Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste

davids premium natural toothpaste review by iliketotalkblogI think of myself as a pretty healthy person. I try to make good choices, but have now become even more aware of the things I choose to use for myself now that I have a daughter that I nurse. Everything that I use, ultimately can affect her so I’ve been come more aware of ingredients more than ever.  One thing I had not thought about though was toothpaste. I have tried different all natural toothpastes in the past but never really found one I stuck with. I recently was given an opportunity to try Davids Natural Toothpaste and thought my readers might want to know a bit more about it.

Davids Natural Toothpaste prides itself on a few things that make it a pretty spectacular product. For one, it’s vegan and cruelty free. It’s formulated without fluoride, sulfates, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, and it’s made in the USA with USA sourced ingredients.

It may come as a surprise to some that fluoride is a questionable ingredient. After all, we’ve been trained to use a fluoride toothpaste almost our own life, but for some people fluoride is not something they want in products they use.

Sulfates are considered strong detergents and why try to avoid those in our hair products so it only make sense we might want to avoid those in our oral care products as well.

I like the fact that this toothpaste uses xylitol as it’s sweetener because it’s also an ingredient known to help fend off plaque formation and common in baby toothpastes because of that. We are also a stevia household which is also used to help sweeten up this toothpaste. Stevia a natural sweetener that comes from a plant and I’ve been using it for over 10 years now.

I really enjoy the minty flavor of this toothpaste. It’s comes from a blend of wintergreen, spearmint and peppermint and is usually the flavor I go for toothpastes. I hate cinnamon flavors toothpastes, like seriously, WHY? Minty feels so fresh and so clean!

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And let’s talk packaging folks. Can we all admire the sleek, minimal and retro styled recyclable metal tube this toothpaste comes in? It has a little turn key so you can squeeze every little last bit out of it. Even the box is made from 100% wind energy.

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to all the other toothpastes out there you may want to check this brand out. You can find out more about Davids Natural Toothpaste by visiting their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. If you’re ready to buy you can snag it through their website or at Urban Outfitters!

Healanah Peace: Aromatherapy for a Restful Sleep

healanah-peace review by iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewAromatherapy has been around for ages and is a safe way to use aromatic plant and essential oils to treat a variety of symptoms, ailments or improving one’s mood. It can be done topically (on the skin), diffused in the air, or inhaled depending on the type of treatment you are looking for. Beverly Hills based, Healanah specializes in making healing sprays that combine the power of aromatherapy and gem stones.

With eight different varieties to choose from, Healanah covers all bases by offering sprays that promote positivity, improve the body’s ability to self heal, relax the senses, stimulate creativity, and increase energy and love. Now that I think of it, I could seriously use a little bit of each of those in my life right now! As a new mama that works from home I need energy to keep going throughout the day, and ways to keep creativity flowing without caffeine, all while keeping my baby happy and relaxed for nap time.

Healanah was nice enough to send me one of their healing sprays and I chose PEACE since it seemed most fitting at the time. PEACE uses a combination of Clary sage and Lavender essentials oils to help clear the mind. We know Lavender is used in lots of baby products because of it’s ability to soothe and relax, but what I never knew was that clary sage is used as a mood booster, and has calming abilities.

Always right around noon is nap time for my little one, and we both lay down on our cal king bed for a story, a snack, and a snooze. Nap time has to remain distraction free, so I use white noise to drown out any outside noise, but I also use my Healanah spray to help relax us I just spritz around the bedroom before we lay down so we pick up the scent from the bedding. I should add that I feel these are completely safe to use with a baby because I am not spraying anything directly on our skin and use the spray as a room and bedding spray instead.

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I happen to find the scent very relaxing and beautiful. We have a light breeze that comes in through our windows and the scent dissipates after a short time. Zoe also sleeps nicely for about 2-3 hours and mama sometimes falls asleep with her. I also enjoy their ENERGY and LOVE sprays that I have sampled in the past. Each spray retails for $25 each and can be purchased online or found in select stores in the Los Angeles area.

If you are someone who enjoys aromatherapy I highly suggest checking out Healanah on their website or social media pages for more information. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To see my previous review of Healanah you can view it by clicking here.

 

Correxiko : For A Healthier You

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As someone who enjoys looking for ways to improve my health, I am constantly on the hunt for products that will help me hit my goals and make me feel good. I love working out, yes, really, and with that, means making sure I have the proper nutrition to keep my wheels greased and ready to go.  Lately, Correxiko has been a go to brand that I’ve been using for my postpartum getting in shape journey and I’m here to tell you about the two products that have made way into my daily routine for the past couple weeks.

Correxiko specializes in overall wellness products ranging from superfoods, vitamins, supplements and protein powders that are utilizes clean ingredients, minus non-nutritious binders, fillers and preservatives.  Basically, you’re getting the good stuff in one of it’s cleanest and convenient forms possible.  You can often find a lot of the vitamins, minerals and macro-nutrients you need in fresh foods we eat, but sometimes we look for a little added boost and that’s where Correxiko can help.

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One product I decided to try was “The One” Protein Powder. It’s a plant-based protein powder that offers 24g of protein per serving, which is comparable to the other whey based protein powders I have at home. It’s also gluten, soy, and GMO free in case those are things you are trying to avoid. Because of it’s high level of BCAA’s, it’s great for muscle recovery and repair. One bonus benefit of this powder is it’s lack of added ingredients to bulk the product up, is that it comes unsweetened making it a versatile ingredient for shakes, protein pancakes, power balls, and mug cakes. I chose to try different protein shakes with this powder and made a couple of delicious options you see below.  My favorite was the frozen dark chocolate banana one, but my pina colada shake was pretty delicious as well!  These were a great treat post-workout or when I wanted to have a healthy treat.

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I’ve also been using
Correxiko’s Flaxseed Powder in my shakes and morning bowls of oatmeal.  Flaxseed has a multitude of benefits, like being a good source of fiber, works as an anti-inflammatory by serving as a source of two vital essential fatty acids, EPA and DPA. Flaxseed is also thought to promote a healthy milk supply for breastfeeding mamas. It also is a source of LNA which helps produce DHA, a crucial component found in breastmilk that promotes healthy brain function of your feeding babe. I usually add a teaspoon to my oatmeal and you don’t even notice it.  It does add some texture to a shake but nothing bad or intolerable. It doesn’t change the taste of anything at all, and is a really healthful addition to the foods you eat.

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I’ve really enjoyed the products I’ve sampled from Correxiko and could see myself using a few more like the Kale powder and Spirulina. I’d also like to use the lightening supplement but will wait to try anything else until after I’m done breastfeeding.

To find out more about Correxiko you can visit their site and check out all their different things they have to offer. You can also follow them on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.