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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How to Get Around Amazon Prime and More

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I'm a blogger still in my infancy I need to get all the help I can to secure products to review for the blog. Many companies won't work with a blogger unless we have Amazon Prime. I don't know if it's 100% worth it for me to carry it at $99 bucks a year. So I went on a www hunt to see if anyone else has clues on how to circumvent the fees. Here is my discovery and perhaps some remedies to getting by the hefty fees.

1, Play dirty- use someone else's Amazon account, like a family member's or friends account. Hey don't look at me like that- you know you thought about it!
2. Get a Amazon Student Account- same concept as above or,maybe you ARE a student. Work it baby!
3.Take advantage of the free shipping offers on the site- Shop and spend over $35.00 and you are in the free ship zone on Amazon.
4. Subscribe & Save- buy the same stuff every now and again? Then you can save by buying and having deliveries at the same time each week,month or bi monthly.
5.Use a App- Ever heard of Zinc.  I don't use zinc nor do I know much about it.
6.Get some Honey- go shopping and poof no more searching coupon codes or coupons.
7. Invisible Hand- gives you notification of a better deal-discretely. I just recently downloaded it so we shall see over time how it ranks.

Feel like cheating on Amazon with another online site? When you do, try Honey and Invisible hand and see how you fare, Good Luck and Happy discount shopping!

Did you remember to check out this months give-a-way go to the contest page here on the blog.

Smiles,
Cyndi




Monday, February 23, 2015

A Supplement that offers Detoxifying Cleans and a Review

A Supplement Review 

Recently, a company called Team Innovations sent me one of their products to try. The product was a cleanse. I had to kick it around awhile in my mind before I actually wanted to go forward and contact the company back to try it. A cleanse, doesn't bring about happy thoughts of the process. In fact most of us stay away from retail products that offer cleanses. Why? Because for one, I think of harsh maybe they work, maybe they don't work products that could potentially be a waste of cash. 
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Cleanse by Team Innovations
Team Innovation is a small company and when they reached out personally to me, I didn't exactly make a quick rash decision to take them up on trying their product. I did take some time to think about it. It was the second email that they were a" mom and pop shop" that got me to try.

(Give-a-way for the weight loss kit is on the contest page!)


Don't you like that the company is a small one that  reaches out to it's customers? That it is made in the USA.. that the product is easy to use? Here is how you use the cleanse;
Back label of the slender cleanse by Team Innovations
Take 2 tabs with a morning meal, and if you feel up to it, another 2 tabs with the next meal. At this is printed right on the label too. As with anything new you introduce- always check with your Doctor first. I noticed actions that I won't get into here but you should know it started working for me 3 days in or so.  Every one's system is unique to them much like I say with skin care products- every one's experience will be different. What I noticed with use so far, is the standard decline in appetite. The caps are large but typical sized for supplements.
Team Innovations LLC
Slender Cleanse + Garcina Cambogia
#dietkit
Cost: $39.95



Secondarily, I was sent a bottle of Garcina Cambogia which I love taking. I do really well with this supplement. I have a noticeable decrease in appetite and I meet my goals to lose weight- if I stay on it and follow the directions for usage. I don't always stay with Garcinia but a good 3 weeks to 60 days is all I need to feel right with the world. ;) Honestly, you have to becareful with GC. You want to look for no more than 60% HCA because taking this with before each meal( approximately 3 meals daily) can get up there in terms of how much HCA you intake. I believe 60% is the standard amount for this product. Also, for it to work, it must be taken with a full 6-8 oz glass of water -that you actually finish completely. No half consuming just a half of a glass a water. It really works with a full glass and a full 30 to 1 hrs before meals.
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Garcina Cambogia from Team Innovations




team innovations llc GARCINIA
Back label of Garcina Cambogia

Detox on the fly

So I started to thing rationally. Can I get a  detox on the fly or do I have to go the whole 21 day thing with a bunch of products and no-no list to eat? I don't like 21 day kits, period. So when I opened the box and out pops a normal sized bottle of supplements- my stress lighten a small bit. I'm going to show you photos for yourself and the labels on the bottles. As for being a #dietkit, I will say it has some impact together. I feel using this together gives a full feeling...which works to lessen cravings. Again, it's if you use this as it is meant to be used. So, to help others on their goals I am offering a giveaway of this product. I will be posting the give away on my give-a-way page here on the blog and with in my social media.
A winner will be chosen and announced via facebook first. So visit the page and enter there. The two products together are valued at $39.95 retail.  

This is a great way to test the products yourself and post your own review and insight on the product and get them for free! I would like to learn your experience once you try it.

Smiles,
Cyndi





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5 Important Things Rose Hip Oil Can Do




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Valentia's Organic Rose Hip Oil
The Benefits of Rose Hip Oil

Today I'm showcasing a tried and true brand, Valentia. They sent me this bottle of rose hip oil and I have to admit, I had never actually tried rose hip before but I always meant to.  I quickly realized how very good this feathery light(dry) oil is. I wanted to list a few awesome-isty things about this oil for others who may be contemplating using it as I did.


  1. Omega-3s - it's in here
  2. Scars - helps tone and hydrate
  3. Inflammation- have red,extra irritated dry patches apply rose hip oil nightly
  4. Uneven Tone- rose hip oil can help hyperpigmentation
  5. Hair- rose hip can quench hair and scalp 
Try using as a hair tonic. Take 1/2 cup of witch hazel and 3-4 drops of rose hip oil and spritz hair(scalp nightly). Try to concentrate on applying directly to scalp. No need to drench hair until it's soping wet- just a good mist once and wrap or pull hair back for sleeping.

Smiles,
Cyndi
I hope you have an opportunity to try this wonderfully useful oil you can check it out here.







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A Fancy Bottle Of Argan & Extra Goodies



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I have tried many argan oils this year, but recently I was given the opportunity to try this one by Pura D Or. Good ole argan oil can be used on hair, face and skin- did you know there is a food grade argan oil that is used by the Moroccans at the supper table? Is that why the Moroccans have such toned,clear and glowing skin? A quick trip to Morocco and you have yourself a $10.00 bottle of authentic Moroccan oil ready for drizzling over veggies at the dinner table( customarily argan oil is used to drizzle over tomatoes and used in Amlou.)

This argan from Pura d or is just fancy hair,skin and nail oil. You cannot consume it internally. What I liked most about this pretty bottle is that it is fancy enough to give as a gift to someone - especially someone new to the experience of using argan oil.   This argan oil is perfect in so many ways- including that it comes with a informational card made of 100% re-cycled paper, tucked in a labeled muslin drawstring bag. Did I forget to mention it's pretty gold foil label?
Pura d or 
Argan Oil 1 fl oz
 Cost;$24.99 retail

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pura d or 16 oz conditioner
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Pura d or also has a line of hair cleansing products and I find the products have coffee kind of scent. I don't like coffee, but I do use coffee beans in a votive to scent the room at times. So I guess I tolerate coffee scents- and I don't drink coffee. I so wish this smelled like chocolate!  Pura d or's shampoo and conditioner is in a pretty bottle with this blue foil label which makes me think- pretty scent is coming- but it isn't a girly scent. The product is organic so if you want that in a hair product- this line is organic, gluten free and paraben free. Gluten free, I'm not sure I get it. I will research more why hair care products need to be gluten free- considering the hair outside the follicle is dead hair. The actual living hair is buried under the skin. Gluten free..smh.
Pura d or
Shampoo & Conditioner 
16.oz size
Cost; $24.99 ea. regularly $37/$28 regularly

Bonus: According to the site banner- purchases receive a free bottle of argan oil($19.99 value), and Pura is offering FREE SHIP on US orders over $29 bucks. If that isn't enough, they offer a coupon code to first time orders for 20% off~ (code START20 ) or just go to https://www.purador.com/all-products and check all the products and offers for yourself.

Smiles,
Cyndi






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Amara Organics - How and When to Apply Serums

I really don't know what all bloggers do when they are holed up in a storm. I  get cozy and surf the Internet and eat too much home cooking.  Mail is sometimes slow during stormy winter days-so I may or may not have received products to review. It just so happens that after this crappy storm, I got some goodies in the mail. Here they are, and I'm partially in love. Btw don't you just love getting packages in the mail?
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Amara Organics

This cute little bottle of serum went in smoothly-like most serums I have tried. The serum the benefits of vitamin C and it's a hyaluronic acid. Basically this is a anti aging serum- when you see anything with hyaluronic acid in it, it's really suitable for aging skin. If you aren't sure your skin is at the aging point- don't worry. Check with your local spa or ask a stylist to direct you to a good esthetician.The product goes on with a dab or two on cheeks,forehead,chin and nose. Thereafter apply a good moisturizer(spray a toner just after cleansing). If you have an eye serum you would also apply that at the same time to the eye area only. To notice a real improvement in skin use for at least 2 weeks daily. For true impact use up to 30 days daily. Here is what NOT to do; continually skip from one serum to another too soon. I always aim to use the product in it's entirety before moving onto any other products. I do this so I am clear as to if my skin loved it or hated it by way of breakouts, rashes or just simply more radiant skin. This product is vegan and contains aloe vera, glycerin and a slew of good for your skin ingredients.

To try the Amara brand serum go here
Amara Organics
Vitamin C serum 1.fl oz.
Cost: $19.95 retail.


http://amaraorganics.com/products/vitamin-c-serum











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Friday, February 20, 2015

Winter Storms Ragin' and Some Upcoming Bitz

A crafted by Cyndi and Alishaelaine(my daughter) Cell Case

Much craftiness is happening on the down low in my cold craft room..
I bet where ever you are right now you have a layer of winter's kiss all over the back yard. My state has been noted as a State of Emergency due to these storms. I am a New Englander( woot-woot) and I am supposed to be used to the cold and storms and traffic. Nope, I'm not. Kentucky babied me for the past five years so I abandoned my Northerner's thick skin. It's made me pretty complacent.  How complacent you ask? I haven't purchased a shovel in 5 years! How is that for complacent?

The storm cloud that started the storms creeps in



Little Blogging and Much Visiting's Going On

I have to admit, I haven't been blogging or writing much in the past few weeks. It's all been about hanging out and trying to be warm. I also had a great visit with one of my daughters for a few weeks.
With the mail delayed because of  the storms all the goodies I usually await to try and review are now coming in and my bedroom looks like the back of the post office receiving area.

 Here is what I just got in;Valencia organic rose hip oil which is reminds me a lot of sesame seed oil- it's rich but light consistency makes me feel a bit lush- like I am indulging on a expensive product that someone waited till my birthday to give me. I also have  Team Innovations Garcina product with a bonus slender cleanse product to also try. I am so excited to be trying Amara Organics vitamin C ( Hyaluronic Acid) serum and huge bottles of  Pura d or's organic conditioner and shampoo!

Reviews Galore


  • Valencia rose hip oil
  • Garcina weight loss product
  • A cleanse supplement
  • Amara vitamin C serum
  • Two 16 oz bottles of Pura D Or  organic shampoo and conditioner 
and so much more coming as well and I will be sure to keep you updated on the best buys,value vs quality and how your hands on some of these wonderful products.
My pretty albeit unusual cell case made by me

I have been crafting too. However, I mainly had to paint a room, seal a floor and take care of my 2 dogs and four cats all while a storm has rushed in. All the painting and floor staining and sealing happened just before she arrived. I tell ya I been busy but staying in out of the cold too. I believe the Garcina product may end up a contest for the month of March- so watch for that on the facebook page for the black and white checkered flag. You can also check the blog contest page here too.

Has anyone out there tried Garcina Cambogia? Please share your thoughts on it(I have tried it, and I am back to using it for the past 7 days. I would love to hear any thoughts on our facebook page.





Smiles,


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Feminine Wisdom


I am ebook crazy. I mean they are easy to acquire, take little space on my devices and I can't curl the pages. Tucked away in my Kindle Reader App, is this ebook that at first I wasn't sold on the concept-
Ancient Feminine Wisdom. As I flipped through the e pages I realized that I was interested and that I did in fact have something to learn from my experience within it.

Ancient Wisdom goes on to focus on what we as women can learn about ourselves through questioning what the women of the bible had to offer us by way of their own experiences.  I can remember reading all about Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rachael, Leah, Tamar, Hannah, Naomi. Esther during my childhood. What stands out to me most is all the years I have been scanning the bible words and stories only pulling out the male version of things.  Like how Eve, ate from the tree, and was punished. That Eve may or may not have tested the limits by following her instinct, not just listening to a lying serpent.

Effortlessly Guided By Bible Women


This ebook was written by a woman named Judith  Jungman Saadon. Her intellect and ability to guide women into asking questions of ourselves by using the stories of women of the bible was for me, like a light switch going from off to on- I instantly fell in love with how her written words allowed me to glance back upon myself effortlessly. I really believe this book is more geared towards women ages 30-50 but I believe any woman who is younger but searches for ways to open herself up to unique insights would catch onto this writers eloquent way of making us stop and think of the unseen by the naked eye lessons of these women have to share with us.



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

What Makes A Happy Gut?







What is a Probiotic and how can it help tame that tummy? A probitic is anything that can stimulate the beneficial flora in the intestines. The good germs or microorganims that you need can be found naturally inside your digestive track. Sometimes we need so much more help with building up our good germs to fight the bad ones.  So what's effected if you have bad flora of the gut? A loaded question deserves a loaded answer. Poor intestinal flora is linked to; Autism, allergies,weight gain, headaches.acne autoimmune system and problems with a over all lack of energy. Come on let's face it, when we drive down the main streets of our cities we see all the fast food places and yes, we potentially stop in when one strikes our fancy. It's almost impossible to avoid- completely. Personally, I think food is made with addictive additives that we crave- that is the short answer of why we really need to think probiotics into our routines.

I usually don't eat out daily but I do have plenty of friends and family who do eat out most nights. Everyone doesn't cook home- cooked- from- scratch and we certainly don't all eat salads either. Most of us  are "in between organic,naturals and shelf foods. We are eating to survive not eating to be well. I like some are eating mostly shelf foods( foods bought in the store isles) and eating some fresh foods and organics. I would say I eat 80/20%. 

I eat 80 percent store bought foods and 20 percent fresh, organic or natural foods. Although I aim higher than that for organics( I have a husband who doesn't believe in organics) don't ask me why. Chalk it up to cynicism.

I had the opportunity to try Zenwise's Probiotic Supplements. I really did love having this opportunity because I know I need to up the ante on my good flora. I am one of those people who gets a tummy ache like clockwork after I eat, and especially if I eat out =anywhere!
 Zenwise is just easy to take, I was able to be sure I was getting another 15 million or so new microorganisms that were live, according to the label. Now I can't see inside my body, but I can feel a noticeable improvement in the after I ate. No belly ache! For me that was an Aha moment. Check Zenwiselabs.com out.




Want to increase this aha moment? I took it a step further. I used my stash of Essentia water to create a mini tonic. Well, I just took my supplements with my pH water from Essentia with each supplement. I figured why waste this precious water just on anything. If you want to check out my blog on my pH water and what I did with it check it here.


Eat greens, drink fresh juices and fresh ingredients and be happy.


Okay.. eat what makes you happy.. No.. that doesn't sound good either.

I got it.. eat well, be happy stay safe. But live outside of the box if you want to.

Oh, I'm new on Instagram. SMSBlawgg fun, fun...

Instagram




Smiles,






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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Quick Eye For The Straight Girl



Do a quick double take on that blog title and you will think you can't make sense of it. Your right, the title kinda leaves you to wonder what the hell am I doing here at Stuff Made Simple.  I'm reviewing a great product I uncovered recently- Radha EYE gel. This one trumps the Insta-Natural's eye youth serum by leaps. Here is the very very simple reason why.

* Radha's gel when placed directly on my upper eye lid and outter eye edges- firmed my eye! I could feel the product drawing in and firming that eye area. I could not believe how I felt it work.

That is why I wanted to share this with you. Yes, I am big on facial skin care and skin care in general, but OMG,, this was aha moment. A moment when I actually feel the gel sink in instantly and go to work doing it's job. Most serums work- eventually. Some won't work much at all depending on a few things. It is rare, very rare we instantly place a product on an area and we feel the improvement. I didn't video my application(which now of course, I regret) but I promise you(cross my heart) this product gave me a instant feeling of tightening, smoothing and the skin in the area the product was applied was velvety soft. I am utterly impressed.  I don't have crapey skin texture around the eye area but I feel confident in saying if you do, note ; this very well may work wonders for you!

It's THAT good.

* Retails online for about $17.00 plus shipping(unless you order $35.00 worth of other Amazon products- then shipping is free)

* Impressive ingredient list: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and cucumber.


 **Did I mention the company offers a MBG( Money Back Guarantee)?


Con's
One very major con for such a good product, is the .05 fl ounce package. Honestly, as soon as I realized this worked so well- I immediately started to pout- thinking how quickly this size will go buh-bye. (sniffle) Addicted much!?  Are you ready to throw all your other eye creams in the facial product "junk drawer"? I'm keeping just 3 eye products on hand. Dermalogica, Insta- Natural and Radha products.

If you have an awesome product that won't send me to the poor house let me know. Thank you for reading and I hope you get a chance to try this cream for yourself. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NBAKXIA?psc=1

Smiles
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Laundry Day,Pets and Company Coming





Just in the nick of time, my new laundry bags from Insidesmarts.com because today I had what felt like 20 loads of laundry to do. Moving from the farm house to a older in town home is hard my 2 dogs and 4 cats! With a big German Shepard like my dog Serious, you can bet there is constant cleaning and constant laundry!  Especially since the snow storms and chilly weather keep all the animals inside more often than when they are out.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE LAUNDRY BAGS?


  1. Quality design. The netting is tiny so most likely won't snag
  2. Rust Proof Zippers- IMPORTANT!
  3. 4 Bags per package 2 large & 2 medium sized - value


 I used the larger sized bags to wash my dogs toys.  As soon as I took them out of the packaging- I could visibly see the laundry bags would be great. They have a silky feel to the touch, and the small netting appears to be snag free. I am thrilled with these handy laundry bags, and next my wool sweater goes into the bag for a trial wash. This weekend I have family coming to visit- so I will be super busy. With the 6 pets, it never stops- the cleaning,the cleaning, the cleaning. I'm just so happy the toys are washed, safely and these bags help to avoid damage to my washer. They are a value at $30.00(remember 4 per package) but now the bags are on sale for $17.95!

When I logged onto the website, I noticed a "savvy shoppers get 20% off" icon. Seriously, at $17.95 these laundry bags are a total steal!!

Check the Inside Smarts website or the Amazon.com listing.
Smiles,
Cyndi




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Cleanse It and Forget It


Honestly, I think if I hear one more conversation on the benefits of getting a Colonic, I will scream. Never mind all the Internet chatter on cleanses in general(and smoothies). Recently, I saw an opportunity come my way to try a supplement that doesn't shout cleanse but states it is one. Coconut Cleanse in supplement form. My first reaction was,huh? Accompanied by a blank stare.

Coconut is another ingredient that we don't hear enough about right? I tried the coconut cleanse and here is my thoughts.

1. Easy Peasy- a few pops of a pill and I am starting my cleanse.
2. Works faster in my opinion- results are in the bag, or in movements if you know what I mean.
3.Gentler- I assume it's more gentle since I never had a colonic (and never will, thank you).
4. Slight increase in energy during my day.

I really feel as if I am slowly accomplishing better internal health when I take a product that matches with my over all goal of internal( gut) health. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't get any cramping or experience anything out of the ordinary. In my opinion this is a healthier, gentler cleanse for us frady cats. Save the colonics, and harsh cleanses for those tougher than me.




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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dead Sea and Me

A FEW DEAD SEA FACTS

The dead sea is one of the places on my bucket list. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, and the lowest point below sea level to be exact, the dead sea is 400 meters below sea level. The dead sea has a 37% salinity compared to table salt at 97%. The dead sea has so many minerals in it that mimic the minerals naturally found in our own bodies. Have you tried any products with dead sea minerals in it? I have...you can usually tell very quickly which products have a high amount of dead sea minerals and the high quality ingredients within the products. I love mud masks so putting two things together masks and minerals from the dead sea OMG you have my attention!

 Dead sea minerals are included in many cosmetics and have been included in cosmetics for thousands of years starting way back in Cleopatra's time. I have always been attracted to dead sea products just because of all the information on how healing the minerals are said to be. Maybe it's feeling like if by using the products I am more connected to Judea and all her history.

What's good about the DEAD sea?


The dead sea is below 18% sodium chloride and also contains bromide, calcium,magnesium and potassium. Lucky for me I don't have the spend the $600.00+ for a week hotel stay to soak up the goodies of the dead sea. I got to try a facial mud mask by Insta-Natural( I heart this company for their great high quality products) . This white 1 lb. tub of pure bliss left my skin tightend, all the oils and debris that I thought wasn't there was gone with my first use. I just felt as if my skin had been clarified- if that makes sense? Clear toned,refreshed skin- do you want some?

THE GOODS

* 1 LB of Mud will cost you about $24.97 on Amazon.
* No scent at all
*100% All Natural Ingredients
*Softens skin
* Can be used all over the body
* Healing properties of the Dead Sea
 Here you can see the mask isn't thick. It's fairly thing but not watery at all.

 In the photo above you can see the mask is starting to dry(the greyish white areas).

You can use this mask all over the body- anywhere you see fit. I also used this on my achy bits like the topside of my foot at a old surgery scar. The dead sea minerals are said to be detoxifying and healing so using it in areas that need healing or care is encouraged. Afterwards skin felt toned, velvety soft and clarified. Who doesn't deserve a healing and healthy mud mask as a just for "me" once a week treat?


Check this company and the Mineral Mud Mask out on your own.
http://instanatural.com/collections/body-hair/products/dead-sea-mud-mask



Wishing you wellness ...

Smiles,


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PH Water and Making Your Own Alkaline Water


Alkaline Water

Alkaline water is all the rage among wellness professionals. I searched the Internet for a good water alkalize but could not really find one that I would call affordable. I started to search for anything that could alkalize my fluid intake- and do it easily. I came across a pin on Pintrest that mentioned using lemons. I decided to search further to figure out why lemons are alkalizing to the body.  Oh, and I should share why I am interested in making my diet more alkaline. I have had to take a few trips to the doctors. Over the past eight months or so I have been to the ER for side pain, sometimes accompanied with a low fever.  I have had kidney stones in the past.

I read up, grabbed my fresh lemons( organic whenever possible) and made myself some alkalized water. This is said to cure(break up) kidney stones and detoxify the liver. It worked! I steadily drank lemon filtered water for 8 months at most meals and outside of meal time- especially in summer just to see if it works. I had to go back to the ER the following year only to discover that my stones were gone except for one small one( I had originally had several in each kidney) and now I was down to one in the left kidney= happy!  I really felt victorious over the pain and I got to see first hand how good water( filtered, clean water and lemons, fresh organic ones) can change my health. Since that time, I now have reserves of alkalized water sitting on my counter daily- I sip and smile daily knowing this works. 

The Power of pH Water



What is the big deal with Alkalized water anyway??  Our bodies should be between 7.3 to 7.4 ish and if it isn't somewhere between that area- you probably have internal issues like me. Most bottled water is just municipality water triple filtered and reverse osmosis. I will drink it, but I like calling it out for what it is. It is my understanding the only true American spring left is Poland Springs- and I also believe that spring was purchased by Nestle Brand( A Swiss based company). Here's what I do to make my own alkaline water as often as I can.

I use my stash of  Essentia Water. This water tastes so good, and by good I mean quenches my thirst for a tall chilly glass of this water. It really is hydration perfected. Essentia offers me something regular tap water cannot as well as other bottled waters- crisp, tasty water that is pH balanced. I am not sure why, but holding the bottle- it feeling heavy. When I opened it, I was surprised to see that it is filled just about up to the opening rim. The label ingredients( yes it has other things in it besides water) reads; Sodium Bicarbonate, dipotassium phosphate,magnesium sulfate, calcium chloride and it is bottled in Washington State. The bottle is BPA FREE as well. I did find it in a local store, retail price in my area was hefty at $4.00+ for a smaller size than the one I show in the photo below(scroll). 


Alkaline Water Recipe
You will need;

1 small lemon
1.5 Liter pH 9.5 Essentia bottled water ( or 2 bottles of Essentia water depending on container size)
Glass container with spicket to hold water

Rinse lemon under cool water removing any label of course
Slice lemon thinly remove seeds.

Fill glass container with sliced lemon(remember-seeds removed).
Fill glass container with Essentia water
Cover and let sit overnight(at least 12-20 hrs).


You may choose to remove the lemons when they sink to the bottom. This usually means all the life force of the lemons has been excreted. I hardly ever make it this far. I usually consume the water in two days tops.

 Enjoy! 
research online.
Di potassium: is a salt
Magnesium Sulfate; mineral

Interesting info on why companies demineralize bottled/tap water only to add minerals back in here in this forum. Do you have a favorite alkaline recipe or food recipe? I really would like to learn some new recipes that work!

Smiles as always..



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