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Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt Review

Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt Review

Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt Review – I can’t be the only one who dislikes shoveling! Yesterday we got 5 inches of very heavy snow that I had to shovel and immediately following I could barely move. My lower back felt like I had pulled every single muscle.

Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt

Fast forward to this morning and my back feels even worse. I remembered that I got a jar of Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt in my last FabFitFun box and decided to give it a try.

The jar says to use a quarter of the contents for it to be the most effective. Getting into the bathtub was quite painful and there may have been some loud groans. I could tell throughout my bath that the pain was lessening.

Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt We've Tried It

It really worked!!! I was able to bend over when I got out of my bath and honestly, I would say it took away 70% of the pain. I would definitely chalk this product up as a great success and will now be on my go-to list for body aches and pains.

From the Way of Will website:

Stimulates circulation, creates warmth, and soothes sore muscles with Black Pepper Essential Oil and Himalayan Salt that is harvested from ancient salt beds in Nepal. Patchouli and Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oils provide a warming, deep spice scent.

  • Muscle Soak Bath Set Oil Boosts:
  • Black Pepper Essential Oil increases circulation and creates warmth and has spicy aroma
  • Patchouli Essential Oil has a musky, deep and pervasive scent
  • Atlas Cedarwood Essential Oil has a deep wood scent
  • Himalayan salt is harvested from ancient salt beds that collect under the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal and is used to stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles.

Give it a try!

If you are interested in trying it yourself, you can get a jar on Way of Will. Wishing you and your muscles a little less pain.

Please leave me a comment below if you have found a product that you swear by.  We are always looking for new stuff to try.

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FabFitFun Subscription Box Review

FabFitFun Subscription Box

FabFitFun Subscription Box Review – By now I assume that you have seen the FabFitFun subscription boxes that everyone is talking about.  After seeing some of my favorite celebrities’ box-opening YouTube videos, I decided to join in on the fun.

Recently I received my first box, which was the Editor’s Box. Based on that experience, I am already excited to get my Spring Box in the mail. Your box will be filled with beauty, wellness, fashion and fitness products. The value is worth $200 and up. The Editor’s Box was valued at $328.00.

Cost of FabFitFun Subscription:

These amazing boxes are mailed out four times a year –  shipped March, June, September and December. If you join during a month other than the four shipment months, you will be able to start with the Editors box. You can join as a seasonal subscription for $49 per box or an annual subscription (all four seasons) for $179.99.

When I joined I was asked many questions about my day-to-day life so that they can match the perfect products to fit my lifestyle.

Included in my Editor’s Box:


African Botanics Revitalizing Therapy Gel:

Soothe sore, tired muscles with African Botanics’ Revitalizing Therapy Gel. The anti-inflammatory properties of the gel deliver an invigorating, energizing sensation to aches, pains, and muscles while conditioning the skin.


BB Dakota Poncho:

Your chic defense against chilly nights, breezy winter days, and overzealous air conditioning, this poncho is the perfect companion to get you through the season in style. The ultra-cozy knit accessory is reversible and ideal for layering over your favorite winter weather pieces.


Summer & Rose Bar Double Necklace in White:

A soon-to-be staple item in your jewelry box, the Summer & Rose Necklace features two silver colored strands, giving the illusion of two layered necklaces. Its timeless design makes it the perfect accessory for all of your outfits.


RealHer Playbook Eyeshadow Palette:

Hue won’t believe your eyes! Featuring highly-pigmented shades and sexy combinations, these long-wearing crease-resistant colors are perfect for creating both natural daytime and dramatic nighttime looks.


Muscle Soak Himalayan Salt:

Soak and relax with these bath salts, which are designed to soothe sore muscles while moisturizing the skin. A fresh citrus scent will invigorate your senses as anxiety and stress float away.


Spongelle Bulgarian Rose Wash Infused Buffer:

Exfoliate and cleanse all at the same time! This hypoallergenic sponge has a time-released creamy lather made with extracts of yuzu, edelweiss, and vetiver. It moisturizes, rejuvenates, and restores your skin, leaving it soft as silk.


Whish Nourishing Dew Mask:

Dew you want instantly refreshed, hydrated, and luminous skin? This nourishing mask combines the power of natural ingredients like organic rose hip fruit extract, cupuaçu butter, and green tea leaf extract to boost skin’s moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and inflammation.


MakeupDrop+ Silicone Makeup Applicator:

Don’t waste a drop of your foundation! This versatile silicone applicator blends foundation, blush, highlighter, concealer, and more without absorbing any of the product. Simply buff on your favorite products, then wash the applicator with soap and water.

Order Your FabFitFun Box Here:

With my crazy schedule I have not had a chance to try all of the products that came in my Editor’s Box. I will be posting product review updates on ‘We’ve Tried It’ Facebook page. If you are not following us on FB, please check us out.

If you want to get your very own FabFitFun subscription box, you can do so here. Enjoy!

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Mitchum Antiperspirant and Deodorant Review

Mitchum Powder Fresh We've Tried It

Mitchum Antiperspirant and Deodorant Review – We do all these reviews and I can’t believe that I haven’t talked about the one product that I have been using faithfully for over 30 years. Mitchum Antiperspirant and Deodorant is the only formula that I have found that truly works for me. It seems to me that I should be a spokesperson for Mitchum, I may have to start that campaign.

Mitchum Antiperspirant and Deodorant Review

Mitchum has the most advanced formula for odor and wetness protection. Maximum wetness protection with the highest level of active ingredient that keep you smelling great for up to 48 hours.

My Panic

Recently I went to three of my local stores, two being big box stores, and they were out of the specific scent that I use, powder fresh. I have tried several of Mitchum’s other formulas and powder fresh is my one and only. When I couldn’t find my go-to, I began to panic … seriously. I thought maybe they stopped making powder fresh. Furthermore, I immediately logged on to Amazon and ordered up a four-pack.

I started using deodorant in the early 80’s and nothing seemed to work for me. My mom, who has always used Mitchum, bought me a bottle. I remember it well, it was a green and white glass bottle with the rollerball head. I am a firm believer that if something works for you, you stick with it. Here I am decades later still sticking with my Mitchum.

Variety of Formulas

Depending on what you like, Mitchum carries solids, invisible solids, spray-on, gel and roll-on. I prefer the gel.

Check out Mitchum’s website to find a store near you that carries one of their many formulas and scents. You won’t be sorry!

While you are on We’ve Tried It, take a look at another one of our favorite hygiene products, AP-24 Whitening Toothpaste. This gentle whitening toothpaste does an amazing job without harsh chemicals or peroxide.

What is your favorite deodorant/antiperspirant? Leave us a comment below!

Rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket Review WTI

Rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket Review

Rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket Review WTI

Rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket Review – If you know anyone who suffers from anxiety be sure to share this story. Recently I gave the Rocabi weighted blanket for a gift to a loved one who suffers from anxiety, and struggles with getting a good nights sleep. On a mission, I searched high and low on the internet, reading reviews and looking for the perfect one. I recommend reading the reviews, as many brands didn’t fare so well in the review department.

Rocabi customers seemed to be thrilled with their blankets and the amazing results they received. My loved one feels less restless when she uses her Rocabi, therefore she is getting a better nights sleep. Another benefit is that it’s plush and so soft. You cuddle right in!

Rocabi Weighted Blanket Review

What are the benefits of a weighted blanket? The weight provides a deep pressure touch, promotes relaxation and helps break bad sleep cycles, aiding in the release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. These are feel-good hormones that the brain produces. These hormones help combat stress, anxiety, and depression.

Rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket

From Rocabi website, “Studies as published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health journal have shown that up to 78% of participants felt a sense of calming modality and reduced anxiety after using a weighted blanket. They are a 100% drug free sleep aid that is low tech and highly effective. Get to a deeper sleep faster and stay asleep longer and wake up feeling energized and relaxed”.

Rocabi has 3 adult size weighted blankets: 15 lbs (100-150 lbs. person), 20lbs (150-200 lbs. person), 25lbs (200-250 lbs. person).

What can you expect from your blanket:

  • Engineered to be 7-12% of your body weight
  • Stunning Contemporary Design
  • Reduce Anxiety, Feel Relaxed & Secure
  • Scientifically Proved to Induce a Sense of Calming Modality
  • Premium Material & Craftsmanship
  • Removable & Interchangeable Covers
  • Stimulate Natural Sleep Chemical Like Serotonin
  • Sleep Better for Longer

Purchase a Rocabi Luxury Blanket Here

Especially relevant to mention would be that children should not use weighted blankets and be sure to go by the weight guide when ordering.

There is a $10 off code if you sign up for the newsletter. We are wishing you many nights of uninterrupted sleep!

This is not a paid ad. We paid for our Rocabi blanket and are recommending this product to our readers.

St. Croix Healing Arts Center Hudson WI

Reiki Shamanic Healing St. Croix Healing Arts Center

St. Croix Healing Arts Center Hudson WI

Reiki Shamanic Healing St. Croix Healing Arts Center – You know the saying ‘new year, new me’?  Well, that’s what I am going for … with a focus on putting myself first instead of always last. Last year I had so many things that I wanted to experience but always ended up cancelling appointments or putting things off because of work. This year I plan to follow through. The first thing on my 2018 to-do list was to visit St. Croix Healing Arts Center in Hudson, WI. I did just that last night and I am already trying to figure out when I can go back.

We Recommend the Dynamic Duo

My appointment was to see Irene for a mix of Reiki and shamanic energy healing.  She asked if I would like to add a medium to my session. The medium could join us and write everything down that she gets from my spirits. Of course, I said yes. Bring everyone in, the more the merrier. The session I chose was called Dynamic Duo 90-minute session. For ‘We’ve Tried It’ followers only, if you make a Dynamic Duo appointment and mention that you read this article you can get a 90-minute session for $100.

St. Croix Healing Arts Center

This was a very personal and emotional session for me. I left feeling light and free of so much darkness that I have been carrying with me for so many years. Some very special things happened during my time with Irene and Stephanie. Very quickly into my time we were joined by my grandmother who had some very specific messages for me. The feeling of hearing that your grandmother has joined us is indescribable. During the 90 minute session, Stephanie recorded 5 pages of messages imparted by my spirits and angels.  My evening was fascinating and I look forward to going back.

You may be wondering what reiki and shamanistic energy healing is:


  • Induces a state of deep relaxation
  • Relieves/releases physical and emotional pain
  • Accelerates natural healing
  • Aids the detoxification process of the body
  • Releases tension and negative stress
  • Re-balances the body’s energy
  • Improves health and well-being
  • Compliments traditional therapies/treatments
  • Offers a powerful self-treatment component!
  • Easily learned by all ages and levels of education!

St. Croix Healing Centers shamanic energy healing sessions are based on the healing techniques from the shaman and medicine people. Irene completed her education with Amy Wilinski, who has trained with practitioners from various cultures, traditions and countries; including the Peruvian medicine people. Your session will assist you in cleansing your energy field of the heavy energies you carry and assist in releasing the stories that impact you and which keep you from living the life you are dreaming of. Other techniques used during your session may include: soul retrieval, removal of crystallized energies, power animal retrieval, chakra balancing, releasing karmic and ancestral imprints, past-life healing, and repairing the auric field. Shamanic Energy healing sessions are a powerful and deep level of healing work. It can help you to release long-standing issues and move forward on your path in life. A session typically lasts 90-120 minutes.

A little about Irene and Stephanie:

Stephanie began working on her gifts in her early 30’s and took psychic and intuition development classes, and it all took off from there. She is a psychic medium, reiki practitioner, crystal healer, animal communicator, angel channeler, spiritual guide and mentor.

Irene has a Masters degree in social work and is a Master/Teacher Reiki Practitioner. She is dedicated to the balancing of mind, body and spirit offering stress management through relaxing biofeedback sessions and Usui Reiki (energy healing technique). Irene teaches a four week series on the use of pendulum as a means of self- empowerment. These teachings help clients reduce stress related to health and emotional imbalances with the belief that physical blocks are connected to a person’s emotional wellbeing. There will be an initial assessment of your current situation and health concerns.

During a session clients set goals for personal change related to mind, body, and spirit. As a professional, she will provide an ongoing partnership that includes creating awareness and clarity, designing actions, and enhancing skills. Irene believes that a holistic approach is vital for self –empowerment and awareness. This approach encompasses the whole person – mind, body and spirit. A holistic approach includes physical, emotional, spiritual, social and mental well-being of the person.

Book Your Appointment

Call to make an appointment today to see Irene or Stephanie, I highly recommend the Dynamic Duo Session. Don’t forget to mention We’ve Tried It for the discount!

Take a look at their website for other services they have to offer.

St. Croix Healing Arts Center

  • Email: stcroixhealingarts@gmail.com
  • Office Phone:715-386-7071
  • Stef: 651-238-8079
  • Irene: 715-497-3792
  • 411 Cty Rd UU #3
  • Hudson WI 54016
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Stillwaters Healing Therapeutic Scalp Massage Review

Stillwaters Healing Scalp Massage

Stillwaters Healing Therapeutic Scalp Massage Review – In 2017 I plan to make a conscious effort to make time for myself. I am starting off my mindful journey at Stillwaters Healing. Our plan is to review many different self care options.

Stillwaters Healing had a calming effect on me within minutes of entering the building. It may have been the smell of essential oils lingering in the air or the soft sounds of waves in the background. Possibly just knowing that I was about to be pampered, either way I was relaxed.

The aromatherapy scalp massage was therapeutic, relieving my stress and tension. I am trying to grow my hair out and was told that scalp massage can stimulate hair growth. Would getting a daily scalp massage be a bit overboard?

Owner Shawnah Breault used a blend of warm coconut, peppermint and rosemary essential oil, which smelled heavenly.  She applied the warm oil to the base of my hair and massaged into the scalp. The sound of wave and birds chirping in the background almost lulled me to sleep. The scalp massage lasts for 20 glorious minutes. 

In addition I should mention that there was no speaking during the massage which is a plus for me. Some massage therapists like to chit chat, me not so much. I don’t know about you but it ruins the experience for me.

Shawnah recommended that if I was able, to leave the oils in my hair overnight and it could aid in my sleep and be good for my scalp and hair. I was a bit nervous that my hair would be lifeless in the morning, boy was I wrong. My hair felt and looked the best it has in a long time.

What a great experience, I highly recommend going to Stillwaters Healing for a scalp massage. I left feeling relaxed and at peace. In conclusion I will be going back, my next visit I plan on getting a hand and foot massage.

Services offered: Massage, Reflexology, Scalp Treatment and Stone Massage. You can schedule your appointment on Stillwaters Healing website and be sure to follow them on Facebook!

Thank you Shawnah for starting my year off right, I look forward to returning!

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Phatphood Review: Truce Cleanse Part 2

Truce Cleanse

Phatphood Review: Truce Cleanse Part 2 – It’s a new season, and that means time for an all new seasonal 100% organic, raw, vegan and gluten free cleanse from Minnesota’s very own, TRUCE. As you may recall, during the Winter season I did their newly offered soup cleanse, you can find that review here.

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This time around I wanted to cleanse myself after a recent vacation and give their new Complete Cleanse a go. Now, I was told that I can consume my 5 daily products in any order, but I went by the order that they had basically laid out and typed-up for me and attached to each of my daily supplies.

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I started my mornings slamming a bottle of room temperature water as I always do, and continued drinking another 8 to10 bottles of water throughout the day.   I then enjoyed the remainder of my morning routines with my first juice, Morning Greens; Kale, cucumber, spinach, romaine, apple, lemon and ginger. This is your typical green drink that you may have read about (mean green), or may have had with most green juice cleanses that are out there. It’s good and refreshing and gave me a good amount of energy to start the day out.

Truce Morning Greens

I felt like it was a long stretch before I could enjoy lunch, so I had a small handful or two of raw nuts. Figured since this is an all raw cleanse that this wouldn’t do any harm at altering this three day diet I put myself on. Plus I was hungry!   Only on the first day though, the ingredients in each is designed to hinge your appetite as well as be a sufficient amount of daily requirements. So the next two days my appetite was balanced.

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Lunch time, woo-hoo! For the three-days, TRUCE gave me two different salads; The Isles Salad, which consisted of kale, carrot, beet, avocado, pistachio and hemp seed. Also included a Tahini-ginger dressing; extra-virgin olive oil, sesame seed, apple cider vinegar, ginger, salt and black pepper. Now normally I could consume a salad in 5-minutes-or-less. Not today, this mostly kale salad took me a good half hour. I’m pretty sure this was my first time eating raw kale. I’ve had it baked, sautéed and juiced before. This was a lot of work to chew. The beets, carrots and dressing added a good amount of moisture, but I didn’t give it much time to absorb. I plan on doing that when I eat the second one of this creation they gave me. It was still very good tasting, just time consuming and not all the fun. Also, I don’t recall having any avocado, especially like the picture shown on their website. So this was missing in two salads. The second salad that I had on the next day was the New Classic Caesar; Kale, cabbage, cucumber and capers with curried chickpeas. The dressing was made from cashews, grape seed oil, white wine vinegar, vegan Worcestershire, dulse flakes, garlic lemon, mustard seed, salt and pepper. This salad was much better and easier to eat since there wasn’t a large amount of kale.

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My midday snack was another juice called Glowing Greens; Grapefruit, pear, cucumber, dandelion greens, romaine, parsley and orange. Now this was a tasty refreshing concoction, a little more pleasing than the morning greens. I was told my skin had a nice glowing complexion throughout this cleanse, I give credit to this juice right here.

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My dinner every night was their Spicy Greens Soup; Avocado, kale, spinach, water, pepita, lemon, ginger, black pepper, salt and cayenne. Now even though this is a soup, it was recommended not to heat it. This is one of the same soups that I had with the previous cleanse I had from TRUCE and I treated it the same way, by letting it get to room temperature and then enjoying it while getting some work done. It is spicy like its name, mainly black pepper spicy, nothing that lingers, overall good tasting and obviously a bit thicker than the juices.

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This last one I considered a dessert that I looked forward to having every night. It was so smooth and delicious as well as a perfect way to end my evening, Cashew Milk; Cashews, dates, sea salt, maple syrup, water. I rarely drink milk these days, so I was a bit skeptical on this one, but it really won me over. It felt rewarding having this.

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Overall this is a great cleanse offered by TRUCE for approximately $50.00 a day. I had more energy than I did while eating my normal diet. Give it a go and try something new while shedding a few pounds while doing so, you will feel wonderful!

This Saturday, April 30th marks their 3rd year in business. So it would be a good day to go celebrate with them from 9am-5pm while enjoying some special giveaways and the chance to win a one day cleanse.

Truce is located at: 1428 W. 32nd Street, Minneapolis, MN

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Alpaca Wool Dryer Balls Review

Alpaca Balls

Alpaca Wool Dryer Balls Review: Go GREEN and save money was the promise when purchasing a set of 100% Alpaca Wool Dryer Balls. After a month of using them for all of our laundry I am definitely sold.

Alpaca dryer balls are felted alpaca yarn designed to bounce around the dryer with the laundry to shorten drying times and reduce wrinkles without exposing your clothes to any of the chemicals in dryer sheets or plastic dryer balls. You can re-use the alpaca dryer balls for years. The best results come when using 3 dryer balls.


As they tumble around the dryer the alpaca balls fluff the laundry and gently pummel it to make it softer. They can also reduce drying time by about 25% by absorbing moisture, which can result in saving money on utility bills.

The alpaca balls help reduce static, but be careful not to over dry the clothes, which can result in the dreaded static cling. I have only noticed minor static in a load of towels which I had accidentally set on the extra dry setting. Speaking of loads of towels, the alpaca dryer balls won’t affect the absorbency of the towels like dryer sheets do.

Alpaca Balls Specialty Meats & Gourmet

The first use is best with a load of wet towels. The balls may initially become a little fuzzy. If this happens, carefully trim off the fuzzy hair with a pair of scissors, and you’re good to go. The dryer balls may shrink slightly with continued use, which is normal.

Do you really like the scent of dryer sheets? Use essential oils to scent your dryer balls. If you do use essential oils send the dryer balls through alone on a short cycle to dry the oil, otherwise you may get oil spots on your clothing.

Do you have a money saving tip or product we should try? Comment below we would love to hear from you.

We purchased our Alpaca Balls at Specialty Meat & Gourmet in Hudson, WI. Thanks Linda and Steve for the recommendation I will be in to get some for Christmas gifts.

Aspi Rub 350

Aspi-Rub Topical Pain Relief Review


Aspi-Rub review: Relieving pain since 1972. Aspi-Rub spray is a life saver when is comes to any kinds of aches and pains. Not only did we try it out, we had our friends give it a try as well.

Aspi-Rub is a potent and effective topical analgesic for the temporary relief of arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, back aches, muscular aches and cramps. Just spray the affected area and gently massage for long lasting relief.

In order to give a better review we shared this product with a friend who works out everyday and suffers from sore muscles. Another who has been having knee issues. A family member who was suffering from intolerable back pain and we just it for shoulder pain that was most likely caused by stress.

In each case, everyone said the pain was taken away almost immediately. It is extremely fast acting. The only complaint was the smell. So we asked Aspi-Rub about the smell. Having been in the business for years, Anna said that the reason why all liniments have a smell is because the active pain relief and anti inflammatory ingredients all have a distinctive odor.  Aspi-Rub adds peppermint oil to the spray to lessen the odor and make it a bit more pleasant.

Personally I have used many different muscular pain creams and sprays and they all stink. I didn’t think Aspi-Rub was nearly as strong smelling as some. For me, the instant pain relief is worth a little odor. It truly works!

We are believer in Aspi-Rub and will be keeping a bottle around for all of our aches and pains. Don’t just take our word for it, you can view more testimonials here. You can watch the Aspi-Rub story below…

You can purchase Aspi-Rub here or a participating Walgreens stores.

Americas Best Contacts and Eyeglasses

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Review

Americas Best Contacts and Eyeglasses

I have been wearing the same pair of glasses for so long that I can’t remember the last time I went in for a exam. After seeing America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses‘ ad for 2 pair of complete glasses for $69.00 plus tax, I had to find out if this was too good to be true.

An eye exam fee of $45.00 was paid upon arrived.  After the exam I picked out two sets of frames and paid an additional $24 plus tax as part of the ordering process.  The turn around time is 6-10 days.

We posted the above photo on our Facebook page and asked our readers to help me pick out frames. I ended up picking #3 and #5 – I am thrilled with them both.

My plan is to go back soon and get a few more–for that price you can’t go wrong. You can spend more money if you choose to get glass lenses or coating, but I went with the bare-bones plastic lenses. They seem perfect.

I went to the Woodbury, MN location of ‘America’s Best’ and couldn’t be more please with the service. The employees were very friendly and my order arrived in the promised time frame.

Diane, the Woodbury office manager, has offered a 10% discount, at her location only, to our readers until December 21st, 2014.  All you have to do is mention ‘Weve Tried It.’

Here are some of the other great deals that they are currently offering:

Americas Best