Sunday, June 3, 2012
I really like it when a product exceeds my expectations. I initially bought this oil because I was looking for something to help me with the dark under eye area and the various battle scars left by the pregnancy. I got it from Organic Joys (I really love Aimee) but it's available in some stores in our area.
It's 100% sunflower oil. I don't know about anyone else but it's one of the lightest oils I've ever tried. Oh sure, it's slippery and oily but it almost feels like it's not there when you apply it. Also, it doesn't smell a whole lot, just a faint scent of the sunflower seeds.
I can't say I've had a lot of improvement on my eye bags as I really am bad at sleeping on time. Side note: It's hard to expect a miracle in a product when you're not letting your body take care of itself. Nevertheless, I like its moisturizing properties and it doesn't feel heavy on my skin at all. Also, I've taken to putting it on my hair before going to bed.
My hubby likes this oil for his massage. He can be quite a downer when it comes to oils because he hates how hot it makes him feel. He did not complain at all about the oil when I used it on him. He says it feels comfortable, actually. His back actually got moisturized quite a bit from that.
The absolute kicker for me, however, was that it's a great baby oil. I was checking out sunflower oil properties and found that it's good for rashes and such for babies, not exactly treating it, but acting as a guard against infections. We were experiencing quite a lot of rashes in the neck and diaper area of the little one at that time and I was being told not to use a baby oil as it would make him feel hot and sweaty. Knowing how comfortable this particular oil was, and learning that it's the main ingredient in our favorite baby balm, I went ahead and applied it on the reddish areas. They were clear of the rashes after a day.
So then from one product, I got a facial oil, body lotion, baby oil, rash product and hair oil too. Not bad for one bottle and so perfect for traveling. But please don't use it for cooking. It's cosmetic grade, not cooking grade.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
If I were to buy a satchel bag, I'd buy from the School of Satchel. Aside from the quirky brand name (I like quirks), they've got quite a reputation for quality and service. A local brand, they partner with charities in support of schoolchildren, which is a cause close to my heart as well. I like that you get your pick of the satchels, 11-inch to 15-inch, handled or non, backpacks even, and in quite a range of colors. Being the cheapskate I am, it hasn't escaped my notice that they have a great discount on red tagged items.
But then, I won't buy a satchel because I'm going for their weekend bag instead. I love a good multipurpose bag. The side compartment is what made me want it. Perfect all-around bag, right? Roomy and weather-proof as well, being made of wool and leather. If it were smaller, I'd get one for myself and but since it's so darned roomy, I'd consider it the perfect bag for sharing with hubby. He can use the side compartment for sneakers for going to the gym and when going out with baby, it's perfect for dirty diapers and roomy for all extra stuff.
With his birthday coming up, I've got a good excuse for this purchase. No backing out now.
Pictures from the product multiply site.