Thursday, June 18, 2009

Joyful Girl Naturals ~ Review and Giveaway

They say still waters run deep but in our neck of the woods still waters also breed mosquitoes! Living in the arctic one learns during the summer months to deal with monstrous swarms of mosquitoes and other biting insects. I worked outdoors on an archaeological site several summers in the sub-arctic environment of Churchill, Manitoba and became all too familiar with the perfume of citronella and DEET. Shortly however I developed a funny immunity to mosquitoes which lasted for years. Contrary to my period of mosquito immunity my youngest daughter's exposure to mosquitoes as an infant in the arctic resulted in horrible allergic reactions. Mosquito bites became over sized lumps and swelling. My daughter no longer suffers from such severe reactions but the mosquitoes still find her delightfully delicious. Of course it was reactions like these that urge me to protect my family from the tiny vampires of the natural world but I also fear the poisonous chemicals popular in warding them off--DEET is not just the mosquitoes worst enemy! Joyful Girl Naturals has an absolutely fabulous solution! I prefer applying a natural but effective product to offend the tastes of hungry mosquitoes. Joyful Girl Naturals Insect Repellent Balm is a formulation of natural and organic ingredients including peppermint and eucalyptus. My daughter remarked, "It smells like candy canes!" as I helped her apply it. It does have a refreshing scent but more importantly it works! We calmly enjoyed one of my daughter's soccer games tonight amongst the other parents distracted by the discomfort of slapping pesky mosquitoes all evening. The best part is how easy it is to put on. Because it is in a stick you just rub it on. This product has proven its worth to my children and they love it! I love it because I no it is safe for my children and protects them from virus carrying mosquitoes!

Joyful Girl Naturals is so much more than bath and body store. Owner Shelly provides herbal remedies for all kinds of common conditions. From eczema and acne to headaches and sinus issues Joyful Girl Naturals carries natural solutions! Shelly has 20 years experience creating natural products and develops her own recipes to provide customers with afforable and affective products whicha re natural and safe. She can even customize her products to your personal skin care and physical needs.

I must admit I am a bit of a "hippy" and one of my favourite scents is patchouli. Shelly was kind enough to send me her Organic Cocoa Butter Lotion~Patchouli Sweet Orange. Summer weather is finally here and I have been spending most days working in my garden and flowerbeds. My hands are often pay for my enjoyment, left rough and dry from my outdoor ventures. Lately I have been using this Joyful Girl Naturals lotion when I come in to combat these hand conditions. Joyful Girl Naturals Organic Cocoa Butter Lotion leaves my hands soft, and smooth with a spicy scent I love! I found this lotion absorbs into the skin rather than sitting heavily on the surface and is light unlike petroleum based products. Joyful Girl Naturals also carries a product specificly for gardeners made with Organic Calendula Oil for healing, nourishing and moisturizing properties!
The final Joyful Girl Naturals product I tried was the Natural Exfoliating Face and Body Wash~Luscious Lime. As my loyal followers may recall I have often struggled with acne and I am very careful about facial products. Though I believe this is often based on individual skincare needs I found this product did not cause me any breakouts. Though this exfoliating wash is lime it is almost scentless. I love an exfoliant especially a natural exfoliant. This one leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and vibrant! I adore not having to worry about abrasive harsh chemicals stripping my skin of nourishment but still being able to exfoliate! Lime oil is a wonderful natural antiseptic and this scrub is perfect for normal, oily, and acne proned skin.
Now there is even more to be joyful about if you are a dog or cat owner! Shelly has now opened Joyful Canine. Yes, now you can use herbal fusions to sooth what ails your furry friends!
Joyful Girl Naturals and Northern Mama want to make one of you a Joyful Girl {or Boy}! One lucky winner will receive a Joyful Girl Naturals kid friendly Insect Repellent Balm!
To Enter:
  • Visit Joyful Girl Naturals and let me know what product would make you joyful! {Required}
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Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes July 3rd, 10:00pm CT. For further details please read General Giveaway Rules.

34 comments:

  1. The organic hand soap would make me joyful!

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  2. The Organic Cocoa Butter Lotion looks wonderful to me.

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  3. This sounds like it would even be safe for my baby! The bugs have been so bad (she even has a bite right next to her eye) but she's too young for typical repellants. The scar oil would also be good for us as my 3 yr. old has a scar on his face from a shovel...

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  6. I like the Natural Skin Healing Pomade Eczema Psoriasis, Extreme dry skin healer. My youngest has extremely dry skin and this might work for her.

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  7. I have your button on my blog

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  8. It all looks great, but i would love to try the coco butter lotion, i have dry skin so it would be nice to get some relief.
    Thanks

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  9. I was intersted in the restless leg relief oil because my MIL is always talking about her restless legs.

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  10. Great products!
    I would choose Anti Aging Moisturizer Bee Whip!

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  11. I'd like to try the expresso body whip

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  12. Peaceful Slumber Bath Oil would make me joyful!!

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  13. The Erotic Dream Balm would be fun to try out :-)

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  14. I like the Herbal Skin Healing Cream
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  15. I hope I am not too late. My favorite would be the insect balm. I have been looking for something natural for my daughter.

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