We are less than two weeks away until the first day of fall! Can I get an Amen?! I know what you’re thinking. Pumpkin spice, apple picking, scented candles, cozy scarves, bonfires, and the list goes on. All of that sounds amazing, and I could totally go for a pumpkin spiced latte right now but do you know what I’m thinking? Flu season, stuffy noses, germy yoga studios, stiff joints, dry skin, and the list goes on. But guess what? I’m teaming up with one of my favorite companies, CVS, to share some excellent health products and other essentials you should have around the house this fall! Let’s kill the germs, moisturize the dry skin, and prepare ourselves for the colder months ahead.
I loved how excited you all were for the last CVS giveaway, so I wanted to include one just as awesome to kick off a healthier fall. One lucky reader is going to win the gym bag and products featured in this post. Keep reading for more details!
Watching CVS transform into an all-around healthy pharmacy has made me extremely proud and fortunate to be able to work with them. Last April, I was lucky enough to visit a CVS event in NYC. If you haven’t read that post, make sure to pop over and check it out. I had already been a fan of CVS but became more in love with their company after that visit. Even when I’m not blogging, I’m always talking about their products to my friends and family, stopping in there weekly, and have depended on the convenience of CVS to make my life a bit easier. During this event, not only did we learn about the changes they had made or were in the process of making, but they wanted to know what we genuinely thought. They encouraged us to share our input and help them to improve in any way to make the lives healthier and more accessible for their customers. Even though I create sponsored posts through CVS, at the end of the day, I’m just a proud customer. Their changes haven’t gone unnoticed, and I can’t wait to show you guys what they’ve been up to!
We all live different lifestyles. I know I have several readers that spend their days working with kids in the classroom, some readers who teach yoga, some that travel all around for work, and readers who stay home working hard taking care of their families. We all require different products to keep us strong, healthy, and on top of our game. CVS Health (CVS Pharmacy’s flagship line) has close to 3,000 unique and on-trend health and wellness products to fit our day to day lives.
You’ll be able to pick up vitamins for your family, over the counter products for the sick days, and essential products for the germy gyms, classrooms, or airplanes. I’m sure you all have the go-to products that you keep with you at all times. I can’t go anywhere without carrying Ibuprofen, hand sanitizer, and tissues in my purse! CVS Health line has my products much cheaper than the popular brands. I’ll never complain about saving money when it’s possible.
If you’re looking for something, CVS most likely has it. The employees at CVS are always the nicest. If you’re looking for a specific product, they’ll be able to help you find it.
When I was nanny way back in the day, I always stopped at CVS before heading to the park to pick up first aid supplies because there was always a booboo waiting to be covered. I don’t know what it is about band-aids, but they instantly make kids feel better.
I love that you can walk into CVS and everything you need is within steps from each other. You go in for what you need, and you’re out within minutes. When I go into the bigger stores, I feel like I’m bouncing everywhere to get what I need. I’ll usually walk out of those bigger stores with five new outfits, a new chair, and everything I didn’t need instead of the products I went in for. I’m sure you can relate to this. CVS is a great place to stop before trips to pick up things like sleep aids, pain relief, carry-on items, hand sanitizer, and other essentials without all the distractions.
I go to the gym about four times a week to walk the treadmill and sometimes make my way over to the weights. You can’t always trust that someone has wiped down the machine before you. I ALWAYS take my antibacterial wipes and clean off the equipment I use before and after. It only takes one lousy germ to send you running for the doctor’s office instead of packing for the fun weekend plans you could have had. You don’t have to stay home during flu season in fear of the germs, but make sure always to wipe everything down, wash your hands, and repeat! And since you’ll be washing your hands regularly, don’t forget the CVS Health moisturizing lotion to prevent dry skin.
I love that CVS carries products in different packaging to fit into bags, bathroom drawers, or glove compartments. Speaking of glove compartments, mine is a full out pharmacy in the winter! You’ll find cough drops, throat relief pops, chapstick tissues, lotion, antibacterial soap, and hand warmers. It’s also important to wipe down your steering wheel, seat belts, door handles, and other things you always touch in the car. Little things like this can prevent unwanted sickness.
One of my favorite ways to stay healthy is with multivitamin gummies. Not only because they’re delicious but because they are helpful when it comes to keeping your immune system up during the colder months. It’s hard to forget to take multivitamins when they come in gummy form. As an adult, I’m more excited about these than kids. When we are looking for products, most of us have specific requirements they must match before purchasing. I love that CVS offers a variety of products that fit those requirements. The CVS Health gummies are free from artificial flavors, colors, and preservations. You can get your dose of vitamins and minerals without all the added junk.
Oftentimes with your ExtraCare card, there will be a BOGO deal on the CVS vitamins, and I always take advantage of those deals. I’ll usually buy them for stocking stuffers. You know you’re old when you’d rather have gummy vitamins in your stocking over chocolates.
Vitamin C – helps form and maintain bones, skin, and blood vessels. (my favorite vitamin)
Hair, Skin, & Nails (Biotin) – helps improve hair, skin, and nails (crucial for winter!)
Vitamin D3 – supports bone health
Turmeric Curcumin – a powerful anti-inflammatory aid & a powerful antioxidant (I find that turmeric helps my achy joints caused by cold weather)
If you ever feel a cold coming on, Vitamin C, Epsom salt baths, and shower vapor tabs will be your best friend.
I had no idea that shower vapor tabs were a thing until being introduced to them by CVS. I don’t know how I lived without them for so long! They come in different scents. Apparently, the lavender one is the favorite because they were out at my local CVS. The employee told me at least three people bought them that day. The vapor tabs react with the water in your shower to release non-medicated relaxing and soothing scents. If you’re ever having a stressful day or need a boost in the morning, I highly recommend trying these out. You’ll wonder how you lived without them for so long. Speaking of, I added one to my shower after walking the dogs this morning.
Epsom salt is another thing I like to add to my baths for relaxing, especially after a long day or intense workout. I enjoy using the lavender for calming, and the eucalyptus spearmint for opening sinus or relaxing muscles. In the winter, my joints are always stiff, and the Epsom salts are a great relief. The natural magnesium in the Epsom salts triggers the good mood feels as well. 😊Of course, after showering or spending time in the water, moisturizing lotion is crucial. I love CVS Health‘s dermatologist tested moisturizing lotion. It absorbs perfectly, and I love the neutral scent.
My true love is tennis. When I’m not walking at the gym, hiking trails, or diving into an active routine, I’m most likely playing tennis for my workout. On Saturdays, I play up to four hours of nonstop tennis, which does put a lot of havoc on my joints and skin. I’ve found that keeping certain products around truly helps me recover and allows me to come back for more tennis each weekend.
Ibuprofen is my best friend for sore muscles or headaches from being in the sun too long. The CVS Health tablets are inexpensive and available in multiple sizes. I keep a little bottle in my purse for the headache episodes. When you’re continuously running back and forth on the courts, blister cushions will become your best friend. Even walking my dogs three miles a day causes blisters, so I’ve been using these sweet little savors for a while now. I would highly recommend them if you’re planning any hiking adventures too! Keeping chapstick, sunscreen, sore muscle rub (for legs especially), and athletic tape in my bag is also a must. I also love that CVS carries tennis balls. I pop into CVS every Saturday on my way to the courts to grab a new can! They have everything I need.
Another product that I was introduced to by CVS Health is the Active Lifestyle Probiotic. These supplements support gastrointestinal health, immune health, and physical performance by promoting general well-being. CVS Health has so many probiotic products that will fit into your daily lifestyles.
Radiance Platinum is another popular CVS Pharmacy brand for premium vitamins. They are free from artificial preservatives and mostly vegan, non-GMO, and organic. I’ve been using the Radiance Platinum Women’s daily vitamins for about three years now. One of my favorite Radiance Platinum products for you to look out for is the fermented turmeric. A lot of people don’t like ginger or turmeric, so having a pill form to take is a great way to fight inflammation. I take two capsules every other day.
Some of my favorite CVS Health products for you to look out for are!
- CVS Health Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules
- CVS Health Blister Cushions
- CVS Health Cranberry Jelly Beans
- CVS Health Fast Relief Sore Throat Spray
- CVS Health Hair, Skin, & Nails Biotin Gummies
- CVS Health Mood Support Probiotic
- CVS Health Active Lifestyle Probiotic
- CVS Health Lavender Epsom Salts (or Epsom Salt Tablets)
- CVS Health Lavender-Scented Shower Tablets
- CVS Health Manuka Honey Adhesive Strips
- CVS Health Cold & Flu Single Serve Cups
- CVS Health Cold & Hot Sore Muscle Spray
- Radiance Platinum Fermented Turmeric Capsules
P.S. It’s almost that time of year again where CVS busts out all the fall decor and seasonal snacks! eeeeek! 😀
My goal for this fall and winter is to feel my best, always! ❤️
Now, let’s get to the fun giveaway!
I want to give the bag and all the products featured in this post away to one lucky reader! The entry is simple. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which CVS Health product you’d like to try and your #1 tip for staying healthy during the colder months!
Giveaway Ends 9/21/18 & GOOD LUCK!
- Which CVS Health Product would you like to try?
- What is your #1 tip for staying healthy during the colder months?
WINNER: Leslee Merasty (please email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org)
This post was sponsored by CVS & ALL opinons are my own! Thanks for supporting Simply Taralynn