Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Prospecting Postcard

In today's world, most of us are on the go. It's one thing to leave a business card with someone you've just met at a social function, or an old acquaintance that you're passing in a department store, but do these really get the word out? Are they getting lost in piles of other cards? Do they stand out from the rest?

To make sure your Watkins business opportunity stands out from the rest, Watkins has created this beautiful 5x7 postcard. Spotlight your #1 product — Watkins Business Opportunity. This piece has been created to coincide with our branding campaign and addresses the most common reasons a prospect would want to consider a Watkins home-based business.

Want more:

Quality products for your home
Time with your family
Recognition for your efforts
Opportunity to help others

If you are ready to fulfill your desire for more, contact your Independent Watkins Associate.

It's clean, simple for a prospect to read, and just enough information to pique their interest — and leave them wanting more!

They are designed so that you can:

Personalize and mail
Carry with you
Post on advertising and memo boards
Include in Good Tastings Booking Packages
Include in Business Interview Packages
Give to those you're passing in a department store
Give to those you're meeting for the first time in a social gathering
Handout at an event booth

In advertising — less is more. The average person won't read a tri-fold brochure if their interest isn't yet piqued. This visually appealing postcard is sure to stand out from the crowd. Wherever you may be, this prospecting postcard is convenient, making it easy for you to share Watkins benefits instantly.

08017 Prospecting Postcard (25 per package) $4.00 USD


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Upgrade Everyday Meals with Herbs and Spices

Bring international cuisine to your kitchen.

No, it isn’t hard to be an international chef — even if you rarely travel beyond your local grocery store. By simply adding a few herbs and spices to your kitchen collection, you can prepare dishes from all over the world.

Nutmeg is a main ingredient in Caribbean cooking, as well as, allspice and ginger.

French cooking uses virtually no spices but plenty of herbs, because the herbs grow in many French backyards. That means rosemary, thyme, tarragon, and marjoram, to name a few — all of which can show up in the classic blend herbes de Provence, which you can make by combining an assortment of those herbs (fresh or dried) in your kitchen. Just chop up the components and mix them to taste, or order at my online Watkins store for one of the many recipes for this blend, which sometimes includes basil, savory, cracked fennel, or lavender.
Try this on beef, roast lamb, chicken, pork, zucchini, or tomatoes.

Nutmeg and mace (another part of the nutmeg plant) are at the top of the list in German cooking. Mace and nutmeg are not indigenous to Germany, but they go in a lot of sausages.
Try this in streusel.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no one spice called curry. Curry powder is actually a mix of any number of pungent spices, and the recipe for that blend can vary from cook to cook. Cumin and turmeric are staples. Other possibilities include —but aren’t limited to — coriander, ginger, black pepper, red pepper, cloves, white pepper, nutmeg, fennel, cinnamon, saffron, and mace.

Ireland isn’t exactly known for its spices but use this mix on potatoes. The mix includes red bell peppers, onion, cayenne, toasted onion, Romano cheese, thyme, rosemary, and basil.

Many of Italian cuisine’s characteristic flavors don’t come from spices, but from garlic and onion. Many Italian recipes call for Italian parsley, basil, and oregano.

Cumin is used in pretty much all Hispanic cooking, as well as, onions, garlic, and Mexican oregano. Mexican oregano tends to be more bitter and earthy than the oregano you use for Italian cooking. It holds its own better among the other strong spices because it’s not as delicate and sweet.

Orange'alicious Fruit Dip

Nothing cools the tongue like the tangy taste of oranges. Cool off your taste buds this summer with this delightfully orange'alicious fruit dip!

Orange'alicious Fruit Dip

1 package (8 ounces/225 g) cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp/45 mL Watkins Mandarin Orange Dip Mix
8 ounces/225 g Cool Whip, thawed
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Vanilla Extract
Fruit of choice

Combine all ingredients and mix well with electric mixer.

Green Living

What is Green?

"Green" living is a way of life that considers the consequences of ones actions on the environment. It is a way of conducting life in an effort to preserve environmental quality.

Watkins is taking steps to preserve environmental quality in all of our product categories. But in this newsletter we want to focus on how our natural home care line is a step ahead of the rest.

Unlike food, the home care category has no governing agency that defines what ingredients are and are not considered "natural." Watkins wanted to make sure that when we called our cleaning products natural, it really meant something. So we decided to set a new standard, and we set it high. The natural standard we defined became our natural home care freedom code. This code includes ingredients that are considered harmful to the environment that you will not find in our home care products. Some are simply non-renewable like Petroleum, some can cause respiratory irritation like Ammonia, while others are just synthetics like dyes and colorants. Watkins has been working hard to set the industry standard for natural home care products and we are proud to say that there is no other natural cleaning brand in the country that holds themselves to a higher standard or a stricter freedom code than Watkins.

You get to use a product that truly is natural from a company committed to supplying you with natural products.

Shop at my Watkins store for our Natural Home Care Products

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Watkins 2008 Mid Year Catalog Available Now

2008 Mid Year Catalog — Available Now

Request your Watkins 2008 mid year Master Catalog now. The cover features Watkins Apple Cranberry Cobbler. This yummy recipe will entice you to explore all 48 pages. Enjoy the new products featured in our finest catalog to date, including the J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary line.

Email me to request your free catalog. Please include "Watkins Catalog" in the subject line.

2008 Mid Year Product Update

2008 Mid Year Product Update

New Products Available 8/1/08!

Art # Description USD Price
00512 Sea Salt Grinder* $5.99
00513 Black Tellicherry Peppercorn Grinder* $5.99
00514 Garlic Peppercorn Grinder* $5.99
00516 Royal Peppercorn Grinder* $5.99
00515 Square Spice Rack $21.99
01912 Garlic & Herb Seasoning* $4.99
01913 Barbecue Seasoning* $4.99
01150 Original Barbecue Sauce
(Ready to use) $5.99

*Available mid-September

Natural Personal Care
Art. Number Description USD Price
20474 Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion $9.99
40510 Vanilla Body Cream $7.99
20479 Smoothing Peppermint Foot Scrub $10.99
20500 Daily Cleansing Cream** $10.99
20501 Gentle Pore Scrub** $10.99
20502 Divine Day Cream* $15.99
20503 Nourishing Night Cream* $15.99
20485 Calming Lavender Bath Soak $10.99
23534 Weatherproofing Lip Balm — Raspberry $2.99
13533 Natural Beeswax Lip Balm $3.29
23535 Medicated Lip Balm** $2.99
20220 Lip Tint Tickled Pink $4.99
20221 Lip Tint Strike-a-Rose $4.99
20222 Lip Tint Simply Mauve-lous $4.99
20223 Lip Tint Berry Charming $4.99
20471 Aloe & Green Tea Body Wash* $8.99
23326 Aloe & Green Tea Daily Shampoo* $8.99
23327 Aloe & Green Tea Daily Conditioner* $8.99
20531 On the Go! Kit $10.99
20530 Life's a Beach Travel Kit* $15.99
20532 Manicure Pack $15.99

*Available mid-September
**Available mid-October

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Products Available Only On Watkins Order Form or Online Catalog

Due to current consumer demand for natural personal care, our focus will be concentrated on our newest line of J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary. With this shifted focus, the following traditional J.R. Watkins Apothecary products will be available to order only through Watkins Order Form and

Article Number Description

10473 Aloe & Green Tea Shea Butter (jar)
10489 Lavender Shea Butter (jar)
10482 Lemon Cream Shea Butter (jar)
10493 Mango Shea Butter (jar)
10494 Vanilla Shea Butter (jar)
10507 Aloe & Green Tea Shea Butter (tube)
10508 Lavender Shea Butter (tube)
10509 Lemon Cream Shea Butter (tube)
10516 Mango Shea Butter (tube)
10510 Vanilla Shea Butter (tube)
10484 Ultra Rich Hand Cream
10470 Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion
10486 Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
10487 Lemon Cream Hand & Body Lotion
10520 Mango Hand & Body Lotion
10474 Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion
10478 Peppermint Foot Cream
10479 Peppermint Foot Scrub
10513 All-Natural Body Oil (Fragrance Free)
10514 Lavender Body Oil
10515 Lemon Body Oil
10472 Aloe & Green Tea Dry Oil Mist
10496 Lavender Dry Oil Mist
10476 Vanilla Dry Oil Mist
60481 Lavender Hand Salve (full size)
60518 Lavender Hand Salve (travel size)
60521 Lemon Hand Salve (full size)
60522 Lemon Hand Salve (travel size)
60480 Red Clover Hand Salve (full size)
60517 Red Clover Hand Salve (travel size)
03329 Vanilla 2 in 1 Shampoo
60523 Aloe SPF 23 Lip Balm (tin)
02979 Vanilla Lip Balm (stick)
60524 Vanilla Lip Balm (tin)
02989 Vanilla Cologne Rollette
03113 Aloe Vera Sun Block
10534 Aloe & Green Tea Deodorant
10528 Mini Moisturizer Kit
10531 Lotion & Shea Butter Kit
10530 Original Body Care Kit
10527 Shower & Travel Kit
10533 Head to Toe Kit

New to the Order Form
Article Number Description

16730 Trigger Sprayer (Natural Home Care Line)

2008 Price Adjustments

2008 Price Adjustments

We are pleased to share price adjustments for the second half of 2008 are minimal and only impact a few products. The Cooking Spray and Snack and Dip Seasonings will increase 30 cents in the US. There are no price increases for Canada.

Article Number Description Old Price New Price as of 8/01/08

01040 Cooking Spray $6.49 $6.79
02050 Bacon & Cheddar Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02051 Bacon & Horseradish Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02068 Bacon & Onion Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02069 Blazin' Cajun Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02054 Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02055 Cucumber & Dill Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02056 Garden Vegetable Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02057 Garlic & Dill Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02062 Salsa & Sour Cream Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79
02065 Tomato & Horseradish Snack & Dip Seasoning $8.49 $8.79

2008 Watkins Product Deletes

2008 Product Deletes

The following products will be deleted from Watkins mainline due to low demand. An anticipated stockout date has been listed.

Art# Description Estimated Stockout Date
01996 Celery Salt First Quarter 2009
01997 Onion Salt 10/1/2008
02151 Fresh Wash Spray Second Quarter, 2009
02150 Fresh Wash Concentrate Second Quarter, 2009
21368 Mango Extract 10/1/2008

Art# Description Estimated Stockout Date
01468 Aloe Vera Juice - 32 oz. Second Quarter, 2009
01460 Aloe Vera Gel Caps Second Quarter, 2009
02265 Balanced Ginseng (US) 11/30/08

Art# Description Estimated Stockout Date
10525 Citrus & Chamomile Hand & Body Lotion First Quarter 2009
10526 Citrus & Chamomile Dry Oil Mist Second Quarter 2009
10485 Lavender Mint Bath Salts 2010
03326 Aloe & Green Tea Daily Shampoo Second Quarter 2009
03327 Aloe & Green Tea Daily Conditioner Second Quarter 2009
10471 Aloe & Green Tea Body Cleanser Second Quarter 2009

Art# Description Estimated Stockout Date
06747 Degreaser Gallon First Quarter 2009
06746 Organic Gallon First Quarter 2009
06621 Cassia Cinnamon Room Fresheners 7/1/2008
06622 Lemon Citrus Room Fresheners First Quarter 2009
06624 Orange Citrus Room Fresheners 10/1/2008
06652 Cranilla Air Enhancer First Quarter 2009
06653 Vanilla Air Enhancer First Quarter 2009

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Free Tin Of Watkins Organic Beef Seasoning with Order Through July 31

Organic Beef Seasoning Yours Free with Any Watkins Order Through July 31.

A complex blend of spices for one of the simplest foods. Use in any beef dishes, soups, stews, gravies. Great for seasoning meat before grilling, broiling or sauteing.

Valued at $5.99, get one 3.2 oz. tin of Watkins Organic Beef Seasoning FREE with any order from Watkins Catalog.

To redeem this offer:

If you place an order please give my Watkins ID# 335001 as your Watkins Associate.
Eleisia Whitney

  • Call 1-800-WATKINS (928-5467) and give your customer ID number to the operator.

  • Visit and login with your customer ID number and password.

  • If you do not know your WatkinsOnline password, please call Customer Service at 1-800-243-9423 US/1-800-267-1454 CA for assistance.

Hurry! Special offer ends July 31st!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Wakins July Summer Sizzler Challenge

Watkins Summer Sizzler Challenge

  • Join Watkins during the July Summer Sizzler Challenge and Watkins will send you a gift certificate worth $10.00 USD/CAD.
  • I will give you a gift certificate worth $20.00 USD/CAD if you join with me as your sponsor.
  • Join for just $39.95 USD/CAD plus tax.
  • Optional Upgrade Assortments - choose an upgrade assortment that meets your business building goals.

1. Good Tastings upgrade ($69.95 US) ($81.95 CAN) - $50 gift certificate and Good Tastings Quarterly Assortment, party plan materials

2. The Gift Certificate upgrade ($129 US) ($159 CAN) - $200 gift certificate to purchase products

3. Watkinize Your Home upgrade ($349. US) ($449. CAN) - variety of 52 predetermined Watkins products, free E-Associate web site (personalized), three months free web maintenance, opportunity to earn Watkinize Your Home bonus payouts (more details at

Experience Watkins natural products and the freedom Watkins opportunity offers. Visit for business details and enrollment form or signup at under Join Us - As an Associate.

Eleisia Whitney
Watkins Independent Associate 335001
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