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Electrolyte and pH Enhanced Water from Essentia

I will admit it: I am bad at drinking enough water each day.  It isn’t that I am drinking other things, in fact I do not drink coffee or soda at all and I will only occasionally have a tea, juice or cup of milk.  A few years ago, I ended up in the hospital will a very serious illness and as it turned out, one that was exacerbated by being practically dehydrated.  Since then, I have tried to improve my water intake, but until recently I had only slight improvement.  I started running again and with that, had an increased need for water, but I was still exhausted (in a way that I felt was ‘beyond’ normal).  I did some research and learned that electrolytes (like those in sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade or the like), except I did not want to drink the sugars, or fillers in those beverages.  Essentia offers enhanced water that is pure, free of chemicals like chlorine and has a pH of 9.5 to aid your health goals.

pH enhanced water from Essentia

What did I think?

The enhanced water from Essentia has a very clean, almost silky smooth taste.  It was different than the water I get from my tap and even from our filtered water.  I really enjoy it and find that I want to drink more of it since it has a great taste and texture.  I started taking the Essentia enhanced water with me on my runs and found that after a few days, I had more stamina and felt that I was recovering more quickly.  This water is infused with electrolytes for just that purse – to keep you hydrated, refresh you and help you recover – may that be from a workout or from an illness.

pH enhanced water from Essentia - hydrate, recover, refresh!

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Spa Quality Mud Mask from Adovia

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love to do weekly mud masks for an at home spa treatment, but many mud masks on the market cause my skin to breakout, contain harsh ingredients or are uncomfortable to use.  I hate when I put on a mud mask and it literally dries into what feels like concrete on my face, leaving my unable to move my face in any way.  I recently received the Adovia Purifying Mud Mask in exchange for my honest opinion and am happy to share that I have found a fantastic mud mask that works and is comfortable to use!

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Use Fruit Extracts from NeoCell to Naturally Boost Your Beauty Routine

With so many beauty supplements on the market, all claiming to make your life and beauty routine easier, it can be hard to decide what to start with and what companies you can trust!  One of my favorite beauty supplement companies, is NeoCell.  A leader in providing supplements that will help you have healthier, more beautiful skin, as well as lead as active life, NeoCell offers a variety of all-natural supplements that when used regularly, will make your beauty routine easier!  I received Pomegranate extract capsules and Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid in exchange for my honest opinion.

NeoCell natural beauty routine supplements

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Get Going on Green Living with All You Need Is Less

I love that Earth Day makes more people aware of taking care of our planet should be a priority (although I wish that were year round and not just one day or at best, a month!).   FINALLY!  I am not walking around alone as that crunchy gal who talks about sorting recyclables, cutting chemicals out of our lives and making things instead of buying – in fact, during the month of April, I blend in quite well!  I usually take this time of year to try and make year-round converts of people that have taken a sudden interest in being green.  The trick is, making it easy for them.  As with any change in life, the easier it is for someone, the more likely they are to do it and the more likely they are to stick with it!  Green living is something we can all do and it doesn’t have to be hard!

green living guide

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Organic Tea From Teatoxify will help Detox Your Life

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

With so many “miracle” drinks out on the market, it is difficult to sort through what is good for you and what is not.  I have been searching for a tea that could help me with energy, which ultimately could lead to weight loss (if I can keep myself energized I can do so much more!).  That is when I found out about Teatoxify.  This organic tea blend is made from 15 organic ingredients with herbal and medicinal properties that will make you feel energized and help detox your body from toxin build up!  I received a canister of Teatoxify organic tea in exchange for my honest opinion.


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Be Green in the Shower with the Big Lather Soap Sponge!

When our girls take a bath, they probably use more soap than is needed to wash an entire kindergarten classroom post pumpkin farm field trip.  They love to lather up their wash clothes over and over again with body wash effectively going through a bottle quite quickly.  In my and the hubby’s bathroom, we have bar soap, but I hate how icky, slippery a bar gets and that disgusting lump of soap residue that builds up in the corner of our tub from where we put the soap each morning.  The new Big Lather soap sponge has made a dramatic change in our house when it comes to soap waste, convenience and mess.  I received a Big Lather soap sponge in exchange for my honest opinion.

Big Lather soap sponge #green#green Big Lather Soap Sponse

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Countertop Compost Bin from BioBag – Live Greener!

Whether you are trying to be greener and save room in the landfills, or trying to have better soil for your gardens, composting is a great way to accomplish both of these and more!  BioBag is the leader in bringing certified compostable bags to the table for everything from yard waste to pet waste, food waste and even lunch bags!  In addition to offering certified compostable bags, BioBag also offers a Max Air Composting System so that you can start the composting process inside your home!  I received one of BioBag’s countertop Max Air Composting Systems in exchange for my honest opinion.

compost #green #ecofriendly

compost #green

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Natural Lip Scrub & Lip Balm from Moody Sisters

The winter and then winter-to-spring transition is so hard on my lips and my girls’ lips, too!  To avoid chapped lips, I love to have a good lip scrub and lip balm to keep our lips healthy, happy and feeling their best, but so many on the market are full of chemicals and other unsavory ingredients.  When I set to finding a quality and natural lip scrub, I was happy to find that Moody Sisters Natural Skincare has great organic lip scrub and lip balm that will make your lips (and you!) happy!  I received a lip scrub and lip balm in exchange for my honest opinion.

lip scrub

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Natural & Sustainable Bamboo Deodorizer from Ever Bamboo

It’s the most normal thing in America, for when we have something that smells to simply cover or mask the smell.  Candles, potpourri, oils, sprays and anything else we can find on the market.  But how about eliminating odor instead of just covering it?  Even better, what if you find a deodorizer that was natural and sustainable?  Ever Bamboo takes natures fastest growing plant, bamboo , and uses its natural properties to make products that will not just deodorize, but also dehumidify your home (and body!)  I received an assortment of Ever Bamboo deodorizer products in exchange for my honest opinion.

#sustainable #bamboo

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