Giveaway Now Closed: Winner is Kathleen O’Keeffe and her friend Elyse Comerford
Runner Up: Christine West, to share her essences with her friend Susan Craven.
Congrats to the winners and thanks for everyone’s lovely words and for entering! Alexx x
So I went to say thank you on facebook with a giveaway and facebook made the competition disappear after 256 people had already entered!
I must have breeched the guidelines and am sorry to have done that if I did, but here we go all over again and I’ll leave it open until SUNDAY night 8pm, to ensure everyone gets to re-enter.
I called on some of my favourite like minded low tox business friends to help celebrate the 30K milestone on facebook. What do you have to do to enter? Comment in the comment thread here your email and full name and a friends’ email and full name and BOTH OF YOU WIN! I say email to ensure I can contact you both for sure if you don’t receive wordpress reply notifications… Up to you whether you put them or not. I understand privacy needs / preference so just check back Sunday night if you can remember to for the winner! 🙂
Winners will win 2 low tox packs – 1 for you and 1 for your friend, both valued at $250 each.
I will draw at random a winner Sunday 8pm, Sydney time via random.org.
Everyone also wins, because my friend Irene Falcone who started the amazing Nourished Life, the same time I started my blog, is giving everyone 10% off her entire shop for 24 hours. Ends Saturday 11pm.
SHOP HERE and use the code LOWTOX to get your 10% http://bit.ly/nourishedlifehomepage
So what’s in the pack?
Here’s the brief version, with a little about each brand below.
RESPARKLE – A brilliant multipurpose spray as well as the bathroom cleaning spray. Refillable!
Luk Beautifood – A delicious Lip Nourish lipstick, made entirely of food!
Black Chicken Remedies – A pack full of mini Black Chicken Remedies to get you acquainted with the gorgeous range.
Weleda Australia – All stars selection from their range, including the Arnica body oil, Lavender body wash, Skin Food and Almond soothing facial cream.
Republica Coffee – Their awesome raw superfood breakfast powder, organic fairtrade and biodegradeable coffee pods, their rich organic fairtrade Frida and Timor blends and a luscious hot chocolate powder.
Plus a couple of little surprises from me in there!
Good luck everyone and thanks for being a part of the community. xx
Here’s a special little something about these businesses that have been so generous to help me give these pressies because there’s a story behind each of them and their relation to me.
Resparkle was founded by lovely Melbourne woman Pearl Chan, around the same time I started my blog. She was determined to make nasties-free, high performing safe home cleaning products without the price tag. She’s also passionate about putting less plastic out into the world, thus the concentrated pod concept, where you keep refilling – it also means you’re not paying for a product’s weight that is 80% water, to be transported. Very smart and a great product for those who prefer to buy than DIY. Everyone I’ve recommending it to is always impressed on the efficacy front.
Founded by super clever Cindy Luken, a friend who was determined to produce a lipstick from food active ingredients – So she did. The Lip Nourish range is absolutely gorgeous. Sheer, protective, nourishing food for your lips and oh the taste!!! No more worrying about petroleum ingredients or lead being swallowed down when you ‘eat your lipstick’. I still remember being at Cindy’s dining table when I first blurted out that I wanted to make my blog and my activism / education my business, after just newly having started an events business… Absurd, right? If your heart ain’t in it, and it’s somewhere else, you live a lie every day not following it, so thanks to supportive friends like Cindy, I went for it.
I met Jacqueline a few years ago and was excited to learn more about the way she paved for driving awareness for fairtrade, organic and carbon neutral commerce in the main stream – Republica was the first carbon neutral food business in Australia and her commitment is unwavering. The coffee’s gorgeous too! Added to the core coffee range these days are biodegradeable pods and a delicious range of superfood powders including a breakky one and a detox one. We’re good friends these days too, and she lives up the road and we like dancing and yoga!
The Arnica Oil was the first low tox product I ever owned – A present from my Auntie from Paris about 15 years ago, and you couldn’t get it here, so it was super precious to me. I absolutely loved the smell and was drawn to it without realising why back then – it was the ONLY naturally fragranced product I had. Makes perfect sense, now that I was craving natural things and didn’t even know it! Anyway, one of their team did my first low tox course and then the second round the whole team did it – They are a real deal company and the local team is a lovely bunch of committed people. These days I use the salt toothpaste, rosemary hair tonic, White mallow cream, Birch juice and the calendula range for the little man which I’ve used for him from day dot. Most of the range is available from Nourished Life too – yay!
Black Chicken Remedies
I loved the Balm of Ages the minute I smelt it and have worn it as a perfume of sorts for the past 2 years. Then I found out Chey the founder and maker liked my blog and I had a bit of a fan girl moment. I got over it. She let me have a play with the whole range and gosh it’s gorgeous. The Love your face serum is the last thing I put on at night. A delicious face oil indeed! The Axilla deodorant has attained a cult status and the cacao facemask is the closest one can come to feeling like you’re eating chocolate without actually eating it. Baby smooth skin thereafter. Anyway, me and Chey are friends now and catch up as we’re around the corner from each other. She wants me to adopt her so she can eat here every day. I’ve got the papers but it’s an admin nightmare. Her products are also available from Nourished Life, so you can nab that discount this weekend!
It was love at first chat with me and Irene. She mentioned phenoxyethanol being in so many natural products, in the very early days when she was building her range up. I too was concerned about it because I don’t believe you can have a ‘safe’ level of a hormone alterning chemical (that’s the class it’s in) when it’s something that will accumulate over time in the body. Makes no sense. Anyway, I’d met my nerdy low tox match and we’ve been friends ever since. She has done an amazing job building up Nourished Life. She has been known to recall hundred of orders if a didgy ingredient emerges and I have utmost respect for that level of commitment to keeping things low tox as well as gorgeous and appealing.
AND a last minute arrival for a runner’s up prize – 4 gorgeous essence blends from lovely friend Naughty Naturopath Mum and founder, Alisha – who thought this was a rather apt donation (hello!??? I need some!) given facebook ripped down my competition after 250 of you had entered. Ouch. Just looking at the bottles in the pic has made me feel better, must say. 1200 words lost – typed again!
The 4 blends that come in handy on those harder days.
Help – for shock, grief, anxiety
Slow Down – for feeling overwhelmed, pushed and pulled into too many directions, spinning head, scattered thoughts
Energy – for that nothing in the tank feeling, no motivation, no enthusiasm, no energy
Self Love – for second guessing yourself, for negative thoughts about how you look and act and any self sabotage patterns
Worth $65 and totally shareable between two friends!
So there you have a little back ground of these special people and the awesome low tox packs to be given away! Please go and say hello, like their pages, try or buy their products. We have to support the good guys doing the right thing by us and the planet. It just makes sense and feels so good to do, doesn’t it? Weleda, Black Chicken Remedies and Luk Beautifood are all available on Nourished Life, where you have a weekend 10% off the entire store until Sunday 8pm so enjoy. LOWTOX is the code and pop through HERE to have a look around.
Thank you for being a part of the community & good luck with your entry! Remember your name and email and your friends’ – I’m not going to make you jump through hoops with 25 words or less. Just go for it!
Low Tox. Happy Us. Happy Planet.