Friday, April 8, 2016

Moscow Mule 100% Pure Copper Mug 16 Ounce with Artisan Hand Crafted Wooden Gift Box

Pure copper cup 16 oz. Thick and sturdy. Perfect for any cold drinks in the Summer.
Copper vessel has been used since ancient time for their benefits.        
First water can be stored in a copper vessel without going stale. The freshness of the water thus is prolonged. Copper also has anti-microbial properties and that’s why water can be stored for far longer than in plastic or glass and other metals.
Store water in copper cup for 8 hours or overnight for a good drink.

More benefits include;
-          Slows down aging
-          Aids weigh loss
-          Helps heal wound faster
-          Aids digestive system
-          Stimulates the brain
-          Relieves aches and pain in joint

Copper does tarnish over time. It is easy to clean the tarnish. Use lemon juice and a mesh sponge or tooth brush.

Spa Home Facial Steamer Sauna

This facial steamer set comes with a bottle of eucalyptus oil. First thing I noticed when I received the package was the intense aroma of the oil.
Inside was 3 pieces of the facial steamer. Easy to put together and store.
The material of the facial steamer seems to be plastic. It’s not very durable but serves its purpose.
There is a little cup to pour the water into the facial steamer. There is a max line which the manual clearly instruct not to overfill. It takes a couple minutes for the steam to appear. Before you start the facial sauna, make sure your face is well exposed. I tied up my hair so that it doesn’t get in the way.

About 1-2 drops of eucalyptus oil is strong enough. Too much can be intense or even painful for the nose.

After use I feel my skin feeling softer and more hydrated. About a week after repeated use I noticed smaller pores.

Monday, February 29, 2016

HealthyWiser NEW Digital pH Meter

This ph meter requires battery.
The ATC runs from 0.00 – 14.00

When the PH meter came and I opened it, I noticed right away that it was a used one. There are scratches and air bubbles on the screen. The reading was not very stable when I first tried it. I read the instruction and calibrated the meter. The reading can take 5-10 seconds to become stable. The tap water is around PH level of 5-6 from PH strip reading. I tested with the meter and it reads 6.41 which is relatively close to what I should get. Keep in mind we really shouldn’t be consuming acidic water OR tap water.
FYI: Cancer cells thrive in acidic environment.

This ph meter requires battery.
The ATC runs from 0.00 – 14.00
The meter is easy to use and operate. There are two buttons; on/off and calibration. To measure the ph level of water you simply dip the tip of the meter in the water and wait until the measurement is stable. Sometimes when the electrode dies out from due to prolonged exposure to air, which can lead to slow or unstable reading. The electrode should be immerse into distilled water for 2-3 hours to fix this problem.
After finish using the meter, the cap should be placed back to reduce the electrode from exposure to air.

PH meter measures acidity and alkaline level in liquid.  PH level of tap water is 6.4 which is considered acidic. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

2 Quart (1/2 Gallon) Cold Brew Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Mason Jar and Stainless Steel Filter

Half gallon Mason jar coffee maker and tea infuser. The cap is BPA free.
The Mason jar has measurement on the side. The stainless steel filter is ultra-fine and leaves almost no residues in the drink.
The filter is almost as long as the jar itself. The silicon seal is to be placed around the filter to prevent leaking when the jar is screwed tight.
You might not want to make exactly half gallon as the jar can become heavy and difficult to pour.

Able to make both coffee and tea in large quantity. Relatively easy to wash.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Pour Over Coffee Maker

The filter of this pour over coffee maker is very fine. I really like this feature because I can only make tea with it. The mesh is very fine so that small particle or residue doesn't get into the drink.

I tested the tea leaves and the filter works great. Little to no residue on the bottom of the drink.
It's a pretty large size and light weigh. Overall easy to wash. I soak it in a big bowl of lukewarm water and gently rub out the remaining residue.
For coffee this is perfect but for tea it may require some extra work. Since the tea leaves actually need to be soaked more. You might find yourself pouring a couple times.
I also find this filter great for preparing matcha (green tea powder) if you don't have a matcha whisk (chasen).

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tibetan Meditation Bowl - Hand Painted.

This singing bowl is almost perfect for meditation or simply eases away your stress.
I think that everyone who is new at this should research how to use it first. I did that and I will share what I learned.

The bowl is neither too heavy nor too light. The design is catchy but it hinders the efficiency of the bowl because when you move the wooden hammer along the edge, you can feel the painting on the bowl. The sound is not very smooth due to the painting.
To hold the bowl correct, open the palm of the hand that you will be holding the bowl with. The palm should be finger closed and straight so that only the bowl touches the palm in the center. Gently move the hammer along the edge of the bowl with consistency to create a soothing ringing.

The downside is the painting on the bowl because after using it a couple minutes my hand looked as if I have been reading the newspaper for a couple hours. The painting does come off and sticks to my hand. Washing may cause more mess.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Slim Sleeper Latex Pillow

I sleep on my tummy a lot and this pillow make my sleeping experience so comfortable. I know people always say that sleeping on your stomach is not good. But if it feels good it probably good.

The pillow I use before this low profile pillow was a bit too high and cause neck sores a couple times.
This low profile pillow is exactly 2.7 inches and I never had neck sore when I sleep on it. This pillow is very soft and comfortable and very wide.  The soft material inside is made of latex and is anti-bacterial. The cover is very soft as well. I do put another cover over the pillow just so that it is more convenient.

Even if I am not a stomach sleeper I would still get a pillow like this because of how comfortable and wide it is. It is very breathable and will always stay in the shape it is. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Top Mate Aussie finishing sauce for meat, seafood and veggies

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Top Mate’s finishing sauce can be paired with just about anything.
You can use them as jam or marinating sauce. Their product are super yummy and all natural. It’s not a US product and does not contain all the harmful long list of mysterious ingredients. Their label is simple and to the point.
They use real sugar, fruits and spices. Not too sweet, just the right amount of sugar. Did I mention no corn syrup?
Here I have Apple & Mint, Savory Pineapple and savory cherry. They are all delicious and delightfully sweet and full of flavor. The flavors really comes from the spices and hint of vinegar. Super fresh without additives.
All of the flavors are not too strong. I can eat it with a spoon raw. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lux Essentials Double Coil Deluxe Milk Frother

This is actually a really good battery operated handheld milk frother.
It has a double spiral and a good spin. Most frother has only one spiral.

It’s very light and with a push of a button it froths up the milk in about 10-20 seconds. If you want a large amount of froths, slowly bring the frother up every 5 seconds. This will fill the half cup full to the top.