Mother's Day Event 2011
Maternitique is a great online store that offers natural products for pregnancy, maternity, and baby! All of the products offered at Maternitique are carefully selected to protect the pregnant woman's body and protect the health of her baby. Just because a woman is pregnant doesn't mean she has to give up great health and beauty products! Maternitique has a wonderful mission to "help women look their best, feel their best and do their best throughout pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Our goal is to help inspire happier mothers, easier births, healthier babies and a safer world—and to do it with uncompromising style."
Maternitique has offered a 4 oz. Sugar Scrub by The Spoiled Mama to the lucky winner of the Welcome to Motherhood prize pack! I also had the opportunity to review a 4 oz. Sugar Scrub in the Oatmeal Honey Almond scent.
The Spoiled Mama Sugar Scrub comes in 3 other scents in addition to the Oatmeal Honey Almond scent including Lavender, Mojito, and Orange & Chamomile. If the other scents are as amazing as the Oatmeal Honey Almond, no one will be disappointed with their selection. As soon as I opened the lid I was able to smell the sugar scrub and it was definitely as good as I had hoped it would be. The almond scent was strong and that was what I expected so The Spoiled Mama did not disappoint.
The scrub is supposedly gentle enough for everyday use and I found this to be true as I used it every day for a week (and continue to use it as well as my other body wash). I had no trouble with drying. In fact, my skin was so smooth after my shower that I didn't even need to use lotion on my arms and legs as I usually do! This is big deal because I am a lotion addict and I lotion all the time! I also like that it is all accomplished through a natural blend of Jojoba, Avocado, Calendula, and Sunflower Oils combined with honey. I love natural products! It just proves how many wonderfully effective ingredients there are out in nature!
After using the sugar scrub, my skin not only felt softer, I felt more rejuvenated. I believe that is because I got a bunch of gunk (yes, that is my technical term) scrubbed off and because of the wonderful scent. I'm also a sucker for good smelling products and I love almond scented things. With so much pollen and who knows what floating in the air, it was nice to use a scrub instead of my regular body wash. I think it helped get rid of some dry skin and who knows what else. Wow, this is making me sound like I'm PigPen from Peanuts or something!
The size of the jar is also perfect. There is plenty of the sugar scrub to last me quite awhile and that always makes me feel like there is good value. Yes, I can be a quantity person. Of course, if the quality is poor, it doesn't matter how much I have of it! Luckily, in this case, the quality is high and the amount of sugar scrub in the 4 oz. jar is perfect. It fits nicely on the shelf in my shower too!
The Spoiled Mama sugar scrubs supposedly help prevent stretch marks by helping to increase the blood flow to areas that are prone to stretch marks and adding moisture to the skin. Although I wasn't able to test out this aspect of the scrub since I am postpartum, I can easily believe the claims after experiencing how silky and smooth my skin was after using the scrub. I would definitely have used the scrub when I was pregnant! It would have felt like I was being pampered and that is something we all need when we're pregnant!
The 4 oz size of the Spoiled Mama Oatmeal Honey Almond Sugar Scrub sells for $14.00 and Maternitique offers $5.95 shipping for orders under $75 and free shipping for orders of $75 or above! If you're looking for a great variety of natural products for mama and baby, I would highly recommend Maternitique for an amazing selection of products and great customer service!
Disclosure: I was sent a 4oz Spoiled Mama Sugar Scrub to review and Maternitique is providing the giveaway prize. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and all opinions are my own. FormulaMom’s full disclosure can be found here.
Remember that you have an opportunity to earn early entries into the Mother's Day Giveaway Event! The Early Entry form will be available for submission until Tuesday, May 3rd at 9:59pm EST. This will give me a day to tally the extra entries prior to the beginning of the event. You will then be able to use the extra entries on any of the giveaways being offered at FormulaMom during the event. Please note that these early entries will only be valid on FormulaMom event giveaways and will only be valid if you return during the event to complete the mandatory entry for each giveaway! To complete or update your early entries please visit the Early Entry Opportunities post.