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Smell the Roses Turns 1: Birthday Giveaway!

Birthday Giveaway | smelltheroses.com

Smell the Roses is officially 1 year old and to celebrate I am offering an AWESOME birthday giveaway valued at over $115! These 10 products are some of my all-time favorite cruelty-free products that I have been using ever since I made the switch to a cruelty-free lifestyle. This giveaway is my attempt at thanking all of you for your support over this past year. I am so grateful for each and every one of you!

*This post contains affiliate links in which I earn a small commission. I have not been paid or compensated to feature any of these brands in this giveaway. All opinions are my own! 


WE HAVE A WINNER..

Amber B.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • Complete at least one entry option in the Gleam plugin provided on this page. Remember, the more entry options you complete, the better your odds of winning but additional entries are not required. Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.

Smell the Roses Birthday Giveaway

Rules & Disclaimer: 

  • Open to the U.S. and Canada to anyone 18 or older with a valid mailing address.
  • You may enter the giveaway anytime between August 16th and August 31st 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly generated using the Gleam Plugin and announced September 1st at approximately 12:00 pm EST on this blog post, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.
  • I run giveaways for my readers who are genuinely interested in the products I am offering. Entries completed with social media accounts used solely for giveaways will not be counted. Although the giveaway winner is randomly generated, if you are chosen as the winner and I see you did not follow this rule, I will manually invalidate your entry and have a new winner randomly generated.
  • Once a winner is selected, I will personally contact him/her with the email address he/she used to enter the giveaway in order to obtain his/her shipping address. If no response is made within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • I have not been paid to feature any of these brands although this post does contain affiliate links through which I earn a small commission.
  • No purchase necessary.

What I’m Giving Away:

 

1. Buckaroo Organics | Soapberry Suds Organic Laundry Detergent (2 Load Sample)

  • This year I finally switched over my household items to cruelty-free/natural alternatives. In place of my Tide Pods, I started using Soapberry based laundry detergents. Included in this giveaway is a sample size of Buckaroo Organics’s Soapberry Suds. This is a powder form of detergent made with only 4 ingredients, one being 100%  Certified Organic Soapberries. The soapberry not only cleans your fabrics but also naturally softens them. I still can’t believe how well this detergent works! It feels good knowing I’ve eliminated countless chemicals from my home and the environment. Soapberry Suds | smelltheroses.com

2. Acure Organics | Brightening Facial Scrub = $4

  • This is the best natural facial scrub I have come across. I use it bi-weekly to gently exfoliate my face without drying out my skin. After using, I am left with a more even skin tone and baby soft skin. Best part? It’s 100% cruelty-free and vegan.acure scrub | smelltheroses.com

3. 100% Pure | Bright Eyes Mask = $7

  • I am in love with these little eye masks from 100% Pure! I put them under my eyes in the morning after washing my face and leave them on for as long as possible. They are infused with caffeine to depuff and brighten your under-eye area while also providing intense hydration from organic aloe water. These are a great addition to your morning routine and truly make a HUGE difference! Since they are a little on the pricey side, I only use them on the mornings when I really need to depuff my under-eyes (i.e. after a late night working in the ER or after watching the Notebook 😂).

100 Percent Pure Bright Eyes Mask | smelltheroses.com

4. Beauty by Earth | Muscle Relief Bath Bomb = $8

  • If you read my bubble bath post, you may remember these bath bombs from Beauty by Earth. Unlike other popular bath bombs, these are 100% natural and made without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a chemical used for foaming), artificial dyes, colorants, or synthetic fragrance (all found in the Lush Bath Bombs 😕). Each of their bath bombs are designed to fulfill a different need. This giveaway features their “Muscle Relief” Bath Bomb! Beauty by Earth Bath Bomb | smelltheroses.com

5. S.W. Basics | Rosewater Spray 1.8oz = $13

  • If you can’t already tell from the name of my blog, I love roses. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they have become a staple in many people’s beauty routines. This Rose Water from S.W. Basics is made from pure, steam-distilled rose water with no other additives or ingredients. I spray it all over my face and neck after washing to serve as a toner and gentle moisturizer. It is also great to spray on before applying makeup, as a setting spray for your makeup, or to simply keep in your purse to freshen up when on the go. S.W. Gasics Rose Spray | smelltheroses.com

6. Little Words Project | Peace & Love Bracelet = $28

  • If you have been following my blog all year, you know what a huge fan I am of Little Words Project. Their bracelets feature inspirational words surrounded by a strand of Swarovski crystals. Each bracelet comes with a unique numbered tag so you can register it on their website/app (so cool). You wear the little word for as long as you need and then pass it on to someone else who could use a little inspiration. Talk about a beautiful concept 🙂

Little Words Project | smelltheroses.com

7. Lauren B Beauty Blushing Bridesmaids 7-Free Nail Polish = $18

  • This is the prettiest light pink nail polish I have ever come across so I knew I had to include it in this giveaway. This color is just one of Lauren B Beauty‘s gorgeous colors from their new Bridal Collection. All of their polishes are cruelty-free and made without 7 of the most dangerous chemicals still lingering in most popular nail polish brands (i.e. Toulene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Palate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP, & Xylene… yuck). I have an entire post on this brand coming soon so keep an eye out!Lauren B Beauty 7-free Nail Polish | smelltheroses.com

8. David’s | Premium Natural Toothpaste = $8

  • I have been using this toothpaste for over a year and it is definitely my favorite! I love it because it naturally whitens and removes plaque without destroying your enamel. Its formula is of fluoride-free, sulfate-free, and made without artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, & preservatives. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and American made! David's Toothpaste | smelltheroses.com

9. Carefull Candles | Smell the Roses 100% Soy Wax Candle (3oz) = $3

  • You may remember this brand from my Fall Scented Candle Giveaway last October. Until last year, I never put much thought into what my favorite candles from stores like Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works had in them. Unfortunately, when burned these candles release toxic fumes into the air which are harmful when inhaled. Luckily, brands like Carefull Candles make amazing smelling candles using 100% Soy Wax and essential oils. This candle was inspired by this very blog so I had to include it in this giveaway!Carefull Candles | smelltheroses.com

10. 100% Pure | Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara (Black Tea) = $26

  • This was one of the first cruelty-free, non-toxic mascaras I ever tried and it has since been a favorite of mine. The pigment comes from actual black tea rather than harmful chemical-filled dyes so it’s perfect for anyone with skin/eye sensitivities. Its natural ingredients actually condition your lashes instead of drying them out and making them susceptible to breakage. As with all of 100% Pure‘s products, this mascara is 100% natural and cruelty-free!100 Percent Pure Black Tea Mascara | smelltheroses.com

I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am! Let me know what your favorite product is in the comments section below. I’d also love to hear which of my blog posts over the last year was your favorite or what kind of posts you’d like to see this year. As always, if you have any questions you can email me through my contact page.

This giveaway ends August 31st at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

2 In Beauty/ Home/ Mental Health/ Wellness

The Perfect Natural & Cruelty-Free Bubble Bath!

Bubble Bath Essentials via smelltheroses.com

Although I don’t recommend taking a bath frequently (not the most eco-friendly form of bathing), I do feel it’s okay to occasionally treat yourself to one! Few things help you destress as well as a warm bath with candles and a good book! 😌 (Fun fact: January 8th was National Bubble Bath Day!)

A warm bath is always nice on its own but there are several products I recommend if you want to take your bathing experience to the next level. As always, all of the products I feature are 100% cruelty-free and natural so you can feel good using them!

Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored by the featured brands. Some links are affiliate links. 

My Bath Essentials 🛀

Deep Steep | Classic Bubble Bath (Lemongrass-Jasmine) 

  • I did a lot of research to find the best natural & cruelty-free bubble bath and this product from Deep Steep definitely takes the crown! I bought the Lemongrass-Jasmine scent and found it really light and refreshing. You have to use a generous amount but your entire bath will become filled with bubbles that last for a good amount of time! Great for all ages!
  • Facts: No Animal Testing | Gluten Free | Non-GMO | Made in Small Batches
  • Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Organic Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Coco Glucoside, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin (Vegan), Aroma, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic Acid (Coconut Fatty Acid), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid

Beauty by Earth | Bath Bomb Gift Set (6-pack)

  • I first discovered these bath bombs in one of my Organic Bunny Boxes and immediately fell in love! Unlike other bath bombs, these are 100% natural and made without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a chemical used for foaming), artificial dyes, colorants, or synthetic fragrance (all found in the Lush Bath Bombs 😕). Even better, each bath bomb is designed to fulfill a different need. Options include Joint Relief, Bedtime Ritual, Just Relax, Get Well Soon, Muscle Relief, and Relaxing Detox. I love them all! These may not turn your bath all cool colors, but at least the ingredients will nourish your skin instead of harming it!
  • Facts: Non-GMO | Mostly Organic | No Animal Testing | Gluten-Free | Made in the USA
  • Ingredients: view here under “Additional Information”
  • PROMO CODE: “SMELLTHEROSES” saves you 15% in their online store!

Beauty by Earth | Konjac Body Sponge

  • I’m a huge fan of Konjac sponges and use one with facial cleanser to wash my face every night. They have worked wonders on my face so I was so excited when I saw Beauty by Earth made a larger sponge for your body. We often pay most attention to our faces and neglect the rest of our body’s skin. Made from the Konjac plant root fibers and infused with charcoal, these sponges allow you to naturally exfoliate/detoxify and rid your skin of dirt/grime. To use, soak the sponge for a few minutes, rub in a circular motion over your skin, squeeze out excess water and hang to dry in a well-ventilated area.
  • Facts: Vegan | Natural | No Animal Testing | Made in the USA
  • Ingredients: Konjac Glucomannan, Activated Bamboo Charcoal Powder
  • PROMO CODE: “SMELLTHEROSES” saves you 15% in their online store!

Bath Dreams | Luxury Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray with Extending Sides

  • This bath caddy is worth every penny. It may seem excessive, but it has made my bath-time experience so much better. With a special holder for a book/tablet and wine glass, this is the perfect organizer for all your non-waterproof items. It is constructed from 100% bamboo and has extending sides which allow it to fit most bathtubs. I use it to hold a candle, book, and my phone and absolutely adore it! I highly recommend a bath caddy if you do not have one already!

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Steps to the Perfect Bath Experience:

  1. Gather everything and anything you need for your bath (caddy, book, candle, wine, tablet, etc.)
  2. Set up your bathtub caddy.
  3. Fill your bath 1/2 way with warm water.
  4. Get in! 😌
  5. Drop in one of your Beauty by Earth Bath Bombs! Watch it fizz and turn your bath into a beautiful smelling little piece of heaven (video demonstration below!).
  6. Breathe deep and relax for as long as desired.
  7. When ready, pour in a generous amount of Deep Steep Bubble Bath! (I use about 1/5 of a 17-ounce bottle which fills my entire bath with bubbles!)
  8. Once your bath is full of bubbles, use your Beauty by Earth Konjac Body Sponge to wash and exfoliate your skin!
  9. Relax in your bubble bath until all your stress melts away 🙂

A Closer Look at Each Product:

This bath bomb gift set from Beauty by Earth comes in the cutest packaging and each bath bomb smell amazing. They are individually wrapped/labeled and have their corresponding ingredient list printed inside the box’s cover. You can keep them all for yourself or easily gift them to friends/family individually. You can also buy each bomb individually in their online store!

 

Each bath bomb is made with ingredients that serve a special purpose.For example, “muscle relief” contains organic sea clay, an ingredient often used in mud wraps to help relax and soothe tired/achy muscles!

How cute is this packaging!? You could easily add this to a home spa gift basket or pack it for a bath on vacation! Under the paper wrapper, the bath bomb is wrapped in a vacuum-sealed plastic to keep your bath bomb safe and intact!

This is what the “Relaxing Detox” bath bomb looks like completely unwrapped and ready to be used! All of their bath bombs are accented with essential oils and flower petals. Once dropped in your bath, they fizz and their beautiful aromas quickly fill the room. On the top half of my bath bomb, you can see one of the flower petals sticking out!

Here is a view of the gift box’s inside cover which lists out the ingredients in each bath bomb. As you can see, there are no hidden scary ingredients in these babies! Each ingredient serves a unique purpose and does so without harming you!

This is how the Beauty by Earth Konjac Body Sponge comes packaged. As with all Konjac sponges, when dry it feels hard as a rock. Once wettened or soaked, the sponge expands and becomes super soft but strong enough to exfoliate your skin. This Konjac sponge is 100% natural and infused with bamboo charcoal.

This picture makes me want to take another bath! How relaxing does this scene look and the tub isn’t even full of bubbles yet?! The stand-out item in this picture is definitely the bamboo bath caddy. Made from eco-friendly bamboo, this bath caddy has a place for all your bath-time essentials! The sides even expand for wider bath tubs.

Above you can see the little slot you can slide your wine glass into! (how cool!?) The candle shown here is the “smell the roses” scent from Carefull Candles.

How fun are these bath bombs! They work just like the main brand’s but without all the scary ingredients. They don’t turn your bath into a sea of colors but they do have little flower petals throughout which is a fun surprise! I recommend using 1 entire bath bomb per bath.

Did you ever think a completely natural bubble bath soap could make that many bubbles!? I am in love with this product from Deep Steep. It has amazing reviews online and I can definitely see why. As with most bubble baths, you have to use a generous amount (I used about 1/5 the bottle) but you end up with a tub FULL of beautiful NATURAL bubbles. This product is even great for kids.. who wants to be bathing their child in a sea of chemicals?? Also, the lemongrass – jasmine scent is so light and refreshing (some people felt their lavender scent was too strong).

 

This konjac sponge actually doubled in size once completely soaked! The video above shows it in action. It is super soft (safe for sensitive skin) but strong enough to thoroughly exfoliate your skin. After using, my skin felt much smoother; the same way it does after I use a konjac sponge on my face! I definitely prefer this sponge to a regular plastic luffa.


I hope you enjoyed this post and will try some of these amazing products!

Beauty by Earth was generous enough to offer my readers 15% off their online purchase with promo code “SMELLTHEROSES”! (shop their online store here)

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below or send me an email on my contact page. Have a wonderful day!

xo Caitlyn