Thursday, January 31, 2013

Eco Healthy Valentine's Gifts for the Class

Here's one of the sweetest Valentine's Day gift ideas to hand out to your child's class – and there's no sugar involved! Citrus-scented natural heart-shaped soaps. Easy to make up in just one hour, our Natural Soap Making Kit has everything you need to make SLS-free and paraben heart-shaped soaps. Choose from grapefruit or orange essential oil scents, add whatever food colouring you wish and the possibilities are endless. We made this soap as a birthday party activity recently and the kids loved it!

Wrap up individual soaps in parchment or tissue paper. Cut heart-shaped name tags from cereal boxes and other reused food packaging (look for reds and pinks) and use twine to tie around soap. If you have time, embellish further with paper flowers, bits of ribbon – whatever works. The kids will love having their own soap and parents will love the idea of encouraging them to wash their hands!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day: DIY Salt Dough Hearts

For eco-friendly Valentine's Day treats, get creative and make some salt dough hearts with the kids – each one a unique work of art from the heart. Basically, all you need is salt, flour and water. The simple, easy Salt Dough Hearts recipe at On Clever Mode includes a swirly secret and stamp tip to make some of the coolest heart dough cutouts we've ever seen. What about also trawling through the house and reusing things you already have to stamp your hearts with patterns, etc.? Over at the Pre-School Play blog they reveal their must-have ingreditent for making Super Smooth Salt Dough Hearts. The blog Heartmade Eco-Crafts suggests making Salt Dough Passion Pebble Hearts to keep in a pocket or to create a slightly larger paperweight. Using eco-friendly paints made from fruits and vegetables is a great way to give colour to your hearts. We love the idea of making salt dough hearts. Not only are they something to make at home and a craft to keep the kids busy on bad weather days, but they make great little sugar-free Valentine's Day gifts to give to parents, grandparents, friends and if you're feeling energetic, classmates too!

Photo: On Clever Mode

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Reusable Sandwich Wrap Giveaway

Kick off 2013 with an eco-smart start and a reusable sandwich wrap that's good for you and the planet too! Wrap up your sandwich or snack to go securely and safely with our BPA-free, phthalate-free and lead-free reusable sandwich wrap. The inner LDPE lining keeps food extra fresh and the cotton exterior comes in a variety of colours and patterns ideal for both adults and kids. Using a wrap you simply wipe and reuse means less consumption of plastic bags and disposable plastic wrap and less garbage going into the landfill. Our reusable sandwich wrap also helps keep germs at bay. When opened, it doubles as a place mat, providing a clean place to eat. At Lavish & Lime, we're celebrating the arrival of four new sandwich wrap designs for 2013: sea life, cool camo, crop circles and peace with a giveaway! Simply tell us what you'd wrap up in one of our reusable sandwich wraps and a wrap could be yours – for free!

You could win a reusable sandwich wrap in our giveaway. To enter, simply tell us what you would wrap up in one of our sandwich wraps in a comment below or email your response with 'Sandwich Wrap Giveaway' in the subject line to us at customerservice(at)lavishandlime(dot)com. This giveaway closes at midnight PST, January 31st, 2013. ****Please be sure to include your email address and name so we can contact you if you win!****

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The winner will be chosen in a random draw. Deadline for entries is 11:59pm PST Thursday, January 31st, the giveaway closing date. The winner will be notified by email Friday, February 1st. Open to residents of both Canada (except Quebec) and the U.S. who are over the age of majority in their province, territory or state of residence. Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred or exchanged. It is not redeemable for cash and is non-refundable.


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