Ditch the Dryer Sheet (Feeling Fluffy Dryer Ball Review)

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I could totally tell you that in an effort to live more chemical-free, we ditched the dryer sheets, but in actuality we stopped using these money-sucking, chemical-laden sheets of fibers years ago when we got our new steam dryer. You see, you can’t use the steam drying cycles with dryer sheets.

But I guess you could say that this was our first step into using fewer chemicals and relying more on natural methods (water/steam).

Throughout the past couple years, however, we’ve gotten more and more chemical-free. As we were working through our Adventures in Cloth Diapering, we became curious about dryer balls and actually purchased two of them from Franklin Goose.

However, I also came to realize that you actually need quite a few dryer balls in your laundry load to effectively complete the drying cycle. When I had the opportunity to review a set of 6 dryer balls from Feeling Fluffy, I was thrilled and jumped on the opportunity.

Benefits of Using Dryer Balls:

  • Chemical-free: Many of the chemicals found in conventional dryer sheets contain A-Terpineol (may be associated with central nervous system disorders), Benzyl Alcohol (an upper respiratory irritant), Camphor (listed as an EPA Hazardous Waste), and Benzyl Acetate (carcinogen linked to pancreatic cancer). This should honestly be the biggest reason why you ditch the dryer sheet!
  • Reduced drying time: the 100% wool dryer balls will pull and absorb moisture in your fabrics.
  • Hypoallergenic: There are no irritants in these natural dryer balls, meaning that it’s great for sensitive skin.
  • Keeps home quiet: Compared to PVC or plastic dryer balls, wool dryer balls won’t bang or clunk around. Note: I did find that the wool dryer balls from Feeling Fluffy were as quiet as the others that I already had. That being said, as they are used more and more, they will most likely grow softer and quieter. They were still much quieter than the alternatives.

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When I first got started, I had a few concerns:

  1. Would my clothes be more static-y?
  2. Can’t I just make them myself?
  3. Do they really work?

Boy, I love to research when I have questions! I quickly found that my clothes did not have any more static when I used dryer balls than beforehand. This shocked me, as I assumed that the wool in these dryer balls would be Static Heaven. In fact, because the balls help to reduce drying time, that will also help to reduce static (longer drying time = more static). The more you have, the quicker drying time and less static. The balls also create a more humid environment, cutting down on static.

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Can you make them yourself or use tennis balls? Tennis balls are heavy and will make lots of noise when you are drying. Not good when the dryer is right next to the nursery, and you run it at night and during naps. So DIY? Sure! But from what I found, it was so much more a hassle to make them than to just buy them. Plus, the price of the Feeling Fluffy dryer balls are incredible (currently $16.12 for a set of 6). Why would you spend so much time and energy on making something that you can buy so easily and inexpensively?

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So, do they work? In short. YES! There is a learning curve to remembering to keep them in the dryer and shortening your drying cycle, but they do work! I also feel like our clothes are so much softer (after years of not using any fabric softener, I can feel the difference).

 

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this post. All thoughts are 100% my own. I did receive the dryer balls at a highly reduced price in exchange for my review.

Octopus Tripod Review

Octopus Tripod Review

I have been doing more Periscope broadcasts lately (come find me @dorydoyle), and if there is something I’ve learned, you need to have a steady camera/phone. I have a long-armed adjustable phone holder that clips onto my desk, but sometimes it’s just too bulky if I need to move my broadcasts to other rooms. I was really excited to try out the Octopus Tripod as a more light-weight option.

It is a series of plastic spheres with rubber grippers, so however you want to adjust the three legs, it is can move there. Be careful when you first get it and bend it around, because I pinched my fingers a little bit in between the spheres. Once you first move it around, you will find that you can easily adjust it. When you attach your phone to the top, you may have to readjust the legs so it doesn’t topple over. I love how easily the phone attaches and how secure it is… but you can only have your phone horizontally (it doesn’t stretch enough for a vertical placement, which is tough for Periscope broadcasts). To be honest, it’s not the most well-made of tripods, but it works fine for what is needed from it, especially for the price ($7.99 normally, but on sale for $2.44+$1.55 shipping).

Come check out my video review on YouTube:

 

Here are some stats from the company:

  • Include a camera lock for camera safely
  • Universal screw allows a variety of cameras to be mounted (make sure that your camera has the screw hole)
  • Retractable holder fits most cellphone (Max width 2.6 inch),for example Iphone 3GS 4 4S
  • Adjustable 360 degrees legs to form perfect shape Material: ABS Plastic + Rubber
  • Dealzip is a registered USPTO trademark No. 86610217

 

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

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Tips for Using and Broadcasting on Periscope

Periscope. Have you heard of this great new tool for sharing a part of your life live with the world? It is nothing short of addicting, and so relevant for small business owners, travelers, reviewers, DIYers, and even moms wanting to show off their kids. It has live broadcasts that allow you to tune in and watch, and if you are following the broadcaster, you can also watch their old videos afterwards (for a limited time).

In order to use it and get the most from it, there is definitely a learning curve. I have picked up a few tips from Alana Bookhout (@OilTheTime), other intro videos, blogs, my own experience, and some other research. I hope this can help you get started!

Tips and Tricks for Using and Broadcasting Periscope DoyleDispatch.com

For All Users:

Profile: Put a profile picture up and make sure to have a catchy description. This is especially important if you want to have followers.

Sharing a Video: Swipe to the right to share (Apple). Swipe up if you have an Android.

Showing Love: Tap the screen for hearts. It’s like “social currency” to give support the video that you are watching. The color of your heart corresponds to the shade of your profile picture. It is a new color for every broadcast. Those hearts give credibility and status for the broadcaster.

Comments: Comments scroll quickly. If you have a question that you want answered, copy it before you send it, so you can paste it if the broadcaster doesn’t answer it.

Want More? If you like the broadcaster, you can swipe the screen during a broadcast to follow that person.

Miss a Video? You can always watch the video after the fact with replays!

Hosting a Broadcast:

Titling: Make sure that you have a catchy title (with emoticons). You want to draw in potential viewers to your video.

Share Right Away: Click the Twitter bird so Twitter followers will see that you are doing a broadcast. You can also post on Facebook and other social media ahead of a broadcast if you don’t have a lot of followers right away.

Thumbnail Image: The first 1-2 seconds will be your thumbnail. Make it catchy. It automatically shows the back side of the camera, so you may want to have an image ready for it to focus on.

Centering the Screen: Make sure your head it focused on the top half of the screen. If it is on the lower half, your face will be covered with comments and hearts.

Engagement: Engage fairly quickly for replay viewers. Make sure that you have relevant info, engaging content, and is overall entertaining. You can block or limit comments either on the original video or on the replay. You may also want to give a call to action at the end of your broadcast.

Keep It Steady: Use a phone stand (either one that you can purchase or just something to prop up the phone) so that your phone doesn’t shake too much.

Got Trolls? You can click on a nasty comment and block that person.

Gain Followers: Ask people to follow and share during your broadcast. Explain how to do that for those that are new to Periscope.

Fun: Make jokes. Have fun. Make it a great experience for everyone and they will come back.

Timing: In my opinion short and sweet is better than long and winded. That’s hard for someone like me who loves to talk, but I know that I can watch at most 10-20 minutes. Any longer than that and I can’t get through the whole video in one sitting (and Periscope doesn’t allow you to jump around the video).

Flipping the Camera: If you flip the camera, there will be a delay with the microphone. Pause for that.

 

Did you like these tips? Please follow me on Periscope @dorydoyle. You can also check out my Periscope video here for a few days:

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or the permanent video on YouTube:

 

The Juice Jar in Corolla, NC

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When you go on a beach vacation, what type of food do you usually get? If you are like our family, it probably involves hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, BBQ, and other delicious (yet not-quite-great-for-you) foods. So, on our recent family vacation to Corolla, NC, we found the newly-opened Juice Jar. And we fell in love. And I want to tell the whole world about it.

Photo Courtesy of Juice Jar's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Juice Jar’s Facebook Page

We got there during its second week open, when they were still trying to figure out the best times to be open. But one thing they had already figured out? Their recipes!

They have everything you could want in a juice restaurant bar: fresh juices, smoothies, wraps, salads, and acai bowls. To top it off, everything is local and/or comes from their garden out back. They also have a great add-on menu with bee pollen and other healthy additives!

And the location? It’s beautifully situated in the historic Corolla Village, close to the lighthouse. It is right near a yoga studio and Corolla Village BBQ. They have a great walk-up deck where you order, and then you can enjoy the lush, green grass, picnic bench, or swing while waiting for your order.

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The food? I can’t say that I tried too many different items, as once I ordered the Morning Glory Acai Bowl, I kept getting it. I absolutely loved the base of the bowl (much like a smoothie), but what made it so delicious was the coconut chips, granola, bananas, and strawberries on top. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. But my family loved everything they got (even Audrey enjoyed her beet, apple, celery, and cucumber juice). After discovering it on the 5th day of our trip, we went back every day because we couldn’t get enough (even the morning we had to leave).

So if you are heading out to Corolla (or even Duck), make sure you stop in to check it out and get something a little redeeming. As we joked, we enjoyed our Juice Jar because it allowed us to “detox in order to retox.”

Essentially Elegant Diffuser Necklace Review

Essentially Elegant Etsy Shop Review

Disclaimer: I received the following necklace for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Coupon Code to Essentially Elegant (Expires 6/30/15): DOYLE10OFF

If you have read a handful of my blog posts in the past year, you know that we have really made an effort to reduce the chemicals in our home. That also corresponds to my love (and now growing business) with essential oils (you can check out my business website One Breath at a Thyme for more information)! I love my roller bottles, rubs, and ever-growing oil collection. I have sprays and sample vials galore for us to take when we are out and about. But now that our twins are 18 months old, I don’t worry as much with them grabbing my necklaces… which means that I get to wear jewelry again!

While I’ve never been a huge jewelry wearer, that may change now that I can wear my essential oils around my neck in a really cute necklace! As I started looking through all of the different sites online and especially on Etsy, one shop truly stood out to me: Essentially Elegant. Ashley of Essentially Elegant has a website where you can see some styles, but the vast majority of her items for sale are on her Essentially Elegant Etsy site.

Ashley (the owner) is a military wife, stay-at-home mother of two, and budding aromatherapy jewelry maker. She got her start in the jewelry making business as a hobby to help fill her days, while the kids are at school, with an activity she was passionate about. Ashley has heavily researched essential oils and craft jewelry separately for a few years and has done an amazing job merging her two skills to bring unique aromatherapy pieces to customers around the world.

I researched many different sites and stores before finding Essentially Elegant, and they certainly have the largest and most diverse collection of pieces. They currently carry fashion diffuser locket necklaces, basic locket necklaces, terra cotta clay pendant necklaces, lava rock necklaces, para cord lava rock bracelets, stretch diffuser bracelets, and memory wire diffuser bracelets. Personally, I simply fell in love with the Flamingo Pendant (a lava rock diffuser necklace).

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As soon as I got it, I dropped one of the pink pom pom balls (which I ordered as extras, since they are not included automatically with this particular pendant) inside with a drop of lemon, lavender, and peppermint. Boy, did I love smelling that all day (and into the next day too). Finally at about 48 hours later the smell mostly went away, and I could change the scent. With this necklace, you receive 2 lava rocks, so you can change your oil earlier by changing out the rocks. 

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I have been so impressed with this little necklace and how just a couple drops can do so much! I love how it is designed so that the lava rock or pom pom won’t fall out (you have to take it off the chain to open it).

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Audrey and David have been fascinated with my little necklace as well, although they are so gentle with it (which is very unlike toddlers). It must be the oils.

I wanted to feature several other top sellers and favorites from her site:

Lava Rock Bead Diffuser Pendant Necklace

Essentially Elegant Lava Rock Bead Diffuser Pendant Necklace

Lava Rock Bead Diffuser Bracelet

Essentially Elegant Lav Rock Bead Diffuser Bracelet

Yoga Inspired Diffuser Necklace (also available in silver color)

Essentially Elegant Yoga Inspired Diffuser Necklace

Tree of Life Inspired Diffuser Necklace (also available in antique bronze color)

Essentially Elegant Tree of Life Inspired Diffuser Necklace

Design Your Own (Bronze Heart)

Essentially Elegant Design Your Own Bronze

Design Your Own (Silver Heart)

Essentially Elegant Design Your Own Silver

Remember that we have a special discount code at the Essentially Elegant Etsy shop for 10% off your purchase through 6/30/15: DOYLE10OFF. What are you going to get? You can also follow Essentially Elegant on Instagram (@essentiallyelegant).





AHOYS Clothing Shop Review

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I wanted to post a little shout out to a great shop that creates adorable items for your little ones: A Heart On Your Sleeve. (AHOYS) Now, in full disclaimer, this is run by my cousin Jessie, but having been in the hand-made business myself, I am definitely very picky about how things are made and stand up with the needs of mamas and toddlers.

First of all, I love the adorable styles that AHOYS features: everything from vintage touches to whimsical designs and classic elements.  So many cute designs with more to come!
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Second, as I said before, the onesie was well made. It was a great quality onesie (so soft!!!) that was true to size, and the vinyl was not going anywhere. I was everything before the kids wear it, and I just turned the onesies inside-out, ran them through, and everything stayed put! I’ve talked to Jessie about her process, and she went through a lot of testing before she felt comfortable enough to start selling her gear. Not everyone does that amount of work beforehand!

In addition, they now carry American Apparel gear as well. I’m so excited for this!

And look at how cute these onesies are!!!

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You can check out AHOYS Clothing on Etsy and Instagram. Do yourself a favor and get something great for your little one!

Baiden Mitten Review

Disclaimer: I received a Baiden Mitten to review. I was also compensated for this review, although all opinions are 100% my own. 

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When I first heard about the Baiden Mitten, I assumed it was like a sponge or loofah, but after I had received it and started using it, I realized that it is totally different than the store-bought scrubbers, shower mitts, and other similar shower accessories. Although the initial price is high ($48.95), I firmly believe that it is worth that price. Would it be better if it were a few dollars cheaper? Sure (but what isn’t?), but for the length of time, natural nature of this product, and ability to throw away most other scrubs and scrubbers, it really would save you money.

What is it?

The Baiden Mitten is made from natural fibers woven together into a course material, and then it is sewn together to make a mitt. Because of the natural fibers and combination with opening of the pores from a hot bath/shower, it can be used to deep clean the skin naturally, without the use of creams, scrubs, or rubs.

What is the history behind it?

There is an entire story behind the Baiden Mitten that is included in the packaging, but it basically is an old idea from bath houses in the Ottoman Empire. The techniques to create this were passed down to Ishay, the creator of the Baiden Mitten, by her grandmother. She named it after her mother Baide. The Baiden Mitten is a family-owned company that stands by no animal testing. You can find more information on their websites: www.AncientExfoliation.com and www.BaidenMitten.com. You can also purchase it on Amazon.

How does it work?

After first prepping the mitt (by washing in plain soap and hot water), you are ready to use it. First, make sure that you don’t have lotions, creams, soaps, or oils on your skin. Next, shower or soak in a hot bath for 15+ minutes. This helps to loosen the toxins and residue on your skin (the largest organ in your body). Next, either turn off the shower water or step out of the tub (but don’t towel dry your skin). Put the damp Baiden Mitten on your hand, and start scrubbing in either an up-down or side-to-side motion. Do not do a circular motion. You can scrub as hard or light as you feel comfortable. You will start to see “rolls” form on your skin. This is the exfoliated skin. Finally, completely rinse the skin to remove all of the rolls and thoroughly rinse the mitten before hanging to dry.

Are there times when I shouldn’t use it?

The labels warn not to use it during an active sunburn or on open wounds.

How often should I use it?

You only need to use it about once a week (or less often).

My reaction:

I loved it! Ages ago, I had gotten a cream scrub for my face from an expensive makeup counter, and I experienced the same “rolls” with that as well. But it was so expensive, and who knows what other ingredients were in it! With this, I can target exactly the areas I wanted to exfoliate (or my whole body), and there are absolutely no chemicals! If you have ready any of my posts about my Young Living essentials oils, you know that having no-chemicals is a big one for me!

I will admit that I was so excited to use it that I didn’t read the directions at first and used it in a circular motion. It was a great exfoliation, but I didn’t get the rolls until the next day when I re-read the directions and used it the correct way. Because I take pretty good care of my skin and exfoliate regularly, I didn’t have many areas of dry skin “rolls,” but I was very happy with what I did have. My skin felt smoother and tighter afterwards, and I didn’t feel the need to add extra lotion over my body. I continued to use it while at the beach (not daily, but admittedly more than 1 time a week), and I continued to be thrilled with the clean feeling that I had. I only got those “rolls” the first day of using it, so that made me realize I didn’t need it as often as I had been using it.

When I used it on my face the first day, I had been tentative with my nose, and I actually missed an area (circled in blue):

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You can actually see the area that I missed!

 

When I went back a couple days later to get that area on my nose (and the rest of my face), I actually think that I scrubbed right next to that area too a little too hard. You can see my little boo-boo on my nose. Besides that, can you just see how my skin literally glows from using it, however? This is without any lotion, too!

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Overall, I know that the $48.95 price tag is a little high, but I really do think that it is worth it to spend the money on the Baiden Mitten instead of exfoliation services at a spa or creams. Plus, they have a money back guarantee if you aren’t happy with your purchase. This will last 2 years (or over 100 microdermabrasions for your face and body). In the little over a week that I’ve had it, I really do think that my skin is better (except that one little section on my nose), so I’m thrilled with it!

#BestSkinCare

 

Jord Wood Watch Review

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I’ve worn the same watch every day (on and off, at least), for the last 10 years (a Citizen Eco Drive like this, but with more rounded case). I really like that watch, but was just starting to feel like I needed a little change when Dory surprised me with the opportunity to try a wooden Fieldcress Black watch made by Jord.

The watch arrived packaged in a nice wooden (of course!) box. Everything was wrapped securely in bubble wrap to prevent any damage during shipping. The watch came out of the box in perfect condition.

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Right out of the box, I was struck with how much of the wood grain was visible with this watch. The model I ordered (Fieldcress in Black) looks very dark on the website. While it is a dark watch, the wood grain on the case and band really show through and add a ton of visual appeal and interest. The natural character this adds is something that you really can’t fake.

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The second thing I noticed when picking this watch up was how lightweight it was. After a decade of wearing a stainless steel watch and band, the difference was amazing. Even though the case and band are thicker than my other watch (noticeably so, though not so thick as to cause issues with shirt sleeves getting caught up), the Jord watch is extremely light and comfortable, and many times I forget I am even wearing it at all.

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On the website, the enclosed instructions, and even on the watch case, it specifies that the watch is not waterproof. Jord says “Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water.” After seeing the watch in person, that seems pretty accurate. I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it out briefly in light rain, but I do take it off when I’m rinsing off dishes and am even careful when washing my hands with it on.

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Jord gives you the choice to pre-size your watch band by entering your wrist measurements (they even have a detailed guide and ruler you can print out). Even after this sizing, my watch band was a bit big for me, but they use standard cotter pins and it was simple to remove a few links to get the right fit.

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Overall, I really like this watch and have enjoyed wearing it as a change-of-pace from my trusty old Citizen. They are a great value – the watches have a lot of character and visual appeal for the price. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I think this would be a good gift for someone that likes watches or is looking for something a little different. For the watch aficionados, they even have some automatic models (meaning that it is all mechanical and doesn’t need a battery).

With Mother’s Day last Sunday, they even do have female watches. Dory was actually quite jealous of my handsome new watch, and I have caught her checking out the women’s section every now and then.

 

*Disclaimer: We received this Jord wooden watch for review purposes. We did not receive additional compensation for this review. All opinions are 100% our own.

Little Squeeze Me Reusable Pouch Review and Giveaway


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Although we are not exclusively feeding pureed food with Audrey and David (16 months), every now and then we just have to get extra calories in them (picky toddlers can equal little food eaten). Often the fastest way is through those organic pouches with the twist-off spouts.

When the twins were younger and just starting on solid food, we made our own baby food and put them in pouches. We found, however, that the twins couldn’t actually handle sucking and squeezing the pouches themselves (unless we wanted to regularly clean up a huge mess). It was easier for us just to make little frozen cubes of pureed food and defrost as needed. This was much less wasteful with the food itself and also with less plastic waste (since those pouches were one-use only). We happily found new homes for our Infantino Squeeze Station and Kiinde Foodii and just went with ice cube trays with a lid and stored them in sealable containers. So. Much. Easier.

Now that the twins are older, however, we have circled back to using those pouches as needed for extra nutrition. I love that David will often eat the contents of a pouch (or 2 or 3) when he doesn’t want ANYTHING else to eat. But after going through pouch after pouch, I felt really guilty over the amount of trash we were creating and also how expensive those pouches were. I wanted a way to go back and make my own pouches, but I needed something that was easier to put the liquid into the pouch.

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So when I got the opportunity to try out the Little Squeeze Me pouches, I was thrilled! With a zip-tight top and reusable design, I was thrilled that I might have found the answer to the DIY baby food issue. Here is what they say about their pouches:

•The only self standing pouch when filled that features a clear fill line with measurement markings on the back

•Holds up to 6 fluid ounces

•Our Little Squeeze Me pouch is very durable and is made with the highest quality materials available. Leak free and easy to fill with extra strength Double Zippered pouches. No filling station needed! Just pour or spoon in through the wide top zipper opening

•DIY Homemade Snacks Using Fresh Organic Pureed Fruits, Applesauce and Yogurt. Great for an adults portioned meals, after work out protein shakes and work lunch

•Easy to clean with an easy to see clear bottom, dishwasher and freezer safe. Excellent for freezing meals and snacks in advance!

•Go Green and Save Money! Tired of throwing away so many baby food pouches? These big reusable pouches are earth friendly and is BPA, Phthalate, PVC and Lead Free. For every purchase, 2 foundations will each receive $1 to support MOMS and BABIES. Original price $35 and currently selling for $14.97 on Amazon

So what do I actually think? In order to try something new, I wanted to do a video review of this reusable pouch. I hope you enjoy it!

EDIT: I tried to clean the pouches from our pumpkin, and it was difficult to get it all the way cleaned. With a good brush, you can get to the corners, but just make sure you have cleaned it thoroughly (and dried it) before using it again.

If you would like to purchase the Little Squeeze Me pouches for 20%, you can order them through the www.jesentials.com with promo code ESM3CRW7. In addition, one lucky reader will get the chance to try out their own set of Little Squeeze Me pouches. You can use the Rafflecopter Widget to enter. We ask that the winner also writes a short, honest review on Amazon as well after you have tried it. 

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Review: Konjac Sponge with French Green Clay

Back in May, I reviewed the Konjac Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal, and overall I loved it! Eventually, it started breaking apart (as it was supposed to), and it sadly found its way into my trashcan.

I was really excited to receive another type of Konjac sponge, this time infused with French green clay. I figured that, since I liked the first one so much, this would be great as well! I was also excited about the addition of the green clay, because of the added benefits that it can detoxify, clarify, and exfoliate (in addition to some additional healing properties).

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Overall, I have liked using this sponge (it is still going strong). I like the softness of it, and I feel like I can get all of the soap out of it each time I use it in the shower. It dries well, but it is easy to rewet and reuse each day. I have noticed a few breakouts, which is unusual for me, as I tend to have clear skin. I would guess that this is for two reasons: the starting of exfoliation (although with extended use, they have cleared up) and the introduction of the French green clay could have both triggered them.

In comparing this to the bamboo, I would actually get the bamboo instead of this one, but I would still recommend this (if you want the French green clay).

Great product! Highly encourage using it over other facial sponges!

 

Here’s some information from the company:

  • 100% NATURAL, ECO-FRIENDLY and BIODEGRADEABLE – We painstakingly evaluated countless Konjac sponges on the market before putting our reputation behind this beauty. Our Konjac fiber is grown on the pristine volcanic plains of Jeju Island in South Korea, free from chemicals, pollution and irritants. The sponge hydrates quickly, and lasts longer with proper care than others we tested.
  • “MIRACLE SPONGE” FOR YOUR DAILY BEAUTY REGIME – No other beauty sponge will work so hard for you! This luxuriously soft sponge gently exfoliates, cleanses, and is naturally pH balanced.
  • LUXURIOUSLY GENTLE EXFOLIATION FOR DAILY USE – Soft enough for a baby’s skin while still providing effective exfoliation. Relaxing and gentle for daily use even on the most sensitive skin. Say goodbye to the irritation caused by harsher exfoliating methods and expensive electronic gadgets. You don’t even need to use a face cleanser, unless you want to. Fantastic for battling blackheads and breakouts!
  • NEW IMPROVED TEARDROP SHAPE – FOR FACE AND BODY – New ergonomically designed teardrop shape fits comfortably in the palm of your hand while the soft rounded point allows you to gently exfoliate sensitive hard to reach areas around your eyes. Ideal shape for the contours of your face but still large enough for your body. You’ll love using it in the shower or by the mirror!
  • Free From Chemicals, Pollution and Irritants
  • 100% Biodegradable and Sustainable (You can even plant it in your flowerbed or compost when you want to retire it)
  • Not Tested on Animals, and Vegan Friendly
  • Has NO Added Dyes or Colorants

You can purchase the sponge on Amazon for $10.