Thursday, April 28, 2011

Author Guest Post: Gillian Deacon (+Giveaway!)

Earth Day 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!
Gillian's Earth Day Tip:
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.
There’s Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon (Penguin Canada). Copyright © Backbone Inc. FSO Gillian Deacon, 2011

Your Chance to Win:
One prize pack of There’s Lead In Your Lipstick and an Eco Kiss kit from Saffron Rouge.

Click here to learn more about There's Lead In Your Lipstick, and click here to learn more about the All Natural Eco Kiss Kit. This prize has a total retail value of approximately CDN $48.95!
Enter to Win:
In order to enter to win this There's Lead in Your Lipstick Earth Day Prize Pack, you must be a follower and leave a comment letting me know one thing you do to make the environment a better place. Make sure to include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win, after which you will have 48 hours to claim the prize. You can spread the word for a second entry, just make sure to leave a separate comment with a link. This giveaway will run until May 11th 2011 at 11:59 MST and is open to Canada, including PO boxes.

Happy Earth Day and Good Luck Everyone!


  1. I am a volunteer and active member of national beta club..we basically go around cleaning road and picking up packing food for homeless people...and many more things.

    GFC follower

  2. I recycle everything!!

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  3. Happy Earth Day! Thanks for this - such an important message, I think.

    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  4. I cloth diaper, use containers to put lunch in, use reusable bags for shopping and I recycle.

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

  5. GFC follow *heavensent1* and I don't ride in cars EVER...I ride my bike and walk does my whole immediate family...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom


  7. I grow my own fruit, veggies and herbs.


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