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.