Okay this might be my new favorite company! Their stuff reminds me of Burt's Bees, except it smells even better and costs much less! I love supporting small businesses. My husband and I have gotten pretty big into eating organic and supporting eco friendly, good for your body, small businesses like this one! (Ever since I watched Food Inc. which, sidenote, is very eye-opening. I realize it's made to tug at your heartstrings, but still, there is some info in there that's worth knowing!)
Anyways, my new friend Alicia over at Eco Natural Soap sent me a wonderful little package of products to try out AND she's also offering one of you lucky readers two soaps, one balm, and one lip balm (all of your choice)!
Here are the products I got to try out:
Chef's Friend Odor Remover Bar: I don't cook with garlic or onions much, but I had to test this baby out with some garlic so I made my hubby some garlic cheese fries with fresh cut garlic and then put the bar to the test. I scrubbed my fingers for a minute or so, making sure to get under my nails, and I kid you not, the smell was gone! That's pretty impressive since garlic usually stays on your hands for 3+ days in my experience. It was really nice because being pregnant the last thing I wanted to do is be haunted by the smell of garlic!
Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm: This stuff is awesome! I have this one patch of skin between my index fingers and my pinkies that get super dry every winter. This package arrived just in time because we got our first snow yesterday! I rubbed a little of this stuff on said area and it was much softer than the skin on the rest of my hands! I also liked that it is very light. With heavy lotions I sometimes can't stand the way it feels on my hands, but this stuff absorbed right in!
Luscious Lips/Lip Relief All Natural Balm: This stuff feel EXACTLY like Burt's Bees and it's about 70 cents cheaper. When you go through a tube a month that adds up. I'm going to be stocking up on these babies. I think it's very important to use natural, organic chap stick because you know how it rubs off after awhile? You know where it goes, right? You end up ingesting most of it! I got to try this stuff out in all three flavors and they are all wonderful!
Seaweed & Cucumber Exotic Butters Complexion Bar: This soap felt great on my skin. It left my face feeling soft and hydrated. I've been using apricot scrub for so long I never stopped to realize that HELLO, I'm 23, I don't have acne anymore, in fact, my skin is usually pretty dry. So in comes a new face wash more suited to my skin's needs. I love this stuff!
Skin Renewal "Pure Delight" Body Butter: This stuff is fun! It's all whipped up into a yummy body butter. It has such a great texture, so light and soft. And it smells delicous! I just want to put it all over because it leaves skin soft and smelling yummy.
Sensitive Areas Shaving Bar: This bar also smells SO GOOD! And most importantly, it left my bikini line, legs, and armpits soft and un-irritated. I have always avoided shaving my bikini line because of sensitivity, but this stuff is much better than normal shaving cream for sensitive areas. If you are prone to getting itchy, irritated skin when you shave, give it a try!
To sum it up, I love all their products! It was such a pleasure working with Alicia and it was so great to get a fun package full of delicious smelling goodies! These products are very pleasing to all the senses and would make wonderful gifts! It's important to take care of your body and use natural products, not ones filled with chemicals and who knows what else. I would recommend Eco Natural Soaps to anyone (and I am)!
Now for the fun part: This giveaway will go for TWO WEEKS! And you can enter every day! One of you lucky contestants will win 2 bars, 1 balm, and 1 lip balm all of your choosing! They have so many great products there is definitely something for everyone! Here's how to enter:
1) MANDATORY: Stop by Eco Natural Soap and take a peek. Then come back here and tell me which products you would choose if you won.
2) Follow the Eco Natural Soap Blog, Eco Friendly Homemaking (3 entries)
3) Blog about this giveaway (2 entries)
4) Mention the giveaway on facebook or twitter (1 entry each)
5) Stop back by every day before the contest is over for another entry (just leave a comment each day you stop by).
Make sure to leave a comment for each thing you do and multiple comments for things worth multiple entries. Thanks for entering. This giveaway will end December 13th at midnight and I'll announce the winner the following day.