Essential Oils Review

  These are the first essential oils that I have used other than two blends that my sister gave me. I am new to using essential oils, so I am still learning what the different oils are used for. My main reason for getting the oils was because I was interested in diffusing lavender oil to promote good sleep for my children. I have two kids who are not the greatest sleepers and was looking for holistic ways to help them sleep better.

  There are six oils included in this set. I have opened and smelled them all and they smell strong and so good! I have used the lavender at night and I put the diffuser outside of my kids bedrooms. My diffuser is small and recommends using it in a small to medium room, so I don’t think my placement of the diffuser was the best choice. The nights I used it my kids slept pretty normal. It was a good night, but my infant daughter still woke to nurse in the middle of the night. This is common for her though so it doesn’t mean the lavender didn’t help. I have also used the rose because I love the smell. It made my house smell amazing! 

Although I only used two of the oils, I am very happy with them. I am very excited to learn more about the uses for the oils and try them all out. I would definitely recommend these oils for someone who is interested in getting started with essential oils and doesn’t want to break the bank in the process. 
Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTSHQ3U/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

Disclaimer: I purchased this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion.

Advertisements

Essential Oil Diffuser Review

  I am new to the essential oil community and this is the first diffuser that I have ever had. The diffuser is smaller than I expected, which is a feature that I actually really like. It doesn’t take up too much space and fits in small spaces. The design is very stylish so it’s not an eye soar with your normal decor. When the diffuser is on the top of the diffuser changes colors. The light is a perfect dimness and the colors are calming. The diffuser is very easy to operate. It only has one button with three settings. This model came with a measuring cup which makes it easy to fill with the correct amount of water while not making a mess. The diffuser is safe around kids because the unit does not get hot and the mist is room temperature. I still don’t let my kids around it though, like everything in our house, they would probably break it. Lastly, the mist comes out good enough for a small to medium room. When it’s in our open concept living area of our home I do not notice the aroma as much. So although I don’t have anything to compare this diffuser with, I love it and would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get started with essential oils or already is. 
Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Purest-Naturals-Essential-Oil-Diffuser/dp/B01LTC6C7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486247271&sr=8-1&keywords=purest+naturals+diffuser

Disclaimer: I purchased this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion. 

Corner Protectors Review


 

 My 11 month old daughter is officially on the move! She is a crawling professional and is picking herself up on anything and everything. As most parents know that means, bring on the bumps and bruises. This also means that baby proofing is in full effect. The corners of furniture are always a hazard when it comes to children, even at older ages, which I can attest to with a 5 year old who still hurts himself on furniture. So I guess I was also kid proofing! Even when I was a child, around 8 or so, I fell and hit my head on the corner of our entertainment center and ended up in the ER with quite a few stiches. Hence, corner protectors are important! 

  These specific corner protectors are just “ok.”  They are super cute looking and I love the glow in the dark spots on them. Also, they are very easy to apply. The pack also comes with two door stops so fingers don’t get slammed in the door. The door stops are great, they serve their purpose. However, I have found a few faults in the corner protectors. First off, they are pretty thin. If one of my kids did fall on them, it might slightly cushion their fall, but they would still get hurt pretty bad. Second, the adhesive is not very strong. It stuck on easily, but within a few days my daughter was able to rip them off. So, although these corner protectors were stylish and appealing to the kids, I have had better ones that also look nice, but are much thicker, therefore a better cushion for a fall. 

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Furniture-Protectors-Proofing-Adhesive-Protective/dp/B01LWMCEP4/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485781948&sr=8-8&keywords=Furniture+protectors+baby+proof

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest review. 

Mosquito Bracelet Review

  My family and I used to live in an area that was heavily developed and populated and we never had to deal with mosquitos. About a year and a half ago we moved to a new house in a more rural area. The subdivision we live in is surrounded by trees and our rear neighbors are dense woods. We love to be outside, especially late afternoon when it is cooler outside here in Florida. We love to go for walks, have bonfires and just play in the backyard. The only problem is the mosquitos. They are everywhere and eat us alive when we are outside. Bug spray works, but I hate the way it makes your skin feel and the smell. I feel the need to take a shower and give my kids a bath as soon as we go inside to wash the nasty bug spray off of us. When I saw this product I knew I had to try it. If it works it would solve our mosquito and bug spray problem! 

  We got to try them out for the first time of New Year’s Eve. We decided to stay home with the kids this year and have a bonfire with smores and let off fireworks. As expected the mosquitos were out in full force. Normally my kids give me a hard time about being sprayed with bug spray because they hate it as much as I do. They were actually excited about wearing these bracelets because they were so cute and have small character charms that are very colorful. The bracelets smell great too! The best part, they actually work! The aroma that the essential oils give off must be enough to detour the mosquitos away. My kids didn’t have one mosquito bite on them and we didn’t feel the need to immediately wash off when we came inside. This was a mommy win in my books! I highly recommend this product for anyone who wants to keep the bugs away without the bad smells, sticky feeling and harsh chemicals that come from using traditional bug spray. 

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Repellent-Bracelet-DEET-FREE-Effective/dp/B01J4LBAK4/ref=pd_sbs_86_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=E290JZ3CB1TACA5CWWM5

Disclaimer: I purchased this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest review. 

Wine Decanter Review

  

  This wine decanter is such a beautiful piece. So nice, that I was almost tempted to keep it myself for decoration as I am not a big red wine drinker. My stepfather on the other hand is a red wine drinker so I knew this would be perfect for him. With the Christmas holidays right around the corner I decided to give it to him as a Christmas gift. He thought it was as beautiful as I did! And now I know it will get some use out of it as well as add to their home decor. Not only is it gorgeous, but the pour spout makes it easy to pour a glass of wine and not make a mess. This wine decanter turned out to be the perfect gift for me and would make a great addition to any wine drinkers collection.

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Wine-Reveller-Hand-Blown-Lead-Free-Decanter/dp/B01M97PLM7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482974907&sr=8-1&keywords=wine+reveller+hand+blown

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion. 

Bamboo Pillow Review

   This is yet another item that I had bought for myself that my husband has taken from me! My husband always has a hard time getting comfortable when sleeping and wakes up multiple times in a night. And after one peaceful night of him sleeping on this pillow he stole it from me, or I humbly gave it to him. The pillow is so comfortable! It is fluffy, yet firm, which is the perfect combination. It fits twin and queen size pillow shams. The pillow is easy to breath in if your a stomach or side sleeper like we are. And it is also hypoallergenic. 

  All in all, this is a great pillow. If your in the market for a new one, this pillow is a good choice! 

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Essence-Bamboo-Pillow-Platinum-Hypoallergenic/dp/B01LVYPI5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481296705&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=essence+of+bamboo+pillow&psc=1

Disclaimer: I purchased this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion. 

Neck Pillow Review

  I wanted this pillow for multiple reasons. My family and I travel atleast once a year either by plane or car and it is impossible for me to sleep or even rest. Next, I am still breastfeeding my 9 month old daughter and my head and neck ache from the position I sit while I feed her. Lastly, my son, who is 5 years old, occasionally falls asleep in the car and his head flops over and looks so uncomfortable. 

  The neck pillow is so soft and is firm, but so comfortable at the same time. I use it multiple times a day while I nurse my daughter. I makes our feeding sessions so much more comfortable. I can even fall asleep now in the middle of the night when she wakes up to nurse! That helps me get the good rest that I need. My son also loves the pillow. He has used it a few times in the car when he gets tired. He says that he doesn’t wake up with a pain in his neck when he uses it. Which makes this mommy a happy camper! Sometimes he just uses it to rest while we’re driving that’s how much he likes it. We haven’t traveled yet since we got the pillow, but I’m so excited to use it when we do. I know it will help make traveling way more comfortable. 

I would highly recommend this neck pillow for everyone! 

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Premium-removable-My-Perfect-Dreams/dp/B01IIQYD0K/ref=sr_1_98?s=bedbath&ie=UTF8&qid=1480622053&sr=1-98&keywords=Travel+neck+pillow

Disclaimer: I purchased this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion. 

Medicated Pet Shampoo Review


My family and I are dog lovers! We have an 11 year old American bulldog. She has been a part of our family since she was 6 weeks old. Her name is daisy and she is the best dog! About a year after we moved from Michigan to Florida, daisy started biting and scratching herself. It got so bad that she would completely remove the hair in some areas. We have tried so many different things to try and solve her problem. Such as, gluten free diet, fish oil pills, oatmeal baths, mild hypoallergenic soaps, less frequent bathing and so on. Some of these ways have helped her a bit, but she still has problems. I started to notice that the irritated spots she had were really hot to the touch. I purchased this medicated shampoo in hopes to alleviate some of her irritations. I don’t bath Daisy very often, usually once a month, so I’ve only used the shampoo once. It smells pretty good and washes Daisy well. It didn’t irritate her skin like most shampoos do. Actually, it seemed to help her skin for a few days following the bath. She definitely scratched her stomach a lot less. If I used the shampoo on her more often it would probably help her more. Now I just need to find the time to squeeze it in to my busy life! I would recommend this product if your dog has skin problems like our Daisy girl. It’s worth a shot to see if it helps your dog too! 


Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Arava-Aromatherapy-Antibacterial-Dermatologic-Pet/dp/B01LMICAAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479660198&sr=8-1&keywords=arava+-+dead+sea+pet+spa

Disclaimer: I purchased this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion. 

Compression Sock Review

I purchased these compression sleeve socks for my mothers husband who has plantar fasciitis. He has such bad pain from it that he can’t even walk sometimes. He sees a podiatrist and has custome shoe inserts, but that doesn’t help all the time. I got these for him in hopes that they would help bring him more pain relief. 

After a few weeks of wearing them he was happy to report that they are helping! He said he wears them when he isn’t wearing his shoes with his inserts or when he wears flip flops that the inserts do not fit in. Most often he uses them when walking at home when he’s barefoot and when sleeping if he’s in pain from the day. The compression sleeve socks help keep the inflammation down and the pain either gone or minimal. He said they fit great and are comfortable to wear. His feet are able to breath with them on and do not get too hot. 

Overall he was very happy with this product and I was happy for him! He and I would recommend these compression sleeve socks for anyone who also has plantar fasciitis or other foot or ankle ailments. 

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/Compression-Sleeves-Socks-Plantar-Fasciitis/dp/B01CZ75JMY/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1478794409&sr=8-18&keywords=compression+sleeve+socks

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion.

Grill Mat Review 

This is such a great product! My family grills a lot for dinner, but I hate putting food directly on the grill. I usually use aluminum foil to line the grill and set the food on. Needless to say, I go through a ton of aluminum foil and constantly have to buy more, which gets expensive. With these grill mats, I no longer have to use aluminum foil to grill. The mats are a good size and cover almost the whole grill, so I can cook anything on the mats. I don’t need to use oils or spray because food does not stick to the mats. Once your done cooking, the mats are easily cleaned with soap and water. No hard scrubbing necessary! After they dry, they are rolled back up for compact storage. 

These mats are not only great for grilling, I also use them to line my oven and toaster oven. This was another thing that I used to use aluminum foil for. I didn’t go through it as fast as I did with grilling because I kept it in for more than one use. But using the grill mats is still easier and saves money. I keep the mats in the ovens as a liner until they get to the point that they need washing. Again, they are so easy to wash, dry and put right back in place. 

These grill mats are awesome! They are easy to use and save me money, which I love! I would highly recommend this product for anyone who cooks or grills. 

Link to product: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KKVX58C/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted rate in return for my honest opinion.