Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Healthy Options of Days Gone By Review and Giveaway


Companies like Healthy Options of Days Gone By are a breath of fresh air for me.  In this world where large corporations are taking over great "natural" companies, it's great to see a small, family run business selling quality products at extremely reasonable prices.  They strive to make these products available to everyone.

Healthy Options of Days Gone By is run by the husband and wife duo of Christian & Chasity Corriveau.  This Georgia based couple and parents of 5 saw being "natural" as a better way of life for them and their children.  In that sense, this couple and this company are like many of us- just trying to live and give others a better life.

Alright, now what you've all been waiting for, their products.  I can't even wrap my head around where to begin, there is just so much to talk about!  I guess I'll start with the product that started it all- soap.  Cold Process Bath Soaps are the base for this awesome company.  And with scents like Orange Jasmine, Old Fashioned Chocolate, and Sweet Southern Green Tea you will find soaps here that you just won't find anywhere else.

I will admit, I am not a huge fan of bar soaps.  I feel like they dry you out in the shower and make too much of a mess when placed next to your sink.  Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the soaps I've tried from Healthy Options of Days Gone By do not do either!  I use a bar in the shower now, it slightly exfoliates while cleaning without over drying.  A hard combo to find for sure!  I also have one next to the sink and it doesn't melt or stick to the side of the sink like whatever bar soap the previous owners had there (remnants of which I still have not been able to get off the sink!).  Have sensitive skin, eczema, or a need for bug repellent this summer?  They have soaps that fit your needs as well!  And I can't be certain, but ever since I started using the Kiss Me Goodnite bar I've found that I zonk out right away and sleep like a baby.  Could be a coincidence, but I'm usually one of those people who toss and turn to get to sleep and then wake up a few times during the night.

Let's move what has become my favorite product- Bath Soaks with Dead Sea Salts.  I LOVE taking sea salt baths.   Especially during wedding season it's great to be able to relax after a 12 hour wedding and just let it all go.  Healthy Options of Days Gone By has a great variety of Dead Sea Salts that are natural, non-toxic, and non-irritant.  When you want to truly relax and enjoy yourself in a hot tub after a long day's work the last thing you want to worry about is your bath products having irritants in them, after all!  Lavender, Hedonistic Desires, and Tangerine Dream are just some of the natural scent options available.

One more thing I want to talk about and then we'll get to the good part... The Salves.  Achy Muscles?  There's a salve for that.  Tired feet?  There's a salve for that!  Motion Sickness?  Yup, there's one for that, too!  I feel like I need a first aid kit of Healthy Options of Days Gone By Salves!  I love using natural salves instead of harmful chemically filled lotions or gels so these really come in handy!  As do the prices.  :)

There's a lot more, of course!  Beeswax Lip Balms, Beeswax Candles, Dryer Sachets, Raw Sugar Scrubs, and more.  But I couldn't even begin to go into detail about everything without making this post a mile and a half long!  So I'll just let you swing by the Healthy Options of Days Gone By website and Etsy Store and see everything for yourself!

What I Love: Healthy Options of Days Gone By is a small family operated business.  They somehow manage to produce top quality all-natural products while also keeping costs down.  Really, I want to know how they do it!  The soaps are amazing, the bath salts are soothing, and their line of salves is beyond impressive.  I love, love, love this company!

What I Don't Love: From what I can tell, none of these products are available in Brick and Mortar stores.  And they really should be, at least in their area of Georgia!  Though I'd love to run to a local boutique and pick up my Cold Processed Soaps when I start running low.  I don't mind ordering online, though!  I'm just horrible at remembering to order things BEFORE I run out of them!

BUY IT!


There are two ways to order your Healthy Options of Days Gone By products- their online store and their Etsy store.  The Cold Process Bar Soaps sells for $2 each, their Dead Seas Salts are only $5 each, and those amazing Salves start at just $3!

They use flat rate shipping boxes and up to 12 Dead Sea Salts can fit into one medium flat rate box!  So be sure to stock up while you are there to save on shipping.  They make fantastic gifts, after all!

To learn more about this awesome company, be sure to check out their Blog!

WIN IT!

Healthy Options of Days Gone by has generously offered on of my readers a fabulous gift!  Enter now to win up to $15 in wonderful bath products!

Mandatory Entry: Go to the Healthy Options of Days Gone By website and tell me something you learned about this company on their site.  It can be anything from how they make their soaps to a product you found that's NOT mentioned in this review.  Also, you must be a public Google Friend Connect Follower of my blog to enter this giveaway. The widget to follow my blog is in the right sidebar.

Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I know where to contact you if you win! You only need to post your e-mail on one entry.

Extra Entries: Please write a new comment for each additional entry. If something is worth 2 entries, be sure to leave two comments. For example: "I follow you #1" and "I follow you #2" should be two different comments. All entries are worth 1 entry unless otherwise noted.

-Make a Healthy Options of Days Gone By purchase of any size from their online store or Etsy store!  Be sure to save your confirmation email as I will ask to see that if one of these entries wins! (worth 10 entries)

-Become a follower of the Healthy Options of Days Gone By Blog (worth 1 entry)

-"Like" Healthy Options of Days Gone By on Facebook and let them know Eco-Friendly and Frugal sent you! (worth 2 entries)

-Network with me. There are four ways to do this- Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and email subscription. Buttons and links are on the left sidebar. (worth 1 entry per method, up to 4 entries total)

-Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this Tweet or write your own: Win fabulous bath products from Healthy Options of Days Gone By and @EFandFrugal!  Ends7/15  http://bit.ly/lc7IJZ #giveaway #healthy (2 Tweets per DAY-at least 2 hours apart- 1 Entry per Tweet)

-Add my button to your blog's sidebar and comment with a link to your blog (worth 3 entries)

-Follow my Photography Facebook Fan Page (worth 2 entries)

This giveaway is open to my readers who are 18 year of age or older with a US mailing address and will end on July 15, 2011 at 10PM Pacific Time. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Good luck, everyone!


Fine print...
I was provided with a free product for the purpose of this review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid to write this review.

50 comments:

Kristen said...

They make soaps for kids called Lil Critters Rock Soap...that have a plastic bug or a scorpion or something inside.

latanya said...

I learned that they have a Create Your Own Gift Basket with whatever you choose to fill it with.

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Small Footprints said...

I'm a GFC follower. :-) Thank you for this opportunity! I learned that Christian has lived with eczema all his life. That was one of the factors that encouraged him to search out soaps, shampoos, etc. which didn't contain perfumes and toxic ingredients.
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Small Footprints said...

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Small Footprints said...

#1 - I "Like" Healthy Options of Days Gone By on Facebook (I'm Sml Footprints) and I let them know that you sent me:
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Small Footprints said...

#2 - I "Like" Healthy Options of Days Gone By on Facebook (I'm Sml Footprints) and I let them know that you sent me:
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Small Footprints said...

I follow you on Twitter (I'm @smallftprints)
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I get your RSS feed in my google reader (using my other email account: cadsupport1 at gmail dot com)
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rachel b. said...
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rachel b. said...

gfc follower via rachel bindel
i learn that raw sugar is a antioxidant
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h. mcnaron said...

The sugar scrubs use raw sugar which increases cell regeneration, especially in the dermis. It's also an antioxidant.

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h. mcnaron said...

I like Healthy Options on facebook and told them you sent me. My fb name is A marie hj saver.
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h. mcnaron said...

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Mike's Air Conditioning said...

Great to hear about them.In this world full of pollution there is a need for organic and pure products to make some way now.

KowgirlsRule said...

I follow via GFC and I learned that they are in business to educate people about the healthy side of natural living or as close as possible to make persons aware of the harmful side effects of commercially produced bath and body products

April said...

Following via GFC,
I learned that they've got a Create Your Own Gift Basket

kygirl said...

They have gift baskets and I think I like the orange drop/citrus best.
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kygirl said...

forgot my email sorry
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Nancy said...

I follow via GFC: allibrary.

I learned that they sell All Natural Laundry Spa and even All Natural Wedding Favors!

Nancy
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Sarah said...

GFC follower as Sarah - I learned that their sugar scrubs are made with raw brown sugar, safflower oil, various essential oils and vitamin E.

Sarah said...

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Viva said...

I follow via GFC and I love the Longing for Lavender Dryer/ Linen Sachet. Contact info on my blog, thanks!

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