Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ojas Naturals review and giveaway

Ojas Naturals sent me a wonderful mix of stuff!! I am so excited to review these for you.

Peppermint Pulling oil. Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice of holding or swishing oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes and spitting out. Different oils can be used to include sesame or coconut. Oil Pulling whitens teeth, gets rid of cavities and remineralizes them. Little Crazy Life loves to oil pull. She once had a couple dutch mints that had food coloring. That night after she oil pulled for about 10 minutes. The oil was the color of the mints!! I have  heard accounts of it also being the color of orange soda.   
Ingredients: Unrefined Sesame Oil*, High Oleic Sunflower Oil*, Cold Pressed Black Cumin Seed Oil*(Nigella sativa), Calendula Extract* (Calendula offinicialis flowers in Grain Alcohol), Stevia extract* (Stevia rebaudiana leaf in Grain Alcohol), Peppermint Essential Oil*(Mentha Piperita), Non-GMO vitamin E as a Preservative.
I normally use straight up coconut oil, but the peppermint has changed my life. I LOVE this stuff!!
I received 3 honey tinctures. Results may vary for each person and may take longer to see effects than just the one bottle.  You take 10-30 drops in a small amount of water one to three times a day.  Honey acts as a carrier in  the digestive process. From my reading this is due to the sugar metabolizing in the stomach vs other parts of the digestive process.

Valerian honey Sleep, Muscular, and Nervous System Support
Ayurvedic adaptogen.  Male reproductive, adrenal, and thyroid support.
Raw Cacao Chocolate Support! Cause, you know, sometimes it’s necessary.
The first one I tried was Raw Cacao (of course). Tastes delicious! I counted about 30 drops for half a dropper full for those of you who don’t want to measure. For women this is a great source of magnesium for that one week of extra craziness each month.
This one is for the guys! Mr Crazy Life has an autoimmune disease so he needs the thyroid support without provoking his immune system. Ashwagandha has been referred to as "Indian Ginseng". It is considered one of the primary adaptogenic herbs in Ayurveda, used historically to promote vitality, especially for men

Valerian honey tincture helps support sleep, muscular and nervous system. I'm all over this one because all of us have problems calming down in the evening. We live in a busy high tech world and its hard to turn that off at night.

Next up 2 oils. Shea nut liquid, raspberry seed oil

We make our own lipbalms and lotion in the house. These are fantastic oils to have for skin care alone or to add to your creations.   

Shea Nut Liquid oil is non greasy and  nourishes muscles and connective tissue. Apparently it has some UV absorbing properties as well.

This bad boy, Raspberry Seed oil, Is another fantastic facial oil. Its light and with 83% fatty acid which helps many skin issues. It helps the skin on a cellular level and has a great broad UV protection.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nice By Design cable keeper review

Niceby design sent me a set of these need little cable keepers. They keep your cables tangle free whether it is in your purse, laptop bag, or in the wall. Goldie makes an adorable charging pedestal!!  They have adorable names like Gulp, Nibbles, Goldie, spike and Ink.  Spike and Ink are for UK phones.  They have Snap ear bud keeper coming soon! J Some of these are good for iphones and some for Ipads. However, I'm in the dark ages, our first generation Ipad, aka- child silencer, is old and clunky so its harder to have it rest on these adorable cable keepers. They are still nice to keep the cables wrangled though!


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Sunday, July 19, 2015

AdornIt Chalkboard Review and giveaway

AdornIt send two shapes of chalkboards for me to review.  These two boards are Fresh Frills and Sweet swirls.

There are a few things that I love about AdornIts boards. First off these are vinyl not chalkboard material. The chalkboard markers work MUCH nicer on them and leave a clean finish. When you erase the chalk it does not leave a residue and you can even use water on it to clean completely. There is no chalkboard noise that hurts your teeth (maybe that’s just me).  
 Overall I feel this chalkboard is much superior to any of them I have ever seen.  They are about 12”x18”.  They are laser cut shapes on 1/16”birchwood.
Can you see the shine of the vinyl?

Sweet Leaf Stevia Review

Sweet Leaf sent me their water drops in Lemon Lime, Peach, Raspberry Lemonade and strawberry as well as their cookbook! Our oldest tried these and loved them as well. She ended up taking them because she needed inspiration to drink more water.

The flavors are fantastic and you only need a drop in each bottle of water. Water drops are gluten free, sugar free and portable. The ingredients listed are water, Organic Stevia leaf extract, flavor blends and citric acid and come in  2.1 fluid oz squeeze bottles.  You can even mix the flavors to create a custom flavor! Tasty!

Sweet Leaf has many other products and I'm hoping to bring a few more to you. In the comments tell me what you would like me to do a review on. My first choice is their liquid stevia sweet drops in double chocolate, raspberry, coconut, pumpkin spice and  peppermint mocha. They also have smaller bottles in lemon, orange, vanilla crème, and raspberry chocolate. My daughter makes lipbalms, so all of these would be fantastic to create new flavors.  I would also like to try their teas with the strainer straw.