my lips get horribly chapped and cracked and turn into fever blisters..

luvinmykevin@yahoo.com

amber trievel said...

i am a follower of your blog via gfc

luvinmykevin@yahoo.com

Deal Dishin' Momma said...

I would love to try some of their perfumes! The citrus sunrise sounds yummy :)


Crystal mexico
Cmex84@yahoo.com

Deal Dishin' Momma said...

I follow your blog via gfc as deal dishin momma.

Crystal Mexico
Cmex84@yahoo.com

c1fda166-8df5-11e0-b122-000bcdcb2996 said...

I would love to try the "Closest Shave" Anti-Rash Balm

c1fda166-8df5-11e0-b122-000bcdcb2996 said...

I alread follow you GFC

Redeemwithregina

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Cuticle and Nail Relief Balm.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow this blog - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandy said...

Hi Lisa,

I feel so Blessed that I found you.
While e-mailing you I saw in my side bar the give-away that I missed!
But I was curious and checked it out.
Two of my girls have severe problem skin. My little girl is suffering so bad that her little hand sometimes bleed and the nails seem to come loose.
She is only two.
So when I checked out your last post and read your good result/review I had to go to their site and check out what you were praising.
I placed a shampoo order and the cream order.
I now can't wait for it to come in.
Thank you Lisa.

Ps. I will let you know any results.