School’s in! Germs out! Non-toxic soap review and giveaway!

School’s in! Germs out!

Labor Day has come and gone and for many school-aged kids, school is officially back in session. So I have to ask: do you know what’s in your school’s soap? Detergents, toxins, pesticides? Odds are your kid’s school isn’t thinking about what’s in the soap; they’re happy if they can get the kids to wash their hands at all. But that doesn’t mean you have to expose your child to worrisome hand washes, harsh detergents or the tricky toxin of the moment, Triclosan.

Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that levels of triclosan in humans have increased by 50% since 2004, which is not surprising considering the scare tactics and marketing strategies peddlers of Triclosan-laden hand sanitizer and other products employ. Why is this such a bad thing? Triclosan is shown to alter thyroid function, and other studies have found that due to its extensive use in consumer goods, triclosan and its metabolites are now present in, fish, umbilical cord blood and even human milk.
So if we know it’s bad, then why on earth is there a pesticide in my soap, you ask? Good question! Since washing hands with pure soap naturally kills germs and bacteria, there’s no need for antimicrobial pesticides. Despite that fact, the antimicrobial agent Triclosan is found in liquid hand soaps, toys, teethers, cutting boards, garden hoses, dish gloves, changing tables and more. Triclosan has been found to disrupt hormones and may affect fetal growth and development and growing evidence links it to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It also creates a toxic soup that is fatal to fish and sea creatures when it builds up in waterways.

Luckily, one of my favorite companies makes it easy to avoid this toxic chemical with products ranging from soaps to nursing products to bath herbs that are USDA Certified Made With Organic ingredients and rated zero by EWG’s cosmetics database (the safest possible rating!). I’m talking about Earth Mama Angel Baby®, of course! My personal love affair with Earth Mama Angel Baby started about 18 months ago when I needed to find non-toxic, chemical-free products for my daughter, who had severe and ongoing respiratory reactions to chemically-laden products in our home.

No-Toxins One of the many changes my family made during this time was switching to Earth Mama Angel Baby soaps and lotions. Considering all the large-scale and expensive changes we have since made to reduce environmental toxins in our home and improve our family’s overall health (think mattresses, bedding, furniture, cookware, and MANY more), this small change was a no-brainer because Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products are affordable, super effective and smell naturally scrumptious (oh, how I wish I’d known about the Happy Mama Ginger Lime Body Wash during my pregnancy queasies with both kids)! And not only are all of their products free of Triclosan, but phthalates, parabens, 1,4-Dioxane, formaldehyde, and any other toxins as well.

Interested in trying Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Soaps for your family? Mama has generously offered to give a full sized (5.3 fl oz) bottle of your choice of soap to one lucky GreenKidsGuide.com reader, who will get to choose from:

Here’s how to enter the giveaway: There are 9 different ways to enter! Please complete the following actions and add a separate comment below for each entry once the action is completed. Entries will be accepted thru Midnight PST on September 15, 2011. Winner will be selected via Random.org and notified via email.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Earth Mama Angel Baby and leave a comment below about one reason you’d like to try their products.

Bonus entries: you will get one additional entry in the giveaway
for each action you complete AND post a comment letting me know:

  1. +5 Entries: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 needs your support! The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R.2359) is designed to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients and that ingredients are fully disclosed. It’s pretty simple, right? Earth Mama Angel Baby and Green Kids Guide are hoping you’ll use this handy action tool from our friends at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to tell your rep to close the loopholes that allow “cancer-causing chemicals in baby shampoo, hormone disruptors in fragrance and lead in lipstick.” Please Use the Action Tool to contact your representative now!
  2. +1 Entry: Like Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook
  3. +1 Entry: Follow Earth Mama Angel Baby on Twitter
  4. +1 Entry: Subscribe to Green Kids Guide Blog via email or RSS feed
  5. +1 Entry: Like Green Kids Guide on Facebook
  6. +1 Entry: Follow Green Kids Guide on Twitter (@greenkidsguide)
  7. +1 Entry: Tweet this review + giveaway to your followers
    (you may tweet for a +1 entry once per day): School’s in! Germs out! Read @greenkidsguide review of Earth Mama Angel Baby non-toxic soap and enter to win! http://bit.ly/r9La62
  8. +1 Entry: Vote for Green Kids Guide in Parents best kids health blog
    contest

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FTC disclosure: I received a travel sized bottle of each soap for purposes of review and was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Full disclosure: I have a business relationship with Earth Mama Angel Baby as my store, Lullaby Organics, sells a small selection Earth Mama Angel Baby products. Additionally, some links in the post above are “affiliate links”, which means that I will receive a small referral fee if you buy Earth Mama Angel Baby products by clicking thu these links. It’s how I am able keep the blog going without subjecting readers to random blog ads. This has in no way influenced my opinion of the products. If I didn’t believe in Earth Mama Angel Baby, I would either tell you that or simply choose not to write about it!

Don’t forget to leave a separate comment below for each entry! Thank you for reading and good luck in the giveaway!

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51 Responses to “School’s in! Germs out! Non-toxic soap review and giveaway!”

  1. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM #

    My cousin is expecting, and I’m trying to find really good organic products for her and baby. Earth Mama Angel Baby products are perfect, I’m so glad to come across this giveaway and learn more about the products!!!

  2. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:29 PM #

    Sent my Safe Cosmetics Act support to AZ Rep. David Schweikert!

  3. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM #

    ‘Like’ Earth Mama Angel Baby on FB!

  4. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM #

    Follow Earth Mama Angel Baby on Twitter!

  5. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:32 PM #

    ‘Like’ Green Kids Guide on FB!

  6. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:33 PM #

    Follow Green Kids Guide on Twitter!

  7. Jenni Oneske
    September 7, 2011 at 5:34 PM #

    Tweeted giveaway!

  8. Mama, Hear Me Roar
    September 8, 2011 at 7:29 AM #

    It’s horrible, the kind of toxins in so much stuff nowadays. Thanks for highlighting this.

  9. Mama, Hear Me Roar
    September 8, 2011 at 7:30 AM #

    Follow Earth Mama Angel Baby on Twitter!

  10. Mama, Hear Me Roar
    September 8, 2011 at 7:47 AM #

    I’d love to try Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products because my kids love washing their hands when lovely soaps are involved. They can wash those little hands really well with such motivation!

  11. April G
    September 13, 2011 at 8:07 AM #

    We are trying to use more and more products made with organic ingredients to I’d love to get some of this soap! :)

  12. April G
    September 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM #

    I follow Earth Mama Angel Baby on Twitter as @greenmissionmom

  13. April G
    September 13, 2011 at 8:09 AM #

    I like Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook

  14. April G
    September 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM #

    I follow you on Twitter as @greenmissionmom

  15. April G
    September 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM #

    I like Green Kids Guide on FB

  16. April G
    September 15, 2011 at 6:21 AM #

    Daily Tweet 9/15
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  17. Andrea
    September 15, 2011 at 7:44 AM #

    I love the Earth Mama Angel soaps because my LOs skin is very sensitive (even at 19 mo) and the toxin free, gentle soaps are great for her!

  18. Tess Roker
    September 15, 2011 at 8:22 AM #

    Because I would LOVE to be able to know that my little Organic gardening kids can come in from outside and wash their little hands knowing that they’re not getting poisoned thanks to Earth Momma Angel Baby’s wash!!! =)

  19. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:03 AM #

    Reason one to try EMAB, their ingredients are all natural and safe for mom and baby.

  20. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:04 AM #

    1 I have used the action tool and contacted my representatives. One of the authors is from my state :)

  21. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:05 AM #

    2 I have used the action tool and contacted my representatives. One of the authors is from my state :)

  22. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:05 AM #

    3 I have used the action tool and contacted my representatives. One of the authors is from my state :)

  23. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:05 AM #

    4 I have used the action tool and contacted my representatives. One of the authors is from my state :)

  24. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:06 AM #

    5 I have used the action tool and contacted my representatives. One of the authors is from my state :)

  25. swedenesefamily
    September 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM #

    Earth Mama Facebook fan Christine Lopes

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    September 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM #

    Green Kids Facebook fan Christine Lopes

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    September 15, 2011 at 9:12 AM #

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  40. Toni Lardizabal Keltner
    September 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM #

    I contacted my representative!
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  41. Toni Lardizabal Keltner
    September 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM #

    I like EMAB on Facebook!
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    I follow EMAB on Twitter!
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