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Natural Facials, First Aid, Detox & More from Redmond Trading {GIVEAWAY – NOW CLOSED} over $150 value

June 21st, 2011 · 45 Comments · What to Buy

Want to see a funny set of pictures?

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Can you guess what I’m doing? Winking smile

Redmond Clay sent me some goodies to sample, including a Facial Mask made of clay and water. It goes on kind of clear but dries quite obviously white.

The captions under these photos might say something like,

  1. “Let’s take a picture.”
  2. “Hey, my face is so tight I can’t smile!”
  3. “What happens if I wrinkle my brow?”
  4. “I’m busting out of here!”

imageThe facial mud mask is supposed to draw out toxins and deep clean the face in 10-30 minutes. I left it on for about 15 minutes. When I washed it off with warm water, which was pleasantly easy to accomplish, I did have pink, blotchy skin that was a bit stingy/tight, but that went away within 15-30 minutes. Now my skin just feels…fresh. The tube warned me that that might happen and that it was normal – good call on the packaging!

I can tell it definitely did something. Does my face look cleaner the next day? Blemishes smaller? I think so, but it could just be wishful thinking. I’ll have to do it more often! It’s a little weird and much more than I usually do as a “beauty routine,” but it’s far less crazy than those peel-off masks made of who-knows-what that I used to think were cool in high school!

What Can You Win?

The Redmond Trading Company put together a pretty awesome package for TWO lucky winners, valued over $75 each. You can see all the product descriptions and prices HERE. Each winner will receive:

  • 1- 4 oz Redmond Clay Facial Mudimage
  • 1- 4 oz Redmond Clay First Aid
  • 1- 10 oz Redmond Clay Jar
  • 1- 3 oz Redmond Clay Baby Powder
  • 1- 120 caps Daily Detox
  • 1- 9 oz Real Salt Shaker – Fine
  • 1- 8 oz Real Salt Shaker – Kosher
  • 1- “We Eat Clay” Booklet
  • 1- “The Healing Power of Clay” paperback book

Don’t know what Real Salt is? Learn about healthy salt.

What Can Clay Do?

The Redmond Clay product is pre-hydrated in the two tubes I tested, the aforementioned (and photographed) facial mud and the First Aid clay, which helps relieve insect bites, scrapes, burns, abrasions and more. It’s a nice one stop shop item for traveling and camping and such, because it does so much. The property of drawing out comes in handy for many uses…

The ingredients are the same on both tubes (bentonite clay and water), so I wonder if I could use the mask on an owie or vice versa. image

I’m pretty happy with my pre-mixed products, but if this was a place I wanted to be even more frugal, I’d get the jar of clay and mix it with water myself.

I’ll be posting a full review of the First Aid clay later this week along with some other natural outdoor remedy products.

Why Eat Clay?

Clay can also be used as an internal detoxifying agent. Stephanie at Keeper of the Home told me this when I inquired about clay detoxes on Twitter:

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If you’d like to know more about clay detoxes and how the clay does so many different “tasks”, you can check out Redmond’s About page for info on how the clay works and the varied uses people find for it.

A Discount for Everyone

Whether you win or not, you can take advantage of a 15% discount off your entire order, including the Real Salt line. Use the coupon code “IEatClay” through July 3rd to have some fun with clay and salt.

ENTER HERE

Giveaways at Kitchen Stewardship are run via a survey, which means comments on this post do not count (and will be deleted). In the long run, this is quicker for you if you go for extra entries.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY CONTEST. GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED, THANKS FOR ENTERING!

There are 6 possible entries! Here’s what you can do to win:

  1. *Mandatory entry: Head over to Redmond Trading Company and tell me what product you’d like to try.
  2. Subscribe in a reader or via email to Kitchen Stewardship (or tell me if you already do).
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  5. Email 5 friends about this giveaway along with the link to it. (Email subscribers can forward their message.)
  6. Follow @kitchenstew on Twitter AND tweet about the giveaway linking to this page and using @kitchenstew in the tweet.

Remember, comments here DO NOT COUNT. You must use the survey form.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY CONTEST. GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED, THANKS FOR ENTERING!

I will use random.org’s integer generator to choose the winners, who will be announced on the blog and will receive an email.  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 28 and I’ll post the winners by the end of that week.

If you missed the last Monday Mission, click here.

Kitchen Stewardship is dedicated to balancing God’s gifts of time, health, earth and money.  If you feel called to such a mission, read more at Mission, Method, and Mary and Martha Moments.

Disclosure:  I received products for my review at no charge, which of course did not affect my opinion in the least. Giveaways are paid advertising and a great thing for my readers, so I’m happy to include it separately from the review (coming Thursday). See my full advertising disclosure here.

Official rules and small print stuff: 1) No purchase necessary to win 2) must be 13 or older to enter and have a mailing address within the sponsor’s boundaries (see above) 3) only one survey entry per person 4) odds of winning depend on number of entries 5) employees of Kitchen Stewardship, LLC or sponsoring company not eligible for participation 6) contest sponsored by Redmond Trading in Utah 7) prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash 8 ) Kitchen Stewardship, LLC and sponsoring company are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered. 9) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Welcome!  Meet Katie.

I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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