Benefits of Using Xylitol + a Toothpaste Recipe

I recently discovered the presence of Xylitol in more natural products. I decided to to try it out to see what it tasted like and to see if I could use it to make my own toothpaste.


Xylitol Benefits


is all natural and made of hardwood birch trees in the USA, not from corncobs. It looks and tastes like sugar and replaces sugar equally in recipes. One thing I appreciate and love is that there is no aftertaste. Xylitol has 40% fewer calories than table sugar and 75% fewer carbohydrates. Xylitol is recommended for diabetics and weight conscious individuals because of its low glycemic index. Xylitol is also linked to reducing the risk of tooth decay which is why it is found in natural and DIY toothpastes. Morning Pep’s Xylitol is Kosher and free of GMOs, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, and dairy.


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Celebrate Valentines Day with YumEarth Organic Pops

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For some reason, I always wait till the last minute when it comes to buying candy and cards for Valenitnes Day. My kids are in school, so they are excited to bring candy and cards for their classmates. This year I am on top of things and I have found the perfect candy.




YumEarth produces the #1 organic candy in America. Their candy ranges from lollipops, to sour candies, to gummy bears, and so much more. YumEarth was started by two dads who only wanted to treat their children to natural candy, without any high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. Made with all natural ingredients, these sweet treats are sure to please everyone.


I try to limit sweets in my home, but if we are going to have a sugary treat, then I would prefer that it is made with real ingredients. I have tried a variety of YumEarth products and I am a big fan! I love their Sour Beans!!! YumEarth has so many options that you are sure to find candy that suits you.


YumEarth Organic Candy for Valentine's Day


One great feature of these lollipops is that each pop delivers 100% of your daily Vitamin C. Your child won’t even realize that they are enjoying a sweet “vitamin”! The pops come in 5 flavors: Pomegranate Pucker, Wet-Face Watermelon, Strawberry Smash, Googly Grape, and Very Very Cherry. I think that Wet-Face Watermelon is my favorite, while my kids like Strawberry Smash and Googly Grape.


For Valenitne’s Day, YumEarth has released a special Organic Pops pack. The pack comes with about 30 lollipos and stickers to put on the pops. Your kids can write names on the stickers before applying, for a quick and easy Valentine card and treat. My kids will both be bringing YumEarth Organic Pops to their classes this Valentine’s Day.


You can find YumEarth products at select local stores or online. even has an online store and Prime members can get free 2 day shipping.


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Everyday Snacks with Harvest Snaps

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577367_476075289114994_32105534_nMy family loves to snack! As soon as my kids come home from school, they ask for a snack. At night when the kids have gone to bed, my husband gets out a snack.


I try to find healthy snacks like fruit and veggies, but sometimes they want something savory. Harvest Snaps is the perfect savory snack for every member of my family.


Harvest Snaps come in two different varieties: Snapea and Lentils. The Snapea Crisps are made from 70% pea, while the Lentil Snaps are made from 65% lentil. Harvest Snaps offers a healthier snacking option, without sacrificing taste. The signature crunch comes from the fact they are baked – not fried. They are all-natural, tasty and guilt-free. Each of the 6 zesty flavors contain high fiber, protein, and are low in sodium and fat.



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Cleanse your Body Naturally with Lyfe Tea

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logoI think health is on most people’s minds as they start the New Year. I know that I am trying to incorporate more exercise into my daily schedule, along with healthier eating habits. I was excited when I found Lyfe Tea, a company that is dedicated to helping people cleanse their bodies naturally.


Lyfe Tea has created a morning and evening tea blend that will help you feel your best. The teas are not only rich in antioxidants, but they are designed to rid the body of fat while improving your overall body function. The teas will help in controlling weight and aid in circulatory function. As you drink the tea daily, both morning and evening, you will rid your body of toxins.


Cleanse your body in the New Year with Lyfe Tea


The teas cleanse out your entire digestive tract, removing unwanted toxins that may be preventing you from losing weight, making you bloated, and/or preventing you from absorbing all of the nutrients from the food you eat. This results in feeling tired and sluggish on a daily basis. The Detox Tea allows your body to rid itself of Toxins that may have been building up over the years. The “tea”tox helps boost energy and metabolism, as well as allows impurities to leave your body.


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Mighty Leaf Tea ~ Cat Lovers Set {Giveaway} Ends 1/2



I love when the weather outside cools down and I get to start wearing scarves and boots and cozy jackets. I also love drinking hot tea. Tea instantly warms me up and is readily available in many flavors to compliment my mood. Tea also makes a great thank you gift to bring to Holiday parties, a great teacher’s gift, or just a gift to a friend or family member.


The Cat Lovers Rooibos Tea Set contains whole African rooibos tea leaves, mango, vanilla and blossoms in Organic African Nectar by Mighty Leaf Tea.  The set comes with a handmade Yixing mug with a handle shaped like a cat.  This makes a great gift for a cat lover.


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Create the Ultimate Sandwich with Oroweat Organic Breads

The coupons for free product, information, and gift card have been provided by Oroweat® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Oroweat® Organic bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Oroweat®.



I have always been a big fan of bread! I know that may sound funny, but I love wheat and sourdough bread. There are so many ways to use bread, but today I want to talk about sandwiches. Since I don’t eat a lot of meat, I mostly deal with vegetarian sandwiches.



Oroweat is known for their bread, but their newest additions are organic. Available in both Grains & Seeds and 100% Whole Wheat, the organic breads are now available at a store near you! Both breads are made with all organic ingredients and whole grains.


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Waiakea Water Bottled from a Hawaiian Volcano

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Not all water is equal. I have learned that not all water has the same benefits. While I prefer filtering my own water at home, I sometimes need to purchase water while out or on a special occasion. Waiākea bottled water is naturally filtered through thousands of feet of porous volcanic rock that give it a variety of natural health benefits. It has a naturally enhanced with minerals and has an Alkaline 8.8 pH.



Waiākea, Bottled with Mother Earth in Mind


Waiākea Volcanic Water is naturally enhanced with magnesium which regulates transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature, detoxification, and energy production; calcium which strengthens bone structure, teeth, and cell membranes, ensures nerve and muscle impulses are properly transmitted, and helps prevent blood clotting; potassium which aids in the proper flow of flow of fluids and nutrients in cells, helps the brain, nerves and muscles function correctly, and plays an essential role in the  breakdown of amino acids and carbohydrates; sodium which is an essential factor in hydration as it holds water in the cells. It also helps send nerve impulses, and is needed for all muscle contractions; and silica which provides the answer to healthier, younger looking, more radiant skin, hair, nails while promoting good bone health.



Waiākea Hawaiian Water


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Yummy Organic Candy from YumEarth {+ a Giveaway} Ends 12/3

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Who doesn’t like sweets? We all like to indulge every once in a while, but what we choose to indulge in matters. We don’t eat a lot of candy in our home, except for around Halloween. My husband and my kids love gummy bears, but the artificial ingredeints and colors really bother me.




YumEarth, the #1 organic candy company in the US, has created a line of organic candy, including Gummy Bears. Two dads created this line in order to give their families naturally sweet treats! YumEarth uses real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms in their products. YumEarth treats are made with all-natural ingredients, no artificial colors or artificial dyes, no gluten, no peanuts, and no tree-nuts. The YumEarth line includes pops, fruit snacks, gummy bears, vitamin c pops, sour beans, fruit drops, gummy worms, and more.



YumEarth Gummy Bears


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Replenish Your Electrolytes with Nuun

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I learned about electrolytes last year and what it means to replenish them after or during a workout. I was first introduced to Nuun earlier this year. They have created a line of Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs that you drop in your water. These naturally flavored tabs are helpful in staying hydrated no matter how much energy you are exerting.





Nuun was created in response to the sugary beverages when it came to hydration. Nuun wanted to provide the same level of electrolyte replenishment, but with no sugar. Nuun offers a range of electrolyte tabs, for people doing intense workouts to those going about their day. Nuun Active Hydration, the drink tab for intense workouts, is now the #1 selling sports drink tab in the cycling, running, and outdoor specialty marketplaces. Nuun also created Nuun All Day Hydration, U Natural Hydration, and Nuun Energy.


Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs


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Organic Whole Food Powders from Activz Help Liven up Your Smoothies and Meals

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Every morning I enjoy a smoothie. It is a great start to my day no matter what my day holds. Most of the time I make fruit and veggies smoothies, but sometimes I make a protein shake. Some mornings I wish I had certain fresh produce, that either I forget to purchase or ran out of.

1236796_695873477109512_1360220274_nActivz offers non-GMO whole-food powders. These organic powders can be easily added into your daily meals and snacks. These meal add-ins proved nutrition, color, and flavor of the original organic produce. They are convenient to have on hand when you run out of produce or want to take the prep work out of preparing the produce to be used. These powders also have a long shelf life and help you reduce food waste if you won’t be using everyday.


Activz Fruit and Vegetable Powders

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