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  • 1st December
    2011
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All Terrain Sunscreen Review and Giveaway

Wow!  I can’t believe that it’s already day 9 of our 12 Days of Outdoor Christmas series.  Time is flying and the clock is now ticking too quickly towards Christmas (just ask our advent calendars).  Today, we’re featuring some products that are often overlooked, but incredibly important.  Sunscreen and bug spray.  Honestly, a good sunscreen and bug spray can make or break a trip (okay, usually you just notice the bad ones that ruin your trip).  Remember when we took the kids backpacking this summer?  Oh yes, the “family friendly” bug spray that we used did essentially nothing against the massive swarms of bugs that wanted nothing more than our precious blood.  We almost turned back that first night because it was so miserable. (Read the Full Review Here)

  • 22nd November
    2011
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All Terrain is a Platinum sponsor in the 5th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot!

All Terrain is a Platinum sponsor in the 5th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot!

  • 21st November
    2011
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NH  State Senator Kelly Ayotte with the president of All Terrain, David  Kulow (4th from left),  Senator Ayotte and David discussed the Outdoor Industry Association's mission and the importance of outdoor recreation.
NH State Senator Kelly Ayotte with the president of All Terrain, David Kulow (4th from left), Senator Ayotte and David discussed the Outdoor Industry Association's mission and the importance of outdoor recreation.
  • 27th September
    2011
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All Terrain is a featured product in Disney’s New ‘D-Lightful Living’ Program Which Helps Families Make Better Health & Nutrition Choices

Weekly Challenges Provide Simple Steps to Animate Daily Routines with the Help of Disney-Branded Products

 Disney Consumer Products

 

All Terrain is proud of its relationship with Disney. The company recently launched its Phineas and Ferb collection of kids skin care products and was recently featured as one of the products that Disney highlighted in its D-Lightful Living Program.

Through a series of weekly challenges over the course of 12 weeks, D-Lightful Living: Animate Your Daily Routine will give parents tips inspired by fun Disney-branded products on how to help motivate their families to make simple and easy changes like eating more fruits and vegetables, improving oral care habits and preparing for cold and flu season. Hosted on DCP’s official Facebook page known as Disney Living, each week DCP will feature a video challenge from the “Go-To Mom,” Kimberley Clayton Blaine — a mom blogger, child development expert and licensed child therapist. She will showcase simple tips and product suggestions to help other parents guide their kids toward a healthier lifestyle using products that feature their favorite Disney characters. The program will run weekly through the end of November.

"Encouraging children to incorporate health-minded changes, even small ones, into their daily routines is often frustrating for parents," said Blaine, a mom of two boys. "With help and inspiration from Disney-branded products that feature some of kids’ favorite characters, moms and dads can inspire healthier habits that feel like fun and not a task.

Beginning today, families can visit the D-Lightful Living page on Disney Living Facebook to find out information on each weekly challenge including tips from Blaine and information about relevant Disney-branded products to help succeed with each challenge. Parents can also download a checklist outlining all 12 weekly challenges and tack this up around the house to help track the family’s progress. They can also join in the online forum to share their own tips toward healthier habits and enter to win a weekly Disney-branded product prize package.Through a sharing function, program participants are encouraged to let their Facebook friends in on all the action by inviting them to participate or working together to help each other meet their family’s goals.

"From our nutritional guidelines to the ‘Magic of Healthy Living' PSAs and programming, Disney has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to encouraging families to make better choices concerning their health and nutrition,” said Embola Ndi, vice president of Food Health & Beauty, DCP. “The D-Lightful Living campaign gives moms meaningful ideas and product solutions to help her family make these better choices while also showing kids that Disney makes healthy living fun.”

In 2006, Disney announced new food guidelines aimed at giving parents and children healthier eating options. Under these guidelines, Disney committed to using its name and characters on kid-focused food products that meet specific criteria, including limits on calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar. The guidelines also included a long-term target for balancing the licensed food portfolio such that 85% will be everyday foods with the smaller 15% comprised of special-occasion treats. DCP has achieved this goal in North America. .

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  • 8th September
    2011
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REVIEW OF ALL TERRAIN NATURAL HERBAL ARMOR INSECT REPELLENT

POSTED BY MEREDITH ON AUGUST 6, 2011 

The summers in Florida are well known for being hot, humid and BUGGY!!  It’s difficult to be outside in the morning or evening for more than a few minutes without getting eaten alive.  As a mom of two small children, I have always been reluctant to use insect repellent with DEET in it.  And most DEET-free products that I have used in the past do not work very well.  When I received All Terrain’s Natural Herbal Armor Insect Repellent  in the mail, I have to say that I was a bit skeptical.  Luckily, I was proven wrong.  The product was delivered just in time for our night family walk, that has recently been cut short because of the ridiculous amount of bug bites my kids were getting.  We were pleasantly surprised that we arrived home without the usual harassment from the bugs and none of us had any bug bites!

The product comes in a convenient 4oz plastic pump spray bottle so it is easy to just carry in my pocket or easily store in my diaper bag or purse. The insect repellent is made with all natural ingredients and is DEET-free so you can be worry-free using it on your family and around small children and pets.  The active ingredients include many different oils, such as soybean, citronella, peppermint, cedar, lemongrass and geranium.  It is a white liquid that is colorless once sprayed and rubbed into the skin.  It has a pleasant smell to it and reminds me a citronella candle.  The product only needs to be reapplied every 2 to 3 hours and is water and sweat resistant.

All Terrain also sell many other natural personal care products, such as sun protection products, natural first aids, natural hand sanitizers, kids care and pet protection products and so much more.  All the products are environmentally friendly and are packaged in recycled, recyclable and/or biodegradable materials.  All Terrain is also a cruelty free product and never tested on animals!

But don’t just take my word for it!  Herbal Armor Insect Repellent was awarded “BEST GEAR OF THE YEAR”  by National Geographic Adventure who added “Of all the natural, DEET-FREE bug repellents none that we tried was as effective as Herbal Armor”, and has been raved about in Self Magazine, Popular Science,  New York Times and Backpacker! Keep up to date through their Facebook page for the latest product information.

  • 1st September
    2011
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  • 1st September
    2011
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All Terrain “Phineas & Ferb” SPF 30 Natural KidSport Spray Sunscreen

As we all know it is real important to have great sunscreen for our kids this time of year. It is not to easy though to get them to wear it, and it is even harder to find products you know are safe to put on our babies. So this is where All Terrain comes in.
All Terrain sells natural products to help people live more active, healthier lives.  Safe and highly effective, All Terrain’s products disprove the myth that if it’s natural, it can’t work as well as chemical-based products.  The products are developed by and for outdoor enthusiasts for use whether trekking in the backcountry or relaxing with family in your backyard.  In addition to wanting people to live healthier lives, the company is based on caring and a desire to protect the environment.We got to check out the newPhineas and Ferb Kids Sport Spray SunscreenKidSport SPF30 Spray in Disney Phineas and Ferb® packaging is a highly effective, safe, natural, oxybenzone-free sunscreen providing full-spectrum UVA (skin cancer) and UVB (sunburn) protection. Proven effective after 80 minutes in water, KidSport is very water/sweat resistant. Using transparent zinc oxide, it is non-whitening, non-greasy, fragrance-free and won’t cause eye sting. It is great for athletes, active people and kids who might get some in their eyes.
- KidSport is rated “Top Sunscreen” by Environmental Working Group.Of course my youngest wanted to put this on as soon as he saw it just because it has the Disney characters on it lol. So this was not hard to get him to wear at all. In fact every morning before he goes out to play he makes me put this on him.I am really happy with this product. I don’t worry about it being harmful to my children in any way at all. I am also really happy with the fact that it stays on even after they have been in the water for quite a while and it isn’t greasy at all. Not to mention it doesn’t leave that white pasty stuff all over them. This product works amazing and I will definitely be telling other moms about it.

  • 1st September
    2011
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All Terrain Natural Herbal Armor Insect Repellent Review

AUGUST 13, 2011 BY JENNIFER 

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PRODUCT NAME:  All Terrain Natural Herbal Armor Insect Repellent

ABOUT THE PRODUCT (from site):

Award-winning Best Gear Natural Insect Repellent from All Terrain is cruelty- and DEET-free.  Comes in a 4oz Pump Spray for convenience!

WHERE TO BUY:  Find all purchasing options here.

APPROXIMATE COST:  $8.49

MY REVIEW:

One of the best things about summer is sitting outside and enjoying the weather.  What can completely ruin that is getting eaten alive by pesky insects.  We have the perfect backyard for hanging out.  Unfortunately, the bugs feel the same way.  We have tried a variety of candles and yard sprays, but it seems like the only answer is to directly spray something on our bodies.  Some sprays contain chemicals that concern me, though.  Honestly, I am not even sure what DEET is – I just know it’s bad.  So, I would like to keep it away from myself and my loved ones. 

All Terrain is completely DEET-free and consists of natural, herbal ingredients.  It’s safe for sensitive skin and is not tested on animals.  It is also time-released so it last for up to 2-3 hours and is sweat and water-resistant.  Perfect for outdoor activities! 

Not only will this product now be sprayed on all of our summer get-together guests, but it will also be accompanying me on any of our outdoor trips and activities!

  • 1st September
    2011
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ALL TERRAIN NATURAL HERBAL ARMOR INSECT REPELLENT REVIEW



Do you love spending time outside?  I sure do, but I am always bite up by mosquitoes.  I got a fantastic natural product to tell you about, it’s called All Terrain Natural Herbal Armor Insect Repellent!  This stuff works great, I sprayed it on and it keep those nasty little mosquitoes away and the one thing that I love about it, is that it is all natural! All Terrain Herbal Armor is a highly-effective, safe, natural, DEET-Free insectrepellent that uses six natural-repelling oils at 25% total concentration.  A patented time-released encapsulation has been clinically proven to be 100% effective for two hours and 95.8% for three hours.  Herbal Armor is non-irritating, allergy tested, and safe for sensitive skin.  Made for active outdoor enthusiasts, Herbal Armor is sweat and water-resistant for active lifestyles.  Won’t damage clothing or equipment.  Meets strict standards for natural ingredients.epelling oils at 25% total concentration.  A patented time-released encapsulation has been clinically proven to be 100% effective for two hours and 95.8% for three hours.  Herbal Armor is non-irritating, allergy tested, and safe for sensitive skin.  Made for active outdoor enthusiasts, Herbal Armor is sweat and water-resistant for active lifestyles.  Won’t damage clothing or equipment.  Meets strict standards for natural ingredients.
Awarded Best Gear by National Geographic Adventure - “Of all the natural, DEET-FREE bug repellents none that they tried was as effective as Herbal Armor.

Active Ingredients:

Oil of Soybean 11.5%, Oil of Citronella 10.0%, Oil of Peppermint 2.0%, Oil of Cedar 1.50%, Oil of Lemongrass 1.00%, Oil of Geranium 0.05%.

Inactive Ingredients:

(73.95%): Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

ABOUT ALL TERRAIN


All Terrain was started in 1996 when its founder, Todd Hakanson, was hiking in Costa Rica.  A bottle of DEET insect repellent he was carrying in his backpack leaked.  It ate through his backpack and melted the keys on a calculator he was carrying to figure out exchange rates.  Worrying what the DEET was doing to his skin, he began to research the effect of DEET upon his return to the United States.  What he found scared him so much that he developed an all-natural insect repellent formula.  This formula, Herbal Armor Insect Repellent, is a synergistic blend of five essential oils, which is microencapsulated for release over time.  Clinical research at the University of Guelph, in Toronto, indicates that Herbal Armor is 100% effective for over two hours, over 95% for three hours and over 77% effective for four hours.

The company headquarters were moved to Sunapee, NH in 2002.  The product line has expanded from its modest clinically tested, DEET-free insect Repellent beginning to now encompass “Natural Remedies for Outdoor Enthusiasts.”  All Terrain continues to develop, test and introduce quality performance products to help people enjoy the outdoors naturally.

All Terrain’s primary mission is to sell quality “Natural Remedies for Outdoor Enthusiasts.” Environmentally conscious, All Terrain’s products have all natural ingredients and their packaging is made from recycled material, recyclable and/or biodegradable.  All Terrain strives in the long-term to operate in a “net zero consumption” manner (they have a long way to go on the front.)

An equally important mission is to increase awareness of environmental issues and to promote environmental conservation so that future generations can enjoy the same natural beauty we enjoy.  They circulate a newsletter, Tread Softy, which discusses environmental topics and suggests how one can optimize their outdoor experience while minimizing the impact.  All Terrain partners with like-minded retailers, its Environmental Partners, to increase awareness and education.

  • 1st September
    2011
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All Terrain Herbal Armor ~ an All Natural Insect Repellant Review

8/26/11




I recently had the opportunity to review an All Natural, DEET-FREE inspect repellent called Herbal Armor Spray from All Terrain.  I found it to be a great product!!  I always hated just spraying any kind of bug spray on me … it is nice having an All Natural product to use!


All Terrain Herbal Armor is a highly-effective, safe, natural, DEET-Free insect repellent that uses natural-repelling oils at 25% total concentration. A patented time-released encapsulation has been clinically proven to be 100% effective for two hours and 95.8% for three hours. Herbal Armor is non-irritating, allergy tested, and safe for sensitive skin. Made for active outdoor enthusiasts, Herbal Armor is sweat and water-resistant for active lifestyles. Won’t damage clothing or equipment. Meets strict standards for natural ingredients. • Awarded Best Gear by National Geographic Adventure - “Of all the natural, DEET-FREE bug repellents none that we tried was as effective as Herbal Armor.”
• “Deerflies, mosquitoes, everything stayed away” - New York Times