6.01.2009

Free Yourself

Am I alone when I profess, "I am a product junkie"? I have blatantly blogged about my addiction to trying the newest lotions, potions, masks, mascaras, soaps, shampoos, even weed killer . What makes it worse is if a company has sassy marketing minds that whip up a trendy, stylish labels; I'm hooked, I've got to buy and try. Yesterday was day #20851 of being drawn into marketing web. Like a major case of whiplash, I spun around to see that not only does Target now carry one of my all time favorite home cleaning products, Mrs. Meyers, but now carry the Natural Home Care line of JR Watkins. Long ago I use to equate Watkins products up there with Amway (not that it is a bad thing of course). I thought they only sold "snake oil"; my stupidity.

Watkins Natural History

From a bluff high above the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota to the homes and hands of their grateful, hard-working, globally-minded customers comes the purity of Watkins, It's wholesome, it's refreshing and it's never "doctored up" like some big city factory products. Watkins has been good and natural through and through since 1868. They invented eco-friendly products as far back as 1917 with their natural vegetable oil soap with no animal bi-products, fillers or colors. They did not know it was being eco-friendly back then, but their instincts were right.

Watkins now aims to make household chores a little easier with its newest line of J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care cleaning products. Made with refreshing coconut, palm, lemon and lavender oils and highly effective plant derived surfactants, Watkins diverse line of cleaners are safe and effective for your home and your family.

Responsible manufacturing processes are as important as its commitment to providing natural, consumable items for everyday life. Watkins is devoted to leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible. Hard not to give your household grocery dollars to a company that has such honorable standards. A company that is as globally minded as their customers.

That all aside, the dish and hand soaps I purchased smells and performs amazing. While I tidy up my kitchen with the natural coconut oil, aloe & green tea wafting through the air; it will transport me to the far away Indian Isle's lounging on the sand, as I sip Mai Tai's, and watch tanned, hunky surfers battle the waves. Need a good recipe for Mai Tai's, just let me know!

free yourself

conscience-clearing power


WATKINS
  • non-toxic & bio degradable
  • not tested on animals
  • contains no animal ingredients
WATKINS

{go forth & shop responsibly}
clear your cleaning conscience

8 comments:

Federica said...

I just found you and I am glad I did!
Lovely blog!

Averill said...

Love it. And I'm right there with you -- gorgeous packaging and the "latest and greatest" in products get me every single time.

Kristin said...

I'm a sucker as well and I'm always looking for new greener products!

Urban Flea said...

I am definitely a product junkie, and will pretty much buy anything if I like the packaging. Although that doesn't always mean it's any good... I've made that mistake with wine before. Ick! Thanks so much for the lovely comment over at Urban Flea, I really love it when you tell me what you think; keep em' coming! Cheers my dear!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.com

Lacy Chamberlain-Scott said...

I am a Watkins Associate and I must say, you describe the products and the Watkins philosophy so well. I was captured by your writing as it drew me in. If I had not already been a fan of Watkins products, you would have convinced me to do so. Thanks for the article. May I borrow your words? How do I go about sharing your words with others and still giving you the credit you are due? Contact me at lacy_watkins@yahoo.com

Alicia said...

The better the packaging the more I'm screwed.
Standing up...
Hi I'm Alicia & I'm a productaholic!!!!!!!!!!!
Will there be donughts & coffee after the blog????

The Townhouselady said...

I couldn't agree with you more- on all fronts. I studied package design so I'm a junkie for a well packaged product. Then have it work, smell great and be environmentally conscientious? Sold!

hat a great post.

Lacy- Any promotional discounts for Dumbwit Teller readers?

Never hurts to ask right?

Lacy Chamberlain-Scott said...

I have no discouts to offer but, I will offer gift certificates for the Watkins Products for Dumbwit Teller Readers. Contact me by email at lacy_watkins@yahoo as I want to be respectful to the blog owner and not use this forum for advertising or selling products and I will tell you how to earn them. Thanks.