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Sarah-Jean Ballard is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Fashionable Housewife blog and Founder of Fashionable Media. Housewife, mother, homeschool teacher, Birth Doula and entrepreneur who's mission it to help moms just like you look and feel GREAT! Other interests include positive intactivism, natural birthing and healthy eating. www.sarahjean.com

De-Stress and Relax with 5 Natural Bath Products

Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? Not that we need a whole month of awareness to realize that we are all over stressed, but it helps to point it out so we can all purpose to take time and relax today.

If you are a mom, getting a few minutes alone to de-stress can be absolutely essential to your sanity. It’s not always easy to take time out for a candle-lit bath, but even pampering yourself for a few minutes a day can really help.

Here are 5 natural products I use to help stay calm, focused and peaceful…


ahava bath salts1. AHAVA Lavender Mineral Bath Salts

Calm your nerves with the power of relaxing lavender. AHAVA’s Lavender Mineral Bath Salts work quickly to soothe the senses and promote well-being. These yummy bath salts are 100% natural and packed with healthy minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium, the skin-energizing Dead Sea salt crystals that will help relax muscles and joints as well as keep skin soft, smooth and refreshingly hydrated.

Wondering why you should take time out at least once a week to take a bath? Read this post about the benefits of soaking in epsom salts.

Price: $22

Buy It: AHAVAUS.com, Amazon.com, Ulta.com, Beauty.com, Nordstrom.com, Macys.com


40401_lg2. Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm

Feeling extra stressed? Or just trying to get through another hump day? Bring some instant peace to your aura with this soothing temple balm. It contains a powerful blend of essential oils that promote harmony, tranquillity and relaxation. It’s like a yoga class in a bottle. Plus it’s the perfect size to keep in your bag for those moments when tequila would be inappropriate.

Price: $30

Buy It: TimeToSpa.com and Amazon.com


shea yaleen body balm3. Shea Yaleen Shea Body Balm

Packed with 20% natural, unrefined shea butter, this ultra-hydrating formula is rich in vitamins to instantly smooth and moisturize your skin. Massage this luxurious formula into arms, legs, feet and elbows for glowing, healthy skin. This body balm is delicately fragranced with lavender and honeysuckle essential oils that will relax and de-stress you.

Use every time you take a shower or a warm bath. Just gently massage into your skin, from neck to toes. Gentle enough for daily use.

Price: $19.00

Buy It: SheaYaleen.com


caldrea body oil4. Caldrea Ginger Honey Body Oil

If you can’t afford to go get a massage, pamper yourself (or get your significant other to help!) with Caldrea Essential Collection Body Oil in “Ginger Honey”. Loaded with botanicals and essential oils, this belnd of Argan and Meadowsweet Oil will soak into . The Ginger Honey fragrance will leave you with a peaceful feeling that will last for hours. A definite must-have to add to your bath & beauty routine. It’s just SO yummy. I love the Ginger Honey Body Lotion too!

Price: $9.99

Buy It: Target.com


ocean vodka5. Organic Ocean Vodka from Maui

If all else fails, relax and enjoy a shot of Organic Ocean Vodka from Maui, Hawaii. Ocean Vodka is the only vodka in the world made with deep ocean mineral water, organic sugar cane, and powered by the sun. This light and delicious vodka is made by a family run company based in Maui, Hawaii.

Ocean Vodka is gluten-free with absolutely no GMOs. It’s a crisp, natural, clean and thoroughly enjoyable vodka that you will love. Honest.

Price: $33.99 / 750ml

Buy It: ReserveBar.com (Click here for a list of retailers.)


What products do you use to relax at the end of the day that you would add to this list?

I received some of the items mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for this post. 

Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief Promotes Easy Breathing

Spring is finally here! A welcome season after this long, hard winter. But for some, spring isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially if you are one of the many people that suffer from season congestion.

seasonal reliefIf you are looking for an effective solution for congestion, consider giving Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief all-natural supplement a try!

Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief is a new solution with clinical support that combats general seasonal congestion. It’s made from the extract of Butterbur, a plant used for centuries in Europe. Zarbee’s is a great solution for everyone because it doesn’t cause drowsiness, dry mouth or jitteriness like some prescription season allergy medications can. Avoiding unnecessary side effects will allow you to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle no matter what season it is.

Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief is drug-free, alcohol free, dye-free and gluten free which is important to me and my family. Next time I head outside, I won’t be bringing a box of tissues with me because I will be armed with Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief.

Retails For: $8.99

It’s available over the counter at CVS, Target and online at Amazon.com

Save $3 on a 10-ct. box of Zarbee’s Seasonal Relief. Click here to find out more!.



Every time someone visits the Seasonal Relief Project website to share how Zarbee Naturals’ Seasonal Relief with Butterbur worked for them, the brand is donating to four causes that support exposure to and the protection of fresh air, including Fresh Air Fund, Children & Nature Network, and Moms Clean Air Force, and Healthy Child Healthy World.

Visit www.seasonalrelief.com


How does seasonal congestion affect you and your family? When is congestion at its worse? How has it affected the activities you love doing outdoors? Tell us!


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating. I am not a doctor! Statements by Zarbee’s have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. And obviously, this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief is intended for children 12 years of age and above.

Fabulous Earth Day Sales on Zulily Today!

zulily earth day

Just about everybody on the planet has heard about Zulily by now so it’s no secret that they have amazing sales on hundreds of items for moms, kids and babies every single day. But in case you forget to check the app on your phone this morning at 9am EST or if you haven’t had a chance to cruise their website, you’ve GOT to make time!!!!

They are having an amazing Earth Day Sale today with hundreds of earth-friendly items for your kitchen, toys, gardening and women’s footwear too!

Head over to Zulily.com RIGHT NOW and check it out!

(Shop through EBATES and get 1% cashback on your Zulily purchases!

Our Top 10 Earth Day Friendly Beauty Picks

Beautify Yourself


Our Top 10 Earth Day Friendly Beauty Picks!


1. Everyone Face Exfoliate

$9.99 at eoproducts.com
EveryOne Face Exfoliate ­ a natural and unique product that uses Candelilla Wax to provide the exfoliating texture, not plastic beads. Candelilla Wax is naturally found on the shrub of the Candelilla Bush (native to southwestern US and northern Mexico). Never harmful to the environment or wildlife, and it’s biodegradable. This facial exfoliator is gentle on skin, but does a great job at removing dirt, and last night’s make-up!

2. Alba Tinted Perfector Lotion

$9.99 at albabotanica.com
This has quickly become my favorite moisturizer because it’s a tinted with just enough color to even out my complexion. I use this as my daily moisturizer now and I’m so happy with the results. No clogged pores, no breakouts, just happy, beautiful skin.

3.  Dr Hauschka Mascara

$30 at drhauschka.com
 When I started looking for an “all natural” mascara, I tried at least half a dozen before I found Dr Hauschka’s mascara. What a waste of money! I should have started with Dr Hauschka’s because it is hands down, the best all natural mascara that I’ve tried. It doesn’t flake off before the day is done and it doesn’t clump. I also like how it smells. Highly recommend this mascara for anyone looking to clean up their beauty routine.



$20 at urbandecay.com
With its additively creamy texture and gorgeous, high-gloss finish, Naked Lipgloss feels so luxe that you’ll want to keep applying it all day—even when you don’t need to. The best part? Unlike most addictive substances, it’s actually good for you! Nine gorgeous colors to choose from. “Naked” is my favorite shade. Perfect for everyday!

5. Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm

$30 at nordstrom.com

This soothing temple balm contains a powerful blend of essential oils to help promote harmony, tranquility and relaxation. I use this every night before bed or whenever I’m feeling stressed.

6. AHAVA Lavender Bath Salt

$22 at ulta.com
Rich in health-inducing minerals, these 100% pure Dead Sea salts contains 21 essential minerals. They condition skin by increasing moisture and nourishment levels, helping to ease muscle tension and soreness and relax both body and mind. Seriously, take time to have a bath once a week. It will change your life!

7. Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Body Scrub

$9.99 at ulta.com
SheaMoisture’s Superfruit Complex Hand & Body Scrub is a nourishing sugar scrub that exfoliates and purifies while leaving skin soft and radiant. Plus, it smells realllllly good and it’s affordable!

8. Authentic African Black Soap

$8.39 at alaffia.com
Authentic Black Soap is an “all in one” option for cleaning, and is ideal for faces and babies, shaving, shampooing, and as a general hand & body wash. Scented with a clarifying blend of citrus essential oils. Suitable for all skin & hair types. You’ll absolutely LOVE this one!

9. Herbacin Wellness Hand Cream

$5.99 at drugstore.com
Herbacin Wellness hand cream intensely moisturizes dry and chapped hands with powerful skin protectants and all natural ingredients. I use this every time I wash my hands to seal in moisture and keep them well hydrated.  The Herbacin Wellness Lavender hand cream combines powerful is the perfect daily moisturizer for your hands. (Good for feet too!)

10. Avalon Organics Shampoo

$10.50 at avalonorganics.com
Get your hair clean naturally with Avalon Organics Peppermint Shampoo. It will invigorate your scalp for a clean, fresh feeling. All natural ingredients strengthen the elasticity of weak, brittle hair while smoothing split ends and fly-aways for radiantly renewed bounce and length. Your hair will thank you!




ZOYA’S EARTH DAY Nail Polish Exchange!



Even if you aren’t “into” Earth Day, you aren’t going to want to miss out on Zoya’s nail polish movement!

ZOYA has been the pioneer of toxin-free nail polish for years now and every season they release the most beautiful colors in the healthiest formula available on the market. With Zoya Nail Polish, you won’t have to compromise a healthier lifestyle for a fashionable one. You can go worry-free with a formula that is BIG5FREE**

This Earth Day, you can join smart, eco-chic women who are changing their world, one beautiful Zoya Nail Polish bottle at a time! Collect all your yucky, chemical filled nail polish bottles and EXCHANGE them for a bottle of ZOYA!

The Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange is BACK for 2014 where you can swap out old, unwanted color for the world’s healthiest and longest wearing natural nail polish formula on the market. Not only that, they will dispose of your old shades in an eco-friendly manner at no charge to you!

This offer is only good for 1 week – so hurry – Don’t Wait!
Valid 4/21/14 – 4/28/14 (11:59pm EST)


Enter To Win A JOHN FRIEDA Salon Shine Hair Dryer worth $39.99!

conair john frieda hair dryer giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Conair to give our readers a chance to win an amazing new hair dryer from John Frieda!

NEW from Conair is John Frieda Styling Tools Collection that includes this amazing (PURPLE!) Salon Shine Hair Dryer. You can achieve gorgeous, frizz-free shine with this compact, yet powerful hair dryer.

A smaller, more travel-friendly version of the second generation dryer, the new Salon Shine Hair Dryer delivers an astonishing 1875 watts of power using an advanced high torque DC motor. Engineered with a high voltage ionic generator to guarantee a smooth blowout and a ceramic titanium-coated grill for even heat distribution, it protects hair against damage and boosts body and shine.

Retail: $39.99


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Get 20% Off at Juil.com’s Anniversary Sale!


Juil.com’s Anniversary Sale!
From 4/21/2014 – 4/22/2014
you can get 20% OFF storewide on Juil.com!

Celebrate Juil.com’s three year anniversary of connecting you to the earth.

Juil Earthing Sandals

I’m itching for sandal weather so I can rock my new Dalli Sandals from Juil. They are so cute and comfortable!

Dalli Black
Dalli Black Sandals – $89.00

You can grab these sandals and many other styles for 20% off TODAY during their anniversary sale. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Juil.com and start shopping!