Grass Roots Perfume Review & Giveaway!

Hello, my darlings! I’m happy to announce that I’m doing my first-ever giveaway, and it’s a super cool one! I’m giving away a Grass Roots Perfumery sample set of seven perfumes AND a bath salts sample!

Grasse Roots Perfumery

I discovered Grass Roots Perfumery on through VeganCuts , where I discover a lot of amazing vegan products that I’ve never heard of before. I’m sensitive to chemicals in perfumes, so I’ve been trying to stop wearing them (even though I love my Burberry Classic so much!!!) but I still want to smell good and girly, you know? So, when I read that Grass Roots Perfumery made from certified organic natural essences, I was excited to try them out.

Grasse Roots Perfumery

For a bit of background: Grasse Roots Perfumery is named after Grasse, France, an area dubbed by Catherine de Medici as the ideal location for the production of floral essences. Claire Lautier, the owner, has family roots in the south of France close to Grasse and believes that the most beautiful perfumes are completely natural. She uses rare botanicals and certified organic essences (when possible) to create her perfumes.

Grasse Roots Perfume Giveaway!

Grasse Roots Perfume Review

I loved the samples Claire sent to me, the Janus in particular. One reviewer on her site described it as “…walking in endless woods with a hint of sunlight peering through the leaves. It’s unique and yet so warm and comforting, like the feeling you get snuggling up to a basket of tiny bunnies”, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m in love with the Janus, I want it to be my new signature scent and I can’t wait to order the biggest bottle of it that Claire offers. The Geisha scent is a floral bomb, plummeting you into a fresh cut flower extravaganza. I love the Geisha blended with the Blood Orange, it achieves the perfect balance of citrus with floral.

My biggest concern with natural perfumes is that they don’t last, but I found the Grasse Roots perfume oils to have a decent longevity. I think about four hours, especially when I rubbed some drops into my hair. For something that doesn’t have any nasty chemicals and doesn’t make me sick, having to only reapply once a day is fine by me. I tend to like softer/subtler scents anyway, so even my beloved Burberry would need a touch up throughout the day.

Grasse Roots Perfume Sample Giveaway

One lucky VeganSpin follower will win a sample set of Grasse Roots perfume oils (all seven scents offered by Grasse Roots, in a black velvet bag, a $32 value). Claire is also providing the winner with a Bathing Beauty balt salt sample. Enter to win using the rafflecopter widget below. Contest is open to residents of North America.

Grasse Roots Seven Perfume Sampler

Good luck, everyone!

Cowspiracy: Fuck the Man, Save the Planet!

Hey y’all! I’m a little late to the game but I’m here to spread the word about a bold, important documentary that is trying to make it’s way into the world: Cowspiracy.

Cowspiracy Documentary

There has long been frustration among vegans that our environmentalist brothers and sisters don’t seem to recognize or accept a plant-based diet as the best way to help our ailing planet. I knew an environmental engineer who modified his car to run on bio-diesel and would leave poop in his toilet in order to conserve water by flushing less often, who also reveled in the consumption of animal products.

I started my journey into veganism in large part because of the environmental impact of producing animal products. Once I knew the devastating effect that meat, poultry, fish and dairy production was wreaking on the planet, I simply couldn’t contribute to the destruction anymore. I’m still shocked when I mention the environment among my reasons for staying vegan and am met with a blank look.

Welp. Cowspiracy intends to shed light on the reason why so many people are unaware the eating meat isn’t just “a personal choice.” Turns out, to no one’s surprise, that the meat industry has invested considerable money and power into keeping this subject out of the mouths of top environmental leaders.

Cowspiracy has faced great adversity in it’s efforts to make it out to audiences. Because of this, Producers Kip Andersen (Animals United Movement) and Keegan Kuhn (First Spark Media) have started a successful Indiegogo campaign to get funding to show the film that they made at their own expense. If you have a few bucks to spare, they have a stretch goal that seems within reach, which would allow them to dub the film in different languages and add an international tour, to spread the word globally.

Kip and Keegan aim to make Cowspiracy as big and revolutionary as Blackfish, and I think they can do it. The trailer shows a film that is slick and well edited, on a topic that has never been tackled in this way before. I support them in saying, “Fuck the man, Save the planet!” (my words, not theirs!). It’s high time everyone learn exactly what our out-of-control animal product consumption is doing to our home, and we need our top environmentalist figures to be unafraid of speaking the truth: we simply cannot heal or halt the damage that’s been done without embracing environmentalism by way of veganism.