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My Healthy Home with Ology

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My healthy home includes using products that are safe for even my children to use. As Earth Day draws near, I thought it fitting to try a new brand called Ology, found exclusively at my local Walgreens store, and do a bit of spring cleaning.

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About Ology

Ology products are free of 10 harmful chemicals (you can look these ingredients up at http://www.ewg.org/ and find out exactly why they are harmful):

Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
DEA (diethanolamine)
TEA (triethanolamine)
Parabens
Phthalates
Formaldehyde
Nonylphenol ethoxylates
Triclosan
SLS/SLES

Plus, Ology contains no dyes or artificial fragrances. This is huge for us as our children have had reactions to some ingredients, especially fragrances.

Their paper products are 100% tree free, strong, biodegradable and septic safe. Made from readily renewable sugar husk that would otherwise be disposed and they use Bamboo which is faster growing than trees, making Ology products better for the environment.


Celebrating Earth Day with Ology

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My children helped me demonstrate how we used some of Ology products in our home. Starting with the large photo and going clockwise:

JAG is waiting for dinner using Ology bamboo plates. These plates are very sturdy. I really liked them!

JR is cleaning the bathroom with Ology all-purpose cleaner, which is free without harsh solvents or ammonia, and paper towels. The paper towels are surprisingly thick absorbent.

Jr. is helping me put Ology bathroom tissue on the toilet paper roll. This tp is very strong and absorbent.

Blondie is washing her hands with Ology Oatmeal & Honey bar soap. Everyone thought this soap made their hands very soft.

Nook is blowing his nose (yes it’s staged as he didn’t have a runny nose at the time!) with Ology facial tissue.

Ology laundry detergent is gentle on the skin. This is especially important for the delicate skin of my children. I was excited to try this detergent since we have yet to find a chemical free detergent that works for our family.

If you are trying to make your home more healthy, I’d highly recommend giving Ology a try.

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MommysClub All In Bundle Review

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As I mentioned last week in our MommysClub giveaway post, we have been reviewing the MommysClub All In Bundle.

Products in the MommysClub All In Bundle

None of the products smell chemically. They barely have any scent. I love that they are organic and or all natural, toxic-free and hypoallergenic.

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Total Body Health with Multivitamin
– To be honest this is weird tasting but I’m not one to shy away from weird tasting health products. Now bad tasting products, I usually won’t buy again. Weird I can get use to. I think only my oldest and I have been taking it.


Total Body Health for Children with Multivitamin
– Only our youngest son likes to drink this. The rest not so much. I’d describe it as liquifying crushed up multivitamins. This would be great for those who cannot swallow pill form vitamins.

Children’s Multivitamin – All the children loved these chewable multivitamins!

Pre-Natal Plus – This is the same as the other liquid vitamins above but for expectant or nursing mamas. I did taste it. The flavor kind of reminded me of another health drink we’ve taken.

Daily Cleansing Foam – I’ve barely used this but it is a no-rinse hand washing solution that hypoallergenic with moisturizer for post-diaper clean up, cuts and burns. This would be nice to keep in the car.

Baby Shampoo – I haven’t even had a chance to fully review this product. I kind of forgot about it amidst all the other products. It smells great though!

Rash & Remedy Skin Relief – Haven’t had any use for this yet. Though Jr. does seem to have some spots I could try it on now that I think about it. It is for rashes and common skin problems.

Perfect Touch Sanitizer – Since we’ve been sick, I’ve been using this sanitizer on taps, door knobs etc. Yep, sick for the first time in two years and we’ve been double slammed in the last month. :(

I cannot honestly say how any of these products work long term because we have only been using them a short time. I can just give you our general thoughts about our initial usage.

 


About MommysClub

MommysClub is a network marketing company so becoming a member may enable you to earn an income from sharing their products with others. As a part of the giveaway and upcoming review, I became a member so this post includes my unique link.

You can learn more about MommysClub via their social media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/themommysclub

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http://www.pinterest.com/themommysclub/

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Goat Milk Soap Giveaway

Most of you are probably aware that our second oldest daughter B (almost 15!) makes goat milk soap (read more here and here). We are anxiously awaiting for our goats to give birth in April or May so we can have our own supply of goat milk. Since last summer we have struggled to find a local source, but finally the farm we bought goat milk from last February started their kidding season and we have goat milk again!

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We also have a mold of mama goat and baby, a cow and a baby and a horse. Depending on availability, we will try to offer you a choice. ;)


About Goat Milk Soap

Goat milk soap is one of the most moisturizing soaps around. Our soap is all natural, handmade by our daughter using goat milk and 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils. We also leave some unscented for those with sensitivities. Other ingredients include: organic palm oil, organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and lye (which is saponified.)

Enter the goat milk soap giveaway below for your chance to win!

We want to offer two of you a chance to win five bars of goat milk soap! ($30-35 Value!). These will be our medium to large bars or a mix of the two. We are running this giveaway longer as it takes the soap four weeks to cure and she is making a new batch so these will be FRESH off the assembly line so to speak.

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BabyGanics

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Keeping my kids clean is always one of my top priorities as a mom.  Making sure my son washes his hands after using the bathroom, before eating, and after playing outside is important to me. Sometimes we are not always at home and finding a bathroom to wash up is not always easy.  In the summertime we like to go to the playground and have picnics. I try to always bring hand sanitizer along so we can be clean before we eat. Have you ever looked at the label of hand sanitizer, and noticed how much alcohol is in them? Most alcohol-based hand sanitizers contain at least 62% alcohol; that’s insane!

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BabyGanics is different.  Their alcohol free, hypoallergenic formula kills 99.9% of germs.  The problem for me, with most hand sanitizers, is that they dry my hands out so much that I need to apply lotion immediately after.  I most definitely did not need to do this with BabyGanics Foaming Hand Sanitizer.  They have a unique moisturizing formula.

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The pump style bottle is very convenient and simple to use. My 4 year old can easily pump a small amount of foam onto his hand and rub until it’s all gone. He loves that it’s a foam.

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Making a somewhat boring task such as cleaning hands, fun for kids makes a world of difference as a mom.  The BabyGanics Foaming Hand Sanitizer is available in Fragrance Free and Tangerine. I tried the Tangerine, and it was such a light scent I barely noticed it. The smell was fresh, but not overbearing.

BabyGanics offers an array of products from Personal Care items to Household Cleaners.  Their mission is to create products to create a safe, healthy, and happy environment for babies and parents. Their products are available in store and online at numerous places. To learn more about BabyGanics and all they have to offer, visit their website at:

www.babyganics.com

 

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Depend Fit Flex – Dad Central

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for Depend. I received products samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

By Guest Dad Blogger – Scott

Here’s another one of those taboo conversations.

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Many people have had that moment after they sneeze or just can’t hold it.  The panic sets in…. wondering….. can anyone see anything? You may have a feeling of being ashamed or just bummed because you are getting older.

I’m here to tell you. You are not alone. Millions of people suffer from incontinence.  No need to be embarrassed or ashamed.  Depend’s new Fit-Flex is here to help.

Many people expressed concerns to the Depend brand about being bulky and not being able to live life to the fullest. Depend revamped their design and with Depend Fit Flex there’s no need to slow down your active life.  Depend Fit Flex is so discreet you are able to wear your regular favorite attire and it goes unnoticed.  Making you feel more confident and able to take back your active life style!

On the Depend site there are 3 inspiring stories. My favorite is Paul’s, he is living with incontinence. When Paul first experienced bladder issues he became embarrassed. Being unable to cope with this condition, Paul’s marriage fell apart. Then he began gaining weight in his 40’s and on his 50th Birthday he made a decision. He was going to turn his life around.  He began running and his life changed after marrying his 2nd wife. She helped him cope with his incontinence and get on with his life. Paul now uses Depend Fit Flex regularly and has lost his weight gain. This is such an inspirational story in many ways.

Get on with your life!  Enjoy running, bike riding, hiking, and vacations!

Mar Jennings is known as a top lifestyles expert.  Here are a few active lifestyle tips from him.

* “Staying active is easier when you love what you do, be it hiking, horseback riding, tennis, or taking a brisk walk.  Find what calls to you and get moving!”

*  ”Have a clear vision of what you want “you” and your life to look like in six or 12 months.  Start small and think big; the results over time will be impressive.”

Don’t stop living because of bladder issues. Depend offers underwear, briefs, guards, and shields for men and women.  Click here to request a free sample.

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“Grow your Game” – Men’s ROGAINE

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“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Dad Central for ROGAINE®. I received a product sample and promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Guest Dad Blogger – Scott

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Besides worrying about getting gray some of us Dad’s also begin to worry about hair loss.  The dreaded widow’s peak is starting to make an appearance for this Dad.  I’m looking forward to using ROGAINE treatments.  As directed – I will use a half a capful of ROGAINE foam twice a day (morning and evening).  It’s a leave in formula, so make sure it’s dry before you go to bed.

Many of you may recognize Bill Rancic from “The Apprentice”.  He was not fired by Donald Trump and was the first winner of the show.  Bill came on board with ROGAINE in May 2012 and is currently serving as the brands first ever “Growth Coach”.  Bill tells about real world experiences and personal situations and not letting his hair loss get in his way.

The “Grow you Game” initiative – A few small changes in your life can give you or anyone the confidence to achieve anything.  That shock of looking in the mirror and seeing your losing hair or over weight can really take the wind out of your sails.  I’m taking back my confidence by using ROGAINE foam, eating better and getting out for a walk once a day.  Just these few extra minutes a day can make a lifetime of difference in your confidence and attitude.  Check out what Bill Rancic and 5 other men are saying about the “Grow you Game” initiative.

A few ROGAINE facts:

  • It is FDA approved and Easy to use.
  • ROGAINE is the #1 Dermatologist recommended brand for hair regrowth.

Did you know that …

“Hereditary hair loss affects up to 40% of all men and more than 15 million men admit to being concerned about the condition.”

Why not start fixing that concern today!  ROGAINE is available nationwide at food, drug and mass retailers, or even online at www.rogaine.com.

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Perfumes and Colognes

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I’m not a huge perfume fan but I have my favorite, which is also my husband’s favorite, but it is no longer made by its manufacturer. Boo hoo. I am on my last bottle of it. It’s been nearly 20 years since I bought it, at which time I bought like four of them. Let’s just say I have used it very sparingly and for mostly special occasions.

My husband doesn’t always use cologne or aftershave. Sometimes I even have to hint for him to put some on, other times he surprises me. I’ve loved my husband’s cologne since I have known him. He uses Drakkar Noir. Sigh. I get dreamy eyed smelling it on him! (blush!)

Men's Cologne Drakkar Noir

I actually bought him some as a surprise at Christmas time since he was getting low. It was a discount fragrance and an impulse buy while grocery shopping. I’m glad I got it for him because now he can wear it more often!

Did you get any new perfume for Christmas? What is your favorite perfume or men’s cologne?

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Coffee Lovers Moody Sisters Review

 

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Coffee Lovers Moody Sisters Review

I was so excited to get a box from Moody Sisters.  They are 100% natural organic materials!  Moody Sisters must have known that I love my coffee.  I received Coffee Body Polish and Coffee Bean Lip Balm.

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With the holiday’s in full swing, Moody Sisters Coffee Body Polish could not have come at a better time!  It naturally reduces the look of cellulite.  I can read and understand all the ingredients – love that!  Check it out – Demara Sugar, Coffee Infused Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E, and Essential Oils.  As you can see in the picture below the texture is grainy but, it goes on smooth.   The smell is out of this world, mixed with the warmth of the shower, it smelled like a coffee house in my shower.  When I came out of the shower my thighs were smooth, great product! MS1

 

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The Coffee Bean Lip Balm also has minimal readable ingredients and smelled wonderful.  It applied smooth and lasted.  Coffee Bean Lip Balm also left my lips moisturized, which is a plus during the winter.

 

Head over to Moody Sisters and order your favorite products today!  Don’t forget to Like Moody Sisters on Facebook!

 

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Babo Botanicals Special Holiday Promotion

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Babo Botanicals Special Holiday Promotion:

50% Off all products available at www.babobotanicals.com

Use promo code : HOLIDAYBABO

Babo Botanicals offers a full range of natural and safe skin, hair and suncare products for newborns, babies, kids and the entire family! Babo products are made on a certified organic farm in upstate New York and are ultra-rich in vitamins A, C and D delivering maximum nutrients, protection and moisture to your child’s hair and skin. Babo’s mission is to provide the perfect balance between optimum results, natural ingredients and family fun.

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Remember enter the promotion code : HOLIDAYBABO at check out to benefit from this amazing offer.

Offer available from Dec 11th to Dec 18th. Coupon does not apply to VIP Gift Basket.

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Update! Babo Botanicals Special Holiday Promotion

babobotanicalslogoindexJust wanted to let you know that the Babo Botanicals Special Holiday Promotion will not be effective until December 10, so look for the 50% promo code on Tuesday. There was a blip in communication regarding the start date of the promotion.

My apologies for any confusion.


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