Back to Basics with Dr. Jacobs Naturals

Dr. Jacobs Naturals Soap Pump



I was so thrilled to try out some of Dr. Jacobs Naturals products, especially during the summer time when we are literally bathing in chlorine all day long. Its nice to have natural and gentle products taking care of your skin after a long day at the pool. Trying to maintain natural products in your home can be really hard for those of us without a lot of experience; but there are small steps that you can take to remove chemicals as much as you can from your home! Starting with what goes on your body is an easy way to make the jump into a natural lifestyle. These products are affordable and last forever, which also makes this step easy (for you and for your wallet). Being healthy and natural doesn’t always have to be expensive.

Founded in 1911, the company pays homage to the real-life Dr. Jacobs who was a swiss chemist. He perfected the Castillian tradition of making castille soap. Joey and Ezra Aini, founders, desired to provide a multi-tasking, natural soap….and this mom feels like they knocked it out of the park!

My kids adore the smell of the soap, it leaves our skin feeling awesome and the pump action option makes carting this soap to the pool easy peasy!!! Dr. Naturals soap is Cammo Style Love approved!!

The almond honey soap is probably my favorite, and my youngest can’t get enough of it. The blend of honey and almond provides a natural Omega 9, which helps keeps moisture where it your skin. You’ll also find Vitamin A, B and E!

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Shop Small Spotlight : Ladyburg

I couldn’t quite decide when to do my spotlight on this fabulous ‘Local’, NoVA store. However, with Ladyburg getting ready to open a second location I thought this would be the perfect time to do a little spotlight. Not only do I love this store in general – the atmosphere and the product, but I love the owners. They truly believe in the product they are making and selling. Yes, making! Almost all of the products sold in the Ladyburg store are made in the Ladyburg store. Natural products, lots of vegan options, essential oils, local…I mean, it really doesn’t get better than that. I wouldn’t call myself all-natural or crunchy by any stretch of the imagination. However, I see the value and their place in the world. As my children get older, and frankly, as I get older and wiser the value becomes higher. The biggest selling point for me though was the price point. You can satisfy all your natural needs and desires for a reasonable price. That is truly unique. So lets take a look at some of the products.

They had me at ‘Ladybug’ with this little adorable bar. I love ladybugs. So much so that that is my daughter’s nickname, her room was like that until she was 6, birthdays, Halloween costumes, and any clothing I can find…..still. These little bars are like a compact, uber lotion. I have the gardenia scent and its a fairly strong sent; although that isn’t the only option. I’ve been using this fairly consistently for almost a month now and haven’t seen much of a change in its size and its doing wonders for the dry patches on my knees and elbows I tend to get in the summer time.

 2. Shaving
Beer and shaving! Beer and shaving people. Seriously…..Beer. A very cool and kitschy addition to the Ladyburg shelves. Hubby is a shaving snob – we’re talking fancy badger hair brush and wooden handle single blade razor. We have yet to use the Ladyburg product because he still has his “Not to be named” other brand that he has to use up. Otherwise it would be a waste. Isn’t he cute? *sarcasm* But never fear, I’ll have this stuff investigated and checked out well within Christmas gift buying time. The aftershave can be scented on-site from one of Ladyburg’s many Essential Oils.

Nature’s Neosporin, as I’ve been told. Calendula is a gentle and mild oil that does wonders for burns, scrapes, dry or chapped skin, rashes and the like. It’s perfect for those with sensitive skin as well. Crystal, Ladyburg’s resident skin expert and proprietor, recommended this lotion for my son’s eczema. Love it! It doesn’t hurt him if he suddenly gets a flare up, and it has kept it from getting worse. I use this baby on my legs, which are so crazy dry right now. This is a whipped creme and a little goes a really long way. Yet another product that really gets a lot of bang for your buck. 

 So the picture is of the kid version (which I spoiled by daughter with and bought a ton of them!!), but the link is to the full-size adult bath bombs. Either way, these things are amazing, super fragrant and leave your skin feeling soft. The kids absolutely go nuts over them because they bubble and fizz, as well as spin around the tub. Literally my kids fight over them, so I will be making a trip back to stock up on some more.

5. The Raw Bar 
Now this is a super cool thing that I’ve only ever seen at Ladyburg. Now, you can get all your stuff made here, and I’d be surprised if you didn’t find what you wanted. However, there are those of us {myself included} who spend countless hours scanning Pinterest, and just really really want to make our own. All those ingredients can be expensive, so Ladyburg buys it in bulk so that you can buy it smaller and make your own stuff. How cool is that?!!

Here’s a few shots of a recent party for NoVA blogger we had over at the Fredricksburg location! It was such a fun time. Crystal and the whole Ladyburg family are absolutely wonderful and took the best care of all of us! Make sure to check out the Ladyburg shop, one of my fabulous sponsors, by clicking their link on my sidebar.

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Wednesday Walkabout – Perfectly Posh *Review and Giveaway*

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Hope your week is going well.  The count down for the weekend is on, and I know that I’m looking forward to it.  Hubby has some time off and we are looking forward to spending some quality time together.  Hope  you all have a great weekend.  If you haven’t already heard the good news about the 50 Blogs that have been named the best of the Military Blogs by VoiceBoks – The Voice of Parenting, I am one of them, although with some amazing blogs that I am an avid fan of.  Make sure to stop by and vote for you favorite!

Today I have a fun little thing for you all.  A little review and giveaway of a product sold by a fellow MilSpouse.  Not only do I love supporting my MilSpouse Entrepreneurs out there, but small business is something I love to support as well.  You have a dream and you do what you need to do to accomplish that.  If that’s working at Starbucks or selling a product online, you do it the best that you can.

I’d like to introduce Perfectly Posh and Molly Morgan to you today!

There she is showing off some of the great product!
I received several samples of product to try out.  One of the first things that struck me about it was how adorable the packaging it is.  It is super eye-catching, the names are fun and everything is so colorful.    Perfectly Posh is also an American Made product.  Supporting a locally made product when I can is really important to me.  From there the list goes on.  Perfectly Posh is also paraben and paraffin-free, sulfate free and uses only the best phthalate-free fragrance.  They are natural and gentle even to the most delicate of skin AND they are cruelty-free.  You can find something for everyone with their collection.  Perfectly Posh has hair, skin, lip, foot, baby, young girl and male specific products.  Basically anything you can think of they have.  
Some of my favorite products are part of  the Playing Footsie collection.  The Fabulous Fizzies soothe and soften your tired tootsies, then you can exfoliate with the Rubby Scrubby and finally soothed by tootsies with the Soothing Stick.  My feet are one of my problem areas.  I live in flips, and when I can I avoid putting shoes on my feet.  I blame my mom for that one.  It takes a pretty heavy duty product to take care of my feet.  Sometimes I can find myself being skeptical of more “natural” products.  Unfortunately I’ve found they just don’t work as well.  However, that is completely not the case with this line of products.  It felt good, smelled good and did the trick!

The Lip Scrubs are another fun product. I tried the Make-Out Magic Sugar Lip Scrub.  It smelled amazing.  The product sells for $13 for a .5oz container.  This might seem like a small amount, but you honestly don’t need much to put it on your lips.  You don’t need to wipe it off either, just put it on and go!

Overall I really like this product, and the company.  The prices are fairly comparable to a similar company.  Body Washes run for about $18 for 14oz and a moisturizer will set you back $20 (but its a night/day one, so you aren’t buying one for each time of day).  They have some pretty cool and unique products like The Stripper D Tox body mud mask.  This is an aggressive, detoxifying, mud mask for your body.  Very, very cool.

Find Molly’s website and facebook to find out more about her, the products available, to order or maybe host your own Perfectly Posh party!!!

But in the mean time you can win the Lipshot Raspberry Bang-Bang (lip balm)!  Thanks Molly!
Good Luck!

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