Isn’t it wonderful that spring is here? From buds in the trees to violets in the grass, new life is everywhere. What an appropriate time to celebrate Mother’s Day!
If you are buying someone special a Mother’s Day gift (or buying one for yourself, really, don’t you deserve it), and are considering bodycare products, have you ever wondered what is really in that lotion, or soap, or lipstick?
Peg-8 soyamine, lead, formaldehyde (you know what they preserve lab stuff in). Really?
I am as committed to using natural bodycare products as I am to eating natural foods. I use the Environmental Working Group’s (of Dirty Dozen fame) Skin Deep Database to look up and evaluate soaps, shampoos and cosmetics. If you’ve never checked them out, they rate products from 0 (best) to 10 (worst) and here is a link. For products that they have not rated (perhaps your local soap maker), they allow you to enter a list of ingredients and will give you a rating.
In honor of a natural Mother’s Day, I am doing a giveaway of a collection of skincare products from Seabuck Wonders. When they made the offer, the first thing I did was check them out in the EWG Cosmetic Database. They got 1’s (very good) on both of the products in the database and also a “1” for the serum, whose ingredients I entered myself.
SeabuckWonders, a division of Balanceuticals Group, Inc., is a company with 20 years of experience producing the highest quality Sea Buckthorn Oils known in the world. Since introducing its products to the United States back in 1994, the company, under the direction of Xingwu Liu, the renowned Cultural Anthropology professor, has maintained its excellence by using only pure Himalayan, wild-grown, handpicked Sea Buckthorn. Please visit seabuckwonders.com for more information and a list of locations where the products can be purchased. (There’s also a Facebook promotion with a chance for you to win even MORE great prizes! Click here for the Facebook contest.)
Disclaimer: The company is sending me two products as compensation for this post. I can’t review them yet because they haven’t arrived, but I can hardly wait!
And now for the giveaway:
This giveaway, for the four SeabuckWonders skincare products shown above, is sponsored by SeabuckWonders and open to mailing addresses in the US. To enter, leave a comment letting me know how you are making your life greener. For an additional entry, subscribe to Art of Natural Living (enter email address on sidebar) or “like” Art of Natural Living on Facebook and let me know in another comment (or tell me if you are already a subscriber). The winner will be picked randomly, contacted by email and have 48 hours to get back to me with an address or a new winner will be chosen. The contest ends at midnight CDT, May 11, 2014.
Congratulations to Cassandra, our winner!
- Steak Diane in Mushroom Brandy Sauce
- Strawberry Meringue Dessert