Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EcoMom Review and Giveaway!

***This giveaway is closed***
Winner: CapitalMom!

Well – are you excited yet? I mentioned that I was going to be doing a review and giveaway for EcoMom, and today’s the big day!

EcoMom (formerly known as Sprout Baby) is an online store featuring eco-friendly products for the whole family. There is a focus on baby stuff, with natural products from skin care through diapers, toys, mealtime, bathtime and more – but there are also items for adults, whether they are parents or not!

One of the features they offer is a an EcoPass membership, where for a $99 annual fee, you get a 15% discount on every order, as well as free shipping with no minimum requirement. I’m sure you can imagine how fast the savings would add up.

I was thrilled to see a selection of beauty products that are toxin free. I’m kind of a girly girl (despite my lack of skill in the hair department), and wear makeup every day. I’ve started worrying about what exactly is in the makeup I’m wearing and it’s nice to know there are safer, more natural options.

I used to love having pretty painted toenails, but when I learned about the nasty stuff that’s in regular nail polish, I stopped. Now that I’m taking yoga again and summer’s on it’s way, I’ve been missing having painted toes! Luckily, you don’t have to compromise your health with the Priti Nails polishes that EcoMom has to offer.

I was sent the Priti nail polish in lambs-tail cactus, which looks like a deep grey with micro-sparkles in regular light, but really comes alive in sunlight – each tiny sparkle shoots off a rainbow of colour. It also dries really fast which is a bonus – I hate waiting around for nails to dry. It’s not a colour I would have thought to pick for myself, but I think I’m converted. I hope you can see in the picture how pretty this is (you can click it for a larger version).
(Let's all just pretend that my hands are photogenic and I'm not remarkably clumsy with a nail polish brush)

Another product that we can’t live without in this house is natural soap. Again, I used to use the big brand shower gels, but when I learned about the harmful chemicals in most of these products, I switched to handmade soaps with safe ingredients (I recommend the book Slow Death By Rubber Duck if you’re interested in learning about chemicals in ordinary household objects and products – you can read my review here).

I was happy to see some really nice soaps available at EcoMom! The Pangea Organics line contains all natural and essential oils to make a bar soap that is truly clean (and smells amazing!!). We were sent the Italian White Sage, Geranium and Yarrow soap bar, and it has a spicy, rich, and intoxicating herbal scent. It’s a very gender neutral kind of scent, one that my husband and I both will be happy to use. I also must comment on the packaging - recycled paper and oh, so stylish!
Of course, EcoMom has way more to offer. Loads of good stuff for little ones, and big ones too. I recommend browsing through their site - it's conveniently categorized by product and by recipient - you will be pleasantly surprised at the great eco-friendly products they have!

Great news - EcoMom has generously offered one of my lucky readers the same package that I got!

AND, here’s a coupon code for everyone – use SBBL220 to receive 15% off your first order, valid until May 31st!

The giveaway: Priti Nails Nail Polish and a bar of Pangea Soap.

How to enter: Head over to EcoMom and let me know one thing that catches your eye, OR one thing that you learned there. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Extra entries (please leave an extra comment for each):
  • Become a fan of the EcoMom Facebook page (please comment with your first name & last initial for verification)
  • Sign up for the EcoMom newsletter
  • Follow @ecomom on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway for ONE entry, this is not a daily! You can use this if you like:
You’ll love this - win Priti polish & Pangea soap from @EcoMom at Emily's Latest @emilyisland http://bit.ly/bbcFQW US/CAN 5/5
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments
  • Add my blog button to your blog– 2 entries, leave 2 comments (please leave a link to your blog)
  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and to EcoMom – 2 entries, leave 2 comments and please include a link to your post
I will be verifying comments so please actually do the things you say you do ☺

Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends May 5th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed! Prize will be shipped by the sponsor.

I was provided with products for an honest review and to keep, but was not otherwise compensated for this review. While a disclosure is not required for Canadian blogs, I see nothing wrong with being transparent!

88 comments:

  1. I'm in love with the whole Boon line but especially the drying rack

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  2. I'm following you on Twitter: @domesticprncs

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  3. the natural stretch mark looks fantastic! i have been on a hunt for an effective natural product to help combat mine! vertcanada {at} gmail.com

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  4. following blog #1
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  5. following @twitter! @vertcanadablog
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  6. following blog #2
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  7. linked on the vert blog - http://vertcanada.blogspot.com #2
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  8. linked on the vert blog - http://vertcanada.blogspot.com #1
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  9. I love the Serena & Lily Maggie Crib Set

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  10. Id love to try these out while in my favorite place....the tub!

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  11. I follow you on twitter
    @capitalmom

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  12. I like all the food carriers, but if I had to choose which I need most I would go with To-Go Ware 2-Tier Stainless Steel Tiffin Set

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  13. I would like to carry CleanWell Individual Hand Sanitizer Wipes Pack with me.

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  14. I like the bambo utensils!! :) they are very cool. I like the idea of the nail polish too!!

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  15. I like the Boon cups.
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  16. I"d like to try a Kissaluvs Organic Cotton/Hemp Fitted Diaper (Medium/Large)

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  17. The Soy Hydrating Shampoo catches my eye. I'd love to try it!

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  18. I became a fan of EcoMom on facebook (Kat McLean).

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  19. I follow you on twitter (Katlovesmath).

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  20. I follow EcoMom on twitter (Katlovesmath).

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  21. I tweeted:
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  22. I follow your blog publicly (Kat McLean) #2.

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  23. I follow your blog publicly (Kat McLean) #1.

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  24. I have your button in my blog #2: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  25. I have your button in my blog #1: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  26. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/12606243434

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  27. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  28. I follow EcoMom on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  29. I love the Green Toys Recycled Plastic Indoor Gardening Set

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  30. I'd love to try the children sweet knees wash.

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  31. I also like the
    Baby BeeHinds Hemp One Size Fitted Diaper.

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  32. facebook fan of ecomom (sonia d)

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  33. I follow ecomom on twitter. (soapsbysonia)

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  34. I follow you on twitter. soapsbysonia


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  35. I follow #2
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  36. I follow #1
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  37. I noticed they have quite a few nailpolishes and some palettes and other beauty products there!
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  38. i signed up for the EcoMom newsletters

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  39. I visited the EcoMom website and appreciate how thorough they are in the information they provide for both knowledge of eco-friendly products as well as for their line of products. I appreciate also their wide variety of products!

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  40. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

    I like the
    Under the Nile
    Vegetable Basket

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    fb fan of eco mom - jenna o.

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    following eco mom @kissesforusall

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    following blog- 2

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  46. half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

    following you @kissesforusall

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  47. I have always wanted the Under the Nile Grapes. They are so cute.
    Eryn
    anahatakar@yahoo.com

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  48. I'm really into nail polish lately so I headed straight to that section. I really like the Priti Nail Polish, Constant Nymph color

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  49. I follow with GFC

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  50. I follow with GFC #2

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  51. I tweeted
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  52. I follow you on twitter as edmontonjb

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  53. I follow ecomom on twitter as edmontonjb

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  54. I love the bamboo utensils - perfect for summer picnics!
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  55. I follow you on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  56. I would also be interested in trying the 100% Pure Lip Gloss, Shimmery Cocoa Berry

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  57. I follow EcoMomCEO on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  58. tweeted

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  59. I follow your blog


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  60. I signed up for the newsletter

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  62. I like the thinkbaby Complete BPA Free Feeding Set

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  63. I['d love to try the 100% Pure Lip Gloss in Juicy Pink Grapefruit haha : P

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  64. The Pangea Organics Facial Cream sounds good.

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  65. I like the 100% Pure Lip Gloss, Shimmery Cocoa Berry. Thanks


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  66. Like/Fan of the EcoMom Facebook page.

    charity s.

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  67. Following @ecomom on twitter.

    @ccboobooy

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  69. #2 Follow your blog.

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  70. #1 Follow your blog.

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  71. I'd love to have the Eco-Kids Eco-Dough Tube Gluten Free.

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  72. I like the Water Hyacinth polish

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  73. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/LittleEsMomma/status/13456897727

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  74. I follow ecomom on Twitter (LittleEsMomma)

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  75. I follow you on Twitter (@LittleEsMomma)

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  76. follower 2

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  77. follower 1

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  78. subscribe to eco-mom's newsletter

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  79. Love the green toys recycle truck.

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