If you have been by here at all, you will know how much I love the old Watkins cookbook my great aunt gave me. You might even remember that I make some mouth-watering whole wheat pancakes with a recipe from that cookbook. When I found the J.R. Watkins Company is not only still around,
but better than ever, I was beyond excited.
After posting some photos on their facebook page, I was contacted by Jamie from Vanillaholics about doing a giveaway and review. Now you have to know I jumped at that! I had already tried the dish and hand soap, and loved both, so I could not wait to get this package of goodies. I was not disappointed.
I loved everything...a lot. The hand and body lotion is luxurious and didn't feel greasy. And the branding...is that not the best?
I fell in love with the all purpose cleaner and found myself looking forward to cleaning out my new sink with it. Now, that says something!
Another product I really loved was the Hand & Cuticle Salve. It is amazing for dry skin and smells soooo good.
I loved the products, but one of the biggest selling points for me is that they are all natural and made in the USA. Really, how hard is that to find these days?
From the J.R. Watkins web site:
"Nestled in the Mississippi River bluff town of Winona, Minn., Watkins has been America’s pioneer in natural living since 1868. As America’s original natural apothecary manufacturer, Watkins uses only the finest natural ingredients in its diverse lines of personal care, home care, remedies and gourmet extracts and spices."
I love these products, so now on to the best part.
Jamie is offering a $25 gift certificate from Vanillaholics to one lucky winner!
To be entered in the giveaway there are several options:
1. "Like" Vanillaholics on Facebook for one entry
2. "Like" Far Above Rubies on Facebook for one entry
3. Share on your blog or facebook for one entry
Please stop back by here and leave me a comment letting me know which of the above things you have done so I can enter that in the drawing. The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 11 at midnight EST so don't wait!
Be sure to visit Jamie at Vanillaholics because they are also offering a $10 gift certificate to everyone who orders in October!
**A winner will be selected randomly from all the entrants.
The J.R. Watkins products were provided by Vanillaholics, and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.