Posted by juliem on Apr 14, 2012
It's sometime hard to notice when a vitamin or supplement is actually working, but not in this case. This definitely works to either avoid an impending cold altogether or to reduce the symptoms and duration. The taste is fine and the kids don't mind taking them. I have a good supply on hand, ready for winter but they're also good to take for a couple of weeks towards the end of Autumn to build up some extra immunity.
The *only* sugar I use now
I've now fully converted to using this sugar as it tastes so wonderful in my cooking and my coffees. We don't use very much sugar at all now and I attribute it to the fact that it has helped me lower my family's "sweetness" threshhold so as a result I've ended up using less of it. Since we don't eat it whole the slight coarseness and irregularity of the granules is never a problem as they dissolve very well. I also pop it in my Thermomix to grind it to a finer icing sugar consistency if I need to dust it. Ironically the only "trouble" with this sugar is that, to me, white sugar now tastes like saccharine or some other artificial sweetener! Oh and I live in Australia and buy maybe 6 bags each year and I believe it's worth the effort.
Posted by juliem on Apr 10, 2012
I'd just use this so I can keep smelling it! It works too. My ankles thank you. And this is a great price. It makes me want to try more of the Badger products.
My secret ally in the Bikram class
Posted by juliem on Dec 10, 2012
Tastes great, even when the water in the water bottle heats up during the class. Subtle,refreshing flavour without much sweetness.
Posted by juliem on Apr 04, 2012
I adore Rose and use this as a perfume substitute as well since I stopped using perfume because of their not so healthy (and often undisclosed) ingredients. It does work well as a deodorant for me, however for a bit of extra help I layer it with a regular crystal deodorant. This product is prohibitively expensive in Australia (nearly $30!) but well and truly affordable here, so I also have the Sage and Citrus versions and alternate between them.
Luxurious - but use sparingly
Posted by juliem on Feb 04, 2013
This is my favourite Badger balm and is incredible for dry skin. It absorbs very readily and leaves my older skin feeling very comfortable and supple. For day time use I emulsify it in my hands with my regular face oil mix before applying it as it seems a bit too rich to use alone. I love that the ingredients are all natural and it is beautifully scented.
Does it all
I've bought several of these now and use it for so many things that it's practically indispensable. Apart from using it as a body and face moisturiser I: * keep one in the car for skin and lips in winter, * use it on my son's eczema to keep it at bay and on any other skin complaints, * make my own custom lip balms with it, * and use it as a base for other skin care items including my own sunscreen. And I've just learnt that shea butter is used instead of cocoa butter in high quality European chocolate and is high in vitamins A, E, and F.
Best brush I've found for dry skin brushing
Posted by juliem on Feb 18, 2013
I've bought a few brushes now and this is the best one I've come across for dry skin brushing. It's a perfect size and is ideal for a satisfying and invigourating scrub. I'm planning to buy this one again when it wears out.
Great alernative to cyanocobalamin
Posted by juliem on Apr 13, 2012
It was virtually impossible to find it in Australia in methyl form so I'm very happy that I can get this instead of the common cyanocobalamin.
I keep it everywhere!
Now that I have a big bottle of this, which is much less expensive than buying lots of little ones or trying to keep track of one little bottle, I've used it to re-fill several smaller bottles that I keep in handy places: * in the kitchen as it's incredibly effective on burns * in the bathroom for my morning facewash (I put a few drops in hot water and then pop the face washer in to cleanse my face) * in my handbag. After my baby nephew was burnt with hot tea while we were out at a restaurant I'm never without it * in the car first aid kit for wounds and insect bites * in the laundry to add to my wash for a lovely scent and also add it to my own freshener sprays with pine and eucalyptus.
Great but a smaller cap version would be good for kids
Posted by juliem on Dec 21, 2012
The caps are a little too large for my youngest so I've been adding the oil to smoothies instead.
Great tasting for kids
My whole family has low vitamin D due to being too obedient to the "avoid the sun" and "use sunscreen" message. And we live in Australia! So we smartened up and used this product to normalise our levels along with getting a bit more sun. The kids take this quite happily without a murmur and remind me if I forget. We'll be getting our levels tested again quite soon.