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2014 green living Valentine's day guide and sweepstakes

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In celebration of Valentine’s day and by popular demand we have selected products we tested, love, use ourselves and that are from companies who adopt green and sustainable practices. These products are healthy, synthetic and chemical free. A Win-win!

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This is our simplified Valentine’s day guide and sweepstakes.

Today there are myriads of options, this is by no means exhaustive of all the great brands available on the market.

We feel good knowing we are giving you an opportunity to celebrate in healthy style!

STEPin and show your healthy love for your sweetheart and for your planet at the same time.

Give the gift of health.

BEAUTY:

Laface Laboratories:

The company specializes in highly innovative and state of the art scientific expertise combined with natural and organic skincare.

The Proteger Age Defying Primer ($50).

This primer leaves the skin velvety smooth, flawless and ready for make up application ($50).

Cellular Regeneration Cream ($300). “A miracle in a jar”. It is pricy, but well worth getting for your sweetheart.

She will thank you!

LaFace does not use parabens or any of the guilty ones such as sulphates, propylene, petroleum, phthalates, GMO’s, DEA, TEA, PEG, Pesticides and Silicones. LaFace products contains none of these.

LaFace Laboratories is all about renewal, reversal of time with tender love!

Pomega5:

Fall in love with the special performance and occasion effect of Or De Nuit Illuminating lifting Serum ($95) from Pomega5.

The company, renown for its dermatologist endorsed Healing Cream ($85), just launched a Pomberry Gommage ($38). It will gently exfoliate dry and dead skin cells to reveal a glowing you. We were the very first ones to try it and fell under its spell.

Suki:

Valentine’s Lovers Kit: Treat your loved one to some chocolate and roses without the extra pounds and the prickly thorns. A-list ladies like Kristin Cavallari and Eva Longoria are fans.

This kit has her check-list items covered ($41.95).

Their flagship, the Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser will also be a hit for her ($32.95).

100% Pure:

100% Pure has put together a sugar cake set for you.

The set includes: (1) Vanilla Bean Nourishing Body Cream. (1) Honey Almond Hydrating Body Wash. (1) Cocoa Kona Coffee Body Scrub, (1) Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo. (1) Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Conditioner. (1) Pink Wooden Gentle Bristle Hair Brush , (1) Mango Butter Soap and (1) Bath Sponge (Retail value: $114).

We also recommend the fruit pigmented luminescent powder ($28) and Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer ($28).

Let’s not forget the just launched gorgeous red nail polish. Cherry pop is an ideal color for Valentine’s ($12).

Shear Miracle Organics:

Known for their professional and salon line of organic shampoos and conditioners, Shear Miracle Organics also offers skin and intimate care.

Our office is addicted to the Rose and chamomile body butter ($19.99). In keeping with Valentine’s we must mention the Peter Butter Gina Jam personal lubricant ($19.99)

It is made of certified organic aloe vera; organic oils of: jojoba, grapeseed and apricot. Its almond scent will delight her.

Whish:

Whish, just launched synthetic-free yet powerfully moisturizing body washes made of organic aloe vera, shea butter and raspberry butter. Three Whishes Body Wash ($18). The result is infinite softness with Valentine’s wishes come true.

CHOCOLATES:

Living Tree Community Foods:

They offer some unique chocolate spreads and the most delicious raw chocolates. We recommend the organic Quinoa Crisp Brazil Nut Bliss Chocolate Bars ($9.99).

It is made from Brazil Nuts gathered in the pristine forests of Amazonia.
This is unique treat will make her smile.

Sacred Chocolates:

Enjoy the smiles and laughter as your loved ones or partners open their hearts to the Sacred Chocolate magic. A ceremonial aphrodisiac. Twelve Sacred Hearts Gift Box ($107.37).

HOME:

Earth Friendly Products.

We love the Lavender hand soap ($3.49) from Earth Friendly Products and she will too. It is a gentle hand soap with a wonderful smell of Provence Lavender.

It will not dry her hands and delight her senses. This soap is coconut derived and all natural. No dyes or phosphates, chlorine, and petroleum ingredients.

Aquasana:

Aquasana Shower Filter ($99). This filter includes a dual stage filtration and reduces volatile chemicals. It will promote softer skin and healthier hair. As Chlorine strips skin and hair of its natural oils. Chlorine is found in the tap water we use every day. This filter is a great addition in your home if you have kids. Children are susceptible to breathing disorders and skin conditions such as asthma and eczema, which can be exacerbated by the chlorine in bath and shower water.

Valentine’s is not complete without the perfect wine:

Give your sweetheart the unexpected from sustainable winery R&B Cellars new hot Zinfandel based red-blend: The Improviser. It is sensual, voluptuous, romanesque, a love potion.

Share a bottle with your valentine and “improvise” your own special ending to your celebration. You’ll be inspired! ($17).

From all of us Happy Valentine’s Day!

ENTER TO WIN:

Aquasana Shower Filter, Earth Friendly Products Lavender hand soap, Living Tree Community Foods Quinoa Crisp Brazil Nut Bliss Chocolate Bars, 100% Pure nail polish trios, fruit pigmented luminescent powder and coconut body cream, La Face Laboratories Proteger Age Defying Primer and Cellular Regeneration Cream, Shear Miracle Organics Rose and chamomile body butter and Peter Butter Gina Jam lubricants, Sacred Chocolates Mylk heart bars and Pomega5 mini Pomberry Gommage.

Contest ends February 17th, 2014

You need to take 2 healthy steps in oder to win:

1. Email: alice@stepintomygreenworld.com and enter this code: SIMGWV2014.

2. Comment here and tell us why YOU should win all the amazing products.

(3) winners will be drawn on STEPin2 and on San Francisco Green Living Examiner.

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