Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day & Giveaway!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Hope that you all have a wonderful day and that you all take a little time today to think about what you can do to help protect the planet.

There will be plenty of television shows, newspaper & magazine clippings and news blasts coming your way today chock full of great ideas of all of the little things you can do that will help make a huge difference for the future but I figured I'd give you my little list of 10 easy ways to greenify your life anyway :)
  • 1 - Pay attention to how you use water. Turn the water off when you brush your teeth. Avoid washing small loads of laundry and wash your clothes in cold water.

  • 2 - Turn down the heat.

  • 3 - Carry cloth shopping bags.

  • 4 - Leave your car at home. If you can bike or walk to work, use public transportation or car pool.

  • 5 - Recycle and repurpose and choose things with the least amount of packaging.

  • 6 - Plant a tree or start a garden.

  • 7 - Stop using pesticides on your lawn.

  • 8 - Buy organic and/or support a local organic farmer.

  • 9 - Buy energy-saving, compact-fluorescent light bulbs and other energy efficient products.

  • 10 - Donate money to your favorite green cause.
And while we're speaking green here I wanted to speak green beauty. I'm not sure if any of you know this, I haven't really mentioned it in a while, but one of the beauty product lines I helped develop is wholearth beauty and bath a luxurious line of eco chic bath & body products by green lifestyle guru Danny Seo.

wholearth beauty + bath by Danny Seo is an organic, eco-friendly line of products designed to inspire consumers to live a life of organic well-being in today's world. With sustainable style and a vision for the future, the entire line is made using only natural and certified organic ingredients. wholearth products are naturally luxurious, USDA approved organic and packaged with 100% post consumer recycled (PCR) materials!

The line consists of USDA certified organic body washes & lotions, body souffles, a 2-in-1 room & body mist and a very unique bamboo body scrub. This product looks like earth but foams up when you add water! The line also consists of the first ever USDA certified organic Perfume Spray which is available in 3 fragrances.

The great thing about the line is that each & every formula looks, feels and smells AMAZING, if I do say so myself :) They're not your typical crunchy organic/natural formulas. These products are truly luxurious and many beauty editors agree with me! You can check out what Elle & Teen Vogue as well as Danny himself have to say about the line.

You can also check out Danny's personal blog where he shares his brilliantly crafty tips on eco-friendly ideas for everyday living. He has also said some pretty nice things about me :) Hope you all check it out!

And in honor of Earth Day I decided to do a wholearth giveaway! One lucky winner will receive wholearth Natural Body Mist & Room Spray. It's available in 2 USDA certified organic fragrances, Eco-Chic, a creamy blend of lavender& Grateful Planet, a sweet treat of juicy fruit. The winner will get to choose the desired fragrance. Both fragrances are delectable and I promise that you'll want to keep spritzing not only yourself but all of your belongings with it!

So here's what you need to do to win:

1 - You must be a follower of The Alternative Wife to be eligible for this giveaway. If you're not a current follower, don't fret, new followers are absolutely welcome! Indicate in your comment how you follow. If your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under.

2 - Visit the wholearth beauty & bath website and let me know which product you would be most interested in trying.

3 - Tell me what you plan on doing today to acknowledge Earth Day.


* Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment.

* Become an Alternative Wife follower on Twitter @altdawn and give me your twitter ID in a comment.

* Tweet this: "I just entered @altdawn The Alternative Wife's Wholearth Beauty & Bath #giveaway! " Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry You can Tweet ONCE A DAY.

* Become a follower of wholearth beauty & bath by Danny Seo on Facebook

* Post the contest on your page linking back here.

You have from Thursday April 22, 2010 until Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. The winner will be chosen randomly.

Good luck to all!!!

Images: via weheartit and wholearth beauty & bath


Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh great post honey, love the pictures and the tips and just love the product info...sounds divine.

Happy earth day,
hugs DJ

MsHark said...

The pictures are just beautiful! wow!

The products sound really amazing~ and I've been developing new skin allergies lately, I think its all the harsh chemicals so I'd love to win this!! And I have been a follower for awhile now.

I would love to try the bamboo body scrub to get my skin nice & exfoliated and soft!!

For earth day... I plan to make sure every light is off when I leave a room :) which I try to do anyways but I will try even harder today :) As a gift for my Chinese teachers I bought them reusable envirosax grocery bags!


Copious Couture said...

Great post!!!! Happy Earth Day!!! These products sounds amazing!!!


Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

can I win please please please?
i read the post, how sweet! and now we know a bit better what you do, well kind of :) When is your article coming out btw, cant wait!!
To the point, id like to try the scrub, I love scrubs and this one sounds amazing!
and what will I do...? we don't drive so it's a big plus I guess :)
and OF COURSE i follow you :)
Thanks hon!!! xoxo fingers crossed

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

i follow Wholearth Beauty & Bath by Danny Seo on FB!

beingdena said...

Hey darling,

Ofcourse I am followin- with blogluvin.

I would love to try Natural Bamboo
Body Scrub.

I will be at work all day but our wonderful Kabul reporter has sent a brilliant package to mark the day. You can watch BBC for it :) I sort of took part in planning it if that counts. But to be honest I am quite a green girl.

Dena x

Davanie said...

Yum, Natural Body Souffle - it has lavender, my favorite!

Davanie said...

I'm a follower now too.

I try to treat every day like Earth Day: biking or walking when I can, buying less stuff, composting, recycling, reusing, etc,

"We did not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we're borrowing it from our children."

honey my heart said...

happy earth day dawn :)

Punctuation Mark said...

happy earth day for you too!!! thanks for spreading the word about it... what would happen if we didn't use our cars at all today??? have a nice one!

Giovanna said...

awesome! i had no idea you helped develop beauty lines. what don't you do? :) so i'm a follower, i'm addicted to scrubs so i'd probably go with the body scrub, and i had an earth day reminder on my blog. that's all i got...i had planned on spending time outside today, but it turns out i'm working an extra long day.


@Helena - oh who knows about the was supposed to be in the April/May issue but it's not and I've asked what's up but haven't heard :)

@Giovanna - you're too funny! That's about all I do...develop beauty products...not much else :)

Sniff said...

I love the clean line design of the containers. The body scrub sounds pretty nice, but I adore the shape of the perfume bottle. I would totally keep it on display even when empty.

Amy E. Strodl said...

I would so love to try the bamboo body scrub! I'm a follower!!!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great post! Love your eco-friendly tips!


Dawn, what a wonderful post. The first part, of course. And, the second part because this is a new discovery for me. My daughter is in the spa business, I'm sending this post to her right now (hoping she might want to stock this). Awesome stuff, and if you recommend it I believe it.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yay another fabulous giveaway!

I'm TOTALLY intrigues by the bamboo body scrub - bamboo, walbuts, so cool!

Mmm I bought a vintage Hermes scarf for my mom. That's earth friendly right? ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Of course we're Twitter buddies (@cncliving)!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Here's my tweet:

natwhat said...

oooh how fun!!! obvs I follow :) and you know I adore the body wash I have... makes me feel very clean and like I'm doing something good for the environment! my goal is to use less plastic bags and walk more :)

natwhat said...

of course we are twitter buddies :)

natwhat said...

tweet tweet!

natwhat said...

i'm already a follower of wholearth on fb :)

The Gourmet Traveller said...

Hi - these products look gorgeous! What a great job! I would most like to try the body souffle because I am so DRY from the change of seasons! I am a new follower, by the way! :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I would LOVE the body souffle or the scrub. They both sounds so wonderful I could pick between the two.
I have been using reusable bags the reduce the need for plastic bags. I also am going to spend nearly 2 months this summer without a car. I'm looking forward to walking lots and going to the farmers market every Tuesday and Saturday!