Monday, December 13, 2010

Gift Guide: Raw Gaia Review & Giveaway 12/27 WORLDWIDE


I never get tired of saying that I love skin care products, especially if they are natural. Even better if they are 100% organic. Until now, I never thought skin care could be "living". Raw Gaia has been using raw organic ingredients in their skin care line since 2006.

Review
You probably already read that I am obsessed with everything coconut. Thus for my review, I chose the Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Butter (it's body butter & hair conditioner). The product comes in a glass jar and as you probably know - glass is the best container for everything (I also always reuse them afterwards). When I opened it, I was surprised to find that the coconut butter was solidified and it also smelled like actual coconut, not the famous tanning lotion scent. It reminded me of the real organic coconut oil I've used for cooking. Since trying the real coconut oil as hair conditioner didn't go too well for me (it left my hair super greasy), I was kind of skeptical towards this product at first.

Putting everything aside, I tested it out as hair conditioner. I found that it wasn't nearly as greasy as real coconut oil. After I dried my hair, while it was still somewhat greasy - it was manageable (I did shampoo-conditioner-shampoo). I was surprised to find that my hair turned out with a healthy shine and more importantly almost no frizz! That is awesome for me as I've tried so many commercial "frizz-free" products and none of them ever worked!

I also tried the Coconut Butter as a body moisturizer. Because it's an oil base, it's super easy to spread on the skin and you don't need to use much. I love cream bases too, but you end up using a great amount it, because it doesn't spread as easily. My skin felt absolutely amazing and all day smelled like actual coconut. 

I was skeptical at first, but I ended up loving absolutely everything about this product. The main tip when using coconut butter is - use a tiny amount for a hair conditioner and don't overdo on the body as well.

Interesting Raw Gaia Facts
- Raw Gaia is the world's first range of living organic skin care products and organic beauty products.
- Raw Gaia products are hand-made using only cold-pressed, organic, vegan, cruelty- and chemical-free ingredients.
- Raw Gaia products are free of petrochemicals, artificial colourants and parfums, glycols, lauryl sulphates, parabens, preservatives, synthetic additives, bulking agents or hidden ingredients.
- Main benefit of a raw, living skin care product is that your body nourishes from the existing life force of the ingredients. In contrast, subjecting to high temperatures destroy most of this living energy.
- Raw ingredients provide additional benefits to the skin through their: Antioxidants, Minerals, Vitamins & Omega 6 Fatty Acids. 
- Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Butter retails for around $14
- Raw Gaia charges actual shipping costs.





Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Butter (ARV $14)

How to enter: 
- Leave your e-mail address in every comment or make it visible in Blogger
- Complete the mandatory entry and leave a separate comment for each bonus entry

MANDATORY entry
- visit Raw Gaia and tell your favorite product by name (besides what I've mentioned)

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- grab my button (tell me where I can find it)
- grab my Gift Guide button (tell me where I can find it) 

Rules:
This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and will end on December 27, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

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Sofia's Ideas said...

I'm really fascinated by the Massage Bars - have never come across anything like those before! But I;m sure, ultimately, I'd end up buying something for the baby! :)

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Trena said...

I'd also love to try the Shea Butter :)

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baglady said...

I saw lots of interesting things on the Raw Gaia website- I think I would try the Organic Lavender Essential Oil- said it was good for headaches, stress and depression.

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I like organic cold pressed coconut butter .

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The Aromatherapy Massage Oil for Relaxation sounds wonderfully relaxing.
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Aileen said...

I'd like to try the Massage Bars or the Raw Chocolate Face Pack!
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Wonder said...

I would try the Organic Lavender Essential Oil

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Jennifer L. said...

I would love to try everything they have -- it all looks amazing, but I'll pick the shea butter as my favourite product to try.
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I really like the Living Facial Cleanser and For her Daughters Living Moisturizer

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I'd love to try their shea butter - it looks so moisturizing!
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I'd also love to try the Shea Butter
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Digging the Cold pressed, Wild-Crafted Argan Oil!

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I would like to try aw Gaia’s Sun-dried Green Clay Face Pack
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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I like the MSM Beauty Cream.

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Christina said...

I like the Massage Oil for Her Babies. I would love to have something like this to soothe my babies when they need it since they both like massages.

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Miracle said...

For Her Daughters Living Moisturizer looks really good, too. servingHimtogether at hotmail dot com

delaney's mom said...

the raw chocolate orange bath melt sounds devine!

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Fiona said...

Sincerely, the coconut butter probably would be my favourite product, I'm a cocoNUT too!
But if I picked something else, it woudl be one of the cold pressed oils (jojoba, hemp, etc) which can be used in so many ways.
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Marija said...

I want to try the living hemp moisturizer!

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i like Shikakai Hair Wash

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Wealthy Immigrant said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the Living Hemp Moisturiser.
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Romapr said...

I also like the Pure Plant Wax Glass Candle with Bergamot. Thanks!

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Jasmine1485 said...

I'd love to try the 'Organic Rose Geranium Floral Water' :)

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my favourite product is Shikakai Hair Wash

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wendysue said...

The entire superfoods section. Okay to narrow it down, how about the raw cocoa nibs. : )

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I would love to try the Raw Chocolate Face Pak.

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I love the Organic Raw Soap - Lavender

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