Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Artful Expression with an Eco Natural Beauty Gift for You!!


Alicia and Alan Hicks, the founders of Eco Natural Soap asked me to try some of their products and then also offered to  provide a gift for one lucky reader!

They started their Natural products company after Alicia had been making energy saving Wool Felt Balls for the clothes dryer. These wool felted pieces made drying time substantially less and thus created lower energy usage.

This started a passion for finding cleaning products for the home without harsh chemicals and agents. Alan did much research and testing  in determining how to make soaps that they felt did what was required naturally.



Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm

One of the first of their products I loved was The Exotic Luxury Skin Balm in Citrus Scent.This all-over skin balm nourishes all three skin layers; epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. It takes very little of this to work on your skin.This balm is perfect for any dry skin on your body. I like using this at night.

Some of the ingredients include Shea butter, almond oil, extracts of Acai berry, aloe, mango , ginger and more.


Assortment of Body Butters and Balms

Bath and Body Bar

The Bath and Body bar was so soft and smooth. The ingredients include Jojoba, Shea, and Flax seed. The citrus scent was again light and lingering.  The natural oils including Olive were very softening to the skin.




Assortment of Soaps and Lip Balms

Alicia also has a very interesting and informative site called Eco Friendly Homemaking


The Gift to one winner will include Your choice of three Body Butters/or Balms and three Soaps from Eco Natural Soaps. What an exciting way to get your skin ready for Spring! Their products are also priced extremely reasonably!

To enter: For this Giveaway : Be a USA Resident

1) Be a follower of Art by Karena or become one!!

2) Go to Eco Natural Soap and review their array of products.

3) Come back and tell us what you like best!

The entry deadline is on Midnight  CST on Wednesday March 23rd and will be

announced on the 24th!


PS I won a wonderful gift from Megan of Beach Bungalow 8 the new Thomas Jayne book "The Finest Rooms in America" I am excited beyond,thank you Megan!




Karena
Art by Karena
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86 comments:

RobinBirdsNest said...

What a generous and awesome giveaway! I am a follower of your blog and love it!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Everything looks wonderful! i would love to try out The "Closest Shave" Sensitive Skin Shaving Bar. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Oooh I'd love any of their soaps - I honestly can't pick a favorite. Thank you for hosting such a fantastic give-away.

I'm hosting a give-away for an Imprint Mat feel free to stop by and comment to win :+)

Taylor said...

Love the Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm. I like the fact that it lasts forever too!

martinealison said...

Tout me paraƮt extraordinaire...
bisous

Simply LKJ said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am going to check out Alicia's site. We are trying to go more natural around our household, and I love getting tips from someone who has personally done the same.

Splendid Sass said...

Karena-
Great giveaway! i love the skin balm. I enjoyed reading about their products. Good to see someone working to help the body without harsh chemicals.
Have a great week.
Teresa
xoxo

Chapstick Fanatic said...

ooh i think I like the chef friend's soap. i love to cook but i would like that my hands not smell like onions and garlic all the time.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Kay said...

the skin balm looks wonderful..but so does the hair soap bar..all things there I could use!!!

Colemeezer@gmail.com said...

It al looks wonderful. I ordered the AM moisturizer and the exotic body butter!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Don't enter me because I was a lucky winner from them already. Just wanted to say their lip balm has fast become my favorite :)

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

Natural sounds great to me! Please enter me, I follow your blog :)
Have a fabulous day!
Julie

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

the skin balm and the lip balm sound heavenly to me!

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Yes please for sure...I would be happy with it all! Her blog is wonderful as well...such great tips! Thanks Karena for hosting this great green giveaway!! xx Danielle

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for dropping by, yes with spring and summer right around the corner here in Orlando, we do have to start thinking about our skin.

Carol

Mona Thompson said...

Looks like they have some very nice products. I like the sound and description of the seaweed and cucumber!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

COUNT ME IN - thanks for the heads up! - i'm a follower OF COURSE - and i have no idea what's THE best - i'm thinking the paw cream for the pups, i mean HOW awesome is that?!

Daphne (Flip Flops and Pearls) said...

I am all about natural products. Thanks for sharing!!
I would love to try the cold sore & fever blister lip balm. I thank GOD have never had one but my hubby gets them on occasion. (like NOW!) lol

Thanks for stopping by:)

Ms. Givens said...

oooh, I could use the Seaweed and Cucumber Complexion Balm.

Silver Strands said...

Good to know about these products Karena! I'm all about the natural - and anything that has citrus essential oils really makes me happy!

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

Awesome giveaway! I am a follower! :):)

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

I love that they even have products for pets! If I were to win I would definitely want to try that body butter though... sounds heavenly! :)

Aurora said...

i'm a follower! :)

Aurora said...

I love the seawood and cucumber complexion balm!!

A Brush with Color said...

Thanks, Karena, for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I actually have some of the "Citrus Grove" body butter they make, and it's divine! It smells like fresh oranges--I keep it with me all the time. Lovely blog!

Love the Decor! said...

Lots of great info on the site and I would love to try any of the products. the Chef soap would be at the top of my list. Following you In from Elements by Kara

Venus In Virgo said...

This line sounds fabulous!
Thanks for your comment, Im not technically a Virgo but you can read about that in my About Me section :) Want to follow each other? XOXO

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore Alicia and her cosmetics:) She is so fantastic! Wish you a great day, kisses

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Hey, count me in the contest! I like the baby body balm. I've actually saved this to my favorites. I may end up ordering something.

Style Attic said...

You know I follow! I have yet to win, but I'll never give up :) I am loving the troubled skin balm...wouldn't mind giving that a go! XO, Kelly

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Those look heavenly. I'd LOVE to win!!!

beachbungalow8 said...

thanks for the shout out, karen. Enjoy the book, it's a beauty and a staple for the well rounded design library.

xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Karena! I am sorry to hear that you have a cast!!! WHAT HAPPENED? Oh, you are so right, with all that is happening STILL in Japan, we have so many blessings to count, but oh dearest, do stay well and rested! THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMPLEMENTS!!! How wonderful that our thoughts, art and writings can inspire EACH OTHER!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! Anita

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Thanks for coming by my blog this morning, Karena!
I think I would choose the complexion bars for my two teens! Great giveaway.
Thanks for sharing!

eddieross said...

What a nice giveaway!!! I think the assorted soaps are fabulous!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Xo,
E&J

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous giveaway, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

My Dear Karena,

Thank you for always dropping by and letting me know about your giveaways!

I'll keep my finger-crossed this time around! :-)

Have a great weekend!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

diane said...

Hi Karena

I just stumbled upon your blog via Velvet and Linen (arent those chicks cute?) and love it. I noticed in your bio that you attended UCSD and since I live in SD I feel like we are friends already. Just wanted to introduce you to our new blog at Martinpierce.com since I thought you might enjoy the artistic side of our products.

I look forward to future posts. Thanks

French Basketeer.com said...

The whole line looks fabulous! Enter me please!! Sending you an email this weekend....xxoo A

*Chic Provence* said...

Since my daughter is a chef, I like the Chef's Soap...fingers crossed!

xoxo Kit

Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I bet they are all fantastic!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Karena,
SOunds like a great company with lots of quality products. WIsh I could enter, but I am not in the US. You host so many fantastic giveaways!
Wishing you a marvelous weekend,
Mimi

annechovie said...

Great products, Karen! Thanks for hosting this g-a. Have a great wknd! xx

Tish Jett said...

Oh, dear Karena,

These products look absolutely luscious. I don't think I should join the giveaway though (even though I would like to). France an expensive mailing address.

Next time I'm in the States I'll try to find them. Thank you for the tip and your visits. I love seeing you.

Warmest regards,
Tish

Fork said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am excited to enter your giveaway --- the body butters look awesome.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love their products! And I am a follower! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to try the Exotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm sometime! It sounds wonderful! Hugs! ♥

Mimi said...

I would love to win your giveaway. I love trying new and natural products. Mimi xx

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh, I could really use any product that moisturizes my hands. This sounds like an amazing product! Thanks for sharing and visiting me.

xo,
Christina

sissie said...

Thanks for inviting me over for your giveaway. I looked at the sight and there are so many wonderful products. I think the body cremes sound wonderful.

hugs,
Sissie

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Karena! Beautiful post as always!

Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my
Par-Taaaay!

xoxokara

Ness Lockyer said...

Hi Karena.
I would be in for any of the Exotic Butters products. They sound divine!
Ness xx

Julie said...

Everything sounds wonderful. I would love to try skin balm.

Have a great week Karena.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

The seaweed and cucumber complexion balm sounds divine!

Beth Dunn said...

I'm a follower!
I'd love to try their sensitive skin shaving bar.
xoxo
SC

Dominique said...

I love these sorts of finds...pure ingredients, so good for the skin, and the soul too! Fantastic gift from you to your readers, very generous. Isn't it nice to know that you aren't slathering yourself with harsh chemicals that need more chemicals to undo their mischief?! xDominique

Dovecote Decor said...

A.M. moisturizer for me!! Give us a tweet or a facebook shout out for our French Basketeer giveaway!
Best,
Liz

LPC said...

I'm a follower. I don't know whether I'd prefer the Seaweed Complexion bar or the AM Moisturizer. They both sound great, and just my cup of tea.

designchic said...

I'm a follower!!

Charlotta Ward said...

Dear Karena - I know I am unable to join this very wonderful and natural give-away. Just popping in to say 'hi' (it's been a while I know..) and to say thank you for your recent comments.
It's always so nice when you visit and I still often think about your beautiful paintings. I think you are so talented.x

Have a beautiful week ahead.

x Charlotta

VictoriaArt said...
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VictoriaArt said...

Beautiful! I love almost every product, especially the chef soap, the cleansing bar against grease and soap scum and the products for pets, the paw balm. All sound so splendid!
Great give away!
Thanks for stopping by today, it means so much to me!
Congrats to winning the book, I saw it the other day at B&N, a beautiful addition to andy design library!
Take care, Karena!
And a happy spring!
Victoria

The enchanted home said...

Thanks for introducing me to these products, I am a product nut so always like to try new things and their price point is great! I would lik eExotic Butters Luxury Skin Balm 2oz Jar the best, because I love butters for the skin and my skin is very dry. I am already a follower...thanks!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love natural products. Thanks for the opportunity.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Since I just woke up with a cold sore (grrr)I would love the cold sore and fever blister balm.

Punctuation Mark said...

i loooove products like these... good for them to make them natural!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Thanks for your visit today and letting me know about your giveaway. I am an old follower :).
Thanks so much!
~ Julie

saltbox treasures said...

I'll have to choose the Exotic Butter balm. Thanks so much!
~ Julie

Haven and Home said...

I will have to look into these products, they sound fabulous.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I would love to enter, but unfortunately don't live in the USA! x

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, I love this giveaway. Too bad I'm not residing in the USA... Good luck to everyone!

Amanda said...

Thank you for your sweet visit to Girl in Pink! I came right over to check out this giveaway you had mentioned. I am now a follower!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Amanda said...

I had a chance to look over all of the products offered by Eco. Wow! They all sound luxurious to me! I think I'd have to go for that exotic body balm though...sounds wonderful!
thanks,
Amanda

gleenn said...

Very interesting! I'd like to win a lip gloss. I'm a follower. :)

Kathy said...

Karena....You should be a professional copywriter! You definitely have the talent. k

Frenchy said...

I am a follower !
isafrenchy@gmail.com

Frenchy said...

I like the exotic butter. Love the natural products ! Super giveaway !
isafrenchy@gmai.com

FashionJazz said...

What a fab give away! Have a lovely Wednesday xx

marla said...

This company sounds awesome! Great giveaway. The baby body balm sounds great - light & perfect for dry ski trips.

TheBeautyFile said...

Fabulous!!! Also, I wanted to let you know that you are the very lucky winner of my giveaway for the OluKai sandals!! Email me at thebeautyfile@gmail.com with your choice of sandal and size. Also include your mailing address!!

eddieross said...

Excited to see the outcome of your giveaway!
Xo,
E + J

Rachel Noelle said...

Such a lovely giveaway Karena!;) Im already a happy follower of your beautiful blog! Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Haute World said...

Great giveaway! A shame I'm not a US resident, but I will say that I definitely prefer natural products over the chemical kind (which I barely use anymore). My skin thanks me for it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Karena
I must say these products look fabulous.. I try hard to avoid products with SLF etc...

Hope you have a lovely week.. thanks so much for popping by my way.. ciao xxxx Julie

Casa Bella said...

Oh darn, I've been out for a few weeks and I see I missed this one by one hour. What a great giveaway!

lizziefitz said...

Don't forget about my first giveaway!

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