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Rael – Organic & Natural Feminine Care Products

Rael – Organic & Natural Feminine Care Products

This is a new company on the scene, founded in 2016 and launched Rael in 2017, that is owned by 3 women that are looking to educate us about the importance of the choices we make in our feminine care products and to realize why we need to change what companies we support for the benefit of our own health and that of the planet, as well.

Many people don’t know that cotton is one of the most pesticide-laden crops and is in the top 3, between coffee and tobacco. The fact that this would come in contact with some of the most sensitive and absorptive area of a woman’s body that it can cause so much harm, is reason enough to immediately throw away all your conventional pads, pantyliners and tampons, as well as undergarments and switch to using only 100% organic products. What we can do to prevent damage, there is no excuse to not take precautions for them. If you choose to spend your money on material possessions, and then tell me you have none for products that promote health, then maybe it is time to re-evaluate your choices and ask yourself what really matters to you and it’s time to cut back on those purchases and spend wisely. Whereas, other conditions are out of our control, like who are parents are, where we were born, what our mother ate when she was pregnant, etc. The issue is that when you use toxic products, they are cumulative and will take time to cause problems in our bodies, physically and otherwise. The sooner we can take steps to change this, the better to our overall health. As time goes along in years of our lives, it may get more difficult to undo what was done, so prevention is really the best way to help yourself in the long haul.

It is time we all know the real truth about what is used to make feminine care products, aside for the toxic cotton that already mentioned. In pads, they use things like styrene (used in car tires), acetone (used in nail polish remover), etc. Do you want these ingredients touching the skin around your private area? Let’s not forget about tampons, feminine wash & wipes, as well. Please do check out this website: http://www.womensvoices.org/feminine-care-products/detox-the-box as this information is so important for every woman to know and to use our voices to speak out against these businesses that are making these products and give full disclosure on the ingredients, so we can choose what we purchase.

Rael, has many feminine care products and I am reviewing a few them here.
You can check out their website to see all that they offer: http://www.raelbox.com

Rael Pantyliners – Long

These are made with 100% organic cotton cover and it is important to have what is closest to your skin and especially in a private/sensitive area to be free of toxins, fragrances, dyes, chlorine and pesticides because it will get absorbed into the body. Thankfully, this product is free of all of the above and is hypoallergenic and ideal for those with sensitive skin, as they will not irratate you, as when you ones made with commercial cotton.

I like the longer ones that are 6.8 inches long because it covers more surface area and keeps you fresh all day long and I like to use them on a daily basis between my menstrual cycle. They are soft, breathable and comfortable. They also have the regular size, which is 6 inches long. They come 18 per pack.

Rael Ultra Thin Pads – Regular

This are also made with 100% organic cotton cover and all that is mentioned above applies to these, as well. The regular are 9.6 inches long. They have 2 other sizes: large – 11 inches long and overnight 13 inches long. It depends what you need, in the days/nights of your cycle and also the stage of your life you are in. At this time in my life, I do not have as heavy flow as I used to and not for many days, so the regular one works for me. They are made of 3 absorbent layers and can rely on them even for your heaviest flow. They come 14 per pack.

Rael 100% Organic Cotton Period Panties

Even though the pads will allow you to feel secure in the fact that they are reliable even for your heavy flow days, you may want to consider these specially made panties, designed specifically for your cycle. Use these for an extra layer of protection as they are thicker in the area where you would apply your pad. They are made with the same high standards as the pads and pantiliners. No dyes, no bleach, no insecticides, no fungicides, no pesticides and all natural colors. The cotton is ultra soft and comfortable. They have the Global Organic Textile Standard (also known by its acronym GOTS) for certified cotton, which is of the highest out there in the textile industry. They come in a 3 pack resealable pouch.

It is great to be worry free and I am happy that there are more choices out there of companies, like Rael, that are doing it right to protect our health and also help to heal the planet, too. As the more we are using organic products that are grown organically, like cotton, we are rejuvenating and revitalizing the earth and making it a healthier, happier and more sustainable place for all of us to live in, for this generation and all future generations.

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Product Review: Who Gives A Crap® – Toilet Paper that Builds Toilets – 100% Bamboo Fiber Bathroom Tissue

Who Gives A Crap®

This company is on a mission to sell products that are great for the environment and also help people on a global scale.

How are they doing it, you may ask?

~First, they are offering 100% bamboo bathroom tissue, so no trees are used/harmed/chopped down in the production and bamboo is a renewable fiber, as well.

~Second, there is no chlorine, inks, dye or scents used in production, so for those of you who may have sensitivities and/or prefer au naturel, this is the preferred choice for a premium product.

~Third, the rolls of toilet paper are 3-ply and is not something I see so much available in the industry for what I would call “alternative” tree-free paper. I like to have a thicker sheet to use. You can purchase a box of 48 double length rolls and it is delivered to your door with free shipping.

~Fourth, you may not know or realize that recycled paper has BPA which is toxic, and why would you want to use that to wipe in sensitive areas of the body, I know I do not and that is why I even pack it in by bag for day-to-day use and also when I travel, as I don’t always find any stores in the city I am going to, have this as an option. I do call in advance to confirm if they do or not and then make the suggestion to them, if they are not aware of it.

Note: I know this company sells recycled toilet paper on their site, but I need to mention this, regardless, because of the health issue, as maybe the “head hunchos” will see this and do some serious research to understand why it is not a good idea to use at all.

~Fifth, this company, also donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets in places where they are needed in countries that never had this as an option.

Here is the info took off of their website about this:
We think toilets are pretty funny, but we started Who Gives A Crap when we learned that 2.3 billion people (roughly 40% of the world’s population) don’t have access to a toilet. Unfortunately that’s not very funny. Around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes. Luckily, toilets are proven to be a great solution—they provide dignity, health and an improved quality of life. And in case that wasn’t enough, it’s been shown that a dollar invested in sanitation yields $5.50 in increased economic prosperity.

~Sixth, they wrap each roll individually using paper, instead of plastic, which I prefer, even if some think it is wasteful, I disagree. I like the differnt patterns on them and can make a nice display of the rolls in a wicker basket (see pictures of rolls below). You can also reuse the paper for wrapping small gifts or crumbled up and put in a box for packing material.

~Seventh, the rolls are soft, but maybe not as soft for you, if you are used to a product like Charmin, which I do not recommend, but I think the small sacrifice for not super duper soft paper to protect yourself and the environment is worth it!

Here are a list of benefits of bamboo:
1- Renewable resource
2- Absorbs greenhouse gases
3- Fast growth rate
4- Minimal waste
5- Versatile
6- No fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides needed
7- Protects the soil
8- Good for economic development
9- Grows in a variety of conditions

We need more companies to produce & sell bamboo products and for the public to be educated on using them and their benefits.

They also sell facial tissues and paper towels.

For more information and to order products, go to: https://us.whogivesacrap.org

Here are some photos – please click on each one individually to enlarge the images and see info that is written on the paper.

Here is a photo of the double length roll:

Here is a photo of the 3-ply sheets:

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Got Milked??? Checked out Elmhurst Milked Plant-Based Beverages

Elmhurst Milked has transformed from a dairy beverage company, started in 1925, to exclusively producing vegan plant-based milks. They have some very unique varieties and do not use any gums, fillers, artificial flavors, carrageenen free, non-GMO, gluten free and kosher.

I have 2 reviews on my youtube channel and more upcoming in the next few weeks.

Check them out here.
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Elmhurst™ Milked – Plant-Based Milks Part 1: Milked Cashews & Milked Walnuts

Elmhurst™ Milked – Plant-Based Milks Part 2: Milked Brown Rice & Milked Oats

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Jem Organics – Have You Tried These Yummy Nut Butters Yet? Discount Offered

Jem Organics makes superb nut butters using organic, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients like sprouted & dehydrated truly raw almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, hazelnuts, etc and superfoods like maca, maqui, lucuma, etc. They are also vegan, kosher, stoneground and made in a gluten-free facility. Check out my youtube video review of their newest products and some limited editions, as well. There is a 10% discount offered on all products till the end of this month, so watch the video to get it. You will not want to pass up this great deal, as the products are the absolute best in quality, integrity and environmental consciousness.

Jem™ Organics – Part 2: Sprouted & Stoneground Organic Nut Butters

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What is Coconut Kefir?

Are you interested to consuming more fermented food products?

Have you/Are you eliminating dairy, soy, gluten and other allergens from your life?

Fermented foods are “Alive” and provide you with living active probiotics that are important for the health of you gut, digestive & immune system and overall health and you can be certain you are actually consuming the “good bacteria,” as opposed to supplements in pill/powder form which has no guarantee that you are getting any benefit at all, no matter what it says on the bottle, as it is not food and is not living. Don’t waste your money on these products and instead consume cultured foods like: miso, tempeh, soy sauce, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, yogurt, kefir, kvass, etc.

Learn more about Coconut Kefir from GT’s Living Foods in the video review I did on my youtube channel. Their products are truly some of the purest on the planet!

GT’s Living Foods – Part 2: CocoKefir™

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So What Exactly is Kombucha and Why is it Good for You??

Check out my video review of GT’s Kombucha where I explain all about kombucha, what it is and the benefits of it and consuming fermented products. If you like the video, please give it a 👍 and also, subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal and share a link with others. Please leave any comments or questions you have, as well, on my channel.

GT’s Living Foods – Part 1: Kombucha

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Review of Hesta Organic: Organic Cotton is the best on your skin and for the health of the environment & planet

Hesta Women’s Organic Cotton Basic Panties/Briefs Underwear 3 Pack (Apparel)
This review is posted on Amazon.

Why would I choose to spend more money on my undergarments, when I could buy ones that are much cheaper?

There are many reasons – here are a few:
1- NO chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO’s are used to grow the cotton and cotton is one of the highest laden pesticide crops on the planet
2- For the health of my own body – as what is on my skin (clothes I wear, soaps,lotions and creams I use) leach out through the pores into the body, especially when I sweat, so if it is conventional cotton, then the chemicals are going from the skin into my body and directly into the bloodstream. Most important are the garments that are closest to the skin, especially when it comes to more sensitive and private areas, that goes for bras or tank tops, as well.
3- For the health of the environment & planet – what is planted in the the ground and grown in the soil, affects the health of all of nature, including people, plants, animals, bees, air, etc. If we can all do one more thing to help change the status of the earth, it would he to use more organic products, whether textiles, food, skin care, etc. We can turn the tide by demanding more organic because are using it more and will create more need for organic farms and farms. This all leads to a more sustainable environment that benefit all creations.

This is a great product and the company does everything right! They understand the importance of organic and are GOTS certified, which is the highest standard for textiles. They do not use any dyes, bleaches and toxic sustances to make their products. They are environmentally friendly and cause no harm to your body.

I like that it comes in a 3 pack, so can use and then wash and have another to wear. I also very highly recommend that you use a mild soap like Dr. Bronner’s that has no sodium lauryl sulfate or other sulfates that are not good for you and hand wash and let it air dry. You may not have thought of this, but it makes sense, as why would you buy something organic, whether clothes or food and then use chemical detergent or tap water to clean it and then you are defeating the purpose!

The material is super soft, fits comfortably and is breathable and I am happy to support organic products (for my health and the planet) and this company.

Please do check out my youtube channel: TheRawsomeVeganGal, as I will have a video review of this product on there, as well.

For more information, go to: http://www.hestaorganic.com

Products are available on http://www.Amazon.com

Pink box from Hesta Organic

Bottom of box from Hesta Organic

3 Pack of Black Organic Undergarments – Size Small from Hesta Organic

Organic Black Undergarment – Size Small from Hesta Organic

Tag attached to the product from Hesta Organic

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this review, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

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