Friday, August 7, 2009

It's .......


FRIDAY!!!!! Thank you God! Time to enjoy a relaxing weekend or so I hope...


OK Lovelies, you know that among others I am a HUGE advocate for moms and stressing the importance of caring for ourselves. Well what kind of advocate would I be if I didn't give you the tools necessary to motivate you to care for yourself?

Well, enough said! I was approached by Ecostore USA to review some products and review I did! I tried two of their products - the Baby Moisturizer and Vanilla Soap. Now I must admit that I am a PRODUCT JUNKIE - yes I am in therapy for it, especially when it comes to my hair. However, that does not apply when it comes to my daughter. I like most moms when they were pregnant ran to the shelves stocked with Johnson & Johnson and Aveeno only to find that my daughter is extremely sensitive to those conventional products. I had fallen in love with the idea of her smelling like that baby lotion and the baby shampoo but when I used it I noticed an immediate rash or irritations that just wouldn't quit.

You can imagine my frustration with trying to find just the right products out there and trial periods of dealing with rashes and irritations. Any mom out there know what I'm talking about? Anyhoo, I was left with very few products to choose from to care for my cookie's delicate skin. Sooooooo....you can imagine how leary I was to try this new baby moisturizer on her. I was concerned but the fact that the majority of the product was plant based helped to ease some of my concerns. Usually, I won't settle for things that aren't organic but after reading the ingredient list I wasn't alarmed so I stepped out on faith and tried it. To my surprise, after I bathed her and put it on her there were no immediate bumps or rashes and even better.... she woke up the next morning and wasn't scratching! Hallelujah!

I give them my seal of approval cause if it doesn't irritate her it's good in my book. I also tried the vanilla soap (on me- Leia's too sensitive for scented stuff) which was interesting to say the least. It didn't have an overwhelming scent of vanilla instead it was very lightly scented (good for those with sensitive sniffers) I thought it was cool but the hubs didn't particularly like it. He likes the sweet smelling stuff- so it won't become a staple for me to use but I thought it worked well for me.

With that said, I am doing My First Giveaway! You know how important it is to take care of yourself so why not do it with better quality products? You know you want to win!!! The winner will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to use for any product you desire from Ecostore Usa and body & baby care isn't the limit of their scope of products. They have household cleaners, hair care products and more.

In order to be entered to win, you have to :

1. Be a follower of my blog ;) - shameless plug!
2. Leave a comment with your best tip for helping moms to care for themselves
3. Sign up for the No Nasty Chemicals Newsletter on the Ecostore USA Blog
4. Follow Ecostore Usa on their Twitter or Facebook Page

The winner will be announced on Friday August 21.

Simple huh? A little incentive for you to Remember not to Forget to take care of yourself!
From the forgotten mom herself!

- Just a thought...

10 comments:

theselfloveproject said...

following ya...

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I'm following you!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i signed up for their newsletter

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i follow ecostore on twitter

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i follow ecostore on facebook

JenniferB said...

following your blog

JenniferB said...

following ecostore USA on twitter

Theta Mom said...

Thanks for responding to my discussion on MBC! Good luck with your first giveaway! I'm following. :)

EllyBean said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

EllyBean said...

My best tip is to get deep into the Word of God.