Bring the spa home with Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Basil Liquid Hand Soap & Lotion

“The best tip we have for Hand Lotion is simply this– use it!  Hands spend so much of the day hard at work: typing,  driving,  cooking,  leading little ones across the street.   Give them the break they deserve with this moisturizing formula.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself! This was the quote on the lotion bottle of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Lotion. I know as a single mom I can become do stess doing the simplest of everyday chores… and my hands and mind take a beating!!

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day has come up with a fabulous new scent to help just that; Basil – it is said that basil can help revive the senses, clear the head, and calm the nerves!.. Just what this mom needs!

The Basil Collection, like all of the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day lines, uses only plant derived ingredients and essential oils. There are no harmful bleaches, ammonias, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates, or phthalates.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap contains a special recipe of aloe vera gel, olive oil and a unique blend of natural essential oils to create a hard working, non-drying, yet softening cleaner for busy hands.

The lotion contains a special recipe of shea butter, almond oil, aloe vera, and a unique blend of natural essential oils that leaves the hands super soft and moisturized.

The smells lasts a really long time… which is awesome because it really does help relax me. It’s like a personal spa in a bottle!

I can’t wait for you all to try it.

This post was sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day as part of a new product sampling activation for Crowdtap. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. All review comments are entirely my own.

What brand of soaps are you a fan of and why?

TIPS TO HELP WITH DEPRESSION

The biggest key to overcoming depression is – Prevention.  Start to know your triggers, and avoid them.  Start setting boundaries.

Diet. Your diet should be high in calcium and B vitamins, cut out the refined carbs (breads, potatoes, pizza), and avoid sugar like the plague (donuts, chocolate, sugar cereals, muffins, pop).  Make your health a priority – for yourself, and others.

Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is often overlooked, but our body is made up of 95 percent water. When it does not have enough we often feel lethargic, grumpy, and get headaches. We also tend to mistake hunger for thirst, so before getting that bag of chips out — drink a glass of water.

Herbal supplements. Herbs contain many medicinal powers and can heal a variety of ailments. St. John’s wort is one of the most promising herbs for the treatment of depression. It is been used for centuries by people and cultures all over the world. A few of the other beneficial herbs include passionate flower, lavender, lemon balm, valerian, Oak leafy tops, And nettles. B12 & vitamin D. Take a multi vitamin.

Get enough sleep. Once in a depressed state, one of the two things could happen – you sleep too much, or you can’t sleep. An excellent way to ward off sleep irregularities is to create a bedtime routine and stick to it every single day. Take a soothing bath using Epson salts , drink herbal tea, or try melatonin.

Pay nature a visit. Help fight depression by spending at least 30 minutes a day outdoors. It is essential for us to connect with nature, especially during times of depression. Garden, walk the dog, take a hike, ride your bike, or go to the park.  Exposure to sunlight alone can do wonders, vitamin D is a good thing for depression!!

Use your hands to create. Make something beautiful, learn to cook, bake, work on your car, learn to crochet, write in a journal, take pictures, paint… Follow your heart and do what you love!! I enjoy coloring with the girls and playing the piano. Listen to positive, uplifting music.

Enjoy the presence of God.

Do something for someone else. When we are depressed, our thoughts often turn inward.  We begin reliving our hurts.  It’s therapeutic to be able to find meaning in doing good for others.  Along these same lines, praising God, even when we don’t feel like it, helps us take the focus off of us and our problems and on God and his leading.  Regardless of how we feel, if we lift up the name of Jesus, He will remove the cloud of discouragement surrounding us and give us His power and strength.  Put your trust in Him.  Constantly pray about everything.

Talk it out intellectually. Depression is not the cause of hopelessness and extreme sadness.. It is a symptom. If there is a specific problem you are having that is causing these feelings.. Hit it head on. Research solutions, meet with a therapist or counselor, set goals, and come up with a plan. Do not allow your problems to go unanswered. Hope is found in moving forward, step by step towards addressing issues.  Call a friend. It could be that we are afraid of becoming a burden to those that love us, but we must remember we are relational beings… Specifically designed to live in community with others.  Resist the temptation to isolate yourself and call a friend.

Exercise. If you aren’t exercising on a regular basis, I highly recommend it. There’s so many different forms of exercise. Yoga, aerobics, running, walking, even playing with your kids.


*Disclaimer – The information in this post is intended for educational purposes and does not replace medical advice.  If you are having an issue, please see your doctor.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Roundup

Whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun time to craft with your kids!   Here is few crafts that I would like to try with my girls.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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End of the Rainbow Paper Plate Twirler by Crafty Morning

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Crepe Paper Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Kid Craft by Resourceful Mom

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St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Houses by It’s a Mother Thing

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St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin by Snails and Puppydog Tails

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Eraser-Stamped St. Patrick’s Day Shirt  by Cutesy Crafts

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Rainbow Chain Craft by Crafty Morning

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Leprechaun Hat & Beard Dress Ups by Paging Super Mom

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St. Patrick’s Day Slime by Little Bins by Little Hands

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shamrock suncatcher by Squidoo

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Grow MAGIC crystal covered shamrocks by Housing a Forest

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LEPRECHAUN PAPER PLATE MASK by ABC Creative Learning