Monday, October 31, 2011

led by my nose - that's zum scent! {Indigo Wild + giveaway}

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Lavender-Mint - ZUM BAR
Image from manufacturer's website
Last week, I tweeted about discovering the new Indigo Wild display at my local grocery store.  My son brought me one of the bars of soap I purchased, and I've left it sitting on my desk, because it really does smell that good. (Current favorite scent: Lavender Mint.)
I've been a fan of Indigo Wild for quite some time.  I first discovered Indigo Wild products at New Pioneer Food Co-op in Iowa City, Iowa, something like 2 years BC (before children).  I was totally led by my nose, and honestly, I still am.  I can smell the yummy Indigo Wild products from several feet away, as evidenced by my tweet last week. (Don't let that scare you though!) I'm always pleased when I discover another local retailer selling one of my favorite products!

Although I initially bought from a kind-of local retailer, ultimately, I had to go directly to the source. There are so many products available in their catalog that just aren't carried in most stores!  Extra bonus for me?  It's a company that is based in, and manufactures the products, back home in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Two of my favorite products are the Zum Bar soaps (made with essential oils, food grade oils and goats milk) and the Zum Body lotions.  The scents are delightful and natural. The ingredients are readable and the process is simple.  I wish they offered products that are 100% organic, but seriously, it's hard to beat what they are already doing. 

I love how the bar soaps fill my bathroom (or office!)  with a subtle scent all the time (trust me, a good thing when there is a diaper pail in the room).  Since I discovered the Zum Bars, they are the only soap I keep in my shower. I love that I don't have to be concerned about artificial colors or preservatives.  There are no harsh surfectants, so the soaps are gentle on skin, even mine, which is prone to dryness and eczema, especially in the winter.  When purchasing from them, I love getting the Zum Bundle (smaller slivers of different soap varieties) and the 1 pound bag of soap bars. I don't mind being surprised by new scents, and it gives me an opportunity to try out different soaps I might not have thought to buy.  I haven't yet met a scent I disliked, although not all scents are in my favorites.

The lotions are just the right amount of moisturizer for me in the winter.  I carry a small size of the Zum Body lotion in my diaper bags/backpacks wherever I go. The scent sticks around, but isn't over-powering. The lotion is creamy, and I find that it absorbs well and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy.  I just have to be careful not to use too much, because a little bit goes a long way! There are a lot more ingredients in the lotions, but I don't find any of them to be frightening to this chemical-conscious mama.  I find the lotions work well on my dry patches and itchy pregnancy skin. 

Another thing I like about Indigo Wild is the catalog. I love the humor. It's nice to see a catalog that makes you smile a little bit. I enjoy looking through for new products and scents. 

One product line I wish they would add would be a Mama's line - how about some products geared at expectant or new mothers?  Maybe call it Zum Mama?

I suggest you give Indigo Wild a try.  There is a huge array of scents and products available, from body and face products products for women AND men (and babies, and even dogs!) to household products like laundry soap and cleaners.  They have samplers available if you're not sure of the scents, which is a great way to start your Indigo Wild addiction. Also, sign up for the newsletter if you want to catch the sales!  I usually buy when they have a great deal going on and the newsletter is a great way to keep up to date.
ZUM SAMPLER
And, for grins and giggles, because I love this stuff so much that I need to share the love, I'm giving away a Zum Sampler!

To enter for a chance to win a Zum Sampler, leave a comment below (not on Facebook or email) telling me about your favorite scents (any scents, not just those carried by Indigo Wild)!

One entry per person. Open to US mailing addresses only. Giveaway ends at 9:00 pm CST November 28, 2011. (I'm hopeful Cakes will have arrived by then, thus avoiding any drawing delays due to baby.) I'll announce the winner on or about November 30, 2011.  Winner will be selected by random.org.  If I have a way to contact the winner, I will attempt to do so. It is, however, the responsibility of the winner to contact me within 5 days of announcing the winner.

Disclosure: I love Indigo Wild, but they don't know who I am, except when I buy their stuff.  So, take that to mean that this post is in no way sponsored by Indigo Wild.  I buy it, and I give you my own honest opinion about it.  Because I love the stuff.  It makes me happy. I bought the sampler myself to give to you, my beloved readers.

68 comments:

ASiriusGirl said...

I am a lavender and lilac girl. I also like some mint smells. :)

Jenn M. said...

I love lilac, japanese cherry blossom, honeysuckly and a ton of others
prettishi at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

My favorite scents are sweet pea, lilac, and gardenia.

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

MEG said...

I love the scent of vanilla. Yum.

ighmeg at yahoo.com

Colista said...

I just love your blog! Thanks for the tea set idea too. So my fave scents are fruity ones, vanilla, japaneese cherry blossom,e tc. :)

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I love the smell of sugar cookies
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llinda29 said...

I like the smell of rose

lisa said...

I love the lavender mint soap bar!

Nicole C. said...

My favorite scent is coconut.

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L'Rae said...

I am absolutely crazy for Orange Blossoms.

L'Rae

Anonymous said...

I like Vanillas the most.
TaraP1974
NFP

Becky said...

I like citrus scents, herbal scents (sage, lavender), peppermint and sometimes vanilla. :)

ThePixieSprinkles said...

I love baking and foods scents! Fall inspired as well as clean. I really love all things scented like soaps, lotions, candles, bath products, etc.!

pixiesprinkles@hotmail.com

Thanks! =)

AnotherKate said...

I like lavender and mint, and vanilla. Calming, soothing scents. :-)

Jane | @janelebak said...

Favorite scents... Cinnamon rolls. Lemon. Tea.

I'm Tabris02 over at Delphi. Thanks!

Rachel R. said...

My favorite scents are spicy ones, like cinnamon and vanilla.
Which is why I'd really love to try the frankincense and myrrh!

Theresa said...

I love vanilla!

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Amanda Leach said...

I love cucumber melon, sweet pea and anything coconut and/or apple.

Christy said...

Love vanilla, cucumber/melon, really anything that smells good enough to eat. Vanilla frosting scented lip gloss is probably the best smell ever!
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Mami Libélula said...

I love lemongrass!!
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PAIGE said...

My favorite scent is Cinnamon.
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beth said...

I've always liked lavender and other light, delicate scents
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Shannon Egan said...

My favorite scents are Freesia and Rose. :)

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Sarah said...

My favorite scents are lavender, vanilla and clean linen.

Alison said...

I love the smell of peppermint. I also like clean linen smells and cupcake scents.

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terri142 said...

My favorite scents are vanilla, raspberry, and lemon.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Jessica Howson said...

My favorite scents are , rose, vanilla, lavendar. sexykylla@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I love the scent of rose and jasmine.

PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

Aisling said...

I like light citrus scents (like tangerine) and vanilla. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Ashley Brauer said...

My favorite scent is a cranberry/spice type smell. I've got this febreeze spray called Cranberry Frost and it's pretty much the greatest thing I've ever smelled.
relientkgirl88 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Lavender and lemon are my favorite scents...
lorenalke@yahoo.com

Angela Cisco said...

I love fruity scents, my favorite right now is Cherry from the BBW vanilla collection.

curlyblu918 said...

my fave is bbw japanese cherryn blossom

Its Just Me said...

My favorite scents are either flowery or fruity. Some of them are cherry blossom, jasmine, rose, carnation, plum, and a whole bunch more that I cant think of.

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

WWillows6 said...

My favorite scents are gardenia, plum, lilac and cotton candy.

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Clover Leigh said...

Lavender, Vanilla, Cherry, Jasmine!
cloverbow13@hotmail.com

kygirl said...

I like lavendar and jasmine
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Diane52 said...

I love lilac and gardenia
Diane Baum
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laurasloves said...

I love Lemon, orange and lavender.
laura dot hoplessromantic dot emerson at gmail dot com

mary said...

i love vanilla or coconut or peppermint

marygardner49 at aol dot com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

My favorite scents are fresh washed laundry, baby powder, and peppermint.

BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

mail4rosey said...

I like the smell of cinnamon and cloves.

I also like the smell of Spring (which I don't know how to define) and the cut-grass smell if it isn't too strong.

I like the smell when it is raining.

msurosey@yahoo.com

carolpie said...

Hyacyith and lilacs, some roses that are not too too sweet.
spcale at yahoo dot com.

daveshir2005 said...

My all time favorite scent is sandalwood.

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Crystal said...

My favorite scents are fruity scents. I like any kind of berry scents a lot!

crluckystar at yahoo dot com

Nicki said...

I love water scents (think ocean), and fruity scents, especially orange. And lavender.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I like sweet scents, like vanilla and mint, thanks

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

amy16323 said...

cinnamon
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Anonymous said...

I'm a huge citrus fan...it just smells so fresh and clean!

nickyflowers1978@hotmail.com

lilshuga2001 said...

I like anything citrus-y!
Mango
Guava
that sort!

That is what is currently in my scentsy!! :)
Thanks for tha chance :-)

Angela H said...

My favorite scents are violet, lavender, lilac, rose (yeah, I love floral scents) and clean fresh scents.

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jamie.whit said...

As far as home scents go(unless its the holidays, then i LOVE holiday scents) i like anything clean linen or fresh laundry type smells...as far as bath wash, perfume, etc i like sweet floral scents.
Jamiewhittington at yahoo dot com

Erica said...

I love vanilla and brown sugar!
cinderwhims at gmail dot com

/\Heather/\ said...

Most of my fave scents are food-related:
mango
chocolate
cherry
coconut
Thanks!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

julescar74 said...

my favorite scents are lavender and apples and cinnamon, cinnamon, and rose

Breanne said...

I like the smell of Cedar

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Barbara said...

my favorite scents are spices
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Bakersdozen said...

I like various scents from vanilla to spicy. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

MomLovesDeals said...

I love the smell of lavender. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

My favorites are cinnamon, peach, and vanilla.
lafittelady at gmail dot com

sumn said...

I like lilac, lavender, and jasmine.

Anonymous said...

i like so many! i like apple pie, twilight woods, coconut lime verbena, brown sugar.. ok i'm stopping now.

selenajowest at live dot com

Swtlilchick said...

My favorite scents are vanilla,patchouli,and cranberry.
Thanks so much for the nice giveaway

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purango said...

Some of my favorite scenys are Vanilla, Cherry, Rose and Honeysuckle. garrettsambo@aol.com

Atreau said...

I like spicy fragrances like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and the like.

ezmerelda said...

I like lavender and clean cotton type scents. I also love citrusy scents.

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Gianna said...

I love vanilla, pomegranate, cinnamon apple, orange/vanilla and strawberries n cream.

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