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mod*mom giveaway :: 3 environment + allergy friendly gift baskets $300+
i LOVE products that are good for the environment + don't cause allergies.
i'm happy these companies are donating products for mod*mom readers:
preserve tableware (recycled, reusable, recyclable plates, cups + cutlery)
pacific shaving all natural shave oil (400 shaves in a 2 ounce bottle!)
ferrocosmetics mineral makeup set
skinfree body products gift set (balms, butters, moisture spritz + soap)
simplefood organic soynut butter (chocolate, cinnamon, sea salt + sweet)
to enter to win an environment + allergy friendly gift basket, tell me in the comments, what do you like most about these products, colors + flavors?
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, monday december 17
by ~mod*mom~ at 26.11.07 Â©
Wow, the Ferro cosmetics set looks great. I love that they're natural minerals so you don't have to worry about all those additives in other products. Looks like a great contest to me!!! Also, the Preserve tableware is really darling. We go on picnics all the time, and it's always so hard to figure out what to pack! These look perfect. themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com
This whole gift basket looks amazing. I'm especially interested in the Pacific Shaving oil. My husband often gets irritated skin after shaving and I'd love to see if this relieves him. Thanks for considering me for the prize! email@example.com
WOW! What a generous giveaway! I like the tableware set because it is reusable and the colors are great! I love the shave oil because...hello, 400 shaves per 2 ounces! I love the makeup because it is made with 100% crushed minerals and I have sensitive skin so the more natural the better for me, I love the bath products because they are all natural and say they are great for people with extremely dry skin...And I'll just be honest and say that bath products are my weakness! And I love the Simple Food because...Well, organic yummys...Need I say more! This is just a GREAT giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win...Keeping my fingers crossed that I may be one of the lucky ducks!
I love all of Preserve's products! The red & turquoise match my stuff! And allergy-friendly things are music to my ears- dairy, peanuts, & egg are no-nos here. Would love some chocolate soynut butter!! Mmmm...
They all look great. I have a good friend who has a bunch of allergies, both food and environmental, so this basket would be great for a gift for her! Love the makeup and the skin products...
The preserve tableware COLORS are perfect! Mustardy yellow looks terrific with the red aqua-ish and purple. My husband's sensitive skin would love the pacific shaving oil. I think I could look really put together with the ferrocosmetics. The whole family could use the skinfree products. The soy butters look delicious! All flavors!
What an amazing giveaway. I especially am interested in the mineral makeup set. I think the vibrant colors of the tableware are great - love the purple! The cinnamon soy butter sounds yummy as well.
Preserve products are great - I love that they use recycled plastic. I love mineral makeup - but I've never tried ferro cosmetics brand. I bet the cinnamon soy butter would be a winner with my kids! And I would love to give the shaving oil to my husband!
What a wonderful collection of prizes!! I am forced to use paper plates at times, and I always feel so guilty. I would love the set from Preserve! But the thing I love most, is the chance to try a mineral based makeup. I have been so tempted to buy a set but don't want to plunk the money down and be disappointed. I love that it doesn't have all the additives. My face has gotten more sensitive as I age.
Great giveaway! I like them all, especially the tableware because it's reusable and recyclable. I'm also interested in the simplefood basket... sounds intriguing!
Wow! What a contest! Every item is fabulous. Thanks for sponsoring a good cause contest. Cindi
I love the colors of the preserve line, so appealing for something so eco-conscious. And I'd love to try the simplefood butters.
I use the toothbrush already and love their products! Simple Food is the best!
The whole thing is amazing. I think I like the tableware best as it is tough to find something semi-disposable and environmentally conscious. I just went to a sustainability event that used non-recyclable plates and cups!
Wow! I'm in love with the mineral makeup. What a great like of tableware! I love that it's reusable!
I never use products with petrochemicals & would love to try the skin free. All of these items look great!
I like the idea of the tableware. The colors are nice and I've taken to avoiding throwaway tableware because of the environmental impact.
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I love that the recyclable plates and such are dishwasher safe. Not all plastic can or should be washed in a machine.
I just love being able to use products that are good for me and good for the environment. It just makes you feel good! As it should!
Well as a nurse practitioner and having a niece with a fatal peanut allergy the Simple Soynut Butter is for sure my favorite. There is such a lack of knowledge about peanut allergies that it is great to know there are some folks out there working to make her life earier and tastier too!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!! And we will be getting some soynut butter in our house as well! Thanks...
I think the Ferro cosmetics set looks wonderful. I had never heard of the Preserve tableware, that looks fantastic as well.
Wow this giveaway is AWsome. I have awful skin allergies and Ive been told over and over I need to try mineral makeup as its almost possible for me to use regular makeup without breaking out horribly. I would love to try all of these products especially the body products and the makeup.
What fabulous stuff! I love the colors of the Ferro Eye Candy especially the Emerald and Mad Plum. The Preserve tableware is awesome and I have been looking for a line like Skinfree! Great giveaway!!
I'd like to try the Skin Free products, because winters are long and cold here and it can be hard to find moisturizing products without weird ingredients - even the natural products often have strong scents.
I love their colors! I used to think all ecological products tend to have limited colors. I was wrong!
The cosmetics look lovely! Please include me in your drawing
I'd love to try the soynut butter. My son is allergic to whey so this might be a great alternative.
I love the vivd colors of these. Vibrant and fun!
I'm especially interested in the mineral makeup and skin care products. I prefer products that are gentle to the environment and not tested on animals, and my sensitive skin appreciates all natural ingredients that don't make it red or break out!
I love using things that are gentle on the environment but still fun and trendy at the same time. All of these products look great!
I had no idea this company existed! I love these bold colors; our everyday china mimics the same colors! I love the mineral makeup, too....have always wanted to try it.
I WOULD LOVE TO WIN ALL THESE PRODUCTS FOR MY DAUGHTER,SHE IS SO ALLERGIC TO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING,SHE REALLY HAS A HARD TIME
I'd have to say the mineral makeup is my fave - as I've been dying to try it - but the whole package looks fantastic!
The mineral makeup looks great. I have been wanting to try it, because it is supposed to be better for your skin since it is all natural. I have been changing everything in our house to green products and that is next on my list.
The preserve tableware is terrific and great that it is made from recycled products and is reusable too.
I have very sensitive skin, so I'd love to try the allergy free products and makeup. Plus, anything that's eco-friendly is a plus.
I'm liking the mineral makeup! I don't wear makeup often, but when I do, I want something that's good on my skin. The tableware is great too! I LOVE the colors and the fact that it's reuseable. Honestly, I'd love the entire package!
I like that the makeup is minerals because I have sensitive skin.
I have really sensitive skin and have a hard time with cosmetics, it looks like the Ferro cosmetics set just might be for me! And it's all natural! What a great gift basket give away! Count me in.
i've been dying to try mineral makeup. it looks like it's so great for your skin!
This whole gift basket looks amazing. I would be happy to win any of it! :)
We're a sensitive family (skin, bellies, consciences) so I love products like these made for us. Thanks!
Chocolate anything butter is a hit around here!
wow - what's not to like? Ferro cosmetics are free of petroleum by-products and the Just Face It collection look awesome. The Niaouli Butter Stick looks and sounds super luxe, and so useful for long plane trips. I totally dig the fact that Pacific Shaving Company plants a tree for every bottle of shaving oil that they sell. (Companies that care and do something about it? So mod.) How cool is it that my 3 yr-old daughter's daily yogurt cup might end up in Preserve's Tableware?(I especially dig the teal blue.) Also - the packaging for Simple Food's soynutbutter is too cute. Love the grinning couple about to dig into lunch! (I'd probably go with cinnamon sugar, in order to help tame my raging sweet-tooth!)
Soy is not just good for you- offering benefits such as lowered risks of cancer and various nutrients- it is also good for the environment as you can produce more soy per acre than other protien sources. Soy is also versatile and kinder to those who may have allergies or be sensitive to nuts
Sounds like I'm not alone, but I've been really wanting to try mineral makeup. Thanks for this assortment of prizes!
i have been hearing so much about the mineral makeup, but haven't broken down and tried it yet, they seem great though!
What's not to love about recycling? The more we can recycle, the better!
I have such terrible allergies & have recently developed issues with my makeup, so I most love the mineral makeup, but it's ALL great! I'd love to win, so count me in! Thanks for the chance to win!
I like most that they're environment and allergy friendly!!!!
Great products! I want to try them all, but especially the SkinFree. I have terrible exczema I passed to my kids.
I love the mineral make-up- I wouldn't have to worry about my sensitive skin!
oh, I love the ferrocosmetics.
Wow! I would love the SkinFree and mineral makeup because of my sensitive skin & the Preserve tableware looks awsome! I love the great colors and I love that it is recycled.
Love pear green from Preserve! And Iced Latte Eye Candy from Ferro.
Everything sounds wonderful. My husband hates to shave so I think he could use the all natural shave oil to make it less of a chore.
What an awesome giveaway. I love the colors of the preserve tableware and all the body products sound fantastic.
I like that they don't cause allergies!! Great give away! Thanks~!
What's not to love. I love things that are good for the environment & def. things that do not cause allergies. I have always wanted to try mineral make-up so that is awesome! I also need really good body products & the skinfree ones sound fab! great contest, hope to win!
I like the tableware the best. Sometimes it is just easier to use disposable and now I won't feel bad!
That Pacific Shave Oil sounds really awesome. Shaving is currently an exercise in futility and despair. I need all the help I can get!
Those plates are beautiful colors. The soynut butter is something that I'd love to try -- I don't really enjoy eating peanut butter.
I like the Preserve tableware, the colors, and especially the fact that it is environmentally friendly. All of the products appeal to me because of their environmental awareness. Thanks for bringing these things to our attention, especially the shaving oil, which would be great for my husband, who needs to shave at least every day!
This looks just amazing. I'm particularly interested in the Skin Free and Ferro, since I'm super sensitive to a ton of skincare and makeup. nabigus(at)gmail(dot)com
What an outstanding giveaway. I'm very interested in the Skin Free stuff, because I have very dry, sensitive skin and just loooove trying out new soaps, body butters, etc.
What a great giveaway!!! First of all the preserve tableware looks great (and I didn't know recycled tableware existed) and I am very interested in the shave oil for myself and also for my husband's sensitive skin. Thanks!
Great giveaway and great products!
Great products! I'm very interested in the shaving oil and razor. Impressed that even the razor's packaging was thought out so it is reusable and made from renewable resources! bcsbethany at yahoo dot com
I love the fact that with these produces I could "pratice what I preach" I am all the time talking about how my kids show try to be more green this would certianly do the trick
What's not to love!? I would get use out of the Ferro Mineral Makeup, my hubby needs the Pacific Shaving Oil for his sensitive skin, and the whole family would love the Preserve Tablewars, body products, and the soynut butter. I love that the plates aren't boring white and most importantly REUSEABLE!
The mineral makeup looks radiant. And I like skin products without harsh chemicals, etc.
I'd like to try the razors since I never thought about my disposable one being bad for the enviroment. If I had to use tableware I'd go w/ the pretty purple-reminds me of spring! Cousin Heidi
I feel like I spend half my life looking for beauty products that are natural AND safe for the environment -- it's hard! All of these products fit the bill. And it's so great that the recycled tableware are in such great colors; usually these products are neutrals!
I love the tableware colors - so fun and festive!
The tableware looks like something kids would love enjoy using at a picnic, and so would I!
This is the perfect combination for my family. As I'm writing this I am sneezing like crazy due to an allergy attack, so I could use some allergy-free stuff. My husband is really into creating a more sustainable home, and he would really appreciate the stewardship that is put into the environmentally friendly products!
I love the preserve tableware. Durable, reusable- perfect for my almost 2 year old, but nice looking enough for the whole family to use! We are all allergy prone in my home, so these products all seem great!
i love everything green. i have been really making a conscious effort to be more green.
I have been working on becoming more green in the past months. These products would really help my quest. I love all the colors of the tableware. I am excited about the cinnamon soynut butter and am very eager to try the skinfree products. Thanks!
The tableware looks great & toddlerfriendly.
The tableware looks great & toddlerfriendly.
what a great idea! a giveaway that protects the environment KUDOS modmom!!
All these goodies look great. I love the preserve products and haven't used their table stuff yet. Great colors.
These products look awesome. It's great that they are environment friendly, thus a person doesn't really need to worry about wasting natural resources. The pastel colors make the set somewhat light and simple; a good choice. The flavors look very appealing. I aspecially want to try seasalt :D
I'm loving the ferro cosmetics for their colors and less is more ingredients. Love the skinfree products too
Every summer we have a bbq on the boat and the reuseable dinerware would be great for this. I like the purple or orange ones.
thank you julie!
I love how they are earth friendly and the modern
Wow! I'm a huge fan of Ferro Cosmetics- I got to see the owner Krissy during a home party I went to with a friend. She is stunning in person so if her makeup products can make my face look like hers- I was totally game. I used Bare Escentuals in the past but it was unbearably itchy. Ferro Cosmetics didn't do so I'm now a FC convert. Ladies you won't be disappointed!
I like the fact that all of the products are environmentally friendly.
that they are friendly to the earth--what could be better?!
Everything looks great! We're really trying to use conventional kitchen products but the plates and such would be great when we go camping. PredDave@gmail.com
Oooh, cosmetics are such fun, and earth and skin friendly to boot? Wonderful! I have heard great things about Ferro Cosmetics from a few mommy blogs I read, but I haven't given them a try. I'd love to win! My husband has sensitive skin, so I'm excited to get Pacific Shaving oil for him. With 200 applications in a 2 ounce bottle you can't go wrong! It would be like an early Christmas pressie with a yummy Skinfree gift set. Oh, I think I'd have hard time giving this as a gift, I'd want to keep it! Alas, 'tis the season of giving, so I'd give it away. Sadly! Yum soynut butter yum! The idea of reusable/recyclable kitchenware is excellent. What a great gift basket. Thank you for hosting such a sublime giveaway. What a proactive for the environment goodie!
i'm so glad you're all excited about this giveaway! thank you so much for checking out the websites of these wonderful products.
Because they're kind to the planet, look great, and are kind to my skin.
I am in LOVE with the skinfree product line. I am very particular with my choices for skin care. I dont use anything with chemicals in it that are not all natural. I took a look at their website and read over the ingredients for a few of the products I would use most.. and their ingredients are amazing and all natural. This may be my new source for skincare either way! thanks for introducing us to it!
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the shaving oil sounds great for my tiny condo, i need concentrated products, skinfree sounds luscious + simplefood sounds yummy with preserve tableware + fresh bread + bananas!
as a mom with allergies and a daughter with food and environmental allergies, i am really interested in the items listed. we are an eco-conscious family, and the safety (ie allergy free) plus green qualities of the products are great for us!
I often check out these products at our local all natural store called oryana and sometimes Target carries them as well. We only use all natural cleaners, makeup products, toilet paper, baby products and I would love to try the makeup and the shaving oil as well for my boyfriend!! Hope so!
I have been trying to find some affordable natural cosmetics--love the 3 in 1 eye candy! And I so want to try the soynut butter chocolate!!!
I've been obsessed with the shaving oil since reading about it a few months ago -- and have a friend who uses it and swears by it. This is reminding me that it might be a good holiday gift -- Thanks! We're always looking to try new enviro-friendly skin products due to the desert climate we live in. But if there has to be a favorite in this household with young 'uns with birthday parties, it's the environmentally-friendly dinnerware -- the colors are warm and friendly without being overcute, the idea is terrific, and it would help with the angst about all the waste...
Our disposable society makes my soul ache! So I am excited about the Preserve tableware ... what simple, yet cheerful, colors. I've checked out some of their other products as well ... yeah, Preserve!
I definitely like that they have a low impact on the environment! The berry red dishes are great and I'd love to try the Cinnamon Sugar soynut butter.
wow what an awesome giveaway - lots of products!! I'd love the makeup because ihave sensitive skin and allergies decide to attack at the worst times. thanks for offering such a generous prize - i hope to be the lucky winner! Happy Holidays!
I Love the jewel-tone colors of Preserve and reusable? That would be great because I would certainly reuse these cheery colored tablewares again and again. How wonderful that they are made from recycled materials. We like the chocolate soynut butter as well as the mineral Makeup and Skinfree Body Line. Who says Pacific shaving oil is just for Men. Would be great for underarm shaving and whiskers on my legs. I love your eco/friendly-Allergy free gift basket. I hope to win!
The mineral make-up by ferro looks nice, and I like that it is free of all harsh chemicals. I LOVE the shaving oil, my husband could probably use that for two years, he shaves every other day usually, and tableware has fabulous colors! What a great package of things!
The skin free body scrub and body butter look divine. I also can't believe you can get 400 shaves out of so little of the pacific shaving!!! What cool stuff!
I love that these products are allergy free, because I have very sensitive skin and can break out into hives just by touching the wrong thing. But I also love the bright, eye-catching colors.
Over the last two years I have really had to rethink things in my life. My son was born allergic to dairy, soy, fish and eggs. He was breastfed and I couldn't hardly eat anything. He also had eczema and just overly senstive skin, not to mention acid reflux. It has been a long road and one that is getting better everyday as my son gets over more of his allergies. My sons doctor was in huge in getting me to look at things differently. Fresh foods and not processed. To be careful with things that come of a can as they are often contaminated. Anyhow, that has sparked an interest in me to make everyone in my family live healthier. I am just finding out about some of the products on here. I have been looking for a natural makeup as mine makes my skin itch. I am really excited to find these websites and thank you for the oppurtunity to further open my eyes.
The Organix soynut butter in Chocolate sounds just incredible!!! I can't wait!
Well I really do like the lavender color of the tableware. But seriously, I really do like that they are enviornmentally friendly. Out of guilt I have been avoiding using disposable plates that are plastic or foam. So then I use paper. Which can get a bit messy at times. These plates are great since I can use them on special occaisions without as much guilt.
What an awesome assortment. I love the colors, not boring and not to bold. I have never tried soynut butter so I would really love to try that. I try to find products that are good for the enviroment, its as inportant as recycling. If we all try to do something our world will be a much better place for our futures generation. oregonlife(at)gmail(dot)com
WOW what a neato thing to have -- stuff that you can use and not feel bad about! I love the idea of having make-up and skin care products that are friendly to the world as well as your face (two things I can't live without!) I also really dig the tableware -- and did you see their toothbrushes who would of thought about that! The set is totally affordable and comes in cool beachy colors! Makes me wanna have a picnic on the sand!
I always feel so guilty using disposable plates. These would be a nice solution and the colours are so fun.
I am moving over the holidays. What a great way to lift my spirits!!
I've been hearing a lot lately about chemicals in makeup etc. It would be nice to not worry about what these products are doing to us. AND, I have 3 wee ones. I need all the help I can get!
Everything looks great! I love this company. I especially love the balms, butters, moisture spritz and soap. Nothing like feeling oh so refreshed!!!
this is actually the first time I heard of this company! I love their packaging. The minerals look divine!