Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Helping Kenya and Basa Body Review

Most of you have probably seen the ChipIn widget on my sidebar. What exactly is it for???? Let me tell you.

Yehu.org works with Basa Body and Coast Coconut Farms to help women in Africa work to support their families and get out of poverty. This company is "for the poor, run by the poor." To read more about this process, go here. Mom It Forward and 12for12k are currently running this fund raiser to help out Yehu.org, thereby helping Moms and families in Kenya to become self reliant.

I was one of the lucky people that got to test the Basa Body products. I have to admit, I was a little nervous when this cute little package showed up at my door. I knew I had to try it and write a review on it. What if I didn't like it? What would I write? Well, I can assure you, that didn't happen!

First of all, look at this soap. Could it be any prettier? And if you could smell it...Mmmmm! It lathers up nicely, it rinses away easily. I really like it!

Next, I tried the Basa Body Natural Coconut Oil Lotion. It has a nice light fresh smell I noticed right away. It's a great every day lotion--not too thick or greasy.

Then there's the Basa Body Stick. This is the heavier stuff. It works great for drier skin like knees and heels. My son has really dry hands. His knuckles get so dry that they crack and bleed. I have tried all kinds of stuff on him and most of them sting really bad and he gets mad at me. He lets me put this on him without complaint. It helps give his hands moisture and it never stings him at all. Love it!

These Basa Body products all have organic virgin coconut oil and they are 100% natural without any artificial ingredients. I think that's awesome! They also donate 10% of their profits back to Kenya.

They have a Mother's Day Kiss Me pack right now where you get two of the soaps (in two different yummy scents) and one each of the lotion and body stick for $29.99. Between now and May 12, you can use the promotion code "momitforward" to receive an additonal 10% off the Kiss Me pack purchase. Also, anyone that purchases any Basa Body or Coast Coconut Farms product by May 12 will automatically be entered into a giveaway and will have the chance to win one of three prizes: 1) a $250 Disney Gift Card, 2) a $150 amazon.com gift card, and 3) a $100 Target gift card. You will also be entered if you make a cash donation of $20 or more.

Jaime Sig


angie said...

Looks like a great pack/company.

* TONYA * said...

Did you smell the peppermint soap. I swear I could eat it ha ha ... okay I'm not willing to actually try doing that but OMG it smelled divine.

The products are fabulous.