Mom Knows Best : Protecting Kid's Skin In The Pool Without Chemicals & a Giveaway #GiveChemicalsTheBird

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Protecting Kid's Skin In The Pool Without Chemicals & a Giveaway #GiveChemicalsTheBird

My boys were so excited to go swimming!

 Sponsored Post: I received samples and compensation from Goddess Garden to facilitate this post

    Last weekend my boys and I had a great time swimming. It was finally warm enough and grandpa's apartment pool was open for the summer. So the boys and I decided to have a fun day at grandpa's pool. The boys had new pool floats that they could not wait to try out. They love swimming at grandpa's pool as we always have to pool to ourselves which is great as their new pool floats were huge. The day was sunny and hot, perfect for swimming. I made sure to pack drinks, snacks, and my favorite chemical free mineral based sunscreen.


Starting with Sunscreen, Give Chemicals the Bird!
    I use to have a love/hate relationship with sunscreen. I hated wearing sunscreen as it had a bad chemical smell and it made my skin itch so I only wore it when I went swimming as that was the only time my skin would burn. The rest of the time I was in the sun, I would not protect my skin from the sun. Several years ago, I then learned about all the chemicals that were in sunscreen and how dangerous they could be for my skin and body. I hated that I had to choose between chemicals or protection from the sun.

Mineral sunscreens are free from toxic chemicals. 
I was so excited when I learned about a mineral based sunscreen a couple of years ago that was made without dangerous chemicals. I no longer had to spread bad chemicals on my skin or my boy's when we were out in the sun. The best part was that our skin was protected and did not burn!


Mineral Sunscreens are immediately effective and don’t break down in the sun. 

My boys love that they can go in the pool right away after I spray Goddess Garden on their skin, no more having to wait those long 20 minutes that traditional sunscreens require. Did you know that chemical sunscreens contain chemicals like avobenzone that break down in the sun and require not-so-safe ingredients as stabilizers and sometimes even plastic? *  
Natural mineral sunscreens are immediately effective and stay that way—no liquid plastics or toxins required.


Mineral sunscreens are great for those with sensitive skin.
My youngest takes after me and has sensitive skin. We can both use Goddess Garden and do not suffer from any rashes since natural minerals reflect the UV rays and aren’t absorbed into the skin, they are much less likely to cause irritation. 


Minerals offer broad-spectrum protection, naturally.
The main ingredient in Goddess Garden is Zinc Oxide which provides natural broad-spectrum protection from both UVB (burning) rays, as well as the UVA (aging and damaging) rays.** Most chemical sunscreens only protect against UVB and not UVA so check those labels. I love that my boys can relax in the sun and not have to worry about the burning rays of the sun harming them.


Mineral Sunscreens are safe for the reefs and environment. 

Studies have shown common chemical sunscreens like octinoxate and oxybenzone are damaging the coral reefs. Hawaiian senators even introduced a ban on these chemical sunscreens in an effort to save the reefs. Because the minerals come from the earth, they can safely return there once your day in the sun is done.

Check out this video for more information about coral reefs
http://www.goddessgarden.com/90-seconds-to-save-the-reefs/



My boys had a great time swimming and they did not even burn. I am glad Goddess Garden offers many types of natural mineral based sunscreens and I can #GiveChemicalsTheBird. For more information about Goddess Garden and for information about the dangers of chemical sunscreens visit the below links.
                                         http://www.goddessgarden.com

 



*http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/
* http://www.acne.org/blog/2010/07/06/more-on-avobenzone-and-octocrylene-our-sunscreen-ingredients/
** http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/perihelion-aphelion-solstice.html

                        Giveaway
Goddess Garden is providing me with some of their wonderful natural mineral based sunscreen so I can host a giveaway for my readers. I am giving away three Goddess Garden products, a 3.4oz Facial tube, a 6oz Kids Tube, and a 0.6oz Kids Sports sunscreen stick.  To enter for a chance to win these awesome chemical free sunscreens, just enter on the giveaway form below. 

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning this giveaway depend on the number of entries. All entries will be verified. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited

136 comments:

  1. The aroma therapy blends look fantastic and I would like to try the citrus one. Sounds so refreshing.

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  2. The sport natural sunscreen from Green Goddess looks like something I would use on a regular basis.

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  3. I would love to try the GODDESS GARDEN BRIGHT EYES – Firming Eye Cream. Actually all of their night time skin care products look amazing.

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  4. The Natural Facial Sunscreen looks like it would be perfect for the summer being non-greasy and lightly scented with lavender.

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  5. The Sport Sunscreen because my kids are so active.

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  6. I want to try the EVERYDAY CONTINUOUS SPRAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN

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  7. I would like to try the... GODDESS GARDEN DREAM REPAIR – Sun-Repair Night Cream

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  8. I would love to try EVERYDAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN LOTION I am looking for a sunscreen without the chemicals

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  9. I would like to try the EVERYDAY CONTINUOUS SPRAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN

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  10. I would like to try SPRAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN, we always can use sunscreen.

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  11. I'd like to try their Best Sellers Organic Starter Kit since I'm new to essential oils.

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  12. Although I may not look it, my skin gets so burnt. I would love to try one of your 30s for the ultimate resistance. My old skin has had enough sun and bugs for a life tie. Smile!

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  13. I would love the Baby Natural Sunscreen. It would be great to have for my little one!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  14. I would like to try the FACIAL NATURAL SUNSCREEN because I am always looking for a good sunscreen to wear under makeup that is not drying.

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  15. I would love to try the natural sport sunscreen. I play tennis and this would be great!

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  16. I would love to try the sunscreen, love that it is not full of chemicals!

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  17. What a great sounding sunscreen, I have been trying to go to more natural and organic things myself so I think I need to get some.

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  18. I am totally checking this out. I am ALL FOR anything with less or no chemicals.

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  19. The aromatherapy blend is definitely something I'd be interested in trying!

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  20. The aromatherapy blend is definitely something I'd be interested in trying!

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  21. The stick looks easy to carry in my purse

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  22. I would choose The Goddess Green Bright Eyes Firming eye Cream!

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  23. The most appealing to me is ORANGE VANILLA NATURAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN LIP BALM.

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  24. I would love to try the Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotoin! Thanks for the chance at this!

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  25. Goddess garden dream repair Sun-Repair Night Cream

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  26. I'd like to try some of the aromatherapy products.

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  27. I would LOVE to try the Kids Sport Sunscreen Stick on my kiddos! :)

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  28. Ever since realizing that using chemical sunscreens on my face (even the ones specifically formulated for the face only) causes me to break out terribly, I’ve been on the hunt for a really good mineral face sunscreen! My current perfect one that doesn’t dry out my face is really expensive (Dr. Weil for Origins) and I’m still searching for a wallet-friendly option. I’d love to try Goddess Garden’s facial natural sunscreen, & am also intrigued by the Face the Day sunscreen & firming primer that they have coming soon!

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  29. I would love to try the Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotion---perfect timing for the summer. My skin is very fair and sensitive and I am always looking for the best sunscreen.

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  30. I would like to try the Garden Goddess Bright Eyes eye cream.

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  31. I would like to try the GODDESS GARDEN FRESH START Gentle Cream Cleanser.

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  32. This brand sounds AMAZING! I'm all about natural beauty products and reducing chemicals in as many products as possible so this sunscreen sounds great!

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  33. I would love to try the essential oils

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  34. I'd like to try the facial natural sunscreen.

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  35. I would like to try the aromamood diffuser with the visionary enhancing kit

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  36. that sun screen! i'm so so fair

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  37. Never heard of a mineral sunscreen before but I love how environmentally friendly it is and so much better for delicate skin

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  38. I would love to try GODDESS GARDEN UNDER THE SUN – Pre-Sunscreen Serum. Thanks

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  39. I would love to try this sunscreen. I haven't heard of them before. Thank you so much!

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  40. Well, technically everything is made out of chemicals. But that's just semantics. I totally agree its a great idea to stick to natural ingredients, especially on your skin!

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  41. It's not available yet, but I would love to try the GODDESS GARDEN SUN REPAIR SYSTEM – Full Set. Their products sound wonderful. I'm replacing a lot of my skincare products with safer products and it takes time...because of cost and because I want to use up what I have already.

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  42. Would love to try the sun screen stick!

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  43. I would really like to try the GODDESS GARDEN FRESH START – Gentle Cream Cleanser.

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  44. I want to try the Facial natural sunscreen.

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  45. I would love to try the aromatherapy products and the sun repair cream!

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  46. I would love to try the aromatherapy products and the sun repair cream!

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  47. I hate using chemical sunscreens as well. Especially on my kiddos. I actually haven't heard of this brand before, but I think I'll pick some up. It's always good to have on hand when you know it's going to be a long day in the sun.

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  48. Great giveaway. It is so important what we put on our children's skin and ours also. I love the idea of no chemicals.

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  49. Would like to try the sports sunscreen for my sons.

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  50. I've never heard of this brand before. It sounds like a great product. I like the idea of chemical free products. I might check this one out.

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  51. I'd like to try the firming eye cream!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I'd like to try the facial sunscreen!

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  53. Redhead here... and need lots of sunscreen! I'd love to try out the facial sunscreen.

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  54. I would like to try the EVERYDAY CONTINUOUS SPRAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN--I've been looking for a new brand at my doc's recommendation.

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  55. I would love to try the facial sunscreen please. Thank you

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  56. I want to try the Sun Repair Night Cream.

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  57. We LOVE our Goddess Garden. It got my son through flag football this season and actually goes on well for a mineral sunscreen.

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  58. I would love to try the Sun Repair System

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  59. I would love to try the Natural Spray Sunscreen on my grandchildren. They love being outside and I worry about their skin.

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  60. We are active outdoor enthusiasts who live in south Florida
    The sun is how t and dangerous.
    My problem with facial sunscreen is they burn..sounds like this wouldn't
    Therefore, this is my one pick.
    But,
    I also could use the sun damage repair products too..learned too late
    Older follower..sun worshippers in the day
    Vickie

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  61. I would love to try that facial sunscreen. We do a decent job of covering the rest of our body for our summer exposure but our faces always get burned.

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  62. Your guys look like they are having a blast, AND staying safe in the sun. The last three days we've been in the sun, and it's been relentless. We did make sure to apply sunscreen, but it didn't smell good, and this one looks like it has a much more pleasant scent! I'll have to look for it.

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  63. I would love the sunscreen lotion because my son, husband and I plan on going to the beach and park this Summer

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  64. The ORANGE VANILLA NATURAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN LIP BALM just sounds so summery...

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  65. Sun protection is so important. I love when brands are able to make products free from irritating chemicals.

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  66. Id like to try
    ORGANIC VANILLA BOURBON IN JOJOBA

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  67. I would like to try the
    Aromatherapy I have never tried it and am courious.

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  68. The sport natural. I like these small sized products would be great for taking to the theme park with us.

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  69. I'd like to try the facial sunscreen since I tend to skip that step on a regular basis.

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  70. our out door kids need it

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  71. The All Natural Facial Sunscreen looks like a great product. I'd love to try it.

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  72. ORANGE VANILLA NATURAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN LIP BALM.

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  73. That sun can do lots of damage. This is great information.

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  74. I would like to try the Goddess Garden Fresh Start Gentle cream cleanser.

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  75. I would like to try the EVERYDAY CONTINUOUS SPRAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN

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  76. I think that I would like the LOVE STORY ORGANIC AROMATHERAPY BLEND essential oils blend. I adore Bergamot based scents.

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  77. I would like to try the Aromamood Diffuser along with the Best Sellers Organic Starter Kit.

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  78. Orange Vanilla Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm sounds good

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  79. ORGANIC BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL love to try it

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  80. I'd love to try the BEDTIME STORY ORGANIC AROMATHERAPY BLEND. They are selling it for a great price too.

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  81. GODDESS GARDEN UNDER THE SUN – Pre-Sunscreen Serum is the product I would like to try.

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  82. I would love to try the GODDESS GARDEN FRESH START – Gentle Cream Cleanser. My cleanser now just doesn't work. This sounds amazing!!!!

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  83. would love to try the everyday natural sunscreen!

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  84. GODDESS GARDEN DREAM REPAIR – Sun-Repair Night Cream looks amazing and is definitely something I need for my skin!

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  85. Id love to try the kids sport sunscreen lotion!

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  86. GODDESS GARDEN DREAM REPAIR – Sun-Repair Night Cream would be a top pick.

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  87. I would love to try the Everyday Natural Sunscreen Lotion

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  89. I would love to try the Aromamood Diffuser.

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  90. I would love to try the Kids sport sunscreen and the Aromamood diffuser

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  91. I visited Goddess Garden Organics site and another of their products I would love to try is the ALOE VERA AFTER-SUN GEL SPRAY with aloe vera, lavender, and tea tree oil.

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  92. i would love to try the sports sunscreen. i love a waterproof sunscreen that doesn't get in my eyes.

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  93. I would love to try Face the Day.

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  94. I like the GODDESS GARDEN DREAM REPAIR – Sun-Repair Night Cream.

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  95. I would like to try the AromaMood Diffuser It is attractive appearing and I love the idea of scenting my home with essential oils.

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  96. I could easily use the stick.

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  97. Would really love to try the KIDS NATURAL SUNSCREEN LOTION for my grandsons, looks great and thanks!

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  98. I'd like to try the baby sunscreen stick. I have 4 month old twin granddaughters and I will do everything possible to protect their precious skin. With seeing horror stories recently on facebook of a child injured from using sunscreen, I'm always looking for the safest product for my granddaughters.

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  99. I'd like their baby natural sunscreen for my cousin!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  100. I would love to try the Face The Day- Sunscreen & Firming Primer.

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  101. i would like to try the AROMAMOOD DIFFUSER

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  102. I would like to try the Goddess Garden Bright Eyes.

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  103. I would like to try the sunscreen and firming primer.
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo /dot -com

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  104. I would love to try the FACIAL NATURAL SUNSCREEN. My face always burns in the sun

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  105. I would love to try the Goddess Garden Fresh Start Gentle Cream Cleanser.

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  106. The sports sunscreen for my active ginger :)

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  107. I would love to try the GODDESS GARDEN DREAM REPAIR – Sun-Repair Night Cream,would be nice.

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  108. I would like the GODDESS GARDEN DAY UNDONE – Sun-Repair Serum

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  109. I would like to try the everyday natural sunscreen.

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  110. I really like the FACE THE DAY – Sunscreen & Firming Primer.

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  111. I would love any of the aromatherapy products those are my very favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  112. Such great products.I really like the KIDS NATURAL SUNSCREEN TRIGGER SPRAY

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  113. I would like to try the FACE THE DAY – Sunscreen & Firming Primer.

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  114. I would like Bright Eyes firming eye cream.
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  115. I would like to try the GODDESS GARDEN SUN REPAIR SYSTEM – Evening Set.

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  116. I would like to try the RASPBERRY NATURAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN LIP BALM

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  117. I would like to try the Organic Lavender Essential Oil.

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  118. The Aromatherapy Citrus would be nice to try

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  119. All of them sound amazing and awesome. I would love to try Natural Mineral Sunscreen for my kids. Thanks for the wonderful chance :)

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  120. I would like try the sun repair serum.

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  121. The Goddess Garden Under the Sun Pre-Sunscreen serum.

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  122. I would love to try the Goddess Garden EVERYDAY NATURAL SUNSCREEN LOTION! I love that they use plant based ingredients!

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  123. I am looking forward to trying the Sport Natural Sunscreen. I have 3 boys on the go with many baseball tournaments and am always interested in safe natural ways to protect them from the sun.

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  124. I would pick The Goddess Green Bright Eyes Firming eye Cream

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  125. I want to try the FACE THE DAY – Sunscreen & Firming Primer! I'm always putting sunscreen on my face, then primer and feel like I'm piling too many things on. I would love this sunscreen/moisturizer/primer all in one.

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  126. The sports sunscreen for my daughter!

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  127. THE sport sunscreen for my boys while they are at the rec swimming playing basketball etc

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  128. iwant to try the Natural Mineral Facial Sunscreen. I really try to protect it after years of not trying at all.

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  129. I'd like to try the sun repair system.

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  130. Having spent so much time in the sun, I'd love to try GODDESS GARDEN DAY UNDONE – Sun-Repair Serum!

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  131. I'd lv E to try the facial natural sunscreen!

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  132. The aromamood diffuser looked interesting to try.

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  133. The natural sport sunscreen would be perfect for the whole family!

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  134. I would really love to try the Sport Sunscreen. It would be perfect for the whole family..

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  135. I've tried the regular sunscreen. I'd love to try out FACE THE DAY – Sunscreen & Firming Primer.

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