Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway: Gifts for Every Body in Pain This Lonely Pandemic Season!

Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway: Gifts for Every Body in Pain This Lonely Pandemic Season! | A Chronic Voice

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It's Time for the 2020 Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway!

It’s time for the 2020 Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway on A Chronic Voice! I held one last year too, and found it to be such an enjoyable experience for all parties involved. Who doesn’t love a good (pain relieving or comforting) gift? With the pandemic going on all year and beyond as well, I wanted to make this year’s Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway even grander and more exciting to lift all our spirits.

It’s with huge thanks to these 34 sponsors that this goal has been accomplished. I couldn’t be more grateful for their generosity and kindness, during this season of giving and receiving. They are a mix of professional brands and companies, and also individuals living with chronic illness or disability themselves.

They all want to give a little something back to the community, and to spread some kindness around. So here’s another a big thank you to each and every one of them for making this giveaway possible!

End Date for All Giveaways: 20 December 2020, 23:59 (Singapore Time)
The giveaway has ended. Please be patient. All winners will be announced within 48 hours!

If you have any problems entering any of the giveaways, email me at: [email protected]

Who This Christmas Giveaway is For

This giveaway is meant for people with chronic illnesses, mental disorders and/or disabilities. It will be based on trust, as I can’t verify each person’s state of being. That’s always subjective.
My biggest hope for this giveaway is that those who live with chronic pain will receive something to help them manage it a little better. And also to bring a smile to their faces!
You may join as many giveaways as you like, but can only win one prize so that everyone gets a bit of joy. Wishing all participants good luck, and a merry season!

Important Notes About the Giveaway Prizes

  1. Giveaway Items Are Not Intended to Treat, Cure, or Replace Your Doctors’ Advice and Ongoing Treatments.
    Please note that all giveaway items are for the users’ enjoyment only. They are not intended to treat, cure or in any way replace your doctor’s medical advice or ongoing treatment plan. Always be sure to check with your doctor before you start on any new treatment or protocol. Have a happy holiday!

  2. Different Terms & Conditions (& LOCATIONS) for Each Sponsor.
    Please note that the terms and conditions (T&Cs) differ for each sponsor. Click on each Rafflecoptor widget for the full T&Cs. Please note the location of each giveaway as well, so you don’t enter one that doesn’t ship to your location!

  3. Country & State Laws, and Age Restrictions.
    Giveaway items must be legal in your location and for your age. Proof of identity may be required by the sponsor.

  4. Images Used.
    All images used have either been granted permission by each individual sponsor. Otherwise I have used images sent to me specifically to be used for this giveaway.

  5. Delivery Dates.
    Due to the timeline and pandemic, you may not receive your giveaway item in time for or before Christmas. We think receiving a gift at any time is still a happy occasion, however! Shipment may take up to 5 weeks depending on the location.

  6. Swapping of Giveaway Items.
    In the unforeseen circumstance that the giveaway item is unavailable for whatever reason, the sponsor has the right to swap it with another item.

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BetterYou: Pure Magnesium Bath Flakes

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BetterYou sells a range of supplementary products such as vitamins, iron, folic acid and more. They go about this in an innovative way to ensure maximum absorption. This is especially helpful for people who suffer from conditions such as IBD, Crohn’s Disease or Coeliac Disease.

Sometimes pills are just not the best way to absorb nutrients or supplements. (I would know, as a patient who’s been on various forms of iron and calcium!) They specialise in intra-oral sprays and transdermal magnesium.

Many people with chronic pain have raved about how hot magnesium salt baths help to soothe those aches. Soak up and relax this winter season and beyond. BetterYou is giving away not just one, but five packs of their pure magnesium bath flakes this Christmas!

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Blisslets: Zita + Lucy Nausea Relief Bracelets (1 pair)

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I stumbled across these beautiful nausea relief bracelets on one of my favourite blogs, ‘Through the Fibro Fog’ (also a sponsor in this post with her recipe book here!). I’ve had pregnant friends who wear motion sickness bands to help curb the nausea. But Blisslets actually made me want to wear one as an accessory in itself as well!

Blisslets was founded by Katie Aparicio. She was both frustrated with morning sickness, and the lack of beautiful nausea relief bands out there. They all stuck out like an ‘I’m pregnant’ siren.

Blisslets is offering one pair of their ‘Zita + Lucy Nausea Relief Bracelets’ in this giveaway. You need to wear one on each wrist for maximum effectiveness. The bracelets activate the P6 nei guan accupressure point on each wrist.

Whatever the cause of your nauseous suffering: morning sickness, migraine-induced, motion sickness… I’d enter this giveaway right away! And if you’d like to purchase a pair of their pretty bracelets regardless, drop by their online shop here! They also have a men’s collection that is inspired by the classic sailor’s life.

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dSavannah Rambles: Hand Crocheted Grey Scarf with Beads

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dSavannah is an active member in the chronic illness community. She is also ‘a wife, a friend, and a servant to her pet overlords’.

She makes pretty things too! Unfortunately, she’s had to close down her Etsy Shop. But she’s sponsoring one hand-crocheted grey scarf in this giveaway. It comes in an intricate pattern, and features glass beads on the end to add a little sparkle 🙂 (Click on the image about for a closer look!) We think it looks so well-made and cosy, too!

Here is more information about her lovely gift:

Size: 53” long (including fringe); 5.75” wide

Medium: Yarn (100% acrylic), glass beads

Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. For best results, hand wash and lay flat to dry.

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Eden + Elie Gift Cards

Sponsored By: Anonymous

Thank you to this lovely anonymous sponsor. People like you make the world a better place with your kindness. And speaking from my own experiences with ‘anon’, they truly are one of the most supportive and caring people around!
 These handcrafted, artisanal and ethically sourced jewellery are stunning, to say the least. The designs are intricate, elegant, and suitable for everyday wear. Some of these pieces are also inspired by our local Singaporean Peranakan culture. From earrings, to necklaces, to bangles and more, I’d encourage you to visit their website. (And maybe browse for hours 😉 )
They are offering three Eden + Elie gift cards in this Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway. View more details in the links below:

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"How Not To Be Good, the A to Z of Anxiety" by Elli Johnson

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I got lucky and happened upon Elli’s Instagram account, which led me to her book. It is a memoir that reveals her raw struggles with anxiety, and challenges the myths of ‘having it all’. It piqued my curiosity, because I find anxiety and panic attacks to be one of the the hardest symptoms to cope with, living with chronic pain. Often more than physical pain itself, even.

Here’s a review from her website:

“This book is for anyone who wants to grow and find solace from mental fight. How Not To Be Good is absorbing, fearless, personal and packed with insight. It has been forged in the fire of a daily struggle that will echo in the hearts of all who read it. So read this book and then give it your friends so they too can find that relief is possible.” – Mark Rowland (CEO Mental Health Foundation)

Elli is giving away five copies of her memoir, ‘How Not To Be Good The A-Z of Anxiety’ this Christmas. Enter to win a copy of this raw book on our humanity.

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Esme Salon: Work at Home Binder

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I’ve been in one of Esme’s Facebook groups, Share Care & Inspire, for a few years now. She’s always been such a supportive and caring person. She is also opening up a shop on her website, with many gorgeous products, resources and books. (You can tell she’s a passionate cook!)

Esme is offering one copy of her new ‘Work at Home Binder’ to help keep your life and business organised. Here’s what’s in it, and the many things you can do with it:

  • Over 300+ pages of business and home life solutions.
  • Organize your business with easy lists.
  • Keep track of business growth.
  • Set up your business brand.
  • Log all your blogging tasks.
  • Help manage your home and family.
  • Beautiful wall art and adult coloring pages.

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FKC You! Art

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Faith Kaminsky Cohen is an acrylic and plastic artist whose work can be found around the globe. She is also a certified Zentangle teacher. She began her career as an attorney in New York City, fighting for the rights of teachers and students for 17 years.

Whilst she is now mobility impaired and her legs are lopsided, she wanted to lend her hands this season. She is giving away two paintings that she has created, each costing up to $300. (You can choose from the gallery above.)

The colours of her paintings are bright and lively. I think that they’d look perfect displayed in your home, office or workspace!

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Owen of FootKaki is the only practicing pedorthist in Singapore. Clarence is his son, and is a shoe fitter. Don’t underestimate their abilities. This family-owned business has helped hundreds of people with chronic feet pain and problems! For general knowledge, here are the differences between a podiatrist and pedorthist.

It surprised me how much they could tell about my body, from the free foot assessment I did at their shop! I was even surprised that my actual shoe size wasn’t what I thought it was all along! A foot assessment consists of: foot arch types, gait analysis, foot conditions, advice and moreGet your feet analysed for free at FootKaki 🙂
Their shoes, sneakers, sandals and heels are beautiful to boot (pun unintended). Not your typical association with clunky, ugly orthotic footwear. FootKaki is offering five SGD100 vouchers in this giveaway.
On top of that, they are also offering all readers of A Chronic Voice 10% off. Vouchers and discounts must be used by 31 May 2021 and are not exchangeable for cash, so I’d check them out asap!

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Love Handle Phone Grips

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Jenna of ‘Full of Grit and Grace’ is an active advocate within the chronic illness community. She is also a business coach, and an ambassador for LoveHandle. Phone grips help make life a little more accessible for people who suffer from chronic pain.
This range by LoveHandles was designed to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each comes with cute letterings such as ‘spoonie strong’, ‘advocate’ and ‘warrior’. Which is great for raising a little bit of awareness. Or even as a gentle reminder to yourself!
Jenna is sponsoring three LoveHandle phone grips this Christmas, with three designs to choose from!

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Goldstone Reiki: Distance Healing Reiki Session

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I’m going to start out by saying that I know zilch about Reiki, and am dubious about distance healing. Then I’m going to admit that I know very little about the universe, and might just be the foolish one 🙂 And I also accept that there are many modes of healing (that’s what this blog is about after all – articulation through various perspectives!). And yes, Catherine is okay with me saying the above statements. Research studies have also proven promising on the healing benefits of Reiki.
In any case, Reiki has been instrumental in Catherine’s own healing journey. So I do believe that this package would be great for some of you out there! She is offering two distance healing Reiki sessions that can be conducted over Zoom.
The package will consist of three short healing sessions of about 20 minutes each. It is similar to meditation, and you can read more about it in some articles she’s written:

Catherine has been studying the practice and history of Japanese Reiki therapy since 2016. She holds the following qualifications:

  • Shinpiden (Reiki Master 3rd Degree)
  • Okuden (Reiki 2nd Degree)
  • Shoden (Reiki 1st Degree)

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Huggaroo: Weighted Blanket/Throw, Neck and Shoulder Wrap & Hot/Cold Headache Wrap

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Huggaroo is popular within the chronic illness community. I’ve read many great reviews about their products for migraines and pain management.

They are offering three of their awesome products in this Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway:


  • Huggaroo Weighted Blanket/Throw (7lb)suitable for kids, or adults who need a portable weighted throw blanket. Made of ultra plush chenille fabric, it sounds like a dream for sleeping with. It’s entirely machine-washable, too!

  • Huggaroo Microwavable Neck & Shoulder WrapNot your regular heating pads, they deliver moist, comforting heat to your tired neck and shoulders for up to 15 minutes, and stay warm for another 15. Made of ultra plush 100% polyester Minky fabric, it feels luxurious against your skin. It can also act as cold relief; just pop the wrap in the freezer!



  • Huggaroo Hot/Cold Headache WrapI’ve heard many great reviews from people with migraine about this product. It delivers warm, moist heat to the facial sinuses, eyelids, scalp and wherever else you apply it for up to 15 minutes, and remains warm for another 15. It is easy to secure around your head with velcro, and feels soft with its Ultra plush, 100% polyester Minky fabric material. Oh, and all you have to do is pop it in the microwave to reheat!

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'Sunshine & Shadow' & 'Yarn' - Poetry Books by Hughie Carroll

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I quote from Hugh Caroll’s preface of his poetry book, ‘Yarn:

Taking the ‘backward step’ in zazen I often find that the unconscious gets to work. Moments significant to me arrange themselves into a haiku/haibun/senryu sort of form, dubbed ‘hughku’ (thanks Brendan!). Making them public is taking the ‘forward step’ of full self-expression.”

And from his other poetry book, ‘Sunshine & Shadow’:

Poems on circus, zen, love, longing, loss and darkness. Most have sprung from the silence of meditation. I rarely write in a deliberate way but instead wait until something comes up demanding to be written.

Sounds like dreamy, reflective, relaxing reads for those introspective days to me. And he’s giving away two copies of each book this Christmas!

Don’t forget to check out Hugh’s GoodReads profile to see what’s on his reading list, too!

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Emu Tracks / I Love Natural: Pure Emu Oil

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From the Emu Tracks Science & Research page:

“Emu Tracks initiated research exploring the benefits of emu oil for gastro-intestinal health and treating bowel diseases 10 years ago. We have been working with a leading South Australian University to further the research…Ongoing research has shown Emu Oil has considerable effect in the relief and reduction of pain associated with inflammation…”

Emus are the second largest birds in the world, and are endemic to Australia. Emu oil is derived from their fat. Australian Aborigines have bee using it for centuries to relieve skin problems, wounds and pain.

Emu oil is anti-inflammatory, and has great penetrative properties. It works well for problems to do with skin ailments, arthritis and joint aches, and digestive disorders.
I Love Natural was founded by parents themselves, who went through a traumatic health incident with their newborn son. Their goal is to promote effective traditional healing solutions from various cultures. Nature is a great healer and holds a lot of power, after all!
They are giving away three bottles of Emu Tracks’ pure emu oil in this giveaway. Check out the many positive testimonials on their website, from people of all ages and walks of life!

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"Chronic Health Bloggers: Take Your Blog (And Income!) to the Next Level" by Kate Mitchell

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Are you someone with chronic illness who’s looking to starting a blog, and maybe earn some income from it along the way? If so, then you’ll want to win one copy of Kate’s e-book, “Chronic Health Bloggers: Take Your Blog (And Income!) to the Next Level”, this Christmas!
Kate Mitchell lives with Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthrtis, POTS, Endometriosis and Asthma, just to name a few! She has been blogging about chronic illnesses for 17 years. This book is chock full of resources to help you get started on your blogging journey and includes:

  • 29 blog post ideas
  • Tailwind tribes to join
  • SEO checklist for posts
  • 25 Instagram prompts
  • A checklist for your weekly blogging and social media tasks (you know the damn brain fog!)
  • A Canva media kit template
  • A guide on how to solidify your social media presence
  • Her money making resources
  • And more! 

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"Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang" by Megan A Schartner

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What started as a Kickstarter project is now reality for Megan A Schartner. Her book aims to raise awareness about invisible illness, as Foggy Frog and the pain gang pays random visits to the chronically ill. Even the simplest of tasks can become a drag when they drop by.
I also love the ‘True Stories’ section on her website, which features real people and how they react when Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang visits them.
Megan is giving away five copies of her book, ‘Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang’ this Christmas. These stories are ones that many of us can relate to and find solace in. Or to help others grasp the concept of invisible illness a little bit better!

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"Finding a New Normal: Living Your Best Life with Chronic Illness" by Suzan L. Jackson

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Suzan lives with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and so do her two sons. She is another passionate advocate within the chronic illness community. She works tirelessly to raise awareness about ME/CFS through her blog, her Facebook groups, and more. She is also a freelance writer and reviewer who specialises in travel, food, family and health.
This Christmas, Suzan is giving away three copies of her book, ‘Finding a New Normal: Living Your Best Life with Chronic Illness’. This guide provides inspiration, advice on emotional coping and wisdom from someone who’s been there for more than 20 years. It focuses not just on enduring your life, but immersing yourself fully in it.

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"Think Eat Cook Sustainably: 100 Recipes, plus Tips & Ideas for a Healthy World" by Rachel Khanna

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Christina Mathers and her beautiful family have been fighting Lyme Disease since 2014. she also writes about her experiences and tips on her blog, ‘Living Well with Lyme’.

Rachel Khanna is an accomplished chef and health counsellor. She encourages and inspires organic and healthy eating through her cookbooks, cooking classes, workshops and coaching sessions. I quote from her website:

Think Eat Cook Sustainably is both a cookbook and a guide to the foods that benefit one’s own health and the health of the world around us. In addition to 100 delicious and easy-to-make recipes, you will find formulas to help you experiment with your own favorite ingredients, and in-depth information about choosing nutritious and sustainable ingredients.”

Christina felt that this book was an excellent resource for Lyme Disease. She is giving away a copy of Rachel’s book, ‘Think Eat Cook Sustainably’ in this Chronic Illness Christmas giveaway. Take a peek inside the book here.

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Yoga for the Chronic Life Studio Package
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Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: 3 Month Membership, 'Yoga for the Chronic Life Virtual Yoga Studio'

Melissa is an active advocate in the chronic illness community online. She’s also a yoga teacher, a mum of four, and more (I really have no idea how she manages – must be the yoga! 😉 ).

For as long as I have known her, she has been a passionate about using yoga for pain management. This includes fibromyalgia – which she also lives with – chronic fatigue, insomnia and more. I like this sentence on her website, which just about sums it up, “I don’t pretzel, I modify the tools of yoga to what I need at the time – and offer the same to you.”

Melissa is offering two lucky winners a 3 month membership to her virtual yoga studio package, ‘Yoga for the Chronic Life’. Yes, you can yoga slowly, at your own pace, from home!

The 3 month membership includes full access to:

  • The Foundations of Yoga for Fibromyalgia (RRP $199)
  • 10 Days Beginners Journey to Yoga (RRP $49)
  • The Pelvis & Pregnancy Friendly Series (RRP $59)
  • The Bed Yoga Toolkit (RRP $39)
  • The Seated Yoga Series (RRP $39)
  • 10 Days Meditation Toolkit (RRP 20)
  • Melissa vs Fibromyalgia Exclusive Community access (RRP $20/month)

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Holistic Coaching Package: Win Some Happiness Back Into Your Life, Despite Chronic Illness

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Julie studied Psychology in university, and has an advanced diploma in person-centered counselling. She has had extensive experience as a counsellor, trainer, social worker and more. She also lives with chronic illnesses such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and more.

She offers holistic coaching, support and empowerment for people who live with such chronic illnesses. Her desire is to help them work towards better health, happiness and rediscovery of their dreams.

She is offering her ‘4 Session Fixed Starter Pack’ in this Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway. Here’s how it works:

  • 4 x weekly 45-minute Skype (or Zoom or Facebook Live) sessions, to take place once a week over 4 weeks.
  • All 4 sessions to be scheduled when the package is booked.
  • Additional between session email support. (Email support may be solicited once between each session).

If you’re someone who’s struggling to cope with your energy or pain levels, who is experience emotional or mental drain, who is at a loss of what to do with the limitations chronic illness has placed on you or more – this holistic life coaching package is for you. Sign up to win back some happiness, hope and direction in your life!

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Miga Swimwear: Anna Long Sleeves One Piece

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Maria Luisa Mendiola founded Miga Swimwear in 2017. Her aim was and is to challenge the status quo and definition of what ‘beauty’ is. She wants to break stigma, and raise awareness on disfigurement, disability and chronic illness. Her swimwear collections are vibrant and a celebration of life. They are expressions of self-love, self acceptance, and beauty in non conventional forms.
In this Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway, Maria is offering three Anna Long Sleeves One Piece in emerald green. The swimsuit is named after Anna, an artist who lives with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, also known as Acne Inverse, a chronic skin disease. Anna’s wounds were painful, and interfered with her art creation. This swimsuit works for Anna, because its raglan sleeves guarantee no chafing in the armpits. The fabric is UPF 50, and comes with a zipper with pulley at the back for easier wear!

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Modibodi: AUD100 Gift Voucher

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Modibodi is the maker of the original period and incontinence underwear. I have a few Modibodi undies myself, and love how they’re so comfy, easy to maintain, and long lasting!

Their underwear lining is made of modifier air technology to keep your private bits cool and breathable. They even have a modifier swim technology so you can go swimming as per usual, and another fit for mums who are breastfeeding. To top that off, their range spans a wide collection, and they all look good!

Modibodi is offering an AUD100 voucher (approx. USD75) in this giveaway. I wish I could enter my own giveaway; I keep browsing through their products and want to snap up just about everything 😉

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NuLeaf Naturals: Full Spectrum CBD Oil & CBD Softgel Capsules

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NuLeaf Naturals has been producing high quality CBD products since 2014. They produce full-spectrum CBD Oil using organic hemp, with no junk added into it. They aim to create premium cannabinoid wellness products that their customers trust. And I’d say that they’ve been meeting their goals, with over 20,000 positive customer reviews!
They also have the batch reports up for their products. If you’re thinking of buying a CBD product, that’s one of the most important signs of quality to look out for.
NuLeaf Naturals is giving away these CBD products to two lucky winners in this giveaway:

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Plant Therapy: KidSafe Wellness Sampler 3-Set

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Plant Therapy creates high quality essential oils, CBD, and natural body products. All their products have traceable test reports, are animal cruelty free, and affordable.

Their KidSafe essential oil blends are meant for children ages 2-10. These oils were formulated by Robert Tisserand, who is the co-author of the book, ‘Essential Oil Safety’. He also has over 40 years of experience in essential oil blending and aromatherapy product development.

Plant Therapy is offering one ‘KidSafe Wellness Sampler Set’ in this giveaway, which consists of some favourites to help against seasonal threats such as the flu. For more information on each essential oil product in the sampler set:

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Reakiro: CBD Oils & Gel Capsules

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There are hundreds of shady CBD companies touting cures on social media and what not. I’m sure you’ve come across some in your DMs or emails.(Find out what to look out for in a high quality CBD product in my article on CBD oil facts.)

Reakiro is a leading European HACCP/GMP certified manufacturer and supplier of full-spectrum CBD oils, creams and capsules. No harsh chemicals or pesticides are used, they are non-GMO, full spectrum, EU certified seeds and more. Their lab results for all their CBD products are also stated upfront – which is of extreme importance.

Reakiro is offering four of their excellent CBD products in this Chronic Illness Christmas Giveaway! Click on the links below for more information on each item:


If you’ve found CBD to be a big help with pain management, this is a great time to try Reakiro out. If you’ve never tried CBD for pain relief but wanted to, now might be a good time to do so, too! 

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Spectra Spray: Sleep Well, Be Well & Stay Well Vitamin Spray Kits

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Made with an advanced micro-emulsion technology, Spectra Spray’s oral sprays ensure maximum absorption. They are also made without binders, fillers, artificial colours, dyes or allergens. Which is great news for those with certain chronic illnesses who are sensitive to them!
Janet Ryan was searching for natural solutions for her son with ADHD, anxiety and in-attention. She consulted many types of doctors, both clinical and natural. Her journey led her to educate and certify herself. She then founded Spectra Spray, which also has a team of nutritional advisors onboard.
Spectra Spray is giving away three of their bestselling sprays this Christmas! Visit the links below for more information on each giveaway item:

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Made with an advanced micro-emulsion technology, Spectra Spray's oral sprays ensure maximum absorption. They are also made without binders, fillers, artificial colours, dyes or allergens. Which is great news for those with certain chronic illnesses who are sensitive to them! Win a set and more here! #spoonies #christmasgiveaway #chronicillness