Keep Your Skin Fresh and Clean with Era Organics

Standard

I was sent three facial products from ERA Organics to test and review. I had my mom help me out on a couple of the products. The three products I was sent are:

Relief – A 4oz A Healing Non-Greasy Moisturizer

Dead Sea Mud Therapy

Cleans & Restore – A Facial Wash

Both the Mud Therapy and their Relief Cream were tested by my mother, since they have some nut based products in them. I am allergic to nuts. I personally tested out the Facial Cleaner. I do love how these products have no Parabans and Phthalates in them. I am very picky on what I will put on my body, and my families’. 

The cleaner is a light, and fresh cleanser to use. It was not heavily scented with chemicals, which I like. Instead, it has its’ own clean scent, almost minty. It is refreshing, and comfortable to use.  It left my face feeling clean. I had no tight and over dry reaction to it, afterwards, either. My skin remained nice and soft. It was made to have a balanced ph value, and you can tell, with how your skin reacts to it. It is a 4oz bottle, and a little goes a long way. I like to put a little on a silicone scrubby, and clean and massage my face at the same time. Talk about stress relieving. I suffer from serious allergies, and have constant reactions. My skin is highly sensitive, and I have had no issues with this product. I believe the hype! Here are some of its’ wonderful attributes:

“All Natural Skin Cleanser for All Skin Types and Nearly Any Skin Condition

– Enriched with Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey

– Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Fragrance Free, No Harsh Chemicals or Preservatives

– Highly Concentrated with No Useless Fillers

– Balanced to Your Skin’s Natural 5.5 PH Unlike Most Soaps That Harm Your Skin

– Includes Vitamins A, B, C, D and E

– Naturally Anti-Bacterial Thanks to Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey and Organic Aloe Vera”

Next, we have their Dead Sea Mud Therapy. I remember, as a child, watching my mom do her mud masks to her face. She would tell me how it was good for the skin. I, myself, have done mud masks, and loves them. So, I was happy to give this to my mom to try. It is also full of incredible ingredients, that are nourishing and detoxing, to the skin. I make a lot of my own products, and use a lot of the ingredients they use. For example, this product has Hemp Oil, Manuka Honey, and Aloe in it. Those alone are so fantastic to the skin. It also has Shea butter in it. Another product great for your skin. These products, if you look them up separately on line, are found to have nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties to the skin. So, they make sense to be in facial products. This is the full ingredient list:

Dead Sea Mud, Organic Green Tea, Kaolin Clay, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil, Aspen Bark, Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Arnica Oil, Manuka Honey, Organic Hemp Oil, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol).”

I like that they even have Non-GMO products in it. The scent is a natural scent. It has no overpowering odor, one way or the other. With this, you just need to place it on clean skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, and set in, and then gently rub it off, with water, using a circular motion. This will help to increase the circulation to your skin as well. It really is a healthy product to add to your routine. It is rich with vitamins and minerals. A vitamin for your skin, lol. Do this once a week, let’s say, on the weekend, and it should help to pull out the impurities from the week, and reenergize your skin. The following are some of the benefits stated from the company:

“Why Your Skin Will Love Our Dead Sea Mud:

– Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin

– Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging

– Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes

– Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities

– Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture

– Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion”

Last, but definitely not least, we have their, ERA Organics Relief – A 4oz A Healing Non-Greasy Moisturizer. It has a long, long, long, list of ingredients, lol. Some of the wonderful ingredients in this cream are Aloe, Manuka Honey, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Blue-Green Algae, Hemp Seed Oil, Vit. E, Glycerin, B5, Vit. A, B2, Vit. C, Oat Amino Protein, MSM, and so on, and so on. There is a mixture of Organic and Non-Organic as well. This cream is non greasy, pleasant to put on. It has a light, natural, fresh scent. No artificial odors here. They state that is is wonderful for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and more. My mom, who tested this, only gets eczema, from time to time. Her hands and feet are her problem areas. She has been using this on her hands. She likes how it soaks right in, and leaves no residue behind. She literally has no tolerance for that. She can be one picky customer, and she is pretty happy with this cream.

“What Can You Expect from Relief:

Sooth, Moisturize and Nourish to the Base of Your Skin

Reduce Pain and Itching

Reduce Swelling and Redness

Boost Healing

Restore Your Skin’s Natural 5.5 PH

Moisturize Up To 8-12 Hours”

 

Overall, these three products, have solid ingredients in them. Most of which are organic too. We are pretty happy with our personal experiences with them, to date.

 ERA Organics blog 10

To purchase these products, you can get them here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O19V5SC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013KITQWG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OSAUYTA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

I received these products at a discount. All opinions are my own, and honest. I am in no way affiliated with these products.

AOMUU Face Cleaning Pads; the perfect way to clean your skin.

Standard

Skincare is an everyday battle. It begins as soon as we are born, and last until we die. You would think that as you age, it would get easier, but it doesn’t. I suffer from allergies so severe, that I have frequent anaphylaxis. My skin suffers from all of the reactions I have. Be it from regular reactive breakouts to skin infections, I am always maintaining something. Being able to exfoliate your skin is really the only way to really clean down to your pores. When I shower I use a battery operated facial scrubber, and boy does it clean. Unfortunately, it can be messy, and I am blessed only with small counter space in my bathroom. So, I do not use it at my sink. This 2 Pc Silicone Facial Scrubber Cleansing Pad Set by TOSHENG, is my answer. I can actually use these at the sink, and not make a big mess at all. There are two separate brushes in the set. They are made out of 100% Food Grade Silicone, and are very soft to the touch. These are soft enough to use on a babies scalp, to help ensure they do not get cradle cap. So, you can guarantee, that they will be gentle enough for your face.

aomuu-face-cleaning-pad-2

Silicone does not naturally harbor bacteria or mold. It is very easy to keep clean. You can even soak it in vinegar for 24 hours to sterilize it, if you had a skin infection. I used to sterilize medical equipment that way as a home nurse. On the back of each brush is a suction cup. I love that feature. You can attach it to your mirror, or the shower wall, or even both, since there are 2 in a pack. That helps them drain and dry quickly, and keeps them both out of the way, and handy for use. They measure out at 3 ¾” tall and just over 2 ½” wide at the widest part. These are my personal measurements. They are very easy to handle due to their size and flexibility of material. On each scrubber, they have 3 different bristle lengths. This helps to ensure being able to really get into your pores, and really clean your skin. I’m an all-natural kind of girl, so I use my handmade soap, or just a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. That really cleans out the pores, combined with this facial scrubber. When you clean in a circular motion you are also helping to increase the circulation to your skin, which is another health benefit. It is a massage for your face, besides cleaning out your pores, and exfoliating your skin.

These are the bristles from top to bottom. Top being the pointy edge:

Tiny Bristles: Used for cleaning sensitive parts of face such as the corner of eyes, the edges of nose…etc”

Middle Bristles: Remove blackheads and dirt in the pores, exfoliating and remove dead skin cells, soften the skin.”

Coarse Bristles: Massage your face, enhance facial blood circulation.”

Overall, these AOMUU Face Cleaning Pads are well made, easy to use, and really help clean my face. I am very pleased with them.

These are available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBL85T0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

aomuu-face-cleaning-pad-3

I received these for free. My opinions are expressly my own. I have no affiliation with this company and do not profit from any of their sales.

 

 

A skins’ best friend. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose.

Standard

I did a lot of research on Emu oil a couple of years ago. I have insane allergies with anaphylactic reactions, and get reactive breakouts because of it. They turn into skin infections fast, if I don’t knock it down fast. I went the whole doctor route, and dermatologist, and allergist route. Medicine really doesn’t help at all. Steroids would knock it down, but then it would flare back up even worse. At one point, the skin off my nose was nonexistent to just raw infection.  I had many other spots as well. After a long time of unbelievable pain, I went the al natural, organic route.

pink-emu-oil-bottle-2

I do have a history of being a nurse, so after a lot of research, I chose a few products. Emu oil was one of them. Wow, it is really healing to the skin. This product is wonderful. It is all 100% pure and organic. Since I have started using Emu oil, as well as a couple others (I rotate), I have not had anything close to the horror I was enduring before them. Emu oil is full of Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids, and linoleic acid and oleic acid, that do nothing but heal the skin. It is an anti-inflammatory agent as well. It is perfect on your lips and skin. It has a creamy, and oily texture to it. Even though its’ an oil product, it does not leave an oily residue on your skin. Your skin absorbs it so fast. It has a very faint natural scent to it, but it’s so faint, you do not even notice it on your face and lips. It has a wonderful soft feeling to it. It will not make you break out. In the contrary to a lot of peoples’ beliefs, all oils are not acne causing, lol. They actually do the opposite. They increase the health of your skin. It will not clog your pores either. You can use this on all skin, and skin conditions. I just used this on my sons’ leg. He reacts horribly o common bug bites. Something attacked his leg, and he had huge, hard welts all over it.

They had a lot of heat in them, and I was afraid they were going to go into a skin infection. It has happened to him before. The emu oil helped him tremendously. It took the heat away, and the bites started to soften up, and heal. They were no longer a glowing red color on his fair skin. Since it is a soft creamy oil, it did not sting his bites at all. I am a true Emu Oil believer and user, and I really like this organic Emu Oil from Leven Rose.

I received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose – 4 Ounce (4 oz) 100% Natural

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHTUE3I/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Chocolicious! – Wild Dark Chocolate Powder.

Standard

chocolate-powder-3

I love chocolate. But, since I have developed insane food allergies, as well as allergies to additives, and preservatives, it’s hard for me to buy it. The same goes for cocoa powder. I love this product for several reasons: Non GMO, Organic, and Incredible flavor. I received the smallest of the sizes available: 4oz. But, they also have it available in an 8oz package, as well as a 12oz package. I like being able to get a smaller batch of a new product. I hate wasting food, if I do not like it, or if it tuens out I cannot tolerate it. I love companies who are proud to say they use Non GMO ingredients. These is 100% natural, and organic. I love the consistency, the flavor, and the fact that the package reseals easily during use. I love knowing that when I bake for my family, that they are at least eating a chemical free, and healthy dessert. I hate knowing that so many carcinogenic ingredients are in so many foods nowadays; it’s horrifying. This product is easy to use. Use it like any other cocoa product. It’s perfect to bake with and has a wonderful, wonderful flavor. I really can’t say enough positive. I absolutely love this product.

chocolate-powder-1

 I Received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Cocoa Powder, Wild Dark Chocolate Powder, Handcrafted, Single-Origin, Fair Trade, Organic, Non-Alkalized Chocolate from…

If you would like to purcashe this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4JA56S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

Whisper quiet. – DBroth’s Ivation Digital Humidifier w/LCD Control Panel.

Standard

Ivatio

I have used dehumidifiers on and off, but rarely do a use a plain humidifier. They are good to have though when the air gets too dry. Though, when I thought about it, I actually use a humidifier all of the time, lol. I use essential oil diffusers, and they place humidity (water) into the air along with essential oils. This humidifier from Ivation is an electronic humidifier, and you can actually choose between heated and non-heated. I used essential oils in this unit when on the non-heated setting. I really enjoy using my essential oil diffusers too. I think it’s so funny that I never tied the two things together. This one unit is working flawlessly. It is so quiet on; you may forget that it is even on. If it wasn’t for the viewable mist and digital screen that is. The screen is very clear, and easy to spot and read. If not using this tabletop, you do have to either lift it up to set it up, or get down on the floor with the it. The screen is on the bottom of the unit. A remote would have been the perfect touch for people who are physically challenged. If you cycle through the settings, you can choose sleep, turbo, Auto, and the Normal. It automatically turns on the heat in each mode, so wait a sec and then hit the heat symbol, and that will turn off the heat. It’s so easy to fill. The top lifts right off, nothing to undo. Then yhe water tank has a large handle. Just lift it up and bring it over to the sink. The cap is large, and easy to grasp, to open it. The sleep mode sets for 8 hours, then shuts off. This unit has auto shut off too, when the water runs out. Turbo and Auto Modes have no timer built into them. Normal does not either, but you can set your own humidity level and timer. I prefer to and pretty much only use the normal mode. The instruction booklet is really clear to read and understand. I wish the ink had been printed darker though. It was done in a really light ink color. You can set the timer from anywhere from 1 – 8 hours. Press the settings button twice, and then use the +/- signs to set your time. On the bottom back of the unit is an aroma compartment. It’s a teeny tray that pulls out and has a thick felt pad in it. You can place essential oils on this pad as you wish. I didn’t get that much from that compartment, and snuck my oils into the water, lol, on the cool mist only. You need to remember to dump out all of the water daily, so no mold or mildew builds. If you aren’t refilling it, dump it out, and let the container air dry before closing it up. The booklet tells you how to clean It thoroughly too. It’s a very stable unit and don’t have to worry about it being easily tipped over. Overall, I am very happy with how it functions. I like the large tank, for all day use. You can direct the stream of humidity since the nozzle can easily be positioned. I am really happy with this unit.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – DBroth’s Ivation Digital Humidifier w/LCD Control Panel.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQAX148/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The healthy way to light your home. – Skullis’ Himalayan Rock Crystal Salt Lamp with Dimmable Switch.

Standard

I am a fan of salt rock lamps. My mom has had one for years. It’s something that is not only beautiful to have in home, but is also beneficial for you. The ways that it can be beneficial to you are also personal. Or example, I find the light very soothing and relaxing, where others may not even care about it. Sometimes things that are very beneficial to your wellbeing are more of a personal choice.  I received this salt lamp from Skullis in their smaller size. This lamp can range anywhere from 3 – 4.5lbs in size. They do also offer it in a larger size, 6-11lbs. What I really appreciate, is that when my light arrived, they had also included 3 bulbs with it. It only uses 1 bulb, but now I have two for back up. The bulbs are 15 watt bulbs. I want to see if I can find a LED alternative. Since they packed it so well, all three bulbs worked upon arrival as well. In matter of fact, the entire lamp was wrapped really well. I had to use scissors to cut off the saran wrap type wrapping protecting the salt lamp itself. This unit uses a traditional house plug. It is American 2 prong plug as well. The salt lamp is a natural Himalayan salt lamp. The color when the lamp isn’t on is a darker orange/pink. Salmon may be the more correct way to call the color. Since it is a natural product, the color may vary. When the lamp is on, the entire salt lamp glows a brighter hue. It is so gorgeous on. You can determine the brightness level too. There is a dimmer on the cord approx.. ¼ of the way down the cord. Now, the salt rock is separate from the lamp base. Screw on the light bulb, and plug in the base. Then, carefully rest the salt rock on top of the light bulb. There is obviously a hole cut out of the center, bottom of the salt rock to accommodate the bulb. For all of you thinking, what the heck does this lamp do, this is from the ad page directly: “Natural Himalayan salt lamp will absorb moisture from the air, and then evaporated to release negative ions. It can play a role in purifying the air, called natural ionic air purifiers”. I obviously can’t measure what’s going on in the air when I use it, but Even my mom enjoys having one in her home, and she hates using electricity if she doesn’t have to, lol. They make a great accent light/night light as well. They are truly relaxing to have on in the evening. The warm glow is gorgeous, and knowing it helps your air makes it extra soothing, mentally. It does help the ambiance for the room for a romantic evening as well. After being on for hours, the light does not get hot to the touch. You can gran it with your palm fully embracing it, and it is only slightly warm to the touch. That is a great thing when you have pets and children in the home. You can feel safe with this on. Now, from past experience, my mom states that if you open your windows a lot, the humidity can eat at the salt block of the light. So, you might want to place it in a more non humid environment. We normally have the air conditioner on, but her air went out a few years ago, and experienced this with her Rock Salt Lamp, then. I absolutely love my Himalayan Salt Lamp. It’s a great addition to our home.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.  – Skullis’ YYout Himalayan Rock Crystal Salt Lamp with Dimmable Switch, Electric Wire and Three 15W Bulbs, 3 – 5 lbs.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DP47SDY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Time to stretch it out. – Ovinm’s Y-SportLive Pull-up Band, Purple.

Standard

purple exercise band 5

Exercise is a challenge for me lately. I suffer from very frequent anaphylactic reactions, and it really takes a toll on me. Especially, since on top of that, I have asthma. I also always have my now 9 year old with me, since I home school. This band from Ovinm, is actually pretty handy. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was offered to review it, but I really like this particular one. I have received some in the past, and they ended up not being very useful to me. I really like the resistance on this one. It’s one that I can feel but still do, and my 9 year old can use it as well. So, I am a happy camper. Quality wise, it’s top notch. It’s thick and highly durable. They sell these resistant bands in different strengths: “ Red – 10 to 35 lbs; Black – 20 to 60 lbs; Purple – 35 to 85 lbs; Green – 50 to 125 lbs.” I received the purple one to test. It is thick, and very durable. It’s pretty long too. I can put my feet on it, and pull up on it, bringing the band up to my chest. You can really feel it across your chest and upper arms this way. There are many other exercises to do as well. Fin what suits you best. These are great to be used in resistance training, crossfit, and even Physical and Occupational Therapy. I also like how easy it is to store. It comes with a couple bands to keep it tightly rolled up, making it easy to shove it in a drawer or gym bag. If you get is dirty and or sweaty, it washes off really easily too. It is made out of a natural latex material. Mine arrived with no odor to it at all. To increase the resistance factor, just double it up. The difference is pretty large, lol. It measures approx.. 40 1/2” in length. Granted that’s folded in half, and it kept wiggling on me, lol. So, if you cut it open, it would be over 81” long. I hope that gives you a good feeling for the size of this band. Width wise is 0.9” and it is 4.5m thick. This is not cracking or snapping on you, unless you do it on purpose, lol. The tensile strength on this purple band is 20-60lbs. It actually really allows you to get some good exercise in to your daily routine. It’s pretty comfortable to use, and no skill level is required. I also like that I can take it on the road with me when I travel. Surprisingly to me, I really like this resistance band from Ovinm.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Ovinm’s Y-SportLive Pull-up Band, Purple.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GFSU4SS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1