Giveaway :: Bambu Earth

Thursday, May 29, 2014


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Friends, while our month-long journey into finding our collective “Balance” has come to a close, let’s all make a pact: let’s make a concerted effort to keep the balance alive and well in our lives, shall we? Let’s take care of our bodies, inside and out. Let’s start the summer off right and let our skin shine. After all, the better we feel about ourselves, the better we feel about our lives. To this end, let’s start paying some serious attention to what we put in and on our bodies.

Amber Hawthorne was overwhelmed by all of the chemicals in commercial skincare beauty products and made a choice to do something about it. Hawthorne founded Bambu Earth, a line of beauty products that are ecologically and environmentally sound. All of the products are natural and the soaps are even wrapped in plantable paper sprinkled with wildflower seeds so that you can grow beauty from your packaging. (I know!) Personally, I’m always on the lookout for quality skincare that I can feel good about while still getting the job done. Bambu Earth, friends, does exactly that.


Bambu Earth is giving away one Skincare Facial Set to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, June 5th.
Please visit Bambu Earth and tell us: What is your favorite beauty secret? Any home remedies or special routines we should know about?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, June 10th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    Good old fashioned Vaseline! On hands in the winter. On my face if I’m going to be outside in the wind. It’s great for helping cuts and blisters to heal. And I give it to my cats when they have hair balls. 

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    Trisha says:

    Coconut oil. It’s great fro practically everything. 

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    my secret (which isn’t a secret, apparently!) is coconut oil. for my skin, my hair, and even my insides! 😉

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    Tiffany says:

    Diluted apple cider vinegar for when skin and hair start going a little south.

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    Kristen H. says:

    Alcohol free lavender witch hazel! My skin LOVES it! So simple and makes my face soft and clear. 

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    Ginger G. says:

    Shut your mouth!! Plantable paper packaging?! I really MUST win this to try!  I am searching for a new natural skin cleanser and a toner would be awesome as well!  Hmm…as for beauty secrets, I like ORG organic mineral peel for my face and body.  It gently exfoliates and peels dead skin away (gross, I know :)) I like essential oils as well and use a roll on at night for relaxation! 

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    Donna F. says:

    Strawberries are an amazing facial exfoliator!

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    Adele says:

    Coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer for face, body or hair.  It’s very beneficial when incorporated into meals too!

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    Kim Henrichs says:

    My favorite beauty tip is using baking soda mixed with my toothpaste to whiten my teeth!  Also just good ‘ol water for hydration!

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    Sparrow says:

    As I’m slowly learning, the best beauty secret is confidence. I’m in the throes of grappling with my post-baby body (3 months yesterday!), and it’s hard to be gentle with myself. I get impatient about fitting into my clothes again and accepting my rearranged geography. I participated with God to create a soul! A life! A unique personality! When I stop worrying about my own superficial flaws and focus on loving others, it makes me beautiful. When I trust God and show optimism for the future, it makes me beautiful. And one more secret I learned from my gorgeous mother: she is aging so gracefully. She doesn’t try and torture her body into looking young. She embraces her beauty and her age. She started going gray at 30 and dyed her hair for awhile, but soon, she just let it go and embraced her natural look. She has beautiful silver hair (we call her the Silver Fox) and a radiant smile. Not to mention, she’s an avid cyclist so she has a body that is well-cared for and healthy. She’s a lovely example to me.

    PS. I can’t get over the awesomeness of the wildflower seeds in your packaging. A stroke of genius! Talk about creating beauty from ashes, right?

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    katevpa says:

    always wash your face before bed and moisturize, moisturize and moisturize and when in doubt, moisturize again!

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    cindy says:

    The beauty trick that works wonders for me is that after dinner (if I’m home), I immediately wash my face, moisturize, brush and floss my teeth. If I wait until right before I am going to bed, I am always too tired and inevitable skip at least one or two things. So I just do it and then get on with my evening….all while enjoying my cleanliness! 🙂

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    Nikki says:

    Love apple cider vinegar for rinsing my hair, love swishing my mouth with olive oil before brushing for healthy gums, love grapeseed oil on my skin after the shower…Here’s a beauty secret that I’ve never heard anybody else mention– use a q-tip to rub oregano oil (it doesn’t have a strong oder like teatree oil, which my husband doesn’t like) into the cuticles on my feet.  Makes my toenails shiny (&healthy) and keeps my feet looking pretty!

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    Meg T says:

    I generally have very good skin but was recently plagued with a painful acne/eczema type of breakout around my mouth. It lasted for around 8 months. Not only did it hurt, it was embarrassing. The dermatologist gave me tubes of medicine full of nasty things, but I was willing to try anything. Nothing seemed to help…UNTIL, I started swabbing Apple Cider Vinegar on the sores. It cured my problem!! It was the best beauty discovery of all time and I am so grateful to the people who suggested it!!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Like Sparrow, my “beauty secret” isn’t a product, but an attitude.  Sort of.  I’ve spent a really, really long time agonizing over the fact that I’m not as beautiful as I want to be – and then feeling guilty that I’m not thankful for what I’ve got.  This means that I’ve often flip-flopped back and forth between taking care of myself (and becoming increasingly vain) and not taking care of myself (and becoming increasingly depressed).    I’ve slowly grown better about trying to take care of myself more consistently and not caring about being super beautiful.   (Still a work in progress.)  What helps me most is the idea that what I do matters.  That beauty isn’t about me.  In particular, I have a daughter.  And it matters that I teach her to care for herself – for the right reasons.  (Which helps me to care for myself for the right reasons!)  Trying to be a faithful steward of the earth also helps!  It makes me mindful that I want to be a healthy part of this world – sometimes I (weirdly) even think about the carbon dioxide I breathe out and think about why it matters that I’m healthy and strong.
    So, in conclusion, my secret weapon is: a thankful heart that acknowledges that caring for myself helps others – and that the life God has given me is good and needs to be handled responsibly. 

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    Marie says:

    What people don’t understand about cleansing their skin is that once you strip your skin off the oils and dirt with whatever cleanser you use, your face works even harder to replace its natural oils thus making it more oily or pimply… I had moderate acne when I was growing up (middle school and high school) then I went through terrible problems with hormone imbalances once college started and I did endless hours of research on acne and skin care. I had cystic acne which is the type of acne that develops under the skin and becomes inflamed through bacteria inside the skin layers which make them impossible to pop or really cleanse. I tried some of the most harmful acne solutions and found that the one thing I was doing wrong was trying to strip my face of bacteria. Just like the rest of your body, some germs are necessary to be healthy and build a great immune system. I began washing my face with grape seed oil and coconut oil. This serves as a great antibacterial but also a moisturizer so my face is not pumping more oil onto my face. I also use coconut oil as a moisturizer for the rest of my body! It has made my skin so soft and if you combine coconut oil with equal parts of sugar, it becomes a great exfoliate. And once a week I skip cleaning my face all together- this is when I see the most improvement in my skin, over night while I sleep, my natural oils and chemicals fight the redness and swelling of any blemishes on my face! No secrets, no harsh chemicals, no expensive cleansers! Just stick to the naturals and your body will do the rest!

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    Nikki says:

    I love reading this, and all the other entries–it is so beyond frustrating to care, and try to educate one’s self,  and try to do right/healthy things and be told/prescribed products that hurt instead of heal. Thankfully, you figured out what works for you & some of the rest of us have too, but so many people are unable or unconfident to try to listen to their bodies and work with their skin and trust natural or unconventional ingredients 🙁

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    Melissa says:

    Olive oil!  I remember being a young girl watching my mother rub in a small amount in her skin.  To this day she has the silkiest skin of anyone I know!

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    megan says:

    I love skin oils, especially argan, maracuja, and extra virgin olive. It keeps my skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and happy. 

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    Anna L says:

    My favorite beauty scent is my brown rice & aloe lotion! Along with that I rub Eagle Brand Medicated Oil on the spots that push me during my yoga classes.

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    ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I use coconut oil to moisturize.

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    Loretta says:

    I wash my face every morning with honey, regularly practice stress reduction (yoga, deep breathing, sunshine, etc.) and smile!

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    Alison Rowan says:

    Coating your hair in olive oil, wrapping it in saran wrap and leaving it overnight is a quick way to bring life back to hair that’s been fried by a nasty dye job!

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    Kate B says:

    I remember reading teen magazines growing up and they’d have all of those homemade beauty/spa recipes where they’d suggest things like mushing avocado on your face and I always thought (and still do, hee) that I’d much rather EAT the avocado! All of those delicious-sounding ingredients to put on your skin and not your mouth? It seemed like such a shame! To this day, I spend only a tiny fraction of my time worrying about a beauty regimen and much more time focusing on what makes me feel physically good, which tends to be whole foods and activity in fresh air.

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    Susanna B. says:

    Sleep and water!! Two things I never get enough of. 

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    sam says:

    Vaseline, witch hazel and Smith’s Rosebud Salve have been my go to’s for over 25 years – 

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    Rinny says:

    I was blessed with rather good skin but I fully understand the importance of keeping your face clean and healthy. My favorite beauty secret is the simplest: always take make-up off before bed and, most importantly – SUNBLOCK! That protection is vital for me…I live by the ocean and summertime is spent outdoors almost every hour the sun is up; I’d rather have young looking skin at 85 than have a road map of scars where skin cancer used to reside.

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    Andrea Rust says:

    Like others have said, coconut oil for everything!!

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    Regan says:

    I don’t have much of a beauty regimen but my mom has always sworn by plain Dove soap as the best face wash. I get compliments on my skin pretty often, so I guess mom is right!

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    Charlotte D. says:

    A long long time ago my aunt told me to combine egg white and oatmeal and put it all over my face.  It really works.  My skin feels rejuvenated and clean.  I still do it to this day.  Love how it makes me feel.