Giveaway: Whole Foods Body Care

April 28, 2010

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Whole Foods-Body care**At the end of this post you can enter to win a body care set from Whole Foods**

Whole Foods Market is running a 3-part podcast series promoting the “Premium Body Care” product line they have created.

It’s important to know what is in your skin care products!

The podcasts are on the following topics:
1. Premium Body Care® – A Worthy Challenge- discusses how their standard helps define what “Natural” really means in body care products.
2. In Holding the Bar High in Natural Body Care you’ll hear about why these strict natural guidelines are important. You’ll also learn about Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition of health and environmental groups that are working to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products.

3. Positive Changes for the Industry, for Everyone looks at how these standards raise the bar for the natural body care industry as a whole.

You can check these podcasts out here: Whole Body Care podcast

Now for the giveaway!

* First listen to the podcasts.

* Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know what you think.

* In 2 weeks (Wednesday May 12 at NOON Eastern time), I’ll randomly pick one commenter to win this Whole Body, Body Care package. (Be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment.)

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12 Responses to “Giveaway: Whole Foods Body Care”

  1. Wendy Cooper on May 3rd, 2010 11:23 am

    This is SUCH an issue.

    No one realizes how much crap is in that stuff! Finding alternatives is very difficult!

    Making your own versions of things is hard to do. Ingredients are hard to find and then you have to research each ingredient to make sure it’s made to your standards.

    When I mention to people that I make a lot of my own products or use natural things rather than commercial products OR just NOT use certain things they look at me like I’m crazy.

    I love that all the information they are gathering is public for everyone to use… even competitors and they are ok with it because it will help the environment so they are willing to share all the info with everyone – a true community project – a big community but loving it!

    Thanks Carrie!

  2. claire cesljarev on May 3rd, 2010 12:57 pm

    thanks for your informative podcasts! :)

  3. Lisa on May 3rd, 2010 1:07 pm

    I love Whole Foods! It is my favorite place to shop.

  4. Esperanza on May 3rd, 2010 2:35 pm

    See, that’s what I like about Whole Foods. Even though there is not a real standard of what natural means, WF will make sure they follow the strictest standards so we get the best! It makes me feel safer about what I am putting on my body.

  5. Elizabeth Gallo Argueta on May 3rd, 2010 9:01 pm

    Whole Food is where I go weekly to by my produce & my toiletries!

  6. stan on May 4th, 2010 3:29 am

    It is very good and informative podcast esp. for sensitive skin people like me. I appreciated the natural ingredients that Whole Foods Body Care used and to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products. Keep up the good work!!!!

  7. Andra Grossman on May 4th, 2010 8:41 am

    As a working mom I am constantly frustrated with not having enough time to be with my precious son. I believe firmly that good clean living is important (food, environment, etc.). I am in the midst of finding a “balance” for whatever that means between cooking fresh wholesome meals and/or preparing natural skin care products for him and actually spending time with him. Whole foods and hints from other moms such as this blog are truly helpful!

  8. Judy B on May 4th, 2010 1:33 pm

    Even before my son was born, I was adamant about not using products that contained some of those crazy chemicals. Luckily we live in a part of the country where it’s easy to find amazingly wonderful products that are SAFE. There are other things that I’m not so picky about, but some of that is cost savings too. So hard to find balance, but I’m glad Whole Foods and the Safe Cosmetic Campaign people are getting the word out about some of these ingredients.

    And I’ve always wondered how they can get away with using generic words on labels, like “fragrance”, or “spices”.

    Anyway, thanks for the link to the podcasts.

    judychrz at

  9. Karina on May 4th, 2010 1:38 pm

    I’m glad I have more options for my soap and shampoo than just the mainstream products that contain all kinds of horrible things. They may be a little harder to get to(the closest Whole Foods to me is miles and miles away) but it’s definately worth it!

  10. Elizabeth on May 5th, 2010 8:11 am

    Thanks for this information. I’ve been aware of some of the dangers in our body care products. But I must admit, I’m a little overwhelmed at where to start in terms of making changes. It seems that so many different things are not safe, and yet the alternatives can be very expensive.

    Anyone have simply, easy tips? I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 young kids, with a full schedule.


  11. carrie on May 5th, 2010 8:23 am

    @Elizabeth – I understand that! My suggestion would be to try your hand at making some easy skin care products yourself, maybe make it a part of your homeschooling curriculum (I’m homeschooling my 4 too so I get the busy part!). I have a bunch of recipes on the site:

    Also, try to simplify. Coconut oil, for example, can be used as a makeup remover, moisturizer, conditioner, even a sunscreen.

  12. Theo on May 6th, 2010 11:53 pm

    I began purchasing toiletries from Whole Foods last year when I realized how many questionable ingredients go into many common cosmetics and body care products. Kind of worried me and I really don’t want to slather my body with parabens and random chemicals. Glad to know Whole Foods has quality skin care selections!

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