1.03.2012

Sodee Naturals, and a giveaway!

 

Although we are lacking much snow here in Wisconsin (which is just fine with me!!!!), it's still cold and dry.  Which means dry, itchy skin.  Add to that the new gym membership that has us in the family pool about twice a week, and I'm drying up and itching like crazy!  
I'm not much of a lotion person.  Mostly because I feel like most lotions are just for looks, moisturize for maybe 5 minutes, then they are gone.  Or worse, soak in and just turn my itchy skin into sore itchy skin because now it's irritated by what ever I have slathered on it.  
When Sodee Naturals asked me to put their products to the test, I wasn't sure I wanted to.  Not being a lotion person I hated to test a product I thought I wouldn't like to begin with.  Luckily Sodee has so much faith in their product they wanted to challenge me anyway, and I'm glad they did!

When the products arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the containers, they are very generously sized!  The products themselves are extremely thick, not runny like store bought products.  The consistency reminds me of thick whipped butter.  A little goes a long way so combined with the huge jars they come in, they are a great value!


I started out with the Body Butter (which I got in Tropical Breeze, because I'm a coconut nut).  It's much thicker than other body butters I have used.  I love the scent, but it's available in lots of scents if your not a coconut person. Even though it's thick it rubs in nicely.  The scent isn't all that strong once on so it doesn't compete with your normal fragrance wear.

Next I tested out the shave cream in Spearmint Eucalyptus.  Again, also available in other scents, I love eucalyptus, and their version didn't disappoint.  Now, the shave cream container says face, I'm guessing this is because of the consistency, maybe it works better on the face?  However, being a woman, I had to test it on legs and under arms.  This stuff is thick and reminds me of cold cream.  It worked great for under arms, but when it came to my legs I found it to hard to spread (although it did do the job and left with me zero razor burn, nice!).  So I would recommend that men stick to this product.  The jar is very large and would make a wonderful gift for the man in your family!

Shampoo and conditioner...... I was EXTREMELY skeptical about these when I ordered them.  I'm a former stylist so I thought there was NO WAY I was going to like these hair products.  My only back up was thinking that the kids may like them.  Again, Sodee was confident in their products and urged me to try them out anyway.  So I did...... You may be wondering why I was so skeptical..... they come in bars! Like soap.  Very pretty, but a bar??? 


I'm not sure why they chose to go with bars, but I will admit it was fun to give something new a try.  I ordered the shampoo in Hair Tamer.  It takes a little getting used to the idea of lathering up the bar then putting the lather in your hair, but it worked great!  I have enough hair for maybe 5 people, and it came squeaky clean.  Okay, I say that with a bit of a giggle.... because my hair actually did squeak a bit while using it, which was a first and I thought it was kinda funny.  So this bar is going in my gym bag, because I think it's perfect for travel. 

I wish I could say the same for the conditioner.  Maybe if I didn't have so much hair, or it wasn't so tangle prone, I would feel differently.  But I had to put it down and grab my regular conditioner as I wasn't able to get enough off the bar ( I felt) to get through my hair.  For men (or women with short hair) the conditioner would work very well, but if your hair is long and thick like mine, it's not ideal.

In case your wondering, the conditioner bar is a slightly different shape so you can tell them apart, at least in the beginning.  After use I think you would need to distinguish them by color.

Last I tried the eczema cream (Original, the green jar pictured at top).  There are different versions of the eczema cream available depending on the type of eczema you have.  Sodee puts an emphasis on their eczema cream because they really want to help find a better solution for those who suffer from eczema.  I had eczema as a child and remember how horrible the red itchy patches were.  Luckily no one in my home suffers from it any longer, but it's great for more than just eczema so I gave it a go.  Actually, I ended up being able to test the product out on a strange dry patch that developed on my face this week.  Although you can't see it (or I would have shared a picture) you can feel it distinctly.  So I thought it was the perfect time to test out the eczema cream.  I put it on before bed (as it's a bit oily feeling and I wouldn't want to wear it on my face outside of my home... you can't see it, but I don't think makeup would go over it very well).  By morning I could feel a noticeable difference!  I put it on again in the morning as I'm home all day.  I think it will do the trick in a day or two!

So if your looking for quality products that are actually effective.  I urge you to give Sodee Naturals a try!

In fact, one lucky reader will get to try out the whole line for themselves!!!! Just tell me which Sodee Naturals product you think you would like most in a comment.  Giveaway ends January  10th, 2012 at midnight central time.  Good luck!


34 comments:

  1. I would love to try the shave cream! They all sound really interesting though!

    artistrybymckenzieg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. The shampoo bar is kind of interesting

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  3. I bought some of these for stockings this year. I haven't heard from my daughters if they like them or not. I think we need some soap containers that we can label with shampoo and conditioner. I love that they are all natural. Has to be better!

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  4. I would like to try the shampoo. I've never seen it in a bar before!

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  5. i want to try the body butter. winter is so drying!

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  6. I think i would love the Sodee,Body butter, i also have extremly dry skin, and would love to try it.

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  7. I have AWFUL eczema, and have since I was a child. It seems to go in cycles, where I'll have relief for a few years, but then comes back worse than ever. I would love to try any of her eczema creams!

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  8. I would like to try the Body Butter - and coconut would make me feel ilke I was heading to the caribbean!

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  9. I think I would like to try the eczema cream...I have two patches behind my ears that drive me crazy..especially this time of year!!!

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  10. I think I would choose the shampoo just to see what it's like.

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  11. I would love to try the body butter. My teenage daugther swims daily for her high school team and her skin gets so dry - this would be interesting to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Probably the anti-itch eczema cream. I have a daughter that is prone to it. Thanks.

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  13. I would love to try the Eczema cream... and the shave cream!

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  14. I have very long hair and am always looking for something that is good for my hair and environment, this product sounds perfect.

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  15. I'd like to try the ecxema cream. My daughter suffers from it and I'd love to try something natural on her sensitive skin.

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  16. Wow, Sodee Naturals sounds like a great company. I own an all natural, green dog grooming salon and have dry skin on my hands, it gets pretty bad in the winter. It seems like the body butter would be a great product to try and with no parabens and other nasty ingredients what could be better.
    thank you for introducing us to Sodee Naturals, I love hearing about smaller companies to buy my products from.
    Annette

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  17. First I'd like to say how much I like your blog! I've never used Sodee Natural products, but I do like other natural products. My hair is ridiculously thick and long and....COARSE :( So I'd like to try the Tamer shampoo you mentioned!

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  18. I think I'd love the BUTTER! I live in Utah and it is so terribly dry here! These products look amazing!

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  19. Sounds awesome, I'd love some body butter!

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  20. Thank you for the review and giveaway. I think that the butter sounds great!

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  21. I would like the shampoo and conditioner. As a "fellow" Wisconsinite noy only my skin get dry during the nine months of winter, but my hair get full of static and dry.

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  22. Ok, the shampoo & conditioner bars seem just bizarre to me, but the body butter sounds awesome!

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  23. I'd love to try their shave cream. The shampoo bar looks so unique that I've love to give that a try too.
    moodykelly at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love to try the excema cream for my daughter and I!

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  25. I would love to try the bar shampoo, such a cool idea!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  26. i would want to try so many of these items but if I won I would choose the excema cream for my husband- we have been searching for something to help him for a while.

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  27. I would love to try the body butter. My skin is desperately dry from the cold air and the heater in my home, and I have yet to find a solution that really works well.

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  28. Garden Utopia Body Butter I bet this smells and feels like heaven!

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  29. I think the body butter sounds amazing. I have such dry skin, but hate watery lotions too!

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  30. I would love to try the shampoo bar or the shaving cream for the hubs. Maybe he would take the hint and shave his beard... :-) Thank you!

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  31. I would like to try the one for eczema. My daughter and I both have it!

    Melissa
    dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Would love to try the Alma Shampoo Bar

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  33. I love body butters....so that is what I'd like to try...but the shampoo bar sounds interesting too!!

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  34. My hands get so dry in the winter and it's hard to find something that really helps. I would love to try the body butter.

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