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Arnica Salve Review

Arnica salve review

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earthley Arnica Salve Review

Back in 2018 the state of California legalized marijuana for recreational purposes.  At the same time Disneyland banned all forms of cannabis, including CBD products from their parks.  Don’t waste your time telling me that CBD and THC aren’t the same thing… I know, you know, but as a business it is their right to allow or restrict what they want on their property. However, as someone who relied on topical CBD lotions and oils to relieve muscle tension and pain while spending time with her family in the parks, this did not sit well with me.  Thankfully I found a solution!!!

Earthley Arnica Salve to the rescue!

When I first became an affiliate with Earthley ( 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 purchased a bunch of different products to see which ones lived up to their promise and which ones didn’t.  Included in my shopping spree was their arnica salve travel stick.

Oh what a relief!

Before I share the basic mumbo jumbo about the product, I have to tell you why I love it so much.

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

After having nothing to relax my muscles or to address muscle pain while at Disneyland for an entire year, I was floored when I discovered that this simple and inexpensive stick worked just as well as the CBD oils that I used to bring with me.

When I feel tension in my neck, I just rub a little arnica salve on it and voila, tension and pain is GONE.

I have even been rubbing it on my belly when I experience pain from tearing and swelling of my abdominal muscles.  It also reduces the amount and severity of my muscle contractions.

I use this stick everywhere!  My neck, temples, wrists, shoulders, elbows, hips, belly, sacrum, knees, ankles, and feet!  Is it a cure all? Not at all, but it makes it possible to spend the day at Disneyland without worrying about arriving home with a stiff neck or with a level of pain that would normally take days to recover from.

This wonderful natural pain relief stick also makes it possible for me to focus my PEMF treatments on the areas of my body that need them the most throughout the day, instead of constantly having to move my device around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you should love it

If the fact that this fabulous stick actually relieves minor pains and pain caught soon after it begins isn’t enough, here are a few other reasons you should be falling head over heals for this product:

  • It is affordable! Seriously, it is only $4.99 per stick!!!!
  • It contains NO harmful chemicals: Ingredients>Organic arnica flowers, organic extra-virgin olive oil, and candelilla wax.
  • No need to worry about the legality of the arnica flower, so you can take and use it anywhere!

Those who have been following my blog for any amount of time know that I never recommend a product unless I think it will enhance, benefit, or improve your chronic life.  If you are new to my blog, I welcome you to join my product picks or alternative pain fighting group on Facebook where you can talk to others who have benefitted from my recommendations.

This products gets TWO thumbs up!!

Click here to order today!

 

Other Earthley reviews:

Good Night Lotion

Soothing Skin Balm

Charcoal Soap

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap March 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

March 4-8, 2019

Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

Spring Clean Your Chronic Life

Mobility Aids: Everybody uses them

What I have learned from using PEMF daily for two years!

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Hey psoriatic arthritis buddies or caregivers!!!

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Thank you!

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

March Madness Fitness Challenge

Packing for your chronic illnesses

What Happens When I Live My Old Life

Fibro Farts

Telling me that it could be worse won’t make me feel better

One PEMF Device, Two Years, Tons of Pain Relief!

 

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 18-22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 18-22, 2019

Cinematic Calisthenics: An Indoor Workout Than Anyone Can Do

Four ways I prevent leg cramps

How to have a pleasant bowel movement

The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Good Night Lotion

Update on Soothing Skin Balm: It’s been four weeks since my daughter began using this balm on her eczema.  See the difference in her wrist! 

*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.

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!

 

Natural and Alternative Sleep Tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you tired of being tired?

I was!

Want to fall asleep faster?

I did!

Does sleeping through the night sound like a fairytale?

There was a time when I believed that chronic pain from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and abdominal adhesions would never allow me to sleep through the night.

I tried every sleeping pill out there…. Unfortunately, I am one of those freaks who either suffers from the worst possible side effects or experiences the complete opposite effect of pharmaceutical medications.  With that said, you may have guessed that instead of inducing sleepiness, sleeping pills, both prescription and over the counter, kept me wide awake.

My only hope of sleeping was to take high dosages of opioids and valium.  This was a dangerous cocktail as I risked overdosing and those pills were also causing more health issues.

In 2012 I made the decision to stop addressing symptoms with pharmaceutical medications and to start experimenting with natural and alternative methods.  I am so glad that I did, because the results have been phenomenal.

I went from someone who often couldn’t sleep for more than 20 minutes and felt lucky to get 2-4 hours of sleep per night, to sleeping 7-10 hours every night.

And here is how I achieved it:

*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. 

Cannabis

I began with cannabis, specifically edibles. The reason I chose edibles in the beginning is that the pain relieving effect lasts longer than when I smoke or vape marijuana.  Edibles provided the all-night relief my body desperately needed.

PEMF Therapy

There are reports of how PEMF therapy can help with sleep disorders.  Click here to read some.  Whether it can or not, I don’t know… What I do know is this, PEMF therapy significantly reduces the pain and inflammation I experience from my chronic illnesses.  Less pain makes it easier to fall and stay asleep.  Click here to discover all the ways that PEMF therapy has improved my chronic life and then visit Oska Wellness to find out why it was able to help me.  (Shhh don’t tell anyone, okay, who am I kidding, please shout it from the rooftops, that everyone can save $55 with my discount code DIVA.)

CBD

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.  It provides muscle relaxation, calms anxiety, helps with depression, and provides pain relief.  And for those who don’t like the high that accompanies cannabis, CBD is the perfect alternative.  It provides much of the same relief without the high.

What form I use varies night to night.  Depending on how tightly wound my muscles are I may vape it or when I need a stronger dosage I will place 25-30mgs of a CBD isolate under my tongue.  Sometimes I unwind by putting the isolate into a cup of hot chocolate or tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Night Lotion

Each night as I am getting ready for bed (10-15 minutes before) I rub my legs, feet, belly, shoulders, and neck with Earthley’s Good Night Lotion.  It is a magnesium body lotion that promotes restful sleep, helps with leg cramps, occasional headaches, and constipation.  With all the storms that southern California has been hit with recently, I began having nightly leg cramps.  Eating a banana a day wasn’t cutting it, so I tried this lotion.

I have been using it nightly for the past two weeks and although the weather has yet to stabilize, I am no longer suffering from leg cramps.  Because of the turmoil that abdominal adhesions are causing within my belly, I have been experiencing horrendous muscle spasms throughout the area.  That is until I began rubbing my belly with this lotion.  Click here to learn more about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the leader

If you are like me and do not work outside your home or don’t have to follow a rigid schedule, listen to your body.  When there is a shift in seasons or a major weather upset, my sleep pattern gets thrown for a loop.  This often results in my living like a vampire for a week or two.  In the past I have tried fighting it, but that only induced a higher level of fatigue.  By giving in and allowing my body to sleep when it wants my body and mind get the 7-10 hours they need to function.  Eventually, my body gets back on track and I return to a normal schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal

Have problems letting go of the day’s events?  Try journaling.  Release your thoughts by putting them down on paper.  Journaling isn’t just therapeutic, it can also shed light to ways you can improve your life when you reflect on your entries.

What helps you fall and stay asleep?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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* 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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