Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Watkins Strives for Less Harmful Impact On You and Your Environment

As the world population grows we put more polutants into the air damaging the ozone layer that protects us from harmful untraviolet radiation. Our planet is filling up with junk, trash, and garbage.

In an effort to cut down on the rising piles of landfills most cities arrange to have recyclable trash and items picked up for reuse. Our waste management company picks up newspapers, cardboard, magazines, envelopes, phone books, mixed paper, junk mail, paper bags, milk and juice cartons and boxes, paperboard boxes and egg cartons, aluminum cans, containers, and foil, steel and tin cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles, containers, and jugs with recycling symbol 1-5 and 7 on the bottom.

Many recyclables can be donated to school groups, youth groups, and charities for them to exchange for money. Most supermarkets have bins for customers to recycle plastic bags. Charities pick up used cars, clothing, household items, appliances, and furniture.

I am proud that Watkins uses recyclable plastic, glass, paper, or metal packaging for most products. Shipping materials are cardboard boxes and the packing peanuts are made of corn starch which can be reused or disintegrate in water.

The new Natural Cleaning Products feature non-toxic plant-based formulas that are both biodegradable and phosphate free. These ultra concentrated cleaners are naturally derived so they are easy on the environment, your home and your loved ones. The concentrated formulas use compact packaging that means less waste and less impact on the environment.

Order here

New Watkins Bath and Body Kits - Meet Current Airline Carry-On Regulations

Wait until you see these new Watkins Bath and Body Kits!

Each of these Watkins Kits is packaged in a reusable bag. They are perfect for travel or gift giving. They are legal size for airline carry-on baggage as per current regulations.

These first two kits are from our regular line of products - Bath and Body

Watkins Sampler Kit - Article # 10530 - $18.99

This kit is the perfect way to try some of our most popular products. All packaged in a sturdy, reusable logo-bag. Great for travel or gift giving.


Lemon Cream Shea Butter (20 g/.7 oz.)
Mango Shea Butter (20 g/.7 oz.)
All-Natural Lavender Hand and Cuticle Salve(7 g/.25 oz.)
All-Natural Lemon Hand and Cuticle Salve(7 g/.25 oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion(29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Peppermint Foot Cream (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Pure Lemon Body Oil (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Reusable bag

Watkins Lotion and Shea Butter Kit - Article # 10531 - $18.99

J.R. Watkins Apothecary Lotion & Shea Butter Kit offers smaller versions of three popular hand and body lotions and four luxurious shea butters. The ultimate in moisturising.


Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Lavender Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz.)
Lemon Cream Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz.)
Mango Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz.)
Vanilla Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz.)

The following kits are from our 2007 Holiday Gifts and Entertaining Line of Products (available now) Under Gifts in the online catalog

Watkins Head to Toe Starter Kit - Article # 10533 - $19.99

This kit is filled to the brim with eight favorites to get a robust sampling of our line of natural-based personal care. You¹re covered head to toe! Perfect for travel or gift giving.


Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion (29mL/1 fl oz)
Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl oz)
Peppermint Foot Cream (29mL/1 fl oz)
Aloe & Green Tea Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz)
Lemon Cream Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz)
All-Natural Lavender Hand & Cuticle Salve (7 g/0.25 oz)
All-Natural Lemon Hand & Cuticle Salve (7 g/0.25 oz)
Natural Beeswax Lip Balm Stick (4 g/0.14 oz.)
Reusable bag

Watkins Mini Lotion Kit- Article # 10528 - $10.99

Just the right size! Two of our most popular botanical hand and body lotion scents coupled with their matching natural shea and cocoabutter. The ultimate in moisturizing in a mini kit. Excellent for travel or gift giving.


Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Shea Butter (20 g/0.7 oz)
Lemon Cream Shea Butte(20 g/0.7 oz)
Reusable bag

Watkins Shower and Travel Kit - Article # 10527 - $15.99

Excellent for gift giving or travel, all bottles are legal size for carry-on baggage as per current regulations.


Aloe & Green Tea Shampoo (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Conditioner (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Body Cleanser (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Aloe & Green Tea Lotion (29 mL/1 fl. oz.)
Natural Aloe Lip Balm (4 g/0.14 oz.)
Reusable bag

Tips for New Home Business Owners

You’ve decided to start a home-based business. If you weren’t born with that inventive gene inspiring you to start a new company with exciting new products that everyone needs, then you most likely will choose an established company. Your first venture as an entrepreneur should invigorate and enlighten you. Let those creative juices flow but don’t try to reinvent the wheel.

1. Do some research before jumping in with both feet. Look at the startup costs, commission structure and compensation plan, company support, and longevity of each company. Are there both online and offline selling opportunities? Does the company allow you to advertise online and offline using the company’s name? Can you create your own web site for search engine optimization?

2. Choose a company with quality products that you can believe in and that you and your family will use. Your enthusiasm and knowledge won't show if you don't enjoy using the products yourself.

3. Start with a basic business plan with specific goals. Write down
your business plan, goals, and the "why" for your business. Your “why” should be very specific and motivating.

4. Budget your time and money. Even though you are working at home treat your business like a business. Schedule your time planning, organizing, and communicating with customers and prospects. Your products won’t sell themselves. If they did the company wouldn’t need you! Once your business is up and running set aside a certain percentage each month to build your business. Never spend money on advertising that you can't afford to lose if your response is low.

5. Get a notebook and keep accurate records of your income and
expenses. A home business gives you tax benefits not available to
other business owners. Always keep a written record or backup disc of your business income, expenses, and customer and prospect files; computer problems can destroy your business information.

6. Develop a record keeping system for customers, prospects, and business associates; one that expands as your business grows. Use software like Quick Books or create your own.

7. Involve your family. They will be more supportive of the time you
spend on your business if they know what you are doing or are
actively involved.

8. Tell everyone you know and don't know about your products and
home business and ask for referrals. Hours of planning and organizing won't do you any good if you don't consistently tell people about your business. Communicate with five or more people a day.

9. Give yourself a fair chance to succeed. Everyone you talk to won’t be interested in your products or business, but your determination and perseverance will pay off. A “no” only means you are one step closer to a “yes.” Consistently work your business for a least a year before making a decision to proceed or look for a new product and home business.

If you want to have a successful home business, treat it as a business and not as a hobby. After choosing a company to represent, develop a written plan with a specific “why” to motivate you. Budget your time and money; don’t spend more money than you can afford. Keep detailed written records. Involve your family for support. Let them share your successes and help you through the rough times. Don’t spend all your time planning and organizing. Promote your business every day. Don’t prejudge. Everyone is a potential customer or associate. Don’t give up when you hit a rough spot. Have fun and enjoy yourself. Remember why you chose this business.

Eleisia Whitney manages a successful Watkins Home Business. By following a basic business plan and overcoming everyday obstacles she has helped other home business owners. Visit http://www.livingwelltomorrow.com for information about starting a Watkins Home Business.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Around the Kitchen Table - Wakins Newsletter - August 15, 2007 Issue

Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table!

We are half way through August and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. If you have school age children you are probably buying school clothes and school supplies. I hope everyone is having a fun-filled and relaxing summer.

Our new line of non-toxic environmentally friendly Natural Plant Based Home Care and Cleaning Products is available. I'm particularly excited about the Aloe and Green Tea All-Purpose Wipes for cleaning up spills, fingerprints, and grime. They are durable and biodegradable and won't harm the environment. Keep some in your kitchen, bathroom, car, and tool kit.

Recipes this issue include Orange Crockpot Chicken, Steak and Onion Sandwiches, Tortilla Club, Parmesan Chicken, and Caribbean Chicken Salad.

Don't forget to enter Watkins Healthy Living Recipe Contest. Create that original organic-ingredient recipe that will amaze their taste buds and make you a $500 winner! You still have time to enter. All entries must be in by September 1st.

If you are interested in starting your own Watkins Home Business get all the details at Watkins Business Details

Build your own home business so you can stay home with your family, save for your children's college fund, retire early, pay off bills, or save for retirement. With consistent effort you can build a thriving business! Let me help you.

Join Watkins to buy your favorite products at a discount, to earn part time income, or for a full time career. For details about Watkins, the Summit Group, Starter Kit Choices, and How to Sign Up online visit http://www.livingwelltomorrow.com

Read this issue now:

Pain Relief Burn Cream

Pain Relief Burn Cream

I must tell you why every home should have a jar of Watkins Pain Relief Burn Cream. I spilled boiling water on my hand while cooking dinner a few weeks ago. Ouch! To say the least! I immediately put my hand under cool running water. Then I slathered Watkins Burn Cream all over the burned area. After 20 to 30 minutes the burning pain stopped. The burn cream has lidocaine and aloe gel to help relieve the pain and itching from minor burns, sunburn, windburn, insect bites and other minor skin irritations. I kept my hand covered with burn cream all evening. The next day there was only a little redness on my fingers and no pain. No blistering was visible. During the healing process a little of the skin peeled on two of my fingers but otherwise there was no damage to my skin. I truly believe that every home should have a jar in their kitchen or medicine chest.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

All Natural Plant Based Cleaners Now Available - Special Offer

The products you choose to clean your home with are all around you. In the air you breathe, on the clothing on your skin, on the walls where you take your shower and bathe your children.

You may only clean one or two days out of the week, but your family comes into contact with those cleaning chemicals each day with every breath they take.

At Watkins, natural cleaners are made from natural renewable resources like coconut oil, palm extracts and natural earth salts. They contain natural essential oils like lavender.

But even more importantly, is what they don’t contain. These natural cleaning formulas are free of phosphates, chlorine, non-renewable petroleum chemicals, ammonia, dyes and many other harmful ingredients.

On top of being naturally derived, the J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care line is also environmentally friendly. The formulas are readily biodegradable and the packaging is 100% recyclable so you leave the smallest possible footprint on the environment.

Do you have cupboards bursting with conventional cleaning products for every room in the house? Now you can replace your entire cabinet of hard surface cleaners with the new J.R. Watkins Natural All-Purpose Cleaners.

Did you know that asthma is now the most common chronic childhood illness affecting nearly five million children each year? Many conventional all-purpose cleaners contain ingredients like benzene or butyl cellosolve. These chemicals can irritate the skin, eyes and most importantly, the respiratory system.

Remember, J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care products are made from natural plant-based formulas and are benzene and butyl cellosolve free. Now J.R. Watkins gives you the power to control the number of toxins and chemicals that enter the air in your home!

These products are:

Ammonia Free
Animal Ingredient Free
Benzene Free
Boron Free
Butyl/Ethyl Free
Cellosolve Free
Chlorine Free
Diethylene Free
Dye Free
Ethanol Free
Formaldehyde Free
Isopropanol Free
Kerosene Free
Mineral Spirit Free
Petrochemical Free
Phosphate Free
Phosphoric Acid Free
Propylene Glycol Free
SLS Free
Sulfuric Acid Free
Not Tested On Animals
No Animal Ingredients

During the month of August you can purchase a Home Care Cleaning Kit that contains one of each category of product.

All-Purpose Cleaner
All-Purpose Concentrate
All-Purpose Wipes
Liquid Dish Soap
Window Cleaner
Liquid Laundry Detergent Concentrate
Tub and Tile Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleanser
Furniture Polish

All the above products for $73.71 US or $91.91 CDN

Item #16710

Order your Home Care Cleaning Kit today and receive a $10 Watkins Gift Certificate!

Free shipping for orders of $99 US or $125 CDN.

Purchase kit at http://www.watkinsonline.com/eleisiawhitney