Giveaway: No Junque Non-Toxic Body Lotion {a $44 value}

by lydia on December 11, 2013

I’m so excited to share yet another amazing skin care line with you, No Junque Body Lotion.  My friend Kristina Carlton is the creator of this amazing line of skin care products. One of the reasons I’m so excited to share this line with you is thanks to my own success with these lotions. I have very dry skin on my hands, I have some environmental sensitivities, one of which is to the water in my house. Actually, it’s not only the hard water but also the old pipes. I can tolerate the water out of one bathroom in my home that has new pipes, but the kitchen and the other bathroom give my hands reactions every time I use the water, wash my hands or wash dishes (even gloves give me reactions).

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It has been very challenging for me to find hand creams/lotions that I don’t have a reaction to. No Junque lotion was one product that not only did I not have a reaction to, it actually helped my dry hands begin to heal and recover. After over a decade of trying countless products with no luck, you can imagine my delight to find Kristina’s amazing lotion. I tried two lotions, the Cinngersnap and Marymint Body Lotion. I also was able to try out the Well Belly lotion with essential oils. This is a nice lotion for any tummy woes, it actually can tame an upset tummy. It’s also nice to apply to the soles of the feet at bed time. I find it nice to have as an option for the kids too, since often they won’t always willingly take things orally for an upset tummy.

Kristina has her own health story, that led her to create her products. Read more about her story and her products below.

My search for all natural, non-toxic skin care led me to create my own!

I started making my own lotions back in 2003 when I was diagnosed with various health issues, including hormone imbalance. Many skin care products contain parabens (among other harmful chemicals), which are xenoestrogens that are harmful to your body and disrupt hormone balance. Between 2011 and 2012 I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia. It became more and more important to me to live as non-toxic as possible in a rather toxic world. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and absorbs everything. If I can’t eat it, I wouldn’t put it on my skin!

Making my own skincare products became a passion of mine and I started giving my products to friends and family as gifts, while simultaneously doing more research and perfecting my recipes. Earlier this year I added the antimicrobial artemisinin to my lotions to further help my healing. When I gave my doctor a sample she said she really liked it and to let her know when I am ready to sell it. Given the feedback I was getting on the lotion, and many friends, family, and my doctor encouraging me to sell my lotion, I decided to start an online business and No Junque Skincare was born.

My husband came up with the name and he designed our beautiful labels and logo. Keeping it “green”, we chose labels that peel off easily with hot water and glass jars so that you can reuse the glass jar when you have finished the lotion. Another reason we chose glass (over plastic) is because plastic leaches toxic chemicals into the contents of the jar. We chose the cobalt blue glass not only because it is beautiful, but to protect the essential oils in our lotion from being damaged by light.

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No Junque Ingredients:

Artemisinin is a derivative from the herb wormwood and it is a very effective antimicrobial. It is often used to treat intestinal parasites and drug resistant malaria. **Please consult with your doctor before purchasing our skin care products which contain artemisinin!

Coconut Oil
Physiologist and biochemist Ray Peat, Ph.D. believes that coconut oil reduces our need for antioxidant protection of vitamin E. He considers coconut oil an antioxidant due to its stability and resistance to oxidation and free radical formation.

Experts believe that coconut oil may help restore more youthful-looking skin. It can help to restore the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep your connective tissues strong and supple. It can also aid in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, thereby possible making your skin smoother.

Jojoba Oil
Pure Jojoba, pronounced ho-HO-ba, is actually not an oil (it does not contain triglycerides), but rather a liquid wax ester very similar to the esters we produce in our skin. Because of this waxy ester it penetrates and moisturizes extremely well. Jojoba “oil” is extracted from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. We use only 100% pure and organic Jojoba oil in our skin care products.

Kpangnan Butter
Kpangnan Butter (pronounced PAN-ya) has a smooth silky texture with an aroma similar to cocoa and Shea butter mixed together. It is said to be more moisturizing than Shea butter and studies have found that it contains high amounts of stigmasterol, and usaturated plant sterol that has anti-inflammatory properties.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulfur compound which is found naturally in many of the foods we eat. When applied topically, it has a deeply penetrating effect on the skin and has the unique ability to penetrate several skin layers. The latter allows for a more deeply hydrating and smoothing effect for longer periods of time. Great for everybody and particularly for those of us with overly dry and/or mature skin.

Olive Oil
Olive oil contains linoleic acid, a compound not made by the body, which prevents water from evaporating. This is part of the reason olive oil is a great skin moisturizer. Like coconut oil, it also contains antioxidants. It is a common folk remedy for very dry skin and usually does not cause a reaction.

Shea Butter
The fat of the nut of the African Shea tree is the source of Shea butter. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and healing qualities. Shea butter is often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks, and to ease a variety of skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema and sunburn

Vitamin C, Celtic Sea Salt, and Melaleuca Essential Oil
We use these three ingredients as our natural preservatives. In addition to being essential to the body, Vitamin C is also a potential cancer fighter and a great nutritional supplement. Celtic sea salt has antibacterial properties and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil is a natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic.

I am very pleased with these lotions and am definitely going to be a repeat customer! I am so thankful that Kristina created this product with such care and dedicated research, and was willing to send me a few samples to review!
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Ready To Win Some Great Products?

For this giveaway, Kristina is giving away two 8 ounce body lotions (a $44value). This includes your choice of two of the following lotions; Cinngersnap, Marymint, Grapefruit/Geranium or Cinnamon/Vanilla.

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All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter Widget below for a chance to win one of these awesome kits! Please note: This giveaway will run from 4 pm EST, on Wednesday December 11th through 11:59 pm EST, Tuesday December 17th. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced on this blog post shortly thereafter. The winner will receive an email from me and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected at random. (Note: This prize will be shipped after the Christmas holiday).
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BUT WAIT! There’s more! Don’t want to wait for the giveaway to end? Perhaps you’d like to do some Christmas shopping, stock up on stocking stuffers or snag a deal on some much need items with which to pamper yourself?
 It’s also that time of year when people get dry skin – you can avoid that issue with some NoJunque lotions. Kristina is offering a coupon code for my readers through January 8th. You can use coupon code DIVINE20 for 20% off in Kristina’s Etsy shop: NoJunque Skin Care on purchases made by December 16th. Hurry, don’t miss this great offer!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided samples of these products at no charge. I was under no obligation to post a review or giveaway.
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Lydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health From The Inside Out in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Sign up for the Divine Health From The Inside Out newsletter! Pick up a copy of Lydia’s eBook; ‘Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals’. Lydia offers specialized step by step counseling to transform your health. Personalized consultations to suit your specific needs are offered via phone or in person. Lydia offers a variety of packages offered to suit your individual needs. Lydia also offers 3 online course: Heal Your Gut, Get Healthy To Lose Weight and A Calm Mind. Contact Lydia today to get started as well as to learn more about what she has to offer you!



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Karen December 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I’m always looking for an effective skin care that is safe to use. My hands peel and crack in winter, my water is loaded with chlorine and very drying, my hubby has eczema on his hands, and my oldest son has mild eczema all over. And if Lydia recommends it I trust it.

Adrienne December 12, 2013 at 6:54 am

I would love to win a jar of this lotion because I have been detoxing, under the care of a Chinese herbalist/chiropractor for the past 5 months for several issues. I have food sensitivities and due to overly prescribed antibiotics, am resistant to several of the them. My body can use all the help it can get and my skin is dry with all the treatment and the cold weather. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Betty December 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

I would love to put something on my skin that isn’t loaded with chemicals. The winter in the northeast is especially rough on the skin. Especially the hands. This lotion would be oh so welcome for my husbands parched skin too. Thanks for the opportunity to win : )

Debra E December 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I make my own lotion now…but nothing fancy like these! It would be nice to have some readymade instead of doing it all myself.

Brenda December 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I would like to win these because I too have trouble with our water. My hands are always rough and dry and none of the homemade products I’ve tried can stay ahead of the rough dry skin!

April December 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I currently use coconut oil because it is better than anything else I have ever tried but it would great to find something a bit lighter for when the humidity really strikes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Willow December 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

I love that they are filled with all natural ingredients, I bet they smell amazing! I also love the idea of the cobalt blue glass jar to reuse. So fun!

Kathy December 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I get wicked dry skin this time of year and I prefer natural remedies… always on the lookout for new sources!

Yani R December 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I would like this lotions to try and see if my skin gets any better. After child #2 my skin has gotten so dry that it has become scaly. No lotion works and the perfumes on some of them are so powerful they make my stomach sick. I would like to feel I have a pretty skin and not smell like petroleum or overpowered by perfumes for ones. I think it would make a difference in my self esteem.

Brittany December 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I’d love to win these! I have super dry, super sensitive skin. Plus, the packaging is pretty. :)

Mary M. December 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I have mcs, and very dry skin……looks like I could actually use this!

Marion December 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

No Junk Lotion is what I need.

Sara December 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I would love to try this on my eczema. I’ve tried everything!

Candice December 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I would love to have a quality body lotion that doesn’t contain harmful ingredients. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Kim December 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I’m trying to get away from all the man made gross chemicals that are ruining my skin.

Brooke December 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I would looove this to get through the brutal winter.. my skin is not a fan of this season 😉

Deana December 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I want to win these lotions because I too have sensitive, dry skin, and I’m on a quest to find a good lotion. My back is the worst, always itchy.

Mary December 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I am always looking for natural skin products

Michelle December 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

When I was pregnant with my first child I broke out in a complete body rash. I was allergic to my pregnancy. My skin has not been the same since. I cannot handle most chemicals, antibiotics and other medications. I would love to win this lotion and begin enjoying a “luxury” for a change. Thank you for this opportunity to try to win.

Penny December 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Cutting out chemicals where I can. This would be a big help.

Christy December 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Looking for healthy way to moisturize

Tami December 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

I love any products that are free of artificial ingredients! Thanks for the entries!

Gabriella December 16, 2013 at 2:12 am

I’d love to try them!

Judith Vian December 16, 2013 at 3:26 am

Appreciate natural products. Have asthma and many allergies so go as natural as possible.

Lisa December 16, 2013 at 8:29 am

I’m always looking for Organic Skin Care to share with my clients at my Organic Beauty Spa. Thank you!

Debbie December 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

For the Twitter option I typed in that I don’t twitter and it accepted it and let me continue with the entries. I don’t twitter but didn’t want to cheat either. I’ve been looking for a good lotion. I use coconut oil but still am experiencing dry skin.

Jennifer Brannon December 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I want to win because I am always looking for chemical free body products to help heal my melasma which is thought to be caused by estrogen imbalance.

Elizabeth December 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Can’t wait to give it a try!

Melanie Borst December 17, 2013 at 12:05 am

I love that this lotion doesn’t have a bunch of toxic junk in it. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Lachlan Molineux April 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

Care for natural components products! These products are made by natural components. It gives your skin feeling soft and builds your fairness. By using these natural products make attractive and lovely.

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