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Product Review :: Essential Oils Storage Box #anjinaturals

Product Review :: Essential Oils Storage Box #anjinaturals

Essential Oils Wooden Storage Case – Holds Up to 74 Bottles – Large Capacity Box with Customizable Slots – Bonus Color-Coded Bottle Cap Stickers and 25 pips


Nice case with plenty of room!

Please note, I received this case for free but all opinions expressed in the following review are my own. 

essential oils storage boxI love working with essential oils and have acquired a fairly large collection. My favorites I keep on my bedside vanity with my diffuser, but I have others stored all over the place. I have wanted one of these storage cases for a very long time now because it is frustrating to have to look for the bottle you want and not be able to find it! I like to keep my things organized and this is the perfect case to do it with.

Advantages:

Able to hold 68 (5-15 ml) Essential Oil Bottles and 6 (10ml) roller bottles

Case is divided with a wooden grid to keep each oil in its place. 

Box comes with a secure latch to prevent accidental spills

Bonus materials include 25 pipettes, aromatherapy eBook on a cd, and a pack of colored sticker labels

essential oils storage box

Disadvantages:

When the box arrived, the wooden grid of squares for each oil was jammed into the box and was too big, making it stick up at an odd angle. My husband had to remove the grid and sand one of the sides to make it fit. 

One of the slats was broken, but my husband was able to glue it and fix it. 

essential oils storage boxOther Highlights:  This box is made of white pine and comes unfinished so you can customize it to fit your needs. Right away my husband had plans for this, he is going to spray stain it in a rich mahogany color. I am also going to place some felt in the bottom of the box and under the lid. Now, of course, you don’t have to do any of this. You can use it exactly the way it comes. This just gives you the option of making your box more decorative or fancy if you would like to. 

Other ideas you could use to dress it up would be painting it or even using decoupage to dress it up in your favorite theme. 

This box wouls be useful to store other things besides essential oils. Right away my son thought it would be perfect for his Lego people.  It would actually for any kind of small collection. Any person that is into crafts could find a myriad of uses for it. Jewelry making is a hobby that comes to mind. 

Recommendation:

I love this box and will undoubtedly get a lot of use from it. I do feel the quality control could have been better. This should have never shipped to a customer like it did with the grid not fitting and a slat that was broken. If I didn’t have someone familiar with woodworking to fix it for me, I might have sent it back.

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Product Review :: Stainless Steel Pet Bowls # LallyPet

Product Review :: Stainless Steel Pet Bowls # LallyPet


Set of 2 Dog Bowls 32 oz Stainless Steel for pet/dog/cat food or water and Travel Dog Bowl in Silicone and bottle holder


Nice upgrade for my dog, much better quality than what I had.

DuchessI ordered this new set of stainless steel bowls for my dog Duchess. She is blind now so we have to make sure that her bowls stay in the same place all of the time. They are working out well and I am fairly pleased with them.

Advantages:
* These look so much better than the rag tag collection of whatever the kids could find to feed her in. Her bowls were always blowing off the back porch and then being chewed up or lost.
* Great size for cats or dogs.
* Easy to clean, you can even put them in the dishwasher.
* Sturdy rubber piece around the bottom edge of the bowl to help it stay in place.
* Nice size, will hold 32 oz of water and approximately 2 cups of food.
* The bottom is open to the underside of the bowl, I have seen some with flat bottoms that become bent out of shape making them wobbly. Since the bottom is open, these are easy to stack freeing up space if you are traveling in your RV or even camping.
* Set comes with a collapsible bowl to take on hikes or short trips.
* 3 year warranty

DuchDuches white

Disadvantages:
* The bowl is a little small to hold enough water for any pet over the size of a medium sized dog for a full day. You will have to watch it during the day to make sure they get enough water, especially in the summer.

I actually decided to keep one of the bowls to use as water for her in my my master bath. She just lounges around all day with me and having her water up here makes more sense than for me to try to let her in and out during the day just to get a drink.

* I wish the rubber base was a little more sturdy. My dog tends to nudge her bowl a lot with her nose when she eats. It does move around a lot on our tile and wooden floors. It is not as bad on the back deck. I think if you put a small rug under it that the bowls would not move at all.

* Due to an error in shipping, I did not receive my green collapsible bowl. I spoke with the Seller though and he is sending one to me. No part of my rating is based on the missing item. If there is something remarkable about the collapsible bowl in any way, positive or negative, I will update the rating and review. We already have a travel kit for our dog so I am not super worried about it.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised; all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Product Review :: The Gel Pens That I Actually Threw Away

Product Review :: The Gel Pens That I Actually Threw Away

GL-Sail(TM) 36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter ,Neon, Pastel)


Pens worked for a while but then leaked and wouldn’t write anymore, I was not able to get a replacement set

When I first received these pens I was thrilled with them. You can never have enough gel pens and these had so many positive things going for them. I had a great review in mind but had to change it after using these pens again after they had not been used for a few weeks.

Advantages:
* Great variety of colors, very fine lines
* Colors did not bleed through the page
* The Metallic colors especially were very vibrant and distinct
* Non-toxic and acid free
* Very nice case, this is the nicest plastic case I have ever received pens in. It is thick and has three tab closures on it. This was designed to last.
* These come with a Lifetime Guarantee, you will probably have to use Amazon’s A to Z guarantee though…..

Disadvantages:
* The pens are a little thin and wobble a little when you write with them. I think with a thicker shell they would be much easier to use.
* I was showing these to my daughter-in-law who also loves to color and she wanted to try them out. Right away she noticed that a few of them would not write, even though the caps had been placed on correctly. I told her to shake it gently and ink went flying everywhere. It got all over her brand new blouse, her t-shirt she was wearing under it, and my bedspread. After I discovered this problem I decided to shake each one to see if they were all okay or had the same problem. Shaking a pen gently is something I often do when the ink is not flowing. Two more pens broke right away and then a few days later, 3 more. Four of the pens will not write. So now I have a set of 36 pens but only 26 work. However, I don’t want to chance using them and possibly ruining more clothing or a coloring page work in progress.
* Since there is a Lifetime Guarantee I contacted them. I was promised a replacement set over a month ago. I have contacted them four additional times with no response. If someone promises a Lifetime Guarantee, they need to deliver on it. Since this is in the Product Description I do consider this to be part of the Product Review and not Feedback.

Recommendation:
If you would like to take your chances and you do get a good set, you will really like them. Be careful of all of the disadvantages I listed and keep some Stain Remover on hand. I have found that if you soak ink with hairspray first and then stain remover, it is an effective stain remover. Stain remover does not always work by itself on ink. My take away from this is that at least I got a nice container to use for other pens.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this set of GL-Sail(TM) 36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter, Neon, Pastel) on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way influenced or associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Product Review :: Vacuum Insulated Food Jar

Product Review :: Vacuum Insulated Food Jar

Vacuum Insulated Food Jar With Spoon (16.9 oz) – Thermos Food Flask – For Hot and Cold – Double Wall – Food Container by The Sellery

Once in a while I get a product that I wish I could give more than 5 stars to. This is one of them, it does what it promises to do, if you follow the directions, and accomplishes more than I would ever expect from a thermos!

thermos



First of all, note that I said you need to follow the directions. You have to prime the thermos before using it. You also need to make sure you aren’t opening and closing it a lot which will change the temperature inside of the thermos.. I don’t like to copy product details from the description into my review but this is really important if you are going to rely on this to keep your food or liquid at the correct temperature. No one wants to take the chance of giving their child or loved one food that will actually spoil before they eat it. If you take your lunch to work or pack your children’s lunches for daycare or school, this is the thermos you need.

For Cold Use: Fill the thermos with ice water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to use to get the maximum chill effect.

For Hot Use: Fill the thermos with hot water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to use to get the maximum heat retention.



ADVANTAGES:
thrmos spoon* Keeps food at the correct temperature, preventing the chance of illness due to eating food that has spoiled, even while still looking fine
* Great size at over 16 oz. This is more than enough for even soup for two.
* Double vacuum wall insulated – food stays hot/cold but the thermos stays comfortable to touch and hold
* Leak proof; gasket comes out though so you can be sure you get it 100% clean
* Comes with it’s own spoon, simply pull handle to full length
* Sturdy base
* Carrying handle

thermos lidDISADVANTAGES:
* None!

I actually use this for ice most of the time so far. Due to my health, I am confined to my bed almost all of the time right now. My husband makes my lunch and snacks for me, including my drinks, before he goes to work. This has worked out nice enough so far. But if there is one thing I have craved, it has been ice. I can’t seem to drink enough ice water. I have a small fridge that can keep water cold, but it won’t keep the ice in my water bottles from melting. This thermos keeps my ice cold as long as I need it to; so far I have let it sit for 9 hours before using the ice and there was just a trace of water in it from melt off.

My son will be going to middle school next year and wants to take a packed lunch but always gets tired of sandwiches. I don’t like to send the same things over and over either so this will give me so many more options. Here in Colorado, the schools are always cold in the winter so I know he will love soup in the thermos. But then I wouldn’t have my ice! Ice or soup? Guess it is time to order another one. 🙂

Since this is vacuum insulated, I would recommend hand washing it, though I don’t recall what the instructions said about this if anything. I have a vacuum walled teacup that I know is not supposed to be put in the dishwasher since it could somehow break the seal.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way influenced or associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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