Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shea Moisture Review and Giveaway

SheaMoisture Review and Giveaway

I recently started using African Black Soap after hearing great things about it.  I contacted the makers Shea Moisture and they sent me a package of a some of their products to review!

I was SO excited to get this box in the mail!  I could not wait to try them out and let you all know what I thought!

About SheaMoistureSince 1912, SheaMoisture has been committed to making the highest quality natural skin and hair care products, which are healthy, therapeutic and results-oriented.  The brand utilizes family recipes handed down from co-founder and CEO Richelieu Dennis’ great grandmother, Sofi Tucker, who as a young mother sold her shea butter creations to support her family in Sierra Leone. SheaMoisturehas created the Sofi Tucker Foundation, which supports organizations around the globe including fair trade cooperatives, charitable and empowerment organizations and local community projects.

Another note about the company:  All of the products are made in the USA and have No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Paraffin, No Gluten, No Propylene, No Mineral Oil, No Synthetic Fragrance, No PABA, No Synthetic Color, No DEA, No Sulfates, and No Animal Testing.

I received a bar of the SheaMoisture African black soap, SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea 
Body Scrub, SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Butter, Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Wash & Shampoo, Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Healing Lotion, and the Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Ointment

For Mama

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Butter

When you hear Body Butter you think thick right?  Well its not that thick, this is a great lotion for every day use if you have dry skin like I do!  It is actually a firming and toning lotion that is free of all the harmful ingredients found in most other products out on the shelves.  It also has a great smell that is not too overpowering, and it is not greasy like other brands I have used.  I seem to be more sensitive to smells these days.  Overall, I would definitely purchase this body butter and they offer a variety of scents as well!

SheaMoisture African Black Soap

This soap is made from certified organic ingredients like all of the other Shea Moisture products.  It has been used in Africa for many years.  It is made from palm ash, tamarind extract, tar and plantain peel.  It is used to help treat and prevent many skin issues including Acne.  My husband has really bad bumps on his back and the African Black Soap has helped tremendously with his problem areas.  I use it on my face as well as lather up my loofah with it.  Having dry skin I usually do not use a bar soap, but this soap is moisturizing and does not leave a residue like others.

SheaMoisture Olive and Green Tea Body Scrub 

While my husband was home over the weekend, I decided to pamper myself with this scrub.  Oh my! The smell was heavenly!  It is truly a clean and refreshing scent.  It proved to be very moisturizing after I rinsed because I could feel a barrier of moisture.  It has anti-aging properties due to the olive butter, green tea, and avocado.  This would be great during the winter months for hands or rough areas, such as elbows or knees!  Overall, I loved it!

For Baby

SheaMoisture-Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Wash & Shampoo
This head-to-toe wash is made from Organic Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Frankincense and Myrrh, all of which have great moisturizing and healing properties.  My daughter has very sensitive skin and this wash has not seemed to bother her.  She seemed to have more moisturized skin after her bath time.  We did however follow with the lotion.  
Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Healing Lotion
This lotion smells just as good as the head-to-toe wash.  It can be used after bath time or whenever  extra moisture is needed. The ingredients are similar to those in the wash, including Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Argan Oil and Aloe Vera with Vitamin E, Frankincense, Myrrh and Chamomile extracts.  My daughter inherited my dry skin so putting lotion on after bath time to lock in moisture has been a nightly routine for us!
Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Ointment

This ointment is great for chapped lips, and anywhere you need an extra little boost of moisture!  My little one needed it on a few sores she had.  I put it on them and in a few applications the spots were gone or pretty much healed.  This is also safe for everyday diaper changes.  We do not have rash right now because little girl has cloth diapers.  I am thinking it would be safe for cloth because of the natural ingredients?!  

Connect:  SheaMoisture has their website under renovation but you can leave your email address and they will update you as the site is completed.  You can Visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  

Buy it:  SheaMoisture is available at Walgreens, Target, CVS and online at Walgreens.com and Target.com

Win it:  SheaMoisture is offering one reader the Three Piece Baby Set.  Including the Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Wash & Shampoo, Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Healing Lotion, and the Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-to-Toe Ointment.  Using the form below all entries are optional.  You must be 18 or older and this giveaway is open to the US only.  Winner will be drawn by random and have 24 hours after being contacted to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All entries will be verified.  

*Thank you for visiting my blog!  I did receive the products mentioned above for my completely honest opinion.  My opinion may differ from yours.  Mommy Miranda is not responsible for the shipment of the prize mentioned above.  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Blanchard's Blessings Organic Dog Treats Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited to bring you this review and giveaway from a local family that has started a business making organic dog treats!

Melissa and Jeff are the owners behind these amazing treats.  They follow an organic lifestyle and decided they would carry that on to their three four-legged children!  

There are only 4 ingredients in the treats, so you don't have to worry about what your dog is consuming.  

From time to time, I see dog food and treats getting recalled in the news and this is scary to any pet owner!

We received the large size, and as soon as I opened the bag, Rhema's nose went crazy! Haha!  It was really hard to get a picture of her eating them because she gobbled them down so quickly!  

Blanchard's Blessings come in three sizes:

Small, Medium and Large
Trixies Treats~Small
Domino's Delights~Medium
Benji's Biscuits~Large

These organic dog treats DO need to be refrigerated because of the ingredients and the fact that they do not contain any preservatives!

Where can you find them:

Blanchard's Blessings has a website that you can purchase your treats from.  You can also connect with them on Facebook

You can get either a 4 oz bag at $3.50
     8 oz bag at $7.00

They have even just listed a sample size available for just $.75.  This includes one each of small, medium and large.

I know we are trying to go more organic with our food, and I love these treats not only because they are local to me, but also because I know our dog is getting the best!
Our Rhema


Blanchard's Blessings is going to give away one bag of treats to one of my readers!  

You must be 18 or older and residents of the US only!  All entries will be 
verified.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and all entries are optional.  Winner will be notified via the email you use for Rafflecopter and has 24 hours to respond once emailed or another winner will be drawn. The giveaway is open until 8/5 12 AM Eastern time.

*I was sent a product in exchange for my honest opinion.  My opinion may differ from yours.  Mommy Miranda is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jack and Jill Toothpaste Review and Giveaway!

Many of you may know that I reference the Environmental Working Group website to search the products that I use.  I was searching for the safest toothpaste for little girl and found one called Jack N' Jill.  The rating was zero, which is the best rating you can get!

I was fortunate enough to have them send me some products to review.  When my package arrived it was wrapped so cute!  I received two tubes of toothpaste one toothbrush and an adorable magnet!

Jack N' Jill was started in Australia in 1949 and continues to be a family company.  They are also thrilled about their rating on the EWG database!

The toothpaste is 100% natural, with one of the main being Organic Calendula to help soothe gums.  This is great for teething! 

There are 5 natural flavors offered.  I was sent the Raspberry and Blueberry.  Both of which my daughter loved!  

Before I let her attempt to brush her teeth, I tried the toothpaste myself.  It has a good flavor but you can tell that it is safe to swallow.  This is made for children but I prefer to test things first.  I brush her teeth myself, but occasionally I let her hold the brush and try it.

The toothbrush that they sell is made of NON GMO cornstarch, and it is biodegradable and recyclable.  There is also a silicone toothbrush available, as well as a finger brush for younger kiddos.  

What I love about this toothpaste and toothbrush is that it is all natural and I am not putting chemicals into my little girls body! 

One my friends just purchased her set of toothpaste and says, "I was so happy to discover Jack N'Jill toothpaste.  An all natural toothpaste that is safe for my one year old daughter.  She loves the banana flavor.  It makes brushing her teeth a little less challenging.  Yummy for her and peace of mind for me that I am not putting something toxic in her mouth.  A true win-win!"

I encourage you to visit the EWG website and search all of your current products.  It will probably open your eyes as to how you view your everyday products.  

I hope that you will visit Jack N' Jill's website and check out the great products they have for yourself!

You can order here on their website Jack N' Jill one 50g tube is 6.99 plus shipping.  If you spend over $49 you can be eligible for free shipping.

Good news for my readers!  Jack N' Jill is offering one reader a chance to win the very same package I was sent!  

To enter below you need to be 18 or older and residents of the US only.  All entries will be verified.  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and all entries are optional.  Winner will be notified via the email you use for Rafflecopter and has 24 hours to respond once emailed or another winner will be drawn. 

Disclaimer-I was sent a product in exchange for my honest opinion.  My opinion may differ from yours.  Mommy Miranda is not responsible for prize fulfillment.   

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