In late November of last year I posted about how I would love to reach 2,000 followers on twitter. Once that goal is reached I will be giving away a $50 Gift Card to one of my wonderful tweeters! Back in November I was sitting at 1,360 tweeps, and today I am at 1989! We are only 11 twitter followers away from 2,000 guys! So… if you want in on this giveaway you must tweet this message:

*HOT* $50 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway @ after reaching 2,000 followers! Please Follow @TheCraveToSave & RT

… and be sure to leave the link to your tweet in a comment on THIS POST.

Thanks again to everyone who has been faithfully tweeting! You guys rock! A winner will be chosen from all comments once 2,000 followers has been achieved and maintained for 24 hours.

I have closed comments on this post to ensure all entries go to the right place.

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US Only / 18+ . Ends 3/30/11.

I am so excited to introduce you to a delicious new line of all natural bath and body products straight from the coast of Maine: eden. Bath & Body!

“eden. is a natural paradise for bath and body products.

You’ll find all manner of natural goodies here. Dead Sea Bath salts, luxurious hand creams, scent-sational body lotions, moisturizing lip balms, and more!

eden. was formed in Portland, Maine in 2007 by Elise Loschiavo, a transplant from PA by way of Boston. It began as a way to indulge friends and family in hand milled natural body care. After many years of requests and never-ending product formulation and reformulation, eden. was launched as a full service bath & body line.

eden. products are available at fine spas and retailers throughout Maine as well as online via Etsy.”

I had the opportunity to sample a selection from the entire range of products that eden. has to offer and I am still thoroughly enjoying them. When I first opened my package of goodies I was delighted by the indulgent aromas created by the luxurious essential oils, which make up these fine products. I was so excited that I immediately took out the first product:

Hand Milled Vanilla Mint all Natural Lip Balm — $3.50

“Moisturizes lips with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Apricot Kernel Oil. Contains jojoba oil infused with healing & anti-inflammatory Calendula flowers. Jojoba oil is rich in natural sun protection!”

I am a person who always has some form of lip balm on me at all times, especially in the winter. I can’t stand having dry lips. Trying the hand milled vanilla mint lip balm from eden. made me ditch the tube of petroleum based chapstick that is normally sitting in my pocket. The essential oils contained in this product were very soothing, especially the mint, which added a touch of refreshing rejuvenation; not to mention the aroma was lovely!

Citrus Harmony Body Lotion w/ Aloe and Shea Butter — $12.00

“A lightweight version of our hand cream for use all over the body as an everyday lotion to preserve skin’s softness. We use luxurious, easily absorbed apricot kernel oil, rich in essential fatty acids & Vitamins A + E, as well as healing & moisturizing Shea Butter.”

The citrus harmony body lotion was the next product that I sampled. I am a lover of all things citrus, particularly in lotions because these essential oils are known to energize and wake you up! I always apply lotion after showering in the morning, and I always need that extra kick in order to get myself going. The citrus harmony scent is probably my favorite out of everything I tried, although it was difficult to choose! There is something about the grapefruit, lemongrass, and sweet orange oils that really made me feel great! I also loved how the lotion was silky, yet it didn’t take forever to soak into my skin.

Dead Sea Bath Salts – Jasmine Vanilla — $13.00

“Rich with warm, floral, exotic Jasmine essential oil. Jasmine is an aphrodisiac widely believed to be anti-depressant and healing to dry skin. We just love the way it smells, especially when paired with yummy vanilla!”

Ahhhh bath salts. I stole an hour on Saturday, away from the baby and my to-do list, to fill my tub with the calming scent of the jasmine vanilla bath salts. I wish you could have smelled our master bath while the salts were gently dissolving in the warm bath water – I was in heaven! I could really feel the essential oils help ease my mind of the everyday stresses of life. This product is truly luxurious. I closed my eyes and was instantly transported to a spa-like atmosphere. Here is an interesting tidbit I learned about dead sea salts while checking out eden. on Etsy: “salt water bathing can stimulate circulation, hydrate the skin, increase moisture retention, detoxify & help heal dry, scaly, irritated skin. It can also reduce inflammation, relieve pain & soreness, and relax the muscles & joints.”

Shea Butter Healing Hand Cream — $15.00

“Our wildly popular hand cream comes in a 4oz jar and is suitable for daily use on dry, damaged skin. Keeps hands soft and smooth during our long, cold winters but not too heavy to use all year round! This product is fragrance-free for sensitive skin, but we are happy to add fragrance upon request.”

Finally, I sampled the impressive shea butter hand cream. This hand cream is truly amazing. My mother occasionally gets terrible splits and cracks in the skin of her fingers, during the winter, that sometimes get so bad that they begin to bleed! She gave this hand cream a try and the splits in her fingers were healed within 2 days. She has tried everything in the past from other brands of hand cream, liquid band-aids, and Neosporin; these would help for a couple of days, but then they would come back. The shea butter hand cream from eden. is the only product that has worked for her! How incredible is that!?

Buy it!

You may purchase each of products shown here at the . The prices are extremely reasonable, especially when you consider that these products are made by hand from all natural ingredients and essential oils. There is a host other amazing fragrances that weren’t featured in my review as well, including:

Lavender Vanilla
Sandalwood Rose
Lavender Patchouli
Lavender Bergamot
Grapefruit Vanilla
Lavender Mint
Rosemary Mint

Fragrance Free varieties are also available!

You may also contact eden. regarding creating a custom item, just for you!

Win it!

The creator of eden. bath and body would like to give 4 of my readers one full size item of their choice! Isn’t that exciting?! That means your chances of winning are very good!

Please complete the mandatory entry below by leaving a comment and then complete as many bonus entries as you would like:


  • Check out the eden. Etsy shop and let me know which product you would choose. (1 entry)

Bonus Entries:

  • “Heart” your favorite eden. product on Etsy to add to your Etsy favorites (1 entry)
  • Tweet the following once per day and leave me a link to your tweet (1 entry per day):

#WIN a full size product from eden. Bath&Body from the coast of Maine – 4 WINNERS! @TheCraveToSave {Ends 3.30}

SEE THIS PAGE for complete list of bonus entries!

This giveaway will end on March 30, 2011 at 11:59pm. US/18+ only. Winners chosen at random and notified via e-mail within 48 hours. Please see this page for official rules.


Disclosure: I was sent products for review, but no monetary compensation was provided. The opinions expressed above are my own.

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