I recently restocked on some of my favorite products as well as picked up a few newbies at Vitacost.
Here is a list of products:
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Laundry Detergent Lemon Verbena -- 64 fl oz - It's no secret I love using natural products, but I don't like paying retail. And love the fact I can order all these and get them within a few days without going anywhere! Shipping is free over $49, however they always have coupon codes and specials so sign up for their newsletter. This laundry detergent as been a life saver. Not only do I love the smell (The herb lemon verbena has a wonderful light, mild citrus scent that’s refreshing, invigorating and uplifting), but it does it's job. Makes our clothing fresh and cleans those tough stains. Highly recommend! Here is a description taken from their product: "Concentrated, safe and gentle on clothes - yet it really packs a punch when it comes to removing dirt and grime. Contains Anionic Surfactants from plant-derived sources, Cotton Extract, Borax, dirt and stain-fighting enzymes, and, of course, those important natural essential oils for a garden-fresh fragrance. Earth-friendly & HE compatible."
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Countertop Sprays - Lemon Verbena and Basil- I am always on the lookout for natural cleaners. Since I have a toddler, she is touching everything, and I want to use gentle cleaners with naturally deprived ingredients. And the fact that I'm pregnant, and clean everyday, I don't want to inhale unnecessary chemicals. The mild citrus scent is quite refreshing and really a pick me up. The basil is a new scent I am trying out and my husbands favorite. They took the basic formula of their All-Purpose Cleaner and added a special Vegetable Protein Extract, a naturally fresh way to remove odors from kitchen and bath. When the bottle is empty, simply add two tablespoons of our All-Purpose Cleaner and water, then you’re good to go. Easy and thrifty. Works great on floors, countertops, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures, and granite. I repurchase this on a regular basis!
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Dryer Sheets Lavender -- 80 Sheets - This is a new product I picked up. I am a huge fan of lavender for it's refreshing and soothing scent. Their dryer sheets contain a vegetable-derived softening agent and natural essential oils on a new biodegradable paper sheet. Will definitely repurchase, might try some of their other scents too. I have tried the laundry bags from Trader's Joes, and I equally love those as well.
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Room Freshener Lavender -- 8 fl oz - Most fresheners give me a headache. I decided it pick this up to freshen up our guest bathroom. I am loving the pleasant scent which is not overwhelming rather pleasant. I am currently potty training my toddler and this is great for those "accidents"! And also perfect for a fresh scent right when you enter the house (and my hubby's smelly work shoes, lol!)
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Liquid Hand Soap Rhubarb -- 12.5 fl oz - Oh how I love this soap. The scent is heavenly! I use this one in my kitchen, and every time I wash my hands, the kitchen is filled with that sweet rhubarb scent. Ingredients are 98% plant deprived and biodegradable. Try this one out, you will love it!
Method Smarty Dish® Plus Dishwasher Detergent Packs Lemon Mint - 24 Pack - Method is also one of my favorite brands for household cleaners. I love these because my daughter helps me wash the dishes and she can easily put one into the dishwasher without much effort. Their is the perfect amount in each one. Naturally deprived and non toxic. Dishes will be spotless without the extras they put in other dishwasher detergents, all without phosphate or chlorine bleach. Love the lemon mint scent as well!
I had a few people ask me what kind of Prenatal vitamins and supplements I take. I love purchasing these at Vitacost because the price is amazing!
Here are three that I take on a daily basis.
New Chapters Organics Perfect Prenatals: I have been using these for the past 3 + years and I love them. Ok they don't taste like candy, let's be honest, most vitamins don't. And I will be completely honest, in my first trimester it was hard to take them down. Now that I am in my second, I have no problem, however I do like taking all three at once after breakfast, just to get it over with. Love how this is organic and uses real food sources to give you and your baby the vitamins rather than synthetic sources. It is easily absorbed and I feel like the best on the market. My hair was super healthy even before pregnancy, and I actually took these even when I was nursing and beyond. I highly recommend these and will continue using these as long as they are on the market.
Futurebiotics Folic Acid -- 120 Vegetarian Tablets - I take one a day with a meal. These are super tiny, deprived from lemon peel, and are certified organic. Very easy to take down! My midwife recommended I take folic acid because it plays an important role in prenatal development and supports cardiovascular health. Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folic acid may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord. The price is great too!
Garden of Life Vitamin Code® RAW Calcium™ -- 150 Capsules - I noticed that the prenatal vitamins I take don't have enough calcium, so I decided to buy these recently. My teeth have been aching and I know it is because the baby is taking the extra calcium from me.
These are exceptionally absorbable calcium. I don't take the recommended 5 a day since my prenatal vitamins do have calcium as well. I love that it is free Of Gluten, dairy, filler ingredients, artificial colors and preservatives.
Here is some more info about this product:
There are many advantages to choosing this plant-form calcium over a rock-source calcium. The plant-form calcium used in Vitamin Code RAW Calcium also provides 73 naturally occurring minerals and trace elements such as magnesium, silica, boron, vanadium and strontium that have all been linked to healthy bones.
Vitamin Code RAW Calcium contains a host of other raw vitamins and minerals as well as live probiotics and enzymes. RAW Vitamin D, an important bone-building vitamin, is included in the amount of 1,600 IU per serving. Vitamin D is vital to bone health and acts as a hormone to increase the absorption of calcium by up to 80%.
Also known as an important factor in bone health, vitamin K2 comes in two forms: MK-4 and MK-7. Vitamin Code RAW Calcium uses the MK-7 form which lasts longer in the body than MK-4.
AND here is what my toddler takes:
Yummi Bears Organics Multi-Vitamins: I ordered this back in January and recently repurchased. Masha loves these. She asks for her "vitamins"! These are SO yummy! They are little gummy bears and come in different natural flavors. Allergen, Gluten, Gelatin, Casein & GMO Free. It contains 16 essential vitamin and minerals for healthy growth and development. Helps promote brain, immunity, and bone health. Most importantly, she actually enjoys taking them! Now I am a happy mama! Definitely will continue purchasing these!
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And if you have any products that you love, please share in the comments below!
Till Next Time.