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Monday, November 1, 2010

Giveaway : Episencial Playful Foaming Wash, Better Body Butter & Soothing Cream

Episencial is a Los Angeles based company that specializes in gentle skin care products for the whole family and are especially suitable for youngsters (ages 0 and up) or adults with sensitive skin. Episencial combines sustainable practices (using recycled materials for packaging, manufacturing with solar power, etc.) with health conscious ingredients (organics, using fruits for fragrances rather than synthetic chemicals, no parabens or petroleum based ingredients, etc.). The result is a gentle, effective product that is safe for both adults and babies with packaging that is both beautiful and earth friendly. The Eric Carle artwork adorning the bottles and boxes are sure to delight both children and adults alike!


Episencial generously provided me with 3 of their products to share with you here on the blog:

Episencial Better Body Butter silky soft hydrating lotion ($9.99): This moisturizer is lightweight, can be used on both the face and body and is very delicately scented with lavender and geranium essential oils. I love that the scent is so light & fresh rather than being heavily perfumed. Upon application the product does feel slightly sticky, but as the product is absorbed into the skin, the stickiness disappears and leaves skin feeling smooth & hydrated.

Episencial Playful Foaming Wash hydrating hair & body cleanser ($8.99): The Playful Foaming Wash has an amazing citrus scent reminiscent of orange creamsicles (om nom nom!). The product also foams & lathers nicely for some great cleansing action while the scent is quite invigorating. The wash is dual purpose and is suitable both as a shampoo and a body cleanser which is very convenient- this would be an excellent item to pack during travels due to its dual purpose and suitability for the whole family.

Episencial Soothing Cream
for eczema, itches and bothered skin ($10.99): The Soothing Cream can be used on the face, body and scalp to help relieve irritated skin. The scent is very light and natural, almost slightly herbal. The formula is lightweight and spreads easily over the skin and does feel rather soothing! I haven't had any bothered skin to try this on, but even as a skin moisturizer it works quite well. Please note that this particular product is not suitable for vegans (contains beeswax and yogurt derived probiotics).

All Episencial products are gluten free (see the FAQ for more details) and select products are vegan friendly. I would especially recommend these as gifts for new parents as the packaging looks so adorable and the products are ones that will certainly be appreciated!

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Episencial is generously offering one lucky reader a bottle each of their Playful Foaming Wash, Better Body Butter & Soothing Cream + $5 gift card, a $35 value!

To Enter: Visit the Episencial website and leave a comment with the name of a product you'd like to try or something you learned about the company or their products.

Bonus Entry 1: Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS OR via email (post your email address)
Bonus Entry 2: Subscribe to the Episencial newsletter (found on the bottom of any page on the Episencial website)
Bonus Entry 3: Follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter and tweet about the giveaway + leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day for one extra entry each)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Also make sure to leave your contact info in one of your comments (email address, facebook link, twitter ID, etc.) or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end on November 21 , 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US readers only. Good luck!

Giveaway winner: Linda

**I was provided with the products mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. **

149 comments:

  1. hi, thanks for setting up a lovely giveaway
    I'm your follower
    Enter me

    NAme: Heli'♥beauties

    e-mail: helenmok98@hotmail.com

    URl: http://helibeauties.blogspot.com/

    So i hope i'll be the winner.

    I've added you to my right side bar.
    I've also have a giveaway. Check it out if you have time

    have a nice day

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  2. I would love to try the sunblock kit.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  3. Following you via gfc.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  4. I would like to try the Nurturing Balm on the new baby.

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  5. I follow you via email. (xana2xana at hotmail dot com)

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  6. I would love to try the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  8. My son gets yucky eczema in the winter. I'd love to try the Soothing Cream

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  9. I follow publicly via GFC
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  10. I subscribe Episencial Newsletter
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  11. I'd love the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  12. Follow you on Google Friend
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  13. would like to try the Nuturing balm.

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  14. I visited their site. I'd love to try the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath
    nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey

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  16. I tweeted
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    nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I would like to try the Episencial Sunblock Kit. I need it for summer.

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  18. I'm a GFC follower. aisha at theholleyheralddotcom

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  19. I follow both blogs in twitter: aishawed
    tweeted: http://twitter.com/aishawed/status/29483851581

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  20. I would love to try the Sunny Sunscreen.

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  21. I'm a GFC follower (Jennifer Mo).

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  22. id like to try the sweet dreams bubble bath
    heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

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  23. i follow via rss feed
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  24. I'd love to try their Protective Face Balm!
    adventuresofablondiemommie@gmail.com

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  25. I subscribe to the Episencial newsletter!
    adventuresofablondiemommie@gmail.com

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  26. I subscribe to your RSS! (christy.owens81@gmail.com)

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  27. I learned that the PEG-120 this company uses is produced from renewable resources (sugar, not petroleum) so it is not at risk of contamination with 1,4 dioxane. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  28. I'd like to try the Protective Face Balm
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  29. Follow via GFC
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  30. i would like to try the Episencial Sunblock Kit

    marci
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  31. Subscribed to the Episencial newsletter
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  32. subscribe via e-mail :)

    marci
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  33. Follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/29517216968
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  34. I would love to win specifically because of the soothing cream, which sounds wonderful. I have three kids -- and both girls have such sensitive skin. Can't have any tags inside clothes, rough seams, absolutely no lace or anything scratchy... so this sounds like heaven!

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  35. I just signed up via email. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. I love the fact that they only use organic ingredients & their products work well with sensitive skin. Jessica B, jebpink@yahoo.com

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  37. I am aubscribed via email. Jessica B, jebpink@yahoo.com

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  38. I would like to try the Nurturing Balm on my little one.

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  39. GFC follower - hollymsc123@aol.com

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  40. I signed up for their newsletter - hollymsc123@aol.com

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  41. tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/29606952868

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  42. Follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/29630040864
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  43. I would like to try the Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  44. I'd like to try the Nurturing Balm. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I subscribed to your RSS feed. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I subscribed to Episencial's newsletter. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I'm following your blog and Episencial on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway at: http://twitter.com/wowtotweet/status/29647391504

    I'm wowtotweet on Twitter
    annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I would love to try their sweet dreams bubble bath.

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  49. http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/29689274386
    daily tweet - 11/4

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  50. Follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter and tweeted
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  51. I'd love to try their Protective Face Balm

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  52. The Soothing Cream looks wonderful!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  53. http://twitter.com/wowtotweet/status/441715836059648 above is my tweet about your giveaway. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I would like to the Playful Foaming Wash

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  55. I follow on GFC (Linda R)

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  56. Subscribed to the Episencial newsletter

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  57. tweet;
    http://twitter.com/luvlybrunette77/status/574072735928322

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  58. http://twitter.com/#!/hollydlteacher/status/655819859304448
    daily tweet 11/5

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  59. I would love to try the nurturing balm for diaper rash

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  60. GFC follower as "sswpss"

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  61. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE BETTER BODY BUTTER :)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  62. Hi, I'd like to try the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  63. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
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  64. I follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/986634279456768
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  65. I subscribe to the Episencial newsletter.
    maddiemb (at) comcast (dot) net

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  66. http://twitter.com/wowtotweet/status/1000828462694400 above is my tweet about your giveaway. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. I really like the fact that they package their goods in recycled and sustainable materials. I like that they use solar power for their energy. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  68. Im a Google Connect Friend. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  69. I would like to try the Protective Face Balm SPF 6
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  70. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  71. i would love to try their playful foaming wash, creamsicle is my absolute favorite scent in the world!

    csilva82@yahoo.com

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  72. Bonus entry i also subscribed to their newsletter csilva82@yahoo.com

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  73. I'd love to try the better body butter or the soothing cream

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  74. following you and episencial on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/smashley_ashley/status/1495030669778944

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  75. id like to try the protective face balm
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  76. I learned that Episencial products don't contain parabens, phthalates and fragrances.
    arobimom at gmail dot com

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  77. email subscriber
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  78. Signed up for Episencial newsletter
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  79. http://twitter.com/monkeygrl59/status/1631377007058944. Tweet. Following you and Episencial on Twitter @monkeygrl59.
    arobimom at gmail dot com

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  80. I'd like to try the Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35. Thanks!

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  81. http://twitter.com/wowtotweet/status/1899930427858944 above is my tweet about your giveaway. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. http://twitter.com/#!/wowtotweet/status/2467667617259520 go to above link for my tweet about your giveaway. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. would love to try the nurturing balm

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  84. follow you and episencial on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/2724462034165760

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  85. i would like to try the nurturing balm.

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  86. is made exclusively with all natural ingredients and lots of organics like raspberry juice, cucumber extract, orange extract, and avocado oil

    frugalmdmom at comcast dot net

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  87. Follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/3618862411030528
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  88. I'd like to try with my son the Episencial Sunblock Kit.

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  89. I follow you via GFC.
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  90. I'm following you via e-mail
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  91. I'm following you via Twitter(AABmommyBlogger)
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  92. I'm following Episencial on Twitter (AABmommyBlogger)

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  93. Daily Tweet (11-13)
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  94. I would try the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath.

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  95. I follow you both and tweeted (mnsteph)
    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/3780059366166528

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  96. I learned that Episencial products don't contain parabens, phthalates and fragrances.

    chlorinebrain at sbcglobal dot net

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  97. Daily Tweet
    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/4210029427171329

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  98. Subscribed to the Episencial newsletter

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  99. Follow The Wide World Of & Episencial on twitter @giveawayfan
    http://api.twitter.com/#!/giveawayfan/status/4209095749935104

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  100. I want to ttry the sweet dreams bubble bath
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  101. Daily Tweet
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  102. Daily Tweet
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  103. Daily Tweet
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  104. tweet
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  105. I would like to try the Episencial Playful Foaming Wash.

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  106. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

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  107. Daily Tweet
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  108. I'd like to try the playful foaming wash
    sammyissmiley@hotmail.com

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  109. I like the Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35.

    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  110. I would like the soothing cream Thank you bettyremy@yahoo.com

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  111. Daily Tweet
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  112. I would like to try the sweet dreams bubble bath.
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  113. I would like to try the Soothing Cream.

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  114. I subscribed to the Episencial newsletter.

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  115. I subscribed to the blog email
    regildaromero at gmail dot com.

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  116. Twitter fan @soyummers
    http://twitter.com/#!/soyummers/status/6123136412033024

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  117. http://twitter.com/wowtotweet/status/6247342567063552 above is link to my tweet about your giveaway. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. Daily Tweet
    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/6377373930885120

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  119. I'd love to try the Soothing Cream
    I have really dry skin.

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  120. I want to try the playful foaming wash.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  121. I would love to try out the protective face balm!

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  122. would love to try the nurturing balm

    ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

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  123. id love to try the Protective Face Balm, SPF 6

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  124. google friend klp1965
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  125. Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35 would be great for the summer and winter outside!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  126. I follow you via GFC.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  127. I subscribe via google reader.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  128. I subscribe via email.
    Angie
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  129. I get their newsletter.
    Angie
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  130. I follow you both on Twitter as FotoMacro and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/6489206482280448
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  131. Nurturing Balm would be nice try on my eczema!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  132. follow w/google friend
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  133. subscribed to the newsletter
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  134. follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/6493335887814657
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  135. Playful Foaming Wash

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  136. I'd love to try their Nurturing Balm. Thanks!
    bjerding@live.com

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  137. I'd like to try the Better Body Butter!

    THANK YOU! tripsma at gmail dot com

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  138. Following via GFC!

    THANK YOU! tripsma at gmail dot com

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  139. I'd like to try the Soothing Cream. garrettsambo@Aol.com

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