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Showing posts with label baby organic. Show all posts

Eden Home: Where Organic Style Comes Naturally Review

Eden Home

I have written before about the reasons why I choose to switch to organic products and why I have made that decision.  I have to admit, I have not made the complete jump over and am still a work in progress but the more I read, the more logical it sounds to do so.  When I hear about businesses offering more products that are produced from organic or natural products, I'm definitely interested.  If you think about every day products, they are applied on our skin, are next to our skin or ingested.  In a scientific world as ours, we truly do not know the long term implications of this and maybe never will.  In the mean time, to me, it makes sense to take the steps now to protect myself and my family and maybe impact their decisions as they grow to live the healthiest lives possible.

Eden Homes is a company that exemplifies the importance of safe, organic products in the products they sale.  They have a range of products from Bedding, Bath, Home, Baby, Kids and Clothing.  Having children, it's important that the choices include safe products that will not harm their health and promote well being.  Eden Homes lists four main reasons to switch to an organic life:

  1. Toxin-free farming & processing - by reducing the number of toxins we put in the earth, we reduce the number going into our bodies.  It's also good for the environment and helps to promote healthy, sustainable soil and water.
  2. Good for the earth - as noted above, it's just good common sense that we protect the soil, water and air around us.  We have to be aware of our surroundings and ensure a healthy future for more generations to come.
  3. Feel better - some of us are extra sensitive like my youngest who has allergies to certain products that come in contact with her skin.  By using natural organic products, the chances of irritations are lessened since the use of chemicals and other products are not present.
  4. Healthy beginnings - we've all seen the horror stories of products that contain toxic chemicals, lead, BPA and more in the products we use and give to our babies.  This cannot be healthy and why take the chance when the safe alternative is natural, organic products.

Due to what I read about Eden Home, I wanted to participate in this opportunity from FuelMyBlog to review Eden Home in exchange for a written review.  

Two of the products I chose were from the recycled toy category by Sprig Toys and are BPA free plastic eco truck and loader.  My girls have a sandbox and love to play with boy toys. 

Natural Toys - Sprig Toys Eco Dump Truck BPA-Free Plastic Toy Natural Toys - Sprig Toys Eco Loader BPA-Free Plastic Toy

These two toys are durable and are really inexpensive at $15 each.  The scooping action and rotating chassis allowed them to have some serious fun scooping and loading into the dump truck.  The dump truck has a tilting cab, locking bed and a swing out tailgate.  Both toys are ideal for kids as they are bulky and battery free making it a hit with parents.  Being eco-friendly is wonderful too!

The other item I reviewed was the Picnic Pal Organic Baby Blanket.  It was a little smaller than I had expected but that was my fault for not reading the description better but it is adorable and hypoallergenic  with soft organic cotton.  A sure hit for anyone!  It arrived in this great reusable organic tote that I love!

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What I liked the most about Eden Home is the choice of organic baby products they have.  I was surprised to see the number of organic baby clothes, organic baby blankets and organic baby gifts.  Since I'm going to be a grandma in October, I am encouraging my daughter to enter the big baby gift registry contest as well.

They carry the top line of organic products and ordering was extremely easy.  I received my products fast and they were of high quality.   I liked the extra care Eden Home provides with helping the customer understand what constitutes organic products and tidbits of information along the way.  The site is chalked full of useful information and is a one stop shop for numerous products.  The selection of products is exceptional.

I would recommend Eden Home to anyone who is looking to make that move over to organic products or who have already done it. If you haven't, check them out, you will love them for the selection, customer service, quality, price and for what you can learn about organic products.  Eden Home also has their seal of assurance so you can be sure you are receiving the very best organic products.  To read about it and understand their product line, click here

Don't forget the great gift suggestions too!

Organic Gift - Eden Home Dream & Coffee Gift Set for Her  Organic Baby Gift - Eden Home Organic Baby Sling Gift Set

Right now, save 15% or get free gift wrapping when you sign up for Eden Home e-mail!

Follow them on Twitter or fan them on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest and greatest.

Information on the Baby Gift Registry can be found here as well as to create your registry:

Win an organic baby shower!


Win an Organic Baby Shower with over $2,000* in prizes to be won!


No Purchase Necessary. For a chance to win one (1) Grand Prize of "An Organic Baby Shower" worth $1,000* in Eden Home product from EdenHome.com, you must submit your entry (create an EdenHome.com account, create your gift registry & sign up for Email, add products that you would like for your organic baby shower and email your gift registry link to at least 10 friends), by 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. EdenHome.com will randomly select the name of the grand prize winner by the end of the day on Friday, July 2, 2010. The winner will be notified via e-mail. If you are selected and meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein, the Prize will be delivered to the name and address (& email) that you provide with your entry.

The Criteria for Organic Food

I received my All You magazine and read it last night.  I was interested in one particular article that discusses how to fit organic food into your budget and what allows a seller to state their food is organic. 

Per the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the seller must adhere to "strict" rules to call their food organic and what they are allowed to place on their food label:
  • Food must be produced without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics or growth hormones.
  • Food cannot be genetically modified, include animal parts or come into contact with sewage sludge (i.e. our wastes retrieved from wastewater treatments plants<-- yes, they do that as I used to be a state inspector for a state agency) or ionizing radiation.
I've long wondered the ramifications of growth hormones not only to speed up the growth factor of animals but also the milk hormones given to dairy cattle to get them to produce milk quicker and in higher quantities.  It seemed odd to me that after the 90's, there seems to be an abundance of teens that weigh 100 pounds and have a size D chest.  Coincidence?  Maybe but if you ever watch television shows from the 80's and early, there aren't many big chested girls.  Granted the late teen and older women are getting surgically enhanced but I doubt the early teen girls are.  I digressed ...

What do the labels mean?
  • USDA Organic - single ingredient foods  (fruit and vegetables, milk, meat, eggs or cheese) certified under USDA rules and multi-ingredients products made with at least 95% organic ingredients.
  • 100% Organic - all the ingredients in multi-ingredient foods with this label are organic.
  • Organic - products bearing this label contain at least 95% organic ingredients.  The remaining ingredients are not available organically but have been approved by the USDA's National Organic Program.
  • Made with Organic Ingredients - these products must contain at least 70% organic ingredients.
To see more specifics on label claim rules, the USDA has a page here.  If you are interested in purchasing organic food and don't know if you have a local farmer's market, you can check here.

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4 Product Skinfood Skincare Review and Giveaway, 3 Bottles Mini Perfume & Kmart $25 Gift Card: Valentine's Day Gift Idea






I like to cover products that have an organic background as with more and more news stories coming out, the products on the store often times have so many chemicals and addictives that are harsh if not dangerous, I worry about it.  I was happy to agree to provide a review on complimentary products by Skinfood Skincare.  Four of the five panel members will try out the samples from Skinfood Skincare and will provide individual reviews.  This is good because the ages range from 21, 41, 43 and 69.  This will allow virtually age group to find out more about this organic line of products.

If you have not heard of Skinfood Skincare, here is more information:

Recent research has shown that what you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream within minutes, so why not nourish your skin and your body with healthy natural ingredients instead of chemicals and preservatives? Gourmet Skinfood products are fresh, natural and organic blends of plants, flowers, herbs and essential oils made weekly using food grade ingredients. They are naturally preserved with citrus, vitamins and antioxidants and contain nothing artificial or chemical in nature. For those concerned about health, beauty and longevity, rest assured that our products are pure, safe and natural. And they are never tested on animals.

Skinfood Skincare has a wide array of products for your face and body.  Here are just a few examples of the many available:

  • Gourmet Skinfood - Skinfood is a concentrated blend of steam distilled, 100% organic plant oils and extracts. Skinfood supplies proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients to the skin to help prevent skin aging and to reveal the natural radiance of your skin. Gourmet Skinfood contains Jojoba, Rosehip Seed, Palma Christie, kukui nut and many other powerful oils. Skinfood penetrates to the deepest layers of facial skin; feeding, rejuvenating and encouraging cell regeneration while melting away the dead cell buildup that can dull your skin. When used in conjunction with the Floral or Rosewater Spritz; water and oils combine for complete skin nourishment without the presence of waxes and emulsifiers that are used to create cream and lotion moisturizers.  Available in two sizes:  1 ounce and 2 ounces.
  • Rosehip Skinfood - Pure Rosehip Seed oil contains a very high level of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) that are fundamental in the process of tissue regeneration. Rosehipseed oil has penetration power unequaled by any other natural oil and is especially effective as a treatment around the eyes, on fine lines, discoloration/ hyper-pigmentation and scarring. Available in two sizes:  1 ounce and 2 ounces. 
  • Cream Boulet Body Creams - Cream Boulet Body Creams are a wonderful medium weight hand and body lotion. Cream Boulet is made of a combination of bioactive ingredients including vitamins, essential oils, herbal extracts and essential fatty acids all derived from plant and food sources. They are naturally preserved with citrus, vitamins, food preservatives and antioxidants. Cream Boulet is available in the following heavenly scents: Amber, Lavender, Rain Flowers, Rainforest, Plumeria and Rose.  Available in two sizes: 4 ounces and 8 ounces.
  • Rainflower Message Oil - The Rainflowers Massage Oil contains the pure flower essences of jasmine, tuberose and Plumeria. These pure flower essences combine with the highly nutritious oils of apricot kernel, coconut, avocado, kukui nut and high oleic safflower. The Rainflowers Massage Oil is great for massage and body care. Available in 4 ounce size.
Skinfood Skincare has testimonials on their site if you want to see what they have to say by clicking here.

You can also click here to see usage instructions pending your skin type of oily, normal or dry.

A favorite to many interested in true organic products is the ability to see the ingredients which Skinfood Skincare does list on their site:  http://www.skinfoodskincare.com/

Stay tuned for the review!

The Great Valentine's Day Gift Idea Giveaway Includes:
  • 4 oz Floral Spritz:The Spritz is a combination of plant based essential oils, aloe, other nutrients and purified water. The Spritzers are essential in helping the Skinfood Oils to be effectively absorbed and utilized by the skin The Spritz is available in two heavenly scents. 4 oz ($15)
  • 2 oz Rosepetal Whipped Cream: Like the original Whipped Cream, Rosepetal Whipped Cream is a medium weight lotion, rich in essential fatty acids from Rosehip Seed Oil, Kukui, Avocado and jojoba Oils. Rosepetal Whipped Cream contains Hylauronic Acid and vitamins A, C, E, DMAE and MSM. It utilizes natural plant oils and extracts including neroli from orange Blossoms, lavender for natural exfoliation and many other highly effective oils derived from plant sources. Pure steam distilled Bulgarian Rose oil, sandalwood and other natural ingredients make this our best seller. Rosepetal Whipped cream is naturally preserved with vitamins, and citrus. 1 oz ($25) and 2 oz ($40)
  • 4 oz Rainflowers Jojoba Skintonic:Golden jojoba oil saturated with the pure flower essences including Jasmine, Tuberose, and Plumeria. Your skin will drink in the heavenly fragrances and also be restored with the amazing qualities that the oils have to offer. Due to the Jojoba oil’s natural antiseptic qualities, The Rainflowers Jojoba Skintonic is an excellent facial cleanser and make up remover for all skin types. 4 oz ($16)
  • 1 oz Gourmet Skinfood: Skinfood is a concentrated blend of steam distilled, 100% organic plant oils and extracts. Skinfood supplies proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients to the skin to help prevent skin aging and to reveal the natural radiance of your skin. Gourmet Skinfood contains Jojoba, Rosehip Seed, Palma Christie, kukui nut and many other powerful oils. Skinfood penetrates to the deepest layers of facial skin; feeding, rejuvenating and encouraging cell regeneration while melting away the dead cell buildup that can dull your skin. When used in conjunction with the Floral or Rosewater Spritz; water and oils combine for complete skin nourishment without the presence of waxes and emulsifiers that are used to create cream and lotion moisturizers. 1 oz ($25)

1 Mini bottle of Estee Lauder Sensuous (each as shown in the picture above)

1 Mini bottle of Pure White Linen

1 Mini bottle of Wild Honeysuckle

$25 Kmart Gift Card!

To Enter:

Follow my blog and go to skinfoodskincare.com and tell me something you learned. 

Extra Entries (worth five entries):
  • Subscribe to my blog.
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  • Tweet this giveaway (can be done daily).
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  • Purchase a product from skinfoodskincare.com for 10 entries
Giveaway ends 01/25/10 at midnight.  Winner will be chosen by random.org.

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On the Second Day of TwitterFest, SproutBaby Will Give YOU This

Each day, SproutBaby will tweet a 40% discount URL on one of the hundreds of eco-friendly items available on Sproutbaby.com. Think that's a good deal?  Every seventh person to purchase this item will be awarded a free gift!

Today's Twitterfest deal from SproutBaby.com is 40% off all Smiling Planet Plates and Placemats. Simply follow @sproutbabyclub on twitter and look for the special link to purchase.

If you are one of the lucky seventh buyers, you will be rewarded with a FREE Sweet Knee Oatmeal Cookie Bath.

Watch as Sproutbaby.com’s youngest employee, 4-year-old Eden and mom Emily tell us about today's deal. Visit http://www.youtube.com/sproutbabyclub for their special video!

A little bit about Smiling Planet:

Smiling Planet is a family owned and operated company, local to SproutBaby headquarters in Marina Del Rey, California.

Their earth-friendly plates contain no BPA, no phthalates, no lead and no toxic inks. They are independently tested and are made from 100% recycled, medical grade polypropylene plastic. To complete the sustainability loop, in addition to being 100% recycled, the plates are 100% recyclable for true "cradle to cradle" manufacturing.

Why We Like It

Well, if that weren't enough...the designs are adorable! Each plate features a unique design sure to catch the attention of your little one. Plus, in a unique innovation, the designs are placed subsurface, so utensils won't scratch them.

Disclaimer:  I was not paid nor compensated for this post.
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