More, pumpkin pie? Or how about some pumpkin Chai! 

Fall is here, my favourite time of the year since I was a child. The smell of burning leaves, windy cool breezes, big wooly sweaters, hiking in the trails. Leaves changing to the most beautiful colours, cups of hot cocoa by the fire. Coffee shops making new creations of pumpkin Chai tea or pumpkin spice coffee, cinnamon, nugget and cloves. 
Do I have your nose awake with fall smells now? I hope so, because I want to introduce you to Rainwater Botanicals new line of Fall creations.

Pumpkin Chai moisturizing hand and body cream 


Rainwater Botanicals organic cream will awaken your senses and moisturize your skin with the amazing benefits of pumpkin. Pumpkin is wonderful for the skin in so many ways. Mother nature’s gift to reverse our dry skin from summertime. 

Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins A, D and E, K, alpha hydroxy acids, zinc along with many more good values that makes me want to bathe in pumpkin. 

Pumpkins are great for acne prone skin, blemishes and breakouts. Smoothing and removing dry damaged skincells, hydrating, regeneration of new cells, giving you the natural healthy skin glow that comes with the natural pink cheeks of fresh air in fall. 

Now you can have all these benefits with Rainwater Botanicals Pumpkin Chai cream and smell wonderful at the same time. 

For the Fall season, they have created four new organic perfume oils.

Pumpkin Chai 

Is great to double layer with the body cream or alone. The scent has rich tones of sweet Chai, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and cloves. It’s scent reminds me of classic pumpkin pie with Chai tea on the side. 

Nutmeg Pear 

Nutmeg Pear is my favourite of the Fall line. Sweet fruity pears with a spicey back ground of nutmeg. I find myself using these few times a day behind my ears. I have had many compliments on how nice I smell. 

Autumn 

Autumn is a bold spice combination that will keep you awake and refreshed all day. Strong tones of cinnamon and vanilla with brown sugar maybe? A delightful scent that puts me in the mood to bake that pumpkin pie or pumpkin rolls my husband is now begging me for. 

Sandalwood Birch 

Sandalwood Birch is masculine and woodsy. As soon as I opened the package from Rainwater my husband snagged up this bottle right away knowing it had to be for him. Sandalwood is his favourite scent which I love too. Specially now with him smelling so warm cozy and snugglable? A beautiful scent for men and women that is sweet of Sandalwood with earthy notes of a tree forest. 

I am very pleased to tell you about these great new products from Rainwater Botanicals for Fall 2016. I have been reviewing their products for almost a year now and I have not come across a product yet I don’t like. They are top quality Organics made with excellent care and thought of what their customers would enjoy. 

You can find Rainwater Botanicals on Etsy and their website WWW.RAINWATERBOTANICALS.COM/nofollow

Also a note at checkout enter SPOONIE in the code for a special discount on behalf of Rainwater. I make no money from this discount if is a gift to you. 

All products have been given to me for free for review all opinions on this blog are my own and always will be. 

Cheers, Tara 

Eden’s Semilla Jojoba Oil

This past week I have been using Eden’s Semilla Jojoba Oil I received to do this review. All opinions in this review are my own honest and true to me. dsc_0003

I was delighted to try the Jojoba oil on my hair since It’s just end of summer now and my hair is dry and suffering from effects of the sun. Jojoba reminds me of my early teen years when Jojoba shampoo seemed to be the rave. My grandmother and I debating on the pronunciation of HO HO BA or JO JO BA I was wrong and always went with JO JO BA. My hair was always healthy and shines so nicely in the sun, I was proud of my Jojoba hair. I wasn’t aware of all the other benefits of Jojoba oil until I did research for this review. This is a wonderful oil, I am so glad to now have it part of my beauty routine again. And being able to get 100% pure organic is even better.

Jojoba reminds me of my early teen years when Jojoba shampoo seemed to be the rave. My grandmother and I debating on the pronunciation of HO HO BA or JO JO BA I was wrong and always went with JO JO BA. My hair was always healthy and shines so nicely in the sun, I was proud of my Jojoba hair. I wasn’t aware of all the other benefits of Jojoba oil until I did research for this review. This is a wonderful oil, I am so glad to now have it part of my beauty routine again. And being able to get 100% pure organic is even better.

I wasn’t aware of all the other benefits of Jojoba oil until I did research for this review. This is a wonderful oil, I am so glad to now have it part of my beauty routine again. And being able to get 100% pure organic is even better.

The Jojoba plant is a large shrub that grows in Northern Mexico, Arizona, and California. The plant’s seeds can be distilled making a liquid type wax which in turn is used in the cosmetics industry. The oil is godsc_0013od for all purposes of the skin and hair and nails. The oil resembles Sebum, a substance that is produced by our skin glands.

Three times this week  I have done overnight treatments on my hair. I have a shower washed my hair then with damp hair, I put about 10 drops of the oil in my hands rubbing them together to warm the oil up then apply to my hair with my head upside down and really focus on my split ends. Then wrap my hair up in a shower cap and a towel and wear it to bed. Next morning I shower and wash the Jojoba oil out leaving my hair healthy full of bounce. I am very pleased with the results I feel like I have teenager hair again. hair

Thank you,  Eden’s Semilla for sending me this wonderful product I look forward to seeing my hairs improvements over the next few weeks to come. I will be recommending this product to my friends and family.

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Cheers, Tara

Let your senses be filled with Organic Aromas

I have always been a type of person who loves to smell everything, fresh laundry, perfumes and essential oils are my favorite ! Two weeks ago I did a product review on Organic Aromas gorgeous oil nebulizer. I used up the first bottle in two days, I let the machine run for almost 24 hours straight. My house smells like a spa, so clean and refreshing. So, of course, I had to get the full set of oils from Organic Aromas. The set comes with six different scents in 10 ml size jars, perfect size for my heavy usage.

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Here is a list of the scents:

  • Signature Blend – Their #1 house blend

  • Burglars

  • Passion

  • Serenity

  • Purity 

  • Energy

The packaging is a lightweight sturdy fold down box that is a nice display in itself. This would be a perfect gift for someone who loves essential oils and aromatherapy. Out of the six jars, my favorite scent is Signature Blend I can smell why it’s the number one blend. It has highlights of Orange, Lemon, Sage and maybe Bergamot  I’m guessing?

The Nebulizer I am using is Organic Aroma’s Raindrop style with a beautiful handcrafted glass with 100% Plantation wood base. It features a rainbow led light so it’s always lighting up in beautiful colors which induce’s a calming effect. It emits scent up to 800 sq ft but personally I think it’s farther than that. I can smell the scent through my whole house which is a rancher one level home.

How Aromatherapy helps people living with illness, depression and especially chronic pain. Aromatherapy opens up your pathways to the “amygdala” which is the brain’s emotional center. Since the scents hit the Amygdala the thinking part of your brain can’t inhibit the benefits of the scents. Your brain will try to play games with you and well you win using aromatherapy.

Here is a list of oils that are good for pain and depression and anxiety.

My number one choice is the combination of Bergamot and Clary Sage. For years now I have suffered from anxiety and severe panic attacks. The Bergamot and Clary Sage combination instantly calms down my anxiety and especially the panic attacks. I carry a small bottle with me everywhere I go, if I feel an attack coming on I smell it for a few moments under my nose and it settles me right now.

  • Eucalyptus known to help with pain in the joints of arthritis

  • Lavender is well known for its relaxation properties reduces stress, anxiety and which is great when dealing with chronic pain. Personally, I can’t even try to reduce my pain levels if my anxiety is high.

  • Helichrysum oil has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect that may help lessen pain.

  • Orange Oil The scent of orange oil has also been found to reduce anxiety and improve your mood, always such a nice clean smell.

  • Vanilla is another scent known to bring on relaxation and relieve tension and stress.

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The common factor in all of these aromatherapies is stress relief and relaxation. Relieve your stress and relaxing helps lessen your pain, helps you sleep, and brings a smile to your face when you are least expecting it.

Organic Aroma’s oils in this six piece set have a combination of 30 different scents in the blends. This set is perfect for your health, your environment at home or at work. Put one on your desk at work and watch your co-workers be more productive and hopefully less stressed.

If you are pregnant or have high blood pressure consult your doctor before using any essential oils.

Cheers, Tara

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This is a sponsored review all opinions are my own and always my own.

DIY Time to revive and renew that summer skin

Summer is coming to an end and it’s now time to revive and refresh that sun damage on your face. Not matter how much sunscreen you used over the summer you will have damage. Tho sunscreen should be used all year round even on rainy days. Our ozone is so fragile and weak now that you are prone to melanoma anytime anywhere. The damage from the sun’s rays causes premature aging and sun spots that sometimes will never go away.

Once a week I make up a mixture of dried ground orange peels and coconut oil. Take the orange peels let them dry a couple days on a waxed cookie sheet in the regular air. Then grind them up into a fine powder with a coffee grinder,blender or food processor. I like to mix them into pure organic virgin coconut oil that is cooled in the fridge. Mix them well, measurements don’t matter really just to your own desired consistency.

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Once in a while, I will throw in some honey as well along with a teaspoon of Sandalwood powder if you have some. Sandalwood powder has bleaching properties as well and is very good for your skin.

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Once the mixture is done I put it back in the fridge for a few hours for the coconut oil to harden up a bit. Otherwise, it will just run down your face and make a bit of a mess, you don’t want to get it on your good clothes or it will be really hard to remove. Once the mixture is nice and cool and hardened up I pin my hair up and wrap a towel around my neck and shoulders. Lather all over your face avoiding your eyes. It will feel refreshing and cool on your skin and smells lovely. Oranges have a bleaching effect on the skin and gently removes sun damage while the vitamin C soaks right into your skin and the coconut oil moisturizes. A wonderful at-home spa treatment that is very cheap to do. Even some nights I will go to bed with it on my face and let it sit overnight while I’m all wrapped up in towels. It feels like absolute heaven. Next morning I wipe all the mixture off with the towels I used overnight and my face shiny, glowing and fully moisturized!

On days where I am in a hurry I peel an orange and wipe the white inside skin all over my face for a refresher of vitamin C it tightens your pores and makes your face very clean and healthy.  Give it a try, if you have sun damage I suggest doing this over a period of a couple months once or twice a week.

Cheers, Love Tara

Keep your summer glow this fall with Pacifica’s Solar Complete Color Mineral Palette

I received this beautiful palette in May and have been using it all summer. It highlights the natural glow in your face if you have a tan or no tan. The minerals bring out the color in your skin giving you a beautiful look. This palette is compact and is excellent to carry in your purse or to take on vacation. It has everything you need, eyeshadows, blushes, and highlighters.

That palette is very strong and sturdy with a flip over top like a book. So it won’t bend or break in your bag or purse. Pacifica (1)

 

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I found the palette very easy to work with and versatile you can create many looks. I did have a problem with fall out on the eyeshadows so make sure to tap your brush. The colors are gentle and light so you can work them up to the shade you desire. The highlighters are a creamy texture takes a little getting use to  but they are gorgeous and look so natural on the skin. Truly brings out your natural glow whether you have a tan or no tan. I recommend this palette for Fall for sure!

Thank you, Pacifica, for making great organic vegan products. I’m proud to do this review.

This is not a sponsored review I bought the product with my own money.

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Cheers Love Tara

“Oh, I have arthritis too”

If I had a dollar for everytime someone has said to me “Oh,  I have arthritis too or I have RA too” I would be rich. And older generations where I’m told “Oh your pain can’t be that bad stop complaining”. I can tell you for a fact that if these people had Rheumatoid Arthritis those words would never be spoken. I wish I had regular arthritis which I believe everyone gets as they get older. But comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges they are completely different worlds.


2008 I woke up on a Friday morning with my entire body locked up like a vice unable to move. My hands were curled into balls and my fingers were so swollen they were black. Screaming in the worst pain of my life and I knew pain I had endometriosis for ten years before that day. Hubby woke up startled of course when I said I can’t move he didn’t believe me. I rolled onto my side and tried to swing my legs down to the floor screaming every inch of the way. I grabbed the wall tried to stand up and fell flat on my face. My hips knees feet and toes were so swollen the curl in my toes was actually gone and the arches of my feet gone. My husband tried helping me up I fell again walking was out of the question. Now hysterical I was terrifying what was happening to me? Had I been bit in the night by a spider or scorpion?  I had no idea what was wrong. The night before I was fine and never ever had anything like this happen to me before. 

Hubby carried me to the car and drove me to the doctors office we just walked in and the doctor saw me immediately. He says straight up Tara this looks like Rheumatoid Arthritis I had no idea what Rheumatoid Arthritis was. Just like most people I thought just arthritis and I was so confused. We rushed to hospital to get my RA Factor blood test done and it came back positive. Back at the doctors office he goes over the results and diagnosis of Rheumatoid. Those words changed my life forever I was terrified. I was told that if the progression continued that fast I would be in a wheelchair in six months. 

Now 2016 I am not in a wheelchair yet I have fought it everyday every step. And as of last year I have a second diagnosis of Fibromyalgia as well. I do everything I can to try and stay positive and active. Whatever I am doing has worked this far. Spreading smiles under my pain gritting my teeth when people ask me how I am today, smile and say oh I’m good thanks. If they only really knew and understood my daily battle. But I choose to fight the battle as long as I can and keep smiling. 

So the point of this blog is for people to understand and educate themselves on Rheumatoid Arthritis before you say oh, I have arthritis too. Im not discounting those with you know the regular Ole Arthur everyone has I’m sure it’s a nightmare too. You know someone with RA give them a hand because theirs don’t work. Cook them a dinner give them your friendship and love. Number one though please if you do not have Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis don’t say to them you have RA too. 

Love Tara Spoonie for life 

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