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Araza Beauty Organic, Paleo Makeup Review

This post is my Araza Beauty Organic, Paleo Makeup Review.

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Here are the products I’ve tried:

 

 

Sweet Mint Healthy Lip Balm

About:

You know you’ve found a good lip balm when you don’t immediately lose it. That’s this one. A sweet, minty treat for your lips, made with a lush blend of certified organic ingredients. One swipe will leave your lips silky, tingly, and nourished. Trust us, this one’s a keeper.

Citrus Illuminating Raw Beauty Oil

About:

Give this juicy little oil a squeeze. A colorful blend of citrus and cold-pressed organic oils restores natural balance and brings life back to damaged, stressed skin. Then things get really exotic when a mix of green tea, borage seed, sea buckthorn, jojoba oil, and sweet orange join forces to combat the forces of aging. It’s rich, it’s dewy, and it’s good for your skin – any way you slice it.

Coconut Cream All-In-One Foundation

About:

Powerful and delicate. Strong and smooth. A foundation that’s more than skin deep – giving you even coverage while improving your skin health with probiotics, skin superfoods, and a decadent blend of certified organic oils. Hard-working ingredients nourish below the surface, while above, a dewey, vibrant finish illuminates your natural glow. One fuzzy tropical fruit reincarnated as a featherlight magical skin charm. When we say, all-in-one, we mean it.

Jojoba Infused Mineral Powder Foundation

About:

Ever heard of jojoba? It’s a silly word that’s fun to say. JO-JO-BA! But more importantly, it’s an oil known for its incredible moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. And this powder foundation is chocked full of it. With the added superpowers of wild picked araza fruit and neem extracts, your skin will be nourished from the inside while pure silk powder provides a luxurious feel on the outside. A divine complexion starts with jojoba.

Primer + Finishing Translucent Clay Powder

About:

Sometimes the night calls for a full face of makeup. Other times, a light dusting will do. That’s where this comes in – an ultra-fine, silky smooth powder that diffuses light and creates a flawless, airbrushed finished. Certified organic ingredients keep your skin healthy while the translucent finish works to erase the look of imperfections or wrinkles. Say goodbye to excess oil and shine, and say hello to powder that’s as light and airy as you’ll feel.

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Araza Beauty Organic Makeup Review

Wow. The all-in-one coconut cream foundation has completely changed by clean beauty game. If you are a heavy sweater like I am, this is YOUR foundation. It stays put, truly doesn’t go anywhere (no running down your face with sweat) and of course has the purest ingredients; nothing artificial to make this foundation perform.

This foundation provides a dewy finish, so I love to use their jojoba infused mineral powder foundation on my most oily areas so that those areas don’t get too shiny. Also, I use the translucent powder similarly when I don’t need more color on my face, but shine coverage.

The sweet mint healthy lip balm + citrus illuminating beauty oil were sample sizes, so I didn’t have a huge amount of time to try them over time. But, I would definetly repurpose the lip balm. It’s minty goodness on your face; I love that refreshing zing from mint. It’s also super nourishing. The beauty oil did a good job of sinking mostly into my skin after application; which was nice, so that it wasn’t coming off on my pillow at night.

Overall, LOVE this brand. A few of the products I tried are immediate repurchases (they did gift me a round of product first, so perhps it’s more like an initial purchase, but you know what I mean). And the others I will likely purchase when I need more lip balm/face oil.

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Check them out at this link! Have you tried Araza Beauty before? Let me know in the comments!

 

Big Berkey Water Filter Review

This post contains a Big Berkey Water Filter System Review.

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Big Berkey Water Filter Review

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Berkey:

This powerful water filter purifies both treated water and untreated raw water. Including: such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The versatile Big Berkey Water Filter removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites. It also extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury.

This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

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Specs of the Big Berkey

The Big Berkey is constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel. The system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This water filter has a storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters) and when in use it stands 19.25″ in height with a diameter of 8.5″. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13″ in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey™ Purification Elements the system will purify up to 3 1/2 Gallons (13.3 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 7 Gallons (26.5 liters) per hour*.

*Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.

Big Berkey Water Filter Removes:

The powerful Black Berkey™ purification elements also remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors. Yet, they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.

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Why a Berkey Filter?

The water my family and I drink has always been in the forefront of my mind and at the top of my priority list in regards to health. I do not go the bottled water route for a few reasons:

1. Bottled water is typically bottled in questionable plastic (made in large amounts, often containing BPA and other potentially other harmful substances).

2. Bottled water is not cost efficient! Investing in a filter for your home will ultimately save you money and is more convenient, to boot.

3. The water in bottled water sits in that same container for potentially months before it is actually consumed. This means that whatever that plastic is made of is having a gigantic window of time to leach into the water.

Those are a few reasons that made me choose a Big Berkey for my family’s drinking water supply. Berkey also offers fluoride filters (without getting into an elaborate discussion about fluoride–I’ll just say I avoid it).

Benefits of Using a Berkey:

-Takes heavy metals out of our water

-heavy metals cause a multitude of health defects including hormone disruption, brain fog and chronic inflammation)

-Strips contaminants from water so you don’t ingest them

-As scary as it sounds: parasites, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants and mold can all be present in our water supply. Each of those will impact your health negatively, especially through daily exposure through drinking water.

-You’ll experience increased health overall

-I notices that my skin is clearer, I sleep better, my energy levels are higher and my tests came back very low for toxic contamination in my system.

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Daily Life With Our Big Berkey

This filter sits in our kitchen and is our source of water for drinking, cooking, making coffee, filling up our dog’s water bowl–you name it. I would say that we use quite a bit of water! I’m frequently making almond milk, brewing coffee, making smoothies and filling up blender bottles. All of these activities require water from that filter.

We keep a big pitcher next to the Berkey for a quick fill up. We usually have to refill the filtering tank every 1-2 days. It’s not inconvenient, and only takes a few minutes a day. All in all, we love our Berkey filter and are happy to have it as a staple in our daily routine.

I recommend this filter to everyone! Even my parents & brother own one.

I highly recommend this filter to anyone–especially families looking for a non-contaminated source of water. This size works well for us! But, Berkey also makes them bigger and also smaller (more portable) with the same thorough filtering. You don’t need to replace the filters until they’ve filtered 3,000 gallons of water, or 6,000 gallons for two filter elements (we have two). For us, I believe it will end up being every 3 years.

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mykind Organics by Garden of Life + Alicia Silverstone Review

This is a review of Garden of Life’s myKind Organics line made with Alicia Silverstone.

 

Bella Organics Iced Lemonage Deodorant Creme Review

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Bella Organics 

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Bella Organics Iced Lemonade Deodorant Creme:

Product Description

Organic, chemical-free cream deodorant that really works!  Organic arrowroot powder absorbs wetness naturally. Organic Shea butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin. Coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial properties as well as soothes and conditions the skin. Organic lemon, peppermint and tea tree essential oils provide anti-bacterial and germ-killing anti-septic properties. It leaves you feeling confidently cool, fresh and clean.

IMPORTANT: During the SUMMER months or in HOTTER climates, please choose Summer Shipping to your order so that this ITEM DOES NOT MELT DURING TRANSIT. If you do not choose this option the product may melt, to fix it simply place in the refrigerator until solid again and whip with a hand mixer.

Directions for use: Scoop a pea-sized amount from the jar with clean fingers. Rub onto each underarm until deodorant is applied.

Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, (Vegan), Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Lime Essential Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.”

Size: 2 oz

Shelf Life: 12 Months.”

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My Thoughts:

Holy cow–I am so happy to have recieved this little teensy bundle of anti-smelly goodness from Bella Organics. From my experience, one of the hardest “green” body care items to find is an all-organic deodorant that actually performs and keeps away the overhwhelming smell of body odor that accumulates after a long, grueling workout. If a natural deodorant can last thru my hardest workouts, then I am a very happy camper. I traveled to several out-of-town volleyball tournaments with this small container and found it to be ideal for that, size-wise.

This deodorant makes me a VERY happy camper. Performance AND an entirely clean, organic ingredient list. It also happens to smell like a clean, fresh dose lemon juice has been doused into your armpits. (Sorry–that’s the best way to say it).

I will be a customer of the deodorant in the future when I run out of my homemade concoction! The consistency of theirs is ideal and even better than my own. Looks like I have some tweaking to do 🙂

If you’re looking for a deodorant with the cleanest ingredients that does it’s job, this is  THE ONE! They also make several other scents (Lavender Vanilla, Lemongrass Bergamot, Vanilla Mint, Orange Spice, The Woods–for men, Ocean–for men).