Sunday, January 16, 2011

Greenleaf Rose scented products: review and giveaway {Bubbles of Love} (Giveaway closed)

When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of roses!  Roses are a symbol of love and romance.  Aside from receiving roses as a gift on Valentine's Day, the scent of roses can also help set the mood for the evening.

Greenleaf has several rose scented products to help you get in the mood for Valentine's Day.  These items would make a nice treat for yourself, or would be a nice gift too.

Greenleaf's new Roses scented spa body scrub will get your skin kissably soft.  The rose scent is not overpowering in the shower.  A few tips:  Follow the directions on the tube and definitely follow up by using a body wash afterward.  The scrub will leave behind a residue.  The tube I had was hard to dispense in the shower.  I had a little difficulty getting the thick scrub out.  Still, it left my skin refreshed and invitingly soft, something it desperately needed this winter.

Buy it:  You can purchase it at the Greenleaf site for $16 for an 8 oz tube.  Other scents that I would love to try would be the Pomegranate, Lavender and Blushing Tulips.

Now, to get your bed linens smelling extra romantic!  Greenleaf also sells a Spa Linen Spray in a rose scent.  I used the Roses linen spray on my sheets and pillow cases and just loved the scent.  What did hubby think?  He noticed, but didn't say a word!  The scent didn't last a very long time, perhaps a day. I drifted off to sleep smelling like a rose, literally!

It was strongest soonest after application.  If you plan to freshen your bed linens for a night of romance, I'd recommend spraying about an hour or so beforehand. It is a liquid spray and didn't leave any marks on my sheets once dry.

Other use?  I must confess, I truly *love* the scent of rose, so I did spray some in my bathroom to freshen the air.  Of course, that isn't what it is intended for, but it did leave the bathroom smelling very sweet.

Buy it:  The Roses linen spray is available for $8 for an 8 ounce bottle.  They have several other exotic and practical scents to choose from, including Fresh Linen, Orange and Honey, Seaspray, Garden Breeze and more.

I was also able to try Greenleaf's Roses Signature Candle.  This 9.5 ounce rose scented candle will burn for 60-80 hours. The first time I used it, I burnt it for about an hour while I steeped in a hot bath to relax.  When I blew it out, it hardly looked used at all, with just a small dimpling in the middle around the wick.  I know this candle will last me a good, long time.

One thing I truly loved about this candle is that it has such a nice, light scent.  Every time I walked by the candle, I could smell the rose scent even if it wasn't lit. 

Buy it:  The Roses Signature Candle costs just $16 and can be purchased at the Greenleaf site.  Other Greenleaf Signature Candle scents that intrigue me are Raspberry Lemonade, Tuscan Vineyard and Trellis.  They sound like they would smell heavenly.

GIVEAWAY! (giveaway closed)

Here's what you need to do to enter to win the Roses Signature Candle giveaway.  Make sure you follow the rules and include your email in the mandatory entry comment or let me know if it is publicly available in your profile (and be sure it is!)  

Mandatory entry Visit Greenleaf and let me know what other item you'd want to try from their vast array of scented items.

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This contest will run through January 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM.  Winner will be drawn by and notified via email on January 26, 2011.  They will have 48 hours to respond to email or I will need to choose another winner.  Due to the fragile nature of this giveaway item, this contest is open to US residents only who are 18 or older and who live in the lower 48 contiguous states.

Disclosure:  These products were provided at no cost to me for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this blog post.  Greenleaf has generously provided me with one (1) Roses Signature Candle to giveaway to a reader.  For those who love the scent of roses such as I, be sure to check out Greenleaf's rose scented offerings by clicking here.

Be sure to enter the giveaways of my fellow Blog Pop members by clicking on the linky below.  Find lots of fabulous giveaways (and at least one other Soft Lips Giveaway!).

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