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Showing posts with label product reviews. Show all posts

Choosing the Best Essential Oils for Aromatherapy and Well-Being

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

My latest order from ECO just arrived and I was very happy! Seriously, their deals just get better every time. 3 freebies this time, impressive! 😁

DIY Cleaning Kit from ECO. Modern Essentials 

I'm not new to essential oils. I mean, I do live under the rock sometimes and I'm pretty unaware of trends but it's impossible not to know about it. Aromatherapy has become so popular that shops selling diffusers and scents have sprung like mushrooms here and there hehehe. 

I have always been a fan of healthy and natural lifestyle so I have nothing against aromatherapy. But I held back from buying oils because I found out that they need to be used with caution. The use of essential oils isn't as simple as choosing a scent that you like. It can actually be dangerous if used improperly.

I was all the more discouraged when the ones recommended to me were very expensive. I couldn't see the point of even starting if I won't be able to maintain it.

ECO. Modern Essentials

Then my friend sis Gift introduced me to ECO. Modern Essentials last September. When I went to their website, I was amazed by the simplicity of the layout. You can clearly see how much a product costs without having to click each of the product itself and they also have informative blog posts.

But what I really liked about ECO is that they put the important information in bullet points for each and every one of their oils. For me, this is a really great feature because that saves me the time of researching myself. It's not overwhelming either. I get what I need and if I require more information, I would go the blog which is an easy search as well.

Screenshot of their website: it is not cluttered with overwhelming info.
FAQs show safety level of an oil.

The other thing I liked about ECO is the generous rewards and discounts. You only need to buy at least $20 worth of products to get free shipping. That's really amazing! Especially for newbies like me who would like to try an oil or two in the beginning.

My first order

The first product I bought from ECO was the Bliss Diffuser & ECO. Little Blends Collection. The kit includes one mist diffuser plus 6 bottles (10ml each) of oil blends that are all safe to use around kids and toddlers. I chose this one because I wasn't very familiar with oils yet and I wanted to make sure I am not using anything harmful around Darla.

The Little Ones Collection is a great set to start with. I got an extra Immune Booster for free :)

At original price, the whole kit will cost you $203, but I got mine for only $117 because of discounts. They also give you a mystery oil for free when your order reaches above $100. Mine was the immune booster for kids. Their rewards and discounts vary from time to time so please check around before finalising your purchase.

ECO. also holds frequent sales. I sometimes score 2 bottles of essential oils for only $20. But the really good part is that when you earn rewards, you are allowed to use them on top of their discounts. Seriously, how generous is that? 😍

My friend makes her own blends and gave me these as gifts - so thankful!

More freebies!

When I was able to save up for another diffuser, I decided to purchase again from ECO. I purchased a stone diffuser, DIY cleaning kit (6 bottles) and 1 pimple clear oil blend. This time, I got 3 freebies! 

All these for free! Mystery oil included was immune support 🥰
  • 1 mystery essential oil blend 
  • 1 mystery sanitising product
  • 1 petite mist diffuser
So all in all I got 11 goodies for only $130. Normally, you'll only get 1 quality diffuser for this price so I was really overjoyed when they gave me a free petite mist diffuser too. On top of that, they gave me $7 credits for my next purchase. 

This petite mist diffuser worth $38.50 is entirely free! Love 🥰💕

Uses of essential oils

But enough of the freebies hehehe. How good is the quality of their products? 

So far, I liked all their blends. The first time I used lullaby blend, it worked for Darla. For 2 nights in a row, she had a good sleep and so did I too. But it's not like magic that would make her fall asleep in one sniff hehehe. 

The Little Ones oil blend collection

Darla is a pretty alert baby ever since. She has NEVER slept on her own since birth, without feeding or nursing except ONCE. I wouldn't expect her to just magically change but it helps her relax. Quality of sleep has a lot of factors so I don't rely entirely on oils.

However, I could swear on the effectiveness of sinus clear blend. One time I was diffusing it in the lounge area, hubby said he felt his hay fever disappeared. Just a precaution though, sinus clear has peppermint which is not very friendly with kids. So do not diffuse it in small enclosed spaces.

New diffuser from ECO. has light option that changes in colour - watch here


Other than aromatherapy, I also use essential oils for cleaning. ECO. has a DIY cleaning kit which contains oils that has antimicrobial properties. I refer to their recipes to create my own natural cleaning products such as this liquid spray I use to keep the kitchen counter clean. The peppermint oil leaves it smelling nice and sweet.

They also have a range of products for skin. I tried the pimple clear, which is a blend of tea tree and lavender oils, and so far so good. I only use it sparingly on the blemish spots and I can see that it helps in supressing the breakouts. 

ECO. also has a range of products for skin care such as this pimple clear blend

So far none of the oils have ran out yet and it has been 3 months now. We often turn on the diffuser after cooking, before sleeping or just to detoxify the air.

ECO. essential oils are mostly for well-being and lifestyle so their scents are quite limited. If you're after more variety such as these caramel and berries ones, you can check out other stores too. These ones are from Dusk. 
These oils from Dusk make room smelling sweet or cafe-like in the case of creamy caramel :)

Finally, you don't have to exclusively buy your diffusers from one supplier. I bought 2 from Kmart and for a really cheap price of $20 each, they do the job without problems.

This Kmart diffuser is perfect for my home office - partnered with the new immune support oil I got for free 💗

Thanks for reading up until the end! If you're purchasing from ECO. here's a gift for you - 10% off coupon you can use to save. 🥰 Happy shopping!


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3 Easy and FREE Self-Care Tricks!

Friday, July 10, 2020

As we all begin to ease in into the “new normal,” I realised that it’s the perfect chance to find some spare time for self-care. I remember the last time I looked at myself in the mirror and didn’t recognise myself. Inside I felt young but the face I’m staring at in the mirror didn’t look young at all. It looked tired and beaten. 

This was mostly due to lack of sleep. Before I gave birth to Darla, until now that she’s over 2 years old, I haven’t slept for a stretch of at least 5 hours. She’s such an alert baby and she still wakes up in between her night sleep, sometimes for as many as 5 times!

But then it’s also because I haven’t been very caring for myself lately. So I decided to establish a self-care routine that’s easy and most importantly, free! 😊

 

Face wash routine

When I wash my face in the morning, I like to use cold water. It’s supposed to slow down the aging of the skin, prevent it from being stripped of its healthy natural oils and I can feel like my skin tightens when I use cold water to wash my face.

However, my before bedtime routine is a bit different. I would use lukewarm water first to wash off the daily dirt and grime and then finish off with cold water to tighten the skin.

You can use any facial wash that suits your skin condition. For me, I use Atomy Deep Cleanser and sometimes I follow with Atomy Foam Cleanser. I have very dry skin at the moment from lack of sleep, so I try not to use the foam cleanser regularly. So far, I’m quite happy with these 2 K-beauty products as they’re very mild and affordable too. 😊

 

My go-to skin care products - mild and safe


Natural exfoliating mask

Once in a while, I would also exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells. Normally, I would use Atomy Peeling Gel when I don’t have much time but when I do get the chance to indulge, I would prepare a face mask recipe that I have been using since I was a child: Lemon-Milk Mask. I have learned about this facial mask from my THE teacher and out of boredom, I remember taking my time in the bathroom to apply this mask. I used calamansi because we didn’t have lemon in the Philippines (it was very expensive to buy them from the shops too) so you could also substitute the lemon with calamansi and it will still work.

It’s just very simple to make this:

Just squeeze a spoonful of lemon juice onto a bowl and add a spoonful of milk too. The lemon juice will make the milk curdle therefore it’s easier to apply it onto your face. Leave it on for just a couple of minutes then wash it off with water or if you have a water filter like ours, you could choose the pH level 6.5 (beauty water) to match the pH level of our skin. Lemon has ingredients that were found to be good for melasma too.

Just some precautions though, do not use this mask if you will be going outside because the lemon will cause the skin to become sensitive to the sun. I suggest using this before bedtime just to be safe. And don't overdo this just like you won't overuse other exfoliating products.

For final touches, I would mist my face with grapeseed oil infused in beauty water just to rehydrate the skin because exfoliating could make the skin dry.

 

Smile more often 😊

This is something I have just recently discovered: facial exercises makes the facial muscles firm thus preventing it from sagging. The idea behind this is that, the face is made of muscles too and facial exercises make the muscles firm.

The easiest facial exercise is smiling and while it does wonder to our facial skin, it also does a great deal on our heart because a happy heart is a good medicine. 😊

However, if you want to step up and do more exercises, here is a good book I recommend. It’s got good reviews and could help you target facial areas you want to improve on. It's not free but it's very cheap and you can use this as reference for a lifetime. 

For now though, remember to smile often! 😊


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Attipas Shoes For Your Baby

Monday, October 28, 2019

I am so excited! Finally, I have found where to buy the shoes I have been wanting to get for Darla. Thanks to my dear friend sis Che for posting on FB. The minute I saw it, I just had to check out their website.

I can't wait to have them delivered on our doorsteps. Parcels always make me happy but what makes me happier about this particular online shopping is that Attipas Australia gave me a great deal and huge discount.

Attipas Australia is being very generous. First, you can get your 10% discount on your first time purchase! Just use this code when you checkout. Or you could buy two now and get the other one for free - but you won't be able to use the 10% discount here. And as if that's not good enough, they have afterpay too! Triple happiness!

Seriously, they have so many cute designs it took me a while to choose. I ended up picking up these two:
This is Attipas Ballet because Darla loves to ballet like her idol Emma Wiggles :)

And Attipas Sneakers in pink for everyday casual walking

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My Go-To Skin Care

Thursday, May 10, 2018

For almost 6 months now, I have been using this facial wash that was the answer to my long outstanding problem with my dry skin. It's Artistry's Hydra-V Fresh Foaming Cleanser. This clear gel cleanser feels soft and cool when I use it and it has worked wonders in hydrating my very dry skin.

Artistry Hydra-V Facial Foaming Cleanser
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Perfume Review: Givenchy Live Irresistible EDP

Thursday, April 5, 2018

First and foremost, I am not a perfume expert. In fact, before Givenchy Live Irresistible, I would go with any scent or no scent at all. My friend at work, Merci, used to tease me that she could tell what food we cooked for breakfast because she could smell it from my clothes hahaha. So embarassing. So on the Xmas of 2016, she gave me a Guess Girl Belle perfume (should I also make a review?). Come to think of it, all the scents I have used before were gifts from friends actually.

How I met Live Irresistible was quite a story in itself. I was after Armani Diamonds for my husband when this lovely sales lady gave me some samples of other perfumes one of them a cute pink one (read story here). I can still remember, the first spritz of the sample pink one was love at first smell. I didn't expect it. It was the scent I have been searching for in a long time. It was sweet but playful both. Not too strong or overpowering or sophisticated. I read the leaflet with more interest!



The motto: Life is a playground.

The perfume: A new floral delicacy as sassy as it is sweet.

The mood: Happy & Irresistible!



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