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!

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{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.}

Simply Bridal Classic Microfiber Quilted Tote Review

A few weeks ago, I did a giveaway for Simply Bridal Invitations and Gifts.  Today, I am reviewing an item I chose for myself from their website. (Full disclosure, I did receive this item free of charge from Simply Bridal, in exchange for a review and giveaway.)

I don’t know about you, but I love tote bags. They are so versatile!  I have several brands and sizes, but surprisingly, even the smallest one in my collection was too big for a quick trip out with one child. That’s why I’m so glad I found the Simply Bridal Classic Microfiber Quilted Tote. It’s the perfect marriage (pun intended) of size and style, and I don’t look like the crazy bag lady who packs her entire house for a trip to the grocery store with her 3 year old!

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I’ve been using the bag almost exclusively for a couple of weeks now, and it’s really working out well. The quilted exterior and polka dot interior are both easy to wipe clean, and I love the extra large interior zippered pocket! Both my wallet and cell phone fit, and there’s extra room, as well. The main compartment has plenty of space for the items I carry on a regular basis.

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The only time I wished I had a larger bag is for our weekly trip to the library. It was very heavy with all of our books in it, and without padded straps, it was a bit uncomfortable to carry. I’m also not a huge fan of the outer pockets on either side of the bag. I was unable to fit my usual Klean Kanteen water bottle in them, but I did squeeze my Brita water bottle in with some effort. I think it would be fine for a plastic water or soda bottle, though.

Overall, I am very pleased with the Simply Bridal Classic Microfiber Quilted Tote. I can see myself using this bag for many years to come.

{I received the Classic Microfiber Quilted Tote free from Simply Bridal Invitations and Gifts, in exchange for my review and giveaway. Please see 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.}

Awesome Gift Idea – Personalized Name Necklaces from Nayme!

Still stumped on what to get that special lady in your life? Or maybe your significant other needs a not-so-subtle hint!

Nayme has a wonderful selection of necklaces personalized by the meaning of your name! (They even sent me one of my own in exchange for this review!)

Allie (short for Allison) means “noble”, so my necklace is the symbol of a lion.

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Pretty awesome, huh?

Nayme necklaces are made in Canada of high-quality, tarnish-resistant .925 sterling silver. Each one comes in a personalized, little black box – and Nayme is also offering free gift wrapping for the holidays!

I have received a lot of complements on my necklace, because it’s so unique! I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but this has become my favorite piece. It really is a gift with meaning!

Don’t see the name you’re looking for? Contact Nayme to add yours!

You can find Nayme all over social media – including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

{I was sent a personalized Nayme necklace in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

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.

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.  It is very strong, so it needs to be diluted with a 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! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

{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.}

Yummi Pouch Makes Snack Time Fun for All Ages!

My son loves those little baby food pouches, and most days, giving him one of those pouches is the only way I can guarantee that he got at least one serving of anything green. (Toddlers are picky…amiright?!)

But after the Plum Organics recall, and the Earth’s Best scare (those are the brands we purchased most), I started to get very concerned about what exactly IS in those pouches after all…

Yummi Pouch to the rescue! They sent me a few samples to review from their reusable pouch line, and they are awesome!

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Here are just some of the great features of Yummi Pouch!

  • Each pouch holds up to 2.5, 6, or 10 ounces of your favorite homemade smoothies and blended snacks.
  • Food grade material is BPA-, PVC-, phthalate-free. Dishwasher safe, just expand the bottom and stand upside down over the prongs.
  • Freezer safe.
  • Reusable and recyclable.
  • Great for healthy, on the go snacks.
  • Easily fillable through the reinforced, leak proof zipper seal.
  • Backed by our 30 day product guarantee.

Little man (age 2) preferred the 6 oz. pouch.  He liked the fun colors (“I want blue pouch”), and it was the perfect size for a snack.  The smaller (2.5 oz) pouch didn’t hold enough food for him, but would be great for a younger baby just starting solids.  The larger (10 oz) pouch was MY favorite for an on-the-go smoothie!

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I was a little concerned about the zipper seal, but we didn’t have any problems with it opening on any of the pouches.  The trick is to make sure you don’t have any food stuck in the seal, otherwise it won’t close tightly.  (I recommend using a small funnel when filling your pouches – it makes it much easier!)  I really love how easy these pouches are to clean.  Rinse them out, pop them in the dishwasher, and they’re ready for next time!

Want to try a Yummi Pouch for yourself? Use promo code YPSAVE10 to save 10% off any order!

And be sure to follow Yummi Pouch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for recipes and more!

{Yummi Pouch provided me with a set of reusable food pouches 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?

They even personalized it for me! :)

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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My nightly facial cleansing method

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.}

Silicone Chewelry Necklace {Sensory/ASD} Review

** The following is a guest post from my friend and co-worker, Theresa. She is reviewing the Silicone Chewelry Necklace from iPuke on Etsy. She received a complimentary necklace in exchange for her honest review of this product.

Hi, my name is Theresa and I’m a Mommy of 2! My son who’s 6 is Autistic (ASD), and he has a huge oral fixation. He puts anything and everything in his mouth. I have tried silicone bracelets, but those seem to make his whole arm wet. We’ve tried teething rings, but they aren’t really chewy enough for him, and they are too big.

My wonderful co-worker and The Practically Green Mom blogger asked me to try out the Silicone Chewelry Necklace from iPuke, and we absolutely love it! This necklace gives him an appropriate way to handle his oral fixation, rather than chewing on his clothing or other objects.

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The only thing I would have done differently is get the 24 or 26 inch, as opposed to the 22 inch, because my son likes to pull on it. Then, the clasp comes undone and he drops it…and he goes back to chewing on his shirt.

My son has worn it at school, and his teacher has noticed a big change in his behavior, because he’s not always looking for things to chew on! She’s even asked me for the website for other ASD parents. When I asked him if he liked the necklace, his response was “My big boy necklace is green and it’s chewy!” I would totally buy more, and at only $4.50 each, I can afford to get more than one and keep spares in my purse and car.

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{My guest reviewer received a free necklace in exchange for her honest review of this product. The Practically Green Mom received no compensation. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

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