Thursday, October 7, 2010

Urban Moonshine! YUM

Urban Moonshine Announces Line of Handcrafted Organic Herbal Tonics

Traditional Herbal Medicine with a Modern Lifestyle in Mind: Immunity, Longevity & Chocolate Love

Burlington, Vermont (October 6, 2010) – Following up on the successful launch of their ground-breaking line of Organic Bitters in 2009, Urban Moonshine ( is today announcing a new line of organic Herbal Tonics. Immunity, Longevity & Chocolate Love Tonics feature some of the world’s best known restorative and strengthening herbs.

“Tonics are a medicine that invigorates and strengthens over time, and this is an older concept that has slipped by the wayside as we have access to more high tech and emergency procedures to fix what’s not healthy in our lives. Our mission is to restore the popularity and use of herbal tonics in modern America,” says Jovial King, herbalist and founder of Urban Moonshine. “The use of these herbs developed when prevention was the only reliable option to maintain health,” she continues, “And in the midst of this health care crisis, individuals are starting to turn their attention to prevention of illness rather than fighting the symptoms once they are already sick.” Urban Moonshine was born of the belief that health-building tonics should be brought out of the back woods and presented to the much wider public who embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Cold and flu fighting plants like Echinacea have rocketed in popularity in the last decade, but their use is specific to wiping out pathogens once they are present. With Urban Moonshine’s Immunity Tonic, the immune system itself is strengthened to better withstand future challenges. The formula is a fusion of organic roots, herbs, berries and medicinal mushrooms that promote optimal function of the immune system, helping to strengthen it to avoid common illness and ward off allergies. Because the herbs selected by Urban Moonshine are able to both normalize and enhance function, the Immunity Tonic can be used to return the immune system to a state of balance. The ingredients include Astragalus Root*, Codonopsis Root*, Eleuthero Root*, Maitake*, Red Reshi*, Schisandra Berry*, Licorice Root* and Ginger Root*. (*organic)

Much of today’s energy enhancing products revolve around increasing energy via stimulating ingredients. “My husband is a professional rock climber so I’ve had ample opportunity to explore herbs that build endurance and resilience not just fast burning energy,” King notes, “And I wanted to showcase these incredible adaptogenic herbs in a fantastic deep energy tonic.” The Longevity Tonic features some of the most widely used adaptogenic herbs which are known to protect the body from the harmful effects of stress. Used as a daily tonic, the Longevity Tonic can help increase energy levels, enhance athletic performance and endurance, strengthen immune and endocrine function, improve mental concentration and cognitive function, and enhance general health and well-being. The ingredients include Fo Ti Root*, Eleuthero Root*, Astragalus Root*, American Ginseng Root*, Dandelion Root*, Jujube Date, Lycii Berry*, Hawthorn* (Berry, Leaf and Flower), Schisandra Berry*, Licorice Root*, Cinnamon* and Ginger*. (*organic)

The Chocolate Love Tonic combines the aphrodisiac powers of chocolate and honey with a variety of renowned passion herbs and spices. King admits, “Aphrodisiacs are an old specialty of mine.” The result is a love tonic that can kindle the flame of passion in the most delicious of ways. By improving circulation, soothing the nervous system and strengthening reproductive function, the Chocolate Love Tonic naturally supports healthy libido. The ingredients include Fair Trade Chocolate Powder*, Raw Vermont Honey, Raw Sugar*, Wildcrafted Damiana Leaf, Maca Root*, Eleuthero Root*, Schisandra Berry*, Hawthorn Berry*, Ginger Root*, Vanilla* and Natural Rose Water. (*organic) Ma

While the organic Tonics benefit from some of the most renowned traditional herbs from cultures around the world, they also feature herbs and roots supplied by local farmers. Immunity Tonic and Longevity Tonic are offered in 3 sizes: a 2 oz bottle that is a perfect size for the household apothecary, a 10 ml pocket spray bottle that provides an herbal boost on the go, and a bar-size 8.4 ounce bottle that can also be used to refill the other sizes. Chocolate Love is too thick and luscious for the spray bottle and is a best seller in the largest bottle! For best results, tonic herbs should be taken on a regular basis over time.

About Urban Moonshine

Urban Moonshine is a small family business with a mission to rekindle the relationship between herbal medicine and the modern world. Located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, the company hopes to inspire people to bring herbal medicine "out of the cupboard and onto the counter" in everyday life. Urban Moonshine uses organically grown and ethically wildcrafted herbs. They also make handcrafted organic bitters including: Maple, Citrus and Original varieties. Jovial King, the founder and formulator of Urban Moonshine, has studied herbal medicine for many years with an array of renowned teachers.

Chocolate Martini

2 oz organic vodka

½ oz organic heavy cream

1 oz Urban Moonshine Chocolate Love Tonic

ice cubes

Tools: shaker, strainer

Glass: cocktail

Shake all ingredients vigorously and strain into a chilled glass

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fabulous Eco products...

Love this Vintage fabric and recycled beaded necklace a one of a kind piece, the artist is a busy mom with a creative and eclectic flair Flora Bond is her name and she is not to be missed... Check out her wares at COSAVERDE
Biodegradable shoes by Simple... Simply comfy and Fabulous Twitter: @simpleshoes and Facebook Also make sure to check out the huge selection at Simple Shoes Men,Women and kids

Yubo...Love these customizable lunchboxes perfect for all eco-conscious kids

BPA-FREE containers and dishwasher safe. Say "Good Bye" to those plastic baggies GETYUBO

Made from 100% Junkmail no 2 cards are alike. These make a great gift and they offer so many
Grow-A Note Love these especially the seahorse. These cards are embedded with Wildflower seeds and each card includes planting instructions... Fabulous! GREENFIELDPAPER
Today is Earth Day Let's all do something good to help pitch in and be kind to Mother Earth...
Reuse Rebuy

Earth Day Giveaway!


Bring Your Own Bag Designs offers reusable tote bags that are both environmentally and fashion conscious. When you use a BYOB bag, you help support socially and ethically responsible practices. Each BYOB tote you use will prevent hundreds of plastic bags from ending up in our oceans, in our trees, or buried in our Earth. BYOB tote bags are of superior quality. Get the message across to those still coveting the plastic bag. Produced using low-impact dyes. Nimli has two tote bags to giveaway to two lucky winners. Readers can also use the code SPRING10 to get 10% off any order at
Two lucky winners will receive a tote bag from Nimli... This is all you have to do. Spread the word via Twitter,Facebook Blog,Text Leave a comment and be Fabulous to our planet not only today but everyday... GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Calling all nursing Moms...

Introducing the Most Mom and EARTH Friendly Breast Pump from Hygeia

The Hygeia EnJoye™ is a professional grade electric breast pump that has received FDA clearance to be used by multiple users. This means a mom can pass along her pump to a friend when she’s done, sell it, or return it to Hygeia for recycling and reuse. With approximately 2 million breast pumps purchased each year, there are a lot of pumps clogging our landfills! Note: each mom must have her own Personal Accessory Set (PAS).

Hygeia pumps are made from recyclable materials and can be recycled when returned to Hygeia. Our pumps won’t end up in the landfill because they have FDA clearance for multiple users and can be used time and time again. (which is a fairly new and leading feature of professional-grade breast pumps on the market today!) They also come with a reusable lithium ion battery that is rechargeable and lasts up to four hours!!

Hygeia C.A.R.E.s. Each Hygeia pump comes with a unique C.A.R.E. (Customized, Audio, Recording, Experience) button (no other pump has this feature) that lets mom record and playback her baby’s cry or other sound. This helps mom with milk let down when she’s pumping away from her baby.

Hygeia stands behind its products like no other! Moms can get a return credit/exchange if she feels that the pump is not compatible based on her nursing requirements during the first 21 days—we call it the “Hygeia Total Compatibility Guarantee.” Moms can feel confident in their breast pump purchase because Hygeia offers one of the longest warranties in the industry – 3 years!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thred UP! Fabulous...

The Problem

Did you know that kids grow out of a set of new clothes every 6 months? That by age 17, kids have outgrown over 1,300 items and parents have spent nearly $20,000 on their clothing? Kids are expensive and they grow fast! Yet one of the most valuable things any kid has – clothing – typically gets given away when it’s outgrown because no great option exists to swap out the old for the new.

We also know that coordinating clothing swaps is hard – especially among your closest friends who live all over the place. Getting parents together and getting all the sizes right is always a challenge. Hand-me-downs always leave someone empty handed!

What is thredUP kids?

thredUP is where America’s busiest parents exchange boxes of clothes that no longer fit their kids for stylish ones that will. We coordinate swaps among a group of your closest friends or connect you with thousands of families nationwide. There’s no bidding, no auction lots, no rifling through consignment racks, and absolutely no trips to the post office. All swaps are done online, with scheduled home pick-up and delivery. thredUP is the next generation of swapping - a kids clothing revolution!

So what can I do on thredUP? Pick. Pay. Prepare and Send.

· Pick a box of gently used clothes you’d love to receive for your child.

· Pay for shipping

· Prepare and list a box of clothes your child has outgrown

· When someone picks your box, send it free of charge (we even have the Postal Service pick-up the box at your house).

We manage the quality control and review process and take care of all the details to make sure you get a quality exchange.

thredUP is green

Americans discard two quadrillion pounds (that’s a two with fifteen zeros!) of used clothes and textiles into landfills each year. thredUP lets you GO GREEN by swapping with like-minded moms and dads. By sharing what we already have, parents can make a huge step towards sustainability. Create a “thredbank” – the place for kids to save outgrown clothes to exchange when the time is right. thredUP allows you to teach your kids the importance of green living and lighten your family's overall eco-footprint.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wett Giggles..Your kids will love to stay Clean...

So stinking cute. I think these would make adorable gifts for Birthdays,Baby showers. I have three kids 11,10 and 6 and they all loved the soap. The soap was non-abrasive and very smoothe. I think this makes for a fun way to get kids to wash their hands and play in the tub. It gives them a challenge to un- cover the nail brush hidden under the soap... This is a cute company Check them out at WETT GIGGLES

What an adorable product. My 10 year old daughter immediately grabbed it and then proceeded to ask if she could order some more from the postcard. The product is unique. Soap smells great and cleans nicely. It gets the kids to actually soap up. Branding is perfect. The packaging is attractive. The postcard is an excellent seller with the other selections on it. You have a winner with this one!

My 3 year old daughter LOVES this soap! We received "Beatrice" the cow and she immediately fell in love. The only place she would allow it go is in "her bathroom" and pretty much she is the only one allowed to use it. She has so much fun scrubbing her hands with the cow that I usually have to tell her, "Okay. Stop. That's enough scrubbing." She is equally enamored with the rest of the soaps (pictured on the information card that came with the product) and has asked me what all their names are. Of course, she is particularly fond of the yellow duck named "Juliette" as her name is "Juliet." I enjoy the smell and like the Shakespearean names--Ophelia, Hamlet, and Romeo, to name a few. And anything that makes hand-washing fun for my daughter is a good thing in my book.