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The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Good Night Lotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do leg cramps or muscle spasms wake you up in the middle of the night?  *Yep!

Do restless legs prevent you from falling asleep? *Raises hand!

Weather changes like heatwaves or the pressure pushing in storms have always caused my legs to cramp and spasm.  However, prior to using topical CBD lotions and oils, leg cramps and spasms were an every day and night occurrence.

When I saw that Earthley had a lotion to help with restless legs, I just had to try it!!!

Although CBD lotions and topical oils are fantastic for restless legs, cramps, and spasms, they are also expensive!!! My first thought was how great would this be if it worked, because it would give those who couldn’t afford a quality topical CBD product an affordable option.

Wondering if Good Night Lotion from Earthley works?  Keep reading…….

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups. I am not a medical professional and am not issuing medical advice.

Love at first night

OMG!! I was skeptical, as I am with every product that claims to help reduce pain or symptoms from my chronic illnesses. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

As you know, I have a long list of chronic illnesses.  They include, but are not limited to: fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and abdominal adhesions (result of endometriosis and surgical scarring).  They all have a role in the pain that I experience throughout my body.  Each night, even after I have treated my abdomen all day with PEMF therapy and have vaped my evening dose of cannabis, I still struggle to get my legs, lower back muscles, and abdominal muscles to relax.

On that first night, I rubbed Good Night Lotion on hips, lower back, legs, and feet. At first I felt nothing different, but the label did say to do it 10-15 minutes before going to bed making me think that maybe there is a slight delay in effect.

I was right!! Soon after I crawled under my blankets and arranged my pillows, I felt the areas that I had applied the lotion melt.  Seriously, it felt like they had turned into melted butter.  Of course now the tension in my neck, shoulders, wrists, and abdominal muscles was more noticeable, so I applied the lotion to those areas as well.  I had the best sleep ever!!! And the best part was waking up without my muscles feeling tight or sore.

To put this product to the test, I continued to do the same night after night for an entire week.  I picked an amazing week to do so, as it was a stormy one!!  And guess what? I wasn’t woken up with leg cramps or spasms, nor did my legs feel restless like they would normally during that type of weather.

To further my test of the product, I discontinued use the following week, also a stormy week.  Can you guess what happened?  I experienced horrific spasms.  Seriously, knots so bad that I would wake up crying and screaming.

As you may have guessed, I quickly resumed use of Good Night Lotion.

I want to note that I am not stingy in my use of the product.  I don’t use a smidgen, I use a lot!  However, my body has always been deficient in magnesium which may be why I need more than what is suggested on the packaging.  But so far so good… I haven’t had any unpleasant or unwanted side effects from this product like I have from any other magnesium supplement I have tried in the past.

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The best part about this product, aside from it working better than I expected it to, is that even with the amounts that I use each night, it won’t bankrupt me!

It is available in two forms, one with lavender essential oils and unscented.  I am using the lavender one and haven’t had a problem.  And I am someone who has to buy almost everything unscented or for sensitive skin. Both cost the same amount and are available in 4 and 8oz jars.

Tell me more

Magnesium chloride promotes normal sleep cycles to help you stay asleep longer, while lavender promotes a restful sleep. This product is make with 100% clean, mostly organic ingredients, and is always free of parabens, fragrances, common allergens, and is now vegan.

Ingredients:

Good Night Lotion:
apricot oil
organic shea butter
organic mango butter
magnesium chloride flakes
candelilla wax
lavender essential oil

Good Night Lotion Sensitive:
apricot oil
organic mango butter
kokum butter
magnesium chloride flakes
candelilla wax

If you are hesitant to try CBD products or just can’t afford them, this option is just as good, if not better than many CBD topical products available.

Click here to learn more about Good Night Lotion and/or to order a jar today!

 

The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Soothing Skin Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

Earthly Soothing Skin Balm Review

Before I dive into my review I want to give you a little background to explain why I was so excited to test and review this product.

My youngest has eczema.  Her first rash appeared when she was an infant.  At that time she was prescribed a prescription cream and put on extreme dietary restrictions.  When I say extreme, I mean she had to be dairy and gluten free.  After a couple of years, her rash was completely gone.  Our doctor then had us slowly introduce dairy and wheat back into her diet.  Luckily, she suffered no reaction, so on we went with life…..

As she neared her 16th birthday, her eczema returned.  We made dietary changes and even discovered a new trigger, high fructose syrup!  These changes however weren’t enough.

A few years prior we, my husband, daughter, and I, decided to take a more natural approach to our healthcare needs.  In the past 2 years we have tried many natural lotions and balms to relieve her pain, redness, and itchiness.  We have failed to find anything that really worked, that is until now…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see in the comparison picture, there has been a major improvement in the past 18 days.  Now mind you, she is a teenager, meaning that she has forgotten to apply it a day here and a day there.  But, to see that kind of improvement without being on top of applying the balm every day, I am impressed.  I also want to note that she hasn’t been watching what she has been eating throughout this trial period either.  I am sure once she does, we will see even more improvement.  The best part is that her rashes no longer hurt, the skin isn’t broken, nor do they burn and itch.  She is going to continue using Soothing Skin Balm by Earthley, because it is the only thing she has tried that has worked without a prescription.

Update below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the picture above….

Tears rolled down my cheek when my daughter showed me her wrist this morning.  Never, never in since eczema returned to terrorize my daughter over 2 years ago, have we ever tried a product that produced these results.  She’s come close with others, but she also made major dietary changes with them.  She fully admits that she has eaten extremely poorly this past month, so we can rule out dietary changes in what has caused this improvement.

The improvements are amazing, but so is how little this is costing us.  Very little of the balm is needed.  I purchased the larger jar and we have barely made a dent in it.  I will update when we need to purchase another jar, but don’t wait to try it because it is going to be a long time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 411

Now time for some information about the product itself.  Earthley Soothing Skin Balm is an all-natural balm that effectively soothes and promotes healing for eczema, dry skin, and itchy skin.  It can also help relieve symptoms of psoriasis, which I have and have just begun using on my rashes.  Seriously, I just started today, so I will update you on that another time.

Anyways, what I love most about Earthley’s products is that they are completely natural and always free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and polysorbate 80.

The ingredients in their Soothing Skin Balm are: 

Apricot oil: combats sensitive, dry, red, and irritated skin

Organic calendula flowers: soothes dry, itchy skin and is safe for children.

Organic glycerin: slows down cell regeneration which reduces the redness and rawness that is typical of skin affected by eczema

Organic beeswax: holds it all together and locks in moisture

Organic mango butter:  is thick, rich, and super moisturizing

That’s it!!

If you are looking for a natural and organic balm to soothe eczema, psoriasis, or dry skin, you need to try this product.  I hesitated on whether I should have purchase the smaller jar, you know to make sure it was going to help, but I have zero regrets for purchasing the larger 4oz jar.

Click here to check it out for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Medical Marijuana Recommendations: Convenient or a Waste of Time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who live in states that have legalized cannabis for medicinal use, you need to have a doctors recommendation or certification in order to purchase and use it.

The frustrating part of the process is that your primary care physician, specialist, or pain management clinic most likely won’t be the ones to prescribe or recommend marijuana for pain relief.  Some states have a list of specific doctors you must go see, while others like California and Arizona have stand alone medical marijuana certification medical offices.  These doctors are not covered by insurance and are often located in outlying or not so safe areas.  So not only do you have spend more than what you may pay for a regular doctor’s visit, you also have to drive or find transportation to an area that you most likely never go to, and find the strength and energy to do it.  Trust, me this is exactly what held me back for the first two years after I moved to California.

So what’s someone with chronic pain and fatigue supposed to do?  From 2013-2017, I visited a medical marijuana recommendation clinic once a year to renew my MMJ rec.  Each year I thought, there has to be a better way…….. And last year, I discovered that there is!!!!!!

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may have seen advertisements for online medical marijuana recommendations and wondered if they are legit? Well, if you live in California and New York, you can be approved for and renew a medical marijuana recommendation online legally and affordably with NuggMD.  The best part is that it can be done from the comfort of your home or wherever you are.  No need to travel, no worries if you are in too much pain to leave the house.

How does it work?  If you live in California or New York, you will start by clicking on the links provided below.  From the homepage you will fill out a short medical information form, seriously it takes just seconds to fill out.  Then you enter your payment information, don’t worry, your account will not be charged until after you have talked with the doctor and have been approved.  Next you will speak with the doctor.  Sometimes they are backed up and will have the doctor call you later.  A friend of mine received her call from her doctor within 10 minutes and mine called back in less than five.  Once you are approved, they will charge your account, email you a copy of your recommendation, and mail your official copy to you.  I had my official copy in my hands in less than 2 weeks.

Click here to get your California recommendation!

Click here to get your New York recommendation!

If you live in California, you are able to purchase cannabis medication ASAP, through the recommendation site!  They have contracts set up with certified cannabis delivery services. Just place your order online and wait for it to be delivered.  After you receive your official copy, you will be able to purchase your meds at any state licensed dispensary.

You may be wondering why you should bother getting a recommendation in California when anyone over the age of 21 is able to purchase since it was legalized for recreational purposes.  Here is why: 1. Having a California medical marijuana recommendation allows you to purchase stronger strains and exempts you from state taxes. 2. Many CA dispensaries also offer lower prices to medical marijuana patients. 3. It validates your medical use of cannabis. 4. While the recreational age to use and purchase cannabis is 21+, you may receive and use a medical recommendation at the age of 18.

To answer the question of is online medical recommendation services convenient or a waste of time, they are not only convenient, they are an answered prayer to the chronic pain community.

How much does it cost? For California residents a one year recommendation is $39.  Yes, there are brick and mortar places that charge less, but I am happy to pay an extra $4 to not have to leave home.  New Yorker pay $149 for a one year recommendation.

Click here to get your California recommendation.

Click here to get your New York recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of Charcoal Soap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you tried charcoal soap?

I recently tried it and let me tell you this….. I would have no problem landing on Santa’s naughty list if he would be willing to drop bars of charcoal soap in lieu of lumps of charcoal into my stocking.

Seriously! Who knew that something so simple and pure could make my skin feel so good??!!

Before I share the brand I tried and why I love it so much, I want to share some of the benefits of washing your face with charcoal soap.

Benefits

* Treats oily skin

Charcoal soap removes dirt and excess oil from your skin.

* Provides flawless skin

Charcoal soap controls facial oil and draws impurities that builds up in pores and removes dead cells.

* Treats acne

It removes toxins and skin impurities which helps in the treatment of acne. It may also clear facial marks resulting from acne.

* Reduces pore size

Charcoal soap extracts dirt and grime. It also treats clogged pores and reduces their size.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Makes skin tighter and firmer

Charcoal has the ability to make the skin firmer and tighter.

* Suitable for all skin types

Charcoal soap is suitable for every skin type. While it extracts the excessive oil from oily skin, it moisturizes and nourishes dry skin. It is also suitable for sensitive skin. It treats skin allergies and redness on the face.

* Prevents premature aging

It helps to rid your face of wrinkles and fine lines, preventing your skin from looking old, dull, and tired.

* Treats psoriasis and eczema

Charcoal soap is effective for the treatment of dry, cracked skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My experience

My daughter has been using charcoal soap on her face for a couple of weeks and I have used it for a week.  I have psoriasis, while my daughter has eczema and acne.  We will post a before and after review of the product we choose to try in a few weeks.  But for now we can share the following: Our skin has never felt softer! My daughter’s face isn’t red like it has been from her severe acne.

Our product of choice

There are many charcoal soaps to choose from.  But I didn’t want to try just any brand…. I wanted to make sure the soap I purchased was pure and natural.  That is why I chose the Charcoal Facial Bar from Earthley.  Their soap is made with whole plant-based ingredients to cleanse gently.

You won’t find unpronounceable ingredients in this bar of soap.  Instead you will find: Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, coconut milk, mango butter, castor oil, and activated charcoal. It is available with a spearmint scent or unscented. Spearmint scent has spearmint essential oil.  I chose the unscented and love it!! Not sure if it is just my daughter and I who haven’t noticed any odor with the unscented or if it truly has no scent. I was worried about what the natural scent would be like and turns out I had nothing to worry about.

Another thing I love about this product is how quickly it lathers up and how easily it washes off of my face.  My daughter and I both agree that our skin feels cleaner, tighter, and smoother than ever before.  We can’t wait to see how it looks with continued use.  Click here to try it yourself!

 

Have you tried charcoal soap?  What was your experience with it and what brand did you use?

Click here to learn more about the Charcoal Facial Bar from Earthley and give it a try!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.

 

Like natural products and remedies? You will love the quality and affordability of Earthley! Click here to check out all of their amazing products!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Elderberry Elixir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In my quest to care for my health as naturally as possible, I decided to take the recommendation of a friend and try the herbal products from Earthley.  Those of you who are members of my product pick and making pain our bitch pain groups on Facebook may have seen the post where I shared what I ordered.  Want to know what I purchased? Click here to join my groups or wait for the next review to be published here.  Because it is flu season, I have decided to review the elderberry elixir first.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

You probably know elderberries as delicious, sweet little berries. To be honest, I had never heard of elderberries before and had no clue that they are a potent cold and flu fighter too!!! They are loaded with tons of antioxidant properties.  So not only will it help prevent me from catching colds and the flu, it will help me fight them off better if I do get one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the reasons I have chosen the elderberry elixir from Earthley, is that most natural remedies that I have tried in the past took longer to reduce my symptoms than a prescription would have.  While I tried to muster through illnesses without a prescription, I really wanted something that could work as fast or faster.  And that is what this elixir does.  See the chart above to see the difference between using an elderberry elixir and the prescription medication Oseltamivir.

So far so good…. But does what looks good on paper really translate into those results in real life? So far, in my limited use, I would have to say YES!!

In case you didn’t know, Earthley offers FREE shipping on all orders over $50!!! I placed my order on Monday night, it was processed on Tuesday, and delivered on Thursday!

Before I share my experience with this product, I want to explain what has been going on with me health wise. I caught a nasty case of bronchitis back on Thanksgiving day.  I didn’t feel like myself again until New Year’s Day.  But even after that I was still experiencing a lot of drainage, way more than I typically do from seasonal allergies. I had also experienced a few sinus related headaches and pain around my eyes.

I took my first dose Thursday evening. The next morning I knew something was happening.  The first thing I noticed is that my head felt empty, not like brainless empty (ha ha), but not filled with fluid.  Seriously, I had no clue just how impacted my sinuses were until this moment.  With each dose, the pressure continues to decrease.  It really is an amazing feeling.  To be honest, I have never felt this kind of relief from any sinus product in the past, so to have something that is able to reduce it without putting harmful chemicals into my body is a wonderous thing.  It is Sunday evening as I write this review and the sensation that I feel is that of having all the mucus that was impacted around my eyes is being pulled to my nose.  Yesterday the pressure was located at the top of my nose, whereas this evening it is near my nostrils.  With any luck everything will come pouring out on Monday!! BTW I will update this post later in the week to share my results.

One thing I should mention is that I am also taking two other Earthley products with the elderberry elixir.  Because I felt like I was coming down with something, really had no idea how badly impacted my sinuses were, I combined Feel Better Fast and Immune-Biotic with my Elderberry Elixir.  Immune-Biotic is a short term use.  I will have to stop use of that in a few more days.  However, I may be able to stop sooner if my sinuses clear out like I predict.

I am looking forward to using this product daily, even when I am not fighting a cold. A close friend and her family uses this product and so far they have yet to catch any of the bugs or viruses that are knocking everyone else down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few more reasons that I have chosen and suggest that you consider choosing the elderberry elixir from Earthley:

In addition to elderberries, they add in mullein (another potent respiratory remedy), clove and ginger (anti-inflammatory herbs), and astragalus (one of the best immune boosters). It is perfect for colds, coughs, sore throats, and more, in a shelf-stable elderberry drops tincture. Just add elderberry drops to water, juice, smoothie, or your preferred drink every day!
Whether you order the adult or children’s version you can be assured that neither contains:
sugars
colors
flavors
preservatives
artificial anything

One of my concerns was the taste.  While I will force myself to take something no matter how wretched it tastes or smells, my daughter won’t!!!  I have been adding it to a splash of juice and can’t even tell that I have added anything.  Thankfully, my daughter has had the same experience!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you waiting for? Click here to visit Earthley yourself and learn even more about this fantastic product.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.

*UPDATE 2/2/2019: My sinuses are clearer than they have ever been and I feel great.  I am now only taking the elderberry elixir daily and Feel Better Fast when I feel like I have extra mucus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save 40% on the best Keto snack bar available!

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Promo code KETOBARS40 saves you 40% but only until Nov 9th 11:59pm

The Perfect Keto bar is now available!!!

Finally a snack bar has arrived where I actually trust the ingredients.

This might not sound like much, but it’s actually ground-breaking.

The snack bar marketplace is overwhelming, and like most aspects of the food industry… it’s a mess. We should be talking about this more as a health community, and this is the product to spark the conversation.

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Perfect Keto Bars

Perfect Keto made this product because all the other bars on the market either have high sugar content, high net carbs, lots of sugar alcohols, use pro inflammatory fillers and stabilizers, and do not support a ketogenic diet.

It took Dr. Anthony Gustin 14 iterations of testing the bars’ impact on his own blood glucose levels to ensure Keto Bars would minimize the glycemic effect after consumption.

Why do I love these bars? The ingredients.

Almond and cacao butter (not peanuts)
Coconut oil (MCT’s)
Collagen (soft-tissue recovery)
And a touch of sea salt and stevia. The taste is incredible.

Did I mention the taste? It’s insane! Sometimes, less is more, and real food just tastes better. Am I right??!!!

Are these Keto Bars for you? I’d highly recommend them if you:

Eat a Ketogenic Diet
Like to avoid unnecessary blood sugar spikes
Insist on eating real food, even on-the-go
Are busy but want a clean ingredient snack option.
Try to eat a low carbohydrate load
Would like a decadent treat that is guilt-free

As you may know, I’m close with the founders of Perfect Keto and I got the scoop on a screaming discount for these Keto Bars

*Disclosure: I am not a medical professional and am not issuing medical advice. This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in The Disabled Diva’s Fitness Buddies and Disneyability Group on Facebook.

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I hope this is a huge step forward for your healthy snack game!

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Finding the PEMF device that fits your needs

 

 

choosing a pemf device that fits your needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing a PEMF pain relief device is not an easy decision.  There are many things to consider when comparing PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) devices.  How much will it cost? Does it address your needs? Will it fit your lifestyle?

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