Nature’s Gate Giveaway

June 26, 2013

Are you sick of giveaways yet? I really hope not, because I have a few more coming your way.  I normally talk about food here, but while looking to put good stuff into my body I realized I should care more about what I put on my body, as well.  I did the no-shampoo thing for about a year (baking soda “shampoo” with a vinegar “conditioner”) and found that it just wasn’t working for me.  I (and everyone else in my family) also have small red bumps on our upper arms – my dermatologist told me it may be a sensitivity to sodium laurel sulfate (or other sulfates) – so I started watching out for sulfates more closely, too.  All of this comes to a head with today’s giveaway, and I’m really excited about it!

Nature’s Gate was sweet enough to send over some products for me to try, and is offering up the same package to one lucky winner! Enter in the Rafflecopter, below.  Nature’s Gate is free of phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, and animal derived ingredients – making it a vegan and natural choice.  They also do not test on animals, which I know is important to a lot of people.  These came in just before Father’s day and I’ve been using most of them daily since.

Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner:  Love, love, love. I have very fine, sad hair.  I mistreat and abuse it with dyes, blow dryers, and flat irons, plus it’s been falling out on me for years (yeah… I’m in my mid-20s. No bueno!).  On Monday, I thought it must be really humid in the lab because my hair felt thick, so I went to check it in the bathroom.  Nope! Hair looked perfect, it’s just actually feeling stronger and looking fuller. I couldn’t have expected better results – if you have fine hair, I demand you give this stuff a try!

Rose and Orchid Hand Creams:  My biggest problem with lotion is how it sits on top of your hands, makes you sticky, and you smudge up your phone screen (I know, I live a hard life!).  I’ve been using the rose hand cream daily and it doesn’t have that problem, my hands feel silky soft, but I can still touch my phone or open door knobs, no problem.  The smell is also INCREDIBLE.  Because there are no artificial scents, you get real flower smell – as if you had a vase of roses right next to you.  The smell is a little strong at first, but after 5 or 10 minutes it settles down.  The orchid smells just as amazing.  In fact, I was standing next to my beautiful orchid when putting it on for optimal flower smelling experience, and it definitely checks out as having an authentic smell.

Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen and Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Face Sunscreen: If you haven’t ever seen a picture of my face, go check out my twitter. My skin is the color printer paper, so sun block has always been VERY important to me!  I’ve never been a fan of the crazy chemicals and additives or the offensive smell, but I apply it religiously all summer long. While normally I prefer an SPF in the 85+ range (45 for my face), I’m willing to make an exception here.  The facial sunscreen specifies non-greasy, but I found both to be very nice without an oily residue. I haven’t had a chance to try this as much as I would’ve liked, but I wore it on Father’s day and to an outdoor festival and didn’t get burned, so I’m going to give this my stamp of non-sunburning-approval.

I received free products for the purpose of review and the giveaway, but all opinions are my own.  I’ve received no other compensation for this post. [And actually went out and spent money investing in their body washes, ha!] Giveaway is open to residents of the continental US, please see the Rafflecopter for any additional details.

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    tina reynolds Jul 03, 2013

    I want to try both the shampoo and conditioner

    Brandy Jul 03, 2013

    Would love to try the hand cream!

    Dawn Lopez Jul 03, 2013

    These products all sound so great! I think i would like to try the hand cream the most.. my hands are always terribly dry! But, the sunscreen sounds good too! Thanks!

    Barbara Jul 02, 2013

    sunscreen! or handcream…all look amazing!

    darlene carbajal Jul 02, 2013

    most excited to try the conditioner. 🙂

    Victoria Carlson Jul 01, 2013

    Most excited to try the face sunscreen. It is so difficult for me to find quality face sunscreen that doesn’t make me break out or look oily while wearing it!

    Lisa L Jul 01, 2013

    I want to try the rose handcream

    Lydia Claire Jul 01, 2013

    I’d love to try the hand creams.

    Nicole Jun 30, 2013

    The sport sunscreen

    Helga Jun 30, 2013

    The shampoo is my favorite!

    jennifer aikens Jun 30, 2013

    The facial spf!!

    Kitty Jun 29, 2013

    I want to try the shampoo and conditioner!

    Jessica Fortner Jun 28, 2013

    I really want to try the sunscreen.

    Barb K Jun 28, 2013

    I would like to try the hand lotion. My hands need help. So dry.

    sweeperperson Jun 28, 2013

    I’m always washing and lotioning my hands, so I would love the hand cream.

    Vanessa Jun 28, 2013

    The sunscreen. My son is allergic to oxybenzone and it’s hard to find sunscreen that doesn’t make him break out in a rash.

    Andrea H Jun 28, 2013

    The face sunscreen!

    Vera K Jun 28, 2013

    I most want to try the Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen.

    Kassie H Jun 28, 2013

    They all look great but I’m most interested in the shampoo and conditioner. I’m always looking for good hair products since I’m so picky. Also, my hair is falling out die to a medication I am on and biotin is meant to help hair grow strong!

    Vunda V Jun 28, 2013

    i would try the non greasy spf formula

    heather eg kaufman Jun 28, 2013

    Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner

    Debbie Welchert Jun 28, 2013

    The shampoo and conditoner

    kayceebassett Jun 28, 2013

    I love Nature’s Gate sunscreen! I would love to try other products too. Great giveaway!

    Terri Evans Morgan Jun 28, 2013

    I am most interested in trying the shampoo and conditioner. I also have very fine limp hair. It would be great to find a product that could give my hair fullness without drying it out.

    katherine Jun 28, 2013

    the sunblock for sure!

    Amy Honious Jun 28, 2013

    i would love to try either of the hand creams, but am most excited to try the sunscreen for my face-i have very sensitive skin and i have a feeling that this product might be good. thanks for such a nice giveaway-my 20 yr old daughter will be fighting me over the goodies if i win,lol!

    Lori D. Jun 28, 2013

    I live in South Florida so sunscreen is vital. I would love to try theirs!

    Louis Jun 28, 2013

    The Biotin Shampoo.

    Meryl Jun 28, 2013

    I’d like to try the Rose Hand Cream.

    Gloria Gutierrez-Medina Jun 28, 2013

    They all look sooo amazing but I would love to try the face sunscreen

    Ellen Anderson Jun 28, 2013

    The Orchid Hand Cream!

    MaryAnn Jun 28, 2013

    Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

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    dan williams Jun 27, 2013

    like the Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner

    sandra davis Jun 27, 2013

    would love to try the shampoo and conditioner

    Tina Jun 27, 2013

    Love their shampoo and would love to try their sunscreen.

    Brandi Jun 27, 2013

    I’ve tried the shampoo and conditioner, and loved them both. I would most like to try the sunscreen. I’ve been looking for a good, natural brand.

    Caroline B Jun 27, 2013

    The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen. I like that it says that it is not greasy.

    cassieh2 Jun 27, 2013

    I really want to try the sunscreen for the face. I hate putting the regular sunscreen on…it’s so greasy and full of chemicals!

    The Peace Patch Jun 27, 2013

    I’d love to give the Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen a try. 🙂

    Sarah Ann Walker Jun 27, 2013

    I am most interested in trying the Face Sunscreen.

    Tabitha Jun 26, 2013

    i’m most intrested in sunscreen.

    gaiantlc Jun 26, 2013

    My skin is very dry, so I’m most interested in the hand cream. Thanks for the chance to win some!

    Julie Lynn Bickham Jun 26, 2013

    The Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner!

    Laurie Jun 26, 2013

    I would love to try the body wash! I have an allergy to fragrance so it’s very difficult for me to find body washes that I can use. I’m really curious to find out if this product would work for me. I love the idea of being healthy inside and out =)

    moderngirlnutrition Jun 26, 2013

    Sick of giveaways?? Never! Haha. I love Nature’s Gate but have only tried their shampoo- the sunscreen sounds amazing!

    Sarah Jun 26, 2013

    The sport sunscreen for sure!

    Erica Wollman Jun 26, 2013

    I am most interested in trying the shampoo.

    Becky @ Olives n Wine Jun 26, 2013

    I have super fine, sad hair too. Most days I’m afraid I am going bald, haha! I need to give this stuff a try!

      Kelly Jun 26, 2013

      I half consider just shaving my head and buying a series of fabulous wigs pretty much every morning.

    cleaneatingveggiegirl Jun 26, 2013

    I would LOVE to try the sunscreen. I hate putting regular sunscreen on my face, so one that is specifically designed for the face would be great!

    Katherine Jun 26, 2013

    While staying at the Kelly B & B this week, I got to use the shampoo/conditioner– my hair is feeling extra strong and pretty! Also, the lotion was great; not greasy at all!

    jeane Jun 26, 2013

    I’m most interested in the sunscreen. I started stand up paddle boarding and will need this!

      Kelly Jun 26, 2013

      Stand up paddle boarding?! That sounds like FUN

    Natalie Jun 26, 2013

    Never tried this stuff but it looks great! The biotin shampoo has me intrigued!

    Em @ Love A Latte Jun 26, 2013

    I’ve used Nature’s Gate shampoo in the past and really loved it. I should go back to using it since it’s been a while! I would love to try that sport SPF 50 because I certainly need it while running and walking my pups! I’m very pale! haha 🙂

      Kelly Jun 26, 2013

      Pale people unite! In the shade 🙂

    Sara {Home is Where The Cookies Are} Jun 26, 2013

    Wow! This stuff looks great! I’m always on the hunt for something to help my hair!! I’m doing a giveaway right now too – stop by and check it out if you have a second! Although, mine’s not healthy – gourmet cookies. . . .well, what can I say?! 😉

      Kelly Jun 26, 2013

      The shampoo/conditioner works WONDERS! I’ve never been so happy with a hair product, and I’ve dropped some serious money on treatment (and perscriptions even) over the years. And I’ll for sure check out your givewaway, cookies are always a good time 🙂