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I live in the Midwest, so it gets cold and dry here in a hurry after Halloween.  So, I’m already getting that itchy, dry ‘winter leg ‘ syndrome after shaving.  But, I’m so thankful that I have Celadon Road in my life.  Celadon Road has the ‘trifecta of love’ for your Winter Legs!
Start by massaging your legs with our Lavender Peppermint Salt Scrub – A Botanical Vacation From the Ordinary. Calmly invigorating, our lavender peppermint salt scrub naturally exfoliates and softens with the refreshing quality of a trip to the spa. Formulated using Certified Organic ingredients, this botanical vacation from the ordinary will recharge you! (Also available in Geranium & Palmarosa Sugar, Lemongrass Ginger Salt, Sweet Orange Cardamom Sugar, and Sweet Orange, Cinnamon & Clove Sugar Scrubs) No need to rinse yet – go ahead and shave.

Wash with our Peppermint Shower Gel – Minty Fresh. Wash cloth, sponge, loofah…No matter how you apply our peppermint shower gel, you won’t be disappointed! Gentle enough for all skin types and infused with a refreshing scent, you will feel invigorated with the very first shower! (Also available in Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange, and Unscented)

Finally, moisturize with our Body Butter – now available in a convenient tube! Healthy Planet, Healthy You! Smother yourself in pure nourishment! Using only gentle, natural and Certified Organic ingredients, our body butter is more than just lotion, it’s a support system for what the body does best…keep you healthy! Created with the notion that the health of the body and the planet go hand in hand, we’ve left out the harsh, artificial and synthetic ingredients when creating this ultimate hydrating moisturizer. Minimally processed, hypoallergenic and cruelty free.

And, bonus – you give yourself a mini-spa treatment for your hands too! Give your legs (and hands) some love this winter with Celadon Road! Shop online for your ‘trifecta of love’ today –


First, I’m sorry to those who had subscribed and were missing my postings during the week!  I know you aren’t a massive audience, but you are an audience none the less!  I apparently fell off the blogging wagon.  I went on a trip to Minneapolis at the beginning of August for a conference, then it was time for the kids to go back to school, so my time in front of the computer felt limited and I also think I burned myself out a bit trying to post too often.  I’ll also admit that I fell off the vegan wagon for a little while too… I have still remained vegetarian, but poor vegan meals at my conference forced my hand and made me a bit lax about it when I got home.  But I can tell the difference in how I feel, so I want to get back to the vegan feeling!

I do have some things I’d like to share for food, yarn, and stuff.  And, I’m hoping that a re-commitment to my blog will help me get back to planning our meals and cooking on a more regular basis!  I’ve just been plain old lazy the last few weeks as school as gotten going and we’re getting used to our new schedules and have stuck to a few simple things and eating out.

I’m working on coming up with a blogging schedule – probably just a couple posts a week.  Definitely not every day, at least for now!  My Celadon Road business is picking up since being featured in a Women’s Day article (here) that just went online yesterday and will be available in print starting Saturday.

So, thank you to those who have still checked in and read what I did have posted – and here’s to some fresh content in the weeks ahead!


If you haven’t put too much thought into what you use to clean your home – maybe you should!

Clean Without the Chemicals: Understanding Cleaning Product Labels

This is a great article about what’s in common cleaning products and the dangers.  They even talk about what you use with your cleaning products… bet you never thought about what harmful chemicals were in the sponge you’re using to clean your kitchen counter!

If you’re looking to avoid the “Ingredients of Concern” – consider checking out Celadon Road cleaning products!  Any ingestion of most of our cleaning products can be diluted by drinking milk or water – there are no harmful chemicals in them.  You can even let your children in on helping with the cleaning chores – you don’t need to banish them from the room you’re cleaning because of the fumes created!


Susan Urbanek is a Celadon Road Independent Consultant.  For more information on Celadon Road, Inc., visit, to shop online or become a Celadon Road Independent Consultant visit  You can also “Like” me on Facebook at Celadon Road by Susan Urbanek.

Sometimes I wish I could re-wind and do things over.  Not that I’d want my kids or husband to disappear (at least not permanently 😉  But sometimes I wish I could have the focus and intentions that I have now back when I was in high school and college – I probably would have made different choices along the way.

Get ready for a greener future – Business –

I think it is excellent that colleges are starting to train more in this area.  Environmental awareness is a really big deal.  Whether you ‘believe’ in global warming or not – it’s still important to try to reduce the current population’s human ‘foot print’ on the world, I think!  That’s part of what spurred me to get involved with Celadon Road.  If I can do better by my family, and share eco-friendly products with others who will hopefully choose to do the same I think the wold will be a better place!

In an effort to get to know these products better – I decided to try this one. This is one of the products that was included in my starter kit.

Celadon Road Lemon Mint Glass Cleaner "The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river." -Ross Perot

One of the chores that I loathe most is cleaning my shower doors.  The only way to ‘really’ clean those doors is to stand inside the shower with the doors closed to spray the cleaner on effectively.  This is a chore that I really try to avoid doing – mostly because I always feel like I’m going to pass out from the fumes!  So, I tried the FlyLady method of using my shower puff to clean the doors after I’ve cleaned myself since it is the same soap that caused the scum.  And, while I find this an effective way to maintain a clean shower door – it’s not a great way to get it clean.  I usually am really good about remembering to do it for a while, then I forget and all the soap scum builds back up again!

So, I decided to give the Lemon Mint Glass Cleaner a try.  For one, it was most certainly not torture to stand in the shower while spraying this cleaner!  So, I liberally sprayed the glass and then let it sit for a few minutes.  I used a microfiber cloth to wipe it down.  It probably took a little more elbow grease without those bubbles doing the scrubbing for me – but it was well worth it.  I then repeated (I haven’t cleaned the inside glass in a long time!)  And, while it didn’t fully get the scum off at the very bottom of the door where it’s heaviest – it did a really good job at getting the door cleaner than it was and without the suffocating side-effects of your usual shower cleaners!

I also used it on a particularly nasty spot on the bathroom floor where our cat’s water fountain was – I was too embarrassed to take before and after pictures.  First a little about our cat, she doesn’t drink like a normal cat.  She sits next to the water bowl and dips her foot in, then licks the water off her foot (while it simultaneously drips on to the floor) and leaves a gross mess behind!  But, the Lemon Mint Glass Cleaner did a really good job at getting the scum and grime up and out of the grout!  Again, spray – let sit – and then I used an old sponge with a scrubby side.  The absorbent side cleaned up the tile itself perfectly, and just a light scrub of the grout and it was very close to the original color again!

The best ‘side effect’ of this cleaner… it left my bathroom smelling minty fresh!

From the package:

Directions: Shake Glass Cleaner well before using.  Spray generously on glass and other shiny surfaces and wipe clean.

Ingredients: Water, club soda, lemon juice, peppermint essential oil and cornstarch.

Lemon Mint Glass Cleaner: Not just the natural way to leave windows sparkling and clean, it’s also an all-purpose cleaner that boasts a fresh scent which naturally repels flies. Plus, safe for everyone to use… Next time, you can accept your little one’s enthusiastic offer to help – worry free! Smells like mint gum.


Susan Urbanek is a Celadon Road Independent Consultant.  For more information on Celadon Road, Inc., visit, to shop online or become a Celadon Road Independent Consultant visit  You can also “Like” me on Facebook at Celadon Road by Susan Urbanek.

In an effort to get to know these products better – I decided to try this one today. This is one of the products that was included in my starter kit.

Celadon Road Belly Butter "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." -Albert Einstein

While I don’t have a growing belly, I do have legs that get really dry and itchy after shaving, even in the summer!  So, after my shower this morning I used some of Celadon Road’s Belly Butter on my legs.  It’s so rich and creamy you only need a little bit!  I actually only used the bit that was on the lid, and didn’t even dip into the actual jar!  This tub will last a looooong time.  It has a nice soft coconut aroma.  It left my legs feeling a little ‘sticky’ at first, but after just a few minutes they’re feeling smooth and nourished!

From the package:

Directions: After bath generously apply with light, feathery upward strokes over belly, thighs and hips.

Ingredients: Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Butter, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Rosa Robiginosa (Rosehip Seed) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Tocopherol, Organic Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Extract, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Xanthan Gum, Botanical Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Celadon Road Body Butters and Belly Butters are 86% organic. That’s the highest percent of organic out there.  Our products are so concentrated and made with natural oils, without waters or alcohol ‐ that a little goes a long way.  A subtle scent that is great for those who tend to get migraines from scents.

**Just a quick update – my legs were smooth and nourished all the way through evening, I noticed when I went to bed that I didn’t need to reapply any lotion to avoid my usual late-night itching!


Susan Urbanek is a Celadon Road Independent Consultant.  For more information on Celadon Road, Inc., visit, to shop online or become a Celadon Road Independent Consultant visit  You can also “Like” me on Facebook at Celadon Road by Susan Urbanek.

Sorry,  I feel like I fell off my blog there for a few days!  I had a fun holiday weekend and then decided to sign up as an Independent Consultant for Celadon Road (an eco-friendly direct sales company), suddenly here we are – it’s already (almost) Friday.  I hate when summer weeks just fly by and you don’t know where they went!  I have a few articles I’ve seen over the last few days that I’ve saved for posting – but just hadn’t gotten around to fully reading and writing my thoughts to share them!  So, here goes!  Don’t worry, I’m not going to bombard you with articles… I’ll sprinkle them in over the next few days.

Sustainable Animal Products: An Oxymoron | One Green Planet

This article really caught my eye – one of the things that really grabbed me and got me to start thinking about becoming vegan was the chapter in Veganist, by Kathy Freston, that focused on the environmental impact of factory farming.  I was shocked and appalled at the facts about the environmental effects that farming these animals has on our environment.

Everyone is worried about creating the next best hybrid car – when more change could be affected by not having to feed and ‘house’ cattle for the purpose of eating!  Just think, they’re animals – just like you.  What happens when you eat food? Well, the cattle (and the chickens, and the pigs etc.) have to do that too!  All that waste and gas has to go somewhere!

So you want to have ‘happy’ cattle (or chickens or pigs etc.) – well, that means they need more land to graze, to move, to be ‘free’.  That’s taking away land from the natural ecosystem in the area.  Not to mention what a herd of cattle does to a field… they eat it!

I know many people who do their best to do their part for the environment – recycling, ride-sharing, even just unplugging and remembering to turn off lights – but I’m sure most of them don’t think about the ‘cost’ of their hamburger or pork chop!

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