Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It isn't just for vitamins! - Vitacost!

I am the kind of person who adores a good product at a wonderful price AND a shopping trip that consists entirely of sitting at my computer and browsing online! I also like to buy natural products but I don't want to pay through the roof prices, which is why one of my favorite places to shop online is!

Don't be fooled by the name! Vitacost is a lot more than vitamins alone - from vitamins to alternative health care, gluten free living to baby care and other goodies to keep you going!

Just in the last week I received a big box of products from Vitacost and some of which I would like to talk about with you now...

I received:

Toothpaste, gum and a toothbrush from Vitacare, Maldon's sea salt flakes, 2 packets of 'Super Cookies' from Go Raw, Alpha Hydrox toner, Jadience stress relieving detox patch and a cup of Earnest Eats hot and fit cereal!

The test!

I actually tried the toothpaste first as this is a fluoride free toothpaste, which I had been considering switching to for a very long time! This particular paste has whitening properties too AND the toothbrush that came with this box happens to be made of mostly recycled materials, which makes me feel a lot better about purchasing them in the future!

The feel of the toothbrush was different to what I might normally expect - it was smooth and light and felt nice in my hand. The toothpaste came out easily and smooth and had a speckled effect, which was quite nice! There was a very light minty taste but nothing near as strong as you might get in a regular paste and I liked that - I am not a huge fan of strong mint and so this worked well for me off of the bat! I have now been using both for a number of days now and, while I don't yet see any whitening occurring  I do feel as though my teeth are as clean as they would have been using any other regular paste! I am going to stick with it and see how it goes! The gum is light and fresh too!

The cookies were next - the whole household tried them and they went down very well with most but felt a little bland to others. I thought that the carrot cake ones were fabulous and held a lot of flavor, while the original ones were perfect with a cup of tea! I really like this type of cookie and could munch on them all day and I really wasn't disappointed!

The sea salt was used a few times in cooking this past few days too! I prefer sea salt over regular salt and I was happy to give this a go! I was running low on sea salt and so this came at the perfect time to try! It was easy to pinch with my fingers and simple to squish/crush and sprinkle on the top of any dish or while baking. It has a great flavor and you really do not need much of it to compliment your efforts!

The Earnest Eats cereal was O.K. holding a mildly chocolaty taste and with a crunchy texture it certainly gives you a warm start to the day but it isn't for me. I would have been a little more excited about it if it were a tad sweeter. I have a feeling I may have added too much water, too as it was a little too thin for me! I would like to try another in the future to give it a fair try! The idea and the cup itself are fabulous though and I don't think they've quite seen the last of me yet!

The toner is fabulous and goes on with ease using a cotton ball or two and really gives my face a feeling of clean and fresh-faced goodness! I do adore a good toner and this one certainly hits the spot. I have used it every day since it arrived and I do think that it helps. It does have a strong odor though and you would want to avoid the eye area too much as it can be a little sensitive on the eyes but other than that, a lovely product!

The stress relieving detox patch is the only thing I have yet to try from this box! I just haven't felt the need for it just yet, but I will certainly let you know when I do!

I feel privileged to have been able to sample some of the products that Vitacost has to offer that I might not otherwise have known were there - the products are wonderful and the prices are very affordable too!

If you would like to find out more about Vitacost or any of these items, you can find them by searching the website, which can be found with a click HERE!

I am definitely going to keep on exploring everything that they have to offer and discovering new things to try, which benefit both myself and the earth and at a reasonable price!

If you haven't joined Vitacost yet, you can sign up by clicking HERE! - this is my refer a friend link and you will get $10 off of your first purchase (of $30 or more) when you sign up this way - and I will get $10 off of mine, too!

I hope you have enjoyed visiting with a little slice of the goodness that Vitacost has to offer and I hope you'll check them out for more!

Happy living!!

Disclaimer: I was provided with these products in exchange for an honest review on both those and Vitacost. My opinions and statements are my own and 100% unaffected by the provisions of any product. Your opinions and experiences may well be different to my own! Thank you! 


Maria said...

I absolutely LOVE vitacost!! I am intrigued by the toothpaste and toothbrush. I cannot stand an overly strong mint taste. The toothpaste you describe sounds perfect! Thanks for the informative review :)

Nicole said...

Cool, lots of awsesome products to choose from- thanks for your honest review and I am definitely thinking we'll try the carrot cake super cookies!

Angel said...

I'll def have to check VitaCost out! Sounds awesome. I love trying things I cant find in my local grocery.

Janette Rupple said...

Yay! I've been searching for a brand of toothpaste without fluoride and based off your review I may have found THE one to go with.

Go Bronson! said...

For real, Janette, I think there are different flavors too, so it is well worth a look and the price is on the money too, very well worth it!

Kelsey House said...

love the review! I want to try the cookies out and the sea salt!

Sweet Pea said...

What a great review! I love Vitacost! They have such a huge selection!

Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

Oh my mom loves Vitacost! I'll check them out!

Melissa said...

I had no idea Vitacost had so many different products! I'll definitely be looking into the Carrot Cake Cookies & the recycled toothbrushes. Thanks!

Go Bronson! said...

Thanks for the kind comments, guys! Keep them coming! I have another round of Vitacost coming your way soon! Beauty products! Look out!

Dr. Vipul Gupta said...

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