Beauty, Earth Friendly, Natural Products

Get the Hammam cleansing experience with Splish Splash Handmade Products

Get the Hammam cleansing experience with Splish Splash Handmade Products

If you are not familiar with the Moroccan Bathhouse, a Hammam, it is quite the experience. I have never experienced it myself but I am aware of what it is and what you can expect. A lot of steam, scrubbing, hot water and possibly a hair wash and some moisturizer and then you end with some relaxation and tea. It is quite an experience, I hear. Essentially, you are heavily exfoliated then moisture is added back in to feel fully clean and relaxed in the end.

Splish Splash Handmade Products are inspired by the Hammam experience. You can find bath and lip balms, candles and soaps to bring a spa into your home. The products have ingredients that are carefully picked so that even those with the most sensitive skin can enjoy them.

Their scents are from natural ingredients and essential oils. The exfoliating elements in Splish Splash products such as the Loofah is made with a biodegradable, vegan, natural sponge. All of their products are Paraben Free, Sulfate, Phthalate Free & Vegan.

As we head into summer, head out with exfoliated skin and replenish that moisture with oils and soaps from Splish Splash, made with ingredients you can trust. Visit Splish Splash Homemade Products online.

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Natural Health

Goddess Garden Sport Mineral Sunscreen for sensitive skin

With summer coming, it is time to restock my sun care products. I love finding quality, effective and affordable skin products that are natural and safe for my skin. Goddess Garden has products like sunscreens and perfumes made for all skin types.

I have started restocking with the Goddess Garden Sport Mineral Sunscreen. Their ingredients are made to be reef safe and are made for sensitive skin. Natural minerals reflect the UV rays and aren’t absorbed into the skin, so they are much less likely to cause irritation. This makes them great for those with sensitive skin or anyone who wants to avoid synthetic chemicals. This is why chemicals in most brands of sunscreen do more harm than good. Goddess Garden gave great thought to that in creating their sun care products, including sunscreen for sensitive skin.

You can choose from sprays, lotion or sticks. The sport collection is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and comes in 30-50 SPF varieties. Besides a sport protection, you can find daily, kid and baby protection as well as after-sun products. Stock up in time for summer with Goddess Garden mineral sunscreens that are safe for every age in your family.

Earth Friendly, Healthy Living

Temperature does affect your quality of sleep

Temperature does affect your quality of sleep

Your bed is where you spend over a third of your day and the quality of your mattress makes all the difference in obtaining a quality of sleep. We all know that as close to 8 hours of sleep a night is the recommendation for adults. But, temperature and comfort are also needed to complete that good night’s sleep.

According to GhostBed, the room temperature at bedtime should be matched to the internal body temp, which is naturally lowered during sleep. Experts have noted that the ideal room temp for the best sleep possible should be between 65 – 72-degrees Fahrenheit with the average at 65 degrees. This is where I keep my temperature. I set my range at 65-68 for night time in my home thermostat. In the summer I set it even lower because our room is upstairs so it fights to even stay as low as 65 all night.

I recently came across an article at the Sleep Foundation and learned that sleeping too hot can interfere with our thermoregulation. We can be so fatigued and head to bed with all intentions of passing out for a good night’s sleep and if our bed or room is too hot we may be unable to fall asleep regardless of how exhausted we are. Even if you do manage to fall asleep, good luck staying asleep because too hot of a temperature interferes with REM sleep. It interrupts that ‘cooling signal’ that tells our body it is rest time.

When choosing a mattress, you will find that many mattress brands understand the importance of sleeping cool and make their mattresses with a special cooling gel and technology combined with memory and latex foams to provide the most comfortable of rest possible. All brands seem to have their own combined technology to offer a mattress of various firmness and fabrics, but all with a goal of the cooler sleep our bodies desire.

GhostBed has several mattresses to choose from and they can be delivered, boxed making shipping a breeze. I took their new Marc’s Mattress Quiz (as in Marc Werner, Founder: GhostBed, Sleep Expert) and was recommended the GhostBed Natural. I love using pure, organic products like this mattress has and there are 5 comfort layers so I get that memory foam effect without sleeping too hot.

What makes your mattress even better is also making sure you have the right bedding. The mattress supports you and your blankets surround you. Whether you use cooling sheets or have wanted a weighted blanket to try, you may want to make sure you complete your mattress purchase by having the right bedding. Sleeping cool all night is going to bring you a deeper and better sleep.

A good place to start besides knowing the size and mattress type is to consider your sleep style – back, side, stomach and how hot or cold you sleep. In the end, the right mattress will be your own personal preference. No one can really tell you what mattress you will feel right in. What can happen is that your are guided by the answers to certain sleep questions to lead you to the right mattress features.

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Sustainable Brands

Evolution Hoodie: Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds


Coffee Grounds to hoodie! Who would have guessed coffee grounds could be so comfortable and look so great? The Coalatree Evolution Hoodie is made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles.

How? Simply put, used coffee grounds and plastic bottles are melted down and mixed to create small fibers. This blend of recycled products produces a very soft fabric with a water and odor-repellent coating.

This hoodie is by far, the most comfortable one I own and brings the most compliments. The fit is perfect and very true top size. The features seem endless. There are about 20 features in this one piece. For the sake of post length, I’ll list a few that stand out most to me…stay-put drawstrings, featherweight, moisture wicking and quick-dry material, soft & cozy, hand warming thumbholes and travel pouch.

My favorite feature of all is the kangaroo pocket that allows it to fold into itself and become a soft pillow. Once folded down into this pillow, you get a zipper closure, key and carabiner loop and travel pockets with velcro closures.

This hoodie (and pillow) is the best purchase you will make or gift. Coalatree products are all made with recycled materials and with sustainable products in green facilities. Visit Coalatree’s shop and find what you like best.