Sunday, August 29, 2010

Connie with Lost River Naturals

I am thrilled to get to do a feature on Lost River Naturals! I was first introduced to Connie a few months ago and I'm not only happy to have made a new friend but I'm ecstatic that I get to find such awesome earthy homemade products locally.



What does Connie make? Natural and Organic Bath & Body Care Essentials along with Organic Herbal Teas. Scrubs, Herbal Salves, Body Oils, Bath Salts, Dream Pillows, Syrups, Tooth Polish, Perfumes are just a few of the products Connie whips up. She uses pure, certified organic essential oils and herbs to scent and color her products.  You won't find any harmful chemicals inside.

Her Lip Balms made from a base of organic butters, natural beeswax and organic vegan oils, was the first product I ever purchased. In Lavender Mint flavor. It is soooo yummy. But do you know what even sounds yummier? White Chocolate. Yep, that is a lip balm flavor. Maybe you like a little color on your lips? Get her Perfect Pink Lip Tint.

Next came the Sugar Scrub. Once you try this, you'll never buy a cleanser from the store again. Use on the entire body ~ even on delicate facial skin. The sugar serves as a gentle exfoliator that whisks away the dead skin cells making way for the nourishing oils to do their job.  Finally, the gentle castile soap lathers and cleans your skin beautifully. I have to share all the different kinds with you. 

Peppermint Lime ( with peppermint, bergamot and lime)
Honey Chai (with ginger, citrus, clove, nutmeg and honey) 
Patchouli (with oils of patchouli, lavender and frankincense)
Chocolate Almond (with cocoa ~ a natural skin softener)
Lemon Poppyseed (with lemony fresh oils and poppy seeds)
Blemish Scrub (with tea tree, lemongrass, lavender and patchouli)
Grits and Coffee ~ (with finely ground grits, coffee and almond oil)

Her best selling product? Deodorant! If you're like me, finding a good natural one that works is a challenge. Look no more! Connie's Freedom Deodorant Cream is made with NO harmful parabens, refined aluminum or other toxic chemicals. Try it and you'll be covered for 24 hours!  It's easy to apply with a silky texture ~ just rub a pea sized amount under each arm.  Also try it on the soles of your feet to inhibit odor causing bacteria. Isn't that cool? Her newest scent ~ Vanilla/Chamomile.

I could go on forever but one more thing I want to cover - Herbal Syrup - which is basically a super concentrated tea to aid in the healing of common colds, coughs and other mild ailments such as chicken pox, eczema, allergies, and to help boost immunity.  This was a great find for me because in our house we don't use pharmacy/over the counter drugs unless absolutely necessary so finding a herbal based remedy to help with our symptoms was much needed! And it TASTES good :)

Now we have to ask Connie ~ Are you a crunchy mama? (But I think we already know the answer to that don't we :)

I suppose that overall I am a crunchy mama, but not 100%. I never really got the hang of the sling thing and gave cloth diapering a good college try but it didn't last. Gentle discipline is definitely important to me, we do not spank and ~try~ not to yell, but, hey, I'm not perfect. We are a simple, Christian family and I do homeschool my kiddos and cherish every moment we spend together.

I most definitely question many conventional medical practices and believe that prescriptions drugs and vaccines are money, not health driven. In our family we use whole foods as medicine and include supplements such as Cod Liver Oil, and various herbs to remain healthy and stay away from the doctor's office. We also use homeopathic remedies, chiropractic care and massage as "medicine".

I will be experiencing my second home birth in February with my 3rd child and whole heartily believe that women are meant to birth naturally with little to no medical intervention. Having had both a hospital birth and a home birth, I cannot imagine setting foot into another hospital to give birth. Long story short ~ at home I felt empowered, relaxed, comforted, loved, nurtured, respected... in the hospital I felt hurried, worried, scared, defeated, belittled. 

I wish that instead of just reading about these products and looking at a few pictures, that I could reach out and let you take a sample. You would love love love them!! But guess what? One lucky reader IS going to get to sample them! Connie is giving away a sample basket. It contains:

Chocolate Almond Sugar Scrub
Tea Tree/Bergamot Deodorant
Elderberry Bliss and Twilight Teas

Mandatory Entry - Visit Lost River Naturals - I can't wait for you to do this! - and tell me which products you would like to try AND you must be a beachbum follower of my blog.

Extra Entries
Like Lost River Naturals on Facebook - tell her Crunchy Beach Mama sent you! :) - 1 entry
Follow Crunchy Beach Mama on Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feeds, Email Subscription (links above) - 1 entry each
Tweet or FB status about the giveaway - 1 entry each daily
Grab my button - 3 entries
Make a purchase from Lost River Naturals (send me email confirmation) - 5 entries

This giveaway will end on Sept. 10, 2010 at 11:59 ET. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only who are 18 years of age or older.


135 crunchy comments:

Mama Bear said...

Oooo, I've seen her page before and drooled over all her products! I can't wait to enter!

Katie
http://3wittlebirds.blogspot.com

Mama Bear said...

I've grabbed your buttom! So there are so many wonderful products to choose from!!! I'm like a kid in the candy store:) My favorites are the rosemary/orange facial clay mask, the exfoliating salt glow in Margarita and the citrus and ginger detox bath!!!

greenfrugalmama said...

I want to try the Freedom Deodorant Cream!

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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect and I would love to try the Almond Oolong Tea and the Tranquil Moon Tea!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Lost River Naturals on Facebook and posted on their wall that you sent me! My FB name is Amanda Moore.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/22517793009
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I shared on Facebook! My FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc and would love to try the Detox Bath.

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Ivy said...

I LOVE her liver detox tea!!! Connie's products are amazing!

Following google connect.

Ivy said...

follow you on facebook!

Ivy said...

Posted about giveaway on facebook!

skytoucher said...

I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the intro to these wonderfully handcrafted products. Having suffered several autoimmune disorders and chemical sensitivities in my life, I am pleased to learn about these natural products. Love the ingredients in the deodorant, especially the bergamot, which is helpful for keeping shingle virus at bay. I am also intrigued with the clay masks, such as the rosemary/orange. I like that she gives extra tips for adding natural things to the clay for various skin problems, such as apple cider vinegar for acne.

Julie Kieras said...

The clay masks sound great! I love doing those! (and I'm a follower)
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Julie Kieras said...

I am a FB fan!
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Julie Kieras said...

I am a twitter follower
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Julie Kieras said...

I liked Lost River on FB
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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

This IS a great giveaway! Awesome, really! I'd love to try the Honey Chai sugar scrub or the Gentle Healing Salve!

And I am a follower of your blog!

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I follow Lost River Naturals on FB and left a message that you sent me as Eco Frugal!

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I follow you on Facebook as Eco Frugal

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I follow you on Twitter as EFandFrugal!

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I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I did a Facebook update about this giveaway as Eco Frugal and tagged you in it.

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winterbabe98 said...

I'm a new Beach Bum follower!!! Cool Blog, btw!!
I went to Lost Naturals and was crazy about the following items: Honey Chai Cleansing sugar scrub, rosemary/orange clay facial mask, & lavender/mint bath tea!

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Jessica said...

I follow Lost River Naturals on FB!

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Jessica said...

I follow you on FB!
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Jessica said...

LOVE LOVE the womens liver tea, the freedom deoderant, the sugar (blemish) srub, the gorgeous pink lip balm, the radiant skin salve, and my hubby loves his man tea!!

love lost river naturals!!!!!
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Christina G said...

I would like to try the Rosemary/Orange mask and the SUPER IMMUNITY SYRUP. I am a beach bum follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

h. mcnaron said...

I follow you crunchy!

So much sounds good- the women's liver tonic tea would be good for a cleanse, and the ultimate escape basket would make a fabulous gift.

hmcnaron at gmail

Vicki S said...

I'm a follower, my name sswpss.
My fav would probably be the ~Secret Garden bath tea. Never tried bath teas before. The ingredients sound wonderful :)

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Vicki S said...

"Like" Lost River Naturals on FB
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mogrill said...

The clay masks sound wonderful!
Thanks for the chance.
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doniree said...

Hi! I'd love to try this one:

http://www.lostrivernaturals.com/Scrubs-Cleansers.html

In the honey chai! And I follow you in Google Reader :)

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TheCuttingEtch said...

I want to try everything! But the White Chocolate Lip Balm sounds awesome!

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Debbie said...

I would love anything from here, but the white chocolate lip balm sounds yummy!

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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I'd like to try the Sage Mama pregnancy tea!
Blog follower.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Facebook fan of CBM.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I follow you on twitter.
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Abhishek Duggal said...

Cleansing Sugar Scrubs
(for face and body)

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palaciosamantha said...

Following! Journey2Green

I would love to try the tea tree/lavendar clay mask!

dogwood said...

I would love to try the deodorant. I've started to feel allergic or something to commercial products... and itchy underarms make you look like a monkey!

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skaki said...

i would love to try Honey Chai scrub.
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Jessica said...

The Lavender Mint Bath Tea sounds pretty great!
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Jessica said...

I follow you through twitter (@jjak2003)
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Jessica said...

I like your blog on faceboook (Jessica Miller)
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John S. said...

Follower on GFC. I would like to try the Muscle Relaxer/Bug Salve and the Organic Super Sugar Scrub. jsutton.colorado(at)gmail.com. Thanks for the chance.

John S. said...

Like Lost River Naturals on facebook; shared that Crunchy Beach Mama sent me. Thanks.
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brandon and jakell said...

http://www.lostrivernaturals.com/Flax---Dream-Pillows.html

would love to try the flaxseed dream pillows :)

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belgd said...

Exfoliating Salt Glows

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Meaghan F. said...

Wow, there are so many amazing products! I'd really like to try the Lavender Mint Lip Balm, the Stretch Mark Remedy, and the Baby Powder.

h. mcnaron said...

I'm trying out natural deodorant so I'd be interested in seeing how the freedom deodorant cream works-- the cedarwood patchouli scent sounds awesome!

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gfc follower

Ginger said...

Great post and giveaway..all of her products sound awesome. I have many faves that i would like to try including the Gentle Healing Oil,Elderberry Syrup Plus and the Earth Perfume.
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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I also subscribe via Email!

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I did a Facebook update today and tagged you in it!

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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I'm a beachbum follower of your blog. I'd love to try the Honey Chai or Lemon Poppyseed sugar scrubs.

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Knycks1 said...

I ama big fan of scrubs, so I would love to try the blemish free scrub.

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I subscribe

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thatlittlehouse said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to try the Perfect Pink Lip Tint

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Kimberly said...

I follow your blog and I would love the lemon drop herbal body oil. It would be perfect to follow a morning shower.
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Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated
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I subscribe via google reader.
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Carapace said...

Well I would LOVE to try that deoderant-- I've never yet found any store-shelf styles that work without stinking of "fragrance"!

I'd also like to be a Beach Bum follower, but alas, that function's not working for some reason! So I'm following with Google/Blogger, and hoping that will suffice?

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Jenn S. said...

I am a beach bum.

I would like to try the Rosemary/Orange clay facial mask.

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Kimberly said...

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Mnemosyne said...

I'm a beach bum! :) The Lavender Mint Lip Balm sounds tingly and soothing at the same time!

Mnemosyne said...

I follow on fb as Mnemosyne Williams

Mnemosyne said...

I just subscribed via email

Valancia said...

I'm a beach bum;)
Lung Tonic Tea and Hemorrhoid Salve

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I subscribed by rss

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Emmy Coffee said...

New follower
and
I'd really like to try the ~Tranquil Moon Tea~

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I like LRN on Facebook

Dani said...

Patchouli~Cedar pillow and the Rosemary/Orange clay treatment is two items i would love to try

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msrodeobrat said...

i like the rosemary/orange facial clay mask. im following you on gfc
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Kimberly said...

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siilenti said...

I'd love to try the deodorants! I've been on the hunt for something natural that works as good as those chemical filled deodorizers.

bukaeyes said...

I follow on GFC as bukaeyes and would love to try the tranquil moon tea
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bukaeyes said...

I like Lost River Naturals on FB as Betsy Hoff and told them you sent me.
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I follow crunchy beach mama on twitter as bukaeyes
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I like crunchy beach mama on FB as Betsy Hoff
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susan said...

I would love to try the detox bath! suelee1998 @gmail.com relaxing!

I am a follower of your blog

jennifer57 said...

chocolate almond sugar scrub sounds nice

jennifer57 said...

Like Lost River Naturals on Facebook

Also, follow via GFC --(part of 1st entry)

Jodi said...

I like the Perfect Pink Lip Tint.

I follow thru google friend connect.

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jcsjcs said...

I would really like to try the Freedom Deodarent Cream.

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susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the Gentle Healing Salve I follow via GFC

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I like you on Facebook Susan Smith

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saturdaynightfever said...

The Detox Bath and the Lavender Mint Lip Balm are my items of interest. I am a follower.

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Sarah Z said...

Would love to try the Must Have Skin Salve (first aid treatment) and Lavender Mint Lip Balm!
Thanks - Sarah Z
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Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. The Rosemary/Orange clay facial mask sounds wonderful! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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twinmomoftwins said...

I would like to try the freedom deoderant cream.
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Gianna said...

Chocolate Almond Sugar Scrub.
Now following GFC.

Swtlilchick said...

I am following your blog (Charlene)
I love the Tea Tree/Lavender clay
facial mask and the Rosemary Mint
herbal body oil

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Swtlilchick said...

I Like Lost River Naturals on Facebook and let them know you sent me (Charlene Kuser)

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