Friday, April 22, 2011

Shhh - Earth Day Give Away

UPDATE: Thanks for all the entries; you guys have some great ideas for how to make the Earth a better place. I've contacted the winners - congratulations!

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to give away a beauty product that is as eco-friendly as it is luxurious? The Shhh. 3-in1 beauty bar can be used to shampoo, shower and shave. The product was developed by Becky Sturm, one of the Twin Cities' premiere experts in natural beauty. Shhh. is free of synthetics, preservatives, artificial fragrance and coloring. All packaging is 100% compostable and recyclable; and end-to-end, this product and its packaging are committed to sustainability.

Dan and I have been using the bar for the past week, and we both really like it. The scent is clean, a by-product of the all natural ingredient list which is short and pronounceable: saponified oils of olive, castor seed, coconut, palm, kukui nut, sweet almond, jojoba, cocoa butter and a signature blend created exclusively for this bar (something lemony? Because I smell just a touch of fresh lemon...). The blend of oils renders a nice lather that feels moisturizing; using the bar as a shampoo felt strange at first (hey, I'm used to squeezing a glob out of a bottle) but the results were very similar to classic shampoo. I noticed that my hair seemed more voluminous. Try this bar. It's good for you, good for the environment, and good for your beauty stash.

Click over to to buy a bar right this very second, or leave a comment telling me one thing you're doing to make the Earth a better place (by recycling, swapping out synthetic products for natural versions, etc). Two Bombshell Beauties will be chosen to receive their very own bar of Shhh. Enter between now and midnight (CST) tonight.


  1. Over the last couple months I have started making most of my own beauty products or for those I haven't had good results from, seeking out all natural- i.e. NO parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, or triclosan- products. I didn't realize how much junk is in the items that are supposed to be getting us squeaky clean. My hair definitely seems to notice the difference, but I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't agree with any of the recipes I've found yet. That's why this bar would be perfect to try! Thanks for the opportunity!! You can get ahold of me at mrsgme{at}gmail{dot}com.

  2. I've been trying to knit with more organic, minimally-processed, undyed, or naturally-dyed yarns. It's a real treat!

  3. I recycle and reuse anything and everything that I can. I love the products that are all natural. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. we recycle in our household.
    i shut the tap off when i brush my teeth, and i have been training myself to take shorter showers.
    i use public transportation instead of driving solo into work.
    i love thrift shopping, and i reuse items as often as possible.

    im certainly not waste-free, but i try to make the effort to limit my impact on the environment whenever i can.

  5. I garden and can my own produce, and I even compost.

  6. We use cloth in place of paper whenever we can: towels, napkins, bags, diapers, etc.

    Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. We've stepped up our recycling and are trying to do more with less as well as more thrift shopping as opposed to buying new all the time.

  8. I've changed my cleaning products to all eco-friendly. It's so nice to not have a bleach-y, chemical smell after I clean!

  9. I use cloth reusable bags when I go to the store. I am also trying to start a compost buket.

  10. I bike everywhere year round...thanks for the chance to win!

  11. We like to one new thing each year. So far we do the following:

    - recycle
    - reusable bags only (including produce bags and bulk section)
    - cloth napkins & rags only
    - buy in bulk section
    - homemade laundry soap & cleaning supplies
    - bike to restaurants/errands
    - local produce/meat/dairy so no packaging

    And this year we're adding in a compost pile.

  12. I try to use less chemicals, only natural cleansers and so on.

  13. Yup, a little lemon, a little orange. Good nose, Sara. All ingredients are listed on the site.

    Yes, shampooing with a bar is a different concept for most and hair and skin do feel "different" when wet, but when you finish your grooming routine, it all works out.

    Thanks, Sara and enjoy!

  14. I actually use the free bags they give away at trade shows to carry groceries. My store gives me .05 cent for each bag.


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