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Tuesday
Oct162007

Some Good Things Martha Stewart Wouldn't Really Know About

So I am slow on the uptake again. It's always this way. I can write, write, write for days on end and never seem to post them. There are no fewer than five entries just sitting there waiting for me to ask permission to write about someone or needing a little tweaking and yet here I sit wondering which will be published. In any case, I promised to write some things about great products and they seem to fit the Environment Friendly theme so here goes...

First, I have to mention that one of the reasons I decide to accept products from Holly is that she is one of the best e-mailers (some of her stuff should be blogged) but she's got a great big heart and wants to work for uncompromising companies. Here are my current favorite products from things I love so much I would make out with them. In public. On a crowded street. Seriously. They're that good.

One of the tricks my mom taught me growing up was baby oil. There are no babies to be found in my house unless they are visiting and their mommies take them home after they spit up and poop in my presence, but I have bought baby oil and applied it after showering on an almost religious basis ever since I moved out of my parent's house. Because of that, I don't use lotion. Well, also because the main ingredient is WATER and thus, you are forced to re-apply until you've put a metric ton of that viscous substance on your body.

When I first tried the shaving oil from Pacific Shaving I was sure I would have to apply baby oil anyway after shaving because I assumed it would get trapped in my razer and not give me a close shave.

Wrong.

Wrong.

Wrong.

My legs were velvety smooth after shaving and I kept rubbing them all day. It made me want to make out with my own legs and I'm just not that flexible after all these years. Would you be embarrassed if your co-workers caught you running your own hands over your legs under the table while you were trying to have a serious conversation?

Tip: come up with a pre-determined lie to tell them when they do.

"Mosquito bite."

Works every time.

The products by Recycline are fairly good as well. The cutlery and plates and cups are REALLY cute colors and dishwasher safe, but it's the fact that I can put them in my bag in the morning for my yogurt and not worry about losing them and paying an arm and a leg for expensive flatware should I misplace them. I have yet to do that, but if I do, I won't worry. They are reasonably priced. Plus, I doubt if I will miss the purple spoon on my desk after consuming my fermented, bacteria-laden food.

Y um. Doesn't that sound good?

But see? You're doing something good for your body AND the environment. Isn't that worth it?

Uh-huh appears to be the correct answer.

Recycline also make razors and toothbrushes, but I admit they are pretty standard. The toothbrushes are fine, but the razor did break easily after I used it. In fairness, it could be my gorilla-like legs (pre-shaving oil, of course) that broke it. But the end popped off after the third use, so I might suggest that little detail be worked out.

These girly girl products also made it to my mailbox and if you don't click on that right now you must not want to giggle at their site which asks Do you wash your hair with toothpaste? For women, however, this isn't really a laughing matter unless they're with their girlfriends talking about being not so fresh which is, like, every other sentence out of our mouths. Right.

Can't you just imagine the conversations about Sweet Spot products?

Oooohhhh, girl. I am all about finding out about the pH of my sweet spot. Aren't you?

Hell to the yes. I am ALL. OVER. smelling like number 11.

Which one is that? The basil grapefruit?

No. Who wants to smell like basil, grrrl? You are outside your mind.

Don't knock it till you've tried it.

No, no. Number 11 is the citrus galbanum. Duh. Everyone knows that. This ain't your mother's sweet spot wash.

Surely the commercials will be just like this. I'm a geranium lavender gal myself, but you didn't hear that from me. You did, however, hear me loving all the products. How one reviews this other than to say It's Good Stuff escapes me at the moment. You ladies will try it if you want so I don't feel the need to really try to sell this one. You men will ask the women in your life, "What is she TALKING about? Citrus? In that area?"

I'm not certain how eco-conscious Big Bad Mama products are, but I saved this one for last because it's excellent stuff, but they're also humorous in their product line. The body wash comes in a beer bottle and smells orangey and clean, but my favorite product by them is the bath fizz. It's imperative that should you decide to try them that you get it in "Weed" and try just try not to reminisce your high school years or at least that head shop you were so fond of frequenting during your Experimental Years. Or whatever you want to call them.

They are that evocative. And yummy smelling.

Now when was the last time you heard that combination of words?
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Reader Comments (9)

Awesome links!

Thank ya ;-)

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterchris

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October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterProduct Reviews » Some G

Ooh, that shaving oil sounds intriguing. I'm always eyeing my just-shaved legs in yoga class and recoiling at how dry and scraped-up they look.

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAverage Jane

Oh my. I have no idea where to begin. Guess I'm just off to find me some of that oil. I need something good since I'm reduced to decaf these days. Pity me, won't you?

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterO Mama Mia

I too have used baby oil for years! In fact I use it everytime I'm on the internet. Ooops, too much information.

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTom

I didn't even realize the lotion thing until now. And THIS is why I've been consistently ashy all of these years. Duh.

October 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather B.

I must have spent too long on the Sweet Spot site - my goodness! I'm gonna HAVE to get me some of that! Those moist towelettes just aren't doing me justice.

I have used Victoria's Secret lotion for years - seeing as I'm a "shave daily lest I become a gorilla" kinda gal. I will have to try baby oil.

And some of that stuff for my stuff!

October 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTiggerlane

You ladies are truly amusing. I don't even know what to say. It's good to see that you are making an effort to be "green". I applaud you all. Peace.

October 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjoelle h. blackstarr

mmmmm...i love these products!!

i LOVE feeling clean and fresh and truly renewed when i come home from work and shower, and these products REALLY do help me :))

also they have a funny blog that talks about vajayjays and other girly things (sweettalkonthespot.wordpress.com)

thanks MOCHA MAMMA!!!!

xoxo

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterella

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