Migraine Awareness ChronicAlly box to relieve, relax and enjoy!

This month I got my Limited Edition Migraine Awareness ChronicAlly box.*  During the month of June, Migraine Awareness month, the box was offered to support Migraine Research Foundation.  I had treated myself to a 3 month subscription for June, July, and August.  My birthday is in August so “Happy Birthday to me!”  It’s been fun to receive a package made for comfort, support and with love.

migraine chronically.jpgThe box had something to use in a variety ways for My Migraine Life.

It included:

A sleep mask to block out the light.

An organic essential oil and electrolyte spray for pain and migraine relief

Headache and migraine relief roller for pressure points

Shower fizzie with lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint

Meditation unscented soy candle

I love it!  I’ll use the products to sleep, take a bath & shower, on the go and at home.  They are great “allies” for my headache and migraine needs! Check out all ChronicAlly has to offer here*

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Christmas and holiday migraine gifts

Every year I get migraine related gifts.  Why?  Because I need them!  The cool thing is, I learn and find new products that work each year.  The wonderful thing about doing product reviews is that I have the opportunity to find some products that really work for me.  I’ve answered a few of my own questions since last year and have updated my list in ALL CAPS in the gift list from last year.

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Last year I received:

“Heated neck wrap

Headphones

Essential oil-  I still have not found a brand and type of oil that I’m in love with so I use a variety in my search. (I LOVE ORGANIC AROMAS! LOVE LOVE!

Yoga pants- I know it’s a running joke about wearing workout clothes out but I’m busy and if I’m dressed to move, I do.   Working out helps my migraines and sometimes escalates them so it’s a balance. (I SPORT MY PRETTY IN NINA B ROZE DISCOUNT CODE INCLUDED FOR A DISCOUNT!)

Love, hope, migraine tshirt

Infusion water bottle” (SEE ORIGINIAL POST)

 

This year I received more migraine related gifts

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Massage and heat neck massager.  I will be returning this…not a good fit for me

Heated boot socks.  I live in a snowy location and can never seem to get my hands or feet warm.  These will be well used!

“I got rid of my headache” tshirt.  Sometimes taking off my head seems like the only option

Car diffuser.  I get sick when traveling so my best friend sent me a diffuser to use with my favorite Organic Aromas oils.

I also gave and received 3photo-jpegOm products that I love!

What did you give or get that you love to treat your migraine or headache pain?

 

Aromafloria Head Aid Inhalation Beads Giveaway

Countdown to Christmas and Hanukah is on……

Head Aid Relief Inhalation Beads

In the spirit of giving, Aromafloria and I have partnered together to give away 2 bottles (and 2 winners!) of their Head Aid Relief Inhalation Beads.  I have tried their sinus beads and sleep ease beads.  They are great!  I keep them on my nightstand and in my purse.  I’m especially sensitive to smell and having the beads in my purse allows me a quick inhalation of relief in an over perfumed area.

Aromafloria Inhalation beads are formulated on homeopathic principals to deliver micro dosages of therapeutic essential oils via vapor phase transfer. Good for all ages, non-drug, non-toxic.

Peppermint………….Cooling and clearing
Rosemary……………Invigorating and clarifying
Tea Tree……………..Comforting and purifying”

Aromafloria is on my list of “What to buy a Migraine sufferer for Christmas  Check it out, there is still time shop!

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See Review for product info

I’ve tried several other products of Aromafloria and highly recommend them!  Here’s my review of their products

How to enter is simple:

  • 2 winners will be chosen for a jar of Head Aid Relief Inhalation Beads by Rafflecopter at random. (Retail value $10.00 each)
  • Go through the Rafflecopter link below to enter 
  • Read the rule and enter as many times as you would like
  • NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY

Contest will run from 12/15/2016-12/23/2016

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Organic Aromas-Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection

Organic Aromas is on my List of what to get a Migraine Suffer for the holidays!!!

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I love my Organic Aromas Diffuser!  I use it everyday.  I was lucky enough to get the chance to review the Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends.  Although I was given the oils to try, my opinions are my own and I was not influenced.  Affiliate links are included in this post.

I use my oils in the beautiful Raindrop essential oil diffuser for aromatherapy by Organic Aromas.

Organic Aromas pure, certified organic essential oils and blends made with the finest quality plants, flowers, tree barks and other natural materials. Each essential oil and blend possesses a variety of proven therapeutic effects and health benefits.”

The Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection has “delicate and attractive packaging [and]is comprised of two halves that make up a whole. The set is divided into two parts; the “Inspire” portion represents Him, the strength, the poise, the giver and the protector. The “Awaken”side, represents Her, the gentle, the vitality, the receiver and the nurturer.  “

I love the diversity this package has for each mood, situation, and location that I use the oils with.

Inspire box collection contains the following blends- I find these oils to be soft and comforting.  They play into my luxurious feminine side.

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Meditation– Benzoin, Dill Seed, Clover, Rosewood, Bergamot, Myrtle, Amyris, Sweet Fennel
Pacific Northwest – Hinoki, Tea Tree, Amyris, Rosemary, Tangerine,
Ocean Breeze – Peppermint, Lemon, Lime, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Coriander
Formosa – Hinoki, Tea Tree, Amyris, Rosemary, Tangerine, Aloeswood
Welcome Home – Pine, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Jasmine, Tagetes, Petigrain

Awaken box collection contains the following blends- I find these oils to be strong and bold yet confident.

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Morning Bloom – Egyptian Geranium, Jasmine, Elemi, Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, Sweet Orange
Butterflies Breath – Chinese Tea Tree, Celery Seed, Spearmint, Bergamot, Egyptian Geranium, Palmarosa, Cedarwood
Jubilation – Lavendin, Petitgrain, Pine, Amyris, Chamomile, Jasmine, Ginger
Celebration – Basil, Cinnamon, Clove, Sweet Fennel, Melissa, Geranium
Harmony – Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Rose, Chamomile, Lime, Nutmeg, Oregano, Thyme

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I love the balance of the Elements Premium Essential Oil Blends Collection.  They are strong and soft, loud and quiet, bold and subtle and more.  They fit the time, place and way I’m feeling.  If you are looking for a gift or to treat for yourself, I highly recommend this box.  Organic Aromas takes pride in the quality of oils that they provide and are worth the price and piece of mind for pure quality.

Check out my diffuser review here

50% OFF SALE RAINDROP DIFFUSER

What to Buy a Migraine Suffer

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Sometimes you need to look at yourself and see the magic that resides inside you and your support team

Migraine, Chronic Illness and Self Care Wish List

Self Care is so important!  Whether you suffer from migraines, another illness, or just need a little TLC, this guide is for you.  Treat yourself,  a loved one and try something that will hopefully make you or them feel better; mind, body and soul!  All of these products I use and love to treat My Migraine Life in a preventative and restorative way.  I hope you enjoy!

Sprinly

Vegan food delivery (Cleveland and Akron areas)

Use code: HEALTHYLIFE ($25 off!!!!!!!)

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Work out apparel

Use code: Sarah15 for discount!!!

 

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Axon Optics

Migraine glasses

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Headache Hat

Ice therapy hat or headband…My all time favorite product!!!!

Use code: MYML for discount!!!

 

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Organic Aromas

Diffuser and essential oils

 

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Gift box

Use code: ZenHoliday30 (30%off Zen Nectar)

OmHoliday15 (15% purchase) 

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Theraspecs

Migraine glasses

 

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Aromafloria  

Aromatherapy bath products and smelling beads

 

ChronicAlly box

Subscription gift box

 

I will be posting REVIEWS, DISCOUNTS, and GIVEAWAYS throughout the month.  Some reviews may contain affiliate links and ALL of them I use and only recommend because they help me in My Migraine Life journey!!!  Stay tuned via facebook, twitter, Instagram and pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be posting reviews, DISCOUNTS, and GIVEAWAYS throughout the month.  Some reviews may contain affiliate links and ALL of them I use and only recommend because they help me in My Migraine Life journey!!!  Stay tuned via facebook, twitter, Instagram and pinterest

Organic Aromas oil and diffuser review

Affiliate disclosure: Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links.  This means if you click on the link and purchase I will receive affiliate commission.

Everyone seems to be talking about essential oils and what they can do for you.  I have been looking into them for a while and am so lucky to have the opportunity to try Organic Aromas Designer Series Essential Oil Blends Luxury Gift Set and Raindrop – Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy. 

After speaking with the makers of Organic Aromas, it was clear to me that safety while using essential oils is important to them.  Buying from a distributer like Organic Aromas or other reputable companies is important and risks may increase if you are using cheaper brands.  The oils are intended for inhalation reasons which has low risk of safety concerns.  As always, I keep all products away from my children and dog. 

The bottles are stored in a sturdy classy looking case.  The variety offers different relief for my different feelings and sensitivities.  I am super sensitive to smells during a migraine attack and often can’t stand smelling anything.  When I have a headache or low grade migraine, I find certain essential oils to be relaxing and therapeutic.  Depending on how I’m feeling and what I’m doing depends on my preference of smell.  That’s why the Luxury Gift Set is so wonderful!  Variety is the spice of life and I have a variety of needs to go with my variety of oils.

After trying them, I have been able to split them up into how I like to incorporate them throughout my day.  Everyone’s preferences to smells are very different.  You will need to do a trial for yourself and find what works for you.  This is how I generally use them….

Morning:

Energy-Any extra boost in getting some energy in the morning is always helpful. 

Passion-I like to start my day with passion, drive and the smell of motivation to start my day or feel better.

Afternoon:

Purity-This scent is nice during the day because it smells clean.  There’s something about my house smelling clean that makes me feel better

Burglars- This is a homey smell that smells of spices.  I used to like cinnamon candles but found that many of them made me sick.  Diffusing burglars is a better alternative to my love of Fall smells.

Bedtime:

Serenity- What better time to be serene than when you are sleeping?  I start my day passionate and energetic and fall asleep serene. (Well that’s the hope, right?)

Signature blend-My favorite!  I love this smell; it is my go to oil.  The signature blend was included in the diffuser which was a perfect scent to start my adventures with Organic Aromas oils.

The raindrop diffuser is a pretty and light weight wood base with glass raindrop top.  The product arrived in a protective box with padding and velvet case for the pieces.  A detailed information and instruction manual was provided including cleaning instructions. 

The diffuser does not use water or heat.  It nebulizes the oils allowing the diffuser to disperse oil with its full smell and therapeutic properties.  For more information on how the diffuser works, go here….  Although there is no water vapor being pushed out, I was surprised at how much the raindrop diffuser was pushing out the oil and smell.  No mess with less chance of spillage.

An aspect of the diffuser that I like is the ability to turn it low to high.  Generally,  noise is a trigger and escalates my migraine.  If it is turned up all the way, the diffuser makes noise and turns off automatically turning back on when needed.  The nice thing about the diffuser is that  I can alter the amount of smell and noise that is being dispersed.  It is quiet, overall, but when my sensitivities are high, it’s nice to have options. 

A concern I had with the diffuser was the constant light.  Although it is beautiful, I am highly sensitive to light especially with a migraine.  The great news is, I find it to be soothing and NOT triggering.  It is subtle and pretty and not bright enough to bother me in my bedroom where I like it dark.  It’s  pretty in the kitchen or other areas of the house.

I use Organic Aromas diffuser and oils  daily.  I  find it to be  versatile and pleasant. I love using it at night next to my bed and other places in my house.  Sometimes I need to slow down, take a deep breathe, and breathe and Organic Aromas is a perfect fit.

Organic Aromas is doing a GIVEAWAY, enter today to get oils and purchase the diffuser to breathe the luxury!

20% Off Organic Aromas Raindrop Diffuser

Aromafloria, helping me relax with essential oil bath products

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I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

Aromafloria delivers finely crafted, artisanal quality body care and aromatherapy products.  I was approached by Aromafloria to review their Muscle Soak collection.  This collection restores vitality with essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemongrass. These nourishing formulas soothe sore muscles, ease tension and leave you feeling energized.  Knowing that I like eucalyptus and peppermint already, I knew this was the line for me.

This summer I have decided to cut down on my workouts and focus more on relaxation and taking care of my skin.  These products allowed me to do so.  Here is a breakdown of all the products I tried:

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Muscle Soak- Ocean Mineral Bath Salts

Restore a sense of well-being to ease sore muscles with an aromatic steaming bath infused with healing essential oils and muscle relaxing sea salts.

The bath salts were a real treat to me.  I never take the time to take a bath and reviewing these forced me to relax.  I found that that the salts dissolved easily and had a light pleasant aroma.  I have used over powering products in the bath before and this one is subtle and not too strong to soak in for a lengthy bath.

Muscle Soak- Foaming Bubble Bath

The Muscle Soak Bubble Bath’s essential oils of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemongrass are fresh, cooling and invigorating.

My children helped me review the bubble bath.  They love bubble bath and were thrilled with  the lush foamy and pleasant smell.  I felt good about allowing them to use the eucalyptus bubble bath when my son has sensitive skin and sinus issues.  His skin was soothed and breathing was clear after soaking and playing in the bubble bath.

Muscle Soak- Sugar Salt Glow Body Scrub

Cleanse away fatigue and invigorate the body and soul with refreshing cool herbs and aromas to leave your skin softly polished and younger feeling.

This was my favorite!  I love scrubs and this one was great!  Once again, it was a lovely light aroma.  I enjoyed the fine scrub and how it was not messy.  It stuck to my skin and allowed me to exfoliate without splashing it all over the shower or it chunking up and falling to the drain.  It left my skin smooth and slightly moisturized and not dry.  It is so gentle I used it daily and concentrated on areas of bumps or imperfections on my skin.  The only problem is how quickly I have been using it!

Muscle Soak- Bath & Body Massage Oil

Relieve tired muscles from aches and pains with an icy hot massage with Muscle Soak Bath & Body Massage Oil.

This one I used on my husband.  He is at a desk job all day and gets a lot of back and shoulder pain.  I treated him with the body oil and a massage and he now requests it often.

Sinus Help- Inhalation Beads

The decongestant and cooling properties of essential oils have been shown to help clear stuffy nose and enhance breathing.

These came very in handy!  After receiving all of the Aromafloria products, I went into a migraine cycle followed by a sinus infection and pink eye.  The pressure in my face was extreme.  I helped treat myself with baths (and salts) along with breathing the inhalation beads.  The sinus beads are pretty strong.  The first time I breathed deeply with them my eyes watered from the essential oils.  I brought the beads with me when we were outside to help clear my sinuses and allow me have some relief as the allergies grew.

Sleep Ease- Inhalation Beads

The restorative properties of essential oils have been known to help quiet the mind and calm the body for healthy, natural sleep.

These beads are not as strong as the sinus beads.  They are pleasant and relaxing.  I plan on adding these to my travel bag.  The smells of airplanes and the people surrounding me often trigger migraines.  I also will use them before bed in the dry air conditioned hotel.  They are relaxing and help calm my migraine brain before bed.

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Overall, I loved trying all of the Aromafloria products.  Being under the weather and pampering myself with these soothing products allowed me to feel more energized and vibrant.  As a busy mom, quality bath products are like an escape to the spa in the comforts of my home.