Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Episencial review and giveaway!

I was so thrilled when I contacted Episencial and they agreed to let me do a review. I'd been coveting their body wash and lotion every time I saw them at Target. The packing is what caught my eye first, so cute. Each of the products features a fruit from the Eric Carle book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The whole line of Episencial products are all natural (no synthetics, parabens, SLS or anything nasty that you wouldn't want touching your baby's precious skin) and formulated for the delicate skin of babies and kids. The packing is also completely recyclable and manufactured using solar power. I just love this company!
A little about the founder, Kim Walls, from the Episencial website:

Kim Walls, M.S., is the CEO of Episencial® and creator of the Epicuren® Baby and Episencial skin care products and philosophy. A second-generation skin care expert from the family that developed the world renowned Epicuren® anti-aging skin care products, she now combines her environmental activism with expertise in clinical skin care and nutritional science to develop green, effective skin care for pregnant women and children. For more than a decade, Walls has honed her perspective focusing on botanically-based skin care and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skin care. Now through Episencial, she is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

We were sent the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath, Soothing Cream, and Protective Face Balm to review.
I can't say enough good things about these products. I had stopped using bubble bath for Emma because she was getting yeast rashes and I feared it was because of the nasty, synthetic products I was using, I won't mention any names, but it starts with a J. On the contrary, the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath has nothing but natural, safe and pure ingredients and I didn't hesitate at all to add it to Emma's bath water. It smells fantastic and she loves it! The gel concentrate is super thick so you don't need a lot to make a luxuriously bubbly bath time experience.


As you can see, Emma was enthralled with the bubbles and had a blast!

The Soothing Cream comes at the perfect time, as my seasonal eczema has flared up again, uggg. It's so darn irritating, I get it pretty badly on my forearms and this cream has been a Godsend! I just put a small amount on and it immediately soothes and keeps my itchy skin under control. I so wish I had taken "before and after" pictures to prove the wonders of this cream, but you'll just have to take my word for it. And I love that it's all natural so I don't have to resort to my prescription steroid cream, which of course works, but is not a good choice for a pregnant woman, like me.

I'm sure the Protective Face Balm will come in handy later this winter after playing outside in the snow (hopefully we'll get lots!) and coming in with rosy cheeks and lips.

So, how can you try these products, too?!

Buy it

Of course you can buy Episencial products from their website, and other fine online retailers like Ecomom. You can use the search function on the website to look for local retailers. I'm so excited that Target stores are a carrier of Episencial, I'm always at Target.


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Win it!

One lucky reader is going to win the same Episencial products that I received, plus a $5 Target gift card!!



How to enter:

Each action counts as one entry unless otherwise stated. Leave a separate comment for each entry and please include your email address. You must complete the mandatory entry before you are eligible for any other entries.



**Mandatory Entry**

Visit Episencial and let me know another of their products that you'd like to try.


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*Go to the Episencial website and tell me something else you learned about this awesome company that I didn't mention here.

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The fine print

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end November 24, 2010.

Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by e-mail, then must respond within 48 hours or else a new winner will be chosen.

I was not paid for this review, and received no compensation. I was provided the products mentioned for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and completely truthful.

35 comments:

ONCE upon a time.... said...

Oh my goodness--manufactured using solar power??? that's awesome!! i'm more in love!!

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

i bought the bubble bath at target today, can't wait to see how my little guy likes it!

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

bought the bubble bath

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

bought the bubble bath

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

bought the bubble bath

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

bought the bubble bath

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

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--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

i follow thru GFC

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

i follow thru GFC

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

i subscribe thru feedburner

--camille :)

ONCE upon a time.... said...

i posted your button on my blog!!

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newmami_rgv said...

I'd like to try the bath products.
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Sarah Hull said...

I'd love to try the Playful Foaming Wash!
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shelby brigham said...

Id like to have my son try the bubble bath
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Njos Family said...

Episencial Sunblock Kit is another product I would like to try.
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Kristie said...

I like the Playful Foaming Wash. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com

Jill said...

I'd love to try the better body butter.

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Vicki S said...

I would also like to try the Sunny Sunscreen because it is mineral based and not chemical based

http://episencial.com/shop-now/sunny-sunscreen/

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Vicki S said...

I learned that All Episencial products are at least 50% organic and does not test on animals

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