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I hope my reviews will be helpful in assisting you to choose your products. I'm dealing with overlapping illnesses, so a lot of symptoms to treat. I try to review things that are not listed and hard to figure out online such as packaging type (is that bottle safe glass or is it toxic-plastic?) and contents (does that tea have a staple, string or simply pressed together?). Please keep in mind that I live in Southern California and that arid weather is very different than humid so, things that work for me, such as moisturizers or creams, might be too rich for you. Also skin types differ, I'm both oily and dry currently so I try to indicate all that. Welcome to my page and hope you find some fun, helpful or delicious products you hadn't tried before.

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A bit too oily for me but goes on smooth and almost no flavor at all

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

7 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I'm not sure why iHerb switched the name from Madre Labs or Madre Bees to Sierra Bees so that's why the search turned up nothing. Anyway this is a pretty good lip balm. A bit too oily for my taste but less oily than Badger brand lip balms. It is also less overpowering in the cocoa butter smell so it's really pretty good. The reason why I'm giving 3 stars, besides the oily feel, is because, unlike my favorite lip balm, it doesn't do anything for chapped lips as, unlike that one, it does not exfoliate at all. I have MCS so the no scent/no taste works for me.

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Does NOT have any significant orange flavor I can taste!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

7 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

Unfortunately each time I buy more than 1 new item from iHerb it turns out to be a dud, my bad! I bought at my local store Newman's Organics dark orange chocolate and it is heavenly, almost feels like those chocolate covered jelly oranges. Since I couldn't find it at iHerb and the weather had cooled down enough that I would not receive melted bars again, I purchased 3. Big mistake! For starters this tastes nothing at all like orange flavor unlike the other. The chewy/crunchy bits bother me: not only are they tasteless but they are NOT ORGANIC! And considering the recent scandal on the news about oranges being heavily sprayed not only with pesticides but with a very toxic fungicide, I won't be buying this again. However this was my fault for completely missing "peel", I just thought I was buying orange oil chocolate. My bad. But what was NOT my bad is iHerb's terrible packaging: I have been complaining to iHerb since January 2012 about chocolate being tossed in my packages without any bubble wrap any longer: it invariably arrives all crushed. And no, it does not taste the same. I don't know how else to get thru to iHerb on this. There is no way to contact the shipping department. My chocolate is invariably packed either under heavy cans or heavy jars! Either that or UPS plays soccer with my packages. Because of all this (and the hot weather) I've resumed shopping locally. That's 9 months of speaking up and not getting any positive resolution; in fact since I spoke up the packaging problem has become a lot worse with my coconut waters tossed upside down instead of right side up like I requested them many times: originally they were shipped sideways! I don't want to quit shopping iHerb but what else can I do when shipping has dropped to such poor packaging standards!?

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Make no mistake: this vitamin is 100% pure SOY!

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

7 people found the following review helpful

Label says it all "d-Alpha Gems is a Natural-source Vitamin E derived from soybean oil" Later they claim it's soy-free. Who are they kidding? You don't take a pork chop, put it in a blender, filter it and then call it vegan. And $81 for this travesty?! Sorry. You can't claim something is soy-free when it comes EXCLUSIVELY from soy. That is ridiculous! Maybe they have removed the common soy-allergens but for those of us who are avoiding soy for other reasons, the xenoestrogens are 100% still in this vitamin. Soy is a highly toxic food! Just google soy + dangers. Be informed! Waiting for someone manufacture vitamin E pills from egg yolks, olives or avocados.

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Nothing natural, loaded w/toxic ingredients!

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

7 people found the following review helpful

Currently shopping for natural B complex. Happened on this item and I'm utterly shocked: not only is there 0 indication that the B vitamins come from 100% natural, non-GMO, non-synthetic source, the "other ingredients" are highly toxic! Just google each one of them and you will see clearly the dangers & the side effects for: Dicalcium Phosphate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide. Unfortunately the magnesium stearate is one that is hard to avoid but the rest on the list are far more toxic! Why buy a supplement that causes migraines & possibly cancer?

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Loaded with dangerous ingredients!

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

7 people found the following review helpful

Proof that organic does not mean healthy: Inulin is a dangerous fake fiber; spirulina is extremely dangerous to those of us who have heavy metal toxicity and has even been lethal to some as it mobilizes metals they have ended up in the brain and killed a few patients! Oats contain gluten & many of us healthy folks have wised up & do not eat any grains: why add them to an organic vitamin? Both safflower & canola oil create illness particularly canola which is a very toxic oil! (See Dr. Mercola's writings on this) Silicon dioxide causes many side effects so does carrageenan per Dr. Weil (migraines etc); read stuff on glycerin side effects; and soy is a well known endocrine disruptor which builds up excess xenoestrogens. I'll just say no to this very unhealthy "organic" product.

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Promotes fat loss fast

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

L-Carnitine is a top of the line amino-like product which works fast to melt body fat, however a minimum of exercise is required for this to work, whether it be walking fast or simply lifting heavy stuff around the house. I also take this for circulation problems, particularly to the brain and arms. I went from 500mg a day to 2g (from 1 pill to 4 per day) and I see better results all-around at 4 pills per day. Always safest to start slow to gauge results and potential reactions. No side effects for me at either dosage. Thanks to this and several other amino acids, I now have muscle tone again after medical steroid treatment catabolized my muscle tissue everywhere. Always take on empty stomach. This a very good brand.

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Excellent toner for oily and dry skin

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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This is an amazing toner which I've used for a while but hadn't gotten it thru here previously. I just didn't know this size bottle was this huge! Wow! On top of that, there is a plastic reducer inside which makes the hole very small so as not to waste liquid. Fantastic! That right there speaks volumes of a company who cares about their customers being happy rather than profit. I have combo oily/dry skin at the same time but, luckily, I live in arid climate so my oiliness only manifests when our weather gets weird and humid. This cuts thru the grease nicely yet gently. Also it does not irritate nor dry out my skin which is always dry whether my skin acts oily or not. This has no glycerin to make my skin feel sticky. Just pure organic ingredients by a great company with a very ethical owner. I'm hoping it can help shrink my pores which have sadly enlarged again due to the recent monsoon humidity we had just this week! Will update if it works. It's made in France, somewhere near Grasse where the most expensive French perfumes are made and where some of the most outstanding perfume ingredients/flowers are grown. By the way, this is a glass bottle! Kudos to L'Uvalla for that as well!

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Excellent brand

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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I have no way of gauging if this is doing anything but MF is my #1 brand. No soy, corn or yeast unlike the other "whole food"/organic brands. This mineral is a potent antioxidant and supposed to detox the liver from heavy metals etc.

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Amazing happy-mood tea & skin soothing benefits too!

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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This tea is amazing. First off, it's not lavender flowers in the bag but herb. In other words it's not the lavender color buds but a bunch of green herbs. I'm not sure if it's roots or leaves but the term "flowers" is deceptive. Nevertheless it's quite fragrant, smells heavenly, yes like the fragrance in essential oils, and tastes very mild. But this tea is a sensory experience. Not only the ambrosial floral fragrance that wafts as it steeps, but its gentle yet very effective mood altering qualities. This tea is happy-making and quite relaxing. I take it before bed however it does not make me drowsy. It seems to change my mood to make me feel really good. Not exactly euphoric, but simply happy. It's happiness in a bottle.. well, bag! I did a little research and read that bees who pollinate lavender become so "drunk" they allow you to pet them while they continue to drink nectar. If I had crabby grouchy people in my life, I'd be sure to pour them a cup! I also use the tea bag when it's cooled down to warm temperature to wipe my face with: it appears to have mildly exfoliating and very much toning effects. It soothes the skin and makes it quite soft. Originally I expected to dislike the tea and simply brew it and pour it into a bottle for a lavender face mist but now I can do both: savor it and use it externally as well. My friends want nothing to do with this tea: the idea puts them off. I don't think one has to be a daredevil for trying it, but if word gets out how good it tastes and the double effects this tea has upon one's insides and outsides, it's likely to fly off the iHerb shelves and remain out of stock for a while! The only thing I wonder about is which country this lavender originates from, would be nice to know.

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Excellent for bloating

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

6 people found the following review helpful

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Finally found probiotics that do something! I always thought before that they were all expired as they're known to not be shelf stable, even the refrigerated ones. However I have done several liver cleanses for over a year and doing a gut cleanse as well so I think now this stuff has a chance to adhere. For the first time I can see what I look without bloating. Need new, smaller jeans!

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Delicious and very calming

Posted on Jul 11, 2013

6 people found the following review helpful

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I woke up not feeling too well. I picked up my iHerb package and made a cup of this tea. It's very comforting, the box says "nurture your soul" and I couldn't agree more. It took away the discomfort and I now find myself feeling peaceful and calm. What a great tea. The taste is very mild spicy, fragrant, not overpowering, exactly the quality you'd expect from an organic, non adulterated tea. This is 100% pure and no added flavors. I'm reviewing this after my first cup, it is that good. I only brewed it just a minute & half because green tea starts to become bitter after more than 60 secs but this is not green and the box says you can brew 4-5 min so will try that next time see how the stronger taste is. At any rate, I drink teas for their nourishing nutrients and this definitely gives instant mental benefits. I trust that the antioxidants are working their magic and the physical benefits one can't gauge are there as well. A very reputable company that does not use toxic "natural flavors" with hidden chemicals. I'll come back to them and buy more of this for friends.

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My friend liked it

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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Bought this for a friend and she liked it. It would be nice to know what they mean by "rose fragrances" whether natural EOs or fragrance oils.

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