Bristol Bliss Natural Products Giveaway!

I received complimentary Bristol Bliss products for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.

When I visited Brilliant Options Wellness for my first massage, I noticed some cute and great-smelling soy candles in the studio. BOW owner Kellie informed me that they were a local product (hooray!) by Bristol Bliss. I contacted owner Mary Brown to find out more about her natural/organic candles and other beauty products. She was kind enough to offer me some samples for a review and giveaway blog post!

I received bath salts, a candle, lip balm, and body scrub.

Unfortunately I never take baths so I never got a chance to use the All-Natural Detoxifying Ginger Bath Salts. The ingredients list is short and sweet: epsom salt, sea salt, ground ginger, baking soda, essential oil. I am not a big user of natural beauty products (or beauty products in general…I just have a few basics) so these pronounceable ingredients are new to me – that’s a good thing!

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I’m a HUGE candle person though and I used the Lime Lemongrass Soy Candle right away (unfortunately that scent is no longer available but seasonal alternatives include Peppermint and Winter Forest). Soy candles burn a lot cleaner than my usual Bath & Body Works candles. The scent was still strong and I really loved the wooden wick! Such a cute touch and it made a fun roaring sound while the candle burned, like a real wood fire place. So cozy.

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You can order personalized versions of these as party favors! (Source)

As you can see from my first photo, I was sent the All-Natural Lip Balm. That was a few months ago. I love it and use it every single day! My lips seriously feel better using something so natural. Sometimes I don’t have it on me so I use good old Chap-Stick and I always miss my Bristol Bliss and wish I had it instead. But I also always wish that it was in Chap-Stick form because I get kinda grossed out using my finger to apply it. Mary must have read my mind because now she offers All-Natural Chapstick instead! It’s the same product, just in the form you see above. The only ingredients are organic coconut oil, beeswax, almond oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oil. And guess what? It’s only $3.75! You cannot use price as an excuse not to make the switch to a natural chapstick!

Holiday gift idea!

Holiday gift idea!

Since I received my products, Mary has expanded her line. She now offers All-Natural Baby Powder, Natural Deodorant, and Foaming Hand Soap (in a lovely seasonal Peppermint scent). My favorite product though is an old stand-by – the Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub. I can’t say enough about how fabulous this stuff is. It smells completely amazing and that scent comes from organic coconut oil, not a bunch of fake ingredients. It left my skin feeling so smooth and scrubbing off the top layer of yuck was very cleansing. I exited my shower feeling squeaky clean. My only complaint is while the eco-friendly labels are adorable and quaint, they aren’t totally practical for a jar that’s going to get wet. After a few showers the label on the scrub ended up falling off. I didn’t even bother keeping the string on; I took it off before I even put the jar in the shower. For the products that don’t see moisture though, the labels are great.

Mary started Bristol Bliss last Christmas, after she started researching the ingredients in products she used for her son and herself. His birth is what made her take an interest and she became more personally driven to pay close attention to what she was putting on and in his body and also her own. She started out with the scrubs and gifted them to friends and family. Excellent feedback gave her the push to open her Etsy shop and the timing has been excellent, given society’s rising interest in not only being aware of product ingredients but also buying local! Mary hand-makes and packages everything herself. Until her own website launches (hopefully February 2014), you can buy her stuff on Etsy and also at The Plaid Poppy and Watertown Wicks (Watertown, CT) and Copper & Birch (South Windsor, CT). She also will take custom orders for gift baskets!

Custom gift basket example! (Source)

Custom gift basket example! (Source)

Mary wants to give Cait Plus Ate readers the chance to sample some of the product that was my favorite – the Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub! So she’s giving away one jar each to three winners! This giveaway will remain open until this coming Sunday 11/17 at 11:59 PM EST, with winners announced Monday 11/18. Open to continental US residents only – no purchase necessary. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. A valid email address must be left with each comment. Extra entries must be submitted via separate comments or they won’t count! To enter you can:

  1. Visit the Bristol Bliss Etsy shop and comment with the item you’d want to try most! (mandatory)
  2. Follow @BristolBliss on Instagram and comment here saying you did.
  3. Like @CaitPlusAte on Instagram and comment here saying you did.
  4. Like Bristol Bliss on Facebook and comment here saying you did.
  5. Like Cait Plus Ate on Facebook and comment here saying you did.

Good luck to all and thank you Mary for letting me try your products, sponsoring this giveaway, and having such a dedication to natural ingredients!

65 Responses to "Bristol Bliss Natural Products Giveaway!"

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  1. Jen Greco

    November 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Winter Forest Soy Candle in Vintage Ball Jar with dual Wooden Wick

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  2. Jen Greco

    November 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Just started following @bristolbliss on Instagram!

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  3. Jen Greco

    November 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Liked Bristol Bliss on Facebook!!! Pick me pick me!

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  4. Kylie Nason

    November 14, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    i love the Orange Lavender Soy Candle with Wooden Wick!

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  5. Kylie Nason

    November 14, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    i follow @bristolbliss on instagram

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  6. Kylie Nason

    November 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    i follow @caitplusate on instagram

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  7. Kylie Nason

    November 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    i liked bristol bliss on facebook

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  8. Kylie Nason

    November 14, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    i already like cait plus ate on facebook!

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  9. Elle

    November 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I discovered soy candles years ago and used them on the sailboat exclusively. They burn so clean and there was never a need to wipe the low fiber glass ceiling like there was when I burned paraffin candles…. I would gladly have taken the bath goodies off your hands!

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  10. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate

    November 14, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I am all about natural beauty products, so I am loving the look of these! I would most like to try the sugar or salt scrubs.

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  11. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate

    November 14, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    I follow Bristol Bliss on Intsa!

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  12. Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition

    November 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    I would like to try the Natural Chapstick or Mint Foam!

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  13. Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition

    November 14, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I already follow you on Instagram

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  14. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate

    November 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I follow you on Insta!

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  15. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate

    November 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I like Bristol Bliss on Facebook!

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  16. Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate

    November 14, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Anddd I like your page on FB. :-)

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  17. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    November 14, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    I would jump for the Coconut Salt Scrub and chapstick! I have been wanting to try coconut oil on my skin, but just have not found the money for it just yet ;)

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  18. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    November 14, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    I follow you on Insta!

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  19. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    November 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    I follow you on Facebook!

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  20. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    November 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    I liked Bristol Bliss on Facebook!

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  21. julia

    November 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    The calming oatmeal bath soak. mmmm sounds heavenly

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  22. julia

    November 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    I liked Cait plus Ate on facebook :)

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  23. julia

    November 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    I liked bristol bliss on facebook :D

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  24. Suzie

    November 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Coconut sugar scrub!!

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  25. Suzie

    November 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Follow you on instagram

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  26. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    November 14, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    I’d want to try the Oatmeal Bath Soak for B man and the sugar scrub for myself.

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  27. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    November 14, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    I follow Bristol Bliss on Instagram

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  28. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    November 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I follow you on Instagram!

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  29. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    November 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    I like you on Facebook :)

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  30. @smilejoylove

    November 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I’d love to try the Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub – thanks! @smilejoylove

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  31. @smilejoylove

    November 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    I liked Bristol Bliss on facebook! thanks @smilejoylove

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  32. @smilejoylove

    November 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I follow Cait Plus Ate on facebook! Thanks – @smilejoylove

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  33. Iris

    November 15, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    The peppermint candle!! I’m going through a candle phase. :)

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  34. Jen W.

    November 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    The citrus & spice soy candle sounds delightful. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  35. Shawna Davis

    November 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    All Natural Peppermint Soy Candle Wooden Wick

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  36. Shawna Davis

    November 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    I followed Bristol Bliss on Instragram!

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  37. Shawna Davis

    November 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I liked Bristol Bliss on Facebook!

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  38. Shawna Davis

    November 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I follow you on Instagram!

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  39. steph

    November 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    the candles FOR SURE!

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  40. steph

    November 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    i follow you on instaaa

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  41. Heather

    November 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I like the Winter Forest Soy Candle!

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  42. Kristi

    November 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    the peppermint soy candle. i’ve been loving all the seasonal scents!

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  43. JessW

    November 15, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    The peppermint soy candle or detoxifying ginger bath salts!

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  44. Megan

    November 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I love soy candles so I would definitely want to try the soy candle!

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  45. Megan

    November 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Following Bristol Bliss on Instagram!

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  46. Megan

    November 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    I already follow you on Instragram :)

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  47. Megan

    November 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I ‘like’ you on Facebook already :)

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  48. sue

    November 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    the coconut sugar scrub sounds devine!

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  49. Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    I would love to try the Lemon Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub! I love Eucalyptus – especially when I am congested, so this would feel so good!

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  50. Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    i follow bristol bliss on IG!

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  51. Linz @ Itz Linz

    November 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    i follow you on IG! :)

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  52. Traci

    November 16, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    I’d love to try the all natural peppermint soy candle!

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  53. Traci

    November 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I like you on instagram!

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  54. Traci

    November 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I like Cait Plus Ate on facebook.

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  55. Traci

    November 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    I’m following Bristol Bliss on instagram.

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  56. Mahdi

    November 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    I would love to try an all natural peppermint soy candle. Soothe that queasy stomach of mine!

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  57. Keri

    November 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I would love to try the naturally calming oatmeal bath soak!

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  58. Sloane Pitman Yoga

    November 16, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    I want the lip balm! Or the detoxifying bath salts. OMG

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  59. Sloane Pitman Yoga

    November 16, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    I like you on FB :)

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  60. Sloane Pitman Yoga

    November 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    I like Bristol Bliss on FB

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  61. Sloane Pitman Yoga

    November 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    I follow you on da gram!

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  62. Sloane Pitman Yoga

    November 16, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    I follow Bristol Bliss on insta now!

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  63. Michelle

    November 17, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I have been using Bristol Bliss for months. The all natural deodorant is a must have.

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  64. Emily S.

    November 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    I’d like to try the Oatmeal Bath Soak.

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  65. Marisa Hagler

    November 24, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Would love to try the All Natural Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts

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