Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Years ago I ran the bar at the Rain forest Cafe
and when I did I knew a bunch of trivia about the
Rain forest but anything other then superficial snippets
of information I was lost on. I have heard rumor over
the years about all the wonderful gifts we have been
given from its depths that have help advance medicine
and other aspects of our lives but again, just rumors and
I never bothered to follow up on them. I knew there were
enormous health benefits as well as global benefits in
preserving the rain forest, I knew this, it wasn't just rumor
but I was too busy to get involved in something that doesn't
effect me. Then I found out it does!
The Rain forest effects not only the very air we breath
but contributes to a vast amount of products around us.
There are living creatures there that can only be found in
this region we are knocking off the map before we even
discover their value. 69,000 acres of rain forest are burned
every day and that is our air, our lives and our future so
now that I have had my eyes opened and taken a breath
of fresh air and don't want it to be my last I have taken a
little more interest in the world around me. I have also
taken a little more interest in company's that not only
work to conserve the forest but make valuable use of
it in their products without destroying it. If more company's
used ingredients only found in the rain forests of our
world more big business would be interested in saving
it for they would become to valuable to risk loosing. The
sad part is those huge conglomerate are just now starting
to take notice and it is only because smaller grass roots
company's are leading the band wagon.
When I found Save Your World I was impressed right out of
the gate.Their mission statement alone was impressive
with points such as:
Fair trade practices will always be our policy
No animal by-products will ever be used
No testing on animals will ever be done
Raw materials will be biodegradable
Packaging will be of recycled or recyclable materials
Products are paraben-free, contain NO 1,4-Dioxane,
or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
But add in into the equation that one of there Key
ingredients is only found in Rain forests and you know
they have the Forests best interest in their heart.
Yerba Maté, and from their site I learned Yerba Mate'
has a rich history of medicinal usage and herbal
remedies and is widely accepted in crushed leaf
form as a stimulant drink or tonic prepared much
like tea and as a substitute for coffee in South
America. Maté is presently growing in popularity in
the United States. Unlike coffee, this plant, often referred
to as an herb, contains 196 active compounds.
I just like that it is natural and makes their products
samples for their hair care line to tell
you the truth I was a little bit worried. I have very long,
dry, coarse hair and wasn't sure if something so Natural
could do the job. If any part of my outside was going to need
chemicals for the rest of my life I was resigned to it being
my hair. After I used it and let my hair dry I must say I was
more then impressed. Not only did it do a good a job as my
normal hair care line I think it did a better job. My hair felt
lighter yet not flyaway or dry and brittle. It was also silky soft!
The same can be said for the Lip Balm and Body lotion.
With these products I was not as skeptical about in the beginning
for I am aware of Aloe and what its benefits were but I was
interested to see if the Yerba Mate' would make an added
difference to my usual brand. And it did! I tried the lotion on
my hands and they stayed soft and hydrated all day without
feeling the least bit greasy. Today was also my Dessert day
for Christmas dinner where I make everything we have at
my house for dessert. (3 pies, a cake, cupcakes, brownies,
rice crispy treats and bread pudding and this does not
include what other people are bringing) and my hands were in
and out of water all day long and I never had to re-apply.
The lip Balm left my lips soft and tender and even working
in a dry kitchen with a hot oven all day they stayed that way.
I also loved the mild flavor, for it was just the right touch!
I have to say I am delighted with how my Save
Your World review turned out and they made a believer
out of me. I not only found a company that makes awesome
products I also found one that is good for me and the earth.
They make Shampoo and Conditioner and also soap, body
wash, bath gel and lip balm and body lotion. All with Natural
ingredients and all with care!
Save Your World is also going to give one of my readers
a set of Lip Balms! They are going to receive one in Green Tea,
one in Pure and one in Grapefruit-Mango and all three are
awesome! The contest starts today, December 23rd and will
run to January 28th! USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.
Save Your World
Extra entries only count after the initial entry
1. Become a follower of my blog or
post that you are. 3 entries,
please post 3 times.
2. Enter any of my other contest. I entry
per contest, separate post for each entry.
3. Grab my button. 5 entries. Please post
4. Blog about this contest somewhere else
and post the link here. 5 Entries Please
post five times.
And while you all are here check out Save Your World
on Face Book for lots of Tips and Hints and exciting
news! Save Your World Face Book!
Hey there, while you are here don't forget to enter
my Chuck the Yuck and Nourish Contests!