We use this exclusively in our household because it’s the only one my husband likes. It has a fresh smell and I’ve never had issues with using it. I gave it 4 stars because it’s VERY difficult to find in our area. The only place it is carried is Walmart, which makes it a bit inconvenient. Rural problems. It’s probably much easier to track down in larger cities.
These milk chocolate bars are definitely a good choice when you’re standing in the grocery check out line and are in the mood for a quick chocolate fix. Yeah, the standard Hershey bar might be the easy pick, but I’m telling you, if you pick up one of the Dove bars (the dark chocolate is a delicious option as well) you will not be disappointed. They don’t have the plastic-y taste that so many candy bars are starting to have. And if you like creamy, melt in your mouth milk chocolate, this is your bar. The bar is divided into break off squares which is handy if you are into portion control, sharing chocolate treats, or just a little OCD on how you like to eat things (raises hand).
I love love love Peppermint patties. They are my favorite chocolate candy. But here’s the thing... the large single and the small wrapped minis? Delightfully delicious! This bag of super minis? There’s something off about them. They don’t taste the same as the bigger ones. They are still minty goodness covered in chocolate, but after eating these for 30+ years, I can tell you they aren’t the same. They are more reminiscent, taste wise, of those weird Junior mints (which also taste different from what I remember as a kid).
This is my go-to for heartburn and indigestion. I have probably used it too much in the past, but it really works. I prefer the mint over the cherry, but I don’t like cherry anything, so if you like cherry, I’m sure it’s fine. The consistency is a little reminiscent of chalk, but I prefer it over the tablets. Just because i feel that the liquid works more quickly to ease my stomach. Shake it up well. I know it says that in the directions, but sometimes I don’t remember till it’s too late. Shake it. It makes all the difference.
I used this for years as I have very sensitive teeth and hereditary recessing gums. It’s one of the best commercially available toothpastes I tried. I no longer use this (although my husband still does, so if we travel, I will use this for the sake of packing space) as it still sets my teeth on edge when I use it. I have found that The Redmond Co’s Earthpaste is much more preferable for my sensitive teeth. If you do want to try out Sensodyne, they are readily available everywhere, have a nice flavor and are less irritating than other commercially available options. I’ve just moved on to something better.
This is my standard toothpaste. Sometimes I will switch it up and try something new, but I always come back to this. I appreciate that it has no glycerin (I have a soy allergy) as well as no fluoride. It has, like, 6 ingredients. All of which are easily pronounced and familiar. I have very sensitive teeth. This works FAR better for my sensitivity than commercial brands marketed for sensitive teeth. This toothpaste does have a bit of a learning curve. The color can be off-putting, it is a bit like grey dirt. It also has no foaming agents (yay, no sulfates to eat!) so it’s more like a scrub than a foamy mouthful of mint. The flavor... I like Wintergreen the best, makes the brushing process more pleasant, but you will not get that “minty fresh feeling” that lingers after using more commercial toothpastes. If you must have that, you’ll need to follow with a mouthwash. This toothpaste will leave your teeth feeling exceptionally smooth, which I like. My dentist actually started carrying this in his office after I got his technicians hooked on it.
I have allergies and sensitivities to certain ingredients. Thankfully, I found Dr Bronners. I’ve been using the liquid soap various ways for years, so I was happy to find the bar soaps. They are so convenient. The lavender is my personal favorite. The scent is not overpowering, but fresh and bright. The bar lathers up nicely. It is a harder type bar (bad description, sorry) in that it doesn’t disintegrate away like softer soap bars. Not only do I keep a bat in my shower, but I also have one under my sink that I use to wash my makeup brushes. It does not leave a weird soap film on the bristles, which is appreciated. It would be nice if Dr Bronners made travel size (hotel size) bars. When I don’t want to drag a large bar around, I have a mini liquid soap from the brand. It’s handy, but it’s messy and a small bar would be perfect.
Courtyard hotels have been a consistent hotel choice while traveling. It seems like no matter where I go, if there is a Courtyard, I can pretty much guarantee a good stay. They are always clean and well kept, the staff friendly and helpful. I could just be lucky in the places I have been to, but I would still recommend this hotel while traveling.