Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vanilla Mint Organic Deodorant Cream [Giveaway]

A few years ago, I stopped using standard drug store deodorant and antiperspirant brands and made the switch to all natural deodorants. I was not comfortable putting the synthetic and toxic chemicals on my skin. The beauty products that we put on our skin get absorbed into the body. Simple and natural ingredients, paired with essential oils, can effectively keep underarm stink away. Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Natural Deodorant Cream absorbs wetness naturally, moisturizes dry skin, and leaves you smelling great with essential oils. Organic ingredients!

Bella Organics Deodorant Cream Ingredients:
Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.

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Disclosure: All Natural Katie is not responsible for companies/sponsors who fail to ship the prize.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Truly's Natural Deodorant [Review]

A few years ago, I stopped using standard drug store deodorant and antiperspirant brands and made the switch to all natural deodorants. I was not comfortable putting the synthetic and toxic chemicals on my skin. The beauty products that we put on our skin get absorbed into the body. Simple and natural ingredients, paired with essential oils, can effectively keep underarm stink away. Truly's Natural Deodorant is made with natural ingredients and lasts all day to keep you stink-free!




Truly's Natural Deodorant        
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Organic and natural ingredients
Comes in a plastic container
Works to control odor
Comes off on clothing, washes away





Most natural deodorants have similar ingredients to control odors. A natural deodorant is not meant to reduce or eliminate perspiration, but to focus on creating a balanced pH so that the bacteria that cause the nasty smell do not grow or multiply. Perspiration (and wet underarms) will still occur, unless it is a cool day and physical activity is very limited, but the deodorant will help to keep stink from preventing. Let's talk about the ingredients.

Truly's Natural Deodorant Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Powdered Sugar (organic sugar, organic tapioca starch), Baking soda, Beeswax.

EWG's Skin Deep database rates all ingredients as 0 (no toxicity).

The main ingredient that keeps the pH balanced and the bacteria from growing is baking soda. The coconut oil helps a little also, but is mostly used to keep everything together and ease in applying to the underarms. The beeswax is also an important ingredient because that is what keeps the deodorant from rubbing off. The powdered sugar seems like it would be a breeding ground for bacteria. However, there is a point for it! Sugar combines with perspiration to create a hyper osmotic solution that prevents odor causing bacteria from growing.

If you are sweating, your underarms will be wet and any clothing that touches this area will absorb the wetness. There is some staining on clothing that occurs (mostly from the coconut oil and beeswax). The stain seems to wash away.

Since the main ingredient is coconut oil, the deodorant can melt in warmer temperatures. This is why Truly chose the plastic jar, as opposed to a stick, to hold the deodorant. Although stick deodorants are easier to apply, sometimes, I like having the ability to control how much I apply to my understand. Sticks can cause more deodorant to be applied and the extra deodorant always seems to transfer to my clothing.

Usage: The deodorant is simple to apply. I take my index finger and scoop a little bit of the cream deodorant on it. You can also use the back of a nail to scrape a pea sized amount out. Then, I use the index and middle finger to apply the deodorant to my underarms, rubbing it in. Remember to rinse your fingers afterwards.


Results: Even though I eat a pretty clean diet (organic/natural food, whole foods, no processed foods, etc.), I can get pretty stinky. If I do not apply deodorant in the morning, I have stinky underarm odor by the afternoon. Natural deodorants do work for me, but I have to reply at least once per day. Truly's Natural Deodorant worked as expected. I did have to reapply right after lunch and was able to keep stink away for most of the day.

If you are looking for a natural deodorant with organic ingredients, I recommend you try Truly's Natural Deodorant. They even sell a kid's natural deodorant!



Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Reference ID: pm58155fc7f528a19b9fc3599b65047290.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

FREE Blogger Opp: The Savvy Tea Giveaway

There is something to be said about a cup of tea, in a cute little tea cup. A cup of tea can warm you up on a cold day, it can heal you when you are sick, and it can refresh you during the summer. Deliciously Savvy is offering a FREE and paid blogger opportunity to host and help promote a giveaway for a Tea Set that includes a White Angel New Bone China Tea Set with a cup hanger and Teas! You can also enter the giveaway (2 winners!). Details are below.


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White Angel New Bone China Tea Set with Cup Hanger
Supply or Urban Remedies Herbal Tea - 28-Day Supply Slimming Tea

Second Place Winner ($46 ARV)
White Angel New Bone China Tea Set with Cup Hanger

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Gifts For Mom [Giveaway]

The Gifts For Mom Giveaway (Prize Package Worth $340) ~ Ends 5/04

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Frazoni Digital Cooking Thermometer [Review]

Since cuts of meat can be different sizes and weights, cooking by temperature is the best way to ensure the meat is cooked through or cooked to your preferred tenderness (like with beef and lamb). Digital cooking thermometers with probes that are designed to withstand hot oven temperatures or hot grill temperatures are a great addition to anyone's kitchen. Frazoni Digital Cooking Thermometer displays current temperature and set temperature to ensure your meat is cooked perfectly.



Frazoni Digital Thermometer       
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Functional and accurate
Body made from lightweight plastic
Ability to set alarm temperature

Big screen, easy to see numbers




Frazoni Digital Thermometer comes with a probe and timer. The body is made from plastic and is fairly lightweight. The thermometer is powered by 1 AAA battery (not included) with a slot for a backup battery. The back of the unit has a clip and a stand that can be kicked out to keep the unit upright. The probe is heavy duty and is bent at a right angle. This is useful because the probe goes inside the meat and then the cord connects to the main unit that is outside the oven or the grill. The length of the cord was long enough to reach right outside the oven. The cord is a bit stiff, which sometimes moves the main unit a bit. I would recommend adding a magnet on the back of the unit so it can be attached to the side of the oven or microwave. Sometimes, I do not want the thermometer to sit on the counter if I am using the surface to prep food.

The probe goes inside the thickest part of meat or the dish you are preparing. If using the oven, the cord can be close in the oven door without any issues. The plastic thermometer body goes on the counter or on top of the oven away from heat.

 

One of the main features that I love about Frazoni Digital Thermometer is that you can set the temperature that you wanted to be alerted at. When I oven bake chicken breasts, I set the thermometer  to alert me at 160 degrees F. Then, I remove the chicken from the oven and let it come to 165 F (the chicken continues to cook for a little bit longer even though it is not int he oven). I like that the probe allows me to check to the temperature during the cooking process.

I have used Frazoni Digital Thermometer to cook chicken, beef and pork. The instructions come with food preparation guidelines. The recommended temperatures are standard USDA recommendations. I usually follow these and hardly ever get over cooked meat.

The thermometer can also be used with a grill. Just remember to keep the plastic body away from the grill since the grill and the outside of the grill can get extremely hot.

The useful functionality and affordable price of the Frazoni Digital Cooking Thermometer makes this product a necessity in any kitchen. Stop second guessing if your food is cooked through. Use a digital thermometer!



Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm6fbd841e2e4b2938351a4f9b68f12e6b.


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