Saturday, September 19, 2009

Beauty with a Conscience Awards Winner


J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary Products Awarded
Best Foot Cream
Best Exfoliant
Best Lip Tint
Editor's Pick/Bath Product

Natural Solutions Magazine has named several J.R. Watkins natural products as winners and Editor's Picks at the second annual Beauty with a Conscience Awards.
• J.R. Watkins Peppermint Rejuvenating Foot Cream — Best Foot Cream
• J.R. Watkins Gentle Pore scrub — Best Exfoliant
• J.R. Watkins Lip Tint — Best Lip Tint
• J.R. Watkins Calming Bath Soak — Editor’s Pick, Bath Product

You can find this special editorial in the October Natural Solutions Magazine issue that is available at newsstands today.
Natural Solutions reaches over half a million consumers with every issue. Natural Solutions readers are 88% female, between 25-54 years of age, buy natural and organic products and are committed to a healthy lifestyle. These readers are also highly influential among family and friends.

The Beauty With a Conscience Awards were developed to find truly natural beauty products.
Natural Solutions utilized Whole Foods Market Premium Body Care standard research ( for the basis of its award criteria. This standard lists over 250 toxins that are unacceptable in personal care products. Natural Solutions entire editorial staff — with the enlisted help of significant others — tested over 500 products to see if they passed their standards. From those, they chose their favorites!
J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary line is highly regarded with Natural Product Association certification, formulated with at least 95% natural ingredients from renewable and sustainable resources.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

September is Pain Awareness Month

We all have aches and pains from every day activities such as sports, yard work, and household chores. Others have joint pain caused by arthritis. Watkins offers several products that provide temporary relief from aches and pains.

If your chronic pain interferes with everyday living and you seek the help of a doctor this tip will help.

Diagnosis of chronic pain conditions can be difficult. To help your doctor, keep a pain diary of when your pain occurs and what triggered the pain.

These Watkins products will help relieve everyday aches and pains.

Pain Relieving Liniment, 02317, 11 fl oz/325 ml, $12.99
Relieves the discomfort of minor aches, soreness, and stiffness by stimulating nerve receptors that feel heat.
Fast Relief
97% Natural
Eco-friendly formula and packaging

Pain Relieving Liniment Spray, 02350, 4 fl oz/120 ml, $9.99
Get quick relief from sore muscles, aches, and arthritis pain with this convenient, fast-acting spray. The natural pain-relieving properties of our Liniment are blended with the penetrating vapors of our Menthol Camphor Relief Mist to offer quick relief.
Perfect for difficult to reach areas
96% Natural
Eco-friendly formula and packaging

White Cream Liniment, 02316, 11 fl oz/325 ml, $12.99
This effective pain relief formula uses evergreen-based counterirritants to provide temporary relief from arthritis aches and pains, as well as muscle strains, aches, and soreness caused by exertion.
Cream lotion - won't dry the skin
Rubbing formula - rub into skin to stimulate circulation

Deep Muscle Cooling Gel in a tube, 12309, 3.3 oz/110 g, $7.99
Chill out muscle aches, minor arthritis, and simple pack pain. Natural menthol works overtime, overriding the sensation of pain by stimulating nerve endings that transmit cold, much like an icepack does.
97.2% Natural
Eco-friendly formula and packaging

Deep Muscle Warming Balm in a tube, 12311, 3.3 oz/110 g, $7.99
Wintergreen extract, menthol and capsacin join forces to warm-up muscles naturally. Carry in your gym bag or purse for deep-heating, greaseless, stainless pain relief on the go.
99% Natural
Eco-friendly formula and packaging

Menthol Camphor Ointment and Rub, 02358, 4.13 oz/117 g, $9.99
This cooling, soothing product has been making people feel better for more than 90 years. Besides helping to relieve the stuffed-up, congested feeling of a chest cold and suppress the accompanying cough, it provides temporay relief from backache, strains, sprains, arthritic pain, and rheumatic pain.

Pain Relief Burn Cream, 10498, 4 oz/113 g, $8.99
Our helaing, soothing burn cream is medicated with lidocaine and all-natural aloe gel to help relieve pain and itching from minor burns, sunburn, windburn, insect bites, and other minor skin irritations.

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Or call 1-800-WATKINS (1-800-928-5467) and give my ID# 335001 as your associate

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes

Pumpkin Butter is one of our 2009 Seasonal Favorites products available to order now through the end of December. This indulgent condiment has the homemade taste of Grandma’s. All-natural and absolutely delightful! Just spread on bread, toast, bagels, biscuits, or Watkins Pumpkin Bread.

Pumpkin Butter Cupcakes

2 1/4 cup/560 mL all-purpose flour
1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Baking Powder
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL baking soda
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Cinnamon
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Ginger
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Nutmeg
1/2 cup/125 mL butter, softened
1 1/3 cups/325 mL sugar
2 eggs
1 cup/250 mL Watkins Pumpkin Butter or canned pumpkin
3/4 cup/180 mL milk
3/4 cup/180 mL chopped walnuts

Brown Sugar Frosting

1/4 cup/60 mL butter
6 tbsp/90 mL brown sugar
6 tbsp/90 mL half-and-half
2 cups/500 mL powdered sugar
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla

In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs. Blend in pumpkin butter. Stir in dry ingredients and milk, blending until batter is smooth. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin tins. Fill about 2/3 full. Bake at 375°F/190C for 18 to 22 minutes. Makes 16 cupcakes.

Brown Sugar Frosting
In 2 quart/2 liter saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and half-and-half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Let cool to spreading consistency (5 to 10 minutes). Frost cupcakes.

Pumpkin Butter


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chunky Apple Cake

Autumn is apple-picking season in North America. Start collecting recipes to show off your apple baking talents.

My Dad and I used to pick apples every autumn. The apple orchards used to open for several days to allow people to pick apples. We got up before sun up to be one of the first to get to the orchard on the opening day. The orchard provided a limited number of very tall ladders for the apple pickers and we had to get there early to get one of the ladders. We picked several bushels of apples for eating and baking. The apples were stored in a cool dry place and lasted through the winter.

Chunky Apple Cake

This tender, moist cake is full of old-fashioned comfort, and the yummy brown sugar sauce makes it special. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Original Double Strength Vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons Watkins Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Watkins Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups chopped peeled tart apples

Butterscotch Sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (batter will be stiff). Stir in apples until well combined.

Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° F for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Gradually add cream. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Serve with cake. Yield: 12-14 servings.


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Why Choose Watkins?

I use Watkins products everyday. I buy from my Watkins online store and get at least a 25% discount. I am proud to offer you superior quality products as well as a home-based business that can improve your life.

Why Watkins?

1. A stable company with a solid reputation
2. Summit Group, company, and team support
3. Flexible Marketing Methods
4. Exceptional Earning Potential
5. No territories
6. No Inventory Required - Toll-free and online ordering
7. Work your own hours
8. No quotas to remain an associate
9. Superior quality products that people use everyday
10. Products that you will proudly use in your home

If you join Watkins with me as your sponsor I will give you a $30 Watkins gift certificate. Use this gift certificate to purchase products for yourself.

Take the free online no-obligation tour at

You can join at the site mentioned above or at under Join Us - As an Associate or call the Membership Line 1-800-WATKINS (1-800-928-5467) and give my name and ID# 335001.

Eleisia Whitney
Independent Watkins Manager ID# 335001

Saturday, September 05, 2009

PLU Codes on Fresh Fruit - Conventional or Organic

If you look at the sticky label that comes on fresh produce you buy at the grocers, you can learn a bit about how the fruit was grown from the Price Look-Up (PLU) code. This code helps identify the produce at checkout.

Here's how to decipher the stickers.
Items that are conventionally grown have four-digit PLU codes that begin with the number 3 or 4, while their organically grown counterparts have codes that are five digits long and begin with the number 9. For instance, a conventionally grown banana is labeled 4011, while an organic banana is labeled 94011. Genetically modified fruits and vegetables are rare finds but can be identified by five-digit PLU codes that begin with the number 8. For instance, genetically modified bananas would be labeled 84011. A code number beginning with 6 identifies precut fruits and vegetables.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

These chewy oatmeal cookies taste great with a glass of cold milk.

Bake large sized cookies for a school bake sale or carnival. Wrap individual cookies in zip loc bags and place in a basket for a nice presentation. Attendees can purchase a cookie to munch while they enjoy the activities!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats, uncooked
1-3/4 cups (11-oz. pkg.) butterscotch chips

1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips; mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.