Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pamper Yourself (a giveaway)

This time of year I have the worst dry, itchy winter skin and chapped lips. It's so hard to find good, chemical free products.  My very close  friend Alexis and mother of two sweet babies began a business called Alyce Hattie Bea. She has been so busy creating wonderful, chemical free products that she has not gotten around to completing her web page yet...but it's coming soon. Alexis creates goats milk soaps, creams, and lotions; lip balm, natural teething necklaces, scarves, gloves, hats,  aprons, breads, cheeses, pasta, etc.  Her products are selling in shops and farmer's markets all across New York.

When I say that her products are all natural and chemical free, I am not exaggerating.   Her soaps and lotions come from the milk of her own personal goats (who eat a sweet organic diet better than mine) and are treated like family members! Her teething necklaces come from trees on her property.  Her wool comes from local sheep. She often cleans, processes, and dyes the wool herself using natural dyes and then spins it into yarn which she then crochets into her awesome creations.  I love this self sustaining chica and am so excited she is sharing her products with the rest of us.

Today I am giving away a few of her items to one lucky winner. This prize includes her lavender goats milk soap, soothing peppermint lip balm, and a really cute necklace for mom that a baby can use for teething while mom wears it. Such a clever idea!

This is her gorgeous, sweet smelling soap.  Shops across New York are starting to carry this soap and it is selling out quickly. I have been using it for over a week now and my skin has never been softer.  I gave a bar to my son to use for his eczema and it has greatly reduced his itching and inflammation. I cannot wait to order more for myself! It's adorably packaged in paper and yarn that she made herself...yes, she MADE paper and yarn. I love this girl and her products.

I am addicted to this Peppermint lip soother.  I keep one in my car, and my nightstand, and in my gym bag.  The peppermint flavor is very subtle and not at all overwhelming. It goes on smooth and offers a long lasting smoothness to your lips. She makes it with organic olive oil, beeswax, and local honey.

This last product is a bit unusual and A LOT genius.  You know how your babies love to chew on your necklaces when you are holding them..but you don't want them to choke on the beads or brake the necklace?  Alexis created a solution for this.  These cute necklaces are great for teething babies. (TO BE WORN BY MOM ONLY) The teething part is made from wood that has been shaped and smoothed by hand and dyed with fruit/vegetable based dyes. Each necklace is unique and can be ordered without stain if your baby has a fruit or veggie allergy.

So, who wants to win this? All you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog.   

Mandatory to enter: Leave a comment here telling me what organic products you buy regularly.

Extra Entries:   (leave a comment here telling me each of these things you did)

1) Like Alyce Hattie Bea on FB.

2) Like Blood, Sweat, and Minivans on FB

3) Share this give away on Twitter or FB

*Only one person per household/IP address may enter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only and can only be shipped to continental US addresses. Winner will be selected after midnight CST on Friday, January 11, 2013.  The winner will be announced the weekend of January 12 and contacted via email.  The winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. 


  1. The Weikel household uses organic butter and eggs and we usually purchase the Central Market organic products over name-brand items. I want to try these products!!

    Gina Weikel

    I have liked Alyce Hattie Bea on FB, am a charter follower of Blood, Sweat, and Minivans on FB and I shared the give away on FB.

  2. How fantastic! We purchase organic foods regularly (does that count?) We also buy all-natural/organic cleaning products, too. I am SO excited to learn more about her, I love that she is local!

  3. I have been purchasing 'organic' items little by little. Started with milk, then pasta, eggs,veggies, fruits and now I have been changing over my soaps. Next in line will be cleaning products. I usually get a soap from Trader Joe's but would love to try the soaps. Liked her fb, already liked Blood, Sweat and Minivans, and shared the status on my fb :)

  4. Yay! This is fun! Her products sound terrific!
    We eat many organic fruits and vegis with the goal of becoming totally organic and local soon. Starting to move to organic meat... yum! Slowly transforming!

    I also liked Alyce Hattie Bea.
    I already like you. :)
    I shared the contest!

    Lisa Bailey

  5. These products make me very happy. I make a huge effort to stay away from chemicals in my food and my beauty products. I just liked her facebook page and even if I don't win I'd love to buy some of her products.

  6. I also like your facebook page already.