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Mirra Beauty Products - Review & Giveaway

{This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Veronica #113} We've been making a huge effort to buy more natural foods, but I haven't given as much attention to beauty products. I guess my way of going organic is not using very many products in the first place, lol. But there comes a time when a girl actually has to wash her face or hair.

I was given the chance to review Mirra's line of beauty products. Mirra is a new brand that combines nature and science. Their products are made with natural ingredients like olive oil, aloe leaf juice, cranberry, bamboo, honey,and chicory root extracts. What shocked me was what was missing: formaldehyde. Yuck! The Mirra products I used said "formaldehyde donor-free." I don't exactly what that means, but it freaked me out.

Mirra products include shampoos and conditioners, hair styling products, body washes and mists, facial and skin care lotions, cleansers and cleaning cloths, eye firming and age defying creams, and cosmetic brushes.

I received a package full of great Mirra products (all you see below minus the brushes.)
What did I think of them? I liked them a lot. They all worked well (I can't really comment on the antiaging cream since that takes a while to work, *winks*) and they smelled fantastic. The smells were really, really great. I enjoyed using them. I felt cleaner and softer. And it was nice to know they were made from natural ingredients.

You can find Mirra products at all Kroger affiliated stores. Click here for a $5 off coupon. You can also win the same prize package I reviewed!

How to Enter: Leave a comment telling me why natural ingredients are important to you.

Extra Entries:
5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave a link and 5 comments)
3 Extra Entries for tweeting the contest (include @suburbanjung in your tweet)
1 Extra Entry for printing the $5 coupon
1 Extra Entry for following @suburbanjung on twitter
1 Extra Entry for following on google friend connect
1 Extra Entry for following on Feedburner

This giveaway will end on 3/23/10 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org, posted here, and notified by email. The winners has 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. All winners are contacted by email.No compensation was received for this review. I did receive products to review. All opinions are my own. This contest is open to US residents age 18+.

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  1. never tried mirra yet, and im not sure we have them here in the philippines. maybe i'll ask my relatives abroad to send me some, thanks for this info ;)

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  2. I assume we just leave a comment to enter the giveaway? Whatever it is, I'm game to win! :-)

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  3. Natural ingredients are important to me because they are not abrasive to your skin like chemicals in other beauty products are. Have you ever noticed what is in 'normal' makeup remover? Eeek!

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  4. Natural ingredients are important in beauty products as well as food. There are really icky things in some of the mainstream products, like extra estrogens.

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  5. Ive just lately started hearing about Mirra products and they look so cute in their packaging and I bet they are good since they are natural! Which I love for my picky skin!

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  6. I prefer natural ingredients because when you use any type of product on your skin, it does get absorbed into your body. Over time, who knows what harm all the chemicals can cause.

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  12. I have never tried this product but would love to. I love natural ingrediants...I think with some products you can totally feel th difference in your skin. I would rather be using natural/organic ingrediants then all this man made- who knows what it is- type of products!

    jak1116@yahoo.com!
    Jefri

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  13. Natural products are important to me,in fact, more important than ever, because I don't want to expose my family or me chemicals and toxins.

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  14. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/10225685941

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  17. follow on @suburbanjung on twitter cdziuba

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  18. i like natural ingedients because i like knowing what is going on/in me...it's amazing what some products have in them
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I always wonder whether the chemicals are safe, especially when my body will be absorbing them.

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  20. i think these products are better for your skin and body
    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  24. follow on twitter-lmurley2000
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  28. natural is always good for your skin! i hate chemicals... they cause cancer

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  29. tweet 1

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  32. natural ingredients are important to me because i care about what goes on my skin and in my body and truly believe it deeply affects my wellbeing

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  33. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/10230410069 #1

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  34. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/10230410069 #2

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  35. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/10230410069 #3

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  36. i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  37. i follow you on google friend connect (redfuzzycow)

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  38. i follow you on feedburner (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  39. I am interested in natural products because I want to keep my exposure to chemicals down so I can be a healthy and active grammy!

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  40. Natural ingredients are very important, especially when they go right on the body/face. The more natural it is, the less irritation/reaction it provides. I have seen these in the store- would love to win!

    Thanks

    emsfs@hotmail.com

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  41. Printed the Coupon- Thanks

    emsfs@hotmail.com

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  42. Natural ingredients are important to me since I find them to be better for my skin.

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  43. Natural ingredients are important to me because they are healthier for me and for the environment!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. because its better for my face, helps keeps my face from breaking out all over

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  46. i follow you on twitter as tracisme123

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  47. follow on google friend connect

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  48. Because they are not animal tested.
    pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. follow on google
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  50. blogged about it
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  55. Natural ingredients are important to me because I have very sensitive skin.

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  56. Tweet Tweet :)

    http://twitter.com/tmim123/status/10239578383

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  57. Natural ingredients are important to me because the chemicals used in beauty products can be cancer causing.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  58. Visiting for the first time . . would love to win

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  59. i'll live longer mverno@roadrunner.com

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  60. What I put on my skin & hair is just as important as what I eat. It's nice to know that using natural ingredients are good for me & my family.

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  61. I already follow you on Twitter: sewnutty8

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  62. Natural ingrediants are important to me because you don't want to be putting weird products on your body!

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  63. I have very sensitive skin so I try to only use natural ingredients to prevent any problems. These products sound great!

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  64. Chemicals of a manmade nature damage the skin over time, so I am eager to try the Mirra Beauty products!writer61@yahoo.com

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  65. Natural products help to keep me sane b/c I'm a hypochondriac. ;-)

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  66. Mentioned your giveaway on my blog. http://www.girl-heroes.com/2010/03/09/perfect-pesto/

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  67. I like natural ingredients because we are already exposed to so many chemicals. I don't need anymore of them.
    shelly_cox123@yahoo.com

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  68. Natural ingredients are important because we humans are natural and don't need foreign toxins on our skin.

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  69. I tried printing through your link, but was having trouble, so I went to Kroger's site and printed it directly. So, now I've printed the coupon 2x. Thanks.

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  70. I like natural ingridents because I like to know what's going on or in my body.

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  71. following @suburbanjung on twitter

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  72. I like natural ingredients because they don't make my skin break out or look dull.
    shelly_cox123@yahoo.com

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  73. following on google friend connect

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  74. My skin is very sensitive and I can only use natural products.
    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  75. follow google friend connect
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  76. twitter follower(Missybeez80)
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  77. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    NATURAL INGREDIENTS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE ONE BODY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT

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  78. They should be easier on your skin and certainly better for the environment

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  79. Natural ingredients are important to me because I get worried about what all those chemicals do to you after prolonged use.

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  80. Natural is easier on my skin than synthetic.

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  81. My family has sensitive skin. I also prefer to use natural products because I believe they are better for my family and the environment.
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  82. I follow suburbanjung on twitter under ChildrensNook
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  83. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ChildrensNook/status/10288999646
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  86. natural ingredients are important to me because of health issues

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  87. I'm getting older so the natural products work the best for me. love to try these
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  88. Natural ingredients are important to me because I have enough to worry about (as far as pollutants in my everyday life), without needing to worry about things I put on my body. Also, I think there are probably a lot of chemicals being put into products that they'll find out later on were causing certain illnesses. Take for example, asbestos...they used to think that stuff was great and it was used in a lot of products. Now we know better about that, but what will be the next ingredient that we'll learn is harmful? I say the more natural the ingredients, the better.

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  89. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/10292057826 entry #1

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  92. following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay)

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  93. Natural is important to me because I'm only just becoming aware of how many toxins are present in things we use every day! I care more about my health than that!

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  94. Natural ingredients are very important to me because I have very sensitive skin and also because I don't like to put toxic chemicals on my face!
    hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

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  95. Natural products are important to me,in fact, more important than ever, because I don't want to expose my family or me chemicals and toxins

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  96. With small children & a new puppy in the house, I prefer natural ingredients. Thanks.
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  97. Natural ingredients are important to me because of skin sensitivity and also because I want to make sure I'm not contributing to using products with chemicals that may harm the environment
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  98. I follow on twitter (@skgaff)
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  99. I follow on google friend connect
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  100. I follow on feedburner
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  101. Natural products are important to me because your skin absorbs a lot you put on it directly into your blood stream.
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  102. I follow through twitter (@jjak2003)
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  103. I follow through google friend connect
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  104. I tweeted 1
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  107. They are important to me because they are better for me and for the planet

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  108. I try to add "natural" into my day as much as I can, even make-up.
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  109. Like you, I make an effort to buy more natural products but I haven't really thought about beauty products (or cleaning products either! I should get on that!). I'd like to try these. Using natural products is important to me because I'm concerned with what I put in (and should be more concerned with with I put ON) my body. Also, I'm concerned that the process in developing and producing the products has not been detrimental to the environment.

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  110. Natural ingredients are important to me because I have two small children and the thought of chemicals and synthetic ingredients on my skin while i'm touching and snuggling my babies, makes me cringe. I love that you say they smell good, smells are so important to me, if it doesn't smell good it's harder to love.
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  111. I follow you on feedburner.
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  112. I tweeted...http://twitter.com/jmeelle/status/10330138048
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  113. I tweeted...http://twitter.com/jmeelle/status/10330138048
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  114. I tweeted...http://twitter.com/jmeelle/status/10330138048
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  115. I printed coupon... (and some others- Thanks!)
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  116. I eat naturally so what I put on my skin and hair should be no different!

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  117. I love they way that natural products make my skin feel.

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  118. I have extremely sensitive skin so I am always looking for a great natural product that does not contain the harsh chemicals and ingredients that are in so many of the products that we put on our face! Thanks for the opportunity!
    williamskristy@cox.net

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  119. Natural ingredients are important to me because my skin is easily irritated. My email is visible in my profile.

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  120. Looks fabulous!

    annaholcombe@yahoo.com

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  121. Tweeted it.

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  122. Printed coupon.

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  123. Following on Twitter.

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  124. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/10353938731

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  125. daily retweet
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  126. I love that it has natural ingredients. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  127. Natural products are important to me because I believe they are a healthier alternative.

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  128. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/10403025442

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  129. The less the chemicals the more they won't HURT! I am not kidding!
    Make-up and some skin products actually hurt me!
    I can not wear eyeshadow or ANY kind of lipstick, lip gloss etc. :-( Sad!
    I would love to try this out!
    Natural is GOOD
    LeAnn

    ll.hammond@hotmail.com

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  130. YES! I am a follower, ( maybe they should change that to stalker) (ONLY THE GOOD BLOGS!!!)

    LeAnn'

    ll.hammond@hotmail.com

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  131. Printed a coupon!!!!!

    LeAnn

    ll.hammond@hotmail.com

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  132. I love natural things! I don't like to read the ingredients because you can't pronouns the words. That is scary!!!
    I would love the win this!
    I really need to start a skin care program for me!
    Including some me time!
    Thank you!
    Jen

    jennifermatthews1@hotmail.com

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  133. I am allergic to all synthetic chemicals.. so natural ingredients are very important.

    lbaran. pcs @ gmail.com

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  134. daily retweet
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  135. Having been diagnosed with cancer, I am very careful about what chemicals I ingest or use on my body.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  136. I follow via Google Friend Connect
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  137. I follow via Feedburner
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  138. natural ingredients are important to me because we are already exposted to so many chemicals that are bad for us. Natural is always best!
    shelly_cox123@yahoo.com

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  139. http://twitter.com/Shelliclickedit/status/10436262497

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  140. I always pick natural over chemicals b/c chemicals cause your body to break down. It may take awhile, but it will. So just go natural!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  141. I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaway_13.html

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  142. #2 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaway_13.html

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  143. #3 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaway_13.html

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  144. #4 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaway_13.html

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  145. #5 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaway_13.html

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  146. My mom died of cancer and I can't help but think that all the processed junk contributed.

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  147. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/10446611373

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  148. I have allergies with almost all makeups - so natural is what I have to have!

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  149. Natural ingredients are important to me because I don't want to get cancer!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  150. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love love LOVE to win this!
    =]

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  151. Using natural ingredients is important to me because it makes me feel good about what I'm purchasing and, where I can, I try to do everything positive that I can for my body.

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  152. Natural ingredients have always been important to me.
    We do too many things that nature never intended and I believe we are paying for it in our health and environment.

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  153. Blogged #1
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  154. Blogged #2
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  155. Blogged #3
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  156. Blogged #4
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  157. Blogged #5
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  158. Tweet #1
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  159. Tweet #2
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  160. Tweet #3
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  161. Twitter follower of yours.
    @JalapenoMama

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  162. Following you - Google Friend Connect.

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  163. Natural is always better. Your body absorbs whatever you put on it.

    s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

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  164. I feel safer letting my 2 year old use my lotions and potions if they are all natural. She loves to help me get ready and put on lotion and makeup.
    aleksa91@hotmail.com

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  165. @BusyWorkingMama is now following you on twitter
    aleksa91@hotmail.com

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  166. I am your latest GFC follower
    aleksa91@hotmail.com

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  167. i just feel better not being covered in chemicals...would love to try this line...thanks!

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  168. Natural ingredients are important because I worry that harsh chemicals will damage my skin.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  169. I'm a blog follower!
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  170. I only have one body, and I want to do everything I can to protect it. That's why I look for products that contain natural ingredients.
    bkittie@hotmail.com

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  171. I've never used any of their products.Anything natural has got to be a lot better for your skin!THANKS

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  172. I follow you through Google Friend Connect!

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  173. Natural products are just better..........it seems like we are finding out over and over how synthetic things cause problems for our bodies.

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  174. Natural ingredients are important to me because I don't like to put chemicals I can't pronounce on my skin.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  175. Printed the coupon and followed you on Twitter!

    Thanks,

    Donna Conzett donna@conzett.org

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The first thing I did when they arrived was try them on. They fit well and looked really good. Fancy even? Well, maybe not for most people but they had lace and that is fancy in my world. I then tested them with a syringe of water to be sure that they could actually hold the liquid they claimed. They passed.

I bought the hiphu…

How to Make Raw Almond Butter using a Blender (Vitamix)

You CAN make your own almond butter (peanut, cashew, sunflower, or ANY nut butter.) It's fast and easy - and you can do it in a blender!

If you love almond butter, then I'd highly recommend learning how to make it yourself. I buy raw almondsfor about $3 a pound, so the savings aren't huge, but knowing what goes into my almond butter is priceless. 
What goes in? Nothing but almonds. You can certainly add salt, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, or whatever floats your boat - but the truth is - you don't have to! 
You can roast the almonds and have a rich nutty flavored almond butter or you can make it raw (which to me - tastes more like cookie dough mixed with peanut butter, yums.)
Here's the deal: you don't need to add oils or anything else. A vitamix blender
(or other similarly powerful blender) can handle it.  
Here's a video of me making raw almond butter. I used about 3 cups (measured by a 5 year old - so about 3 cups is fine). 

You will notice a lot of icky …

Homemade Deodorant that Really works - recipe with activated charcoal!

I've tried many "natural" deodorants and have always been super disappointed in the results. Either they smell like old lady or they just don't work very well. Not anymore! I made my own charcoal based deodrant.

I have heard great things about Primal Pit Paste  so I decided to try and make my own.
Mine was slightly messy...and black. But here's what worked for me - you can play around with the quantities to get a harder/softer, stronger/weaker, more/less scented deodorant.

1 Tbsp Coconut oil (the solid kind)
1/2 Tbsp Shea Butter
1 tsp magnesium chloride
(you could use Epsom salt if you don't have this - just grind it up first)
1 tsp charcoal (I used bamboo charcoal from room deodorizing pouch and ground it in my mortar and pestle.)
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp corn starch
10 drops of tea tree oil (or sub in another antibacterial oil like orange, lemon, or rosemary - be advised that lemon and orange will react with and deactivate your baking soda - turning it in…