I love companies who have great customer service. That is one BIG thing that determines where I spend my money... what little of it I have. But when you find a company who has AMAZING products plus outstanding service, you know you've hit the jack pot. That doesn't happen often and I'm so happy to be sharing one of these company's with you! Mermaid's Purse Natural Organics is a family inspired personal-care business. Measha made soap with her grandmother who made soap with her own grandmother. So it is a talent that has been passed down through many generations. Measha decided to start her own company when she was pregnant with her first child and couldn't find any all-natural stretch mark creams. From there, Mermaid’s Purse has grown into a full product line including, natural soaps, body butters, shampoos, massage oils, natural deodorants, salves and mineral soaks.
Measha uses only 100% natural, certified organic, kosher, and vegan-friendly ingredients with only natural preservatives. The FDA tried to set guidelines for "natural" products, but its regulations were overturned in court. Which means since cosmetic companies aren't regulated they can use those terms on their products without the product actually having anything "natural" in them. Or they can have small percentages of natural ingredients, but when added with preservatives, the natural properties diminish. It's a scary loop hole!!
I got to try quite a few items from Mermaid's Purse and I've been in awe! I'm a lip balm freak and have issues with 95% of the lip balms I try. Mainly because they contain paraffin, which causes your lips to peel. An hour after I put on the Ginger and Citrus lip balm, my lips still felt moisturized. There are 4 blends to choose from and I can't wait to try them all!
I also got to try the Hydrosol Cucumber Floral Water, which can be used as natural air freshener, a body spray, facial toner, in your bath water, and as a natural tonic to soothe irritated skin. I have used it as body spray and the scent lingers for HOURS after you spray it! After sitting out in the sun for a few hours, it's really refreshing. The Hydrosol Floral Water comes in Cucumber, Orange Blossom or Rose.
I've been addicted to Clean Well's Vanilla and Orange hand soap for about a year now and after trying Mermaid Purse's Energy Organic Liquid Soap, I'll never go back. I love the Lemongrass scent and it gets rid of any smell! It also leaves your hands feeling smooth and not dried out. The Energy Soap is great for healing skin irritations and naturally has powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties. 76% of all hand soaps that are anti-bacterial contain the chemical Triclosan, which is a potent endocrine disruptor, including thyroid and sex hormones- which can lead to early puberty. Don't worry, there is no Triclosan in Mermaid's Purse products!
Ella got to try the Baby Massage Oil, made with an oil blend of Sweet Almond, Evening Primrose, Golden Jojoba, Hazelnut, and Wheat Germ. I put a few drops on my hands, rubbed them together and the oil warmed up very fast. It left her skin feeling super soft after her massage. I highly recommend toddler or infant massages before bed time to help your little one wind down. They can work wonders!
We also tried the Booty Balm which is one of the best diaper balms we've tried. Ella has super sensitive skin and anything will cause a rash. This balm is made with Lanolin, Natural Vitamin E, Organic Golden Jojoba, Evening Primrose and Essential Oils of Lavender and Chamomile- which leaves a thick protective barrier to block any moisture from getting to your baby's booty. Even if your little ones are out of diapers, it's great to put on them before going to the pool or anywhere else their bum might get damp.
Mermaid's Purse Natural Organics carriers over 40 essential oils, so the scents of their products are endless. The best part is that all of their products are affordable and can fit in any one's budget! They also have beautiful pottery and accessories. I can't wait to try more of their products!
The Discount: You can make any purchase at Mermaid's Purse Natural Organics and get 10% off until December 2010! Just enter mermaids10 at the checkout.
The Giveaway: One very LUCKY reader will win The Mother Nature Gift Set,
1-oz Cradle Cap Remedy - Synergy Blend
1 2-oz Baby Massage Oil
1 Chamomile Herbal Soap Bar
1 small Lavender Aromatherapy Pillow
1 small bag Organic Aloe & Honey Milk Bath
1/2-oz Booty Balm
1-oz Hand Cleanser (for Mom)
1 dram Lavender Essential Oil
1 Orange Blossom Body Botanical (for Mom)
1 Ginger Citrus Lip Balm (for Mom)
1 Natural Sea Sponge
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. August 24, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and abroad.
How to Enter: Visit Mermaid's Purse Natural Organics and let me know 3 of your favorite products. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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A BIG thank you to Mermaid's Purse Natural Organics!! I'm so glad that I found you. :) Good luck to everyone!