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Reduce Migraines, Anxiety, Allergies, Asthma and More with This Natural Air Cleaner!


Can an air cleaner be beautiful? The answer is yes, especially if it is a Himalayan Salt Lamp. You may think they are just a pretty accent or night-light but they are so much more! They clean the air by releasing negative ions, the same kind that are produced by thunderstorms, waterfalls and the ocean. They are quiet and make no noise at all. There are no filters to buy, change or clean. The lamp lasts forever as long as it is not submerged in water. It requires very little maintenance besides unplugging it once a month or so and wiping it with a damp cloth or sponge.

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The lamps come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Each salt crystal lamp is chipped out by hand and a hole is bored in the base for the light.The lamps are made up of 84 different minerals  just like the human body. These natural inclusions account for the unique coloring and patterns within each lamp. The apricot colors come from Manganese. The robust red comes from Iron.

Benefits of Using A Himalayan Salt Lamp

The negative ions that are released by the lamp clean the air of Dust, Pollen (grass, weed and tree pollen), Animal Dander, Smoke, Odor, Mold Spores and more. The light emitted is calming and along with the natural colors can help relieve anxiety. They are said to be a natural way to help eliminate or relieve allergies, asthma, migraines and more.

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I have been using Himalayan Salt Lamps in my home for years now. I love them. Not only do they create a very beautiful glow but the health benefits are wonderful. Everyone that sees them asks about them. They even help to offset the positive ions produced by televisions, computers and other electronics. The cord of the lamp has a toggle switch to turn it on or off. You can see more in my video below.

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If you are thinking that you might want to try a Himalayan Salt Lamp in your home, the Himalayan Salt Shop has some great specials. The 5-7 pound lamp in my video is now half price and there are big savings on sets of 4 lamps and more. You can save 20% by using the promo code USFAMILY when you check out on their site.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a Himalayan Salt Lamp? Do you want to get one? Do you have any questions for me? Tell me or ask in the comments.

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Discover A Safer Baby Wipe & Enter To Win 1 of 5 Babies “R” Us Gift Cards!!! #WaterWipesBRU

“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

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Anyone that know me, knows that I try to live as naturally as possible. I do not use harmful pesticides in my yard or garden, do not use toxic cleaners or detergents in my home and try to find more natural ways to do most everything. I truly believe the amount of harmful chemicals in our everyday products are the reason cancer, infertility, autism, miscarriage and Alzheimer’s rates have risen so dramatically. As the mother of a cancer survivor getting rid of toxic products is of paramount importance to me.

I really have an issue with chemicals in baby and children’s products, so I have replaced the ones we use with non-toxic options. Baby wipes are something most parents use every day with little ones and did you know that most are filled with dangerous chemicals? They are, and so are hand and face wipes and towelettes.

As a mother of 5 and with my youngest child having a dirty face or hands about 100 times through the day, I know that baby wipes are useful way beyond the diaper stage. I keep baby wipes on me at all times. Seriously they are in my car, in my purse, in my tote bag, in the house and they come on vacation. I would never travel without them. They are so handy for so many little emergencies we parents face on a daily basis.

There is no questions that I need baby wipes, it is just the toxic chemicals in them that I don’t condone. Short of making my own, I was stuck. That is why I was so glad to find WaterWipes when shopping at my local Babies “R” Us recently. WaterWipes are a thick, durable wipe that is great for diaper changes, hands and faces. Best of all WaterWipes contain only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.

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I picked up a couple of he 60-count resealable packs and have to say, I am very impressed. They work great and I just put them through the paces on our recent vacation. Since they are in soft resealable packs they are easy for me to pop in a tote, my purse, backpack or beach bag.

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With eating in the car, hiking, going to the beach, hanging around the pool and in our hotel they got a workout and worked perfectly. They are gentle and effective, do the job I need them to and I don’t worry about spreading nasty chemicals all over my kids. WaterWipes are a safer, natural option and one we will be using from now on.

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Do WaterWipes sound like a better option to you? If so, check out where you can buy them. You can stay in the loop with WaterWipes on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Enter To Win a $100 Babies “R” Us Gift Card

I also have some other good news, you can enter to win a Babies “R” Us gift card below! Enter to win one of 5 $100 Babies “R” Us gift cards. Contest ends August 18, 2016 so enter now! Good Luck!!!

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Is Your Moisturizer Killing You? #Giveaway

Anyone that knows me, knows that I do not like using any type of toxic products. You will not find Bounce dryer sheets, Tide detergent, Cascade, Scrubbing Bubbles etc in my home. I will not expose my family to those carcinogens. As the mother of a cancer survivor, I wish everyone would become more aware of the toxic chemicals that manufactures try to shove down consumers’ throats. They think nothing of poisoning consumers so that their profit is greater and they can pass more along to their number one priority which is their stockholders.

Beauty and skin care products can be some of the most toxic products around. It is scary thinking that people spread these toxic products all over their skin which is the largest organ in the body. It makes me cringe. This does not mean that I forgo beauty products, it just means that I do my research and choose healthier options. Recently I discovered Mascli. Mascli is on a mission that aligns with my ideals. They want to bring awareness to consumers of the dangers in the products that line the store shelves and beauty care aisles. They want to provide healthier,safer, non-toxic alternatives that are far superior to the products most consumers are using.

I recently tried a bottle of their anti-aging moisturizer called Awakening. Awakening comes in a glass bottle with a chrome color pump top. It is beautiful on the outside but the ingredients on the inside are where the true beauty is. Awakening uses 100% certified organic oils and vitamins E & C, Minerals, Antioxidants and Omega 3 6 9 Fatty Acids. It is a unisex moisturizer perfect for men or women and won’t leave men smelling flowery or perfumey.

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You might expect a moisturizer to be a lotion or cream but Awakening is a mix of essential oils and so the consistency is like that. It does not feel greasy and it smells nice. It absorbs quickly and hydrates skin. It is recommended to use 2 times a day so I apply in the morning and then apply my makeup right on top. You rub it on your face and neck with your fingertips in circular upward motion. Highest concentration should be on the brow area and the jaw line. At night after cleansing my face, I reapply and just go to bed. It is really working to hydrate my skin, making it firmer and gives it a healthy glow.

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Awakening is a revolutionary product and I have not run across any other anti-aging moisturizer like it. Watch my video review below to see more.

Giveaway:

Mascli is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a bottle of Awakening Anti-Aging Moisturizer . Thank you to Mascli for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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The Best Way To Cook Soups & Stews! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

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The days are getting chilly and soup and stew weather is upon us. There is something about this time of year that makes it more comforting than any other time to enjoy a savory stew, flavorful soup or even a hearty chili.

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I love to cook stews and soups this time of year. One of my very favorites that I grew up with, is Pasta Fagioli which means pasta with beans in Italian. It is a warm-you-up, stick-to-your-ribs, bowl of deliciousness.

This weekend I cooked a huge batch of it in my brand new Emile & Henry Stewpot. I love this huge 7 quart, red covered stewpot. It is big and that is good because being Italian we never cook a little bit of anything. I believe it had to be an Italian that coined the phrase “Go Big or Go Home”. We just always have enough for anyone that stops by. I have a big family, but stews and soups are so good the next day and even to freeze.

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This huge stewpot is an entirely natural cooking vessel. This stewpot is part of Emile & Henry’s Flame® product line and can be used direct on heat  (gas, electric or halogen), in the oven, the microwave, even on the barbecue.  The cookware is highly resistant to thermal shocks and you can take it from the freezer and put right in a hot oven.

The cookware itself retains heat so your food stays hot longer. The cookware is wonderful for cooking simmered dishes like stews and soups but  recommended by word renown chefs to use when cooking caramel due to its even heat diffusion. This stewpot makes caramel quickly and easily. We are going to try that out as my husband has been going on about wanting to make a sea-salt caramel.

Flame® Cookware is produced using raw materials directly from nature like non-treated clay, sand, filtered water and mineral oxides for the colorful glazes. So you know you are cooking in total safety. There is no lead, cadmium or nickel in them cookware and so no risk of contamination when cooking. The cookware is made in France from high fired Burgundy clay.

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Since it is such an excellent heat diffuser as opposed to metallic cookware, it diffuses heat and does not conduct it. The cooking process is gentle and food does not burn, so you are left with the flavors of your food intact. Since it is such a great diffuser it performs well on lower temperatures. So very high temperatures are unnecessary and it is advised to start with low heat.

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The cookware is very sturdy and resistant to mechanical shocks that make it a great choice in restaurants. The glazes used are very resistant to the dishwasher and the most aggressive of detergents

While my Pasta Fagioli was simmering I made a nice crusty round bread in my Emile & Henry Bread Cloche. You may remember when I showed you those last year. They are still one of my favorite kitchen items and the only way I make bread now!

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When my Pasta Fagioli was done I served it with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and the fresh sliced bread. It was the perfect weekend dinner on a cold night for this family.

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We think the Emile & Henry Stewpot makes a gift that will delight any cooking enthusiast on your gift list. You will find it on Mommy Ramblings 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

Emile & Henry is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their own 7 quart Emile & Henry Stewpot ($240 ARV) . Thank you to Emile & Henry for this gorgeous stewpot and for sponsoring this awesome and extremely generous giveaway for our readers at Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

 

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Make Choosing Tile Easier With The Interior Design Tile Style Guide From Drury Design!!!

As someone in the middle of several home improvement projects with extensive tile work involved in 2 of them, I am excited to share a new guide to make choosing tile easier.  One of the most daunting parts of picking out tile is trying to find what you like, staying in your  budget and choosing tile that is right for the application you are using it for.  Walking in a tile showroom can be positively overwhelming!  There are so many patterns, colors, materials and finishes that it may cause your eyes to glaze over or make you have a panic attack.

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Last year at this time, I was picking out the tile for our master bath and I remember being so overwhelmed.   I just wanted to be in a room with 3 choices and make a simple decision.  Tile is something you don’t just change on a whim, you know it’s going to be with you for a long time and that’s why picking something that is going to go the long haul for you on style and  durability is paramount.

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If you wished an expert could be with you, holding your hand and guiding you, I may have the next best thing.  The Interior Design Tile Style Guide from Drury Design will help you understand everything you need to know when making a tile purchase. From the basics of whether  to choose glass, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone or exotic tile based on where it will be installed, durability, maintenance and your budget to lots of interior design ideas simple and ornate. Armed with the proper knowledge beforehand makes picking out tile a much easier and pleasurable task.

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You can browse great design ideas for bathrooms, kitchens, backsplash trends and more for inspiration.  Check it out today and see what you think.  Let us know your thoughts.


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Natural Handmade Soap 20% Discount From The Mohawk Valley Trading Company!!!

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is offering a 20% discount off all of their Handmade Soap from 07/5/14 through 07/19/14 with the Discount Code “Mommy Ramblings Handmade Soap 20% Discount”.

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Handmade Soap and Natural Skin Care Products from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company are made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic or artificial fragrances, dyes, detergents, preservatives or any other toxic or harmful surfactants, degreasers, plasticizers, reproductive toxins, pesticides, carcinogens, industrial chemicals or hormone disruptors.

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Instead, they are made with:

Goat’s milk, shea butter, natural plant oils including; olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, palm oil, castor bean oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil and other botanical sources such as fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts.

• 100% natural plant-based essential oils distilled or pressed from fresh citrus peels, flower petals, spices, tea tree leaves, herbs and other naturally fragrant botanical materials.

• Beeswax, propolis and raw honey.

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In addition, using the same coupon code, you can also receive a 15% discount on all Mohawk Valley Trading Company 100% Pure Beeswax Candles, Maple Syrup and Honey .

For more information please visit: http://www.tenonanatche.com/handmade-soaps-natural-organic.htm


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New CANIDAE® Life Stages, Dog Treats Review and Giveaway!!!

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We have three dogs; a 3-year-old Maltese, a 3-year-old Westie and a 4-year-old American Bulldog.  They are very much a part of our family and we want the best for them.  For optimal health it’s important to feed dogs healthy foods and treats. I recently had the opportunity to try New CANIDAE® Life Stages Bakery Snacks and Biscuits for dogs with our trio.  We tried two varieties, the Bakery Snacks with turkey, quinoa  & butternut squash which is made with only 7 nutritious ingredients and the Grain Free, Pure Heaven Biscuits with Duck and Chickpeas.  Both are crunchy and help keep dog’s teeth clean, they feature a snap feature that lets you break the biscuit into perfect proportions and as our dogs reaction told us, are delicious!  Resealable pouches keep snacks fresh.

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CANIDAE is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win two bags of CANIDAE, Life Stages Dog Treats!  Thank you CANIDAE for the review treats and for sponsoring this canine lover’s giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

 

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Habé Natural Cream For Hands, Feet & Body Review & Giveaway!!!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Saturday is one of my most favorite days of the year!  You may wonder if it’s my birthday or anniversary but it’s not.  The reason for it being one of my favorite days is because it’s the first day of February and the first time  this year that I can official say that Spring is next month!  By this time I am through with Winter and wanting to have my feet in some sandals or in the grass.

With the brutal weather most of the country has been affected by, it’s seems truer than ever for me.  If your feet or hands have been feeling the effects too then you may want to try Habé Natural Cream for feet, hands and body.  This soothing cream is more like a balm and is 100% natural made from the finest natural ingredients including olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil and beeswax.  This head to toe body moisturizer will help restore your dry skin and bring softness and healing to cracked feet and hands.

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This cream comes in a 2 oz tin that is handy to keep in your purse or pocket and is great for travel.  Just apply and you will notice the improvement quickly in you skin, using Habé Natural Cream now will help you have soft, moisturized skin you will want to show off come spring and summer.  That reminds me, spring is on its way!

Habé is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings and one lucky blog reader will win Habé Natural Cream for hands, feet and body! To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good Luck!

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50% Off All Babo Botanical’s Products With Promo Code!!!

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Babo Botanicals offers a full range of natural and safe skin, hair and suncare products for newborns, babies, kids and the entire family! Babo products are made on a certified organic farm in upstate New York and are ultra-rich in vitamins A, C and D delivering maximum nutrients, protection and moisture to your child’s hair and skin. Babo’s mission is to provide the perfect balance between optimum results, natural ingredients and family fun.

Right now you can get 50% off all Babo Botanical’s Products with the Promo Code HOLIDAYBABO.  Offer available from Dec 11th to Dec 18th. Coupon does not apply to VIP Gift Basket. 

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Noxicare, Natural Pain Relief Cream Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

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Noxicare™ means fast, natural pain relief with:

• NO known side effects
• NO prescription needed
• NO greasy feel or strong smell
• NO harmful chemicals
• NO lab-produced pharmaceuticals
• NO more pain

Noxicare™ is a breakthrough natural, patent-pending pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream is registered with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States Government), NDC 51230-391-01.

Noxicare™ is available in capsules for all-over pain or in a topical cream for localized pain.

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How is Noxicare™ different?

Noxicare™ is different than any other natural pain relief formula you may have tried. It’s not simply a mixture of natural painkillers, but a proprietary blend of proven painkillers in precise amounts that:

  • enable each ingredient to effectively alleviate a specific type of pain on its own
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  • cause each ingredient to act as a catalyst to the others, actually BOOSTING the effectiveness of the ingredients as a whole.
    The result is an extraordinarily potent, natural pain relief formula that relieves all 3 common types of pain: inflammationmuscle aches and nerve pain.

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Other products might reduce inflammation, lessen muscle aches or increase blood flow to ease painful nerve endings.

Noxicare relaxes the muscle and reduces inflammation to alleviate pain, while working to increase blood flow to calm painful nerve endings.

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Noxicare is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  2 lucky blog readers will win a full size 3.5 oz tube of Noxicare Creme.  Open to US Residents.

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