Celadon Road Product Review: Natural Deodorant!

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I love sharing my favorite products with others, especially ones that can help improve health and well-being.

One thing I didn’t know much about before becoming a Celadon Road Consultant was how icky regular deodorants are. I didn’t really give much thought to, or know much about, how many harmful chemicals are in conventional deodorant.

TOXIC-DEODORANTThat’s some pretty disturbing stuff to be clogged in our pores. After Celadon Road’s new deodorant came out and I learned more about it, I became very excited to try it out and ditch my old deodorant.

Deodorant-FlyerBeing the lavender freak that I am, I decided to try the lavender vanilla scent (next time I think I’ll try coconut since that was my close second choice.) I tried it out today and got to test its effects right away as my doctor’s office, and car ride home after, were incredibly warm. Given that there’s no anti-antiperspirant in CR’s deodorant, I was curious to see if I would feel wet and sweaty while using it. I can honestly say that I did not. I felt normal. And I smelled normal, which is definitely important. The deodorants are scented only with essential oils so you don’t have to worry about that fake chemical smell.

I really like the way the deodorants are described in the catalog:

“When you think about what goes into most deodorant products – parabens, propylene glycol and metals like aluminum, which are irritating at best and carcinogenic at worst – suddenly a bit of sweat doesn’t sound so terrible. On the other hand, most organic deodorants just don’t work the way you need them to when things heat up. But with Celadon Road’s revolutionary organic Deodorant, smelling fresh doesn’t have to be a health compromise, with ingredients you’d just as soon put in your body as on it. Baking soda’s natural deodorizing properties combine with a variety of organic ingredients and essential oils for truly effective, feel-good protection that’s as naturally powerful as you are.”

Instead of chemical-filled antiperspirant, these deodorants have natural ingredients that help limit wetness without clogging up pores. After all, it’s natural for your body to sweat a little bit. It keeps us alive and well!

If you’d like more information on ingredients or ordering the product to try out for yourself, check out my website here or feel free to leave a comment or shoot me a message. The owner of the company spent the last five years perfecting the product and trying to make it more effective than other similar products out there, and I have to say that she really hit the nail on the head with this one; it is quickly becoming one of my favorite Celadon Road products.

I’m super pumped to keep using the product and hope to get others (including my boyfriend; men can definitely use this too! After all, anyone can get breast cancer) to ditch their old deodorants and opt for this healthier option instead.

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Big Life Stuffs

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I’m sorry that it’s been so long since I did a “regular” post. Things have been incredibly hectic and I just honestly haven’t made the time to do it until now.

I believe I mentioned in my first post that I was going to be starting my master’s degree in counseling and that I was nervous about getting back in the game and going back to school. Well, this is my third week of graduate school and I have to say that I’m enjoying it quite a bit so far. My program is small- my cohort has 15 (or maybe 16?) people whom I will get to know pretty well over the next five semesters, and they seem cool so far. My teachers all seem great so far; they’re very interesting and knowledgeable and I’m looking forward to getting to know them better and learn from their experience. I’m still having moments of intense anxiety where I worry if I’m doing the right thing and heading down the right path for me. I need to work on my confidence issues for sure. Luckily, I’m blessed to have an amazing support system of the boyfriend, family, friends, etc. They’re amazing and certainly help keep me sane. Thanks for putting up with me, guys!

Another big thing adding to my anxiety/stress levels lately is the fact that I’m starting a new job. That’s right, I’m finally going to escape the evil night shift and put my undergrad degree to use for a change. And I’ll even have my own office, just like a real grown up! I’m going to be doing counseling at a local methadone maintenance clinic. And yes, I’m pretty terrified about it. Not because addicts scare me or anything, but this a huge step out of my comfort zone. I’m not feeling totally confident about my abilities just yet, but I think after the initial training and getting my feet wet, I will (hopefully) come to enjoy it at least a little bit and feel like I’m making a difference (and not completely hate it.) It will be good experience while I’m working on my degree, if nothing else. Obviously, I’m not going to be posting a lot about this part of my life because of confidentiality and whatnot, but I did want to at least share that I might be finally moving in the right direction. I’m doing something at least, not just sitting around stagnant which is how I’ve felt for the last few years.

9cc8c3f0af23e745931d6fad8df3c0bfOne thing I definitely plan on doing once I get used to the new job and new shift is getting back on track food and fitness-wise. I am ashamed to admit that I have not been doing stellar in these areas of my life as of late. I’m fairly certain I’ve gained at least 10lbs back if not more. My clothes feel tight again, nothing feels right, and I certainly don’t feel as sexy or attractive. But hey, this has happened before. Fitness and health are something to strive for every day, not destinations in and of themselves. I’ve fallen off the wagon before. I just need to dust myself off, pick up my pride and give it a shake, and get back on track. It’s super easy to get off track and gain weight back. Getting back to it is the tricky part. I got this!

Some of my health goals as of right now (I’ve listed these before, but they’re an ever-changing thing for me, always needing revised as goals are met/not met):

  • Start running again, even if it’s just sprints a few days a week. I do it occasionally not, but not with any sort of regularity. I haven’t been doing anything with any sort of regularity lately; that’s the problem
  • Start juicing again. I felt really good when I was juicing regularly
  • Eat less processed food. Always a struggle for me, especially when I’m busy
  • Find a counselor for myself. I’ve been saying I need to do this for a few years now and I think it’s time. I’ve heard it’s a good idea for counselors to have counselors of their own and that makes perfect sense to me
  • Put together some kind of weight lifting routine
  • Try to go to a Zumba class or other group fitness class every once in a while
  • Eat less meat. I’ve sort of adopted a “weekday vegetarian” approach lately and have been eating some meat on the weekends. That probably sounds like sissy stuff to any hardcore vegetarians out there, but it’s working for me for right now and that’s what I care about. Plus I figure it’s still an improvement over eating it every day. I’d still like to get better about it, even on the weekends. It’s just tough when I genuinely like the way it tastes. Damn you, tasty animals!
  • Have sex more often. I’m sorry to my family members who may be reading this, but let’s not kid ourselves, I live with a boy so I’m obviously no saint when it comes to that. And hey, sex is a great stress reliever and form of exercise. It’s an important part of any relationship and helps keep me sane. I’m not ashamed to admit that. Bring on the frick frack!
  • Do more yoga and/or learn to meditate. I need to seriously work on my stress coping techniques and learn to manage this shit better
  • Take walks outside more often. Or just spend more time outside in general. This is my favorite time of year and I want to get as much natural light as I can before winter sets in and I get depressed from everything being cold and gray all the time. The snow is pretty and all, but that shit gets old real fast (apparently “shit” is the word of the day)

Anyways, that’s pretty much where I’m at right now. Things are moving, and even if I’m scared shitless (there it is again!), I’m glad that I’m doing something and not just sitting around waiting for things to happen anymore.

19c4e30002c3050b21d1d9469c54b206 Megamouse out!

And just to give you a laugh..
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Pretty much 😀

Put on Your Fancy Pants with Pantaloons INC!

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If you’re into video games, then this post is definitely for you. Or if you just like watching cute guys play video games, hey, I get it 😉 I’m more into books than video games myself, but I still get a kick out of watching and listening to these loveable goofballs. Maybe I’m slightly biased, but they are pretty funny.

My incredibly cute boyfriend (the one in the bow tie in the picture above) and some of his close friends have formed a group called Pantaloons INC. What is Pantaloons INC all about, you ask, what do they do? They’re all about having fun, trying out different games and and sharing their love of gaming with others. While making a thousand references to Tony Danza and Scott Baio, among others. Anyways, they have some pretty awesome videos on YouTube and a Facebook page that’s definitely worth checking out.

They feature such games as: Minecraft, Portal, League of Legends, Outlast, Left 4 Dead 2, Skyblock, Starbound, The Stanley Parable, Goat Simulator (which is just as amusing as it sounds), and many more. They’ve even done a vlog post that’s pretty funny.

They’ve got more videos on the way and are even planning some giveaways for subscribers, so definitely check out their pages and give them a watch. They’re always open to suggestions for any new (or old) games that they should demo. Who knows, maybe I’ll even record a game with them sometime 🙂

Here’s a preview of what you can expect to see from them:

So go check ’em out! Hope you enjoy 🙂