Picnic Basket Studios {review and early giveaway entries}

This is the first in a series of four reviews, highlighting the great sponsors who are taking part in my A New Decade! Giveaway in August. Read through to learn more about each sponsor, and comment to earn extra entries in the giveaway!


Picnic Basket Crafts is an earthy-friendly shop full of items for mamas, babies, and houses. This mother-daughter team were sweet enough to provide me with some products to try out, and share with you. They sent me two concentrated cleaners (one for heavy duty cleaning, and one for counters, glass, and other surfaces), as well as a sample of their Comfrey and Arnica Muscle Relieving Salve.

The first thing I tried was the salve. You know I've been complaining a bit about soreness from running. Well my lower calves were aching a bit the day I received the package, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Well, I definitely want more! The first thing I noticed was how amazing it smelled, the bees wax, spearmint and eucalyptus smelled so great together. It went on a smidge greasy, but felt nice and smooth, and the greasiness went away quickly. You know what else faded? My aches! The menthol did that awesome cooling thing that menthol does and definitely dulled my aches.

After I got home I tried out the other products. They come concentrated, but are easy to "prepare." I have two spray bottles that I got from the dollar store, so I grabbed those. Add the concentrate, and a cup of water, and you're good to go!

I was able to gently peel the labels off the concentrate bottles too, and stick them on my spray bottles so I don't get them confused.

I tried both out, and they worked like a charm. I used the counter one on Gwen's place at the table (its safe on wood), and it easily cleaned up the sticky mess she always leaves behind. The heavy duty one I used on our stove top, which was slightly grease splattered from cooking some bacon. No problem, it cut right through the grease and left a supper subtle lemon scent behind.

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BUY:  You can purchase your own Picnic Basket Craft items on their etsy page, here

WIN: Come back August 13th to enter for a chance to win a $10 shop credit to PBC. But comment on this post now for extra entries!

Disclaimer: Picnic Basket Crafts provided me with the samples of salve and two cleaners for review, free of charge, and are providing a $10 credit to the prize winner in my giveaway event. No other compensation was provided, and all options expressed here are my own.  


  1. I love Picnic Basket Crafts. They make an awesome natural face moisturizer. ;)

  2. Awesome! I'm always interested in green cleaning products that work just as well as their counterparts. and now i'm interested in that face moisturizer!

  3. those cleaners sound interesting

  4. I am always in need of new things to clean with whether it's for my skin or home!! I am anxious to try these wonderful items!!! ALL NATURAL!!!!

  5. Natural products are amazing! It is great to know that natural ingredients can relieve the same symptoms as medications. I'm really glad you reviewed this shop. They're products will be on my Christmas wish list for sure!

  6. These look like really awesome products. I would love to win so I could try them out myself.

  7. I would love to try their household products!

  8. I love the idea of concentrated cleaners that you add water to!

  9. The have so many neat things. I think I am going to have to try the Super healing skin creme.


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