Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Green Beaver personal care products and giveaway!

I love getting samples for new gluten-free items. And this time was definitely no exception. The people at Green Beaver sent me some personal care products to try out.

They have an extensive catalogue of products that include shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, eye-make-up remover, exfoliant, lip gloss, body lotion, bath oil, deodorant, toothpaste and more. They also carry a line specifically formulated for children, which includes...bubble bath, shampoo, detangler, lip balm and hand wash. They are based in Ontario, Canada, hence the French writing on their packaging.

All of their products are:
  • Certified organic
  • Contain no GMOs
  • Contain no synthetic chemicals
  • Biodegradable
  • Not tested on animals
  • Paraben-free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
As we know, when we are gluten-free, especially in the beginning, we immediately think of food and drink, but we don't typically realize the extent of just what needs to be gluten-free, like lip stick, toothpaste, even shampoo and face wash that we would use on our face/head and may drip in our mouths. Since being diagnosed I check all of these products carefully, and call the company if I can't find the answer easily on the packaging or website.

These products are right up my alley, because I try to be extremely careful about what personal care products we use as a family. I tend to stay away from conventional products and stick with organic. It may not be as easy on the bank account, but the piece of mind that we are using something natural and safe is worth it!

Green Beaver sent me a lovely package of their shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion all in lavender rosemary scent, deodorant in lavender, and frosty mint toothpaste. As soon as I received the package, I put everything in the bathroom and used it the next time I showered. I love the scent and the clean feeling from all of the products. They all felt very high quality and left me feeling refreshed.

And it gets better...I get to offer a care package of their products to one of my readers. The care package they are giving away will include a shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion, in either lavender rosemary, fresh mint or cranberry delight.

To enter this giveaway*, comment below, and:

1. Tell us what personal care product you are willing to spend that little bit of extra money on;

2. Like Green Beaver on Facebook;

3. Follow Green Beaver on Twitter; and

4. Retweet this giveaway on Twitter, and tag @gfreemusings.

The contest will end Wednesday, August 31st at midnight EST, and be announced September 1.

*open to US residents only.

Good luck!


  1. I will spend extra money on lipstick to be sure it's gluten free.

  2. I LOVE to splurge on lotion...any type that suits my fancy as my mood changes daily for fragrance! My husband says, "holy cow more lotion" any time I head for Bath and Body Works. So trying something new would be a treat! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. I will splurge on body soap and hair care products to ensure my family can live a gf lifestyle! Thanks for sharing this new company!

  4. ditto on the lotion. especially lavender scent. :) off I got to "like" them, follow them and tweet it out. great give away!

  5. I have to agree with the above, lotion is something I will splurge on and lavender is one of my favorite scents (along with pumpkin). I already like Green Beaver on facebook, follow them on twitter as cobblehillgal, and I just RT.

  6. I'm willing to spend more on anything that's gluten free period

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  7. I Like Green Beaver on FacebookMeghan Finley

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  8. Body wash and lotion are two products that I am always willing to spend extra money on. There is nothing better than feeling good about using a product because you know it is GF and in the case of Green Beaver Products, all natural, and safe for the environment. I would love to try out these products!

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    -Jackie C.