Natural Bodycare, Mothers Day and a Giveaway

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! 

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

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 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. 

natural bodycare products

Some favorite products from past Mother’s Days

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. 

Seabuck Wonders Skincare

Seabuck Wonders Skincare

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 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!

70 thoughts on “Natural Bodycare, Mothers Day and a Giveaway

  1. Louise

    Wow what a wealth of information is in this post, Inger. I can’t wait to check out that link. I’m pretty basic when it comes to any kind of beauty products but my daughter has recently started researching what she and the kids are using. I’ll have to tell her about that link:)

    What a GREAT give-away too! I’m so sorry I won’t be able to participate, I’m leaving for Idaho in a few days to visit her and the grandkids. I won’t be back for three weeks. Good Luck to the Lucky Winner and thank you so much for offering this give-away, Inger…

  2. Becky

    In addition to using reusable grocery bags, I also have mesh produce bags that I use for things like loose leaf lettuce and broccoli. I avoid packaging as much as I can!

  3. Gail

    I have a set of EnviroSax bags that I carry with me wherever I go–groceries, Target, the mall, vacation! I also make my own all-purpose cleaner (Dr. Oz’s recipe) and have shared a batch with my daughters and my dad!

  4. andrea

    We recycle, have a garden to provide our own fresh veggies, volunteer for park cleaning/zoo cleaning and try to buy locally more than anything to help keep our community strong. I’m a biochemistry major at a Christian university and am constantly finding out ways to help protect our world.

  5. Karrie Millheim

    I stopped using plastic bags when shopping and bring my own, I recycle, and I am very good on not wasting water and keeping and eye on electric and water usage. I am pretty proud how far I have come and now I want to try to use as many natural products that I can

  6. Melissa C.

    We use cloth (diapers, napkins, rags, pads, etc.), we compost and garden. I try to to buy local, organic and/or fair trade whenever possible. I do most of my shopping second-hand. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Birdiebee

    We recycle paper, glass and cans, we compost and we repurpose many items around the house. We also grow some of our vegetables.

  8. Lisa Breece

    I am living a greener life by recycling, buying organic, and shutting out the lights when nobody is in the room.

  9. janetfaye

    I recycle cans, plastic and paper. I also have been buying green cleaning products.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Jenna Freeman

    I use only 100% pure all natural make-up and all natural household products such as laundry detergent, cleaners and recycled paper products. I try and add ways to be green in my everyday life and always thinking of new ways.

  11. Pam H.

    I am making my life greener by using green cleaning products and all natural cosmetics.

  12. Emily S.

    I use reusable bags, bottles, jars, etc., instead of plastic or disposable containers, make cleaning products at home, and have started making my own beauty products like deodorant, moisturizer, and makeup remover. I also shop locally as much as possible.

  13. Allison Almond

    I am making my life greener by having less stuff. I sold all of my belongings to move in to a 78 sq ft camping trailer. I only kept the bare bones of stuff. 4 pairs of shoes, 1 purse, 1 set of bed & bath linens, a lot like you see in those “tiny homes” on facebook, I went vertical and made the best use of storage spaces, and went down to the bare basics in life.

    Less to clean / worry about. I have a few pics. if you would like to see some of my projects.

  14. Mellissa M

    We use reusable bags at the grocery store, we recycle and we are getting much better at finding and buying green products.

  15. Lindsay Addis

    We use cloth diapers here and there. Recycle, and are looking into farming and chicken raising to keep it local!

  16. sheila ressel

    We recycle as much as possible which is a lot, buy from companies that use sustainable products/practices, buy locally as much as possible and use wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets which cuts down on the use of electricity.

  17. wen budro

    I try to be mindful of chemicals and additives. I never litter or waste water or electricity.

  18. Holly S.

    We use cloth napkins instead of paper towels whenever possible. Saves money too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  19. Nicole

    We try to use only natural, cruelty-free products. So far we have completely switched over out laundry detergent, fabric softener, floor cleaner, hand soaps, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, and all purpose cleaner.

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