Nope, sorry, this post is not about food. It's not a school day, and Sailor Boy made lunch. And I've been thinking... sometimes I want to post about something that just doesn't fit in with the theme of my blog... but I want to share it anyways. So I decided to save those things for one day a week only, and do an anything goes Saturday Evening Post. And since I don't have my camera back yet, might as well start this evening! So, if you're only interested in reading about lunches, here's your heads up: you might want to skip my Saturday Evening Posts. But then again, I might post a recipe, or rave about my new favourite food blog... :)
But not this Saturday. This Saturday I'm making a shameless plug for my friend Cary's home-based businesses, West Road Soy Candles & Uforýa Body Care, because she's awesome and I love her stuff, everything I've tried of hers is fantastic, and more people ought to find that out!
Cary makes everything herself just 2 doors down from lucky me :) Her Uforýa body care products are made from rich unrefined shea butter, avocado, hazelnut, rice bran and jojoba oils, and are paraben free. Her West Road Candles are made from creamy soy wax, which is made from soybeans, a renewable energy source. She focuses on using renewable energy sources and recycleable products to minimize their effect on the environment. Her glass jars and tins are recyclable or reusable. And all the scented candles and creams smell sooooo good, but don't aggravate my sinuses like some scented items do.
Here's some of my own Uforýa and West Road Candles stuff that I gathered up from around my home and snapped with Pickle's iPod:
The unlabeled items are samples I get to test out, lucky me! I have sensitive skin, and am allergic to many perfumes, so I get to try things out and give her feedback - so far so good on everything I think! Pictured is some lip balm, Ageless Eye Gel (in the pump) and tubs of green tea facial cleanser & exfoliating scrub (still in testing).
Here's a closer look at the Dead Sea Bath Salts.
I really like that all the containers and labels are simple and attractive, I can leave my Uforýa products out on the counter and they look good there!
If you've gotten this far, thanks for reading my rave about my friend's awesome aromatherapy & body care stuff! And if you're still miffed that this post isn't about a bento lunch or even about food (you're entitled, that IS why you follow my blog) I'm going to try to make it up to you with a Giveaway!
You can win your own jar of bath salts! Or, if baths aren't your thing, you can opt for a tub of body butter instead :)
How to Enter:
Visit the Uforýa website, look at the bath salts and/or body butter scent selection, then come back here and leave a comment stating which product & scent you would like if you win. For a bonus 2nd entry, Like Uforýa on Facebook and then post a 2nd comment saying you did :)
The winner will be chosen (by comment number using Random.org) and announced next Saturday evening, January 28th, around
Disclosure: I wrote this post of my own accord and asked my friend to contribute product for a Giveaway. No compensation or payment was given to me - unless you count that I get free stuff when I test it for her :)
* I need a way to contact you. If you enter as Anonymous, with no contact information, I can't contact you and you can't get your prize. So make sure your comment includes a way to contact you :)
The Giveaway is now Closed. Thank you for entering!