7.15.2019

The Most Unusual and Effective Products on Amazon

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Hello friends,

Today is Prime Day on Amazon, and I'm going to be sharing some products that I've purchased from Amazon, that have turned out to be excellent purchases. Many of these have really changed my daily life for the better.

I know some of you enjoy my recommendations and other do not... That's OK! You can always skip the posts that do not interest you. I am always grateful when a trusted source recommends something that is useful to me. And I always ask for discount codes. Today's post will feature some favorite Amazon finds as well as other deals I have found.



Prime Day is today and tomorrow. So let's get into these unusual, yet effective items.


From the people who sent me the neck and shoulder massager, comes the Naipo foot massager. This foot massager has heat, shiatsu massage functions and air bag cushions. It's really nice. If you have sensitive feet, just know that this is a strong massage. It's very welcome for me at the end of the day. Out of the Amazon products featured in the video, this is the only one that was sent to me to review.



We recently re-did our toy storage and I purchased these storage cubbies. I normally go to Ikea for furniture like this, but these are from Amazon and are a great price. I highly recommend for toy storage.

Cubical Storage


Storage bins



Sinus Irrigation This one is life-changing for people with sinus issues. It pulses saline water into your nasal cavity and is the only way I am able to fully clear my nasal passages. I can't recommend this one enough for people with sinus problems.




Foot file
This is the miracle foot file I have spoken of before. If you have cracked and dry heels, this will take care of the problem.



Drain Millipede I love the Drain Millipede! I stick this down our sink drains and pull up all kinds of gunk. It really does work and is very affordable.



Floral laptop case This is a wonderful alternative to the standard black or grey laptop cases. This one is well-made and pretty.



clear computer stand The clear computer stand is a great way to add more space to your desk and to protect your computer. It would go with any decor too.


E-Cloth
These weren't featured in my video today, but E-cloth reached out to me to let you know that they are 15% off on Amazon for Prime Day. Here are the links: The Deep Clean Mop, Window Pack (includes the Glass and Polishing Cloth), Washing Up Pad, Dusting Cloths, Window Genie , Window Dynamo

E-Cloth's own website is also having a major sale that coincides with prime day, so you can view that sale here.

Audio Books
One of my favorite aspects of Amazon is their Audible subscription, which allows me to listen to audiobooks each month at an affordable membership price.

Teami Blends

I wanted to give you an update on the Teami Blends tea. I requested their green powder to try because I am interested in adding more nutrition to my food. So since trying the Bloom Tea, I've also tried the Refresh tea (which is a mint tea with dried mango, dried strawberry, and rosebuds). Refresh is very, well refreshing! I made it for my sister and she loved it. I've also tried their greens blend. This is very potent and strong. I believe I will be waiting until I'm finished breastfeeding to use this as it has matcha in it, but it is very potent and powerful and would be great for anyone looking to add greens to their diet. I have also been using their butterfly toner with tea. This is great to set makeup, and refresh skin, although it does have a perfumey smell, which is worth mentioning if that bothers you. It has a lovely refreshing feel. Use code JLS30 for 30% off.

And one final non-amazon discount to share: Many of you are loving the Mott & Bow Jeans! They are truly a find. My discount code JLS10 gives you 10% off and is valid until July 31.

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Comment of the Week
On last week's post, 3 More Articles on Dress, Kim writes, "I love this! Mothers should dress well because "the calling of being a homemaker and mother is worthy and important..." That's so true! It takes no more time to put on something presentable than it does yoga pants. When my kids were younger and we were homeschooling, I wore makeup and nice clothes, even if it was a day we weren't leaving the house. It really made a difference in my attitude and our whole day. Now that I'm a part-time teacher, I still enjoy dressing presentably on my non-teaching days."


I hope you found today's reviews helpful. Let us know what your favorite finds are on Amazon. What have you discovered there that has improved your everyday life?


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7.12.2019

Shaye Elliott + Jennifer L. Scott Interview | Elliott Homestead Daily Connoisseur

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My interview series continues on The Daily Connoisseur with author, homesteader and YouTuber extraordinaire, Shaye Elliott from The Elliott Homestead.



I had so much fun chatting with Shaye! She and I have a lot in common: we both have four children, we both homeschool, we are both writers, and we share a lot of the same life philosophies. I just know that you will love our conversation. I didn't want it to end and I hope that Shaye will come back to be a guest on the channel again.

Here is a list of Shaye's books: The Elliott Homestead: From Scratch: Traditional, whole-foods dishes for easy, everyday meals, Welcome to the Farm: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead and Seasons at the Farm: Year-Round Celebrations at the Elliott Homestead.

Shaye's essential oil link for doTERRA can be found here. And her blog can be found here.

I hope you enjoy today's video and that you have a lovely weekend!

I would love to hear your thoughts on all of the topics that Shaye and I discussed.



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7.11.2019

Historical Dress Every Day | Dressing to Improve Manners | 3 More Articles on Dress

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I have three more intriguing articles on dress to discuss with you in today's video.



People who dress in historical dress on a daily basis, dressing up to improve manners, and the mess of modern power dressing are all on the table today.

Let's dive into these interesting articles:


I don’t see jeans in my future’: the people who wear complete historical dress – every day
This article introduces us to Zack MacLeod Pinsent, who likes to dress in Regency-era attire on a daily basis.

Suggested: Crow's Eye Productions is a wonderful YouTube channel with fascinating videos on historical dress. My children and I enjoy watching these videos together.


To solve Britain's rudeness epidemic we need to start dressing well by Celia Walden This article was shared with me by Emily R.
Every summer, something curious happens to the men inside Ascot’s Royal Enclosure. Doors and gates are held open for women, hands extended to help us down stairs and top hats doffed in our direction, as though, for that one week a year, young British men have decided to play at being chivalrous vintage gents – before leaving the manners and morning suits in a rumpled pile on the floor at the end of the day. Last Friday, it hit me: they’re playing that part because they’re dressed for it.

... and finally The Mess of Modern Power Dressing
The dress codes of influence and authority are one big mass of confusion — just look at the Oscars and Congress, at Goldman Sachs and the recent runways. But is that a bad thing?

In today's video I share my thoughts on each of these articles. I would love to know your thoughts below and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.

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Comment of the Week
Regarding the July Chic Assignment, Charlene writes, "Hi Jennifer, Thank you for reminding me about André Rieu. I discovered him on a PBS concert on TV one evening and couldn’t believe how happy everyone at the concert was and how much joy the orchestra seemed to be feeling. Everyone was swaying back and forth, people were dancing in the aisles and, at some points, singing along. What a wonderful thing to watch. So uplifting! Needless to say, I’ve already watched his video and I look forward to the other assignments for this month."


Charlene, thank you for taking part in The Chic Assignment! I have so much fun choosing the assignments each month and delving into André Rieu's work has been truly enriching.


Thank you for joining me for today's video. I would love to hear your thoughts on all three articles on dress. I'll see you tomorrow for a very exciting interview with Shaye Elliot of The Elliot Homestead.


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7.08.2019

Homeschooling : How Did Our Second Year Go?

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Hello friends,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! We had another earthquake on Friday... Thankfully everything and everyone is OK.



I continue to take it easy this week so this blog post is going to be light.

Today's video is a homeschooling update for those of you who have been asking for one. We had another great year full of discovery and I share my thoughts and how I am adapting and improving going forward.

Here are a list of Charlotte Mason books:

Home Education by Charlotte Mason , Habits by Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason, Formation of Character Charlotte Mason, Karen Andreola A Charlotte Mason Companion



As usual, I love to hear from you, whether you are a homeschool family or not. How did your school year go? Please leave your comments below so we can connect together. If you are a homeschooling family please introduce yourself in the comments and let us know how your year went.


With love,

Jennifer


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7.06.2019

Turkey Shepherd's Pie Packed with Veggies | Freezer Meal | Makes 3

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You know how I like to cook... I like to make traditional family-friendly meals, usually without a recipe, and pack them with veggies as much as possible.



If at all possible, I like to double or triple the recipe and freeze the meals as well because (say it with me now) Being Chic is Being Prepared!



Today's video is a collaboration with the family from Easy Freezer Meals. If you want to see a professional's take on freezer meals, check out Eric and his family's videos. They live in Panama and run a freezer meal business. They have freezer meals for every occasion! Be sure to visit their channel and tell them I said, "hello".



OK, on to the turkey shepherd's pies.

I really just used what ingredients I had on hand and I urge you to do the same. If you don't have something that I am listing here, don't worry about it. Just substitute it for something else.

First, I sauteed 6 chopped carrots and two chopped onions in some olive oil.

I sprinkled the veggies with salt, pepper, ground turmeric, cumin seed, celery salt (I did not measure, but roughly 1/2 Tbs of each... also you don't have to use these spices... use what you have on hand and/or like. Salt and pepper to taste).

Add two cups chopped mushrooms and sauté.

Set vegetables aside.

Cook 5 1/2 lbs ground turkey (this is about four of those packs from Costco). Once it is browned, drain, and reintroduce the vegetable to the pot. Add 1 lb power greens (or spinach or kale... whatever you like).

Divide meat and vegetable mixture between three pans.

Layer shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top of meat.

Add mashed potatoes on top of that (I used roughly 9 medium to large potatoes)

If eating right away, put in 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

If freezing, cover properly and label your dish. You can bake this directly from frozen if you like at 350 degrees F for about two hours. Or, you can thaw in the refrigerator the night before and cook at 375 degrees F for around 40 minutes.

That's it! My message with these videos is that you don't need to overcomplicate things... Have fun experimenting in the kitchen and finding out what your family loves. If you have young children who are adverse to eating vegetables, pack your meals with them.

If you are not able to use casserole dishes for your freezer, these disposable foil casserole dishes (30 pack) from Amazon are helpful.

I hope you enjoyed today's video. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday!


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7.05.2019

Rebound with Me | 5-Minute Routine | July 2019

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Happy Independence Day! I hope all of my American readers had a wonderful July 4th holiday yesterday. Today's blog is going to be brief... I wanted to publish my July Rebound with Me video for those of you who are jumping along with me.



Be sure to stay until the end of the video for a surprise move! :)

This is the rebounder that I like to use.

I hope you enjoy exercising together this month! I'll see you tomorrow for a new freezer cooking video.

With love,

Jennifer



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7.03.2019

The Number One Enemy To Homemakers

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We should always be growing in maturity as adults and getting wiser. That involves assessing our own behavior… truthfully. I go through stages in life where I feel exhausted. Can you relate? The burdens of everyday life and the chores that go along with them seem to be too much to handle sometimes.



I often think of the past and how women of past ages were able to handle it all. As time has moved on, technology has advanced so our homemaking should be getting easier. But also as technology progresses, we have much more to entertain ourselves with and this is where the number one enemy to homemaking comes in.

I believe the number one enemy to homemaking is DISTRACTION.

Distraction. We are distracted by our phones, the television, by text messages, social media, and yes, even YouTube videos like this one.

Distracted. Because life can feel so hard, we frequently reward ourselves with treats by checking our phones and mindlessly scrolling. You’ll hop on to facebook just to have a quick look and, soon as you know it, an hour has passed. We fill our online shopping carts with items and do virtual window shopping. We can get into an endless text chain with our girlfriends, which provides so much comfort, but also takes us away from the tasks we need to do.

Distraction. The number one enemy of homemakers. I fall privy to distraction on a daily basis. So what I’ve been working on lately is recognizing my distractions. I call them out. I notice how addicted I am to checking my email and my notifications. I notice the strong desire I get to send off a text message before I begin any chore.

A great way to combat these distractions is to consciously make the choice to finish your chore first, and then you will reward yourself with the treat of the distraction. Over time you will want the distraction less and less.

This isn’t to say that we should be all work and no play. Not at all. I like to listen to audio books and podcasts while I work. I also like to watch my favorite YouTube channels or listen to beautiful music. I text my girlfriends every day and enjoy our repartee. So, yes, we need to take time for rest and self care in equal measure. But we should also be honest with ourselves about our distractions and how they are holding us back.

Why should we care?

Homemaking is hard, but it is also deeply worthy work. The beginning of a good life starts at home. Your home shapes you, shapes your children. Is it in chaos? Or is it in order? Or somewhere in between? (Hint: it’s OK to be somewhere in between). We pour ourselves into our homes because it is worthy work, indeed. So as we eschew our distractions and prioritize our home, we lift the homemakers who came before us as we carry on in the beauty of daily life.

For more on how to be efficient at home, check out my affordable eCourse. Thousands of women have connected over there to share their homemaking and efficiency journeys.

A recent testimonial from the eCourse on efficiency:

Daniella writes, "This course was so lovely! Not only did I learn certain ways of doing things and taking care at home and of myself, but just how to do it all with a better attitude. I think that's really the key message. I am so overwhelmed by it all at times – the cleaning, the laundry, the cooking, the care-taking, working, etc., and was feeling miserable about it, but if I shift how I view these things and try to do them with a little joy and pleasure of the moment, it's SO much more manageable!

I can't wait to take your other courses and hope you will continue to do more, and please never stop youtubing! LOL, your videos are a classy, positive, breath of fresh air in a world that is just crazy right now!

I look forward to establishing a better morning routine this week, as I think this will be key to having a much more productive and positive day :)"


Thank you, Daniella! I have enjoyed reading your comments on the course!

I hope you found this video to be motivating. I would love to know... do you struggle with distraction at home? How does it affect your homemaking? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week.

Love,

Jennifer




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7.01.2019

The Chic Assignment | July 2019

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment for July! I have some fun and interesting selections for you this month...



Let's continue to expand our appreciation of the arts and improve our everyday lives...


Chic Assignment no. 1 Watch Andre Rieu Grand Valse Viennoise The great violinist and conductor, Andre Rieu, plays and conducts his delightful orchestra in this beautiful video. I dare you not to smile as the well-dressed musicians and audience sway to the beautiful music. This video truly sparks joy!


Chic Assignment no. 2 Read the poetry of Emily Dickinson
She is one of my favorite poets... Emily Dickinson's works are simply wonderful. I read a poem to you in today's video. If you would like to delve further, check out this article with the ten most popular Emily Dickinson poems. I'll be sharing my favorite with you in the check-in.

The book I read from is 101 Famous Poems.

Chic Assignment no. 3 Notice when you are mindlessly snacking Even the most food-conscious people tend to mindlessly snack at some point... I am no different. I tend to mindlessly snack when I am stressed. This month, let's just notice when we mindlessly snack. Be sure to let us know in the comments what you find. Is it when you are unprepared? Or stressed? Becoming aware of your mindless snacking triggers is the first step to reduce your mindless snacking. For more on this, check out my book, Lessons from Madame Chic.

Chic Assignment no. 4 Give someone a genuine compliment The Chic assignments have anywhere between 8K and 13K views. Just imagine if 13,000 people gave out compliments this month. Can't you just feel the love? Give someone a genuine compliment. Notice their reaction too... More on this in the check-in.

We are also going to continue to read... your book recommendations are always welcome here in the comment section.

I look forward to read your findings! Be sure to share these assignments with your friends who are looking for more culture and community and share your findings on social media with the hashtag, #TheChicAssignment

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Comment of the Week

Janet W. writes, "Because of you I purchased a beautiful sundress. I haven't had a dress in 30 years. I am wearing it today to my family reunion. Some of my siblings I haven't seen in 9 years. Thank you for the encouragement to dress up. I feel a little uncomfortable but I am excited to step out of my comfort zone."

Hi Janet, I loved your comment and am so excited to hear that you are wearing a beautiful dress for the first time in a long time. I hope you had a great family reunion. I bet everyone thought you looked lovely!

Thank you for participating in The Chic Assignment for July. I look forward to hearing your findings! I'll see you soon.

Love,

Jennifer xx


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6.28.2019

My Signature Jean | The "MOM" Jean | Ten-Item Wardrobe

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I'm sharing the features of my new signature jeans. The Oliver MOM jean by Mott & Bow.



After having a baby, every woman goes through a transition period where their body changes and they mostly start to shed the weight that was put on during pregnancy. To get me through that period, I found the Lands' End flat-front pull up jean, which served its purpose well for me. But as I started to lose the baby weight and as the jeans simultaneously stretched, I found myself constantly pulling them up all day long. If you've ever experienced that with your clothes, you know it's very frustrating, indeed.



I knew it was time to find a new jean, but where to look? I have certain requirements for my jeans. I like them to be pretty classic and plain and I am not looking for rips or embellishments. I find that the standard ones are more versatile as they can be dressed up or down and can go with more items in my ten-item wardrobe.



Mott & Bow had been contacting me for awhile asking if I'd like to try their jeans. I said no during my pregnancy transition period as I already had my jean requirement fulfilled in my ten-item wardrobe, but when I went on the search to look for new ones, I decided to try their MOM jean. I am a mom, after all. Although I was a bit nervous because mom jeans get a bad rap. Normally one thinks of super outdated and unflattering high-wasted pants from the early 90s. Yikes!

These are the new wave of MOM jeans, however, and they are so lovely, I do believe they are my new signature jean.

Here are the features I like about them. They are thick and do not stretch very much. They are high-waisted and fall at such a place on my waist, that I never need to pull them up. Ever.

They have room in the pant leg, unlike skinny jeans, which I have always found uncomfortable. They are designed in a way that lifts the derrière and the absolute best part, they have an amazingly flattering crop that is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. I love to wear them with any different type of shoe.


Here you see them with ballet flats...


With heels...


With boots...


... and with sandals.

I will most likely wear these into fall/ winter as well because they are dark enough to work well with that season. These jeans are excellent for a casual nautical look all the way to a dressy evening look.

I always ask any company I feature if they can give you a discount code for those of you who are interested in purchasing. Mott & Bow have given us a discount code. Use code JLS10 for 10% off your order (this is valid until July 31, 2019).

I hope you enjoyed today's review. If you have a pair of jeans you love, let us know in the comment section below.

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6.27.2019

3 Current Event Stories on Dressing and Looking Presentable

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In today's video, I'm sharing 3 interesting current events articles pertaining to dress. We discuss the etiquette behind dress, the psychological effects behind dress, and the real-world consequences that revolve around proper dress.



Bridesmaid shares photo of Bride's dress on Facebook

Here is an excerpt from the article:

More often than not, a bride's wedding dress is kept a secret from her fiancé until the big day. And that was the wish of one bride, until her bridesmaid took it upon herself to share a photo of the dress on Facebook.

Over the weekend, the upset bride turned to the online forum Mumsnet to share her situation and ask for advice. "I know I probably am but just wanted to hear others opinions on whether they would be sad about it or if I just need to get a grip," wrote the bride in a post. "Getting married soon and after trying on a lot of different dresses I finally found the one, something I never thought I would due to being very body conscious and anxious. Went back for final fitting at the weekend and took one of my bridesmaids as she wanted to see."

The bride continued to say that during the fitting, the bridesmaid decided to post of photo of her in the dress on Facebook. To make matters even worse, the bridesmaid tagged the bride's partner in the post. Since she posted the photo during the appointment, a few hours passed before the bride even noticed what her bridesmaid had done.

"When I asked her to remove it her response was ‘it doesn’t matter if he’s seen it he’s a man so he will have forgotten what it looks like in 5 minutes time,'" continued the bride. "My dad had also seen it as well and it was going to be a surprise for him on the day too."


A few years ago I posted an article on Facebook etiquette that discussed my thoughts on this matter and my thoughts remain the same... I think that the actions of this bridesmaid were in very poor form. Social media is changing our brains so we feel like we need to share absolutely every aspect of our lives, even to the detriment of others. This bridesmaid should have been sensitive to the fact that the bride wanted her dress to be a secret to her fiancé until the day of the wedding. By sharing this premature photo of the dress online, she ruined the surprise and likely her friendship as well. What do you think? Would you be upset by this?

Hospital Patients Urged to Dress Up to Recover Faster

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Hospital patients across the country will be told to get up and dressed in the daytime in a bid to end “pyjama paralysis” which can cause premature frailty.

Britain’s chief nursing officer will today launch a national campaign to get patients moving after pilot schemes found that getting patients out of bed boosted their health and got them home earlier.

Studies show that three in five immobile, older patients in hospital had no medical reason requiring bedrest. Salford Royal Hospital was one of the first to adopt the campaign, which saw staff setting up group meals, encouraging visits from therapy dogs, and setting up activities for those recovering from ill-health.

Ward managers said the efforts saw the average number of falls recorded per month fall from 12 to just two. Staff said it was crucial to encourage a “sense of normality” among patients, to avoid feelings of institutionalisation, which could result in frailty.


I loved this article because it exemplifies and backs up my thoughts on how what we wear actually matters. If we wear our pajamas or similar relaxed (read: sloppy) clothing everyday, we behave and feel differently. What do you think?

Woman Gets Kicked Out of Golden Corral Restaurant for Wearing Inappropriate Crop Top

Here is an excerpt from the article:

A woman in Pennsylvania is speaking out against the restaurant chain Golden Corral after getting kicked out of its Erie, Pa., location because of her outfit.

Sueretta Emke took to her Facebook to share her grievances from a visit to the family-style restaurant where she went with her husband, son and some friends to celebrate her son’s birthday. However, the group didn’t have the dining experience that they anticipated since they were ultimately asked to leave.

According to her post, the manager of the particular franchise told Emke that she was dressed “too provocatively” for the restaurant and suggested that she cover up. When asked what was inappropriate about her outfit, the manager couldn’t provide an answer.


This article reminded me of the recent news story I covered regarding the dress code for parents. Inevitably, when a dress code is instituted, certain people will be unhappy about it. I believe each business should be able to dictate a dress code for proper presentation as they see fit and think the manager was within his rights in this situation. What do you think? (I am not posting a picture of the woman in the article on this blog, but you can see for yourself when you click on the article link.)


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6.25.2019

Patch Bamboo Bandages + Makeup Remover Cloth | Natural Home with Jennifer

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On today's Natural Home with Jennifer, we explore, organic bamboo bandages and makeup remover cloths.



We are exploring all areas of natural living on this channel. It's true with today's amazing consumer market that you can upgrade most of the items you use in your home to make them more sustainable and natural. Let's start with Patch Bamboo bandages.



Patch bandage strips are hypoallergenic, free of irritating chemicals & toxins, as well as latex free, silicone free, plastic free, sulphate free, & paraben free, allowing for suitable protection and soft support for all sensitive skin types. PATCH strips are both vegan and environmentally friendly. The tube packaging is made from recycled cardboard & printed with a natural color dye, and the bandage strip is made with 100% compostable rice paper, certified bamboo fiber & mineral-based adhesive with no added chemicals, and have tested to break down in soil within weeks.

Here are the different types of bandages. The description is taken from their website. All of the bandages are available on Amazon.

Natural Organic Bamboo bandage
NATURAL & HYPOALLERGENIC WOUND CARE: PATCH strips are made from 100% organic bamboo fiber and mineral-based pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) to gently adhere to the skin without causing reactions - a natural alternative to common wound care, perfect for those with highly sensitive skin!

Patch Aloe Vera Bandage
ENRICHED WITH ALOE VERA EXTRACT: The gauze of PATCH Aloe Vera strips is enriched with the natural goodness of aloe vera to help repair and sooth burns, blisters, & minor abrasions, and promote a natural recovery.

Activated Charcoal Bandages
ENRICHED WITH ACTIVATED CHARCOAL: The gauze of PATCH Activated Charcoal strips is enriched with the natural goodness of activated charcoal to support bites & splinters by helping to draw out impurities from the skin and reduce redness, and promote a natural recovery.

Patch Kids Coconut Oil Bandages
ENRICHED WITH COCONUT OIL: The gauze of PATCH Kids Coconut Oil strips is enriched with the natural goodness of coconut oil to assist the natural repair of minor bumps, grazes, & scratches, and promote a natural recovery.



The second natural selection I have been exploring are makeup remover cloths. How did I not know these existed? I have been using the disposable variety for over a decade. That is a lot of waste. Makeup remover cloths are gentle, high-quality cloths that work to remove makeup with just water. I found out about them because a reader of mine sent me a message about how good the one on Grove Collaborative was. So order it, I did. And it is amazing! If you watched my skincare routine video from last week, you caught a glimpse of me using it. The one from Grove is long, so you can use it twice before washing it. If you are not with Grove, I have also found multi-packs of the makeup remover cloths on Amazon here and here. In order to make these work for everyday use, you would need several of them because you should wash them after each use. They really take the makeup off and get quite soiled.

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