The Green Thirteen #14: Taraluna Review and Giveaway (Ends 12/15) CLOSED

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Posted by Dina N


Taraluna is a store specializing in fair trade gifts, organic and green items. They carry a vast selection of eco-friendly toys, beautiful jewelry and accessories, organic chocolate, tea, spa items, furniture, and more. If you are looking for a fresh and off-the-beaten path gift, you should check out what Taraluna has to offer!

I received a puzzle and a set of soaps for review. The butterfly alphabet puzzle is expertly hand-crafted from plantation-grown rubberwood which is an eco-friendly hardwood. Thanks to this puzzle, I found out that rubber trees produce sap for 25-30 years and then are used as hardwood. The butterfly is painted with lead-free paint and the colors are beautiful! It can even be used as decoration because it stand up when fully assembled. Every puzzle part has a letter on it, and the letters are arranged in order to facilitate early learning. My kids were very excited to put together the butterfly. I love that the puzzle is beautiful, educational, and eco-friendly. It would make a great gift for any toddler or preschooler in your life.


I also received a set of three glycerin soaps. These come in two scent selections, and I got the Kitchen Cafe, Lemon Sage, and Citrus Zest. These soaps are from The Enterprising Kitchen and each purchase supports women seeking economic independence and self-sufficiency. The soaps smell wonderful! I enjoy the delicate citrus scent every time I open the shower door. The soap is shaped as a 6 oz cube, all natural and made of 100% vegetable glycerin and essential oils. It's also enhanced with Vitamin E, an important anti-oxidant. The soap does not dry out my skin, and is gentle enough for daily use. These glycerin soaps would also look wonderful in the guest bathroom or the powder room, and are perfect for the holiday season - or any other time of year. They would make a great hostess gift and a wonderful addition to a spa-themed gift basket.

Deal Alert
Use promo code JustAnotherBlog to get a 15% discount at Taraluna! The coupon code can be used at checkout for your entire purchase including sale items, and does not include shipping, gift wrapping or gift cards. Valid through December 15th.

The Giveaway
Taraluna is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers!

To enter, please visit their online store and tell me how you would spend the gift certificate if you won - or comment below with an item you would like to give or receive as a gift from the Taraluna site.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win a $25 #giftcard from Taraluna @ The Green Thirteen Event! #giveaway ends 12/15 @aitmama #eco http://tinyurl.com/yhzrjmk";
  • subscribe to Taraluna' newsletter and get special coupons and discounts (see the left side on the site) - receive 2 extra entries;
  • spread the word about my Green Thirteen event;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 15, 2009, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor. Gift certificates do not go towards shipping costs but Taraluna will cover shipping on the winner's selection if valued at $25 or less. The gift certificate may be used towards a larger purchase with the winner's responsible for shipping costs.  


Disclaimer: Taraluna provided me with a free sample of these products, and I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are unaffected by the receipt of complimentary product and are based on personal experience. No monetary or other compensation was received or implied. Images courtesy of Taraluna.

171 comments:

  1. Tj and Amy said...

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  15. bekki1820cb said...

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  28. catss99 said...

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  29. hollowsins said...

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  35. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  36. { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  83. Shelly said...

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  102. ms mel said...

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  104. ms mel said...

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  116. debra.pp said...

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  124. Helen Rogers said...

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  126. Linda K said...

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  135. Benita said...

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  137. Benita said...

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  159. Anne J said...

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