Sand Cloud – Whale Tail Necklace Review

Company: Sand Cloud

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Sand Cloud supports the following organizations; Marine Conservation Institute, The Surfrider Foundation, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, San Diego Coastkeeper, and Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

Product: Sterling Silver Whale Tail Necklace – $27.00 USD



Review:

The pictures speak for themselves this time! Look at this cute 100% Sterling Silver necklace! It’s made high-quality silver and matches any outfit! The front of the whale tail catches the light and has a brilliant shine, while the back of the tail has “Save the Fishies” engraved into it. The dainty chain is 16″ long and there are multiple loops for adjusting the length. I truly love this necklace and the fact that 10% of Sand Cloud’s profits are donated to the awesome organizations listed above.

Thank you, Sand Cloud, for accepting me into your Ambassador Program!

 

Blue Ridge Hemp Co. CBD Infused Product Reviews 

Company: Blue Ridge Hemp Co.

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“We have taken Industrial Hemp derived CBd and combined it with other ethically and sustainably source Terpene rich botanicals to form products that allow all people to harness the healing power of Cannabis.”

Products:


CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend – Joint Care ( 10 ml, 50 mg CBD – $20.00 USD)

CBD Infused Massage & Body Oil ( 8 oz, 100mg CBD – $40.00 USD)

CBD Infused Salve ( 2 oz, 200 mg CBD – $50.00 USD)

All 3 Products – Joint Care Bundle (On Sale for $90.00 USD)

Info/Links:

So, if you’re anything like me, you may have questions about CBD. What is it? What is it used for? Is it legal? Don’t worry, Blue Ridge Hemp Co.’s website breaks this information down for ya! Click here for general info about the company/CBD or check out the science behind CBD.

Alright everybody, put your science hats on for a second. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a nonaddictive compound derived from Industrial Hemp that is known for its health effects, like reducing pain and inflammation and even improves anxiety and stress. It is not psychoactive (it doesn’t get you high) and does not contain THC (I told you, it won’t get you high!).  I highly recommend that you check out their website to become an expert, I mean, why not? This is interesting stuff!

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Reviews:

Alright, let’s do this! The first product I tried was the CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend – Joint Care. It comes packaged in a super handy roller ball and contains 10 ml of product with 50 mg of CBD. Grapeseed Oil is the base of this product, along with Cannabis Sativa L. Extract (CBD). Turmeric and White Willow Bark amp up the pain and inflammation fighting ability of this product, and essential oils from Pine, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, and Peppermint give this a unique herbal, woodsy fragrance that I honestly freakin’ love and look forward to!

I used the Roll-On about 3-4 times a day on my hands (my joints always hurt), feet, and temples. I love how convenient it was to take with me and how quickly I could apply it wherever I needed it. How effective was it? Well, keep reading or skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post.

 

Next up, is the CBD Infused Massage & Body Oil. You get 8 oz with a 100 mg of CBD. This oil has the same fresh and woodsy scent as the Roll-On, and it is a thin oil with a bunch of moisturizing ingredients. It contains Sunflower, Sesame Seed, and Jojoba oils, which will leave your skin feeling hydrated after you use it (who doesn’t like a multi-functional product?!). It is mineral oil based, so if you avoid that or are sensitive to it, I suggest you look into the other products in Blue Ridge Hemp Co.’s wide range of products.

I used this massage oil on my hands and feet to reduce joint pain and stiffness. I did, however, forget that I fired my personal masseuse (sarcasm, I’m so cute), so I did not get to use it on my sore back except for the time my boyfriend got home early and helped me out. Thanks, babes! It is important to note that this oil has a higher concentration of CBD than the Roll-On.

Last but not least, is the CBD Infused Salve that contains 2 oz of product with 200 mg of CBD. This product is Mango Butter based and also contains Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Menthol. The scent is similar to the others, but you also get fruity notes and hints of cocoa with a slight cooling sensation from the menthol. I really like this scent! This product has the highest concentration of CBD. I used it at night time before bed on my hands and feet. It has the texture of a thick balm and a little bit goes a long way! It melts into your skin quickly and leaves behind the awesome scent!

The Bottom Line

I am so glad I got the opportunity to try out these products from Blue Ridge Hemp Co.! They are made with good-for-you ingredients, the packaging is dope, and the company itself is aimed at helping people deal with pain in a natural, vegan, and cruelty-free way (Tylenol, who?). Pretty awesome.

I would say that I have pretty severe pain in my hands, and I do feel that these products have decreased the pain and stiffness over the past week. With continued use, I am sure it will continue to help. If you have severe pain like I do, I highly suggest that you select the products with the highest concentration of CBD, like the salve and gel or give a bundle like this one a try. If you are looking for a product that is quick and easy to use on the go, definitely try out the Roll-Ons! They have a range of products that address muscle pain, joint pain, stress, and more. There are also body scrubs, lotions, and even transdermal patches that I definitely want to try out!

I highly recommend these products and enjoy using them! Thank you, Blue Ridge Hemp Co., for generously giving me these products to review! I truly enjoyed meeting you and will be a customer for life! Head on over to their website to learn more about CBD and sign up for a $10 off coupon on your order! They’re also on Instagram @BlueRidgeHempCo. Let me know how you like the products!

 

 

 

ATZEN Skin Care 

Company: ATZEN Skin Care

“ATZEN offers the ideal combination of safe, natural, and high performance ingredients. Our products will transform skin conditions to bring balance, health and radiance to your face and body while slowing the aging process, controlling acne conditions, and repairing sun damaged skin. ATZEN products are user friendly, gender neutral, most have no fragrance, and take just minutes to use morning and night.”

Products: 

BALANCE Gentle Exfoliating Scrub (50 ml/1.7 oz – $50.00 USD)

Review:

This BALANCE Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is fragrance-free and contains smooth jojoba eco-beads for gentle exfoliation. Some of the natural ingredients include Kaolin, Organic Olive, Organic Sunflower, and Organic Green Tea Extract. When massaged into the skin, this product leaves your face feeling fresh, clean, and smooth without feeling dry or irritated. With just a few uses, it has improved the tone and texture of my skin. This product is Step 1 of ATZEN Skin Care’s  “Balance: Age Reverse Safely” Spa Facial System, which makes sense since it removes all dead skin cells, oil, make up, and debris, making the skin ready to absorb additional products.

The Bottom Line

This product is pricey but it is made of high-quality organic ingredients and it gets the job done. The tone and texture of my skin have improved, and I would definitely be interested in trying Step 2 of this skin care system. I appreciate the fact that eco-beads are used instead of plastic. More companies need to make this switch! If you aren’t familiar with the detrimental effects of microbeads on environment/oceans, please look into it! It’s shocking! Have you tried any products from ATZEN Skin Care? If so, I recommend that you give them a try! Let me know how you like them!

Thank you, ATZEN Skin Care, for sending me this product to review!


The Humane Cosmetics Act Re-Introduced to End Animal Testing In the U.S. – WorldAnimalNews.com

PLEASE sign the Care 2 Petition to support The Humane Cosmetics Act! Speak up for animals!

– Article from WorldAnimalNews.com

Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) was joined by Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) earlier this week to re-introduce legislation designed to phase out and ultimately end the practice of testing the safety of cosmetics on animals in the United States.

The Humane Cosmetics Act would prohibit the selling or transporting of any cosmetics in interstate commerce if any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing, explained a Press Release that was issued on June 6th.

Care 2 is among those leading the charge for this bill, which unfortunately did not pass out of committee in the 113th and 114th Congress, to gain momentum in the 115th Congress.
The organization further explained that despite the fact that animal testing is not required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Product Safety Commission in the United States, many companies continue this inhuman and unnecessary practice.

More concerning, Care 2 stated that some products that are labeled as “not tested on animals” or “cruelty-free” may, at the ingredient level or at certain stages of development, have been tested on animals by other companies; making it even more confusing and frustrating for people who are trying to make compassionate choices.

While the exact number of animals who have been subjected to this abhorrent treatment is unknown because the Animal Welfare Act does not require that all laboratory animals used in the U.S. be reported, it is sadly estimated to be in the millions.

PETA

“The cruelty animals are subjected to during cosmetics testing is unacceptable; from lethal dose tests to irritation and force-feeding tests. Not only are these tests inhumane, but modern technology makes them unnecessary and overly expensive,” said Representative McSally. “The cosmetics industry is already using alternative cutting edge testing methods that are safer, cheaper, and don’t hurt animals. It’s time the United States join the ranks of over 30 other countries in the developed world to stand against this vile practice. The inhumane treatment of animals serves no place in our society.”

The European Union, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, and India are among the countries that have already implemented bans on animal testing and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

“Congress should permanently end the painful and unnecessary process of testing cosmetics on animals in this country,” stated Representative Beyer. “The cosmetics industry already has safer, more cost effective methods of testing that do not harm animals. American companies face no economic risk from this legislation, which would also show moral leadership.”

Currently, according to the release, 700 cosmetic brands in North America abstain from testing products or ingredients on animals, and instead use other affordable, proven methods of testing and innovate with thousands of ingredients already proven safe for human use.

The legislation has been endorsed by 195 companies in the cosmetic industry, and the Humane Cosmetics Act is supported strongly by Republican and Democrat co-sponsors.
TAKE ACTION!

Please show your support by signing and sharing the Care 2 petition urging Congress to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act.

To find cruelty-free personal care products and cosmetics that have been certified by the Leaping Bunny program, visit Cruelty Free International.

To donate directly to the non-profit organization’s efforts to end animal experiments worldwide please click Here!

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NATURALPANDA Product Reviews


Company: NATURALPANDA

“We turn raw, natural ingredients into nourishing skincare products – free of any chemical dyes, additives or perfumes. Every product is carefully curated with simple ingredients that are meant to be healthy, holistic and pure.”

“A portion of your purchase will be donated to the World Wild Life Fund to help save the pandas!”

Products: 

Honeysuckle Body Butter (6 oz. – $19.06)

Wild Rose Face Cream  (2.7 fl. oz. –  $19.83)

Unscented Eye Cream (1 oz., – $9.53)

Reviews: 

Honeysuckle Body Butter 


“This body butter is lightly scented with honeysuckle essential oil. It’s richer and thicker in consistency and works great for treating rough or dry skin. It’s made with raw + natural ingredients that have beneficial properties for your skin. Together, the ingredients will create a protective barrier & help retain the moisture within your skin, without leaving an oily residue. Due to it’s thicker consistency, a little bit of product will go a long way!”

OMGosh. I never say that, but I don’t know how to communicate how excited I am about this stuff! This body butter is EVERYTHING I hoped it would be and more! The honey suckle scent is so spot-on I can’t even believe it. It’s sweet and floral and reminds me of the days that I spent in the backyard with my brother and sister hunting for honey suckles to pull apart and eat. You do not need to wear perfume when you use this body butter and I promise you will get a lot of “You smell good!” compliments like I did. This product melts quickly into your skin and does an excellent job hydrating even the driest skin thanks to shea butter as the main ingredient. My (formally) dry elbows give this a thumbs up!

Wild Rose Face Cream 


“This face cream is made with raw + natural ingredients that have beneficial properties for your skin. It’s lightly scented with a blend of rose geranium + ylang ylang essential oils, both which have additional properties for the skin. This light weight and cooling gel cream will provide hydration and moisture to the skin without leaving an oily residue.”

If you love floral scents, you will absolutely adore this face cream! It is thin and lightweight, yet really packs a punch in the moisture department! I have been using this moisturizer in the morning under my make up and my skin looks dewy and healthy.  I also have been using it at night and I always wake up to hydrated skin.

In my opinion, the best skin care products are those with the simplest and fewest ingredients. The ingredients in the Wild Rose Face Cream are aloe vera gel, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, grapefruit seed extract and rose geranium and ylang ylang essential oils. I actually look forward to using this product, it’s that good!

Clear Unscented Eye Cream


“This eye cream is made with raw + natural ingredients that have beneficial properties for your skin. It provides enough hydration for the delicate skin around, and comes free of any essential oils. This light weight and cooling cream will provide the right amount of hydration and moisture to the skin without leaving an oily residue.”

A 2-ingredient eye cream? That’s exactly my style! Aloe vera and apricot kernel oil, that is all you will find in this Unscented Eye Cream! I use this in the morning under my makeup and it helps my concealer and/or foundation glide on smoothly and evenly. It prevents my undereyes from looking dry and it absorbs quickly. A little goes a long way, so this tiny container will last a long time!

The Bottom Line

I cannot say enough good things about NATURALPANDA! The products smells fantastic, work wonderfully, and the packaging is as cute as can be! To make it even better, Chandi, the owner, donates a portion of every purchase to the World Wild Life Fund to help save the pandas! How awesome is that? These products are simple, effective, and you help out pandas with every purchase. Its a WIN WIN WIN! Head on over to the NATURALPANDA Etsy page and check out all of her amazing products!

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