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EH Review: ZÜPA NOMA superfood soups

Amanda VinciComment
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ZÜPA NOMA is the superfood soup drink every spoon should have in their fridge. It's a magical blend of organic veggies that provides you all the nutrients you'd get in a meal, in one ready to go bottle. When I heard about ZÜPA I seriously couldn't wait to try it. I'm honestly so sick of drinking the same green juices, knowing they are full of sugar. These superfood soups come in a variety of delicious flavors, so you're bound to find a favorite!

ZÜPA NOMA uses the highest quality farm fresh ingredients, and are WHOLE 30 approved! Organic Carrot Coconut Lime is my favorite, probably because it's the healthiest way to quench my craving of Indian food during lunch.

It's so much effort to juice or prep food for the week, I haven't done it in so long. I'm usually exhausted after work and on a Sunday I try to catch up on cleaning, the last thing I want to do is make another mess. Having these soup bottles in my fridge came as a relief Monday morning. I took one into work each day and knew I had something healthy to sip on at the office.

Not only are ZÜPA NOMA soups USDA Organic, WHOLE 30 and farm fresh — they're lil sis approved! My semi-spoonie sis Alexa is highly allergic to dairy, and was so excited to learn that the soups are vegan and gluten free too. I talked her into being my soup model and helping me shoot these pics all on her 15th birthday, so a big thanks to Lil Lexi... free soup for you!

If you're looking for an easy way to add more healthy veggies into your diet, ZÜPA NOMA is the superfood solution for you. You get free shipping on an order of 6 bottles, or you can subscribe for a regular order to save even more. Boosting your metabolism, encouraging gut health, assisting your body's natural detoxification and helping you feel full are all benefits packed into these ready-to-sip bottles. I loved how I felt after having one, probably because I gave my digestive system a break from processing complex foods. Go on and visit drinkzupa.com and join the #SOUPSQUAD!

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EH Review: Aroma Biology

eh reviews, chronic pain, blog, nerve pain, wellness, shopping, ehreviews, review, migraineAmanda VinciComment
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Sometimes feeling better is as simple as taking a breath. Particularly when you're breathing in these relaxing essential oils by Aroma Biology. A few weeks ago I came across the Me Fragrance shop on Etsy and was instantly excited by their wide array of aroma therapy pain relief products. 

Recently I've been suffering with a lot of migraines and radiating neck pain. The pain starts out dull and then shoots up through the right side of my neck, eventually reaching the top of my head. The throbbing doesn't stop, and over the counter pain relievers are doing little to ease it.

Receiving these Aroma Biology roll-ons from Me Fragrance couldn't have come at a better time. I was seriously at my wits end with the throbbing pain, and these oils really came in handy. 

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At the first sign of a headache I rolled on Tension Suspension, and then I put it to my nose and inhaled deeply. The smell of it is heavenly. I immediately recognized the scent of lavender — always my favorite, mixed with peppermint. Peppermint is widely known to relieve headaches and reduce fever, and it really works like magic. Roll it on In circular motions, and inhale deeply after each application. The lavender helps to relax and relieve tension, and the helichrysum allows blood to flow more easily. The combination of these 3 oils is the perfect defense against an agonizing headache. 

If you're anything like me, you have pain all over the place. And if you're really like me, you have quite the collection of creams, lotions and potions to pull you through it. Here's an opportunity to replace some of those useless crummy old bottles and upgrade to something that really works — Soak n Toke. Soak n Toke is made of a line up of incredible natural essential oils: helichrysum to reduce inflammation and muscle pain, lemongrass that regenerates connective tissue, juniper berry that relieves muscle and arthritis pain, chamomile that helps treat inflamed joints and sprains, and pink pepper for improving circulation. As you can tell by many of my previous posts, I LOVE my essential oil based products... and I love them because they work. Just like Tension Suspension, apply this roll-on in circular motions wherever you're hurting and remember to breathe deep. This stuff has some serious healing properties, and the most wonderful smell. I let my friend test it out, and she immediately asked if she could eat it. The answer is no, do not eat it. You may want to, but you must resist.

All of Me Fragrance's products are paraben free, aluminum free, cruelty free/vegan, dye free and chemical free. They're only made from the good stuff. They have an amazing selection of Aroma Biology products, helping with PMS, anxiety, appetite, tummy pain, hangovers and more.

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EH Reviews: Botanical Delights

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My eyes light up every time I see a product with one of my chronic conditions printed on the label. For me? Don't mind if I do. I had to try these two pain relieving products from Botanical Delights, I mean, they practically had my name on them.

Nerve Pain Relief Butter is pure creamy goodness.

Nerve Pain Relief Butter is pure creamy goodness.

If you suffer from nerve pain caused by fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, diabetes, etc.. you have to check out the unique pain relieving blends created by Botanical Delights. It is really inspiring to see a company focus on the creation of products specifically for nerve pain. When I was diagnosed twelve years ago, such products were nearly impossible to find. 

Botanical Delights takes pride in their all-natural handmade products, only using the highest quality ingredients. They carefully create powerful Synergy Blends. Synergy Blends occur when two or more highly concentrated essential oils are combined, and the molecular composition changes, resulting in a more powerful product. Each one of their blends results in a highly effective way to help you both physically and emotionally.

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BD sent Everything Hurts two products to try out. Their Nerve Pain Relief Butter and their Fibro Survival Synergy Blend roll-on.

The Nerve Pain Relief Butter is super creamy and silky. It's so luxurious, but don't let that fool you — this stuff is strong. Really, I didn't know essential oils could do what they're doing in this butter. This product really targets the shooting, burning, and stabbing that is often associated with nerve pain. Rub a dab of it into the affected areas on your body, and feel it getting in deep and going to work almost immediately. The ingredients in this blend include Clove Oil, Black Pepper, Copaiba, and Frankincense. Each of these oils have strong pain relieving properties and are amazing natural substances. The combination of these in a Beeswax, Vitamin E and Arnica Oil base are really something you need to try to believe. Use it up to 3-4 times a day, and pretty soon you'll notice your pain isn't nearly as bad as it once was.

Fighting Fibro has never been easier with this roll-on relief.

Fighting Fibro has never been easier with this roll-on relief.

If you have fibromyalgia, do yourself a big favor — go grab one of these Fibro Survival Synergy Blend rollers right now. Ever since I got mine, I've been taking it along almost everywhere I go. When you have fibro, literally EVERYTHING hurts. Botanical Delights understands this. That's why they've created this really unique concoction that provides relief specifically targeted for fibromyalgia pain. They've carefully chosen anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-spasmodic oils that are known for their healing properties. This roller is PACKED, I mean absolutely PACKED with essential oils. How the hell they fit all of them into this carry-size roller? I have no idea. Plai, Lavender, Black Pepper, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Roman & German Chamomile, Pine, Wintergreen, Apricot Oil and Vitamin E??? All in one amazing Synergy Blend? Seriously. Go, get it. Apply it to your trigger points. Thank me later. No, thank them. This stuff is a game changer.

Check out all of Botanical Delights natural essential oil blends in their Etsy Shop. They have such a wide range of products focusing on conditions such as autism, arthritis, anxiety, ADHD, sleeplessness, PMS, menopause... the list goes on.

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EH Reviews: Treat Your Mind + Body

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1st rule of Chronic Pain Club: take care of yourself. Soothing your pain is both a physical and mental process. It's so very important to include self care and relaxation into your daily routine, which is easy to remember to do when you've got help from these products by Miss Violet Lace.

Miss Violet Lace PINK SEA Detoxifying Bathing Salts

Miss Violet Lace PINK SEA Detoxifying Bathing Salts

Miss Violet Lace hand-makes an amazing assortment of natural beauty products. The ladies behind the brand are both Fibromyalgia fighters, and know just how important relaxation is in managing pain. Many of their products are designed to offer an olfactory sensory experience, helping to quiet the mind.

MVL shared three of their lovely botanical blended items with EH, hand picked to best serve someone suffering with chronic pain. And when the packaged arrived at my doorstep, I could smell it's wonderful aroma in the air before I even bent down to pick it up. Seriously, no lie.

Miss Violet Lace DREAMER Mist and CALM Mood Tincture

Miss Violet Lace DREAMER Mist and CALM Mood Tincture

Each Miss Violet Lace item I received smells and feels incredible, and has beautiful, thoughtfully designed packaging to boot.

PINK SEA Bathing Salts – Now, I have like, 10 different kinds of bath salts in my closet... but these are something else. A little bit goes a long way during your hot soak. The detoxifying properties help draw out excess oils, leaving your skin feeling clean and smooth. The bathing salts have over twenty essential minerals that treat, detoxify and cleanse the body. That's a whole lot packed into a little salt. And not this isn't just any salt, this salt comes from the Dead Sea, widely known for it's healing properties.
CALM Mood Tincture & Perfume – The other night I was uncomfortably the fourth person in the backseat of my car that barely fits three. As my friends and I got cozier than we usually care to, everyone started to comment on how good I smelled. Damn right I smelled good. Before I left the house I dabbed on this tincture, which is now my new favorite perfume. Even after seeing a movie, eating dinner and going for drinks, the smell of Calm still stuck around, helping me to feel at ease throughout a pretty busy night out. What I really love to do is dab it on my neck right before getting into bed... the smell is so soothing when trying to fall asleep, it really eases your mind and helps you forget about what's currently hurting.
DREAMER Mist – Another new pre-bed ritual for me has become spraying this Dreamer Mist on my pillow, face and chest. The combination of organic vanilla cream, jasmine, and rose extracts with rosewood and patchouli essential oils act as a natural antidepressant, and encourage sleep. The change in weather and old NY heaters tends to dry out my skin, and this mist also helps to refresh and nourish.

On their own, these products are powerful, but when combining all three before heading to bed – let me tell you... I have never felt more relaxed when hitting the hay. Be sure to browse through all of the wonderful items Miss Violet Lace offers on their Etsy shop, there are so many more that I would love to try. Go on and support some fellow spoonies and get some for yourself, I promise, you'll be hooked.

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EH Reviews: The Salve Solve

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I'm always on the hunt for new natural products that will help me manage my daily aches and pains. Most of what's stocked in our local stores are mass manufactured by companies who have no personal connection to what we're experiencing. I've made it my mission to find the best handmade goods sold by individuals who have an understanding of chronic pain. In my search, I came across these magical salves from Lady Jane's in Oregon.

WHATS-A-SALVE?
If you're not familiar with salves, they are a semi-solid cream you rub into your muscles and joints to help ease pain and tension. The healing effects of these particular salves include anti-inflammation, pain relief, relaxation, cell regeneration and decongestion. That may sound like an over promise, but damn.. when you give them a try, you'll see just how great they are.

Lady Jane's sent over 8 different cannabis and essential oil-infused salves for EH to try. Each one has a unique and soothing scent that is aromatherapeutic and reflective of the essential oils used. I've been using these salves on my terrible back and neck pain this week, and I can say with confidence that they've helped. My favorites so far have been the wintergreen, lemongrass and lavender augustifelia.  Each one has it's unique healing properties. 

TURMERIC: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, 
EUCALYPTUS: analgesic, deodorant, stimulant, anti-neuralgic, antifungal, tonic
LEMONGRASS: invigorating, antifungal, antiseptic, acne fighting, insect repellant
WINTERGREEN: analgesic, antiseptic, pain relief similar to aspirin, anti-inflammatory
GINGER: circulatory, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, carminative, antidepressant
FRANKINCENSE: digestive, diuretic, sedative, tonic, expectorant, astringent
SWEET ORANGE: antidepressant, detox, cellulite diminisher, chronic fatigue relief

Salves are a great compliment to your existing treatment. You can use them liberally, rubbing them deeply into your effected areas. Use them for chronic inflammation, sciatic back pain, sprains, chronic muscular pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, rheumatism and more. They are even helpful in fighting acne and healing blisters and cuts. 

I seriously can't get over what a great find these salves are. Go check out Lady Jane's Etsy shop and feel free to reach out with any questions you may have – they've been awesome in putting together this collection of different salves to share with us! Lady Jane's fresh, handmade, and natural products are truly one-of-a-kind and can become an exciting new part of your pain relief routine.

Ingredients: organic coconut oil infused with cannabis, organic vitamin E oil, organic bee's wax, organic therapeutic grade essential oil (various)
Link: Lady Jane's Oregon Emerald Etsy Shop

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