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Green Pasture Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend Review

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Green Pasture

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Green Pasture:

“Green Pasture Products™ is a family owned business started by Dave and Barb Wetzel in 2000. Our business focus is to provide high-quality sacred-food oils just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution.

High-Vitamin Butter Oil is our foundation product that all our work has blossomed through. Dr. Weston Price discovered High-Vitamin Butter Oil back in the 1930’s but the pinnacle of his discovery was when he combined Cod Liver Oil with High-Vitamin Butter Oil.

Today we produce the High-Vitamin Butter Oil, and we ferment the historically sacred cod and skate liver oils.
Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old world practice that may go back as far as biblical times. During the 1850s was the beginning of the industrial food revolution and the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from it’s historical sacred roots to an industrialized food.

We’ve turned back the clock and restored these sacred foods to their roots. We Are proud to offer these historical sacred foods prepared with the same great care and concern for our generational health just as our ancestors.

Dr. Price traveled the world studying the traditional diets of many cultures. In every culture he discovered sacred foods that were carefully collected and prepared to ensure the strong mind, body, and spirit of its people.

Certifications:

OMRI Organic Certification: OMRI lists several of our fish by-products as suitable for use on organic land and farms. Some of the products they certify include Liquid Fish Soil Rescue and Feed Grade Cod Liver Oil.

Raw Milk Farming: There has been a great deal of attention drawn to our family’s use of raw milk on the land, pastures and crops. By working with the University of Nebraska Extension we have completed one replicated study. Some of the observations include: substantial plant growth with a single application of raw skim milk, improved plant health, insecticide effects, soil porosity increased, possible fungus and mold control, and happy cows. For more information on this work, please read various blogs on our website, search out publications, or call either our office or the University of Nebraska Knox county extension office.

-Whole Food Form
-Wild, as Provided by Nature
-Real, Unsurpassed Nutrition
-Unadulterated
-Natural fatty acid complex, nothing removed or changed
-Full, deep range of Vitamins A, D, E, K; CoQ enzymes; and other quinones
-Deep, Rich, Historical Processing Methods
-Non-industrialized Production
-Clean, Pure, and Third Party Tested

Our Guarantee

The fish used in our Fermented Cod Liver oil and Skate Liver oil are exclusively wild caught in and around the Arctic region. A substantial amount of today’s cod liver oil is produced from farmed fish.
Green Pastures is committed to providing our community with nothing but pure, unadulterated, non-industrialized fermented fish liver oils using traditional or sacred production methods that have been in use for thousands of years.
We guarantee we will not compromise our products’ nutrient quality and integrity by any industrial means that will damage or remove flavors, odors, colors, textures and/or nutrients.
We exclusively use third party testing for our products.

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Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend Non-Gelatin Capsules

“Dr. Weston A. Price discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930’s. The pinnacle of his X-Factor discovery was the extreme synergistic effect between High Vitamin Butter Oil and traditional cod liver oil. “One without the other did not do his patients justice, but the two together worked like magic”.

X-Factor Gold™ High Vitamin Butter Oil is made from dairy oil extracted without heat from cows that eat 100% rapidly growing grass. The speed of the grass growth, timing of the grazing of this grass, species of grass, climate and extraction method are all important to make real X-Factor Gold™ High Vitamin Butter Oil.

The Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil brings us back in time, when cod liver oil was truly a sacred food. The Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil is lacto-fermented and extracted without heat. The fish are wild caught in the Arctic region.

The combination of these attributes provides our community with a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food.

Blue Ice™ Royal offers our community a nutrient dense sacred food blend of 1/3 X-Factor Gold™ High Vitamin Butter Oil and 2/3 Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil.”

My Thoughts:

I sought out to get my hands on this butter oil/fermented cod oil blend after reading in several online health sources that cod liver oil might be a helpful supplement for those that suffer with acne and skin imperfections. The butter oil was appealing to me because I have always had an interest in the benefits of raw butter (how nutrient dense it is & how good of a source of good fats it is). I have recently had a peaked interest in butter oil for the specific purpose of maintaining optimum oral health and helping keep my teeth healthy through my diet.

After researching many brands or fermented cod liver oil that you can find at your local health food store, I’m deemed this combo the ultimate, high quality supplement for someone looking for the benefits of butter oil and fermented cod liver oil. I’m not sure that you can find many (if any) other brands that offer this combination in capsule form.

This supplement has been a part of a low-gluten, low-dairy, organic skin care regimen and my skin has never looked or felt healthier. The same goes for my teeth. I feel confident that is because of the healthy diet I consume and the added help of this supplement to really cement my results,

I believe that high quality supplements like this one can help fill the gaps in your diet (if any). If you truly eat a well balanced diet, I would still deem it beneficial to you. I’d say anyone can benefit from getting a regular dose of healthy, healing fats such at those found in Green Pasture’s Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Oil blend.

 

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Justin’s Nut Butter Review

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Justin’s Nut Butters

Overall Rating: images

About Justin’s:

Making the foods we love extraordinary, with an uncompromised spirit of innovation, sustainability and community.

We at Justin’s hereby decree that all of our nut butters will be made in small batches to preserve premium quality standards and our fresh taste.

We will only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible.

We will be mindful with all of our business practices by working toward reducing our environmental footprint on the natural environment. We will remain excellent community and global citizens and will only do business with those who pledge to do the same.

We will continue to produce and promote fresh nut butters that will always be simple, delicious and nutritious.”

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Classic Almond Butter

Justin’s Description:

“Introducing the World’s first ever Almond Butter. Wait, what? We’re not? Okay, scratch that. Introducing the World’s first ever incredibly delicious, all-natural, made with real California almonds and a secret nut grinding technique that we’re positive no one else in the World uses since we invented it ourselves, Almond Butter.

Ingredients:

Dry Roasted Almonds, Palm Fruit Oil*.

*sustainably sourced palm fruit oil

All Natural.”

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Justin’s Description:

“Think of your favorite peanut butter cup. Next, magnify that feeling by a gazillion – that’s ours. Nuts? Yes. Crazy? No. Just imagine what happens when I take the best tasting organic peanut butter in the world and delicately place it into the highest quality, organic and fair-trade chocolate available. Yup. Peanut butter cup perfection!

Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor*, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Peanuts, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Palm Fruit Oil**, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt.

*Rainforest Alliance Certified™ **sustainably sourced palm fruit oil

Organic.”

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Maple Almond Butter Squeeze Pack

Justin’s Description:

“People always ask me, what’s your favorite flavor? And I think they expect me to give some P.C. answer that I love them all the same, but I don’t because that would be stupid. Nuts can’t read, so whose feelings am I going to hurt? You’re holding what I consider to be the most perfect tasting nut butter on the planet, and I’m not afraid to say it.

Ingredients:

Dry Roasted Almonds, Maple Sugar, Palm Fruit Oil*, Sea Salt.

*sustainably sourced palm fruit oil

All Natural.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Talk about rich and decadent–all of these Justin’s products are absolute treats! (We fight over them in our house! ) 🙂

I love making homemade Almond milk with the almond butter (just a scoop of almond butter into a blender full of water & blend!) It’s incredibly rich, dense and full of almond-y yumminess. It’s great on an apple slice, a piece of bread, mixed into a smoothie in homemade baked goods and by the spoonful! I appreciate that the palm fruit oil is sustainably sourced, but I wish that the almonds were organic.

The maple almond butter squeeze pack is a dessert in itself–the maple sweetness along with the almonds is an unreal combination. It’s hard to stop eating! The size of the pouch is perfect to keep in my purse for a quick snack or indulgence. Love the simple ingredients–wish the almonds were organic.

It’s almost pointless to comment on the peanut butter cups–because they are obviously, supremely AWESOME! These little guys are so delicious & even better than the one’s you’ve probably been eating for years. They contain the good stuff and you can tell when you eat them. They are a treat you can feel good about having around–and they’re the perfect size for a little something sweet and salty. I love all of the organic ingredients in these peanut butter cups.

Ellovi Lip Butter Review

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Ellovi Lip Butter

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Ellovi:

“Ellovi was born to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers. We are passionate about crafting pure and nutritional skincare products from plants. Our aspiration is not simply to make the best natural skincare products, but the best skincare products of any kind.

We believe that what you put on your skin goes more than skin deep. Which is why we are committed to keeping our products free of anything that doesn’t come straight from nature.

Our first product, Butter, is an intensely hydrating body moisturizer made from macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea. There are no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients.

We promise to always make our products with integrity and the finest ingredients from around the world. We hope you see this reflected in Butter and we welcome your feedback.”

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Ellovi’s Description:

“We’ve taken all of the best things about Ellovi Butter, and made the perfect portable variation for your lips.

Like Butter, Lip Butter is made with just six ingredients so pure you can eat them.

The six ingredients are Hawaiian coconut, sunflower, hemp, macadamia, Ghanaian marula, and shea.

Each ingredient plays a specific role in keeping your lips hydrated and happy.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I previously composed a review on Ellovi’s other product, butter. Butter is a versatile product and it truly stands out to me within the long list of skin care products I’ve tried. I love how simple and pure the ingredients are.

I have merely the same things to say about this lip butter. It. Is. Awesome! This lip butter quickly became one of the lip balms I use most.

In regards to organic ingredients, I got this great info from Kelly about Ellovi products:

“4 of our ingredients are certified organic, and the other 2 are wildly harvested. 

We use the term “ethically sourced” to describe our ingredients because we only buy from companies that treat their employees well and pay them fair wages. We also work with a few fair trade organizations such as Global Mamas, (an amazing company that helps provide sustainable income opportunities for women in Africa).”

I have come to learn that the term “wild-harvested” is very similar to the word organic, but often without the certification. Plants that are wild harvested are grown away from pesticides and harsh chemicals–a great thing! So, when you see that on a natural product, that often is a great sign.

I recommend this product to everyone. I think men and women alike will find that it becomes their “go-to” lip balm. It’s also perfectly suited for children. My 5 year old turns her nose up at lip balms that sting her lips (products that contain minty ingredients), making Ellovi Lip Butter one that she loves, as it has a pure, fresh, earthy, nutty, pleasant aroma to it.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

Organic Protein Muffin Recipe

This post contains a recipe for organic, no sugar added, gluten free, dairy free protein muffins.

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In an effort to create a healthy treat that can be eaten quickly and on the go, I played with some ingredients and came up with these organic, gluten free, dairy free, no sugar added, protein muffins that I’m very excited about! I will also suggest how to make a vegan version (without eggs). Having these sitting in the kitchen will help encourage you to reach for a healthy treat versus snacking on junk.

Keep in mind, I did use measuring cups to record which measurements worked, but I also advocate taking a recipe and putting your own spin on it.

Here is what you need:

-A pinch of himalayan sea salt

-1/2 teaspoon organic Vanilla Extract

-3/4 cup of organic Coconut Flour

-1/2 cup Coconut oil or Coconut Butter (might have to pop it in the microwave to melt it enough to mix in)

-1/4 cup of organic Stevia

-1 scoop of Vanilla Raw Protein by Garden of Life

-1 scoop of Marley Coffee Raw Protein by Garden of Life

-2 eggs

-1-2 tablespoons of water (if needed: to make desired consistency)

Optional (to make a festive batch!)

-Add 4 small sweet potatoes to the mixture after they’ve been boiled (for about 5 minutes), chopped and blended. You could also use organic pumpkin! Make sure that if you buy canned pumpkin, it’s in a BPA free can (available at Whole Foods).

-You could also substitute chia seeds for the eggs if you are vegan!

Mixing:

-Combine wet ingredients separately from the dry ingredients, then combine them both together.

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Baking Instructions:

-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes

-Muffins are tasty warm, or cold!

-Best if stored in the refrigerator after they cool

These muffins are entirely organic, gluten free, dairy free, protein dense and delicious! Using the stevia in place of sugar keeps the sugar content at bay.They make for a perfect snack in between meals. ENJOY!

Rooted Beauty Lip Butter Review

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Rooted Beauty Lip Butters

Overall Rating: 3 Stars /4 Stars

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About Rooted Beauty:

“At Rooted Beauty, we believe that the skincare products you use every day should be made with safe, recognizable ingredients and enable positive change in the environment and in the lives of women around the world.

All of our products are carefully crafted with botanical and fruit extracts to naturally nourish your skin and are delivered in innovative sustainable packaging. In addition, we take global impact seriously and are committed to genuinely impacting the lives of women around the world. Our Woman2Woman™ project links each product we create to the project of a specific woman burdened by extreme poverty, abuse or sex trafficking.

When you purchase one of our products, you are directly enabling real women to break free from the bondage of extreme poverty and sex trafficking. On our Woman2Woman page, you can learn more about our partnering organizations and each woman whose life is being changed through your purchase.”

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Passionfruit Lip Butter

Rooted Beauty’s Description:

“Rooted Beauty Passionfruit Lip Butter is a pure, creamy and rich lip conditioner that is infused with natural passionfruit extract. Our nourishing formula is packaged in a biodegradable paper tube and a portion of the proceeds for this product help Marta send her son back to school and receive recovery counseling from being deceived and trafficked.

Ingredients:

Cera Alba (Beeswax), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cocoa (Cocoa Butter), Natural Passionfruit Flavor, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).”

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Orange Vanilla Lip Butter

Rooted Beauty’s Description:

“Rooted Beauty Orange Vanilla Lip Butter is an all natural and nourishing lip conditioner that is infused with nutrient-rich fruit extracts. Our nourishing formula is packaged in a biodegradable paper tube and a portion of the proceeds for this product help Bela learn to cook, enabling her to begin a new life.

Ingredients:

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Honey, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil.”

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Razz Lime Lip Butter

Rooted Beauty’s Description:

“Rooted Beauty RazzLime Lip Butter is an all natural and nourishing lip conditioner that is infused with nutrient-rich fruit extracts. Our nourishing formula is packaged in a biodegradable paper tube and a portion of the proceeds for this product help Makya provide for herself by enabling her to sell food in the local marketplace and receive recovery counseling.

Ingredients:

Butyrosperum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Honey, Natural Flavor, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

All 3 of these lip butters are similar in quality of ingredients. The ingredients lists are better than average, as they are familiar and plant-based. However, I would think more of them if they were organic.

Flavor/scent-wise, I think:

Passionfruit is sweet and fresh tasting and smelling. This one would please most that like a fruity lip butter.

Orange Vanilla is an interesting combination to me that absolutely works. I love orange and I love vanilla but wasn’t sure that I’d like them together. The orange gives the richness of the vanilla some zest. I love the rich, lightness of this one. I’d encourage you to try it if you’re unsure like I was.

Razz Lime is a bit tart and zippy combo. Like the passionfruit, its a nice fruity lip butter that adds a little citrusy punch to the lips.

All ingredient and flavor talk aside, I think it’s a beautiful and empowering thing that Rooted Beauty seeks to help women through their Woman2Woman campaign in which they donate portions of their sales for a greater cause. This is a selfless thing that you don’t see often, especially from many brands that are still growing and expanding. This ups my rating for these products a bit!