Thursday, January 22, 2015

Havens Arc Organic Argan Oil Review

I have never really had a problem with itchy scalp.  Or dry scalp for that matter.   Until this winter....  Ugh....I hate even talking about it.  I don't like to admit that my head has been itchy and kinda dry and flaky lately.  I've been wearing a fluffy winter hat...indoors.....I hate it that much.  And of course the hat doesn't help.  But this dry, cold winter air is just killing my skin.  All over!  Not just my head.  I used to do oil treatments for my hair when my hair would get dried out and I loved it.  I just happened to get a bottle of this Organic Argan Oil from Havens Arc and thought.....this would be perfect for both my hair and my dry scalp!  Because Argan Oil does wonders for your hair and your skin.

So I did a hair mask with this Argan Oil.  I used about a third of the bottle.  So worth it!  I took a nice hot shower and I dumped about a third of the bottle on my hair.  I have about shoulder length hair.  I worked the oil in down to my scalp and massaged it in really well.  Then I just sat in the bottom of the shower for a good steam and let the oil sit on my scalp for probably a good 15 minutes.  It was nice to just relax in the shower with no one bugging me.  And the oil felt nice on my head.  Then I rinsed what I could.  Oil doesn't rinse out completely since oil and water don't really get along too well.  But most rinsed out.  Not all but thats pretty much because I coated my whole head pretty good.  I didn't shampoo my hair either after the oil!  I wanted the oil to really work its magic and moisturize my scalp.  But I rinsed out what I could, got out, dried my hair with a towel and went to bed.  I shampooed my hair the next day.  And my moisturized!  Not itchy anymore!  Not flaky anymore!  And my hair is super soft and shiny!  I loved my little DIY pampering oil treatment.  This Havens Arc Argan Oil was awesome and was just what I needed.  Now you don't have to use it the way I did.  Its actually great just applying it to your skin for a moisture treatment.  It can also be good on your cuticles when your hands get dry and cracked in the winter time.  But I'm keeping the rest of this bottle for my head!

The quality of this oil is great.  Its extra virgin 100% pure, Certified Organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, all natural Argan Oil.  There are no fillers, binders or artificial ingredients.  If you need a little extra boost of hydration, you should give this a shot!  You can order Havens Arc Organic Argan Oil on Amazon!

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentia 100% Organic Rosehip Oil Review

You might have seen a post I did recently about a homemade exfoliating sugar scrub.  Well this is one of the ingredients that I used to make that scrub!  Its Valentia 100% Organic Rosehip Oil.

I made a sugar scrub by taking plain white sugar and adding my bottle of Valentia Organic Rosehip Oil, some Pomegranate Oil and some citrus essential oil for a fresh scent and extra nutrients.   I use this scrub on my hands and feet.  Its great all over for exfoliating and the oils make my skin feel awesome!  Rosehip oil is known for its ability to nourish and moisturize your skin so this was the perfect combination.  The bottle of Rosehip Oil is 1.18oz.  Its not too thick or sticky which is why I love using Rosehip Oil for making different things.  I love making beauty products and different things to pamper myself.  Theres nothing better than a home pedicure with homemade sugar scrub!  I love it!  And you don't have to use citrus essential oils like I did.  You could add any essential oil.  And you don't have to use Pomegranate oil either.  You could use coconut oil, almond oil, or even olive oil.  Or you could get more than one bottle of Rosehip and do an all Rosehip Oil recipe.  Its all up to you!

If you want to try this for yourself, you can order Valentia 100% Organic Rosehip Oil on Amazon!

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beejuvenate All Natural Beeswax Skin Balm Review and GIVEAWAY!

I am a sucker for anything that smells like lavender.   Its one of my favorite scents!  I'm also a huge sucker for natural skin care products.  I like to make a  lot of my own but sometimes I just like to give in and pamper myself and not have to worry about whipping something up from scratch.  I tried Beejuvenate's All Natural Beeswax Skin Balm and does this smell amazing!  I of course, choose the Lavender scent and its one of the best smelling lavender products I've ever used!

Its natural which is a huge huge plus!  Its packed full of great natural ingredients that all benefit your skin, nourish and moisturize.  And because this is natural stuff, I don't hesitate about using it on my daughter.  She loves "no-nin" which is 2 year old for "lotion."  This balm is much much thicker than a typical lotion so it coats the skin and makes my skin feel awesome.  And even though its heavy and thick, it doesn't make me feel like I'm just covered in gunk.  Its coats my skin and leaves it feeling soft, moisturized and protected and of course, leaves my skin smelling awesome!  I love it when my little sweetie smells like lavender.  Its funny, we always get compliments from friends and family about how awesome my daughter smells.  I credit it with all of the natural good smelling stuff I use on her skin.  Gotta take care of that sweet baby skin!

A little does go a long way with this stuff and you really only need about a pea sized dab.  And it has beeswax in it to create a protective barrier on your skin.  You can use this stuff for tons of things like dry, cracked heels and hands, stretch marks, eczema, sunburn and you can even use it to moisturize a tattoo. So I love this stuff.  My daughters chin gets a little bit chapped now and then.  Usually after shes had her sippy cup.  I think its the combination of the moisture on her chin after drinking a cup and the colder weather.  But lately when her chin is chapped, Ill put a little bit of this cream on her chin before a nap or bedtime. Her nose has been sore and chapped too from a bit of a runny nose lately so a little on her nose does wonders!  The cream helps sooth her chapped skin and the lavender relaxes her and helps her sleep.  Lavender is known for its soothing, calming abilities and how great it works for helping you sleep.   I really wish I had like a gallon of this stuff.  Its definitely worth trying.   And if you're not a huge  fan of lavender like I am, don't worry they have lots of other scents to pick from so you're bound to find a scent you can't live without!

Beejuvenate's products are made in Utah from local beeswax.  And if you go to the Beejuvenate website, you can also order Raw Utah Honey!  I know so many awesome natural home remedies recipes that this raw honey would be perfect for.  They also carry natural lip balms too!

You can order Beejuvenate Skin Balm in a 2oz or 8 oz. tub on the Beejuvenate website!
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I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Turn Ordinary Sugar Into A Luxurious Exfoliating Sugar Scrub With 100% Pure Pomegranate Oil By BEAUTYOILS.CO

I love making my own beauty products and especially love making homemade goodies so I can pamper myself.  One thing I LOVE, is sugar scrub!  If you've never used a sugar scrub, you are seriously missing out.  Sugar Scrubs are made up of sugar, oils and usually some essential oil and are scrubbed on the skin, usually feet, hands and cuticles and are great for exfoliating, moisturizing and conditioning.  I'm always looking for fun ingredients to use when I make stuff like this and when I saw this BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Pomegranate Oil, I thought it would go perfectly in a sugar scrub!  So I tried it!

It turned out great!  I took about half a cup of sugar and added an entire bottle of BEAUTYOILS.CO Pomegranate Oil which was 1 full ounce.  Then I added a bit of rosehip oil that I happened to have on hand.  You need just enough oil to fully saturate the sugar. I made enough to fill a half pint mason jar (a small jelly jar).   Then I added a few drops of lemon essential oil and orange essential oil for some scent and added conditioning and it was done!  That's all there was to it and it smells great and makes my skin feel amazing!  I love to use this stuff to scrub and exfoliate my feet for at home pedicure.  And the Pomegranate Oil was perfect for it!

If you're not familiar with Pomegranate Oil, it is great for moisturizing dry skin.  Its also great for natural relief of minor skin irritation, helps reduce inflammation, improves eczema, psoriasis and its great on sunburned skin too.  If you want to try this oil, you can order it on Amazon!

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lulu and Buddy Bath Toy Scoop Rinse and Drain Organizer Review

We have so many bath toys!  But my daughter loves playing with toys in the bath.  We used to have a plastic basket type bucket that we kept them in but the water didn't drain well and the toys got sort of icky in it.  I saw this Lulu and Buddy Bath Toy Scoop Rinse and Drain Organizer and thought it would be fun to try out.

It holds a lot of toys!  And the holes help all of the water drain so that the toys dry and don't get moldy or funky.  I was skeptical about the suction cup when we first got it.  It only comes with one suction cup to secure it to the wall of the shower.  I didn't think it would hold when its full of toys, but it does!  The suction cup is secure and holds the organizer up even when its full of toys.  I like this color combo.  Its bright and my kiddo likes scooping the toys in the bath and its easy for her to get the toys out.  She likes helping me put the toys away when her bath is done.

From photos it doesn't look very big but it holds a lot!  Right now we've got a rubber duck, 2 rubber bugs, 3 squirting crayons, a blue toy boat, a Thomas the Train squirt toy and a Thomas and Friends tug boat all in the organizer, along with a cup for rinsing Emma's hair and it all fits and stays on the wall.  Pretty good product if you ask me!  I really like and Emma really likes.  And really, the only opinion that really matters is Emma's and its got her approval!

You can order your own on Amazon and there are other colors to pick from too!

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Red Brick Loft Collection Candle Review

I love burning candles!  There's just something a house filled with candle aroma that's just not like anything else.  Room freshening sprays just aren't the same.  And I do have a wax warmer that I use often but its not the same.   And burning different types of scents at different times during the year is such a great way to welcome in a new season or a holiday.  I love burning floral candles during the spring, apple scents during summer, cider during fall and anything spiced or chocolaty during the winter.  Its a great way to set a mood in the house.

I recently got a Red Brick Candle from the Loft Collection.  This one is amazing!  The scent is just so natural and spot on.  I got the Loft No. 3 candle.  The scent is purple and white lilac with jasmine and sweet vanilla.  I love lilac!  Lilac is my absolute favorite scent, especially for candles.  Its the perfect scent for spring when the lilacs are starting to bloom.  I love going for a spring walk and picking up the scent of fresh blooming lilacs.  Its the best!  So I love it when my house smells like lilacs.  And this candle smells so natural, just like lilacs with a sweet jasmine vanilla undertone.

And it burns clean too.  And when I blow it out, it doesn't smoke for a while afterwards.  I have a few candles that have to be immediately covered up after I blow them out because they'll sit there and the wick will smoke for a while and it just destroys the good smell in the house and covers it up with smoke smell.  This candle doesn't do that!  I burned it for the review but will definitely be saving this one for Spring.  It'll be perfect!  And its very pretty to look at.  It comes in a clear glass jar for display.

There are 2 other scents in the Loft Collection like Vanilla Maple and Cinnamon Bark.  I haven't smelled the others but considering how much I love this Lilac, I bet they smell amazing too!  You can order Red Brick Candles on Amazon!

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

Pro Vet Choice Professional Grade Pet Stain Remover and Odor Eliminator Review

When it comes to cleaning products, I'm pretty picky about making sure they are safe to use around my daughter.  I do not want her coming in contact with cleaners that are toxic and harmful for her.  And at the same time, there are messes in the house that just need to get completely clean!  One example of those types of messes, are pet messes!  I just have to make sure that if one of our pets has an accident, its completely gone and clean.  So when it comes to pet mess cleaners, I do not mess around!

I was sent a bottle of Pro Vet Choice Professional Grade Pet Stain Remover and Odor Eliminator to try.  I didn't have to spend a lot of time testing this out in order to figure out that I really liked it.  My first task for this cleaner was to try it out on cat pee.  We have a big fat naughty kitty named Joe who every once in a while, has a bad day and decides it might be fun to piddle on the rug in my kitchen.  In the past I've tried my all natural methods for cleaning my rugs with no success and ended up just throwing all of my rugs away and getting new ones.  But we cant afford to constantly be buying new rugs.  So I decided this time around, to really cut the cat smell that keeps attracting him back to my rug, I'd throw the rug in the washing machine and pour some of this cleaner into the water to help cut the smell and neutralize the odor.  When I've tried other cleaners, I can still smell cat on the rug even after its been soaked and washed.  But this time, my rug came out clean and fresh smelling.

This cleaner is an enzymatic cleaner meaning that it uses enzymes and bacterial microorganisms in the cleaner to get ride of stains and odors.  It worked great for me after this one test so I'll definitely be using it next time our cats or our dog leaves a mess in the house!  You can try it for yourself by ordering it on Amazon.

I was provided with a sample free of charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own!