Welcome to our “Celebrate Mom” Gift Guide & Giveaways!
Let’s honor and celebrate our moms and all women who help us to be our BEST self! We’re excited to share these awesome products that will keep mom happy and healthy!
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SOMEBODY’S MOTHER’S DESSERT SAUCES
Somebody’s Mother’s Dessert Sauces will not only satisfy mom’s sweet tooth but can be enjoyed by the whole family as well! Rich and velvety, these delicious sauces feature natural ingredients and can be served hot or cold. Every jar lid features an inspiring quote about mothering, such as “A mother is someone who, upon seeing there are four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care much for pie.”
MORE INFO HERE https://somebodysmothers.com/
Editor’s Review: We sampled the chocolate and caramel flavors, and I found them to be very yummy, smooth, and creamy (and I love the simple, natural ingredients!). But the true test was having the ice cream-topping expert in the family try them—my teen daughter, and she gave them a BIG thumbs up! I also love that these were created by an entrepreneurial mom looking to be a positive role model for her children; she started with the chocolate sauce which her mother had made for their family growing up, it is based on a 100 year old family recipe. Cool huh?
Need to catch your breath? Want to feel healthier? Give yourself a little boost of 95% pure oxygen in a portable, easy to use handheld canister. Boost Oxygen helps you stay oxygenated and wards off shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Boost Oxygen is safe for all ages, and also supports altitude acclimation, migraines, and when dealing with poor air quality. Increased oxygen intake has been reported by health professionals as the natural health and well-being aid that promotes energy, better mental acuity, increased capacity for exercise (and quicker recovery), as well as boosting the immune system. Available in large, medium, and pocket size in a variety of aromas: Natural, Peppermint, Pink Grapefruit, Menthol-Eucalyptus, and the new Think Tank (organic rosemary to support memory and focus).
MORE INFO HERE https://www.boostoxygen.com
Editor’s Review: I truly believe that adding additional oxygen into your body has tremendous health benefits, especially to keep your immune system strong (the Boost Oxygen website says, “Less oxygen equates to cells losing the energy they need to repair DNA. Your immune system begins to weaken. Your risk of becoming sick or contracting disease escalates.” Enough said!). Boost Oxygen is an all-natural and safe way to take in more oxygen—it’s also a very convenient way! Living in high-altitude Colorado, I decided to bring it with me (Pink Grapefruit aroma) on a recent walk where I usually feel out of breath when tackling a steep uphill portion and was really impressed with how much it helped—I highly recommend! And my daughter will be using the Think Tank aroma for memory support during her final exams! UPDATE: My daughter used the Think Tank for her exams and felt that it really helped her to focus and think more clearly — she’s a big fan!
IRON IN A BOTTLE
Is there an easier and more modern alternative to age-old ironing? You bet! Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle removes wrinkles with a natural, plant-based spray solution that leaves a light, refreshing, and non-overpowering fragrance. Simply spray the garment, “whip” it in a sweeping motion, and smooth fabric downward and watch wrinkles release—now mom (and the whole family) can say good-bye to the “Iron Age”! Family-owned and inspired, this wrinkle-free formula is available in 3, 16, and 32-ounce sizes.
MORE INFO HERE https://tomandsherisproducts.com/
Editor’s Review: Nobody likes ironing, right? I know I will do whatever I can to avoid ironing anything LOL, like putting an outfit in the shower or in the dryer with a wet towel to try to steam the wrinkles out (and hope my clothes aren’t damp when I have to wear them!) – but none of these methods ever work really well and I’m still stuck with a not-quite-ironed (and damp) look. So how excited was I to try Iron in a Bottle? Just about as excited as I was when I saw how well it worked! Wow, what a time saver. Spritz, shake, smooth, and, wa la, wrinkles gone. They even make a small travel-size bottle to take along wherever you go, which is great for removing wrinkles from clothes squished into suitcases or duffel bags. Thank you Tom & Sheri’s!!
STAR ROOTS ARABELLA SPRAY
Star Roots Apothecary uses only 100% natural organic ingredients to make their products. The Arabella spray consists of hydrosols produced by distilling leaves, flowers, and other plant parts, and these water extractions are powerful in their medicinal properties! This particular blend of sagebrush, alpine juniper, grindelia, and pinion hydrosols with clary sage essential oil can be useful as a facial toner, deodorant, disinfectant, and for respiratory relief. In addition to these uses, it serves as an ally for cleaning and reviving the mind and spirit.
MORE INFO HERE https://www.facebook.com/StarRootsApothecary/
Editor’s Review: I’m a huge fan of aromatherapy products and essential oils, and fortunately, they are becoming increasingly popular; yet unfortunately, many products on the market are mass-produced and of lower quality. So, when you find high quality products like Star Roots Apothecary makes, you take notice. These products have a wonderful “vibe”, you can actually feel the difference, and after speaking with the founder, I understood why: she personally makes all her products with “pure intention” and love (her packaging even says “Made with love in Boulder, Colorado”). I’m someone who is sensitive to artificial “parfum” chemicals (they give me a headache), and this exquisite blend of 100% organic, natural ingredients is a true delight to the senses and a solstice to your mind, body, and spirit. Want to experience instant joy? Simply spritz one of these sprays anywhere and I promise you’ll be smiling!
DR. FEDORENKO SOFT SKIN BUNDLE
Moms deserve pampering, and the Dr. Fedorenko True Organic soft skin bundle can give mom a spa-like experience at home with these 100% organic, skin conditioning products! The Coconut Sugar Body Scrub contains a blend of organic virgin coconut oil mixed with premium grade cane sugar that exfoliates you to baby-like smoothness. Vitamin K and Neem oils soothe the freshly scrubbed skin, while boosting elasticity and provide anti-aging power. Follow with the deeply moisturizing Skin Stick enriched with cocoa butter The Skin Stick cocoa butter enriched moisturizer contains no fragrances, perfumes, chemicals, or other additives that can irritate the skin and comes in eco-friendly biodegradable push-up “stick” packaging.to take your experience to next-level bliss and your skin to next-level softness!
MORE INFO HERE https://www.drfedorenko.com/
Editor’s Review: Kukos to Dr. Fedorenko for creating organic, natural, and non-toxic versions of popular skincare products! I love that Dr. Fedorenko uses eco-friendly ingredients (and packaging) and omits toxins like parabens, phthalates, petroleum, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance and color, and chemicals, so all you get is CLEAN, yet amazingly effective, skincare. When I use her products, I feel like I am being very good to my body. My skin felt soooo smooth and soft after using the Sugar Scrub, and the silky cocoa butter Skin Stick kept it nourished for many hours after. And not only when you use these products are you being good to you, you are being good to our great Mother Earth — the eco-friendly packaging on the sticks come in a fun “push-up” style cardboard tube that is completely plastic-free!
MY SOIGNE HAIR CARE
Celebrate and show off your natural curls with My Soigne Hair Care! For women with curly hair, My Soigne offers all natural products to help keep your curls healthy and beautiful! Using high-quality ingredients made to moisturize the driest of hair, you won’t find any sulfates, silicones, drying alcohols, synthetic fragrance oils, or parabens here! The Hair Cream is a moisturizing and hydrating blend of shea butter, castor oil, jojoba oil, and chia seed oil that can be used as a rinse-out or leave-in conditioner. The Flax Seed Gel gives you defined, shiny curls, and unlike other flaxseed gels, does not need to be refrigerated; in addition to flaxseed gel, it contains other nourishing ingredients like vitamin E oil and aloe vera.
MORE INFO HERE https://www.mysoigne.com/
Editor’s Review: I have much in common with the founder of this company—we both did not like our curly hair when growing up and wished to have shiny, straight hair. But we both learned the concept of self-love, and accepting our curly hair was part of that. But to get curly hair that isn’t frizzy isn’t always easy (especially in humid weather!!), so I’m very grateful she created My Soigne (soigne means “elegant” in French; she wanted to say that curly hair is elegant too!). These products work wonderfully to moisturize and tame frizz, creating beautifully defined waves and curls without weighing the hair down or making it “crunchy” like many other products do. I can even go as far as saying the Hair Cream is the BEST hair moisturizer I’ve ever tried; it moisturized and smoothed the frizz and dry ends without feeling greasy or weighing the hair down — I call it a “miracle” cream LOL. And I love the fact that these products are free of fragrance and toxic ingredients. With everyone spending more time at home, more women are letting their curly hair go “natural” – and these “natural” products are a must-have!
Viteyes Blue Light Defender was made specifically to protect the eyes against the overuse of digital screens (that can cause eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and eye fatigue) and to improve overall eye health. Formulated with Lutein (20 mg) and Zeaxanthin (4 mg), which are the only natural defenses our eyes have against the harmful effects of blue light, this premium formula also includes bilberry for added eye health benefits and Astaxanthin to help relieve tired and strained eyes. Available as a gummy as well in capsule form and can be used by those 12+ to adults.
MORE INFO HERE https://www.viteyes.com/
Editor’s Review: Seems like we are all spending more time in front of our electronic screens these days, so a product like Viteyes Blue Light Defender is more important than ever! Keeping our eyes healthy isn’t something we often think about, but when you realize how many hours a day we subject our eyes to the blue light of our electronics—and start to feel the negative consequences like tired eyes or blurred vision (I know I do!)—it truly makes sense that we nourish our eyes the way we do our body. We sampled the Viteyes gummies and they are made with natural, organic ingredients and actually taste really good. And they even make a kid’s formula!
Recognizing that self-care is necessary and looks different to everyone, TheraBox was founded by a therapist to make it easy for people to discover and maintain self-care rituals that inspire joy and fulfillment each month. Each box includes a happiness activity meant to be practiced throughout the month (or longer!) in addition to 6-8 full sized wellness items for the mind, body and soul. Packed with over $100 in value, products are curated by therapists and include aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body, skincare products, and other lifestyle goodies. Happiness Plans range from a single month to a full year.
MORE INFO HERE https://www.mytherabox.com/
Editor’s Review: By opening this box, you feel you’ve just entered a sacred space that honors YOU! Filled with amazing and enticing self-care products, you feel so supported and encouraged to practice self-care, especially because they include a mini-magazine that helps you to understand what’s in the box and how to use the products (as well as how to get freebies & bonuses!). Each box has a theme, and we sampled the “Dream” box that featured wonderful products to help you get a good night’s sleep (because, as the mini-magazine points out, “Sleep is like free overnight therapy, and deep sleep is essential to our wellbeing”). There was an essential oil pillow spray, a lavender soy wax candle, a lavender reed diffuser, a pomegranate superfood sleeping face mask, a coconut milk bath bomb, a luxurious rose + gardenia body melt creme, and, of course, a pink silk “Namaste” eye shade to assure that you’re on your way to Dreamland! We can only imagine how amazing ALL their boxes are!
THERMAL HOT HEAD
Give mom a spa-at-home experience with Thermal Hair Care’s Hot Head, an innovative, flaxseed-filled deep conditioning cap that gives you a salon-quality moisture treatment without leaving the house or having to sit under a dryer. And while you could use just a shower cap to deep condition, adding heat will help the product better penetrate the hair strands, leaving your hair feeling extra moisturized. All you have to do is apply a deep conditioner of your choice to your hair, pop your Hot Head into the microwave, put on a shower cap, then place the Hot Head on top and let it get to work. The best part? It stays hot enough to last anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes at a time and requires zero cords. Available in an array of stylish and fun designs, including smaller sizes for kids and tweens.
MORE INFO HERE www.thermalhaircare.com/
Editor’s Review: I used to always do “at-home” deep conditioning treatments by lathering my hair with conditioner, putting on an old shower cap, and then covering the shower cap with a wet towel soaked in hot water to keep the conditioner warm so it would penetrate the hair better. But not only would the towel drip, it would soon cool off and would have to be reheated again with hot water. Needless to say, with a busy schedule, I haven’t deep conditioned my hair in years … until I tried this amazing product! Wow, Thermal Hot Head makes it so easy to deep condition using a steady heat source, I may now condition weekly! And I’ll admit, I’ve even heated it up and plopped it on tight neck muscles (like you do with those microwavable rice packs) so I’ve found it to be multi-purpose LOL!
BANGLE & BABE BRACELET KEY RING
Keeping mom safe and stress-free is important right? She already has her hands full, so the Bangle & Babe bracelet key ring helps her to free up her hands and always know where her keys are! The large bangle is designed to easily slip onto your wrist, while still being flexible enough to fit in your pocket or bag. Made of food-grade silicone, the durable nonporous material is easily wiped clean or sanitized. Available in a variety of fun, trendy and bright colors, as well as a modern bamboo design.
MORE INFO HERE www.bangleandbabe.com
Editor’s Review: This is a great idea that solves the perpetual “Where are my keys?” question! Not only does this bracelet key ring offer convenience, it also offers safety because there’s no more fumbling to find your keys to unlock your house or car (which puts you in a vulnerable position!). And for greater safety, you can add a security whistle, personal alarm, and/or mace pepper spray to this so you have peace of mind that protection is handy if you ever need it. The bangle runs a bit large and since I have a small wrist, I simply position it on my forearm–and because it’s made of soft, flexible silicone, it stays put and is super comfortable!
AKALO VITAMIN PATCHES
Immune health is on the top of everyone’s mind right now, and AKALO’s D3 Patch will help boost the immune system with a continuous, slow-release delivery of vitamin D3 to your body – lasting up to 10 times longer than vitamin pills can. In addition to a healthy immune system, D3 is important for sleep quality, mood regulation, and bone and heart health. The patches wear just like a sticker or a Band-Aid, and it works somewhat like an IV, but without the invasiveness or pain and at a fraction of the cost. Just wear patch before bed and leave on for 24 hours. Each set comes in a 5-pack.
MORE INFO HERE www.akalo.co
Editor’s Review: Vitamin D is one of the most under-rated, yet one of the most IMPORTANT, vitamins our body needs, and too few people are proactive about making sure they are getting enough of it! Vitamin D boosts mood and the immune system (plus has many other benefits), and if you’re someone who isn’t getting at least 20 minutes of sun exposure on your skin (direct sun on skin without sunscreen is a source of Vitamin D), then it’s likely a Vitamin D supplement could be needed. What I love about these AKALO D3 patches is that they release a continous supply of Vitamin D3 into your body over time and are so simple to use to super-charge your body with the benefits of Vitamin D!
FRESSKO REUSABLE COFFEE CUP
Style meets sustainability with the Made by Fressko insulated, stainless steel reusable coffee cup! Chemical-free, vacuum sealed, and scratch-resistant, this lightweight coffee cup features a spill-proof, lockable lid with an ergonomic spout design and a slip-resistant base. They fit perfectly in your standard cup holder and are ideal for travel. Available in 8- or 12-ounce sizes and a variety of colors.
MORE INFO HERE https://madebyfressko.com/us/
Editor’s Review: How do you not love a company whose philosophy is: “Be kind to Mother Earth, to others, and to yourself. Say goodbye to single use coffee cups and say hello to sustainable style!”? This high-quality reusable cup looks and feels just like one of the disposables you get at a coffee shop, yet it’s completely spill-proof (important!) and keeps your coffee (or in my case, tea) hot for hours (also important!). I love making my own “to-go” hot tea for the convenience, the savings of not buying over-priced coffee shop beverages, and the eco-friendliness of it all–and this is the perfect cup for all that! Made by Fressko is all about sustainability; even their packaging is a super sturdy cardboard container that they suggest “upcycling” to use as a pen holder, toy container, or succulent pot — cool huh?
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