Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd

Posted on September 24, 2013 by andrea phillips

Andrea and the zenDeluxe team join forces with Distinctive Assets and 25 planet friendly celebrities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010

I was thrilled when Distinctive Assets asked me to be a part of their Earth Day in Hollywood Go Green Gift Bag celebration. They have such an incredible reputation in both the gift and entertainment industries as trend-setters and style makers, and they do all the gift bags for the Oscars, and the Grammys and doesn’t everyone refer to their founder, Lash Fary as “The Hollywood Gift Guru”? What a chance to share my eco design vision and products with people who are positioned to make a difference!

Here’s the list of celebs who will be getting the special Earth Day gift pack:
Melissa Etheridge, Jeremy Piven, Pamela Anderson, Justin Timberlake, Bill Maher, Adrian Grenier, Kate Bosworth, Pink, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crow, Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Orlando Bloom, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Salma Hayek, Sting, Cindy Crawford, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Silverstone, Ricky Martin, Courteney Cox and Bette Midler.

And here’s what we’ve included in this special Earth Day gift pack:

  • There are organic, artisan soaps in a cute gift bag. We’ve been selling these for years but this is their latest incarnation – because I just love to wrap things up like little treasures and this time I used our new organic, vegetable dyed cotton. The soaps are made in a village cooperative, started by friends of ours, in the mountains of Bali. All the ingredients are totally natural and sourced locally. These are my three favorite scents – Cempaka is a Balinese flower that is often used to scent holy water – it reminds me of happy times with my family at a beautiful outdoor Balinese temple – paying our respects to all the spirits of the earth and sky and getting blessed by the village priest. Lavender Oatmeal brings to mind old London apothecary shops and something my great-grand mother would have suggested for a good complexion. Lastly, Jasmine Turmeric is just plain old yummy and romantic.
  • Next there is a hand loomed vetiver (naturally aromatic) bath mat. Now I have to warn you, you’ve probably already become hypnotized into a relaxed state by the vetiver as it is often used in aroma therapy for its naturally soothing scent. Whenever people walk into one of our shops – they usually start looking like Buddha or the Mona Lisa and say – “mm-mm – what smells so good?” Now the really cool thing about vetiver is that it is a naturally aromatic root so it never looses it’s scent and the steam in a bathroom will release that soothing fragrance into the air. Oh yeah, and cats really like the smell too.
  • Third we have a nice and cozy robe from our new zen deluxe super-eco line of home linens and accessories. This was made with loving care in our fair trade workshop in Bali. It uses ancient Japanese Shibori tie dye techniques, certified organic cotton and all-vegetable dyes from indigenous plants like mango, mahogany and indigo.

All I have to say about the “I LOVE EARTH” bag is that every time I use mine, the checker at the super market or art supply store or wherever says “cute bag” and they smile. I love seeing people smile...

All of these items are available on the zenDeluxe retail website and all purchasers for the month of April will be entered in an un-official drawing to receive the same gift bag items given to the celebrities listed above.