12/20/2013 Update: Thanks for participating. The Giveaway is over, and the winners have been notified. You can find who won at the end of this post.
EcoEtsy is giving away 7 different holiday gifts to 7 different readers of My Plastic-Free Life. They are also offering holiday discounts. Please read the full post in order to enter the drawing.
Cory is also a member of Team EcoEtsy, a global team of eco-minded Etsy sellers, whose mission is dedicated to protecting our planet by utilizing methods to reduce carbon footprints in managing their businesses in the most eco-friendly manner. Many members offer plastic-free items and ship their packages without plastic, either by default or upon request.
Seven EcoEtsy team members have donated prizes to be shipped without plastic for this holiday giveaway. Read more about the prizes and shops below, and visit and follow the EcoEtsy team blog and pinterest boards.
NOTE: I have not received any compensation whatsoever for posting this giveaway, although Cory is an advertiser on this blog. I just think it’s important to promote small businesses that are trying to reduce their plastic use and offer plastic-free alternatives.
Peek-a-Boo Eco Paper Ornaments - Set of Three by LaAlicia. Everything deserves a second chance – even paper. Alicia made this lovely ornament trio by taking bits of rescued magazines, catalog & junk mail and folding them together. She tied a bright blue string on them to make them easy to hang anywhere you like – lovely on the tree, on top of a gift or as a gift themselves. Use code PLASTICFREE15 for 15% off your purchase at checkout through 12/4/13. LaAlicia offers plastic free packaging upon request. Open to US entrants.
This giant jailer’s key ring is fabricated from a recycled wine cork and industrial hardware. The paints and soy based sealers are non-toxic and designed to withstand years of use. The cork is about 2″ and metal ring 3″, so this is one key ring that will never be lost at the bottom of a handbag! This key ring is handmade by Cat Ivins at Olive Bites Studio in NJ. The studio offers plastic free shipping upon request. Open to US and International entrants.
Massage Muscle Relief Balm by Shanti Aromatherapy into sore and aching muscles for instant relief. It is made from a minty fresh blend of pure essential oils including peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, geranium, and wintergreen that penetrate to cool and release soreness, aches, and mild muscle pains. It is great after a hard workout and is really popular for work related aches and pains. Muscle relief balm in all natural, vegan, and does not contain any preservatives. Shanti Aromatherapy will ship all items without plastic of any kind upon request, and will also custom make any item that is possible in glass or tin instead of with plastic pumps. This prize is available for US or International entrants.
Arabesque Arm Spats - 1 set by Under The Root. Twenty-two inches in length the arm coverings or warmers glide up and over your elbow, gently down through your wrist. This design is made from your color choice in their seasonal cotton knit. One of the first designs structured for their function, elegance, and grace. An arabesque is a classic pose with counterbalance and various combinations. Under The Root uses absolutely no plastic their packaging. Open to US entrants.
Juniperseed Mercantile (formerly Picnic Basket Crafts) is offering a 4 ounce glass bottle of facial moisturizer and makeup remover. This simple, no-nonsense moisturizer is perfect for all skin types, from dry to oily and everything in between. It is fragrance free, essential oil free, and mild enough to use as a makeup remover with these unbleached organic hemp facial rounds. Included in the giveaway are a full dozen, double-thickness 3 inch rounds, serged carefully around the edges with organic cotton thread. Juniperseed Mercantile offers plastic free shipping upon request. Open to US entrants.
Unbleached birdseye fabric cloths, set of 8 from Raising Green Kids. Super absorbent double layered cream colored cloth wipes. These 9×9 wipes are great for any kitchen basket, children’s room, bathroom, housewarming gift, lunch napkin, or nursery. Raising Green Kids was established in 2011 to offer families eco-friendly choices and a healthier lifestyle. All of the items from this shop are packaged with paper, stamp, and glue; no plastic is involved. This prize is open to US entrants.
Aquarian Bath is offering one winner’s choice of 4 in-stock soaps from among over 25 varieties in their Etsy store. All soaps are either unscented or scented with pure essential oils and have the option of shipping naked or with clear biodegradable cellophane gift bags. A few seasonal soap favorites available in the 4 soap set are pictured here: Gingerbread, Vanilla Chai, Orange Clove, and Evergreen Woodland. Stock up on these great holiday gifts to share with family, coworkers, friends, or clients. Aquarian Bath ships 100% plastic-free. This prize is open to US and International entrants.
HOW TO ENTER
Leave a comment below with the following information: 1) Your name 2) A way for me to contact you (such as your email address written out like name [at] domain [dot] com OR a website with contact information or your Twitter handle or some other way we’ll be able to let you know if you’ve won.) 3) Your country of residence. Some of the prizes are available Internationally and some are restricted to the U.S. Read descriptions for geographical information. 4) Which prize you’re most interested in. 5) One thing you will do to reduce plastic this holiday season. We’ll choose 7 winners by the middle of next week.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS:
Heather wins the paper ornaments.
Susan wins the keychain.
Kala wins the muscle relief balm.
Sara wins the arm spats.
Diane wins the facial moisturizer.
Suzanne wins the cloths.
Michele wins the Aquarian Bath soap.
Congratulations to everyone!