As many of you know, I am a huge fan of organic products, especially when it comes to beauty and body care items. There are so many hazardous ingredients that are commonly used in conventional products like parabens, pthalates, and other nasty additives that have been shown to be harmful over prolonged usage. One way to avoid these ingredients is to choose organic or natural products. A good rule of thumb I stand by is to look at the ingredients in a product. If I can't pronounce most of them, chances are, the product is full of chemicals and may not be the best choice. I know I don't like slathering myself in chemicals, and I definitely don't like using such products on my children.
That's why I was excited to learn about the Green Beaver line of products. Green Beaver is a wonderful company that makes a wide variety of personal care products like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, and even toothpaste! They even have some delicious looking lip shimmers as well as a line of products made specifically with children in mind. All of Green Beaver's products are certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, biodegradable, and are never, ever tested on animals. These products also contain absolutely no parabens whatsoever.
I received an assortment of Green Beaver products to try for myself. I was quite excited when they arrived, since I chose the Fresh Mint scented product line. I don't know if you've ever used Mint shampoo or conditioner, but it's definitely an invigorating and luxurious experience. I have made my own hair rinse out of fresh mint and rosemary before, and it leaves the hair shiny and gorgeous.
I am always looking for a good excuse to take a long, hot bath. This is something that with 3 children, I don't get to do too often. So in the name of product testing, I grabbed my Green Beaver products, filled the tub, and sunk into the nice, warm water. I started out with the Green Beaver Fresh Mint Body Wash. This product smells amazing, and lathers up quite nicely. It also leaves the skin feeling clean, refreshed, and hydrated. I absolutely love this body wash, and since it's completely organic, I don't have to worry about stripping my skin of its natural moisture as many other body washes do.
Next I tried the shampoo and conditioner. While I love the scent and tingling sensation the shampoo gives, I did notice it is a little thin and didn't lather as well as I had hoped. I had to use a lot of product to completely saturate my hair. Granted, my hair is very thick and about waist-length. For those with thinner or shorter hair, I doubt this would be an issue. Still, it rinsed out well, smelled fantastic, and left my hair feeling shiny, bouncy, and clean. Paired with the amazingly rich and hydrating Mint conditioner, this is a winning combination! I really love these products!
After I got out of the tub and dried off, I applied the Fresh Mint Body Lotion. This lotion rocks! It's very rich and creamy, and makes the skin feel super soft and moisturized without leaving behind a greasy residue. The lotion features the same great mint scent, and is fantastic if you need a little pick me up to start the day. It definitely awakens the senses and leaves you feeling beautiful and ready to start the day.
Overall, I love the products from Green Beaver! These products not only work well, they smell amazing, and since they're certified organic, I don't have to worry about what I am putting on my hair and body. Green Beaver offers a wide range of organic body care products for the whole family, and all of their products are inspired by Mother Nature. It just doesn't get much better than that! I look forward to trying more of these products, particularly the kids' product line. As a mom, knowing that a product is made from natural ingredients gives me peace of mind when I care for my children. With Green Beaver, I can give my family the best that nature has to offer!
You can purchase Green Beaver products on the Flora Health website.
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One very lucky follower will receive a Green Beaver Body Care Prize Package containing Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Lotion in the winner's choice of the following scents: Cranberry Delight, Lavender Rosemary, or Fresh Mint. How cool is that?!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway is open to residents of the US (18+ please) until 12:01AM EST on 11/08/11. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure:I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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