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Don’t take the wind out of your summer sail! Guest Blogger Ann LaGoy on bug spray.

20 Aug

 

A Bug Spray we love!!!

A Brand we love!!! (Featuring a Bug Spray we love!)

We are so happy .. yet again!… to feature and showcase another awesome product from one of our Cruelty Free Companies…. Sound Earth!

We not only  do we sell it… but we love it and get repeat orders all of the time!  Not only does it help with keeping nagging mosquitos away… people love the scent!

Our friend Ann has contributed the post below…..(and yes…. it is still summer for a few more weeks!)

Enjoy summer fun without dangerous chemicals!
Most of us enjoy going to the beach, hiking, gardening and generally being outside during these beautiful summer months. However, we’re faced with insects that can put a damper on all that fun in the sun.
Going rogue, with no bug repellent at all poses health risks such as West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease and bacterial infections not to mention the itching and scratching as a result from bites.
Naturally, one of the first items we reach for when heading to the great outdoors is bug repellent, but many commercial brands contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide). Careful consumers are getting educated about this toxic ingredient, and discovering safe alternatives.
DEET is a slightly yellow oil developed and patented by the U. S. Army in 1946 for use by military personnel in insect-infested areas. It solved insect and bug problems, but introduced health risks to those using it.

According to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, there have been reports of seizures and neurotoxic symptoms related to the use of DEET. It can cause acute reactions such as skin irritation, rashes, blisters, and permanent scarring. Additionally, there are documented chronic results of its use such as insomnia; mood disturbances and impaired cognitive function are also noted.

Often there is a catalyst motivating us to change our lifestyle: having children and health issues are at the top – DEET is especially dangerous for children, and can negatively impact your health.
Whoa, that just took the wind out of our summer sail! Fear not, there are safe alternatives to using DEET, and now is the time to make change for good.

For those that love a good DIY project; grab a mini spray bottle and tinker with essential oils such as peppermint, lavender and lemongrass to make your own bug repellent. It’s safe, and your pals will recognize your crafty-ness.

For those who prefer to simply hit the grass running, Sound Earth is here with our bug repellent used the world over: the Sound Earth Body Guard bug repellent. Using only therapeutic grade essential oils in a carrier oil base, you can feel good about using it on you, your kids and your pets.
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Sound Earth is your trusted online source of toxic-free home cleaning and care products. We develop and manufacture our products in New York State’s Hudson Valley. We stay up to date on the latest chemical research, and we share your passion for animals.
Discover our complete line of high quality products; safe for people, pets and planet!
“AT SOUND EARTH WE LOVE ALL ANIMALS, AND BELIEVE EVERY ANIMAL DESERVES TO BE FREE FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT. WE COMMIT EVERY DAY TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF ANIMALS IN NEED THROUGH OUR BUSINESS PRACTICES, OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY EFFORTS.
WHEN YOU SUPPORT SOUND EARTH YOU ARE SUPPORTING ANIMALS IN NEED.”
~ANN LAGOY, OWNER OF SOUND EARTH.

We are giving a 1oz. bottle of this next week!!!

We are giving a 1oz. bottle of this next week!!!

WOW Ann well said!  We love what you do and your thoughtful business practices!!!!

Thank you!!!

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Please watch our Facebook page for Giveaway updates on this product!!!!! (Next week!)

Jules

 

Interview with Product of the Year Winner! (Guest Blog)

16 Jul
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Le Savonnier Marseillais

 

Happy July 21st!

We’ve been honored with yet another guest blogger.  This time from our friends at the Vintage Soap Factory!  Co-Founder Elizabeth Attie took a few minutes to do an interview with us!  (We’ve tried this product and love it by the way!)

What would you like readers to know about your company and the Le Savonnier Marseillais brand?

The Vintage Soap Factory is a manufacturer of traditional soaps dedicated to always producing 100% natural pure olive oil soaps. We have perfected an ancient process for modern times.
The idea was born with one simple goal — to provide the finest quality natural soap for household and personal use, the latter for all skin types after being aware of the importance of true natural products. We use only superior olive oil sourced from the finest of regions.

Your Le Savonnier Marseillais All-Purpose Soap was honored with a People’s Choice Award as being among the breakout products of 2014. Tell us a little about the product. What has winning the award meant?

It was very exciting for us to be voted Product of the Year in the liquid soap category and featured in Parade magazine. The liquid soap is the finest product line we have to offer, and is everything you need to clean all your washable surfaces. There is no need for an arsenal of cleaners when one all-purpose soap can clean your countertops, dishes, windows, floors, laundry,upholstery and more. Its main ingredients — 100% olive oil for streak-free cleaning and other essential oils, which have antifungal and disinfectant properties — are selected for their
reputed benefits for home and skin. It’s a potent yet gentle formula that is safe for you and your family and also protects the health of our rivers, streams and oceans.

Do natural products really clean?
There is a common misconception that green doesn’t clean. Any one cleaning product — green or conventional and used in small amounts and with proper ventilation — probably won’t make you ill. The problem is that most people use multiple cleaning products. Repeated exposure to the chemicals in these products can add up. On the surface, they appear to be great at what they are designed to do — repelling dirt, dust and grime with nothing more than a spritz and some elbow grease. Unfortunately, these often contain toxins that shouldn’t come into contact with the most absorbent tissue in our bodies. Many of these ingredients are the same compounds you are working to eliminate from your furniture, beauty routine and laundry processes. If they don’t have a place in your living room, medicine cabinet or closet, they shouldn’t be in your cleaning supplies.

 

Who are your key customers? Why do they buy your products?

The move toward natural, organic and healthy products is not a fad but a societal shift that is poised to grow to $226 billion by 2018, with an annual growth rate of 8.6%. This translates into key trends identified for the coming year, which include:

•The health and wellness consumer: The healthy movement is spreading across all demographic groups, differentiated by lifestyles, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs about health and wellness. Consumers are looking for natural ingredients at a price point that is attractive.

•Convenience and accessibility: There is a demand for products that permit people to make eco-friendly decisions and conveniently carry them out.

•Labeling transparency: Consumers are asking for transparency with regard to product labels, claims and certifications, including Leaping Bunny, non-GMO and organic.

•Our core demographic: A female between the age of 25 and 50 concerned with her family’s health, who cares about indoor and outdoor environments and values natural ingredients in products even when they are not the least expensive alternative.

 

Thank you so much Elizabeth!  We are so thrilled to have  you and your brand represented at Cruelty Free Consumer.com!

Congrats to you as well on your “Product of the Year” win!

We now carry this on our site!  We love it… did we already mention that!?

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Enjoy the day and please do your part so the animals can enjoy theirs!

Jules

 

WHO is DEMES?! How we deliver products!

14 Jul
CFC's Delivery Vehicle

CFC’s Local Delivery Vehicle

 

Wow mid-July already!  We’ve been busy making local cruelty-free deliveries…to the new mom’s around us….

Laundry detergent, (Seventh Generation, Earth Friendly Products), Bug Spray (Sound Earth, JASON, Aroma Naturals… Citronella Candles), Diapers (Seventh Generation), Diaper Cream (Burt’s Bees, Gourmet Body Treats, Little Twig) and of course SUNSCREEN! (Alba, Seventh Generation, JASON, Andalou Naturals and Beauty without Cruelty)… This just for the kids!    We’ve made some special deliveries for the moms and neighbors too who just want to pamper themselves.  Body washes, lotions, scrubs (A Girl’s Gotta Spa!, Andalou Naturals, Giovanni, Living Clay and now DEMES!

Demes Natural Products has just joined CFC.  They have written a a blog for us to share with you this week.

“We are DEMES – a small family company with big hearts. We make products for your home, your family, and your furry friends—because what you breathe, how you live, and what you absorb, affect you and your loved ones.
Our company has been around since 2010, making natural products that use safe, non-toxic ingredients – starting with our multi-use spray deodorizer, Get the Funk Out (for people pets and places) and our convenient, mess-free moisturizing stick, Butter me UP (great for adults and kids).
We know that as manufacturers, it is up to us to provide the safest and most beneficial products to you that we can.
And with that safety in mind, we became certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny (CCIC) in 2013. We guarantee that no animals are harmed or tested on at any stage from suppliers to bottling.

We want happy, healthy, families. It’s simple… Almost as simple as our natural ingredients. We think you and the little guys who can’t speak for themselves deserve it.
So what about our name, DEMES? Well, that is our family: Daniel, Evan, Michelle, Erik, Skippy (our guinea pig and mascot!)”

Thanks you Michelle and “DEMES”!  We love your name and look forward to working with you!

Also… be watching next week for our giveaway!!!!!

 

A quick thought and reminder.. in addition to all of the great brands and products listed above…. we also offer Tom’s of Maine, Tsi-La Organics (Perfume), and several fantastic products for keeping a clean house … Better Life, Dr. Bronner’s, The Vintage Soap Factory! Sanitizer  etc… EO Products!

 

Thank you again for supporting Cruelty Free Consumer.com

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Enjoy the day and please do your part so the animals can enjoy theirs!

Jules

 

Naturally Fun Products…A lip treat unlike any other…. Crazy Rumors!

7 Jul
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Lip Balms!

 

Crazy Rumors…. Is one of the first companies we started working with in 2011! We are so happy to be partnered with this amazing brand…. they are fun and offer a fantastic product… (As it says in their tagline… naturally fun products!)

Fun for my girls too as they are always wanting to try the latest “Flavor’ … the biggest challenge is teaching a 2.5 year old not to roll it (the lip balm) all the way up!  Oh… the lessons!!!!

So yes…Crazy Rumors is our featured company this week! Learn about them and what they do for the animals as well! You’ll find them at Crueltyfreeconsumer.com. They also have received tons of national media & press coverage!

Here we go! Thanks to Edie for her story contribution below to our blog!!!
“Crazy Rumors was a concept my husband Brian and I came up with while hanging out in a local coffee/tea house what seemed like ages ago (2003). We loved the look and feel it evoked, and thought how much fun it would be to take these elements and incorporate them into an awesome product! That was the birth of our first babies (before the kitties) Perk and Brew – our coffee and tea flavored lip balms!

Did you know before making our first batch of balms, we experimented with soap making. It was a bit messy, but the Tangerine Oatmeal soap was just awesome!
Maybe we’ll try it again one day! :)

The love of our packaging, branding and design, and of course formulation and flavoring is why our customers keep coming back for more! Our products are unique by incorporating fun and fresh into the natural realm. Today, we have grown from 12 flavors to over 40! Some of our awesomely unique flavors include: Sweet Thai Tea, Red Velvet Cake and even a vegan Honey (we call Bee My Honey) We even have a beautiful line of Hawaiian inspired line of lip colors! Our high quality, super moisturizing ingredients make our products fabulous. We only use the best of the best plant based all natural, non – GMO and vegan ingredients. We’ve had the same customers carry our products since day one, and we’re super proud of it!

Thanks for checking us out! (Smooches! Edie & Brian)”

Edie, Brian thank you again for your partnership! We are so thrilled to be able to offer the Crazy Rumors brand to our Cruelty Free Consumers!

Oh by the way… since we know all of you are following us… you can probably assume what comes next… YES!  A  Crazy Rumors giveaway!  Watch next week for details!

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Enjoy the day and please do your part so the animals can enjoy theirs!

Jules

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! “Our Story”.

23 Jun
The newest brand to be offered at Cruelty Free Consumer.com

The newest brand to be offered at Cruelty Free Consumer.com

 

Hello today!  Welcome to our Monday Guest Blog/Giveaway once again!  This is our 3rd official “Installment”…(We need a better word… writers block)… please throw us a suggestion!

This week our focus is on a newly discovered company and I’m in love!  The products offered by “A Girl’s Gotta Spa!”are absolutely amazing just as Shannon had told us!  We love her story and being a mom myself…. I can certainly relate!

Below is Shannon’s story from A Girl’s Gotta Spa!…

The concept of A Girl’s Gotta Spa! began 9 years ago this October.
I was 31 years old at the time and a mother of 3 sons (with another to be the apple of my eye in the not so distant future.) I had recently left working in the mental health field, which was both rewarding and taxing, and moved from the suburbs of Philadelphia to the rural surroundings of the Pocono Mountains. The idea of taking time for myself was not a foreign concept; however it is typically quite a dichotomy. On the one hand you have people telling you that you need some me time, “Take some time for yourself,” they’d say, “You deserve it.” Then, on the other hand, you have people asking you and accusing you of being selfish for doing so.

I believe you deserve to be pampered.

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! ® was built on the belief that your personal well-being should be a priority. A Girl’s Gotta Spa! is a call to action, whether you are young or old, regardless of ethnicity or creed, working in the corporate world or busy raising the next generation of responsible leaders, you deserve to treat yourself daily.
I truly believe this and whether you are worn and withered from your career, your children, your spouse, your friendships, your finances and any other circumstance in your life (the good and the bad), I want you to believe it too.

Pamper: To indulge with every intention, comfort and kindness.

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! bath and body line is one that is natural and cruelty free. Nowhere in our mission is there room for animal cruelty of any kind. We’re proud to now be among a prestigious list of beauty companies who also hold this same value with our Leaping Bunny certification.

  • A Girl’s Gotta Spa! is free of sulfates, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, synthetic colors and fragrances. Our Energizing Citrus Body Wash and Energizing Citrus Body Lotion are both vegan. Crafted in small batches, the purity and quality of the ingredients will be an elucidation to your dry skin care woes and satiate your senses.
  • Energizing Citrus is an invigorating mix of pink grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. The fragrance is not overwhelming, but more subtle in the sense that you can clearly distinguish each essential oil as you apply the products. The Body Wash will leave your skin hydrated and silky smooth, while the Body Lotion will leave skin looking and feeling soft and healthy.

So I encourage you, take time for yourself today. Know that you are worth it. Know that you deserve to be pampered.

 

Thank you Shannon, we are so thrilled to be associated with you and your brand!

Next week, you will have the chance to win these 2 products to pamper yourself!  Be watching via Facebook, Twitter and this blog for details as to how to enter!

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You can win this!

 

REMEMBER…USE THESE CODES WHEN CHECKING OUT AT http://www.crueltyfreeconsumer.com:

FREE SHIP with orders over $50

3.95SHIP on orders under $50.

Enjoy the day and please do your part so the animals can enjoy theirs!

 

Jules

 

The Goodbye.

28 Jan
Louie "Long Arms"

Louie “Long Arms”

Friday was a regular day except my husband was home and we had a babysitter… So we went out to run errands….we came home and he came up to me and said you should see the cat…He’s acting funny. Louie is my 14 year old tuxedo kitty and so yes, at about 4:30pm, I saw it too and he was having what I guess was a seizure. It had never happened before.
I have thought about what would happen and what I would do when my pets got old or sick…what decision would I make?   I have also thought it would not be fair to keep them alive if they were in pain… But I am not them…so how do I know if they are in pain or not??
My Louie, aka, “Louie love bug”,”Louie long arms” and “Lou-Lou” passed on Friday night.  He had seizure after seizure between 4:30pm and 6pm. I made my mind up that after the first one, I would let him rest and re-evaluate in the morning but when I checked on him in his favorite spot…. I knew it was his time.

I am so sad because he was my buddy for over 14 years. That is a lot of time for creating memories.

Over the last few months, he sat with me at night and also jumped up in to bed with me.  Silly to some, but I love that cat and I am missing his presence, there is a definite void in the house. The crazier thing…. Or not…. Is how Teddy and Bernie, (our dogs) especially Bernie, is reacting. Bernie knows his buddy is not here and that is so sad to me too. Bernie is just moping around. Do animals have feelings? You bet and this is just another example of just how much they do feel.
I keep thinking I’m going to see him at the top of my stairs.  I keep forgetting that I don’t need to go downstairs at night to clean litter and check his food and water.
I knew the time would come, I just didn’t expect it on Friday and I didn’t think it would happen so incredibly fast.  In fact, I bought food for him just the day before. I do believe he didn’t suffer…. And for that I am glad for him…. but sad for me, my family and my other pets who all miss him. Louie was spunky and quirky and had such soulful eyes… he looked like he was so young still, his fur was beautiful and soft. He had a good life. I just can’t believe how fast he went. I miss him but as my daughters said good bye to him as I left for the vet with him wrapped in my favorite sweatshirt, “Lilly” said, “mommy, don’t be sad, God will take good care of him just like he takes care of the other kitties”. Oh, the words and thoughts of a 4 year old. Again.
And as for the  2 year old…. her contribution every time we see a black and white kitty…”ohh, Louie, sad”, followed by her sad face.

The loss of a pet is such a sad time… it has been 3 weeks and I still think I see him in the house.

We love you Louie and we miss you!  Thank you for the wonderful memories!

We have decided that we will make a contribution in Louie’s name to the ASPCA.  It is our hope that it will help other animals live betters lives.

I’m curious to learn if you have made a decision to make a contribution to an organization in your pets name,and  if so, who.  Or if you have done something else in the memory of your beloved pet.

Louie and his brother, Oscar as kittens

Jewelry, Tea and Cruelty Free!

18 Nov

jewelry tea cruelty freeHello Day!

If you didn’t happen to catch my FB or  Twitter post on Friday, I announced that I will be having my FIRST Cruelty Free Party on Tuesday.  I’m pretty excited to share with my circle of friends and their friends what Cruelty Free Consumer is all about. (Yes, I asked to tag along or rather invited myself to join in on the party my neighbors are hosting.  “South Hill Designs – Lockets with Louise”  and “Steeped” Tea will be featured!  Everyone loves a reason to gather , right so I thought why not!  anyways…

People ask all of the time what I do and what exactly is Cruelty Free Consumer.com, so here is my chance to not just talk about it…  but actually have people see and sample  some of the brands we sell.  We’ll have samples and testers and products available for purchase!  More specifically, we’ll have 18 Cruelty Free Brands on hand and 0ver 60 products on Tuesday for purchase.

*In addition to sharing the Cruelty Free Consumer story, we will make a donation to the local pet food bank based on sales from the evening.*

I believe so passionately about what we are creating through this company and the changes we hope to make and contribute back … for the animals.

I am also optimistic that once people learn how they can make conscientious purchase decisions they will continue doing so .  I also think that once consumers know how easy it is to locate these products and the range of what is offered… we will see  a positive impact for animals.

At last… (almost!) … it’s important to address 2 misconceptions…. 1. Not all cruelty free products are expensive  AND 2. The number of options that are available for anything beauty, anything baby, anything home and pet is  incredible!  Cruelty Free Consumer  sells over 30 Cruetly Free Brands and HUNDREDS of PRODUCTS!

OK,  now lastly….Customized Cruelty Free Consumer gift baskets!  We offer them and will create something special and unique for you!

What can we help you put together for the special people in your life?!  Email  us so we can get started on your customized gifts!

Some ideas… “mom-to-be”, “mom and baby”, “pet parent”, “holiday stress buster basket”, “teacher”, “caregiver’ etc!… Maybe even mom-to-be’s First Christmas (Holiday), mom and baby’s first Holiday… you get the picture!

Enjoy the Day!

info@crueltyfreeconsumer.com

Julie

a pinch of this and pinch of that…

28 Oct
"Look Mom! I made it for you!  It's pink!"

“Look Mom! I made it for you! It’s pink!”

All I can say is…I’m glad that cruelty free products aren’t expensive… or don’t have to be…..

My four year old daughter reminded me of that just over the weekend.  Yep…My darling mixed all of my scrubs in the shower.

This real life story happened early Sunday morning and made me happy for that!  She said “Look mom!  It’s pink!”  As I see her little hand coming out of the shower holding something…. “I made it for you… It’s your favorite color!”

Whew…. Never expected that first thing in the morning!

I thought oh no…. She couldn’t have…. No, please, don’t tell me….yep… She mixed my products!  My lovebug was so excited to show me her creation ….I just had to smile and laugh to myself.  I want her to be kind and thoughtful… and in her mind, was she ever!… She was so proud of herself and talked about it all day!

She had concocted a mixture of , Giovanni Mint Lemonade Cooling Salt Scrub, Body Shops Mango Scrub, Bulldog Shave Cream, and several others!
Wow! I’m just glad not all of my stuff was in there!

But, as I have been thinking about blogging and things to write about….. I have to give a lot of credit to a very imaginative, very fun and very energetic girl, my daughter, who has given me great and real “material!”

Thanks for the inspiration, “Maggie”!

So, the point after all of this…. Cruelty free products do not have to be expensive! There is a misconception that being a Cruelty Free Consumer and only using products that have not been tested on animals means spending extra money.  THAT IS NOT THE CASE.
Cruelty Free Consumer sells over 30 brands and there are over 500+ brands certified by Leaping Bunny…. Thousands of choices exist from inexpensive to higher end. It’s up to you what products work best.

Just like wine… You can get a great find at a great price!

Thanks to my daughter, too, for her contribution with yet another story!   Now  I know, that in addition to being a cruelty free consumer….. I might be…. well, I am…A cruelty free mama too!

What products do you love at various price points and, of course,… Why? Let us know!

Don’t forget  that now through November 2nd, log on to our Facebook page (Cruelty Free Consumer) for a chance to win Living Clays’ Starter Kit! ($40 value!)

Enjoy the day!

Best! Shower! Ever!

21 Oct
Win This!

Win This!

I’ve been trying to blog more… but it’s hard just to write without something important to say. Then it hit me when I was taking a shower…. “I love this face scrub I am using! It feels amazing! This really is waking me up and helping me to feel ready for the day ahead! This is something I can blog about!”

This all happened a few weeks back and was the reason I reached out to our friends at Living Clay and asked them to help out as we were going to be launching a guest blog series.

Here’s an Introduction to Living Clay….

“Have you had your clay today? Hi, I am Perry A~, author of Living Clay: Nature’s Own Miracle Cure and founder of The Living Clay Company. We are proud to provide certified cruelty-free products that not only are unique, but are also as safe for you as they are for our environment.

Our all-natural, paraben-free wellness products have the added enrichment of our premier Living Clay® Detox Clay Powder. This unique combination makes magical creams and lotions that treat your skin to around-the-clock moisture, leaving you with a velvety softness that lasts all day. The Rejuvenation Face Cream and Wrinkle Release Cream are blends of Living Clay® and all-natural plant extracts that fluff out and smooth lines while softening your skin and uncovering its fresh and natural beauty. The Body Creams and Lotions leave you with skin you love to touch.

The Face and Body Scrub is popular for its deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation and the revitalizing, refreshing zest it adds to your experience. Here is what one customer says about it: “Your Face and Body Scrub is the best I’ve ever found! I can’t see ever using anything else…ever!!! Thanks!” – Becky D.

The handmade cold process soaps are made using only the finest organic olive, coconut and palm oils, herbs, pure essential oils, sea salt, and Calcium Bentonite Clay. WARNING!!! These soaps are ADDICTIVE. You will never want a bar of traditionally manufactured soap again.

For a spa experience, give yourself a twenty-minute facial with the Cleansing Clay Mask. It tightens, cleanses, and leaves your skin baby soft and glowing with youthfulness. When applied three times a week, don’t be surprised if your friends soon begin to think you have been receiving Botox treatments.

Our premier product is the Living Clay® Detox Clay Powder, a multi-use, super-charged volcanic ash so pure that you can eat it. It alkalizes, detoxes and stimulates. For more uses and information go to http://www.AboutClay.com .

If you have never had a clay bath, you are in for a treat. “OH…….MY GOD! I just did my first clay bath and it was SO GREAT!!! I feel like a million bucks!” – Lizabeth E.

You can now purchase Living Clay® products, along with other fantastic certified “cruelty-free” product lines, at www.crueltyfreeconsumer.com . Enjoy!”

Thank you, Perry!

Oh yeah….the product that made for the best shower ever…?  Living Clay’s Face & Body Scrub!

Living Clay has been good enough to offer us a fantastic set to give away…. their signature Sample Kit”.  It’s Awesome!

We’d like to send it to you!  All we are asking to win this giveaway is why do you want it?! You have until November 2nd to get on Facebook and tell us why!

Enjoy the day and be watching for CFC’s Deal of the Day for special pricing on Living Clay products!

(Starter Kit – Introduce your friends to our Calcium Bentonite Clay with this wonderful gift bag!)

Starter Kit Includes:
1 – 4 oz Cleansing Clay Mask
1 – 8 oz Detox Clay Powder
1 – Living Clay Book
1 – Travel Bar Soap
1 – Sample Size Rejuvenation Face Cream
1 – Sample Size Body Cream
A retail value of $51.95, but you pay only $39.95!

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Oh Baby!…. (and mom!) Guest blogger from Belly Buttons & Babies featured.

16 Oct

20131016-141608.jpgOur good friend, Fran Loudas, Founder of Belly Buttons & Babies™, has agreed to be one of our first guest bloggers for our new blog series in which we talk to CEO’s, Founders and Influencers of Cruelty Free Companies. (Thank you, Fran!)

It was a spring afternoon in 2010, when my newborn was “napping” that I had the pleasure of speaking with Fran about partnering up together, and having the Belly Buttons & Babies brand join Cruelty Free Consumer.  I remember it well!  Not only was I excited that BBB was a certified cruelty free company….. But Fran was a mom too! (Good for me so she would understand when I had to cut our conversation short…as my sweet precious (cat!) napping baby just woke up and needed some attention and love!)

Belly Buttons & Babies has earned many awards over the years and they offer tremendous products for both mom and baby!  Enjoy her post!
Belly Buttons & Babies makes products for mothers and babies that are produced exclusively from plants and vegetable oils and contain no petroleum by-products or parabens. They are superbly blended and incredibly versatile dual-use products that are extremely safe for mom, baby and the whole family.
Belly Buttons & Babies™ understands that baby’s skin is softer than adults and does not have the same barrier functions as adult skin. Hence our formulations must be mild, yet effective. By using ingredients that are well known to be beneficial to baby’s skin we have developed what we strongly believe to be the purest, safest and most effective baby skincare range available today. Keeping babies natural and chemical-free is our goal.
Natural products from Belly Buttons & Babies soothe delicate skin, are made to heal and protect. Our products are pure and gentle on skin. Luxurious oils and certified organic herbs nurture, while remaining free of the preservatives, artificial fragrances and dyes commonly found in body care products.
• Our promise to you is to bring products that inspire you by being better to yourself.
• Our products care for your skin and your overall well-being.
• Our products are cruelty-free, do not contain additives or artificial colour, are paraben and sulfate free and are made with the most powerful natural, organic and wild crafted ingredients. If you can’t find it in nature, you won’t find it in our products.

Our Philosophy is simple:
Research, test and refine our products.
Our promise to you is to bring products that inspire you by being better to yourself. Our products care for your skin and your overall well-being.
We value consumer input and we take that into account when creating our products.
At Belly Buttons & Babies™, we believe that true beauty comes from within. That’s why we strive to make it simple and affordable for you to nourish yours and your baby’s skin daily with the best nature has to offer.
All of our products are carefully researched and developed to ensure only the finest, most effective botanically based formulas are used.

Again, thank you , Fran!

We hope you’ll like their products as much as we do (and our children!)

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