12/15/14

Soniclear Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Details:  Michael Todd SONICLEAR is the first ever sonic skin cleansing brush with built in antimicrobial protection against stain and odor causing bacteria.  Traditional rotary and sonic skin cleansing systems don't offer protection against bacteria.  The SONICLEAR thoroughly cleanses the skin and protects itself against microbial contamination leaving the brushes cleaner, fresher for longer.

It has 6 speeds, 3 for face and 3 for body.  Comes with a docking station for charging.  Cordless. Anti-microbial brushes.  Provides better absorption of skin care products.
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My Review:  The Michael Todd SONICLEAR skin cleansing brush really works.  It vibrates and you can massage or cleanse your skin easily with this.  It comes with 2 brush heads, one for face and one for body.  The brushes have an antimicrobial product infused into them to keep them clean and free from microbes growing on them.  It also has a charger station that you can plug into the wall.  No batteries. A big plus.  It is waterproof so take it right into the shower with you.  The soft grip sides helps keep it from slipping from hands when used in the shower or tub.

This system has a timer so when the face brush is on, it will automatically beep after 20 seconds for 2 minutes to notify you to move to another spot.  When the body brush is on, you will get a beep after about 3 minutes.

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 I have a rotary skin care system.  I was excited to try this one especially with the no batteries, and the anti-microbial brushes.  I used the SONICLEAR on one side of my face for a couple of days and the rotary skin care system on the other half of my face.  Then I switched.  I made sure that the time was the same on each spot to make it a very fair comparison.

Now before I tell you the results, I will say that I really like how my legs, arms and face felt after using this.  My arms really needed a scrubbing.  It's hard to tell when I start wearing long sleeves, but they looked brighter afterwards.  I placed my facial cleanser on the brush head then started cleansing my face.


Well, after just one round of skin brushing on my face, I must say that my rotary skin care system plumped up my skin and face which in turn made my face to appear to have less wrinkles.  It lasted the entire day.  Now it could be that because the SONICLEAR only vibrates and I have to physically move the brush heads I may not have moved it enough.  That said, The Michael Todd Soniclear Skin Cleansing System is still a wonderful product.  This is not just for women, but for men too.  Each can benefit from this.

Pros:  It still a great system, and I really like the fact that it doesn't take batteries and you can just place it in the docking station, plug it into the wall overnight and it's ready to use.  I also love the anti-microbial brushes and that I can take it and use it in the shower.

Cons:  Didn't plump up my face to reduce the fine wrinkles like my other system.

My Rating:  Thumbs UP!!!

Disclaimer: I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.


12/13/14

Hedd Wyn Essential Oils

Details:  Hedd Wyn Essential Oils is know for their Wild Mediterranean Oil of Oregano.  It is a killer flu, antibiotic, helps with food poisoning and more.  It fights against the germs that cause common illnesses.  "Even antibiotic resistant bacterial strains have no defense against Oregano oil."

Some of the proven properties of Oregano Oil include:  Immune modulator, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, anti-venom, expectorant, anti-plaque, and more.

Hedd Wyn mixes their Oil of Oregano with certified organic, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil in a ratio of 1 part essential oil to 4 parts olive oil.  This is the safest and most effective formula.  "When using essential oils, stronger is not better."  Safe for children, adults and pets.

Their oil is wild crafted and they have been doing this for over two decades.

My Review:  I read recently where Oregano Essential Oil is a great go-to for food poisoning, flu and a host of other ailments.  I wanted to add this to my first-aid kit.  In doing research I felt Hedd Wyn Essential Oils would be the best solution for me.

My order arrived promptly, and the first time we used this, was actually to flavor our mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving.  They tasted wonderful.  Wanting to avoid flus, colds and other illnesses, we figured this was a good way to take it.  Maybe not the best, but it worked.

The suggested directions are to start with 2-3 drops under the tongue 2-3x daily.  Hold for a minute or two then swish around your mouth and swallow.  Now it's normal to get a warm tingly sensation like eating a lot of cayenne pepper.  But it goes away.  I felt like I tasted the oregano all day long, but it wasn't that bad.

This can be used externally as well.  Great to help with acne, cuts, scrapes, burns, bruises, spider veins, sore muscles, back pain, headache, earache, warts, skin tags, insect bites, bee and wasp stings, and many other things.  I also like that this can be used on pets as well.  Not just domestic cat and dog type pets, but birds, horses, chickens and other livestock.  Helps with parasites, wound healing etc.

Pros:  Quality product at a decent price.  This worked for my sneezes and sniffles I had.  I only took one dose and was fine the rest of the day.

Cons:  Taste of Oregano stayed with me all day long after one dose.

My Rating:  Thumbs UP!

12/12/14

Total Hair Repair Oil [Natural & Organic]

Details:  Foxbrim's Total Hair Repair contains nutrient rich plant oils to effectively nourish and completely restore hair.  Those oils are Organic Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil and Sunflower Oil.  These oils are known to replenish dry and damaged hair to give you the beautifully strong, healthy looking hair you desire and deserve.

These light natural plant oils nurture hair from the root to the tip.  It strengthens while hydrates.  Helps create healthy volume.  Hair becomes silky soft with natural shine.  Helps control frizz.  This is formulated for all hair types.
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Foxbrim provides you a 100% Money-Back Guarantee.  Love your results or let them know.  They will offer a full refund no questions asked.

My Review:  When I saw what oils were in this product, I wanted to try it.  My hair is getting thinner (due to stress) and thankfully it is naturally curly so it doesn't show up so bad.  However, my hair needs help.  I'm already taking vitamins for my hair, and I knew this product would also benefit my hair.

I have long hair, down to the middle of my back.  I know they suggest a quarter size amount in the palm of your hand then spread throughout your entire hair.  Well, despite the thinning hair, because it is long, I used a whole lot more the first two times I used Foxbrim's Total Hair Repair.  Because I used so much, it was a little harder to wash out, but I expected that.  Now I feel like my hair won't need near as much the next time I wash it.  It if finally getting hydrated.

So my normal hair washing routine includes putting this Total Hair Repair in my hair for up to 2 hours.  They suggest 10 minutes to overnight.  Then I washed with my regular shampoo.  Rinsed with a vinegar/water rinse.  Then applied conditioner.  My hair definitely was softer, and no frizz.  Yeah! Those with curly hair know how annoying that is.  My hair is thanking me.  It looks fuller, softer and I'm happy.

Something else I noticed that has to be a direct result from using Total Hair Repair, is that my hair style lasts over night.  I used to have to redo my hair every morning, but I don't have to until I wash my hair again.

Pros:  My hair is softer, fuller, has no frizz and finally feels hydrated again.  I like this product very much.  My hands even feel softer after application.

Cons:  None.

My Rating:  A Big Thumbs UP!!!

Disclaimer: I received this gift from the manufacturer for posting this review.  I was not required nor compelled to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

12/8/14

doTerra Essential Oils Past Tense

Details:  doTerra Oils is a company dedicated to making sure each essential oil is carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade protocol.  The Health Ranger from Natural News does his own independent testing and commented on how each and every doTerra oil he tested was very pure.  He highly recommends this company.


They carry a variety of singles, blends and other health and skin related products.  They work off of an MLM type business, but it does offer many benefits by joining that can personally benefit just you. They began back in 2008, and have continued to grow into one of the leading companies of essential oils.

My Review:  My daughter-in-law became involved with doTerra a few years ago.  While visiting with her recently, she was very excited to share with us her knowledge of essential oils.  She and our son swear by them and we saw in action how quickly and effectively it worked on them, their 1 year old daughter and ourselves. It was awesome.  Our grand-daughter kept pulling and tugging at her ears, until mommy put basil oil around the outside of her ears.  Within minutes she settled down.

We had expressed our concerns about the anxiety we feel when we fly. We were still trying to "come down" off that jet ride and very jittery.  She gave us some PastTense to try to see if that would help us relax so we could sleep better.  It really worked.  I was impressed that my restless legs really calmed down too.  Not something any of us expected.

When we were getting ready to head back home, our daughter-in-law gave us a bottle of PastTense to take with us for the flight back.  About 30-45 minutes into the flight, I had had enough.  I couldn't sit still and was very restless.  My husband reminded me about the essential oil blend.  I placed some on my temples, my forehead and back of my neck.  In less than 20 minutes I had calmed down and didn't have another problem the rest of the 5 hour plus flight.  My husband just smelled the essential oils and within 5 minutes he was fast asleep.

Lately I've been keyed up and not sleeping very well.  Last night I got out PastTense and applied on my temples and on the bottom of my feet.  I calmed down and my legs stopped moving within 5 minutes.  I believe I was asleep within 10 minutes.  This is great stuff.  I'm so grateful our daughter-in-law shared this bottle with us.

PastTense is a distinctive blend of essential oils known to reduce the discomforts associated with tension and stress.  It has wintergreen, lavender, peppermint, frankincense, cilantro, marjoram, Roman chamomile, basil and rosemary.  It helps ease muscle tension in the head and neck and reduces stress.  It is packaged in a convenient roll-on bottle application.  That was extremely nice especially while flying.

I'm sold on PastTense.  Haven't tried too many other doTerra oils, but my daughter and daughter-in-law have really enjoyed using them and know they work.

Pros:  PastTense works quickly and effectively at reducing my stress, helping my restless legs calm down, and helping me sleep at night.  My husband agrees that this is one oil we both benefit from and don't want to be without.

Cons:  Nothing.

My Rating:  A Huge Thumbs UP!!!