Vendor Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Morning's Mist Country Store (CLOSED)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | by Newlywed | Labels: , , , , |


There are a few things I have a penchant for, and one of them is handmade soap. There's something about a great bar of handmade soap -- take a whiff, close your eyes and, mmmmm, heavenly! That's the feeling when I first tried bath products from our next Vendor Spotlight, Morning's Mist Country Store. Based out of Minnesota, Juanita from Morning's Mist sells handmade soaps, lotions, lip balm and dead sea bath salts made with all natural oils and butters, including olive oil, shea butter, kokum butter, apricot kernel & evening primrose oils, sweet almond oil and silk protein. She says she found the inspiration to create effective bath and skin products when she noticed her own skin looking dull and aged. Through research and trial and error, Juanita developed a product that can soften and soothe diverse skin types.

I tried the Mango Papaya soap and I'm still addicted to the scent. Think tropical and sweet, as if you're sitting in an exotic island garden of fruits and flowers! The accompanying body butter left my skin feeling smooth, soft and never greasy. Yes, even the future hubs noticed (boy, was he extra snuggly!). You'll see right away that these are products made with with unltimate care and the finest natural materials, unlike the store-bought, mass-produced items full of harsh chemicals.

Juanita can also personalize each order, as well as offer discounts for volume orders. What a great idea for homemade, natural wedding favors or bridal party gifts! Without further ado, introducing Juanita from Morning's Mist Country Store!

What got you started in creating handmade bath and body products?
I started having difficulty with my skin - too dry in some places, too oily in others. I bought handmade soap and realized it was helping my skin, but I still needed more, so I researched and through trial and error came up with the products I now manufacture.

How long have you been making these products?
Over 10 years

Which from your line is your favorite scent/product and why?
I have to be very careful about scents, so the scents I use are all the ones that I love and my favorites change from day to day. I am currently trending to the Tangerine Spice that I have recently created. I have two products that I cannot live without and that is my soap and body butter.


Tell me something unique about your products.
Mine is a castile soap that I have enhanced with Shea and Kokum butters for skin elasticity and moisturizing, as well as Apricot Kernel and Evening Primrose Oils for damaged and problem skin. The butters use the same exotic oils. The butter soaks into the skin almost immediately with no greasy feeling and you can still feel the goodness after washing your hands.

What advice can you give to brides who are planning a wedding on a shoestring budget?
Make your own items as much as possible. It gives your wedding your own personal feeling and your guests really notice it. Simple table top decorations are a hit when personalized with your touch. Use your picture or inspirational sayings on gifts to your bridal party and guests.

Links where we can find out more of your work:
http://www.morningsmist.com/

THE GIVEAWAY
Juanita has been gracious enough to give one lucky winner their pick of any one item on the Morning's Mist Country Store Web site (except for the gift boxes).


THE RULES:

1) Go to Morning's Mist Country Store and comment on which scent you're most interested in trying for one entry! This is mandatory! Contestants who do not do this will be disqualified. Remember to leave your email address or some way to contact you with each entry!

You can add more comments to increase your chance to win if you do the following (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):

2) Become a new follower of this blog (1 entry)
3) Are currently a follower of my blog (2 entries or 2 separate comments!)
4) Become a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings (2 entries or 2 separate comments)
5) Blog about the contest and include a link to the giveaway. You must also include a link to Morning's Mist Country Store in your post (3 entries or 3 separate comments)
7) Buy anything from Morning's Mist Country Store (5 entries or 5 separate comments)
8) Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter (1 entry)
9) Tweet on this giveaway and include a link to this giveaway in your tweet. (1 entry)
10) Subscribe to my blog emails (1 entry)
11) Grab my blog button located on the right sidebar and put it on your blog (2 entries)

The deadline to enter this contest is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2010 (PST). A winner will be randomly chosen and announced the following day. Good luck! (This giveaway is now closed)

* Don't forget, your chance to win earrings from BellaLu and Me ends this Friday so don't miss out!

145 comments:

Montanafam said...

I would like to try the lavender body scrub- I love a nice scented scrub in our cool dry climate.
Thanks, Connie

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would love to try the French Vanilla.

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I'm a follower of your blog.

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I'm a follower 2

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Follower on facebook

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I'm a follower on facebook 2.

Perfect Blue Moon said...

mmm I like the sound of the Bavarian Mint!

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I tweeted about this giveaway!
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Naazia said...

i'd go for the lavender handmade soap

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Miss Love said...

I would like to try the Lavender Vanilla butter scrub. I love lavender and vanilla. So, the combination of the two should be amazing!

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Mallory said...

I would love to try to body butter in vanilla lavender, it sounds amazing!

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Mallory said...

and I'm a new follower! :)

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Wehaf said...

The Lavender scent is most appealing for me.

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julia said...

I think I'm most interested in the Handmade body butter - Tangerine Dream, although the Mango Papaya sounds delightful as well.

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Kim said...

The almond butter scrub sounds amazing!

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Kim said...

I am a new follower on your blog! xo

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Kim said...

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fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I would like to try this item: Handmade body butter - Cucumber Melon

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Willz said...

enter me too.
i would like to try Morning mist whipped body butters and butter scrubs for my dry skin.

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Willz said...

i'm a blog follower

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Willz said...

i'm a current blog folllower

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i posted your giveaway
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Victoria said...

Enter me please! I would try Vanilla Caramel ^^

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Victoria said...

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NGS said...

The oatmeal almond soap sounds like it would be quite a nice switch for my super dry skin!

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Jennifer L. said...

The mango papaya scent sounds amazing.
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I follow on Google.
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I follow on Twitter. (jentamar)
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Nancy said...

I would love to try French Vanilla.

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redfuzzycow said...

i like the tangerine scent

redfuzzycow said...

i'm a new follower (redfuzzycow)

redfuzzycow said...

i'm a facebook fan of yours (jen reda) #1

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Domestic Diva said...

I'd like to try the Handmade Soap - Oatmeal Almond

409cope said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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zooni said...

luv vanilla caramel :)

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phrannie said...

i'd love to try the sandalwood scent 8)
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janetfaye said...

I like Lavender scent.

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TigerLily said...

ooh i would love to try the bavarian mint! Or the Capuccino! :)


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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

The mango papaya soap sounds delicious!

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I follow on Twitter (dspdavey).

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greeneginger said...

I like the Mango Papaya scent a lot!
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mim said...

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the scent i'd love to try is Handmade body butter - Sandalwood

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Dovile said...

I'd really love to try the Sandalwood Rose butter scrub

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I'm already your follower #1

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I'm already your follower #2

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LeeLa said...

I would love to try Morning Mist Lavender Vanilla Butter Scrub. ~LeeLa

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megan said...

love almond soap!
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love the almond soap!
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LeeLa said...

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Barb said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Lavender Body Butter. Anything with lavender makes me want to melt into a puddle!
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I am currently a follower on your blog
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khaski said...

The lavendar sounds fab. khaski78 at hotmail dot cmo

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New follower here! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

LMcG said...

Spiced peach please! lindamcg@gmail.com

Melody said...

I like Vanilla Caramel.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Lavendar Scrub and the Lavendar Vanilla! I have always found the scent of lavendar very soothing!

emcSquared said...

I am most interested in trying the sandalwood!

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jennifer57 said...

Toffee

Aero said...

I like the mango papaya best!

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ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

I would like to try the Mango Papaya.

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Sweepstake Lover said...

I'd like to try the Butter Scrub - Almond

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skeptis said...

I can never get enough of Lavender so that would be the first one I'd try, although the Mango Papaya would be a close second. Thanks!

Carrie said...

Oh yum, gingerbread! A little skin pick-me-up!

Jasmine1485 said...

I'd love to try the vanilla-lavender scent, I've never seen those two combined before but they are nice separately and I bet they're gorgeous together! :)

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JMR said...

I want to try the Vanilla Lavender Body Butter.

JMR said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Emilymud said...

I am a new follower....

Emilymud said...

I think the Bavarian Mint sounds very interesting...I would love to try it out!

Sarah said...

The vanilla lavender body butter sounds great!

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Sarah said...

The vanilla lavender body butter sounds great!
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msbehavin82306 said...

I would love to try the vanilla caramel!

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Jana said...

I'd love to try the vanilla caramel

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I'm a new follower :)

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Julie said...

I would be most interested in trying the lavander vanilla soaps. juliestraw@gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'd like to try the Tangerine handmade soap! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Lyudmila said...

I would like to try this item: Handmade body butter - Cucumber Melon

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Lyudmila said...

I`m currently follower (entry #1)

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I`m currently follower (entry #2)

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trixx said...

Almond sounds great. :) peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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