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Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

This giveaway is part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. Natural Parents Network, Diary of a First Child, and more than 20 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 70+ items perfect for gifting for the holidays.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small and/or work at home families.

The Rafflecopter entry system will be live on this post (and at every post/site taking part in the Gift Guide) on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Until then, please visit some of the other review posts and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. Scroll to the bottom to see a full list of reviews and when they will be published.

Please continue reading to learn more about Hybrid Rasta Mama’s Jennifer Saleem, which is offering our readers a giveaway of one of three copies of the eBook: Coconut Oil for the Skin, a value of $6.95 each.

Hybrid Rasta Mama is a blogger, a semi-crunchy parent and a Natural Parents Network Volunteer. She blogs about real food, concious parenting and is our in-house coconut oil go-to girl.

What started as a blog post about 80 uses for coconut oil, hit the health and wellness scene like a wave, and the post was copied, reprinted, shared and referred to all over the web-o-sphere. After it’s immense success, Jennifer listened to reader comments and researched and tested far and wide, until she eventually posted 160 uses for coconut oil. This was once again so well received that she set about working on another post – her most recent in the series – 333 uses for coconut oil.

In addition to this, she also self-published an eBook: Coconut Oil for your Skin, which I have been reviewing.

Have you ever bought a recipe book because the food looked so good, you just had to try it? Then you got it home and started looking through it to see what you should have for dinner, when you realised that you didn’t recognise half the ingredients in it? Or that it required the best of the best of everything, and you’ll probably never afford most of the ingredients, even if you knew what they were or where to get them?  Well, this recipe book isn’t like that.

Jennifer uses simple ingredients, as few of them as possible, in fact, largely affordable (coconut oil in itself isn’t cheap, but essential oils, for example, generally are) and easy to find in most health food shops, or online. The recipes are simply constructed and really easy to follow. You don’t need any specialist cookware, and most of us will be able to whip these up in our kitchens.

My favourite things about these recipes are that they are practical and you can make them in amounts that are easy to use, try out, and get on with.

For  people who are trying to move away from chemical cleaners, chemical make-up and toothpaste and so on, this is a perfect book to start you on the road to healthy living, where living implies more than just eating. For those who have been walking that road for a while, this book will provide you with plenty more ideas… and if you’re looking for recipes for home made Christmas gifts, with suggestions for body, face, hair, skin, teeth and more, all you’ll need to add is ribbon and a card.

Personally, I’m loving including coconut oil into my beauty routines, and look forward to sharing some of my prize finds with you in the months to come.


You can purchase your own eBook at Hybrid Rasta Mama for $6.95, and it will be delivered to your inbox.

Jennifer’s next book, Cooking With Coconut, is due out soon, and I can’t wait for it!


For your own chance to win Coconut Oil for your Skin from Hybrid Rasta Mama, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25), so don’t forget to come back then. 

Three winners will receive one eBook each and the contest is open WORLDWIDE.

Our Rafflecopter entry system will be live at 12:01a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012. To enter, please stop back here – or at any of the review/giveaway posts participating in the NPN Holiday Gift Guide – and enter your information into the Rafflecopter entry system between November 1 and 25.

Here are the participating sites and companies, along with the tentative dates their reviews will publish:

Our Rafflecopter entry system opens November 1.

MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites!

Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email  sponsorship {at} or leave a comment if you have any questions!
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***Publishing on Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • From Ergobaby via A Little Bit of All of It — Win one of two Ergobaby Doll Carriers (ARV $25 x 2)
  • From Poppy Soap Company via Fine and Fair — Win 1 of 3 a Mix & Match Organic Soap Sets (ARV $30)
    Shop now with coupon code delilah and get $10 off your purchase through November 25, 2012!
  • From Wild Arbutus via Anktangle — Win a Handmade Baby Hat or Plush Crocheted Toy (ARV $25)
    Shop now with coupon code NPNGIFTS10 and get 10% off all orders through December 31, 2012!
  • From Lucy Locket Creations via The Artful Mama — Win a Dragon or Dinosaur De-tachable Tail (ARV $20)
    Shop now with coupon code HANDMADE and get 15% off your purchase until November 30, 2012!
  • From Job Description: Mommy via Code Name: Mama — Win 3 Pairs of Handmade Earrings (up to $45 ARV)
    Shop now with coupon code NPNJDM and get 15% off your purchase through December 15, 2012!
  • From A Mother’s Boutique via Hobo Mama — Win a $75 Gift Certificate for Nursing & Maternity Wear
    Shop now with coupon code HOBO10 and get 10% off virtually any item in the store (certain exclusions apply) through November 25, 2012!
  • Win from Terramor via ourfeminist{play}school a jewelery gift set (ARV $30)

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Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product for review purposes.
Amazon links are affiliate links.
We try to seek out only products we think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If we don’t like a product, we won’t be recommending it to you.
See our full disclosure policy here.