Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Australian Tea Tree Oil Review

The wonderful people at Red Rover Naturals asked me to review there Australian Tea Tree Oil recently. Having just been reading up on eczema, since Little B has a mild cause on her checks and legs, I was very excited for this opportunity. Also Red Rover Naturals sends you a book with recipes with your purchase.

Here is the information about the Australian Tea Tree Oil from the site:

  • One of the most versatile essential oils. Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.
  • Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.
  • Every purchase comes with a FREE 100 PAGE GUIDE. We provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house. This is your's to keep even if you return the tea tree oil.
  • We Have the Tests to Prove Our Tea Tree Oil's Purity and Potency. Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. We have the Gas Chromatography Report to prove our tea tree oil is 100% undiluted, and without impurities. Find out what the Aborigines have known for centuries about this amazing gift from nature.
  • Our Australian tea tree plantation has received awards for its industry-leading, conservation farming practices. They have the smaller carbon footprint of any producer of pure and natural Tea Tree Oil. The Australian Parliament has invited them to represent farming operators at a Carbon Farming Incentive forum. They were one of the first producers to be accredited under the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association Code of Practice. The nutrition program for the Tea Tree plants is based on organic fertilizers. When using pesticides (a necessity to ensure the health of the plants) they employ a shield sprayer to minimize any contact with the plant. Whenever possible natural crop protection products are used.

Once my bottle came and I read the AMAZING guide, I decided to try a Body Scrub to prepare for the beach!

The mix is as follows:
 ½ cup raw brown sugar
 8 drops Australian Tea Tree Oil
 1 tbsp. raw honey
 ¼ cup sesame oil

 Super easy to make and it went into a little jar:)

I can say I am truly enjoying this scrub and have been using the oil on Little B as well, and we are both seeing great results. Also this bottle should last a very long time so it is a great deal.

*** No compensation was received for this post all opinions are my own. I did receive the bottle of Tea Tree Oil to try and review. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jersey Knotted Headbands

My toddler loves headbands, but only for a few days and then she is on to a new one or some other hairstyle (Princess Elsa Hair today mommy). So I like to have a number of headbands on hand for her, but do not want to spend a fortune on them. What is a momma to do? Go on Pinterest of course! I found this great link to make Knotted Jersey headbands and off to work I went.

I like to make quilts from our old tshirts, so I had a lot of jersey material laying around! I put my shirts into strips and set to work following the directions. These are so easy I made some for Miss E, Little B, and myself! I even added "sparkles" to a few for Miss E.

Here is one I made for me:

I am loving our new headbands, now how to store them....(coming soon!)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jersey Tie Headband

I have been on a bit of a headband kick for the little ladies lately. So when I saw this tutorial I had to try these one as well.

I headed to my local Jo Ann Fabric (actually the one by work;) and got 3 different jersey fabrics to use.

Then I cut them into 3 inch wide pieces that are 26" long for the baby, 28" for my toddler, and 32" for me. I rounded off the edges and next was to fold the right sides together and run my zig zag stitch along them.
Then you will turn them right side out, finish stitching and you are done! It took me less then 30 minutes to make 9 (!) of these.

Here is Little Miss in her's the other weekend:

I am loving how easy these are!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mary Kay Clear Proof Acne System

I recently received the Mary Kay Clean Proof Acne System to try out.

Here is the information about this product from the website:
With the Clear Proof® Acne System, you get an effective regimen clinically shown to provide clearer skin in just 7 days. The four-product set:
  • Clears up blemishes without irritation and helps maintain a clear complexion.
  • Unclogs pores, removes excess oil and leaves skin feeling healthier.
  • Fades the look of lingering acne spots.
  • Attacks multiple factors that can contribute to acne breakouts.
The value-priced set includes:
  • Clear Proof® Clarifying Cleansing Gel, 4.5 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Blemish Control Toner,  5 fl. oz.
  • Clear Proof® Acne Treatment Gel, 1 oz.
  • Clear Proof® Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin, 3 fl. oz.

I have been using the products once a day (the instructions state to start using it once a day and work up) for about 2 weeks now. I can say for sure I have noticed that my skin is brighter and the complexion is much clearer in just this short time. I have truly enjoyed the products, especially the moisturizer. I love that it is so light and does not feel greasy on my skin. The toner (a product I love!) is a little harsh for me, so I am only using it on the areas that I need it most, but the cleansing gel is also an awesome product that I am truly loving!  

I would highly recommend this product for someone that needs to clear up and brighten her complexion.

*** No compensation was received for this posts, all thought are my own. I was sent the product through ChatterBox to try out.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Teething Necklace Review

I love looking around Etsy for new shops and idea for things I "need." Recently I have come across the shop for Hilary's Craft Designs  and am lucky enough to have the chance to work with Hilary to try one of her amazing products. Hilary, like me, is a recent momma so she has tons of items that ever mom needs. Check out all her products at http://www.hilaryscraftydesigns.com/shop/

Hilary has been crafting for some time and takes her inspiration form her own life and things that she would use herself. So with a teething baby (really a teether again at 4 months!) this teething necklace is a welcome addition to our house.

Its a great size not to large or to small and made from BPA-free silicone with teething beads on the back. It comes in a number of colors and for $7 and free shipping they are a great deal!

Hilary sent us a purple necklace and my toddler automatically thought it was for her (she loves purple). The baby has loved this necklace and I am so happy she pulls on this and not my hair anymore. 
Please check out Hilary's site at  Hilary's Craft Designs  for this and other great products. 

** No compensation was received for this post all opinions are my own, but the wonderful Hilary did sent us a necklace to review.