Tuesday, May 19, 2009


WELCOME! To my very first giveaway! I am giving away one of my favorite things: a MadeOn lotion bar. That's right folks, one just like the bar on your left in the photo. I love this product because it does not have any petroleum products in it (why the heck would anyone want the same thing we put in our cars on our skin? plus, it blocks moisture... and we use lotions to moisturize our skin? Three all natural products or synthetics?) A fellow MOMYS makes these and I asked her to tell us a little about the product.
  • What is a lotion bar? The MadeOn lotion bar is a hard bar of lotion (like a regular or guest bar size of soap). Rather than pumping out lotion or squeezing lotion from a tube, this lotion rubs onto your skin, with your skin's temperature warming the lotion to absorb into your skin.
  • Why lotion in a bar? The health properties of coconut oil and shea butter combine with the smooth and sealing properties of beeswax, which, when combined, are solid at room temperature. It doesn't take much body heat to soften the bar and these simple, pure ingredients work incredibly well together.
  • Is it good for dry skin? The MadeOn lotion bar was MADE for dry skin. As someone who has fought the Band-Aid battle (reapplying Band-Aids after every hand-washing), attempted the gloves-on-at-bedtime routine, and gooped on the Bag Balm, I was ready to resign from any kitchen duties (hard to do as a mom!) I haven't had to use Band-Aids for dry skin cuts at all anymore.
  • How did you come up with the combination? I tried a few recipes I found online when my 10 year old son had eczema. This combination fixed it within a few days. I was amazed that it worked for both of our skin problems.
  • And the name? MadeOn? A sea salt company in Southern France has their employees sign and date the lid of the salt container once it is packaged. We decided to copy this idea to show that this is a fresh, high-quality product. I sign and date each lotion bar package after I make it. This does not imply a short shelf life, by the way. The lotion bar ingredients have a shelf life of 1-2 years, but chances are, you'll love it and use it up long before then.
  • How else is MadeOn different from other lotion bars? Most lotion bar crafters attract the female gift-giving crowd - those who would buy it for its novelty, give it as a gift, and enjoy the fragrance of various scents. I take it a step further by providing a product with a purpose, which is to relieve dry skin. In addition to women, many men have serious skin issues and appreciate MadeOn's gender-neutral packaging. And for those who want first-class, the leather pouch adds that touch while providing a convenient place to wipe off any excess lotion. I wouldn't add scents unless they provide a specific health purpose.
  • Who is the name behind MadeOn? My name is Renee Harris. I live with my husband and 7 children (ages 1 - 11) in beautiful Northern California.
  • What's MadeOn currently doing? My two older sons help me sell lotion bars at the local farmer's market by giving out samples (contact me to find out where we'll be next). This week I'm making a lotion bar that works to repel mosquitoes... same 3 ingredients with citronella essential oil added as the repellent. My boys are sleeping out on the deck in the warm spring nights to test it out for me. I also have emu oil to try out in a lotion bar that will relieve sunburns. For the fitness crowd, I'm adding some cocoa butter to the original three, and for the bread bakers out there, it'll be avocado butter. I'm creating bars that match my current lifestyle and interests.
  • And your website? http://www.hardlotion.com/ . That's where you can go to hear a podcast about MadeOn lotion, read testimonies, and, of course, place an order. You can also contact me through the webpage. Also, I need help "naming" the bars I listed in the previous paragraph. If you have an idea for a name, submit it and if I use it, I'll mail you a free bar of that type. Use the contact link on http://www.hardlotion.com/ .

Thank you!

Renee Harris

Now, how to win. It is easy and you don't even need an account. Click bellow and leave a comment, any comment will do BUT remember keep it clean and nice, my mom reads my blog yah know. (if you don't have an account, type your comment and who you are... if I don't know you, a way to contact you if you win, and check the anonymous button). ONE entry per person, per day, Please. I will close this Monday May 25 and draw a winner Tuesday morning. I can not wait to give someone else a chance to check this product out!

Happy day!


Anonymous said...

Hey Anna it's your baby sister....you mean to tell me I can have my very own lotion bar and I don't have to come over and use yours all the time?! Yay! I hope I win!

Anonymous said...

A lotion bar? How Cool! My wife would love one! No more pumping!
Alex Winter

Kari said...

Nice and Clean.

Kari B

Deb said...

I wanna win. Okay?

MamaBear said...

I've been meaning to write and tell you that skin brushing has improved my skin some - thanks for reminding me to do that.

I apply coconut oil directly on my skin instead of lotion but spooning out a glob and trying to make sure no little bits fall on the floor before it melts on my skin is a pain.

These lotions bars sound like the perfect solution!

Thanks for doing this!

Deb said...

My Mom shoud win!


Anonymous said...

Hi anna it's Azure how's your back feeling better? A lotion bar would be cool. Hope I win. Bye.

Carrie said...

i suffer from eczema too so hopefully this would work well for me

Ash A said...

This looks amazing and I would love to win it!!

Ash A

ashleynarnett at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have never used a lotion bar before. Love to try it. Thanks for such a great giveaway!


Katrina said...

This looks awesome - I would love to try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb said...

Hello Anna - it was great seeing you last night. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea - thanks for the chance!
mommy1113 at gmail dot com

Paige said...

Love the idea of a lotion bar. Very cool.

Christy O said...

Cool idea! Hoping that this summer we will be making goat milk soap, but until then - wow!

Laura said...

I came here via Money Saving Mom. What a fun giveaway! The lotion bar looks yummy.

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Thanks for the giveaway! It looks fantastic. And happy 1st giveaway! :)

Kari said...

Drats! I missed commenting yesterday. Oh well, here is my entry for today.

Hi! Good to see you last night. I'm sorry the nursery wasn't staffed. Or was it?

Sorry about the nice and clean comment. I was feeling punchy.

Deb said...

Hello Anna,

I think it looks terrific.


Frugal Freebies and Deals said...

nice- looks great!!

Hal said...

I also have 3 boys and 1 girl.

Kari said...

All done grocery shopping.
Need lotion bar.
Daily entry.

My 10 words for today,

Anonymous said...

My family always teases me because I prefer to use bars of soap instead of pump soap - so much nicer! I would love to try this lotion bar.

Kari said...

Can I squeak one more entry in here? Well, I guess i just did!

Have a great day,