Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CJ's BUTTer® Review and Giveaway

CJ's BUTTer® graciously sent me samples to try! They came in cute little 1/2 oz jars. I love the sample size, because I have one in the diaper bag, one in my purse, one by my bed, one in the bathroom, one on my desk, and one... that I've lost (if you know me you won't be surprised!).

The texture of CJ's BUTTer® is unique. It's thicker than lotion or cream, yet it goes on just as smoothly. Right after putting it on your skin feels oily, but after a few minutes the BUTTer® dissipates and soaks in and the oily feeling vanishes. The Vegan formula was the same texture as the original. If you prefer a lotion, CJ's also sells Creamy Body Lotion

The first day I used CJ's on every person in our family:

-On my son's diaper rash (See HERE)
-On my daughter's eczema (more about that below)
-On my sunburn (soothed it)
-On my husband's grease burn

CJ's can also be used as a lip balm. For a (more) complete list of uses, go HERE

CJ's comes in a number of scents you can check out HERE. Below is a list of the ones I was able to try, and my opinion of each. 

Sensuality (ylang ylang and myrrh)- Although this scent is CJ's favorite, this one is probably my least favorite. But that's only because it smells just like the face cream my grandmother uses. If it were my husband who used it, I'd probably like it better. 
Lavender and Tee Tree Oil- I love this one! It smells exactly like the title says, and is my second favorite scent. 
Monkey Farts- This is another one that I do NOT like. According to the scent page, it "begins with top notes of fresh banana and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note." I'm pretty sure it's the banana and bubble gum that bothers me. My husband, on the other hand, loves this one! 
Pink Sugar- I love this one too! This one is hard to describe, and it's tied for second place with the Lavender and Tee Tree Oil in my opinion. Here is the scent combination: lemon drops, cotton candy, red fruit, fig leaves, caramel, raspberry, and vanilla-musk.
Blueberry Crumble-This one is my favorite! I could eat it right out of the jar! (and therefore do not dare use it as a lip balm). It smells like fresh blueberry muffins. (WARNING: It doesn't taste at all like it smells!)

The only problem I had with the CJ's cream is that my daughter's eczema became much worse after using the CJ's. According to her doctor, scented creams can worsen eczema. A CJ's Representative suggested trying the Lavender Tee Tree BUTTer®

The Lavender Tea Tree is one of our essential oil scents, so it does not contain any fragrance oils (like the Monkey Farts, Pink Sugar & Blueberry Crumble). Instead it contains both Lavender & Tea Tree essential oils, which are both known to help with treating eczema in and of themselves. In fact the 4 options that we recommend to people with eczema are Unscented (Natural), Lavender, Tea Tree & Lavender Tea Tree. If the Lavender Tea Tree seems to aggravate her eczema it may be that she actually has an allergy to one of the essential oils or another ingredient, which I just wanted to point out so that you can compare the ingredients to anything else that may cause irritation for her in the future. 

So if you want to use CJ's for eczema, go for the one of the four scents she recommends (I had been using the Blueberry Crumble... you know, because she's so cute you could just eat her up?). 

Use the Rafflecopter below to win some CJ's BUTTer® of your own! The winner will receive a 4 oz. Tube of BUTTer® in the fragrance of your choice!

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  1. As silly as the name is, I would pick Monkey Farts. LOL


  3. I think I would choose Coconut Lime!

  4. I would like to try the Lemon, Sage & Ginger EO blend

  5. I think I'd go with Love Spell. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  6. I'd love to try the coconut lime...

  7. I'd choose bamboo and lotus blossom.

  8. I would get Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey.

  9. I'd like either the lavender (for my son's eczema!) or monkey farts (because everyone seems to love it and it's got such a crazy name)

  10. I would choose pink sugar.
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  11. Blueberry crumble sounds like something I would love!