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March 22

4 Ways to Save Money on Juicing

Posted by on March 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM

4 Ways to Save Money on Juicing

A lot of people that I know have been getting more and more involved and interested in juicing.  It’s the new “it” diet and a lot of my friends that have tried it, or are regularly “juicing” swear by its health benefits.  They say they feel like they have more energy, they are less hungry, they crave less sugar, and feel healthier.  As per the Dr. Oz show (and Oprah too!) juicing is great because fruits and vegetables are abundant in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that protect you against cancer, heart disease, and other ill health.  Juicing is a fantastic way to detoxify your body.

I personally have never tried juicing, but one of my good friends who tried juicing opted for a Groupon to get her started in juicing.  It included instructions on how to juice, and included a number of recipes for juicing.  When she texted me a picture of her groceries that she bought for juicing, I was shocked.  There were so many fruits and vegetables but after all that juicing it only produced a few glasses of juice.

Juicing can be expensive for sure, so here are four tips that might help you save money on juicing, so you can invest in your health for less!

Find a Good Juicer

Some people spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars in a state of the art juicer.  However, some of the simpler models will do, especially if you are just starting your juicing trend and are unsure whether you will keep it up.  The Toronto Star has a great article by saving money queen Ellen Roseman on juicers that consumer reports recommends, and they are more economically priced than you think.  For example, you can get a great juicer for under $100.

If you think about it, juicing (even though you are buying a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables) is cheaper than buying expensive juices and smoothies on a daily basis (such as at Jugo Juice or Booster Juice) and also cheaper than eating out regularly.  Because it doesn’t take much time/ effort to clean out the juicer, this might be an alternative for those don’t have enough time to cook and prepare a meal.

The Freezer is Your Friend

Although ideally you want fresh fruits and vegetables, you can buy certain fruits when they are on sale and freeze them.  In this case, investing in a chest freezer might help you save even more money.  A lot of berries such as blueberries freeze very well.  I have frozen spinach that I keep handy.

Juice Garden

Another way to save money with juicing is to grow a juice garden.  Of course, this is only feasible if you have a garden.  If you have some grass or some soil on some land and have at least 6 hours of sunlight a day for your potential garden, it might be a good idea to create a project to have a garden.  Optimally you would need four feet by eight feet of space, according to Yahoo.  Making a raised garden bed with cedar can be done by getting cedar that is six to ten inches high and two inches thick, this provides the best results.

I have grown tomatoes, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and kale with no difficulties.  I do not have a green thumb at all, so if I was able to do it, you can too!

Don’t Waste the Pulp

One of the complaints that my friend had when she started juicing was that she felt bad because she was wasting and throwing away the fruit and vegetable pulp a lot of the time.  On the Passionately Raw blog, she shares some idea on what you can do to use the pulp (as known as juicing refuse) for other things, that way, you can extend that healthiness for longer!

All you have to do is freeze the pulp in a zip lock bag until you are ready to use it, and when you are, you can use vegetable pulp in raw crackers, as a dip, or you can add the vegetable pulp to food.  For fruit pulp, you can re-use it into jams, use it in baking, and even make raw desserts.

Bargainmoosers, how do you save money on juicing? Have you ever tried it?

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March 17 Save up to 30% on Gluten Free Foods

Posted by on March 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM Save up to 30% on Gluten Free Foods has a number of sales each week and I like to pick out the best and most interesting sales to let the Moosers know. This week I notice that they have a number of gluten-free foods on from different companies.

One of my children has trouble with focus and a naturopath recently recommended to me that he stop eating wheat, because wheat can make the brain “fuzzy”. While he doesn’t have to eat a gluten-free diet, wheat is in almost everything not gluten-free. And gluten-free is expensive! I went from buying $2.50 loaves of bread to $6.99 loaves of bread and for a kid who eats a load of bread and crackers, my grocery bill went up immensely (and it was high to begin with). Sales like this are the time to stock up!

First, there is up to 30% off gluten-free foods in a number of categories like baking, crackers, cookies and snacks and even condiments and sauces.

Then there is a sale on the specific brand called Enjoy Life, which is gluten-free and free of the eight most common allergens. These types of snacks are the perfect ones for the kid’s lunch boxes or to give out on your snack day at sports, as you know they are safe.

You’ll also get 30% off the brand Glutino, which has a huge line of gluten-free items that most normally have gluten like pretzels, crackers, cereal bars and more.

Shopping at, you’ll get free shipping on a purchase over $25, which for groceries, is really not difficult to do.

Photo credit: Andrea Nguyen

(Expiry: 23rd March 2014)

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March 13

7 Low-Cost 2-Minute Clean Eating Snacks

Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

I’ve been busting my butt for the last three months at the gym and all I’ve seen is weight gain! Apparently 70% of losing weight is diet, so I’m going to have to tweak mine. I’ve decided to do a clean eating regimen, but when I made out the grocery list I was overwhelmed with ingredients. I have very little time in the day to make snacks – I basically need something that is grab and go and I get sick of apples and bananas. I decided to research snacks that were quick to make, clean and low-cost. Here are is my compilation.

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

So freaking simple and incredibly tasty and low-cal, this cucumber salad is fresh and alive! It reminds me of the simple dish of cucumber and vinegar, but this one has some complexity! I got this recipe from my most favourite food magazine – Saveur.

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

Who says you can’t lose weight AND eat chocolate? This clean snack mix consists of almonds, raisins and chocolate chips. Not only will you fulfill that chocolate craving, but you’ll get some protein in there too. This snack mix probably takes all of one minute to make and is a much cheaper alternative than buying snack mix. Taylor Made By Taylor Bee has the instructions (if you need them).

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

A little more of a filling snack, all you need is the head of a pepper and an egg. These flower power eggs are bright, healthy and frugal (how much does one egg cost?). With a total prep time of less than a minute and a total cost of less than $1, you’ve got a great snack from Apron Strings.

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

Some people crave chocolate, some crave candy, I crave popcorn! Put a bowl in front of me and I’ll eat the whole thing, then lick the bowl. True story. If you’ve never tried popcorn made with coconut oil,  you are so missing out. Coconut oil is the best oil to cook popcorn in as it adds flavour and is a medium chain fatty acid that actually helps with weight loss – it is a fat you want to ingest! With the simple addition of lime and spices, this popcorn is so much better than the microwave kind. I am so making this, thanks to Shutterbean.

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

Seriously, what goes better together than banana and peanut butter? Elvis knew, but we don’t have to make a sandwich of it and add all that expensive and calorie-loaded bread. These little bites can be made with peanut butter or any other type of nut butter like almond or cashew or even with non-nut butters. I’m drooling thinking about this snack right now. All it takes is the time to cut up a banana or two and spread your topping, and the cost is minimal. The recipe is located at Fort Mills SC Living.

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

You may think you won’t like edamame, but once you have it, you’ll love it. Even my pickiest children love it! So simple, you can easily just boil it then add your dressing, which can be anything, but in this case from Lauren Ariza it is garlic, soy and lemon, which sounds fabulous. A bag of frozen edamame is so inexpensive, but this powerhouse packs a huge protein punch, especially for the cost.

7 Low Cost 2 Minute Clean Eating Snacks

Kale chips are your friend, and contrary to common belief, they don’t taste, look or feel like regular chips. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t so good. I remember serving them to my one-year-old, who had no teeth so traditional greens were out of the question, but these he ravished and made quite the green mess, but I loved it! Bembu has 15 kale recipes for this very quick and healthy snack.

Bargainmoosers, what is your favourite quick, cheap and healthy snack?

Photo credit: Elana’s Pantry

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March 7 20% Off Clif Bars

Posted by on March 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM 20% Off Clif Bars

Get 20% off Clif bars at this week.

I had my first Clif bar last week. The hotel I stayed in had a mini-fridge and you were actually allowed to eat what was in it without being charged! One of the items was a Clif bar, along with juices and water. I had never bought a Clif bar before as they seemed overpriced to me and I’m not really into bars as a meal. Well, I proved myself wrong. With 7 long hours between lunch and the dinner I was going to, I was getting hungry, so the free Clif bar was an obvious choice. I tell you – it filled me up! Not just that it filled me up, it was delicious. I felt like I was eating a brownie, but it was actually really healthy. I’m about to partake in a clean eating diet plan, straight out of the Clean Eating magazine and one of the recommended snacks is Clif bars. I want to follow the plan to a tee, so I am going to get me some Clif bars, and now is the perfect time, since they are on sale at!

Now, as I was writing this post, some of the items sold out! I don’t know if they just weren’t updated before, but boo on that! They still have some great flavours on sale though like:

All of these come in boxes of 12 and were $22.99, now $18.39. They also have protein bars, which have a whopping 20 grams of protein! These are on sale from $27.96, now $22.39.

Another thing you should know is that these have all-natural ingredients and they give 1% of their sales to environmental causes. Eat good, feel good, I always say.

Shipping is free when you spend $25, so get yourself two cases and stock up.

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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February 10 25% Off Manitoba Harvest Hemp Items

Posted by on February 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM 25% Off Manitoba Harvest Hemp Items has 25% off Manitoba Harvest hemp food items, which include hemp hearts, hemp oil, protein powder and more.

Last week I was doing some research on protein powder, as the bottle I had ran out and I wanted to try a new kind. I wanted one that was high in fibre, from a plant source and with no added sugars. I probably spent about three hours looking at different brands and reading articles about the different types of protein. While I found that whey is the most commonly-used type of protein, it comes from milk, which I no longer drink because it can increase inflammation in the body and I don’t believe humans need cow’s milk. I wanted a plant protein and I’ve heard amazing things about hemp and what an easily renewable resource it is.

I decided to get the Hemp Pro 50, because it has only 120 calories per serving, 1 gram of sugar, 15 grams of protein and is 45% of my iron intake for the day. I’m glad I got called away as I was putting the order in, as it is on sale this week from $35.99 to $26.99.

If you aren’t interested in the protein powder, but want something healthy to sprinkle on cereal, yogurt, in smoothies and in your  baking, the Hemp Hearts are very popular. Read the glowing reviews if you don’t believe me. Was $17.99, now $13.49.

Shipping is free once you spend $25 at

Photo credit: Tara Jones

(Expiry: 16th February 2014)

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February 5

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup: $10 Off, BOGO 50% Off & More

Posted by on February 5, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup: $10 Off, BOGO 50% Off & More

One of the best ways to save money on your in-store purchases is with the use of printable coupons.  We not only have great coupons codes on our forum, but great printable coupons as well.  Just print them off, pop them into your wallet and save on a ton of different things.

Here are some great printable coupons you will find this week:

These are just a few of the great printable coupons you will find on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. I suspect we will have even more by the end of the week with Valentine’s Day happening in just over a week, so make sure to check back often.

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February 3 20% Off KIND Healthy Snacks

Posted by on February 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM 20% Off KIND Healthy Snacks has delicious and all-natural granola and granola bars from Kind on sale this week, with 20% off.

Last spring, I did the Color Run with my son in the States. It was such a fun event and we both loved it. I’d love to do it again this year. At the end of the run we were given a Kind bar for free, which was a perfect snack post-run. I have to tell you this bar was one of the most delicious granola bars I’ve ever tasted! Add to that it is all natural with no artificial ingredients and these are granola bars I don’t mind eating. When I got back to Canada, I couldn’t find these anywhere and when I finally did at Target, I was shocked at the $2 price tag. So, I’m happy to see them on sale at for 20% off, making them about $1.67 a piece, which still seems high, but worth it for this bar!

A box of 12 is $20.39, was $25.49, and the flavours I like and would like to try are:

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 9th February 2014)

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February 1

Vegan Cuts Canada: Up To 60% Off Vegan Products

Posted by on February 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Vegan Cuts Canada: Up To 60% Off Vegan Products

If you are a vegan, or trying to become one, check out this new to Bargainmoose store called Vegan Cuts. Self-proclaimed tempeh lovers, the owners of this store wanted people to have choices for vegan foods, clothing and more, so they started this really cool store. They are also having a sale on right now with up to 60% off select items, so check it out.

On top of selling items like foods and housewares, Vegan Cuts has a snack box subscription and a beauty box subscription too. In the shop section, be sure to modify your search to “ships to Canada” to find the items that ship to Canada.

If you are thinking of doing a complete detox, you should check out the 4-week RawJuvenate complete organic detox. It includes a super green drink mix, pea protein powder, aloe, a daily probiotic and fiber. It was selling for $210 and is now only $89.

This wood fox necklace is very cute and stands for so much. Check out why you should buy this necklace and how you can donate to two great charities with your purchase. It is now only $15, was $20.

Shipping costs are listed on each individual product, with some being reasonable, some being what I’d call high. If it is an item you can’t easily get, then the shipping may well be worth it.

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January 31 Heaven Fresh Digital Food Steamer Only $55

Posted by on January 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM Heaven Fresh Digital Food Steamer Only $55

If healthy eating is on your list of to-dos, have you ever tried steaming your food? By steaming, you get maximum nutrition without fattening oils and sauces. has a wonderful deal on the Heaven Fresh Digital Food Steamer, now only $55, with a before price of $69. The best part of this deal is that their before price is actually low for what I see price comparison wise. sells this model for $89 and Amazon sells it for $69.

I have a steamer that was given to us as a wedding gift, and we bring it out any time we want to steam food. My favourite thing to steam is broccoli. I love steamed broccoli and it comes out so perfect as long as you read the instructions and follow the proper times. You can also steam almost any other food like chicken breasts, fish, asparagus, and I’ve even heard you can make hard boiled eggs in a steamer, which sounds just too easy.

What’s great about this steamer is that there are preset program buttons for different foods, so you really can’t oversteam your broccoli. It is a large size with 11.5 litres of capacity, although there are separators so that you can steam more than one food at the same time. You can steam, then throw most of it in the dishwasher, which is always a bonus. The containers all collapse down so you don’t have this giant appliance to store when you are done.

If you are still on the fence, read the reviews, like this one:

This is a great way to make a wonderful, savory meal with very little mess. Put the items that take the longest to cook near the bottom and the more tender items near the top and you will have a healthy low fat meal with very little mess on no time at all.

It is easy to store and easy to clean up since the parts are dishwasher safe. This is a win win in any kitchen! provides free shipping, and be sure to use any rewards points you have accumulated if you can.

(Photo Credit: Hideya Hamano)

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December 20

Snackbox Canada Exclusive Promo Code: $15 Off Your First Order

Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Snackbox Canada Exclusive Promo Code: $15 Off Your First Order

Get $15 off your first purchase of a Snackbox or Snackbox subscription with our exclusive Bargainmoose promo code.

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  • Coupon Code: BARGAINMOOSE
  • Discount: $15 off
  • Expiry: 31st January 2013

I recently had the pleasure of acquiring a delicious Snackbox. It was way larger of a box than I had thought and when I opened it, my kids were complete scavengers, trying to eat everything in the box. What I loved about that was that everything was healthy! The box consisted of 13 healthy full-sized (not sample) items and although it changes every time, I’ll tell you about some of the treats I got.

Right away we opened the Wal Lana cassava chips ($2.89). I had never eaten cassava chips before, which are gluten and everything else free, and I was actually really surprised at how tasty they were. They reminded me of Munchos chips, so light and melt in your mouth. My kids ate the whole bag (I got a few). Then of course being a chip loving family, we opened the BBQ Hardbite chips, and these were really good too, also free of all the bad stuff that’s in regular chips. So, you might think, what is so healthy about chips? Besides the chips, the box also included items like mango snacks, dark chocolate, a ginger drink, nut thins, sunbutter, roasted chickpeas and quite a bit more.

I think these snack boxes make an excellent gift idea because 1) everyone eats 2) people want to eat healthier 3) people want convenience 4) people want to try new products without paying for them. Snackbox included a list of all the items, where you can get them and their regular price on a really cute card. I love that it introduced me to some items I would have never known to love otherwise, like the cassava chips and bana krisp, which is a blend of almonds, rum and bananas made into really flavourful crisps. This would make a great gift for your spouse, a teacher, an employee or anyone. I think it would be great to send to someone’s work, so that they have almost a month’s worth of healthy afternoon snack options.

The total of my box would be $46.88, not including what they paid for shipping. There are three types of subscriptions:

  • One month at a time – $33 per box plus $6.95 = $39.95 a month
  • Three months at a time – $37 a box plus $6.95 a month = $101.85 total
  • Six months at a time – $24 a box plus $6.95 a month = $185.70 total

With our exclusive coupon, you’ll save $15 on any of the subscriptions, so if this is a one month thing, you’ll pay only $24.95 for your first box.

If you love Snackbox, check the forum for more coupons before ordering.

Snackbox Canada Exclusive Promo Code: $15 Off Your First Order

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November 16

Ethical Deal Canada: 50% Off Munch Box Only $9.50

Posted by on November 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Ethical Deal Canada: 50% Off Munch Box Only $9.50

Get a healthy Munch Better snack box including delivery for only $9.50, with a value of $19.

I love this as the perfect gift idea for employees or coworkers. I no longer work in a traditional office, but when I did, I was always snackish. I used to keep bits and bites in my desk drawer so they’d be out of sight, but coworkers would often find me eating out of my drawer as I worked. I attribute my bits and bites addiction to my 10 pounds of weight gain during those years in the office. It would be nice to have healthy snacks available at my disposal, which is why I think this snack box is the perfect gift for those at the office. The best part is that they deliver it, so why not send it right to the office as a nice surprise on a December afternoon? You can buy an unlimited number as gifts, so get one for all of your employees.

Your voucher is immediately available for redemption, and it will include five to eight carefully chosen healthy snacks like raw energy bars, organic fruit and nut mixes, and vegan and gluten-free options as well. The company providing the snack box is Munch Better and they offer a subscription service, which would also make a nice gift for your coworkers or employees since they’ll look forward to getting their box every month, making it the gift that keeps on giving.

Your order will ship within two days of redeeming your voucher. Shipping is $6 per voucher.

(Expiry: 19th November 2013)

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September 25

Raw Nutrition Exclusive Promo Code: $20 Off Juicers, Dehydrators & More

Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Raw Nutrition Exclusive Promo Code: $20 Off Juicers, Dehydrators & More

Bargainmoose loves give you coupons that you can’t get anywhere else. Check out this promo code for $20 off your purchase of $185 or more for Raw Nutrition.

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  • Coupon Code: RAWMOOSE20
  • Discount: $20 off
  • Expiry: 30th September 2013

If you are committed to a healthy and nutritious diet, a juicer, blender or dehydrator might be in your future. If you are planning on starting a raw diet, then you’ll most definitely need one of each! Raw Nutrition offers high quality products for all their machines. They even have the items that are hard to find like nut milk bags, soy milk makers, light therapy and sprouters.

They also have a huge selection of raw foods. This could be your one-stop shop for eating raw and/or healthy! If you used to watch Sex and the City, you’ll remember the episode where Samantha eats all this yucky, green, raw food trying to get a date. Well, it doesn’t have to be like that, especially if you have the right tools.

Check out the clearance section, where you can get good prices on a number of items. Unfortunately, some products aren’t available with the coupon, so try it out before you buy and let us know if you have an issues! $20 is a pretty sweet amount for a coupon. You could buy quite a bit of raw foods with that amount!

Shipping is free when you spend over $99.

Check out the Bargainmoose forum for all our exclusive promo codes, like this one for Raw Nutrition.

Raw Nutrition Exclusive Promo Code: $20 Off Juicers, Dehydrators & More

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September 4

Dealfind Canada: $5 For $10 At Yogen Fruz

Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Dealfind Canada: $5 For $10 At Yogen Fruz

If you love frozen yogurt, like I love frozen yogurt, you’ll love this deal from Dealfind. Simply buy a voucher for Yogen Fruz for only $5, and you’ll get $10 worth of frozen yogurt and other treats.

With hundreds of locations all over Canada, Yogen Fruz has established itself as the frozen yogurt place. You will have to choose your store at checkout and you can’t switch locations once you’ve chosen. I could only link you to a specific city for Dealfind so go to your own city and simply look for the Yogen Fruz deal.

You can buy unlimited vouchers for this deal and they don’t expire until January 14th, 2014, so you have lots of time to get half-priced yogurt, smoothies, shakes and so much more. Go healthy and add fruit and granola to your yogurt. Or splurge and add chocolate, cheesecake bites or cookies and cream.

(Expiry: 10th September 2013)

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September 1

Paleo Network Freebie: 3 Free Paleo Living eBooks

Posted by on September 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Paleo Network Freebie: 3 Free Paleo Living eBooks

**Before starting any diet, consult a doctor. If you’re taking dieting tips from BargainMoose, consult a psychologist. You have something deeper going on.

Remember the last time I spoke about free fitness eBooks, the ones from NerdFitness? Remember how scared I was of Tony Little back then? Well, I’m still scared, so I suggest picking up three more fitness eBooks, this time on paleo living, lest Mr. Little eat your family.

Again, I kid, I joke. Tony Little is awesome, and don’t you forget it!

Here is another free eBook thing like the one I mentioned in the Intro. Basically, the lady who runs this Australian Paleo website wants you to sign up for her newsletter. You can, of course, unsubscribe from her newsletter, but it has some pretty cool stuff in it, so you might as well stay on. Regardless, the eBooks are free and you can keep them even if you never go to the site again. The books are:

  • The Definitive Paleo Food List
  • A Week of Paleo Recipes
  • Paleo Guide to Australia
I’ve read most of the second book and a bit of the first. They are both very informative. I did look at the third one, but since it’s Australia specific it had a lot of info I couldn’t use. I really liked A Week of Paleo Recipes though. It’s a great way to get started if you’re a bit scared about the whole concept.

To sign up and get the books, go to the website and find the “Get Two Free Paleo eBooks!” section on the right hand side. Sometimes you’ll get a pop-up when you first visit telling you about the offer. If you get it, you can sign up there. I know it says two, but you get three. Not sure why. You can also buy some of her other books if you are so inclined.

The website itself has a lot of great info but, for me, it has a bit too much tree-hugging hippy crap. Again, that’s just me. If you want a recipe for homemade men’s deodorant, you can get it on The Paleo Network. The site does have some really good recipes though, so I’ll be going back to get those for sure.

Oh, and if you want the recipe for home made woman’s deodorant, here it is. Check out the original article for recipes for solid deodorant and men’s deodorant. Get our your Witch Hazel, people!

  • 5 teaspoons of distilled witch hazel
  • 5mls (0.17 fluid ounces) of vitamin E oil
  • 10 – 20 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 10 – 20 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops of clary sage
  • One small spritzer bottle

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July 25

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup

Posted by on July 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup

There are all sorts of printable coupons posted up on the forum this week for us to take advantage of.  You will find a ton of health and wellness coupons, arts and crafts coupons and much much more.

Here is a look at some of the printable coupons you will find this week:

These are just a few of the coupons you will find posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum this week.  Always make sure to check out the forum before heading into the store for any type of shopping.  You never know what coupons you will find to save you that little bit of extra money on your purchases!

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