Wednesday, December 30, 2015

$100 Visa Gift Card and $25 Vans Coupons [Giveaway]

Van's is one of the brands of natural foods that I tend to purchase from time to time. When we did an elimination diet with my toddler earlier this year, we looked to Van's for their gluten-free breakfast products like frozen waffles. Van's also offers a number of breakfast and snack items that contain natural ingredients and are great for a gluten-free diet.

Let me tell you a little more about the company. Van’s is the leader in frozen, better-for-you waffles. Van's products offer great nutrition, whole grain goodness, non-GMO verified ingredients and gluten-free options to breakfast, lunch and snack time. Van's most popular lines are: 8 Whole Grains, Power Grains, Organic and Gluten-Free waffles. Get creative and make a meal out of Van's products like waffle panins or a chicken waffle casserole!

Enter below for a chance to win a $100 Visa card, $25 in Vans coupons, and a tote and water bottle.

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$100 Visa Card
$25 Vans Coupon
Van's Tote
Van's Water Bottle

Disclosure: No compensation was received to post this giveaway. Sponsor will select and contact the winner. All Natural Katie is not responsible for companies/sponsors who fail to ship the prize. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Stainless Steel Canteen [review]

An average person spends approximately $1,200 a year on purchasing single use plastic bottles. These single use plastic bottles are then thrown away, filling landfills, or floating around in the ocean. Many varieties of reusable bottles are available today. Stainless steel is our preferred material for reusable water bottles because my toddler will also drink out of them. Xtreme Canteen is a double walled, vacuum insulted, stainless steel canteen that will keep a liquid cold for up to 14 hours.

Xtreme Canteen      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.
Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest. 

The Good
The Not So Good
Stainless steel cap and body
Doesn't fit in my car's cupholders
Generous size

Does not sweat or leak

Wide mouth opening

Xtreme Canteen is a 32 ounce stainless steel water bottle. The body is made from double-walled stainless steel, vacuum sealed, and painted with a coated with a special paint that ensures the canteen does not sweat. The paint has a little bit of a texture to it, but is not rough at all. The cap is made from stainless steel with a rubber gasket inside. Stainless steel is 18/8 food quality and is BPA free. The Xtreme Canteen is one of the few almost 100% stainless steel water bottles on the market. I love that I can feel comfortable that safe materials are used to produce this bottle.

The water canteen can be used for cold liquids and hot liquids. Cold liquids will stay cold for up to 14 hours (ice frozen up to 24 hours) and hot liquids will stay hot for up to 12 hours.

The wide mouth opening is one the features that I love the most. I had trouble cleaning my other water bottles because I cannot get the dish brush inside to the bottom. I do have a bottle brush, but it does not seem to work very well. The wide mouth opening of the Xtreme Canteen allows me to get the brush inside and clean the bottom of the canteen.

Usage: Fill with your preferred liquid, tighten lid. You can even use the canteen as a thermos for hot (or cold) soups. Basically, anything liquid could go inside!

Results: I have been using the canteen in my car. I fill it with water and it usually lasts me for 1-2 days. I am out and about every day with my toddler, so it's nice to have a generous sized bottle that we can both use. My 2.5 year old can drink from bottles and was even able to drink from the big mouth opening of the Xtreme Canteen. I like that the handle is made from stainless steel so it will not snap off over time (I've had that happen with a plastic Lifefactory top). So far, I have not had any leaking issues. I've had the bottle lying horizontal on the car seat and the seat stayed dry.

Though I love the generous size of the bottle, there are a couple of downsizes to it. The diameter is just a little bit for my car's cup holders. I probably wouldn't take this canteen in my purse when leaving the car because it is a bit heavy when filled with water.

I am using this bottle on a daily basis and love it! For less than $30, you can get a huge stainless steel water bottle that will keep cold liquids cold and hot liquids hot. Get an Xtreme Canteen to stay hydrated during your everyday adventures.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sign Up to be a Simply Earth Ambassador!

Simply Earth is a small business essential oil company that offers high quality, pure, undiluted, unfiltered oils. I recently reviewed their Fennel Essential Oil. I am diffusing this oil on a daily basis to help with my sons outdoor related asthma.

Since Simply Earth is a small, family owned company, they are looking to expand their presence through an Ambassador Program. Some of the perks include getting free products and free shipping. Here are the benefits of becoming their ambassador:

  1. Free products
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  3. Sharing their products on your blog and Amazon
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Help me support this growing company. Become a Simply Earth Ambassador!

Ozeri Wind Fan [Giveaway]

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Creative Builder Set [review]

As my son is growing into a little young man, I work hard to find toys that will promote creativity with an educational aspect. I prefer toys that do not require batteries and do not make noise. Among the noises that come from watching TV, videos on the iPad, or some of the battery-operated toys that we do have, I find it beneficial to have quiet toys. The quiet toys are the ones that keep my 2.5 year old's engagement. Develop creativity, imagination, and problem solving skills with the 85 piece creative builder set.

Koolsupply Creative Builder Set      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.
Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest. Reference: f2d2f8f6b7d1

The Good
The Not So Good
Sturdy pieces
Made from plastic
Can build just about anything

Gender neutral

Adults can join in!

Koolsupply Creative Builder Set comes with 85 pieces that are used to create just about anything that you would want to create. The pieces include 4 wheels, a wrench, and plastic pieces and screws to build with. The pieces are made from sturdy plastic and are housed in a plastic storage bin with a lid and a handle. I really like that everything is contained. The builder set is ready to go if we need to take it with us to occupy our toddler in the car or at someone's house.

The builder set is safe for children 3+ because of smaller parts. However, I can see a child as young as 2-2.5 years old enjoying the set with adult supervision. The great part is that older children, teenagers, young adults and older adults can also play with this set. Everyone can join in!

Usage: Open the box, look at the instruction sheet for suggestions, and start building!

Results: My 2.5 year old son really enjoyed playing with the builder set. He is able to play with Legos fairly well, so I knew this set was a good next step. The first few times, I sat down with him and showed him briefly how stuff goes together. I try to minimize instruction with him and allow him to figure stuff out on his own. He was able to get a good hang out putting pieces together, though he's not old enough yet to be able to build something like a dinosaur without help from an adult. I also enjoyed building with him, so that is a big plus in my book! The plastic storage bin with the snap-on lid is a great feature to take the set outside the home.

We have not had to clean the set yet, but I can see it being really easy to do so. My strategy for cleaning plastic toys with smaller parts is to fill the sink with soapy, swirl the toys around in it, rinse, and dry. Then, let air dry.

The Koolsupply Creative Builder Set is a toy that my child will continue to come back to. He can make something new every time and it will keep his imagination going as he gets older. I would highly recommend this toy for any child on your holiday gift list.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Samba Hair Remover [Giveaway]

Are you tired of shaving? Is waxing too painful and expensive? An easy, pain-free, personal hair remover is your answer! The Samba hair remover uses revolutionary technology to crystalizes the hair and results in slower hair growth. Professional results at home! Read my full review of another professional hair remover.

Enter below for a chance to win a Samba Hair Remover.

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Samba Hair Remover ($99 RV)

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own. All Natural Katie is not responsible for companies/sponsors who fail to ship the prize. Samba Hair Remover is part of the Viatek Products Groups. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Do You Brush Enough? Top Dental Tips for Everybody [ad]

If you’re like most people, you probably think that you’re doing just fine with your dental routine. You brush in the evening before going to bed and you floss when you remember to do so. This is about my usual routine. I floss and brush at night. However, this might not be enough. 

However, there are additional things that you can do to improve your dental care regimen. Keep reading to learn more about how you can keep your teeth healthy and white for as long as possible. 

Brush More

It stands to reason that brushing your teeth frequently is a good idea. Your dentist tells you all the time, and chances are you heard about how important brush was from at least one of your parents every day when you were growing up.

To make the most of brushing your teeth, you need to consider doing it after every meal. The ideal time to brush is about 30 minutes after you eat. That way you won’t be forcibly damaging your enamel by rubbing sugars and acids from foods into your teeth.

Floss Regularly

Brushing is incredibly important to your dental health, but most dentists Brooklyn residents trust would tell you that if you could only do one thing, flossing would be more important. That’s why you also want to take the time to floss between meals if you can. 

Carry dental floss in your car and keep a spool in your desk at work. It’s easy to find a couple of minutes to floss your teeth without anybody even noticing.

It might seem strange at first, but your teeth will thank you over the long run. You’ll have fewer aches and pains and lower dentists bills too!

Chew Gum

There used to be a time when chewing gum was considered one of the worst things you could do for your teeth. That was a long time ago, and gum formulas have changed quite a bit since them. At least some of them have, anyway.

What you’re looking for in a chewing gum for dental health is an ingredient called xylitol. Like an artificial sweetener of sorts, xylitol actually works to clean your teeth and dislodge problematic food particles when you chew gum. 

Just make sure you avoid gum that contains actual sugar or any artificial ingredients. It might be a tasty treat, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your teeth.

Friday, December 4, 2015

FREE Blogger Opp: Ozeri Tower Fan

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Professional Hair Removal at Home [review]

Hair removal is a task that I find cumbersome and never ending. For my wedding, I tried waxing for the first time in my life. And, it was the last time also. I have been looking for a way to reduce the amount of hair growth, especially on my legs. Shaving with a razor over and over again was becoming cumbersome and not doing anything to reduce hair growth. Waxing on a regular basis was not in the budget. The Pearl Pro offers easy, safe, and painless way to professionally remove hair at home.

Electrolysis & Thermogenic Hair Removal System      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

The Good
The Not So Good
Replacement parts a bit pricey
Customizable settings

Easy and quick to use

Viatek Products offers a couple hair removal systems. I received the Pearl Pro system, which is their high end home hair removal system. The Pearl Pro offers electrolysis and thermogenic hair removal. Electrolysis is the removal of hair roots on the skin by the application of heat. Thermogenic hair removal is where heat is sent down the hair to the root. This weakens the hair follicle and slows down growth. Over time, hair will come in finer, less, or none at all.

Usage: The box comes with explicit instructions on how to use the Pearl Pro. These instructions helps to achieve the best results. There are settings that can be customized to be of lower heat and of higher heat. Viatek recommends starting out on low for both settings and increasing from there. Hair should be around 1-3mm for best removal. I will focus on removing hair on my legs as that is where I started and seems like the easiest place.

Once the unit is turned on, the unit is kept at around 90 degrees to the skin, the display window facing toward me. I press the unit down a little on my skin and start moving it up and down my leg, keeping the 90 degree angle. There is a white guideline that comes on to let me know that I am using it properly. I go over the same area about 1-2 times, both up and back down, and then move on to the next area.

The Pearl Pro removes hair by heating the hair itself, thus crystalizing it. Then, the heat is applied to the roots of the hair, which discourages regrowth of hair. As the hair is crystalized, it will smell and might smoke a bit. Do not be afraid! This mean that the hair removal is working!

After using the Pearl Pro on my legs, I use the buffing pads to buff away the crystalized hair and moisturize afterward. The Pearl Pro comes with a moisturizer, but I have been using coconut oil as that is what I usually use on my legs. Don't skip this step!

Results: I started off with my right leg to compare regrowth. The first couple of times I used the Pearl Pro, I realized that my hair was longer than 3mm, so it wasn't working as effectively. I shaved my legs, waited about 3-5 days, and tried again. My hair was about 2mm and the hair removal was actually taking place. I also increased the heat settings and saw more results. I smell the burning smell (mild) and saw a little smoke. I could also tell that at the middle setting, my skin could feel the heat of the unit. I just used my personal judgment to avoid burning myself.

In the 2 photos below, you can see how I am using the Pearl Pro and the results. (excuse my hairy leg!) The unit isn't touching the skin, so the white guide light is not on. You can see that I have the settings on the middle for both and what the unit looks like when turned on. In the second photo, you can see some patches where the hair is gone after 2 times of going over the same area. The hair was a little longer than recommended, so the hair removal was not as effective as it could have been.

My Thoughts: I have used the Pearl Pro about 5-10 times in the past several weeks. The hair on my right leg has come in finer and has grown slower! I was amazed! Removing hair is one thing, but slower growth and finer hair is exactly what I was looking for. The Pearl Pro has worked for me! I will be working on my armpit hair next.

I will continue using the Pearl Pro on a regular basis. I was reading that you have to use it regularly for at least 6 weeks to see effective results. Though it is not a permanent hair removal system, it does slow down and discourage growth, which means less shaving! The Pearl Pro is an investment, but I believe it is a valuable investment. The replacement tips and buffer pads are a bit of a recurrent cost, so take care of them!

Pearl Pro is a great option for professional hair removal at home, done on my schedule and as often as I desire and need.

Wooden Watch [Giveaway]

A wood watch is a great accessory for the tree-hugger or nature lover in your life. The high quality design looks gorgeous on a wrist. Enter below for a chance to win a Jord wooden watch.


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