Magnesium oil for sleeplessness, a skin firming serum and yoga socks

I ordered the produce saver sheets and will let you know how those work once I get them. I’m sick of my herbs getting wilty, but I’d also like to extend the life of arugula and romaine. I’ve also ordered this crazy 60 pack of velvet scrunchies for $8! These come in so many colors to match just about every outfit. I keep loosing my scrunchies so I figured I’d get some new ones for fall. Here are some more things I’m looking at.

An affordable vacuum sealer for fresher foods
I have an old foodsaver vacuum sealer that’s about on its last legs. It’s great for sealing meat so it doesn’t get freezer burn and for prepping food for sous vide. (I have this sous vide cooker and really like it.) This heat sealing vacuum sealer by Geryon is only $40 and comes with 5 bags. (You can buy more bags here, these are the kind I have and they work great and have lasted forever.) It has over 2,500 ratings and 4.2 stars on ReviewMeta. Reviewers like that you can choose how much air to remove. You can do a full or partial vacuum, allowing you to seal chips and bread without crushing them. It’s called this “the best you can buy for under $50,” “super easy to use” and said to “work great” “I’m very happy with this sealer.”

Magnesium oil to treat muscle pain and headaches and help fall asleep
In Hecate’s story on migraines she mentioned that magnesium supplementation is supposed to be helpful. You get a whopping 8 ounces of magnesium oil by Essentially Based brand for under $10. This has over 3,300 ratings, 4.3 stars and the same score on ReviewMeta. It’s said to help people fall and stay asleep and to help alleviate muscle pain and headaches too. People rave about how well this worked to stop headaches and say they fall asleep quickly and sleep deeper than before. They write “I had a headache coming on and I sprayed some on my forehead and back of neck. My headache went away almost immediately.” I “fell asleep in record time! Wow, I could not believe it!” “After a few days rubbing this product in as directed, I noticed a decrease in pain level. Then I started waking up pain free.” Some reviewers say that they had bad nightmares after using this so you may want to be carful if you’re taking magnesium supplementation as well. (Please consult your physician before taking any supplements. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any conditions.)

A skin firming serum with niacinamide and rosehip seed oil
This skin firming serum by trusted brand Eva Naturals has niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and plant-based ingredients including rosehip seed oil. It has 980 ratings, 4.4 stars and the same score on Reviewmeta. It’s supposed to really work to reduce fine lines and acne scars. It’s called “a miracle in a bottle” and people write “I could actually see a difference within the first week,” “my laugh lines and acne scars are significantly less noticeable,” and “you can see dramatic improvement.” “This serum smells wonderful and sinks into the skin quickly”.

Yoga socks for a safe grip and warm feet
I get cold feet so I like to keep my socks on when I’m doing yoga and barre. I can’t get a good grip with socks on though. (I bought this yoga mat and I love it! It’s so soft and cushiony.) These yoga socks by Ozaiic help keep your feet warm and have added silicone gel grips along with straps across the top to keep them on. They come in a cute pouch too. You can get one pair for $10 or two for $15. They have over 9,200 ratings, 4.6 stars and a perfect score on ReviewMeta. They’re said to be super comfortable and great for yoga and for daily wear. Reviewers say they’re “very comfortable, look great, and the grip is fantastic.” “These socks are amazing! They are very soft, not too tight, have great grip and are adorable.”

An affordable and hydrating anti-wrinkle cream
This anti-wrinkle cream by Derma E with vitamin A and retinyl palmitate is so affordable at under $12 for 4 ounces. It has almost 1,200 reviews and 4.3 stars on ReviewMeta. Plus it’s vegan, gluten free and paraben free. People say it’s hydrating but does not aggravate problem skin. It’s also said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They write “Results for me have been night and day,” “It really moisturizes without feeling greasy” and call it “My favorite face cream.”

A portable LED light therapy lamp to ease seasonal affective disorder
The Happy Light by Verilux is a 31 inch full spectrum LED and UV-free lamp to help bring some artificial sunlight indoors. You’re supposed to use it in the morning to mimic sunlight or in the afternoon as a quick pick-me-up. It has adjustable brightness settings and is just $40. There’s also a box you can check to get a $2 off coupon. It has over 1,000 ratings and 4.5 stars on ReviewMeta. Reviewers say it does seem to help their mood and they like that it’s small and portable. It’s called an “extremely effective light therapy” lamp. Reviewers write “It has given me a ton more energy, helped me feel well-rested for the first time in ages, and just totally changed my mood this winter,” “After 4 days of use, I actually think I can feel a change” and “despite believing light therapy wouldn’t help much it really has!”

The carbonated bubble clay mask everyone is talking about
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask is a purifying clarifying mask that bubbles in reaction to your skin’s oils. It comes with a little applicator that you’ll want to use as your hands will compromise the product. This has over 10,000 ratings and 4.2 stars on ReviewMeta. You get 3.5 ounces of product for $9. You apply it, let it bubble and foam, and then remove it with water and a wash cloth. Reviewers say that it does remove blackheads, that it cleans deeply and leaves your skin smooth afterwards. It can be drying so you’ll want to moisturize once your skin is dry. The write “it’s fun and did leave my face softer and tighter,” “blackheads disappeared completely! Even my wrinkles look smaller,” “The dry patches from my prescription acne medication are soft, smooth, and the scaling is gone. Overall my face looks cleaner than it has in 10 years.”

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Just got the Happy Light! I get pretty severe SAD and normally I try to plan a vacation somewhere warm during January which helps, but this is cheaper and better for these COVID times, lol. I’ll update in a few months with how it works.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Let me know! I had a giant one I gave away when I moved, which was stupid. It did take up a lot of space. Now I want that smaller one. @FancyPants melatonin gives me nightmares too!

      • Sojaschnitzel says:

        I just put the light into my basket aswell. I had been searching for such a light for days now, so the timings was perfect :D
        I also love the reviews about the magnesium oil. Sadly it doesn’t deliver to my country.. would have loved to buy that aswell and support you <3

    • Jensies says:

      I have that light and I think it works well for me. Nice compact size too. Just be mindful of time recommendations…over 45-60 min can increase anxiety.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’ve never used on before – do you just sit near it while you’re reading or doing work?

      • Anners says:

        Becks1 – we have them at work (shift worker) and I usually just plug it in facing the side of my face (I switch sides night by night). It’s really bright, but it does seem to make a difference.

  2. FancyPants says:

    I just ordered the magnesium oil and the light! The melatonin I take already gives me nightmares and I don’t think it helps me sleep much better so I guess I can’t do any worse.

    • manda says:

      I had never heard this nightmare/melatonin thing! I take melatonin sometimes, usually on trips. I used to have stress dreams pretty much every single night, and I found that taking cbd (or xanax but I’m trying to not really take a benzo everyday), helped with the stress dreams. Which I sort of equate to nightmares, but I guess they aren’t as upsetting. Every now and then they move into nightmare territory, but generally are not that bad. Anyway, just my anecdote to recommend cbd gummies. I totally poo-pooed them when they first came out but I feel they help me (although, I guess they aren’t legal everywhere…)

      I am ordering the magnesium bc I am curious as to whether it will help with headaches

      • FancyPants says:

        The dreams are not only bad, they’re episodic- like when I wake up from it and then fall back to sleep, the same dream picks up where it left off. It’s so weird. I can fall asleep any time, it’s staying asleep that I have trouble with. The CBD oil is the only thing I found that really helped me stay asleep, but it is way too expensive to use nightly. I think I have just had anxiety up to here [waves hand over head] for the last four years and I can’t wait to go one whole day without wondering what the fresh hell Emperor Orange is up to right now.

      • julieJ says:

        Manda, edibles and Mag have helped me.

    • julieJ says:

      Fancy I have terrible migraines and insomnia. Magnesium is helping. Melatonin ( I have had insomnia since I turned 20) has given me nightmares or disrupted my sleep. Edibles help a lot, as does Fish Oil and Magnesium. Great recs today.

    • ElleV says:

      Just a heads up – I was interested in the magnesium spray but when I did a quick google of the evidence it turns out magnesium doesn’t absorb well through the skin and your best bet is to take it orally. So folks who spray this on and feel better are probably enjoying the placebo effect – in which case, save your dollars and spray some water on the back of your neck, or get the oral supplements in consultation with your doctor (as someone mentioned below, taking the wrong dose or too much over time can be lethal). YMMV but it stopped me from ordering.

  3. souperkay says:

    I love Derma-E products! I have used their vitamin e and tea tree oil face creams for a long time. The product is light yet hydrating and the 4 oz tubs last, you don’t use a lot because it is so hydrating.

  4. Miss V says:

    Just wanted to say that I love these product recommendation posts! They are the best! I plan on trying to magnesium oil and the light… I need all the help I can get to get through the cold New England winters. Thank you!

  5. LarkspurLMM says:

    Magnesium oil is great! It feels slippery and may sting if you just shaved legs or have a scratch on your body. Magnesium is a good for muscle aches, sleeplessness, and watch out – side affect can cause (ok sorry) loose stools :)

    Also try the powder magnesium supplement Natural Calm/Natural Vitality – it’s very beneficial.

    Derma E products are awesome! The charcoal clay mask is a good dupe for GlamGlow and the Vitamin C serum is fabulous too.

    Thank you Celebitchy for these great posts and daily fun :)

  6. Jessica says:

    Derma-E is a great. I’ve been using this cleanser for years:

    Also, when I first started using Vit C this was my entry product:

    Now I stick with Timeless Vit C which is a higher potency.

    Thank you for the depression/headache/sleep recommendations. We’re having issues with all three in our household and need to act! Keep the recs coming, Celebitchy!

  7. amiloo says:

    I am a believer in magnesium oil! It helped my plantar fasciitis all but disappear, and I continue to use it when I get a migraine or have a restless night. I sprayed it on my feet every day before I put my socks and shoes on and the results were almost immediate.

    A better value, though, is to make your own using dry magnesium flakes. I add one part flakes to one part boiling water in a small spray bottle.

    • FancyPants says:

      Oooh I have foot pain too- can’t wait to see if the magnesium works!!

      • amilou says:

        I hope it helps you! Just be diligent and spray the soles of your feet every day. At this point, I only need to spray them sporadically (when I’ve had a particularly long work day on hard floors).

        My mother tried it for a couple of days – decided it didn’t work – then stopped using it altogether. :/

  8. Melissa says:

    I have a few pairs of those Yoga socks and they are great. Before Rona, I wore them multiple times a week in my Barre classes and even though I’m working out at home, I still wear them and they are great and hold up well.

  9. WingKingdom says:

    Oh gracious I had to order three of these items today 😂 I’m excited to try them. Thanks for the fun recommendations!

  10. Moorele says:

    Scrunchies for life!!!

  11. Liz version 700 says:

    I love Magnesium Oil. It is great for muscle soreness and helps with tight muscles without the smell of a lot of products.

  12. KS says:

    Please don’t use magnesium for sleep or constipation without doctor’s approval. It’s an electrolyte in the body that can literally kill you if you ingest too much.

  13. fluffy_bunny says:

    Where am I supposed to apply this oil for sleeplessness?

  14. Lissdogmom02 says:

    I love your reviews, they are so fun. I can’t partake in a lot of the skin stuff as I have really dry skin & psoriasis so it’s hard to find products. I’m going to get my sister yoga socks as one of her Christmas presents, I make her & her husband a basket, it’s fun stuff & wine as they both like that. Thanks I love these.