Kuumba Made Review

Hi guys! I've been trying out all my Kuumba Made products since my last post- so now I want to share my thoughts. Kuumba Made is a company who makes oil based fragrances and all natural herbal care products for over 25 years.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of them. I originally found Kuumba Made at Blushing Bee in Holden years ago. I purchased a Fragrance Oil that I still wear just about every day. PERSIAN GARDEN to be exact...

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I reached out to Kuumba Made because it's a product I love and feel safe using everyday. They were so generous and let me try a few of their products and let my readers in on the scoop.

Here's their line of botanically infused coconut oils which replenish skin's essential nutrients. These can be used as a light and moisturizing bath oil, a nourishing hair treatment or a delightful massage oil.

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Here is a description of each shown above:
Jasmine has a pleasing, uplifting effect on the mind. It is sweet and enticing. Jasmine evokes feelings of happiness and awakens romance.
Coffee is naturally full of antioxidants and caffeine which assist the skin's ability to heal, restore, firm and tighten.
Vanilla draws you in and helps you feel warm and comfortable. A relaxing, delicious scent and known aphrodisiac.
Lavender is gentle, balancing and increases blood circulation. It calms, soothes and tones the skin. Lavender promotes harmony, passion and romance.
Mochalicious is a combination of coffee and cacao to enhance your skin's radiance, giving you the feeling of euporia and comfort. Blissfully satisfying.
Calendula is anti-inflammatory , stimulates cell growth and has healing properties. It is very soothing to skin irritations.
Rose is softening, soothing and hydrating to the skin. It acts as a tonic and gently stimulates skin cells. Rose is a heart opening mood enhancer.
Sage is calming, cleansing and purifying. It has excellent astringent properties, tightening soft tissue. Great for mature skin.
Rosemary has cell regenerating and healing properties useful in treating chronic skin conditions. It stimulates circulation and hair growth. Use to enhance mental clarity.
Pinon has an intoxicating, warm and earthy scent. It stimulates circulation through it's anti-inflammatory action. Helpful in treating eczema and psoriasis.

My favorites thus far are:

Lavender- I keep it at my night table, perfect for those restless nights.

Coffee- For my morning ritual to wake up and start the day! perfect with a cup o' Joe too :)

Rosemary- for a simple skin rash, or dry skin patch and I use a little melted in my hands and use on my scalp and hair.


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Check out this little gift pack! I always thought Musk was for old people- Boy was I wrong! This Egyptian musk set is amazing. The fragrance oil is almost as perfect as my Persian Garden ;) The lotion I keep in my bag for my go to lotion now- it's moisturizing and smells amazing. The bath and body oil is perfect for during and after the shower, I have yet to try it in my hair. The bath salts have yet to be used... I'm not a huge bath person- but this makes me want to try! The Kuumba Made Bath Salts are a custom blend made from the finest salts with the highest mineral content. These natural occurring minerals revitalize and soften the skin, draw out impurities, and improve circulation.

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Here's a few items from their Herbal First Aid Line:

After yard clean up- this came in handy! Sprain and Strain recovery is for reducing swelling, muscle pains, bruising and stimulate circulation. It smells great and eases the pain.

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This herbal Healing Salve is great- I've used it for cuts and scrapes, it's safe for Sly too! He hasn't needed it for any wounds yet- but I'm reaching for this first.

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This Breathe Deep chest rub will come in handy very shortly- with cold and flu season just around the corner. It's like Vicks- only way better. It's safe for little ones too. I tried it out quickly and it's definitely going to work!

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Go try some Kuumba Made for yourself! I'd recommend the fragrance oils to start- they're small enough to keep in your purse or pocket and roll right onto the skin.  I have one in my car, purse and work bag :)

Have a great weekend guys!

Cashew Coconut Oatmeal Bars

Looking for a quick protein packed bar that doesn't taste like a candy bar? I've been meaning to make some kind of oatmeal bar and came up with this recipe. I just used what I had in the fridge and pantry. I used leftover Coconut milk from smoothies, dates in the fridge and an open bag of cashews and an overly ripe banana JB nor I dare to eat...

You can make these with whatever you have in your pantry- just be creative!

Cashew Coconut Oatmeal Bars

Preheat your oven to 350.

1. Mix together:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 C. light coconut milk (skim, almond or rice milk works too.)
  • 1 Ripe banana - mashed
  • 1/2 t. vanilla

2. Mix in:

  • 1 scoop or protein powder (I used plain- vanilla would work too.)
  • 2 C. Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 2 T. Wheat Germ
  • 1/2 C. chopped cashews (any nut would work)
  • 5 chopped dates (optional)

3. Pour into a 9x9 baking dish lined with parchment paper for easy removal.

4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

5. Cut up into squares and enjoy!

Cashew Coconut Oatmeal Bars

It's a perfect mid morning snack you won't feel guilty about ;)

Cashew Coconut Oatmeal Bars

Hope you like them! Time for me to head outside and enjoy this sunny day while it lasts.

Thanks for stopping by!