Saturday, April 2, 2011

Could Your Laundry Detergent be the Answer to Your Allergies or Skin Problems

 is very economical, cleans great, no additives, rinses clean in one cycle and leaves no residues or strong perfume smells because there's no irritating dyes and fillers.

100% Phosphate free (Phosphorus is a fertilizer that causes algae to grow and depletes oxygen out of the water)

When phosphates end up in lakes and rivers (usually as runoff), they promote rapid and unnatural plant and algae growth, killing off other aquatic life.
Excessive algae growth can jeopardize the life cycle of rivers, lakes and streams.  Sending them on an accelerated path to someday becoming dry land. 

By not using phosphates in our products, we are helping to keep waterways in a healthy balance.Dye and fragrance free
Highly Concentrated
Gentle for baby clothes
Recommended for sensitive skin
Fabric softening action
Works in hot or cold water
Ideal for HE washing machines
Low Sudsing formula
The box is recyclable.
The scoop is recyclable #5
It ís perfectly safe for septic tanks.


As always, comparisons are only somewhat useful because our products are much, much better than the competition and worth a lot more.
The following figures are based on using Watkins Laundry Detergent with our recommended 1 scoop amount.

BRAND                                       *RETAIL               WHOLESALE         PER OZ (Retail)*may vary
Watkins Laundry Detergent           12.99                           9.74                         0.16
Tide HE 64 Loads                        14.99                          n/a                             0.23
UltraTide 40 Loads                         8.99                            n/a                          0.23
7th Generation 18 Loads                 8.49                            n/a                           0.47
Gain 80 Loads                              16.01                             n/a                          0.20

Retail customers SAVE $5.60 by using Watkins Laundry Detergent over Tide HE!
That's retail price savings. As an associate, you'll save even more!

Many people have allergies or skin sensitivities which react badly to normal laundry detergents which are generally full of perfumes, dyes, and fillers. Watkins Laundry detergent has none of those things!

When your washer finishes rinsing the first time, your clothes will have no detergent left in them. Others have residue even after 2 rinses or more.

Uses Oxyegenated Bleach not Chlorine!
Chlorine Bleach(aka sodium hypochlorite): an all-purpose whitening agent, can irritate the lungs and eyes and can become toxic in waterways.

While many companies are making their scoops larger, Watkins has made this one even smaller, they say for one front loading machines use 1 scoop (1/8 of a cup), and for top loading machines, use 2 scoops. However, we have found that one is sufficient with our top loading, large capacity machine. One scoop per use will give you 80 loads from one box! If you have really hard water you might need to use two, but work your way up, if necessary. You'll almost for sure find it washes great with one scoop and will save you money. If you find you need two scoops, you still get 40 loads per box!

Formulated to work in the new HE washing machines with 1 scoop.

Great to use for baby's clothes and bedding, babies don't need to be exposed to all those perfumes and chemicals in other brands. Even the typical 'baby' soaps and detergents are full of chemicals and perfume, not to mention over-priced.

If you think about it, your clothes and bed linens are in almost constant contact with your skin. Who wants them loaded with perfumes and chemicals?

It's a water softener, fabric softener, detergent all in one!

Not only do you save money on cleaner clothes using Watkins Laundry Detergent, but you will also save money on your clothes since there's less wear and tear on them with fewer rinse cycles and no fillers, phosphates, dyes, and perfumes to damage the fabric!


Several years ago, my son had a bloody nose on the way to MN for a christmas visit. We had nothing handy, so I pulled a gray tshirt from my suitcase and we used that to stop the bleeding. Well, after christmas was over, the tshirt ended up buried under a car seat and forgotten about for several months. When I did finally find it, I thought "oh great! this shirt is ruined!" But I asked my oldest son to put it in the wash to soak with several other items. Him being a teenager, well, he didn't soak as directed and the washer just went through its normal cycle with Watkins Laundry Detergent in the water and guess what? Not a SINGLE stain was left on the tshirt!
- Tracy F.

After Randy's detergent demo, I was cleaning up and poured the two glasses into the sink and gave them a quick rinse, so I could throw them in the dishwasher. The Watkins Laundry Detergent glass, emptied fine. The Tide glass still had detergent, so I ran water into it - the bottom of the glass, about a quarter inch, was full of slushy detergent that didn't want to come out. I started to run a sponge into it and decided I didn't want that in my dish sponge so I got a paper towel to get it out. It sure didn't want to come out with running water!
- Jan Robinson

It simply makes sense to buy Watkins products. Not only are they better quality, they are better for you and your family, and they save you money because you use less.

Sometimes the simplest concepts are the hardest to grasp. People view the 'high' cost of an item and cannot see beyond the inital cost to the savings it will yield because you use less.

I know the Watkins Laundry Detergent is what sold my husband. We do our laundry at a laundromat and one day he realized that we were still using from the same box of detergent we had been using for a long time. I don't think he realized until then how much we were actually saving using the Watkins products. Then he began looking around more and realizing that some of the items were ones I had purchased some time ago and were still using. The Black Pepper, Soup Bases, and other seasonings last a long time even when used frequently.
_ Mary K.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Derron Lemke’s Amazing Story

These are personal testimonials. Individual results may vary. Consult your physician before taking any dietary supplements.

Derron Lemke’s Amazing Story
Derron, the son of Sue Skomsky, was experiencing severe behavioral problems that seriously impacted his performance at school and life at home.

He was diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and given a prescription for Ritalin, which he took for eight years. In search of an alternative, the family traveled hundreds of miles to consult with a doctor of research specializing in children with ADD.

The specialist placed Derron on a program of dietary modification and intensive vitamin supplementation, believing that proper nutrition could correct the chemical imbalances in the boy’s brain. The program worked well—well enough that Derron was allowed to stop taking the Ritalin. But in order to get all of the nutrients prescribed by the specialist, Derron had to take upwards of ten pills every morning; "not a very pleasant way to start the day," according to Sue.

When Sue noticed that Watkins Superfood Multiple was similar to the nutrition profile of the vitamins Derron was taking, she faxed the ingredient statements to their specialist, who "was amazed at the formulations," said Sue, "and gave instant approval. She got totally excited!"
Since Derron started taking Watkins Superfood Multiple, his whole outlook has changed. His grades in school have been excellent, and he has not had a single episode. Although every case is different and needs to be evaluated by a physician, Derron’s physician, Dr. Brian Baxter, agrees that "Derron has done very well. The combination of the diet and the vitamins have allowed him to stop taking Ritalin.
It’s certainly a very holistic approach, and an alternative to prescription drugs."
—Sue Skomsky, Watkins Customer, New York

Watkins Superfood Multiple is the core formula to be used by everyone. This advanced formula supplies every important vitamin and mineral in the potencies recommended by leading nutritionists and researchers.* Includes high potencies of all antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

• Multi-sourced: Unlike leading brands, which contain only synthetic vitamins, this formula provides vitamins in their natural form, as well. Vitamin A is 100% derived from mixed carotenes, the preferred form recommended in current studies.
Iron-free: Supplementation of iron is not recommended for those without a specific need for it.
All 72 colloidal trace minerals: Unlike other colloidal minerals, ours is certified to be free of toxic heavy metals.
Cere-GreenConcentrate: Provides vitamins, plant pigments and antioxidant enzymes from cereal grasses and blue-green algae.
Global GrainsConcentrate: A collection of the world’s 12 important grains. Many of these grains, rich in vitamins and essential lipids, are no longer in use, as our modern tastes demand the lighter textures of highly-refined flours.
Watkins Bio-ActivatorBlend (Black Pepperand Ginger): Scientific studies strongly suggest that black pepper and ginger may help to protect and maximize the potency of vitamins and nutrients in the body.* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Why prescription drugs when you can go with natural supplements

check out the many Natural Products Watkins has to offer you and your family needs, from herbs and spices, extracts, personal care,  home remedies and home care

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How Fragile is Your World

    Your World,
      Your Life,
    Your Health
and Your Family 
                              Green revolution is in

It is not just a passing fancy. People have realized that it is time that they participate in helping protect and preserve the natural environment.

Natural cleaning alternatives are staring to find its way to millions of households worldwide once again. Natural cleaning products are now the preferred cleaning option for many people rather than commercial cleaning solutions which contain harmful components one way or another.

This changing consumer behavior is caused by the growing awareness of consumers on the importance of family health and the natural environment because chemical cleaning solutions, through prolonged use, can potentially harm plants, animals, contaminate food and water.
Switching to natural cleaning products is much cheaper than commercial cleaning products and this is another reason why people are switching to natural methods to help them save in the middle of the hard economic condition.

If you are still using chemical-based cleaners, maybe it is time that you switch to natural cleaners for the sake of health and environment and to be able to save in the process as well.

Switching from chemical to natural cleaning products is a
cost-effective strategy. Natural cleaning products also deliver the same kind of effectiveness as commercial cleaning products but at a lower cost. Remember that for every organic cleaning product you buy, you are able to reap three amazing benefits –cleanliness of your home surroundings, protection for you and your family and protection to your natural surroundings.

Chemically-produced cleaning products contain dangerous pollutants  that poison the natural environment. These artificial cleaning solutions contain carcinogens, depressants, neurotoxins and other harmful components therefore putting the health of everyone who comes in contact with it at risk. Some of the ailments caused by these chemical cleaners are respiratory problems, reproductive problems, and cancer.
Chemicals from non-organic products can enter the human body through air, food and water which are easily contaminated. On the hand, switching to natural organic cleaning solutions is totally safe for the environment and for humans. Organic products do not cause allergic reactions or health problems. Studies show that an average

America uses an average of 40 pounds of harmful and toxic chemical-based cleaners every year. Imagine the effect it could do your health. Well, the damaging effect of chemical cleaning products won’t manifest right away but it will eventually pile up over the years and might reveal itself in a form of an ugly disease. Chemically based products also contribute to the deteriorating condition of the ozone layer and contaminate the soil where most of our foods are grown from.
Knowing the damaging effects of chemically-based cleaning products should be enough reason for all of us to switch to natural cleaning products. Besides, we all deserve a healthier environment that is free from these health hazards and environmental threats. Protect your health. Protect your family. Protect the environment. That is the real meaning of the word "clean" – helping clean the world today for the next generations to enjoy.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Living Naturally — A Way of Life

These days everyone is making a greater effort to conserve the planet’s resources. Words like carbon footprint, sustainability, and Green have become common place. We are all taking a closer look at how our day-to-day activities affect the resources we leave for future generations. Watkins has been a pioneer in living naturally and we want to share with you what Living Naturally means to Watkins and more importantly what it means to you.

So what is Living Naturally to Watkins?
A way of life. Watkins is striving to be the most trusted natural products company and Living Naturally speaks to all of Watkins product categories. From sourcing raw materials, to manufacturing, and delivery, Watkins is working toward sustainability in every aspect of our business!

What is it to our Associates and Customers?

Living Naturally means each of our customers can expect consistent products and service at an affordable price, all with the sustainability of our planet’s resources in mind.

With internal expertise, we can assure you that Watkins natural products have been developed, manufactured and delivered to you with dedication to environmental sustainability. We have taken the burden off your shoulders so that you can make an anxiety free purchase since Watkins natural products are made in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Watkins has been a pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients since 1868. We continue our commitment to you and the environment by implementing processes that reduce waste and conserve energy.

Watkins promise is to continue our Living Naturally philosophy for generations to come.


Providing Natural Skin Care
For 140 years, Watkins Incorporated has been America’s pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients in our products. To this day, Watkins adheres strictly to the same quality standards set forth by company founder, J.R. Watkins. Through our natural personal care, Watkins continues to provide products that are good for the earth, good for others and good for you. Wholesome and refreshing - Watkins is never “doctored up” like some big city factory products.

Watkins has seen great success and growth with the existing J.R. Watkins Apothecary line of natural-based personal care. We continue to evolve our brand based on our consumer’s needs and corporate goals for environmentally friendly and sustainable products. New in 2008, Watkins launches J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary – a complete line of head to toe personal care including lotions, body creams, body oils, lip care and travel kits.

We are dedicated to providing personal care that is truly natural. Our formulas are 95% natural and above, with many at 99% natural and higher. Using renewable, plentiful ingredients from mother earth, we offer a luxurious line of personal care for every day use, free of synthetic or irritating chemicals. And as always, our products are never tested on animals.

To continue providing options to meet consumer demand for more natural, clean, healthy products, our goal is to take our current knowledge and history of natural to an even higher level.

NEW - J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary

Brand Commitments:

· 95% Natural and above

· Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free

· Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free

· Paraben Free

· Phthalate Free

· Mineral Oil, Petrolatum free

· Dye Free

Free Yourself with J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary Freedom Code:
Chemical Sunscreens
Petro Chemicals
DEA/TEA-synthetic stabilizers
Formaldehyde Donors
1,4 Dioxane
Chemical Preservatives

Please Note: All Watkins products are packaged in BPA (Bisphenol A) free plastic containers.


Providing Natural Home Care
Everyday choices effect the health of our families and our environment. Household products are one of the largest contributors of health problems in our homes. Cleaners containing ammonia, chlorine and other chemical ingredients have been known to cause respiratory irritation. In North America, one in three people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis.*

Going back as far as the 1920's with our Shredsope line, Watkins as been developing cleaning solutions for the home. Clearly, we're not strangers to household chores!

Today, the new J.R. Watkins Natural Cleaning Products feature non-toxic plant-based formulas that are both biodegradable and phosphate free. These ultra concentrated cleaners are naturally derived so they are easy on the environment, your home and your loved ones.

* US National Center for Health Statistics

Free Yourself with J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Freedom Code:
Ammonia Free
Animal Ingredient Free
Benzene Free
Boron Free
Butyl/Ethyl Cellosolve Free
Bleach Free
Diethylene Ether Free
Dye Free
Formaldehyde Free
Isopropanol Free
Kerosene Free
Mineral Spirit Free
Paraben Free
Petrochemical Free
Phosphate Free
Phosphoric Acid Free
Propylene Glycol Free
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free
Sulfuric Acid Free

Please Note: All Watkins products are packaged in BPA (Bisphenol A) free plastic containers.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Health is Your Wealth

Health is all the Wealth you need—.
Undeniably, health is one of the most indispensable assets in life! You might possess all other forms of wealth, but to enjoy them you need to be healthy and lead a disease-free life.
 With the busy schedules we lead and with all the toxins that we are exposed to day in and day out, it is a bit difficult to maintain a healthy body.
All poisonous chemicals and toxic substances that are emitted by industries and automobiles enter directly into our body causing various disorders.
Buildup of wastes and toxins in the body can lead to undesirable symptoms, but removing them can help you feel great again!*
Why Cleanse and Restore?
People are exposed to toxins, pollution, pesticides, car exhaust, and thousands of synthetic chemicals every day.
 Even the body’s own digestive and metabolic processes throw off wastes that are not always completely eliminated by the body.
Also, unseen intestinal parasites are now being recognized as a serious problem.
Poor elimination, bloating, gas, confusion, forgetfulness, headaches, food allergies, overeating, poor circulation, fatigue, mood swings, bad breath, susceptibility to illness, stiff joints, cold hands and feet, reduced immune function, indigestion, coated tongue, poor skin, puffy eyes…

many nutritionists feel that these and other symptoms may be in part the result of toxic buildup.

Modern medicine has cures for many of these symptoms, but it is possible to keep many of them from appearing by eating a healthy diet, following a regular program of gentle exercise, and periodically cleansing the system of toxins.

A three-part system all in one convenient supplement. Natural grain, fruit and vegetable fibers help cleanse the intestinal tract; special herbal blend supports liver detoxification; lactic bacteria restore vital intestinal cultures.* 30 caplets;

Watkins Inner Cleanse/Restore is effective, easy to use, and can have a major impact on your total well-being.

Watkins Inner Cleanse/Restore is a three-part system (intestinal cleanse, liver detoxification and bacterial restoration) all in one convenient supplement.* It is a vast improvement over other cleansing programs, in which you must remember to take several different pills and potions.
Inner Cleanse/Restore is easy to incorporate into your daily routine:
No need to eliminate certain foods such as caffeinated beverages or fatty foods during a cleansing cycle, as with other cleansing products currently on the market.
No need to eliminate other Watkins Dietary Supplements you are currently taking during a cleansing cycle. Inner Cleanse/Restore has been specially formulated to work with other Watkins Dietary Supplements.
Gentle: Most people should not experience any problems with gas, bloating or diarrhea.
Watkins Bio-ActivatorBlend (Black Pepperand Ginger): Scientific studies strongly suggest that black pepper and ginger may help to protect and maximize the potency of vitamins and nutrients in the body.*

Do yourself a favor and do not wait....
                         start your Watkins Inner Cleanse/Restore today
                   and get your Health back to enjoy the Wealth of Life