Monday, April 25, 2011

There's Lead In Your Lipstick Blog Tour and Contest!

For the last several years, I have been actively trying to be more conscious about what is in my health and beauty products. Both products that I use personally and what I use on my children. I do this because we all tend to have pretty sensitive skin, but also because of the chemicals that are found in many of these products, and the ill effects they can have on humans.

There is a great book out called There's Lead In Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon and it is a fascinating look into the health and beauty industry and gives some great alternatives to chemical free living.

About The Book:

By the time she heads out the front door, the modern woman has spritzed, sudsed, and slathered herself in more than 127 different chemicals, many of them more toxic than beautifying.

So how can you look and feel great while safeguarding your health? Get smart and go green from head to toe with the help of eco-expert Gillian Deacon. In The Green Body Guide, you'll learn how to read the ingredients to identify and understand the preservatives that are bad for your body and damaging to the earth, including formaldehyde in deodorant, nail polish, soap, shampoo, and shaving cream; coal tar in hair dyes; lead in lipstick; and many more. This is an indispensable handbook of personal-care choices that are sustainable, both for your health and for the earth

About Gillian Deacon:

Award-winning broadcaster and writer Gillian Deacon brings her informed and friendly style to the subject that has long been her passion. A busy working mom and host of CBC-TV's The Gill Deacon Show, she understands the challenges of trying to "do it all" with a smaller environmental footprint.

A Message From Gillian Deacon:

Earth day shouldn't just be an annual tip of the hat to greener living. This year, make it the day you recalibrate your everyday patterns to be more earth-friendly all year long.

You don't have to be a treehugger to care about avoiding toxins in your everyday bodycare. Synthetic chemicals in personal care products contaminating groundwater and wildlife is alarming enough—but they’re also contaminating us. Those hard-to-read ingredients you squint at on the back of a product label? They’re building up inside your body and in your children’s bodies—on Earth Day and everyday. 
Make today the day you start paying attention to that fine print. Turn a product over and read the ingredients label before you are seduced by the “green” imaging on the package. The good news is, there are lots of safer products on the market.
Good luck and I hope you’ll check out There’s Lead in Your Lipstick for more ideas on how to clean up your act!

An Excerpt From There's Lead In Your Lipstick:

 Make It Yourself: Moisturizing Mask
Greek yogourt is also very moisturizing and can be used as
a base for this mask.
1/2 medium to large avocado 
1 to 2 tbsp honey 5 to 15 mL
Puree ingredients together in a blender or whip by hand.
For dry, sensitive skin, add one tablespoon of oatmeal and
on tablespoon of water.
Mix together into a smooth paste and apply to the face and
neck area, leaving on for about ten minutes.
(From There’s Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon (Penguin Canada). Copyright © Backbone Inc. FSO Gillian Deacon, 2011)

BUY IT: You can purchase There's Lead In Your Lipstick online through Penguin Books Canada - it is also available through your local bookseller.

WIN IT: One (1) Reader will win a copy of There’s Lead In Your Lipstick and an Eco Kiss kit from Saffron Rouge (retail value of $48.95

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell me what you do to be environmentally friendly regarding health and beauty products


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Here are the other blogs involved in this great blog tour! You can enter at each blog for the giveaway!

April 11 Rayment’s Readings, Rants and Ramblings
April 12 My Ever Expanding Library 13 Jacob’s Beloved 14 Bella’s Bookshelves 15 Cindy’s Love of Books 18 Rowangarth Farm 19 Lost for Words http://lostforwords-corrine.blogspot.comApril 20 Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea 21 A Bookworm’s World 22 25 A Mom After God’ Own Heart 26 The Literary Word 27 Just a Lil Lost 
April 28 In the Next Room

****I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Penguin Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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