Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Eco-Fingerpaint : Review & Giveaway


 Over the past year, my family has been trying to incorporate more eco-friendly and organic products into our lifestyle. I was thrilled when I found the EcoMom website and store. Here is part of their vision statement:

Founded to address the connection between the health of our environment and the health of our children, EcoMom is committed to making eco-conscious living easy, affordable, and rewarding. By helping women begin to take better care of themselves and their families – with education, support, tools and products - we empower them to take the all important first steps toward a healthier, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyle.
There are so many things in the EcoMom store that have caught my eye--mainly their organic/eco-friendly baby supplies, toys and cleaning products. They have recently started a new program called EcoPass, which allows you to get 15% discount plus free shipping on every order if you purchase an annual membership.

After getting in touch with EcoMom, they generously sent me some of their Gluten Free Eco-Fingerpaints to try with my 3yr. old daughter. These paints are made with all natural ingredients including fruit, plant, and vegetable extracts. The product contains 6 powdered paints and extra containers to mix the paint colors.



These fingerpaints are very different than the gel-like fingerpaints sold in most craft stores. Since there are no artificial dyes, the colors have a nice earthy, muted tone. The texture of the paint tends to be a little gritty and the paint does dry fast on little fingers leaving a powdered residue. My daughter asked to have a towel nearby so she could wipe her fingers as needed. Once she got use to the feel of the paint, she enjoyed creating her little masterpieces.



What I liked:
* I liked knowing the paints are made with all natural ingredients. Knowing these paints are safe to use with children who have gluten allergies is also a big plus.

* I liked that I could mix smaller amounts of paint to kind of help control some of the waste we usually have with fingerpainting. (My daughter likes to have blobs of fingerpaint on plates which lead to waste). Since each color has its own mixing cup, I can make as much as I need.

* I liked that I could make the paints thinner or thicker by changing the mix/water ratio. I like thicker paints, my daughter likes the paint to be a little runny. It was easy to customize preferences.


EcoMom has offered to give a set of these paints away to one of you! And since they want all of you to be winners, they have also allowed me to share a special 15% discount code for your first order. Just use SBBL195 to redeem this discount. (good through April 30, 2010)



Ways to Win:
1. Mandatory: Go to the EcoMom website and tell me one product that catches your eye and post it in the comment section below.

Optional Ways: (You need to leave a separate comment for each option since I use Random.org to pick winners.)

2. Follow me on Twitter
3. Follow EcoMomCEO on Twitter.
4  Become a fan of EcoMom on Facebook
5. Join EcoMom's newsletter


You have until Tues. April 13 to enter!  The winner will be posted on Wed. April 14. Giveaway is now closed!

*I was given the product for review purpose only.. Opinions on this product are mine.

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26 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

I like the Baby BeeHinds Hemp One Size Fitted Diaper.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

April 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

This is an awesome website!! Love it! Thanks for the links and the coupon code, I am going there, next!
I love the stainless lunch boxes, the BPA free stuff, I am investigating cloth diapers for A7 I saw so many things I would love, have been drooling over, or use!!!

April 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I just signed up for there newsletter!

April 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Allyson said...

Hi Thanks for the opportunity to possibly try out the paints. I browsed through the mom care products, because that is where I never get shop. All the facial products are my fav.


Allyson carter918@gmail.com

April 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Hi! I loved the site! We love the paint and my son liked the pirate sip. Thanks!

April 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Emmi said...

I love the Melissa and Doug slice and bake cookie set!

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April 11, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Emmi said...

Now following you on twitter!

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April 11, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Emmi said...

I follow EcoMomCEO on twitter

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April 11, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Emmi said...

fan of eco mom on facebook

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April 11, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Emmi said...

signed up for the newsletter

mommyfreetime@gmail.com

April 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger kcmom2four said...

I like the green toys tool set!

April 11, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I love the Plan Toys Pirate Ship! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I love learning about new eco friendly products!

April 11, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I follow you on twitter :)

April 11, 2010 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I now Follow EcoMomCEO on Twitter :)

April 11, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I became a fan of EcoMom on FB :)

April 11, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I signed up for EcoMom's newsletter :)

April 11, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger sippy cup mom said...

How great, love knowing that little hands can have big fun with the natural paint...and yes, I love the playdough and paintm big crafters here. Thanks,Karen

April 12, 2010 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Tabathia said...

I like the kissaluvs organic cotton/hemp fitted diaper

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April 12, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Tabathia said...

ecomom twitter follower(chelleb36)

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April 12, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Tabathia said...

ecomom fb fan (michelle b.)

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April 12, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Tabathia said...

newsletter subscriber

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April 12, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger marci_jo said...

I like all the Plan Toys, like the Tree House.

April 12, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

I love the PlanToys Click Clack Tree

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April 12, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christie
ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

I like the whole world book.

April 12, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the Melissa and Doug Chunky letter puzzle, my 17 month old daughter got it for Christmas and loves it.

ashleyarnoux@msn.com

April 13, 2010 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I like the wool diaper covers, they are cute:)

Andrea
andreajoseph1016 at gmail dot com

April 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

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