really elegant solution for solo tea-drinkers.
Posted by stephd on Jan 28, 2013
For those times when I don't want to make a full pot of tea, I love this little infuser. It allows my loose leaf teas to infuse freely, plus I can drink straight from the cup once I remove the insert with the used tea leaves. I actually prefer to drink from glass mugs anyway (I love being able to see the tea!) so this is a definitely perk. I just hope my clumsiness doesn't kick in so I can keep this infuser for a long, long time -- for now I'm handling it very carefully, handwashing only, and I only stir with wooden implements (I use a chopstick) to avoid clinking on the glass.
Really like this!
Posted by stephd on May 24, 2012
Great texture, natural neutral color on me, and smells/tastes nice--can't ask for much more than that. I also buy Burt's Bees lip shimmer but this is a great alternative (and is less expensive too!) Highly recommend if you like a sheer lip color with natural ingredients.
Soothes my belly.
I purchased this for my girlfriend who's been having signs of an ulcer. I'm not sure if it's working for her yet (it's just been a few weeks), but she seems to complain of the symptoms less and less. I've also taken it for nausea and it seemed to help.
Perfect in my cereal, coffee, and more
I use this stuff in everything. In my coffee I blend a sprinkle of this with a few drops of vanilla stevia; I've used it on strawberries when I make strawberry shortcake; it's perfect on cereal and anything else you can imagine. Great flavor, no bitter taste, and so convenient to use. 50 packs fits perfectly in the mug I keep on my kitchen counter. :)
Posted by stephd on Oct 18, 2011
These are hefty chips of coconut, full of yummy coconutty flavor. I have used them in recipes (homemade Mounds-style candies made with honey, raw cocoa, and coconut oil... yum!) but this stuff is also good eaten straight out of the bag.
Fabulous flavor, and gluten-free
Love the nuanced flavor this gives to my Asian recipes. I've never been a soy sauce fan but this is so different! You really have to try it, especially at iherb's amazing prices.
Works very well, especially if applied immediately.
Posted by stephd on Apr 04, 2012
Love the way this stuff works, and I also like that it doesn't smell noxious! Works quite well on grease, blood, and other stubborn stains. Also, the brush applicator tip is very clever -- it seems to really work the solution into the fabric.
great refresher for everyday use!
Posted by stephd on Sep 03, 2014
I use this often in various ways. My main use is to spritz on over my vitamin C serum if I want a little bit of hydration but using a lotion + sunscreen would be too heavy. It seems to calm my skin and hydrate without leaving my skin tacky. It dries clean and smooth and makes a nice base for applying sunscreen. I also use this at any time of the day that I need a pick-me-up. If I'm feeling hot and sweaty and stressed out, I spritz this on my face and shoulders and I feel so much better. Tip: keep this in the fridge to make it even more calming and pleasant in hot weather! I had a coworker "of a certain age" and she used this trick to keep her hot flashes more manageable -- dousing herself with this spray whenever she felt one come on. Rose is known to be an aromatherapeutic stress-reliever and hormone balancer, and I'm a believer. I don't think the rose scent is overbearing at all and it fades very quickly, IMHO. It's not my favorite rosewater per se (I also have a pure damascena rosewater that's amazing if I want to enjoy the rose scent) but I like that Reviva mixes rosewater with some other great ingredients like hyaluronic acid (which helps to keep moisture in the skin) in this particular facial spray. Oh, and one last thing... I am pale and sunburn easily. I had a half bottle of this left and mixed it with pure George's Aloe Vera juice and it is INCREDIBLE for sunburn. Especially straight from the fridge, applied liberally every hour or so.
Good simple sanitizer, and triclosan-free, which I appreciate. Also, the smell isn't too chemical or strong like many sanitizers. The bottle is a great size for my purse!
Versatile and delicious!
Posted by stephd on Oct 13, 2013
I bought this to use in my breakfast smoothies, and it does work well mixed up in a Nutribullet with some greens, berries, protein powder and nuts, and it also makes great raw candy when mixed with things like coconut, coconut oil and nuts, but I've found that the raw cacao also works well in ordinary baking recipes that call for cocoa powder. For example, I just made a 1960s-era chocolate sheet cake (sometimes called a "Texas sheet cake") and it worked perfectly! I couldn't tell the difference between my cake made with this product and the normal cake I ate growing up. I will definitely keep buying this!
Waste not, want not
Posted by stephd on Jan 10, 2013
I used to dread making anything that called for buttermilk. Don't get me wrong, I love the flavor that real buttermilk imparts (I prefer it to the substitutions with lemon juice or vinegar) but I always felt wasteful when the remainder of the carton didn't get used before spoiling. Saves a TON of money! Now I keep this on hand at all times -- I actually store it in a Weck jar in the fridge -- and I am able to whip up fresh buttermilk whenever I want without any excess left. Love it and HIGHLY recommend to people who love to bake.
Really impressed with this stuff.
Posted by stephd on May 07, 2012
I love coffee but my body doesn't really appreciate caffeine's after-effects. Jitters, anxiety, edginess, sweating... not to mention the harshness of its acidity on my stomach. I have always been sensitive, so as much as I love it, I can't drink coffee on a daily basis. I've tried some other substitutes including decaf and Teeccino, but they weren't very satisfying to me. Teeccino is pretty decent in the French press, but not something I crave every day like coffee. Dandy Blend is actually quite tasty though! I enjoy stirring it in to frothed milk to make a delicious instant latte. It's nice that it is a powder and therefore easily prepared, too.