Michigan Mama Product Faves (Holiday Edition 2021)

Michigan Mama Product Faves (Holiday Edition 2021)

We hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! It’s officially Christmas season. With that said, I have some fun products to share with you. Welcome to our Holiday Edition of Michigan Mama’s Product Faves. These are always listed in random order and never ordered according to the preference of greater or lesser value.


Zest Energy Teas

I received samples of teas ($60 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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Zest Energy Teas are loved for their energy (150mg caffeine = 3x regular tea), focus (40mg L-Theanine = no jitters, no crash), and health (Natural, Non-GMO certified ingredients) properties that can be found in any of their 6 flavors.

I received a variety of their teas from tea bags to their sparkling teas with bubbles inside. 😉

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My oldest daughter is a dance major at a local Michigan University and loves the energy the sparking teas give her. They are a great alternative to energy drinks with caffeine that contains the jitters. No jitters here.

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The flavors are all unique and you might need to acquire a taste for a few of them. They do have a kick with zesty flavor but again, they contain important health properties to keep you going!  Whether you like your tea hot or cold, Zest Tea has got you covered!!

I would like to thank the folks over at Zest Tea for giving us the opportunity to try out their variety of teas. We highly recommend them as a healthier caffeine alternative.

Stay up to date with Zest Tea on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Eco Lips Candy Cane Organic Lip Balm

I received samples of candy cane lip balm ($9.99 value) in exchange for this product fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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Eco Lips Makes Christmas 2021 More Sustainable with First Holiday Line that Comes in 100% Plant-Based Tube!

Christmas is just around the corner! And in case you’re looking for more sustainable ways to celebrate the season, Eco Lips has the answer for you.

The certified B Corp, also known as the nations’ largest independent organic lip balm manufacturer, has recently announced the upcoming launch of its 2021 Holiday offering–Candy Cane Organic Lip Balm line. Bursting with deliciously sweet minty flavor, this quintessential holiday lip balm flavor features invigorating peppermint, which leaves a pleasant tingling sensation, and warming vanilla to comfort and soothe dry lips.  It makes for a perfect stocking stuffer or holiday gift for yourself or loved ones.

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As with other Eco Lips products, Candy Cane Organic Lip Balms are made with certified organic beeswax combined with hydrating Fair Trade Certified™ coconut oil to nourish, moisturize, and restore lips back to health. They also come in the brand’s revolutionary Plant Pod, a patented 100% plastic-free, plant-based packaging that looks and acts like a regular tube.

Candy Cane Organic Lip Balms are now available on Eco Lips’ website! Each set of 3 tubes sell for $9.99.

Eco Lips lip balms are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and made from 100% edible food grade ingredients. The brand was founded on the premise of combining plant-based ingredients and the ultimate soothing and moisturizing experience to give everyone a lip protecting and regenerating product that does not harm the environment. To know more about them, you may visit www.ecolips.com.

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About Eco Lips

Founded in 2003, Eco Lips is the original organic lip balm. They manufacture the best USDA organic and Fair Trade Certified™ lip care products FOR the world. Eco Lips products are also Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and gluten free. Their 89,000 sq ft manufacturing facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is powered with 100% renewable energy. Eco Lips is a certified B Corporation focused on the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. With the recent purchase of Simply Soothing, makers of Bug Soother bug repellent, Eco Lips continues to be focused on creating effective and sustainable personal care products and being true innovators in the market. Private Label and Contract Manufacturing are also available.

I would like to thank the folks over at Eco Lips for giving us the opportunity to try out this fun new lip balm line. Perfect as a stocking stuffer! 😉

You can stay up to date with Eco Lips on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest!

The Allay Lamp

I received samples of the Allay Lamp ($149 value) in exchange for this product fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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With the Soothing Allay Lamp, Both Are Within Reach Without Relying on Medications
Ask any seasoned parent what their best advice is for a new parent or expecting mom and they’ll probably say something along the lines of: “Sleep now, because you won’t be sleeping later!” Whether a mom is afflicted with pregnancy-related insomnia and headaches, migraines or new parents are struggling with getting enough rest when they are up and down throughout the night, one simple solution exists that can help them get non-medicated relief from headache pain and anxiety, better sleep and feel less stressed: the Allay Lamp.
Everyday light is made up of multiple colors: red, blue, yellow and green, most of which create very large electrical signals in the eye, with a direct path to the brain, influencing everything from your mood to how you sleep. Blue light, in particular, is associated with phone and tablet screens, energizes the brain with strong signals, preventing sleep and leading to light sensitivity and headaches for many people. Developed by Harvard Medical School professor and neuroscientist Rami Burstein—a world leader in the science of migraine and headache pain—the Allay Lamp works by emitting a precise band of natural green light, which generates far smaller electrical signals to the eye and brain. Result? A calmer mind, which helps with improved sleep and reduces pain during headaches. In conjunction with a team of entrepreneurs and a creative engineer from NASA, the calming and effective green light-emitting Allay Lamp was created.
Here’s what one mom had to say about her experience with the Allay Lamp during and after her pregnancy:
“I love my Allay lamp! After trying numerous products and medications for migraines, it has been a lifesaver! I turn the lamp on and instantly feel the muscles relax in my head, face and neck. When I was pregnant, the lamp gave me a tool to calm migraines since I wasn’t able to take my migraine medications. It sounded too good to be true but it really does help! It’s also small enough that I pack it with me for weekend getaways and the charge lasts for months! This lamp has been a game changer.”—Carol B.
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Additional customer experiences:
“This lamp is AMAZING!! I’m a person with chronic migraines and I cannot believe just how beneficial this light is when I’m having an onset of a migraine, I just sit there in a dark room with my lamp and within minutes I can feel better. For years I have not been able to find anything that has helped me, but this light is truly magical.”—Bibiana D
“I’ve had my lamp for just over a month and have loved it. It helps so much with my migraines, light sensitivity, and anxiety especially! I always feel so calm when I’m sitting with the light and have recommended it to everyone that asks what can be done to help with migraines!”Colleen G.
“The Allay Lamp has really helped me be able to quickly fall asleep at night. As someone who suffers from episodes of insomnia, being able to fall asleep at night or remain asleep has been difficult. Turning on the Allay Lamp helps my body wind down late at night and it takes the pressure off my eyes with the calming shades of green. On top of that, The Allay Lamp helps me relax when I have moments of high stress. The green shades of light provide a relaxing sensation that helps calm me down and allows me to focus.”—Donald W.
For pregnant women and nursing moms, the stronger prescription migraine medications can not be used. And, while over the counter headache medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol) are acceptable, they may not work well enough. Plus many moms aren’t comfortable taking any medication. The Allay Lamp ($149) is a safe alternative because it doesn’t irritate: the smaller electrical signals of the narrow band of green light means a calmer brain, even in the midst of a migraine headache.
It can also be used in conjunction with OTC medications for a two-pronged approach to pain relief. In fact, the Allay lamp is used in migraine centers around the country in conjunction with IV and other physician supervised/assisted interventions for severe migraine attacks.
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More than 90% of people surveyed report the Allay Lamp was helpful with migraine pain.
In addition, many pregnant women and most new parents struggle with difficulty sleeping. Whether because of the disrupted sleep patterns created by hungry newborns, or just a general sense of being overwhelmed and stressed, insomnia is a chronic problem for parents and parents-to-be which is hard to solve. By using the Allay Lamp as the only light source in the room, parents can create a low stress, low sensitivity environment that will help them to fall asleep and stay that way.
85% of Allay customers reported that they slept better with the lamp and also documented that they fell asleep twice as fast and woke up half as often. 
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Those midnight feedings can still be illuminated throughout the nursery or bedroom, but with a calm, soothing light that won’t interfere with the baby’s, or the parents, ability to go back to sleep, quickly and easily.
My oldest daughter, 18, now a freshman in college enjoys using this lamp to calm her head or just keep things nice and calm and not so bright while studying and doing homework. The Allay Lamp is a definite must-have if you are a migraine sufferer etc. I have never heard of a product such as this and I am so glad that it was presented to us!
I would like to thank the folks over at Allay Lamp for providing us with the opportunity to try out this amazing product. My husband is a migraine sufferer and will also be trying out the product. So many wonderful uses!
Stay up to date with Allay Lamp on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

HerSpace Co. Layered Living Planner

I received a layered living planner ($58.00 value) in exchange for this product fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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The modern woman has many layers. So does HerSpaceCo. Its signature The Layered Living Planner is a gal’s new BFF that goes with her everywhere, keeping her on task and supporting her every day.

Tanisha Carothers and Brittani Hunt share more than a friendship. Their bond to evolve into the best version of themselves is magnetic and was the essence of their new brand. Collectively, they are making room for other modern women who know what it feels like to need a space to call their own. It’s a place to be challenged and celebrated, to rest and roar, and to make magic and meaning. Their planner leaves no rock unturned in the life of the modern woman to achieve their goals!

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This planner hits all points, navigating women in beauty, spirituality, and peace. The first step is writing down your dream, then reviewing the 12 layers at the end of the year. Take the time to tend to your layers:

  1. DreamHer: Dreams and desires
  2. LovHer: Relationships
  3. OrganizeHer: Home and living space
  4. EvolvHer: Personal development
  5. GlamHer: Beauty
  6. ExplorHer: Travel and exploration
  7. SurivHer: Wellness and Wholeness
  8. CreatHer: Creativity
  9. LeadHer: Career
  10. InvestHer: Finances
  11. GiveHer: Giving and services
  12. BelievHer: Soul

For the women who are ready to level up, here’s the planner that will help them become their best selves.

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The Layered Living Planner 

  • A life system for the modern woman equipped with a yearly, monthly, and weekly calendar for planning and pivoting a lifestyle
  • It calls for the modern women to tend to each layer 12 months out of the year, uncovering a different layer of your life to reach your goals
  • Signature Components:
    • Lead Your Layers (plan your year)
    • Live Out Your Layers (weekly challenges)
    • Lean Into Your Layers (assess your progress)
    • Learn From Your Layers (reflect on your year)
    • Monthly Focus + Mantra (words to live by)
    • Jots + Joys (space for notes + lists)
    • Word of the Year (point of focus for your year)
  • Functional Features:
    • January 2022 – December 2022
    • 7×9 inches
    • Hardcover with gold protective corners
    • Gold wire binding
    • Inside front and back pockets
    • Yearly, monthly, and weekly calendars; monthly and quarterly tabs
  • Price: $55

For more information, visit https://www.herspaceco.com

Photo Credit: Kelly Clair

About HerSpace Co.:

HerSpace Co. is a lifestyle brand that makes space for the modern woman to be and become. Their planner is a tool for becoming the CEO of your life, built around different layers for dreaming, goal setting, and success. Follow them on Instagram @herspaceco.

I absolutely LOVE this planner and the concept behind it. It’s probably the best put-together planner I have come across. And I truly mean that. Someone as structured and organized as me, well this is perfect!

Because my daughter is now a freshman in college, she is a stickler for schedules and organization just like me! I decided to give her the planner to try for herself since she’s a full-time student and has a part-time job. She absolutely loves it!

I also love the tote bag it came in. So cute!

I would like to thank the folks over at HerSpace Co. for giving us the opportunity to try out their product. We love it and highly recommend it!

Stay up to date with HerSpace Co. on Instagram and Facebook!

Rae Soap Company

Organic soap lovers, you will love these products by Rae Soap Company. With it being the holiday season, you don’t want to miss out on these goodies:

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Want something fun for the 12 days of Christmas? My girls and I absolutely adore these. We can’t wait to open each one starting December 13th! This product was recently listed on Etsy’s Best Seller List! Way to go!! These sell-out of these very quickly!!

Price: $20

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Do you travel? Check out this adorable travel kit. It has everything you need to take care of your skin and then some!  My favorite? All of it! I used it just recently on a trip we took up north.  You might want to try out the whipped body souffle. So good!! 😉

Each travel kit  includes:

  • 1 clear travel bag
  • 1 all-natural face loofah
  • Mini Organic Healing Salve .4oz.
  • Mini Organic Whipped Body Soufflé .5oz
  • Mini Organic Miracle Repair Face Cream .4oz
  • Mini VitaC+Relief Organic Face Bar Soap 1.3 oz
  • Mini Travel Shampoo Bar .9oz   Mini Body Bar Soap 1oz
  • Regular sized Lip balm .6oz

Price: $18


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Shower steamers are an amazing and helpful product. I recently purchased the breath easy ones as a stocking stuffer. It comes in the cutest little Christmas tree tote bag as you can see below. I also received (as a freebie in my recent purchase) the dryer balls. You will definitely want to head to the website to check out that product info. I haven’t had a chance to use mine yet so can’t wait!!

Price: $12.00

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Here is a product I use every single day! The healing salve is amazing. My feet get so dry and cracked around this time of year and guess what? My feet are the softest they have ever been since using it. So good. I also have used it on minor cuts and burns.

Just by looking at the pic below, you can tell I use it a lot. The little jar is already worn.

Price: $20

Photo Credit: Kelly Clair

You can learn more about Rae Soap Company here and stay up to date with them on Facebook and Instagram!

Hunny Bunches Workshop (Playdough Pack)

I received a play dough pack ($10 value) in exchange for this product fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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Have little ones? You will love this product from Hunny Bunches Workshop. They are all about open-ended play. As a former teacher in early childhood programs, I definitely approve of this. It encourages creativity on so many levels. Your child can turn this into any masterpiece.

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The playdough pack includes:

  • Googly Eyes
  • Sequins
  • Feathers
  • Pipe Cleaners
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Put the items in front of your child and let them go wild…wild with creativity that is. 😉

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Older kids can take it up a notch and add items to their pack. My youngest daughter, 12, still loves using her hands and creating. She ended up grabbing a plastic fork and making “Forky” from Toy Story 4 out of almost everything in the pack. It was perfect. Unfortunately, I did not get a pic in time before it was accidentally dropped and hit the floor. She still wants to fix it. When and if she does, I will post the pic here. It was so cute!
What would your little one create?
I would like to thank Hunny Bunches Workshop for providing me with a playdough pack to try out. We love the concept. So good!
Stay up to date with Hunny Bunches Workshop on Facebook and Instagram.

Old Trapper Jalapeno Beef-N Cheese (Sticks)

I received samples of the beef and cheese sticks ($8 value) in exchange for this post. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Are you a fan of jerky and meat and cheese sticks? Old Trapper offers some amazing sticks you’ll want to try out for yourself.
Their double-threat snack is amped up with the spicy flavor of Jalapeno. Old Trapper paired delicious smoked beef stick seasoned with Jalapeno spices and a creamy slice of Pepper Jack Cheese to form snacking perfection. Eat them one at a time or all at once. You’re doing it right either way.
I actually tried eating mine together to fuse the flavors. So good!!
I received their Jalapeno beef and cheese product. I ended up trying it out on a road trip to our cabin. My husband tried some too. These are pretty good and handy snacks you can take anywhere. The flavors are great together.
I would like to thank the folks over at Old Trapper for giving me the opportunity to try their products! Highly recommended!
Stay up to date with Old Trapper on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!


Lindsey Jenn

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