Thursday, July 15, 2010

expert advice: natural health remedies from Ellie Whalen of Sprayology

Ellie Whalen and her sister Patricia Connell started Sprayology to help people around the world regain their balance and improve their quality of life through natural health. Here, Ellie offers her inspiration for the brand, her favorite products, advice for moms, and more.

Prettyisprettydoes: What was the inspiration for Sprayology?
Ellie Whalen: "Sprayology was inspired by my own physical exhaustion and disillusionment. I am an extremely hard worker and thus burn the candle at both ends most of the time. This left my system stressed, weakened and totally compromised. I was prescribed 2 asthma inhalers multiple times a day, antibiotics seasonally, as well as signs of premature aging and low energy. All in all, I was burnt out nearly flat-lining. I took some time to educate myself about homeopathy to incorporate it in my daily life, which ultimately lead to the creation of Sprayology. Today, I no longer take any prescriptions or allopathic drugs. The power of homeopathy is remarkable."

PIPD: Why do you think there is a need for it?
EW: "Today’s world is full of physical, emotional and environmental toxins and stressors, which can knock the body off balance. Homeopathy helps to bring the body back to a functional balance and addresses not only symptomatic relief but also the root cause of wellness issues. In addition, the healthier we get our bodies on a daily basis the better suited we are when we need to go to the doctor. My doctor is always so impressed to see that I’m done with prescription medications. To get on my soapbox for a minute…our society has gone through an era of medicating and turned into a pill-popping culture. Thanks to the new laws requiring TV commercials to disclose the side effects of medicines, today’s informed consumer is more aware of the impact and possible negative effects that prescription medicine can have on our body. Sprayology has no side effects and no contraindications. It is safe, effective and affordable. It’s a natural solution for longer-term daily self-care."

PIPD: Which do you think is the most innovative product in the brand?
EW: "Honestly, all of our products and delivery systems are innovative due to our meticulous formulating beliefs. Homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and it is the second most widely used form of medicine worldwide. I would say Body Balance is the fastest acting. I’ve had women tell me right after they have sprayed Body Balance sublingually, they feel less pain from muscular aches and more energy and positivity. It’s because today’s woman is burned out and this is an immediate and all-natural way to address exhaustion without any stimulants."

PIPD: Is there one product you personally can't live without?
EW: "I have three that I never miss taking daily - SleepEase, Rejuvenation Plus and B-12 + Folic Acid. These three supplements keep me balanced, revitalized and rejuvenated to do what I do best: help others learn about the power of homeopathy and what it can do for them."

PIPD: What advice do you have for women who are hesitant to try it? What do you have to lose?
EW: "Sprayology’s products are all natural, FDA regulated, simple effective, safe and affordable. We also back all of our products and have accessible, wonderful customer service to answer any and all questions. Sometimes we have to explain to a customer to stick with it longer for results depending on the product but they always call back happy and ready to order more. We rarely have returns."

PIPD: Which products would you recommend for new moms and not-so-new moms?
EW: "We are an FDA regulated OTC medicine. All over the counter medicines suggest that pregnant or nursing moms consult a medical professional before use. That being said, my advice for women in general is to start with a homeopathic formula and vitamin formula that meets the most pressing issue(s) for her. She will find over time that she can shift all of her household medicines and prescriptions to Sprayology. If she is getting sick frequently, I would suggest the ImmunoBooster and the Daily Multi. If her sex drive is low, I would suggest Woman Power and B-12 + Folic Acid. If she wants to lose weight, I suggest Diet Power and Daily Multi. If she is concerned with bone density, I suggest Bone Builder and Daily Multi. There is something for every woman to get her groove back."

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

go natural

If you thought trying to get your two-year-old daughter to get dressed was a challenge, try lotioning up the kids every day for camp! Talk about a stressful morning! JASON Naturals Sunbrellas Collection makes it easier with six all natural, non-greasy sunblocks that really feel like they're offering the maximum protection. Try Mineral Based Natural Sunblock SPF 30, Kids Natural Sunblock SPF 45, Family Natural Sunblock SPF 45, Facial Natural Sunblock SPF 20, Sport Natural Sunblock SPF 45 or Lip Balm SPF 25. They go on smoothly and absorb quickly, which means you can get them dressed and off to camp in...well, let's just say quicker than with other brands that take a while to rub in. I throw the tubes in their bags so they can reapply during the day. The best part: You'll have relief knowing they're protected when you're not around. Check out for more info.

Monday, July 12, 2010

feed your skin right

There's more to worry about in the summer than sun protection. I personally agonize over the way my skin gets so dry, especially on my elbows, knees and feet which are exposed more often than they're used to. Luckily, I found Weleda's Skin Food ($17.50) for dry and rough skin. I've always been jealous that my two-year-old daughter gets to use Weleda's diaper cream--it feels so nourishing and smells so intoxicatingly of calendula. Skin Food offers the same amazing benefits. The ultra-rich whole-body cream deeply hydrates, restores and protects your skin especially on those stubbornly dry areas. Essential fatty acids and vitamin E in an organic sunflower seed oil are used to hydrate the skin. Organic pansy calms dry, irritated skin. Soothing rosemary leaf extract ’s mild antiseptic properties and the anti-inflammatory properties of Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract gently nourish and care for your skin. I rubbed it on my trouble spots and my skin really drank it up. It even helped my dry, cracked feet which suffer from working mommy-overtime. NOTE: This is a deeply moisturizing cream so be sure to try it only if you can handle the rich texture. Go to to purchase.