Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bamboo Review - American Family Naturally - Extra Entry Opportunity

Bamboo…

You’ve heard that it is better than cotton, but why?

Cotton is considered the dirtiest crop in the United States, as well as the most pesticide ridden.

Bamboo clothing is an excellent organic choice and it has many benefits and advantages over cotton.  

Bamboo fabric is softer than cotton with a texture similar to silk. It is a naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic product grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. It is also quick to absorb moisture, therefore keeping you dry and odor free.


Bamboo is a sustainable and renewable resource as the bamboo plant is self-replenishing. New shoots are continuously growing, ready to replace the old ones. 



Another benefit of bamboo is that it releases a significant amount of oxygen into the atmosphere, more so than trees. Planting bamboo can help reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the air as well as reducing soil erosion.

I recently had the amazing pleasure to meet Kelly with American Family Naturally.  A fairly new company, having only been in business since 2008, they are revolutionizing the way that we think about cotton and the increased benefits of sustainable bamboo products.  To better serve you and your family, American Family Naturally is committed to providing the best in natural, environmentally conscientious products that meet and often exceed the quality of conventional mainstream eco-friendly goods and services.

Kelly was gracious enough to provide my family and I with numerous bamboo products to try and review!  What a great treat this was!

The bamboo sleep slip was probably MY ultimate favorite.  This nightgown was super comfortable, fit perfect and my husband loved it on me. Certified by OCIA International and boasting the USDA Organic seal, this gown is amazing in all regards! I was going to take a picture of myself in it, but every time that I tried, it looked a little risqué, so I am simply presenting the photo from the AFN website:


Simple, comfortable and sexy. You really can't ask much more out of a nightgown!


Next, AFN sent my husband and I some EcoSox.  We were awesomely surprised when we first put these on. They are designed to have support on the sides, arch and top of your foot.  Our feet were so comfortable that we ended up sleeping with them on!  Made in the USA, these socks or antimicrobial, pull the moisture away from your foot and of course - super cute.  I could live in these socks they are so comfy!



The third product was ADORABLE!!!  We all know how much Mr. Noah LOVES water, taking him out and wrapping him up is just so darn cute.  We received a toddler sized, navy blue, bamboo-cotton blend robe that will definitely fit him for a while.  I just wanted to curl up with him on the couch while in that robe - he was so soft!  Amazingly, this robe is thermal regulating and so so so very soft!!

The fourth product was an amazing Pomegranate White Tea scented soy candle.  I've actually always wanted to try a soy candle because of the health benefits that supersede a conventional candle.  


Conventional scented candles can be very hazardous to our health and is not widely talked about.  Candles can emit pollutants such as benzene, styrene, toluene, acetone and particulate matter. Some core wicks on imported candles have even been found to be made of lead.  The solution?  Buy and burn soy candles.  I have had an issue with the smell emanating from our cloth diaper pail, but not having issues with burning this candle (up high) in the nursery, the smell actually radiated through the house and was so lovely!




The fifth item that we were sent to review was a 100% Bamboo bath hand towel in sage green.  We loved the choice of color, as it matched Noah's bath and bedroom.  Free of any harmful substances, this 100% natural towel contains no chemical pesticides and is super absorbent.  Highly durable, it was able to sustain a good use and wash without the show of any initial wear.  As with the rest of the bamboo items, the towel is very very soft.  Great for showing off when guests arrive!
                                                 

Finally, they sent to me an awesomely cool Crazy Stick! A solid perfume in a stick -  Tamara Charleston - LisYlang, a white flower of unbelievable purity, aqueous and suave, titillated by the freshness of Green Mandarin, Absinth leaf, Sambac Jasmine, Peach, Gardenia, Amber, and Freshly Cut Hay.  The Garçonne feel of ‘Tamara Charleston’ is expressed by Absinth and freshly cut Hay. A fresh and flowery cocktail. Dare to be this free!  It's 269 caress-like applications, equivalent of a 1.7 oz eau de parfum.  Such a lovely fragrance and fantastic because I could just throw it in my purse.  Ever since I did my research on "fragrance" in products and the 1,300 chemicals that could be placed under that umbrella of fragrance and be harmful to my health, it was a breath of fresh air - literally - to try this great product!  No alcohol, no parabens, no artificial colorings.  Definitely need to try this one!
Whew!

That was a lot! Thank you American Family Naturally!

I LOVED all of the products that were sent to me and you definitely need to check out their site to see all of their other great products!


Would you like 5 extra entries into any one of my current giveaways?

Visit American Family Naturally and go to that giveaway item you want and tell me which item you would like to try on their site that I did not review :)




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