Well, it's not about food in the sense that I didn't cook or eat what I'm going to share. But it is about food in the sense that they use real natural ingredients that - in another context - would be edible! Let's get down to it.
Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm invited me - and eleven other lucky food bloggers - to be part of a review panel for the newly-launched Petoskey and Pine. Petoskey and Pine creates artisinal bath products that include handmade soy candles, handmade soaps, and handmade lip balm. When I saw that their line included lemongrass lip balm, I was in. Immediately.
We selected either a soap or a candle and they sent us a lip balm that complemented our fragrance choice.* I chose their lemon verbena candle...and - surprise! - I got my lemongrass lip balm after all. How did they know?
Lip balm thoughts: I am extremely picky about anything that goes on my skin or on my face. I have sensitive skin and have tried products that make me break out in hives. But I had high hopes for Petoskey's line since they use only natural plant materials such as coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter. I was right.
The lip balm applies smoothly and is long-lasting. And the fragrance...I told you mine was lemongrass, right? I adore lemongrass and the scent/flavor of this lip balm reminds me of cooking fresh Thai food. (You knew I had to sneak food into this post somewhere.)
Soy candle thoughts: I selected their lemon verbena candle because I love the scent - and taste - of the herb. It's light, citrusy, and grassy all at the same time. The candle captured everything I love about lemon verbena.
Funny story, I had just burned something on the stove. It happens, people. Don't judge! And after I got the smoke alarm to stop hollering at me...and after I had my Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf help me shoo all of the smoke out of the kitchen by opening every window in the house and swirling dish towels around (I'm sure we were quite a spectacle!)...I opened up the candle. I set it in the middle of the dining room table and I lit it. It's slow-burning which is wonderful. And its fragrance is exactly what I needed. By the time Jake and R got home from mandolin lessons, you couldn't detect a hint of my culinary failure.
Thank you, Petoskey and Pine, for creating such high-quality products. I will be placing an order for Mothers' Day. And thank you, Wendy, for asking me to be part of the review panel.
Also, stay tuned for a giveaway on these fantastic products. I'll share details later in the month.
*DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary products from Petoskey and Pine for my participation in the panel...and for the purposes of review. I have received no additional compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are my own.