Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chamberlain's Leather Milk Furniture Treatment No. 5: Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

We had bought a dark brown leather sectional last year and had previously been using store bought leather wipes from Weimans and also Armorall. The Armorall worked decently well and was easy to use and very cost effective, the Weimans wipes were awful. They smells decently nice, however, I began to worry they were making our pebbled couch smooth in some areas after 2 uses. This worried me greatly and so I began looking for alternatives. We had more of the Armorall wipes left so we used those until a better substitute was found. The problem with the Armorall wipes was that they did not smell very natural or safe. I am a big proponant of natural products so was at a loss as to what to use to gently clean and condition our couch. At that time my daughter was 2 and we were constantly needed to clean as she would get fingerprints and other smudges on the couch as the living room is her playroom most of the day.

I had the opportunity to test out a leather cleaner conditioner from a smaller, family oriented company called Chamberlain's Leather Milk. I had not heard of them before, but did a quick search and found that they are quite popular with a high end saddle leather bag company and figured that if a $600+ leather bag could be cleaned safely with this product, that I could trust this on our leather couch.

The company has several types of leather treatments. The furniture treatment (known as No. 5) contains rich, natural emollients and a gentle cleaner designed to clean and condition leather. It is a milky white, water based formula with a sweet cherry almond scent. The company states that this cleaner/conditioner may be used as often as desired to clean and refresh leather furniture items. They warn/suggest against using on suede or extremely soft leather types.

I like that this cleanser conditioner is made in the USA and is made from natural ingredients. I also like that it's environmentally safe and I also like how they have an etsy shop with their product available for sale. Being an etsy artisan myself, it is a pleasant thing to see.

After applying the Leather Milk on our deep brown leather sofa, I saw that the leather was shiny but not oily or sticky, and the leather was luxurious and supple. I applied this a few weeks ago while I was pregnant with our son and was happy that there weren't any unsafe fumes or chemicals that could absorb into my skin or be breathed in. Chamberlain's Leather Milk did a great job and I will definitely continue using this brand for our leather needs.

Included with the cleaner was a small white rounded sponge type applicator (about the size of the palm of my hand or a little larger) to apply the leather milk on before applying to the furniture. This worked pretty well, and I was happy to have this included as I would not have had anything on hand to apply this. This was a nice convenience.

I think the look of the packaging and label is nice and classy. I like how the company has a sense of humor with their warning label. "Do not drink or throw this product into your eyes, nor toss from a moving vehicle." That was something that made me laugh out loud as I was not expecting to read that." They also encourage you to "buy and use more than you need". Well the price of this is about $18 so our family cannot afford to use it to lavishly, but we will make sure to use as much as needed to clean our leather as leather is an investment and has the potential to last many long years if treated well and protected.

I would recommend this product. You can find them on Amazon and Etsy, as well as LeatherMilk.com.

Notice that the product has been applied to the left side of the couch, as seen in the close up picture. The full size picture of the couch is the finished treatment. :) Super supple and soft, it feels as beautiful as it looks.


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Monday, April 28, 2014

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Soap: Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love trying new products. I also love products that are natural and have few ingredients. I am an avid label reader. When browsing the aisles of a store in search of a new cosmetic or bath product, I do not purchase or use products that have ingredients that I cannot pronounce or that I would lose a spelling bee championship over if given the word to spell in the final moments. I have been sulfate (sodium lauryl and laureth sulfate) free for over a year, and have not used any shampoos, facial or body products that contain this yucky chemical. Sodium Laurel Sulfate is toxic and harmful to humans, plants, and animals. It irritates skin and causes skin to dry out, it is also a pollutant. I am always on the lookout for natural cleansing agents that are nourishing for my skin and that help draw out impurities and make my skin glow with healthy luminosity.

I have always been fond of mud mask treatments and in the past would use mud masks that contained sulfur and charcoal. This combination worked wonderfully, however, the sulfur would sometimes be too strong and would irritate and burn a bit (Queen Helene Mint Julep Mud Mask) and the sulfur in some products (not the mint one) would smell like rotten egg. I recently had the opportunity to try out the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask and loved the results I had with it. I was super impressed with it and am loving the spa like luxury at home. I was happy to be able to review the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Soap the past 2 weeks and I have to say it is another great product as well.

Enriched with Dead Sea mud, this low sudsing, SLS free soap that leaves your skin cleansed and nourished, but not stripped. It
contains Dead Sea minerals derived from Dead Sea Mud, which make this a great light exfoliant for skin. The ingredients are simple and natural.

Ingredients
80% Palm/ 20% Palm Kernel oil, Dead Sea Salts, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Deionized Water (Aqua), Natural extract (Fragrance).

I have used this every day for the last week and a half and have not had any problems with irritation and my skin has not dried out with continued use. It has a light pleasant fragrance, however, I do wish they would have put what was used to scent this bar as it only states "natural extract." Despite this being a grey soap, I did not have any staining to my tub or shower, which pleased me. I have had some temporary staining from charcoal soaps that I have used in the past.

I have not had acne in a long time since switching over the the oil cleansing method (over a year ago) and giving up sulfates and traditional facial cleansers, so I cannot comment on if this clears acne, as my skin is clear. I would bet that it is quite beneficial on clearing acne for those with problem skin. I do want to note that I did suds this up in my hands and washed my underarms with it as I had some bad razor hurn last week that would not go away. I had been testing out a new natural deodorant that had baking soda as one of the main ingredients and often my skin reacts poorly to baking soda. Baking soda as a deodorant ingredient works wonderfully at keeping odor at bay, but never seems to love my skin the way I wish it would. The baking soda had caused my razor burn to worsen tremendously and I was pretty miserable for almost 2 weeks. My poor armpits were red and angry with me and burned non stop. About 2 days ago I tried washing my crying armpits with the lather from this Adovia Mud Soap and I have to say, the redness has lightened a noticeable amount. My armpits and the rash is a lot calmer and healing nicely. My armpits are still slightly itchy, however, the burning has stopped.

I know that Dead Sea Mud draws out impurities and toxins, and perhaps it was able to draw out the baking soda that had been slathered into my pores deep down? I am not sure, but I know it worked and this is what matters to me. This soap was also great on my face and neck, my skin feels refreshed and smooth and I like how clean it leaves me.

I would recommend trying this soap if you are looking for something to gently cleanse you skin.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

La Beauté Pure Hyaluronic Acid: Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have been testing out another anti-aging serum for my face. This May I will be 32, and although I do not have any wrinkles or fine lines, I do know the importance of preventative care. I drink lots of water, rarely drink soda, and limit my intake of sugar. I eat a proper balance of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean meats. I have never smoked and I stay away from tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure. Along with my daily application of my Vitamin C serum, I have been using the La Beauté Pure Hyaluronic Acid on my face and it has been a true pleasure using it.

I oil cleanse my face each day and do not use any sulfates or traditional soap based cleansers. Sulfates dry out skin and cause skin to actually produce more oil and breakouts. I have noticed a big improvement on my skin over the past year with just removing sulfates from my lifestyle. Sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient added to face wash to make soaps foam, is a chemical that is lurking in most of the products available today. I read labels and if it is in a product, I pass on using it. It strips the skin of natural oils that our skin needs for protection and moisture. When we use sulfates, our skin reacts and then tries to restore itself by producing more oil to compensate. That is often why when we wash our face 2 or more times a day with sulfates, we can still unfortunately have a shiny face and break outs. We are stripping the skin.

After washing my face with my jojoba oil, caster oil, grapeseed oil, and glycerin mixture, and then hot water facial cloth steaming, and closing the pores with cool water, I allow my face to dry. I then apply my Vitamin C serum, and allow it to soak into my face. Lastly I apply my La Beaute Pure Hyaluronic Acid to my face. The serum is a nice thick clear serum with a light floral scent. It has the consistency of a pure aloe vera gel and is very soothing and cooling. It is 98% natural and does not contain harmful ingredients such as fragrances, alcohol, parabens, sulfates, and does not test on animals. This Hyaluronic Acid is organic and plant derived. Hyaluronic acid is an excellent moisturizer that restores skins firmness, natural resilience and is beneficial for skin health. "It holds up to 1000 times its weight in water, which helps draw moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin, making this product one of the ultimate moisturizing products available."

I love how Aloe Vera is one of the top ingredients in this serum. It is well loved for its healing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and soothing properties. Aloe Vera is also collagen boosting, which is necessary for anti-aging and restoring elasticity to skin. I also am happy to see that the list of ingredients are naturally derived and are not paired with chemicals, pigments, sulfates, or alcohol. It contains botanical ingredients and essential oils. Glycerin is also another wonderful ingredient.

I have tested this out for about a month and like how it feels as it soaks into my skin. It does provide moisture and it makes my complexion look nicer. It goes on my face smoothly and is not sticky. It is gentle on my skin and I do not feel any burning or itching after it is applied. I will continue to use this product through out the entire bottle, and would consider purchasing this on my own after this bottle is empty.


Here is the list of Serum ingredients:

Ingredients
98% Naturally Derived /72% Organic Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbardensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Extract), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (plant derived amino acid ), Carrageenan Gum, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Pelagonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate (food grade preservative for extended shelf life), Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin (natural preservative used as an alternative to parabens), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract). HA can be from from rooster comb, the fermentation of yeast vegetable sources (soy or corn), or plant based. Our HA is plant based and is from Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (a native plant of India).

The company offers a money back guarantee. They know that they have a great product and stand behind it.

The serum arrived promptly to me and was nicely padded in the package to ensure its safe arrival. It is bottled in an amber colored glass bottle (with a dropper) to prevent oxidation and maintain the integrity of the ingredients. This is available on Amazon an is also available on La Beaute Pure website.


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tone moisturizing body wash: Review

I recently had the opportunity to try a new body wash, for free as a BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion and a posted review.

I tried the Tone Petal Soft body wash in Pink Peony and Rose oil, and liked the size of the product, the packaging (sleek, comfortable to hold and pretty pink color). I was saddened to see that it, like most commercial body products, contained sulfates and a long list of chemicals, additives, colorants, and alcohols. These are all terrible for your skin and can cause irritation. I have been sulfate free over a year and only use products that are sulfate free.

I tried this body wash one time for sake of the review, however, due to all these unpleasant ingredients, I would not use in the future or purchase on my own. My general rule is that if it contains ingredients that are hard to pronounce, hard to spell correctly from memory, or ingredients that I have no clue what it is, then it probably is not something my skin or body should have. I am not sure why this would need Red 40, Red 33, Yellow 6. I currently use items that I find at Whole Foods (and even then, I check labels before purchasing, as some things from Whole Foods do contain these similar ingredients.)

Here are the listed ingredients found in the Tone wash: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-8, Fragrance, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-7, Peg-7, Glyceryl Cocoate, Peg-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Nonfat Dry Milk (Sine Adipe Lac), Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cocamide Mea, Tetrasodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Dmdm Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Red 40, Red 33, Yellow 6.

The smell was very flowery, which is fine, however, I would have liked a mango or citrus or some fruity scent. I also like vanilla creme, bakery scents, or chocolate scents better. I was happy to try this out, however it is not for me. Perhaps others will like it better.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pure Luxe All Natural Colon Cleanse: Reviewed

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Pure Colon Cleanse Detox capsules by Pure Luxe is a natural purifying cleanse in a capsule form. Our bottle has 60 pills and comes in a easy open, pink and white bottle. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers or children under the age of 18, so since I am one week away from the birth of our second child, I have decided to sit this product testing out, and pass it along to my eager husband. He was happy to be my tester as he has always had gastrointestinal and digestive problems. He has tried numerous laxatives and cleanses over the years, so he was happy to find out that this is an all natural product. He was excited to try it immediately.

The ingredient list is quite impressive. These are all natural, and important for a healthy and happy digestive system. Fennel seed, Licorice Root, and Ginger are 3 ingredients that always seem to help my husband when he has an upset stomach or digestive issues. Acidophilus, also known as "Lactobacillus Acidophilus", is referred to as a probiotic. I currently take acidophilus in a small round pill form and it is quite helpful for me. I definitely notice when I skip a few days of taking it. Probiotics help prevent infections and inflammation in the digestive tract, and can prevent bowel problems. I love how there are no fillers, binders or artificial ingredients in this cleansing system.

This cleanse is made in the USA, which is always a big plus for our family. My husband has taken this for a week and reports that it is working well for him with no cramping or undesirable side effects. He took 2 pills every evening before bed with 16 oz of water. The product states to take 8 oz of water with 1-2 one or two capsules daily, and not to exceed 3 capsules per day. He has been drinking more water throughout the day as this is important to flush out toxins, and is always necessary for health benefits. The nice thing about this cleanse is that he does not feel it keeps him in the bathroom. It works safely and naturally. It is recommended to not use this for more than 1 week at a time. It states that one effect of the cleanse is a loss of weight, but my husband has only tested this out for a week so he has not noticed any weight loss at this time. The capsules are easy for him to swallow and do not have any taste. He is happy with the results and will keep this product on hand for cleansing in the future.

This Pure Luxe cleansing system is available on Amazon.

Ingredients:

Fennel Seed
Cascara Sagrada
Ginger
Goldenseal
Pumpkin Seed
Buckthome Root
Licorice Root
Ruhbarb
Citrus Pectin
Acidophilus
Acai
Cape Aloe
Bentonite Clay
Aloe Vera
Cayenne Pepper
Senna
Oat Bran
Prune Juice
Flax Seed Oil


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mystelic Nature's Best Vitamin C Serum: A Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Vitamin C is something we all need to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. I try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and drink as much water as possible for hydration. I have especially been fond of eating mandarin oranges/clementines/tangerines lately. I am not sure if this is a particular craving I have been having with this pregnancy, or if it is just because I recently discovered I liked them and now I eat 3 a day! I used to eat oranges, but only about 1 orange every month or so. Oranges are messy in my opinion and harder to peel. Also, oranges are more acidic than mandarins. Now don't get me wrong, I do not hate oranges. I drink orange juice almost every morning for breakfast. (I am a bit particular and choosy on which brand of OJ that I consume as I do not like juice from concentrate, nor do I like my juice strong in acidity. I also like my juice with lots of pulp!)

Citrus fruits contain phytochemicals that may help lower risk of heart disease and cancer. These fruits are also a good source of essential nutrients, including fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C. Oranges contain more vitamin C by volume than tangerines--makes sense due to how small mandarins/tangerines are. I have been eating about 2-3 mandarins each day as a yummy and healthy dose of vitamin c. They contains calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Vitamin C has been established as a potent antioxidant, it strips free radicals of their harmful toxicity. This helps to prevent damage to healthy cells. According to Livestrong.com, "most women need about 75 milligrams of vitamin C per day, while most men need about 90 grams. People who smoke, as well as those exposed to secondhand smoke, need about 35 milligrams more per day than those who are not exposed to cigarettes." I have never tried smoking, and never will. Smoking causes wrinkles, decreases vitamin c levels in the body, and speeds up the signs of aging. Exposure to secondhand smoke also decreases vitamin C levels. It makes sense that smoking would cause decreases in vitamin c, because lack of vitamin c causes loss of elasticity and tightness in skin, and causes wrinkling due to lack of collagen production. Aging skin naturally loses this important nutrient over time. Pollution, and over exposure of harmful UV sun rays are also causes of skin damage. It is important to always wear sun protection when you are going to be outside for prolonged periods of time.

Vitamin C helps your skin repair itself. Skin will become rough and dry if it is not treated with care and given proper nutrients. Vitamin C through food consumption is beneficial to your health, but for prevention of wrinkles and anti-aging processes on skin and face, topical vitamin C is best. According to Dr. Oz and other health and skincare professionals, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally.

I had the opportunity to try out a topical Vitamin C serum from the Mystelic Company. I was sent a sample bottle free of charge to test out. The bottle arrived in a timely manor and was packaged/padded appropriately. It is always vital that all essential oils, serums,
antioxidants, etc. to be stored in a dark, glass container as they are vulnerable to rapid deterioration in the presence of air and light. The Mystlic serum is housed in a dark amber colored glass bottle and comes with a dropper for easy of use.

I have currently been testing this out for 2 weeks. I do not have wrinkles, however, I do have some darkening under my eyes and some slight loss of tightness around my eyelids. I do not see any abrupt changes or improvements to these areas yet, however, my skin does appear brighter and has a nice even tone. I currently use this twice a day, applied over my entire face, neck, and decollete area with no problems. I use about 1 drop for each side of my face, a drop on my forehead, and a drop on my neck and in between my decollete area. I probably use much more than I need, however, the product feels so refreshing when applied, and the benefits are great, so I use this amount.

It is recommended to begin use at only one time per day as excessive use of topical vitamin C can cause some mild dryness or flaking in some individuals. I have not had any problem with excessive dry areas, however, to amend overly dry skin, apply a light moisturizer or facial oil about 5 minutes after applying the serum. Jojoba oil is a nice oil to use.

The Mystelic Vitamin C serum is a light non-greasy formula, and applies similar to a pure aloe vera gel. Manufactured in the U.S.A, it is a natural serum with top quality ingredients. This company stands behind their products, they offer a no questions asked product guarantee, "If within 45 days, you're not 100% happy with results, just let us know and we'll refund 100% or your purchase price."

This is a list of the ingredients. Deionized Aqua, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Aloe Barbardensis Leaf, Organic Centella Asiatica, Organic Equisetum Arvense, Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons, Organic Taraxacum O cinale

The product states it is beneficial in assisting with:

Pre-Mature Aging, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Sun Damaged Skin, Loss Of Elasticity, Firmness & Skin That Need Revitalization. Excellent For Any Skin Types.

I will continue using Vitamin C serum as I feel it is beneficial for happy, healthy, glowing complexion and skin tone.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sabi Shake Pill Box: Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Today I will be reviewing the Sabi Shake flip top travel pill dispenser. This blue and white cup shaped container is designed with the intention of dispensing only 1-2 pills at a time. At first I was puzzled at how this would help me particularly since I take several pills for prenatal and daily vitamins and they are a mix of sizes, types and shapes. I also was not sure which pills to put in this container as I would need to choose one type in order for this to function the way it was intended. Then I had an idea....

I decided (only after the testing of this product) I will put headache medication such as Tylenol in this Sabi shake container. This way it is something I can keep in the car glove box and have on hand. Since I only use 1-2 headache pills at a time, this would be the best use for my needs. The container is an attractive storage solution and easier to open than most medication bottles.

In order to use the Sabi shake, select the type of pill you want to store, (in my case it will be Tylenol) close the lid, shake the cup, open the lid and retrieve one or two pills from the tray. The first time I did this, 2 pills came out, and then I re-closed it and tried again, with the second time having only 1 pill dispensed. I am not sure if the size and shape of the pills will determine how well this works or not. If smaller pills are used, I am thinking there may be a difficulty in dispensing only 1-2 at a time. At the time of testing, I used some vitamin capsules, so the Tylenol was not used in the testing as I had not thought of using this for pain medicine at the time.

The blue and white Sabi cup SHAKE pill box lid has a date dial to track expiration of your medicine. At the bottom of the cup there is plug set into the bottom of the pill cup (stores the plug) in case you want to use the plug to plug the little dispenser hole when traveling.

This seems like a well made little container. It is comfortable to hold and is BPA free. I am not sure if I would purchase this for myself as I normally store my vitamins in a weekly pill container. It would be good for someone who only takes one type of pill and who want to keep them in a nice looking, easy access storage cup. It would need to be kept away from young children as it is very easy to open.




For more info on this product, click the links below.

Sabi Website

Sabi Facebook

Blog: blog.sabi.com
Twitter: @sabi_brand

If you found this review or any of my other reviews interesting or helpful, please rate is as "helpful" and or leave a comment. I enjoy writing reviews and hearing feedback about what I have written as I feel reviews help those interested make an informed decision before purchasing. I also feel that honest and informative reviews improve a product by providing insight to the company. I believe reviews should be honest no matter whether an item was free, at a discount, or purchased. I am not connected to this company or any of the companies of products that I review. I am not paid for my opinions.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I will receive a low value free gift from the manufacturer for posting this review. I was not required or compelled to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sabi Pill crusher: The Crush, Reviewed

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Today I am reviewing the pill crusher by the company Sabi. This is a handy little gadget that doubles as a pill storage travel box. Sometimes people have difficulty swallowing pills, especially large thicker pills, or dislike taking pills of any size. These individuals choose to crush them into a powder and ingest them in food and drink.

This can be particularly helpful when giving medications to children or pets. I myself do not have pills that need crushing, however, this will come in handy when my toddler has medications from the doctor that need to be sprinkled in her applesauce or other foods.

The crush is a cute little pill crusher with strength. It ensures pill to powder with one to two twists depending on the size and thickness of the pill you are wanting to crush. A neat little bonus with this crusher is that it is perfect for travel. Overnight or weekend trips are made easier with the handy top cap portion for pill box storage. This would work well for someone going to eat at a restaurant and needing to slip in their bag for use when they arrive. This is is made from BPA-free plastic, and is a pretty blue and white color.




I only twisted this once, so the pill is not completely powder as seen in my picture. I would say one or two more turns and this would have been completely powdered. This did not take much effort for me, however I am not sure how it easily someone with arthritis would do with this. It is a good crusher and works well for my personal needs. It may not work for everyone, but this was just my experience with it. Please know that I am not affiliated with this company or this product in any way. I was just sent this to provide a review.


Would you like more information?

Sabi Website

Sabi Facebook

Blog: blog.sabi.com
Twitter: @sabi_brand


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I will receive a low value free gift from the manufacturer for
posting this review. I was not required or compelled to write a positive review. The opinions I
have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255.

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