Monday, February 27, 2012

"Birthday Blessings Bash" Northern Essence wool care and body care products review and 1 full size item #GIVEAWAY {US and Canada}

Northern Essence is a shop where you can find so many useful and unique items. They offer products for the whole family from baby care items (soaps, lotions cloth diapers and more) to items for mom's to be, and even items for dad. Their products are all made with natural ingredients and are never tested on animals. I stumbled on Northern Essence the other week while I was searching for items to care for my woolies!

Here is a bit more information about Traci (owner and operator of Northern Essence) and her company (taken from the Northern Essence website):
"My name is Traci, I am very proud to be a WAHM to five great children and wife to my wonderful supportive husband. We are located in Northern Georgia.

You will find that we are committed to quality, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients, with NO animal testing. Our products are simply packaged to save you the consumer the extra cost. We believe that what matters most is the quality of the ingredients and final product.

We are looking forward to providing the best customer service and products to all our customers while making some new friends along the way!

Traci Hoffman, Owner"

I was sent several samples from Northern Essence for my review. This is what I received:
The opposite side of the wool wash bar sample:
From the top left clockwise: Wool wash bar in 'buttermilk bath' whipped lotion, wool wash liquid in 'lavender breeze' Baby sudz soap, and whipped shea.
I used the wool wash bar on my Sloomb knit wool cover. It is Awesome! You simply run some warm water into a basin and rub the bar under the running water. You can also rub the bar directly onto the wool if there are stains or strong odors. I then used the 'wool wash' (far right) after I had washed the wool. I rinsed the residue out from the wool wash bar, then filled the basin with warm water again. I mixed 1 tsp of the wool wash liquid into the basin of water, added the clean sloomb cover and gently squeezed it to ensure all the fibers were saturated (I lanolize my wool inside out). Left it to sit for about 30 minutes then gently removed the excess water by rolling the sloomb cover in a clean, dry towel.
The wool wash liquid left the wool feeling clean and lightly scented with lavender. It's great. I highly recommend it!
The whipped lotion (top middle) I threw in my purse as I was running out the door to the store (it is the perfect size for my purse or the diaper bag). As I was driving I realized how dry and cracked my skin was (the weather was cold and dry and my skin always suffers for it)! I quickly put a dab of the whipped lotion on my skin and found instant relief. Not only did it hydrate and smooth my skin, but it stayed on for quite awhile. After the store, we went to the library then came home. It wasn't until I washed my hands before preparing lunch that I noticed the lotion was actually washing off! So I put on more! This lotion also works great on my boys! It soothes their dry skin really well. My eldest has severe dry winter skin. This is where the whipped shea comes in. I love this stuff. It is a thick substance that kind of reminds me of crisco, but different (you get the point how thick this stuff is)! I applied it on my son's legs for 2 nights directly after his bath and within 2 days his skin was totally fine. No more dry, itchy red bumps, just soft smooth skin!
The Baby Sudz soap became my 4 yo's 'special soap' (we get him a little bar of special goats milk soap from the organic store here in town for him to use after he uses the potty). He claimed the Baby Sudz as his very own soap and used it all up within 2 weeks! Need I say any more about the soap?

As a sponsor of the Birthday Blessings Bash event, Traci of Northern Essence has generously offered one LWML follower the chance to win ONE of the following items:
1. Full size bar of Baby Sudz
2. 4 oz whipped lotion
3. 4 oz wool wash
4. full size bar of wool soap

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents!

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!

Good Luck and have fun!

~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for this review, thanks to Traci at Northern Essence! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

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