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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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Company Review: Foods Alive – Organic Raw Living Food Products Part 3

Foods Alive – Life Giving and Mineral-Rich Artisan Crafted Organic Raw Living Foods Part 3 In business since 2002

I am choosing to quote info from the company and their website, as they explain about the products very well and I wanted to make sure I give them credit for it. I am simply giving my reviews of the products based on tasting and using them to create delicious recipes which you can watch me make on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

From Foods Alive website: http://www.foodsalive.com/?Click=827
We source the highest quality and best tasting super foods from across the globe to bring you and your family the most mineral rich and nutrient dense foods available. Super Foods are a great source of Anti-oxidants, Amino Acids (proteins), Dietary Fiber and many other hard to find essential vitamins and minerals that are necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Raw Super Foods

White Mulberry

From Foods Alive website: White Mulberries are naturally sweet, chewy, multi-seeded clusters of vanilla scented goodness! White Mulberries contain the most phenols among the various species. Recent studies show that Mulberries contain polyphenols (normally found in grapes and red wine), flavonoids, anthocyanins, alkaloids, and resveratol. For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/White-Mulberries-Organic-8-oz-p/0027.htm?Click=827

My review: These are so yummy, I could eat the whole bag at once (then I would not have any left, so I will have to exercise self-control, but I could get more, right?). What a great snack when on the go and you can also add to a trail mix or fruit salad. These is no preparation involved, just take the bag with you and have some while you are hiking, walking, etc. And don’t forget to share some with your friends and let them know where they can get a bag of healthy goodness!

Coconut Sugar Crystals

From Foods Alive website: Food’s Alive’s coconut sugar is a sustainable, healthy, low glycemic alternative to common sweeteners. It can be used as an equal replacement for other sweeteners such as agave, turbinado, evaporated cane juice or refined white sugar. It has been a long celebrated tradition in food and medicine for thousands of years, throughout Southern and Southeastern Asia.
For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Coconut-Sugar-Crystals-Organic-14-oz-p/0065.htm?Click=827

My review: Great alternative to use for baking, smoothies, sweet dressings, sauces, salads, etc. I use it in my Superfood Beverage that you can watch me make and taste in my latest youtube video on my channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

Himalayan Pink Salt

From Foods Alive website: 100% Pure Mineral Salt from a pristine area deep in the Himalayan Mountain Range. Himalayan Pink Salt is the purest and most beneficial form of salt crystals in the world. This fine granulated crystal salt works well for salt shakers and cooking recipes. For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Himalayan-Pink-Salt-14-oz-p/0040.htm?Click=827

My review: It has a beautiful pink color and is a culinary delight! I use it in small amounts to add minerals to what I am preparing. It is also great to add to a foot soak or in a bath, as the body absorbs the nutrients quicker through the skin.

Glass Drinking Straw

From Foods Alive website: This unique 8-inch glass drinking straw is environmentally friendly and incredibly elegant. When you use your glass straw, you reduce the number of plastic straws that end up in our landfills and avoid consuming the toxins that plastic straws can leach into your drinks.
For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Glass-Drinking-Straw-8-p/0044.htm?Click=827

My review: I love this glass straw! It is a must if you have children and they like to use a straw to drink their beverage because it is a lot more fun that way! You do not want plastic, as the chemicals leach into your food and then you are drinking that. Yuck! It is very durable, dishwasher safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and can be used in hot or cold beverages. Lets keep more plastic out of the landfills bcause the situation is getting beyond a HUGE problem for the environment. You can go online and find endless video on this issue. Plastics are ubiquitous and if each of us can do one thing to start, then STOP buying plastic straws. You only have to buy this ONE straw and never get another one again. So, it is also very cost effective in the long run.

Travel Case for Straight 8 inch Glass Straw

From Foods Alive website: This Glass Drinking Straw Travel Case is the perfect way to take your 8-inch Glass Straws (sold separately) on the go. With it’s secure snap-lock mechanism, you can be sure that your glass straw will be safe and sound whether you are traveling locally to meet up with a friend for lunch or packing it away in a suitcase for a vacation. NOTE: The Straight 8-inch Glass Straw (sold separately) is the ONLY straw that will fit in this great case. For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Glass-Drinking-Straw-Travel-Case-p/glass-straw-case.htm?Click=827

My review: You must have a case for your straw (this one is only for the 8-inch size) to keep it clean and prevent breakage. Also, if you are traveling or have a picnic, potluck and know you will be having a smoothie, juice, etc. you will want to “show off” your glass straw to others because they may not know about it. Then you can tell others why this straw is a great investment for their health and the environment. I think, it is also lovely to see the beautiful colors of your fruit or vegetable smoothie or juice passing through the glass as you drink it.

Cleaning Brush for Glass Straw

From Foods Alive website: If you use your glass straw a lot, then that means that you’ve been cleaning it a lot too. As a result, we are now offering this cleaning brush separately, for those who might need a new one. Use this glass straw cleaner, to clean out those hard to reach smoothie remains inside of your glass straw, so that you can keep reusing that glass straw of yours, and continue to help reduce waste in our landfills. For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Cleaning-Brush-for-Glass-Straw-p/cleaning-brush-glass-straw.htm?Click=827

My review: When you buy the straw, you get a free cleaning brush, specifically designed to clean it. Since some particulates made get stuck inside the straw from the liquid that passes through it and does not come out simply with water. If you do not have a dishwasher to do the job, this is a great tool and cleans it out very well.

Foods Alive Gear

Foods Alive Post-It
From Foods Alive website: Foods Alive’s Post-it® Note pads are made with a minimum of 30% post-consumer content to reduce environmental harm. Our white paper Post-it® Note pads give you 50 pages to jot down notes and stick in important places. For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Foods-Alive-Post-it-Note-Pad-p/gear-post-it.htm?Click=827

My review: We are always looking for something to write a note on and do not always have the paper or the right size to use. Foods Alive has solved the problem, as they now have post-it notes with their company info on it. You can keep them in your handbag or backpack and have it handy when you need to jot something down. Of course, it is great that they are made of post-consumer content, as an environmental benefit.

Foods Alive T-shirt

From Foods Alive website: Looking for a great T-shirt to sport? Look no further than this awesome T-shirt from Foods Alive! Makes a great gift too! For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Foods-Alive-T-shirt-p/gear-shirt.htm?Click=827

My review: If you are looking for a great gift to buy for yourself or others, look no further then the Foods Alive t-shirt! The shirt is also a great way to promote this company and let others know where they can buy their awesome products.

Foods Alive Mug

From Foods Alive website: The 10 oz. Foods Alive mug is perfect for any hot beverage! It has a unique curved ceramic body and a c-shaped handle for an easy comfortable grip. Makes a great gift too! For more info: http://www.foodsalive.com/Foods-Alive-Mug-p/gear-mug.htm?Click=827

My review: Another great gift is the ceramic mug. It is the perfect size for your hot or cold beverage. I used it when I made my Superfood Beverage and you can watch that on my youtube channel: TheRawsomeVeganGal

This company offers so many great raw organic super foods to nourish and help you to achieve vibrant health. If you have not tried any as yet, now you have more information to do so. You can check out their website: http://www.foodsalive.com/?Click=827 to purchase direct or find which stores carry their products.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, 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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Company Review: Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue

Company Review: Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue in business since 2009

I found out about this company when I attended Expo West, March 2013 in Anaheim, CA. I was handed a flyer and added it to the rest of the materials and samples I received. I always “sift” through everything I take, to see if it will “qualify” for me to try/review them. Before I do anything, I read through the materials given about the product, read more information on the website and then, if necessary, call the company if I have more questions I need answered. Once I see that the product and company lives up to the high standards, integrity and purity that I expect, I am willing to do a review.

I am not merely a “spokesmodel” that represents a product and can sell it because of my name/fame without a clue as to what I am selling to the public. I am a real person who has “extremely high” expectations and standards for what I eat, drink, wear, household products I use and what I put on my skin/body. In addition, with some of the companies/products I’ve reviewed on my blog, I have had a long standing relationship before contacting them for a review and/or interview (I know who they are and how they conduct their business).

When I read about this company from their flyer, I was really “excited” because I never heard of products like this. I have bought bamboo clothing and earrings in the past, but never bamboo bathroom tissue. I read up on it more and contacted the company to send me some product to test out. Thanks, Bobby for your willingness to have me review your bathroom tissue.

Now, before I get into my review of Bum Boosa, I want to talk about the “commercial/mainstream” products that the mass population purchases with Zero knowledge of the damage they are causing themselves because of their ignorance. I am not saying the public isn’t smart, but some are only going to purchase what is the least expensive/generic even if it’s the ideal/best for them. Honestly, some people are “cheap” when it comes to their health, but will spend unlimited amounts of money on their cars, phones, computers, TV’s, clothing, shoes, etc. None of the things mentioned with give you longevity or make your heart or muscles strong and vital.

Now back to bathroom tissue, there are many products out there, such as Charmin, White Cloud, Cottonelle, etc. If you are still reading this, then you must be interested in a better option, if not, then go back to using what you want with no concerns. Otherwise, lets talk about the most ideal and best available product I have found called Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue (ok, now try to say that fast 10 times and see if all the words get jumbled ;-). I received my samples on August 8, 2013 and have been using it for the past few days and I am already a Big Fan! First, it is super soft, more then I thought it would be. It is also the only 3-ply bathroom tissue I have ever used and there is nothing else like it on the market. I found that I need to use less of the product then with the 2-ply.

Also, it is important to remember that you are using a product on a sensitive area of the body and with all the commercial products you are causing chemicals from them to go in through the skin and the private area. Then you many wonder why years later you have some health issue in that region, but don’t relate it to the years of using certain products that are known to be toxic. Also children are more sensitive then adults and they absorbs toxins much more easily as their immune systems aren’t strong and developed as adults. It is important for families to start using the safest products from when their babies are born and not wait till they have an irritation and then need a product to counteract it and likely that will be not be natural and cause even more problems. All this could be avoided if you made the right choices from the beginning.

Besides my experiences, this product has so many pluses/positives benefits to you and the environment:

1- Biodegradable option that is TREE-FREE
2- Renewable and sustainable
3- BPA-free
4- Hypoallergenic
5- Synthetic fragrance-free/Dye-free
6- Elemental chlorine-free
7- Bamboo is a grass that grows rapidly and produces fully mature plants in a very short life-cycle compared with trees harvested for pulp
8- Bamboo sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) suppliers

So what’s the big deal about bamboo? It is 100% renewable and sustainable, even better then recycled. To read more in detail about bamboo go to: http://www.worldbamboo.net

To read more information about this amazing women-owned company that is also a certified B corporation http://www.bcorporation.net and order products, go to http://www.bumboosa.com

Check out video product reviews, recipe ideas and healthy living topics on my YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, 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.

Packaging of Bum Boosa Toilet Tisse

Packaging of Bum Boosa Toilet Tissue

Information on packaging about bamboo toilet tissue

Information on packaging about bamboo toilet tissue

More information about toilet tissue on packaging

More information about toilet tissue on packaging

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