Company: BioTerra Herbs
“Because we believe most of all our 100% Natural Supplements are better than synthetic and chemical-laden answers, many of which probably seems like they leave you feeling worse than before. While with BioTerra Herbs Natural Supplements , you know consequently exactly what’s going into your body.
As a result we create herbal remedies to balance your body, not harm it! First of all we test all of our raw herbs, check for molds and parasites. Finally we confirm that all of our herbs are gluten free, non-GMO, vegan, and 100% natural!
From our natural fertility pills to our all-natural energy boost supplements, we create formulas that help balance the body and get you going.”
If you’re new here, Hi, Hey there, Hello! I’m Julie and I’m a coffee addict. I love being fully caffeinated at all times and if I’m not, something is wrong, terribly wrong.
As much as I love and appreciate my daily coffees, I know that they are not the healthiest option and that they do not love me back. I’ve tried many times in the past to give up my beloved almond milk lattes and soy cold brews, but I just go crawling back!
I’m happy to introduce to you BioTerra Herbs Energy… boing Natural Energy Supplement! These little vegan capsules are plant-based and made to boost energy without stimulants.
Let’s be honest, I had my doubts but I’m surprised to say that these bad boys did, in fact, enhance my energy! Asian Ginseng has been used forever to increase energy, improve concentration, boost the immune system and promote overall wellbeing. Sign me up!
It said on the packaging to take 2 capsules after a meal, 1x per day, for 7 days to feel the effects. In all honesty, I did not give up my coffee for the first few days. I shouted to the Universe that someone will have to pry my Starbucks cup out of my cold, dead hands for me to give it up. However, after day 4 or 5 I did notice that I was thinking more clearly after waking up in the mornings which is kind of a big deal. (To put this into perspective, I previously tried to open my car door with my house key and have worn 2 different shoes to work).
I noticed that I just had more pep in my step… but not in a I-just-took- an-illegal-substance kind of way. I didn’t feel rundown into the ground by mid-afternoon and I have generally gotten more stuff done.
The Bottom Line: I generally feel better when taking these supplements! I certainly have more energy but I think most of all, I really love how my concentration has improved and that there is no jitters, no weird coffee sweats, and no “crash” in energy levels. I’m a fan and will definitely continue to use these supplements! Head on over to BioTerra Herbs’ website to check out all of the natural, vegan supplements that they have to offer!
Thank you, BioTerra Herbs, for sending me this sample to review!
*This product was sent to me for free. As always, my reviews are authentic and genuine. All thoughts and ideas are my own.
Company:Rawmio Organic Gourmet Chocolate
“At RAWMIO, we embody the ultimate fusion of antioxidant-rich superfood nutrition and complete dark chocolate decadence. We originally set out to create the world’s best chocolate hazelnut spread that was raw, healthy and certified organic. We succeeded, and the product gained such a devoted following that we were about to establish our very own manufacturing facility. It was the beginning of it all.
Rawmio now includes a full range of 6 different chocolate dessert spreads, 9 nutrient-rich chocolate barks, glaze-free chocolate-covered sprouted nuts and fruits, chocolate bars, chocolate hearts, and heavenly raw chocolate truffle cakes. These decadent-yet-healthful treats are handcrafted in small batches with simple ingredients and are rich in both flavor and nutrient density. Our signature low temperature stone grinding process ensures that heat sensitive nutrients such as antioxidant flavonols, as well as the vast array of mood-boosting compounds found in cacao, remain intact for your maximum nourishment.”
Chocolate Lovers REJOICE! There’s now a way to satisfy your chocolate cravings with snacks that are delicious AND healthy!
Rawmio Organic Gourmet Chocolates are raw, vegan, fair trade, and certified organic! They offer a wide range of products that will make any Chocoholic happy… especially this girl! I was thrilled to try out some of their products and can’t wait to share them with you! Let’s go!
First up, is the Mint Rawmio Essentials Bar with 70% Cacao. This bar starts with single-origin cacao sourced directly from Peru, coconut sugar, and raw cacao butter, then mix with the perfect amount of peppermint essence. Some mint chocolates leave you wishing for more minty flavor and others make you feel like you just brushed your teeth. The chocolate to mint ratio of this bar is spot-on! You get a nice, refreshing burst of mint that pairs perfectly with the deep, rich dark chocolate flavor. This bar reminds me of a healthy, high quality version of Andes Mints that I used to eat back in the day!
The Rawmio Organic Stone Ground Gourmet Puffed Cereal Crunch Bark also takes me back to my childhood! This decadent chocolate bark features Peruvian chocolate with 70% cacao and puffed quinoa. I absolute LOVE the crunch and texture of the puffed quinoa… and when paired with the smooth, rich dark chocolate, it really can’t be beat! This little bar is the healthy, grown-up cousin of the Crunch bar!
Rawmio Organic Stone Ground Gourmet Active Superfood Bark contains 4 ancient medicinal mushrooms, sprouted red clover, Peruvian maca root, and stone ground raw chocolate, topped with chia seeds and mulberry pieces. Yes, it most certainly sounds healthy… but how did it taste? I REALLY don’t like mushrooms, so I was skeptical. I am happy to report that this bar was absolutely delicious! You’d never guess it contained mushrooms or was even a healthy snack! The chia seeds added a little crunch and the mulberry added a chewy element to the smooth texture of the dark chocolate. I really like this!
Last, but not at all the least, I tried the Rawmio Chocolate Covered Sweet Cherries. Sweet, chewy cherries covered in a layer of thick dark chocolate… seriously, what’s not to love? Honestly, I could (and would) eat these all day!
The Bottom Line
Rawmio Organic Gourmet Chocolate offers mouthwatering, high quality chocolates that junk food junkies and health enthusiasts alike will love! No detail is forgotten in these little snacks… the packaging is fantastic and the designs on the chocolate bars are so fun and adorable! I love that the chocolate is fair trade, certified organic, and of course, VEGAN! This says a lot of about the company… they care about your health, animals, people, and the planet. Now that’s a company that I want to support and stand behind! !
Thank you, Rawmio, for sending me these wonderful chocolates to review!
Company: Absolute Green
“A home improvement caused Karen to have an allergy-induced Asthma attack. Not wanting health issues to happen to another person or pet, she started refiguring some natural formulas started over 15 years ago. Absolute Green developed into products that really work, smell great and have no harmful chemicals or artificial fragrances, Made from 100% natural ingredients and pure essential oils, she’s created safe and all natural solutions for you, your family, your pets and the earth!
Absolute Green has taken the guessing out of “what cleans what” and eliminated the danger of using multiple toxic products, that could create adverse chemical reactions when mixed together, Get rid of those harsh cleaners and aerosols in your home and replace them with our non-toxic, effective and great smelling products. Our products are a great alternative for those who are chemically sensitive or can’t tolerate synthetic fragrances.
Our products do NOT contain: Synthetic fragrances, Sulfates (SLS,SLES,ALS), GMO’s, Chlorine, Ammonia, Phthalates, Phosphates, Dyes or colorants. We do NOT test on animals or use any animal by-products. We are PETA endorsed. Cruelty Free and Vegan.”
Lemon Multi-Purpose Cleaner (25 fl. oz) $7.49 USD
Peppermint Air Freshener (4 fl. oz.) $6.50 USD
Are the cleaners you are using safe? Sure, they may have pictures of happy families and pets in their ads… but are they really safe to breathe in and touch? Standard cleaners (think Lysol, Clorox) contain harsh irritants that can cause serious damage to your skin, eyes, and lungs. Sure, they clean pretty well, but is it worth your health? Not to mention, those products are definitely tested on animals. How ridiculous!
I made the switch to natural products a few years ago and have never looked back! That’s why I was thrilled to try out this multipurpose cleaner and air freshener from Absolute Green!
The Lemon Multi-Purpose Cleaner contains plant-based surfactants, sugar-derived alcohol, and fruit oils to make a completely safe and effective cleaner! It has a natural lemon scent that is noticeable yet not overwhelming. It comes is a large 24 fl. oz. bottle with a powerful spray nozzle. It is great for appliances, grease, showers, tile, sinks, floors, mirrors, and just about any solid surface!
The one place in my home that always seems to be messy is my glass top range. It somehow always has dried food or smudges on it (it honestly makes me a little crazy!), so naturally this is the first place I used this cleaner. I am happy to report that it cut through grease, dried on tomato sauce (I really don’t know how it got there in the first place), and whatever else was there. I let the cleaner sit on the surface for a few minutes and it wiped completely clean! My cooktop was sparkly and smelled wonderful! I also used it to clean my sinks and it did a fantastic job there, as well. This cleaner gets an A+!
Next up, is the Peppermint Air Freshener. In all honesty, I stopped using air fresheners a long time ago. The thought of my pets breathing in all of those toxic chemicals was too much for me and I swore them off for good. I was so excited to give this all natural air freshener a try! It only contains a few ingredients: water, sugar-derived alcohol, peppermint oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, and Polysorbate 20.
Listen, let’s get real for a minute. If you’re vegan and you live with a non-vegan, you may notice that after they visit the bathroom that their *business* smells particularly bad. Now, I’m not saying that vegan $hit doesn’t stink, but holy moly meat and dairy do not having any redeeming qualities, including the bathroom odor it produces once digested.
If there was ever a test for an air freshener, using it after my non-vegan boyfriend visited the little boy’s room was it! I hyped myself up, walked into the bathroom and sprayed 3-4 times in the air. Within seconds, the bathroom was filled with the most refreshing peppermint scent… no poo detected! Seriously, if you knew how incredible the before and after was in that bathroom, you’d fall out of your chair!
The Bottom Line
Absolute Green products are a necessity in everyone’s home. There is no reason to put your family’s health at risk for the sake of cleaning. Natural products are the new standard and I highly recommend these products to keep your home clean, safe, and smelling fantastic!
Thank you, Absolute Green, for sending me these wonderful vegan and cruelty-free products to review!
Company: Banza Chickpea Pasta
“Chickpeas make delicious pasta. That’s why we used them to create Banza®. We took a household favorite and made it even better, turning the pasta you love into the pasta that loves you back!”
Product: Banza Ziti Made From Chickpeas – $25.00 USD for a case of six, 8 ounce boxes
Review: Who doesn’t like a great pasta dish? I know I do, but don’t eat it as often as I’d like because I’m trying to get “healthier.”
Well, needless to say, I was thrilled to try out this chickpea pasta from Banza! It only has 4 ingredients: Chickpeas, Tapioca, Pea Protein, and Xanthum Gum. This badass pasta is gluten-free, non-GMO, and of course, Vegan! Each 3.5 ounce serving contains 25 grams of protein (whoa!!!!), 13 grams of Fiber, and 43 grams of carbs! Did I mention it was gluten-free?
Ok, so you may have tried brown rice pasta or some other pasta varieties that just don’t cook nicely. They get mushy, stick together, or take on a not-so-appetizing gummy texture. I’m happy to report that this Ziti was simple to cook and it took just 8 minutes to get to the perfect, slightly more than al dente texture.
Trust me when that one serving will fill you up… even for the biggest pasta fiends! All of that protein, fiber, and carbs really make one satisfying meal! I’d love to make some into a pasta salad and take it with me for lunch or after the gym for some long-lasting energy.
I decided to make a Chiken Alfredo… something I haven’t had in a decade. I was worried that my cashew-based sauce was too thick (is there such a thing?) and it would cause the pasta to break apart. NOPE! The ziti and my crazy rich Alfredo sauce paired up perfectly!
The Bottom Line
Banza Chickpea Pasta is some pretty amazing stuff! I can’t get over how easy it was to cook! It tastes just like regular pasta, only it is jam packed with protein and fiber. This is perfect for people that love to carbo-load while watching Black Mirror (me!) or for fitness enthusiasts that want a satisfying, clean meal. I can’t recommend this pasta enough!
Thank you, Banza, for sending me your pasta to review!
Company: Seven Minerals
SEVEN MINERALS® IS DEDICATED TO BRING MAGNESIUM OIL TO YOUR EVERYDAY ROUTINES – STAYING YOUNGER, HEALTHY AND PRETTY JUST GOT EASIER FOR YOU.
Magnesium is natures #1 miracle mineral and Magnesium Chloride Oil is the most bioavailable inorganic magnesium known in an easy-to-apply format that gets you the results you want quickly and easily so that you can look naturally pretty and youthful, be full of energy and stressless, feel more at ease and live pain free.
WE BRING THE VERY BEST TO YOU
We use the very best Magnesium Oil available on the market. Our Magnesium Oil is mined from its purest state, deep within a 250 million year-old Permian Seabed in the Southern United States. It is then tested to U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Grade by PhD chemists to ensure that it is safe and 100% pure. There are very few brands on the market that can claim such purity about their Magnesium Oil.
Before I jump into the review, let me give you a run down on the uses of Magnesium and why it is so important!
- WHAT IF YOU WOKE UP FEELING FULLY RESTED? Can you imagine the difference in your day if you actually woke up feeling rested, and didn’t have to deal with the pain you’ve been experiencing for so long? We know you’re as tough as they come, but we believe you deserve to finally feel good.
- LESS PAIN + MORE BEAUTY= WIN-WIN. Not only does our Magnesium Oil Spray work miracles as a natural and powerful pain remedy, but it also does wonders for your skin and hair to revive your natural radiance and luster. You’ll have a lot more things to smile about. Because when you feel good, you look good too!
- EXPERIENCE OUR “THRIVE IN FIVE” GUARANTEE! Our 100% Pure and Powerful Magnesium Oil is the perfect solution to give your body the magnesium it needs to give you the optimal health and wellness you’ve been waiting for. And we put our money where our mouth is. If you don’t feel better within 5 days of consistent use, then we’ll give you your money back. We’re confident you’ll love it!
- SAY “HELLO” TO THE HAPPIER, MORE PRODUCTIVE YOU! Say “goodbye” to migraine headaches, menstrual pain, arthritis pain, back pain, muscle soreness, restless leg syndrome, constipation, insomnia, stress, anxiety, acne, and rosacea after using our premium Magnesium Oil Spray for 100% pure and safe skin application.
- ELIMINATE PAIN. THE NATURAL WAY. No pills, no side-effects, no risk. Our company, Seven Minerals, created our Mineral Oil Spray with you in mind. It is pure, safe, and effective for even the most sensitive skin. The Organic Aloe Vera, makes our Mineral Oil Spray extra soothing, less itchy, and absorbs quickly and safely into your skin. Give yourself the gift of natural healing, and consider adding an extra one in your cart for your best friend. You found a solution worth sharing!
I was thrilled to try out Seven Minerals Magnesium Oil with Aloe Vera! With all of the indications listed above, who could resist?! Read more about the importance of Magnesium, here.
So, a little bit about me… I do yoga and weightlifting, so my muscles are sore all of the time. I also have allergies so I have frequent headaches and sinus issues and I am diabetic so I have general pain. I experience arthritis-like symptoms in my hands when I eat gluten and have several injuries that are quite painful. Needless to say, I’m a mess and desperately needed a natural remedy!
To be honest, I was a little skeptical when I heard about all of the benefits on Magnesium. I mean, can just one little element can help with all of my issues? We’ll see about that!
The consistency of this Magnesium Oil is very thin, just a little bit thicker than water. I chose the spray with Aloe Vera because it was the option for sensitive skin. It sprays in a fine mist and is fragrance/odor free. Since everything you put on your skin is absorbed in just a few seconds, the magnesium is designed to enter your system very quickly.
The first time I used this was on my feet. They were sore and I needed pain relief. I sprayed it on, rubbed it in, and waited a few minutes. To my surprise, my pain was significantly reduced! Then, I sprayed it on my arms and legs… low and behold, my headache went away. I couldn’t believe it! The next day, I sprayed it on my sore muscles from the previous day’s workout. Yup, it helped them too!
Now, this spray is part of my everyday wellness routine. I use this on my muscles before and after working out, before bed to get a restful sleep, and anytime I just want to feel better!
The Bottom Line
I am absolutely impressed with how well this Magnesium Spray works! It gets rid of my pain without harmful chemicals, helps me sleep, and generally makes me feel healthier! I even call it my “Magnificent Spray”. Get it? Magnesium… Magnificent… you get it, haha.
I HIGHLY recommend this Magnesium Oil to anyone and everyone that is looking for a vegan, cruelty-free remedy that will get rid of your pain and help with many other issues. Keep a bottle in your purse, your gym bag, next to your bed, in your car… you’re not gonna want to be without it!
I look forward to trying out all of their formulas that are made for various issues/ailments. I can’t say enough good things about this product, so you just need to try it out for yourself!
Head on over to Seven Minerals to check out all of the products that they have to offer!
Company: SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant
Product: SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Starter Kit For Women – $16.99 USD
Review: If you’re familiar with natural deodorants, you probably know that they do a pretty good job keeping your armpits smelling fresh, but they don’t do too much in the sweat-stopping department.
That’s why I was so excited to give the SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant a try! It is basically a 2 product system that uses natural vegan ingredients to keep your pits feeling dry and smelling great!
The first step is the Underarm Detox Deodorant that is made to purify, exfoliate, and balance pH using organic, raw apple cider vinegar! How cool is that?!
The deodorant looks like your standard roll-on. After shaking the bottle up, you apply a few swipes to each armpit, and wait until it is almost dry (about 30 seconds). Then, you use the Underarm Dusting Powder (the part I was most curious about!).
The Underarm Dusting Powder includes baking soda and arrowroot powder which is known to keep you dry, along with sweet orange and grapefruit oils to keep you smelling oh-so-nice! It is packaged in an adorable little powder puff which is perfect for fitting into the armpit area. I applied enough to cover my underarms (about 4 puffs on each side) and was good to go!
So, did it work?
It sure did! I am happy to report that this system delivered results! I felt dry and smelled fresh throughout the day and I did not experience any irritation. It is so important to get rid of unnecessary chemicals in your daily routine, so this system is perfect! It is vegan, cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, aluminum-free, and made with naturally effective ingredients!
The Bottom Line
I recommend this product to anyone and everyone that is interested in cleaning up their daily routine! This unique system is effective, easy to use, and affordable. The packaging is tough so it is great for travel, and I love the citrusy scent of the cute little powder puff!
Head on over to SWAY to check out this system for yourself!
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Since trying Arbonne products a month or two ago, I’ve gotten really interested in their wide range of products! I was sent a sample pack of products and here are a few of my favorites!
If you’re looking for a quick, nutritious snack or meal, try Arbonne’s Vanilla Protein Shake Mix! Every serving contains 20 grams of protein from peas, cranberries and rice. These individual serving packets are convenient to take with you to work, the gym, you name it! It is suggested to mix this with water, but I whipped up a fabulous smoothie by using vanilla almond milk and some frozen berries. Yum!
This shake is a good source of vitamins and minerals but you will most likely need to take a multi-vitamin to reach the recommended daily amounts. This is great nutritious snack or post-workout protein source. The Chocolate Protein Shake Mix was also fantastic!
I really like the Pomegranate Energy Fizz Sticks and Citrus Energy Fizz Sticks for a quick and easy pick me up! They are conveniently package to take on the go and help to power through the day! Thanks to Guarana, Chromium, Green Tea, and Ginsing, these little guys will definitely put some pep in your step!
The Shea Butter Hand Cream has a rich formula, sweet scent, and quickly absorbs to hydrate dry skin. Shea butter, coconut oil, and Vitamin E are the star ingredients that combine together to make one heck of a moisturizer! I like to take this with me to apply throughout the day. Love it!
I’m also really loving the Pure Pure Vibrance ColorLast Hair Serum. This lightweight serum has a subtle citrus-y scent and is formulated to help reduce fading hair color, and also protects hair from heat styling, fights frizz, and adds shine. This hair serum delivers as promised! I worked it into my damp hair, and it really helped to smooth the ends and reduce frizz. My curls were noticeably shiny, bouncy, and smelled so nice! Read the full ingredient list here.
The Makeup Primer has a slick texture and easily glides onto the skin and allows for even foundation and concealer application. It smoothes the texture of the skin, so it is great if you are concerned with breakouts, etc. and when applied strategically, it can help reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines.
On days that I want my skin to look its best (which is pretty much every day, amiright?), I use this primer after my moisturizer and before my foundation.
The Bottom Line
Arbonne offers tons of vegan and cruelty-free products that are definitely worth trying out! Whether you’re looking for bath and body products, cosmetics, or health and nutrition products for the whole fam, Arbonne has something for ya!
Visit my friend’s Arbonne page to check out all that Arbonne has to offer!
Company: My Favorite Indulgence
Is your morning routine missing a little something? Toast and coffee not cutting it anymore? Try My Favorite Indulgence World Class Granola! (How’d you like my infomercial impression?) These granolas are vegan and made with natural, non-GMO ingredients. There’s nothing on the labels that you won’t be able to pronounce and the flavors are incredible! Alright, let’s jump right in!
First up, is the Chocolate Mocha Granola. I love chocolate. I love coffee. I love granola. So obviously I had high hopes for this one! I was not let down! The sweet, cocoa flavor along with the crunchiness of the oats and almonds really can’t be beat! There is even a hint of cinnamon which really amps up the flavor. I paired this with almond milk and it was like eating a dessert for breakfast. I’m in love!
Next, is the Pumpkin Spiced Granola. As far as I’m concerned, Pumpkin Spiced flavored foods should be eaten year round! Some “pumpkin” flavored foods taste artificial and not very appetizing. This granola, on the other hand, is done right! It contains actually pumpkin which is the primary flavor of this granola, along with pure maple syrup, dried cranberries, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. It is subtly sweet, crunchy and tastes like pumpkin pie. It’s pumpkin perfection!
The Maple Cinnamon Granola (listed on their website as “Nut-Free Granola) is phenomenal! The sweetness from the pure maple syrup with the pleasant bitterness of the cinnamon and the crunch of the oats; this granola does not disappoint! This flavor is nut-free and perfect for someone that isn’t into “dessert” flavors like the ones above or just prefers simpler flavor profiles.
Last but not least is the Classic Almond Granola (listed on their website as “Granola With Nuts”). If you’re a traditional granola lover, this is for you! This variety contains almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. I’ve never had granola with all three, so I was interested to try this! Just because it is “Classic” doesn’t mean it’s boring! The blend of maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla along with the oats, nuts, and seeds is truly delicious!
The Bottom Line
These granolas from My Favorite Indulgence are fantastic. They’re vegan, healthy and oh-so-delicious! All of the flavors are non-GMO and make a satisfying meal or snack. I love each and every flavor and actually couldn’t pick a favorite! I love that they come in a large 10 oz. size for home and also come in 2 oz. snack sizes to take on the go! Head on over to the My Favorite Indulgence website to check out their world-class granola!
Thank you, My Favorite Indulgence, for sending me these products to review!
Calling all coffee addicts… there’s a new kid in town! Eat Your Coffee Bars contain a cup of coffee in each bar! They’re vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and made with fair trade coffee!
When it comes to coffee, I’m slightly (and by “slightly” I mean VERY) picky. It needs to be smooth, not too bitter, and of course, it better wake me up!
I recently started a new job that requires me to wake up incredibly early and commute about 40 minutes to get there. So, even making coffee before I leave can throw off my schedule and make me late. That’s why I am so happy to have found these Eat Your Coffee Bars! I don’t need to make my coffee, I just eat a bar!
The Mocha Latte Coffee Bar is made with dates, gluten-free oats, almond butter, and dark chocolate. It is chewy, sweet, and full of chocolate-y coffee flavor. The dark chocolate chips really amp up the mocha flavor and cashews give it some crunch, making this a seriously delicious pick me up!
The Caramel Macchiato Coffee Bar actually tastes like a fancy drink that would cost you around $7.00 at Starbucks! The sweetness of the dates and the subtle bitterness of the coffee are in perfect balance. Yum!
The Coconut Mocha CoffeeBar is my favorite! It is chewy like the others and has a sweet coconut flavor that is absolutely mouthwatering. It also has brown rice and quinoa to make it crunchy and satisfying. The combo of coconut, dark chocolate, and coffee really can’t be beat!
The Bottom Line
Eat Your Coffee Bars are delicious, good for you and will actually wake your a$$ up! Whether you’re a coffee addict (like myself) or just want a healthy, easy way to get energized, these bars are for you! To make things even better, this company is part of The Chain Collaborative, a non-profit that supports coffee producers in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Awesome!
Thank you, Eat Your Coffee, for sending me these fantastic bars to review! I highly recommend them!