Life with Anaphylaxis Vlog June 16, 2018

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Just a quick vlog to keep everyone updated on my experiences. Today’s was a little emotional. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming with my condition. This round has really placed me in that category. I just wipe away the tears and keep fighting. Every day is a blessing, and I am always highly appreciative of that. Not one day goes by that I don’t give thanks to God. That is my personal belief.

 

E-Cloth Summer Sparkle Tryazon Party

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E-Cloth aims to supply the most effective, healthiest and more environmentally friendly cleaning products at a good value to the consumer. Their chemical-free products use only water to remove dust, grease, oil, grime, dirt and bacteria.”

Ok, who here loves to clean. I know I do, lololol. Well, I love a clean home, and I really don’t mind cleaning. Cleaning is a game of Russian Roulette for me. I have asthma and insane, life threatening allergies. I have frequent anaphylactic reactions. One of my off the chart allergies is dust, and dust mites. Go figure, huh. So, I have to keep on top of cleaning in my home, or I really suffer the consequences. I also have issues with a lot of cleaners as well, both natural and chemical. I am always looking for a healthier way to clean. Both for myself, and my family. I was over the moon when I learned of the company E-Cloth. I had not heard of them before and was blessed with this opportunity to both try out their wonderful, wonderful products, and be able to share about them to others. I was sent a large variety of their cleaning products to try out, and I was sent goodies to give out as well. A win, win for everyone involved.
My package included:


My items to give away are:


So, maybe I shouldn’t have told people ahead of time that the party involved cleaning products, lol. I had a lot of people no show. Their loss, these products are pretty amazing! They loved the coupons, sample E-Cloths, and the contest!


These products are created so you can clean with just using water. No chemicals needed with their line of products. Wow!!!!!!!!!! Now you know why I had to see these for myself. This company was founded in 1995. Since they have been around for over 20 years, I had a lot of faith with them, going into this. Fortunately, I was not disappointed. My first impression upon discovering what was in the box, was sheer happiness. Everything appeared to be of great quality. Nothing was cheap or flimsy, at all. This company started in Europe, and per the company, became Europe’s #1 chemical-free cleaning company. They came to the US in 2008. Their product line includes anything from single cloths to value packs, and complete cleaning sets for kitchens, bathrooms, windows, floors, stainless steel, and electronics, and then some. They have something for everyone.


I know what you are thinking. That’s just surface cleaning. I need to disinfect. Well, I personally agree, I’m a clean freak. But, I do not agree that you need heavy chemicals that are bad for you and the environment, every time you clean. That’s if you are a regular cleaner, lol. People have cited actual harm that has come to their children and themselves, from cleaning agents. I think this company offers a great healthy alternative, that truly is needed.


Now, to further prove that these cloths clean well, here’s some scientific proof from the company:
“Fiber Density – Each e-cloth is fabricated to have as many as 3.1 million fiber strands per square inch of cloth. Nearly 500 million fiber strands are in each cloth. e-cloth’s filaments are so small and so strong; using just water they break up, lift, lock in, and clean deep down into the tiniest grooves and crevices. Dust, grease, oils, grime, dirt and bacteria are quickly and easily removed and locked away deep inside the fibers until the cloths are rinsed or washed. Surfaces are cleaned so effectively that there is nowhere left for bacteria to grow. Surfaces are left polished and totally smear and lint free. e-cloths rapidly absorb 7 times their weight in water. In addition, scientific research carried out by world renowned Silliker Group, has proven that e-cloths also remove over 99% of bacteria.”


The key to the cleaning cloths is to wet them thoroughly, then ring the water out. Then you can dry and polish with the polishing cloths. The dusting glove should be enough to dust the whole house, depending on the size and dust level, of course. To remove the dust from the glove, you will need to wash it, afterwards. The Kitchen pads are like any other scrubbing pad. You do not need to use soap though, with them. Have faith in the cloth; science, remember. The Pet Bowl Scrubber is just a scrubber as well, use it as such. I love the dog bone design though; so cute! I love that E-Cloth offers a water atomizer. It works great with their cloths. It is a fine atomized mist. Not overly heavy, which is what you don’t want with windows, mirrors, surfaces, etc.. It delivers just the right amount, which makes cleaning a breeze. These cloths can be thrown in the washer or rinsed thoroughly with hot water. They are pretty durable, well made, and easy to care for.

I have wood floors and tile through the majority of my home. So, I was very excited to try out their Deep Clean Mop. I love it! The handle is aluminum and comes in two parts, which is easy to put together, and take apart for storage. It extends from 34″ to 61″, which accommodates both different cleaning levels, and heights of those who are using it. It is very to maneuver, and use. I love it! The cloth has a 300 wash guarantee. One comes with it. Just add water to clean your hard surface floors. “True Chemical Free Cleaning – Proven to remove over 99% of all bacteria (including e-coli and listeria) from hard flooring surfaces with just water.” This is from their page about the mop. Yay! The mop head Velcro’s on. So, it’s easy to remove to wash, and reapply. You wet the cloth and wring it out, apply to the mop, then clean your flooring. So simple and quick, and I love that!!!!! You are safe to clean these flooring types with this mop: vinyl, bamboo, laminate, stone, ceramic, tile, hardwood, linoleum, and concrete.


After trying out their mop, I moved onto their stainless steel cleaning cloth, and window cleaning cloth. Two items that I thought might be harder to clean, since both surfaces are so finicky. Well, I was quickly proven wrong. The stainless in my kitchen was so clean and shiny after using the cloth. No lint, or streaks left behind, and no muscle put into it. I literally wiped with the damp cloth and dried with the polishing cloth. The windows were no different. No one really enjoys cleaning windows, and I hate using a ton of paper towels, which I always end up doing. I was over the moon happy to be able to clean all my glass surfaces in my dining room and foyer, without any paper towels. Besides my many windows in that room, I have a china hutch and glass front fireplace. The cloth system proved so easy, and insanely efficient in cleaning all of these surfaces. I cannot recommend this set enough, if you can only grab one set.
No one loves dusting, but I think you might love the dusting glove. With it you can clean those dust collectors so easily. The fibers really do cling onto the dust. My family will get to use that. I, unfortunately couldn’t handle the longer fibers with my fabric sensitivities. It is soft and it is perfect for higher end wood finishes and collectibles. You can clean without worry of damaging anything. My son came in 2nd at a National Woodworking Competition with a TV table build. This glove dusted it beautifully, and for once I didn’t have to worry about the finish on the table, lol. I always sweat over that when cleaning it. I did use the glove myself on this table, since it is quick to do. I was thrilled with it. It even went through my washer and dryer, very well.

All of the products have come through as advertised for me. I am both over joyed and relieved. I love knowing I will not be killing a tree every time I clean my windows and glass items. I normally go through quite a few paper towels. My stainless and floors are so much easier to take care of, and so on and so on. Hello, my name is Carol, and I am an E-Cloth convert. Thank you, E-Cloth, and Tryazon for letting me participate in this Party.

And the winner is:

E-Cloth: https://www.ecloth.com/ecloth-perfect-cleaning-with-just-water.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eclothUSA/
Direct link to all of their products: https://www.ecloth.com/All-Products/
E-Cloth’s Get To Know Them Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVowxVXQZDk&t=

I received these product to try from E-Cloth and Tryazon. All opinions are my own. I do not make any money off of the sale of these products, and I have not been paid any money to try out and represent these products.

Influenster Finesse VoxBox Unboxing

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I was so excited to be sent this month’s Influenster Voxbox. This month’s box was titled their Finesse Voxbox. Inside the box were 5 wonderful products:
1. Not Your Mother’s Naturals Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mouse – MSRP $9. It is stated to be found at Ulta Beauty.
2. Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. MSRP $2.49 (2Cups) Real Organic ingredients. Simple and quick to make; 60 seconds. No preservatives!
3. Olly Super Foods Smoothie – MSRP $29.99 (20.4oz Jar, 15 servings) Use Code: INFLUENSTER to get 20% off all Olly Products until 3/29/18. Only valid on Olly.com. You can mix a serving with a beverage of your choice. It offers 15 grams of Protein and 5 grams of Fiber per serving. Each serving also offers 2 servings of fruits and veggies worth of phytonutrients. This is a plant based Protein drink, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, and has Natural Flavors and Sweeteners.
4. Essie Gel Couture – MSRP $11.50 each. They sent me their 164 Closing Night Gel Coat and 00 Top Coat Platinum Grade Top Coat. This is their 2-step system. They have a patent pending curved brush for application. This system does not require a UV Light, and can actually be removed with regular nail polish remover. They state they have over 100 color choices as well!

Overall this has been a great experience. I discovered some really great, healthy, new products that I did not even know existed. I am so happy to be able to share this experience.

#Ad #Influenster

 

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

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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.

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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

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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.

 

 

Cooking the cast iron way with Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan.

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I am the main cook in the home, and I cook almost everything from scratch. Cast iron cookware has been a part of our kitchens since childhood. If you haven’t experienced cast iron cooking, you are missing out. Not only is cast iron a highly durable material, that can last a lifetime, but it adds something to your food. Meats are great cooked on cast iron, and all foods get the added benefit of iron to them, from being cooked on it. Cast iron has great heat conduction. Once it heats up, boy is it heated up. You can greatly turn down the heat, while still maintaining great, even cooking. Don’t forget to use a pot holder though, with this pan. This cast iron pan by Eweis Homewares, measures out at 10.5″ (cooking surface), by 1.96″ deep, by 16.5″ to the end of the handle. This is an easy pan to start off with as well. It has already been pre-seasoned. They only used vegetable oil to preseason it. So, it’s ready to go right out of the box.

Care of a cast iron pan is pretty easy. People tend to over think it, really. The key is to wash and dry it after cooking on it. If I let it soak, I only do for a few minutes, and then it cleans easily. Then I try to dry it as much as possible. If you don’t want it out while it’s thoroughly drying, just place it in your oven to dry. While the pan is still a little warm, you can even wipe it down slightly with vegetable oil also. This will keep the pan from rusting. If you let your pan get damp, and surface rust appears, it does clean easily, and doesn’t affect your cooking. There are a lot of hints and tips online, as well.

Cast iron pans can be used stovetop, in the oven, and over a campfire. They are obviously very versatile to own and use. This pan is well made, and great to cook with. With its ridged cooking surface, it’s great to cook different meats on it. This pan even offers the spout, to make draining easier. Overall, it’s a great addition to our home and kitchen. I am really happy with it, personally.

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I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. – Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan, Square Grill Pan.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found her eon Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZNF0MK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

My daily supplement. – Schwartz Bioresearches’ Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine.

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Turmeric is one of my staples. I take it twice a day, and I never plan on stopping. I am not new to Turmeric from Schwartz Bioresearch.  I have taken it in the past, and I am glad to be taking it again. I am very, very picky about the supplements I take. I have a Nursing background and numerous life threatening allergies. I literally depend on a handful of quality supplements to keep me healthy. Turmeric is one of them. When it comes down to the nitty gritty, Turmeric is a great long term anti-inflammatory supplement. Inflammation is a major portion of most diseases too. It is also full of antioxidants, and can only be beneficial to you.

The reason why I am so picky about what I take, is that most companies really do put out very unhealthy supplements. It’s unreal how so many are processed. I’ve even read an ingredient list of a children’s vitamin that included Arsenic in it. This Turmeric is a Non-GMO product!!!!!!!!!!! That is just so important, and something I look for. It is made in the USA, and has no binders or fillers. It has no chemicals. Preservatives, or colorants in it as well. It is also free of wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, peanuts, shellfish, and sugar. The only ingredients in this product are: Turmeric, Turmeric Extract, Black Pepper, Vegetable Capsules. That’s it. Why black pepper you ask. That is needed to really help your body process the Turmeric. This has enhanced bioavailability. There is 95% Curcuminoids in each serving, which is really necessary to have the benefits of Turmeric. You only need to take 2 capsules a day, for a total of 1300mg. They are on the thinner side, and easy to get down. They do not upset my stomach or intestines, at all. Since I have added Turmeric to my daily regimen, I have been able to get off ibuprofen, completely. You don’t know how major that is. I was taking 800mg of ibuprofen at a time, and at least twice a day. I have very frequent anaphylactic reactions. My throat is always sore and swollen, as well as my body. Turmeric really gave me my life back. It is worth every penny. I really love this product. The quality is something I can whole heartedly get behind.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Schwartz Bioresearches’ Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1300mg, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Bioperine-Supplement-Standardized-Curcuminoids/dp/B01DSWCNL0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage