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Okay, so we’ve talked a lot about health and fitness. We’ve talked about things to eat that are healthy and things to wear when you start working toward getting a little more healthy. It shouldn’t come as a great surprise that I haven’t another post about something to eat when you’re trying to be healthy. I’d like to introduce you to Rabbit Creek Gourmet Food.

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On their website you can find a whole variety of gourmet foods, here’s why. “Business woman of the year in Kansas in 1995. Donna insists that Rabbit Creek has the highest standard of product taste and value, plus the best customer service in the business! Her over 350 different mixes include dips, soups, quick breads, beer spreads, brownies, desserts, and scone mixes. Holiday and gift items are another plus. Remember, Rabbit Creek Products is the original producer of Flower Pot Breads and Muffins.”

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I was excited to try something from Donna’s line. She sent me Rabbit Creek’s Bird Seed Crunch. I was surprised to see the mix when I opened the package. It tastes fresh and I’m not baffled by what might be in it. The ingredients are pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, sugar, honey, cream and vanilla. 

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It makes for a fast and easy snack when you’re in a hurry. I want to know what you think about it so that’s why along with Rabbit Creek Gourmet Foods I’m hosting a giveaway to win some of your own.

The winner of this giveaway will win one pouch of Bird Seed Crunch.

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of September 12th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Rabbit Creek Gourmet Foods, but all opinions are my own.

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YumEarth {Giveaway} Closed

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My boys love sweets! Let’s be honest here, I love them too! However, finding a treat that they love and that I feel good about giving them can be kind of tricky. I heard that advice to only eat products if you can pronounce all of the ingredients in them; but that can be really tough when it comes to finding fun and yummy snacks for my boys. When I first heard about YumEarth and how they make completely organic sweet treats I was a little unsure about how they would taste. I think sometimes organic sweets get a bad rap; but these do not fall into that category at all!

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YumEarth sent us their organic pops, gummy bears, and sour beans. The box was dropped off and as soon as I got it open my boys wanted to try some right away. I did too! The packaging was so bright and fun! We opened the oragnic pops first. The flavors were Perfectly Peach, Pomegranate Pucker, Very Very Cherry, and Strawberry Smash.

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Munchkin wanted the “orange” one first. I told him it wasn’t orange, but he was set on it. I was worried he wasn’t going to like it. Oh, I forgot to mention Batman made a surprise appearance that day! He loved them right away! I kept hearing things like “mmmm” and “these are yummy suckers Mommy.”

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I wasn’t going to be able to give Munchkin one with Baby Cakes standing right beside me. I unwrapped a Strawberry Smash, and  into his little mouth it went. At first, I could tell that he was really trying to get a feel for the treat. In seconds I knew exactly how he felt about it!

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These are seriously yummy! I’m a big fan of all things cherry flavored. I decided to give the Very Very Cherry a try. It literally tastes like some delicious sweet cherries. It didn’t taste at all like the ‘fake’ cherry flavoring I’ve had before. It tastes like real cherries. The gummy bears are a huge hit too! They come in the same flavors as the suckers only instead of Very Very Cherry they have Mango Tango. They boys gobbled them up. The sour beans are really good but they’re a bit tart for the boys. My Man J and I like them a lot though! One of the best parts about this product is that it’s free of a lot of ingredients that cause allergies. Hop over here to see a list of the ingredients found in their products.

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YumEarth was created by two dads who wanted to create something delicious and good for their kids. They state on their website that “we believe YumEarth tastes better because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours…and because we love spectacular flavor and hand craft all our flavors to make them all tart and bright and delicious!” I’ve really enjoyed these products and they’ve made me feel better about giving my boys sweets. That’s why I wanted to extend the Father’s Day spirit this week by partnering with YumEarth for a giveaway.

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The winner of this giveaway will win a pack of YumEarth products valued at $25.

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 23rd and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by YumEarth, but all opinions are my own.

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YumEarth Fruit Snacks {Review}

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I still remember the first time we bought fruit snacks. We were going on a road trip with our son, who was only about a year at the time, and we thought we’d get him something new and exciting to eat that would keep him happy through our long trip. Ironically enough, he didn’t like them! Of course, after repeated exposure (and seeing his friends eating the coveted snacks) he grew to love them, and now they’re like gold. Bribery with fruit snacks can get just about anything done! Sadly, fruit snacks aren’t the healthiest of all foods, so I can’t bribe with them all day long.  That is, until I found YumEarth Natural Organic Fruit Snacks.

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YumEarth Organics fruit snacks are better tasting and better for you than your average fruit snack.  They are vegan, contain no gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or artificial colors and dyes, AND they’re actually made from fruit extract. So, you know, they actually taste like FRUIT. Imagine that!

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The fruit snacks are dry to the touch instead of sticky and they have a chewy consistency, but not sticky-chewy like other snacks. They’re shaped like the fruit that they taste like, and the taste is good! Peach was my favorite, but the other flavors–Strawberry, Cherry and Banana–were also delicious. And because they’re made from fruit extracts, each package has 100% of a child’s daily recommended Vitamin C! My kids gobbled them up, and when I asked them if they tasted any different than the fruit snacks we normally buy, they said no. So, you don’t have to compromise taste and likability to give your kids a healthier option. And with so many kids today with allergens or sensitivities to certain ingredients, it’s nice to know there’s a healthier, more conscientious candy out there for everyone to enjoy! You can check the list of ingredients for each candy here.

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In addition to fruit snacks, YumEarth Organics  makes organic lollipops, sour beans, candy drops and gummy bears, all of which are gluten-free, dye- and artificial-color free, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and use ingredients grown on sustainable family farms. YumEarth can be purchased from their website, on other online retailers such as Amazon.com and Drugstore.com, or at local retailers such as Walgreens and Target.

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**The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Utensil Wipes {Review}

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Last January, my husband was selected to attend the Marine Security Guard training that will take place this December, and the completion of that course means that he’ll be stationed at an Embassy somewhere in the world in March 2014.  The best part of this billet?  We all get to go with him!

I’ve been beside myself with excitement since we found out about it, and this year-long wait has been so excruciatingly long.  The best way that I’ve found to pass the time on those nights when my mind keeps racing and I can’t sleep because of the excitement of going to another country?  By perusing the U.S. Department of State website showing all of the embassy locations, of course!

I’m not too concerned that we’ll be sent to a location that will be unsafe for our family or that won’t provide for our basic needs, but I have to admit that I’ve worried about the amenities and conveniences that we’ll be leaving behind, especially if we go to a third-world country.  I was excited to find these Utensil Wipes available now and the upcoming Pacifier Wipes that will be out next year!

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  • What are Utensil Wipes / Pacifier Wipes?  All natural wipes that should be used to clean surfaces that comes in contact with your mouth.
  • How are they different than other Wipes?  Many wipes on the market use alcohol, which have an unpleasant taste or stringent chemicals, and are not intended to come in contact with your mouth.
  • Are they safe?  Yes.  Obviously you should not intentionally ingest the liquid, the wipes, or the bags. But Pacifier and Utensil wipes are non-toxic, and when used properly help keep food contact items clean. The liquid is safe for human consumption after it dries on the surface. If you should ingest the liquid, drink milk and contact the hospital immediately.  The active ingredient in Utensil Wipes is 4% food grade lemongrass oil.

I’m sure that these will come in handy next year when we’re in any foreign country with three little boys ages 5 and under (!), but I can also think of a number of ways that these Utensil Wipes would be handy right now — outside or while camping, eating at fast-food restaurants, cleaning a favorite bowl/spoon/plate that hasn’t gone through the dishwasher yet, etc.

Head on over to the Utensil Wipes website, where you can learn more about their products, ask questions, and order these to try yourself!

**This review was sponsored by Utensil Wipes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Unique Natural Products {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I recently did an upholstery/curtain/window-seat-cushion job for a client in a high rise downtown.  He had just moved in and the previous owner had left an enormous piece of carpet that was up for grabs.  I volunteered my husband to haul it home on the back of our car, and though we were excited beyond compare to have some carpet in our living and we expected a less-than-perfect used item, we were still grossed out by some of the stains–were these year-old coffee stains?  Ink?  Dog?  Who knows.logo copy
We cut it to fit our space and tried to doctor up some spots, but I think we both knew a deep cleaning was inevitable, so I got to work looking for a good carpet cleaner fluid.  We decided on Unique Natural Products‘ Carpet Shampoo, and I’m so pleased with its performance, and I’ll be quick to recommend it to anyone who is also in the market.
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I like the simple directions– vacuum, pre-treat, mix the solution with water, sit for 10 mins, then follow the machine’s directions.  We rented a professional carpet cleaner for a few hours, and the job was done in less than an hour.  The results are striking!!  I had no idea this beautiful carpet resided under all those stains!  Most of this required only one pass through of the machine.  We attacked several of the nasty spots beforehand by letting a concentrated mixture sit for a few minutes, then followed through with the cleaner later.  The water we emptied out was d-scusting, and we can’t help from admiring our beautiful new carpet every time we walk in the room.
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We also got to try out the stain and odor remover.  With littles in the house, it is only inevitable that we will soon be mopping up vomit, juice, urine, you name it.  I’m pretty excited that I can also use this on laundry–(yes, this works great clothing and fabric!), since a lot of the stains I’m dealing with now have to do with food and toddler shirts.  The steps are even more simple than above: saturate the stain, cover with a towel, let it sit for several hours, done.
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Now that you know how effective these products are, may I remind you that they are NATURAL and GREEN and SAFE for you family and pets!  These products smell great, especially in a non-chemical way.  You don’t feel like you have to open windows and turn on the fans when you pull these out.  I wasn’t even remotely concerned about the baby frolicking in the still-damp-with-cleaner carpet knowing that it is natural and safe for even the little ones.
Unique Natural Products carries much more than just carpet cleaner.  In fact, Heather Ann was able to review a few of these products several weeks ago, and likewise had only positive praise.  (You can read her review again HERE).  See some of their products below (and one of each is being offered in the grand prize giveaway!):

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One lucky winner will receive a BASKET of cleaning products!!  This grand prize includes the Pet Odor Eliminator Ready to Use 24oz, Super Digest It Qt, Carpet Shampoo Qt, Unique Complete Qt, and a Wine Stain 4oz.  The retail price is $58.20!

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 19th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Unique Natural Products, but all opinions are strictly my own

rosieMADE Organic Soap {Review}

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With all the festivities and celebration this past week surrounding our country, I thought that the timing of this review was impeccable!  This company commits itself to empowering female entrepreneurs, featuring products made in the USA, and connecting women through networks to grow their business.

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rosieMADE offers inspired, quality gifts and products that are made in the USA by women friendly companies. Every gift should have a unique story, and we’ll help you tell it!  Providing a curated assortment of American made products, we strive to be your favorite resource for made in the USA gifts. All of our products are hand made or created using small batch techniques and remarkable ingredients, resulting in outstanding quality. We are a woman-owned company, inspired by Rosie the Riveter. We work to help other women-owned and small companies grow. Based in Idaho, we scour the US for amazing products to share on our site to help you live an inspired American dream.”

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Zesty Lemongrass Organic Bar Soap is my new favorite summertime scent!  A couple of years ago, I became obsessed with anything lemon — flavors, scents, you name it, I wanted it.  The zest in the soap gives it a tart lemon scent that is excellent during a morning shower for a pick-me-up while the lemongrass keeps it from leaving your body smelling too fruit-like.

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Lavender Oatmeal Organic Bar Soap was perfect for this past week of my fun-in-the-sun.  Although I’m very careful to apply sunscreen, my fair skin always gets a little burnt and I inevitably miss a few places.  Last week at the beach, I missed the tops of my feet and, oh my goodness, I was in such pain!!  I’ve read that oatmeal can help burns, so I used this soap to wash/soak my feet for a couple of nights.  I especially loved using this soap each evening and the lavender oatmeal combination was soothing as well as calming before bed.

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PB Crave {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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As the weather is starting to get warmer and warmer, I’ve been scouring my cookbooks and Pinterest boards for some great recipes that use the grill, the crockpot, anything but the stove/oven that will heat up our kitchen and the rest of our house.  We’ve found some delicious ones that we’ve used for dinners and have especially loved being outside to cook and later eat in the cooler evening temperatures.

Dinners are usually easier to make, but just yesterday I was talking to a friend about how much I abhor having to make lunch everyday.  My husband usually takes the leftovers to work with him, which means that the boys and I have to fend for ourselves or that I have to create yet another meal in the middle of the day.  Our list of lunch foods is generally pretty short and comes down to quesadillas, Vienna sausages, and (always) sandwiches.

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I’ve really tried to keep our lunchtime meals healthy so that the boys will fill up on good food and not spend the rest of the day snacking, and I’m always up for trying something new to add to our very boring menu.  I was thrilled to learn about PB Crave, which offers four amazing blends of peanut butter while also using natural ingredients!

This peanut butter is artisan-crafted using high-quality ingredients and proven practices. Enjoy the new twisted taste sensation that gives you more of the mouthwatering flavors you crave—without the stuff you don’t.

–No hydrogenated oil
–No artificial flavors
–No syrups
–No high-fructose corn syrup
–Gluten and cholesterol free
–Small batches, artisan crafted
–USDA-approved manufacturing
–Fun, delicious and nutritious

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Razzle Dazzle: A twisted blend of red raspberry, wild honey, cool white chocolate and rich dreamy darkness — this peanut butter offers a magical mix of deliciousness.

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Cookie Nookie: A mouth-watering mix of chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor, wild honey and premium peanut butter — it’s two classics together as one.

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CoCo Bananas: A tropical blend of yummy bananas, cocoa and wild honey, this peanut butter adds a taste of island paradise to any kitchen.

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Choco Choco: A delicious double dose of semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate with premium peanut butter and wild honey — it’s decadence and delight in every bite.

PB Crave can now be found in a growing number of grocery stores across the US; you can find a store near you using the store locator at the bottom of the homepage on www.pbcrave.com, or you can also shop at their online store!

In the meantime, check out Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern’s OpenSky Page and video review on PB Crave:  https://www.opensky.com/pb-crave

Enter below to win a CoCo Banana Variety Pack from PB Crave!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted  no  later than the morning of Saturday, July 13th, and  emailed  within 24 hours.  If the winner does not  respond within 48  hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored  by PB Crave, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Alki Organix {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I must wash my hands over 100 times a day.  Preparing three meals a day (plus snacks) for atleast three of us adds up to a lot of food prep, then add in wiping faces, changing diapers, and kitchen cleanup, there is quite a bit of hand washing going on, and though I live in a humid locale, my hands try out fast and easy.  I keep a bottle of lotion on the counter, but I’ve found something sooo much more appealing!  Have you heard of Alki Organix balms?
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This is such a unique product, and I’ll try my best to explain it.  First off, these are made completely from 100% natural ingredients.  They contain only natural oils and butters, organic beeswax, organic lecithin, organic witch hazel extract, and/or organic apple cider vinegar.
GroupNow correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I understand, balms have a similar viscosity to lotions (but much less than ointments or creams), and unlike a lotion, a balm is applied with friction, and needs to be rubbed in.  These do feel lighter to me than the average lotion, so these have been so great to use in the summer time!  The fruity flavors make them even more appealing to me, and less heavy and masking compared to my old lotion.
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Since these are not greasy like lotion, you don’t really need to work at rubbing it in.  My skin kind of soaks up the natural ingredients, and they feel so nourished.  Its true–a little goes a little way, and that less is more.  They don’t contain any water, so they are fairly concentrated and one squirt is plenty.  I’ve been using two squirts per application because I like it so much, and want to get it all up my wrists too.
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Now lets get in to these flavors and scents.  I was spoiled to receive one of each variety above, and they’re all favorites by now.  The Fruit & Nut balm smells just as you’d expect–like fruits and nuts.  Its like smelling a gift basket!  It contains extra light hazelnut and grape seed oils that moisturize and a lemongrass provides a lemony fragrance.  It helps to tone and tighten skin, and I’ve especially enjoyed using this one after my hands are raw from gripping a heavy stroller bar for an afternoon.  The Sweet Honey Balm smells just like honey, probably because it contains Manuka honey from the flower of the Tea Tree bush.  This is like a “superfood” for skin because of all the antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Next up are the chocolates!  Now why wouldn’t chocolate be great for your skin?  Cacao has more than 600 natural chemicals–230 with known health benefits.  It contains iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and other vitamins, and helps fight water retention and cellulite.  These smell wonderful!!  They both remind me of the smells of Christmas.  The Chocolate Orange reduces puffiness and discourages wrinkles, and the Chocolate Mint contains the delicious Peppermint Essential Oil, making the mint aroma immediately noticeable and lingering.
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I imagine all of the Alki Organix balms are winners.  They even carry a Manuka Honey Facial, and a sports gel specifically designed to relieve tired muscles.  Whether you’re a lotion-addict or not, I really think you will love these new and delicious products.  They are priced around $12.95 for a 1 oz., but they really go a long way!  I think it will take me probably months daily use to get through these bottles.

One lucky winner is going to receive one of each of the four products I reviewed!  One Fruit & Nut, Sweet Honey, Chocolate Orange, and Chocolate Mint!

Priced at $12.95 each, this is worth over $50!!

Because I was sent the prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries!
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*The winners of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 7th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Alki Organix, but all opinions are strictly my own

OraMD {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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This next giveaway is not going to end in time for you to use as a Father’s Day gift, but I’m still going to tie this into Father’s Day just so it stays on your brain and you don’t forget and are freaking out next Saturday night trying to think of something to do for your hubby. So, let’s talk about kissing. I’m sure you’ll do lots of that on Father’s Day, right? You need to show the Father of your children how much you love him for all he does for you and your family, and what better way to do that than through a smooch! Except when that smooch comes right after eating garlic bread. Or red onions. Or eggs. Eeewww. To avoid any awkward, get-away-from-me-your-breath-stinks cheek pecks this Father’s Day, check out the 3-in-1 toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener called OraMD.

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OraMD is a manufactured by Trusted Health Products, maker of several other natural health remedies. Their products range from a skin care solution to a colon normalizer (how you know if your colon is UN-normal is beyond me…) to a foot rub for runners (which I would love to try!).  All of their products are GMO-free, 100% pure & natural, with no additives or fillers of any kind. And all of their products come with a 1-year, unconditional money-back guarantee, so you don’t have to worry when you make a purchase.  OraMD is a 3-in-1 mouthwash, toothpaste and breath freshener, so it’s kind of a wonder product!

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 My bottle of OraMD arrived just as I had run out of my old mouthwash but didn’t have time to go to the store, so I was very happy to see it in my mailbox! I loved the smell of it as soon as I opened it; I could tell it was made from pure mint oils (peppermint and spearmint, to be exact) and it smelled delicious. To use it as a mouthwash, you add about 3-5 drops into about 1 ounce of water, mix it up, then swish it in your mouth just like mouthwash. I was never precise in measuring out an ounce of water, so sometimes the mint flavor would be very strong and other times it was barely palatable, so it took some getting used to. I would definitely recommend it to those who don’t like very strong mouthwashes because it is very mild, but still leaves my mouth feeling fresh afterward. I never used it as a toothpaste, but I will say that just as a mouthwash it will last me forever; even after using it for about 3 weeks the bottle doesn’t even look like it’s been opened.

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To use as toothpaste, you do the same thing; add about 2-5 drops of OraMD onto your toothbrush and brush as normal. For a breath freshener, you just put 1-3 drops directly on your tongue then rub your tongue around your gums and inside of your mouth. It is VERY strong this way but definitely leaves your mouth feeling fresh.  The website says that if you use it as a toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener, it should last about a month, and at $15/month, that will save you up to $20 compared to other natural teeth and mouth health products on the market. OraMD is a great deal and a great product, but don’t trust me–enter to win a bottle and try it out yourself!

THREE winners will receive one bottle of OraMD!


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**The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out OraMD and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge.  They also agreed to include two reports called 1) “The 6 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste” and 2) “Why The FDA Requires A Warning Label On Your Toothpaste.”  That’s a total value of over $40.00.  Click here to get your FREE bottle and FREE reports now.

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 17 and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by OraMD, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I remember reading something a couple of years ago about Martha Stewart saying that she married someone who had perfectly straight, white teeth so that her children would also have perfectly straight, white teeth.  Ironically enough, both of my parents fall into that category of having perfectly straight, white teeth (without braces EVER for either of them) and my mom didn’t even have wisdom teeth.  You’d think that the four of us kids would have hit the jackpot when it came to our teeth, right?

Wrong.  Completely wrong.

My brother and sister have both had jaw surgery to correct their bite, and I just recently found out that I’m a good candidate for the same surgery when I went in to check in on getting braces to push back my teeth from years of swallowing incorrectly.  While my other brother hasn’t heard anything about surgery, he has always had a bunch of cavities that need to be drilled and filled at each appointment even though he brushes often and visits the dentist regularly.

 When it comes to oral health, I’m just gearing myself up for the worst for my children, but I’m also conscientious about the precautions that I can take when they’re young.  We try to avoid sugary foods and juices, our city water is fluoridated, and we help the boys brush their teeth before going to bed from the time they are young.  It can be difficult, though, to find the right toothbrushes and training toothpastes that appeal to their taste buds without leaving blue streaks all down the front of their pajamas.  I was excited to discover and have the chance to review this line of natural toothpastes from Jack N’ Jill!

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“Jack N’ Jill is a natural toothpaste for babies, toddlers & children that is safe to swallow. It was first made in Melbourne, Australia in 1949 and it has been [a] family business for more than twenty years.  It continues to be made in Australia and […] Jack N’ Jill is now available in the USA and UK as well.”

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We received the Black Currant and Raspberry flavors of Jack N’ Jill toothpaste, and they both are amazing!  Other flavors include strawberry, blueberry, and banana, which are a welcome difference from the other options available in our area.

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“Jack N’ Jill toothpaste is 100% safe for young children – especially because they have a tendency to swallow it, rather than spit it out! All Jack N’ Jill packaging is designed to be appealing to children and is cute enough that parents won’t mind it sitting on their bathroom vanity. Alongside the toothpaste we have designed and manufactured the first children’s toothbrushes that are made of NON GMO cornstarch, and are therefore biodegradable and recyclable. Did we mention ‘cute’?”

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Silicone Toothbrush with Safety Shield

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Silicone Finger Brush

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One Dandy reader can win two tubes of toothpaste (Black Currant and Raspberry) and one toothbrush from Jack N’ Jill!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning  of May 25th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does  not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Jack N’ Jill, but all opinions are strictly my  own.

 

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