Maple Holistics

I was provided a free product to review, but the opinions are all my own.

image via maple holistics

image via maple holistics

I was contacted by a representative of Maple Holistics to review this product, and after checking out the brand and the product I was 100% on-board.

First, let me gush about this brand, based on what I learned. I had never heard of Maple Holistics, and I definitely think more people should know about them! 

Their goal is to provide a natural, cruelty-free, holistic and effective range of health and hygiene products to enhance one’s daily life. Their products are PETA-certified cruelty-free and use naturally sourced ingredients. Not to mention that they support humanitarian, environmental and animal-rights charities!

PLUS: They have a product-bottle recycling program! What?! Check it out! (LINK) 

image via maple holistics

image via maple holistics

Ok, now about the product. The benefits of the Silk 18 shampoo from their product description is: “Achieve stronger, smoother, more luscious hair with silk18 shampoo. Infused with a rejuvenating blend of 18 silk amino acids which help fortify hair follicles and strengthen strands to protect hair from dryness, breakage, damage, split ends, and hair fall. The nourishing formula gently cleanses dandruff, excess sebum, and impurities to leave your hair and scalp feeling fresh but not stripped. Enriched with argan and jojoba oil to add supreme softness and a luminous shine. Our shampoo is sulfate and paraben-free making it great for all hair types, color treated hair, and sensitive skin.”

I have been using for this shampoo for two weeks now. I wanted to give it a good run before reviewing it. Mr. LL has been reviewing it as well, to me, when he uses MY products in the shower though I keep telling him to use his own. But that’s another story for another time.

I was excited to try this product out because I am a lifetime dandruff sufferer and it is starting to get hot. In case you weren’t aware, dandruff (as opposed to dry scalp) is caused by an excess of oil produced on the scalp. Heat=sweat; sweat=oil; oil=dandruff. Since they claim this product “gently cleanses dandruff” and “excess sebum” I was very happy to give it a try. I hate dandruff specific shampoos because of the menthol smell and the tar, so usually I just live life constantly brushing the hate (dandruff) away.

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Another detail that really appealed to me was the inclusion of Argan and jojoba oil in their formula. You’d think that since I have excess oil on my scalp I wouldn’t want oils in my shampoo, but you are wrong! These help reset the pH of your scalp and keep your strands from feeling stripped like a lot of clarifying shampoos can do. Also, while I dont have damaged hair, I know that the struggle is real for those that do and they claim this is a good product for those of you living that life. Check out their blog post about damaged hair care.

My experience with this shampoo was overall positive. My scalp is definitely less itchy. there has been a noticeable decrease in oil and dandruff on my scalp as well. As an added bonus, my hair is softer. Also, the shampoo has a vanilla scent and that is my favorite scent. I dont find it strong at all but a nice gentle hint. 

At almost $13 for a 10oz bottle of shampoo, is it worth it? I think so. In this world of chemicals we live in, we need to be more conscientious about the products we use on and in our bodies. Not to mention I am a sucker for woke-company that is looking out for the rest of us in their brand and their products. 

This post was a review of a product that was provided to me for free, however the opinions expressed are all my own.

Review: Love With Food subscription service

This week, there's no Happy Weekend post, but instead I wanted to share this awesome product with all of you! Love With Food is a monthly snack subscription service that mails healthy snacks to your front door! When I got a request to join their affiliate network, I asked that they send me a box to check out to see if I could endorse their product. They agreed and sent me this Tasting Box.

Also, I think it's pretty awesome that for every box sold, Love with Food will donate meals to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. To date, Love with Food has already donated almost 700,000 meals!

Take a peek inside what they sent me!

Take a peek inside what they sent me!

Mr. LL was just as excited as I was when this box showed up on our doorstep! I had to hold him back while I snapped a few photos, lol. Inside was a decent number of snacks, for a tasting/sample, and it also came with some Schoola materials, which I won't use, and some coupons, which I will totally use.

Here are a few of the treats from the box.

Here are a few of the treats from the box.

Above you'll see some of the snacks from the box. The Bear Naked granola was really good; the Super Crackers tasted like...well nothing really; the Smarty Pants vitamins were pretty dang good for vitamins; I love love love the JimmyBar!; Mr. LL ate most of the Yum Earth Organics Fruit Snacks, but I think they were ok–the texture was a little off for me, but Mr. LL obviously took a liking to them.

The rest of the snacks! 

The rest of the snacks! 

These are the rest of the snacks from the box. The Mini Pretzel Crisps were our favorite snack in the entire box, and that's saying a lot because Mr. LL doesn't like pretzels at all (these were really amazing); the Snapea Crisps were an experience–at first I wasn't sure about them, but I found myself, the next day, finishing off the bag with a clean conscious because their peas!; and finally, our second favorite in the box, of course, Ms. Thinster's Cookie Thins 😋.

Overall, I was really impressed with the snacks in this box! Mr. LL and I are not healthy snackers by any stretch of the imagination, so I knew going in to this that every snack wasn't going to be a hit with us. But the amount of snacks we did like and ate all of proved to me that Love With Food is an A+ deal.


Starting at just $7.99 you can begin receiving junk-free snacks delivered right to their door! Additionally, for every box sold, Love with Food will donate meals to several food banks. I also have some special offers I can offer to all of my readers!


I am an affiliate with Love With Food, but all opinions expressed in this review are solely my own. I will never falsely promote a product or service that I can't personally vouch for, I promise!