Monday, December 7, 2015

Oz Naturals NEW Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant Review

Having great facial skin is very important to me. I am in my 40's and I don't want to look old before I have too. I have combination skin where it is oily in my T-zones and dry around my mouth area and I have large pores on my cheeks. So finding good skincare products is crucial for me in obtaining the healthy glow that I like for my skin. I was so happy to be given the opportunity to try a new product that would help me achieve great looking skin.

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According to their website, "OZ Naturals FACE SCRUB EXFOLIANT utilizes bamboo to gently exfoliate skin and unclog pores without irritation, drying or stripping.
FINALLY A FACIAL SCRUB THAT contains lactic acid and alpha lipoic acid to further help the exfoliation process by breaking down and removing dead skin cells, revealing the glow of healthy skin beneath, and assists in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging from sun damage.
ANOTHER KEY INGREDIENT, green tea extract, is rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent collagen breakdown as well as tone and protect the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.
THE PRO-VITAMIN B5 IN OUR scrub is readily absorbed by the skin and penetrates deep down, retaining moisture and relieving dry, irritated skin, and Alpha Lipoic Acid provides anti-inflammatory effects reducing redness and blotchiness, shrinking pore size and imparting a healthy radiance to the skin
SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, our bamboo exfoliant is all natural and free of harmful ingredients".

This product was different from other facial exfoliators that I have used because it is actually in powder form. I love to use different types of products so this fit just right for me! According to the directions, you just need a nickel size amount of the powder but if you need a little more than do so and you add a little water to make a paste of the powder. Then you gently scrub your skin in a circular motion for several minutes. Then you let the product sit on your skin for five minutes to allow the lactic acid time to penetrate the skin. Then you just rinse the skin thoroughly and pat (not rub) the skin dry.  I noticed that this product helps in controlling the shine on my face and my pores are a little less noticeable when I put on makeup. This product has a clean smell so it is great for someone who is scent sensitive. I love how the bottle looks and the top of the bottle twists to open the little holes on top to dispense the powder and closes the same way. This product is great for anyone who has sensitive skin because this product can be used for all skin types.  It is suggested that you use this product 3 times a week.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Botanyst Restful Sleep Review

Sleep is so essential for our overall health and helps the body restore itself so we can be our optimal selves for the next day. When that sleep is disturbed by the thoughts of the day that keeps our minds working we cannot get the rest that our body needs. Some may take sleeping aids but they can contain harmful stimulants that are not so healthy for our bodies. I am such a night owl so it takes me some time to fall asleep because I am always thinking about something. Whether it is what I am going to do the next day, planning my schedule for study time for school, or making sure the daily household chores are being done, it just takes me some time to fall asleep. Until now! I was given the opportunity to try a new product that would help to calm my thoughts so that I can get a restful sleep.

Botanyst Restful Sleep
According to the website, "Natural sleep supplement calms your mind, so you can wake up refreshed...but not drowsy.

Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs and essential minerals in Restful Sleep™ help to:

- Calm and quiet a restless mind and body
- Promote a full night's restful sleep
- Nourish chi to bring harmony and balance into the body
- Promote calm throughout the day
- Restore vitality to the spleen and heart organ systems

Can't fall asleep? Wake up several times during the night? Trouble feeling rested even after a full night's sleep? Oftentimes an overactive mind is what keeps us from getting a full-and good-night's sleep. But did you know your spleen is KEY to healthy sleep? That's why Dr. Yan Ping Xu, certified practitioner of Oriental medicine and board certified herbalist, developed safe, non-addictive, Restful Sleep natural sleep supplement to help restore balance to your spleen's-and whole body-chi (energy) so you can have a full night of restorative sleep and wake up refreshed, never drowsy.

Great sleep starts in the spleen...

Restful Sleep natural sleep supplement is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine belief that sleep issues start with the spleen. That's right-not the brain. Because in traditional Chinese Medicine, it's believed that when you're having trouble sleeping, it's your spleen's chi that is off balance. In fact, in Chinese medicine, the spleen is a VERY important organ that every other organ in your body relies on. Here are just a few ways the spleen is central to your body-metabolism, digestion, even circulation-all of which can have an impact on your sleep.

The bottom line is, when your spleen chi is out of balance, you can experience worry, fatigue, anxiety, and restlessness-all of which can contribute to a poor night's sleep! The good news is you CAN get your spleen's-and your whole body's-chi back in balance, and Restful Sleep can help.

Ancient Chinese herbs restore and rebalance chi for a good night's sleep

The ancient herbal blend that the Chinese have been relying on for thousands of years to remedy sleep problems by rebalancing chi is called Yi-Fang. Restful Sleep's formula uses the same exact Chinese herbs in Yi-Fang that have been used for over 2,000 years! And to make sure the herbs are pure and top quality, Dr. Xu personally selects each herb on her yearly trips to China, then makes sure each herb is processed, purified, and sterilized to remove any toxins-all done right here in the U.S.A.

Essential minerals absorb overnight, for overall health

But, not only has Dr. Xu included ancient herbs to rebalance your spleen chi, she's also included modern-day nutrients to help prepare your body to accept the herbs. This includes calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

These nutrients help the herbs absorb into your body more efficiently so they can get to work even faster. And the best part is-unlike other traditional Chinese herbal remedies where you have to make some kind of herbal concoction or mix with tea (and the smell and taste can be awful)-she's put all these potent herbs and Western nutrients into one daily dose of easy-to-take capsules!

Getting the most out of Restful Sleep

Restful Sleep provides a gentle, restorative sleep. It doesn't knock you out like other sleep remedies. Dr. Xu knows that most people can't sleep because they can't stop thinking, so she created Restful Sleep to work like an "off switch” to a hyperactive mind. If you've have not been sleeping well for years, it may take a short while to achieve great sleep so you use it consistently for best results. Dr. Xu tells her patients to "keep taking Restful Sleep and in a couple of weeks you'll see that you are sleeping longer and better than you have in years."

A full night's sleep, without the drowsiness

Restful Sleep natural sleep supplement provides the exact herbs your body needs to bring the spleen, heart, and entire body into harmony so you can switch off your mind and turn on a great night's sleep-without waking up drowsy!"

In taking this product, I found that it really relaxes my mind and I drift right to sleep faster than I normally do. It does not make me jittery or drowsy when I wake up. I take two capsules right before I go to bed and let them do their magic! I really did not know what to expect when I first took the capsules but it just really calms you to the point that you slowly drift off to sleep. When I awoke the next morning, I felt refreshed and ready to take on the day. I found that I was going to bed earlier on some nights when I got all of my days events done and I just wanted to relax and get a good nights sleep. In finishing the bottle, I found that when I get in bed, I can relax quicker and my thoughts are calmed down so that I just drift into a peaceful sleep.

If you would like to give this product a try, I have a discount code for you! You can get 20% off on your first purchase of Restful Sleep sold by Healthy Directions on by using this code:  SAVEREST
This coupon code expires on 12/31/2015 so hurry and get your bottle!

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Adovia Exfoliating Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt and Natural Oils Review

Anybody that knows me, knows that I love to smell good! I love all scents! I love perfumes, lotions, body washes, body butters, and body scrubs. I love body scrubs for their exfoliating effects and how soft they make my skin feel so when I was offered the opportunity to try a new body scrub product, I hopped on it!

Adovia Exfoliating Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt and Natural Oils
About the brand according to their website, "goPURE Naturals was started by Erin Keyan who after becoming a mother was shocked to discover how many products contain toxic and dangerous chemical ingredients. She formulated goPURE Naturals with the goal of developing a brand that women can trust to contain only the purest and natural ingredients, while making them look and feel their best".

About the product according to their website,  THE SEA SALT BODY SCRUB: Made with Real Dead Sea Salt - 100% Pure and Genuine for an infusion of 21 Minerals Essential to Proper Skin Function. Great Exfoliator and Moisturizer.

THE BENEFITS: Fine Grain Dead Sea Salts Exfoliate the Top Layer of Dead Skin Cells to Reveal a New Younger Looking Layer of Radiant Skin. Deeply Moisturizing Oils Infuse Skin With Luxurious Hydration that Lasts All Day

Works Great in The Shower or Bath - Also a Great Hand Exfoliator to use in the Sink or Foot Scrub.

I used this product in the shower and I must say, I love the scent!! It is not an overpowering scent but if you are sensitive to scent, this is not the product for you! I love how it lingers hours after I use it so that is a major plus for me! It does contain oil in the scrub so please be very careful because it does make the bottom of your tub slippery. I use it on my legs and arms and it gives my skin such a glow from the exfoliation. It is not harsh on my skin as I exfoliate my skin and it leaves a light oil sheen on my skin which I love because I always use a oil on my skin right out the shower. I even noticed that when I wake up the next morning, I still can smell the scent on my skin! I try to exfoliate my skin once a week but I exfoliate whenever I am in the need for it.  This is a great product and will be a staple in my shower routine!

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Advanced Digestive Enzymes Review

Having good stomach health is essential because it helps in absorbing the nutrients and vitamins from foods to help us live. Sometimes our stomach can become out of wack when we digest the wrong kinds of foods over time and need some help to get our stomach health back on track. I was grateful to be offered the opportunity to try a product that would help get my stomach health back on track. That product is Zenwise Labs Advanced Digestive Enzymes!

I was diagnosed with GERD back in 2001 after having and endoscopy done because I was having symptoms that felt like I was having a heart attack. The test revealed that a part of my stomach was pressing up against my esophagus causing the acid in my stomach to "reflux" up my esophagus causing great pain and burning. Now to help ease the symptoms, you have to eat right and eliminate certain acidic foods but I don't always follow that plan! That is where Zenwise Labs Advanced Digestive Enzymes helps me out!

Zenwise Labs Advanced Digestive Enzymes

According to their website, Zenwise Labs Advanced Digestive Enzymes contains our specialized blend of plant-sourced enzymes that relieve indigestion, gas, bloating and constipation. Digestive Enzymes have been shown to help the body digest and absorb fats, proteins, carbohydrates and cellulose molecules, which can help reduce the risk of high toxicity, fatigue, sickness and disease in men and women. Our specially designed formula improves the body's ability to absorb vital nutrients to help promote a stronger digestive system for healthier living.

+ Supports digestion of protein, fat and carbohydrates
+ Reduces gas and bloating
+ All-natural
+ Supports proper nutrient uptake

In taking this product, It has helped my stomach tremendously! I started noticing that the bloating in my stomach was no more! That is huge for me! It also helped with the digestion of my food if I ate or drank something acidic because I love orange juice with my breakfast and really did not want to give that up. I take one capsule before I eat and I have no problems digesting my food.  This product is made with all natural ingredients and made in the USA.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Organic Dandelion Root Tea - With Hibiscus & Cinnamon by Kiss Me OrganicsReview

Since I have been on my health journey, I am always looking for products that will help me to detox my system to help aid in its cleansing and I love to do this through drinking teas. Detox teas are just easier for me to take because they are something that I love to sip on morning, noon, and night. So I was happy to try the Dandelion Root Tea with Hibiscus and Cinnamon by Kiss Me Organics.

Kiss Me Organics Dandelion Root Tea with Hibiscus & Cinnamon

Here is a little bit about Kiss Me Organics:  "It is important to us and our customers to fill our plates and our cupboards with as many organically produced products as we can. In a significant way, this is the only way to guarantee we are receiving the minerals and nutrients that nature intended. At we want to help our customers discovery the purity and the power of natural ingredients"

Organic Dandelion Root Tea - With Hibiscus & Cinnamon - USDA Organic - Supports Healthy Digestion - Aids in Liver & Kidney Detoxification - 2 HEAPING GRAMS PER TEA BAG! Here are the benefits that this tea provides:

1. SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION, KIDNEY HEALTH & LIVER FUNCTION Detox the liver and kidneys from toxins that can build up over time. Healthy digestion helps the body to absorb more nutrients and improve physical and cognitive functions.

2. RAW & ORGANIC Raw Dandelion Root is extremely nutrient rich and provides more vital minerals and vitamins to your body when compared to roasted Dandelion Root.

3. VITAMIN RICH Raw Dandelion root is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and B-complex plus Iron, Potassium and Zinc. A diet rich in these nutrients can help treat mood disorders, liver disorders and boost a weakened immune system.

4. HIBISCUS & CINNAMON While enhancing the earthy flavor, and adding a hint of flowery sweetness to every cup; Hibiscus has been shown to help regulate blood pressure and Cinnamon has been shown to regulate blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol.

I loved brewing and drinking this tea! It has a cinnamon smell and it tasted kind of bland to me without something sweet in it so I always added one packet of 100% Organic Stevia and it was perfect. It has a light burgundy wine color once it has brewed in my cup. You can brew it as long as you want in your cup but just know the longer you keep the tea bag in your cup, the stronger the tea will be. I didn't mind it at all because I wanted to make sure that my system gets cleansed and this tea does just that! Always make sure that you are drinking your daily allowance of water. This tea is great to drink first thing in the morning but like I said earlier, I love to drink tea all day. I definitely felt more energized and cleansed! As with any lifestyle change, your diet plays a big part in you becoming healthy.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Radha 100% Argan Oil and 100% Fractionated Coconut Oil Review

Since I have been transitioning to natural my hair gets super dry! I rely on products that will keep my hair moisturized and shiny. I love to try different products in my hair to see how my hair will respond so when I got the opportunity to try two (2) products from Radha Beauty, I was ecstatic! Certified Organic 100% Pure Argan Oil and 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil were my products of choice.

Radha Argan Oil 100% Pure and Certified Organic

Radha Beauty 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil

Discover 100% Pure Radha Argan Oil that naturally freshens, hydrates and softens dry skin, it also repairs and beautifies hair, from roots to split-ends and improves scalp health. Radha Argan Oil is infused with nutrients and antioxidants that make the skin soft and fights against the loss of elasticity and firmness. It strengthens brittle, cracked, nails and softens cuticles. The amazing gold of Morocco can be used as a topical ointment for medicinal and therapeutic purposes to soothe the irritated skin of infants, for various skin ailments, and to protect against skin infections. It was also used in traditional cuisine. It is first cold pressed to ensure the best quality, highest-grade oil. Unscented, Lightweight & pure for the ultimate healthy glow.

This is a very lightweight oil just like it states! I love oils that have multiple uses and I used this oil in my hair and on my body right after my bath or shower. It does not leave me with a greasy feel and it is not a thick type of oil. I like to use in my as a pre-poo before I use any shampoo because shampoos can be really stripping to my hair and I don't like my hair too stripped unless I am clarifying it which is once a month. I also mixed this oil with Radha's 100% Fractionated Coconut Oil which I also liked. Once or twice a month I like to do what is called an "Oil rinse" where in-between washes I just wet my hair and use the argan oil or the fractionated coconut oil as a shampoo. This makes my hair so shiny! 


Another thing that I love to do is mix oils with my 100% pure certified organic Shea butter. (This product did was not purchased through Radha Beauty.) During the winter months to combat dryness, I like to mix 1 cup of Shea butter, 1/4 cup Radha Argan Oil and 1/4 cup of Radha 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil. You can either put in a blender or use a hand blender and blend until smooth. This helps with my dry skin in the winter and added moisture to my hair.

Radha Argan Oil and Radha 100% Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil are both some great oils! My hair especially loves both of them! I use them separately and mixed together.  Neither of the oils have an overpowering smell which is great for individuals who are sensitive to scents. Both are very lightweight so they won't weigh your hair down so these will be two oils that I will continue to use during my hair journey.

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Advanced Green Tea Extract with Vitamin C Capsule Review

I love sipping on green tea! It just warms me up and also helps me with my weight loss journey by providing me with my water intake since I don't like to drink water. Green tea allows me to switch up my liquid intake. Sometimes I don't get to drink my green tea like I want to because of a busy schedule of running errands or work I have to do for my college courses so when I had the opportunity to try my favorite tea in a capsule form, I jumped at the chance!


Advanced Green Tea Extract with Vitamin C by Zenwise Labs has created a dietary supplement in capsule form that contains 725 MG of Green Tea Extract! A specialized caffeine-free blend of Green Tea Extract and Vitamin C that fortifies the immune system and provides a variety of invaluable health benefits. The benefits of this Advanced Green Tea Extract are that it:

                                                         + Increases Fat Burning
                                                         + Improves Physical Performance
                                                         + Packed with Antioxidants
                                                         + All Natural
                                                         + Helps Lower Cholesterol

Green Tea Extract is plant-based supplement that has been shown to assist with weight loss and cholesterol reduction, as well as potentially lessening the risk of heart disease, diabetes and brain diseases. Adding Vitamin C with the powerful polyphenols of Green Tea can help increase antioxidant protection against free radicals to promote a stronger immune system and healthier well-being.

This bottle contains 120 vegetarian capsules. So they have no wheat, egg, milk, peanut, shellfish, or soy. The capsules are also Gluten Free! The dosage on the bottle states that you are to take one (1) capsule up to two times a day and not to exceed that limit. I took the product once a day in the morning and that was really all I needed! I was energized throughout my day! I didn't get sluggish like I usually do in the afternoon which is a huge plus for me! I didn't take the capsule twice a day because if I would have taken a capsule at night, I would have been up all night! I am glad that this is an all natural product that does not contain any stimulants because I worry about its effect on my system. I didn't taste any awful aftertaste after taking the capsule like with most but I did taste the green tea. This is a great staple in my healthy journey.

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