Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Morningside Simple Originals Body Butter Review & Giveaway!

I recently had the opportunity to try a "new to me" brand called Morningside, which is a woman-owned natural body care company based in Idaho. Their focus is on value and safe quality ingredients (97% naturally derived ingredients). In addition to making quality products at a very reasonable price, for every Originals or Simple Originals product that a consumer purchases, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the “Every Child is an Original” foundation which funds projects that serve to enable America’s youth to gain the tools they need to succeed in life and compete in the world economy.

Morningside Simple Originals Body Butter ~ I was able to choose my own product to review, and the Tomato Blossom scent intrigued me. Never having actually smelled a tomato blossom, I was very curious about this scent. I love fresh tomatoes and we grow them every year, but considering how strong and distinctive the scent of tomato foliage is, I couldn't imagine what this might smell like. I was pleasantly surprised by this scent, and it's addicting to me! It's not bitter at all like tomato plants, but clean and fresh. The scent is like nothing I've ever smelled before in a product, but it reminds me of freshly mown grass and a summer rain. I find it very intoxicating and delightful, because those two scents always bring back fond childhood memories. The older I get, the more I miss my youth, and I find myself opening the jar just to take me back to a simpler, more carefree time. It's like therapy in a jar!

Morningside's Body Butter is a nice consistency--plenty thick, but soft enough to apply quickly and easily. It has absolutely no greasy feeling and it absorbs well, leaving a delicate scent and ultra-soft skin. This 8 oz. tub is filled with shea butter, antioxidants, extracts and vitamins, and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated all day long. Here's a look at the ingredient list:



This product feels and performs very luxuriously, and the pricing is beyond reasonable. They are offering a two-pack of their body butters for just $12.99 right now, which is 35% off their normal price. You can choose two of the same scent, or one of each scent offered. They also offer free shipping within the U.S. for orders over $35.00.

Morningside is an eco-conscious company that offers a range of bath and body products within their four different brands: Originals, Simple Originals, Morningside, and Lumiere. I found the body butter to be of above average quality, and their pricing is less than I would expect based on that quality.

Giveaway ~ I chose their other scent for our giveaway, because I wasn't too sure about the Tomato Blossom, until I smelled it! The other scent is Linden Flower, a light fresh floral fragrance. One winner will receive an 8 oz. tub of Linden Flower Body Butter. If you'd like to enter, please leave your eMail in the comments section below. Entries will be accepted until midnight Sunday, July 24. The winner will be announced in my Come Monday weekly newsletter on Monday, July 25. Followers only, please.


*Products featured were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm.

36 comments:

  1. GFC Name: preciouspearl
    email: preciouspearlmakeup@gmail.com

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  2. GFC Name: Em
    Email Address: emsbignailobsession@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to try that!


    jennilovesstars@gmail.com

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  4. fahwoosh@yahoo.com

    the butter seems awesome:)

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  5. i am a follower via GFC as Read My Life As Carrie!
    my email is mylifeascarrie@gmail.com

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  6. Now this got me really intrigued about the Tomato Blossom scent too :P I wonder what it smells like ^__^
    Count me in, those body butters seem really creamy!
    Follower Akuma Kanji with e-mail being akuma[dot]kanji[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thank you for this opportunity!

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  7. I adore body butters. I've never smelled Linden Flowers so I'd love to win this.

    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  8. would love to try :D

    sarahazhezha at gmail dot com

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  9. Hi, I am a follower, thanks for the giveaway! :)

    michellelee1111 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. kay.natalie@gmail.com

    thanks!

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  11. I would love to try.

    nastjanastja[at]mail.bg

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  12. Sounds very interesting!! Please count me in xx

    katch05 at gmail dot com
    *i follow via GFC

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  13. Thank you!
    smerkow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanky ou for doing this!!
    I love body butter!
    rock-or-not (at) hotmail dot fr

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  15. ruth.gistelinck@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  16. Hello !!!
    GFC iulika_ct
    Email. iulika.ct@gmail.com

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  17. GFC: kavitha

    email: theindianangel@hotmail.com

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  18. GFC: Sweet As Honey Blog
    Email: sweetashoneyblog@gmail.com

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  19. gfc: Analy Rodriguez
    email: analyrdz@gmail.com

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  20. I would love to try this!

    conniewest3@frontier.com

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  21. hadia_salahuddin[at]hotmail[dot]com

    thanks:)

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  22. So amazing! I've never heard of this company and would love to try it!

    xO Kristen
    http://thereviewstudio.blogspot.com
    thereviewstudio@yahoo.com

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  23. Wonderful there is a contribution off proceeds from this new product line. I hope this lady has a successful launch and many years of success.
    msmorro[at]charter[dot]net

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  24. Linden Flower sounds like a delightful fragrance!

    m2hnj25 at gmail dot com

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  25. malinowawiosna@gmail.com

    Thanks!!! :))

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  26. this looks great!! =)
    falloutgirl[at]windstream[dot]net

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  27. GFC: Kathy
    email: kathyteo at yahoo . com

    Hope I win this. Would love to try it!

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  28. linden flower items usually smell wonderful

    antonsen-fomai (at) comcast (dot) net

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  29. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33@hotmail.com
    i can't think what linden flower smells like
    i finally got some Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack but I was more blown away by Bonnarooo Buzz. have you tried it. mmmmmm yummy

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  30. Thank you for a chance at another wonderful giveaway!
    dmj618@gmail.com

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  31. I remember trying a linden flower-scented lotion somewhere and it was really nice! I'd love to try this one!
    aslavoy(at)bellsouth(dot)net
    Thanks!

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  32. I love body butter!
    GFC-Jennifer
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

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  33. What a wonderful prize Love the Body Butter!
    Shad.Wanless@gmail.com

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