Monday, January 16, 2012

Tuesday January 17th
Sororia will be giving away a jar of Tangerine Body Butter
Our Tangerine Body Butter is made with Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Aloe Butter, Tangerine Butter (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pure Tangerine Essential Oil & Vitamin E.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Vitamin D. Is There a Connection? By Carolyn Wilson - Nutrition for the World

As a nurse living in the Great Northeast, I see first hand just how many people (men & women) are deficient in Vitamin D. I get up in the dark, go to work in an office, come home in the dark all week long. 
It's no surprise that my Vitamin D is low. I don't ski, I shiver in the cold and would rather make soap and perfume than be outdoors in the winter. Please share your comments and you just may find a jar of uplifting tangerine body butter in your mailbox:) 

Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Joy in January Project for more helpful information and givaways!


  1. This sounds fabulous, thank you for your generosity and for having this draw.

  2. I used to hunker down and spend winters indoors reading near the heater with a cup of tea. Then one winter I took a "winter school class" that taught us how to hike/climb/ski/snowshoe/camp/build shelters in the snow! To get outside without being afraid of it. It changed my life! Now I love to be outside in the winter, and I know how to layer clothing and exercise in the snow and ice in a safe way. I'm so grateful for the change in my experience of winter.

    Your tangerine body butter sounds fabulous. I tend to go through a lot of body butters and body oils in the winter months.

  3. Thank you so much for participating in the Joy in January project!

    With such a indoor-oriented culture, its no wonder vitamin D is deficient for so many people. I know I started on vitamin d-3 after being tested and finding out my levels we very low. Thank you for bringing up that very important deficiency for so many!

    With much appreciation,
    Michael S

  4. Tangerine sounds so pretty. I'm so impressed with the guild bringing attention to depression (even though this is SAD in particular); it's very hard for people to admit that anything is wrong (at least, for me it is). Engaging more of ones senses (like smell) can help keep one connected to the real world.

    1. nekosan Congratulations! You have one the Tangerine Body Butter in the NPG Joy in January giveaway. Please email your address to and I will ship it early next week:)


  5. vitamin D.... i'm going to have that checked in a blood test hopefuly this week.
    i think you can sorta do something -take it oraly- strange, since it's a vitamin that our own body creats when we expose our skin to the sun. eating fruit that are fresh from the sun (home grown, not store bought) als helps a lot.

  6. We've been blessed thus far with a fairly mild winter this year in my southern-most part of NJ. No snow to speak of but flurries, and it's just started to get really cold. I've still been able to go out for my morning run most days, and the sun rising and beginning to melt off the frost never fails to cheer me, and I'm sure the exposure must be helping my vitamin D.

  7. I'm really enjoying all the thoughts shared about SAD and ways to cope, different perspectives on the condition and what to do about it. I agree that sometimes a well-seasoned bowl of soup is a great way to dash away some of those blues that come along due to the lack of sunlight. I tend to reach for the richest and spiciest of scents to wear in January, and find that it can help a lot!

  8. Yes, it has been pretty mild so far in the northeast, i really can't complain...too much. However, i think every year I fight just a bit more against the ensuing gray days of winter. It's like I'm trying to brake against the inevitable. I am so grateful for this discussion every day. It's uplifting to commiserate and hear everyone's great ideas for how to combat the woes of winter. I appreciate the help.