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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!!!

REMEMBER…USE THESE CODES WHEN CHECKING OUT AT http://www.crueltyfreeconsumer.com:
FREESHIP on orders over $50
3.95SHIP on orders under $50.
Enjoy the day and please do your part so the animals can enjoy theirs!

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

Jules

 

“A love of animals is a requirement”

2 Jul

 

New Brand!  Makeup coming soon!

New Brand! Makeup coming soon!

So Monday comes and goes… Tuesday comes (Lost power…ugh!) and goes….(still no power!)  and now it’s Wednesday night… YET… We are still happy to post this weeks blog… from Gourmet Body Treats~  I discovered this Leaping Bunny company awhile back and now am thrilled to make the “formal” introduction and announcement that CFC is now carrying this amazing brand and their products…. MAKEUP INCLUDED!!!  So on to the blog from our friend, Waleska of GMT!

Gourmet Body Treats is a family run cruelty free cosmetics company.
Every product we make is 100% vegan, never tested on animals, and are
all created to have the absolute lowest environmental impact possible.
Gourmet Body Treats has one simple goal – create effective skincare
and cosmetics while also putting common sense ethics at the forefront
of our decision making, at all levels of ingredients sourcing,
production, and packaging.

Gourmet Body Treats is dedicated to the same 3 principles our company
was founded on almost 10 years ago.

1. Always be natural and organic.
In today’s world people are pretty jaded with the term “natural”. It
doesn’t mean anything to the FDA, but it means a lot to us. The owners
of GBT (Gourmet Body Treats) spend close to 40% of every dollar
traveling to the farms that we source our ingredients from ensuring
that the growing practices reflect the term natural. That means that
we never use pesticides and we have a chance to visibly check the that
working conditions at each grower are acceptable.

2. Always work with ingredients that are grown by people who are paid
a living wage, in conditions that are not dangerous or unhealthy.
We believe in the tenets of Fair Trade business, but don’t rely on
anyone but ourselves to ensure that the term applies to our company.
We are members of several Fair Trade Associations, but in recent
months these associations have come under scrutiny. That’s why we’ve
always believed it important to have feet on the ground checking that
if we claim our product is Fair Trade, it stands up to the test.

Always source ingredients from local farmers whenever possible.
We work with small family farms, and the majority of our ingredients
come from Texas, where our company is based. We visit our farms
regularly, and have a great relationship with them! That means
ingredients are fresher & the product is better as a result. Many of
them can’t afford the USDA Organic Certification, and our packaging
reflects that, but please know that all of our ingredients are the
highest quality available!

3. Always remain Vegan, and never test on animals.
Not everyone who works for us is vegan, but a love of animals is a
requirement. We never use any ingredients that contain or are sourced
from animals or insects such as beeswax, honey, lanolin, carmine, etc.
There are billions of plant types in the world, and all of them have
a purpose. Why use an ingredient that might hurt an animal or bug when
you don’t have to!

In addition to this we never test on animals. “Volunteer” is one of
our most prized positions here at Gourmet Body Treats, and we have
people clamoring for a chance to try our newest products!

All of our products are 100% vegan and manufactured on site fresh
daily from our hands to yours. Our customers love our products because
they are safe to use on sensitive skin types and are effective. We’re
popular with a wide variety of people for a number of reasons. Many of
our customers are cancer survivors, and literally can not use anything
else. It’s a big responsibility to deliver quality products that are
safe for these people to use, so we take it very seriously.

 

Thank you so much Gourmet Body Treats.  Again, we are so excited to have you join Cruelty Free Consumer.com…. another fantastic addition!

 

Be watching our social media pages for the GBT giveaway next week and details on how to enter!  I personally can’t wait to get my hands on their Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub!

 

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

 

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!

a-girls-gotta-spa-energizing-citrus

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

 

Changing Seasons, Welcoming Change and what bee’s do…according to a 4 year old

30 Sep
"Look Mommy! The bee is pollinating!"

“Look Mommy! The bee is pollinating!”

Happy Monday!

We enjoyed a beautiful fall Saturday this weekend in Michigan!  We were able to watch Tigers Baseball, take part in the neighborhood cleanup and enjoy a tour of our local nature center… whew… busy, but fun.

We also experienced… “Look mommy!  The bee is pollinating!”

It’s nice seeing the addition of colorful mums to the yard.  It’s also a sad reminder that summer is over when we’re cleaning up beds and pulling out watermelon, pepper, tomato and zucchini plants.

It offers a good lesson for me as well as the girls though and it’s always a treasure to see what “just grows overnight”. (ahh, the magic of being a kid!)  Well, we know what to plant next year!

So, being that it’s now fall and a time for change….Cruelty Free Consumer’s making a small and fun change too!

Starting this month, we will be hosting guest bloggers.  We have a few lined up already from some of our favorite cruelty free companies and organizations.  This also means…. along with great information, product reviews and industry news, we will have gift certificates and sample giveaways!

We are excited and hope you are too.

AND…If you have not heard this yet…. We’ll say it again because we are thrilled to see this happen…

It’s our goal to be the largest online retailer of certified cruelty free products.  We are certainly on our way and in addition to being able to offer all of these brands in one place…. Cruelty Free Consumer can and will give financially back to animal organizations.  www.crueltyfreeconsumer.com/affiliate_info.asp

Tell us… who would you like to hear from and what kinds of products would you like us to review and maybe even give away?

Enjoy the Day Cruelty Free Consumers!

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