Thursday, January 22, 2009

What Natural, Organic, and Green Mean to Watkins

Watkins offers a full line of natural and organic herbs, spices and extracts and all-natural plant based personal care and home care products.

Natural - products that have undergone minimal processing and contain no preservatives or artificial additives.

Natural Criteria at Watkins:

  • Must be derived from natural sources
  • Plants, minerals and animals are considered natural sources
  • Sources must be processed with natural methods to preserve the source
  • Artificial and synthetic sources are not considered natural
  • Acceptable methods to process natural sources are cleaning, dehydrating, filtering, cold pressing, grinding and natural water/alcohol extraction
Organic - products that do not contain chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides, etc.

Organic Criteria at Watkins:

  • Governed by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and NOP (National Organic Program)
  • Must be certified throughout the entire process (from grower to consumer)
  • Products labeled "100% Organic" must contain only organically produced ingredients
  • Products labeled "Organic" must contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients
  • Products labeled "Made With Organic Ingredients" must contain at least 70% organically produced ingredients
Green - a shorthand phrase referring to sustaining Earth's resources. It is a vague term that can be used in many different contexts.

Ecological footprint - the amount of water and food needed to meet your daily needs throughout your lifetime.

Carbon footprint - the amount of energy you consume to conduct your life. Imagine how much electricity, natural gas, and gasoline you use to run your home, power your car and even get that morning bowl of cereal to your table. It all adds up and just a few small steps can help to reduce it.

Ways to reduce your carbon footprint:

  • Turn off televisions, stereos, home theater systems, and other electronics when not in use. Try this: plug your televisions and other home theater electronics in a power strip with an on/off switch. When you turn your television and other electronics off for the night, flip the switch on the power strip and totally eliminate wasted power.
  • Save over 50% on your homes lighting cost when you replace a standard incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb. They last longer too!
  • Always wash clothes in cold water. Not only does this preserve the color longer, it saves you money and conserves energy.
  • Use your consumer power! Support companies that are making an effort to improve communities and the environment through Greener manufacturing practices, charitable support, and product offerings that are safe for your family and the environment.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Almond Bar Cookies

I made these cookies over the weekend and we've eaten them all. If you like baked goods flavored with almond, you'll love these bar cookies. Bake them at the lower temperature and they turn out chewy; bake them at the higher temperature and they are crunchy and crispy.
They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

In an effort to cut out some of the calories I didn't drizzle them with the Almond Icing; I just sprinkled them with sliced almonds before baking.

Almond Bar Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Almond Extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Watkins Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon Watkins Almond Extract
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 325-350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; mix until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Divide dough into 4 pieces, and roll each one into a log about 12 inches long. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet 4 to 5 inches apart. Flatten each roll by hand until it is about 3 inches wide. Brush flattened roll with milk and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Bake in preheated oven 12 top 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. While the cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal, into slices about 1 inch wide.

When cool, drizzle with almond icing.

Almond Icing

In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cookies. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

You'll find Watkins Almond Extract under Natural Gourmet at my online catalog

Menthol Camphor Products - January Special

Menthol Lavender “Breathe Easy” Drops

Purifying menthol and lavender vapors help clear your head and let you breathe easier. Put a few drops of this non-staining blend on a handkerchief, tissue or pillowcase. Known as the “vest-pocket doctor” since its introduction as “Inhalant” in 1934, our new larger bottle contains twice as much as the old one but still goes with you anywhere, anytime you need an aromatic pick-me-up. (2 fl oz/60 mL)

Regularly $11.99
Special $10.99
Save $1.00

Menthol Camphor “Breathe Easy” Bath Soak

Watkins adds the comforting scents of menthol and camphor to a soothing hot bath for the ultimate in relaxation. The fragrance is added to pure, natural salt to soften bath water and skin as you soak away the chills and all your cares. Its surfactant-free formula is safe for hot tubs and spas. Just add to hot running water to let your skin—and your mind—bathe in welcome relief.(12.3 oz/350 g)

Regularly $9.99
Special $8.99
Save $1.00

Menthol Camphor “Breathe Easy” Relief Mist

Diffuse the comforting vapors of our famous ointment in the air you breathe! Our penetrating blend of menthol, eucalyptus, camphor and thyme brings a welcome relief to any room, especially during cold season. Over 600 sprays.(4 fl oz/120 mL)

Regularly $8.99
Special $8.49
Save $.50

Menthol Camphor Ointment

Menthol Camphor Ointment and Rub

This cooling, soothing product has been making people feel better for more than 90 years. It helps relieve that stuffed-up, congested feeling of a chest cold and suppress the accompanying cough. Provides temporary relief from:

  • backache
  • lumbago
  • strains
  • bruises
  • sprains
  • arthritic pain
  • rheumatic pain

Also in handy travel size. (4.13 oz/117 g)

Regularly $9.99
Special $8.49

Save $1.50

Shop at
or call Watkins at 1-800-928-5467 and give my ID# 335001 as your associate.

Place an order for $50 or more and receive an eco-friendly Living Naturally tote bag!

Place an order for $150 or more and shipping is free! Combine your order with friends, relatives, and neighbors.

Eleisia Whitney
Watkins Independent Manager 335001

Watkins Snack and Dip Seasonings

Turn “ordinary” into “extraordinary” with our versatile Gourmet Snack & Dip Seasonings. Just mix with regular or low fat sour cream, puréed cottage cheese, or plain yogurt to create delicious dips and spreads for everything from crackers to crudités. Mix with cream cheese for flavorful spreads for bagels, roll-ups, cheese balls and canapés. Each jar of dip mix makes several cups of dip.

Regularly $8.99 US

Special $7.99 US
Save $1.00 each

02050 Bacon and Cheddar Snack and Dip Seasoning
02051 Bacon & Horseradish Snack & Dip Seasoning
02068 Bacon & Onion Snack & Dip Seasoning
02069 Blazin’ Cajun Snack & Dip Seasoning
02054 Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning
02056 Garden Vegetable Snack & Dip Seasoning
02055 Cucumber & Dill Snack & Dip Seasoning
02057 Garlic & Dill Snack & Dip Seasoning
02062 Salsa & Sour Cream Snack & Dip Seasoning
02065 Tomato & Horseradish Snack & Dip Seasoning

Order at
or call Watkins at 1-800-928-5467 and give my name and ID# as your associate, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001.

US and Canadian online catalogs. Prices shown are US.

Many other products on sale this month. Place an order for $50 or more and receive one of our eco-friendly Living Naturally tote bags.

Place an order for $150 or more and shipping is free. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors to order with you.

More Snack & Dip Tips

Bacon-Cheddar: Flavor deviled or scrambled eggs or on a baked potato.

Bacon-Horseradish: Spread on prime rib, roast beef or pork chop. Better than steak sauce!

Great as a sandwich spread, to flavor deviled eggs or on a baked potato.

Bacon-Onion: Use to season vegetables, on a baked potato or to flavor scrambled eggs.

Blazin’ Cajun: Use to add a “kick” to vegetables, soups and stews. Awesome Spicy Dip!

Cucumber-Dill: Sprinkle on cottage cheese or a tossed salad. Great as a dip and a sandwich spread. Mix into mashed potatoes or sprinkle on baked potatoes.

Crab: Great in your favorite casseroles, crab cakes and crab soups.

Garden Vegetable: Best dip ever! Mix with sour cream and spinach to make classic spinach dip. Serve in a fresh baked bread bowl.

Garlic-Dill: On a baked potato, or a sandwich spread or sprinkle in your vegetables when cooking.

Mexican: Great for tacos, soups and seasoning. Great dip!

Salsa and Sour Cream: Great topping for tacos or burritos, and a creamy dressing for taco salad. Mix with cream cheese and spread on tortillas to make roll-ups. Great in scrambled eggs, too!

Six Onion Soup Base: Add to mashed potatoes or meat balls, sprinkle on a roast. Makes a great cheese ball!

Tomato Horseradish: Great as a sauce for the bloomin’ onion, on salmon or as a sandwich spread. Stir into ketchup or chili sauce to make your own cocktail sauce.

Creamy Salad Dressing: Combine ½ cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup low-fat milk, 2 tsp. vinegar, and 2-3 tsp (to taste) of any of the following mixes: Cucumber-Dill, Garden Vegetable, Garlic-Dill.

Spinach Dip: Add either Garden Vegetable or Bacon-Cheddar mix into your favorite Spinach Dip recipe. Serve in a hollowed out bread bowl.

Order at
or call Watkins at 1-800-928-5467 and give my name and ID# as your associate, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Welcome to Living Naturally with Watkins!

The Watkins Living Naturally event marketing method provides an easy and duplicable way for you to conduct your new business or supplement an existing business. ( Watkins Living Naturally is Watkins new event marketing method replacing the Good Tastings Event Plan.)

Just Imagine…
You’re at an in-home event surrounded by great food, good music, and excited people. They are laughing, talking and sampling delicious Watkins products. And at the same time you are earning money!

This scene is a Watkins Living Naturally event, and the host has invited his or her friends to taste and experience your fabulous products in a relaxed, informal, pressure-free environment.

Benefits to Hosts and Guests
What is a “host?”

A host is quite simply the person who agreed to hold the event for you and provides the venue such as his or her home. The host also provides the guests by inviting his or her family, friends, and acquaintances to the event.

Benefits for your hosts

  • Free Watkins products.
  • The opportunity to gather friends and family for an enjoyable social event.
  • The opportunity to join your team and earn money as a Watkins Associate.

Benefits for your guests
  • The opportunity to enjoy and sample Watkins quality products and have a good time.
  • The opportunity to purchase Watkins products and take advantage of any specials.
  • The opportunity to host a future Watkins party.
  • The opportunity to join your team and earn money as a Watkins Associate.
Benefits for you, the Watkins Associate
  • A Watkins Associate interested in growing their business with Living Naturally events has an interest in educating customers and sharing Watkins products in a social atmosphere.
  • A 25% income on retail purchases from your events plus any bonus you are entitled to under Watkins International Compensation Plan.
  • Substantial discount on host rewards of Watkins products.
  • The opportunity to expand your customer base.
  • The opportunity to duplicate your success and leverage your time by sponsoring new Watkins Associates.
  • The opportunity to greatly expand your business by holding events with a minimal amount of preparation time and significant support from Watkins.

Find out how you can become a Watkins associate and

Living Nautrally

These days everyone is making a greater effort to conserve the planet’s resources. Words like carbon footprint, sustainability, and Green have become common place. We are all taking a closer look at how our day-to-day activities affect the resources we leave for future generations. Watkins has been a pioneer in living naturally and we want to share with you what Living Naturally means to Watkins and more importantly what it means to you and your customers.

So what is Living Naturally to Watkins? A way of life. Watkins is striving to be the most trusted natural products company and Living Naturally speaks to all of Watkins product categories. From sourcing raw materials, to manufacturing, and delivery, Watkins is working toward sustainability in every aspect of our business!

What is it to our Associates and Customers?
Living Naturally means each of our customers can expect consistent products and service at an affordable price, all with the sustainability of our planet’s resources in mind.

With internal expertise, we can assure you that Watkins natural products have been developed, manufactured and delivered to you with dedication to environmental sustainability. We have taken the burden off your shoulders so that you can make an anxiety free purchase since Watkins natural products are made in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Watkins has been a pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients since 1868. We continue our commitment to you and the environment by implementing processes that reduce waste and conserve energy.

Watkins promise is to continue our Living Naturally philosophy for generations to come.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Are You Waiting For? Join Watkins Today!

When you use Watkins products in your home, you're laying the groundwork to earn a fortune while giving your family a nicer lifestyle. This business is as simple as:

  • Use Watkins products in your home wherever possible, instead of getting competing brands from your local store.
  • Tell other people how they can use Watkins products in their home, too. (Use your personalized website—which we give you free if you join with me as your sponsor—or use other methods to spread the word about Watkins.) Visit my web site for details
  • Cash your profit checks from Watkins (which you can earn as your team grows, depending on your achievement level).

Do you ever clean your house, eat dinner, take a shower, or take vitamins? Of course you do. We all do! So, why not turn the products you use for those activities into a profit center for you family instead of having those products just be an expense where the profits go to your local discount store?

With Watkins, you can choose from more than 350 organic, naturally-based, and environmentally-friendly products that can actually save you money as you serve better meals, maintain your family's health, and make your home more inviting. Watkins has been pleasing families for 141 years, and was the first company ever to offer a money-back guarantee. Now that's quality!

No selling required? Please notice that we haven't said anything about "selling" these products to customers. That's because today's Watkins business model no longer revolves around personally selling and delivering products to other people. Part of Watkins' proud heritage included folks doing catalog sales or sampling parties—and those traditional business methods are still available to people who enjoy earning a little money that way. But in today's world of the Internet, the top income earners on our team don't focus on personal sales. Instead, they simply act as their own best customer by purchasing things they need for their own homes at the associate's discount. Then they help others learn about the business, which can lead to large bonus income.

From classic remedies that made Watkins the first health and wellness company in North America, to spices that won the Paris Exposition's Gold Medal, to modern dietary supplements for increased stamina, these are products that your household needs. There are no fad products, just high-quality products at reasonable prices in four categories:

Specialty Foods
Health and Nutrition
Personal Care
Home Care

As soon as you enroll as an associate, you'll immediately be able to order products for yourself at the associate's discount of 25% off. Plus, depending on your achievement level each month, you could get extra bonuses that take your total savings up to a whopping 39% off (try getting that kind of discount at your local Sam's Club or Costco). But, even though you can save money on your own household needs just by joining our team, the real power lies in the huge bonus income you can create as you simply help others join our team, too. It's a great business that can totally change your life for the better.

You use these kinds of products in your home already. Why not earn money while you do?

Ready to join or need more details?

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Join Watkins in January - $10 Gift Certificate from Watkins

Join Watkins from now until the end of Janaury with me as your sponsor and I will give you a $30 gift certificate to purchase products for yourself and one of our new Living Naturally eco-friendly tote bags.

New Associates who join Watkins in the month of January and purchase $50+ of Watkins products at the same time they purchase the Membership Package ($50.00 order includes consumer products and upgrade assortments only) earn a $10 Watkins Gift Certificate from Watkins.

What we and Watkins have to offer new associates?

  • Low Start–up Cost - Membership Package $39.95 plus tax
  • Easy to Get Started
  • Great income potential — part-time/full-time
  • Purchase at discount and save money on monthly grocery budget
  • Mass Appeal — Consumable products that people use each and every day
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Recession proof product line
  • Free ongoing training and support from Watkins and the Summit Group
  • Free recruiting web site provided by the Summit Group

Sign up at our business information web site or at under Join Us - As an Associate, or call the Membership Line 800-928-5467 and give my name and ID# as your sponsor, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001.

If you need more information I'll be happy to answer your questions. Just email me at

Give yourself or someone you love a Watkins Home Business for the New Year!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Eco-Friendly Reusable Watkins Living Naturally Bags

When you place an order for $50 or more (does not include shipping and sales tax) during January you will receive one of our new eco-friendly reusable Watkins Living Naturally Bags (13 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 8 inches) designed to help preserve the environment. Holding up to twenty pounds of weight, it is the perfect bag for grocery shopping, a trip to the mall, a school project, gym bag, an overnight bag, or storage.

Each bag is designed to replace 2 paper bags or up to 4 plastic bags each time it is used. A bag can be used weekly for two years or more to replace up to 416 plastic bags over its lifetime. These small changes add up to big changes for our environment.

(Contests and prizes are offered by me and not Watkins, Inc. or other Independent Associates.)

Shop for Watkins all-natural gourmet ingredients, health remedies, personal care, and home care and cleaning products at