Product Review & GIVEAWAY {#2} from SKIN Organic Body Care

Do you remember last month when I introduced you to Stephanie Simkins and a new (to me at least) body care line called SKIN Organic Body Care?

Stephanie has sent me a new product in her line to sample and test on my skin.  It is called Healing Calendula Salve and is formulated specifically for Eczema, dry cracked skin, rough elbows/feet/knees, sore cuticles, etc, etc.  It is perfect for this fall and winter season, when our skin really takes a beating from the dry indoor and cold outdoor conditions.

Calendula is a natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic; a true healing oil direct from nature.  The Healing Calendula Salve blends calendula with other soothing components such as olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and almond oil.  The salve smells great!  Very fresh, with a mild citrus scent from pure (fragrance free) orange, lemon, and tangerine essential oils.  It’s got quite a lovely smell and texture to it.

I think I put SKIN’s Healing Calendula Salve to the test.  On my right hand, I’ve recently had a flare up on my middle and pointer fingers of this patchy dryness and cracking skin.  It first made its appearence two, maybe three years ago when I did my candida cleanse.  My skin was damaged on those fingers as the yeast left my body.  I get a flare up whenever I eat a large amount of yeast (we had a lot of bread the week family was here to help us take care of Austin) and have my hands in water many days in a row (increased dishes to wash with family here, and bathing Austin, and rinsing bottles/toys, and rinsing diapers…you see the problem?).  This flare up is pretty painful on those fingers and once I get it, it usually takes me about a month to heal it back up, even when I go back to my Advanced Plan eating and leave all the water interaction to Dave.

Stephanie sent her Healing Salve to me in perfect timing!  I had been suffering already a week with the miserable, cracking skin.  I dipped my fingers right in the day the Healing Salve arrived to our mail box.  SKIN’s products never cease to amaze me!  At first it felt a little more greasy on my skin than SKIN’s body lotion (which I am IN LOVE with), but it soaked in and began soothing almost immediately after a little rubbing in.  The greasiness was gone.  I watched the redness disappear within a half hour on my fingers.  I applied the salve two to three times daily and I am on day 6 of using it and my fingers are almost fully healed up!  I am so so happy!!  This is the quickest it has ever happened for me, this has been fabulous!

SKIN’s Healing Calendula Salve is wonderful!  If you’ve got an area on your body that needs some attention, or maybe nothing else has worked for it, give this salve a try!

SKIN is offering a DISCOUNT on all Healing Calendula Salve orders, but you better act fast as it ends at midnight on Thanksgiving day!!  At checkout, enter the code SKIN10 to receive 10% OFF on the Healing Calendula Salve.  Place your order HERE.


To kick off the Thanksgiving weekend and holiday season of giving, Stephanie would like to give away a full size Healing Calendula Salve to one lucky winner!  The Giveaway Contest will run from Monday November 21st until Thursday November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) at 11:59pm.  I will use to select the winner and announce it here at Healing Cuisine at 9:00am on Friday November 23rd.  One lucky winner (open to U.S. residents only) will receive a full size jar of SKIN’s Healing Calendula Salve.


MANDATORY:  Visit SKIN, Organic Body Care’s Facebook page, “Like” it, and tell Stephanie what you are grateful for.  (Don’t do Facebook?  Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what you are grateful for instead.)

Additional ways to enter:

1.)  “Like” Healing Cuisine on Facebook

2.)  Share this giveaway via Twitter (@EliseJSchwartz) and/or Facebook (@Healing Cuisine) being sure to link back to me so I see you did it.

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. Thank you so much for the giveaway…I love the products! You mentioned that you did a candida cleanse. How did you do that? I’ve been really interested in doing one…

  2. Hi! Send me a private message and I’ll give you the details on the candida cleanse.

  3. Thanks for this great giveaway!
    I’m thankful for my amazing family!

  4. Hello Elise –
    I am grateful for so many things this year. Especially having your website as a resource as well as your availability to answer questions (black bean brownies ring a bell :) ) Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family, Elise.

    Gratefully yours,
    Brenda Wood

  5. I visited and “liked” SKIN on Facebook and left my grateful message.

  6. I “like: Healing Cuisine on Facebook. And I really like your blog. And my son LOVED the spicy nuts I made him for his trip from your ebook. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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