Don’t Be So Clingy: Static Schmatic

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As the weather gets colder, I start to layer my clothing and wear a lot of hats. One thing I can’t stand is clingy clothes and fly-away hair. Static Schmatic sent me The Basic Essentials Kit, which includes anti static spray for clothes and hair, to review. Static Schmatic products claim to be a useful and easy way to manage static electricity while leaving no scent or residue. I certainly put their products to the test!

About Static Schmatic

  • Made with Pure, All-Natural ingredients
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Made in the USA
  • Does not test on animals
  • Free of harmful chemicals, toxins, scents, grease
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Made in small batches

 

Static Schmatic

If only Static Schmatic could fold laundry…

Static Schmatic comes in 3-ounce spray bottles. They have anti-static spray for:

  • Hair
  • Clothes (This variety also comes in a 12-ounce bottle.)
  • Kids
  • Pets
  • Men’s

One bottle is $8 USD (except Hair – $12). I received a sample of the clothes and hair – perfect for the winter!

Experience

Static Schmatic for Hair claims it is perfect for maintaining a great blowout. I had a keratin treatment done right before so I was a little nervous to apply this directly to my hair. It doesn’t have any harsh ingredients (distilled water, plant-based soap, coconut oil, glycerin and salt), so I decided to give it a whirl. I sprayed a few inches away, and it not only smelled fresh (kind of like baby powder), but it tamed my flyaways. It didn’t coat my hair or leave any build-up. It definitely helped keep my hair in place, especially after I took off my beanie hat. I also sprayed Static Schmatic directly on my hairbrush and on the inside of my hat. Next time I go to the salon, I will introduce Static Schmatic to my hairdresser since all of the styling tools she uses cause static. My hairdresser has to tame my wild locks with creams or serums so this would be a quick, organic way to manage my unruly pieces.

Static Schmatic for Hair

I do all of the laundry in my household. There is nothing worse than going for an article of clothing in the laundry basket and feel that electric energy running through your veins. That’s why I decided to keep Static Schmatic Solution for Clothes in a drawer in my guest room. I empty the laundry basket on the bed and spray with Static Schmatic. Not only is it an all-natural alternative to dryer sheets, but all of the clothes are now static free and extra clean from the quick spritz. Static Schmatic Solution for Clothes now accompanies me when I go clothing shopping. This has prevented me from getting shocked on multiple occasions and has saved time when deciding whether or not the clothing is a “yes” or “no.” If I wear layers, I spray this on each piece to reduce static – no one likes getting shocked!

I hope that Static Schmatic will come out with a bottle specifically for linens. I have been using the one on clothing for my dog’s blanket on my bed, their dog beds, and the carpet. I know it says the sprays are odorless, but they seem to have a fresh, clean, baby powder smell to me. It’s super refreshing.

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I think Static Schmatic is great. I love how they are people, pet, and planet friendly. My hair and clothing static has been drastically reduced. I am happy to use and support a business like Static Schmatic that actually cares about the ingredients they are putting in the bottle. Static Schmatic – I give you a thumbs up!

Visit Static Schmatic‘s website and check out their social media links on Facebook, You TubeInstagram and Pinterest.

Namaste.

Disclosure: I received two bottles of  Static Schmatic  complimentary for review purposes. All opinions within are my own. If you are interested in having your product on Realm of Vibes, e-mail realmofvibesdg@gmail.com for more information or fill out the form on my Contact page.

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A New Caffeine Fix: DirtyBird Energy Soaps

My husband and I often joke that we need an IV of caffeine since we make 8-10 cups of coffee every morning. Working in law enforcement and healthcare brings long, uncertain shifts, fueled often by a good attitude and numerous amounts of caffeinated beverages.

DirtyBird Energy Soaps are a new kind of caffeine fix. This new brand features caffeinated energy soaps in a reusable travel tin.

Dirtybird Energy Soaps come in three 5.5 oz varieties:

  • Original – Peppermint
  • Recover – Eucalyptus
  • Relax – Lavender (This is decaffeinated.)

DirtyBird Energy Soap

The Original soap bars are infused with caffeine and peppermint oil to energize the body and mind.  Scientific studies show caffeine absorbs through pores and hair follicles, which will energize the body even before your first cup of coffee in the morning.  Caffeine has also been used for years in spas on the skin as an anti-oxidant to reduce the look of aging and cellulite.

The Recover bars also contain caffeine and are specially formulated bar helps to gently exfoliate away the day’s dirt and grime to allow optimal absorption of arnica, Eucalyptus and Rosemary extracts. These therapeutic agents encourage faster healing of bumps, bruises, and inflammation so that you can prepare for your next day at school, big game or whatever life has to throw at you (or vice versa).

The Relax bars are perfect for anyone who has had a long day and just wanted to relax. They are infused with lavender, chamomile, rosemary, and ylang-ylang essential oils.  Each of these oils absorbs to relax the body and mind as well as soothe the skin.  An evening shower with Relax helps to promote a restful sleep allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

The soap isn’t the only thing that’s special! DirtyBird Energy Soap comes packaged in their patented reusable container, that snaps shut and allows you to take your soap anywhere; the gym, camping, or vacation. If you don’t have a need for the container, you can recycle it!

DirtyBird Energy Soap

DirtyBird Energy Soaps are available in singles ($5.99 USD), a 2-pack variety ($11.95 USD), 6 packs ($34.95 USD) or in a monthly subscription (6 for $29.95 USD), delivered right to your door every month!

DirtyBird Energy Soaps are made in the USA, all-natural, plant-based, and never tested on animals. They are dedicated to creating products to help productivity for active, busy lifestyles.  Whether it is at the office, during a workout, or raising children, they want to help everyone be at their best and most productive!

My Experience

Jason takes and morning shower and I take an evening shower. (And, sometimes, we swap or take 2 showers a day depending on our moods. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, people!)

I love how the soaps are round, big, and have the DirtyBird logo etched into each soap.

I think the soap container makes an awesome dish and prevents my tub from getting yucky.

DirtyBird Energy Soap

The Original is an ivory color soap smells like Peppermint. It wakes us right up and is super refreshing.

The Recover is an orange color soap and smells like Eucalyptus and Rosemary. I used this after my half marathon and enjoy that it invigorated my sore legs.

The Relax is an ivory soap with purplish jojoba specks throughout. It smells like Lavender and Chamomile. I love this soap right before bedtime. It is super relaxing.

All of the soaps lather nicely and wash without leaving any residue on my skin. The smell is present but subtle.

I would absolutely purchase DirtyBird Energy Soaps and would love to gift them for the upcoming holidays.

Do you want to win a 6 pack of DirtyBird Energy Soaps?

Rules: Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the continental USA. Winner must provide name, address, e-mail, and phone number within 24 hours of the close of the giveaway or another winner will be selected. You will receive a 6 pack of DirtyBird Energy Soaps (2 of each variety, $29.95 USD value). Contest begins October 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST and will conclude October 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST.

 Enter the DirtyBird Energy Giveaway!

Make sure you visit DirtyBird Energy on Instgram, Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: A 6 pack of DirtyBird Energy soaps were sent complimentary for review. All opinions within are my own. If you would like your products to be featured on Realm of Vibes, please contact realmofvibesdg@gmail.com or visit the Contact page. 

Homemade Face Wipes using Essential Oils

I have tried every single face wipe on the market. I am slowly but surely changing all of my beauty products to natural concoctions; not only saving money but improving my overall health using the therapeutic benefits of doTERRA’s essential oils. (If you would like to purchase doTERRA products, please shop HERE).

Here is what you will need to make your own face wipes:

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Directions

  1. Add 5 tablespoons of witch hazel, 20 drops of essential oils (could use more or less depending on your needs), 1/4 tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 1/4 tablespoon of water to your measuring cup. Mix together.
  2. Put cotton rounds into the airtight jar.
  3. Pour mixture over cotton rounds.
  4. Close jar and shake until mixture is well distributed.
  5. Voila! Now you have all natural face wipes!

I have played around with this recipe for the past 2 months. The first time I created this face wipes, I added too much Fractionated Coconut Oil. I have combination skin, so it definitely helped my dry areas but felt a little too slick for my liking on my oily spots. If you have dry skin, I would recommend adding more FCO.

What’s next?

I usually use my face wipes before bed to “wipe away my day.” I also like sleeping on a clean pillow each night. I also use these in the morning and after I exercise. They are super cleansing and keep my face clear of blemishes.

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Before bed, I apply doTERRA’s Immortelle. Immortelle is an anti-aging blend. It comes in a roller bottle. I make sure to apply it right below my eyes to negate any fine lines and wrinkles. A little goes a long way; lightly dab the oil on your face.

If you try my face wipes, place an order, or have any questions be sure to comment below.

If you are interested in my other DIY beauty products, check out my Homemade Mouthwash Using Essential Oils. 

Namaste.

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Plan a Cruelty-Free, At Home Spa Night

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by Leah of Skin & Satori 

Every now and then, everyone needs a little me time; and what better way to pamper yourself than to have a cruelty-free, at home spa night!  So light some candles, put on your PJ’s and get your favorite movie on the big screen.  This post will contain 5 simple steps to have a relaxing and revitalizing experience that only uses cruelty-free products. Before we begin, click here to read some interesting information on why you should buy cruelty-free skin care…

First Step – Treat your Hair

Give your hair a big messy hug with a home-made hair mask.  To give your hair some extra shine try this Honey Banana Shine mask.  Or to add more moisture, try the Avocado & Egg Yolk Mask.

Avocado & Egg Yolk Hair Mask

  • ½ an avocado
  • 2 egg yolks

Mix ingredients well. Apply to wet or dry hair and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing and washing hair.

Hair Mask

Apply a Hair Mask

Second Step – Draw a Bath

After you have washed your hair mask out, draw a bath!  It’s so relaxing and gets your skin soft for the upcoming steps. To get your skin soft and moisturized then you can either add a DIY Soothing Oatmeal Bath sachet; find the recipe here.  Or, add a bath bomb!  LUSH have the best cruelty-free bath bombs with heaps of options.

Soak for as long as you want and make sure you take your book with you!

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Third Step – Give your Face some Love

Working from the top down, start with giving your face some intense hydration and nourishment.

My top pick would be to start with a mask such as the Leahlani Mermaid Mask, which is suitable for all skin types.  This gorgeous mask will help to purify and renew the complexion. This emerald beauty will feed your skin a nutrient dense blend of super food ingredients that will strengthen the skin cells, boost circulation, fight breakouts and add moisturize.

Next, use a hydrating toner such as Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator.  This toner is full of so many amazing organic ingredients that help not only hydrate and tone but calm any redness or irritation.  Improves elasticity, detoxifies and brightens your skin.  This is one of the best toners on the market!

Lastly, use a facial oil or moisturizer.  My picks for a decadent spa night would be either The Jojoba Company Jojoba Oil or Korres Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer in Pomegranate.

Fourth Step – The Hands and The Feets

Mani/Pedi time!  Moisturize your hands with Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream. And for your feet use Heel Chemistry by The Chemistry Brand (part of the Deciem company)  For your nail polish some great options are e.l.f., Wet n Wild, Barry M, China Glaze and ORLY.

Fifth Step – Look after your insides!

Your insides are just as important to look after so make sure you finish your night with a light, healthy meal and a refreshing fruit infused water:

Strawberry-Basil Infused Water

  • 2 cups of water or sparkling water
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • handful basil
Strawberry Basil Infused Water

Strawberry-Basil Infused Water

OR

Blueberry-Lime Infused Water

  • 2 cups of water or sparkling water
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 cup blueberries, whole
  • 1 1/2 limes, sliced

The Importance of Self Care

Self-care is important for your mental and physical health. If you don’t practice self-care, your relationships may suffer.  Self-care is important for your physical body as well as your mind, soul and overall health.

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Some people think self-care is selfish or inconsiderate. Self-care can actually make you more effective and energetic. When you avoid things that make you feel physically and mentally capable, you deplete your confidence and self-esteem. Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself, and can be called self-love. It produces positive feelings, which improves confidence and self-esteem.

Self-care is important for your family and friends. They can learn from you, so setting functional boundaries to take care of yourself shows them that they also need to put themselves first and not overextend or overwork. Unhealthy relationships form when you don’t take time for your needs.

Have an Cruelty-Free Spa Night

Plan your next Cruelty-Free Spa Night!

Click here for more self-care ideas.

Don’t feel guilty to take time for yourself to have an at home spa night.  It’s not only good for your skin, hair, and nails but your mind and overall health. It recharges your mental batteries when you focus on something that makes you happy.  So be sure to try to have an at home spa night at least once a month or when you need to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Do you have any steps that you include in your at home spa nights?

Thank you, Leah of Skin & Satori for guest posting on Realm of Vibes.  Make sure you follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

An At Home Spa Night Using Only Cruelty-Free Products

If you would like to guest post on Realm of Vibes, please go to the Contact page and fill out the form. Realm of Vibes believes very strongly in using cruelty free products, and encourages you to only support businesses who don’t test on animals. 

Jordan Essentials – Lotion Bar & Make-up Review

One of the reasons why I started Realm of Vibes was to feature women with small businesses. I want to help them grow and prosper. I am a big supporter of MLM businesses; not only because I am a consultant for one, but they allow flexibility and the opportunity to earn and income. This blog post features Jordan Essentials Consultant, Vanessa Janis, who graciously sent me some products to review.

About Jordan Essentials:

  • Made in the USA
  • Made with botanical, natural ingredients
  • Products are free from toxins such as DEA, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aluminum, Quaternium 15
  • Offers a plethora of bath and body products, face care and anti-aging products, mineral makeup and fragrances.

The products:

  • Lotion Bar
    • It all began with a Lotion Bar! This is a solid bar of lotion with a beeswax base and natural oils to help moisturize. All you should do is rub the bar on the areas that need help (hands, elbows, feet) and go! There are 8 varieties to choose from at the time of this post (Oatmeal & Honey, Guavaberry & Gogi, Coconut Lime, Sea Spa, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Lavender and Eucalyptus, Bergamot and Sandalwood, Naturally Unscented).
    • Price: $9 USD for 1.5 ounces, comes in a tin for easy portability
    • My thoughts: I love this Lotion Bar! I am now an occupational therapist doing homecare so I am constantly using hand sanitizer and washing my hands. I keep this in my bag to moisturize because my hands are getting dry and cracked. The portability factor is awesome. The tin won’t get crushed. The Oatmeal & Honey variety has a nice scent that isn’t overbearing. It reminds me of the hand salve my dad used to use when we were a kid. It does feel a little waxy, but my hands are so dry it absorbs within a few minutes. I would absolutely purchase the Jordan Essentials Lotion Bar.

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  • Tinted Moisturizer
    • This moisturizer is double duty, providing color and coverage with minerals offering natural SPF coverage.
    • Levels 1 (Light) through 6 (Deep) – to cover a variety of skin tones.
    • Price: $20 USD for 2 fluid ounces
    • My thoughts: I am picky with moisturizers. I usually apply a makeup primer, then a face cream or serum, then my foundation. I typically don’t use tinted moisturizers. I applied my makeup primer, then applied the tinted moisturizer with a brush. One word: thick. I really have to blend this into my face, but the final result has my face looking even and smooth. It doesn’t feel too heavy, either. The #3 (Light) was perfect for my skin tone. It’s not too light, and not to dark. It gives me a natural look.
  • Powder
    • I usually use a liquid foundation, but have a few powders from my monthly makeup subscription bag. The Jordan Essentials mineral powder claims to be natural and weightless, while providing coverage.
    • Levels 1 (Light) through 6 (Deep) – to cover a variety of skin tones.
    • Price: $20 USD for 8 grams
    • My thoughts: I took another make-up brush and lightly dusted my face with the powder. My husband hates when I wear a full face of makeup, so this is perfect because it goes nicely over the tinted moisturizer, gives me a little glimmer, and is weightless. I am happy with the result!

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I really liked enjoyed using the Jordan Essentials products. The Lotion Bar is my everyday companion, and the make-up makes me look naturally beautiful. I am happy that Jordan Essentials is cruelty free, doesn’t have harmful toxins, and is made in the USA.

About Vanessa Janis

Vanessa started with Jordan Essentials when she was looking for a way to be able to work from home while on maternity leave with her youngest son, Jordan.  While she was browsing online, she became intrigued by the name of the company, and discovered that Jordan Essentials sells all natural products. It was very important to her to provide safe, healthy products for herself and her family. With Jordan Essentials, she could find everything that she loved from Makeup, Skin Care, Bath and Body Products, and a Baby Line! She is now a Director with Jordan Essentials and has recently earned her first incentive trip.  She will be going to Cancun next month! Vanessa is ready to help you select products to live your best life.

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Visit Vanessa’s website to shop here.

Like Vanessa’s page on Facebook and follow her on Instagram.

Disclaimer: I reviewed items from Jordan Essentials Consultant Vanessa Janis in return for a review and posts on social media platforms. All views within are authentic and my own. Have you considered featuring your business or service on Realm of Vibes? Please visit my Collaborate page or e-mail realmofvibesdg@gmail.com to get started. 

Namaste.