Shea Terra Organics

I have two children, run a business, household and work part-time advocating for early childhood education but after talking to Tammi Umbel the founder and CEO of Shea Terra Organics – I realized I have it easy! Tammi home schools her 11 children and runs her home and business successfully. I’ve enjoyed using my Shea Terra Organics products for the last year but admittedly they’re just about gone – so when I got an email asking for me to review some new products and host a giveaway I had to say yes.

shea-terra-organicsI was reluctant to try the Mama’s Gold Stretch Mark Prevention and Treatment Oil because I thought I had to be “prego” but the word treatment is key. I have stretch marks from my two pregnancies so this treatment oil works great for treating those areas. It has a very pleasant scent and quickly absorbed into my skin. Shea Terra Organics claims to be 100% natural with no chemicals or harmful preservatives. The ingredients are all listed on the back of the bottle for full disclosure and the website describes what each ingredient, herb and oil is. A few key ingredients for the Mama’s Gold Stretch Mark Prevention and Treatment Oil include: shea oil, marula oil, tsamma melon oil, carrot seed oil and pumpkin seed oil.

What I love best about Shea Terra Organics is Tammi’s dedication to making products with raw materials purchased through fair trade practices. Her company donates a portion of the proceeds from each product to self-empowerment projects throughout Africa. One project that I find fascinating is the Ethiopian Goat Project that Shea Terra Organics created. The project provides goats and grains to families which help families provide goat’s milk for the babies and children.

Shea Terra Organics claims to not use any sulfates, parabens, silicone, artificial coloring or synthetic fragrance. The products are all cruelty free. The packaging and material that the products were sent in are all from recycled paper and pulp and the company uses corn starch packing peanuts that dissolve in water and soy ink and recycled paper for promotional material.

In addition to trying the Mama’s Gold Stretch Mark Prevention and Treatment Oil, I was able to lather on my lips the shea terra organicsShea Terra Lip Butter. Oh, my do these feel good on my lips and have helped heal my dry wintery smoochers! My favorite is the Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter because it tingles in a good way when I put it on and makes my breath smell good. My daughter loves the Shea Propolis Organic Lip Butter with the rich propolis. She smoothers the stuff on day and night, keeping it in her little purse – it’s adorable to see. As a mommy I like that it does not contain parabens or artificial fragrences or colors.

For the rest of the month in honor of Mother’s Day – Shea Terra Organics will give 30% off everything using the code: greenmom at checkout!

To enter to win Melon Body Nectar Oil Spray, Shea Organic and Orange Menthe Organic Shea Lip Butter (three products) please leave a comment with one piece of mothering advice for moms! One winner will be randomly drawn on May 15, 2009. One entry per person to enter you must be a U.S. Citizen.

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Hello, I’m Sommer and this has been my blogging home since 2007. I’m a juggler of life, a protective mama bear and I enjoy travel, wine, sunshine and good books. I hope that through this site you’ll be able find something that inspires you to live a little greener, healthier and happier. Even if it's just a yummy recipe or a personal story of mine.