This is almost magic: A water bottle that keeps filling itself as it condenses the air. The fear of dehydration during a long hike is gone. The Fontus water bottle is designed to capture the moisture contented in the air, condense it and store it as safe drinking water. A small fan draws the air from the surrounding environment, runs it through a special filter and presses it into the condensation chambers. Great for outdoor enthusiasts but also a promising technology for the many places in the world where clean drinking water is scarce. READ MORE
Putting on a wet wetsuit is no fun, especially when you’re in a hurry. This tip will save you valuable time.
Read the full article at: www.surfscience.com
Surfers, divers and anyone else with cause to put on a wetsuit has at one time or another faced this reality–putting on a wetsuit is not as simple as slipping into that favorite pair of jeans. Herewith some tips on how to do this elegantly and without drawing undue attention to yourself.
Do vegans have better sex? Does going vegan really increase your libido? We look at the scientific evidence & uncover the truth.
Read the full article at: www.veganmotivation.com
Not pushing a switch to a vegan lifestyle if that’s not your thing. But we thought this was an interesting look at food and sex, two of our favorite topics. In the end both are a matter of taste (good or otherwise), so take a peak at this and see what YOU think…and bon appetit!
It’s difficult to calculate the number of people using vaginal lubricants today, but based on increasing sales, it’s huge. In a survey of 28,869 American adults, 17.4 percent of American households use personal lubricants. We suspect that number is much higher because there are still some who aren’t ready to divulge their secrets about better sex.
We do know why women (and men) love lubes—especially Aloe Cadabra®. It makes sex more pleasurable and eases the discomfort and pain of vaginal dryness. It also renews and replenishes the natural moisture of the vagina.
Twenty years ago, many women were just starting to talk about lubricants and how to use them. Even ten years ago, the topic was something to be discussed privately among BFFs.
Not anymore! Increased interest in sexuality and sexual health, coupled with easy accessibility to information has created a breakthrough in frank sexual discussion. That dialogue includes the benefits of personal lubricants and a new world of comfort and pleasure for women of all ages.
Our customers write us
In the early 2000s, a loving couple began to develop Aloe Cadabra® lubricant and moisturizer on their organic farm. The all-natural formula they created became the first personal lubricant certified to meet the new organic body care standards. Today, Aloe Cadabra@ is becoming even more popular as more women discover its organic and all-natural ingredients, and immediate benefits.
We are honored to receive hundreds of letters and e-mails from our customers about the ways Aloe Cadabra® has improved their lives, without the fear of harmful side effects caused by ingredients in some lubricants. Comments from our loyal and health-conscious customers appear in the Magic Moments section of our website www.mymagicmoment.com.
They lost that loving feeling (and got it back)
One Aloe Cadabra® client, Betty of Wisconsin wrote to us about her situation and the Aloe Cadabra® solution.
“During and after menopause, my body changed, as all women’s do. Hot flashes, dryness, increased sensitivity to stress. My husband and I had lost our spark, our magic and a part of our connection. I was shocked when my son handed me a bottle of Aloe Cadabra. He had read an article about the normal changes people go through [during menopause].
Aloe Cadabra has been a huge help not only during intimate moments but every day. My body feels like it’s back to its natural state. There isn’t any discomfort from dryness and, when the moment strikes, we’re ready to go.”
Betty is just one of millions of examples of women who are opening up about this sometimes confusing and problematic stage of womanhood. They’re talking about the reasons for vaginal dryness, and even more important, the solutions available to recapture the natural moisture that was common in their twenties.
Age is a factor but it’s not the only reason
As you grow older (and more beautiful) nature will steal some of your estrogen as menopause sets in. A decrease in this hormone is the primary cause of vaginal dryness. Sex can be very painful, but that’s where Aloe Cadabra® can help. And menopause isn’t the only reason for dry spells. Anxiety, stress, and extreme emotional circumstances can affect the flow of normal vaginal moisture. Carrina of Oregon wrote us to say this:
“I am only 30, but I have had issues with endometriosis, and pelvic floor tightness. Sex has often been very painful for me, and … the last few times we have tried to have intercourse, I ended up crying from the pain and frustration. I felt like something was wrong with me, and I started to believe that I would never have enjoyable and pain-free sex again.
I have tried so many different lubricants trying to find the solution to dryness during sex. None of them worked. Then, I found Aloe Cadabra. I just want to say a huge thank you for making this terrific product. The consistency is perfect — not thick, not too runny, not tacky, not oily, not oozy. Sex felt so good that I was laughing with joy in the middle of it.
Also, one of the things I love most about Aloe Cadabra is that there is no mess after sex. With other products, it felt impossible to completely get the product off without soaking in a bath. Aloe Cadabra can soak right in, and I know that it’s good for my body.”
Pregnancy and childbirth also contribute to fluctuating hormonal levels and create imbalances in hormones. Read this letter from Dave and Sarah from California. They are in their thirties.
“After the birth of our second child, I was experiencing dryness and postpartum depression. With the extra tasks from having a newborn, time was short, stress was high and the thought of physical intimacy became less appealing, since it was uncomfortable.
As we lost our physical connection, our relationship suffered on every level. We were confused, frustrated and didn’t know that dryness was normal or that there were simple and enjoyable solutions that were designed to work with and support my body’s natural processes.
Aloe Cadabra has changed our lives. It brought the comfort back to sex. As our comfort increased, our natural drives for intimacy increased. As our desire for sex increased, our satisfaction with it increased. I was having multiple orgasms for the first time in my life!
I couldn’t be more thankful for Aloe Cadabra. That it brought back the magic in our relationship, on every level, is amazing.”
Medications for allergies, colds and asthma, contain antihistamines, which can also “dry” a person out. Here’s another comment from an Aloe Cadabra® client whose body cannot tolerate chemicals.
“I have allergies and my body is sensitive to chemicals. Aloe Cadabra didn’t cause any reactions, and felt great whether I used it as an everyday moisturizer or whether my husband and I enjoyed it together. Thank you for making something that helped us rekindle our connection and find our magic. And thank you for getting rid of all the chemicals that I now know so many lubricants have. It feels great to be using something that’s all natural, which is really important to us! ”
Various cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, can also reduce a woman’s level of estrogen. One of our clients, Tammy told us how Aloe Cadabra® helped with her life after chemotherapy.
“Since chemo-induced early menopause, I’ve experienced related changes in my body, one of which was vaginal tissue thinning and associated dryness. I’ve tried lots of lubricants, but many of them are made to ‘enhance’ sex, and while others may enjoy them, I find them intrusive and sometimes downright painful! Finally, with Aloe Cadabra, I found something I was comfortable with, is natural, and effective. And I can order it online for the further comfort of privacy.”
Debbie, age 44 also had cancer treatment and wrote to thank us for Aloe Cadabra®.
“After breast cancer at 44 with chemotherapy causing immediate menopause, I almost lost my marriage as intimacy was so incredibly painful. I am allergic to glycerin and fearful of parabens both of which are in almost all personal lubricants [but not in Aloe Cadabra]. Aloe Cadabra has made me feel natural and given me back much of what I have lost. I am tearing up as I write this, I am so grateful.”
Marie, age 55 from North Carolina, credits Aloe Cadabra® with renewing her and her husband’s sex life.
“Sex isn’t something we talk much about (even though) we’ve always enjoyed it…” When our sex life began to change and our libidos began to slow… it created unspoken tension. My husband was the one who bought Aloe Cadabra® and it helped us feel sensations like we did in our twenties. Being intimate brought emotional connection back. Our life came back into balance. Sex felt natural and good, like it used to.”
Cathy, age 59 shared a similar comment.
“Great stuff! I gave up on sex due to the pain…just bought in local drug store chain, and no pain, not sore. And 95% organic! Thank you and hubby thanks you too.”
We welcome your stories
We are fortunate to have so many satisfied, repeat customers, many of whom order our product on-line to ensure privacy and discretion. It is also available at CVS, Walgreens, and Whole Foods retail stores.
We find it rewarding that our customers love to share their positive experiences with Aloe Cadabra®. We value their thoughtful, unsolicited testimonials. Read more at www.mymagicmoment.com.
The founders of Aloe Cadabra® would be pleased to hear your story. Just send us a brief description about your Magic Moment with Aloe Cadabra®.
If we use your story, you will be identified only with your first name, age and geographical location. To show our appreciation we will send you a complimentary gift of Aloe Cadabra® if we publish your Magic Moment.
Copyright © Live Well Brands 2015
Personal Lubricants Are All The Buzz. But Which Ones Are Safe?
America is having a love affair with personal lubricants. Both men and women are discovering the benefits of more pleasurable and comfortable sexual experiences provided by the variety of lubricants available. But most of these lubes contain dangerous ingredients that can turn healthy sex into toxic sex. More and more people are waking up to this issue.
Many lube ingredients are harmful because they were not intended for the human body.
Several authoritative health professionals agree that many of the personal lubes available on the market should be avoided. Even prominent politicians are voicing concern. California Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Susan Collins of Maine, have introduced a bill (S.1014-the Personal Care Products Safety Act) that would require FDA review of some ingredients to “help ensure a safe marketplace for personal care products and reduce harms from exposure to toxic chemicals.” Some ingredients were originally made for industrial or commercial use such as rocket ships, anti-freeze, insect repellants, and even oven cleaners.
Do any of these sound like substances you want to put on or inside your body? We hear you saying “NO” loud and clear. And some ingredients on the labels of these products are so confusing, you feel like you need a degree in chemistry to figure them out. Some manufacturers don’t even list all of the ingredients. (They know you’re smart enough to look them up.)
How Do You Know Which Lubes Are Safe Or Even Good For You?
It would take a long time—hours or even days—to research the good and the bad stuff, so we did it for you. The good news: Aloe Cadabra® is one of the few lubricants that is FDA-cleared and contains 100% food-grade, natural ingredients, including 95% high-quality organic aloe, Barbadensis. It contains none of the harmful ingredients that our expert sources tell us to avoid.
Here’s A Partial List Of Unhealthy Ingredients
Parabens If an ingredient ends with the suffix “paraben,” stay away! These are synthetic preservatives that extend the shelf life of common household products. In vaginal lubes, they mimic the effects of estrogen and have been found in breast tumors. The Feinstein-Collins bill highlights propylparaben “as an endocrine-disrupting chemical…that is linked to a wide range of health effects, including reproductive system disorders.” Parabens may also have links to higher risks of breast cancer.
Mineral Oil Sounds safe enough, right? But it is a petroleum by-product just like motor oil and it clogs the pores. Skin care consultant, Carol Lee, warns that “by coating and clogging the pores, mineral oil and its derivatives interfere with your skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, or even perspire.” Untreated mineral oil has been proven to cause cancer.
Phenoxyethanol Dr. Laurie Steelsmith tells us that phenoxethanol “can be harmful when absorbed through your skin, causes reproductive damage, and according to the FDA, depresses the central nervous system in newborns.” It can also adversely affect your immune system. Thankfully, this ingredient is not in Aloe Cadabra®!
Glycerin A form of sugar, glycerine is a drying agent and may increase the incidence of candida, which can result in vaginal yeast infections. The pain, discharge, and itchiness that accompanies this fungus is not something you want to deal with.
Benzoic acid Here is a preservative usually derived from trees but sometimes from animal urine! You’ll also find it in insect repellant. Need we say more?
Polyquaternium This is a synthetic polymer (polymers are compounds used to make plastics, concrete and glass) associated with severe irritation and disruption of skin surfaces. It also increases reproduction of viruses, including HIV.
Non-oxynol 9 This ingredient is an oil-based spermicide! It severely irritates skin surfaces and increases transmission of viruses, including HIV. Do NOT use it if you’re trying to conceive. And do not use it rectally. Better still, don’t use it at all!
Lidocaine Your dentist uses this to numb your gums before a procedure. In a vaginal lube, it irritates skin surfaces and increases the risk of skin trauma. Besides, who wants to feel numb in the vaginal area when you want to have pleasurable sex!
Capsaicin Better be ready to sink into a tub of cool water if you use this one. It’s the oil of very hot chili peppers and it’s used in warming lubes. It triggers a pain reaction in the nerves-which is bad enough—but then may last longer than the intimate experience and can be difficult to remove from skin once applied.
Chlorhexidine This preservative found in KY Jelly® and Surgilube®, destroys normal, protective genital bacteria that help fight infections. Ellen Barnard, co-owner of “A Woman’s Touch,” warns, “No way! It kills all your healthy vaginal bacteria.”
Propylene Glycol This component lets chemicals penetrate the body and get to the blood stream. It’s been linked to cancer, developmental problems, and toxicity of the human organs. It’s also used in some oven cleaners and antifreeze products. We can’t even imagine putting a substance that is used for automobile maintenance on your sensitive vaginal tissues. And why would you want to use a chemical that allows other chemicals to get even deeper under your skin?
Petroleum or petroleum-based ingredients It sounds harmless, but for vaginal use, this component can coat your skin and interfere with its normal functions. Some studies show links to cancer. Silicone-based ingredients also function like petroleum-based ingredients.
All Natural Aloe Cadabra® Contains Only Food-Grade Ingredients
In their book Great Sex, Naturally, Dr. Steelsmith and Alex Steelsmith describe Aloe Cadabra® as “a lovely lubricant… with a sleek quality that’s as magical as its name implies. It not only facilitates pleasurable sex, but if used often, can help keep your vaginal and vulvar tissue well nourished, moisturized, and healthy.”
Check https://aloecadabra.com/lubricant-comparison/ and https://aloecadabra.com/ingredients/ for more information on the harmful ingredients you may not know you’re using, and the good things in Aloe Cadabra®. And don’t confuse “all natural” with boring. Aloe Cadabra® comes in scents and fragrances to enhance your pleasure and delight the palate. Stay safe.
Copyright © Live Well Brands 2015