Top 3 sizzling home products of the summer

I have a zeal for trying innovative and exceptional body products. Here are a few of my favorites this summer.

Black Stockings Solid Body Tint by Lush

I am not a huge fan of tanning. After trying many self-tanners I have found something better — Black Stockings by Lush. It is basically a solid lotion bar that you rub where you want to be tan, giving you an instant color. Black Stockings has a very soft spicy smell. Lush also makes Silk Stockings for lighter skin tones. It is available at Lush stores and online at Lush.com. Lush offers everything from perfume to salt scrubs to shampoo bars. Their Black Stockings body tint costs $9.95 for one ounce.

 

Bubbles Up By Bethie B Soaps

At the end of a hard summer day, nothing feels as good as taking a tropical vacation in your bathroom. This is what Bubbles Up By Bethie B summer soaps are like. Simply put, it’s paradise.
Each bar of soap I ordered is handcrafted and pure luxury. I got a variety of scents including Tropical Cocktail, a pina colada-scented soap topped with real coconut, and Refreshing Coconut Lime Verbena topped with real coconut.

Owner Beth Whitney decided to work with soap — glycerin-based and hot processed — because she had a hard time finding soap that worked with sensitive skin. Her sister sent her a book on how to make soap.

She was off and “cooking.”

“A lot of my bakery choices come from childhood memories of tasty treats,” she said. “Chocolate-covered cherry is one of my dad’s favorite holiday sweets. My sisters and I loved pineapples coated in sugar, mint chocolates, jelly donuts, coffee cakes skin.”

The soaps vary in size but are generous and their prices hover around $5. Check out her store Bubbles Up By Bethie B on Etsy.com.

 

Monkey Pitts Deodorant by Tubbilicious

When summer heat is at record highs, it is essential to smell fresh…good fresh. I personally have had a hard time finding a deodorant that will last all day. Before Monkey Pitts, I was afraid to hug, get close to people and even ride in a car with family. But this stuff works. I can hug with no trepidation.

Creator Jacqueline Ayers said her product has also found a niche with people who are undergoing radiation treatment. Radiation patients can’t use deodorants with metal or aluminum alloys in them.

There are many scents such as lilac, apple cobbler, Hawaiian punch, and more. Monkey Pitts is not the classic stick deodorant. It comes in a tub and you put it on like you would lotion.

Ayers also sells bath bombs, whipped body butter and a plethora of essential oil spa goodies. Her products are on Etsy.com at Tubbilicious It costs $6.25 for 3.5 ounces.

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  1. Michelle says
    03 Aug 12 at 9:18am

    Love the Monkey Pitts!!!

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  2. Debbie Downer says
    20 Sep 12 at 8:56pm

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    • 26 Sep 12 at 12:35pm

      I am appalled that you would post such a statement about a HAND MADE PRODUCT made of ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS. If you judge a product by the way the person spelled the name of it, then you obviously know nothing about product advertising and keeping the attention of the customer. If you don’t approve of the hand made packaging then you are just another person in this country who doesn’t care about the environment or the economy! Apparently you buy products based on grammar and packaging which makes you the perfect consumer to the big Chinese and other 3rd world Manufacturers, they can sell you lead filled items and you won’t care if they work or are safe as long as they spelled the name correctly and placed the deadly item in a pretty package you will buy it.

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  3. Jacqueline says
    25 Sep 12 at 9:27pm

    I’m the owner/maker or that CHEAP packaging AND choose to spell MONKEY PITTS this way! I also CHOOSE to keep my labels very plain. I can glorify the outside all you want , but its whats INSIDE THIS JAR that has people coming back. My deodorant is one of the cheapest priced on Etsy AND one of the BEST ! Obviously you have never tried it or you would like it. If you have tried it and didn’t like it and didn’t speak up , that’s on you . I guarantee all my customers satisfaction ! Its sad to see people PUBLICLY judge from a sticker on a jar ! I think the writer was giving here experience with the product and sharing it ., Not asking People their uneducated opinions of how well it works all because I choose NOT to glorify the outside and spell it different! I’m also disappointed in seeing how far people will go when they are feeling some kind of way !

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  4. Deb says
    26 Sep 12 at 6:17am

    I have used MANY of Jacqueline’s products and I can tell you they are all GREAT. Her Monkey Pitts deodorant in particular is one of my favorites. I will never go back to using “traditional”c deodorant again. It lasts all day and has never let me down, even with this extremely hot summer we have had! I went through radiation for breast cancer and only wish I had known about this product at the time because I would have used it. I do not find her packaging “tacky” as the previous poster states. It is packaged in a very straightforward, professional manner. And it’s what is inside the package that counts anyway, and everything I have received from this company is excellent :-)

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  5. Theresa Karnes says
    26 Sep 12 at 10:39am

    I have tried and absolutely LOVE her monkeypitts deodorant!! I appreciate the fact that she keeps her packaging very simple, which in turn, keeps her prices down! If you haven’t tried it, you should!!!

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  6. 26 Sep 12 at 12:23pm

    Love the all natural ingredients of your products! Your packaging shows that you care as you DO NOT use commercial labels and so on. Really shows that you put 100% and more into your products right down to the packaging! We need more people and companies to be more like you and this economy would pick back up as well as the products would be affordable!!! Keep up the great creativity and production of your products!!!

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