Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blogiversary Celebration: Green Goddess Sunblock review and giveaway!!

If you’d asked my 7-year old self what I wanted to do when I grew up, this would have been it. I loved making “facial masks” out of oatmeal, and seeing if cucumber slices on my eyes really reduced puffiness. Turns out, it does.

When my oldest daughter, Paige, was a baby, she was allergic to the stuff that makes bubble bath and soaps foam. Our first Goddess Garden product was born – organic body wash.

From then on, I became a “label reader.” Conventional sunscreen with their cocktail of chemicals led us to our second product – all-natural sunscreen made with as much organic ingredients as possible. At our first retail event in 2005, the famous Telluride Bluegrass Festival, we sold out of Sunscreen on the third day of the four-day event. You could hear people in the crowd asking what smelled so good…was it the lavender scented sunscreen by Goddess Garden?

And that’s when I got serious.

We launched Goddess Garden, pure enlightened suncare, at Expo West, the industry tradeshow for natural grocery buyers in 2009. Two years later, Goddess Garden is the fastest growing Natural Sun Care line in the country. Going from our Boulder Farmer’s Market roots to the shelves of major chains like Whole Foods, has been a super exciting journey. Not unlike Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

In 2010, Goddess Garden grew 400%, and I had my second daughter, Haven. Having a baby inspired the 2011 launch of Goddess Garden’s Baby Sunscreen. Pure, all-natural and totally healthy.

As you can probably see, my life is woven into the fabric of Goddess Garden. I remain committed to the highest quality organic ingredients, earth-friendly packaging and a premium, chemical-free sunscreen line for the whole family.

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm a total beach bum! And beach bums need sunblock! Most sunblock you purchase at your local drug store is full of chemicals which is why Nova developed Goddess Garden Sunscreen. Goddess Garden All Natural Sunscreen with Certified Organic ingredients is sheer, non-greasy and easy to apply so you can use it everyday. It protects and nourishes your skin without any harsh chemicals and is packed with the purest non-toxic certified organic ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants. Our SPF 30 Chemical Free All Natural Sunscreen is gentle enough to use on kids yet effective enough to protect the whole family from the harshest sun. I recently had the opportunity to try the natural everyday sunscreen as well as the kids sunscreen. Over the last few weekends, while getting my last kicks in at the beach, I've been slathering myself with these babies! No sunburn for me! I definitely feel comfortable knowing that I'm not coating my body with a chemical laden sunblock. I had one minor issue with the kids sunscreen. As I was applying it, I noticed that it was making my skin look like peels. I'm sure it was just the sunblock peeling but it was a little weird looking. I had no problem whatsoever with the everyday sunscreen though. As I mentioned above, both sunscreens kept my fair skin protected from the sun with no sunburns!

GIVEAWAY: One of you will win some Goddess Garden natural sunblock! Yay!

Disclosure: I received two bottles of sunblock to review from Goddess Garden. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.