Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket Review #amerigiftbaskets

fields of lavender spa gift basketI don’t know about you, but life around here has been SO STRESSFUL!!  I apologize that there hasn’t been a blog post for TWO WEEKS!!! Unfortunately, life got in the way.  Nothing I can talk about on the blog, but life is definitely improving.  I just need a vacation, or at least a way to relax and decompress.  You know what I mean?

I was thrilled when the people at AmeriGiftBaskets sent me their Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket to review.  I mean what could be better than lavender for relaxation?

Check out the unboxing:

The Fields of Lavender Spa gift basket was so much fun to open!!  Here’s what was inside:

White slat basket
Tazo Passion tea
Lavender shower gel
Soothing lavender body lotion
Luxurious lavender bath bar
Lavender bath soak
Lacey’s toffee cookies

Bud and I loved the Tazo passion tea.  There were a few chamomile packets included in the basket also.  Chamomile is also very relaxing, and a great tea for right before bed time.

I kept the lavender shower gel, body lotion, and bath bar for myself.  The lotion is smooth and creamy with just enough lavender scent without being overpowering.  I have been using all three products daily for about two weeks. I feel so pampered and spoiled after every shower!!

The basket itself was so beautiful that I re-gifted it to my mom, along with the lavender bath soak and the Lacey’s cookies.  She thought it was a great surprise gift!

I highly recommend the Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket for anyone who needs a little pampering.  It would be a great gift for your mom, wife, sister, caregiver or even to spoil yourself!!

The Fields of Lavender Spa Gift Basket retails for $64.99 at

I received a complimentary gift basket for the purpose of review from All opinions are 100$ my own.

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap Review

I’m not a “crunchy” mama.  I don’t worry about organic too much.  I do, however, understand that a cleaner does not have to suds or foam in order to clean.  One of my biggest complaints about traditional soap is how hard it can be to wash away.  In particular, when I am handwashing my “unmentionables”, I find it particularly annoying when it takes forever to rinse the soap out of them.

Recently I was given the opportunity to try Le Savonnier Marseillais organic liquid soap in lavender scent.

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap Review

The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle was the amazing scent.  It’s not too strong, but still just a heavenly lavender smell.  It reminds me of my Nana’s bedroom.

This soap is so simple.  The basic ingreidients are olive oil, glycerin, water and essential oils. Nothing irritating or residue-leaving.

I read the instructions on the label and was surprised at how many uses this soap has!!  It can be used for washing floors, laundry, dishes, windows, cars, and even your pets!! There is nothing harsh to strip paint or damage your dog’s skin.  You can even use the liquid soap sprayed diluted on your plants protect from insects including greenflies (aphids), mealybugs, and red spider mites.

The soap comes in unscented, lavender or eucalyptus varieties.  Since I received the lavender scent, I decided to try it out with laundry and such.  I was a little confused by one direction on the label.  It said “For surface and handwashing.”  I realize now that the line referred to handwashing delicates (or dishes), but at first we tried to mix up a batch to use as hand soap.  That didn’t work out, LOL.

Next I used the same directions and used them correctly, for handwashing my “unmentionables.”  The soap is thick and green, which is a little offputting.  It has to be fairly highly diluted – I only used about 2 1/2 tablespoons in a sink full of water.  It does not suds up, and I had to agitate the water pretty well with my hands for everything to be blended.  Here is what it looked like with my pantyhose soaking:

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap ReviewI washed them just like I would with the name brand cold water wash, and the best part was the soap rinsed out very easily!!  There was no residue and now my hose smell heavenly!!

Next I tried doing a whole load of clothes in the washing machine.  You have to use quite a bit more soap for this task:

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Liquid Soap ReviewI know it’s hard to get perspective on this one, but that’s about a quarter cup of soap.  Again, you’re going to want it to agitate a bit before you put the clothes in.  I was really impressed with how clean it got my clothes and, again, how wonderful they smelled!!

This organic liquid soap works really well and I highly recommend it!! I will probably use mine the most for washing my undies as the rest of my family would get tired of smelling like lavender every day.  Next time I would probably get the unscented so I could try it for even more uses!!

I received a complimentary bottle of this product for the purpose of review through Celebrate Woman.  All opinions are 100% my own.