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J. R. Watkins Natural Room Fresheners

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
  • Eliminate odors in every room of your home with a light mist of our essential oil room fresheners. Our natural formulas create a room freshenerdelightful, long-lasting ambiance. Each spray bottle contains more than 600 sprays.
  • TIP:
    Rooms in your home aren’t the only thing that need freshening – keep a room freshener in the car, in the office or in your locker at the gym.

    Join us as a Watkins Member.  Membership is just $19.95, you’ll save on regular and sale prices, along with clearance and overstock sales up to 90% discount.

    Every person who joins during September 2015 will automatically get a FREE $20 Gift Certificate after they join, so they can try J.R. Watkins products for themselves.


J. R. Watkins Pure Castile Soap

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Why is J. R. Watkins making Castile Soap?

Soap making has been a tradition at J.R. Watkins. Since the turn of the century, we have been offering pure soaps. We’re excited to re-introduce the tradition of vegetable-oil based soaps — a natural product that really works. Free from dyes and harsh chemicals, this simple formula remains pure and safe.

What is Castile Soap?

Centuries ago in the Castile region of Spain an all-vegetable-based soap was made. Plentiful, local olive-oil inspired the recipe and set it apart as a soap not made from animal-fat (tallow). With great versatility and natural cleaning power, this tried-and-true formula has become commonly known as Castile Soap.

What is the difference between the bar and liquid?

J.R. Watkins Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps are both made with nourishing coconut and olive oils. Different basic salts are heated with the oils to create a fluid, liquid soap verses a hard, bar soap.

How can J. R. Watkins Castile Soap be used?

In the bath?

Absolutely. With a small amount of soap, a high-lather makes for a luxurious body wash and efficient shaving cream. Rub a small amount in hands and use as shampoo.

Note: J.R. Watkins Castile Soap works best as a shampoo for those with untreated, virgin, straight hair. It is not recommended for use on color treated, bleached or highlighted hair.

As a face cleaner?

Yes, J. R. Watkins Castile Soap is gentle enough for use on the face.  Dilute two to three drops of liquid soap in hands with water, cleanse face and rinse thoroughly.  Soothing fragrances like Lavender and Clary Sage are best suited for use on the face.

On hands and feet?

Yes.  A small amount goes a long way for washing hands and feet.  After a long day, J. R. Watkins Castile Soap is a great addition to a foot care routine.  Soak feet in warm water.  Cleanse with a small amount of liquid soap or a bar, and rinse.  For extra invigoration use J. R. Watkins Peppermint Castile Soap and follow with J. R. Watkins Peppermint Lotion.

As a pet wash?

Yes. Place a few drops of liquid J.R. Watkins Castile Soap on a dry towel and dilute with water. Use wetted towel to wipe-up muddy paws. Safe for use as a pet shampoo but, like humans, some hair types, like very dry or coarse hair, may not be well-suited for use. No need to worry if bathing your pet outdoors as J.R. Watkins Castile Soap is biodegradable and earth-friendly.

In the home?

When diluted, J.R. Watkins Castile Soap is appropriate for many home surfaces and will leave no harmful residue. Test a small surface prior to use on entire surface. One tablespoon in a gallon of water works great as a general floor cleaner.

Note: J.R. Watkins Castile Soap is not recommended for use as laundry or dishwasher detergent due to a high-foaming rate. In any usage mixing with water, do not keep mixture and discard after single use.

When camping?

Carrying different cleaners can be cumbersome when camping. Handy as a body wash and even dish soap, a single bottle of J.R.Watkins Castile Soap goes a long way. Its biodegradable properties make it earth-friendly and safe for outdoor use, too.

Call us to get 20% off J R Watkins Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps in July 2015!



Watkins Grilled Vegetables

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Watkins all-natural grapeseed oil is lower in saturated fat and higher in unsaturated fats than nearly all other oils. One of the only oils shown to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol, this antioxidant-rich blend is healthy and stable. Its high smoke point makes it perfect for grilling or sautéing.

Watkins Grilled Vegetablesgarlic parsley grapeseed oil

8 oz fresh whole mushrooms

2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch slices

10 cherry tomatoes

1 1/2 tbsp Watkins Garlic & Parsley Grapeseed Oil

1 tbsp Watkins Italian Seasoning

1 tsp seasoning salt

1 tsp Watkins Black Pepper to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese to taste

Toss first 7 ingredients together in a large bowl. Thread vegetables on metal skewers; grill until crisp and tender or bake in a 425 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bon appetit!


Watkins Extracts on Sale!

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Extracts! Extracts! Read all about it! Watkins new 8 ounce Extracts are just $5.00!  The long-lasting strength of our full flavored extracts make a great addition to your frostings, cakes, cookies, barbecue sauces, coffee, tea and so much more!

Call me, 626-536-3654, or visit us at the Monrovia Family Festival before they’re gone!