Cora Cup Cleanse is an easy to use, natural option for cleaning my Cora Cup. The Cup Cleanse is a water based gel made with cucumber extract, lemon extract and witch hazel and no sulfates, parabens, fragrances or dyes. To use it, you just rinse your Cora Cup, squirt some gel on and rub it in. After that, just rinse. The Cup Cleanse can be used in between cycles or between emptying and reinsertion. The cleanse made it easy to feel clean even when I couldn't do a full wash. I feel good about all of the ingredients and having them in my body. Easy, discreet and natural, Cora Cup Cleanse is the perfect option for cleaning your cup.
Seventh Generation's Mandarin & Yuzu body wash is a rich and has an amazing scent. I believe in Seventh Generation's mission and this body wash fulfills that mission by having a 100% biodegradable formula, has no parabens or sulfates and is 95% plant based. Because of this, when using the body wash, there is not as much lather as you would have with other washes. However, I could still feel the richness of the wash on my skin and felt clean afterwards. I absolutely loved the scent and could still smell it long after my shower.
This product was received for free in return for an honest review.
Peach Out Dullness pads are really easy to use with a double sided gauze pad that you can use to scrub your face with. The pads are soaked in good stuff for your skin like glycolic, citric and salicyclic acids to cleanse and exfoliate, plankton extract to hydrate and evodia to help you glow. I noticed a boost after the first time I used it. The only thing I noticed was that it leaves your skin a little sticky and the directions say not to rinse after applying.
I tried out both the Queen and Twin Sleeplux air mattresses. The built in pump is the best part. Just plug in the mattress and it inflates quickly. The twin takes about three minutes to inflate fully and the queen takes about five minutes to inflate fully. The tops are flocked so you are not sleeping on sticky plastic and their is a built in pillow. The bed was as comfortable as any air mattress during a night of sleep. I didn't experience any leaks or noticeable loss of firmness. Deflating and packing away was just as easy, although I wasn't able to get it exactly like it was originally, but I did get it back in the carry bag.
I was very excited to try Glow Habit Detoxifying Scalp Scrub in these dry winter months. The scrub promises to remove scalp buildup and encourage microcirculation. I also feel great using a product that is free from silicones, parabens and sulfates. After using the scrub for a few weeks, my scalp does feel refreshed and I haven't noticed as much dandruff. When I first received the product, I thought that the scrub would be an extra step within my shower routine; however I am very happy that the scrub can be used as a shampoo alone or in conjunction with your regular shampoo. For me, it works great as a shampoo alone. The scent is lavender, peppermint, charcoal which seems like a strange combination, yet works. It is a little strong when first opened, if you are sensitive to smells. My only complaint was the format of the packaging, a low, squat and wide tub with a twist off cap made this difficult for me to use in the shower as the tub didn't fit on any of my shelves.
Monk Fruit in the Raw is a zero calorie sweetener that is keto-friendly, zero calorie, zero carb, Kosher, vegan and non-GMO. I mostly cared about the zero calorie part. Monk fruit is a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. The fruit has an intense sweetness and to process it into a sweetener, it is mixed with erythritol. Upon trying the sweetener all by itself, there is a mild fruity taste to the sweetener with an aftertaste of erythritol. So, if you do not like the taste of erythritol, this may not be for you. The Monk Fruit in the Raw mixed in really well with hot and cold drinks and I didn't notice a taste difference between Monk Fruit in the Raw and regular sugar. I also tried using the sweetener in baking recipes. While you can not switch out all of the sugar in a recipe for Monk Fruit in the Raw, you can cut the sugar down while substituting Monk Fruit in the Raw for a portion, making it just a little healthier. Overall, a healthy sweetener which can be a great substitute for sugar in a variety of foods and drinks. Monk Fruit in the Raw is a great fit if you are on a special diet or would just like to make a healthy switch.
The Tinkering Labs Electric Motor Catalyst Kit is perfect for inspiring inventors, engineers, tinkerers and thinkers of all ages. This kit includes two motors, battery packs, wires, hardware and wooden pieces that leaves the possibilities of creation wide open. Instead of directions for how to make one creation one way, there are challenge cards to leave the number of possibilities up to your imagination. The instruction booklet is great for getting started with how to hook up wires, batteries and motors as well as a few example projects. As an educator, the Tinkering Labs Electric Motor Catalyst Kit is a great tool for hands-on learning, inquiry based learning, team work, problem solving and critical thinking. It is great to give students a challenge and have them excited to create. The extra support online is great as well with inventions, facilitation guides and how-to videos.
This kit was received to test through Tryazon.
I didn't know much about Collagen except that it was good for joint health and your skin, so I was very excited to try out Ancient Nutrition's Multi-Collagen Protein Stick Packs. The first thing I did was educate myself on exactly what Collagen is: a protein that your body produces and that can be found in certain foods, it's the main component of our connective tissue. Then, I learned how it can benefit my health: everything from supporting bone mass density to dental health, helping metabolism and supporting cartilage, not to mention helping me stay looking young!
This seemed like a great variety of benefits for simply adding a packet of collagen to foods I already eat. I began with adding a packet to some of my baking, I just threw in a packet with the dry ingredients and had muffins with collagen. There was no difference in taste or texture. Next, I tried adding collagen packets to drinks. I had much more success adding collagen to smoothies or warm drinks to get the texture to even out. I had less luck with adding a packet to just juice or water, I couldn't really get the texture right even after a lot of stirring. I really liked the convenience of the stick packs. These were easy to take to work or on the go and add to drinks. Over the course of using collagen for two weeks, I have noticed a difference in my post-workout resilience, which is great! Overall, an easy way to boost muscle and bone health.
Thank you to Tryazon for the sample packs!
Jergens Enriching Shea Butter Oil Infused Body Wash provided a lavish experience. The body wash is rich and moisturizing, leaving my skin feeling great. The scent is light and pleasant with mild shea and cocoa notes. The wash was easy to use working well with a shower pouf or just bare hands. It is also pH balanced which helps with keeping skin moisturized. What I liked most was that I could feel good about using this wash since it is dye free, paraben free and is not tested on animals.
The Ritual Of Sakura Renewing Ritual Gift Set includes four items: blossoming hand wash, celebrate each day body wash, magic touch body cream and zensational foaming shower gel. Before I even opened the gift set to use the products, I noticed the beautiful box, which I will definitely be re-purposing once I am done with the items. I also noticed that the packaging inside is 100% compostable, a big plus in my eyes. As soon as I did open the gift set, the pleasant fragrance of of organic rice milk and cherry blossoms wafted out. I love this scent as it is not overpowering and is a very natural and feminine smell. I love that the Rituals brand is all about slowing down and appreciating the moment that you are in. Their products encourage just that by setting up a bath time ritual that goes along perfectly with the fresh and relaxing scent. The first step is cleansing with the zensational foaming shower gel. This shower gel produced a rich, silky lather and I didn't need much in order to cover my whole body. Next is exfoliating with the celebrate each day body scrub. I love body scrubs and this did an amazing job of smoothing out my skin and left me with a mild cherry scent. Lastly is nourishing with the magic touch body cream. This rich and luxurious cream was the perfect ending to a great bath time. I happened to spend about half and hour luxuriating in this ritual, however, it can definitely be done in a shorter time span. The blossoming hand wash is a great reminder to slow down and take a breath in between bath times. This is an absolutely wonderful gift scent that anyone would enjoy and feel good as good about using as you feel about gifting.
The Ritual of Sakura Try Me set includes their magic touch body cream, celebrate each day body scrub and zensational foaming shower gel. The first thing I noticed other than the amazing names, was the pleasant scent of organic rice milk & cherry blossoms as soon as I opened the box. The scent is peaceful yet invigorating and goes well with the Sakura meaning of celebrating each day as a new beginning. The Rituals brand is all about slowing down and appreciating the moment that you are in. Their products encourage just that by setting up a bath time ritual that I could not wait to try. The first step is cleansing with the zensational foaming shower gel. This shower gel produced a rich, silky lather and I didn't need much in order to cover my whole body. Next is exfoliating with the celebrate each day body scrub. I love body scrubs and this did an amazing job of smoothing out my skin and left me with a mild cherry scent. Lastly is nourishing with the magic touch body cream. This rich and luxurious cream was the perfect ending to a great bath time. I happened to spend about half and hour luxuriating in this ritual, however, it can definitely be done in a shorter time span. Overall, this gave me an amazing bath time experience that was more than just good bath products. Furthermore, Rituals is a brand that I feel good about using. Their products are cruelty free, have environmentally friendly refills for less waste and focuses on clean and safe ingredients and practices.