Posts Tagged ‘health’

The Naked Bee

What does “All of the good stuff, none of the bad stuff” mean?

“All of the good stuff…

-Certified Organic Aloe Vera
-Sunflower Seed Oil
-Beeswax
-Spirulina
-Witch Hazel
-Honey
-Lavender & Hyaluronic Acid moisturize skin.
-Vitamin C & Vitamin E nurture skin

…none of the bad stuff.”

– Paraben-Free
– Pthalate-free.
– No propylene glycol or mineral oil
– No dyes or pigment
– No lauryl or laureth sulfate
– Absolutely NO animal testing… ever.

The Naked Bee Hand Sanitizer - Orange Blossom Honey Pump 8oz - Orange Blossom Honey Hand Sanitizer (1 Pack)

The Naked Bee Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion, 6.7 Ounce, Orange Blossom Honey

The hand sanitizer and lotion both get a green light from my 6 year old who I wanted to do this review. He is starting 1st grade and will be using hand sanitizer very often (no surprise here). 

Orange Blossom Honey is their signature fragrance. It is aromatic & we like it. Alcohol level is 62%.

Great products.

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The Naked Bee provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Tea Tree Therapy was born from an idea that everyone should have access to a safe and natural antiseptic! Therefore Tea Tree Therapy, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Ed Heftman and Suzanne Dean. Suzanne Dean, an Aussie native, is recognized as one of the leading pioneers of tea tree oil and has been one of its most ardent supporters for more than 3 decades. Tea Tree Therapy has established itself as the industry leader for more than 23 years by sourcing only the highest quality oil direct from the plantation in Australia. 

 

 

Tea Tree Therapy Antiseptic Liquid Soap is the ideal face, hand, and body soap for everyday use. Tea Tree Oil makes the liquid soap the perfect antiseptic soap that is mild and gentle with addition of Aloe Vera gel and natural extracts. Working gently without drying the skin, it leaves skin noticeably clean and feeling well. 

This company offers many tea tree products, all with ingredients listed on the website and the product. Tea Tree Therapy products are cruelty free. This is a must for me when using a product. Thank you for going cruelty-free and making a difference!

The liquid soap created a creamy lather. It rinsed easy and left a nice scent on my hands. We used it on hands and body. A little bit goes a long way. My six year old reviewer said he thought it was easy to use and “liked the smell”. This product is recommended and we will be interested in trying more of their products. 

Tea Tree Therapy provided this soap to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

What is Mindfulness? How does this help you?

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Mindful Kids are activity cards – They have various mindfulness skills on them. They have illustrations on both sides of the cards.The illustrations are colorful and busy and we found them to be repetitive. The activities became repetitive, too.

This makes my second mindfulness product review and I am thinking the term “mindfulness” is the present day take on learning good behavior. Doesn’t good behavior include being kind and having control over oneself / kindness, focus, and calm ?

The activities are good non-media options for children and for that I give Mindful Kids a favorable review. We enjoy the activity cards that are titled Mind Castle and Rooted Like a Tree

Whitney Stewart provided Mindful Kids to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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52 exercises and practices to help kids calm their mind and body, pay attention, become more self-aware, feel happier and confident, connect with others and have fun. Deck can also be used as card games (based on popular children’s games) that encourage kids to practice a mindfulness skill each time they win a hand. Great for therapists, teachers and parents. Perfect for ages 4 and up.

I’ve been seeing the word “mindfulness” spring up in all sorts of places lately. A bit curious about what mindfulness skills are, I wanted to review this product. Each of the Mindfulness Skills cards contain a mindfulness exercise with a stick figure drawing that demonstrates that exercise.The graphic is what held my five year old’s attention while I read the suggested activity.I was surprised that many of the exercises are actually things that we have done at some time or another.

It looks like we have already been using mindfulness on some level シ

In addition to the product’s intended purpose, they could also easily be used as writing or art prompts. These are fun exercises for the short pauses we can insert into life.

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A wonderful product for overall well- being. 

Find the animal eye pillow that’s right for you. There are numerous animals to choose from and in different colors, too. They each have a unique selection of 100% certified organically grown herbs. (And then there are the names. That’s something I’ll let you check out yourself)

abra k' zebra 12" eyepillow

the magician. 
Abra K’ Zebra is filled with lavender, linden flower and chamomile. Lavender, originally a Mediterranean shrub cultivated for its aromatic flowers is one of the queens of herbs. It relieves nervous tension, headaches and insomnia.  Linden flower is used to soothe the nerves–we love its mild, flowery scent.  Chamomile is a yellow daisy-like flower with a fruity aroma. The Egyptians used in massage oils for relieving aching muscles and as a tea it helps with insomnia and nervous tension.

 

Each are 12″ and are filled with flax seed and sewn with organic cotton. I like the size and the weight gives just the right amount of pressure on the forehead and around the eyes. The animal’s arms and legs can be positioned a bit and the main body section is narrow enough that it fits over the nose comfortably. They can also be put in a nightshirt to keep them cleaner and for FUN.

do not disturb

 

This is an eco friendly and drug free way to relax that’s good for any age. I find it helpful before bed and for a few minutes during the day when my eyes get super tired. If they could come up with a travel style (for use while sitting up) that would be terrific.  

Made in the USA. Purchases help those at Herbal Animals to donate to organizations including Feed the Children, The Humane Society, and Save the Children to help children and animals lead happier lives.

 

Herbal Animals provided an eye pillow to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

 

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Eco-friendly fitness clothing made of organic bamboo for a healthy body & a healthy earth!

 

 

The Green Apple Difference – Why Choose Bamboo

 

These yoga styles are all made from 60% Bamboo, 26% Organic Cotton, 14% Black Spandex. They are super soft, comfortable and earth friendly.

The 33″ Yoga Essential Fitted Flare Pant,

This comes in a long length and can be trimmed (without fraying) to what length you want. I cut off about 2″ and it looks good!

the 26″ Yoga Essential Legging,

I am not a “legging fit” kind of person. But on on the up side, they are very soft. 

the 11″ Zoe Yoga Essential Cami Bra,

The bra wasn’t able to be adjusted and felt heavy.

and the Old School Sweatpants

My fave Green Apple style. “Eco fun styling, vintage chic, luxurious softness, light weight and fun to wear pant for all occasions.” They are made with a bit more bamboo (70% Bamboo, 25% Organic Cotton, 5% Black Spandex). Super stylish and comfortable; they are the best bottoms.

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Take a look at there website and be sure to read some of their informative blog articles.

Green Apple/Cristofer Smith (founder & designer) provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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All Good Products

All Good Goop - 2oz

Our first product ever to hit store shelves, we named this healing balm All Good Goop when we realized how amazing it is for everything! Its organic skincare formula mixes essential oils with medicinal plants to make it strong enough for a climber’s raw knuckles and gentle enough for a baby’s bottom. 

Cuts, Scrapes, Abrasions

Minor Burns, Sunburn

Insect Bites, Stings, Dry and Irritated Skin

Chapped Lips

Diaper Rash

Blisters

Cracked or Calloused Hands

Scars… and much more

Love that it’s natural. And that it works. I’ve used the All Good Goop for several of the problems listed above including insect bites (spider and fire ant) and scrapes. It absorbs well and gets to the job of fast healing. I like that it can be used for so many things. It’s available in several jar sizes; the 2 oz. jar is handy for traveling.

 

All Good provided the All Good Goop to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Organic and Natural Skin Care – Beauty By Earth

Beauty By Earth Facial Toner; Organic and Natural Witch Hazel Rose Water Astringent; Best Hydrating and Clarifying Face Spray for Daily Use; No Alcohol or Oil; Skin Cleansing for Men and Women

“Perfectly Natural. Crazy Effective. Absolute Peace Of Mind.”

Facial Toner with Rose Water

Light, fresh, clean, refreshed… Do those words describe your skin? They will once you start using facial toner with rose water! This light, bright, and refreshing spray helps clear away excess dirt, oil, and dead skin that may be on your face after washing. It also helps nourish your skin, reduce redness, swelling, and irritation, helps relieve sun and razor burn, and just feels really, really good.

What do we like best about our facial toner with rose water? Besides the fact that it helps make complexions look their best, makes pores smaller, balances skin pH, is easy to use, and smells incredible, it’s made with 100% natural and organic ingredients. Everything in the bottle (and, now that we think about it, the bottle itself) is sustainably sourced and entirely cruelty free. There’s really no better way to care for your face. Once you start using our toner, you won’t want to go back!

 

This is a terrific toner! The above description is right on. Thank you Beauty By Earth for allowing me to review your toner with rose water (& with aloe vera, witch hazel, and cucumber) It has been added to my selective list of skin care products that I use.

Additionally, I’d like to mention that I use their Boar Hair Bristle Brush. The longer nylon bristles of this brush help with tangles and the boar bristles make hair shiny and smooth.  

Products are natural and effective. Made in the US. Cruelty free. Available on their website and on Amazon.

Beauty By Earth provided their facial toner to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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We are on a mission. Since 2002, Real Kids Shades (RKS) has made it our goal to protect as many kids’ eyes as possible from the damaging effects of UV radiation. We launched RKS when we searched and could not find an inexpensive pair of real sunglasses that would protect our kids’ eyes.

The RKS promise is simple. Offer affordable, premium quality, 100% UV protective sunglasses designed specifically for kids, and manufacture them using the most durable materials available so they will last.

Reviewed and proved to be awesome.

Before trying RKS,  I was already aware of the dangers of cheap sunglasses. Shaded lenses without UV protection cause more harm than not wearing any sunglasses at all. (Read more about toy sunglasses here.) Please share this information with those you know and help more families make educated choices when purchasing sunglasses for their kids.

Visit Real Shades to learn more about quality sunglasses. They have many styles in sizes for infants, toddlers, kids, and adults. I like the wrap around style of “bolt” to keep out as much light as possible. 

Kids Bolt Fashion Sunglasses

 

 

I remember when my reviewer wore “My First Shades” in 2013. 

I’d like to thank Real Kids Shades for the privilege of reviewing their children’s eye wear. Their sunglasses provide “real” sun protection. They are safe, durable, and comfortable. Real Kids Shades are reasonably priced with benefits that are priceless!

I received sunglasses from Real Kids Shades to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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REALthings

REALthings

Bigger. Better. Beautiful.

It has been a long search to find my zafu (floor sitting cushion). But here it is and meeting all my expectations.

Handmade in Canada, it is made with a 100% cotton cover and filled with buckwheat hulls. This zafu comes in three sizes and Julie with REALthings helped in determining the best one for me. I use my zafu for meditation/stillness but mostly for floor time with a toddler. This cushion makes it so I can sit straight and comfortable by lifting the hips higher than the knees and letting the back straightening naturally. I am happy to avoid the posture of collapse (slumping).  With thought and care in its making, it does its job perfectly . 

 

Mountain Zafu Blue Smoke

The website is easy to navigate and contains really helpful reading.  The start here tab will direct you to Meditation Cushions 101 (where you will see this cute illustration along with the info).

There are other cushions options for you including one called the Runa that Julie designed herself. The design looks pourposeful and I’d love to try this cushion style. 

Key points about REALthings cushions
– we make them bigger so they fit North American bodies really well 
– we make them by hand so they are durable and leave a wonderful impression 
– we make them beautiful so you will be inspired to create your own oasis of calm and find moments of peace and beauty in your day
– we make them portable and versatile so people can use them for many purposes – comfort at work, travel and relaxing.
– we make them locally in eco-friendly ways  – we use natural materials, recycle our scraps and use biodegradable plastics and have minimal waste.
For all our American customers  – the prices are about 20% cheaper than listed because of the value of the Canadian dollar against the American dollar.  So for example a cushion that is $90.00 CAD is $72 USd . The same applies for shipping which is also shown in CAD dollars.

REALthings provided a zafu to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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