Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Unexpected Feedback Lately

Product Body gets feedback on products quite a bit, but in the last week, we have been getting some unusual feedback about some things our products have been up to. Who knew?

My sis has been using Mama Bomb on her baby son. He got "Fifth Disease" at a young age, and it turned his skin into something akin to a lizard, so we've been trying to remedy it with Mama Bomb. So far, it's worked better than anything else.
-Gena P., Studio City, CA

10/25/08 (Crush On You) Amazing product! I have spent soooooooooooo much money on Rx products, and over the counter products for the twins and never had the results I see now! The girls have so many skin and allergies it isn't even funny. I wish I would have ordered from you sooner.
-Kit D., Wellington, FL

10/28/08 - The crush on you, it's amazing! I used to have bumps on my arms from ingrown hairs and no more since I've been using it! Yay! ;o)
- Jessica P., Seattle, WA

It is always good to hear positive feedback, but it's particularly interesting to me when people tell us a new use for the products AND have it work wonders. Love that.

Friday, October 24, 2008

milk + honey in Austin

Product Body is now in milk + honey spa in downtown Austin, Texas. Yee Haw! Oh, how I love that town and wish I could be there.

milk + honey is also carrying Product Body and we are DOUBLY thrilled about it. So if you live in Austin or know friends in Austin, tell them to go shopping there. Even if we aren't physically there, our products are, and so I guess we are in spirit. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Specktra Beauty News

I received a lovely email this morning from Jamie Tabor of Spectra. She wrote a surprise review of Crush On You:

Product Body’s Crush On You ($22) scrub is hands down the BEST body scrub I’ve ever used. I got into the shower and rubbed my arms, legs, and torso down with this sugar based scrub, then rinsed off and honestly…I was awed.

If you'd like to check out the entire review, you can go visit Spectra.
Thank you, Jamie for a lovely review!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blooming Orchid

When I photographed my candle a few days ago, I used two orchid flowers in the photo. Teresa of Homestead Notes couldn't believe that I had an actual live blooming orchid. I live in FLORIDA, T. Everything blooms here because we live in a tropical state where it rarely gets below 55 degrees and that is considered close to freezing (ha!). My other orchid is just a leafy thing, but will bloom when this one finishes.

That is certainly the part about Florida that is awesome. The flowers, the greenness of it all.... and the fact that I'll be taking a picnic to the beach this afternoon with no jacket or shoes.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Typical Labeling Process, Wabbit

We are serious folks here at Product Body, so after making a new product, the name of the product along with the design of the label needs to be created. There is a whole process and we are serious about our labels. Brad IS the designer, but when we are at the stage of naming we are both hunkered down at the computer together - we brainstorm for hours and here is just an example of some of the names we come up with during those long grueling hours:

The new product will be available soon. New name to be revealed......

Thursday, October 16, 2008

a girl's gotta spa

My ears WERE burning!

Shannon Nelson, of a girl's gotta spa blog, wrote a nice review on Crush On You and Cream. You can see the review here if you'd like to.

Shannon is a very talented and busy woman. She writes for Makeup Minute and is the Corporate Communications Director for Pierce Mattie Public Relations. Now THAT is a mouthful!

Thank you, Shannon, for the lovely review!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oooooooo.... New Holiday Box Revealed Soon

Just Wait.....

I just finished the last scent of my holiday box and it is OH SO GOOD. It will not disappoint.

Best thing? It will be available through December.

Coming soon to Product Body

Finslippy Challenge

I read is Finslippy written by Alice Bradley just about every day. I really like her writing because she has a perspective on life that is raw and it feels like she is describing my life so much of the time it's weird. I also wish I had even half the talent. Alice is a professional writer and has contributed to the books "Things I Learned About My Dad (in Therapy)" and "Sleep is for the Weak."

Right now, Alice is having a challenge on her blog. She explains it here:

Donors Choose is an incredible organization that matches teachers in high-needs schools with people who are willing to give. Teachers register with the site and describe what projects they need sponsored, and donors can pick and choose which projects they want to help fund. So the Blogger Challenge is just a bunch of us bloggers competing over who can raise the most money. If I win the Blogger Challenge, I will reenact Pat Benatar's video "Love is a Battlefield" in its entirety. Because I am dimly aware that this challenge is about helping teachers in need, and my desire to WIN WIN WIN or your desire to see me shimmying and gyrating in a torn dress and too much eyeliner.

Product Body is offering a FIGGY PUDDING gift box (not yet available to the public!!) over at Finslippy as a give away to a random donor this week. I am honored to be a part of this effort, even if it's just a small donation. I urge you to go help, even if it's just five dollars. If you haven't checked out Finslippy before, you should, but you might get hooked.

And if she wins, we get to see her do Pat Benatar. We need a little comic relief from all this political fog, don't we?

We are strong...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Carrot Cake Candle On Etsy

I recently did a natural candle coloring experiment while writing an article for The Saponifier magazine. I used safflower petal powder to infuse my melted soy wax and I think it came out beautifully. I am really loving the color. I expected the color to be very intense because of the color of safflower petals, but the mild creamy orange is pleasing to my eye.

I scented this batch with carrot cake and a hint of vanilla coconut. Not a very strong candle, but one that will make you close your eyes and breathe in, not oen your window and blink your eyes.


So I have one listed on Etsy and when i get around to photographing the travel tin candles, I'll put those up, too. Oh, those little flowers are from my pretty orchid plant at home.

Candle that!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Mother Tells A story That Is True And Makes Me Want To Bang My Head Against A Wall

Last week my dear daughter, Joanna, was at my house with the kids. I was showing her these new tools I bought at the hair salon store. One was a file that you use on your heels to scrape away dead and cracking skin, and the other was a heel renewing lotion that the salesperson said you apply at night and go to sleep with a pair of socks on. Joanna gave me a look that could freeze the Nile. "Mother, what do you think I sell. I sell lotions for dry skin, especially for the feet, such as Mama Bomb, Crush on You and the Ski Bomb thing (whatever it is called). These do the same thing, but much better."

I am having such a hard time understanding all the uses for Joanna's products. I am going to take a tutorial with her because I still am in the dark. I do promise I will get it one day. My granddaughter has gotten it. She will tell me which product to use for which problem. But I said to Joanna, "Your product does not say it is a heel healer." She rolled her eyes, turned and walked away muttering under her breath. Oh well.

Winner Claimed Her Prize

Kelley...She came through. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Kelley has not yet contacted me about her prize, so if I haven't heard from her by Friday, I will run the random number generator again and come up with a new winner for the give away.

I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Whipped Butters Are Baaaaaaack

whipped shea butter

tangerine whipped dream

It's finally not over 90 degrees here every day, so we are putting Whipped Shea Butter and Tangerine Whipped Dream back out there for purchase. I made a load of batches yesterday - so fresh and delish. Are you ready for re-hydration?

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Winner For Give Away Goodies

Using the Random.org system, commenter # 22 won the giveaway.
Kelley. Congratulations, Kelley!! Please email me at jo @ productbody . com with your email and we'll work out all the details.

Thank you everyone for participating with the game. Even though we didn't get to 100, all of your awesome comments hit home and I felt the love. Thanks. The next give away will be even bigger, so keep looking out for it. ;)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Time For A Give-Away!

From now through Monday every comment on THIS post will be counted as an entry to win a Mama Bomb Coconut Milk Bath Soak and a Sexy Laundry Day Bath Bomb! You may enter as many times as you want, but you actually have to write something and it can't be a repeat/copy of a previous post. If we get past 100 posts, I'll throw in more. I will add a soap and a surprise gift.

Send your friends and GOOD LUCK!
I can only send the winning package to the US or to Canada due to the high costs of shipping. Sorry!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The New Cream - Almost Done

All natural other than the preservative. Niiiiiice. Preservatives? You say, I don't need them? Take a look at that disgusting moldy cream at Anne-Marie's blog. Now think about it. What's better, a little preservative or some nasty mold that could killya?