Sunday, August 16, 2009

Oatmeal, Goat Milk, and Honey Hand Milled Soap with Emu Oil

Ready for sale! I tried my hand at staging the pic, hmmm. Wonderfully fragrant @5 ounce bar of hand milled goat milk soap scented with oatmeal, milk and honey fragrance with a touch of almond. Delicious and good old fashioned comfort aroma! Loaded with colloidal oatmeal to provide gentle exfoliation and contains real honey. Can be bought at

Ingredients: Goat milk, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Emu Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Water, Honey, Fragrance, Tocopherol Acetate

Thursday, August 13, 2009

To Blog or Not?

A question on one of the forums is whether our blogs should contain personal matter or be strictly business. I know I don't follow a blog myself if it is solely commercial, I get enough of commercials eveywhere else. I quickly unfollow anyone on Twitter if all they post are endless promos. More than 5 ads, and they are history. While I do post new products and do product reviews here as the case arises, I feel like me, you want to know a little bit about me, what is going on in my life, what interests me, and what challenges do I face sometimes. I find it fun and interesting and yes, sometimes sad, to read about other bloggers' lives and goings on, I WANT to hear about it, it is what makes that person's blog stand out and makes me want to come back for more. I try to keep it balanced here, a little personal, a little business, to make it live and breathe. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Naturally Fresh

August 3 Melanie McCullough of Herbal Natures in Bradford, Illinois sent me a sample of her delightful Natural Deodorant. I am really impressed with this all natural alternative to the chemical full deodorants I purchase at the store. This came superbly and professionally packaged in a pop up deodorant tube, a generous 1.25 ounce sample. It is made with Arrowroot Powder, coconut oil, castor oil, Meadowfoam oil, candelelilla, silica, zinc oxide, and lightly scented with essential oils, Floral Fantasy. Melanie has really done her home work and come up with a wonderful product that works well! It completely stopped any under arm odor all day in the dank high heat of Louisiana and was scented light enough to not interfere with my own cologne. This deodorant is just the right consistency, not too soft and this sample will last me a while. I have hepatitis c and blood cancer so am extremely sensitive to heavy metals like the aluminum used in store bought deodorants. Finding a healthy alternative like this that works so well has made my day! This Natural Deodorant is the ticket for anyone wanting to use a safer, healthier deodorant. She will be adding this to her line up in the near future, if you would like to try this, email her, she has a few on hand. Also, feel free to check out her other wonderful natural products, like her mineral make up and linen spray. Thank you Melanie!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Fight

Suddenly I have found myself in a fight for my life. Even the slightest touch of salt in my food makes my blood pressure skyrocket, a week ago it went up to 244/117. This was a mini stroke. Scared the you know what out of me. I did not go to the hospital, last time this happened, all they did was do some uncomfortable tests, admit me, throw me in a room, gave me NO medicine to bring my BP down, and forgot all about me. I left after some hours of this. This time, I called a caring friend and neighbor, Suzanne, and she sat with me whle I took an extra clonidine (what the hospital gives), drank plenty of water, and practiced self biofeedback to lower my pulse rate and blood pressure. This time it worked, but I cannot get my BP down to normal and am terrified of eating anything. I guess that is one way to lose weight! LOL After being told twice by my doctor's office that I could NOT come in for a follow up to my 1st transient ischemic attack (mini stroke) on June 5th, at other's pleadings, I called again on Thursday and they agreed to let me come in yesterday. He checked me out, will pore over the labs taken, did not want to change anything till he perused the labs, refilled my prescriptions and told me I was following the best course of action and did the right thing this time. I will return to see him on the 8th of September, now just to manage to live long enough to do so! I find it ironic after so many years when I wanted to die (years ago when younger) I now have no intention of going anywhere. I am happy - truly happy - for the first time in my my life and have tons more soap to make!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Alice Online Shopping Service Review

A friend turned me on to Alice, a new online shopping and delivery service. A personal shopper! I shopped on Saturday, picking out the minimum order of 6 brand name items, all things I needed badly, including Pantene Red Expressions color enhancing shampoo, Northern Quilted toilet tissue and Baggie brand sandwich bags. My order only totaled $21.00 and the shipping is FREE! I received my order today, Wednesday, via FedEx, wow, this is wonderful! I've been waitng YEARS for this service and it went without a hitch, super cool, super convenient, no problems checking out. I used my credit card to pay, the account was quick and easy to set up, and they have hundreds of selections of brand name useful things to shop for. Alice is in Beta, and I have seen finished web sites that couldn't brag like this one can. There are several ways to shop, I used the Shop By Room selection and it was very easy, it pulls up a catalog of everything they have in that category, like Kitchen. They have a good selection of products and are adding to it. You can also key in the name of what you are looking for, the pages load fast, but I have cable internet. I am disabled with no transportation and getting to Walmart to get the things I need is a huge inconvenience for me and costly, there are many areas still where it is hard to get to a super center or big grocery store, Alice fits the bill and quite nicely! Alice also has selected coupons for some things, saving you even more money, it was cheaper and easier for me to order what I needed through Alice than it was to go to the store. Alice ships within 2-3 business days. I highly recommend Alice she will save you time and money. Forget about those lines from now on! Make Alice your new personal shopper!