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Odaban antiperspirant 

Published July 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy

It’s no wonder one of the biggest spoke about topics in the U.K is the weather! One minute the sun is shining bright and the next it’s pouring down, be it Summer or winter, the weather can change in an instant. During Summer months the weather can become very clammy, even when it’s raining or blowing a Gale and this often makes me feel very sweaty and muggy. 

Everyone sweats, usually with heat or over exhursion. Sweating is the body’s way of controlling temperature so that we don’t overheat. 

Do you know the differences between anti persperant and deodorants? Up until recently I assumed they did the same thing under different names, but no I was totally wrong.  –

Antiperspirants protect against sweating whilst deodorants help correct body odours. Most antiperspirants work by partially blocking the sweat ducts. Most antiperspirants also possess some deodorising properties; in the case of ODABAN® this is useful in keeping the skin in good condition. Deodorants are applied frequently whilst antiperspirants vary in the way they are applied

And this is the Odaban antiperspirant.

This is a 30ml travel size pump action spray that can be purchased is boots and many other stores. 

Odaban needs to be applied to dry skin only as it works to keep the skin dry and sweat free. The way it actually works differs from other anti persperant products out there. I don’t really understand the science behind it myself so I managed to copy a paragraph or two from the Odaban website. 

“Radio-isotope tests have shown that the active ingredients of ODABAN® do not stop the sweat glands from working. The drying effect of ODABAN® is produced by poral “plugs,” formed from a combination of aluminium and skin proteins. 

The insolubility of the aluminium / protein complex formed is such that there is absolutely no absorption of aluminium through the skin into the blood stream. ODABAN® is therefore completely safe to use on a long-term basis and even during pregnancy.”

Lots more information about Odaban can be found over on their website. There is even a reason as to why it comes as a pump spray instead of the usual aerosols or roll on’s. 
Odaban is a head to toe versatile product meaning it can be used for many areas on the body, including the face, feet, hands and the usual sweaty areas. It has a light scent which is ever so slightly minty but seems to be unperfumed as the perfumed versions can cause irritations. It is not a product that needs constantly spraying. The back of the bottle recommends using once or twice a week but personally I don’t really see anything wrong with using it once daily. 

Odaban prices vary but usually between £7-£10 per bottle.


Seventh Generation skin friendly products & Giveaway

Published June 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Seventh Generation began across the Atlantic in the USA and are fairly new to the UK. Their items include household products for laundry and cleaning and are designed for people with skin allergies, eczema and other skin conditions.

In our house it’s my eldest daughter Jordanna who seems to randomly suffer with an array of undiagnosed skin problems. These include general skin dryness where patches of skin will feel rough like sandpaper, various sensitivities which the rest of us seem to be immune too (i.e flea bites) and random rashes and spots that appear from time to time. We just don’t know why or what causes any of it, except that her skin appears to be sensitive to many things. I can only guess that certain types of soaps, bath products, laundry detergents and household cleaners add to her skin problems so it can often be difficult to know what to use. 

The products from Seventh Generation are made without the usual harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances which can irritate skin. There are no dyes or artificial brighteners so the majority of the cleaning/laundry products will be fragrance free and colour free or clear liquids. 

Their packaging is made from 100% recycled bottles making the products kinder to the environment as well as the skin. 


These are the products which I have been using recently, all of which are available to buy in Tesco. I have two big laundry liquids.


Both of these do similar jobs – wash the clothes. There is not too much difference between them. They are both clear and free of dyes and fragrance. The differences being that the one on the left is super concentrated meaning I don’t need to use as much to wash clothes and it’s also much better on tougher stains such as chocolate, tomato, pizza and even blood. This one also comes in an unsusal container which looks a lot like cardboard on first glance. It’s actually repurposed fibre. This bottle can apparently be used as a plant starter once the liquid has gone. 
Seventh Generation also sent me two of their household cleaning products.


Again probably not much difference between the two. The green one is an all purpose cleaner meaning I can use it pretty much anywhere. The lack of harsh chemicals make it safer, not just for skin but for my furnishings which can become stained or damaged if using incorrect products. The all purpose cleaner is fine for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, window ledges and pretty much anywhere else that needs a clean, baby items included. There is however a picture of a cooker on the front of the bottle which may be slightly misleading. This product is fine for cleaning  my hob and the cooker exterior but I don’t think it is strong enough to clean inside the oven properly. Unfortunately I still need to use the very nasty stuff for that job. 

The blue cleaner on the right is more for glass products and surfaces. I have white units in my living room and a few mirrors around my home so this is a good product to get them clean and shiny without the awful cleaning smells. 
My final two products are a natural washing up liquid and natural toilet cleaner.


For those of us who don’t normally suffer from sensitive skin problems (myself included) have your hands ever itched, stung or felt slightly sore or dry after washing dishes? I know mine have a few times. I actually put it down to the water being too hot or not drying them correctly but I am now fairly sure that it’s the chemicals in the washing liquids, no matter how mild that cause the slight irritation. 

This natural free washing liquid does exactly the same job as all the other dish washing products and that is get the dishes clean. It still forms bubbles and still cuts through grease and tough dish and pan stains, even oven dishes. It just comes without the scent and added colour. 

The toilet cleaner is one of the products that does come with a slight scent. I suppose it has to really given that part of cleaning a toilet is also making it smell good rather than of what usually goes in it (YUK). The fragrance – Cypress and Fir is made purely from essential oils and botanical extracts. It smells totally different from the usual heavy bleach toilet cleaners, it can still cause skin irritation if it gets directly onto skin (as with most products) but is much safer than most other toilet cleaners. 

All of these products can be bought in Tesco. I am hoping they will bring in more of the range of products to the UK soon as the USA does have a bigger selection. 

GIVEAWAY

Seventh Generation are giving away two baskets full of their products (as above) to two lucky readers. Yes you get the basket too!


Taking part is easy peasy, just click the entry link below. 

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The giveaway will close on June 27th and 2 winners will be drawn at random. Entrants must be UK based and have valid working Facebook, twitter and email accounts.

Spring cleaning with humble stuff

Published April 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy


This is humble stuff, cleaning products from a small Scottish based company without the harsh chemicals. They sell a small selection of products but are multi surface meaning they can be used in any room and most surfaces and general uses around the home. I am always confused as to why supermarkets stock multiple cleaners for bathroom, kitchen, glass, wood etc but then next to all those are also bottles of multisurface products containing exactly the same stuff. 

Humble stuff products differ slightly from the usual supermarket shelf brands because they don’t contain the usual chemicals or bleaches. They contain, instead blends of bicarbonate of soda, and natural oils and fragrances yet still clean just as good. 

The multi-surface spray is great for worktop sides after food preparation and also the side where the kettle is which often ends up with tea bag drips on it. I also used it in my living room to give the units a quick clean and dining room table. 

The soft cleaning paste is a white paste which resembles a soft putty. This can be used where a more intensive clean is required. Think cookers, white furniture stains etc. It’s pretty good too considering it’s made mainly with bicarbonate of soda and no bleaching agents. I’ve found it works wonders on getting cups and mugs clean of those nasty tea and coffee stains. I just add a little all around the cup, leave for 20 minutes, scrub and thoroughly wash and have managed to get the majority of my cups looking white inside again. It can be used to clean cooker tops and I’ve read inside the oven too. I haven’t tried this as my oven was not long cleaned with oven cleaner (very harsh nasty stuff) but I will give it a go soon. It’s pretty useful in bathrooms as well and even in the toilet bowl. Again wipe on, leave and flush away. 

The biggest surprise I had using this paste tho is possibly one that this paste may not really be meant got at all. Therefore I would advise you to do this at your own risk. My daughter Jordanna had a new pink top. She managed to get several stains all down it. I think it was a mixture of chocolate, ice cream and possibly sauce (she’s very messy!) I washed it and the stains were still very much there, even after wash number 2.  It was looking like the pink favourite top was destined for the bin, and then I had a bright idea. I scooped a small handful of cleaning paste and applied it to the stains on the top, scrubbed a little and then put it in the machine on a 60 degree wash cycle. (I wish I had taken before and after pictures but just didn’t think) And low and behold it came out stain free and looking very clean indeed. This was a last resort before binning the top so again use this way with caution. 

Humble stuff also sell a toilet freshener too and all their products cost just £5.00 each or buy all 3 for just £12.00. 

Poo Pourri: avoid embarrassing moments

Published March 20, 2014 by Bizzimummy

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Poo Pourri sounds like a bit of a novelty joke product but it’s actually quite a useful thing to either keep in your handbag or keep on top of your own toilet at home.
Poo Pourii is a discreet spray bottle and intended for use “before you go” on the toilet. The product is intended to reduce embarrassment in public toilets. After all we can’t always help what comes out can we?
The spray is available in 15 fragrances, Poo-Pourri is made with essential oils and other natural compounds that work by forming a film on the surface of the water, coating anything that enters and trapping in the smell. Simply spray Poo-Pourri into the bowl before you go. When you flush, it further releases the product’s fragrance, leaving the bathroom smelling better than you found it!
The spray I am trying out is called Daisy Doo. It has a pleasant scent of Spring flowers and made with natural oils.
I use the spray both in my own home (before I or the kids go) and also take it out with me if I am visiting family or friends or even going out for the day. After all I cannot count the number of times I have used public toilets and they stink when I go in. It’s quite embarrassing too when you know it’s yourself that has caused a little smell. It can’t be helped but I think a good idea would be for stores and shops to maybe have this spray in their public toilets for customers to use.
The spray apparently even works for men too. Who seem to leave worse smells behind than us women.
I only need to spray once for it too work. If I use any more then the smell can be a little over powering as it’s very strong. A small bottle of this will therefore go a long way.

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The spray is totally safe for all toilets, including septic systems. It is not tested on animals and is also safe for the planet, being free from the following.
• NO Harsh Chemicals
• NO Parabens
• NO Phthalates
• NO Aerosol
• NO Formaldehyde
• NO Petroleum Distillates
• NO Ethanol
• NO Benzene

Poo Pourii can be purchased directly from Temptation Gifts which is the sister site to Campus Gifts. Costing £7.99 per bottle.

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