Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Butterbean Sunscreen. In Summer's words:
"The mission of Butterbean is simple. It is about using healthy ingredients that protect the skin, while complementing the relationship of people to their environment. Each of our products are handmade in small batches by artisans who believe the best ingredients are natural. Butterbean products will gently nourish, protect, and heal the skin of everyone in the family.
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SouleMama: What role does 'handmade' play in our society?
Summer: I think we are living in an exciting time where people are seeking to recover some of the wisdom that has been lost in the pursuit of modernization. The atmosphere for local, organic, and artisanal products is ripe as people realize the way to get a quality product is to know the first name of the person who makes it! The trend of using our purchasing power to benefit small and local is definitely a step in the right direction!SouleMama: How does the balance of family and work play out for you?
Summer: I have a passion for family life and healthy living, so I felt like a business where I could directly follow my bliss was a good path for me. I have 4 children and life can get pretty hectic. Having a small business is a way that I can maintain my own identity while still being present and available to my family. I still get so excited when I walk into a shop that carries my sunscreen, or when I get an email about someone’s experience with my products. I love being connected to the community in this way.
Summer: Ingredients! Butterbean products are made of the highest quality ingredients. From certified organic and fair trade coconut oil and shea butter, to pure, steam distilled essential oils and chemical free apricot kernel oil--this is good stuff. My favorite ingredient is the beeswax. I get if from a local apiary. I just love the guy who sells it to me. Anyone who can speak bee has got to be pretty intuitive and have a big heart. The beeswax smells like warm liquid flowers, and what the bees have been eating determines the color of the wax (as well as the color of the sunscreen). Sometimes it is creamy white and sometimes it looks like eggnog! What I make for my customers is exactly what I use for my own family! The feedback I get most often from people is that Butterbean sunscreen “smells so good.”
Butterbean is listed on the Environmental Working Group’s database Skin Deep. Please visit the sunscreen guide for 2013 to read more about our sunscreen.
For today's giveaway, Butterbean Sunscreen is generously offering the following gift to ONE winner:
~ 1 gift pack that includes 1 3oz jar of sunscreen, 1 bug-a-boo, and 1 lip balm!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8am EST on Sunday, and announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is...
That looks lovely! I have yet to find a sunscreen I like, and this
sounds like just what I've been looking for. I'd love for our family to
Posted by: Heather
Thank you, Butterbean Sunscreen!