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Watkins Natural Personal Care line is Here! March 24, 2008

Filed under: Products — motherofpearls @ 9:48 pm

You may have seen in recent news, a study that shows a strong correlation between the use of baby bath care products with higher exposure levels of potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates. Phthalates are widely used in cosmetic products to stabilize fragrances. Animal studies have linked some, but not all, phthalates to reproductive development and endocrine problems.  Even more troubling, is that rarely are they listed as ingredients on cosmetic labels, because the FDA does not require the listing of the individual components of fragrances.  If you’d like to read more about the study, here is a link to the full Reuters story.  There’s also a terrific site, Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, that contains information on common cosmetic and bath products and their ranking as to potentially harmful ingredients.

Now those that know me, know that I’m definitely not an alarmist, nor do I jump on every new bandwagon that comes along.  But for me, this one felt compelling enough to keep in mind, and in our quest for a “less processed” lifestyle, it made sense.  And I fully admit, I slathered on that Baby Magic Wash on both the Pearls, because I loved that baby fresh scent! I know, but babies smell delicious already!

This  then led me to several health food stores in search of more natural baby care products. Most that I found were either lavender-scented, of which I am not a fan, or various unappealing, unscented versions. Finally, my quest ended at Watkins products!

From Watkins, Inc. “we are pleased to announce the latest addition to Watkins family of products – J.R. Watkins Natural Personal Care. We continue our commitment to you, your family and the environment by continually remaining on the forefront of product development and innovation. We are pleased to be one of the first companies to offer a complete line of natural personal care with formulas that are at least 95% natural, with many 99% natural or higher. We truly are at the forefront of this product category!

By using renewable, plentiful ingredients from mother earth, we are able to provide you with a luxurious line of natural personal care products that are free of harmful chemicals that may pose risk to human health.

When J.R. Watkins mixed his first ‘natural remedies’ batch in 1868, he probably had no idea his “green” philosophy would be more relevant today than ever. This new line represents more than 140 years of innovative, natural product development – J.R. would be so proud!”

Watkins makes the following Brand Commitments for the Natural care line:
95% Natural and Above
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free
Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free
Paraben Free
Phthalate Free
Mineral Oil, Petrolatum Free
Dye Free
Propylene Glycol Free

You can choose from either Aloe & Green Tea, Lemon, Mango, or Lavender scent for the first four products. The foot care is scented with Peppermint oil & the kit contains a mixture of all four scents. See more detailed product info at

Natural Hand & Body Lotions
Created with your skin’s health in mind! Our natural formula contains more than 10 natural oils and extracts to protect and pamper even the most sensitive skin.

Natural Body Creams
Natural shea and cocoa butters are whipped together with more than 10 natural oils and extracts to protect, soothe and condition your delicate skin. This is a healthy treat your skin will never forget!

Natural Hand & Cuticle Salves
Formulated around a premium beeswax base, these salves incorporate natural oils that moisturize, nourish and revitalize hard-working hands.

Natural Body Oils
J.R. Watkins Natural Body Oils are a rich blend of luxurious natural oils regarded for their nourishing qualities.

Natural Foot Care
Formulated with pure peppermint oil, our natural foot care will provide a burst of aromatic peppermint while tingling and reviving dry, tired and aching feet.

Head to Toe Kit
We packaged our favorite natural personal care in our signature J.R. Watkins pouch so you can pamper yourself from head to toe, naturally! A great assortment with a new low price!

Thanks for stopping by! eBay Coupon Code for this weeks’ Huge Toy Lot is Watkins Liniment!


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