Saturday, December 1, 2012

Strongest Minds Soaps Sponsor Spotlight Review

We were blessed recently to get 4 soaps from Amy whose company is Strongest Minds. She sent 2 for me and 2 for Mike based on what she thought we needed to get out of the soap. Mike's 2 bars have been gone forever and I hate to say this, but he hasn't changed not one bit, well, I take that back, he is more tired and sleepy than ever.  I think the toll of working with his back hurting and because they have some dummies who won't sign the union agreement, so he is working without a contract and he is stressing about that really bad!
This is the same soap without the wrapper, or at least I hope it is. The other thing that Mike doesn't understand is how this all works. I have to see the soap and take pictures and line them up but he had already opened this one and threw the papers away from both of his soaps, so I am trying my best to go from memory.  I don't think this is mine because I know one of them was lavender and it was a slight lavender look all over.
That's the other thing, how he used both of them so fast is beyond me! I am still working on the first one! Of course, he is a little strange about showers. Takes on in the morning and takes one again when he gets home. If I took that many showers, my skin would be peeling from all the dryness. That is why I don't take them every day, I have to separate them by a day because of the hypothyroid I am alot drier than most and sometimes I can feel the skin just coming off if I scrub too hard and then I really have a mess when I am done. So, in order to keep that in check, I take a shower every other day and I alternate between bar soaps and liquid bath washes/gels.
Okay, this is Mike's other soap, I am pretty sure. All I know is the paper and the soap are gone so whether it was his or mine, I don't guess it really matters at this point! He must have liked both of the soaps or he wouldn't have used them all the way to the end.  If he doesn't like it, he won't use it, so I think Amy chose well for him, even though it did not calm him down in the least. This is how it looks outside of the packaging. Pretty neat how they get all those colors in there, huh? Got more patience than I do that is for sure!

Okay, it took some going back and forth but I think I finally got them where they are suppose to be. My camera goes blurry on me sometimes so that doesn't help when trying to identify something on someone else's blog and then trying to match it to yours can be hectic! 

So, I think she sent me the Chill Out Soap which as everyone knows, has Lavender in it because Lavender calms you down or it should.  If you resist it, I don't think it will work no matter how much you put on. I don't actually resist, it's that I can't get my mind to shut down. I think of what I should have done, what I could have done and I mess the whole process up!


This is what Chill Out looks like, I believe, I have the right one. On the wrapper for this one she wrote that this soap was made with essential oils to help you relieve chronic stress and get rid of those negative feelings.  I must not be doing something right because I still feel anxious most of the time. But, that has been the case for several years so I really wasn't expecting miracles, but just a little peace here and there.

Then the other one she gave me was Don't Worry Be Happy! Whew, it took me awhile because they are almost similar in colors and I thought I was losing my mind there for a bit!
Even though it says Cedarwood Shea on it, I couldn't smell any cedarwood so not sure what that is on there for unless it is a kind of body butter or something that she adds to the soap. I haven't finished the other one yet and I don't like to open another one when I still have one I need to finish so I will have to let you know on this one. I had so many products coming in it's a wonder I kept everything separated! I have 2 really big boxes that everything goes into and I will pull them out when I am ready to move on and review the next one.

And this is what Don't Worry, Be Happy looks like without the wrapper. They sorta almost look the same and it took me going back and forth before I realized that the blue's or purple's were in different places.

She has alot of other products that deal with pain and other issues and I am using a really neat cream that she wanted me to try and see if it helped with my Fibromyalgia, but it too early to tell. She said a side benefit was that it makes your skin soft, so I am ready for that to happen!  She's been really patient and let's me rattle on and on and I wish her the best of luck in her new adventures that she is branching out into.
She dabbles in alot of oils and blends from all over the world and I would love to meet her sometime and see what she recommends for my dry skin, especially the foot and ankle area. If I wear black socks they will be full of dried flaky skin when I take them off. I scrub them really good when I take my shower but it only last about 1 or 2 days for it to come back! I have even put olive oil on my feet!
Gosh, there are tons of those, so you will have to go onto her site and check those out. I did not realize that there were so many different kinds of oils that there really are! Wow, I will have to go back sometime when I am not under pressure to get reviews and giveaways out and just cruise around. I suggest you do the same or neither of us will understand what she truly does!
Oh, and she does go around and speak to people and there are 2 banners off to the right hand side of my blog and you can click on those and get more info on that! Gotta leave something for you to do, too!
Here is what Amy says about Flower Remedies:
Every flower has a purpose, a specific quality that works to reverse the negative emotions or behaviors that hold us back. Flower extracts are created through the physical and vibrational imprint of the flower in water. The extracts are then potentized and stabilized in a mixture of water and brandy.
At some point in life, all of us experience unsettling times. We may feel stuck in life, with no direction, void of the passion and excitement we once felt for things we loved dearly. The fact is, when we feel compromised we fail to act and thus feel trapped with no hope of fulfillment.
By turn, Strongest Minds provides custom blends from natural elements of the earth that will re-ignite the spark within, and reverse negative behavior thoughts or feelings. This will bring focus, calm, peace, your true path, and joy back to you. This is the way you are supposed to live life!
Not a magic pill. Not a medical process or guaranteed miracle drug. Strongest Minds is nevertheless an effective solution for those that want to reverse their negative emotions and return to a state of happiness. It is so easy, yet so profound in where it will take you. It will guide you to follow what is truly your path.
Flower remedy therapy is an age old tradition that has been in existence since the 12th century and has helped thousands of people cope and work with issues pertaining to the following topics:
  • Weight Loss and Commitment to Goals
  • Sadness
  • Lack of energy
  • Many Symptoms of Autism
  • Revitalize Relationships
  • Following a Career Path
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Fears
  • Children’s Negative Behavior
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Lack of Confidence, Self love, Self worth
  • Joyless
  • Motivation and Procrastination
  • Sense of Belonging
  • Trauma
  • Discouragement
  • Anger
  • Patience
  • Women’s Balancing
Connect with Strongest Minds several ways:
Phone: 1-800-474-1667
Skype: Amy.C.50
Amy has been so kind as to offer the winner of my Winter Wonderland Giveaway their choice of 2 soaps from her collection.  You will really love them. Mike did and now I may have to get him some more but he seriously needs to slow down on them, though! The Giveaway starts December 1st and ends on the 15th. Good Luck Everyone! Open in the U.S. only.
 Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


L said...

I have a weakness for wholesome homemade soaps! Thanks for the review!

Gina Brickell said...

It really would be neat if they actually did what the bars said.. Chilled you out when having a rough day etc.. I guess the scents that are put into each soap is supposed to make you feel that way? I don't know, but they sure do look neat!! I love all the colors in there too!!! A lot different than your typical white bar soap!

ann said...

Wow what colorful soaps . The titles are really cute . I sure could use one for stress or feeling ill on a lot of days. Let the scent of the soap bars take you away. Let your mind find the positive energies. Like that they have oils too.
Thanks for the pictures and review .

Amy D. Cohen said...


Let me help with the soaps! I inufuse the soaps with flower remedy blends I create, different than aromatherapy, esssential oils. I am a practitioner for emotional health, naturally and work with people thare struggle with sadness, anxiety, ptsd, symptoms of autism or anything that is holding you back from creating the best life you can have. I found it through truama and it has changed my life!

I have an anxiety soap-I did not send and it sounds like that is what you need Mary. If you are always anxious or fearful or have panic - Anxiety Be Gone will bring peace and calm the panic and fears. CHILL OUT is for those who are stressed and overwhelmed, Confidence for self esteem and confidence and there are 7 health and wellness soaps- all natural and fantastic! They were featured on MSNBC today and's gift guide as an Editors Pick! I am very proud!
If you have questions, please feel free to write me. So each soap has a blend of flower remedies and some have added essential oils for scent.

Mary Bearden said...

Hey, girls, I hope you came back and ready what Amy had to say. Nothing says it better than the person who knows best! Maybe we should have a question and answer post one day?

Let me know what ya'll think and I am sure Amy wouldn't mind answering your questions. I am up for any suggestions!

Kay Maher said...

I would want the Weight Loss and Commitment to Goals, and the Childrens Negative Behavior Soaps (hoping that means to correct the behavior, not give it to, I'm just kidding!!) My boys need something and if this soap helps, I'd buy it all the time!