PURE Haven Essentials Refresh Kit

As many of you know, what was formally known as “Ava Anderson Non Toxic” just went through a rebrand and name change and is now PURE Haven Essentials.  I’m a big believer in nontoxic products. I could go on and on about why, but really, the more I learn about toxic chemicals, the more I make a conscious effort to make the switch to completely nontoxic.  You can make your own decision about using nontoxic products or not; that is not what this post is about.  (But if you want to learn more, ask questions, or discuss in further detail, please do not hesitate to reach out!)

This post is to introduce you to the PURE Haven Essentials Refresh Kit which is available for a limited time for just $59 (products retail for over $250!).  I know the $59 price will last at least for another week (possibly longer, I’m just not sure), and then the price will probably go back up to $99.  The discounted price is merely to get the new name off the ground, so take advantage of it while you can!  If you purchase the PURE Haven Essentials Refresh Kit, then you automatically become an Independent Consultant.  It is your choice if you want to “sell” the products or simply stay a consultant for the great discount. 🙂

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So what does the PURE Haven Essentials Refresh Kit include?  I’ve broken it down into three groups of products.  Something AMAZING about PURE Haven Essentials is that they have transitioned to 100% of all products are made in-house now.  This means they have control of every single ingredient that goes into their products.

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  • Makeup Remover: Perfect for your entire face, eyes included!
  • Exfoliator: There was an article going around for awhile about how toxic drugstore exfoliators are to our skin and our environment. PHE’s exfoliator contains apricot kernels and skin softening ingredients to gently buff away dry skin, dirt and imperfections, leaving your skin fresh and radiant.
  • Cleanser: This gentle, enriching cleanser is full of antioxidants to leave the skin clean and refreshed. 
  • Toner: Made with yucca, which acts as a natural antiseptic, and witch hazel which opens pores and removes impurities.
  • Moisturizer: Enriched with antioxidants, conditioners, emollients, and nourishing oils, to help achieve radiant skin with improved elasticity.

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  • Hyaluronic Acid: This is a MUST for the morning! A light-weight, non-oily serum, perfectly formulated to intensely hydrate dry skin, help restore skins’ elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Also helps protect against skin-damaging UVB rays.
  • Night Serum: With COQ10, our serum helps to rebuild skin on a cellular level; resurfacing and smoothing.
  • Eye Cream: Formulated with some of nature’s best ingredients & essential oils, respected for healing and skin regeneration. Moisturizes and firms, while helping to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and discoloration.
  • Blemish Stick: Six of nature’s healing ingredients, including organic tea tree essential oil, a natural antiseptic, combine to help prevent breakouts, reduce redness, and keep skin clear. (Honestly, I don’t even need this with how clear my face is now thanks to the PHE skin essentials!)
  • Lip Balm: Organic shea butter, beeswax and essential oils keep lips healthy, hydrated and soft.
  • Lip Gloss: Moisturizing and long-lasting, these glosses, infused with organic botanicals, offer vibrant color, with no synthetic dyes or fragrance.

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  • Hand & Body Lotion: Delivers gentle hydration and moisture to the skin. You will notice immediate and on-going improvement. Leaves hands and skin soft, not greasy.
  • Hands on the Go: A healthier, nontoxic hand sanitizer. Organic essential oils work together to cleanse and moisturize hands naturally and safely – no alcohol. Leaves hands silky soft.
  • Toothpaste: A pop of peppermint for your morning brush, with no added sweeteners, artificial preservatives or harsh abrasives. Freshness without fluoride never tasted so good or worked so effectively for healthy teeth and gums.
  • Spray Deodorant: Formulated with enzymes and organic essential oils. Fresh lavender scent.
  • Boo Boo Stick: You can say “all better” faster with our boo boo stick. It’s loaded with botanicals, including neem and rose hip oil, both of which are anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory.Use on scrapes, bug bites and scratches to aid in healing.
  • Anti-Frizz: Made with organic argan oil for long-term conditioning and shine. Naturally adds smoothness and manageability. Also controls frizz and flyaways. I use this in William’s out of control hair everyday!

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I’m telling you, my face hasn’t been this clear since I was pregnant almost two years ago!  (I was lucky to have really good skin during my pregnancy!)  If you’d like to try out some products without purchasing the Refresh Kit, you can absolutely do that, too.  And remember, I always offer free shipping, just shoot me an email first.  Also, April’s promotion includes a FREE boo boo stick with every order over $95. Make sure to enter party number 146534 during the month of April! 🙂

Sign up for the PURE Haven Essentials Refresh Kit or shop for products HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at: itzlinz (at) gmail (dot) com.  Happy Monday!

5 Non Toxic Safe Cleaning Products For Your Home

Let me provide my rationale, thinking, and opinions behind today’s post – 5 Non Toxic Safe Cleaning Products For Your Home.

I’m the girl who moves recyclable products from the trash to the correct bin.  Being “green” has always been important to me.  I try not to waste, I reuse, and I’m pretty into “natural” ways, as well.  I try not to take medicine (unless medically necessary!), and I try my best to live a healthy life… my version of a healthy life as everyone’s is different.

Ever since William was born, I’ve begun learning even more about this green, natural lifestyle (if you’d like to call it that).  I placed more of an importance on what I put in my body when I was pregnant with him, currently as I’m still nursing, and what I feed him.  I’m careful with what I put ON my body, too.  Did you know our SKIN is our largest organ and toxic chemicals go through our skin and get absorbed into our bloodstream so quickly?  It’s more dangerous to put a product on your skin than to eat because our bodies detoxify what we eat. Our skin does not.  Sorry for the side note there.  But alas, today’s post focuses on 5 non-toxic, safe cleaning products for your home.

5 safe nontoxic cleaning products for your home

All of these products can be found on the Ava Anderson Non Toxic site.  Email me – itzlinz (at) gmail (dot) com prior to ordering for free shipping!

Since William is a baby (ok, toddler), he’s everywhere and into everything.  And a good majority still goes in his mouth.  He’s getting better about that, but especially in his younger days, literally everything went in his mouth.  That meant that whatever products I cleaned his toys or books with was going in his mouth.  UGH!  That’s when Ava Anderson Non Toxic entered our lives.  I feel good about using these products in every room of my house knowing full well that William will be in there.  Everywhere from the kitchen to the laundry room to our bedrooms, you name it!  Alright, here are the magical safe, non-toxic products:

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 1)  avaHOME Laundry Detergent Pods: ($23.90, set of 2 bags, 24 pods each) These are life changing!  I’d always bought “natural” or “baby” or unscented laundry detergent before, but after learning that there was nothing natural about them, I made the switch.  William gets patches of eczema and it was suggested to switch laundry detergents to prevent it from irritating his skin further.  Along with lotion and non-toxic soap, William’s eczema is completely managed.  Also, I don’t have to buy two separate laundry detergents anymore (one for him, one for me).  Now I wash ALL our laundry with these pods.

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2) avaHOME All Purpose & Glass Cleaner Spray: ($18.95, set of 2, 17 oz each) I use these EVERYWHERE!  I constantly wipe down the kitchen counters, I clean the mirrors, and too frequently, I have to clean up William’s throw up in his room.  (Yes, he’s still a puker.)  It’s great on hardwood floors, and I even use it on his crib.  I feel good about it because there are no toxic chemicals that linger in a room where he spends so much time (sleeping).  I definitely don’t want him breathing in toxic chemicals.

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3) avaHOME Organic Liquid Dish Soap: ($21.95, set of 2, 16 oz each) I feel like people talk all the time about organic food. No matter what your opinion is on the issue, I think we can agree that we should all be cognizant about what we put in our body most of the time.  Well, think about the dishes that you eat from.  The food sits on there which goes into your body. Soap is more important than you think.  Plus, just a drop or two lifts grease with no harmful chemicals.  Again, I use this on everything, including William’s bottles, sippy cups, and dishes. (I do recommend purchasing the pump for an addition dollar.)

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4) avaBODY Moisturizing Hand Soap: ($24.95, 8 oz soap with pump & 16 oz refill, $13.95 for just the 16 oz refill)  How many times a day do you wash your hands, especially in the winter or if you have kids?  For me, it’s probably close a million. (Possible slight exaggeration.) I don’t want my hands to get dried out yet I do want them clean without the toxic chemicals, so this moisturizing hand soap is wonderful.  I have one in each of my bathrooms, as well as by the kitchen sink.

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5) avaHOME Dishwasher Detergent Pods: ($25.90, set of 2, 24 pods each)  We talked about the importance of soap on dishes earlier, and dishwasher detergent is no different.  In addition, these pods are biodegradable, fragrance free, and highly effective.  They make your dishes sparkle! 😉

When viewing the prices, keeping in mind that many items come in sets of two.  Usually you pay a lot more for “natural” or “organic” or whatever, but these truly are safe and non-toxic for a really great price!  When I first learned about Ava Anderson, I was baffled at how reasonable the prices were.  Most of the time, it was actually less expensive than what I was already spending!

And now, the main reason for my desire to have safe and non-toxic products in my home, on our bodies, and all around:

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My main squeeze!  (Obviously we use avaBABY body wash & shampoo! Haha)

All of these products can be found on the Ava Anderson Non Toxic site.  Email me – itzlinz (at) gmail (dot) com prior to ordering for free shipping! Enter January’s party number 125145 when ordering or email me for the current party number.

Whenever you spend $95 or more, you receive a free product!  This month, it’s the avaSKIN Moisturizer ($19.95 value!).

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm and stay healthy! xo, Linz

Have you heard of…

I was scrolling through my phone and found a few random photos of some new-to-me products that I thought were worth sharing.  Some are brands I was previously unfamiliar with and others are brands I currently use, but new items.  So let’s play a game today called: Have you heard of…

Have you heard of… fresh & co goji berry protein bar?

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I received this in my MizzFit Quarterly Co box and ate it yesterday.  It is AMAZING!  I love that there are just a few ingredients, and recognizable ones at that.  Plus, goji berries are known to be “super foods” as they deliver many benefits.  It kind of reminds me of a Larabar because it’s chewy and naturally sweet.  I’m going to have to find out where I can purchase more of these bad boys!

Have you heard of… Halo Top protein ice cream?

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I’m not going to lie… I did not have high expectations for this ice cream.  Real ice cream is pretty much the best thing in the world, so a “healthier” version didn’t sound too promising.  The verdict? I was thoroughly impressed!  It wasn’t protein-y at all and the nutritional stats rock as there’s 240 calories, 24 grams of protein, 20 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of fat.  And that’s for the WHOLE pint.  I wish my grocery store carried their birthday cake flavor, but since that’s a newer flavor they don’t.  I’ll keep looking.

Have you heard of… Skoop performance beet blend?

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This healthy Skoop Ignite berry beet Performance Beet Blend is to be taken 30 minutes prior to working out by mixing it with water.  The benefits include:

  • Endurance: Increased blood flow means you can run longer, swim with fewer breaths, cycle further, you name it.
  • Resilience: Helps reduce recovery times DURING your workout–so you can bounce back quicker from bursts of activity, like sprints.
  • Energy: D-Ribose provides lasting, sustained energy throughout your workout.

How’s the taste?  Well… it does taste like beets.  I like beets, but combining it with just water does not taste like the best thing.  However, I usually take it in the morning, so I mix it in with my oatmeal or smoothie so other flavors take over.  If I want to take it in the afternoon or later in the day when I’m not eating right before, I gulp it down pretty quickly.  I do like the benefits and the slight jolt it gives me without the caffeine.  I like how it’s a “natural” product.

Have you heard of… goodness knows peach & cherry almond dark chocolate bar?

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The cherries sweetened this bar perfectly!  It was harder than the other bar, but I still enjoyed it as a crunchy snack.  This was another new-to-me brand and I was a big fan of this flavor!

Have you heard of… Ava Anderson Non Toxic Body Scrub?

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Ava Anderson Non Toxic has the safest products around.  I originally started purchasing them for baby William as I was concerned with the ingredients in typical baby products, but quickly fell in love with all of their lines.  My current obsession is their body scrub.  It is the most moisturizing scrub I’ve ever used.  I use it right before I shave my legs and I don’t even need shaving cream, not to mention it exfoliates perfectly.  The new candy cane is PERFECT for this upcoming holiday season.  I will be gifting lots of these to my girl friends.  Ava Anderson Non Toxic also has a new peppermint candle which will pair nicely for a gift.  I love holiday scents!

~Use code 111759 when placing your order.  E-mail me to receive free shipping.

Which of these brands / products have you heard of? What’s something new to you that’s worth sharing?

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Non Toxic August Specials

Is it Friday yet?  I try to stay positive, but this week has wiped me out.  I woke up Tuesday morning feeling absolutely sick, so I had to call into work – something that usually only happens once or twice a year.  I slept the great majority of the day and night, and felt mostly better yesterday, but had to play catch up at school.  I still felt run down, but have been going to bed earlier, and am getting my energy back.  It’s amazing what sleep (or lack of) will do for you, am I right or am I right?

So just wanted to pop in today and share the Non Toxic August Specials before the month is over.  I’ve been getting tons of emails inquiring about them and I think it’s one of the best I’ve seen yet, so definitely hop on it while it’s still available!  Don’t forget, I do offer free shipping, so email me when you’re ready to place your order.

As you know, I’m an Ava Anderson Non Toxic Independent Consultant.  I’ve slowly switched my entire skin care over to AANT, and am loving it.  Each month, I’ve added a couple new products to try, and as I use them, I realize they’re keepers.  Ava Anderson is overtaking my bathroom counter!

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My newest obsessions are the avaSKIN moisturizing mask and the avaSKIN night serum.  I bought the blemish stick, but I’ve literally never used it since my skin is so clear from my new routine.

Last month, I purchased the avaSKIN hyaluronic acid.  I use it every morning before moisturizing and it really brightens up my skin.  This month, you can get it for FREE with any $95 order or more.  This is the second month in a row that the special item is something I bought the last month haha.  Well, now I’ll be stocked up!  I’ve been using it over a month now, and have barely made a dent in the bottle.  These products go a long way because they’re so pure.

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I love that the hyaluronic acid protects against the UVB rays because, even though I constantly wear SPF, I’m outside a lot.  It’s an all around great product and it’s never too early to be proactive in protecting and taking care of your skin!  This pairs perfectly with the night serum too!

And since there were over 1,000 new consultants that joined in July (yes, 1,000+!!!), Ava Anderson created this awesome August only deal.  It’s a FREE “rewards-start now” product pack (almost a $75 value!) when you have two parties of $300+ in the first 30 days (not hard to do!).  Pretty sweet.

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And then because it’s August and it’s back to school time, here’s the back to school essentials poster, as well.  Something for everyone.

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There ya have it.  You’re welcome. 🙂

Truthfully, the avaSKIN and the avaBABY are my absolutely favorite lines from Ava Anderson.  Without a doubt, they surpass any other brands I’ve used, not to mention they’re completely and truly non toxic and organic, which means I don’t have a worry in the world when using them on myself and baby William.

Check it all out HERE and email me for free shipping.  I do offer free shipping out of my own pocket because I believe it’s worth it and I want to get the products in your hands and make you an Ava Anderson lover, too!

What products have you been loving in August?