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Rejeneril Canine Supplement Giveaway!

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Rejeneril

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About My Ultimate Pet’s Rejeneril:

“At Ultimate Pet we’re extreme lovers of all fur-kids of the world and as such we are beyond passionate about providing them with the highest quality dietary supplement for pets ever created. Rejeneril will be the best investment you will ever make for your pets health—GUARANTEED!

Rejeneril FP® is a patented veterinarian recommended, scientifically-validated pet supplement that brings a multitude of benefits to your pet’s health, including:

▪   Improving health and longevity

▪   Helping build a strong immune system

▪   Setting the foundation for a disease-free life

▪   Reducing the pain of arthritis and joint pain

▪   Help extend your pet’s life

▪   And many more!

Rejeneril FP® is a proprietary & veterinarian-recommended antioxidant formula that acts as a cellular regenerator to help your dog, cat, horse – or any pet for that matter – recover quicker, and allow for a healthier life on a daily basis. Studies and clinical use have proven that Rejeneril FP® is highly effective, fast acting, completely safe, and non-toxic.

Rejeneril’s Ingredients

Rejeneril is a patented, proprietary blend that contains Alpha Lipoid Acid, Palladium, , N-acetyl cysteine, Formyl methionine, Ruthenium, Rhodium, water, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B1 as thiamine Hydrochloride, B12 as Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin complex and Molybdenum.

Rejeneril is completely safe and non-toxic as a supplement for your pets. In safety studies, clinical rats were given 900 times the recommended dose of Rejeneril and all the rats survived.”

My Thoughts:

It’s no secret that I am a huge proponent of feeding our Labrador-mix Kona a healthy diet, similar in many ways to how I feed myself. I believe that you can’t expect your dog to be active, spry and healthy without proper nutrition. The phrase “she’s just a dog” never gets uttered in my house. I treat her like a living, breathing being that deserves high quality nourishment.

That said, a supplement like Rejeneril certainly peaked my interest in that it caters to filling in the nutritional gaps and offering a means for a pup to get a boosted cell-turnover rate and a shorter recovery time.

My skepticism and concern lies in the fact that the ingredients appear to be isolated compounds with funky names. Thought they may all be “non-toxic” and “safe.” I’m looking for way better than that. I want our Kona to THRIVE, not just survive. I believe that whole food based supplements are the best call when supplementing a diet. Nature has it figured out–there are so many readymade healers that can help a canine achieve optimum health, and I believe the most in using those. That route feels right to me and it makes sense in my mind.

I acknowledge the fact that I am a bit of a snob in regards to supplements–I’ve experienced the best, raw, organic supplements and I hold everything else I try to those standards.

Backing up a bit, I’ll say that I appreciate the fact that this supplement is non-toxic. I just find myself growing weary of how the ingredient list reads. I am wanting to see plant-based sources on here that are not isolates.

My Ultimate Pet would like to get a bottle into your hands & find out what you think, as well!

To enter this giveaway:

-“Like” Run On Organic on Facebook

-“Like” My Ulimate Pet on Facebook

-Comment and tell me why you love your four-legged companion!

Use code to get 15% off of your order of Rejeneril!

 

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Binka Girl Apparel Review: Supporting Local Dog Shelters!

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Binka Girl

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Binka Girl:

“Inspired by growing up on the beaches of Jupiter, Florida with her shelter dog, Binki, Jessica created the simple yet versatile in wear style of binka.

Binki was adopted from a high-kill shelter and given a second chance at life. Her amethyst charm dots the “i” in “binka” and her legacy continues to inspire Jessica to save homeless and shelter dogs and support the No Kill Nation movement. All excess fabric and a portion of binka’s proceeds are donated to various shelters and rescue groups. With your purchase, you are joining binka’s mission to support and save abused and homeless animals worldwide.

Binka’s mission is to support the rescue efforts of homeless and abused animals and to inspire people to adopt animals from local shelters and rescue groups.

You can learn more about binka’s current corporate partner rescue programs and fundraising efforts on our facebook page.
Please visit your local shelter, humane society or rescue group’s website for more info on how you can get involved or adopt your next pet!”

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My Thoughts:

I was (and still am) SO excited to connect with Binka Girl–a brand on a beautiful mission that is based out of my hometown: Jupiter, FL. Supporting Binka Girl warms my heart. The fact that they donate 10% of their orders to local pet shelters is such an incredible thing.

We rescued our dog, Kona from a shelter here in Kansas City called Wayside Waifs. Because of that whole experience, I became even more passionate about not only owning a dog, but getting them from a rescue shelter. My family has had many dogs growing up. Thus, my love for dogs has always been there and we are so lucky and blessed to have the best dog in Kona. We may be biased but she truly is an incredible dog. It just goes to show that you do not have to get a dog from a breeder to have a good one. Rescuing is the way to go!

I digress a bit, but, I believe that Binka Girl’s mission is just as beautiful as their clothing. They have a great thing going down there in south Florida!

I love having pieces of clothing that are unique, that I won’t see everywhere, that feel like home. This hoodie is just that. It makes me think of Jupiter, reminds me to stay anchored in who I am (I seriously love this anchor graphic!) and keeps me comfortable and uniquely outfitted. I also think it’s very figure flattering and I like how it’s a good length (as well as the sleeves).

I can’t think of a single woman I know that wouldn’t love one of these. They would make an awesome gift or just an addition to your own wardrobe. In addition to having a great piece of clothing, it will feel really good knowing you’re help supporting an amazing cause and helping Jessica of Binka Girl support local dog shelters.

I can’t rave enough about this brand. I was lucky enough to be gifted this hoodie–but they also make many other pieces such as bermuda shorts, pants, tees and tanks. It’s truly hard to close because they are all so unique, well made and designed.

Go get some Binka clothing! You’re doing a whole lot of good in doing so.

Use code BINKARUNONORGANIC for 25% off at www.binkagirl.com

Wholistic Pet Organics Review

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Wholistic Pet Organics

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About Wholistic Pet Organics:

Wholistic Pet Organics™ manufactures only the highest quality of super-premium, holistic, and nutritional animal health products.

As members of NASC (National Animal Supplement Council,) New Hampshire Made, and OTA (Organic Trade Association), we specialize in premium, organic pet nutritional supplements including Wholistic Canine Complete™, Wholistic Canine Complete +Joint Mobility™, Wholistic Run Free™ and Wholistic Sea Kelp™, all designed solely with your pet’s health in mind. Utilized by top winning show dogs over the past decades, we want to ensure good health and a long life for all pets! Situated close to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where the serenity and purity of nature is a daily experience, it was only “natural” that The Wholistic Pet® and then, Wholistic Pet Organics™, would eventually evolve. Based simply on a desire that a healthy lifestyle should encompass our most dependent and devoted family members, our dear pets, our catalog of natural products began to take form in 1998. Having been involved in the dog show world for over thirty years, we are passionately devoted to our pets. We have personally experienced the highs and lows of pet ownership. We know, only too well, that the life span of our pets is far too short. This fact is what started us on a path to holistic health care.

This website and our catalog of products is the embodiment of our search to find healthy, holistic products for our companion animals. We believe that there will continue to be a movement away from chemical-laden, inferior-quality pet products to healthy, all natural alternatives. Our animals depend totally and completely on us; they deserve the very best that we can give.

We are committed to making available to you only the best products. The Wholistic Pet line of products always uses high-quality, whole-food, and certified organic ingredients regardless of their cost. To us, the health of our pets is invaluable. We are not veterinarians and do not, in any way, mean to diagnose or treat. We offer only choices and, hopefully, enough knowledge so that you will be better informed. Just as with children, you are the best advocate for your pet. Anything you do must always make sense to you and, most importantly, be right for your pet. Our mission is to help all our beloved pets live happier, healthy lives free from avoidable health problems.”

In regards to the word “organic,” this is how Wholistic Organics describes their products:

“All of our ingredients are either certified organic and or human grade quality.”

Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility

About:

Ingredients:

“Organic KelpOrganic stabilized flaxseedWhole Fish ProteinCalcium ascorbateOrganic garlicLecithinDigest-All Plus™GlucosamineShark CartilageMSMOrganic SpirulinaOrganic Bee Pollen

“Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ is a super-premium animal health supplement that provides concentrated joint support for Total Body Health™. Made with only the highest quality of certified organic ingredients, Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ is based on a unique blend of pure, premium ingredients including:• Shark cartilage– unique angiogenesis-inhibiting properties. Harvested Responsibly
• Glucosamine—a natural building block of cartilage that is used in the rebuilding process of cartilage
• MSM—helps maintain normal, healthy connective tissue in joints; helps control symptoms of joint discomfort
• Patented Ester C®—the most effective, Body–Ready™ form of Vitamin C; a powerful antioxidant.
• Digest All Plus™ enzyme complex—aids in maintaining normal, healthy joint function.As our pets grow older, it becomes more important than ever that our pets maintain their health and well-being. Stiff joints might be the first sign that your pet is showing his age. Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ is an all-in-one, organic, super-premium joint support supplement that provides concentrated joint and cartilage protection and support—all in one tasty, easy-to-feed formula that dogs just love!Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ starts with the same organic, raw ingredients found in Wholistic Canine Complete™. To this great formula is then added glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, ingredients that are especially important in older dogs or in any working dog or large breed subject to joint stress.”

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My Thoughts:

Our black labrador Kona only got to try a small amount of these dog supplements–as you can see the little sample packets in the above photo. Needless to say, they are designed for several weeks of use before being able to witness a difference in your pet. That said, my commentary will focus on the quality of this supplement.

I’ve never come across a canine supplement like this one. I have seen a few other brands of canine supplements in health food stores, but not with organic ingredients like this one contains. It looks like all of the ingredients that can be found in organic form are used here, minus the “whole fish protein” and the “lecithin.” They claim to use only certified or human grade ingredients, which makes me think that these two ingredients fall into the “human grade” category.

Compared to similar product, this canine supplement powder is heads and shoulders above the rest. I’d recommend it to someone looking to give their pooch a healthy boost and improvement in their joint health. The ingredients are jam packed with foods & compounds that specifically target cartilage formation.

More Than Alive Diatomaceous Earth Review & Giveaway!

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More Than Alive Diatomaceous Earth Powder

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I have reviewed and given away several More Than Alive products and have loved every last one of them.

I am excited for one of you to win this Diatomaceous Earth Powder! I’m sure you’ll be just as pleasantly surprised as I was to discover its wide range of uses.

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Diatomaceous Earth

More Than Alive’s Description:

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My Description & Thoughts:

I get really excited when I find a product that has SO many uses. It really makes me feel like it increases the value of the product ten-fold. As More Than Alive mentions, diatomaceous earth has many health benefits (regulates blood pressure and cholesterol, detoxes the colon, relieves joint pain, strengthens hair and toughens nails) which would benefit everyone. As far as using this powder, there are several ways to do it:

-Combine with water and make a paste. Use as a facial mask.

-Blend with water and ingest as a supplement. This aids in detoxification and digestion.

-Sprinkle around house as a natural pest eliminator. (how interesting that you can drink it and use as a pest-repeller!)

-Apply to wet toothbrush and brush your teeth. This helps with removing plaque and naturally whitening teeth.

-Sprinkle over dog food to deworm.

-Use in pet shampoo to fight fleas.

-Apply paste to scalp to help promote hair growth.

To Enter this Giveaway:

1. Like my Facebook page: Run On Organic on Facebook

2. Follow me on Twitter: Run On Organic on Twitter

3. Follow me on Instagram: Run On Organic on Instagram

4. Follow me on Pinterest: Run On Organic on Pinterest

5. Comment on this post and let me know how you see yourself using this diatomaceous earth!

If you already follow me on the various social networks, just let me know that. Can’t wait for one of you to get a free 1 lb. bag of More Than Alive Diatomaceous Earth!

This giveaway will conclude on 3/4. I will email the winner!

Purple Prairie Botanicals Lotion, Bug Spray, Deodorant Review

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Purple Prairie Botanicals

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Purple Prairie Botanicals:

“Our Story:
Once upon a time there was a mother of three who was tired of her dry, irritated skin and acne problems.  She wondered what happened to the skin she was born with. One day while reading her organic gardening magazine, she found an article about old fashioned soap. She knew this was the answer she had been searching for. Soon after her first batch of soap, her skin was reborn! The instinctual desire to create took over and Purple Prairie was founded in 2000.  We are a Minnesota home grown company started with the belief that our skin needs products made with nature’s ingredients to stay healthy & beautiful. Our products contain the finest nurturing, safe & organic ingredients combined with herbal infusions & pure essential oils which restore the balance of both physical and mental well being. We cater to all skin types including the most sensitive skin. All products are 100% natural unless noted otherwise, environmentally safe, petroleum free & paraben free. We are proud to qualify for the National Green Pages directory.

Our Green Philosophy:

All Purple Prairie Botanicals products are inspired and made with a back-to-basics approach. Our products are made in small batches using nature’s ingredients. Many of our products meet and exceed organic standards. All products must meet the following requirements:

NO Petroleum
NO Parabens
NO Synthetic Dyes
NO Artificial Preservatives
No Animal Ingredients
NO Detergents
NO Sulfates
NO GMOs

Purple Prairie Botanicals has always believed in the protection and sustainability of our natural world and the delicate systems which balance all life as we know it. This planet produces all of the products we share with you, and it is simply a matter of appreciation and respect that must be given. When purchasing our raw materials, we only work with American companies that lead the industry in environmental stewardship and adhere to strict principles and protocols that ensure fair treatment and compensation for the people involved with the production of our ingredients. This includes organic farming and fair trade practices.

Zero Waste:
Purple Prairie Botanicals is a “Zero Waste” company where any materials which might be regarded as waste are either recycled, re-used, composted, reclaimed, or brought back into the production cycle. All invoices, brochures and other paper materials printed for our customers by Purple Prairie Botanicals is a minimum 35% post consumer waste material. We use minimal/recyclable packaging and recycle/reuse everything possible during the production process. We re-use all shipping material(boxes/packing peanuts, etc.) that arrive with our ingredient purchases. All of the office supplies we use are repurposed, reused or recycled. The packaging material we use to cushion your order is 100% repurposed/reused bubble wrap, peanuts and newsprint salvaged and cleaned from other companies and individuals.

Reusing is better than recycling!!

No Animal Testing:
We are in compliance with the PETA statement of assurance. We do not test on animals and do not purchase materials from any company who tests on animals.”

One of the many things this brand description shows is that a company, even without “organic” or “organics” in their name might perhaps use organic ingredients, and visa versa. Checking out their mission and ingredient lists will help give you a better understanding about it.

Great job, Purple Prairie! 🙂

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Patchouli Vanilla Lotion

Purple Prairie Botanicals’ Description:

“Rejuvenate the free spirit- This rich, warming aroma taps into your sensual side of life. Its regeneration properties benefit many skin conditions. The hydrating properties of organic olive oil & shea butter will leave your skin nourished, soft and glowing.

WARNING: Might evoke sensual freedom.

99% Natural Ingredients: aqua(water),organic cold pressed olea europaea(olive)fruit oil, hamamelis virginiana(witch hazel),kosher vegetable glycerin, organic helianthus annuus(sunflower) oil, organic cocos nucifera (coconut), cetearyl alcohol, organic butyrospermum parki (shea butter)fruit, pogostemen(Patchouli)oil, vanilla oil, rosmarinus officinalis(rosemary) leaf extract, salix nigra (black willow)extract.”

My Description & Thoughts:

My first thought when receiving this product: My husband, Paul. I remember when I first met Paul we were discussing soap scents as we were contemplating starting a soap business down the road at some point. He told me how much he liked Patchouli in a soap. I agreed with him–it’s rich earthiness is pleasant and masculine smelling.

This lotion has the earthiness of Patchouli and the decadence of Vanilla–it’s an intoxicating combination. My new daughter and I like to give Paul foot rubs some times after he comes home from work–and that is how I first used this lotion. He appeared to enjoy the scent and feel of the lotion. I could tell in rubbing it in that it is rich and comprised of dense, nourishing ingredients.

A lot of lotions can contain a large amount of water and junk, leaving your skin needing more moisture just minutes later. This one does a great job of keeping skin hydrated. Many organic ingredients make up this lotion, which I love. It’s a lotion I’d recommend to Patchouli lovers and those looking for an earthy scented body moisturizer.

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Natural Deodorant

Purple Prairie Botanicals’ Description:

“Our deodorant is a safe alternative to the mainstream aluminum laden versions. This is not an antiperspirant but an effective odor neutralizing solid. Lavender, tea tree and palmarosa oil are proven odor eliminators.

  • 100% natural
  • Non-irritating
  • Aluminum Free
  • Paraben Free

Why choose Purple Prairie deodorant over an antiperspirant?

Antiperspirants and deodorants are not the same thing. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, and blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they can’t release sweat. (Note that aluminum can accumulate in the brain.) Sweating is a natural cooling and detoxifying process. Sweating is healthy! Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by antiseptic action against bacteria.

Directions: Use daily to stay fresh and odor free.

100% Natural Ingredients: Apis mellifera (beeswax), organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, organic cold pressed olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa butter), cymbopogan martini (palmarosa oil), pimpinella anisum (anise) oil, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, cupressus sempervirens (cypress oil), melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, zinc oxide and cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Man, I was super bummer that this deodorant smells like licorice! I am not a fan of licorice–the smell nor the taste. It must be the anise oil in this deodorant that exudes the licorice smell.

However, my personal preference in smell is no reason to not recommend this deodorant. If you happen to like licorice, I believe you will really take to this deodorant. If you compared this ingredient lists to a stick of deodorant from a big box grocery store, you’d buy this one in a heartbeat. All of these ingredients are familiar and plant based–and a lot of them are organic. What a refreshing thing to see another deodorant (I’ve only come across a handful of good ones that are also effective) that is aluminum free, paraben free and comprised of all natural ingredients.

Despite my distaste for anise, I tried out this deodorant and tested it out on a run outdoors. Funny enough, I knew this deodorant was working well because I continued to smell licorice throughout my run! 🙂 Again, I realize that A LOT of people love this scent. I would recommend this deodorant to THOSE people. It performed well for me, and I perspire profusely when I run in the heat, so that says something.

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Deet Free Bug Spray (for pets, too!)

Purple Prairie Botanicals’ Description:

“A natural, safe way to to keep gnats, biting flies and mosquitoes away. A special blend of essential oils and plant extracts in a clean witch hazel and water base. Deet free. Try it on itchy bites, poison ivy, chicken pox and other itchies too. Safe for all ages.

Frolicking outside will be fun again!

Directions: Spray on exposed skin to keep away biting flies, gnats and mosquitoes. Repeat as necessary.  Feel the relief. Avoid eyes. Store in a cool, dark place. 

External Use Only

96% Natural Ingredients: aqua (water), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), polysorbate 20, eucalyptus citriadora (lemon eucalyptus), azadirachta indica (neem) seed oil, nepeta cataria (catnip) oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil and salix nigra (black willow) extract.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I loved getting a sample of this product. My family does a lot of outdoor walking and hiking in addition to my daily runs. This bug spray has been much needed at times. An outing is just that much more enjoyable when you don’t have bugs buzzing around your face, biting you, etc. The bottle I received fit perfectly and conveniently into a pocket of my Camelbak. The larger bottle looks just as portable and would certainly fit easily into any pocket or pouch that would normally carry a water bottle.

I found this spray to be very effective! I didn’t have one worry about bugs biting me when I had it applied. I’m sure this is because Purple Prairie uses several potent essential oils, many of which are natural bug repellers. They get the job done and also leave a nice herbaceous, earthy scent on your skin and clothes. It doesn’t smell of chemicals at all, like many bug sprays do.

In addition to this awesome bug spray, Purple Prairie Botanicals makes several products specifically geared towards gardening (My Mom is a Master Gardener and I see these gardening lotions, salves and sprays to be perfect for her).

I think everyone needs some of this bug spray around. It’s a great for a family to have on hand to spray themselves, the kids and the pets before going outdoors. It will allow you to be worry-free about bugs and bug bites.

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