Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Smile & Share the Health--Body Parfait *Review & Giveaway*


A big welcome to Dawn of BodyParfait on Etsy!



Dawn currently resides in Uxbridge Massachusetts and has for the past 8 years. She isn't a stranger to Massachusetts though; growing up in Bellingham and being a native of the state, she knows it quite well!

"I love dessert and I love body products," explains Dawn when asked about her shop's name. "They both look good, smell good, make us feel good and homemade is always better, in both categories, in my opinion." Hence, Body Parfait!

Selling on Etsy is a nice extra source of income, however Dawn makes her living as a C.N.A and part-time nanny. Having owned and operated her own day care for many years, Dawn decided to close those doors and pursue a new career in the Healthcare Industry.

Aside from taking care of children, she loves to craft and create. "It’s true, I love to make body products, but I also love to crochet, paint and play guitar. Just recently, I started making jewelry. I love learning new crafts; I am self taught in all of them as well. I'm proud of that."

If you look through her shop, she has some absolutely incredible products with pretty pictures and vibrant colors, however the Body Parfait you see came about through medical necessity. It was several years ago that Dawn was diagnosed with a horrible burn-like rash that started on her neck and eventually ended up spreading to the rest of her body! This took over her life and she lived in three separate worlds: one of endless cleaning due to the highly contagious nature of her ailment, one of self loathing for how it made her look and feel and finally one of alienation--"It’s a horrible thing to be surrounded by the people you love the most and unable to touch them or hold them."

Throughout these numerous months of suffering, Dawn had begun reading and researching all about Homeopathic medicine, herbs, spices, botanical, and essential oils. One day, she decided enough was enough!  "I gathered a list of supplies I would need, spent roughly $3,000 and began to formulate and experiment. There were many messes, many (almost) fires, a blown up microwave, several billion burned pots, melted spoons, and weeks of friends dropping by saying, 'what is that SMELL?'"

Through all of that, she ultimately cured her unknown rash and her skin has never felt better!

Advice from Dawn: "My best advice to other crafters/artists would be to do what you love! Don’t make jewelry if you hate it just because you feel this will make you more money than say, crocheted slippers. It will end up showing in your work and it will not see you through the difficult times, such as, learning new aspects of your craft which can be so aggravating!"

Things to keep in mind about Dawn and her products:

*All product instructions, ingredients and information can be found in each listing so make sure to read everything before purchasing!

*Make sure to keep up to date with Dawn by following her on Twitter @BodyParfait and liking her on Facebook!

*For more information regarding shipping, payment information and other important things, check out her Shop Policies Page.

Not only did I get to feature Dawn, her Etsy shop, and her wonderful bath and body products, but she also kindly allowed me to review her Pain Salve as well!

For those of you who don't know, I've been chronically ill for the past 8+ years and being chronically ill comes with a LOT of daily pain; joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, headaches, leg pain, back pain...I'm sure you get the picture.

When given the chance, you know I jumped all over that natural pain salve!


The pain salve arrived in a very sweet container with a unique label true to the overall look of Body Parfait complete with a little 'Thank you' note attached to finish off the package.

At first when I opened the jar, I was taken aback by the scent; it was a wee bit strong for me but as I rubbed it into my skin and continued to smell it, I grew to love it! You know you love a particular scent when you open up the jar just to take a big whiff of it every now and again ;)

The past couple of days have been pretty bad joint pain days for me, so, capitalizing on this, I decided to do a little experiment; I applied the salve to my left wrist throughout the day and left the right one salve-less. 

Low and behold, I immediately noticed a difference! It definitely helped the pain and even though the pain came back (as it usually does), I'm so grateful for the little reprieve the salve offered me.


{Giveaway}

1 lucky winner will receive a Body Parfait Bundle which includes 1 Lip Pot,  1 Lip Balm, 1 2.5 oz Body Butter, 1 4oz Body Scrub, 1 Roll on Cologne or Perfume, and 1 Bath Melt!




{The Rules}

1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.


2. Contest will run from Thursday, October 18th, 2012 to Thursday November 1st, 2012.


3. Open to US and Canada only-Sorry internationals! 




a Rafflecopter giveaway



Note: Items in prize bundle may or may not be exactly the same as items shown in the above images and/or items the winner will receive. Dawn reserves the right to substitute any products if need be.




Items in Post:

Soap Set

Bubble Bath Sudd Mudd Clay Body Soak

Large Pain Salve



Disclaimer: I was provided products from Body Parfait on Etsy at no cost to me in order to facilitate this honest review and giveaway. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and will run from Thursday, October 18th, 2012 12:00am central standard time until Thursday, November 1st, 2012 11:01 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You'll then have 48 hours (2 days) to claim your prize and send me all applicable information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will be forced to choose another winner.






170 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dawn's products and her view of life are heavenly! I agree with her philosophy that if you do something strictly for gain it will show in your work. I would be thrilled if I won these wonderful body products.

Thank you for the giveaway offer!

zanc@att.net

Crocheted Little Things said...

I'd love to try the Foot Balm, Foot Odor and Wetness Control. I need this like....yesterday!

tanya904 said...

I'd Love to try the Vampire Venom Body butter. It seems like it would make my skin look and smell yummy, Thanks for the giveaway
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

beyond said...

the raspberry truffle scrub sounds wonderful!

Melissa said...

I would love to try the buttered rum lip balm.

<3 Melissa
melissa.lynn.amaral@gmail.com
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

SecDoOver said...

Whipped Soap, Island Margarita

RC: Amanda D
E: secdoover@gmail.com

Kim Gorman said...

I really have enjoyed looking over your products on esty!!! My favorite, that I would LOVE to try is the Body Butter, Vampire Venom.

Thank you for providing such a wonderful Giveaway!!!

God Bless.....

Emily F said...

This looks fabulous...mint choc. chip

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109081224/body-butter-mint-chocolate-chip

Emily F

Maegan Morin said...

OMG I would love to try the Island Margarita whipped soap!!

megnate at telus dot net

Kayla Hall said...

I want to try the Butter Pecan Body Butter

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I think the Maple Pecan Whipped Body Parfait sounds wonderful!!!

SP said...

The Maple Pecan Whipped Body Parfait sounds devine!

Allyce Smith said...

I love this body soak:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112142161/clay-body-soak-sudd-mudd

tehurbanlegend[at]yahoo[dot]com

Angie said...

Would love to try the lip balms. I like how they are in the stacked sets.

Leslie R. said...

I'd love to try the Acne Soap, Hella Tea Rose.

Eloquence said...

I would love to try the Strawberry Lemonade Body Butter - sounds delicious and wonderful!

chris z said...

i would like to try Body Butter, Mint Chocolate Chip

Merry said...

The clay body soak looks fantastic!

MaeveBe said...

i would love to try this -- http://www.etsy.com/listing/104959003/its-5-oclock-somewhere-whipped-body

eclairre said...

Whipped soap island margarita! Claire, eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

emcSquared said...

I would love to try the cuticle salve! em9499 at gmail dot com

Annie1 said...

I"d love to try their Tooth Powder!

thanks

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Jean Maillet said...

I would love to try and nice smelling body butter anything to help my dry cracked elbows lol

Isn't This Wild?! said...

I would love to try the Hunk Junk lol http://www.etsy.com/listing/110764594/body-butter-best-selling-hunk-junk and the Maple Pecan Body Butter ... omg I'd love to try it all this stuff looks amazing!!!

jackiekatie1105 said...

Woo the foot balm is a must

Angela Evers said...

I use the pain salve on a daily basis. From cuts and scrapes, which having two boys is a many, to my neck pain from sitting at a computer all day. Just tried the Body Scrub and it was awesome. No lotion needed afterwards! My teenage son uses the foot balm, and all I can say is thank you Jesus!!

Vesper Meikle said...

i would like to the Island Margarita whipped soap

meikleblog at gmail dot com

Brandy Batson said...

I would love to try the pain salve

Raina said...

I'd love to try the Skirt Dessert Soap Scrub

nrobak said...

would like to try the lip balm

nrobak said...

raspberry is my favorite body parfait

Jackie said...

I would love to try the Maple Pecan Whipped Body Parfait!
Thanks for the chance to win!
jackieinmi67@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Body Scrub in Raspberry Truffle. Grandma J

SamneneD@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love to try the soap set.

Christina Ferguson said...

I would love to try the Bubblegum Whipped Body Parfait.

Surso S. said...

www.etsy.com/listing/103964784/lip-balmpucker-butterbuttered-rum

sousasurveys@hotmail.com

mediaworm said...

I love aromatherapy and bath things like scented soaps and and I love body butter and lotion there is nothing like just soaking in a nice hot tub with some salts or other scents and reading a good book while you have some candles burning or some incense burning

Leanne said...

I want to try the Pain Salve!!

Jennie said...

I like the lip balm pucker butter.

nickieisis3 said...

Whipped Soap in Island Margarita

Anonymous said...

raspberry truffle scrub would be something i like to try.
glori johnson
gloria4869@yahoo.com

tina reynolds said...

vintage shaving mug
eaglesforjack@gmail.com

intensev5 said...

I would love to try the Strawberry Lemonade Body Butter

NGS said...

My husband would love it if I used the Frankincense and Myrhh Body Butter.

Andrea Amy said...

Clay Bath, Sudd Mudd, Hunk Junk

Heather Dowley said...

I would love to try the cuticle salve!

virgomomwriter said...

Whipped Soap, Island Margarita looks divine.

Jolene Duran said...

I would like to try this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/104959070/frankincense-and-myrhh-body-butter

Heidi V said...

I'd like to get the Men Cologne, Roll On, Old School Barber Shop for my son I imagine it would smell like my grandpa.

jcwega27 said...

cuticle salve
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

AmandaG said...

The Frankincense and Myrhh Body Butter sounds really interesting. I'd like to try it!

HEIDI C. said...

As a fubromyalgia/chronic pain sufferer, I would love to try the Pain Salve.

Bee W Bedard said...

Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd

Desiree H said...

Strawberry Lemonade Body Butter

djhelkey@aol.com

Melody said...

I like Lemongrass Goats Milk Soap.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

enizete said...

Would love to try the Tooth Powder, Natural, Organic, Vegan. Never tried a natural tooth paste/powder before....

Jennifer Haile said...

I'd love to try the Frankincense-Myrrh Pulse Point Paste!

Holly said...

The Skirt Dessert Soap Scrub!

golden storm said...

loveto try the Lemongrass Goat Soap

Chris said...

I would love to try the whipped soap and body butters.

MaryAnn Casey said...

Bubblegum body parfait

Heidi said...

I'd like to try the Body Butter, Island Margarita. Thanks.
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Kylie Carlson said...

I think the Men Cologne, Roll On, Lemongrass and Peppermint would be a perfect gift for my brother!

Crystal said...

Foot balm for sure

petchk79 said...

I would love to try the Pain Salve, it looks amazing!

Carol said...

Love to try the raspberry truffle scrub
brand242003@yahoo.com

Heather said...

I would love to try the Clay Bath, Sudd Mudd, Hunk Junk

Carla Bonesteel said...

I would like Vampire Venom Body Butter!

Laxmi Aryal said...

I would love to try the Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd!

linett said...

The Maple Pecan Whipped Body Parfait sounds yummy, thanks

Isn't This Wild?! said...

i would love to try http://www.etsy.com/listing/112999557/men-cologne-roll-on-unforgiven-sean-john

KH Bride said...

I'd love to try the body butter!

Robyn B. said...

I'd like to try the raspberry truffle scrub.

Sarah S said...

mint choc chip body butter. s2inamug at aim dot com

Jessica P. said...

Cocoa butter bath melt!

mverno said...

i'd like to try the Clay Bath, Sudd Mudd, Hunk Junk
mverno@roadrunner.com

Jus and Kat said...

I'd like to try the Bath Melts.

Gigi Sweeps said...

What great products! Love the Hunk Junk Soap Scrub
Gigi

Annette said...

They all sound amazing! especially the body butter!

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 24/10
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Heidi said...

I would love to try the Raspberry Truffle body scrub!

Heidi

Mystic Misha said...

I would like to try Frankincense and Myrhh Body Butter!

Fiona Mullins said...

Would loe to try all of these!

Dominique said...

I'd love to try the Vampire Venom Body Butter and the Island Margarita Whipped Soap.

(Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

Marija said...

I'd love to try the hella tea rose acne soap.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

DevotedMommy said...

Frankincense & Myrhh Body Butter

lterek1027@gmail.com

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 25/10
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

andalene said...

abrennan09@hotmail.com
I'd try the Margarita Island Body Butter.

ham123 said...

Clay Body Soak Sudd Mudd

Danielle S. said...

I'd like to try the Pain Salve
dhsauers(at)gmail.com

Lisa Bolduc said...

i would like to try the Body Butter in the Best Selling Scent, Vampire Venom

Lisa Bolduc said...

i would like to try the Body Butter in the Best Selling Scent, Vampire Venom

Karen Sans said...

I would love to try the Shave Soap.

Crystal said...

Everything sounds great! I like the All Natural Dog Soap

let it be said...

I would love to try the body butter Island Margarita scent! :D looks and sounds like it smells delicious!

blew415 said...

I like the Lip Balm Holder and Key Chain

Annalisa said...

The acne soap

Jessica Lewis said...

I would love to try the Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd

Stephanie Larison said...

Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd

Samantha Oh said...

lemon coco body parfait

sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Lemon Coconut Whipped Body Parfait

Heather M. said...

Those items look yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

natalie machowski said...

The island margarita body butter.

natalie machowski said...

The island margarita body butter.

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 27/10
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

taletrader said...

I'd like to try the peach sangria whipped body parfait!

chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

Surendene said...

I would love to try the Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd. Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

richelle bowers said...

lemon coconut body butter

D.Dove said...

Would love to try the vampire venom body butter

dawnlynn little said...

thank you all so much, it has been so much fun to read all your comments. It also gives me a great idea of which products grab your attention. I cant wait to send the winning packing! Happy Holiday Season and please come on down to scope to cool gifts for your loved ones! Love, Blessing and Health for all♥ ~ Remember, be decadent! Dawn

nightowl said...

I'd like to try the Bubblegum Whipped Body Parfait.
winit6@hotmail.com

409cope said...

I would love to try the Peach Sangria Whipped Body Parfait the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

MaMa said...

I'd really love to try the Lemongrass Goats Milk Soap. I bet it smells wonderful.
Lisa
mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tamar said...

I think the http://www.etsy.com/listing/108915660/winter-scarf-with-gemstones-wiring is cute :)

Mrs. L said...

Would.love to try again

Zeebe said...

Pain Salve for me!

Sarah said...

The Pain Salve, Best Selling sounds good.

sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

fresh modern said...

I'd love to try the lemongrass goat soap with the spa clothes. So many nice things to choose from!

weta1972 said...

Patchouli Incense by Body Parfait
weta1972@yahoo.com

megan said...

I would love to try the Lip Balm, Pucker Butter Pots Set

jennifer stevens said...

i would love to try everything i love pampering myself but if i had to try one it would be the tea rose acne soap.

ryha36 said...

the All Natural Dog Soap, Bark Bar by Body Parfait iery very nice idea, love to try thiss ,and Lip Balm, Perfume Locket, Key Chain :)

Anonymous said...

flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot. $com^
like the clay body soak

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 30/10
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

lev53211 said...

clay body soak

Anonymous said...

I like the Hunk Junk Bath Melts.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

Brenda Penton said...

I'd love to try the Acne Soap, Hella Tea Rose.

brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brenda Penton said...

I'd love to try the Acne Soap, Hella Tea Rose.

brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gennie Lancaster said...

I would like to try Body Butter, She's Naked.

movaly1 said...

I'd like to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Body Butter.

movaly1 said...

I'd like to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Body Butter.

movaly1 said...

I'd like to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Body Butter.

Alexia Miller said...

I could really use the cuticle salve.

maria A said...

I would like the Pain Salve or cuticle salve.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Would like to try the Bath Melts, Hunk Junk.

amber warfield said...

I would really like to try the pain salve.

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 31/10
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

Kelly Commerford said...

Shave Soap

melissa griffith said...

That raspberry truffle body scrub is something I would love to try.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

dale grim said...

the buttered rum lip balm

cupcake mama said...

Vampire Venom Body Butter!
Rafflecopter name:Mechele JOhnson

Caffeinated Momma said...

I really like the Pucker Butter Cozy and Perfume Locket.

ksceviour said...

I would love to try the Lemon Coconut Whipped Body Parfait

Jessica Rose said...

Would love to try Body Butter, Mint Chocolate Chip

Marianna said...

I'd like to try the tooth powder

Rachael Hardison said...

I'd Love to Try the Vampire Venom body butter!! Yum :)
Thanks for the chance!

Charlene said...

I'd love to try the Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd.

lmurley2000 said...

i would love to have the lip balm holder

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

lmurley2000 said...

lemon coconut

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

rasberry truffle scrub.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Would love to try the cuticle salve.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I wanna try the raspberry truffle body scrub. Clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

kathy pease said...

I like the Red Licorice Roll On Perfume Glass Bottle

Darlene webb said...

I would love to try the clay body soak.

gloria4869 said...

i like the lemon whipped body parfait.gloria4869@yahoo.com

Wayne Lecoy said...

Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway
It Would Be Great To Win The
Body Parfait Prize Bundle complete with an assortment of homemade bath and body products.
In Response To Your Requirement
To Head over to Body Parfait on Etsy and tell you something
i would love to try!
I Would Love To Try The
Men Cologne,Roll On,Iced Grapefruit
And Shave Soap,Hunk Junk,Iced Grapefruit.
Thank You For Having This Giveaway!

susansmoaks said...

i want to try the Body Butter, Best Selling Scent, Vampire Venom
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Saver Sara said...

I'd like the Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 01/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

Stacy said...

I would love to try the All Natural Dog Soap Bark Bar

Angela H said...

I would love to try the Whipped Soap, Island Margarita.

Kendra Gillilan said...

Body butter! Thanks
Kendraco22@yahoo.com

Sandy Saves said...

I'd love to try the Booger Bath Salts!

sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

sarah c said...

I'd love to try the tooth powder!!!
Crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

Whitney said...

Wow! So many great products to choose from! I think I'd really love the Nag Champa solid perfume. A lot.
walindeman at gmail dot com

Melissa C said...

The Clay Body Soak Sudd Mudd

Lindsey Stewart said...

I would love to try the Lemon Coconut Whipped Body Butter! It sounds like it smells heavenly!

Marie said...

Lemon Coconut Whipped Body Parfait


em darr on rafflecopter

sarah79harding said...

Vampire venom body butter

Breanne said...

Clay Body Soak, Sudd Mudd