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Trick ~ Organic ~ Treat
So I'm really excited about these lollipops I got from Whole Foods. You can save yourself the trip though because they're on Amazon.com. There is still time to order before Halloween too! Anyways back to the pops... They're made by YumEarth Organics. Not only are they free of artificial dyes and flavors, but they're made with real organic fruit juice and are packed with your daily value of vitamin C. Phil Lempert, the food editor from the TODAY Show, said that they're the best lollipops he's ever tasted! I have to agree. I've eaten about 10 of them already. You know I had to try all 8 flavors; Mango Tango, Pomegranate Pucker, Wet-face Watermelon, Strawberry Smash (favorite), Razzmatazz Berry, Perfectly Peach, Very Very Cherry, & Googly Grape! I hope there is still enough for the kids on Halloween! Rachel Ray has also featured YumEarth's gummi bears on her show. YumEarth certainly has many more treats in store!
Of course the best part is probably the fact that YumEarth is a small family owned business that sources it's ingredients from sustainable family farms. So not only is this purchase good for your health and your taste buds, but it's good for the economy and the environment. YumEarth products have even been featured on the Food Network and the Discovery Channel's Planet Green. Someone thought out marketing really well or maybe they're just that good. They have an unheard of, perfect 5 star rating on Amazon with over 190 reviews. YumEarth is one to watch! Hopefully they keep up their high standards and integrity. In conclusion YumEarth is all treat and no trick. Save the tricks for your little brother. Boo!
If sweet and fruity isn't your style check out this great deal on BULK Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups... Mmm.
Ingredients: Organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, non-gmo citric acid (from beet sugar - not corn), natural flavors, organic black carrots, organic black currant, organic apple, organic carrot, organic pumpkin, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
VIDEO (below) Get to know YumEarth's CEOs Rob & Sergio!
Throw Out Your Shampoo
While you're at it, get rid of your body wash and shave cream too. In Alaffia Everyday Shea Shampoo & Body Wash for Babies and Up I found all of these in one. People often ask me what I use for my hair. My answer is this: I use the same soap for everything. It doesn't over dry or strip away my hair's natural oils. It's actually made from saponified oils so it is ultra moisturizing for shaving. Plus the fact that it's for babies proves that it's ultra gentle.
Unlike Dr. Bronner's All-in-one (which we also love), Alaffia Everyday Shea Shampoo & Body Wash for Babies and Up is luxuriously creamy and applicable. So while Dr. Bronner's may be great for dish soap and other household uses, Everyday Shea wins in the shower. I've also found that many convenience store brands (or even those expensive department store brands) leave a gross residue, over dry my hair, or even make my hair fall out! Everyday Shea doesn't do that.
The fragrance of Alaffia Everyday Shea Shampoo & Body Wash for Babies and Up is subtle and relaxing. Soothing lavender and lemon are great for baby's bath time or your shower after work. The all natural essential oil fragrance won't overpower your favorite conditioner or styling products.
Over all Alaffia Everyday Shea Shampoo & Body Wash for Babies and Up is the best shampoo I've ever tried! I can feel good about buying it for my family because it's biodegradable, fair-trade, and gluten free. It's also handcrafted, free of parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and synthetic fragrances. Not to mention all of the good Alaffia does for the planet. Some of their causes are: Maternal Health Care, the Bicycles For Education Project, Reforestation Project, and their School Supplies Project. #ConsumeConciously
Ingredients: Azadirachta indica (Neem) Aqueous Extract, Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) Aqueous Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Lavandula hybrida Oil.
Andrea is a mom, producer, and blogger from Foxborough, MA. She is committed to promoting a fabulously sustainable lifestyle.