While we here at eco18.com are of the strong belief that the Earth should be celebrated and thought of year-round, there is still something a little extra special about the month of April, and April 22, Earth Day, specifically. Earth Day is a great reminder for us all to take a step back and appreciate the nature that surrounds us, as well as evaluate what else we can do to make a difference. You may even want to think of it as a time to make resolutions that will help you be the best green you can be.
We want to help you by giving you the chance to win some of our favorite green and sustainable items. You’ve heard us tout some of our favorite things in recent articles, such as our Expo West round up, and our spring beauty guide, so we are now giving you the chance to win a whole basket of these great finds!
To enter, go to our Facebook page and click the contest tab to tell us what you are doing to celebrate Earth Day this year (also please feel free to comment below on this post, just for fun). We’ll be announcing new gift basket items throughout the month both on this post and on Facebook. On Earth Day one lucky winner will be announced.
Here are the goods you have the chance to win:
A Wild Soap Bar – Now you too can take a wash on the wild side! This line of soap is created from organic flowers, herbs and essential oils. A Wild Soap Bar pays special attention, not just to their products, but to the environment as well. The line of natural products is biodegradable, cruelty free, and minimally packaged with recycled and recyclable materials. We’ll announce what A Wild Soap Bar is offering soon.
Bamboobies — Nursing pads probably aren’t top of mind until you’re in the position where you need them and realize that most options on the market aren’t so great. That is why we love Bamboobies–reusable nursing pads that are made out of bamboo and keep sensitive skin protected. They’re offering up a combo pack for our gift basket, perfect if you’re nursing or know someone who is.
BarkBox — BarkBox is a monthly box of goodies for your dog, that also contributes 10% of their profits to pet shelters and animals in need. When you sign up for a BarkBox, you choose your dog size, choose a plan and then start getting the goods. They’re sending us some items for your four-legged friends to make sure they get to celebrate Earth Day too!
Brad’s Raw 4 Paws — You know those kale chips we’ve all come to love from Brad’s?! Well now your dog can enjoy Brad’s Raw 4 Paws! Brad’s Raw 4 Paws are an assortment of fresh, whole vegetables, fruits and seeds gently dehydrated to preserve living enzymes and rich nutrients. This superfood is free of grains, animal products, fillers, preservatives, extenders, and chemicals and is sourced and handcrafted right here in the USA. They’re giving away 1 box of Pizza-Pizzaz, 1 box of Apple-tizer and 1 box of Yappy Yum. So now and your four-legged friend can sit down for snack time together–sure to have him saying “woof!”.
Cocomama Foods — This line of quinoa cereal is sure to become your BFF (breakfast friend forever). The whole line is gluten-free, as the founder’s food allergies were the inspiration behind the company. It comes in Banana Cinnamon, Wild Blueberry, Honey Almond and Orange Cranberry. We’re partial to the Banana Cinnamon, but you’ll have to let us know which one is your favorite!
COOLA Suncare – COOLA offers three distinct lines of certified organic sun protection, including our new Plant UV line and recently reformulated Mineral and Classic collections. Each line is formulated with different active ingredients and offers unique products. We’ll be announcing what COOLA is including in the gift basket soon!
LUSH – We love LUSH and their line of fresh, handmade cosmetics! And just to make sure your Earth Day is a littler greener, they’re offering up their Little Green Bag for our giveaway. This bag has brought together four of their brightest solid inventions to keep you clean from head to toe, including Squeaky Green shampoo bar (a single bar is equivalent to about three bottles of shampoo!), Sexy Peel soap, Each Peach massage bar and our solid Sugar Scrub.
Lydia’s Organics — Lydia’s Organics is dedicated to being gluten-free, organic and vegan. Talk about a trifecta! For our Earth Day giveaway, Lydia’s Organics is offering up one of each of their raw bars for the giveaway: Lemon Ginger Bar, Cacao Crunch Bar, Tropical Mango Bar, Raspberry Bar, Spirulina Bar.
Molly Mutt — Sustainable and stylish pet bed company, Molly Mutt, is including a dog bed and stuff sack to our Earth Day giveaway! We love Molly Mutt for how gorgeous the beds are–they’ll fit right in with your home decor, instead of being an eye sore like many other pet beds. You take your own old clothes, towels, etc. (items and scents that your dog will already recognize and love) and fill the stuff sack and then insert in the duvet, offering your pet a great place to rest. Evolutionary dog duvets and stuff sack make creating and maintaining a stylish, comfortable, and clean dog bed easier.
Nova Scotia Fisherman – This is another line we fell in love with at Expo West this year. Nova Scotia Fisherman line of body care products which incorporates their company values and utilizes amazing ingredients such as Nova Scotia Sea Kelp that provides an endless list of amazing skin rejuvenating properties. Nova Scotia Fisherman doesn’t stop at great ingredients, a portion of every sale benefits the Nature Conservancy of Canada. We’ll announce the Nova Scotia Fisherman gift soon.
Priti NYC – Nail polish is probably one of the more difficult items to find in an all-natural form, or at least it was, until we discovered Priti! They are a pioneer in eco-friendly nail polish with a mission to support organic farmers and to decrease the amount of chemicals poisoning the Earth–and it’s inhabitants–one manicure at a time. They’re offering The Priti Summer Day kit, which comes with three colors perfect for the warm weather months including Hula Girl Rose, Red Head Cactus and Fireglow, plus a 2-in-1 top and base coat. Priti NYC nail polish is fast drying, glossy and durable but is also vegan, non-toxic and contains no carcinogenic ingredients. Plus, they come in a cute eco-friendly brown purse you can reuse.
Ultra Green — Ultra Green makes Earth-friendly products using cutting-edge ecological discoveries–going beyond just recycling. All of the products are 100% biodegradable, compostable and sustainable–what’s not to love about that?! To help your Earth Day celebrations be just a bit greener, they’re offering up they’re Party Pak, which includes flat wear, plates, cups, napkins and a serving bowl that will serve a party of 12. Additionally they’re throwing in a pack of their Earth-friendly bath tissue, which is made of bamboo.
Wild Ophelia Chocolate — We told you about Wild Ophelia in our Expo West round-up, and now you can get the chance to taste these unique chocolate combinations for yourself! They’re giving a few chocolate bars for our basket. Mmmm!!! More details soon.
Zing Anything — One of the smartest and most useful inventions we’ve seen in a long time, we are excited to have Zing Anything participating in our Earth Day giveaway! They are offering up a Citrus Zinger, which is an easy way to extract juice and flavor from citrus fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle–creating delicious lemonades, limeades and orangeades!