Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Easter Giveaway #8 - Vital Mother Moon (Closed)

We know how stressful it could be to be a mom, an artist/crafter/designer and an Etsy seller!  So naturally we love stores like the one featured today! Maria from Vital Mother Moon ( has just the right products to help us relax and rejuvenate so we can face another challenging day. With her background (which you will read below), you can trust she knows how to help us take care of our bodies and mind. So lets get to know her, her products and her store:

What’s your store name and how long have you been an Etsymom?

My store name is Vital Mother Moon. I joined Etsy mom in January - I am a new mom, my sun Negus Tafari was born in September.

Tell us more about your store items and why you love making them?

On Etsy I make healing care products for body - inside and out. The products are made from my other social enterprise - urban farming! I own and manage a community-based urban farm in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA. There we grow our herbs and harvest and dry them for tea mixes, tinctures and salves! Everything is done right here in Pittsburgh PA.

What is one thing you want everyone to know about you?

My herstory is spending almost a decade learning plant-based medicine while being a Birth and Postpartum Doula. So I have been very dedicated to women's health and the use of natural products around the childbearing years to support fertility, pregnancy and baby.

What’s your favorite thing to do during Easter?

I love to be outside in this beautiful spring weather - so potting up bulbs, uncovering spring buds and watching the bunnies and birds come out of their hideaways is the best part for me!

How much Easter chocolate/candy bunny or eggs will you let your kid(s) eat?

My sun Negus is only 5 mos old, so he will be getting no chocolate this year. But my partner and I have been discussing the history and the disparities around the chocolate industry and if there is any chocolate in the home it will be fair-trade only - but thankfully there is a growing market around fair-trade so I can easily find healthy and conscious versions of this favored treat!

Do you have a blog, facebook fanpage, twitter account or other store outside of Etsy?
Oh yeah!

Join us and when you purchase any item and mention you are a facebook fan or twitter follower - get a free sample of our winter hand salve!!

The lucky winner of this giveaway will get a Duo Gift Box of Sugar Scrubs: Sugar & Herbs and The Sweet Bean!


Mandatory Entry - Visit Vital Mother Moon and select one favorite item from the store, leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win).

5 Entries - Purchase any item from Vital Mother Moon, leave 5 comments

2 Entries - Follow Etysmom Blog (current follower is also eligible), leave 2 comment with you user ID or name

1 Entries - Become an Etsymom Facebook Fan (current fan is also eligible), leave 1 comment with your user ID or name

1 Entries - Follow VitalMotherMoon on twitter (, leave 1 comment with your user ID or name

3 Entries - Blog about this giveaway, leave 3 comments and the link to your blog post

1 Entry - Tweet about this giveaway, leave 1 comment each day you tweeted with the link to your tweet

***This Giveaway is open to US Only***

That's at least 12 different ways to win. This giveaway will end on Wednesday March 24th at 11:59pm PST. Each entry is assigned a # and the winning # will be drawn by and announced on this blog as well as emailed.

Remember that each comment is considered to be one entry. So if you are following this blog already, simply say "follow this blog" and your name to get additional entry to this giveaway.

Etsymoms, if you are interested to be the next Giveaway, please contact Alice at for more information. Thank you and have fun!


The winning comment selected from is #1! (Save me so much time from counting, ha ha!)
BEadECLECTIC said...

My favorite item is this one...
super cute fabric! I love the blue/brown combo.
bead.eclectic at gmail dot com