Thursday, July 8, 2010

{CLOSED} EcoMom product review + giftcard giveaway




This is my second time working with EcoMom to do a review + giveaway. I'm so excited to continue working with them as I love what they represent and am a huge fan of the products they offer. 


Currently they have an amazing program called "EcoPass" that allows you to purchase a $99 annual membership which provides a 15% discount on every order as will as free shipping without the usual $75 minimum order requirement!


Last month I was sent a bottle of Dr. T's SPF 30 Bug-Away Spray. I was thrilled as we had our upcoming camping trip and I wanted to try a natural alternative to deet. I was also pretty stoked that it's a sunscreen too.



"Formulated with SP3 Technology, Supergoop's DEET-Free Lemongrass and Cedar Bug-Away Spray, is a unique blend of active organic ingredients stabilized so the lotion does not break down when exposed to sunlight!

Whether it's a child that needs a little extra protection, or an adult likely to get a bite or two while exploring outdoors, a safe Bug-Away spray can be the difference between comfort and discomfort."



We tried it several times on our trips to the park. By we, I literally mean "we". Malakai and I both wore it. Neither of us got a sunburn and no bugs gave us any trouble. 








The real test came last weekend when we took our
camping trip. I was already convinced that the sunscreen part was doing it's job well, but now I wanted to find out if it was going to work against mosquitos. My mom was skeptical and told me the natural stuff never works, and I tend to agree with her.

We made sure to spray Malakai with it a couple times a day and in the presence of mosquitos, nats, and other bugs we didn't have any problems. We even went on a trek through the woods.






Our last morning there were a TON of bugs around camp as we had left a lantern on outside to help Malakai feel more at home overnight. Before getting out of the tent we did our usual spray-down and right away a mosquito landed on Malakai's head! Luckily, I was able to shoo it away before it bit him. We built a fire and had no more troubles.

So, I think in areas heavily populated with insects it's hard to say that this product was completely effective. However, I've never thought that deet bug sprays were 100% effective either.

I am very happy with this product and will continue to use it when we're out in the sun and/or among bugs. Other than it's natural qualities, I also love that it's a spray. I've tried the stick sunscreens, the regular lotions ones, and now this spray. It sprays evenly for a quick and easy coating which is essential when trying to protect a very wiggly baby!



Now it's your turn to try some great products from EcoMom!


EcoMom is offering a discount code to first time customers! Just enter the discount code SBBL326 at checkout for 15% off your order.


GIVEAWAY:


EcoMom is also offering a $15 giftcard to one lucky reader of Breaking New Ground. Here's how to enter!


For your first (and mandatory) entry check out Eco-Friendly Baby Products at EcoMom and leave a comment here telling me what you'd order if you win! 

For additional entries (leave 1 comment for each fulfilled):
  • Follow EcoMom  and me on twitter and tweet the following:"win a $15 giftcard from  @EcoMomCEO + @ShanLeAnn at http://bit.ly/d6Jhfz "  Please be sure to leave a comment that includes a link to your tweet. This can be done once daily.  
  • Become a fan of EcoMom on Facebook
  • Subscribe to my blog publicly through Google Friend Connect
  • Join EcoMom's newsletter
  • Add my button to your blog and leave a link where I can find it
Any comments that do not fulfill the details for each entry will be deleted without notification to the entrant. So please be sure to follow the instructions closely! Also, if you are not signed in to a google account with an email attached, please leave an email in your comment so I can notify you. 

Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada. Comments will be closed at 5pm (PDT) on Thursday July 15th and a winner will be chosen via random.org and announced that evening. 

Disclaimer: While I did receive products from EcoMom for the purpose of Review I was not compensated for this or any review and the opinions stated here are solely my own. For additional details see disclosures.


As always, please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions or concerns. Just click the "Email me"button to the right.


30 comments:

  1. I am a fan of ecomom on facebook

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  2. I follow you on twitter

    @thetarrpit

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  3. I follow ecomom on twitter!

    @thetarrpit

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  4. if i won, i would buy a ton of those squeezable fruits! I bet D would love them and I would too! :)

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  5. tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/thetarrpit/status/18046128378

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  6. I would buy the meat training meals

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  7. I follow you on twitter

    @kaymee81

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  8. I follow EcoMom on Twitter
    @kaymee81

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  9. I subscribe to EcoMom's newsletter

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  10. I would definitely pick up some sunscreen!

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  12. I follow you and EcoMom on Twitter and I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/gsc418/status/18127064204

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  13. Your button is on my blog:
    http://theishblog.blogspot.com

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  14. I'd order some Under the Nile Training pants for my son!
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  15. I "Like" Ecomom on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  17. Joined Ecomom newsletter!
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  18. I would get some Plum Organics for my daughter. The fruit/veggie combos are the only way I can get her to eat veggies!

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  19. Already follow both on Twitter. http://twitter.com/butterfly1979_2/status/18606809584

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  20. Already ubscribe to blog publicly through Google Friend Connect

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  23. Probably the gDiaper starter kit.
    monkeytime1 at gmail dot com

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  24. Follow on Google Friend as Joel.
    monkeytime1 at gmail dot com

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  25. Subscribe to EcoMom newsletter.
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