Friday, 12 August 2011

Giveaway! Green People & Organic Babies Goodies

Green People are offering you lucky readers a full size Moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner Kit AND some of their new Organic Babies Baby Oil No Scent - a fabulous mama-baba package that would retail for over £30. For your chance to win, scroll down to "How do I get me some?". Below is my review of all the products included in the giveaway.*
This giveaway is open to UK residents.

I love Green People skincare products, which are all-natural, all-organic and Fairtrade to boot. So I was thrilled to get the chance to review their lovely Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner and their new Organic Babies Baby Oil.

Green People was founded way back in 1994 by a mum who was looking for a way to clear up her daughter's eczema. After discovering that many of her daughter's allergies were being triggered by chemically-potent household and personal care products, she took action. "With a nursing background, knowledge of herbal medicine, and more than 11 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry", Charlotte Vøhtz was well-placed to create what was to become one of the leading brands in natural, organic body care products in the UK.

From the Green People website:

"Green People are committed to offering products that are 100% natural, gentle, organic and highly effective.
None of our formulations or products are or ever have been tested on animals and most of our products are registered by the Vegan Society. All of our products are suitable for Vegetarians.
We believe that you have a fundamental right to know exactly what is contained in the products you are buying and therefore give full ingredient disclosure on all of our products."

Moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner
I have fine, wispy hair that has previously had highlights applied repeatedly and for the last year has been hennaed, so you can imagine how hard it is to find a shampoo & conditioner combo that really works to detangle my frazzled locks without leaving the rest of my hair limp and lank.

Until now I've tried umpteen types of conditioner in an attempt to save my tangled locks from turning into a bird's nest (particularly as I only brush my hair about 3 times a week these days!). It looks as if my search is over. Green People's Moisturising Shampoo teamed with their Moisturising Conditioner leave my hair beautifully tangle-free and hydrated yet full of bounce and life!

The shampoo is super-concentrated so a little goes a long way (and I have pretty long hair so this is a bonus!) and lathers up nicely without filling the shower with suds. Even on its own I suspect the shampoo would do wonders for most hair types, but mine does need the extra TLC of the moisture-rich conditioner.

Unlike most conditioners (particularly moisture-intensive ones), Green People's Moisturising Conditioner has a lovely non-greasy, almost creamy-gel-like consistency which feels lovely to put on and - more to the point - gets straight into those tangles to do its good work, rather than sitting greasily on top of your strands and simply feeling claggy. Massaged in well and through the dry ends, my bird's nest already feels much tamed without the need to get a comb out.

Rinsed out and dried as usual, I find I have beautiful tangle-free, well-hydrated and bouncy, glossy hair :)

Baby Oil No Scent
I have to say I'm not usually a great fan of baby oils, which tend to be pretty odious concoctions masked with some chemical perfume. I'd much rather use a base oil, such as almond on my baby's skin.

However, having the chance to try Organic Babies Baby Oil No Scent, I must say I'm more than pleasantly surprised. First of all, the ingredients list is just sublime - a gorgeous mixture of the best skin-loving, pure organic oils you can find:
Sunflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, evening primrose seed oil, rosehip fruit oil, elderberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil.
Rightly so, given the ingredients, the oil claims that it is "suitable for children who may be prone to eczema and psoriasis". All those wonderful omegas!

Unfortunately my own skin just does not like oils - I've tried countless times. But I used this on boy Earthly where he has recently developed patches of eczema on the back of his knees.

The consistency is like any oil and so it's ingenious that comes in a handy pump dispenser rather than a bottle - much less messy! Rubbed between the palms and massaged into the skin, this is easily absorbed (if you don't use too much!) and the "No Scent" claim means of course that it doesn't have any powerful perfumed overtones, so you really feel like baby's skin is just getting the best.

The proof of the pudding? Boy Earthly's patches of eczema have cleared up after just one application!

Well done Green People for creating a truly gorgeous, natural skin tonic and remedy for our precious babies (and I daresay, a few Mums and Dads might be stealing some for their own skin too!).

The only downside to this lovely product is that it does not come with a cap for the pump top. This makes it difficult to put in a wash bag for travel, and means keeping it well out of baby's reach!

How do I get me some?
For your chance to win this fabulous trio of goodies, simply do both of the following:
  • Complete the statement "I would love a Green People Mum and Baby Goodie Pack because..." in the comments below AND
  • Head on over to Green People's Organic Babies Facebook page to "like" them, and tell me that you have done so in your comment.

Bonus Entries
Increase your chances of winning by:

  • Competition open to UK addresses
  • Please leave each entry as a separate comment
  • If you already follow/subscribe, please let me know
  • Remember to leave an email address/link in your comment so I can contact you if you win
A winner will be drawn using on Saturday 20th August. Entries must be posted by Friday 19th August 23:59 BST.

* Disclosure: Green People sent me each of the three items above for review.
I only ever review and recommend items that I genuinely love and think you should know about.


  1. I would love a Green People Mum and Baby Goodie Pack because... the products are fantastic and whilst I wish my son didn't have ezcema, if he hadn't I wouldn't have discovered these wonderful products.

    I have like the Green peoples organic babies facebook page

  2. I have followed Give an Earthly publicly on Google Friend Connect

  3. I have liked Give an Earthly on Facebook

  4. I would love to try the childrens bath & shower Citrus & Aloe Vera.

  5. I would love a Green People Mum and Baby Goodie Pack because...then I will have beautiful hair and my daughter will enjoy having a massage before bedtime while Daddy reads the story.

    Both Organic Babies & Children and Give an Earthly are liked on Facebook :-)

  6. Other products I'd like my family to try are the Suncreams (weather depending!), the Men's Body Kit, the Moisturising Shower Bath, and the Rose Pink Blusher.

  7. I would love a green people mum and baby goodie pack because my hair has a life of it's own and i am yet to find a decent shampoo/conditioner combo that does what it's supposed to WITHOUT being toxic! And what baby doesn't deserve a little pampering too :)

    I've liked green peoples fb page :)

  8. imogen @ alternative Mama18 August 2011 at 21:18

    Followed Give an Earthly on Google Friend Connect (Imogen O'Reilly)

  9. imogen @ alternative Mama18 August 2011 at 21:19

    Following Green People on twitter

  10. imogen @ alternative Mama18 August 2011 at 21:21

    Tweeted the giveaway!/AltrnativeMama

  11. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:43

    I would love a Green People Mum and Baby Goodie Pack because..

  12. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:46

    I'd like to try Baby Lotion No Scent as I think Baby Scent is the best there is! @msderious

  13. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:47

    Following on Google Friends Connect

  14. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:48

    Like Give an Earthly on Facebook

  15. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:48

    Following Green People on Twitter

  16. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:48

    Follow Give an Earthly on Twitter

  17. Caroline Christian18 August 2011 at 22:49

    Tweeted about this giveaway

  18. ... my baby and I love great skin and haircare without nasty chemicals to irritate our skin or damage our planet.


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