Thursday, December 3, 2009

Homestead Company Review Plus A Giveaway!

The first time I laid eyes on the Homestead Company's website I knew I would fall in love with their products. They make high quality natural skin care products for moms, babies and everyone else. They carry a full baby line, as well as spa and skincare products and an array of gifts! I had nothing but wonderful customer service from this amazing company as well!

The Homestead Company was created in 2005 as a "good-neighbor" program to help moms find the best natural products for babies. Each of their patented formulas targets specific skin care and nutritional concerns. The founder uses all formulas on her own five children! That just shows it is wonderful stuff! They do not outsource their work and everything is made of high quality ingredients, right here in the USA!

I just love the vibe of this company and I really feel like they care what gets put on my skin and on my children's skin. Anything that touches your skin goes into your body. I hate toxin laden lotions and washes. All I ever think is "lord knows what is in here". That stuff is going into our bodies! I cant stress the importance of buying natural health and beauty products. So many people believe that buying organic and natural only matters when it comes to food, but that just isn't true. Chemicals from washes and lotions are going into your pores. Okay, off my soapbox.

They generously let me review 2 items form their collections and I will dish about them now!

The Baby Wipe Companion

Anyone who reads this blog knows I cloth diaper and always will. It is awesome for the earth and awesome for my baby's behind! I don't know if I would call it luck per say, but right after I got this spray, my baby girl got her FIRST diaper rash ever. She had pooped in the night(which she never does!) and went a long period of time sitting in it. Boy did I feel horrible in the morning! I cleaned her gently and sprayed her little booty with this miracle spray at every diaper change. By the end of the day her booty looked a thousand times better! The spray claims to hasten healing of diaper rash and provide relief and I witnessed this first hand! This spray contains no alcohol, fragrance or anything irritating so it is safe for even super sensitive skin. It doesn't stain cloth diapers either! woohoo! I truly hate Balmex with a passion. I hate that white stuff! I hate touching it and smelling it and looking at it. With this spray, you don't have to touch anything, just use a couple of squirts and you are done. I do love the aroma the spray has, even though there is no fragrance added, it has a natural lavender smell and it is divine. I am a huge fan of lavender anything so that was an added bonus for me. I love anything that may help calm my kids down!

You can purchase this spray here in a 1 ounce travel size for $3.75 or a 4 ounce size for $9.95. I was sent the travel size and am itching to buy the bigger bottle! They also sell the Wipe Companion in a concentrate for $15.95 to make several batches of this stuff at home. I actually told my husband to get it for my Christmas stocking! :) What can I say? We are a cloth wipes using family!

The next item I reviewed is the Belly Oil.

This oil is supposed to prevent stretch marks by enhancing the skin's elasticity. This oil quickly(and I mean quickly) absorbs into the skin to prevent dryness and leave your skin feeling soft! I am not currently pregnant. I just wanted to put that out there! I have a 10 month old little girl named Violet and a tummy area that could use all the TLC it can get. I wanted to try this oil out because ever since I had her, my belly has been DRY. I cant slather lotion on fast enough. It is the weirdest thing. I do have a few stretch marks and so I figured, anything that can provide the moisture I need and maybe help my stretch marks is something I want to try. I cant vouch for it's ability to fade stretch marks, since that isn't what it claims to do, it claims to PREVENT them. I'm stuck with mine for life, but I do know moisturized skin will help them fade faster and make my skin healthy! I had tried dozens of lotions to moisturize, and so we moved on to the oil. I am in heaven! They use Emu and Kukui oils in this that are known to soothe skin and prevent stretch marks. They do say their oil can be used to nourish the skin after delivering so yay! My purpose for buying it did not make me look nuts since I am not pregnant. This stuff works, especially if your skin could use some TLC like mine sure needed. I used this before bed and woke up feeling like a new woman. I became hooked!

You can purchase the Belly Oil here for $8.50 for a 2 ounce bottle. A little goes a long way girls!

The Homestead Company offers many other goodies such as:

Hand and Foot Scrub - $18.99

Peppermint/Eucalyptus Lotion - $11.99

And their featured product, Eczema Oil This sells for $5.75. There are still many others you can choose from too! These are only a few!

I urge anyone looking to try natural products or who are just getting their feet wet to try these first. They are gentle and easy to use as well as easy to fall in love with and pamper yourself with! I am dying to try the hand and foot scrub!

You can purchase any of the products the Homestead Company offers here:

http://www.homesteadcompany.com/default.asp

GIVEAWAY!

Just in time for the holidays, The Homestead Company is offering one of my very lucky readers a $40.00 gift certificate to their store!

To enter, hop on over to The Homestead Company and tell me what goodies you would want to get if you won! Make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact the winner!

Extra Credit

- Follow my blog for 1 extra entry

- Blog about this giveaway for 2 entries and please leave a seperate comment per entry - example "I blogged #1"," I blogged #2" This helps me tally up every single entry.

- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs for 3 entries and please follow the same posting format - leave three entries saying you voted.

This giveaway ends on December 17, 2009 at midnight and is open to US AND Canada. Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be contacted via email and a posting on this blog. They will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

A very big thank you to The Homestead Company for the amazing review opportunity and for the generous giveaway to my readers!

100 comments :

  1. I would definitely get the Belly Oil as I'm currently expecting!

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  2. i'd get the Foot Spa Gift Set and the body butter
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  3. Alcohol-free witch hazel; eczema oil; foot spa gift set.

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  4. The Mama and Baby gift set is beautiful! What a wonderful giveaway... Thank you for sharing.
    amerskine@hotmail.com

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  5. I posted and linked your giveaway for all my readers. #1 amerskine at hotmail.com

    :D

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  6. I posted and linked your giveaway for all my readers. #2 amerskine at hotmail.com

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  7. the hand and foot scrub thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  8. I would definitely get the Foot Spa Gift Set it would be awesome to have!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  9. I would get the Eczema Oil for my husband and the Body Butter and Body Scrub for myself.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  10. I would definitely get the Eczema Oil - both my kiddo's suffer from eczema and I would love to see if this helps! I'd go with the Baby Butter and Baby Balm too!

    ccherkas AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Following this blog!

    ccherkas AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I would like to try their Body Scrub.

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  13. The foot spa gift set!
    email is looking4agoodcar51(at)yahoo.com

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  14. Wonderful giveaway my fingers are crossed I would get the foot spa gift set.Thanks for the great giveaway.Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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  15. Oooh! I would love to try the foot spa kit. Sounds wonderful.

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  16. At The HOmestead Company, I like the Eczema Oil
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Body Butter and Baby Butter

    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I would want a Foot Spa...and some hand and foot scrub too...and witch hazel...and I love the Diaper WIpe Companion!

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  19. foot spa gift set or the skin essentials kit--thanks for the giveaway

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  20. I'd love to get the peppermint/eucalyptus lotion, the baby butter, and the baby oil.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  21. I would love to try the cucumber body butter and the excema oil. Thanks for the chance to win these!

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  22. I would get the skin essentials gift set if I won
    thanks
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  23. I would get the Foot Spa Gift Set and then probably the baby wipe companion. deanenpr at yahoo.com

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  24. I'm following you deanenpr at yahoo.com

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  25. I voted for you at TopMommyBlogs entry 1
    deanenpr at yahoo.com

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  26. I voted for you at TopMommyBlogs entry 2
    deanenpr at yahoo.com

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  27. I voted for you at TopMommyBlogs entry 3
    deanenpr at yahoo.com

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  28. The Skin Essentials set in white chocolate sounds yummy.

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  29. I like the Skin Essentials Gift Set. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  30. I'd get the Skin Essentials Gift Set as an Xmas gift for me LOL Merry Christmas

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  31. Google friend connect follower

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  32. I would like to get the Foot Spa Gift Set!

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  33. I follow your blog.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  34. I blogged:
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  35. I blogged:
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  36. I voted for you :)

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  37. I would love to try the Hand and Foot Scrub and maybe the Eczema Oil. I have a couple small patches of skin that get so itchy from stress-related eczema that I often scratch the skin right off! It itches and then it hurts...this might be just what I need!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  38. I follow on Google Connect.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  39. I voted at Top Mommy Blogs. #1

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  40. I voted at Top Mommy Blogs. #2

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  41. I voted at Top Mommy Blogs. #3

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  42. I'd buy the Skin Essentials Gift Set.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  43. I'd really like to try the Baby Balm and Baby Oil! Thank you for this great giveaway!

    happilysouthernreviews at gmail dot com
    www.happilysouthernreviews.blogspot.com

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  44. following your blog publicly via google friend connect!

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  45. I blogged! #1

    http://happilysouthernreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/40-gift-certificate-to-homestead.html

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  46. I blogged! #2

    http://happilysouthernreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/40-gift-certificate-to-homestead.html

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  47. I like the
    Peppermint/Eucalyptus Lotion from Homestead.

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  48. Skin Essentials Gift Set would be nice

    sibabe64 @ ptd dot net

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  49. I would definitely go for the Foot Spa Gift Set. Thanks for such a neat contest! Yippee!

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  50. I'd get the Skin Essentials Gift Set.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  51. I would get the Eczema Oil and the Baby Balm.

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  52. I would like to try their witch hazel and skin essentials kit.

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  53. cucumber body butter intime@myself.com

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  54. I would want the Skin Essentials Gift Set. Thanks!

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  55. I would love to get the Skin Essentials Gift Set.

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  56. I follow your blog with google friend connect.

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  57. I definitely need the foot spa gift set

    dispatcher_kristy@Hotmail.com

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  58. I would want the body butter and the hand and foot scrub.

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  59. I want the
    Skin Essentials Gift Set
    con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Foot Spa Gift set cince my feet are pitiful and Diabetic.

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  61. I would want the Diaper Rash Kit, Baby Wipe Companion Concentrate, and Baby Butter.

    wilberta2006@yahoo.com

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  62. Skin Essentials Gift Set would be my choice!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  63. follow your blog as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  64. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2009/12/httpgettingkindacrunchyblogspotcom20091.html

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  65. http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/2009/12/httpgettingkindacrunchyblogspotcom20091.html

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  66. The body scrub
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  67. Skin Essentials Gift Set in the White Chocolate scent.
    yummyfaerie@hotmail.com

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  68. I would get the Skin Essentials Gift Set in the White Chocolate scent.

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  69. I follow your blog.

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  70. I would like to get the baby butter

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  71. I so want the Foot Spa Gift Set! My feet need some serious TLC! Thanks!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  72. the baby butter sounds so nice! thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! chantellesabino(at)live(dot)com

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  73. im a follower! thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! chantellesabino(at)live(dot)com

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  74. I'd get the skin essentials gift set.

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  75. #1 would be the eczema oil for my baby cousin. She's stay so itchy and nothing helps. The belly oil for me and the witch hazel. Lots of goodies!

    saddleoneup at att dot net

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  76. I'd get the Skin Essentials Gift Set.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  77. I follow your blog.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  78. Diaper Rash Kit &
    Baby Wipe Companion Concentrate :)

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  79. skin essentials gift set

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  80. following

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  81. I love the homestead company, their eczema oil is awesome and I would get that as we misplaced our bottle and I have looked everywhere for it.

    Lisa

    Lrimerman at comcast dot net

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