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Target haul

So, this is not one of my most newer videos this past week but it is one of my more recent videos that I posted recently. I wanted to show you some of the natural products that I tend to get at target. Along with some new items that I found on sale with the weekly target deals that they have. I love shopping at target and you can find a ton of target store deals if you shop there enough and know where to look.

Each week, especially around this time of year right before and after each season ends they always have a ton of stuff on clearance shelves in just about every category. One of my favorite spots is when they drop the prices down super low in the beauty section. I was able to get a new product that I have never tried before like the S.W. Basics Rosewater Cleanser and their Apple Cider Vinegar facial toner.

These products work really well together and have done quite a number on my skin, which left me quite impressed. My husband likes the Olivella Daily Facial wipes which he uses to refresh his skin throughout the day at work. I love the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Volcanic Clay wipes. I was able to get all these products on sale for a discounted price.

In fact, I even made a video to show some of the products I got. Now, mind you, not all the products are natural, just as my husband does not like all natural products all the time.

Tell me what sort of products do you love to get at target?

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All Natural Deodorant

 

So you know its the summer months and the kids are all out of school and your running around trying to keep everything in order and the kids busy doing something. In order that you could have some down time for yourself toward the end of the night. Well that is exactly how I have been this past summer, running around like a chicken with my head cut off except for the fact that I sweat right along with it.

Now, I don't mean just sweat like some pretty little girl sweat, to put it nicely. ” When it rain's it Pours!”

Yes, I have the armpits that I think my father gave me.

Nah not that much.

But hey, it does feels that way sometimes.

So I was on the search for all natural deodorants that work! I am still in the search for the ultimate Natural Deodorant that will work miracles like their chemical laden fill counterparts 😉

However, I don't feel like I want to take the risk of Russian Roulette playing the game of getting cancer or allowing some other dangerous hormone inhibitor to seep into my skin pores that comes from using those sort of products. Especially when it so close to your breast area.

The top three that I have been playing around with lately have been:

 



Mill-Creek Cool Lavender Deodorant:  

  • Propylene Glycol Free
  • With Tea Tree Oil
  • No artificial Colors
  • Non-Irritating
  • No-Aluminum
  • All Natural and Organic Ingredients

 Jason Nourishing Apricot Pure Natural Deodorant Stick:

  • No Aluminum
  • Odor Protection
  • No paraben's, phthalates or propylene glycol
  • Uses corn starch and baking soda to neutralize odor

Zions Health Adama's Minerals Clay Dry Deodorant:

  • Long lasting protection
  • Original Scent
  • A unique formula of Clay Minerals and Essential Oils work effectively to neutralize odor and naturally absorb wetness
  • Free of aluminum, paraben, propylene glycol, artificial ingredients

 

I even made a video to really express how I feel!

 

 

P.S. So tell me do you use Natural Based Deodorants? I would love to know!

 

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Primal Pit Paste Deodorant, 100% Natural, Aluminum, Paraben Free, No Added Fragrances, Lavender, 2 oz.Primal Pit Paste Deodorant, 100% Natural, Aluminum, Paraben Free, No Added Fragrances, Lavender, 2 oz.Primal Pit Paste All Natural Deodorant Stick, Aluminum Free, Paraben Free, No Added Fragrances, Lavender StickPrimal Pit Paste All Natural Deodorant Stick, Aluminum Free, Paraben Free, No Added Fragrances, Lavender StickOrganic & Natural Deodorant That Naturally Detoxes - (2-Pack) Coconut Dream Scent - W/Organic Non-GMO Ingredients - For Women - Men - Kids - NO: Sulfates, Pthalates, Parabens, Aluminum, Or DyesOrganic & Natural Deodorant That Naturally Detoxes – (2-Pack) Coconut Dream Scent – W/Organic Non-GMO Ingredients – For Women – Men – Kids – NO: Sulfates, Pthalates, Parabens, Aluminum, Or DyesTom's of Maine Women's Naturally Dry Antiperspirant Stick, Fresh Meadow, 2 CountTom's of Maine Women's Naturally Dry Antiperspirant Stick, Fresh Meadow, 2 CountNature's Gate Deodorant Stick, Autumn Breeze, 2.5 OunceNature's Gate Deodorant Stick, Autumn Breeze, 2.5 OunceSouth of France Nubian Heritage Honey and Black Seed Deodorant with Apricot Oil and Wild HoneySouth of France Nubian Heritage Honey and Black Seed Deodorant with Apricot Oil and Wild Honey

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Summer Celebration Giveaway

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Summer Celebration Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and The Vagabond Studio along with the Green Moms Network! We are excited to bring you eco-friendly prizes valued at $25+ to help you celebrate the start of Summer! After entering my giveaway, be sure to visit the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win more great giveaways.

The three R’s of environmentalism are reduce, reuse, and recycle. They are important for green families to know and consider in daily life as they often serve as the foundation for green goals and family ideals. All three of them should be considered whenever we take out the trash or buy new products for the home.

Reducing basically means eliminating things you don’t need which makes less garbage. When making purchases it is important to determine if the products you are buying are really necessary. Many times we tend to find that we buy many luxury items along side the necessities. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself occasionally but as a rule simplicity is better. If you do decide to buy, you can still reduce your landfill contribution by electing to buy products that will last for a long time or have another use later on.

Purchasing reusable items that need not be thrown away is another great way to avoid landfill waste, that's why since I am giving away  TheEco Lunch Box Three in one set!  The Eco Lunch box will help you do just that. It will help you to avoid toxic chemicals, reduce the waste, along with help you save money as a family by not continuing to buy sandwich bags which are harmful for the environment.

eco lunch box three in one

The Eco Lunch Box three in one set is a complete lunch set that is a:

  • Reusable stainless steel container
  • Healthy & Homemade can be stored securely
  • No vinyl, lead or plastic bog-box-retailer lunchboxes or throw-away paper bags
  • No plastic baggies, plastic containers, saran wrap, foil, styrofoam, pre-packaged snacks or other throw-aways

 

The Eco Lunch box is a 2 layer stainless bento box with a upstairs inner box. It is kid tested and will not snap your little ones fingers. It is independently tested as lead free, food safe, made out of stainless steel.  The bottom layer will fit a whole sandwich, the top portion, snacks, pasta, or a salad. The small inner box can contain wet foods, and is leak proof.

The Eco Lunchbox three in one set is dishwasher safe and contains no plastic.

 

See it here!

 

 

To win the prize enter the below!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This contest will run through June 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm PST (July 1, 2013 at 12:00 am EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on imanaturalchick.com. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. The products have been bought with my own money , and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to imanaturalchick.com and not to Facebook. Please note that imanaturalchick.com, Happy Mothering, the Green Moms Network and the Summer Celebration event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

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village green network

 

Are you looking to save a ton of money on your natural living products, or are just looking looking for some great steals from time to time. Well with the new Village Green marketplace you will be able to do just that. Its no secret that I try to live a natural lifestyle,  in my beauty regime and more so by eating real food.  I wrote a post a while back on real food nutrition and how eating nutrient dense food is better for your overall health.  Its is also known that trying to eat  as healthy as possible and use natural living products in your household, could cost money if your not using savvy methods of shopping.

I've had my trials and errors when it comes to finding what works and what does not work.  That is why I am excited to share the Village Green Marketplace with you. The Village Green marketplace allows you to have  a membership that is either monthly or yearly. You can chose to get the yearly option while their is a opening rate of $39.00, or you would be able to pay just $5.00 a month for a year.

I choose to go get the premium option now while there is a discount for it, along with the fact that I will save a ton throughout the year on products that I buy month to month.  For instance this month I was able to save on laundry soap from Molly Suds! I ended up saving $3.15 off the actual price of the product.  I than ordered an all purpose cleaner from branch basics and saved over $6.00 off the price of the product!

 

molly suds soap

 

Along with the Branch Basics!

 

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branch basics

 

The Village green marketplace is a great go to spot with pretty much everything you need in one spot. Along with steals off plenty of videos and eBooks catered to natural living.  It is a brand new discount club For just $5/month (or $49/year,) members get 25% off all Village Green products including e-books, online classes, e-book bundles and more. You will also save on all their favorite brands including natural and organic foods, supplements, kitchen appliances and more with monthly specials and discount coupon codes.

 

Sign up now and you will be able to get in for as little as $3.25 a month or $39.00 a year!

This promotion will not last long in fact it ends on June 30th, so you have to act soon.

You can sign up here at Village Green Marketplace!

 

 

 

 

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Cleaning with VinegarVinegar is the superhero of “green” household cleaning products. You can use it in various ways to keep your house sparkling clean. Using white distilled vinegar as an all-around cleaner is preferable to store bought harsh, toxic chemical blends because it is safe to use.

One reason some people may steer clear of using vinegar is because of the not so pleasant aroma. Well, you don’t have to worry because even though it doesn’t smell too good when you’re using it when it dries there no smell at all!

 

Cleaning with Vinegar

Windows & Mirrors – Fill a 16 oz. spray bottle with ½ vinegar and ½ water to clean windows and mirrors then wipe down with newspaper for a streak-free shine.

Dishwasher – To help remove the film left over from your dishwasher soap you can fill your rinse dispenser with vinegar and your dishes will come out squeaky clean.

Refrigerator & Counter Tops – Keeping a spray bottle on hand filled with ½ vinegar and ½ water makes it easy to grab to clean the counter tops. Use it to clean out the refrigerator on a regular basis too. You won’t have to worry about using this solution around your food because it is non-toxic and all natural.

Coffee Pot – To keep your coffee pot free from nasty buildup, use a full pot of straight vinegar and run through a normal brew cycle. Then run two regular pots of water through the brew cycle. Do this once a month and your coffee pot will thank you.

Underarm Stains – To get rid of these unsightly stains many people just throw the shirt away but you don’t have to. Use full strength vinegar in a spray bottle to soak the stained areas. Leave in for 15-20 minutes before washing as usual and you should be rid of the underarm stains and any associated odor.

Fabric Softener – You can use vinegar in place of your normal fabric softener in the rinse cycle for the same (or better) effect for a lot less.

Toilet – pour in 1 cup of full strength vinegar, leave it for 10 minutes and clean as usual. Your bowl will be clean and fresh.

Tub/Shower – Use vinegar, the half and half mixture in a spray bottle, to keep your shower clean. Just grab it when you’re done showering and spray down the shower, tub and shower curtain, let it dry and voila! Even when cleaning around babies’ bath toys, you won’t have to worry if any get on them because it’s safe to use.

These are just some of the uses for vinegar to make your home green clean!

 

How do you clean with Vinegar?

 

 

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