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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Sprinly, plant-based meal delivery

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This week I got another delivery from Sprinly, my favorite vegan fresh delivery meals.  If you live in the Cleveland area, I highly recommend them! Although Sprinly rewards me for my recommendation, I only write about products and services that I truly love and use!

I fully admit that I am not vegan.  Nor do I particularly love vegetables.  But Sprinly is some kind of wonderful and somehow gets me to love both!  I order them when I need a break from cooking, when I’m feeling like I need a reset in my diet and when I’m craving them.  I end up craving them because their meals are so delicious.  I feel so full from their meals and often can’t finish them in one siting.  I’m always so surprised by how satisfied I am after each meal but I guess that’s what clean proper nutrition tastes like.

What an inspiration to try!!!!!

To read more about Sprinly, here’s my review

If you are already a Sprinly customer (possibly by my recommendation;)) please vote for them for “Best of Cleveland 2017.”  Nominations are in and Sprinly has been nominated for “best local startup.”  Please go to the link, fill in the information and vote for Sprinly to receive this much deserved title.

If you live in the Cleveland area or know someone who does, please let them know about this amazing company.  It’s a great feeling knowing I’m eating good food, made my good people, trying to spread good vibes, all delivered to my door. YUM!

 

The Fay Farm Rejuvenation Lotion review

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I was given the opportunity to try Fay Farm Rejuvenation lotion as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.  Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review may remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

I had the opportunity to try Rejuvenation Lotion by Fay Farm and really love it for my neck and shoulder pain related to Migraines.  “Rejuvenation Lotion is made with all organic ingredients and is paraben and phthalate free. Great for use on sore, aching muscles. Loved by people suffering from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathy and other deep joint and muscle pain. Magnesium Oil provides deeper relief.” http://thefayfarm.com/

I love it!  I’m always looking for new ways to treat myself organically and naturally.  The Rejuvenation lotion is a soft, lightly fragrant lotion that goes on without being greasy.  I suffer from neck and shoulder pain leading into the base of my head and up.  I use the lotion on my shoulders and rub it as far into my hair line as I can get and on my temples and forehead.  It is relaxing and seems to help my tense aching muscles quickly.  It doesn’t have the medicine smell and burning that many rubs do and a little goes a long way.

The Fay Farm is run by a family dedicated to creating quality natural body care products. They use milk from their herd of Nubian goats and herbs from their greenhouse from their sustainable organic farm.  None of the products contain parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, or phthalates. Knowing that I’m putting a product on my skin that was made by a passionate family using their organic farm makes using their products even better!

As with most healthy, natural, hand crafted products, there comes a cost.  I find the products to be a bit pricey but comparable to other health products.  When choosing my products, I consider quality and how it will impact my health.  A cheaper lotion may fit a better budget but will add chemicals and toxins to my sensitive system.  Cheap products are not worth triggering a migraine or inflaming my aching muscles with toxic chemicals.  Fay Farm rejuvenation lotion is worth not only the quality of product but the peace of mind that it carries with it.

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Sprinly vegan food delivery review

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If you read my Holiday gift guide, you may remember me mentioning Sprinly as a source for healthy food.   I thought I’d share my experience with Sprinly and how they are helping Clevelanders and surrounding communities “live and maintain a healthier, happier lifestyle.  [They] have nutritionists that work together to provide you with delicious, honestly nutritious meals in the most convenient way.”

Sprinly is a plant-based food delivery service that provides fully prepared organic vegan meals. I have purchased food delivery services before and found them to be good but still some work on my part.  With other meal deliveries, I still had to do the work chopping and cleaning and getting my dishes dirty.  What I like about Sprinly is, it’s already done!  Lunch is grab and go, dinner is ready and there is no clean up.  The menu is customizable and the meal plans are flexible to meet different needs.  You can pause at any time and resume when ready.

Sprinly “aim[s] to inspire others to live healthier and eat more vegetables, and partner with mission driven non-profits who share similar values.” They “are building a team where everyone is working towards a common goal to create something greater for the health of our country.”

The meals I ate were delicious, a big portion, in a reusable bag and beautiful looking. I love the vast colors and knowing I’m “eating the rainbow” while getting such quality food into my diet.

Sprinly delivers within 30 miles of Cleveland including Akron

If you don’t live in the area, do some research on local places to order food around you. I think it’s a nice option for those weeks where you need some extra help (and spoons).  Quality food will make for a more quality feeling body which is what I need.  I crave junk food during my migraines and eat horrible before and after an attack.  Having Sprinly in my refrigerator ready to grab was a great way to eat when I otherwise wouldn’t have made a healthy choice.  Eating good feels good!

Thank you Sprinly for you great food, amazing attitude towards health and inspiration to be part of a community that wants to help….one meal at a time.

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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?

 

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

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Door to Door Organics, eating healthy with Migraine

In an effort to eat healthier and make my life easier, I have partnered with Door to Door Organics to have my groceries delivered to my house.  Yea!.  I have been compensated but all opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.   The convenience of having a box of organic fruits and vegetables left on my front porch is a luxury.

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Door to Door Organics provided me with produce but my opinions are strictly my own.  I would not write or suggest a product that I don’t believe in or does not better my health.

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As a migraine sufferer and busy mom, sometimes driving around to gather quality organic food is a bit tedious and not realistic.  The process of ordering and altering my delivery to my family’s needs was simple.  I decided to step a bit outside of my box ordering some items I don’t always get at the grocery store.  I feel like I get a lot of the same things and cook the same recipes so I wanted to switch it up a bit.  While looking at these different fruits and vegetables I searched through their recipes for ideas.  The great thing about their recipes is that you can search for the ingredient and 90% of the ingredients they sell.  Once I found a recipe I wanted to try, I bookmarked it and had an easy reference once my delivery was made.

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I made the stuffed acorn squash and it turned out great!

The website made it easy to plan meals.  The convenience of produce being delivered to me was huge.  While being stricken to my bed at any moment, I appreciate the fact that my children had healthy food in the home whether I was there to prepare or shop for it or not.  My husband could easily look at the recipes I had bookmarked for my delivery and made nutritious meals for the family that may otherwise have been a frozen pizza.  The stress of not being able to get to the store or have healthy food around was easily taken care of with my deliveries.

Door to Door organics has generously offered a $10 off code  (MYMIGRAINELIFE) for first time customers.  If you are like me and need some help driving to the store, preparing or planning meals, I recommend Door to Door Organics!  Anything that lessens stress, helps with meal planning, is healthy and convenient is a win in my book.

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