Guest Gifter: Elle Hanna on Good Clean Fun

Today is a good day, friends! My dear friend Elle Hanna is on deck with super helpful mom-friendly review of Beautycounter’s Kidscounter line. Her darling boy, Tenney, shouldn’t be the only babe to benefit from Elle’s savvy. Put a few of these products in a gift basket the next time you shower a mama-to-be. OK, let’s hear from Elle:

Guest Gifter: Elle Hanna :: Good Clean Fun Baby Shower Gift Basket  :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB

:: Body Wash | Shampoo | Conditioner ::

Summer is (finally) just around the corner and that means longer days of building sand castles, and dirt-filled play sessions (as it should be)!  Like most mom’s I worry that my little guy is playing with toys that are safe and non-toxic. I try to buy healthy organic foods to provide him with the fuel he needs to keep moving and exploring his world.  I thought I was doing all I could to make the best choices for my family, and my budget. It never occurred to me that the soap I was using to wash the dirt away was potentially harmful. That’s when I came across  Beautycounter’s Kidscounter line – Squeak Y Clean Body Wash, Nice Do Shampoo and Not A Knot Conditioner.

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone, and that includes kids.  You won’t find any surfactants or artificial fragrances in their products. In fact Beautycounter has banned more than 1,500 ingredients opting instead to use antioxidant-rich ones like broccoli seed oil, carrot root and cranberry fruit extracts, and safflower oil for safe and effective cleaning power. These natural ingredients also make them very gentle on the eyes, which is good since my son rarely sits still, even in a bathtub. Also, the kid’s line is nut-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Finally, they  make their safe products affordable enough to use on kids; in fact they are actually more affordable per bath than many other naturally-based brands.

We have so many choices to make as parents. For me, making sure the products I put on my son’s skin are as safe as the food he eats and the toys he plays with is simple. Want to learn more about BeautyCounter’s products? Read more here.

Elle’s Fast Facts

  • Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals found in personal care products have safety data
  • The FDA allows companies to use chemicals like lead, formaldehyde and phthalates in the products we put on our, and our kids bodies every day
  • The EU has spent the last 20 years banning and restricting 1,300 ingredients and the US has only banned 11

And if you haven’t already– tomorrow, Friday the 22nd, is the last day to enter the Queen Bee Giveaway!

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Queen Bee Creations Giveaway

Queen Bee GIVEAWAY :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWB #QueenBee #Buzz

Oh, Portland. Must you keep everything cool for yourself? Not today and not on Gifts with Bows! GWB is back with another giveaway to kick off spring sponsored by Queen Bee Creations, a fascinating textiles studio lead by Rebecca Pearcy. Rebecca has been at it since 1996, stitching together a business that was set in motion in her teen years. After school sewing projects? Yes ma’am! This west coast wonder is a dreamer, designer and artisan and wow, I just couldn’t be happier that one Gift with Bows reader will be gloriously organized and darling when outfitted with a “Just in Case” zip-top pouch of her choice. Your choice of design & color!

How to win? Each action is worth an entry– up to 4 entries possible per person. If you do one action you’re in the running, but you can easily up your chances. Your call. Past actions count so if you already follow– you’re in luck! Either way be sure to tell me what you did and your handle on Pintrest in a comment below.

  • Pin the image above
  • Tag a friend when you pin
  • Follow Gifts with Bows on Pintrest
  • Follow Queen Bee Creations on Pintrest

If you don’t have a Pintrest account (honor code please!) and you’d still like to participate, do this instead (again, 4 entries max):

  • Like Gifts with Bows on Facebook
  • Like Queen Bee Creations on Facebook
  • Tag Gifts with Bows in a Facebook post
  • Tag Queen Bee Creations in a Facebook post

Can’t wait? Buy here for $24

UPDATE: A big congrats to Marissa C., our contest winner!! Thanks to all who participated– another giveaway will be posted soon!

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