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mod*mom "green" giveaway :: 3 premium natural body care gift baskets
whole foods has a new whole body videocast + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away 3 gift baskets of premium natural body care products i have selected for you!!!
avalon organics coQ10 facial cleansing milk 8.5 oz $12
dr.bronner's fair trade organic miracle soap baby-mild unscented 16oz $9
aubrey organics GPB glycogen protien balancing shampoo 11 oz $10
aubrey organics GPB glycogen protien balancing conditioner 11 oz $10
aubrey natural sun spf 20 face+body unscented sunscreen $8.5
to win a whole foods market premium body care gift basket, watch the new whole body videocast, then leave them feedback in the "comments" on the videocast post + be sure to put modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, before midnight april fool's day, april 1
+ please come back + tell me what you thought of the podcast too
illustration: alexander girard
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.3.08 Â©
Spring is here! Love that image and i love Whole Foods podcasts and I'm off to see the video.
I love these podcasts! What a great tool to put knowledge into people's hands!
Thanks so much for sharing the video. I had no idea that Whole Foods had gone out and set their own standards for products. I did leave a comment on the blog with your address in the website field.
hi pals! thanks for watching the videocasts + entering to win prizes!
As I said on their blog, I wish we had a whole foods here in San Luis Obispo!!!!! I like the effort being put out by whole foods!
still wish we had a whole foods here. it makes me so jealous when I watch these things...
Interesting. I really like consideration that is being given to environmental impact.
It's nice to know that someone really cares what natural is and making products that are environmentally safe and work!
Kudos to whole foods for starting to set standards where none currently exist. I love there is also a person stationed in the beauty section ready to help make informed decision.
Hi modmom! I'm so excited about winning your greenworks cleaner set giveaway! Let me figure out how to email you so I can give you my mailing address.
It's so hard to know exactly what's going into everyday products and what each chemical does. It's good to know that some stores are taking action and helping us understand how to make safe choices.
the podcast was really great. thanks for sharing. i visited a whole foods when i lived in the northwest and really liked it. i love how they let you know what natural really is and that there are products out there claiming to be natural that really aren't
It's great to see that whole foods has a standard to which they are holding themselves when it comes to the term natural.
please enter me in this looks like some thing i would like to win
I'm glad that Whole Foods is setting standards for body care. I try to be so careful with what I use on my skin, but it's always hard translate all those big words on the label!
I had a little trouble watching the videocast from start to finish. It would freeze up occasionally, but I was able to see and hear it all. I have never been to a Whole Foods Market. I sure wish I had one near me! It's nice that they have set high standards for their products.
The video was interesting and I shop at WHole Foods here in town. it is wonderful. thanks for this great giveaway.
I love these podcasts. We have Whole Foods here but it is great to learn more about their products - the store is overwhelming!
i'm glad you're all enjoying the podcast.
I am new to purchaseing organic and natural products. I have recently began trying to make a change for the better for my family and their health so I feel like I learned alot from the podcast. I didn't realize that so many products that are label natural truely aren't. I will be looking at label alot closer now!
The pod was very informative. I can't believe foods are in or out? what?
I recently heard something on NPR about 'natural' products. A company did a test on how many of the supposedly natural products in a regular grocery store are actually natural or organic.
I love the idea of an informed shopper!
this answered a lot of questions for me...thanks for Whole Foods for doing the homework. Time to re-stock my bathroom cabinets with little luxuries.
The podcast was good and there were some good questions brought up in the comments too.
Interesting. I'd love to be able to shop there :)
I thought the podcasts were great. I have been using only natural products for years. It's amazing to me that it's all the rage now to buy "green" cleaning products, but people are still slathering chemicals and preservatives all over their skin and hair. Love your site!
thanks for the podcast. I agree, Whole Foods Market is doing a great job of educating consumers and offering us better choices than most markets out there.
i just love whole foods--they really offer many healthy alternatives to a traditional grocery store.
very interesting! I learned a lot. The podcast is such a great tool to get the information out there.
Wow.. thanks for the info... too neat... also left comment after podcast, and mentioned website... ta ta
Whole foods is amazing, I think its really great your advertising this, and putting it out there for people to know. : ]
Thank you for making a difference by showing us educational pieces from Whole Foods to live a better way of life.
tx for the heads up.
I have never been to whole foods - very interesting. they seem to care alot about their products
One of my new year's resolutions has been to eat more organic foods. This resources taught me alot and have given me several ideas about how I can begin to work towards that goal!
I love whole foods. They are so informative.
Whole Foods is so wonderful! And thanks for the tips on going organic! I look forward to the chance to head to there soon to stock up on some great products!!
It was interesting to learn that the term 'natural' is not regulated... I love to browse around at Whole Foods, now I know that those products really are going to be better for my family...
I shop at Whole Foods weekly. It's an expense, but I sacrifice on other areas of our family budget so that I can fill our cabinets and refrigerator with products that are healthful and safe for our family. As a new mother, I recently started the campaign in our home to not only be aware of the food we eat, but to be more mindful of ingredients in household cleaners and body care products. It's alarming what is out there. I appreciate Whole Foods' effort to educate consumers. It's campaigns like this that reinforce my decision to shop there and help ease the guilt of spending my "Whole Paycheck."
Very helpful info. I'll be checking out this line of products. Appreciate you linking us to this info!
Great podcasts! I've been slowly buying more and more organic foods and shifting our family budget to allow for more money in the grocery envelope and less money elsewhere. I think it's a sacrifice well worth the effort and these podcasts from Whole Foods really helps confrim this! firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to think that shopping WF was so "bougeois" or only for the rich, snobby types, but I've become a believer and a supporter! Since becoming a mom, I've slowly moved toward an "all-organic" and "all-natural" lifestyle. I love these podcasts from WF that keep educating me in this new lifestyle and I tell everyone about them!!
Such a great podcast! I love shopping at Whole Foods! (The produce section alone could sell ANYONE on the store, it's amazing!)
i forgot to add that i signed up for your rss feed! thanks for the great posts!!
PLEASE ENTER COMMENTS AT THE WHOLE FOODS PODCAST POST TOO TO WIN PRIZES :)
I just wanted to let you know that I commented over that the WF site - I'm #69 over there. I love the video, as I said on the WF site - great video, very imformative, I really enjoyed watching it. I would even share it with friends that are interested in changing over to safer body products.
It was a very informative podcast. It is nice to see what their criteria is for their natural products.
Thanks for bringing this to us. Hopefully other stores will begin to pick up where Whole Foods has started.
Thanks for posting this up. I like whole foods and would enjoy having one near my home. Unfortunately, the closest is too far to shop.
My body needs all the help it can get.
Wow, what a great give-away to win, Thanks!
the podcast wasgreat. thanks for sharing & the contest :)
Great podcast by Whole Foods. Going Green is where we should all be. This is not for the foolish on April fool's Day! Us Greeners would like to feel leaner and cleaner. Thanks for the giveaway.
It was an informative video. I have shopped at Whole Foods but I never thought of shopping there for body care products.
My son is having their first child so I need all the baby gear and mother to be items, I can win to help them out and make me the greatest grammy....
I enjoyed the video. Love learning more about healthier foods.
I just watched the wholefoods podcast. I got all fired up about unsafe chemicals in our products and food. Again. But, aside from the blood pressure rising, I'm glad wholefoods stocks good stuff. For sure.
Whole Foods has given me yet another reason to shop there!
i'm glad to see a company who actually cares about what they tell their customers and make sure that they're offering the best that they can.
I love Whole Foods and just simply shopping there makes me happy. Glad to see that they are so concerned about what they are marketing.
im so glad they offer actuall all natural products, so i don't have to worry if i'm actually getting all natural.
Wonderful information! I heart Whole Foods!
Very informative video. Thanks for the headsup.
It is amazing how many chemicals are deemed by the FDA as natural. I am hopeful that Whole Foods can set the standard.
Nice products. I try to buy similar natural products for my own use and would definitely like winning this.
please enter me :)
Great products and great contest too, please enter me:) Thank you
I was told to enter and that ( I'd better'd win..lol)
love the podcast!
Natural should be 100% natural end of story! I shop at Whole Foods for just that reason because I know they stand behind the products they sale and make sure that the items are not mis-labeled! Great podcast.
is it not too late to comment? Its awesome that whole foods has taken responsibility for setting standards!
hope it's not too late to enter...great pod..always wary of labels on consumer products...how is it regulated? Great that whole foods follows through with labeling.
I really like this product too. I just might buy one after looking into it more. On another modern topic my husband and I have tungsten wedding ring that is just marvelous. He's a mechanic and uses his hands a lot and unfortunately it's abusive to his old ring. We were told about eternal tungsten and they offered a huge selection of scratch resisten and life time polish tungsten rings. So far our ring has been through a lot and it's still like the day we bought it.
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