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I was first introduced to¬†Hugo Naturals¬†in 2011 when I first attended¬†Natural Products Expo West.¬†¬†Hugo and Debra Saavedra, the founders of the company were so warm and inviting when I visited their gorgeous booth. ¬†I could tell from the instant that I met them that they absolutely loved their company and products. ¬†Debra spent a great deal of time with me going over their products and why they were so proud of the fact that they were the first body care company to¬†remove all traces of gluten from their products¬†(certified by¬†the Celiac Sprue Association, or CSA, the largest celiac support organization in the United States). ¬†That really resonated with me. ¬†Never before had it occurred to me that I needed to be careful about the lotions, etc. that I used on my gluten intolerant daughter’s skin, but it made so much sense. ¬†Our skin is our largest organ…of course it matters what we put on it!!!

Flash forward to this year’s expo and in my opinion, Hugo Naturals once again had the most gorgeous booth in the entire expo (the pictures just do not do it justice). ¬†This year Hugo walked me around the booth and showed me the amazing soap carvings that had been and were being made right before my eyes…gorgeous!

I enjoy their products so much that this year I gave my friend Jodie some of their bath products for her birthday…Hugo’s¬†fizzy bath bombs¬†are out of this world, so naturally I had to make sure I included one in her gift bag.

One of my children was sick for a few days this past week and when I suggested that they take a bath to help make them feel better they asked me if I had any of those “awesome fizzy bath balls” for the bath. ¬†Regrettably¬†I ran out (time to re-stock!), but that lets you know how truly wonderful they are.

Besides the fact that I thoroughly enjoy their products, I feel good about purchasing them because their entire product line is vegan, and is also certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Ingredients (LeapingBunny.org). Hugo Naturals has also completely removed soy (and gluten) from their recipes.

Hugo Naturals has very graciously offered to provide a wonderful giveaway to one lucky Veggie Grettie reader.

The following FULL SIZE products will go to one lucky winner:


Earn one entry for each task completed:

  1. Become an e-mail subscriber of Veggie Grettie by entering your e-mail address in the e-mail subscriber box at the top right of the page under the header image of corn chowder (If you are already a subscriber, let me know in the comments)
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You will receive ONE ENTRY for EACH task completed. ¬†You MUST leave a comment below stating which tasks you have completed (you can leave it all in one comment if you’d like).

The contest will run through 4/08/12 midnight PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly and must be a resident of the United States (includes Alaska & Hawaii). 


Filed under Giveaways, Gluten Free, Product Reviews, Vegan, Vegetarian


Photo Courtesy of www.expowest.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.expowest.com

I am so excited to be attending the Natural Products Expo West this weekend as a member of the media.¬†¬†Following is a blurb from the Expo’s website to better help you understand what the expo is:

“Natural Products Expos West¬†is¬†the world‚Äôs premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products industry.¬† Attended by nearly 56,000 industry professionals from across the globe, Natural Products Expo West is co-located with SupplyExpo, the Nutracon conference, the Healthy Baking Seminar and the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace. These combined events showcase the entire value chain of healthy products from start to finish, identifying the bestsellers of today and the trends of tomorrow.

Natural Products Expo West / SupplyExpo is ranked as one of the top 100 trade shows in the US, according to Tradeshow Week magazine.

This show is open to a professional audience of manufacturers, buyers, retailers and qualifying media. It is NOT open to the general public.”

Photo Courtesy of www.expowest.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.expowest.com

I am looking forward to trying all of the new products that will be coming out on the market…get ready for LOTS of product reviews!¬† This expo is seriously my equivalent to being a kid in a candy shop!!!

Photo Courtesy of www.expowest.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.expowest.com

To learn more about the Natural Products Expo West click here.


Filed under Education, Tradeshows, Vegan, Vegetarian