Start the New Year Off Right With Healthy Essentials – Frugal Novice

Start the New Year Off Right With Healthy Essentials

Note: This post is part of the Healthy Essentials 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

The new year always feels like a fresh start, and it’s a great time to get your family on track with healthy habits & routines. I was thrilled to receive a box filled with great healthy essential items from The Motherhood and Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. You know it’s going to be a fun box to open when it looks like this:


The soccer ball is a nod to Johnson & Johnson’s sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup Brazil, and speaking of that…Want to go to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™? Visit and see if your wish could come true. Plus, get tips and coupons to save on your favorite products for the New Year. All you have to do is share a picture or story of a moment of caring in your life and you could scream “GOAL!” from Brazil. Visit for more information on this amazing opportunity!

Anyway, back to the box above…the red ribbon is a sign that there are good things inside this box, don’t you think?



Well, there were. LOTS of great things. Seriously, every single item in the box is one that we either already use and love, or is one I’ve mentioned wanting to try (so excited to use the Rembrandt stain whitening strips on my teeth!). It’s a treasure trove of things our family can use to stay healthy – Neosporin & band-aids are pretty much a necessity when you have two boys around the house, and with E still being in the midst of diapers (LOTS of diapers) Desitin is a must-have for us, too.



To help families usher in a healthy New Year, HEALTHY ESSENTIALS is offering some pretty amazing printable coupons. Just hope over to this month and you can save over $45 on items you need for every member of the family!

Over at you can also find great tips & tools to help you get through your day. Here’s my favorite tip I found:

  • Moisturizers don’t clog your pores, if you look for non-comedogenic ones. If you don’t moisturize, your skin can dry out, which can cause more oil to be produced.

I am also really excited to let y’all know about a Twitter party coming up on Tuesday (January 14) at 1 p.m. ET, or noon Central.  There will be 15 amazing prizes awarded, each with an estimated retail value of $50! I’ll be there too and we’ll be talking about resolutions, family wellness, how to score great deals on health & hygiene products, and more. Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, January 14, 1 p.m. ET

Hashtag: #Moms4JNJConsumer (plus #ad or #sponsored for co-hosts)

Prizes: We will randomly award 15 prizes throughout the party, from all eligible correct responses to trivia questions. Each prize includes an assortment of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® products with an estimated retail value of $50.

Prize Eligibility: No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States + D.C. 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @TheMotherhood25

I hope to see you Tuesday at the Twitter party – I’m @FrugalNovice!

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