Hello, fellow Betties! I’m Britt.
First off, I’d like to say that it’s been a fun time just wandering around CB here. Betty is my favorite color crayon, and I type in awe of the knowledge and experience this website and community have amassed around her. I have a little bitty blog of my own that’s just kicking off over at NiftyNaturals.net if you’d like to take a look. There isn’t much there yet, but what is there are some in depth henna instructions should you be interested.
I work in the natural products biz, doing a little bit of this and that — mostly soaking up any information that I can and babbling about my favorite things ever. Blogging about it is about as natural an extension of myself as is possible.
Now that you’ve met me, I’d like to introduce you to Kelly Echelle. (…pronounced “Kelly E-Kelly”. How fun is that?) He has the right ideals, a heart of gold, and an outstanding line of products. My current favorite is a lotion that sports an ingredients panel that would make any competitor jealous, and any DIY Diva ecstatic. This is one of those things that earns the title of “What to Buy When You Can’t DIY“.
This is the one and only Kelly’s World Famous Hand and Body Lotion.
Not only is it scrupulously clean, it’s the best kind of practical – a multitasker after my own heart. Want to remove that makeup? Soothe a sunburn? Shave during winter? It does all that and more – without ANY oils (making it suitable for use for those on very strict diets, including hCG based), dyes, gluten, iodine, glycols, sulfates, parabens, fragrance, phosphates, pesticides, animal ingredients or animal testing.
I have a friend on the hCG diet, and for a good week she struggled with the same 2 or 3 pounds that just came and went daily. I handed over this lotion, and she’s been back on track since. (I’m not here to debate the hCG diet… I know many people who have been successful with it, and they all need lotion – that’s when I’m in!)
I happen to have psoriasis, and was thrilled to realized it quelled the itchiest of the itchies just about immediately. Then it proceeded to fully moisturize any sensitive spots, and actually make a small flareup slowly dissipate. If you’ve ever had this skin condition, you understand how amazing the statement I’ve just made is. I’ve waited a very long time to say such a thing about ANY product, and it’s an absolute joy to be able to say it today.
The first thing I noticed about this lotion was that it seemed thinner than a lot of what you’d find on store shelves. I’m sure that this is due to the lack of oils and thickening agents, so I’m good with it — I understand that was the point. If you go into it with the expectation that this will be as luxurious as a whipped shea butter slathering, you might be a bit sad.
But if you’re like me, you want something perfect for after washing your hands, at your desk at work (I type a lot and oils are not my friend there), have allergy/diet restrictions, or are just a big fan of soaking in more fruits and veggies than you probably ate this week … look no further.
This lotion has treated my skin beautifully, and I can feel the difference just as soon as it absorbs (pretty quickly). Even the backs of my hands feel like satin on silk. Who doesn’t love that??
KELLY WANTS 10 OF YOU TO WIN!
After spending some time talking with Kelly about how much I worship his lotion, guess what he did?
He told me that I could offer TEN 5-oz bottles to you lovely readers for giveaway! TEN! Those are some pretty good odds!
This is your chance to support someone who (like many of us) decided that the quality of products on the shelves just wasn’t cutting it, and he proved that he could do it better, without all the nasty chemicals and senseless additives.
Ready to try some super-softening, versatile, and chock full ‘o goodness lotion? Truly, madly, and completely the only lotion of its kind?
Here’s how you enter:
- Close your eyes and imagine the softest, most touchable skin ever.
- Then, enter into the comments section below your favorite ingredient from the ingredients list picture above. Is it strawberries? Rose? Chamomile? Pick the one that sounds the most interesting to you, and leave it in the comments below.
- Tweet this giveaway on Twitter or share it on Facebook here for extra karma points (not mandatory, but much appreciated).
Only open to residents of the United States, and the entry period is over on May 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Standard time. Ten winners will be chosen between May 25th and 26th using random.org’s random number generator. You may only win once. Enter your correct email address where it’s asked when leaving a comment. Without a correct email address, Betty won’t be able to contact you to get your mailing address (so that Kelly can ship out your winnings).
The Catch: Technically, there isn’t one. But Kelly has asked that you all start considering, if you’re one of the lucky winners, giving him honest-to-goodness feedback on his lotion. He’s in only a handful of stores in the middle of America; his real presence is on the internet. He could really use testimonials. They are his life blood.
So be prepared to state your opinion, should you win one of these. (Who doesn’t like to tell people how it is?)
And be prepared to try out the most awesome skin-softener-makeup-remover-cuticle-fixer-sunburn-healer-hair-conditioner-shaving-lotion ever created by a human being.
What are you waiting for? WIN!
Can this lotion be used on dogs?
I’m not entering the contest. I live in Canada and also the deadline has passed. but how does this lotion not go bad? or does it only keep for a couple of days? and what on earth does it smell like?
Hard to pick just one! But I am a LEMON FANATIC!!
HAZEL NUT….i’m hoping this is the same as hazelnut?
if so, maybe this can substitute for nutella longings.
thanks for the chance to win kelly’s world famous lotion!
For some reason I am drawn to the pineapple and eucalyptus. Not sure if they specifically go together, but, yeah.
I love me some raspberries, so that would have to be my favorite ingredient. I am so interested to hear from those who win how they like this lotion!
passion flower!! i bet it smells amazing!
Hmm…it’s hard to choose between the pineapples and the pine needles. Both smells bring back some very fond childhood memories for me.
I’m a fan of cherry bark….it reminds me of my childhood.
Boysenberries!!! How cool! I’m not even sure what those LOOK like – googling…
Papaya! I miss the papayas from my home country.
For sure the Chamomile. I have a really dry, itchy, psoriasis-like spot on my knee, and this winter I scrubbed it with Crunchy Betty’s winter scrub and no itchies! I’m convinced it was the chamomile, so now I’m dying to try this stuff! Can anything with chamomile be bad?
Jasmine & lemons! Mmmmm… I’m going to smell so GOOD!!
Cinnamon! Love cinnamon smelling candles. Use to soak toothpicks in cinnamon oil and use in place of gum as breath freshener back in high school. Cinnamon is also good for lowering blood sugar as that is a concern for diabetics! Yep, cinnamon.
I’d have to pick the rose. It’s so lovely and romantic.
Apples…sounds so crisp and refreshing to me right now!
Parsley…because it is growing beautifully in my garden!
Hands down the pineapple! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and thanks Kelly!
Pineapple…who doesn’t love pineapple!
Water, I have this odd belief that water can fix everything:)
oooh, the blackberries!
Hmm… it’d have to be strawberries, if only because I’m on a strawberry kick lately. This lotion sounds amazing!
Mmmm! Nothing like a fab-u-lous giveaway to get us lurkers out of the closet. 🙂 I’m going to go with ginger as my favorite- both spicy and sweet. I like to think that describes me as well…..
It all sounds so yummy-wonderful, but… pine needles! How awesome is that?!
I LOVE jasmine, but I’m equally interested to see how all of the fruits combine in the lotion. I love a multi-purpose beauty item!
I love that it it made from Mountain Spring Water.
What a combination to love! Hard to pick…Papaya!
Papaya. I eat papaya as often as possible but have never considered putting it on my face. It can’t hurt to put it on the outside, too!
I think it’s a tie between lemons and strawberries. Anything with those two ingredients gets my attention! Thanks for the giveaway!
I actually recently heard about this stuff – but hadn’t had a chance to order any yet. I agree this product sounds AMAZING and I would LOVE to try it! My favorite ingredient in the list is coconut! I love coconut in everything – from my beauty products to my food! I think it sounds like such an amazing combination of all the wonders of nature, and it would be great if I could win some to try 🙂
I would absolutely love to try this. I just got a brand new tattoo and I’m trying to find something natural to help with the healing process. My fiance’ also has psoriasis REALLY, REALLY bad (over 75% of his body). It’s so bad, he has to take injections but if he’s sick, he can’t medicate. Yes, it’s that bad. Anything he can try (that’s natural), the better.
As for my favorite ingredient: I LOVE the smell of clove!
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Jasmine all the way. 🙂
Eucalyptus. Love the smell and it makes me think of koala bears. And who doesn’t love koala bears?
God it sounds yummy, I kind of feel like eating it! OK, I pick either Lemon or Calendula, can’t make up my mind.
Ginger. Live it. The taste of it, the smell of it. Just love it.
Strawberries, how weird is that, but it sounds wonderful!
Strawberry – and cinnamon! (I couldn’t choose just one. I also find celery an interesting idea!)
Im a country man so I have to go with oak bark.
I love Hazle nut. Thanks for all the information.
raspberries! They are my fave!
this lotion sounds delicious *drools* i think the pineapple might be my favorite ingredient…yum!
This looks pretty amazing. My fave ingredient is probably the eucalyptus – it just always smells soothing to me 🙂
Blackberries. There’s nothing tastier than my grandma’s blackberry cobbler.
Pineapple. I reallllly wish I had some right now. Or pineapple juice.
geranium sounds lovely!
Pine needles? Really? I grew up in a pine tree plantation and the scent of pine always smells like home to me. I would never think of pine needles as moisturizing, though. I’m very intrigued!
Coconut! But that is because I love it – I could list them all as sounding amazing to be in a lotion as ingredients! Good luck everyone, and thank you Britt for sharing this product review with us 🙂
I’m just absolutely fascinated by this ingredient list! I’ve never seen anything like it. If I don’t win, I’m going to have to order some, but I really hope I win cuz I’m kinda brokey brokey right now. ORCHID – they are so beautiful and I can’t say I’ve ever seen that in a product before.
The ingredient list looks soooo yummy and I bet it smells amazing.
My favorite ingredient would have to be PINE NEEDLES ranking really close would be EUCALYPTUS.
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I’m intrigued by the cinnamon. I eat cinnamon on/in so many things, but I’ve never put it on my body before!
I have been struggling to find a lotion that doesn’t make my son break out or irritate his overly sensitive skin. I’d love to win! And if it works, you bet your britches I’ll be writing a glowing testimonial!
Cinnamon, how absolutely awesome. Even if I don’t win, now that I know about this, I’ll order it. Betties all over the world need something simply natural like this. With ingredients you can prounounce, no less.
Yay! Britt is awesome and super great! And so is this lotion! Its a fruit salad for the outside of your body! All of the ingredients are great, but if I have to choose one….hmmmm? Mountain spring water! Cuz its yummy and good for you!
Wow! This sounds like great lotion…I’m always looking for new super-cruchy stuff and I’m slowly weaning my fiance of his reliance on chemical and artificial ingredients. I especially like that it has Marigold and Calendula, since I’ve been wanting to try to grow these in my garden and I was curious about what I could use them in. Thanks for the post!
So many yummy frits in it! It has to smell delicious. I think I love the smell of lemons and thyme the most.
Smells like almost nothing… lol
Wow! This sounds great and is right up my alley since switching out everything in the house for non-chemical filled products. The cinnamon is what caught my eye! Well that and the celery. Can’t say I’ve EVA (that’s how we say ‘ever’ in New England) seen celery listed in the ingredients of a skin care product.
BOYSENBERRIES! ’cause it’s oh so fun to say!
Passion Flower – who doesn’t crave a little more passion?
Can’t decide if I want to drink it or put it on my skin. I’m a big fan of cinnamon and would love to try this lotion. I have rosacea (I believe from numerous food intolerances) and would love to see how my skin reacts to this product (none of my identified triggers are listed). After working on my diet my skin is getting much better, just need a little more help! Thanks..
I don’t think that I can choose just one ingredient! All of the berries along with the coconut sound soooo yummy. Even if I don’t win, I may be trying this 😉
I would never have thought of
Gosh I love pine trees… 🙂
It feels like I have waited forever for a product like this! Even if I don’t win I am going to give this stuff some thought~
I LOVE coconut and cherry bark……oh and strawberries…actually all the berries!
I like hazelnut, eucalyptus, and coconut 🙂
Strawberries…super food! (And my name is Kelly…how fun to use a lotion named after myself!)
strawberries. and i love the name 😉
I can’t pick one ingredient! I can’t believe that list, there is nothing I would not want on my body! But if I HAD to pick one it would be apples. I’ve never seen an apple listed on a lotion as an ingredient.
Even if I don’t get picked, I’m going to get some of this yumminess. Thanks for sharing!
Geranium. I have always loved the scent!
I think the rose is my favorite. Rose has an extremely high frequency and is just so amazing. 🙂 Actually, I’m loving ALL the ingredients (and especially all the ickies that are NOT in it!!)
This sounds amazing…and I’ve been looking for a conditioner since going to an all natural/organic bar shampoo!
I think my favorite ingredient would have to be the strawberries…it’s been so long since I’ve had one…might as well put them on my if I can’t put them in me 🙂
Wow…that lotion sounds amazing! So many great ingredients, it’s hard to choose just one…coconut?
This sounds like a wonderful product! I love trying new things. I am interested in all these ingredients! It sounds like a smoothie. But if I were to use this on my hair, I like ginger because it stimulates growth.
strawberries. good for the inside and good for the outside, too.
Calendula! Magically awesome herb.
Calendula is an old time fave, but really, I have to say PINE NEEDLES did it for me. I haven’t seen too many since I left my native south for the corn fields of the midwest, and I don’t think I have ever used anything containing PINE NEEDLES on my body!
Pine needles really caught my eye. Evergreens are my favorite tree and I think the combination with the other ingredients would create a divine scent!
geranium. it’s got to tbe the geranium. love the smell, great women’s tonic. oh yeah. definitely the geranium! 🙂
Oh my – only one ingredient? Wow, they all sound great – or maybe I am just hungry now.
I am pretty partial to all of the ingredients but for the sake of an entry, let’s say I love lemon the best!
Hi, my favoire ingredient would be the rose.It’s delicate clean healing scent is the best.This product sounds good enough to eat. I love natural product’s and would love to try this.
Orchid, jasmine, or cinnamon? Oh my!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ginger! I’m obsessed with ginger!
Good for any skin issues!!!!!!!!
I love the coconut. It smells good and makes your skin really soft!
Oooooh, I would love one!
Strawberries sounds amazing…
Damn, I wish this wasn’t just for citizens of the U.S. ….
I guess I’ll tell you my favourite anyways! I think it’d have to be the cloves. I love cloves sooo much!
boysenberry! always thought it was an odd word :D.
The ingredient I found the most interesting was pine needles! I would LOVE to win this!
Definitely nutmeg…. I’m in love with nutmeg right now. Sounds like a great product!
JASMINE…I love it…..
One ingredient?! I can only pick one?! Oh my…
I’d have to say the berries. Yum!! They taste yummy, and they smell yummy. I really like the coconut, too, though. Oooohhh and the papaya! That sounds great, too! Can I just say that I like all the ingredients?! 🙂
I hope I win! Even if I don’t, I’ll just have to call him up and order some!
Hello fellow Kelly! I’m loving the raspberries right now. If I don’t win I am definitely going to buy this lotion – it sounds great!
Jasmine! Loooove jasmine. 😀 (Though, I too am really intrigued by the pine needles!)
Mmmmm, ginger… and oranges… and strawberries!
Wow, Britt! Most of thos ingredients just make me hungry and sound soothing and luxurious. So I’d have to say the most interesting ingredient to me is pine needles. Becuase that doesn’t sound very soothing at all 🙂 But the combination sounds wonderful!
Orchid!! I bet this smells super-lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!
Honestly, if you’re a child of the ’80s…. it smells like Gak. It doesn’t have the smell of any of those ingredients… it’s crazy. But I’m sure he had good reason for doing it that way! The Gak-iness fades in a few minutes, though. It’s one of those insanely rare and ACTUALLY fragrance free deals.
Oh, hehe, that’s funny! It still sounds like a great product. Thanks for letting us know about the smell!
I am very intrigued by the strawberries. My husband also has psoriasis and has been hesitant to try any new products but I might be able to convince him!
Love the coconut! <3
Rose is my favorite ingredient!I have been using rose water as my toner and it has been amazing, I hope I win!!!
J’adore geranium, strawberries, coconut.
It all sounds really good 🙂 I hope to win, but if not, I think I have to try this stuff.
Thanks so much!
Jasmine! I also went for the extra karma points(can ALWAYS use that) and posted it on twitter.
Jasmine. Oooooohhh. Summer dreams!
My favorite ingredient is rose! I love rose 🙂
would loooooove to try this!
Rose! Pretty sure everything should be made out of roses.
NUTMEG!!! (so hard to choose just one!)
Oooh, calendula is such a nice spicy scent. This stuff sounds delicious!
Pine needles! Interesting!
Calendula! It does wonders for eczema sufferers-I put it in all my homemade lotions.
I love anything with real strawberries in it!
Coconuts!!! Sooo good for you.
pine needles are my favorite…they remind me of being a little kid playing in the backyard!
Love the cherry bark…
Let’s see my favorite ingredient is Cherry Bark, wait no it’s Chamomile or maybe oranges. Oh I hope I win. I currently make my own cream with all natural ingredients and it’s thick and wonderful but I only make it for my friends and family so I don’t sell it.
love the strawberries!!
All of the essential oils in it are great! I use Young Living’s essential oils and love them so if this lotion is similar in nature to what I buy through there I’m excited to try it!
I love them all! But since I have to choose…blueberries. All those good antioxidants.
Pine Needles. My dad is from the sandhills region of N.C., and I grew up not far away. So basically I’m convinced that pine needles make up a significant portion of my system, and a lotion that includes them could only serve to complete and enrich that botanical equilibrium.
I am so curious about the ingrediant PINE NEEDLES! This sounds like an amazing lotion. One that I am dying to try!
Jasmine! Ooh my goodness, this lotion looks fabulous! Thank you Britt, Kelly Echelle, and Chrunchy Betty for the chance to win! Off to tweet this now! 🙂
Heather dela Cruz
This looks amazing!! I have super sensitive skin, and sometime even Cetaphil is too much. I’m also becoming more and more aware of the toxins and yucky things in the products I use, so all-natural is awesome. I think my favorite ingredient is the variety of berries!
btw, I tweeted and posted on FB 🙂
Tough to pick just one! But it’s a toss-up between pine needles and jasmine – two of my favorite smells! I would love to see how this does as moisturizer on my acne-prone face. And as hair conditioner. I’m always looking to try new hair conditioner! 🙂
I don’t know about favorite, but the most interesting to me is celery!
OH MY GOODNESS, THE CALENDULA MAKES ME HAPPY Because I know it works wonders on my eczema, but the pine needles made me do a double take! ha!
it’s hard to choose … i’ll say “pineapple” because it smells so fresh and reminds me of an island vacation. i also shared this giveaway on Facebook. i’ll keep my fingers crossed!
definitely pineapple for me! Tho I’m also intrigued by the pumpkin-pie-like inclusions of nutmeg and cinnamon. 🙂
I would love to see how this stuff works on my chlorinated hair (swimming is the only workout I actually enjoy doing, and the big downside is the dryness and frizz that the pool tends to turn my hair into)
off to share the love on Twitter…
All of the ingredients sound amazing!! But I love NUTMEG and find it very interesting for a lotion so I pick that one 🙂
Chamomile! I recently discovered how tasty that stuff is when in Mexico and I got sick. Lived on chamomile and honey, brewed from the plant. Fantastic
Rose! I simply cannot get enough of anything with rose in it!
Cherry bark…interesting! My face is driving me nuts – it’s dry, I put on homemade lotion, I break out! I’m looking for something new…I’d love to try this out. 🙂 If I don’t win, I’ll probably place an order!
I have tweeted this.
Cinnamon! Best smell/taste ever- good for sweet, savory, Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall.
CLOVE – can’t wait to try a lotion that has no chemicals in it! Sounds like a first!!
Celery. What does that do for the lotion?
coconut. my son has the softest skin and i use coconut oil all the time
Yay Kelly E-Kelly for making such a wonderful product! It’d be nice to know what stores are carrying this just in case I’m not a lucky winner 🙂 My fav ingredient is Blackberries – although it was tough because there were a couple others calling my name. I went for extra-credit-karma points with Twitter and because I have an interview today and need all the extra karma I can get! Welcome Britt, and thank you for introducing this awesome lotion+ 🙂
This is the info I could find on a retail location:
He mentioned two other stores I think, one in Texas and the other one I can’t recall. Usually orders are done online, but who knows? Maybe you live in Branson, MO. 🙂
I shared the giveaway on Twitter 🙂
I shared the giveaway on Facebook 🙂
I think jasmine would be my favorite ingredient because I just love jasmine…but it was very hard to pick! This lotion sounds amazing!!
Any chance that Canadians could participate if we would be willing to pay shipping?
I’ve just emailed Kelly asking him about that; it’s usually duty fees that hold those types of things up at the border. It’s actually illegal for a company to state that a package is a “gift”, so there’s no way for them to get around it totally. I will let you know what he responds with, though!
Kelly got back to me; he said that he is willing to ship to Canada if you are willing to accept the duty fees that the package would incur in crossing the border. I will get the post above updated to reflect this 🙂
Rose for sure!!!
I love flower smells like rose and geranium, but I think the nutmeg is a really interesting ingredient.
Paul S Andrade
I’ll vote for boysenberries, just cause it’s so fun to say that word!:)
LOVE that it “reads like a menu”. awesome.
What a great giveaway! So hard to choose but I will go with coconut!
Pine needles is what stood out to me. I’ve never seen/heard of pine needles being used in a lotion! Very intriguing…..
Mmm, it’s a tie between clove, ginger, and hazelnut. I’d have to say my favorite out of these three is hazelnut though. Yummm 😀
Favorite ingredient: coconut. I’ve been trying to incorporate more coconut-iness into my diet since I know it has moisturizing properties.
Hi Britt… I don’t think the link to your blog is working!
🙂 Right on and thanks Britt! Now I can check out your lovely blog!
It’s a toss between raspberries and hazel nuts. Sounds like an amazing product!
Pineapple…delicious, nutritious and apparently good for your skin.
Lemons! I love lemons! I love anything with them…a lotion is no exception! Bring it on! I’d love to try it! : )
I hope I get this! I pick coconut as my fave ingredient because it’s almost summer and I love when things smell like it. Although, I am sure it most likely doesn’t.