Monday, February 19, 2007

Did You Know Facts About Watkins Vanilla


Did you know that vanilla is
  • an antacid?

    Add a few drops to pineapple, fruit salads, or sauces containing citrus, to soften the sharpness and give it extra sweetening. Put a little vanilla in tomato sauces to neutralize the acidity.


  • a lifter and enhancer?

    Add vanilla to give new "life" to flavorless seasonal fruits or other foods that need a flavor boost. Did you know that chocolate by itself tastes "flat" which is why it usually contains vanilla?


  • an emulsifier?

    Add vanilla extract to egg batters (sweet or savory), waffle or pancake mix, baked goods, or cream sauces to smooth and blend overpowering flavors.


  • a natural sweetener?

    Add a few drops of vanilla to vegetables, sweet potatoes, and salad dressings. It increases the natural sweetness of vegetables and provides a delicate, subtle flavor to salads.


  • an adjunct flavor for seafood, fowl, and meat?

    Use with roasted, sautéed or barbecued meats, poultry, wild game or seafood. Split a vanilla bean and place it in a bottle of olive or other quality oils for sautéing meats, poultry, or seafood, or add a few drops of vanilla extract to cooked fish, fowl, or game as well as to sauces and marinades.


  • a stomach sedative?

    Add pure vanilla extract to mineral water or apple juice to settle a nervous stomach. To soothe and please cranky, teething or sick children add a few drops of vanilla to their milk or juice. Away from home and need something quickly? Coca cola is filled with vanilla, and therefore used in many countries for calming an agitated stomach.


  • a natural calmative?

    Place several vanilla beans in a bottle or jar. Use as aromatherapy to soothe jangled nerves. Some medical facilities use the vanilla aroma to calm patients undergoing MRI and CAT scans.


    Love the flavor of chilies but can't take the heat? Sweet neutralizes heat: add some vanilla to soften the bite but bring out the sweetness and flavor of the peppers.


    House paint smell too strong? Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to a gallon of paint to help cut the smell.


    Want to disguise your scent when fishing? Rub vanilla on your hands before handling your fishing line. Lots of seasoned fishermen and women use this trick.


Fun Fact

Watkins has sold nearly 13.5 million gallons of vanilla extract, enough to fill 17 olympic-sized swimming pools or fill a standard bathtub to the rim 213,682 times.

Watkins Good Tastings Events



Watkins Associates earn immediate income by giving Good Tastings Events. Good Tastings is Watkins party plan. A group of people get together to sample foods made with Watkins products.

The host or hostess earns a percentage of sales from the party in Watkins products. Hostesses earn 10% of parties with sales of $150 or more. If the party has sales of $500 or more Watkins will double the normal 15% to give the hostess 30% of sales in Watkins products. That's double the amount of free products or $150 worth of Watkins products. This 30% of sales special continues through the end of 2007.

Watkins pays 100% of the host rewards for Good Tastings Events. That means you, as a Watkins Associate, keep all the profits from your parties.

A Good Tastings Starter Kit is only $99 US and $125 Canadian. It includes the Business Introduction Package as well as a Good Tastings audio and a training video (DVD) and products and business and event materials to give four Good Tastings Events. The three products Watkins is famous for, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Black Pepper are also included in this kit.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Watkins Customer Testimonials

Thanks to my happy satisfied customers I've included their testimonials on my Everyday Necessities.com web site.

Read what my customers have to say
Watkins Product Testimonials

Here's what Lilly in Pensylvannia had to say about Watkins Concentrated Organic Cleaner.

Watkins Organic Cleaner is the best for keeping our pet friendly home nice and clean. I use it regularly to clean my entire house. We have both cats and dogs. This keeps the entire house fresh. I am now doing my spring cleaning early and using it throughout my entire house and closets, cupboards, etc. I dilute it in a spray bottle for everyday cleanup of counters, etc. I also dilute it in a bucket of water for mopping my floors. Its is the best and least expensive, yes, you heard that right! Least expensive as it lasts a very long time and you only need to use a little. It really saves money using the optional pump! It's a great buy! Everyone should try it!

We recently had to remove some vinyl molding from our kitchen and Watkins Organic Cleaner really cleaned the adhesive off the back of the molding that we were able to reuse it. Hubby loves it so much he asked for his own gallon for Christmas. I placed my large order with Eleisia and ordered one gallon. When I received the $10 Watkins GC for my order of $100, I used the $10 GC to purchase the gallon for my hubby! He loves it!

You'll get a $10 Watkins gift certificate too, when you place an order of $100 or more. Orders can be accumulative - $100 within in one year.

You also receive free shipping on US orders of $99 or more and Canadian orders of $125 or more.

Ask your family, friends and neighbors to order with you and save money!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Watkins Organic Cleaner

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It’s Magic! 32 oz becomes 64 gallons

Organic Cleaner has long been a favorite of Watkins customers, helping to clean away unwanted dirt and grime and making homes cleaner and healthier. Designed specifically to be gentle but effective, this cleaner can be used for 1001 household chores! Clean mirrors and windows—it prevents fog from forming on mirrors—wash dishes, clean floors, or use it for your everyday general cleaning. It’s a must in the laundry; it pre-treats heavily-soiled clothes, soaks out stains, and washes delicate hand washables such as wool, nylons, and other fragile fabrics.


Organic Cleaner’s formula is earth-friendly, phosphate-free and non-flammable. Replacing your everyday cleaner with Organic Cleaner can help preserve our environment because it contains no caustic, harsh acids, butyl glycol ethers, or heavy metals. And because it is phosphate free it will help to keep our lakes and streams clean.

A little goes a long way:

  • 2 tsp/10 mL per gallon of water to mop kitchen floors
  • 1 tsp/5 mL to wash dishes
  • 2 drops per ¼ cup/60 mL water to clean windows, mirrors and other glass

Organic Cleaner facts:

  • Concentrated:

One 32 oz./946 mL bottle makes up to 64 gallons/290.94 L of powerful cleaning solution.

One 1 gallon/3.78 L bottle makes up to 256 gallons/969 L of powerful cleaning solution.

  • Versatile—use on a number of different surfaces—tile, windows, fabric, shoes.
  • Biodegradable and earth-friendly.
  • Phosphate-free—helps protect our lakes and streams.
  • Non-flammable—safe to use near toasters, ovens and microwaves.
06787 Organic Cleaner 32 oz./946 mL$9.99 US/$11.99 CDN
06746 Organic Cleaner 1 gallon/3.78 L$29.99 US/$39.99 CDN

Purchase Watkins Organic Cleaner at Watkins Online Catalog

Watkins Advantage Program for Associates

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Good News! Watkins Advantage program has been expanded to include even more consumer products. As of January 1, Watkins added more variety to the Watkins Advantage program by adding more of the most popular food, personal care, and home care products. These products help complement the ever-popular tried-and-true supplements and medicinals to satisfy your body's daily needs.

Find the most current product listings on the Watkins Advantage Forms:
U.S. Watkins Advantage Form
Canadian Watkins Advantage Form
Le programme Avantages de Watkins

An Advantage for You and Your Business!

Just look at the benefits of the expanded Watkins Advantage Program (when orders are reserved using your International Plan ID number)
  • Watkins Advantage Associates receive a 30% discount on their monthly Watkins Advantage order. That's an extra 5% savings every month!
  • Watkins Advantage Associates receive free shipping & handling on monthly Watkins Advantage orders.
  • Watkins Advantage Associates get the convenience of automatic shipments: all orders are automatically shipped after the 15th of every month.
  • We're flexible! Watkins Advantage Associates can modify or cancel their monthly order anytime before the 10th day of the month.
  • Watkins Advantage Associates may select from the wide variety of products listed on the Watkins Advantage Enrollment Form.
  • Watkins Advantage Associates can choose products between 100 to 300 points each month.
  • The Watkins Advantage Program encourages consistent monthly sales, which strengthens the foundations of your Watkins business.
  • By consistently using consumable products, Watkins Advantage Associates can develop personal testimonials and more effectively market these products.

Wouldn't you like to start a Watkins Home Business? Find out how

Business information and starter kit choices

Watkins Great Escape Conference 2007


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Watkins Great Escape Conference 2007 is the event of the year. Held in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Winona, Minnesota overlooking the Mississippi River where it all began, you won't want to miss it! June 21, 22, 23, 2007

Each year Watkins gathers the top industry experts for the biggest training event of the year. Training will not only focus on increasing your skill levels to build your business, but it will also show you how to develop personally to achieve your goals. Whether you wish to escape from your 9 to 5 job or from a financial burden that weighs you down, a successful Watkins business, along with personal growth, can help you do that.

While training is the main focus of this event, associates will also enjoy networking with new and longtime friends as well as the Watkins staff. Filled with business training, education, wonderful food and fun, you will not want to miss this!

Guest Speakers



Teresa Romain - Accessing Abundance
Teresa is a "one-of-a-kind," dynamic, energetic, and empowering trainer and coach with a deep commitment to educate, inspire, and support people through the transformational process of learning, growing, and accessing abundance.

What is the Abundance that you're Looking For?
Does it include...

  • Financial ease and prosperity?
  • Ample time to do what you need and want to do?
  • Success?
  • Increased Productivity, Creativity and Effectiveness?
  • Joy, Happiness and Fulfillment?
  • Peace of Mind—especially financially?
  • Health and Vitality?
  • Loving and Empowering Relationships?
  • Fun?
  • Clarity and Purposefulness?
  • Ease and Simplicity?
  • Wealth?
  • Freedom?

Whatever it is, the abundance you desire already exists and is available to you; in fact it's your birthright. You do not have to make it happen by yourself or create it on your own. You do not have to do anything to earn it or deserve it or be worthy of it. It is not always even necessary for you to work hard for it. Instead, you simply need to access it.



Jane Deuber - Helping you uncover the leader you are meant to be
Jane delivers high-energy, content-rich programs that leave Associates ignited and re-focused on achieving their goals.

Jane's direct selling career began in 1986, when she and her husband founded a party plan company in Northern, CA. During her 13 years as Chief Executive Officer, she earned a reputation for building a quality company focused on the needs of the distributors. In 1999 Jane established a consulting company that specialized in developing cutting-edge, distributor-based sales and marketing programs.

Committed to lifelong learning, Jane furthered her skills by participating in a training program offered by the Coaches Training Institute. There she discovered the methods and tools used by professional coaches and crafted a vision of bringing these innovative methods to the direct selling profession.