Archive for the ‘Health/Beauty’ Category
Tone Soap in my opinion is the best and most economical bath soap that you will find in the USA! It is a solid bath bar that does its job beautifully. It keeps its shape all the way to the very end of the bar, without becoming soft and mushy in the shower.
Most other soaps end up in the garbage bin long before it is done, just because of the mess it makes in my shower.
The Original with cocoa butter is my favorite body bar, leaving my skin naturally moisturized. It is a mild soap with a pleasing fragrance that is ideal for every skin type. The rich, creamy lather leaves your skin clean and soft every time!
Ingredients: Soap (Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Tallowate), Water, Talc, Coconut Acid, Palm Acid, Tallow Acid, Palm Kernel Acid, PEG-12, Fragrance, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Carcia Papaya (Papya) Fruit Extract, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide.
Effective for Indoor & Outdoor Allergies symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, itching of the nose or throat and they also keep my sinus headaches at bay! Take one tablet daily for a glorious 24 Hour, Non-Drowsy Relief of all these allergy symptoms. It helps met to function normally and get through the day without those nagging allergy headaches.
This is my family’s favorite toothpaste! We have tried many, many brands which all end up in the garbage bin. I have learned my lesson well not to bring any other toothpaste home…lol!
It comes in different flavors like Icy Cool Mint and Classic Spearmint of which Icy Cool Mint is our ultimate favorite flavor. My son refers to it as the “blue toothpaste”.
He just went away on a trip to Europe and I put some other travel size toothpaste in his toiletry bag but he refused to take it, saying, “I’m taking the blue toothpaste mom”
It has just the right consistency and taste in your mouth while giving you a super cool and clean feeling after brushing your teeth. The tiny breath strips dissolve very fast in you mouth and also leaves behind a extra minty and clean breath taste.
I also like the flip top that it comes with…it is very convenient when the the whole family uses it, that way there is no chance for anyone to leave the cap off…yay!
A Super nice toothpaste that also whitens teeth and fights cavities all in one…highly recommendable! Make sure to look closely because there are some other similar ones with beads and what not in them, but the Colgate Max Fresh Fluoride Toothpaste with Mini Breath Strips, is simply the best toothpaste out there.
This is the best stuff on the planet to sooth and treat your aching muscles! I often have trouble with lower back ache, shoulder and neck pain. I love the almost cooling effect that is has without the strong fragrance that some of these oils sometimes have.
The product on the left is the South African version that costs about R70 for 50ml.
Weleda Arnica Massage Oil is made from the alpine daisy Arnica, with five natural essential oils, known for their therapeutic effect. Arnica, Calendula and Birch extracts have anti-inflammatory, wound healing and anti-bruising properties. Lavender, Lavandine and Rosemary through absorption into the skin increase blood flow, stimulate circulation and increase muscle temperature. Weleda Arnica Massage Oil provides maximum effectiveness in relieving muscular aches and strains, and counteracts stiffness when rubbed into tired muscles.
For sports people, it acts as an ideal warming agent, thereby loosening and relaxing muscles, to reduce the chance of injury or strain. Through its warming and stimulating properties and specifically its effect on peripheral circulation, Weleda Arnica Massage Oil aids in the treatment of arthritic conditions and rheumatic pains. For a fragrant and relaxing experience add a few drops of Weleda Arnica Massage Oil to your bathwater and feel the tension slip away. No artificial colors, no preservatives & not tested on animals.
Our household is never without this stuff! As soon as you start feeling any kind of sniffles or sore throat coming on, start using these effervescent tablets to boost your immune system.
It was created by a school teacher that was sick and tired of getting sick after being exposed to children that often had colds. That inspired her to create a drug-free formula that would help support her immune system.
Airborne truly cuts you sick time in half and prevents you from getting really sick. You can take it as often as every 3-4 hours. Also get plenty of rest while your body is fighting a cold or the flu.
It comes in a couple of delightful flavors like, Zesty Orange, Lemon-Lime, Pink Grapefruit and Very Berry with a unique formula of 17 Vitamins and nutrients.
Please read the label before using this or any supplement or medication.
A tiny bit of this cream, applied each day, helps me with symptoms of PMS and Peri-menopause. It helps to balance out your hormones since most of us are estrogen dominant these days, due to bad diet and food sources that are laden with artificial hormones.
Progesterone is there to protect the body from the negative effects of too much estrogen. It is very damaging to blood vessels and therefore causes migraine headaches, to name but one symptom of estrogen overload.
Progesterone Cream May Help Relieve:
- Mood Swings
- Swollen Breasts
- Fuzzy Thinking
- Food Cravings
- Low Libido
Progesterone, Safflower Oil, Wild Yam Extract, Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Lecithin, Chamomile Extract, Rheocare, Uniphen, Purified Water, NO PARABENS 33mgs USP Progesterone per 1/2 tsp daily dose.
PMS & Peri-Menopause:
Use day 12-26 of your cycle. You have to count the first day of your period as Day 1, of your cycle. Apply 1/4 tsp. twice daily on inner arms, abdomen, thighs, face or neck.
Apply 1/4 tsp. twice daily. Use 28 days per month. If you have stronger symptoms, use all month. Name change to Diosgenin the original plant name to comply with FDA Guidelines. (The label color changed to blue).
If you want to learn more on the subject a good book to read is The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones (Second Edition) by Michael E. Platt, M.D. or read up on Helen Pensanti M.D’s website.
I have always been a fan of Olay beauty product and now that I am getting a little older I have started using the Olay Pro-X Intensive Wrinkle Trio Kit. I find that it keeps my skin hydrated and plumped out like a marshmallow…lol. That is really the way my skin feels and my husband often comments on how soft my skin is!
The Olay Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol is an introduction to the 3-part daily regimen. It contains starter sizes of breakthrough anti-aging products that have been professionally designed and tested to resignal skin to perform like it did when it was younger.
Age Repair Lotion With SPF 30 – 1oz
This primary solution boosts antioxidant power, provides SPF 30 protection and hydrates skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkle Smoothing Cream – 1 oz
This cream was professionally designed to smooth uneven textures with moisture, combating the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Deep Wrinkle Treatment – 0.5oz
This specialized treatment penetrates deep into your skin’s surface, combating the appearance of wrinkles for a smoother, more younger-looking complexion.
It cost around $50 – $60 but remember to never pay full price for anything! Google search for coupons and wait until it goes on sale. That way you save a bundle!!
My most favorite hair spray on planet earth! Bumble and bumble’s styling spray gives a light hold and it does not seem as though you have hair spray in your hair. It is easily brushed out of your hair and is never sticky.
Once again, I like simple fast beauty routines and my hair takes a mere 5 minutes to style after I have shampooed it.
This spray helps me make a few quick finishing touches after I have styled my hair with my finger tips and a hair drier. I go nowhere without it. It’s like my personal companion…lol!
It costs $24 for the 10 oz can but again, it last and lasts for months! You can find it at your favorite hair salon or on the world wide web :p
These are the Exfoliating Cleansing Towelettes that I cannot go without. I absolutely love them! Textured on the one side (with tiny little knobs) which gently exfoliates your skin while you wipe off make-up and dirt from your face.
Deep cleans, gently exfoliates and remove make-up, all in one! It is made for all skin types.
They work so wonderfully well that it is the only skin care routine at night for me, except for slapping on some night cream.
I keep them in a drawer in my coffee table so when I lie down at night watching TV; I grab one and clean my face. I love short cuts and the easy way of doing things. I even have my night cream right there, no need for long bathroom routines at night. No way!
Oh, and did I mention they are very economical and you can find them at Walmart.
After trying many different shampoos and conditioners in various different price ranges, over the years, the one that gives me the best hair days ever, is plain and simple Suave Daily Clarifying or the Extra Body Shampoo. You would probably have to try the different kinds to find the one that you like best, but don’t be shy because they are so affordable!
There is not much more to say about this product other than it is gentle, lathers well and cleans thoroughly. It adds beautiful shine and smells good too! Sometimes I even get it for as little as 25 cents a bottle when it is on sale and I combine the manufacturer’s coupons with it. That’s a sweet deal
It just goes to show that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on terrific products for daily use. Rather save up the extra money you save to use it on a luxurious trip or something to that effect!