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Monday, April 20, 2015

GoPure Naturals Argan Oil Review

I'm growing my hair out, and the longer my hair gets the more the ends of my hair need TLC. The dry, thirsty ends of my hair love argan oil. goPure Naturals Argan Oil is a treat that my hair really likes.

goPure Naturals Argan Oil is 100% natural with no additives. It is made with high-quality, organic argan oil. I find it works well to eliminate frizz and moisturize my hair. I use it only on the ends of my hair, and only a bout two or three drops at a time. Argan oil can be used on the body, hair, and for moisturizing nails. I've mostly used it on my hair and am quite pleased. This is quickly on its way to becoming a staple in my hair care routine.
goPURE Organic Argan Oil Benefits for Hair:
    • Reduces Frizz and Works ans Anti-Frizz While Detangling Waves and Curls
    • Deeply Nourishes and Hydrates Dry Scalp - Helping to Reduce Dryness and Flakiness
    • 100% Natural, Paraben Free, No added Fragrance or Color
    • Naturally Removes Split Ends and Leaves Hair Silky Soft
    •Dramatically Improves Color Treated or Damaged Hair - Leaving it Silky Soft, Manageable and Beautiful!

goPure Argan Oil comes in a 4 oz. bottle and is available on Check out goPure Natural's Facebook page.

I received a free product in exchange for my honest review, via a promotion from

GoPure Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil Review

I love the smell of peppermint oil. It is invigorating and lifts my mood. I started using peppermint oil a few years ago combined with lavender oil, when I discovered the MigraStick. Peppermint oil is great mixed with shea butter or coconut oil for a nice-smelling body moisturizer. I've been using goPure Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil, and it is very useful.

The menthol in peppermint oil has a cooling and anti-inflammatory effect. I recently came across an article that touted the performance enhancing quality of peppermint. The smell of peppermint has been shown to lessen feeling of exertion and  improve mood.

goPure Naturals Peppermint Oil is 100% natural and cold pressed.There are no added ingredients. It has a variety of uses, which makes the larger size bottle that it comes in great! So many essential oils normally come in a little bottle, and they are costly. This four ounce size is very economical. Only a tiny bit is needed at a time, so this bottle should last a long time. It's also great smelling! Below is an excerpt from the product information.
  • Peppermint oil is one of the world’s most commonly used essential oils, with a history that dates back as far as 3,000 years. It offers a pleasant, uplifting scent that has been used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, from bad breath to depression. Modern research proves that it stimulates several regions of the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body.
  • With a high concentration of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium, it is a highly effective treatment for digestive disorders. Administering peppermint oil is easy; simply place a couple drops in a glass of water, and then drink.
  • Peppermint oil has been proven to have a positive effect on the respiratory system. Whether it is used as a chest rub or is inhaled through a vaporizer, it quickly clears the respiratory tract and provides fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis and cold-related symptoms.
  • Pure peppermint oil can be used topically to relieve muscle pain, headaches or to simply give skin a vibrant, healthy glow. Its healing properties have been recognized for centuries, and it has been a staple in many medicine cabinets for generations.
 goPure Naturals Peppermint Oil is available on at a very reasonable price. Also check out their Facebook page.

I received a free product in exchange for my honest review, through a promotion by 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review: Body Cognition - The Method

I’ve had poor posture and suffered from migraines and other aches for some time. I’ve always believed that good posture is important to health and looking good. I’ve  sought exercises and ways to improve my posture and get rid of my rounded shoulders. I recently read Body Cognition— The Method by Josepha Michaeli looking for ideas to help.

Body Cognition is a combination of education and training in exercises to use our body correctly. The body is a tool, with proper use being important. Poor posture and incorrect use of our body can affect our health, causing pain and much more. This book is at attempt to explain and display its practical implementation. It is written by Josepha Michaeli, an acclaimed Israeli physiotherapist and physical education teacher. More information about the author and Body Cognition can be found on the Body Cognition's website.

The Amazon description states that the book is target towards “all those interested in their body and health and want to delve deeper into the body out of personal and intellectual inquisitiveness” and professionals dealing with all the body therapy disciplines.  All readers are supposed to be able to find what they are looking for in accordance with their level of interest and depth.

I had hoped this book would have some practical lessons and exercises one could do to improve their body’s posture and muscular support. As a layperson, found this this book seems to be intended for professionals or those involved with bodywork.  At times, I felt this verbose, jargon filled book was over my head. It reads like a textbook for practitioners or students planning to enter the field. It is packed with information about human anatomy and the body’s functioning. After the first chapter, I realized that the practical exercises, movements, and information about implementing the method that I sought probably would not be found here. The book covers lots of the whys regarding the need for body cognition, but lacks much of the hows. The book did reinforce my belief that the body does work as a machine, and if part of it is off then it doesn’t work at its optimum level. My key problem is that I work at a desk in a sedentary job, and "prolonged immobility" and continuous, monotonous actions are bad.

Body Cognition— The Method is available as an ebook on

In closing, I will say that I was disappointed, as this book was not what I had hoped. I received the book (through a promotion) in return for providing a review, otherwise I probably would not have continued reading the book past the first chapter, and I would normally not bother with writing a review. It’s not necessarily a bad book, just not a book meant for me.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

InstaNatural Lavender Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil Review

Some time ago I blogged about the MigraStick. It contains lavender and peppermint essential oils, which are supposed to help relieve migraine symptoms. Lavender oil is known for its relaxing property, while peppermint oil cools and refreshes. Over the years, I’ve kept these two essential oils on hand. Sometimes I use them in an aromatherapy diffuser, and other times I use a bit combined with coconut oil to use on my skin.
bottles of InstaNatural Lavender Essential Oil InstaNatural Peppermint Essential Oil

Recently I got some lavender and peppermint essential oils from InstaNatural. These essential oils from InstaNatural come in four-ounce bottles, which are a much larger size than essential oils usually come in. These two popular oils can be used for multiple purposes, and this larger size is convenient. When using essential oils, only a drop or two are needed.

InstaNatural Lavender essential oil and Peppermint essential oil smell quite potent. InstaNatural’s Lavender Essential Oil is extracted from the oil glands of the Lavendula Offincinalis plant. It does not contain any fillers or added ingredients. Lavender oil can be used as a linen spray, in homemade soaps and creams, or just for sniffing for calming and relaxing. InstaNatural’s Peppermint Essential Oil comes from the Mentha Piperita herb. Its minty aroma is refreshing and reduces stress.

IntaNatural products, including their essential oils, are sold on

Disclosure – I received the two essential oil products, mentioned above, free in return for my honest review through a promotion.