Learn about Herbal Skin Care!

Learn about Herbal Skin Care!

Have you ever thought about making some of your own herbal and botanical skincare? Check out this simple recipe for making lotion bars!

I am both a Student of and Affiliate for the Herbal Academy. Here is a link to learn more about this brand new course.

Enroll in the Botanical Skin Care Course with the Herbal Academy

And if you need to order molds, jars or other supplies, this is a great time to try Amazon Prime by using my Affiliate link, too!


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Amazon SMILE

Amazon SMILE

Did you know that you can earn money for charity when you shop online using the Amazon SMILE program! It’s true! The key is to watch the URL and once you are on the Amazon website, just change www to smile if the web address is not already pointing there. Then once you choose a charity from the list of participating organizations, that information will be saved in your profile. Just remember to navigate to the proper page (smile.amazon.com) before you place your shopping order!

EXAMPLE:


Try it for yourself by clicking my Amazon Affiliate Link below!

Kindness ROCKS!

#thekindnessrocksproject

I fell in love with The Kindness Rocks Project in 2017 when, during a walk from the Ferry Landing here in town, I found a painted rock on a bridge. I had been feeling sad, and this sweet surprise lifted my heart. I bought a few supplies and painted a few rocks, but then put my craft supplies aside.

My interest in this project changed when a few weeks ago a dear friend and I got together to paint rocks. Something about this process was totally meditative and really got me inspired.

#thekindnessrocksproject

Last week I donated a small box of rocks to my hospital for their effort to spread kindness.

Smilow Rocks is a local effort of The Kindness Rocks Project and shares the belief that one message at just the right moment can change someone’s day, outlook or life. Our goal is to spread kindness through painted rocks left for and created by patients, caregivers and staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, CT.

Glastonbury Rocks! is a local Kindness Rock Group I belong to on Facebook. It is mostly people decorating rocks “hide and seek” style; so people post photos of rocks they’ve decorated or found, and those who find a rock often rehide them instead of keep them.

Our local elementary school, Hopewell School, even started a Kindness Rock Garden with 3,000 rocks last year and hosted a book signing with the founder of the Project as well!  So this project is local, regional, national and even global!

If you want to spread kindness through painting rocks, the website reminds us to make sure to hashtag #THEKINDNESSROCKSPROJECT but to be honest, I can never fit that many words so I just put #kindnessrockproject or #kindnessrock and the year on the back.


If anyone uses my Amazon Affiliate Links to purchase Arts & Crafts Supplies, I will be donating any commissions I earn from now until September 2019 to our fundraising for the 2019 CLOSER TO FREE RIDE to benefit my hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital! Just make sure to use these links!


Vitalibis Signature 600 CBD Oil

Vitalibis Signature 600 CBD Oil

Endocannabinoid deficiency can be present as a result of poor diet, lack of exercise, drug abuse, environmental toxins, genetic factors, chronic stress and compromised health. A deficiency within the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) can manifest itself into different issues: anxiety, sleep issues, pain sensation, etc.

And when deficient, the ECS can be supported by full spectrum, phytocannabinoids from the hemp plant. Learn more on our “Be Well” Blog

Vitalibis Signature 600 is a premium full spectrum, phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil blended with organic Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) from coconut oil. The “600” in the product name aligns to approximately 600mg of naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) plus other cannabinoids, terpenes, etc. per bottle. We have full transparency and our test results including our products amazing terpene profiles, are available right on the shopping cart!

To Order go to https://www.vitalibis.com/sueapito/ and first time customers use Discount Code sueapito10 for $10 Off.

For a 20% Discount select JOIN to learn about The Vitalibis 20 for 20 Program (our Preferred Customer Ambassador program)!

TO GO TO MY WEBSITE: click one of these links


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New PuraVida Affiliate Fundraiser!

New PuraVida Affiliate Fundraiser!

One of the reasons I selected PuraVida as one of my small collection of Affiliate partnerships, is the fact that they support a number of charities through the sale of jewelry from their Charity Collection – where “Every Bracelet Purchased Makes a Difference“!

Starting today and until the Closer to Free Ride in September 2019, I am going to donate my profits from the purchase of anything from PuraVida to my husband Paul Apito’s #CTFRIDE fundraising efforts!

“Pura Vida” means “pure life” in Spanish, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laid back lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means living life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… it’s a lifestyle.

I’m even donating from the SALE products so make sure to check them out first!


UPDATE April 2019 – I got my fundraising order and these bracelets are so cute!


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Cinnamon a Health Risk? Botanical names matter!

Cinnamon a Health Risk? Botanical names matter!

Just today I read a post from a fellow ocular melanoma patient, warning that they had been told that cinnamon was dangerous to the liver.

The concern with cinnamon is with ingesting too much coumarin. “True” cinnamon is called Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamonum verum) and has very little coumarin!

But lots of people buy a cheaper version of this spice, also labeled as cinnamon, and this botanical is from a completely different plant. It is actually Cassia “cinnamon” (dried Cassia bark) which can be quite high in coumarin and for certain people, may be linked to liver damage. True cinnamon is fine to use as a culinary spice!

Here is a link to an article about Uses for Cinnamon.

To learn more about herbs and spices that you may incorporate into your journey of health and wellness, please visit the link below

The Herbarium Membership for Herbalists


FTC DISCLOSURE: I was not compensated for this post. This post and the website contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on one of the links.

Super-food from Hemp!

Super-food from Hemp!

I usually don’t eat a big breakfast so I’ve added #Vitalibis Super-food dietary supplement Daily Wellness to my morning routine.

New Customers, go to my website vitalibis.com/sueapito and create an account prior to 11:59 PM PST on February 27, 2019 (just click the right corner of the screen, no purchase necessary)

Then email customercare@vitalibis.com and let them know you are a New Customer of mine.

On February 28, 2019 Vitalibis will randomly pick 10 new Customers from all the Ambassador websites, and they’ll load $25 in product credit into their account for a future order! #Ambassador #affiliate


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CBD Oil Testing

CBD Oil Testing

Although CBD, short for cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant, it does not get you high. As long as it’s derived from hemp, it’s legal to buy over the counter.

When you watch the video above, or read the story on the NBC CONNECTICUT website, you’ll quickly realize not all CBD Oil products are the same! Along with making sure the product you purchase has the actual amount of CBD in a dose that the company claims, it’s also important to make sure products are tested for heavy metals, pesticides and toxins. Vitalibis does exactly that!

And we make those test results available for customers to download right from our website, too! Just click the links like the screenshot from my VIP Ambassador Vitalibis website below:


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Stress Management

Stress Management

When I was released from the hospital last year, I had a lot of trouble getting back into my normal sleep routine. I did some research and asked my oncologist whether it would be “OKAY” for me to try CBD Oil. He said yes! So I ordered some from an herbalist friend of mine. Honestly, I didn’t give it much time to see if it helped me get balanced out because it tasted like what I imagine old “bong water” would taste like. But I recently learned about Vitalibis CBD Oil which is extracted using short bursts of heat in a patent-pending method, and no solvents. Now that I am an Ambassador with the company (meaning I sell the products from my affiliate website) I have to be very careful even sharing my personal experiences as testimony for how well the product works, because doing so might be considered making a medical claim and one of the things that helps this company stand apart, is they follow the rules for marketing dietary supplements and do not make any implied medical claims. The thing about holistic medicine is, there is no one size fits all treatment. I might do well with CBD OIl to balance out my bodily functions and feelings, someone else might like an herbal tea, or perhaps a flower remedy! I put my herbal studies on hold when I learned my cancer had spread and I am just getting back into that again, but I wanted to share an Affiliate Link for the Herbal Academy, which is where I have been studying herbs and where people can learn how to care for themselves with herbs!

Enroll in the Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management Course

Aromatics International Essential Oil Collection

Right after my hospitalization from the adverse effects of immunotherapy treatment, I walked away from my essential oil hobby. I gave my website EssentialAromatherapy away to someone I knew would care for it and evolve it to their own special place online.  I gave away all my aromatherapy books, courses, and most of my essential oils to friends who I knew would appreciate them. I think without realizing it, I was preparing not to be here today.

But I am here and I am not done fighting to survive this cancer! In the cancer community, there is an acronym NED, for the health status “No Evidence of Disease“. Well, I still have cancer tumors in my liver, so I still have stage IV cancer, but what I also have is “No Expiration Date“!  So I coined term #NED2 to symbolize that!

When I first considered joining Vitalibis as a Brand Ambassador to sell CBD Oil products, part of the reason I took the leap and jumped right in, was the fact that the company also has a small selection of curated products which include essential oils from a brand with an exceptional reputation, Aromatics International.

“All of Aromatics International’s essential oils are either certified organic, wildcrafted, or organically crafted. “

Learn more about their philosophy of blending in their informational video


FTC DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the the Vitalibis Ambassador Program. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my link https://www.vitalibis.com/sueapito. To view the Aromatics International Essential Oil Collection look under the link for Products then Curated Products