Earth Day has come and gone . . . but has it really? Not for me, because Earth Day is everyday. We create products here at EdenSong Essentials always keeping in mind what is best for the planet and for its inhabitants, which is why we have such a strong sense of keeping our products pure. We also are conscious about our packaging and shipping materials.
This year we participated in Celebrity Earth Day Gifting through The Artisan Group - yes, even celebrities can be earth conscious and we appreciate the influence they may have.
(first row) Woody Harrelson, Ted Danson, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Rachel McAdams, P!nk, Orlando Bloom, (second row) Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo, Malin Akerman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Bosworth, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Josh Hartnett, (third row) Jake Gyllenhaal, Hayden Panettiere, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emily VanCamp, Edward Norton, Daryl Hannah, Courteney Cox, (fourth row) Cameron Diaz, Barbra Streisand, (fifth row) Alicia Silverstone, and Adrian Grenier.
Here's what was sent to the above celebrities.
See the gift guide in front of all the goodies? Here's a link to the online booklet to view all the participants: 2013 Earth Day Celebrity Gift Guide.
On April 22nd, Earth Day, I did my usual digging in the dirt . . . planting herbs to use for cooking and for skin care products.
What does Earth Day mean to you and what did you do to commemorate the day?
We're super excited to share that our Goddess Envy Moisturizer, was on the February 22, 2013 segment about Oscar Swag in The Wendy Williams Show! Our product, along with about 60 other talented artisans from The Artisan Group, were featured and gifted their products to Wendy, her staff and the audience. We are thrilled to have had such a great exposure opportunity!
Here's the huge, 69-pound, ridiculously insured shipment of swag headed out to The Wendy Williams Show, including this lovely gift bag for Wendy herself.
The exposure afforded us through The Artisan Group continues to get better and better. We are experiencing fantastic feedback from our clients and we just keep growing!
The rush continues on, even though Black Friday has come and gone. During all the Christmas hubbub, be sure and take time for yourself.
Here's an easy Raw Vegan EggNog recipe you are sure to enjoy!
Now, kick back, put your feet up and enjoy the moment!
Still not quite relaxed? Then it's time step it up and pamper yourself a bit more!
Simply pour into your bath a few tablespoon of oil - sweet almond oil is perfect - along with a few drops of lavender essential oil and a few tablespoon of milk - coconut or almond is best. That's it! Spend at least 30 minutes in the tub and you'll feel like a new person!
Now, if you haven't finished up your holiday shopping, don't fret. You needn't even step out of the house! We've got some terrific suggestions of USA made, handcrafted items for you to select from The Artisan Group. Check out their Pinterest board - from accessories to woodworking and everything in-between!
Here are some photos to peak your interest.
I wish I could list all the members and show you their beautiful handcrafted works; however, they're too numerous to mention here. Just be sure and do some shopping with them this holiday season. You'll be so glad you did! Check them out on The Artisan Group Pinterest boards.
Last but not least, if you're looking for quality organic skin care made from food-grade ingredients, then you've come to the right place. Just go to our Facial Care, Body Care or New Products pages to find what you need.
And let's not forget the most important reasons for the holiday season . . . peace, love, and joy. Wishing you the best for you and yours!
Zach Woods of The Office
Here's the swag Zach Woods from the hit TV show, The Office, with our Bodalicous Butta' Whipped Creme and our Rapid Remedy Lip Balm! He picked out our products at the GBK Oscar Gift Lounge and said that they were really NEAT!
And here's the fabulous Reshma Shetty, who plays Divya from the new TV show Royal Pains (love her!), checking out The Artisan Group goodies at The W Hotel in Hollywood. Our display is just to her left in the vintage green travel case.
Reshma Shetty of Royal Pains
We are super excited about the wonderful exposure we received at the Academy Awards/Oscar Gift Lounge.
Soon we will be rolling out our new men's products and other new facial care items that were gifts to the celebrities. Could it get any better?!!
Wow! January seems to have flown by so quickly! I've been neck deep in preparing for the upcoming 2012 Oscars/Academy Awards GBK Gift Lounge in association with The Artisan Group, in honor of the nominees and presenters of the 84th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars), taking place February 24-25, 2012 at The W Hotel in Hollywood, California.
Valerie and Nikki, founder and partner of The Artisan Group, have really been fabulous and have made quite an impression with the media and celebrities. Be sure and check out the awesome galleries of celeb photos taken at the recent Emmys and Golden Globes.
In addition to the 100 gifts for the celebrities, we have our product display that will be featured at the table of The Artisan Group at the gift lounge.
The Oscars display was the easy part. I found an adorable vintage travel case once used for makeup and/or jewelry from the 1950s. The green tone was a perfect compliment to our green and white labels and logo.
Next came the gifts. Giving just one of our products to all the celebs just didn't seem right, so I decided to gift some of everything, including some new products we've created.
Here are some snapshots of the gift boxes as they are being prepared for shipping.
All the celebrities will receive our Rapid Remedy Lip Balm, along with another one of our products. The boxes and our display shipped out last week and arrived safely in California, ready to be transported to The Artisan Group's table at the GBK Gift Lounge!
There are about 40 artisans contributing to The Artisan Group gift bag for a total value of about $1,300! Wow! You can see a few that I blogged about last November. Feel free to check out the online version of The Artisan Group's official Oscars Event Guide, and stay tuned for updates from this prestigious event!
We're bound for the Oscars! Well, not literally, but our skin care products are headed to the 2012 Academy Awards (Oscars) GBK Productions Gift Lounge in association with The Artisan Group. (To learn more about this group, read about them in my September blog post).
It's all extremely exciting, though I must say a bit nerve racking. In addition to creating a proper display that will stand out amongst the other 40 group members, there are 100 gift packages we are creating that will be placed in the swag bags for each of the celebrities, along with gifts from the other participating members.
Here's a peek at some of the items being included in the swag bags by other artisan members.
Aren't these fabulous? And this is just a taste of what will be in the gift bags. To see more of these artisans incredible products, be sure to click on the images and check out their websites.
We are honored and humbled to be participating in the Oscars Gift Lounge and will keep you posted on our progress!
The Artisan Group
With the greatest of pleasure, I'd like to introduce The Artisan Group, an exclusive close-knit community of very talented artisans. All of the members collectively offer samplings of their own handcrafted products to an array of celebrities and members of the press at GBK Production luxury gifting lounges leading up to the many major award shows, like The Emmys, or The Golden Globes, and The Oscars, as well as other celebrity events. They participant in giveaways for non-profits, too.
Most celebrities even pose for a professional photo with artisan member products. So, be to check out the incredible photos in The Artisan Group Gallery!
In addition to The Artisan Group website, you can visit them on Facebook to learn more about them.
Valerie Guerrero and Nikki Cutro
The founder, Valerie Guerrero, and her partner, Nikki Cutro, are always available to the members, providing sage advice, as well as their support. As small business owners themselves, they clearly understand the struggles of building a brand and the importance of getting the right media exposure.
I have never been involved with such a wonderful group and have found the members to be ever so encouraging to champion one another on to greater challenges, believing we all can achieve our dreams! I have also found many truly great friends that I expect will be in my life for a very long time. To me, that speaks volumes for the type of people Valerie and Nikki choose as members.
The Artisan Group's 2011 Gift Guide
For an incredible selection of an assortment of the handcrafted items, be sure and visit them at Pinterest and The Artisan Group's 2011 Gift Guide for a taste of what the members offer. You can also find loads of Gifts Under $20 and for the early bird holiday shoppers, you will be pleased with these fantastic Stocking Stuffers!
As a final note, if you are a gifted artisan and think you would be a good fit for membership, check out The Artisan Group and apply today!
Welcome! I'm Stephanie (Jo to close friends), founder of EdenSong. Aside from my university studies, I have a natural passion for all things organic. I enjoy living and learning about natural ways, all things health related, cooking, gardening with herbs and flowers, photography, DIYing, yoga, bicycling, ballet, traveling and being with family and friends. A quirk of mine is my near obsession of Asian culture, particularly Korean history and its language. Would you like to know more? Find out about us.
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