Independent Watkins Consultant Lynne Mickley #044375N

Seasons For Success

"To everything there is a season..."

Does Oprah use Watkins products? How about Halle Berry? Or Michael Ealy? (Whoever he is.) I recently received information--including photo evidence--that such might be the case!


First came Door to Door, a TV movie starring William H. Macy about the life of Watkins associate Bill Porter. Now Oprah, not wanting to be "behind the times" has joined the bandwagon by including Watkins products in her production of Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God, which premieres on ABC television Sunday, March 6.


Was this product placement simply because the production staff needed 1920s-looking props for a setting in a general store? And because Watkins products--which have been sold for the past 137 years--are period-appropriate? Or was it because Oprah herself has long used Watkins White Cream Liniment to ease her aching muscles after long days of taping her shows? Read the report below--and view the photo evidence--for yourself.

Lynne Aurand Mickley

Watkins Associate #044375

Watkins Makes Cameo in New Oprah Film

From Watkins Inc.:


Watkins products fill the shelves of a 1920s general store in Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God, which premieres on ABC television Sunday, March 6. The movie is based upon the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Harlem renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston. Halle Berry stars as the beautiful and resilient Janie Crawford in the story of one woman's quest for love and spiritual fulfillment despite society's-and her lovers'-expectations of a woman of color in America in the late 1920s.


Michael Ealy ("Barbershop"), Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Emmy Award winner Ruby Dee also star, with a strong supporting ensemble cast. The screenplay was co-written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Suzan-Lori Parks and is directed by Darnell Martin.


Clearly, Oprah has chosen the best actors, writers and directors for this project, so it's no coincidence that Oprah's production staff came to Watkins to help stock their shelves with retro-looking products. Watkins gladly filled their wish list with our current products: White Cream Liniment, Menthol Camphor Ointment, Petro-Carbo Salve, Bay Rum Tonic, Mouthwash Concentrate, Cinnamon, Pepper, Vanilla, Baking Powder, Baking Cocoa, and several 6 oz. extracts. While the products served as props, we wouldn't be surprised if Halle Berry, or any other member of the cast and crew, didn't employ a little White Cream Liniment to help ease the aches from a tough day on the set.


Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God premieres on ABC Sunday, March 6, 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST.


Read More from

Read More from


Photo below!


*No celebrity endorsement of Watkins products implied. Well, okay, it's implied, but still, you shouldn't infer it.

**Seasons For Success doesn't necessarily endorse the movie; from the previews I've seen it sure doesn't appear family-friendly. :-(

Halle Berry and Michael Ealy in Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God. Also starring Watkins Cinnamon and Baking Powder (to the left of Ealy), Watkins extracts and liniments (to the left of Berry), Menthol Camphor Ointment (in the bottom shelf of the front case), and more.

To top

Product News

New Limited Time Product: Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip Mix. This popular product from a few years ago is back for a limited time! Just mix according to package directions and enjoy a delicious creamy orange-flavored dip for dunking apple or pear wedges, pretzels or vanilla wafers...use your imagination! Add to whipped topping; also makes a great bagel spread

when mixed with soft cream cheese. It's a delightfully fresh flavor for spring, but hurry-it won't be around for long! Available in large size only. Use it to make Mandarin Orange Pie; recipe below!

Regularly $7.69

Special $6.79.

To top

Mandarin Orange Pie

Mandarin Orange Pie featuring Watkins Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip Mix.


  • 1 cup/250 mL graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 tbl/15 mL Watkins Orange Peel

  • 1 tbl/15 mL granulated sugar

  • 3 tbl/45 mL melted butter


    Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 3 oz/85 g softened cream cheese

  • 1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla

  • 1 tbl/15 mL Watkins Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip Mix

  • 1 tbl/15 mL soft butter

  • 1 tbl/15 mL milk


    Top Layer:

  • 1 (10 oz/285 g) bag of marshmallows

  • ¾ cup/180 mL milk

  • 3 tbsp/45 mL Watkins Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip Mix

  • 1 cup/240 mL whipping cream

  • 1 can mandarin oranges (drained)


    Add orange peel, sugar and butter to the graham cracker crumbs. Mix well. Press in bottom of a 9-inch/23-cm pie pan.

    Beat cream cheese, vanilla, dip mix, butter and milk together until smooth. Spread over bottom of pie crust.

    Melt marshmallows and milk in a large saucepan over medium heat. Let cool. When cool, stir in the dip mix.

    Whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold into cooled marshmallow mixture. Pour half of mixture over cream cheese layer. Place mandarin oranges over marshmallow mixture. Pour the rest of the marshmallow mixture over the oranges. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 8.

  • To top

    Watkins on eBay

    Check out what I'm selling on eBay. Garlic Peppercorn Prepared Mustard, Root Beer Lip Gloss, Cinnamon Extract, Danish Pastry Extract, and more! Supplies are limited, and most of the products have been discontinued, so you won't be able to find them anywhere else. Bid here!

    March Sales


    1/1/11 - Chicken Soup For the Soul

    2/2/11 - Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    3/2/11 - Herbed Focaccia Bread

    April 2011 - No eNewsletter issued

    5/20/11 - It's grilling time!

    June 2011 - No eNewsletter issued

    7/18/11 - July Specials & Recipes

    August 2011 - No eNewsletter issued

    September 2011 - No eNewsletter issued

    10/25/11 - Extract! Extract! Read All About It!


    Have any recipes to share? Product tips? Questions? Comments? I love feedback! Email me at


    Quick Links

    More Watkins Recipes

    Watkins Online Catalog

    Fire your boss! Become a Watkins Associate


    back to top

    View Online Newsletter Past Issues

    View eNewsletter Past Issues

    Subscribe to the eNewsletter Here


    The statements made and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the Independent Watkins Associate who is the publisher of this document, and are not to be construed as the statements or opinions of Watkins Incorporated.

    Testimonials are based on personal experiences and we cannot guarantee these same results for everyone.

    Printer Friendly Version

    Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Monthly Sales, Recipes, and Product Reviews
    Delivered to Your Inbox!

    For Email Marketing you can trust

    The following payment options are available:
    PayPal's service to make fast, easy, and secure payments for your purchases!

    VisaMastercardDiscoverAmerican ExpresseCheck

    Home | Watkins Online Catalog
    Watkins Print Catalog | Printable Order Forms | eBay Sales | Watkins Home Business

    Watkins Monthly Sales | Recipes | eNewsletter | Win $25 Gift Certificate
    Search for Watkins Products | Search This Site | Sitemap

    What's New | Lynne's Blog | About Us | Lynne's Links
    FAQ | Contact Lynne | Privacy Policy | Legal