Saturday, October 31, 2015

Baltic Amber Necklace For Teething Relief and More!

I LOVE Baltic amber. It has a lot of great healing properties. I found a great company that offers not only a gazillion types of baltic amber necklaces and bracelets and anklets, for adults, children and babies, they also offer hazelwood, which is one of my newest favorite things. 

Hazelwood is known to help with decreasing the body's acidity, and working especially well with those who have acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD. It also works for babies who have GERD as well!

Baltic amber is most known for its remarkable effects on soothing teething babies. My 10 week old nephew is already breaking his first tooth, poor kiddo, and so I sent one to my sister to use. While some folks worry about putting a necklace on an infant, I have friends whose kids have worn them constantly since they were born, and I have another sister whose daughter has worn hers for over 2 years now (she is 2 1/2). I think if there is any worry, then use them on the feet as anklets, or on the wrists as bracelets, like my sister is doing (as you can see in the picture above of my chubby 10 week old nephew). 

I am in quite a few mommy groups that are holistic. I don't have any children myself, unfortunately, but I am included in these groups because of my passion for natural and holistic solutions for things in life. And I learn a lot about all the wonderful things discussed in natural motherhood, one of them being baltic amber and how necessary it is for these poor babies as they are teething or fussy.

There are so many styles and lengths to choose from. Baltic amber is also good for adults. White the baby necklace is approximately 12.5 inches, the adult necklace can be 18" or 20". The results that can be seen for adults include helping with physical pain like back or neck pain, sciatica, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines and headaches, inflammation and more. 

They are completely safe during pregnancy. 

You put the necklace against your baby's skin, as a necklace or bracelet or anklet, and as the necklace warms naturally, it will release succinate acid that provides an anti-inflammatory effect for teething pain, red cheeks, drooling, fussiness, colds, molars, growing pains and more!


Ethereal Wellness Essential Oil Basics Kit - less than $25

I love essential oils. And I really was impressed with this essential oil kit that was less than $25 for some amazing therapeutic grade essential oils! 6 bottles for less than $25! 

This is a great opportunity to start with essential oils if you haven't before. You get 6 of the most popular essential oils (and the most used!) in this kit, plus 6 diffuser reeds!

These oils are 100% pure and include the following:

Tea Tree

They come in 10 ml bottles instead of the smaller 5 ml bottles that you see a lot of places, so you get more oil. My favorite blend is lavender and lemongrass. I am not a huge fan of lavender by itself but the combination is awesome. I make my own face cream and body butter and those two oils are so good for your skin (add some tea tree if you have problems with acne). 

If you are having yeast infections, using some coconut oil and tea tree oil mixed together and rubbed on topically should help you. 

If you are getting over a cold, then using coconut oil and eucalyptus rubbed onto your chest is a good things. However please avoid eucalyptus around babies!

I make my own toothpaste with bentonite clay and sea salt and stevia.... I flavor it with peppermint essential oil.

And if you need a pick me up, any citrus oil will work, but orange is especially good at energizing you and making you feel uplifted. Sometimes all it takes is just to open the lid and sniff!

This kit makes an AWESOME gift for Christmas or whenever!

100% Pure Essential Oils – the name on each bottle is the name of the one and only essential oil each bottle contains.
Certified by the IFRA – International Fragrance Association
Certified by the GMPC – Good Manufacturing Practice of Cosmetic

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At Ethereal Wellness our mission is to promote a wholesome yet luxurious experience for you using natural products. Our oils aim to provide you with a divine, aromatic sensory experience!
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Kids Keyboard Mat - Make Music and Dance!

This kids' jumbo sized keyboard mat works well and has 8 different instrument sounds to choose from. It has almost 2 full octaves, low F to high E and multiple notes (at least four) can be played at a time (for a chord if you can do it). 

You can record yourself playing and play it back. Although, it's lost once you turn it off. There is no memory storage in it. But it is fun to play with for the kids! And they can get some of that wild and crazy energy out of them as they jump from key to key, playing notes.

Be aware that this is a toy and even though you can adjust the volume you can't tune it. The "A" sounds like a G# so the pitches are all off by half step. All in all, the kids enjoyed playing with it!

More about the jumbo keyboard:

  • It is almost 6 feet across and has 8 different built-in instruments that include guitar, saxophone, violin and more.
  • You can build a song, or just step to tap the keys and improvise music.
  • It has a volume adjustment and includes an automatic "power off" system
  • Multiple kids and adults can use it at the same time
  • Made out of heavy duty vinyl so it can withstand and endure a lot of use
  • Makes a great gift
  • Requires 4 AA batteries


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Neuro Vitality Formula from NuturaPlus

This neuro vitality formula can help you focus more, have a clear mind, and better concentration. This would be great for college students, folks who are in a high level position at work that is full of stress and anxiety, and for those who are worried about brain function.

The ingredients are great. It has a lot of good things in it, including L-glutamine (for gut health -- all disease begins in the gut, right?) and ginkgo biloba for mental clarity, St. John's Wort (for uplifting mood and anti-depressant -- it also can be used to help the nervous system).

The really cool ingredient is phosphatidylserine which adrenal fatigue sufferers know very well as it LOWERS high, damaging cortisol levels by up to 70%. There is not THAT much in this supplement, but enough to make a difference if you are extra stressed out.. For those with high cortisol levels suffering from adrenal fatigue, you will want to take a stand alone supplement. Stop The Thyroid Madness article has more information on it here. I know a lot about it because I take it every night to help lower my cortisol so I can sleep better. 

As mentioned, it should help with mental clarity, focus, memory and as a mood booster. It can help reduce anxiety and stress levels as well. It is a brain booster helping you feel more alert and focused on learning. 

The manufacturer, NuturaPlus, offers a 100% money back guarantee.


Automobile First Aid Kit

I am huge on safety and preparedness. I figure that if I am prepared, two things can happen -- 1) nothing, which is good; or 2) something, which I will be prepared for. Either way, I will be able to handle it. That is the whole purpose of preparedness -- hoping for the best but being ready for the worst. 

I take this to heart and even make sure I am prepared as I am driving about town or on trips. I have coast guard rations in my vehicle, along with a water bottle, and jumper cables, and emergency roadside kit, and now I have an automobile first aid kit. This automobile first aid kit includes a lot of items that you *might* need if you get in an accident and are far away from help (like if you are camping or hiking).

There are tons of items included in this kit, as you can see from the picture. Bandages, sterilized gauze pads, ace wraps, instant ice pack, tweezers, poncho, an emergency mylar blanket, light stick, scissors, CPR kit, a whistle, a compass, alcohol wipes, and so on. 

It is lightweight and easy to carry, it is small (about 6 x 8 inches max) and can easily fit in a backpack for hiking, or in your camping tote. It also fits in your glove compartment easily as well. It comes in a zippered nylon bag with clear pockets that easily identify the items inside.

All the items in it are what people use the most. All these supplies -- over 70 items -- basic first aid and more. It is the perfect combination of medical first aid supplies and emergency preparedness items.


Liver Edge

I have liver issues. I have no clue why :( But it is causing me a lot of issues beyond my liver aching and occasionally my gallbladder causing a fit. My liver enzymes are high, and on all the urinalysis testing that I do, my bilirubin is high. I just got another test done and am waiting on the results, and then will consult with my doctor on what the next steps are.

When your liver is unhealthy, it cannot process hormones correctly, so your endocrine system is all messed up. I already have adrenal insufficiency so this is a concern for me. That is why I am trying this product.

This Liver Edge tincture is a liquid herbal extract that contains milk thistle, along with other proven healthy herbs that are known to help build and strengthen your liver. It contains 7 botanical detoxifiers that gently but efficiently flush out bad substances.

The main ingredients that are well known to help with the liver are milk thistle (silymarin) and dandelion. It is made alcohol free and can be taken straight into your mouth, which is really nice and saves time. Since it is in liquid format, it is easier to take than pills, yet is still just as potent.

They claim it is 100% safe with no side effects. I don't think anything is 100% safe, but nonetheless, for most everyone it is going to be fine to take.

It is gentle enough to use daily even if you have a weak liver.

It is alcohol free, sugar free, dairy free, nut free, wheat free, gluten free and vegan. It is made in the USA and in an FDA registered GMP facility.

I am hoping that it will support my liver's ability to burn fat and increase my metabolic process, which is where I am having a lot of difficulties. I have high hopes for this!


Alkalizing and Mineralizing Water Purification System For Countertop

This mineralized alkaline water filter produces essential minerals your body needs, including calcium and magnesium. 

It is 100% BPA free and made with only safe components. It is easy to set up, all you have to do is hook it up to your faucet with a few parts. No plumber needed!

This water filtration system provides delicious, chemical free mineral water right from your tap. When you install your water filter, you will enjoy great tasting and healthy water without needing to get purified water. The filter cartridge inside can last up to a year, and so you will be drinking fresh mineral water all year round for pennies on the dollar!

There are also health benefits you get from drinking alkaline mineral water. The minerals, like calcium and magnesium, are important. It creates a higher alkalinity, with a pH between 8.0 and 9.5. And it includes a pH testing kit so you can test it yourself. You can use regular tap water and test it, and then use the alkaline water and test that. Then you can compare.

Some say that drinking alkaline water may help sleep quality, give you more energy and help your skin and hair.

You can use this water for everything from cooking to drinking, watering your plants, filling up your pet's water dish, etc. They also include an alkaline food chart so you can easily choose alkaline foods if you decide you want to.

BluPure is owned and operated by water experts and a microbiologist, so you are getting 100% BPA-free water. They also offer a money back guarantee and a 1 year limited warranty.

Colored Pencil Set

Adult coloring is becoming super popular. It is a way for adults to relax, de-stress and take time for themselves. And many people prefer using colored pencils instead of markers for this activity. This colored pencil set comes with 60 colored pencils plus 5 drafting pencils.

They come in a plastic "cup holder" that makes it easy to pick your colors.

As you can see from the product picture, they are a plain wood color, they don't have color anywhere except on the inside (lead). That seems kinda cool to me because the color leads are true to color, you know, the tip that you see. It is very disappointing when you pick a color to used based on the outside wrap of the pencil, and it ends up not being true to color. Not the case with these.

And, I like the raw, natural wood color on the outside.

One thing to note is that it is hard to put the colored pencils back in the holder after using it. It is a tight squeeze. That is the only thing I didn't like about them.

Another thing that would be really cool is if the holder had a sharpener on the bottom, like those crayon boxes that have the crayon sharpener on them. That would be awesome.

In this set you get 60 colored pencils plus 5 regular drawing pencils, designed to handle detailed work. They have a rich color saturation.


Post Natal Belly Band Wrap

Want to know the BEST baby shower gift? It may not be as cute as pink lacy dresses and baby booties and diaper cakes, but it will be the favorite gift for the mama to be. It is a belly band! This belly band is for tender post natal care, to promote faster healing and recovery after child birth.

It has a triple-compression technology that incudes two extra belts to let you choose where to apply the right pressure on the pelvic and tummy area.

The belly band construction is made up of 20% bamboo charcoal fiber that is woven into this hypallergenic fabric that absorbs moisture 3 to 4 times faster than other fabrics. The reason this is important is that it prevents bacterial growth in the material, and prevents odor from accumulating.

You can use it straight after birth to help the uterus and pelvis with recovery. Then, you can use it to tighten the abdominal areas as well as provide you with back support.

It is safe for both natural birth and c-section delivery.

It offers triple compression with 3-step fastening that feels secure and comfortably tight. The two extra compression belts are used to reinforce key recovery areas.

You can wear it all day, even at night, during sleep. It will bend, twist and move with your body and won't ride up. A very comfortable wear.

The fibers form a rigid but flexible material. It is machine washable, too!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Child Size Gardening Tool Set

This is a little (itty bitty) garden tool set that includes a shovel, a spade and a rake. They are made out of metal so they are going to be able to withstand more "hard labor" (haha).

It comes with a small watering can and a tote to carry them all in. The most interesting thing? The included chart on how to identify BUGS!! It lists the top 10 beneficial bugs for your garden and even explains their purpose. I really like that because I am all for bugs as long as they are beneficial and outside!

Since I am an avid gardener and I have two little nieces (2 and 4 years old) that would LOVE to help me, this is perfect. I think by the time they are 6+ years old this set would be too young for them. It seems to be for younger children, probably up to kindergarten age, maybe 2nd grade at the highest age level.

We do a lot of gardening, including potted gardening, mostly vegetables and perennials. We don't do many annual flowers, although I could see those as being very easy for a youngster to help plant with these tools, in the Spring.

Since these are real tools (in a smaller size) another good, fun option would be to have a section of the garden that is just for them, they can choose what to plant, and can take care of it, so when you weed the rest of the garden, they can weed their portion. We used to do this as children, we each got a section to plant what we wanted, and we had to learn how to take care of it.

This is a great learning opportunity for them, it gives children a chance to be in the dirt, learn about plants, and appreciate the feel of dirt in their hands.

Buy it here for only $19.99!

Silicon Muffin Pans and Cupcake Liners

This silicone cupcake baking pan is awesome. This set comes with 12 silicon baking cups as well, for repeated use. It is eco friendly, you don't have to throw them away after each use. It saves money over time as well.
A couple really cool things about silicone are the following:

1. It is durable and will withstand use after use
2. It is flexible and can be stored easily in odd shaped cabinets
3. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
4. Super pretty colors!
5. They are microwave safe as well as freezer safe
6. Oven safe up to 450°F
7. They are non-stick! (YAY for this one!)

They are not only good for making cupcakes and muffins, but you can make gelatin candies and even chocolate treats. I have a great recipe for chocolate peanut butter cups here that you can use these silicone baking cups with.

One thing to note, you will want to place the baking pan on a cookie sheet because it is flexible and will bend, spilling out the contents if you don't have it on a hard surface.

They are only $12.99 when purchased together (the baking pan and the cupcake liners) making them a great bargain!

You can buy them here:


Thursday, October 15, 2015

6-piece kitchen utensil set review

This is a decent quality kitchen utensil set with a sturdy carousel stand holder that allows you to hang them up nicely and display on your counter top for easy access.

The good thing about this is that these utensils will be within easy reach while you are cooking, and you don't have to go rummaging through drawers looking for the right kitchen tool.

However, they are pretty bulky. The handles are large, and so you would not want to store them in drawers anyway as they'd take up too much room.

It does make a good gift for a college student starting out (if you can afford it) or a wedding gift for a newlywed couple who are just getting set up in their new home. Another option would be using it as a great housewarming gift.

The colors are black and white. it is made out of nylon which is heat resistant to 410 degrees F, which is good if you use nonstick cookware. I don't use nonstick cookware like teflon because of how bad it is for you, how toxic it can be when scratched, so I use cast iron, ceramic and stainless steel.

I actually prefer stainless steel utensils, instead of nylon. But that is what I grew up with and so that is probably why I am used to them and have that preference.

I do like the design of the handle for one reason only -- if you set them down on the counter, the head doesn't touch the counter. So when you are stirring a pot or scrambling eggs and need to set the spatula down, you won't make a mess on the counter and you won't contaminate the spatula...

This set includes:

  • spaghetti server
  • slotted spoon
  • soup ladle
  • spatula
  • potato masher
  • whisk
  • swiveling stand to hold everything

The company also provides a 100% money back guarantee. You can buy the product here. It is currently on sale for $34.99

Bottle Cutter Review

This bottle cutter is a small contraption that can make your life easier if you need to cut bottles. It can be used for so many things. If you have pretty wine bottles or other empty liquor bottles, or if you have sparkling cider bottles (for those that don't drink alcohol).

There are a lot of things you can make, for instance, a vase, chandeliers, candles, cute pots for small herbs or flowers, oh man there are a lot of things to do with a cut bottle. If you search Pinterest for "cut bottle crafts" or "cut wine bottle projects" you will see pages and pages of ideas!

Here is an example of a wine bottle chandelier (from Pinterest):

Not only does it leave the bottles out of the landfill, you can use them as gifts, or home decor.

They especially look good using different colored bottles and strings of lights. It gives the area a really nice ambiance to it and sets the mood.

This bottle cutter takes some time to get used to, and it really only scores the glass, and then you have to take it through a process of heating and cooling to get it to "snap" evenly. It is something you want to do outside, as it leaves glass dust around it, and that would not be good to do inside (in my opinion, based on how often I vacuum and sweep, hahha!)

You can buy it here for less than $20. It is small so it won't take up much room in your garage workbench or tool area!


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Solize Sunglasses from Del Sol - FREE GIVEAWAY PLUS 30% OFF COUPON

I am totally thrilled with my new sunglasses, can you tell? They are absolutely stunning!!

They are awesome. The best ones I have ever worn in my 40+ years of life! They are from Del Sol and these ones specifically are the Help Me Rhonda style. The bling on the front and the pattern on the side turns pink in the sun, whereas they are white when I am not in the sun. The color changing happens within seconds, and is pretty cool.

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  • 100% UVA/UVB blocking protection
  • Durable frames are impact resistant and lightweight
  • Spectachrome(TM) technology makes frames change color when exposed to sunlight. Color change is guaranteed to last the lifetime of the glasses. 

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Foldable HeadPhones

These headphones have some nice features to them, plus they are so comfortable. And beyond that, my dog was acting so silly when I would put them on, he would bark and turn in circles, so we decided to let him listen to music himself, so we got this funny picture of him listening to country music.

The features of the headphones includes an ergonomic design that fit nicely on my head and over my ears. (They felt a bit awkward on my husband's head, said they pressed against his ears, but we won't go into the big ears detail, hahah!)

The noise cancelling function is not as nice as the Bose set that we had in years past, but again, these are $18, not $350, and you still can get more than 50% of the noise cancelling effect as the Bose.

They fold up nicely. I will be using them in my office for work, but when I travel, the folding design will be nice.

One thing I like is that I can use it on my computer OR my phone, and I can use it for Skype or I can use it to make calls on my phone, or just listen to music. The microphone has 360 degree pickup.

You can use it to answer or end calls, pause or play music, and if you are listening to music, move to the next song all with the little control buttons on this headphone set.

It does have an ergonomic design that is comfortable. Real leather is soft.

Overall, it is a nice headphone set, and I love the cord, which reminds me of shoelaces! Very clever.