Sharing my full experience with SOL Organics Luxury Down Comforter on the blog. I had been searching for an organic down comforter for a while and was so excited when I finally found one. I had wanted to get my girls a down comforter for their beds for a while. With Gracie transitioning to a big girl bed, I wanted to get them matching duvet covers but first I needed a down comforter. I learned a trick when it comes to getting beds made with kiddos! Just get rid of sheets and extra blankets and just use a down comforter instead. It makes it so easy for them to make their bed when there isn’t a ton of blankets and layers to deal with. Food for thought. 🙂
SOL Organics down comforter takes sleeping to the next level.
SOL Organics luxury down comforters live up to their name! They are so luxe and cozy. They are made with hypoallergenic 100% Canadian White Down, that’s responsibly grown and harvested and a 100% GOTS organic cotton cover. They offer an all season 700 loft fill and a summer 600 loft fill- depending on how warm you want your down comforter to be. I got the all seasons for the girls since they won’t be using any other blankets besides these. My husband and I have the summer fill since we both tend to run a bit warm.
I love that it’s a baffle box construction. Making the fill even all over. I let them air out for a couple days before I put a duvet cover over them. They didn’t smell super strong but I always think duvets have a little smell right out of the bag and then they’re fine once aired out.
My girls love them! They can make their bed super easy and they stay warm at night. I love how easy it is just to wash their duvet and call it a day, instead of washing a comforter, plus sheets. I love knowing that my girls are not being exposed to harmful chemicals and pesticides with the organic cotton cover. It gives this mama peace of mind.
Having a bad night sleep with SOL Organics Down Comforter isn’t an option!
I also wanted to share my experience with our SOL Organics down comforter. I had a down comforter in the past but it wasn’t organic. I also sometimes would get too warm, and my husband too. We both tend to run a little warm as I mentioned earlier, so when I saw that SOL Organics had a summer down comforter I couldn’t wait to try it! The summer down has 600 fill, compared to the all season 700 fill as I mentioned above. Making it a little less heavy. I love how it lays flat and even, something that my last didn’t do. It is the perfect temperature for my husband and I! We both don’t get too hot and feel comfortable all night long. I can’t recommend it enough. It really hits all the marks for a clean organic down comforter and also isn’t too warm. Check them out here!
I’ve got the lowdown on all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday natural holiday sales! You want sales- I’ve got them! From green beauty, and natural living- I’ve got you covered. This is the time to invest in some serious natural loot.
I’ve listed out the best sales happening as well as some of my favorite picks from each of the sites. This is it when it comes to Black Friday/Cyber Monday Natural Holiday Sales!
*I listed them in order of category. So Natural Beauty, Natural Home, etc.
Holiday Sets- No one knows what they’re bringing back after holiday, so it’s a good time to snag anything you think you might want! I’m obsessed with the Starlight Palette, Bright Eyes Treatment, Glow and Go Mini’s and Holiday Hand Cream Trio.
Eyeshadow Palettes- I’ve been around the block in green beauty for a good while- 9 years and these are the best eyeshadows I’ve used! They stay on so well and are highly pigmented. Trust me- you’ll get it when you try them. I have all the palettes and love them! There are 3 palettes- Classic, Statement, and Romantic.
True Botanicals- They’ll be giving 20% off site-wide Friday (11/29) through Monday (12/2).
*For every $50 you spend, they give you $10 to come back and spend on someone else for holiday gifting in December. (They automatically apply this to your cart and this offer expires on Dec 31.) For existing subscribers, every item you’re currently subscribed to gets 20% off in its NEXT shipment. I mean this only happens once a year people- stock up! I can’t live without the Antioxidant Booster and Cellular Repair Serum.
Antioxidant Booster-Got fine lines, sun spots? This is for you. It helps to give your skin all the nutrients it needs to repair itself!
Cellular Repair Serum- This serum is my go too! It’s full of antioxidants. I mix it with the Antioxidant Booster- your skin will thank you.
Aromatherapy Collection- These smell so good and are easy to have in your purse. They have 3 different scents all made with essential oils.
*$15 off $100 purchase. Get $40 off $200 purchase + get a FREE full size Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil ($44 value). Get $100 off $400 purchase + get a FREE full size Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil + FREE Jade Gemstone Facial Roller ($74 value).
20% online and in stores. Online code: FESTIVE. Certain brands excluded (Josh Rosebrook, Kypris, May Lindstrom, Vintner’s Daughter). All sales final. Gift cards excluded. Cannot be applied to previous purchases.
Kosas Lipsticks- If you follow me, you know I can’t get enough of the Kosas Lipsticks! I haven’t found a color I didn’t love.
Integrity Botanicals- Thursday November 28th at 8pm- Monday December 2nd.
*15% off orders of $100 or more with code: IBBF15 and 20% off orders of $200 or more with code: IBBF20. Discounts exclude the following brands: Josh Rosebrook, La Bella Figura, Kypris, May Lindstrom & Vintner’s Daughter. They will also be offering something on Cyber Monday if you are signed up for their newsletter.
*15% off (no min. order) storewide with code: THANKFUL beginning Thanksgiving at 8:00 pm. The first 24 hours they will offer a “Web Buster” with every purchase: 28 Litsea Petala Lip Balm in a new holiday flavor: Vanilla Spice. This will be given with ANY size order, but only from Thanksgiving through Friday 11/29.
In addition, they are excited to announce the launch of our Holiday Green Glam Box – a Limited Edition selection of FULL SIZE bestsellers at an incredible price. $143 value for $99, and products have been handpicked from our bestsellers by our staff.
Quick Flick- This is a genius product! It’s a stamp on one end and then the other end is similar to a sharpie marker tip- so easy to use compared to the paint brush applicators out there. You just stamp it on your eye to create that winged look and then you can fill it in with the other side- so amazing! It stays on great too!
Eco Tan-I love this self tanner for body and for face. It looks so natural and doesn’t smell funky. Can’t recommend it enough! Who doesn’t want to look bronzed in the winter?!
Kosmatology Hand Soaps- I love these hand soaps! They are literally the best in clean beauty. They smell good and are squeaky clean. I also love that they’re foaming soaps. My hands never get dried out.
Leahlani- Friday November 29, through Monday December 2.
*Save 20% off all individual products with code ALOHAFRIDAY. GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Full sized Mahina Replenishing Elixir ($72 value!) with all orders over $200. The gift will automatically show up in your cart when the minimum is met.
Berkey Water Filter-This is the water filter I’ve had for over 7 years- filters it all out! You have to click the link hereand enter your email address in order to access Berkey’s sales. This sale only happens once a year!
Minted- I’m obsessed with Minted! I’ve gotten my holiday cards through them the last 3 years, just got my full collage of photos in the mail to hang on the wall and love their stationary. Plus, they have a brand new membership program that is amazing!
Just got these photo gifts in the mail and I’m going to make a collage. They literally do all the work for you. All you have to do is hang them up! Saves this mama so much time.
Minted Holiday Cards- They look so chic and have so many designs to choose from. Plus, I get mine printed on recycled paper- win/win!
Minted More– is the membership program that boasts 30% off holiday cards, 20% off other Minted products year round, free shipping and a limited edition selection of handpicked design delights from our community of independent artists (valued at $160). The cost for Minted More membership is just $38 annually.
That sums up my Black Friday/Cyber Monday natural holiday sales! See anything you love? What are you getting this year? Also, don’t forget to download my Natural Christmas Guides! I have so many more options from green beauty, natural skincare, natural men, organic baby/child, clean living and more. Check them out below!
Gift Guides- (To help Shop the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Natural Holiday Sales)
Sharing my best natural home gifts with you today! I get asked this question a lot. What natural home gifts would I recommend. Well, here they are! After detoxing my beauty 10 years ago I slowly started to also detox my home. From the sheets I bought to the mattresses, cleaning supplies and water. I was determined to get the toxins out!
The holidays are the perfect time to stock up on some natural home products. Especially when the savings are so huge. I’ve listed below some of the best natural home gifts in hopes it will help make detoxing your home a little easier.
Having a water filter is one of the best things you can do for your family.This filters out everything, even fluoride with their fluoride filter.I would recommend for most average size families the Big Berkey but you may want a smaller one or larger one depending on family size. I always tell people to think about not just drinking water but also water that you use to cook with. It might seem like a lot initially but really you go through the water quick for daily use.Once you buy it, you will only have to replace the filters every couple years, except the fluoride filter usually every 8-12 months.A worthwhile investment knowing you will have clean water for a lifetime! This year Berkey has their sales on their website through email. You just enter your email and you’ll get access to all their sales. Check it out here!
I don’t know what I would do without my blender? Seriously. I use it everyday- sometimes twice a day.I make my hubs smoothie and my smoothie every morning.Then I also use it for sauces, blending pancake mixes, juicing, making nut butters- the list is endless!I have the small twister jar but I also have the large blender jar too.The small one is great for sauces and nut butters. They came out with their Blendtec Go this year and it has been a game changer!! I can just put the ingredients in the jar and put it on the blender, push start and walk away! No more holding the blender while it blends. Plus, once it’s done blending you can simply take the cup with you- no more transferring to a different blender. If you don’t have a high speed blender I can’t recommend it enough! Shop Blendtec here!
These sheets are what luxury is made of! They are made with fair trade certified cotton, and certified organic cotton. The second party certifications include GOTS, Oeko-Tex and FLOCERT- a global fair trade certification. These 300 thread count cotton sheets wrap you up in softness the minute they touch your skin! They come in a variety of colors too. We chose white and are happy with how crisp and clean they look. They also have 3 different sheet sets. You can get a hemmed version, classic or pleated. We got the hemmed version. Each set comes with two pillow cases, a fitted sheet and a flat sheet. And yes they stay on our mattress too! They also come in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King and Split King. Can’t say enough about these luxury sheets. They also offer organic duvet covers and bedroom sets that include the duvet and sheet set. 30% OFF using code: BF2019 for Black Friday and code: CM2019 for Cyber MondayGet them here!
They are a store that offers pure and natural mattresses, bedding, and home furnishings all made in the USA. It’s your one stop shop to clean up your bedroom! When I was choosing my pillow options to try out they were so helpful. Walking me through the whole process and asking questions to ensure I had the best options for how I sleep. I love that you can get a zippered pillow option, so you’re able to take out the filling if it’s too firm. Making it so customizable! We have their Kapok pillows and love them! They even have toddler pillows. *Use Coupon Code: GGG25 for 25% off! Shop White Lotus Home here!
This is the perfect gift for someone who may not have switched over to natural cleaning products but wants too! Cleaning products can be so toxic! Branch Basics makes it so easy to make the switch. You can buy products individually or in sets. It’s so nice to get the whole set for someone then they won’t have to think twice about switching over their products. Check out Branch Basics here! 20% off all starter kits with code: GIVECLEAN. Check them out here!
So my brother and sister in law got me this as a gift for my birthday- I mean really it was my sister in law(God bless her). Let’s just say I’ve become besties with this little vacuum. If you have children then you understand what I mean. 😉 This quickly picks up any mess, I’ve used it on my stairs, on my moldings for dust. I’m convinced there is nothing it can’t quickly pick up. Get it, and thank me later!
Another gadget I can’t live without!I use this all the time for raw veggie bread and kale chips.Also for dehydrating nuts.I love that it keeps the nutrients intact because I can keep the temp so low.An oven just does’t go that low.You can get great deals off Amazon! Take your health to the next level!Get it here!
This food processor is amazing.I got it last spring and I’m not sure how I lived without it.I thought I could use my blender for everything but really the food processor is different and does things the blender can’t because of it’s wide bowl.I use this for my raw veggie breads, more on that below, making paleo granola, bars, hummus, random recipes- so much! Shop my food processor here!
This has been a game changer for us!My hubs and I love sparkling water but don’t want to buy it in plastic bottles or buy a ton of glass bottles.This solves the solution!It makes sparkling water in seconds and it’s with glass bottles not plastic.I love that my water is filtered too!The best of both worlds.We use this all the time and add fresh lemon or lime juice and even some liquid stevia at times too. Get your Soda Stream here!
This nut milk maker has changed my life!It literally makes the best nut milk in less than a minute.I’ve never had nut milk so creamy and delicious.It does it all for you from straining, and grinding.You rinse the container and colander and you’re done.Trust me- worth every penny! They are having their once a year sale on Monday- so wait to buy until then! 🙂 Shop here!
If you follow me on my stories then you’ve heard me rave about this waffle maker! It’s not made with teflon and is nontoxic. I used to not make waffles because there wasn’t a great toxic free option. But now there is! Plus, it’s so inexpensive. Get it here!
This is the essential oil diffuser I have and love!It looks modern and blends well into decor.I like that it isn’t plastic and has 3 hour continuous or 7 hour interval settings. Plus, you can get it on Amazon!Get it here!
This organic mattress company is it when it comes to organic mattresses that are budget friendly and comfortable. I can’t recommend them enough! We have the Natural Escape and love it. Sometimes an organic mattress just seems impossible to get because the price is so high. But My Green Mattress makes it so easy! 25% off using code: BLACKFRIDAY + FREE LATEX PILLOW USING CODE: GGGPILLOWShop all of My Green Mattress here!
My sister originally introduced me to this company and I’ve been hooked ever since. They are indoor potted plants delivered to your door. This is the perfect gift! I’ve sent this as a gift and my friend loved it! They do such a good job with the whole presentation and quality of plants is awesome. Can’t recommend them enough! Shop The Sill here!
That sums up my best natural home gift guide! Check out my other gift guides below:
Sharing my best winter beauty hacks with you in my newest video. As the seasons change it’s easy important to switch up your skincare and makeup routines. The products you used for the fall or even summer aren’t going to cut it for winter. No one wants to have skin that cracks or is really dry. So many simple tips can help keep your skin glowing and smooth. I’m sharing them all in this latest video.
From what creams and balms do for the skin in the winter and why their essential for glowing skin. I also cover how to keep your lips smooth, the power of exfoliation, choosing a moisturizing foundation and what a cream blush can do for your overall makeup look. There’s so much goodness in this video. I recommend products for each winter beauty hack too!
I’m so excited to bring you my holiday natural beauty and living sales! I’m giving you early access to some of the best deals in clean beauty, and natural living. It’s nice to shop the sales early and get a head start on holiday shopping. I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite natural living brands to bring you an epic week of savings!
Here’s How It Will Work-
For the next week I’ll be highlighting each day one of my favorite companies or brands, from natural beauty to natural living. The code will only be good for one day! So you need to hop on the savings. Each day along with the coupon code I’ll be sharing my favorite products from that brand or store. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to know what to buy- this makes it so easy! I’ll be updating the blog everyday with a new brand, or store and the products.
Also, I’ll be sending an email out everyday with all the details of the particular deal for that day. So you won’t miss anything. If you’re not subscribed to my email list, subscribe here! You will be the first to know about the deal of the day!
Be sure to keep checking back each day to save big on the holiday natural beauty and living sales!
This is your one stop shop for all things clean beauty! They literally have it all. SO many clean beauty brands. From natural makeup, natural skincare, organic hair products and even baby products. This online natural beauty store has been around since 2011. I love their name- Integrity. They really strive to choose products that are not only clean but also environmentally friendly. Products that work and are good for you and your family. You also always get 3 free samples with every order! Remember the deal is only good for today- November 18th!
Integrity Botanicals Is Offering:
15% off $100 with code: GGG15
20% off $200 with code: GGG20
Only good for Nov. 18th!!
*Discount excludes the following brands: Josh Rosebrook, La Bella Figura, Laurel, Osmia, May Lindstrom, Kypris and Vintner’s Daughter.
Here are some favorites from Integrity Botanicals:
Fitglow Beauty- To try a Fitglow product is to love it. I love that Integrity Botanicals carries their line. Many natural beauty stores do not. I love their Lip Serums, seriously the best lip product! I always have the colors Bliss, Gospel and Koi on hand. I also love their concealer. It’s the best concealer for covering hyper pigmentation and redness. Their Redness Rescue Cream is amazing too! Shop Fitglow Beauty here!
Chocolate Sun- I love this self tanner! It was the first in natural beauty that really performed and didn’t smell funky. It gives me a bronzed glow and looks so natural. Shop Chocolate Sun here!
Kjaer Weis- I love their eyeshadows- they have some of the best true matte shadows. I also love their lipsticks and cream blushes. The pigments are so pretty and they last! Shop Kjaer Weis here!
So excited to share a special deal of the day with Pharmaca!! Pharmaca carries it all in one place. It’s not some retailer selling random things. They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands. Plus, their selection is amazing! So you can shop all in one place. No more going back and forth between websites. They carry herbs, clean beauty, collagen powders, natural home products, natural baby and more. They also always are offering free shipping after $45!
Pharmaca is offering:
25% off!!! Use Code: GURL25
Only good for Nov. 19th!!
(All coupon code promotions exclude Alacer, Aquis, Bluebonnet, Burt’s Bees, Culturelle, Derma E, Dr. Hauschka, Dr. Mercola, Eminence Organics, evanhealy, Frownies, Indie Lee, Integrative Therapeutics, Intelligent Nutrients, jane iredale, Lavido, Metagenics, Natura Health Products, NeoCell, NeuroScience, Nordic Naturals, One Love Organics, Ortho Molecular, Peter Lamas, Pharmax, Pure Encapsulations, Sanitas Skincare, Sigma-Tau, Thorne Research, Vega, Visbiome, Vital Nutrients or VSL).
Here are some of my favorites from Pharmaca:
Stasher Bags- If you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I’m a huge fan of these silicone bags! Can’t go wrong with them. They are made of silicone and not plastic, so you’re not wasting plastic bags and you’re helping the environment by not using plastic-a win/win! I store anything and everything in them. I put them in the freezer too! There really isn’t a wrong way to use them. I love that they’re dishwasher safe too! Shop Stasher here!
Juice Beauty Products- They not only are natural but budget friendly. I love their mineral sport sunscreen with SPF 30. I also love their Last Looks Cream Blush, Tinted Mineral Moisturizer and their Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant. Shop Juice Beauty here!
ZuZu Luxe- I love their makeup! From their lipsticks, lip liners, oil-free foundation, mascara and liquid liners. They have some of the best budget friendly natural makeup! Shop ZuZu Luxe here!
Live Botanical has become a gold mine as I’ve tried more products. It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly. People are constantly asking what options I would recommend that are less expensive and it can be hard. Sometimes you have to sacrifice performance, however, not with Live Botanical. I think that’s why I initially got so jazzed about it. I saw that not only was the line organic, non-GMO, ethically wild-harvested, local, sustainable and fair trade but budget friendly. She really goes the extra mile. She also uses glass packaging too-something I swoon over. I mean it’s kind of rare to check all the boxes but also be affordable!
25% OFF!!! Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN25
Only good for Nov. 20th!!
Here are some of my favorites from Live Botanical:
Glowing Honey Mask- I love this mask! It makes my skin glow in minutes- no joke! It apply it all over in the morning and then grab my toothbrush and then rinse off once I’m done brushing my teeth. It feels so hydrating and soothing to the skin. It gives a slight exfoliation too with herbal grains. The raw honey in this mask draws moisture to the skin while soaking up all the excess oils at the same time. What I love is that this mask can be used daily as a cleanser or as a mask a couple times a week. It really lives up to it’s name: Glowing Mask. Get Glowing Honey Mask here!
Skin Repair Balm- First, the Skin Repair Balm is such an amazing multi-use product. I’ve used it as a cleansing balm, hydrator and to help heal and relive pain from a burn. One of the ingredients I love in the balm is yarrow-a powerful anti-inflammatory. As a cleansing balm it removes all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple. I wake up with perfectly moisturized skin. I put it on a hot water burn and it instantly took away the throbbing pain. I’m wondering what this little jar can’t do?! Get the skin repair balm here!
This is your one stop shop for all things organic bedding! These sheets are what luxury is made of! They are made with fair trade certified cotton, and certified organic cotton. The second party certifications include GOTS, Oeko-Tex and FLOCERT- a global fair trade certification. These 300 thread count cotton sheets wrap you up in softness the minute they touch your skin! They come in a variety of colors too. We chose white and are happy with how crisp and clean they look. They also have 3 different sheet sets. You can get a hemmed version, classic or pleated. We got the hemmed version. Each set comes with two pillow cases, a fitted sheet and a flat sheet. And yes they stay on our mattress too! They also come in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King and Split King. Can’t say enough about these luxury sheets. They also offer organic duvet covers and bedroom sets that include the duvet and sheet set. I have their duvet and love it! My girls also just got a duvet as well.
SOL Organics is offering 30% off with coupon code: GGG30!
Only good for Nov. 21st!
Here are some of our favorites from SOL Organics:
Organic Down Comforter- We have the summer down fill and love it. It has 600 fill, compared to the all season 700 fill. Making it a little less heavy. It’s filled with 100% Canadian White Down, that’s responsibly grown and harvested. It is also 100% GOTS cotton down proof. It has an even fill and is hypoallergenic. I love how it lays flat and even, something that my last didn’t do. Shop the Down Comforter here!
They are an online store that offers pure and natural mattresses, bedding, and home furnishings all made in the USA. It’s your one stop shop to clean up your bedroom! When I was choosing my pillow options to try out they were so helpful. Walking me through the whole process and asking questions to ensure I had the best options for how I sleep. We have a mattress from them and pillows and love both!
White Lotus Home Is Offering:
25% off using coupon code: GGG25
Only good for Nov. 22!
Here are some of my favorites from White Lotus Home:
Kapok Pillow- A great option for a side or back sleeper. This one felt light on the head and not as firm as the cotton. I like how it molded to my head after a while and didn’t feel as firm as it did in the beginning. It seemed more breathable than my cotton one too. The pillow we got to try was a travel pillow so it was a little harder to get an accurate idea of what a kapok pillow might be like since the pillow itself is smaller but overall I was happy with it. I think the next time I order one I would order a kapok pillow. I’ve been letting my 22 month old use the travel size pillow and she loves it! It’s the perfect size for a toddler pillow. The kapok pillows are also more budget friendly compared to the other two options above. Check it out here!
Organic Cotton and Wool Dreamton Mattress- This is the mattress one of my daughter’s has and we love it and she seems to do great in it. Super soft and durable. It’s especially great for toddler beds because it doesn’t have a boxspring. No fire retardants, pesticides, VOC’s. Love knowing she’s sleeping on something nontoxic. Check it out here!
This is a family friendly online organic beauty store. They offer something for the whole family, from women, men, baby and kids. Love getting Earth Mama Organics from them and Pleni Naturals. Margot is a mom of four kids and is passionate about sourcing truly clean products. I love being able to get my products from them as well as baby products and men’s products.
The Choosy Chick is offering:
15% off using coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN + For anyone that enters the code you get a free Q Eco Coin Purse!
Only good for Nov. 23rd!
They are offering a Green Glam Box! It is a Limited Edition collection of bestsellers $143 value for $99 (codes are not applicable to this though) Makes a beautiful gift and they can personalize a gift tag (leave them a note on the cart page).
Here are some of my favorites from The Choosy Chick-
Quick Flick- This is a genius product! It’s a stamp on one end and then the other end is similar to a sharpie marker tip- so easy to use compared to the paint brush applicators out there. You just stamp it on your eye to create that winged look and then you can fill it in with the other side- so amazing! It stays on great too! Get it here.
Eco Tan- I love this self tanner for body and for face. It looks so natural and doesn’t smell funky. Can’t recommend it enough! Who doesn’t want to look bronzed in the winter?! Get it here!
Kosmatology Hand Soaps- I love these hand soaps! They are literally the best in clean beauty. They smell good and are squeaky clean. I also love that they’re foaming soaps. My hands never get dried out. Get them here!
What makes Maya Chia SO special?? I thought you would never ask! Well, so many reasons. It’s just really good skincare for starters, but there’s so many other things that set them apart. The all star ingredient in Maya Chia is the supercritical chia oil. Not only is chia oil heralded for it’s fast absorbing ability, but also for it’s antioxidants, minerals, and omega’s- a skin’s dream team! You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. I first fell in love with The Supercouple Serum and then after that it was every other product I tried! You could say the products are in a league of their own.
Maya Chia is offering:
15% OFF using coupon code: GGG15
Only good for Sunday November 24th!
Here are some favorites from Maya Chia:
The Supercouple Serum- Ok, so this is the serum that started my infatuation with Maya Chia! So why all the fuss? Well, for starters it melts right into your skin. No oily residue at all. Perfect for at night, and during the day before makeup. I have this one spot on my left cheek side and it has some hyper pigmentation and it faded quite a bit after I had been using Maya Chia. My skin looked less red and just overall smooth. Trust me when I say I get a lot of product to sample as a beauty blogger, so when I actually go through a product it’s a big deal. It has the same anti-aging benefits as the Super Blend-Pressed Serum Moisture Concentrate. Filled with vitamin C, CoQ10 and the beloved antioxidant asthaxanthin. This serum doesn’t mess around and truly delivers! Great for even the most sensitive skin types. Get it here!
The Pure Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Oil- So I tried this oil after trying The Super Couple. I had lower expectations- is that wrong? I mean I was so impressed with The Super Couple. But I must admit this serum, completely amazing too. It’s heavier feeling and more moisturizing than The Super Couple Serum. Especially great for those with dry skin that can’t quite get hydrated. It also works amazing on fine lines. Although it is heavier, it still absorbs so well. Your skin feels plump and soft. Even a dry patch around my nose didn’t stand a chance with this oil. It calmed even my normal redness around my t-zone I get. A rich, extremely hydrating oil, that absorbs quickly, doesn’t feel greasy, and makes you look younger…what are you waiting for?! This is great for even the most sensitive skin too. Get it here!
Highlight Of The Day- My Maya Chia review wouldn’t be complete without talking about these little guys! Where do I start?! I’ve fallen hard for them. So what is The Highlight of The Day? It is this bottle filled with liquid radiance- I know sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. You apply it really however you want! I love applying mine on my upper cheek bone, bridge of my nose, in the upper middle section of my brows, cupid’s bow, and middle of chin. All the normal places you would use a traditional highlighter. You can even apply it on the inner corners of your eyes to wake them up. You can apply it over your foundation or mix it with your foundation or just where it by itself. I’ve done them all, and love the effect it gives. You literally look like your lit from within. Check out all the colors here!
The Optimist- This gem is housed in a dark glass bottle, preserving every last drop of goodness. Smells divine with hints of neroli, sweet orange, and ylang ylang. The formula itself feels so hydrating on the skin and refreshing with white tea, antioxidants, fatty acids and phytonutrients- just to name a few. I can’t forget the actual spray function. It works so well! I know it might sound funny, but after trying hundreds of mists in my day, the spray function is actually quite important. You don’t want the mist to feel like it’s attacking your skin or spraying you in the eye! The Optimist sprays so well all over the face. The founder Susanne nailed it! Get it here!
Aillea is your one stop shop when it comes to natural beauty. They have everything when it comes to natural beauty products! I love being able to get my fave deodorant and also my favorite foundation and lipstick all in the same place. They are having a stellar sale- don’t miss out!
Aillea is offering:
20% OFF!!! Use coupon code: GGG20
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So excited to share My Green Mattressreview with you! I’ve tested out several different mattresses in the past but I kept getting asked the same question. Is there a budget friendly organic mattress option? Well, I searched and found My Green Mattress. It is not only squeaky clean when it comes to their ingredients and sourcing but also easy on the wallet! Basically, I struck gold.
Now you might be wondering why you should choose an organic mattress in the first place. So many reasons. I wanted to break it down for you.
Since they say we spend a 1/3 of our lives sleeping it’s important to consider the bed you’re sleeping on. I remember finding it alarming to learn all about the toxic ingredients in mattresses! From flame retardants, VOC’s, and formaldehyde- the toxic load can be scary. Not too mention, mattress companies are not required to disclose all the chemicals they use in order to make their mattresses compliant with mattress regulations. It’s also important to mention that many companies may claim to be organic, natural but actually have no certifications backing up these claims. Let’s dive into My Green Mattress review below!
I have the My Green Mattress Natural Escapes Mattress.
Here are some facts about what makes certifications important. The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification ensures that their mattresses are:
*Made from organically grown, harvested and processed materials
*Manufactured in our facility in an environmentally and socially responsible way
*Labeled and stored in our facility in a way that is easily trackable
Similarly, the GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) certification ensures that the latex we use in our mattresses is:
*Harvested from the sap of organic rubber trees
*Processed in an organic and environmentally friendly way
*Manufactured in our facility in a way that meets organic standards
Having the GOTS and GOLS Factory certifications means you can literally trace all materials back to the original firms and lots where they grown. My Green Mattress is consistently audited to ensure that they are complying with the certification standards. I love knowing that My Green Mattress not only has these certifications but that they are routinely inspected. It gives me peace of mind as I’m sleeping at night.
Here’s a list of ingredients they avoid:
NO Flame Retardants or Flame Retardant Barriers
NO Memory Foam or other forms of Polyurethane Foam
NO Soybean or Biobased Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
NO Harmful Glues or Adhesives
NO GMO Cotton or other GMO fibers
I love this quote on their website:
We source the highest quality materials to give you the best and safest mattress—not because we have to, but because it’s the right thing to do.
I love that My Green Mattress is a family owned business. Tim, the founder created the mattress because his daughter Emily suffered from eczema and environmental allergies. Tim wanted a mattress that was pure and healthy for his children. Therefore My Green Mattress was birthed. An honest American owned company in Illinois. They handcraft all the mattresses in their factory there.
They also offer a 120 day sleep trial which really was the icing on the cake for me. Many companies don’t stand by their mattresses like that. You literally get to try your new mattress out for 4 months and if you don’t like it during the trial you can return it. I love this about the company. I don’t know anyone else willing to make sure that the money spent on an organic mattress can be insured.
I really loved the “10 Things To Know Before Buying A New Mattress” post. This helped to guide me when choosing what type of mattress I really wanted. From what size of mattress, to firmness, even what mattress is best for those that suffer from allergies. My Green Mattress covers it all. They even have a section on their website that compares all of their mattresses so you can get a better idea which one will work for you. Check out the comparison here. If you still have questions when ordering your organic mattress, My Green Mattress is happy to help answer any questions you may have. Their goal is to make the process smooth and deliver an organic mattress that meets your needs. You can contact them here.
Of course the My Green Mattress review wouldn’t be complete without sharing my experience. After looking at their mattresses I chose the Natural Escape Mattress. I wanted something that would be more on the soft side and really offer the support I was looking for. Natural Escape fit all my requirements. Plus, after talking with My Green Mattress it was their most luxurious mattress they offered. When we got the mattress it was boxed tightly in plastic wrap. Setting it up was a cinch! My husband did it all. I created a little video I had shown on my Instagram stories to give you an idea. Check it out below!
It had an earthy straw like smell when it came out of the box but we just aired it out for a couple days and it went away. It wasn’t repulsive at all, just like it had come out of the factory.
So how does it feel when sleeping on it? I thought you would never ask! 😉 As my husband says- it’s super comfortable! The mattress actually came at the perfect time since I just had my third baby. My hubs had been sleeping on the couch off and on so he wouldn’t wake up when SJ woke up in the middle of the night. So instead of the couch he started to sleep on the new mattress. I asked him for his thoughts. He said not only is it super comfortable but his back has never hurt when sleeping on it, it keeps him cool at night and he never wakes up. Now if you know my husband then this is saying a lot. He gets hot very easy and wakes up often when he is.
I second his sentiments. It feels very comfortable, I feel like my whole body is supported at night and that I get a deep sleep. I was concerned it might be too firm but it isn’t at all. I’ve heard great things about their toppers and initially thought about getting one as well but really I don’t think I even need one. Maybe down the road but it feels so nice without it. I would recommend trying it out first without it and then seeing if you need it once you sleep on it for several nights.
I can’t recommend My Green Mattress enough! The whole experience has been great. I love how family friendly they are and affordable. The mattress we got is over half the price of our organic mattress in our bedroom and my husband said he likes it just as much! I’m so excited to find a budget friendly option for all of you when searching for an organic mattress. Knowing you can have peace of mind when you sleep at night and your kids sleep is the best feeling!