Friday, April 3, 2009

Product Body

This post is LONG overdue. I have been a huge fan of Product Body for over a year now, and have been meaning to blog about it in detail for some time. Well, here it is. The dedicated blog. So read and enjoy. And then go buy some.

I should note that I do not work for Product Body, nor was I compensated for this post. I am simply trying to spread the gospel of Product Body because oh dear lord I love this stuff.

So, without further ado, here are the products I've tried and loved (emphasis on Crush on You because I might be a little addicted to it):
  • Crush on You (which is officially the company's top seller): I first learned about this magical* substance through Not Martha and BUST Magazine - and since two of my trusted resources stood behind it, I thought I'd give it a try. Oh boy. Wow. It's like heaven. I have tried Yuzu, Lemon Essential and Sexy Laundry Day, and they are all wonderful. Sexy Laundry Day smells like it sounds - it's hard to explain, but just think of laundry day. But sexy. Yeah. It's good. I hope Jo makes more Lemon Essential because omg that stuff makes me want to eat it right up! Yuzu was a bit too sweet smelling for me, but it's pretty dang good too. The trial sizes last a good month or two, depending on how often you use it, and at $13.50 a pop, they're a worthy splurge. Get a few, test out the scents, see what you like. Warning: You may love them all. Marvelous in the shower, obvi, but according to other reviewers, it's good as a facewash, or as a kitchen soap, or for a multitude of other reasons. So. So. Good. It exfoliates without drying, and moisturizes without leaving an oily residue. And after 20 years of "suffering" with Keratosis Pilaris, I have found that this is the only thing that actually minimizes the little bumps. So there you go. That was a long and gushing review, but I can't recommend this stuff highly enough.
  • Sugarfoot: Real Simple raved about this stuff in their article about easy at-home pedicures, and for good reason. Great for calloused feet, dry heels, and pampering your tootsies. Dancer-friends of mine have confirmed that it is a godsend to their overworked feet, and I agree.
  • Cream: I have this in Sexy Laundry Day, and it is a post-shower luxury. $13 a tub, and lasts a long time. Or a very, very short time, depending on how frequently you use it. And you will want to use it a lot. Rich and delicious, infused with Shea Butter, you will moisturize to your heart's content.
I have also used her soaps and bubble bars (which are also amazing), but they're not from her website. They're from her Super-Awesome Etsy Store: Product Body Labworks, where she sells products that she's made in smaller batches. Or limited-time-only items. Or seasonal items (like last year's Brown Sugar Fig Velvet Scrub. O.M.G.). Or anything else that she wants to add. You can even subscribe to her Etsy Store via RSS feed to get updated when new items arrive. And you will want to do this. Just trust me on this one, guys.

Oh, and did I mention that Product Body products are all natural? Sometimes made with organic/sustainable/made with local-ingredients? Minimally processed and never tested on animals? Yeah. Her Mama Bomb line is safe for newborns, and babies-in-utero (containing no parabens, preservatives or chemicals - so it's safe to be absorbed into your skin). It's really a body care system you can feel good using.

You can follow her at, and also on her blog, where she will sometimes post discounts (like the recent 15% off for Facebook/Twitter followers) or information about the store she opened in Florida. Joanna Schmidt is a savvy and talented business owner, and I fully support her efforts.

More press here if you're still not convinced.

*note: magical powers have not been scientifically proven


  1. this actually made me want to try that stuff. even though i've heard you talk about it many times before. blogging works!

  2. woweeee! It sure does sound like I paid you many pretty pennies for this review!! :OD Big smiles from me. Thank you. You just made my day, Kim, thank you.