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Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box – March 2017 Review & Giveaway

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I love subscription boxes! From reading Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’, I know that one of my main ‘Love Languages’ is the giving and receiving of gifts, and wow, some of the subscription boxes out on the market nowadays are one heckuva gift!

Normally, I’m into the geeky, sci-fi fandom type of boxes, or even the ultra kawaii ones, but this time, I was happy to take a walk on the DIY & natural health side!

My journey began with Simply Earth’s Essential Oil Recipe Box for March 2017! ($39.99 USD per month for subscriptions, Simply Earth estimates that the value of the included items would be approx. $200 USD if purchased elsewhere individually.)

They sure pack a lot into that box!  Mine came with 5 essential oils (100% pure, therapeutic grade), a stack of recipe cards on a binder ring for putting those oils to work, a couple of small glass vials for storing any diffuser blends I whipped up, and…..drumroll please….everything I needed to make my own….SOAP!!!  That’s right, everything – molds and some melt-able soap base (a LOT of that was included, so I can make lots of soap!)

I’d never made soap before, but I see all these handmade soaps of every conceivable sort everywhere lately, and I wanted in on that – making my own, chemical-free soaps – ones that smelled exactly the way I wanted them to.  So I was VERY glad to get a chance to take a crack at churning out my own sudsy goodness!

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But first, a little licorice interlude – I dropped some of the box’s anise oil into my diffuser necklace and the whole world was smelling like licorice! YUM!!

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Then I got to work, melting the base (really easy!) adding the ingredients, doing a little stirring…

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And then a little pouring…

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Then I needed to let it cool & harden (I popped it into the freezer and that speeded things up a bit…)

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I popped it out of the mold – and voila! I had made my very own bar of Orange Cream Exfoliating Soap! Huzzah!! 😀

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Here is my video review of this box if you’d like to watch me make the soap step-by-step!

One of my favorite things about Simply Earth (besides their awesome boxes :D) is that they donate 13% of their profits to end human trafficking!  That’s really incredible and I’m really happy about that!  Use code “SIMPLYFREE” and get first month FREE w/diffuser purchase!

Also on my list of favorite things about this awesome company, is that they are letting me host a giveaway of one of their terrific Essential Oil Recipe boxes that come with oils and all the things you need to make the main DIY item!

Just complete the entries on the Rafflecopter below and you’ll be entered into the giveaway! 😀

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Giveaway Entries & Rules (In case something goes wonky with the Rafflecopter form, you can still easily complete all the entries with the links below. 😀

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1) 3 ways to enter (plus extra bonus entry):

-Subscribe to my YouTube channel:  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QCde-pSVLuP10hRDGLbKA?&ytbChannel=Geeker%20Joy1

-Leave a comment below on this Review/Giveaway post.

-Follow me on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/geekerjoy2017/

**BONUS ENTRY**  **BONUS ENTRY** **BONUS ENTRY**
– Visit Simply Earth’s website and take a little look around 😀
http://simplyearth.com?rfsn=542368.d319e   THEN, just comment below:  “Bonus Entry – I visited the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box website.”

2) You can do all three methods…one time each for a  total of 3 entries, and if you do the BONUS entry, that will make a total of 4 entries!
3) Giveaway open to residents of USA, Age 18+
4) Prize fulfillment will be from SimplyEarth and may take up to  4-6 weeks to receive.
5) Entry period is until 11:59 EST (New York time) on 4/8/17
6) Winner will be chosen by random drawing and will be notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond with a shipping address or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck! 😀

*Simply Earth provided me with one of their monthly subscription boxes (est. value $39.99 USD) to facilitate this review. The opinions contained in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way by Simply Earth. I received no monetary compensation for this review or giveaway.

 

Review of intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger (Sponsored Post) #intelliarmor

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When I first purchased my Kindle tablet, I was given the option of shelling out another $25 for a special Kindle charger that would power up my Kindle in about 4 hours, rather than take almost double that with a regular charger. Occasionally, immediate gratification can be nice to indulge in so I got one.  The only problems were that the thing kept getting misplaced, and I was out of luck if I wanted to use it to charge both my Kindle AND my cellphone at the same time, especially if I’m in a hurry and need both devices in a flash!

Well, my days of having to choose which device gets the love first are over! 😀

I was given the opportunity** to check out a little powerhouse (pun intended! 😀 ) of a multi-device charger called the intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger that retails for a mere $14.99 on amazon.

What this petite device does is allow me to charge BOTH my kindle AND my cell phone at the same time – and it does it at the same ACCELERATED SPEED that my teensy (and often misplaced) old 1-device charger did!

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The intelliARMOR also has 4 ports available, so if I decide to go ahead and get that additional tablet for the kids that I’ve been mulling over (so I can actually get to use my own Kindle once in a while 😀 ) then I can get that one charged just as lickety split as the other electronics I’ve tried out on it to put it through it’s paces.

The intelliARMOR charger is a piece of cake to use and my kids caught on quick.  Before I knew it, they sneakily snagged it right out from under me and scurried off to their room to re-charge the Kindle in a jiffy.  They had about 30 hungry cats to feed in the Minecraft game they were playing.

You can purchase the intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger here:

http:// www.amazon.com/dp/B01BNBCHDM  –  and don’t forget to use this special 20% off discount code just for TwiceBlessedLife readers:  SmartPwr

(Thank you intelliSMART, for the discount code! 😀 )

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 Get Fast, Technologically Advanced Charging Technology for $19.95!
 

 

The intelliARMOR 4-port USB charger is not your standard charger! With a compact, innovative design and state of the art technology that provides fast, convenient charging while ensuring safe, high quality results. Using intelliSMART charging technology, you can charge iPhones, iPads, Androids and smartphones, eliminating the need for multiple chargers. Save time and space with a single charger that enables you to charge up to four devices at one time. 
 


 Safe, Convenient Charging Technology 

*INPUT: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.4A 

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*Get Quality Charging Catered Directly Toward Your Devices’ Charging Needs 

 

Thin and lightweight while providing maximum charging speeds, the 4-port charger offers USB-enabled device rapid charging. It is small and easy to transport, so you can take it along wherever you need to go. It has a very accommodating size, measuring 3 inches by 2.5 inches. As an added safety precaution, the charger has circuitry that accurately detects the needs of each separate device so you can count on it getting the proper charge without overcharging. 
 

 

 Small, Portable Size; High Quality Charging in a Small Package 
 

 

Use it like you would any other charger, simply plug it in and attach any existing USB charging cable. That’s it, you’re ready to go. Charging begins right away and will stop automatically once your device has reached a full charge. Keep all your devices fully charged and ready to go with intelliARMOR.

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**The manufacturer provided me with a free intelliARMOR charger to facilitate this review and I received a small, additional monetary compensation.  Compensation received in no way influenced my opinion of the product or this review. #SponsoredPost #intelliarmor

Mommy’s not-so-guilty pleasure: @Zevia Soda Review and #Giveaway

hugsodaI may be a green-smoothie-making mom who avoids feeding my family junk whenever I can, but I’m only human and sometimes temptation sneaks up on me, seductively whispering sweet nothings in my ear and my resolve wavers.

One of my guilty pleasures is soda.  It’s usually something I can only very rarely indulge in, because either it has empty calories and nasty ingredients, or it has carcinogenic non-calorie sweeteners and nasty ingredients. None of that is anything I’d want my kids to drink.  And oh, is it addicting!

But sometimes I really really really want some soda!

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Lucky me (and you!), I’ve found Zevia zero calorie sodas that are sweetened with natural stevia and monkfruit!  No calories, no carcinogens, no artificial sweeteners and lots of great flavors!

MomsMeetSM sent me a whole case to try out on my family! All of the flavors were pretty good, but our favorites out of the 15 flavor line-up are: Cream, Cola, Caffeine-Free Cola, Dr. Zevia, Ginger Ale, Ginger Root Beer and Lemon-Lime.  And something I was pretty surprised about was that the colors for some of the flavors like Orange and Grape, were clear!  None of the clothing-staining, unnatural coloring  in those that comes with conventional sodas!  And none of them had any weird aftertaste that zero-calorie sodas sometimes have.

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Seems like my “guilty” pleasure has become “guiltless”! 😀  And I can’t tell you what immense pleasure I had when one of my little girls earnestly approached me as I was enjoying Zevia’s Ginger Ale and started lecturing me on watching my calories and I could smugly point out to her that this was actually a SAFE soda for mommy to drink! 😀

Then she asked if it had any GMOs in it. 😀 (Zevia is actually in the midst of the Non-GMO verification process, and estimates that they could be certified sometime in 2014!)

If you would like to try out Zevia for yourself, You can check here to find where Zevia is sold in your area! Here’s a link to some coupons to save money on your next purchase on Zevia!

And if you’re feeling lucky, 5 readers can win a voucher for a FREE 4- or 6-pack of Zevia in our giveaway below! 😀

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Zevia is the original naturally sweetened, zero calorie soda with no sugar and no artificial sweeteners. This tasty treat comes in 15 familiar, favorite flavors including Cola, Black Cherry, Cream Soda, Grapefruit Citrus and Ginger Ale.

Consider it the smarter soda go-to for you and your family. Zero calories, naturally sweetened and delicious; Zevia is the soda trifecta of awesomeness.

• Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is sweetened naturally with a unique blend
of high purity Stevia (grown right here in the US!) and Monk Fruit.
• Zevia comes in 15 different flavors, including Ginger Root Beer,
Strawberry, Cherry Cola, and many more.
• This soda contains no calories, sugar or artificial sweeteners.
• No worries! It’s totally Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten-Free!
• The retail price for a 6-pack of Zevia ranges from $3.99 to $5.99.

Connect with Zevia online to see their latest products and get exclusive
access to discounts and special offers!

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facebook.com/zevia
twitter.com/zevia
instagram.com/zevialife
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*Text in italics was provided by Moms MeetSM.

**I received this product for free from the sponsor of
the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC,
who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a
Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product
and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group
LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Escape Monthly Luxury Box Giveaway!

 

 

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Escape Monthly—the “Vacation in a Box” that brings subscribers to a new destination every month—is going to Colorado for their January box.

Escape Monthly is excited to introduce the world to the tastes, sights, and unique character of the state, and has partnered with local small businesses like Whitegirl Salsa, Colorado Aromatics, Jackson’s Honest Chips, and Pike Peak Rocks. The service hopes to drive interest in the state while providing its members with high-quality products and a fun experience.

Each delivery of Escape Monthly includes authentic local products from that month’s destination. In December the service brought its subscribers to Italy with products like imported Italian Olives, Black Truffle Body Lotion, and organic hazelnut spread.

Escape Monthly wants to offer my readers who subscribe here:

  • A 20% off FOR LIFE coupon code COLORADOESCAPE 

And a chance to win a FREE Escape Monthly box of their very own!

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***Italicized text provided by Escape Monthly, who also will provide one Escape Monthly box as a giveaway prize to my readers.  This is not a review and the opinions expressed in the text are not my own.  No other compensation was received.

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