Sunday, November 8, 2020

Norm’s Farms ElderKids Organic Elderberry Gummies

 *This post was created in collaboration with Norm's Farms and MomsMeet. All opinions are 100% my own and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah.

ELDERBERRY ME! Norm's Farms sent me and the kids each a bottle of their elderberry gummies to prepare us for the upcoming cold and flu (and more!) season. You may have heard that I love a good elderberry gummy because I am all for trying to combat illness or lessening it this time of year, so was pretty stoked to be introduced to a new (to me) brand called Norm's Farm.

Norm's Farms ElderKids Organic Elderberry Gummies and Norm's Farms Organic Elderberry Gummies are made with organic elderberries, Vitamin C, Zinc and probiotics. The other ingredients are things you would recognize as well, like organic tapioca, organic cane sugar, pectin, organic sunflower oil and the like. It's important to me to take a look at an ingredient list and see that I won't have to google what an ingredient is. Mama doesn't have time for extensive research. In most cases, I'll just move along. 

Now I don't have proof that taking my elderberry gummies every day has helped me or my kids but I do know that I survived last Winter without getting strep throat (even when both my kids test positive for it) and even managed the last year with only a mild cold (allergies aside of course which don't even get me started on!).  I don't want you running out to buy elderberry thinking it will cure all your ailments but it does have benefits dating waaaaaay back. "The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too." via WebMD That helps inform my decision and as with anything you take or want to give your kids, it's important you do your research and ensure that you're looking at all the info.

As far as the taste and consistency of these gummies, they are pretty spot in. My kids have no issue taking these and I rather enjoy my little treat in the morning. The kids call it their "berry vitamin" and I give it to them with their daily multivitamin daily. When I checked out the Norm's Farm website, I was excited to see that they have different offerings too, in case that gummies aren't your thing, like syrup form. Are you a jelly or jam kinda person? Norm's Farm has Jams and Jellies! Totally next on my list to try.

If you're looking for an elderberry option, I think Norm's Farm would be great to try. They seem to take the process of making their product seriously and we are enjoying it here in the Propah household. You can find all their products on Norm's Farm and peek below for a special discount code!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Think-ing about Sunscreens with Think!

*This post was created in collaboration with Go Think. All opinions are my own and as always, thank you for supporting Prim and Propah!

When the folks at Think contacted me to try some of their products, I was excited to check them out! When it comes to providing products for my family, that take into consideration the ingredients that we put on our skin, I’m incredibly impressed with brands like Think. Their commitment to quality is listed in their products descriptions, specifically the sunblocks for babies, kids and adults.

  • First Sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Care Requirements
  • Top Rated on EWG 's Skin Deep with a "1" rating since 2010
  • Free of biologically harmful chemicals. No PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, oxybenzone, avobenzone, petroleum, gluten, dairy, or toxic chemicals. No animal by-products or testing (Leaping Bunny member).
  • Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Does not contain any known chemicals harmful to coral reefs. Achieved the highest level of biodegradability testing.
  • Water resistance (80 minutes)
  • Non-aerosol formulation
  • Designed for everyday use
  • Sunscreen produced in the USA
  • A member of the Safe Cosmetics Campaign Compact

Even though we’re headed into the Winter months, that doesn't mean that you shouldn’t be careful about sun exposure, especially if you’re into outdoor, snowy activities! I always have sunblock on hand for me and the kids because I once got a sunburn on my face, while snowboarding, that rivaled some of my worst Summertime burns. I’m loving the variety for everyone in my family’s needs as well as the ingredients free of biologically harmful chemicals.

Think also has some awesome body products like deodorant, body wash, haircare and more, all with the same standards. I’m also loving their waterbottles, especially during hot spin sessions where cold water is the ultimate. I am extremely pleased with what Think sent along, and I am happy to say so in this blog post!

You can find Think on their website, Facebook and Instagram oh and also at Target and Wholefoods!