Saturday, February 6, 2010

Planet One Gifts Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!!


As I was looking for traditional Valentines Day gifts, I came across Planet One Gifts and was really taken back by their unique items. They sell fair trade, organic, and Eco-friendly products. I love that most fair trade items are handcrafted by artisans and the money usually goes toward a great cause. But what really stood out for me about Planet One Gifts is that at the end of the year they donate 10% of their profits to local charities! So not only do they support great causes by carrying fair trade items, they also give back to their own community.

Planet One Gifts carries bath and body items, products for the home, desk items, children toys, baby items, pet accessories, fair trade chocolate, coffee, and other specialty food items. Their site is easy to navigate and you can even narrow down your search by shopping by recipient.

Planet One Gifts sent me Lulu Life Nilotica Body Butter and Lulu Life Nilotica Lip Balm to review. Lulu, the nilotica variety of the shea nut tree, is indigenous to Africa. In response to the hunger in Sudan, a Lulu Livelihood program was founded by MEDIC to help bring profit to the area. The Lulu tree fruits around the same time that seasonal hunger begins in Sudan. The women of Sudan are now considered the Guardians of Life since they unearth and pass down the Lulu nuts. Over the past decade the Lulu Livelihoods have created a infrastructure for a sustainable Shea oil industry for the women of Sudan that provide for their families.

I thought this was an amazing story and the purity of the program to the purity of the nut makes it even more inspiring. I was sent the Lulu Love Body Butter and it's like no other shea butter that I've used before. It's slightly greasy, but smooths out rough, dry and cracked skin. It is helping to heal my cracked heels from this dry weather! The greasy feeling goes away after 5 minutes and it's absorbed into the skin. The Lulu Love Body Butter is made with Virgin Shea Butter and Lulu Love fragrance. I can't describe what the Love fragrance is because all I smell is the shea butter, which is very pleasant. You can get the Lulu Life Shea Butter in lavender, mystic mint, Lulu delight, Lulu love, sandalwood, and jasmine. Planet One Gifts sells the Lulu Life Shea Butter for $25 in a 3.4 oz container.

I also got to try the Lulu Life Nilotica Lip Balm which is outstanding! I love lip balms and am always in the search for the perfect balm that doesn't leave your lips dry after 10 minutes. The Lulu keeps your lips moist without leaving them cracked later. The lip balm is made with virgin shea butter, beeswax, and the essential oil you choose. I received the Citrus Blast and I can slightly taste or smell the citrus. It's not overpowering and I like the subtle scent. Vanilla, Spearmint, Pina Colada, and Strawberry are also available. You can purchase the Lulu Life Lip Balm for $9 at Planet One Gifts.

The Giveaway: Planet One Gifts would like to give 3 LUCKY winners a Lulu Life Lip Balm!!


Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST February 21, 2010 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

How to Enter:
Tell me what Lulu Life Lip Balm flavor is your favorite.
Make sure you leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA Entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (1 entry per day)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

6.
Tell me something else you like from Planet One Gifts
7. Follow Planet One Gifts on Twitter
8. Become a fan of Planet One Gifts on Facebook
9. Sign up for the Planet One Gifts Newsletter
10. Grab my button
and post on your blog, Facebook page, or myspace page and link back in a comment
Mkokopelli

New disclaimer: I was sent these items to review from Planet One Gifts. This in NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

130 comments:

  1. Though I like them all I would have to pick strawberry

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  2. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  3. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8750773237

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  4. I entered your Trillium Organics Giveaway

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  5. I follow Planet One Gifts on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  6. I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  7. I would choose the vanilla

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  8. email subscriber

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  9. rss subscriber

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  10. My favorite would be Pina Colada. :-)

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  11. I also like the Painted Rainforest Boxes.

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  12. following Planet One Gifts on twitter (as SnowflakeDay)

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  13. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/8751316604

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  14. following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay)

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  15. clicked to vote for you at Top Baby Blogs

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  16. i would like mandrin orange & lemon

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  17. I'd like to try the Pina Colada Lulu Life Lip Balm.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I'm an email subscriber to Mkokopelli.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Your button is posted on my sidebar:
    http://driftalongattumbleweedacres.blogspot.com/
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I entered your Peeled Snacks giveaway.
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  21. my favorite would be vanilla 8)
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  22. i follow your blog 8)
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  23. i really love their choices collection! anyone i know reading this? hint!

    http://planetonegifts.com/chcoll.html

    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  24. totally following them on twitter 8) @FlamingBlingy

    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  25. i entered the Trillium Organics giveaway 8)
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  26. My favorite lip balm flavor would be vanilla.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  27. The Bahi Sari covered journals look interesting!
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  28. Follower of your blog
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  29. I also entered your Peeled Snacks giveaway.
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  30. Just signed up for email subscription
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  31. Its a toss up between vanilla and strawberry. I am sure whichever I pick I will wish I had the other so thats as close as I am going :)

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  32. Strawberry!

    Laura C

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  33. Follower.

    Laura C

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  34. Subscriber.

    Laura C

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  35. Citrus Blast for me
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  36. follower
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  37. email subscriber
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  38. Follow Planet One Gifts on Twitter @phxbne
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  39. I like the Hand Painted Taper Candles from South Africa
    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

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  40. Vanilla is my very favorite.
    faithingod126@yahoo.com

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  41. I like the 'Citrus Blast' Lulu Life Lip Balm! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  42. I'm a subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  43. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  44. Entered your Peeled Snacks giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  45. Signed up for the Planet One Gifts Newsletter! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  46. Another item I like is the Hemp Travel Duffel Bag! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  47. The citrus blast flavor sounds great! peanut{at}nyc.rr.com

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  48. I also like the cute Jungle Animals bibs!

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  49. I entered the Peeled Snacks giveaway!

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  50. I'd like to try Citrus Blast. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. email subscriber
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  52. I follow your blog.
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  53. I'd love to try the Citrus Blast. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  54. I entered the Play and Learn Toys giveaway

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  55. Another item I like is the Fair Trade African Bone Heart Earrings

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  56. Pina Colada is my favorite.

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  57. I follow you on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

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  58. I entered the RCTEES giveaway.

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  59. I'm a subscriber.

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  60. I love the Large Blue Kenyan Soapstone Heart Box.

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  61. I follow Planet One Gifts on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

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  62. I signed up for the Planet One Gifts Newsletter.

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  63. the Spearmint flavor sounds wonderful, and thank you for the chance!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

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  64. i'd like to get a variety of the ART BARS chocolate bars, especially the Dark Chocolate with Quinoa Crisp!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

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  65. i entered your Peeled snacks giveaway!

    ranmel(at)televar(dot)com

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  66. Entered Play and Learn giveaway!

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  67. Entered Kelly Green-Way giveaway!

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  68. I also like the Hand Painted Taper Candles from South Africa

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  69. I signed up for the Planet One newsletter!

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  70. Great giveaway I love the vanilla and pina colada lip balm.Thanks Fingers crossed.Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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    http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/9217773997

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  72. I'd love the pina colada flavor!
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  73. I entered the Kelly Green-Way soybeam candle giveaway!
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  76. I think my favorite flavor would be Vanilla. I make my own and they are all flavored with either Vanilla or Butter Cream :) mmmmmmm

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  77. Forgot an email: blogspot.mhi @ gishpuppy.com

    Also following on twitter

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  79. I would definitely go for the strawberry flavor.

    ananemone(at)gmail(dot)com

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    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  81. I would love to try the Pina Colada

    dustbaby1@yahoo.com

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  82. Following Planet One Gifts on Twitter - @TrynaWin

    dustbaby1@yahoo.com

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  83. Following you on Twitter - @TrynaWin

    dustbaby1@yahoo.com

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  84. I can taste the strawberry lip balm right now!
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  85. I follow your blog skipthelaundry
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  86. I'm subscribed to your emails at skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  87. My favorite flavor would be citrus blast.
    friendliestghost at gmail dot com

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  88. follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/skipthelaundry/status/9436436552
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  89. I follow your blog on google friend connect.

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  90. I followed your blog by e-mail: friendliestghost at gmail dot com

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  91. Another product I'd love to try is the Yachana chocolate with brazil nuts and essence of coffee. (friendliestghost at gmail dot com)

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  92. I like the oval olive wood bowl also.
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  93. I follow planet one gifts / @buyfairtrade on twitter (I'm @doppeldeer) (friendliestghost at gmail dot com)

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  94. I signed up for the planet one gifts newsletter (friendliestghost at gmail dot com)

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  95. following planetonegifts on twitter
    skipthelaundry
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  96. facebook fan of planetonegifts
    Amber Jackson Porter
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  97. I tweeted about this contest: http://twitter.com/doppeldeer/status/9436705243

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  98. signed up for planetonegifts newsletter at
    skipthelaundry@zoominternet.net

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  99. follow by networked blogs entry 1
    Amber Jackson Porter

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  100. follow by networked blogs entry 2
    Amber Jackson Porter
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  101. i like the vanilla!
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  102. i follow you on twitter
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  103. i follow your blog
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  104. Pina colada! Yum!

    taryn237 at yahoo dot com

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  105. Following mkokpelli on twitter @taryn237

    taryn237 at yahoo dot com

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  106. http://twitter.com/taryn237/status/9455645194

    taryn237 at yahoo dot com

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  107. Following planet one on twitter @taryn237

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  108. I also like the African Trade Bead Bracelet

    taryn237 at yahoo dot com

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  109. I'd love the spearmint lip balm

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    http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/9459033835

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  111. Strawberry would be my favorite - followed by Pina Colada :)

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  112. I now follow buyfairtrade on twitter as @cakeblast

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