A modern log cabin perched in the cleft of a snow-drizzled mountain. A coastal hideaway whose backdoors open to a gloriously unobscured view of the sea. A cottage in the pristine countryside. The dreams that propel our labors almost always center on a place, far from the scenery of our everyday lives, that tantalizes us with its possibilities. We may or may not succeed in fulfilling every dream, but in the meantime we can count on the power of artisans such as Chris of Red Leaf Bath and Body Products to transport us to exotic locales daily through the gateway of our senses. Drawing on an assortment of natural ingredients including many found in the average kitchen, Red Leaf specializes in compact, concentrated products offered in many different varieties, each of which bears its own soothing or salutary essence.
For the traveling man, for example, a rich-lathering Shaving Cube scented with Black Tea or perhaps Basil Lime might serve as a welcome alternative to the harsh motel wakeup call. For the woman who loves to simmer away her worries, a gift of Bubble Bath Dough infused with Lavender or Oatmeal, Milk and Honey may be just what the aromatherapist ordered. The discerning customer will notice instantly the uniqueness of Red Leaf’s offerings: A Very Concentrated Room Spray, a bar that lathers into shampoo, an all-day moisturizer that is sprayed on for superior coverage. Furthermore, one of the most useful aspects of this particular shop is its well-articulated product descriptions, leaving little question that just about anything sold here will be at worst refreshingly unconventional, and at best a revelation. As a clincher, Red Leaf is even offering a freebie to get your stock started: The winner of today's giveaway will receive their choice of Red Leaf's Award Winning Men's or Women's Soap and Shave Cube with a Chrome Stand in your choice of scents. To qualify, visit Red Leaf, then come back here to tell us about your favorite product and scent. Tell us in a second post if you happen to subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 12/18/08.
**We have a winner! Jennielee who said, "My favorite product is the long lasting linen spray and my favorite scent is the English Coast."**