Drool on Your Pillow
By Tonie Minsal
Essential Restoratives is a quiet, unassuming line that walks
softly and carries a big stick. They had some nice surprises. The owner, Vicki Bedell, really seems to have a lot of
integrity and she puts a lot of care into the making of her
I particularly love
the Mommyís Reflexology Lotion ($8.95 for a 2oz. bottle). I
never would have chosen this product for myself, and Iím so
glad that Vicki sent it for me to try.
I usually run screaming
from anything with verbena in it - too sharp for me - but Vicki
has blended it just right, along with distilled lime water, shea butter, and sweet orange, neroli, and bergamot essential
oils. I really get the effect of smelling fresh limes on a
tree every time I use this product. She even included a nifty
little reflexology chart, which Iím sure I used totally wrong.
Anyway, I massaged my feet and hands with the lotion when I
got into bed. The lotion was slippery enough to allow for a
nice, long massage.
Much to my surprise, I fell asleep in five
minutes and proceeded to drool on my pillow! This product is
so cool that itís something Iíd use even if I werenít
I highly recommend it. My only complaint is that
Vicki doesnít include a masseuse with every bottle!
Mommyís Belly Butter ($19.95 for a 4oz jar) is a really nice
all purpose butter. It contains coconut oil, cocoa
butter, beeswax, and vitamin E.
This butter has a really nice
consistency, and itís not at all greasy. It has a nice cocoa
butter smell, and itís the ideal products for girls who donít
want a lot of fragrance. If you find it to be a bit pricey -
hey - drop some heavy hints around baby shower time!
Mommyís Pregnancy Massage Oil ($6.95 for a 2oz.
bottle) combines sweet almond and coconut oils with essential
mandarin, bergamot, ylang ylang and rosewood. The ylang is
what comes through on this one.
By the way, Iíve been finding ylang to be very beneficial to a good nightís sleep lately. This is a nice, light, all purpose massage oil with a light,
Vicki was also thoughtful enough to include a bottle of her
Mommyís Perineum Massage Oil ($6.95 for a 2oz bottle)
for me to try. It combines olive and coconut oils with sandalwood
(another one of my personal faves - oil from the wood of the
sandalwood tree - very woody and lasting) and neroli essential
All Iím going to say about this product is that I love
it - it smells great, it works great, and you are NOT allowed
to create a mental picture of me using it!
I was so excited to try Vickiís Deeply Heaven Cape Cod Bath
Salts ($3.25 for a 1Ĺoz envelope), as they smelled great in
the envelope. With a blend of ylang ylang, clary sage, and
rose essential oils, I was really looking forward to a hot,
Alas, I think
there just wasnít enough in the little envelope for me
to make a fair assessment of this product; I would say with a
lot of it in your bath it might be great, but I just couldnít
Labour of Love
makes labour versions of two of her pregnancy
products: Mommyís Labor Reflexology Lotion ($8.95 for a 2oz
bottle), and Mommyís Labor Massage Oil ($6.95 for a 2oz
These products are much the same as the pregnancy
versions, with the addition of jasmine, (a known soother
during labour), lavender (calming), and clary sage essential
These are nice products to have on hand during labour
and delivery (so that others can pamper you!).