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.
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