The Oriental Organic – Jasmine Green Tea

This Premium Jasmine Green Tea by The Oriental Organic comes in a 2.82 oz recyclable cylinder of loose leaf tea that makes upwards of forty cups, depending on your cup’s strength. I use one level teaspoon of the leaves and get a perfect cup every time. I drink mine plain, but you can easily use cream and sweetener according to your taste. This Jasmine feels wonderfully refreshing, hot or cold, so it is excellent no matter the season. I find it thoroughly delicious whether paired with something or on its own.

This tea is a Chinese origin Jasmine, grown organically in the mountains of the Yunnan province, where it is hand-picked. It is lead-free. Green tea is especially full of antioxidants which get rid of free radicals in your body for your continued good health.

The Oriental Organic offers a 60-day money back guarantee, so there is no risk.

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Should you wish to learn more about this Premium Jasmine Green Tea by The Oriental Organic, here is the Amazon product page.

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Artizen Garlic Essential Oil

The Artizen Garlic 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil comes in a four-ounce glass bottle. There is a UV protective coating on the container to keep out sunlight and prevent the oil from degrading. It arrives with an eyedropper that is also glass that allows you to dispense a drop or two of oil at a time, so there is no waste.

This Garlic Essential Oil is considered a treatment for too many ailments to list here. If essential oils are new to you, just know that many cultures used them extensively for their therapeutic properties. The ancient Romans did, as well as the Native Americans and the Europeans. Now we are getting around to realizing their significant health benefits.

A few of the many properties garlic essential oil is well-known for are those that help in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. It protects the heart and guards against respiratory tract infections. Garlic Essential Oil is also helpful for congestion. It has many medicinal properties.

Obviously, this oil has a pungent odor like that of fresh garlic. You will want to decide when and where you are willing to use it. I often diffuse my oils, but of course, that does not include this one! Also, it is important to note that garlic is extremely potent. You will always want to dilute it with a carrier oil.

Artizen offers a lifetime warranty and a guarantee on their oils. If you are not satisfied, they will either replace the product or give you a full refund.

Should you wish to get this oil for yourself or a loved one, here is the link to Artizen Garlic Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil.

 

 

 

A Beautiful Work In Progress – Kindle Ed. – By Mirna Valerio (Author)

I had the good fortune to read this title in advance, thanks to the Kindle First program.

A Beautiful Work In Progress: A Memoir, Kindle Edition, by Mirna Valerio is one of the most inspirational personal accounts I have ever read. It does not hurt that the book details the life of a plus-size athlete. I am a plus-sized, non-athlete, but inspiration can go a long way into shifting thoughts which become actions, so I am willing myself to put these good intentions into practice and get myself started toward better health. Her advice goes so far as to think of oneself as an athlete whether or not any external validation of that is present. Good advice, I think how shortly ago I finally decided to think of myself as a writer– if only because “I write.”

Like the author, Mirna Valerio, I have replaced the goal of becoming “skinny” (whatever that is) with becoming fit and healthy. I think that is more a desirable and realistic plan. Will I be running marathons– most certainly not, I know– no matter how impressive that would be.

She makes it unmistakably clear within the pages of the book and in the speech she gave in September of 2016 (reprinted in the appendix) that we have our preferences. We are not cookie-cutter people in shape, size, nor about personal tastes. My preferred physical activities center around basketball, dance and swimming. I have tried to keep dancing, but the instances of basketball and swimming have indeed become fewer and farther-between. These favorite activities are ones I wish to resurrect in earnest.

Her accounts of some of her marathons were quite harrowing. She is unquestionably a dedicated, determined, and exemplary athlete. In my opinion, the author is a role model and heroine, though she writes her story as though she is neither. Her prose is approachable, readable, and relatable. Reading her account is almost like hearing it from her lips, as her style is easygoing, matter-of-fact, and unassuming. I have gotten to know her more than most other authors, I believe.

The accounts of her many races and her training measures are here, but there is much more in this book. Mirna Valerio is a multi-faceted person. Her intellect shines through as clearly as her athleticism and prowess in her marathon runs. She is a voracious reader, she has taught music and Spanish and traveled a good deal. It is all pretty fascinating.

I am usually one to think “I am not worthy!” when reading such an account of an accomplished person, but I know that she would not want that so I will put that energy instead into making my story come true. After all, this is not the end. I am chronologically further into my story than Mirna Valerio, but this last act could prove greater than the others if I put my all into it and “do not leave anything on the trail” so to speak.

So here am I, despite appearances, a burgeoning athlete. Thank you, Mirna Valerio. I have subscribed to your Facebook and Twitter because I see that your posts are as inspirational as this book, and I will need the encouragement. In return, consider me another “work in progress” and one of your many “enablers.” 🙂

If you are interested in this lively account of a marathoner, then here is the Amazon product page link to A Beautiful Work In Progress: A Memoir.

 

 

 

 

 

Ledgle Essential Oil Diffuser 400ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

 

 

This Ledgle Essential Oil Diffuser can diffuse the air. It releases healthful negative ions in the air to prevent germs and odors. I use mine with essential oils that help with health concerns. However, you can also use it with just water like a humidifier.

The operation of this air purifier is simple. With one button, you can set it to mist for one, three, six hours, or in fact, continually. It can work for about seven hours on the continuous setting. 

This diffuser has ambient colored lights (red, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple, and white). With the other button, you can set any of the singular lights or cycle them, or turn off the light completely. I program one of the steady lights in the evening for mood lighting and to reduce glare from electronic devices.

The Ledgle Essential Oil Diffuser is perfect for your spaces, whether in your home or office or a spa. I have mine prominently in my living room, as it is a large room, and this is the diffuser that has the greatest capacity. I do not have to refill it all the time, which is excellent.

The unit has an auto shut-off that powers it down when the water level is low. That way, there is no worry about using it at night or when you are not in the room. This diffuser is the easiest one I own to keep up. I use it the most of them all. I highly recommend this Ledgle Essential Oil Diffuser, especially in large rooms.

Here is the link to the Amazon product page to get one for you or a loved one.

Here is my original Amazon review. I hope you find it helpful.  🙂

 

 

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I’m A Nut – California Raw Almonds 1 Lb -Whole,Unsalted, Shelled, Nonpareil Supreme Variety Resealable Bag

Eat these nuts right from the handy resealable one pound bag. Alternatively, maybe you are a more delicate flower (like myself) and select an elegant bowl. If you are the baking type, then these nuts will shine in home creations such as cookies or nut bread. 

Of course, nuts are a healthy snack in moderation, and these I’m A Nut whole, unsalted, shelled California raw almonds are no exception. The nuts have properties that lower both blood pressure and sugar, and cholesterol levels. Nuts are healthy fats, which are the best kinds to eat. Our bodies need high-quality fats, despite having been maligned. I’m A Nut is a snack that is high in lean protein, as well. I find a small handful will keep me from eating something unhealthy and tide me over until my next meal.

These nuts would be perfect for road trips and those on the go, as well as those who work at home and want to keep away from the kitchen. A dish on my desk keeps me from trouble. These would make an ideal addition to a Care package sent to a service person or a beloved student away at college.

I’m A Nut has some great nut products. My family has tried several of their varieties, and we have not been disappointed once; not when it comes to one of their packages or even on down to a single nut. They are particularly delicious and fresh tasting. Outstanding!

If you are interested in stocking this treat in your pantry, here is the Amazon product page link.

If you want to read my original review, then here is that link.

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RFID-Blocking Leather Women’s Wallet

This RFID Blocking Genuine Leather Women’s Wallet is cute and practical. It is seemingly ageless, as nearly everyone can use it. My young adult daughter loves it, I use it, and I am past middle age, and I can imagine seniors proudly toting it about town. Seriously, this style it has is both timeless and classical. I get an Audrey Hepburn vibe from it myself. The colors are gorgeous! It comes in black, purple and red. I bought the red, and it is beautiful.

I appreciate the roominess of this product. It holds my photo ID and other vital cards, such as my bank, credit/ debit, punch, savings and store cards. It can hold bills and change (zippered change purse). Two large zippered compartments hold at least nine single cards; then four large compartments contain cash or other items, including other cards if need be. The zippers are modern, yet retro at the same time. The wallet is custom-made; impeccably designed and stitched.

In the irony department, as I was putting together this review, I became aware of fraud against my account via a pop-up notification. Do not be deluded into thinking it could never happen to you, as it strikes people of all walks of life. It has happened to my family several times. This latest incident occurred across the country. At least I know it was not the result of the theft of my card, nor of it being scanned by thieves. After all, I have used RFID protective sleeves and wallets for many years. I have gifted them to some loved ones, too, so maybe they would not fall victim to predatory acts. Too bad a charming wallet cannot protect online identity, too.

Your RFID Women’s Wallet comes with a guarantee of full refund or replacement should you be dissatisfied.

 

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The Amazon product page is here should you wish to learn more or order one for yourself or a loved one.

Here is my original Amazon review. I hope you like it!  🙂

 

 

 

Inflatable Travel Neck Velvet Pillow

This JXZH U-Shaped Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow Set includes the micro velvet cushion with a detachable, washable cover, a set of earplugs, an eye mask, and a handy carrying pouch to keep everything together.

It takes seconds to inflate, and the beauty of an inflatable cushion is that you control how hard or soft it is so that it is comfy for you– try doing that with a standard pillow. Deflating it also takes no time. You can store it that way for even more space savings, such as in a vehicle or your luggage.

I have used it in the car and enjoyed it during trips. I find it even more useful at home. Seriously, watching something or sitting up and reading in bed is better with this pillow on top of the regular bed pillow I use. It gives me support for my neck and head in addition to comfort. Otherwise, my head just sinks into the bed pillow, and it makes it hard to sit up properly. Mainly it is perfect for this use because of the camel-back shape design.

If you are interested in learning more about this JXZH Travel Neck Pillow Set, here is the Amazon product link.

Here is my original Amazon product review. I hope you find it helpful. 🙂

 

Bonebit Fitness Tracker Watch

This Bonebit Fitness Tracker Watch boasts a long battery life with an estimated 7-10 hours standby time and four days operating time on a full charge. To charge the watch, just detach the wristband and plug the end into an available 5V/1.0A USB power supply.

Using this heart rate monitoring personal device is simple. It does need a smartphone. It is not compatible with a computer or a tablet. This watch works with iOS 7.1 and above and Android 4.4 or above. You will need to download the free “Veryfit for Heart Rate” App from either the Apple Store or Google Play.

The sedentary alert is more convenient than the Chrome extension I had used. It still reminds me to get active often, and it goes with me. I expect to use this watch for more activities with increasing fitness levels. Primarily, for now, I am using the step counter. It is motivating me to increase my walking distance every day. It does take about thirty steps or so for the tracking to begin. Little changes can have long-lasting ripples, and I am looking forward to reaping the rewards on down the road.

The other feature I must brag on is the sleep quality monitoring function. I used to have an app that I loved that performed the same duty, but it no longer works. I have an adrenal condition, and frequent insomnia and knowledge about what is happening during sleep cycles may prove invaluable in reversing these difficulties. This Bonebit Fitness Tracker Watch is the right “step” for me at this “time.”

 

 

 

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If you are interested in this product, here is the Amazon product page.

This is my original Amazon product review.

Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light

This Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light is a fantastic idea. I have been a proponent of Himalayan salt lamps for years. I have several in my home. I have the other Dream Salts Night Light in the cube shape. I love it, so I got this sphere shape for my other bathroom.

This mini-light gives the same great properties that larger salt lamps have to offer: cleaning and purifying the air. On top of that, it doubles as a night light. Nice!

If you are interested in this Dream Salts Himalayan Salt Night Light, here is the product page so you can check it out.

Here is my original Amazon review.

 

 

 

Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer

This Notting Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer is a handy little tool to keep your clothing looking top notch. It is so compact at  8.25″ tall that it is perfect for travel as well as home use. It is light weight at just over one pound, too. The 140ml tank seems deceptively small, but you can go for a while before it runs out.

Who has time for ironing? Anyone. It takes only a minute to heat the water to boiling. Steaming your garments could not be easier. Fill the reservoir, plug the unit in, turn the switch on, wait about 60 seconds, then attack those wrinkles.

I have used mine mainly for my curtains and draperies and even my shower curtain. It is so much easier to do while they are hanging. It not only removes unsightly wrinkles, but it neutralizes odors and refreshes the fabric. I have used it on my daughter’s scrubs for work, as well.

The power is automatically shut off when the water level is low for safety. There is a 30-day money back guarantee as well as a 24-month warranty, so there is no risk.

If you are interested in checking out this little gem for yourself, here is the Amazon product page.

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