Empties February 2018

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Today I’m sharing my February empties and whether or not I would re-purchase. I managed to finish up a few more products in my stash, and there are a few more *so close* to being empty.

Empties Feb 2018

Skincare Empties:

Empties Feb 2018

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser – I got this in one of my Petit Vour subscription boxes, review is here. I really loved this cleanser, and I’d like to purchase this one when I finish up my Pacifica cleanser.

Andalou Naturals Instant Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask – Another Petit Vour subscription box item, review is here. I’d love try try more of these sheet masks once I empty my stash.

Makeup Empties:

Empties Feb 2018

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara and The False Lashes Mascara – I absolutely love both of these mascaras, reviews are here and here. I’ve repurchased both already.

Bath & Body Empties:

Empties Feb 2018

Plant Apothecary Get Happy Bodywash – Another Petit Vour item. I’m sad that I finished this shower gel already, it smelled so good! Review is here. I have a few more shower gels to use up before purchasing anything new.

Schmidt’s Charcoal & Magnesium Natural Deodorant – This is one of the best natural deodorants that I’ve used. Review is here. I’ve already repurchased this one.

Aromatherapy Empties:

Empties Feb 2018 5

Saje Natural Wellness Liquid Sunshine, Now Essential Oils Peppermint and Eucalyptus – since getting our new diffusers, we’ve been using them non-stop. The peppermint and eucalyptus were majorly used when the Mr. and I had the dreaded winter plague (thankfully just a crappy cold and not the flu). We are slowly building up a collection of essential oils.

Were you able to finish up many products this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All products were purchased by me.

Weekly Recap Feb 19th to 25th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up. I went a little off my blogging schedule and only did two posts instead of my usual three.

Monday, Feb 19th – Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Revitalizing Face Oil Review

Thursday, Feb 22nd – Scentuals Rejuvenate Ultrasonic Diffuser Review

My February Petit Vour box should be arriving in the next day or so, I can’t wait to see what is inside! I’ve been really happy with my subscription so far.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

 

Scentuals Rejuvenate Ultrasonic Diffuser Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Rejuvenate Ultrasonic Diffuser from Scentuals that we recently purchased because my Aromagem from Saje had an unfortunate accident. [info in italics taken from Well.ca]

This post was supposed to go up yesterday –  I had forgotten to schedule it  and didn’t realize until this morning – oops!

 

Scentuals’ beautiful Rejuvenate Ultrasonic Electric Diffuser is a wonderful modern addition to any space. The natural wood finishing and warm LED lights add an inviting touch to any environment while scenting the air delicately with pure essential oils. Brighten your home with scents that move you.

  • Max water level 600ml
  • Mist level options: High, Low
  • Runtime 20 hours on lowest setting
  • Automatic safety shut off when low water levels are detected

Scentuals Rejuvenate Ultrasonic Diffuser

We chose this one because it had a large capacity water reservoir, and variable mist setting. It has been used daily / nightly since we got it.

It makes a little bubbling noise occasionally when the water level gets low, but overall I find it to be a fairly quiet diffuser. It is easy to fill and clean, which is always a plus.

Scentuals Rejuvenate Ultrasonic Diffuser

We just ordered a second one on the weekend, so we don’t have to move this one from the living room to the bedroom all the time – I missed the mail delivery yesterday, so I’ll be picking it up today after work.

 

Do you use an essential oil diffuser? What is your favourite essential oil (or blend)?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was purchased by myself and the Mr.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil from Aromatherapy Associates that came in a recent Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil

Treat your body to the warming powers of Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger essential oils to de-stress after an intense workout or spending too much time in one position at work. Your aching muscles will appreciate the TLC.

HOW TO USE:
Massage a capful onto your torso, focusing on any areas of concern. Cup your hands, bring them to your face and inhale deeply 3 times. Step into a warm bath or shower and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. 

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil

I managed to get two uses from my sample vial (3ml / 0.1fl oz). This is such a beautiful bath oil – the scent is so lovely! I can’t particularly smell the black pepper notes, but the blend of rosemary, lavender and ginger works so well together.

I love having a nice hot bath after yoga if I can.  I love having a nice hot bath any time really, haha! My muscles are happy, and I feel so relaxed. As an added plus, the bath oil works great for softening and hydrating the skin. I love it!

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil

Ingredients: 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajuputi (Cajuput) Oil, Parfum**, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil, Citral*, Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Citronellol* |  *Natural Essential Oil Contents; **Natural Plant Extracts

The full sized bottle is on the pricy side however at $73 USD for 55ml. I will not be purchasing it any time soon as it is currently out of my price-range. I have a bunch of bath and body stuff in my stash to use up.

Do you have a favourite bath oil?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Weekly Re-Cap (Mar 13th to 19th)

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Just the usual weekly re-cap in case you’ve missed out on something…

Monday March 13th – Briogeo Curl Charisma Review

Wednesday March 15th – Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Deep Conditioner

Friday March 17th – Saje Diffuser Blends Reviews

So there you have it, this past week on the blog, thanks for reading!

I will only be posting on Tuesday and Thursday this coming week.

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

Saje Diffuser Blend Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing a few of the Saje Diffuser Blends.  I bought myself an Aroma Gem  diffuser / nebulizer from Saje for Christmas (review is here), and I’ve since purchased and tested out a few more essential oil blends.

Saje Diffuser Blends

Glow  (Enticing Diffuser Blend)

 

SWEET. SPICY. DECADENT.
Indulge with the sweetly comforting and uplifting aroma of this vanilla-based blend that brings warmth and calm to the body and mind.
Ingredients:
  • vanilla 10% infusion (vanilla planifolia fruit extract)
  • peppermint (mentha piperita)
  • ginger (zingiber officinale)
  • patchouli (pogostemum cablin)
  • peru balsam (myroxylon pereirae)
  • cinnamon (cinnamomum cassia)

Saje Glow Diffuser Blend

This one really does have a spicy scent to it. I don’t smell the peppermint note at all. I like this one, but I don’t love it. I find that this blend can become overpowering really quickly unless you use the smallest amount.

Peppermint Twist (Refreshing Diffuser Blend) –

MINTY. FRESH. SWEET.
Relish in this refreshing blend that inspires feelings of walking in a winter wonderland. Peppermint and orange invigorates the senses, while benzoin adds a sweet touch of joy.
Ingredients:
  • peppermint (mentha piperita)
  • orange (citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil)
  • spearmint (mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil)
  • benzoin (styrax benzoin resin extract)

Saje Peppermint Twist Diffuser Blend

I absolutely love this one, it is so fresh smelling. I think that it might be my favourite one that I’ve tried thus far!

Liquid Sunshine (Cheerful Diffuser Blend) –

UPLIFTING. CITRUS. FRESH.
Fill your room with cheery radiance and uplifting spirits. Bright, citrus notes of grapefruit, lime and a dash of bergamot will bring the feeling of a fresh spring morning to mind.
Let happiness shine through.

Ingredients:

  • grapefruit (citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil)
  • bergamot (citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil)
  • orange (citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil)
  • lime (citrus aurantifolia (lime) peel oil)
  • mandarin red (citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil)

Saje Liquid Sunshine

Liquid Sunshine was my fave until I tried Peppermint Twist. I still love this one, especially on dreary cold mornings. It is a such bright and happy scent!

Energy Boost (Revitalizing Diffuser Blend) –

INVIGORATING. UPLIFTING. FRESH.
Seeking stimulation? Look no further than the energizing power of citrus and herbal notes in this uplifting, invigorating blend designed to revitalize your mind the natural way.
Stay sharp.
Ingredients:
  • lemon (citrus limonum)
  • rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis)
  • peppermint (mentha piperita)
  • basil (ocimum basilicum)
  • bergamot (citrus bergamia)

Saje Energy Diffuser Blend

This one is a weird blend, but it somehow works. It is another bright scent, but the herbal notes make it stand out. I tend to use this one in the afternoons, rather than have a cup of coffee for a boost while I’m working.

I really do need to buy a second diffuser. I’m always moving my Aroma Gem between the bedroom and the livingroom / workspace.

What is your fave diffuser blend? I’ve only tried ones from Saje so far.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things.

Weekly Re-Cap (Jan 9th to 15th, 2017)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog posts in case you missed anything.

Monday, January 9th – Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Wednesday, January 11th – blog post went into outer space and never came back!

Friday, January 13th – Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker and the Glow All Out Highlight & Sculpt Cheek Highlighter 

Friday’s post was a re-write of the missing Wednesday post (Sexy Mother Pucker), combined with my planned Friday post (Glow All Out). Thankfully it didn’t take me very long to re-do.

I’ve been doing the Yoga with Adriene 31 day #yogarevolution, and so far I’ve managed to do yoga every day!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.

 

Saje Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Pharmacy

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Today I’m sharing the Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit from Saje Natural Wellness.

 

 

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Pharmacy

Inside the zipped Pocket Farmacy are five remedies: Peppermint Halo, Immune, Eater’s Digest, Stress Release and Pain Release in 6ml (0.2 fl oz) bottles, as well as an instructional leaflet that contains info on each of the five remedies, as well as instructions for use.

 

PEPPERMINT HALO (for headaches)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Apply as desired to entire hairline, creating a halo effect. Apply to neck and shoulders for extra cooling and relaxation, avoiding eyes. For prolonged use, consult a doctor.

IMMUNE (for germ and virus fighting)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Rub on the throat and chest in a thick layer. Cover with a warm, dry cloth if desired. Clothing should be loose about throat and chest to help vapours reach the nose and mouth. Use up to three times daily or as directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age, consult a doctor.

EATER’S DIGEST ( for digestion easing)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Treat your tummy to an aromatic massage with soothing and comforting peppermint, fennel, chamomile and black pepper. Apply directly onto stomach, as desired and massage in gently. For prolonged use, consult a doctor.

STRESS RELEASE (for tension reducing)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

To support a sense of balance and calm the spirit, apply to forehead, neck and shoulders. Put several drops on a tissue and inhale deeply or insert into pillowcase before bed. Add 10-25 drops to a bowl of steaming water; inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. Add 7-12 drops to a full bath and swish to disperse well. For prolonged use, consult a doctor.

PAIN RELEASE (for muscular aches, tenseness, stiffness, an analgesic)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Apply to affected area not more than 3-4 times daily. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Let me tell you, the Immune one got a LOT of use over the holidays when I was sick!

I’ve tried all of them out over the past several weeks, and I’m so happy that I bought this little aromatherapy kit for myself as all five remedies are things that I’ve used and will continue to use in the new year.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Saje AromaGem Ultrasonic Diffuser / Nebulizer

Saje Natural Wellness

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I’ve recently given a sneak peak of my recent Saje Natural Wellness purchase on my InstaGram.

Saje Natural Wellness

Saje has several different nebulizer / diffusers on their website. I picked the AromaGem Ultrasonic Nebulizer / Diffuser for two reasons, the first being that it is really beautiful, and the second being that it has both continual and intermittent mist function.
Since purchasing the AromaGem, I’ve been using it daily, in my office / living room and in the bedroom at night. I’m planning purchasing a second one so I don’t have to be carrying it from one end of the house to the other. *descriptions in italics taken from the website*
PURIFYING. AROMATIC. INVITING.
Infuse your air with the vitality of nature and create a soothing atmosphere by diffusing 100% natural essential oils. Add a splash of chic to any space with this decorative gem.
Saje Natural Wellness
Saje Natural Wellness
I find that it runs for way longer than two to four hours before turning itself off – the auto-shut off is another great feature of this little machine.
As well, I also purchased the Good Health Diffuser Blend Collection which contains four of Saje’s diffuser blends: Tranquility, Stress Release, Liquid Sunshine and Immune.
Saje Natural Wellness
Saje Natural Wellness
Tranquility (Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Ylang) – Create an oasis of calm and promote restful thoughts amidst the busyness of your day with this relaxing essential oil blend. Perfect for bedtime or when you want a little downtime. This one is great. I’ve been using this one before going to bed.
Stress Release (Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Orange) – Reach for this powerful blend of grounding essential oils to soothe feelings of mild anxiety, restlessness or nervousness by supporting deep relaxation and calm. I’ve used this one both during the day and at night, it is a nice calming scent.
Liquid Sunshine – Fill your room with cheery radiance and uplifting spirits. Bright, citrus notes of grapefruit, lime and a dash of bergamot will bring the feeling of a fresh spring morning to mind. This one is my favourite of the bunch, it is such a bright scent.
Immune – Relieve symptoms of flu such as colds and cough by diffusing the therapeutic benefits of comforting eucalyptus, warming cinnamon and soothing myrrh. This one is great if you are feeling under the weather.
I’ve since ordered a few more essential oil blends during the Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales. That package just arrived last week and I’ve not had a chance to try everything out.
Do you have a diffuser? What is your favourite blend to use?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
Disclosure: I purchased these things. (And I’ll do it again!)