Saturday, 5 June 2021

Discover 4 New Ways to Take Care of Yourself - Kneipp® 130th Anniversary - Wellness and Body Care Products

Hi There..... Are you a fan of wellness and body care products? Did you know Kneipp is celebrating their 130th anniversary?

They have a lot of wellness and body care products. If you like to take care of yourself, the Kneipp products are unquestionably something for you. A few days ago they sent me a box to pamper myself. 😊

Cool, right? Who doesn’t like to take care of themself? I bet you are as curious as me to find out what was inside this goodies box. To my surprise, there weren’t only body care products, they also added grow confetti (some kind of discs that you have to bury in soil and a plant will grow out of it) and fragrance sticks. 😮


Those fragrance sticks bring back fond memories of childhood holidays with our aunt, uncle, and niece. My dad and his youngest sister were pretty close, and our trips to Wales together were always a lot of fun. The holiday I am talking about was to the Woodhouse Grange when I was about the age of 12 or 13. I Could have been younger or older, what's in a number. 😜

Our niece had brought some Patchouli fragrance sticks with her. I didn’t love the scent. My niece thought they were so cool and they were quite popular among youngsters, so I did not tell her it was unpleasant to me. 😬

Sadly, she passed away at 51 because of cancer. Way too young. That’s why the scent of Patchouli now has an emotional connection to me. It brings back sweet memories of a past long gone. Ah, I am talking of times when a lot of of you weren’t even born. Surely you must have noticed my best friends, age wrinkles. 😁

Ok, time to tell you some more about Kneipp® and the box I received from them. 😍


A brief history on Kneipp®

It's Kneipp®'s birthday. This year the natural pampering and feel-good brand exist for 130 years. In 1891, the man who started it all, Sebastian Kneipp, founded the brand himself. On the 17th of May, it was also exactly 200 years ago this German pastor, benefactor, and health pioneer was born. So it's a double anniversary.

Sebastian Kneipp is well known in Germany for his effective water cures that are still used in many spas. He has selflessly helped hundreds of people to solve their health problems. He has also written various books such as 'Meine Wasserkur' (my water cure) with tips that are still current and effective (e.g. the cold showers). 2021 is a great year to celebrate his achievements and the fact that we can still enjoy his products.

Kneipp® worldwide

Today, Kneipp sells products in 18 countries worldwide. Also in Japan and America. What started 130 years ago in a pharmacy in Würzburg has grown into a global brand with around 650 employees. 450 of these work in Germany where the products are developed and manufactured with great care for skin compatibility, quality, and durability. The mission of all Kneipp® employees is to offer everyone relaxing, pampering moments every day that contribute to a healthy and happy life.


Kneipp® philosophy

Besides the healing power of water and the action of medicinal herbs, Sebastian Kneipp has been intensively involved in other factors related to human health. The result: his 5-element philosophy. He combines the five elements: water, plants, exercise, nutrition, and balance into a holistic approach to healthy living. This philosophy is still the basis for the Kneipp® brand and the development of the products. According to the Kneipp® philosophy, an interplay of all five elements (water, plants, exercise, nutrition, and balance) is essential to feel good and to stay healthy and happy.

The Kneipp® philosophy is more relevant today than ever before. It is based on basic principles: living in harmony with nature, sustainability, and mindfulness. For more information, you can visit the website. All elements are explained in detail here. You will also find several water cures from Sebastian Kneipp explained on our website under the heading "magazine", such as the Cold arm bath, which is also called the 'Kneipp espresso'.

Nature's expert

Did you know that Kneipp® has its own product development department and that all its products are developed in close collaboration with renowned natural scientists and independent dermatologists? The products mainly consist of high-quality natural oils and are extensively tested for optimal efficacy, quality, and skin compatibility.

Read My Water-cure

For those who like it... Kneipp's 1st book 'Meine Wasserkur' is also available digitally in English as a PDF.

Gift Set Face Sheet masks



Kneipp® Face Sheet Mask Favorites – This gift box contains the 3 new Sheet masks from Kneipp®. Discover these natural face masks with active vegetable oils that have a positive effect on your skin and your mood. This gift set contains a Sheet mask Hydro Kick, a Sheet mask Detox Care, and a Sheet mask Chill Out.

The sheets are easy to apply to the face and infused with an intensively caring natural serum. They contain no preservatives and microplastics and have a scientifically proven effect. In addition, they make the sheets of 100% natural viscose, which makes them biodegradable.

How to use them?

First, cleanse your face, unfold the mask and apply it to your face. Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes before removing it. Then you massage the remaining lotion in or remove it with a cotton pad. I gently peeled it off and massaged it in. Since there was enough product, I applied some to my neck as well. 

My opinion?

It smells very fresh. After applying it, my skin felt completely refreshed, and it felt nice and soft too. I still have to try the Detox Care and the Chill out masks, but am looking forward to it. 😃

Fragrance sticks Sandalwood Patchouli



Enchant your senses and calm your mind
The Kneipp® Scented Sticks Sandalwood-Patchouli provide the right atmosphere in the house and create a soothing environment. They create a harmonious environment.

Inspired by nature
The scents of Kneipp® World of Fragrances with natural essential oils are not only pleasant to the nose but also affect well-being. * With natural essential oils * Aromacological competence * Inspired by nature * Made in Germany.

Modern packaging for every interior
These Kneipp® Fragrance Sticks have a modern and minimalist design and use natural materials so that they fit into any interior. A round glass bottle with a purist wooden holder for the sticks. The labels on the glass bottle are easily removable.

How to use them?

It's super easy. You put the number of sticks in the bottle that you like. The bigger the room or the intenser the scent you desire, the more sticks you will need.

My opinion?

I didn't dislike the scent at all and I think it's perfect that you can choose the intensity by putting more or fewer sticks in the bottle. It's a lot safer than the ones we used when I was young because you don't have to put these on fire. Still, beware not to let small children have access to it. 😊

Bath Foam Soft Skin - Almond Blossom



Pamper yourself and your skin with something special: Kneipp® Bath Foam Soft Skin. A bath with nourishing almond oil protects your skin from drying out and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. The wonderful scent and the bubble bath guarantee a relaxed "feel good" experience.

My opinion?

The only thing I can say about it is that the content of the bottle smells nice. We don't have a bathtub, but I am certain my daughter will gladly accept it. 😏

Moisturizing 24H cream



The nourishing thirst quencher for you and your skin: Kneipp® moisturizing 24h cream with hydro-activating licorice root extract gives your dehydrated skin an extra portion of care and long-lasting hydration thanks to the activation of the skin's own process, which stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid: for an optimal moisture balance during all day. The light, non-greasy texture leaves your skin feeling fresh while the aquatic scent refreshes not only your skin but also your senses.

How to use it?

Apply morning and evening to your cleansed face, neck, and cleavage. Massage in gently and enjoy the pure scent of this hydration booster! Also suitable as basic care under your daily make-up.

My opinion?

The scent is very nice and not too powerful. My skin feels velvety soft after applying the cream. I love the pump system, which makes it easier to get the right amount of cream. It also spreads easily so that you only need a little. 😎


Do you want to stay informed of all the tips and facts about Kneipp? Keep an eye on Kneipp' social channels and newsletter. Follow on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.

Check out my previous blog post about the new Kneipp Foot Care Products

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Review About JouwBox May 2021 - Natural Health Care Products Part 2

Hi There..... Are you ready for a follow-up review on the natural products of the most recent JouwBox

What better way to take care of yourself than with natural products, right? 😃

I am dedicating this blog post specifically to the men that are following me because I neglected them last time. Someone pointed out to me that if 80% of my followers are female, it means I left 20% of them in the cold. Not acceptable. 😳

That reminds me of a time I was waiting for a bus when it was freezing outside. My boots were at their end and the soles were wearing thin, so it seemed as if the cold from the pavement went straight through them. 😵

It was getting later in the evening, and I had just missed the bus. That meant I would have to wait for another hour for the next one. Ooh, yes, precisely what I needed. 😏

No, of course not, and to make the situation worse, I failed to take my gloves with me that morning as I left, so my hands felt like ice cubes. I don’t know what happened, but it took 2 hours instead of one for the bus to show up. When I finally got home, it chilled me to the bone, and I had to wrap myself in a blanket to get some warmth into my body again. 😬

Safe to say that being left in the cold is no fun. Then again, I dedicated my blog post of the 12th of May to men. Still, I could consider doing a gift guide for men one or two times a year to restore the balance. 😉

The natural products I tried this time are both for men and women, so no worries. Let's see what you can find in the JouwBox to take care of yourself. 😍


OOLABOO - ECO SHAMPOO BAR 70G

The Oolaboo super foodies eco shampoo bar is shampoo in a solid form, which gives the hair a great shine and condition. Specially added vegetable oils, such as olive oil and sunflower oil, provide hydration to the hair. Argan oil and jojoba oil provide elasticity and protection. Glycerine provides a brilliant shine.
Panthenol, or provitamin B5, calms and restores the scalp and also ensures shiny hair, and has an anti-static effect. A rose-like scent provides a pleasant fragrance experience.


My opinion on the shampoo bar.

I just love the way this shampoo bar smells. You use the shampoo bar by rubbing it between your wet hands or rubbing it directly over your wet hair. 

The soap foams well and you can use it just like you normally do with shampoo. It is perfect for travel and especially by plane. I would recommend, though, to buy yourself a soap dish to let it dry out. 😊


ERICA - SHOWER BAR POWER HIBISCUS

Treat yourself to this solid shower bar with nourishing shea butter, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera extract. Surround yourself with the floral scents of chamomile and Indian lotus. Economical in use and suitable for daily cleaning. Use: Apply the shower bar to damp skin while showering and massage the soft foam. Rinse your body thoroughly with water. Store the bar in a dry place after use.


My opinion on the shower bar.

Perhaps this bar was not the one for me, because I threw it away as soon as I tried it out. No, not on purpose, but it slipped out of my hands and flew through the sky, and landed on the other side of the shower. 

It is kinda slippery so take your precautions, but it also leaves your skin creamy and soft. I have to say. I am a fan, and it smells heavenly too. A great travel companion also, if you ask me. No liquids oozing out in your luggage. 😎


LEMON-AID - CHARITEA RED

ChariTea is a real brewed tea made from real tea leaves. Only lightly sweetened with agave syrup, very low in calories. No extracts or concentrates used, and no artificial flavors added. ChariTea is the iced tea brand of Lemonaid Beverages. They started the #drinkinghelps revolution in 2009 in Hamburg, to provide a better and more social alternative to the well-known soft drink giants. How? With every bottle, they support social projects in the home countries of the ingredients (Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Rwanda, Mexico, Paraguay). They have already invested more than € 5,000,000 in over 40 different local projects. In addition, the ingredients are organic and Fairtrade certified.


My opinion on the Lemon-aid.

To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to tasting this one. I have tried all kinds of ice tea and none has ever persuaded me to become a fan. Since my Gastric Bypass, I don't drink any more cola zero or any other kind of lemonade. When it comes to drinking, I am very picky. All I drink now is tea, water, and orange juice. Yes, that's the end of the list, nothing more to add, no alcohol, no coffee. 😋

Oh yes, I realize it's boring, That was before this Lemon-aid crossed my path. Since it is only lightly sweetened it doesn't pose any problems concerning dumpings. This is in my opinion a perfect drink for people that went through Gastric Bypass surgery. I would recommend putting it in the fridge a few hours before drinking it. 😄

Check out my previous blog post about this JouwBox 
Check out my blog post about my Gastric Bypass

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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