We are entering that season, you know the one: dry hands, cracked feet, scaly elbows.
That was why I was excited to open the package from Three Seeds Naturals. I felt like I had entered a spa in my home…and just in time.
One of the great things about having my own online shop full of only items that I’ve tried and liked is that I get to work directly with the small business owners. In the case of Three Seeds Naturals, owner Sarah Maloy and I hit it off–bonding immediately over Sock Monkey hats. (And you know how I feel about those.) Our warped senses of humor connected so well that–prior to receiving the products–I wondered if it would bias my opinion of the products. I mean, I loved Sarah, what if I hated her products? Since I only review products in which I believe, I was concerned that I would have to say, “I like you; I hate your products. Can we be besties?” Thankfully, the products of Three Seeds Naturals are so awesome that it wasn’t an issue. (Dear Sarah: Now can we be besties?!?)
Three Seeds Naturals products are based on the belief that “simpler is better and natural is best.” Because of this, Three Seeds handmakes all of their products in small batches without phthalates (you know, that yucky plasticizing substance we don’t want to use in baby bottles or other kids’ stuff and makeup). They also use the non-chemical, paraban-free preservatives and gentle fragrances.
Sarah sent me an awesome sampling of products from their extensive line. Check out my thoughts on each of them:
Honestly, I’m not a big fan of peppermint lip balms. I usually find the peppermint taste and smell overwhelming. However, the peppermint in the Three Seeds Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm is completely understated. I’m not sure if it’s the vanilla (which I love) that tones it down, but it certainly works for me. It almost has a hint of chocolate in there. The texture is also a super creamy Shea and Cocoa butter and is completely “non-waxy.” Although I have only tried this “flavor” so far, it comes in a cute sachet bag set with four other flavors: Lemon Mint, Coconut Lime, Almond Vanilla and Signature Pomegranate.
I’m addicted to lotion, especially travel-sized lotion that I can throw in my purse, the diaper bag or leave in my car. Three Seeds has an awesome “travel-approved” set that includes five 2-ounce bottles in the scents of Fresh Lemongrass, Vanilla Fig, Signature Pomegranate, Coconut Lime and Almond Vanilla. I tried the Fresh Lemongrass, a super-clean (more grass, less lemon) scent, the Vanilla Fig, a richer, muskier smell perfect for the holidays, and Signature Pomegranate, my personal favorite for its light berry smell. All of the lotions are creamy, but don’t leave that wet, heavy feel of some other lotions. If you’re looking for larger than travel size, try the 8 ounce bottle four pack.
NOTE: I did not try any products with the Almond Vanilla scent. Sticking with my “only promoting stuff I’ve tried and liked” review promise, I did not add that scent to my shop. However, if you are interested in that scent, let me know. I’m happy to add it.
I usually don’t like the heavy thickness of moisturizing creams. However, the Three Seeds Ultra Moisturizing Cream goes on smooth and soaks right in, not feeling thick or pasty at all. This definitely isn’t your grandmother’s moisturizing cream! You can get the creams in a fantastic four-pack, or choose scents Coconut Lime, Fresh Lemongrass, Vanilla Fig, Signature Pomegranate, or unscented separately.
Three Seeds Naturals is really onto something with their Sugar Body Scrub. Somehow, they figured out how to put that luxurious spa feeling right into a tiny container in your home. It reminded me of this fantastic spa treatment I had on a cruise one time. The oil-based scrub uses the sugar as a natural exfoliator and rinses off to leave a fresh skin feeling. If you want to take a virtual trip to the Bahamas, order the Coconut Lime scented sugar scrub paired with the moisturizing cream, or order alone in the Coconut Lime, Signature Pomegranate, Vanilla Fig, or Fresh Lemongrass scents.
Three Seeds Naturals also has great gift sets like the Deluxe Scent of the Season set (body scrub, lotion, moisturizing cream, lip balm in a clear gift tote with a scrubber), or the Mini Exfoliating Gift Set (sugar scrub and lotion in an eco-friendly gift bag).
Ready to win your own Three Seeds Naturals mini spa?
Sarah from Three Seeds Naturals has graciously offered some Three Seeds Naturals products to one lucky reader. You can choose between the lotion sampler (5 travel-sized lotions, retail $32), mini mosturizing set (sample size lotion with a full moisturizing cream, retail $15), or the mini exfoliating set (sample sized lotion with full moisturizing cream, retails $15)–any one in the scent of your choice!
What do you have to do?
Simply leave a comment after this post that you would like one of these wonderful sets for you or a friend.
Get an extra entry!
If you want an extra entry, visit the review on our sister site WritRams.com and leave a comment there for a total of two entries into the drawing!
(Really, that’s it! Just a comment.)
On November 10, 2010, we will randomly select (via random.org) one winner from all comments for their choice of one of the Three Seeds Naturals products mentioned above.
The winner will be notified via email link from their comment post.
Entries must be received by midnight EST, November 10, 2010, to be eligible. See full giveaway guidelines.
Sorry, only entries from the continental United States.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.40momsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ProfilePicTwitter_bigger.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]About the Reviewer
Jacqueline Wilson is a wife and mother of three daughters. She only performs product reviews on products that she has tried personally. You can find her daily parenting humor on her personal blog, WritRams.com: Writer Ramblings on Parenting Imperfectly. [/author_info] [/author]