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Carefree Organics Review + Coupon Code

This is my Carefree Organics Review + Coupon Code. Use code JES15 for 15% off sitewide! I’ve reviewed some of their other products in the past, you can read that review here.

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Carefree Organics Review + Coupon Code

About:

“Carefree Organics is a family-owned + operated business that launched in 2013. We began with 3 goals in mind: the cleanest of ingredients, affordability, and effectiveness. Through word of mouth, our following grew, allowing us to grow. We are proud to be ever-improving and hold ourselves to high standards for YOU.

Rebecca & Raymond, CEO + Co-creators
Kai, River, & Huntington; Future Owners

Rebecca holds a Masters Degree and has experience as a skincare consultant at celebrity cult spa, Mario Badescu of NYC. She now prides herself in running Carefree Organics and being CEO of her household with her 3 little boys. She most recently is undertaking a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program and studying astrology, while continuing to blog about inner + outer wellness. Her hope is to merge her passions to inspire whole wellness and peace in women’s lives.

Raymond holds a PhD and enjoys teaching at UNCW as well as the great outdoors; he’s an avid surfer, grappler, and artist. He is the boys’ hero and Mama’s right hand man in running the business.”

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Carefree Organics Review + Coupon Code: Products I Tried

Ageless: The Everything Serum

About:

“Be Ageless. Soften. Plump. Prime. This everything serum is suitable for use as a one-stop-shop for total hydration for every skin type. The perfect ratio of a water-restorative hyaluronic acid base boosted with powerfully anti-aging marine collagen, ferulic acid, + vitamin e rounded out with a hint of healing nourishing vitamin c-packed marula oil awaits your skin… It’ll drink it in!

To use:

Apply to skin following your cleansing/toning. perfect for daytime use, suitable for overnight.

Ingredients:

Hyaluronic acid (distilled water, sodium hyaluronate powder), organic sclerocarya birrea (marula) oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e) powder, ferulic acid powder, hydrolyzed collagen (marine collagen peptide) powder, optiphen (a non paraben/non-formaldehyde gentle preservative), sorbic acid .”

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Stress Spray

About:

“Seeking complete freedom in skincare? Want the purest of ingredients that green beauty has to offer? Looking to calm + correct inflamed skin? Want to uplift stressed senses + spaces? Utilizing dewy rosewater, beautifully balancing essential oils, and the real powerhouse: full spectrum CBD oil, you’ll be left clear, soft, + glowing with ease.

To use:

Shake well + mist as desired on stressed skin, body, sheets, + space. suitable for use as a toner after cleansing and before hydrating.

Ingredients:

Rosa damascena (rose) water, lavandula officinalis (lavender) flower oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, citrus bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, copaifera officinalis (copaiba balsam) resin oil, vetivera zizanoides (vetiver) root oil, cannabis sativa (full spectrum CBD) seed oil

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Starry Skin Primer

About:

“Its name says it all! The perfect lightweight rose primer to delicately hydrate while leave that perfect GLOW to the skin before applying your fav makeup (or go makeup-free!).

This unique vitamin-rich essential formula smooths, hydrates, and revitalizes while preparing skin for long-lasting makeup wear. Energized with our vitamin complex, this silky serum naturally hydrates and controls oil, giving the skin a dewy, pearlescent finish to incorporate in a daily regimen.

A rich combination of Vitamins B, E, and C nourish the skin to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven tones, and fine lines. This water-based, rose-scented formula replenishes moisture levels with Hyaluronic Acid and creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and a radiant glow.

To use:

Apply 1-2 pumps of this iridescent primer to cleansed hydrated skin before applying makeup or go au naturale!

Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Carrageenan, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Maltodextrin, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Mica, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Sodium Polyacrylate, Cellulose Gum, Silica, Titanium Dioxide.”
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Brow + Lash Serum

About:

“Thinning brows due to age, medical conditions, postpartum, or over-plucking in the 90’s? Sparse lashes you just WISH you could enhance without a lengthy pricey risky temporary service? Thought about serums, but questioned the ingredients and thought they were overpriced? LOOK NO MORE!

This silky serum helps provide moisture to the lash and brow area and supports the look of fuller, thicker lashes and brows. The vitamin E and vegetable-derived squalane helps condition the lash and brow area to visibly enhance thickness.

This serum also contains CoQ10, also known as Coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant, is used to support the look of healthy lashes and brows. Combined with an Amino Acid Complex, daily application helps to visibly support the look of fuller lashes and brows.

To use:

Apply on lash line + brows each evening.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Xanthan Gum, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine HCl, Serine, Threonine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Squalane, Ubiquinone, Polysorbate 80, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA.” carefree organics skincare review coupon code

My Experience:

To start off, I want to share that I’ve had a beautiful experience with this brand from day one. I love and respect the hard work that Rebecca and Raymond have put into their brand. Carefree Organics not only boasts an inspiring + awesome name, but they have a thoughtful, unique line of products that truly seem one of a kind.

Also, they’re been generous, helpful and communicative in terms of my interaction with them as a blogger. That shows me that I’m sure they treat their customers with the utmost care, timeliness and consideration. Not every brand is like that, so they stands out to me.

Carefree Organics Review – Stress Spray

Jumping right into the products, I’m absolutely obsessed with the Stress Spray. The combination of the rose water, ylang ylang, bergamot and lavender are such a wonderfully medley for the nasal cavity. It’s truly like a relaxing, deep belly breath of fresh air.

As they suggest, I use this sort of all over! On my face, neck, shoulders as well as our pillows. We’re big on sleep in our house, so anything we can implement to naturally increase the enjoyment/restfulness of our sleep is a great thing to me.

Carefree Organics Review – Ageless: The Everything Serum

I actually noticed right away after using the Ageless: The Everything Serum how my skin was glowing. Sure, it was clearly because of the Marula oil, which provided a shine. But, there was something else. It felt like my skin somehow got caught up on the 128 glasses of water I didn’t drink last year. Haha!

I love the mindfulness that was clearly brought to this product, as they incorporate hyaluronic acid, marula oil and marine collagen in this serum. It’s a recipe for skin hydration, for sure. I’m thinking that with regular use, you can notice some big skin health gains.

Carefree Organics Review – Brow + Lash Serum

I’d never used a serum for hair growth on the brows and lashes before, and I was curious about trying this one. My main apprehension is that I wasn’t sure if applying something to my lash line would make my eyes sting. It actually wasn’t one bit uncomfortable and forgot I had it on (I’ve been applying it about 2 hours before bed).

The ingredients on the Brow + Lash Serum are cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, talc-free, and eco-friendly. That said, I typically look for ingredients that are straightforward, recognizable and/or botanical plant compounds that are familiar to me.

I did a little research on the ingredients in this formula that I was not familiar with, and I can report that they have a rating of 5 or lower on the EWG Skin Deep rating scale.  On their scale, 0-2 indicates a low hazard, and 3-6 indicates a moderate hazard. This is on a scale of 10, with the 7-10 range being high hazard.

I do want to point out that I recognize we all fall at different points on the spectrum in terms of the ingredients we look for. If you are simply looking for cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, talc-free, and eco-friendly, then this product could be a good fit for you.

I’ve only been testing this serum for about 2 weeks; my lashes and brows do seem healthy. It’s hard to say at this point if I’ve noticed growth. However, similar to hair on your hair, it’s not going to grow a ton overnight. With regular & consistent use, I’d imagine you’d see some results.

Carefree Organics Review – Starry Skin Primer

This is a great idea for a product; a primer that lays down an illuminating layer that will sit under your foundation or finishing oil/serum (if you’re not wearing makeup). My preference is to use it as a layer under makeup. It definitely lights up your complexion and gives you a noticeable glow.

Similar to the Brow + Lash Serum, the Starry Skin formulation included a few ingredients that were unfamiliar to me. They sit 4 or lower on the EWG Skin Deep rating scale, similar to the Brow + Lash Serum Ingredients.

I did gain some insight on the Brow + Lash Serum and Starry Skin ingredients, in case you are curious like I was. There two products are part of Carefree’s lab-co created line which varies from their small batch, in house products. The lab they collaborated with uses some ingredients in their formulations that Carefree does not in their other products. These ingredients are slightly more main-stream in the green beauty world.

Would I Recommend?

So, would I recommend these products? I would highly recommend the Stress Spray and Ageless: The Everything Serum. These two products are clean, they boast anti-aging benefits and they leave you feeling calm + hydrated.

The Brow + Lash Serum + Starry Skin are in a different category, in my opinion. I would recommend them as a step in a cleaner direction if you currently use a generic hair growth serum and face primer that contain a long list of toxic ingredients. It all depends on what your barometer is for cleanliness of ingredients.

Also, EWG is not the only source of ingredient information, so I encourage you to do your own research on ingredients that you’re interested in!

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Seaweed Bath Company Review

This is a review of the Seaweed Bath Company’s body cream, shampoo and conditioner.

Seaweed Bath Company

Overall Rating: 3-stars

About Seaweed Bath Company:

“The Seaweed Bath Co., LLC is dedicated to fighting dry, flaking and scaling skin naturally with our combination of specific species of seaweed with high-quality, all-natural ingredients that help manage severely irritated skin. Since launching in October 2010, The Seaweed Bath Co. has brought happiness to thousands of loyal customers.

The Seaweed Bath Co. is the vision of Adam Grossman, a long-time psoriasis sufferer, who created his seaweed-based cosmetic products to take control of his own irritated skin without the use of prescribed medications or harsh chemicals. Seeking to improve the lives of other sufferers, Adam founded The Seaweed Bath Co. to share his remarkable all-natural seaweed bath products with the world.

In the continuing development of The Seaweed Bath Co.’s innovative product line, we spend countless hours listening to the needs and concerns of our valued customers who are in search of natural ways to treat and soothe their irritated, scaling, flaking and red skin.

The Seaweed Bath Co. sustainably hand-harvests wild bladderwrack seaweed off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia. We combine our bladderwrack with the highest quality natural ingredients from around the world. These ingredients are both known to be moisturizing and pH-balancing. In fact, many of the ingredients used in our seaweed-based products have been used for centuries by Asian, African and European cultures to improve the skin’s health and well-being.

Our mission at The Seaweed Bath Co. is to improve the quality of life for severely irritated skin sufferers by offering a constantly-expanding line of high-quality, affordable, all-natural cosmetic products that have soothing, pH-balancing and moisturizing properties.  Additionally, The Seaweed Bath Co. provides opportunities for psoriasis and eczema sufferers to discuss and share information about skin conditions, all-natural products and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We invite you, your family and your friends to join our psoriasis and eczema blog as we lead conversations on a variety of topics, including natural alternatives for the management of psoriasis and eczema.”

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Balancing Argan Shampoo

About:

“Our combination of bladderwrack seaweed with soothing argan oil and essential nutrients naturally cleanses and clarifies your hair and scalp while maintaining healthy moisture and shine. Vegan. Made in the USA. Never tested on animals.

Ingredients:

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Scent: Aqua (water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (bladderwrack seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (corn & vegetable derived), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Vegetable Glycerin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose (plant derived), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Babasuamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Potassium Sorbate, Dimethicone, Gluconic Acid (plant derived), Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil.”

Balancing Argan Conditioner

About:

“Our combination of bladderwrack seaweed with soothing argan oil and essential nutrients naturally cleanses and clarifies your hair and scalp while maintaining healthy moisture and shine. Vegan. Made in the USA. Never tested on animals.

Ingredients:

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Scent: Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearylkonium Chloride, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Barley Protein (gluten-free), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Citric Acid, Gluconic Acid (plant derived), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Potassium Sorbate, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil.”

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Body Cream

About:

“Our Wildly Natural Seaweed Body Cream combines the nourishing properties of seaweed with a variety of natural ingredients, including Shea Butter, Kukui Oil and Argan Oil, to soften and moisturize dry skin.

Ingredients:

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Scent: Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Unrefined Shea) Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Oil, MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane),  Stearyl Alcohol, Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Polysorbate-80, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Phenethyl Alcohol,  Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil.”

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My Thoughts:

I’ve been able to review and experience the Seaweed Bath Company before, and it’s neat for my journey through the world of natural products to circle back around to this brand again. They’re a company that is pretty conscientious about their ingredients (above average) and their products perform very well.

In my dreams, my very own product line would be chock full of peppermint–in every single product. So needless to say, I love the refreshing effect of this shampoo + conditioner combo. The shampoo is perfectly clarifying while still leaving a nice shine throughout my hair. Performance-wise, the conditioner is pretty darn perfect. It’s creamy and rich & a little goes a long way, even in my tangly, often sweaty hair.

This body cream consists of the same eucalyptus + peppermint scents that the hair products do, and I just love it. It wakes up your senses to rub this cream all over your body. It absorbs into the skin well, provides a good amount of moisture and leaves skin smelling clean and minty.

If I could improve anything with these products, I would clean up the ingredient list just a bit. The ingredients are pretty good, but they are not all organic and some of them are clearly added for texture, consistency & shelf stability. My experience with hair products is that it is VERY hard to find the perfect marriage of performance and top-notch ingredients. The Seaweed Bath company does a good job of creating some above average products whose ingredients are plant derived and cleaner than most hair products you’ll find.

This brand is very accessible; I’ve seen them at Sprout’s Farmers Market, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers and other smaller health food retailers. You can also find them online on numerous healthy product meccas like Iherb.com, Vitacost.com and even Amazon.com.

Use my iHerb code SDG314 to get a discount on your order!

 

 

Maty’s Healthy Products Review

This is a review of Maty’s Healthy Products including their organic cough syrup and vapor rub.

Maty’s Healthy Products

Overall Rating: images

About Maty’s:

“At Maty’s, we believe Mother Nature provides so many powerful, healing ingredients that are safe, effective, and don’t require a doctor’s visit to get access to them. Our ancestors knew this and alleviated minor symptoms using substances available to them. These home remedies were effective and in many cases worked even better than modern drugs and medications. Our whole-food ingredients really do make the difference.

We combine modern knowledge with age old healing ingredients to produce healthy, natural products that are safe and effective. These ingredients don’t simply cover up the symptoms, but actually enhance your body’s healing power.

We never use artificial preservatives, color additives or sweeteners and there is no corn, dairy, wheat, soy or yeast in our products.”

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Organic Cough Syrup

About:

It’s Beyond Natural. It’s Organic.

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Packed with 10 Immune Boosting Ingredients
  • No Harmful Side Effects! No Drug Interactions!
  • Soothes Dry Irritated Throats
  • Fast, Drug-free Relief
  • Doctor Recommended
  • For Ages 1 Year and Older

Why Our Organic Cough Syrup Works

You trust us with natural, now trust us with organic. Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup is a USDA certified organic honey blend packed with ten powerful immune boosting ingredients.

Providing you with healthy antioxidants, it’s the first organic cough syrup available nationwide to give you that extra boost when you need it most.

USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO.”

All Natural Vapor Rub

About:

A Natural Alternative To Vicks!

  • #1 Selling All Natural Vapor Rub in the USA
  • Gently Relieves Cough and Congestion
  • Petroleum Free, Paraben Free, Chemical Free
  • Appropriate for Diabetics
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • A Natural Alternative to Vicks
  • For Ages 2 Years and Older
  • Unique Blend of Natural Ingredients including Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wintergreen

Why Our All Natural Vapor Rub Works

Eucalyptus and peppermint have always been a popular cough and congestion remedy for decades. Who hasn’t heard of Vicks VapoRub? Maty’s All Natural Vapor Rub contains all natural ingredients and no petroleum, so it’s a natural alternative to Vicks.

Based on a traditional home remedy, our vapor rub has the additional benefits of healthy oils like sunflower, coconut, and castor. You get relief while strengthening your immune system.

Since it is a topical ointment, it’s appropriate for diabetics looking for an alternative to oral products that contain sugar.

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My Thoughts:

I am fortunate that I do not get sick often. It’s been quite a while since something was ailing me so badly that I needed to take cough syrup or apply a vapor rub. Though I don’t find myself needing these products often, I love that there are organic options available for me to look to when needed.

Also, for those with kids, it’s hard to accurately describe the peace of mind it gives you to know that what you’re using with your children is free of crummy ingredients and is actually good for their little growing bodies.

I’m pretty psyched at the ultra clean ingredient list of the cough syrup. The obvious improvement I’d make with the vapor rub is to make the ingredients organic. If you’re going to commit to using natural ingredients like essential oils, I figure you may as well use the best. Know that is my opinion with a very discerning eye. These products are so incredibly far ahead of what you typically find in the drug store, there is truly no comparison.

Other drug store products for treating the same symptoms are potentially doing more harm than good, while these Maty’s products are healing effectively by means of organic, plant-derived ingredients.

I tried these products not needing them. In other words, I was sick and needing relief–so I cannot fully comment on the effectiveness of them alleviating discomfort and pain. But, I did find the cough syrup to be very calming & soothing after drinking it. It also has good stay power as far as keeping your throat coated. The honey flavor really tastes nice and isn’t hard to palate.

I love what the vapor rub does. I could see myself using this just to feel revived, awakened and rejuvenated. The minty, fresh aroma and experience of the eucalyptus, peppermint and wintergreen trio is absolutely intoxicating. It really opens up your airways and even livens up your eyes and makes you look more awake.

Belicious Organic Food Pouches Review

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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).