Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Dirt Paleo Personal Care & Healthy Surprise Giveaway


Time for another giveaway! 

"The Dirt" has created some amazing all natural Paleo Personal Care products that we love and Healthy Surprise is taking natural snacking to a whole new level! We are giving away two full sizes of  "The Dirt: Trace Mineral Tooth Powder, and "Dirty Balm: Lip Treatment" and $50 in Healthy Surprise Gift Cards. 

I, personally, (Clare) have been great with my Paleo diet for a while now, but 2013 was the year that I would make a conscious effort to "paleo-ize" my beauty and personal care routine.  It all started with going no-poo, switching to primal deodorant, wearing less makeup, using the oil cleansing method and swapping expensive serums and lotions with homemade natural remedies.  I finally decided to try natural toothpaste but wasn't very impressed with what I could find in the stores.  

When I came across "The Dirt" I was so happy when I read the ingredients and saw that it truly was ALL natural, but better worked!  Nothing irks me more than a product claiming to be "all natural" but finding questionable ingredients when I go to read the ingredients list. :(  This tooth powder was a great exception, and when the creator of the product, Shannon, let me know it would be perfectly ok for me to continue using my beloved Sonicare....well...I was sold! (Hey, if caveman had access to a sonicare toothbrush I promise you, he would use it!)
I love the orange/cinnamon flavor and even somehow love the way it looks like I am literally spitting "dirt" out into the sink when I am done brushing my teeth!! My teeth are constantly getting complimented by how white they are, and my dentist has told me that my teeth and gums look great! More info can be found on her website here: The Dirt !
"Did you know the glycerin in modern toothpaste can coat your teeth and prevent the natural process of re-mineralization that keeps your teeth strong and white? The dirt is made to boost your natural re-mineralization process and get your teeth back to their strong, sparkly selves. This powder is easy to use and will last you 3-6 months. It has a sweet spiced orange flavor that will leave your mouth feeling clean and spicy! 
"I have been using "The Dirt" for 3 months and I just want to say that my smile is whiter than it has ever been.Thank you for your wonderful products!" - Kristen D, San Dimas CA
Featuring: Bentonite Clay, Organic Saigon Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Myrrh Gum Powder, Organic Nutmeg, Sweet Orange Essential Oil & Organic Cardamon Essential Oil"

And now for the "Dirty Balm" Lip Treatment!  I ditched the expensive lip balms from the department stores and have moved on to more natural lip treatment.  I love how it makes my lips feel and the ingredients are totally clean! I run outside a lot, and this is a MUST for my lips stay hydrated for the entire run, wether its 3 miles or 15! And lets face it, with ingredients like ghee, coconut oil and cocoa butter?.... if it weren't for the essential oils in this lip balm, I might just take a big bite out of it! :)

"You've tried every lip balm on the market but you're about to meet your match. Our lip balm uses traditional beauty secrets from around the world to provide the most effective lip care you have ever tried. This is the BEST lip balm on the PLANET! 
"Takes something fierce to seep through the tectonic plates that form on my lips if I don't moisturize  Dirty Balm really gets in there! Love it!!" - Jona S, Reykjavik Iceland
Featuring: Organic Raw Coconut oil, Organic Cruelty Free Bees Wax, Organic Grass Fed Ghee, Organic Cocoa Butter, Lavender Essential Oil, Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil & German Chamomile Essential Oil"

(**information taken from The Dirt website)

And finally we have come to Healthy Surprise.  Now I know that this blog has been dedicated to 100% Paleo products but we can't help but notice this company. You can learn more about the company and their vision here: Healthy Surprise 

All of the ingredients in their boxes are natural, gluten free, vegan, corn free, soy free, wheat free, dairy free and more.  Now, even though Tonja and I are pretty much 100% Paleo 99% of the time....there are always times we treat ourselves. This company offers monthly subscriptions with different size boxes delivered right to your doorstep or single shot gift boxes.  Each month the treats are different and there are no sample sizes...full size snacks only!  Its a great way for you to get exposure to new or hard to find snack companies that you may not have direct access to in your neighborhood.

This box is best for someone who may be part of a household where there are some paleo people and some who aren't, but you still want them to eat clean!  I got the healthy sized box and in the entire box, there may be only about 20-30% of the box that I will need to "share" because it uses organic cane sugar or organic black beans or rice in the ingredients.  So really, not a complete FAILEO.... and I think, for a small office or household, these treats would be great for everyone to share!  

There are still lots of options of treats for those strict Paleo peeps and those who are more 80/20.  Its all about what your body tells you... listen to your body and make the right decisions for you!  And if the fact that this box isn't 100% paleo turns you off completely... this box will still be a great gift for someone you want to take a step in the right direction with their health! (PS, the creator of this box is Paleo himself, so you know he is making sure there are a bunch of Paleo treats in there!) Two $25 gift cards are coming your way if you win!

NOT Made in China
NO Artificial Sweeteners
NO Artificial Flavors
NO Artificial Colors
NO Gluten
NO Soy
NO Corn
NO Wheat
NO Dairy
NO Meat
NO Honey
NO Peanuts
NO Shellfish
NO MSG & Yeast Extract
NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
NO Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Want to win?!?! Enter the giveaway!  The total value for this prize is over $100!

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