23 Jan 2013
in Healthy Living, Monthly Favorites, Natural and Green Living
Tags: aloe vera, alternatives, badger, biodegradable floss, bottlesup, bug repellent, citronella spray, dr bronner, eco nuts, glass bottle, glass straw, graze organic, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, laundry soap, lavender, lotion, natural dentist, organic cotton, organic floss, people towels, peopletowels, plaque removers, plastic free, radius floss, reusable, review, sage stone botanicals, sandwich bags, simply straws, snack bags, sunscreen
Hello! In this video (Part 2 of the Favorite Natural Products of 2012 series) I’m sharing my favorite natural everyday products- from laundry detergent, floss, sunscreen, to bug repellent spray, that I have either used throughout 2012 or that I discovered in 2012. Enjoy and have a sunny day!
For the other half of my Favorite Natural Products of 2012- Beauty Products Edition: http://sunnymothernature.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/fav-natural-products-2012-beauty/
Products included in this Everyday Products video:
1. BottlesUP Reusable Glass Bottle
2. Dr. Bronner’s USDA Certified Organic Hand Sanitizing Spray in Lavender
3. Badger Aloe Vera Broad Spectrum SPF 16 Sunscreen Lotion
4. Sage Stone Botanicals Citronella Deet Free All Natural Bug Repellent Spray
5. Eco Nuts Natural Laundry Soap- Liquid Form
6. Radius USDA Certified Organic 100% Biodegradable Silk Floss
7. The Natural Dentist Stim-U Dent Thin Plaque Removers
8. Simply Straws Reusable Glass Straw in Blue
9. Graze Organic Organic Cotton Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags, set of 5
10. People Towels GOTS Certifed Organic Cotton Individual Towels
Please note: All of the products in this video I either bought myself or were given to me as gifts from family and friends, except for the Badger Sunscreen, the Sage Stone Botanicals Citronella Bug Spray, and the People Towels (The People Towels I received through the Stonyfield Rewards program). I was not paid for mentioning them, nor was I required to mention them. I am not affiliated with any brands mentioned in this video. All the products in this video are ones that I love and that I would buy myself.
23 Jan 2013
in Beauty Tips and Product Reviews, Haircare Tips and Reviews, Healing Acne Naturally with Sunny Mother Nature, Healthy Living, Josie Maran Cosmetics Reviews, Monthly Favorites, Natural and Green Living, Skincare Tips and Product Reviews
Tags: all the better to kiss you with, alternatives, anti-aging moisture, argan oil, awaken body spray, babybearshop, bar soap, body butter, certified organic, clear frosting, deep steep body mist, deodorant, destress express, dr bronner, erbaviva, harmonic conditioner, harmonic shampoo, honey, intelligent nutrients, josie maran cosmetics, josie maran cosmetics argan oil, lip balm, lip delivery antioxidant gloss, lip gloss, meowmeowtweet, moisturizer, natural, non toxic, organic, pepperminty, review, spirit essence, whipped argan oil
Hi everyone! I hope it is sunny in your life! In this video (Part 1 of the Favorite Natural Products of 2012 series) I talk about my favorite skincare, haircare, and body products that I either discovered in 2012 or that I’ve used throughout 2012. Enjoy, and have a sunny day!
For the other half of my Favorite Natural Products of 2012- Everyday Products Edition: http://sunnymothernature.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/everyday-fav-natural-products-2012/
Products included in this Beauty Products video:
1. Deep Steep Honeydew Spearmint Body Mist
2. Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Destress Express Spirit Essence
3. Awaken Certified Organic Room & Body Spray in Erbaviva
4. Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Shampoo
5. Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner
6. Pure Local Honey (if you can’t buy local honey, please buy USDA certified organic)
7. Josie Maran Argan Oil
8. Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Anti-Aging Moisture
9. Babybearshop All the Better to Kiss You With Certified Organic Lip Balm in Pepperminty
10. Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Lip Delivery Antioxidant Lip Gloss in Clear Frosting
11. Dr. Bronner’s Bar Soaps in Baby Mild, Peppermint, Lavender, and Citrus Orange Scents
12. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters in Sweet Citrus and Vanilla Apricot
13. Argan USA Argan Oil
14. La Tourangelle 100% USDA Certified Organic Sunflower Oil
15. Meowmeowtweet Deodorant Cream in Lavender (You don’t need to keep this in the fridge, I just like to do so)
Please note: All of the products that I talked about in this video I either bought myself, or were given to me as gifts from my friends and family. I am not affiliated with any of these brands and am not paid to talk about any of them. I enjoy sharing products that I have found that I love!
31 Aug 2012
in Giveaways, Healthy Living, Natural and Green Living, Skincare Tips and Product Reviews
Tags: best, body lotion, bug repellent, bug spray, citronella, cream, creme, giveaway, hand, hand soap, lavender, natural, organic, peppermint, review, sage stone botanicals, shower gel, spray, tangerine lemongrass
Hello! Here is another video that I recorded a month ago that I’m just finally able to post up!
Sage Stone Botanicals is a small business out of Oregon that offers awesome organic and natural body care products. Check out Sage Stone Botanicals’ website at www.sagestonebotanicals.com for more information!
Lavender Organic Hand Creme
Tangerine Lemongrass Organic Body Lotion, 2 oz travel size
Unscented Shower Gel
Peppermint Liquid Hand Soap
And I’m giving away one bottle of Sage Stone Botanicals Citronella Organic Bug Repellent Lotion, 2 oz travel size!
The required question to enter is: After watching the video review and/or visiting the Sage Stone Botanicals website, what is most appealing about Sage Stone Botanicals products to you?
For extra chances to win, you can do any, or all, of the options below:
1. Subscribe to my Sunnymothernature Blog
2. Subscribe to Sunnymothernature’s Youtube page
3. Like Sunnymothernature’s Facebook page
4. Like SageStoneBotanicals’ Facebook page
5. Follow @sunymothrnature on Twitter
6. Follow @sagestonenow on Twitter
If you have already done any of the additional entries, you can just post a comment saying that you have. For each entry, please leave a separate comment. This will make it easier for me to use an automatic number selector, and choose one of the numbers.
Giveaway is open from 10 PM August 31, 2012 until 11:59 PM September 8, 2012. Giveaway is open only to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. I will contact the winner within 48 hours of the contest ending. If I do not hear from the winner within 72 hours after contacting them, I will select a new winner. Good luck!
UPDATE: And the winner is… Jea from Arizona! Congratulations Jea!
Have a sunny day!
Please note: I am not affiliated with Sage Stone Botanicals, nor was I paid to do this review. I was sent the products that I mentioned in this video to try, but I was not required to review/mention them. I planned to review only the products that I loved, and I do truly love all of them. These are wonderful organic and natural products, that I will definitely buy for myself!
31 Aug 2012
in Healing Acne Naturally with Sunny Mother Nature, Natural and Green Living, Skincare Tips and Product Reviews
Tags: 16, 30, 34, aloe vera, badger, badger balm, best, broad spectrum, favorite, my, natural, non-comedogenic, physical, spf, sunscreen, sunscreen lotion, unscented, water resistant
So here is yet another video that I recorded a month ago that I just have now found time to upload. This one compares two awesome Badger sunscreens: Badger SPF 30+ Unscented Sunscreen and Badger Aloe Vera Broad Spectrum SPF 16 Sunscreen Lotion. These two Badger physical sunscreens are my absolute two favorite natural/physical sunscreens, but for different purposes. Enjoy!
Two things I did want to mention that I forgot to in my video~ I do not know when the claim of “waterproof” sunscreen goes away, or if what I read right before I made this video was just what various organizations hoped would go through. The other thing is that I did not mention what the Aloe Vera Lotion Sunscreen smells like. It had a very faint smell to me (fainter than the smell of the SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen), but I cannot place what, exactly, it smells like. It is not unpleasant, but rather just a neutral smell. (With my heightened sense of smell, I LOVE neutral smells as much as pleasant smells anymore
Have a sunny day!
Please note: I am not affiliated with Badger, nor was I paid for this review. I bought the Badger SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen myself, at full price. I did receive one bottle of Badger Aloe Vera Broad Spectrum SPF 16 Sunscreen Lotion free from the Badger Company. I was not required to do a review on this sunscreen. Rather, I do honestly like both of these sunscreens, and I will be buying both of these again when I have run out. I was really excited to hear about the Sunscreen Lotion from Badger because I had been trying to find a sunscreen/face moisturizer with sunscreen for my face for months that would not break me out, and I could not until this sunscreen.
19 Aug 2012
in Healthy Living, Natural and Green Living
Tags: alternative, alternatives, cloth, cloth pad, cloth pantyliner, disposables, luna, lunapads, menstrual, pad, positive, review, to
So here is the Lunapads Review that I’ve been wanting to post for months! I actually attempted to record this two times previous to this one. And this one I actually recorded over a month ago. I finally found time to post it up! I know this isn’t a video for everyone, but for those who are interested in Lunapads, or any type of cloth menstural pads/ cloth pantyliners, I hope you enjoy!
Random~Whenever I mention “unwashed Lunapads” in this video, (i.e. I sent back an unwashed Lunapad maxi pad and liner inserts) I mean brand new and unused. Just wanted to clarify.
If you would like to watch my Lunapads Haul and Intro video, check it out here: http://sunnymothernature.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/lunapads-haul-and-intro/
If you want to learn more about Lunapads, please check out their website: www.lunapads.com
Have a sunny day!
Please note: I am not affiliated with Lunapads, nor did they send any items/products to me free (other than the flyer and stickers, which anyone who orders from them can receive free, if they wish). This was just the company that I was most drawn to when it came to trying cloth menstrual pads.
18 Aug 2012
in Food Product Reviews, Healing Acne Naturally with Sunny Mother Nature, Healthy Living, No Sugar and No Processed Foods Challenge AKA Real Food
Tags: avoiding, cure acne naturally, food, grocery, grocery haul, haul, mini, no, processed, real, real foods, sunny mother nature, sunnymothernature, what I eat, while
Hello there! Long time no see! I’m so sorry that I haven’t been on this blog in forever~ this summer has been SO much busier than I ever expected it to be! I finally found the time to upload a couple of videos that I actually recorded over a month ago~ I will be posting more hopefully tomorrow.
This video is a mini grocery haul that I was asked to do. It is a glimpse at what I eat on a regular basis~ including what vitamins/supplements I take, and what type of processed food I eat if I do eat any (except I forgot chocolate~ sometime I’ll have to show you what organic chocolates I eat if I really want chocolate).
Some random info:
~ My stomach feels good, too, on the Smarty Pants Vitamins. If you have stomach issues, like IBS, like me, vitamins is something that are recommended to be avoided. However, these are ok since they do not have any artifical colorings, flavorings, etc. I actually could not take any vitamins since I was 12 (7 years before my IBS started), due to how horrible I would feel on them. These, and the Vitamin C ones I talk about in this video, are the only two vitamins I can actually take.
~The snap peas and organic carrots in this video at 11:00 are ones my dad grew. An awesome way to save money, and gas having to go to the store=grow your own veggies!
~Please note: I am affiliated with Compass Teas. However, any high quality tea is great for your body and your health
~Somehow I completely missed mentioning peppermint tea: I LOVE it! Peppermint is also great for IBS symptoms/stomach issues (unless you have heartburn issues too).
~For some reason, parts of the video stop working for a second, but it starts to work again. I’m really sorry about that. I tried to fix it, but could not :/
But most importantly, have a sunny day!!
Please note: If you wish to try eating real foods, and cut out all the processed foods, please do your research, and ask your doctor or registered dietician for more information. All the information I talk about here is info I have collected while trying to cure my acne naturally and help myself become a healthy person (not just “healthier”).
15 Jun 2012
in Healing Acne Naturally with Sunny Mother Nature, Healthy Living, No Sugar and No Processed Foods Challenge AKA Real Food
Tags: acne free, avoid, clear skin, cut, cutting, eating, energy, food, foods, free, healthy, ingredients, no, out, processed, processed food, processed foods, real food, refined, sugar, what, what are
So this video I actually recorded and uploaded onto Youtube the same day as my Processed Food Free for 1 Year- Story and Results Video, and thought I had posted it on here as well. However, apparently I missed posting it here, so here it is!
In this video I give an explanation of what processed foods are, what foods I eat when trying to eat real foods (and avoid processed foods and refined sugar), what to avoid, and what to look for. This video did end up much longer than I really had intended it to be, but it gives overall answers to the questions I list above. Enjoy!
Have a sunny day!
Please note: If you are worried about starting this type of diet, or whether it is right for you, please consult your doctor.