Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review and Giveaway: All Terrain Co. CLOSED



Mid-May marks the beginning of camping season for our household. I'm more of an "indoor girl" myself but since I am surrounded by testosterone, it is only fair that I buck up, break out the flannel and explore the wilderness. Plus, since we already own the equipment, it's a cheap vacation when we need a spontaneous getaway. Can't beat that.

Last June, before his first birthday, we took Nate to the Virginia mountains for his first camping trip. I knew that the humid weather would welcome all sorts of parasites and creepy crawlies but I didn't want to trade protection for toxicity. As I researched eco-friendly alternatives, I discovered All Terrain Co.

All Terrain's mission is to sell quality "natural remedies for outdoor enthusiasts". They also aim to increase awareness of environmental issues and promote environmental conservation. All of their products contain all-natural ingredients and their packaging is made from recycled material, recyclable and/or biodegradable. Although they still have a long way to go, All Terrain Co. strives for "net zero consumption".

I wound up purchasing the Kids Herbal Armor Spray (ARV $7.99) for our trip. This spray is 100% DEET-free and prevents insect bites with a unique blend of five natural, essential oils. It is clinically proven to be 100% effective for over two hours, 95.8% effective for over three hours and 77.1% effective for four hours.

After we arrived and set up camp, we went for a walk and I forgot to bring along the spray. No big deal, I thought, as the bugs weren't out in full force. We went down to the lake so Daddy could fish and I noticed a dark speck on the nape of Nate's neck (he inherited Mommy's pale skin so any dark spots are very noticeable). I thought it was just dirt and went to brush it away when I realized it was a tick! It's head had already embedded in his skin and I started to freak out. Thankfully, we had tweezers on hand and we were able to wrangle Nate long enough to get it out. But you can bet your bottom dollar that I immediately grabbed our All Terrain Herbal Armor and never left without it again!

The smell is a little on the strong side so if you are sensitive to the scent of citronella, you probably won't be fond of this. But we never saw another tick again the entire weekend! We also came home with no bug bites whatsoever, even though we only reapplied every 4-6 hours. So, I am a believer! All Terrain Co. has found a fan in me.

I was delighted to have the opportunity to review two more All Terrain products from their Kids Care line.

Nate is going through a bit of a daredevil phase as of late. His fearlessness (and obliviousness to hard objects in his path) has led to quite the number of boo-boos. All Terrain's Skin Soother Gel (ARV $6.99) has really come in handy. It protects against cuts, scrapes and burns and helps to relieve dry, chapped or cracked skin. We apply it everytime Nate takes a tumble - after washing the wound but before bandaging - and it is great. It goes on clear and has a light, pleasant aloe smell. His cuts and scrapes tend to fade faster now. And best of all, it's natural! Who needs Neosporin?! This would also be great to guard against chafing (ugh, those wet swimsuits!) or to use in cooler climates to counter the drying effects of wind and cold.

As you all know, Nate suffers from mild to moderate eczema and has since he was born. My poor little crocodile baby! I decided to try All Terrain's Eczeam Cream (ARV $7.99), which uses colloidal oatmeal to protect against eczema, minor skin irritation and itching. I love the thickness of the cream; a little goes a long way. It works fast to soothe the itch from his dry patches. But don't be fooled by the name - it's not just for eczema. You can use this to relieve psoriasis/rosacea, bug bites, sunburns, chicken pox, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, etc., making this the perfect first aid accessory for camping or outdoor activities.

So far, I've been impressed with everything All Terrain Co. has to offer. Not only are they effective, but they are affordable too! You don't have to break the bank to go green anymore. Next, I'd like to try the antiseptic Kidswipes (made from wood pulp!) for those times when we need to get rid of goo on the go. They even have pet products so your four-legged family member can be protected too!

BUY IT: You can shop for All Terrain Co. products online or use their store locator to find the retailer(s) nearest you.

WIN IT: All Terrain Co. is generously offering one lucky reader his/her choice of product (kits not included) - up to a $12.99 value!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit All Terrain Co. and tell me which product you'd like to try. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Follow my blog and/or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry each)

2.) Follow me and All Terrain Co. on Twitter and tweet about this contest. You can do this daily! You may use the tweet below or come up with one of your own:

Love the outdoors? Win your choice of natural first aid product from @AllTerrainCo and @kris10chumley! Ends 6/1 http://bit.ly/abbomO

Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry per day max)

3.) Become a fan of All Terrain Co. on Facebook. (1 entry)

4.) Subscribe to the All Terrain Co. blog. (1 entry)

5.) Add my button to your site and comment with a link where I can find it. (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on June 1, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received the Eczeam Cream and Skin Soother Gel from Caitlin at True North Brand Group to facilitate my candid review. I purchased the Herbal Armor Bug Spray on my own prior to this opportunity. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. Your experience may differ.

116 comments:

debbie said...

I would like the aloe gel skin relief 5 oz. Aloe works so well.
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skgaff said...

I would like to try the KidSport SPF 30
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cloud10277 said...

I'd like to try the Kidswipes. My son gets really messy!
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Amanda said...

I would like the kids eczema cream.

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Lo said...

I'd love to try the KidSport sport spray sunblock.

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Melissa said...

aloe gel skin relief
i would try that!

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mogrill said...

The Aloe skin relief gel.
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aledol said...

Skin soother

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Sara said...

I'd love to try the Herbal Armor spray - my daughter and I get eaten alive by bugs when we visit nana back east. Thanks!

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tatertot374 said...

I like the Ditch The Itch Cream
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Terra H. said...

I'd like the Ditch the Itch Cream. Thanks.
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busiemommie said...

I'd like to try the kidswipes

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Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I'd love the Herbal Armor Spray

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Jenn S. said...

Would love to try the Outdoor On-The-Go Kit.

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Jolee said...

would love to try the Hiker's Wash in peppermint joleehamlin at comcat dot net

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Mary A said...

We would love to try out the Kid’s Herbal Armor Spray. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Amanda said...

I would love to try the eczema cream - my son has eczema and we go through lots of creams!!
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Meet the Browns said...

I'd go with the Herbal Armor Spray!

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karen said...

I would choose the AquaSport Spray SPF 30. Thanks.

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Jennifer R said...

I would choose the TerraSport Spray SPF 30

Kimberly said...

I would like to try the Recovery Rub.
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Kimberly said...

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Tylerpants said...

The Kids Wonder Wash - Peppermint 12oz would be nice to try! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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tsue said...

I'd love to try
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the Pet Wonder Wash unscented Shampoo.

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Scott said...

I would love to try their Herbal Armor Spray (4oz) Insect Repellant Spray! Its that time of year again! LOL
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angie lilly said...

Kid�s Herbal Armor Spray (4oz)
Prevent Insect Bites - Kids would be my choice!!! I have already gotten 2 bites this year!
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FDP 4 Life said...

i would like to try the Aloe Gel Skin Relief (2oz)
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kathy pease said...

id love the Herbal Armor Lotion (4oz) my yard is infested with mosquitoes my neighbors must get a big ole laugh when im out there slapping myself around..lol

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Charlene said...

I'd like to try the Herbal Armor Spray.

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trixx said...

My dogs would love to try the Pet Wonder Wash Shampoo – Peppermint 12oz!

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MAC Mom said...

I would like to try the AquaSport Spray SPF 30
Thanks
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aledol said...

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msrodeobrat said...

id like the KidSport sport spray sunblock

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Gianna said...

Aloe Gel Skin Relief (5oz)

tina reynolds said...

I would try the kids eczema cream. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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lilyk said...

I love the TerraSport Spray SPF 30!

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I subscribed by email.

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