Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monday January 16th, 2012
Sororia is giving away a bar of LAVENDER BLISS coconut milk soap
made with Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Olive Oil,
Organic Castor Oil, Organic Canola Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide,
Organic Lavender Flower Powder & Essential Oil Blend of
Lavender, Jasmine, Orange, Rose, Ylang Ylang
This luscious creamy soap is wrapped in a beautiful hand dyed Batik
fabric made in Indonesia and the label is seeded so you can compost or
plant it and watch flowers bloom!

JOY IN JANUARY runs from Monday, Jan 16, Tuesday, Jan 17 and Wednesday Jan 18, with the winners announced Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Good Luck!

NPG Perfumers, Suppliers and Associates want to bring joy to those suffering from the “winter blues” by having a blogathon giveaway of products with uplifting scents.  Some who live in the Northern Hemisphere suffer from SAD - seasonal affective disorder. 
SAD is a recognized disorder characterized by depression, among other symptoms.*(see below for details)  Light therapy is the most common treatment, and the Guild feels the need to share the knowledge that fragrance can also be uplifting and pull people out of depression.  The NPG wants to include fragrance therapy and our members will host a three-day blog event to reach out to those who suffer from SAD. 
It's going to be a giveaway bonanza for the public, selfless and kindness from our members who wish to share their brightest, sunniest fragrant products with the public. Please note:
~ You can post as anonymous, but that will make you ineligible for the drawing.
~  You are not required to sign up for our newsletters, "like" our Facebook page, or any other commercial endeavor - this is truly just a gift from the heart.  
~ You do need to give a first name or a nickname, ISP (eg., gmail) and location when you reply.  That way, when we announce a winner, we'll make sure we have the right person!
~ Be sure to visit the other participating bloggers for more helpful information and uplifting giveaways! (see list at end of blog)
~ Giveaways to be shipped within the USA

Here is a partial version of an article written by


By: Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

It's that time of year, again. People start to feel bad, lethargic, irritable, and depressed. Many gain weight. For some people the winter months are merely an annoyance. For others, it can be a major problem. Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects twice as many females as males.
Aromatherapy can help you beat those ‘winter blues’. A growing body of scientific research supports the fact that women react more strongly to aromatherapy. Scent has a profound effect on the emotions. The limbic system processes both odor and emotions, therefore, aroma and emotions are inseparable. Essential oils can cleanse, release, and balance our thoughts and emotions. Aromatherapy affects the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our individuality.
Essential Oil of Lavender is one of the safest and most widely used oils in aromatherapy. Lavendula officinalis is a wonderful oil for depression. It has a steadying influence on the psyche. Lavender’s balancing effect calms uncontrolled emotions, removes indecisiveness and emotional conflict, and helps to bring the feelings under conscious control. It brings a sense of rationality to the conscious mind.

Be sure to visit the other participating bloggers for more helpful information and uplifting giveaways!


  1. I love lavender; I find it to be a wonderfully calming and centering scent.

  2. Joyce, thank you for participating, and your lavender soap sounds yummy. I know it will bring some joy to the winner ;-)

  3. I never knew aromatherapy affected women more than men! That is fascinating.

  4. it makes so much sense that women are more affected by the seasonal changes...
    that is a beautiful picture at the end of the blog
    and your soap does sound yummy

  5. I use light therapy for SAD, I live in the SAD capital, the Pacific Northwest. I would love to add aromatherapy to my SAD prevention strategy.

  6. Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway. I live in the lower great lakes region of the US and winter is a long, cold sunless time. Vitamin D supplements, herbs, flowers - we try all kinds of things. Any relief is welcome.

  7. Great information Joyce. Love the sound of the lavender bliss soap!

  8. Thank you so much for the draw. That lavender soap looks good enough to eat! I look forward to trying your lovely products. I'm in dark and cold New York, anything to lift me up is greatly appreciated!

  9. Oh my...your lavender bar of soap looks dreamy! That would definitely chase the winter blues away! Count me in, please! Glad I found you via Anya!!! Thanks for participating!

    Vicki D. Upstate New York

  10. The lavender article is great, thanks for sharing. And I concur, your lavender soap looks outstanding!

    Michael S