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    Giveaway - $25 Gift Certificate from Flying Bird Botanicals $25ARV {Open to US}

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    Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

    Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

    Natural Parents Network, Very, Very Fine, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550. Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families. Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.


    Flying Bird Botanicals is offering our readers a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate, ARV $25. 

    Flying Bird Botanicals occupies the rare space between healthful and aesthetically pleasing, at the intersection of organic and tasty. Credit: Flying Bird BotanicalsHerbalist Scout Urling crafts everything from cough-calming teas to rose cacao face cream with only the finest, most thoughtfully-sourced ingredients: wild-harvested, homegrown, fairly traded and packaged so beautifully you'll be purposely leaving them on the countertop. 

    Unlike what you find in teas sold at most grocery stores, these herbs are fresh, their full efficacy intact, providing you with tons of health benefits and an amazing flavor. Similarly, the drinking chocolates are decadent: sweetened with palm sugar and perfect for savoring, a vast departure from the bland, saccharine brown powder-mix I promise you'll never revisit after one taste of -- my favorite -- Flying Bird's vanilla rose cacao.

    As someone with sensitive skin, who's birthed two similarly sensitive-skinned babies, I generally shy away from anything other than pure coconut oil, which has proven tried-and-true for moisturizing and healing. While pregnant with George, however, I first tried FBB's Mama Rub Belly Oil and used it throughout my pregnancies, to soothe the stretching skin itchiness that coconut oil wasn't relieving. Credit: Flying Bird BotanicalsThe Mama Rub has since been a special after-bath massage treat for both of my littles, and leaves them soft and smelling good enough to eat. The Mama Rub was truly a gateway purchase and you can now find in my medicine cabinet Organic Rosewater Toner, and Herbal Sitz Bath, and a tube of Lip Bliss in every handbag or backpack I own. 

    In my opinion, Flying Bird Botanicals' real star is the tea. Scout's knowledge of herbalism is apparent in every sip you take of the delicious blends, and the effects can be readily felt, whether you're waking yourself up with a cup of yummy, refreshing Bluebird Morning, or chilling your kids out with a mug of Peace of Mind.   

    We'll support him, whatever he decides.Harvest Moon Red Chai, with its fenugreek, works as an under-the-radar milk supply booster that tastes nothing like the bland mother's milk tea I'm used to. I've also enjoyed the Pregnancy Tea, which, despite its many benefits, felt like an indulgence when I missed coffee. George continues to enjoy the tin it came in, making for hilarious photo ops. 

    Flying Bird Botanicals has recently begun stocking teas in bags, enabling me to pop a bag in a travel mug with some hot water and scoot out the door with the kids on our (many) late-to-preschool mornings. The bags also make for very easy and much appreciated gift-giving (no puzzled looks from the unintiated at the tin of loose tea! Or was I the only weird secret Santa who gave loose tea? Sorry, former co-workers; I'm a stay-at-home hippie now.). This is not a gift you'll need to wrap, either; the gorgeous labels and reusable containers need no gussying up (a quality I always look for, as I don't like to use disposable giftwrap).

    There are few, if any, things that I do for myself, daily, that feel like indulgences, but I've come to realize that the things I do do don't need to be grandiose. They can be as simple as sipping a cup of really good tea at the end of the day, or spritzing my face with rejuvenating toner in the morning. If I can say that I know the origin of every ingredient in those indulgences, that they're not only safe but healthful, and that nobody was unfairly treated in their making? Not too shabby. I encourage you to check out the magic that Flying Bird Botanicals has to offer and treat yourself to an indulgence of your own.  

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    You can purchase your own teas, drinking chocolates, and body care items at Flying Bird Botanicals.  

    For your own chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Flying Bird Botanicals, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to use on Flying Bird Botanicals' website. Contest is open to the US.

    Our Rafflecopter entry system opens November 1.

    MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.

    Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries. This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites! Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences. BONUS ENTRIES: See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email sponsorship {at} or leave a comment if you have any questions!

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    Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway when it opens. Our Rafflecopter entry system will be live at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Please stop back here — or at any of the review/giveaway posts participating in the Gift Guide — between November 1 and 25 to enter. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide! Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way! Publishing on Thursday, October 25, 2012

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    Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product for review purposes. Some links are affiliate links. We try to seek out only products we think you would find relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent. If we don't like a product, we won't be recommending it to you. See our full disclosure policy here.

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