Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pure Body Naturals 100% Peppermint Oil

Pure Body Naturals sent me a huge 4 oz. bottle of pure and natural steam distilled peppermint oil to review.  I wasn't really sure how I 'd use it but once I read the product description I knew I'd find a use for it.

First off, as I mentioned the bottle is huge. I think I may pour some into a diffuser and keep some of it at work. The bottle also comes with a helpful glass dropper.

Some days at the office I get a headache. I think the fluorescent lights bother me and...it's work!  After reading the manufacturer's description that peppermint oil could help relieve headaches, I opened the bottle and breathed in the scent.  Soon after I felt a bit better.  Smelling the peppermint also provides a calming effect.

The scent is strong and lasts a long time.  Other times with worse headaches I have dabbed a tiny drop of peppermint oil on my temples and on the back of my neck and have felt better within a few minutes.  

I am very interested in using this high quality oil in other ways.  Pure Body Naturals lists a number of ways it can be used.  I think I may add it to my face steamer to help open up my sinuses and for aromatherapy.  

I received this product for free for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless I only recommend products I think will be beneficial for my readers.

Info from the manufacturer:

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. NON-TOXIC. Highly Concentrated, Natural and Undiluted. It can help: • Help ease respiratory problems and congestion with aromatherapy. • Help Relieve headaches and migraines • Help Reduce and battle symptoms of bronchitis and asthma • Help Reduces dandruff and lice in hair. • Calm the body and help with pain in joints Relieves Headaches and Migraines. Peppermint Oil is known to help relax strained blood vessels therefore preventing or relieving headaches and migraines. Use in strained areas and pressure points by applying and rubbing in those areas. Relieves Stress. Reduce anxiety levels with the use of the peppermint oil with aromatherapy. The mint, sweet, menthol aroma will help relaxation in the body and mind.

InstaNatural Age-Defying Retinol Serum with Vitamin C, HA, and Plant Acids & Retinol Moisturizer with Vitamin C

I am always looking for serums or creams to make my skin brighter and keep wrinkles away.  I was able to try InstaNatural's Age Defying Retinol Serum with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Plant Acids.  I used it along with their Retinol Moisturizer with Vitamin C.

The results have been positive.  Sometimes when I use Retinol or Vitmain A my skin peels.  I find that using these products together my skin is well moisturized and I feel that my skin is looking brighter and feeling smoother.  Both  the moisturizer and serum claim they will help with hyperpigmentation and to smooth rough skin. 

The serum's key ingredients are 2.5% Retinol, 20% Vitamin C, 10% Hyaluronic Acid along with plant and fruit acids. It is not a sticky serum and has a pleasant citrus scent to it.  

The moisturizer contains 2.5% Retinol, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea; all of which I have read are good for your skin. As with other InstaNatural moisturizers, I love the consistency of this moisturizer.  It is a bit heavier than typical face lotions but not as heavy as a cream.  I find this very beneficial especially during the cold, dry winter months.  

I received these products free for my honest and unbiased opinion. I only recommend products I feel will be beneficial to my readers. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask

I have been very lucky to have tried many of InstaNatural's products.  The Dead Sea Mud Mask is consistent with the high quality and excellent results I've seen from InstaNatural's other products. 

I have used many mud masks in my time but I think this has quickly become my favorite.  The consistency is almost gel-like which is a huge improvement over the thick muddy clay-type masks i have used in the past. After you apply a thin layer it dries quickly and very much like other mud masks, you can see where it absorbs oil from your pores; for me this is in the T-zone.

The Dead Sea Mud Mask includes a nourishing blend of Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula Oil, and Hickory Bark Extract that provides unsurpassed moisture to soothe dry and irritated skin.

I have been using once per week and feel like it is helping to clean my skin without over drying.  I also think it is easier and cleaner to use than traditional clay masks.  

Much like other products from InstaNatural the container is huge and generously sized.  I also feel like I use less product because it applies in such a thin layer.

Find it here on Amazon.com

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dr. Song Professional Teeth Whitening Kit 44% Carbamide Peroxide

Dr. Song sent me a sample of thier Professional Teeth Whitening Kit 44% Carbamide Peroxide for an unbiased review.  

Dr Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities. Dr Song Medical products are made in the USA and is FDA compliant and a provider of professional products.

I have used teeth whitening products in the past from white strips you can buy at the drugstore to similar whitening products in syringes from the dentist office with up to 22% carbamide peroxide.  I really liked using Dr. Song's whitening kit; as long as I followed the instructions because I saw faster results.  The instructions state to use the enclosed brush to paint the whitening gel onto your teeth to avoid getting it on your gums.  If you get it on your gums it will burn and you may encounter tooth sensitivity.  Thankfully I had also received a complimentary sample of Dr. Song's Remineralization Gel to help with tooth sensitivity that followed using their whitening gel. 

The first time I used the whitening gel I applied it directly from the syringe into the whitening trays and did experience some burning feelings on my gums and a bit of tooth sensitivity but felt that the Remineralization Gel was a huge help.  It is a blue gel that cooled the burning sensation of my gums and helped my teeth to not be sensitive any longer.  The second time I used the whitening gel I followed the directions to a T and had no issues with burning gums or tooth sensitivity.    

My teeth were whiter faster than normal and I like this because I can whiten my teeth fewer times. I will use this kit about once per month and feel that it will cut my whitening time in half.  I used to whiten with the gel from the dentist 2x per month.   

I should also note that the price is very competitive.  The kit with 8 syringes of 44% whitening gel, an LED light to speed whitening, brush and moldable tray costs $34.99 today on Amazon.com.  I usually pay about $75 for 5 syringes of 22% gel from my dentist office.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Dr. Song is very customer friendly.  The first sample of whitening gel leaked in transit. I simply sent them an email and the Dr. Song rep sent me a fresh kit immediately; they are great to work with.  I also love that once you place an order with Dr. Song they personally email you instructions on how to use their products.

About the item from the manufacturer:
Dr Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening 44% Carbamide Peroxide Kit

Maximum strength take home teeth whitening kit, the same ones used by dentists, but done in the convenience of your own home! Since this kit contains professional maximum strength whitening gel, it is not reccomended for use if you have sensitive teeth.

• 8 large syringes of whitening gel - good for 50 applications 
• 1 large remineralization gel syringe
• gel applicator brush - for easy application of whitening gel 
• LED Blue Light Accelerator - for acceleration of whitening process 
• moldable teeth trays 

Find the Whitening Gel kit here on Amazon.com
Find the Remineralization Gel kit here on Amazon.com

***There is a flash sale going on Amazon right now (12/5/2014) where you can get 10 syringes of the whitening gel for $19.99; not incuding the brush, tray or LED light***

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.