Friday, August 17, 2012

CJ's BUTTer Review and GIVEAWAY!!--Winner added!

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The August Brand of the Month at is CJ's. CJ's is a mom-run company based out of Colorado. The company began when CJ was looking for a cloth-safe diaper cream. She started experimenting, and, soon afterward, CJ's BUTTer was born! Since then, the company has expanded to include products like "Bug Banisher" and "Wool Wash."

When I first became a consultant with Diaper Parties, my kit included 2 CJ's BUTTer samples. I didn't want to use anything from my kit because I needed it to show at parties, but my daughter got a pretty bad rash when she was only a few weeks old due to being an exclusively breastfed baby and having poop in every diaper, which irritated her already sensitive skin (more on her sensitive skin and something I found that helps, coming soon). I tried using coconut oil, a tried and true cloth diaper-safe cream. It worked, but it was difficult to use since it went from solid to liquid without any rhyme or reason, and it always seemed 'wet' on my daughter's bum.

Finally, I decided to try one of the CJ's samples and just order a replacement for my kit. I am so glad I did this! It was creamy, smelled amazing, and went on easily, absorbing into her skin quickly. The redness was gone within a day, and, crazy as it sounds, I started to look forward to changing her diapers! Every time I change a diaper now, even if it has poo, I smell the CJ's butter and it smells wonderful! It has even helped my diaper pail smell yummy!
{Note: any time a mom says she looks forward to changing diapers, even poopy ones, you should run out and buy whatever product made this happen!}
I know sometimes lotions and creams can actually dry out your skin if it is scented, but I've had no such issues with this cream.

Now, some of you are thinking, "Ok, Deidre, that's nice, but I don't have a baby, so I don't need a diaper cream! Stop right there! CJ's BUTTer is for much more than baby bums. Check out all the other great uses:

Called a”A Miracle in a Tube” by some, CJ’s BUTTer® has been used on adults and children to help relieve …
·         eczema
·         rashes
·         dry/chapped skin
·         rug burns (sore ‘crawler’ knees)
·         mechanics’ hands and cuticles
·         hang nails
·         Lacerations and abrasions from rock climbing
·         rub a small amount on your hands and use as a leave-in conditioner for your curls
More uses for CJ’s BUTTer® include:
·         Use it for black/mixed hair!! Leaves hair soft, shiny and helps alleviate those ‘owies’ when trying to separate locks!
·         Melt a dollop under running bath water for a relaxing, soothing, and anti-inflammatory soak–provides relief for post-partum soreness and hemorrhoids!
·         Provides protection against windburned cheeks/face and helps to relieve windburn!
·         Promotes healing and provides a non-stick barrier when used after a circumcision.

I am pretty sure anyone can find a way they can use this product! I can add the following use: nursing elbows (the dry elbows you get from leaning on your elbows while nursing lying down) from personal experience! ;)

I am almost out of my 1.5 oz. sample now, and will be ordering a full size (4 oz.) tub soon. While I'm ordering, I might as well order someone a FREE SAMPLE while I'm at it, right? ;)

Here's the fun part...giveaway time! I want you to see how outstanding CJ's BUTTer really is, but you have to help me! I am currently in love with the "Viva La Juicy" scent (it smells fruity and just plain delicious). I also like the "Summer Sunrise" scent, but it's a bit perfume-like for my taste (or should I say, "for my smell"...?). CJ's has so many scents, I'm finding it hard to choose which one to get next!

To enter the giveaway, you must 'like' my DPBD Facebook page, then choose the scent you think you would like to try (if you win the giveaway, I'll send you your choice).

Here is the list of scents:
(Love the sometimes hilarious descriptions, by the way!)

Essential oils and EO blends:

  • All Natural Mango, Sugar & Mint
  • Caribbean Therapy EO blend (vetiver, bay & lime)
  • Frankincense & Myrrh EO blend
  • Intrigue EO blend (orange, lemon, petitgrain)
  • Lavender EO
  • Lavender & Tea Tree EO blend
  • Lemon Grove EO blend
  • Madagascar EO blend (vanilla & ylang ylang) Elitha’s Employee favorite
  • Narwhals & Unicorns (lavender & bergamot) *Because it’s MAGICAL!!!*
  • Sensuality EO blend (ylang ylang & myrrh)
  • Summer Sunrise (Bergamot EO)–CJ’s favorite
  • Sweet Orange EO
  • Tea Tree EO

  • FRAGRANCES (synthetic):

    • Sweet Memories (Awapuhi):  Have you ever encountered a scent that just takes you back to a special time and place?  This Awapuhi (Ah-vah-poo-hee) scent is named for CJ’s mom.  It’s a dreamy, clean scent used in many salon shampoos.  Technically a fruity-floral scent, it stands out from the rest as it is light, airy,  super clean,  and not particularly floral.  Give it a try….it’s simply beautiful—just like mom.
    • Lullaby Baby Lotion: This is a gorgeous, soft, irresistible designer baby fragrance! With soft notes of leafy green, peach, melon, coconut and honey, and reminiscent of Johnson’s Baby Magic lotion, this fragrance is a tribute to the softness and innocence of babies.
    • Monkey Farts:  You asked for it and we listened!!  For once the rather unattractive name is not an indicator of the quality of this excellent fragrance.  A truly unique fragrance that begins with top notes of fresh banana and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note.
      • My Pixie Pie:  Named after CJ’s pet name for her little girl…A beautiful mixture of cherries, toasted almonds and finished with a touch of vanilla and coconut, this sweet fragrance is aptly named.  BOTTOM LINE:  A princess in pink, with some fairy wings and a tutu, poised and ready to tackle big brother when the mood strikes.
      • Cucumber Melon: A hot afternoon, and a blend that cooled the warm summer day!  This baby is fantastic!!  Top notes of fresh cucumber, ripe melons, apple, and pear lead to a floral heart of muguet, rose, jasmine, and cyclamen. A rich, sweet drydown is provided by oakmoss and vanilla.
      • Honeyed Patchouli:  Okay all you Patchouli haters, you’ve got to try this! All of my testers gave it 2 thumbs up!! The sweet smell of honeycomb wrapped around patchouli twigs. With light notes of candied fruit & lemon peel. (Elitha’s Employee “second-favorite”)
      • Warm Vanilla Cake: Quite simply the richest, most buttery vanilla in the entire universe!  (Mark’s employee “second favorite”)
      • Oatmeal, Milk & Honey: This blend is a perfect marriage of oatmeal, milk, and honey — mellow, soothing, with just a hint of sweetness — the comfort food of fragrance.
      • Coconut Lime Dream: A luscious blend of creamy coconut and tangy lime.
      • Pink Sugar:  This boutique best-seller begins with notes of sweet, sugary lemon drops and pink cotton candy. A fruity-floral middle of red fruit, fig leaves, caramel and raspberry leads to a sweet vanilla-musk base. BOTTOM LINE: Here’s your chance to smell like sugar, Sugar!
      • Bamboo & Lotus Blossom (light and flowery)
      • New Mown Hay — the perfect combination of earthy and sweet! A best seller! It is an unpretentious, down-home blend of fresh hay notes brightened by a touch of citrus and floral. Did I already say unpretentious? Good, because there’s no perfumey, show-offy, big city hijinks in this here scent.
      • Blueberry Crumble–A pleasing blend of plump summer ripened blueberries, and crispy oatmeal topping warm from the oven. Rich and buttery, with a hint of spice and vanilla.  (Mark’s employee favorite)
      • Love Spell–Top notes of peach, mango, strawberry, and mandarin flow into a complex middle of apple blossom, rose, tamarind, and coconut milk. The fragrance is completed with smooth notes of musk, vanilla, and precious woods. Bottom Line: A very likable scent — bursting with juicy peach and mango — perfect for the hot, hot days of summer.
      • Viva la Juicy– golden amber, egyptian musk, citrus, lily of the valley, pink jasmine, and warm woods
        ^My current favorite...but I've only smelled 2 scents!

        Especially for men:

        (LOVE these descriptions, ha!)
      • Fireside:  Super sexy yet subtle combination of cedarwood, sandalwood, leather, rich amber and cashmere musk  BOTTOM LINE: Tom Selleck by the campfire in “Last Stand at Saber River”
      • Green Irish Tweed:  Who couldn’t adore this light, but masculine fragrance type from Creed? A fruity top note of lemon verbena, middle notes of iris & violets & at the base is sandalwood & amber. You will not be disappointed with this refined, gentleman’s scent.   Masculine, yet light enough for your baby boy!! BOTTOM LINE: Cary Grant in “His Girl Friday”
      • Nomad: A rich combination of sandalwood, carnations and musk.  BOTTOM LINE:  Heath Ledger in “Casanova”
      • Sea spice: A truly gender neutral ocean scent sure to please!  Rugged, yet refreshingly light.  Fresh top notes of ozone (“fresh air”) and citrus lead to a soft middle of sea kelp and champagne. This shore essence is completed with soft notes of driftwood, musk, and just a hint of Indonesian clove oil. BOTTOM LINE:  *George Clooney in “A Perfect Storm”
      • Tuscan Herb: Intoxicating aromas of fresh-picked tomatoes, red currants, leafy greens and Italian basil, with underlying tones of earth and sandalwood   BOTTOM LINE: Brad Pitt in “Ocean’s Eleven”
    This is a Raffle Copter Giveaway. You can log in using your Facebook ID (that's what I do when I enter this type of giveaway). This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook, CJ's BUTTer, or Diaper Parties, LLC. I am doing this on my own volition because I think if you try this product, you'll love it just as much as I do! :)

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