Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Natural Skincare Giveaway!


Welcome to 
the Bausc Natural Skincare Giveaway Event, 
hosted by the Green Moms Network! 

During this giveaway, you'll have a chance to win a package of natural skin care products from Bausc valued at $112!

Bausc has made the commitment to help people reduce their toxic load by offering safe and luxurious alternatives to the skincare products we use every day. They offer everything from deodorant to skin care to bath and body products. They even have products for kids! All of Bausc products are made fresh in small batches with only the highest quality natural and organic ingredients available. All of their products are completely free of artificial dyes, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, gluten, GMOs, harsh surfactants and detergents, penetration enhancers, petro-chemical derivatives, plasticizers, solvents and synthetic chemicals. 

Chrystal from Happy Mothering recently had the opportunity to review a selection of products from Bausc. Read it here. From her review, the products seem pretty amazing! I'm excited to bring you the opportunity to win a package of products from Bausc valued at $112!

The winner of this giveaway will receive:

  • Eye Love eye lift cream
  • Pear Naked body lotion
  • October roll on essential oil Perfume
  • Cucumber Mint Deodorant Powder
  • Spiced Orange Toddy Bar Soap
  • Summer Melon Lip Balm

Enter the Giveaway

This giveaway is open to US residents only and runs through October 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm Eastern. You can enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! 

Green Grandma was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Chrystal at Green Moms Media with questions about this giveaway or for help organizing one for your brand.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Have you ever heard of balers for recycling?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Years ago, when my husband was still working, he was appalled by the waste created by the company and came up with a plan for recycling that ended up saving the company quite a bit of money. His company made interior parts for airplanes and locomotives and there was always plenty of plastic waste. Of course, most every company has an enormous amount of cardboard waste as well, which is why something like balers for recycling could be an invaluable resource. Compacting cardboard waste would save so much space onsite as well as reduce the environmental impact that is a given in most manufacturing plants.

Balers for recycling are not only made for cardboard, however. They also work with hard plastics, EPS, farm waste, tires, and glass! They remind of the trash compactors many people used to have in their homes. My husband even had a compactor in his old kitchen. I'm now wondering why we're not still using them, so I looked it up and discovered they're still sold for home use. Some people say the home trash compactors aren't eco-friendly, however, because the trash is so tightly compacted, it takes much longer for it to decompose in the landfill. But it would be really good for someone to use for their recycling, especially if you don't have curbside pickup or you pay by the bin and your family fills more than one bin. Just a thought.

In the meantime, I think balers for their recycling would be an excellent thing for companies and manufacturers to look into.

Just my opinion,

Friday, September 12, 2014

Stressed? Yeah, I know all about that.

Disclaimer: I am a Hyland's Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland's and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.


Stress. Arghh. For the majority of us, stress is a part of our daily routine. Whether it's traffic problems, computer problems, sick kids, schedules, bills, whatever... stress seems to have a mind of it's own and it works really hard at brainwashing you to buy into it. I confess it often wins.

This week's Instead of This, Use This involves the words we choose.

Sometimes it's our words that cause stress. Have you ever said, "I have so much to do"? I discovered awhile ago that that simple phrase does little more than increase the stress I'm already under. Allowing our to-do lists to dictate our peace of mind is something far too many of us do on a regular basis. So I'm challenging you to let it go. Let it go... Okay, now we've all got that song stuck in our head. Ugh. But the point is, we do need to let it go. We seem to be addicted to busyness and it's just not healthy. Not for us. Not for our relationships. Not for our kids.

By eliminating the phrase, "I have so much to do," you are on your way to derailing the stress that derails you. Just don't say it. Don't think it. Most likely, you do have an awful lot to do. So do it. Just don't talk about it. And see if that helps. That's my suggestion for reducing the stress factor in your life. I know it helps my husband and I when we ban that phrase from our home. Seriously. It helps.

But for the times when I really am too busy and too stressed and I can't turn off my mind, I appreciate being about to reach for my Hyland's Calm tablets. These homeopathic pills just take the edge off and help me to better focus to accomplish what needs to be done.

Starting at 1:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, Sept. 17th, you can register for the Hyland's 5-Day Stress Challenge. The first 1,000 people who sign up will receive a free 32 ct Hyland's Nerve Tonic to be sent to them prior to the launch of The Challenge. Monday, Sept. 29th through Friday, Oct. 3rd, Hyland's Facebook page will feature daily challenges and content relating to a specific topic that promotes natural solutions for managing stress, as well as encouraging healthy strategies.

At the end of each day, participants will answer a question for a chance to win a Hyland's Stress Less Duo, which includes a full-size Hyland's Calm Forte and Hyland's Nerve Tonic.

Ten winners will be chosen at random each day!

On Saturday, Oct. 4th, participants will have the opportunity to win the GRAND PRIZE basket chock-full of anti-stress products from Hyland's and other amazing partner brands AND a $100 Spafinder gift card. All you have to do is be part of The Challenge and answer a brief five-question survey to help them better understand your experience with The Challenge.

Cool, huh? I mean, seriously, less stress is certainly a worthy goal.

But here's something cool, as well. Hyland's is giving someone in the Green Grandma community a basket full of goodies, valued at $75, beforehand.

Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 16th and I'll announce the winner here on Wednesday, along with a reminder to head over to Hyland's FB page and register for The Challenge. What fun!

And remember, instead of letting our words sabotage our stress level, use the "silence is golden" philosophy and don't say them! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Name on Rafflecopter must match name in comments. Entries will be verified. Winner has 48 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be chosen.

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