It’s Almost Spring Giveaway!

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It might be warm here in Arizona but I know a lot of you are covered in snow. So what better way to bring some cheer and welcome in spring than with a giveaway! It may not quite be spring, but it’s almost spring – and that’s a good enough reason for me ;o)

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Enter to win all of these awesome products:

ely-10-front-angledJORD Watch E-Gift Certificate for $129 + Free Shipping

Antonym Travel Brush Set – $102 value

TNB_LipTreatmentTrue Nature Botanicals Lip Treatment – $68 value

petit-vour-febFebruary Petit Vour Box – including a FULL SIZE Lily Lolo mascara! ~$30 value

Stress-Less-Body-Butter2Organic Bath Co Stress Less Body Butter – $29 value

Kure-Bikini-Co-finalKure Bazaar Bikini & Co Nail Polish – $16 value

Total Grand Prize value: $374

One lucky reader will win all of these fabulous products! And thank you to all of the companies for graciously providing a product for the giveaway!

The giveaway ends Sunday, March 15th at midnight EST and is open to all countries. The winner will be picked at random on Monday, March 16th and will be contacted via e-mail. Be sure to include wellbeautyblog@gmail.com as a safe sender so the winning email doesn’t go to your junk box!

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3 Lavender Loves

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love lavender. The scent is so relaxing and soothing, I could smell it all day every day. Because I love lavender so much, I tend to accumulate lavender-scented products. The best part about lavender is that it doesn’t just smell nice, it is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety. All you need to do is go to www.pubmed.com, type in lavender oil and anxiety and see for yourself! If you don’t feel like sifting through research articles, just take my word for it ;o)

Here are three lavender-scented wonderfully awesome products I have been using lately:

Farmaesthetics Dreaming Oil

farmaesthetics-dreaming-oilMany Farmaesthetics’ products smell like lavender, which of course is a big reason why I love them so much :o) Their Dreaming Oil is a new product and the first of the Aetheric Inhalation Oil series. This oil is made of three ingredients: lavender essential oil, clary sage essential oil and organic soy oil. All I need is one drop on one hand, rub between my two hands and take a big whiff. It smells SO nice. The clary sage essential oil brings a lovely balance to the lavender. It adds a warmness to it that lessens the sometimes-tannic properties of lavender. The bottle is small, but since you only need one drop, it will last a long time. It comes with a dropper top, so you can slip it into your purse or pocket for lavender on the go!

Organic Bath Co. Stress Less Organic Body Butter

Stress-Less-Body-Butter2I love Organic Bath’s body butters. They are so light and fluffy but super moisturizing at the same time. The Stress Less Body Butter has a green, sweet lavender scent. It almost has a clean quality about it. Perhaps there is a small amount of verbena or lemongrass in it? It doesn’t list which essential oils are used, but whatever it is – it’s very nice. The scent is strong at first but fades quickly, which is great for a body butter so you can use it all over without smelling too strongly.

And the ingredients! I love that it’s 100% organic: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Prunus dulcis(Sweet Almond) Oil*, Essential Oil Fragrance Blend*. *Certified Organic Ingredient

100% Pure French Lavender Hand Buttercream

100-pure-lavender-buttercreamI’ve been a fan of 100% Pure products for a looooong time. They were actually one of the first natural/organic companies I tried! Their hand buttercreams are interesting in that they are moisturizing but are not greasy at all – which of course is great for hands. A full size French Lavender Hand Buttercream was in last month’s Petit Vour box, which was a very pleasant surprise! The scent is just that – a really nice french lavender scent. French lavender always smells a little grassy to me, which reminds me of walking in a big field of lavender….in France of course ;o)

100% Pure ingredient lists tend to be long because they use an essential oil blend as a preservative. While I’m usually a little skeptical of using essential oils as a preservative, I have never had a problem with their products going bad on me so it seems to work well! Plus, they use organic ingredients. Yay for being organic!

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Organic Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Rose Hydrosol)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential) Oil, Extracts of: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf*, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal), and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool** *Certified Organic, **component of natural essential oil

Do you love lavender? What lavender-scented products do you use?

 

Disclosure: These products were provided to me to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I was not financially compensated for writing this blog post. This post contains affiliate links.

Spa Night Favorites for Dry Skin

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6 Ways to Shimmer and Glow

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11 Best Products of 2014

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Two Beautiful Makeup Looks for the Holidays

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DIY Body Butter Recipe

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