Friday, October 4, 2013

Goddess Garden Organics review and giveaway!

I received this product for free as part of a review and giveaway opportunity with Bookieboo, LLC. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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Two things about me: 1) I buy organic stuff -- mostly food but I've been branching out to cosmetics, and 2) I'm a daily sunscreen user. Given these two things, you'd think a product like the Goddess Garden Organics daily lotion (SPF 15) would be a perfect match for me.

You'd be right.

I was invited to sample the daily lotion and opted to try out the Tangerine Lavender scent. I was a little unsure about whether it would really work as a daily lotion. I've used plenty of physical sunblocks in the past and they are all almost always leave my skin pasty white. Like, scary white.

So, the first time I tried the Goddess Garden Organics lotion was when I was heading out for a run. A solo run. A run where no one would see me and freak out if I happened to look a little like the walking dead.

No worries. The lotion goes one really white but -- pleasant surprise! -- it rubs-in quickly and easily. No walking-dead, pasty-white skin! I used it on my face, neck and arms and it worked well.

The scent starts out a little on the strong side but by the time you rub the lotion in, it is barely noticeable -- good thing, because I don't like too much scent in my lotions.  

And . . . it doesn't hurt that the packaging is pretty. Check it out:

Pretty, right? A nice addition to my vanity. 

Anyway, overall, I like the Goddess Garden Organics lotion. I tried all three scents -- I was sent a full size Tangerine Lavender and samples of Grapefruit Bergamot and Lavender Mint -- and Tangerine Lavender is definitely my favorite. 

The company is interesting, too. A Boulder-based company, Goddess Garden Organics was started by Nova Covington in response to her daughter's allergy to the chemicals in regular skincare products. Boo to yucky chemicals!!  You can read more about the company on their web site. You can also follow their social media channels:

And now . . . The Giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a  full-size 8oz tube of the daily lotion of their choice (retail value of $18.99). To enter, please leave me a comment and let me know which scent you would choose: Tangerine Lavender, Lavender Mint or Grapefruit Bergamot.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize delivery.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! And, yes, I'll check. (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count.) So, here's what to do:

  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Pin the image from this post to share the giveaway on Pinterest (leave a comment)
  • Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Follow me on Instagram, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)

This giveaway will run through Thursday, October 17 at 11:59pm EST and the winner -- chosen at random from all eligible entries -- will be announced on Friday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I'll choose another winner.

Good luck!

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  1. Tangerine Lavender, two of my favorite scents combined!

  2. The Lavender mint sounds lovely!

  3. I follow on Pinterest (OrganicallYou)

  4. Definitely grapefruit. I love citrus.

    I pinned! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I'd pick grapefruit bergamot!


  7. I would choose the Grapefruit Bergamot. I love the sounds of this Organic lotion!

  8. I think that I would choose the Grapefruit Bergamot. I use the Goddess Garden Organics sunscreen for my daughter and I love it!

  9. I follow you on Twitter (@runsteelsprings).

  10. Grapefruit bergamot sounds great! I'd love to get that one for my husband to try...he is always outside and forgets to use sunscreen, so having a lotion with protection would help!

  11. I follow on pinterest as gingergisi

  12. I follow in instagram as gsgisi :)

  13. Pinned!