Monday, April 21, 2008
Pampering 101 - Scentiments
One of my very, very favorite bath and body lines is called Scentiments. It's all natural, smells heavenly, and is totally affordable. Seriously, you can fit it into just about any budget. It's only available online or at boutique shows (such as the Utah Chocolate Show).
I was introduced to Scentiments through my friend Candace Salima, who absolutely raved over their hand lotion. You can read more about my hand story below, but after sampling her lotion, I went right out and ordered a bunch for my own stash. Since then, I've become a huge Scentiments fan. I absolutely love the quality of their products. And their prices are just right. I can stock up and pamper myself without breaking my pocket book
Another bonus: Scentiments was created by my good friend and writing buddy, Tristi Pinkston! If you know Tristi, you know she's totally creative and crafty. So if you're looking for a great Mother's Day gift and don't want to go to the hassle of trying to make it cute, then leave it in Tristi's hands. I've ordered baskets for teachers, baby showers, bridal showers, or just a little something to let a friend know I'm thinking about her—and she always comes through with gorgeous baskets. And she ships—not the baskets, but she still puts them in a cute bag!
My favorite products include:
Brown Sugar Facial Scrub - I order mine peach scented. I tried vanilla once and every day I craved sugar cookies! This is my one, absolutely favorite product by Scentiments. I love how my skin looks and feels. I have oily skin and usually break out like crazy, but after adding this scrub to my skin regime, my skin has balanced out and I have fewer break outs. $7
Bath Salts – I love soaking in a nice hot bath at the end of a stressful day. With four kids, I don't get the opportunity to do it often enough. But when I do, I break out my Scentiments Bath Salts. Some of my favorite scents are Grapfruite Surprise, Lavendar and Lilac, and Lavendar Essential Oil. I'm excited to try out her new scents Blackberry Sage, Pear, and Ginger Blossom. $5
Body Spritz – I get comments all the time asking what lotion I use or what perfume I'm wearing. It's always when I wear my Lavendar Lilac Body Spritz. I love it so much, it's replaced all my other perfumes. Of course, there are lots of other great scents as well – Jasmine, Amber Rose, and Freesia, to name a few. $7
Lip Balm – My hubby loves Scentiments Lip Balms. I get him a new supply every Father's Day and Christmas. I really like them too, but don't wear it nearly as often as he does! His favorites – Buttercream and Light Strawberry (which is no longer available). New scents I want to try are Raspberry & Cream and Vanilla Banilla. $1.50
Hand Lotion – My hands get so dry. I keep lotion everywhere—my purse, my car, the bathrooms, the kitchen, and next to my computer. For a long time I used Avon's Silicone Glove. It was the only thing I could find that really helped my hands. Until my friend, Candace Salima, had me try the Scentiments hand lotion. Can I say wow? The lotion sank right into my skin and my hands felt hydrated without any sticky films. I immediately put in an order for a whole bunch of Mango Mango hand lotion. Since then, I've also really come to like the Lavendar and Lilac lotion—but Mango Mango is still my favorite. $3
Foot Scrub & Lotion Set – This is a new addition to the website. I haven't tried it yet, but am looking forward to it. I find it ironic that it's been added to the Scentiments line since I've been looking all over Wal-Mart and other stores trying to figure out which ones I'd like to try. I guess this takes away the guess work. I've been so impressed with this line of products, that I'm 99% sure I'll like the Foot Scrub & Lotion Set as well. $9
As you can see, I use a variety of the Scentiments products and really enjoy them. In fact, I enjoy them so much, I am going to be giving away a basket filled with Scentiments samples and Tristi's newest book at the beginning of May when I participate in the Season of Sacrifice blog tour. Of course, if you just can't wait until then, you can go to the Scentiments website to order your own.
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