Botanical Splash – Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer Review

Winter is coming, and for me (and many of you, I’m sure!) that means dry skin. Right on cue, Trusted Health Products sent me a bottle of Botanical Splash, their new Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer. (Full disclosure: I did receive this item for free in exchange for my honest review.) I will admit, I had high expectations for this product! I have reviewed a couple of things previously from Trusted Health Products, and have not been disappointed!

Botanical Splash is a blend of 100% pure botanical oils – almond, orange, lime, lemon, olive and avocado. It works well on all skin types, and has no preservatives, parabens, petroleum-based oils, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, colorings, or additives of any kind!

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There are so many things I love about this product! The spray application makes it very easy to use. Just spray, and lightly spread on the skin. No greasy lotion residue all over your hands! The refreshing citrus scent is great to wake up to. I use it in the morning after my shower, and a little extra throughout the day on trouble spots, like my elbows and knees. It definitely has smoothed these rough areas! My skin just soaks it up, and it feels so clean and healthy! Botanical Splash can also be used as an underarm deodorant. I haven’t tried it for that purpose, but I think I will.

Once again, Trusted Health Products has provided a great MULTI-USE product! Using Botanical Splash, not only am I treating my skin with natural oils (as opposed to chemicals), I’ll save money, too! I am a very happy customer!

{SPECIAL OFFER} For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Botanical Splash and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your FREE bottle now!

{Trusted Health Products provided me with a free bottle of Botanical Splash moisturizer in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

Sweet Sweet Sleep with Mommy’s Bliss! {Review}

Now that we’ve moved into our new home, we are no longer co-sleeping. My son has his own room, with a big boy bed, and that’s where he sleeps. It’s been quite a transition for him, and most nights, he has trouble winding down. That’s why I was so grateful to Mommy’s Bliss for offering me the opportunity to review their Sweet Slumber Sleep Set. (FYI – some of the links below are affiliate links. Click and support PGM! Thanks!)

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The products in Sweet Slumber Sleep Set use extracts of lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang, which are known to aid in relaxation, to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep. And, all of the Sweet Slumber products are free of parabens and harsh chemicals, so you can feel good about using them on your little one’s sensitive skin.

Our bedtime routine starts with a bath and Sweet Slumber Baby Wash. This is a 3 in 1 body wash, shampoo, and bubble bath, but we mostly use it as a bubble bath because there are SO MANY BUBBLES! My 2.5 year old just loves it! The subtle scent is not overwhelming like a lot of other lavender-scented kids products, and it doesn’t seem to irritate my son’s eyes (though I don’t see that it specifies “tear-free” anywhere.)

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After bath time, I put his pajamas on (it’s summer, so just a t-shirt and wool shorts over a diaper), and give his legs and feet a quick massage with Sweet Slumber Massage Cream. I didn’t use a lot of lotion on him as an infant, so this step has taken some getting used to on his part, but now he wants to put it on himself! I don’t notice the lavender scent so much with this product. I think it smells a bit like sunscreen personally, but it’s definitely not a bad smell. It’s very easy to apply – nice and silky, not at all greasy, which is awesome!

While Daddy gets his teeth brushed and they pick out a story, I spray a bit of Sweet Slumber Mist on his pillows and blanket. This is my favorite product of the three…I even use it on my own bed! It’s a very fine mist, and doesn’t seem to leave any residue on his bedding. The smell doesn’t stick around that long, though, so I recommend spraying it on right before bedtime.

Sweet Dreams!

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I am very pleased with the Sweet Slumber Sleep Set. It has made bedtime at our house calmer, and my son seems to sleep more soundly! If you’re looking for tips on a good night’s sleep, Mommy’s Bliss has created a slideshare called Ten Steps to Help Your Baby Sleep Better. It’s obviously targeted toward infants, but some of the tips can apply to toddlers, as well.

You can find these and other great Mommy’s Bliss products at your local pharmacy, or online at Amazon.com.

{I was sent a Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Set in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. I am an affiliate blogger for Amazon.com. This post contains affiliate links that support this blog. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

doTerra Essential Oil Giveaway {Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop} #SantasLilHelper

Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!

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We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this Event I’ve teamed up with over 50 other bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs, including the GRAND PRIZE, on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Happy Holidays!

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Special thanks to Christine’s Essential Oils for providing the giveaway prize for this event! One lucky winner will receive a bottle of doTerra Serenity – a calming blend of lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla! (Be sure to check out my doTerra review!) This prize is valued at $40.

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Fine-ish print: One winner will receive a bottle of doTerra Serenity Blend. Giveaway runs from 12:01 am EST on Monday, December 2nd – 12:01 am EST on Tuesday, December 17th. Entering is easy! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. By filling out the form, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions linked in the bottom of the Rafflecopter. Must be 18 or older, and a resident of the U.S. only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours after initial contact to claim prize.

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The Hosts of this Hop have put together a Grand Prize Package for a lucky little one! This Santa’s Little Helper is going to deliver to one lucky reader… a $100 Gift Card to jrfashionista.com and a $100 Gift Card to Pediped.com to get that little one styling, a $75 Gift Card to Hearthsong.com and a $50 GC to Build-a-Bear to satisfy their Toy List, and a Crane USA Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier and Nightlight so they can sleep soundly waiting on St. Nick!

Enter the Grand Prize Here.

Be sure to visit these other amazing bloggers for more GIVEAWAYS!

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Santa’s Little Helper participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

doTerra “Breathe” Essential Oil Review

I’m really getting in to essential oils lately, and had been wanting to try one of the most well-known brands, doTerra. Christine, a doTerra consultant, contacted me and offered to send me a blend of my choice to try out.

It was a tough decision, but ultimately, I chose doTerra “Breathe”. I have sinus and respiratory issues that always get aggravated by colder weather, and I hoped that this would help.

Christine was kind enough to send a lot of literature on essential oils and their uses. I found the information on using EOs on kids especially helpful.

“Breathe” is a blend that includes laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara. It soothes the airways, and can easily be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet.

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I’ve used it several times when I feel a little tightness in my chest or have a stuffy nose, and it definitely helps ease the discomfort. I use it “neat” (straight from the bottle, per Christine’s instructions) by putting two drops into my hand and rubbing it on my chest, similar to a vapor rub. It is very strong, though, so I would not use it on a child without diluting it with a carrier oil. (Usually 1 or 2 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil. doTerra sells a great fractionated coconut oil for that.)

I really love this doTerra product, and can’t wait to try more!

What doTerra or other essential oils do you recommend for an EO noob?

Christine has also offered to host a giveaway of another doTerra product, Serenity! Look for that in a few days!

{I was sent a bottle of doTerra Essential Oil in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

Beautiful – Live Skin Care System Review

I’ve always had problem skin. “Combination” skin – I think the experts call it. My forehead, nose, and chin are oily, while my cheeks are dry. It’s been hard to find a cleanser that can balance the two. I’d heard of the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), but I was wary of trying it. Adding more oil to my face just didn’t sound like a good idea…  Then, Trusted Health Products introduced a new skin care line, and they offered to send me a 2-bottle set of Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer to try and review.  So, I figured I’d give it a go.  I could always go back to other products if I decided it wasn’t for me, right?

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They even personalized it for me!

Confession: I wish I had tried this sooner!  It’s awesome!

Beautiful – Skin Care for Women is made of 100% pure and natural botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado, olive, evening primrose and apricot, with NO preservatives, parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals or additives of any kind! This “All-in-One” Skincare solution can replace your other skincare products – makeup remover, moisturizer, cleanser, toner, repair cream, blemish controller, age-defying serum, and more!

I’ve been using the Beautful regimen for 30 days now, and I’m so impressed with how my skin looks!  I even documented a bit of my product testing on my Facebook page.

Here are just a few of the benefits that I’ve noticed:

  • Cleanses pores of dirt and bacteria naturally
  • Pores appear to shrink, giving a smoother look to skin’s complexion
  • Blemishes appear to just fade away
  • Intensely moisturizes your skin more naturally than any cream or lotion — No more dry patches on my cheeks!
  • Helps skin look alive and healthy — I’ve definitely noticed a decrease in redness and irritation!
  • Skin feels clean and conditioned
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I’ve never been happier in my skin! And my husband was so impressed with my results, I may have convinced him to try his own set of You’re the Man, the men’s skin care line from Trusted Health Products!

You can be Beautiful, too!  Be sure to check out more information about Trusted Health Products on their Facebook and Natural Health Blog, and stay tuned for a Beautiful GIVEAWAY coming soon!

{SPECIAL OFFER}  The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or You’re the Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed .”  That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!

{Trusted Health Products provided me with a 2-bottle set of Beautiful in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway {Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop} #ditchdisposable

Welcome to the Ditch the Disposables Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green.

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This giveaway hop is dedicated to all the wonderful, reusable products available. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to offer you some great giveaways of reusable products so you can… ditch the disposables! Be sure to hop around to all the blogs involved on the linky below and don’t miss the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize worth $320!

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Special thanks to Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls for providing the giveaway prize for this event! (Check out my REVIEW!) One winner will receive a Woolzies Dryer Balls – 6 Pack! This prize is valued at $35.

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Fine-ish print: Giveaway runs from 12:01 am EST on Tuesday, October 29 – 12:01 am EST on Wednesday, November 13. Entering is easy! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. By filling out the form, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions linked in the bottom of the Rafflecopter. Must be 18 or older, and a resident of the U.S. only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours after initial contact to claim prize.

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Good luck on ditching the disposables – now increase your odds of winning the best reusable products by entering more giveaways in the Hop, including the Ultimate Green Family Grand Prize!

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This prize includes a $50 Gift Certificate to Glass Dharma, glass straws handmade in the USA, and a Softbums Cloth Diaper Starter Kit {includes a wet bag, 3 shells, and 6 inserts! You’ll also find the new Merry & Bright Tote Collection from SnapSac resuable bags, a $50 GC to Lunapads.com, and a roll of 12 Unpaper Towels from TheUnpaperTowel.com!

ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE.



So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Ditch the Disposables participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls Review {Sponsor Spotlight}

I’ve been curious about wool dryer balls for a while now, but I just hadn’t gotten around to trying them out. So, when Woolzies contacted me about sending me a set for free to review, I was all Heck yeah, I finally get to see what all the fuss is about!! 🙂

But, let’s back up. What ARE wool dryer balls? In a nutshell, they are a natural alternative to fabric softener sheets with a lot of perks! Think about the chemicals that are in traditional dryer sheets (like the ones that give them that “fresh linen scent”). They’re probably not good to have on the clothes that you and your children wear all day. And even if the “greener” brands are less “chemically”, they’re way expensive! Wool dryer balls do the same job (softening/de-wrinkling/unstatic-ing) your clothes in LESS time for LESS money!

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    In summary – Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls:

  • are made with 100% pure wool.
  • help eliminate wrinkles and static.
  • can reduce drying time by 25%.
  • are guaranteed to last for over 1,000 loads.

I waited impatiently for the washer to finish. I hung up the AI2 covers to air dry, and threw the inserts in the dryer with 4 dryer balls. (I didn’t think it was necessary to use all 6 with such a small load, but I guess you could if you wanted!) You should not use regular fabric softener sheets when drying cloth diapers, because the oils and chemicals on the sheet will cause build-up on your diapers and affect absorbency. Wool dryer balls don’t have these oils/chemicals, so they are cloth diaper approved!

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Usually, it takes two cycles on high to get these inserts dry, because they’re made to be super absorbent. (Obviously…they ARE diapers!) But, after just one cycle on high heat with the wool dryer balls, the inserts were completely dry! They aren’t kidding when they say these will reduce drying time. (Obviously, it will take longer with a larger load, but I’m still super impressed!) Those old dryer sheets are going in the trash, and I’ll use Woolzies on all of my laundry from now on!

Interested in trying some for yourself? Be sure to check out the giveaway starting Tuesday, October 29th for a chance to win your own set of Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls!

{Woolzies provided me with a 6 pack of wool dryer balls in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

Live Clean (baby) Foaming Wash Review

Live Clean is a Canadian company with a simple mission…live simple. live beautiful. live clean. They just introduced a new baby tearless foaming wash to their product line, and offered me a full-size product to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinions with you.

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Live Clean offers a variety of products for adults, kids, and babies. Everything they sell meets the following criteria, which I love:

  • Made with up to 98% Plant Ingredients
  • Petroleum Free
  • SLS/Sulfate Free/DEA Free
  • Paraben/Phthalate/Phosphate Free
  • Pure Vegan / Cruelty Free
  • Biodegradable Ingredients / Recyclable Package / Local Sourcing

I really love this foaming wash for myself and my son! The pump is easy to use (even one handed), and the foam has a pleasant scent that’s not overpowering. I asked my husband what he thought it smelled like, and he just said “clean”. lol

Little man is a huge fan of bubbles. (That’s pretty much the only way I can get him in the tub nowadays!) And this foaming wash did not disappoint…bubbles EVERYWHERE! He loved it!

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You can purchase live clean (baby) exclusively at Walgreens stores in the U.S. (or click here to find more retailers in your area).

{Live Clean provided me with a full-size bottle of baby foaming wash in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

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