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CONTEST IS CLOSED. WINNER IS Kathy Duperron! HERE'S HERE ENTRY:
Aug 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm
My children, now in midtwenties, were diapered with cloth. Ive hugely reduced garbage by recycling. Our household is moving towards environmentally friendly cleaning products. I use almost no make-up or fragrances. I shop locally. I fork out the extra cash to buy fair trade, shade-grown, bird-friendly coffee. We have converted portions of our lawn to mulch for planted bushes and raised beds for vegetables. I drive a small car which is easy on gas. I hang my laundry as weather allows And best of all: I read joyously read Joyous Health posts. Thanks. Keep them coming.
When Ella's Botanicals told me they've gone more green, I was very excited to share this news with you!
Clean beauty is important for the health of your body and mama earth. You might be surprised to know that up to 80% of personal care products contain the dirty dozen chemicals. What can you do? Be informed. This is why I recommend you download David Suzuki's pocket guide and carry it with you in your wallet so you know what chemicals to watch out for on product labels.
As for Ella's products, here's what you need to know:
Contain no Parabens.
Contain no chemical preservatives or chemical emulsifiers.
Contain no PEG ingredients.
Contain therapeutic grade essential oils.
Contain phthalate-free fragrances (where fragrances are used)
Gluten-free, cruelty-free and vegan.
In addition this, Ellas Botanicals has made the following key modifications to their lotion formula:
Replacing the Phenoxyethanol and Carpyl Glycol with Lactobaccillus Ferment a revolutionary probiotic-based ingredient, which is a natural preservative free of chemicals. Lactobacillus is one of the species of microorganisms used to produce fermented products such as sauerkraut and kimchi, a Korean dietary staple, from cabbage and is a 100% natural, chemical free preservative. Most lotions are preserved with parabens, formaldehyde releasers and other chemicals, which have been linked to breast cancer as well as dermatitis and other skin irritations and health concerns.
Replacing the Emulsifying Wax (a combination of ingredients used to emulsify which contains PEG ingredients) with Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate a natural, PEG-free emulsifier. It is biodegradable and made from glycerin and plant fatty acids. Provides skin with hydration, conditioning and protection and is accepted under the natural and organic standards Ecocert.
As you know, I LOVE giveaways!! My joyous giveaway is Ella's three lotions pictured above:
8 oz/250ml lotion in Lavender Rose, My Darling Clementine (how adorable is that name!) and Lemon Meringue.
Contest is open to residents of Canada and the U.S.A. only. Closes: Wednesday August 29th.
HOW TO ENTER:
Tell me what you are doing to live a cleaner, green lifestyle in the comment section below? What is your contribution? One winner will be randomly selected and contacted within one week of the contest close date.