Monday, August 21, 2017

[Review] Theo10 - An alternative to Natural Products

Theo10 Pte Ltd, a local company on our little red dot, founded and established by this young entrepreneur, Theodrore Khng in March 2013.

If you are someone who is seeking an alternative to use natural products, you may wish to give Theo10 products a try as they are suitable for babies, kids and adults. The products are approved by HSA (Health Science Authority) and at pocket friendly, affordable prices.

No doubt that I do oils on the family but I am open up to using other natural products too. Much earlier before I left for States, I received a bundle set of THEO10 Special which contains the following:

Theo10® Skin – Mouth Ulcers, Insect bites, Minor Cuts & Burns, Rashes & Allergies
Theo10® Heat – Headache, Tired Shoulders, Muscular aches, Joint pains & Arthritis
Theo10® Eczema – Eczema
Theo10® Repels – Repels Mosquitoes & Ants, Moisturize skin
Theo10® Moisturize – Super Hydrates & moisturize skin

I have personally gave Theo10® Heat a try after my Japan trip in June. I squeezed out a tiny bit and applied on my aching lower back and sore shoulder muscles. I like the part that it did not leave an oily feel on my skin and the applied area was gradually "heated" up and provided relief on the sore parts, making the aches more bearable.

For an unknown reason, different parts of my body when applied with the ointment felt different. I could feel the heat on my lower back but I felt indifferent on my sore muscles between my neck and shoulders.

Now when it states that the effect could last up to 12 hours, do not doubt it! My experience was, I applied on my tired shoulders before I hit the sack. It did not give a warm sensation to the sore muscles on my shoulders. It was only until the next day after I woke, I was packing the house and began to perspire. This was when I suddenly felt the area on my shoulders gradually having a warm sensation. The sudden thought came to my mind, isn't this the area I applied the ointment on last night? I concluded that probably with the presence of water (my perspiration) or a warmed up body, it could have an reaction and made the ointment worked better? My tired shoulders felt so much better at the same time when I was carrying out the packing in the house.

After this discovery, I actually applied on my tensed shoulder muscles before I went for Mizuno Ekiden 2017 run with the intent of letting my perspiration or warmed up body, making the balm more effective. The effect of the balm did helped relieved my shoulders during the run, making it less heavy on me. It was a break-through for me, It has been more than a decade since I last trained for my IPPT back then. But on 19th August 2017, without training, I actually completed 5.3km in a timing of 00:33:17 ! It was a huge milestone for me with this timing when I did not even train for this half marathon relay.

| 19th August 2017 | Thank you @mizunoekidensg for the invitation to run. This is my first real run for 2017, this may not be the best timing in the eyes of seasoned runners out there but I set my own target ( to complete within an hour) and I met my target of completing 5.2km in 33 mins. #pushinglimits #NeverGiveUp I guess it's not too bad as my last run was probably in 2005 or 2006 for my IPPT and I have never continued running ever since I embarked on Motherhood journey, not to mentioned an almost non-stop 5km. . I joined because of a group of like-minded friends. It was great #teamwork to complete the half marathon regardless of what the timing clocked as timing was secondary. Thank you Team #RacyMamas and #RunawayMamas It was great fun and definately motivating for me to run more after this. #MizunoEkidenSg #MizunoEkiden2017 #MizunoAsia #SgRun #Run #Sgevents #RunningMoms #Runstagram #instarun #Fitness #Healthy #Lifestyle #Sporemombloggers #Sgmoms #Momsofinstagram #Sgmoms #Sahm #Momslife #Saturday #instamoments #Instagram_sg #Igsg #Sgig #Sg #Singapore #ExploreSg
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However, I did not like it when my eyes were irritated when the finger which was used to apply the ointment earlier on was in contact with my eye. I guess there were traces of ointment left and not absorbed into the skin, even after half a day. I reminded myself thereafter for future applications, I have to wash my hands with soap after every application. Oh and not forgetting, I actually tried to inhale it from my finger when my nose was stuffy, it kind of help to bring some kind of relief to my congested nose and made my breathing easier. 

Other uses which you can try using for: headaches, rheumatoid, arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscular aches. You can read more about it on the website.

Now I get to kill two birds with one stone, Theo10® Repels comes in a handy spray bottle. Before we head out to the parks, I will quickly give a spray on the arms and legs. Not only it is Deet free, it does not leave a sticky residue on our skin, moisturize our skin at the same time repelling off mozzies.

Unlike the usual mozzie patches which Vera uses in school, Theo10® Repels does not have a strong lemongrass scent. smelled a little herbal but it's pretty effective. I, myself, is a mozzie detector and will be one of the very first to get bitten by them when I head to the parks or forestry areas. Tested and proven, the spray had worked well on me when I was in the parks and I had not got any bites while I was stationary.

As for Vera, usually I will ask the teacher to use two patches instead of one to make sure the top and bottom are protected. But it may not work on both sides and prevent her from being bitten (Imagine if each outing, she needs 4 patches? It is going to be so painful for my pocket). and since they do not allow diy insect repellent from home. Theo10® Repels is a nice size to put into her school bag so that the teachers could just use it on her whenever they are out on learning journey.

Last but not least Theo10® Moisturize. This moisturizer has an pretty uplifting aroma when I first pumped it out. It contains some blends of essential oils like Valencia Orange, Italian Chamomile, Grapefruit Seed, French Geranium and Madagascar Ylang Ylang. From my oiling knowledge, these blends of oils are calming to the mind and the citrus range are pretty good in uplifting moods as well, in another word, anti-depressant.

As for Theo10® Skin and Theo10® Eczema, I do not have the chance to use it as Vera's flare is gone after 9 months of Vegan diet. But you can read up more on the product on the website and you can be assured that the cream is non-steroidal and both was recommended to use together for best results. Since I do not have the chance to use both of the above, I would love to pay it forward to someone who would like to give these natural products a try. Do leave a comment on the FB post "I would love to try Theo10 Skin and Theo10 Eczema and I will pick a receiver from there.

And if you are right now battling with eczema for your child or yourself, I have written a post on Eczema management before. I hope it is helpful to all who needed the information. 

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