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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Closed: EO Products Review & Giveaway

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The wonderful people over at EO sent me several products to review. When I went to open the box all 3 kids were gathered around like we just got the greatest package ever. As I took each product out we each took a turn smelling every product. I can say the favorite was the Hand Soap with the Peppermint Scent. A fight ensued between who was going to use the soap first & it was comical. 
So this product is now sitting in the kids bathroom & excitement happens when they wash their hands, which is good because they willingly wash their hands every time they go to the bathroom. We also have to smell their hands after they are done using the hand soap.
This product stays true to it's description given on the EO website. Our extremely mild and richly foaming formula deeply cleanses and nourishes even the most sensitive skin with pure and soothing botanicals. Refreshing Peppermint works synergistically with healing Tea Tree to refresh and restore skin radiance.

•Cool soothing Peppermint awakens skin; Tea Tree protects and restores skin balance.

•Organic Calendula, Chamomile and White Tea botanicals harmonize and replenish skin.

•Gentle coconut cleansing complex creates a mild and gentle foam.

•pH Balanced and Biodegradable to clean without drying hands.
The Hand Soap comes in 7 different Flavors. Each Flavor has it's own special properties/description depending on what you want & need. Another flavor that sounds really interesting is the French Lavender because of it's calming nature. The different flavors include Rosemary & Mint, Lemon & Eucalyptus, Rose Geranium & Citrus, Chocolate & Mint & Unscented with Coconut Milk.
One thing I noticed & is probably my favorite feature was this soap is that it had no drying effect on my hands. Perfect for mothers who have to wash their hands several times throughout the day.
The Next product was my personal favorite! I love the scent of the Timeout Vanilla & Coconut with Tangerine Bubble Bath. I do not like the smell or taste of tangerines what so ever it actually makes me nauseous just to think about it. But this bubble bath smells so good I can't get enough & i cannot smell any type of tangerine at all. Tim said he can smell the tangerine but also really likes the scent of this particular product.
Again this product stays true to the description stated on EO's website:
EO® Vanilla and Coconut with Tangerine soothing Bubble Bath gently cleanses with Pure Essential Oils. Our richly foaming Bubble Bath creates lush and long lasting bubbles to pamper and indulge your skin. Our proprietary EO® Replenishing Complex artfully blends Papaya Enzymes, Mango Antioxidants and Jojoba to renew skin. Our Coconut Cleansing Complex gently cleanses without drying. Glycerin, Rice Proteins, Allantoin, Panthenol and Vitamin A, moisturize, hydrate and nurture skin.
I think we enjoyed giving the kids a bath using the Bubble Bath as much as they enjoyed taking the bath. This is one of the most soothing products for bathing I have used. Absolutly no drying out of the skin or irritation unlike some cheaper products. Plus a little goes a long way so no more dumping half the bottle in to get a good amount of bubbles. The price of around $12 and is a steal for the quality of this product.
Besides the Timeout there are 6 other Flavors available:
- French Lavender
- Hinoki & Ginger (which sounds really interesting)
- Rose & Chamomile
- Rose Geranium & Citrus
- Nighty Nite (Chamomile and Lavender)
- Be Well (Eucalyptus and Arnica)
I haven't had a chance to use the All Purpose Soap for everything I wanted to use it for. I have used it for a few things & I am very impressed. The first thing I really liked about the All Purpose soap was it was not drying like other harsh chemical cleaners. The scent of Meyer Lemon was a thousand times better than a chemical smell.
One of the best results was getting the soap scum out of the tub. Worked perfectly with a nice after scent of lemon which was not overbearing at all. My whole bathroom smells really awesome & is sparkling clean.
If you don't care for the smell of Lemon they offer 2 different scents Lavender & Peppermint.
EO® All Purpose Cleaner is the ideal choice for all your cleaning needs. It is an extremely effective grease cutter that produces a rich lather that is gentle on sensitive skin. All it leaves behind is a great clean and the light, fresh scent of pure Essential Oils. Use it to remove grime as it safely and effectively cleans floors, counters, bathrooms and kitchens. Cleans and polishes glass, windows, mirrors, porcelain, unlacquered metals, chrome, aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron cookware, tires and tools. Outside, this All Purpose cleaner is perfect for siding, exterior doors and more. A perfect companion to take along on your next camping trip. Use it anytime and every time you need a good honest clean.
Awesome is the only word I can think of to describe EO Sanitizing Spray. I can't stand the smell of chemicals on my hands like most Sanitizing Sprays but this one left a nice hint of peppermint. Now the kids don't mind rubbing Hand Sanitizer on their hands because they say it reminds them of Spearmint Peppermint Patties. A great nature alternative to chemical based Hand Sanitizers.
If you don't like Peppermint they carry 2 more Flavors:
- Organic Lavender
- Organic Eucalyptus
The Body Lotion was another family pleaser with the Soothing scent of French Lavender. Worked perfectly with no greasy mess afterwards. Also, the scent was not too much or over the top with how strong it was. So if you don't care for French Lavender, EO offers 6 other flavors to choose from:
Rose Geranium & Citrus
- Lemon Verbena
Rose & Chamomile
- Chocolate & Mint
- Grapefruit & Mint (sounds interesting)
- Unscented with Coconut Milk
We received the sample of the Shower Gel in French Vanilla. I like it but was not crazy about the Flavor. I think I would have liked one of the other flavors better for the Shower Gel. Don't get me wrong the flavor was nice but not me. It had a nice lather & my skin was silky smooth after my shower. The lather didn't run out like most other shower gels which was a huge plus in my opinion.
The other Flavors include:
- Rose and Chamomile
- Grapefruit & Mint
- Citrus Fusion
- Chocolate & Mint 

EO® French Lavender Shower Gel gently cleanses with pure essential oils & organic herbal blends to soothe & nourish the skin. The proprietary EO® Moisturizing Complex is a sophisticated blend of extracts from Hops and Fig Amino Acids to provide essential elements for efficient skin hydration and softening. Our richly foaming Coconut Oil Cleansing Complex gently cleanses without drying. Glycerin, Allantoin, and Panthenol, natural humectants and moisturizers, hydrate and nurture skin.
I personally did not try the Shampoo & Conditioner so the kids were the Guinea Pigs for this one. The kid's hair was soft & for the oldest her hair was manageable after using both. I really love the Fench Vanilla used in the Shampoo & Conditioner. Below is the different types each comes in.
- Rosemary & Mint Volumizing and Balancing Shampoo
- Rose & Chamomile Protective and Hydrating Shampoo
- Sweet Orange Clarifying and Refreshing Shampoo
- Chamomile and Honey Restorative and Nurturing Shampoo
- French Lavender Nourishing Everyday Shampoo
Rose & Chamomile Protective and Hydrating Conditioner
Chamomile & Honey Restorative and Nurturing Conditioner
Rose Geranium & Citrus Clarifying and Refreshing Conditioner
Rosemary & Mint Volumizing and Balancing Conditioner
French Lavender Nourishing Everyday Conditioner
Overall I am really impressed with all the samples I received. The prices are unbelievable for organic products that are excellent in quality. EO has several more products available than what I reviewed which you view on their extremely friendly user website.

The Wonderful people over at EO are going to give one lucky person The Bath Lovers Gift Set as pictured below!!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity :)
- Visit EO & tell me a product you would love to try other than what's mentioned above
- You must be a Public Follower to enter this giveaway
- Please leave your email or twitter so I can contact you if you win

Open to US residents only & must 18 years old at the time of entry. Giveaway will end on July 28th @ 11:59 pm EST & a winner will be chosen by I will email the winner & the winner will have 72 hours to respond before choosing another winner. I received free samples to properly conduct this review & the opinions of this product are solely mine.