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J.R. Watkins Naturals | Irvine Spectrum

April 30, 2012

Last week, the reps for J.R. Watkins Naturals graciously invited me to visit their new boutique store at the Irvine Spectrum. I can’t believe that I’ve never been into this beautiful store considering the amount of time I’ve spent in that shopping mall. But let’s be honest, I usually just hit Target, maybe a quick run into Nordstrom, pick up a frozen yogurt at Golden Spoon, and then off to the carousel so the little one can get a ride in before we head home. Really, I don’t even know if I make it past Old Navy on most visits. However, I’ll be adding J.R. Watkins Naturals as one of my pit stops because their stuff is simply delicious.

If you’re familiar with the Irvine Spectrum, J.R. Watkins Naturals is located on the corner in the old Kelly’s Coffee and Fudge Factory location. The store is quite gorgeous. When walking in last Tuesday night, I realized “Oh, this is what I want my master bathroom to look and feel like.” It’s beautifully designed, it smells heavenly, and everything is perfectly placed. I know that I could easily spend a good hour in there just testing out all the J.R. Watkins products.


Gorgeous Welcome


I wanted to take this whole display home with me.

And speaking of products. Oh my. I was already a fan of J.R. Watkins. I usually throw a couple bottles of their hand soap in my cart at Target. But, Target has very limited options while the Watkins retail store has every single variety available and AT THE SAME PRICE! This girl can only live on one “fragrance” for so long. My favorite right now is the Aloe and Green Tea.


Never too early to start thinking about stocking stuffers!

Hand soaps, lotions, balms, salves – they have all that. But they also have cleaning products for the home, natural remedies for sore muscles and sunburns, and seasonings, oils, and sauces. I know it sounds like a mixed bag but CEO Mark Jacobs explained that J.R. Watkins started out selling products to the woman of the house and made sure they had everything she needed. It’s a company that has been in business since 1868.


The package is so adorable. And biodegradable!


CEO Mark Jacobs

J.R. Watkins CEO Mark Jacobs

Hands down, the absolute best thing about J.R. Watkins is that the products are natural. They are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalate, mineral oil, petrolatum, dyes, formaldehyde, bleach, and animal ingredients. Their gourmet products are 95% and above natural and USDA organic.


I love that J.R. Watkins still uses their original packaging.


J.R. Watkins spices are nearly 1/2 the price of my local grocery store.

I definitely suggest stopping in on the J.R. Watkins Naturals boutique store next time you’re at the Irvine Spectrum. You have to get a tube of hand cream, a stick of the baby balm (perfect for super dry skin), and the peppermint foot scrub. Ah, heaven.

J.R. Watkins Naturals
Irvine Spectrum, suite 219
(949) 754-0664

This is a non-sponsored post.   I was invited to preview the J.R. Watkins Naturals retail location and at that time I did receive several items to take home and sample.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole April 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

This store looks amazing. Very Trend Tribe-ish! Thank you for sharing.


Wendy April 30, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Doesn’t it? I want to live there.


Nat April 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I will look for them at Target- I wonder if they have a store in SD? Hmmm…


Wendy April 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

This is the first and only J.R. Watkins retail location. So what that means is you’ll have to journey up the 5 fwy and meet me for lunch and retail therapy!


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