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Teatulia Organic Tea Review: January Edition

This is a review of Teatulia organic teas.

Teatulia Organic Tea

Overall Rating: 5-stars

About Teatulia:

“We are delighted to introduce our range of twenty organic Teatulia teas, each offering a unique flavor profile, with one or more that will satisfy every palate.

Our totally unique packaging communicates Teatulia’s sustainability message: compostable cannisters, labels made from post-consumer paper, water-based inks & dyes and biodegradable silken pyramids conveniently house our exquisite organic whole-leaf teas.

SINGLE-GARDEN DIRECT

All Teatulia Teas come directly to you from the first USDA-certified Organic tea garden in Bangladesh. No middleman, no long-term warehousing and no waiting around to be bulk-blended by a third-party trader. What does this mean to you? Fresh, delicious, single-garden purity.

MORE ORGANIC THAN ORGANIC

Teatulia’s mission is to sustain the land and the people while producing top-quality organic tea.

Established on virgin soil and grown following Masanobu Fukuoka’s “natural farming” method, Teatulia is the only tea garden in Bangladesh to be USDA certified organic and the only garden we know of that has approached tea cultivation this way.

At Teatulia we:

Do virtually no tilling, weeding, etc.

Develop the soil with cover crops and mulch

Utilize water bodies & herbal shade trees to restore the eco-balance to the area

Use only natural pest & weed controls

Nourish the land with bio-fertilizers

Protect wildlife

Process the tea in bio-gas plants

SUSTAINABLE

Yes, it’s Organic. But that’s just the beginning. Our approach to farming is truly revolutionary and very different from what any other tea-grower is doing (to our knowledge). In the Teatulia gardens, we have implemented “natural farming” practices espoused by the Japanese Master Masanobu Fukuoka, resulting in a closed-loop eco and social system. We use no pesticides, machinery or unnatural irrigation in the cultivation of our teas – we trust mother nature to establish the perfect balance. Consequently, eight years since its inception, our “virgin” garden, developed on fallow land, is now a thriving ecosystem teeming with once endangered Flora and Fauna.”

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My Experience:

You guys, I’m pretty hyped on tea right now. So, here’s another Teatulia experience I’d like to share with you. I’m thankful to be an ambassador for this brand (just a fancy way of saying–I genuinely love what they are doing and want more people to know about them).

Here’s what makes this teas different and why you would look to them to ramp up your health:

Neem:

Teeth + Gum Health + Overall Cleansing

Detoxing and cleansing are two words that we’ve all heard at some point. They are crucial to overall health because a clean body is a thriving body. A body that accrued a toxic build up will experience slacking performance across the board. This can manifest itself in poor sleep, low energy, issues with integumentary system (hair + skin + nails), moodiness and chronic illness. The upside is that if you regularly perform detoxifying + cleansing protocols (like drinking this tea), you can prevent a lot of that and calibrate your body to be a beaming conglomerate of bumping energy.

Tulsi:

Adaptogen (Helps body cope with stress)

Stressors surround us every. single. day. What we CAN control is how beefy we make our immune response + body’s resiliency in order to deal with this stress. Pretty cool that we can put things into our body that help diminish the negative effects of stress.

Black Tea

Brain Function + Memory

Commonly and anciently (sure, that’s a word), black tea is used as the base for brewing kombucha, a fermented + naturally effervescent tea that aids digestions and boasts probiotics and gut-healing benefits.

Black tea is neat because it ramps up + stimulates brain function and contains half the amount of caffeine than a cup of coffee. This makes it the perfect compliment to that morning cup of coffee (think: mid-day tea break!)

Drinking these teas makes me feel: Naturally energized + balanced + detoxified + clean inside + ready to perform + peppy. Yep. Gimme mo-of-that!

Their instagram account is my particular favorite; you can find them @teatuliateas!

Use the code runonorganic for 25% off your entire purchase at Teatulia.com

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Skin Mind Body Essentials: Lotus Moon, Detox RX Review

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Skin Mind Body Essentials Brands: Lotus Moon & Detox Rx

Skin Mind Body essentials is a company that is comprised of three brands: Lotus Moon, Detox Rx, Plain Jane Beauty and Son (for men). I was eager to get my hands on these products because their website descriptions immediately impressed me. Lisa of SMB was lovely to connect with–she sent over some great, deluxe sized samples of Lotus Moon & Detox Rx items for me to try, evaluate and write about. I am also loving the tote and Lotus Moon glass bottle that Lisa sent me! I have been using more glass containers versus plastic to avoid BPA, so this bottle came at the perfect time.

Here is a bit of background about Lotus Moon:

“This is our active, natural and organic skin care line that uses therapeutic blends of essential oils and extracts along with concentrated levels of active ingredients to address various imbalances in the skin.”

And a bit of background about Detox Rx:

“To emphasize the important of internal wellness and detoxification and its connection to beautiful skin we offer DetoxRx. A line of supplements, bath and body products that support and improve the body’s natural internal cleansing process. These formulation are gently, yet effective, and only contain the highest quality natural and organic ingredients.”

Lotus Moon

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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Unscented Conditioner

Lotus Moon’s Description:

“Hair types: All

pH: 3.5 – 4

Clean and simple. Just how you like it.

HEALTHY conditioner goes back to the basics. When all your hair needs is gentle conditioning then this is your go-to treatment. A low pH balanced conditioner helps to restore hair elasticity, reduce dryness and breakage, maximize color retention and boost shine.

Aloe vera juice, lavender and chamomile hydrosols help to soften your tresses while rosehip seed oil and wheat protein help to nourish and repair.

Although this is an unscented conditioner, meaning we did not add any essential oils to it, you will still notice that is has an inherent scent that is simply from the ingredients themselves. We do not add other chemicals in order to create a “neutral” scent. Many people want an unscented or fragrance-free product but do not realize that often times chemicals are added to remove whatever scent remains. We do not do that, so what you will smell is the natural scent of the ingredients themselves.

Ingredients:

Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice*, Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender) Distillate*, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Salix nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract *NOP certified organic.”

My Description & Thoughts:

The two most important things to me in looking for a conditioner that I will keep in my shower are: great, organic ingredients and the conditioner’s ability to detangle the ends of my hair. This conditioner has both of those qualities.

The fact that it is unscented is nice for a couple reasons. First, because it makes it more friendly for male & female usage and second, because it enables you to add whatever essential oil to it that you’d like. Having that creative ability is nice.

It is hard to find a conditioner that meets my two specs, so I’m happy to have come across this great Lotus Moon conditioner!

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Green Tea & Lavender Cleansing Milk

Lotus Moon’s Description:

“Skin Type: All

pH: 4.5-5.5

This fresh, gentle and effective cleansing milk combines an extensive assortment of vitamins, antioxidants and aromatherapy for an out of this world cleansing experience.  This 100% all-natural cleansing milk is formulated with 92% organic ingredients.

It gently removes impurities without robbing skin of its natural oils.

The scent is light yet heavenly, soothing your senses and turning what could be a chore into a delight.

Ingredients:

*Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice, *Olea europaea (Olive) Oil, *Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos Tea) Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol), *Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, *Camellia sinesis (White Tea) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide gum), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Panthenol Vitamin B5), Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Lavendula augustifolia (Lavender) and Cedrus deodora (Cedarwood) essential oils. *USDA certified organic

My Description & Thoughts:

Like cleansing lotions that I’ve tried, this cleansing milk does not have much lather to it, as you’d imagine. It is more of a soothing, cleansing, hydrating way of cleansing skin.

For a more thorough, yet nourishing clean, I combine this milk with my favorite organic bar soap to clarify my skin more entirely.

Wonderful ingredients are to be expected with any Lotus Moon product–how refreshing. This cleansing milk is no exception.

I appreciate this milk in that it mixes up my showering routine a bit, which is nice at times. The green tea  & lavender scents together make for quite a therapeutic experience when combined with warm shower water–just lovely!

Detox Rx

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Clean Sweep – Natural Psyllium Fiber Cleanse

Detox Rx’s Description:

“After extensive research and testing we concluded that the best thing to do when it comes to cleaning out the system was to keep it simple. That’s just what we did.

CleanSweep® blends USDA certified organic psyllium husk and seed powders. That’s it! That’s all! While the husk has more fiber than the seed, the seed has more nutrients, and we wanted the best of both worlds.

Psyllium is the strongest natural dietary fiber for promoting regularity and supporting heart health. It is most effective when used everyday, and can be used as long as desired.

Each teaspoon provides 4 grams of dietary fiber. The average person needs about 25 grams of fiber per day. This is an easy way to get the fiber that you need. It can be added to your morning protein shake or simply added to water and stirred vigorously.

What are the benefits of Clean Sweep?

  • Promotes regularity and easy elimination
  • Removes toxins for better health
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps lower elevated cholesterol levels for heart health
  • Helps balance blood sugar levels
  • Reduces problems with diarrhea or loose stools
  • Protects the health of the colon.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I’m all about detoxing using organic, natural methods. This fiber gives my daily routine an added boost. I have been adding it to my smoothies and elixirs that I make–it has a very mild, earthy flavor the mainly just makes any concoction more robust and thick.

It helps keep the bloat out of my stomach and regulates my digestions. For me, a healthy tummy often means a healthy overall feeling and mindset. Adding this powder to smoothies also makes for a more satisfying drink. Sometimes, I just mix it with water and throw it back down the hatch for a more direct and speedy way to drink it.

This is a great detox product that I highly recommend. I love seeing the organic label on a supplement like this!

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