Bend Soap Co. Giveaway! #tossthetoxins #cleanliving
ABOUT BEND SOAP COMPANY
Bend Soap Company is a family owned business that makes natural, non-toxic, organic bath products with goat milk. Their products are amazing and I wouldn't use anything else. From their lip butters to their soaps and lotion, all of their products are good quality and perfect for every skin type and skin condition. I suffer of eczema and these soaps are the only ones that don't make my skin break out. Not just that, my skin is also soft, hydrated, and feel nourished unlike with other soaps that dry my skin and irritate it. I love to use their products all the time, especially for a refreshing morning routine.
ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY
The giveaway is being hosted by Bend Soap Company. Their goal is to help encourage and inspire others to make a change in their homes and lifestyle. Through education we can learn the dangers of some of the detergents, chemicals, and even hygiene items that we use on a daily basis. By making the switch to a #cleanliving and #tossingthetoxins we can live a healthier and cleaner lifestyle. Below are some resources that will help educate others on some of these chemicals and health dangers that are in some of the products in your home.
- How to Live a Healthy, Toxin-Free Life — this blog has a list of common toxins to look out for that are often found in “trusted” name brand products.
- DIY Natural Dish Soap
- Natural Deodorant that Really Works
- Mama Marilee’s Goat Milk Laundry Detergent
- The Dangers of Aluminum in Your Deodorant
- Dangers of Fluoride - Toothpaste
- Dangers of Scented Candles - another alternative to scented candles are soy candles made purely out of soy wax and essential oils.
- 10 Toxic Beauty Ingredients to Avoid
These are just a few of the MANY resources out there. You would be so surprised by the things that our government allows to be consumed and used in "small" amounts regardless of the dangers.
Bend Soap Company is currently having a giveaway starting tomorrow, September 6th, 2018 and ending on September 21st, 2018. They will be giving away a LOT of natural products to 7 lucky winners. Entering is easy.
HOW TO ENTER!
- Upload a video to Facebook or Instagram that shows products you have identified with toxic chemicals that you’re going to toss out of your home.
- Tag @bendsoapcompany in the post.
- Make sure to include #tossthetoxins and #cleanliving
- Thursday, September 6, 2018: Bend Soap Company will send out their monthly newsletter with a link to a blog that will promote the contest and give full contest details. You can subscribe to their newsletter here (form is at the bottom of the page).
- Friday, September 21, 2018: The contest will close. Video submissions after this date will not be considered.
- Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Bend Soap Company will announce the 7 winners.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN!
You could be 1 of 7 lucky winners who will receive a custom Deluxe Home Set Up Gift Basket with everything you need to make your home a #CleanLiving zone.
- 3 travel size bars of Goat Milk Soap (regularly $6.75)
- 2 full-size bars of Goat Milk Soap (regularly $11.90)
- 3 Soap Dishes (regularly $10.50)
- 3 bottles of Goat Milk Lotion (regularly $12.95)
- 3 Lotion Pumps (regularly $3.00)
- 1 Milk Bath (regularly $10.95)
- 2 Natural Deodorants (regularly $13.95)
- 1 Sugar Scrub (regularly $9.85)
- 1 Foot Scrub Brush (regularly $5.95)
- 1 Loofah bag (regularly $4.50)
TWM CHANGES TO #CLEANLIVING
I have been slowly changing things in our home. So far I have changed our laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, soaps, lip butter, lotions, and toothpaste. However, I am not where I want to be at in our #cleanliving mission. Here's a few other things I will be changing in our home within the next few weeks.
Here is a blog post by Bend Soap Company that will go over some harmful ingredients to watch out for.
I want to switch my aluminum loaded deodorant to a natural organic deodorant. I want to try Bend Soap's all natural deodorant. You can get yours here. Aluminum in deodorants have been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer's. In case you didn't know how your anti-perspirant works, here is how. When you apply your deodorant, what it does is that it clogs the pores in the application area causing that area to not perspirate. You are clogging them pores with aluminum based deodorant. Read more about the dangers of aluminum in your home here.
Back in 2009 I had my blood checked under a microscope by a holistic natural doctor. He is one of the best in Puerto Rico. In my blood we saw aluminum. Not just small amounts but enough to detect it in numerous locations in that single drop of blood. Another reason as to why I had aluminum show up in my blood was because of my cavity fillings. They contain aluminum as well but its a little harder to detect in the blood from my understanding.
Bathroom cleaning items
I am finishing up the bottles I currently have which are Scrubbing Bubble. I seriously hate using them because they have such a strong smell to them making it difficult to breathe at times. It also irritates my skin and dries it to the point that it hurts. I want to try something new to clean my bathroom. Any suggestions?
I don't use much make-up to be honest. Most powders and foundations cause my allergies to go crazy and we all know that watery eyes and make-up don't mix too well. I look like a clown half of the time I wear make-up. I do want to change it for a better product though once I finish the ones I currently have. Something that is not tested on animals, has natural ingredients that won't cause me to break out or my allergies to go crazy, and is still good quality. Any suggestions?
Mosquito repellent candles
I want to change all of our bug repellent candles to a more natural option like this one. I posted a resource above explaining why some ingredients in our candles are not good for us. Even switching your home candles can be a good option. Most store brand candles contain chemicals that you shouldn't be breathing, especially in a closed environment such as your home. Other options for candles for your home are soy candles that are composed or natural ingredients. Soy also lasts much longer than most store brand candles meaning you don't have to buy candles as often. You can also do homemade potpurri with essential oils and natural items. Pinterest has loads of recipes for potpurri.
We use a lot of bug repellent on our trips but always seem to get the worse options for us to use. I want to switch to Repel which is a better and more natural alternative to most bug repellents.
Did you know that most nylon dental floss are not biodegradable? They are also very limited as to what they clean in between your teeth. Therefore the best option for you to use for flossing is coconut fibers. Yes! I love coconut and it has so many amazing uses to it. One of them is flossing your teeth so if you are ever stranded on an island now you know how to keep them teeth shinning bright. The coconut fibers really scrub in between your teeth getting all that residue out that your toothbrush can't reach rather than nylon or those cheap store brands. Best of all, these flosses are biodegradable. I am currently finishing the nylon floss I have. We are on our last container finally to then purchase this one.
This is a waste of money in my opinion. It hels with the static with your close but for the most part it's one sheet and then off to the trash. There is a much better option though. You can use a reusable wool balls. They are not just environmentally friendly but they dry your clothes faster by absorbing the moisture better and also cutting down on your drying time meaning saving money on electricity. It's a win win!!!
Did you know that women use over 12,000 tampons and/or pads in their lifetime? Worse of all, each pad and tampon takes anything from 500-800 years to biodegrade! This means that that very first tampon or pad that you used is still lingering around by the time you are in your senior years. How gross! There are new products out there and other options for women to use now a days. There are cloth pads, cotton based tampons and pads that biodegrade much faster and have no harmful chemicals, and even menstrual cups.
Most store brand pads and tampons that the majority of women use have chemicals in them that have been linked to cervical cancer. Sadly they don't have to tell you what chemicals and ingredients they put into their products so most women go all their life without knowing what they are using and the harms it can cause them. Every item is made differently so if I were you I would go to their website and do some research. Don't be afraid of sending an email out to the company. It is your right to know what your are using and to be concerned. Here is an excellent resource on this topic.
Some of the best menstrual cups are:
- Diva Cup
- Dot Cup - they donate one menstraul cup to a female in need for every menstraul cup purchased.
There's many places to shop and for toiletries I highly recommend Bend Soap Company but for all of your other household needs I highly recommend using Thrive. You can get all of your clean living items in one place and get it all shipped directly to your home.
YOU CAN VIEW BEND SOAP COMPANY'S VIDEO HERE!!! Or watch my video here.
For more information on this giveaway click here.
For a limited time, orders over $100 made at bendsoap.com will receive a FREE t-shirt (this promotion will run through August and most of September while supplies last.) Also if you use coupon code TWM10 on your first order you will receive a 10% off your entire purchase. You can shop here.