Purify Your Home with the Venta Airwasher Giveaway

I have learned over the years that air purifiers are not created equal. Today I want to share with you a product that not only has great reviews and respect among peers, but does a lot of fabulous things. It’s called the Venta Airwasher and is a humidifier AND a purifier all in one.

First, let’s chat about WHY you need a product like this in your home.

  • Asthma
  • Common Colds
  • Sore Throats
  • Chest & Nose Congestion
  • Nose bleeding
  • Dry skin / Chapped lips
  • Allergies: Dust mites, Animal hair, Pollen, etc.
  • Infections
  • Tobacco – yuck
  • Air Pollution
  • Improving Ambient Smells – like wet dog? yes!
  • Furniture cracking – oh my
  • Improve concentration and Reduce headaches
  • Damage to music instruments (wood) – my son loved hearing this since he plays the viola now.

To sum it up – It’s HEALTHY!


Now WHAT does Venta Airwasher do?

The Venta Airwasher fulfills two purposes: it humidifies dry indoor air while simultaneously purifying it. Dry indoor air is drawn into the unit and passes through the disk stacks which rotate in the water. The air is literally washed. Even the smallest particles are trapped in the water. At the same time, pure water evaporates on the exchanger surfaces, which is widely recognized as the best method of cold evaporation.

What is really cool is that there are NO filters needed. The water is the filter. Very unique!

Dry indoor air is literally washed as it is drawn into the appliance and passed through the disk stacks rotating in water. Impurities in the air, stale tobacco smoke, household dust, pollen and allergens are trapped in the water, and only clean, humidified air evaporates. The Venta Airwasher works on the principle of natural evaporation which is widely recognized as the best method of humidification. No ions, no ozone, no white dust; will not over-humidify.

So yes you have two benefits: Humidification AND Purification.



HOW do I operate it?

I was sent the largest unit – LW45 – that covers up to 800sq ft which is perfect for our open floor plan first floor. I was a little worried about the size (see pic above), thinking it would be too big, but it’s not. And you can choose the color white or black. Plug it in around the clock – it takes very little energy.

Each day or so you fill it with water. Again, there are NO filters to have to change. There is a water treatment additive they want you to add every 2 weeks so I just marked my calendar when I needed to do that. Now, sometimes I forget things. Call it mommy brain. A red light comes on telling me my water is too low and automatically shuts off. This reminds me that it’s thirsty and calls me to action.

Hubby asked one day – Is that thing really on? Yes, it is super quiet!


It makes me feel better to have the Airwasher in my home. It is engineered to capture allergens to clean the air and then adds the right level of moisture to benefit. If you have allergies, asthma or chronic nose bleeding, I REALLY think you need one though it is definitely beneficial to everyone on many levels. You’ll be amazed.

Check out the Venta Airwasher – sold in 3 sizes. Buy online at their website or on Amazon.

Venta LW25

WIN the Venta Airwasher LW25! (RV $299.99)

the LW25 covers 400 sq ft.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was sent a Venta Airwasher for review to help me write my post. All opinions are definitely my own. The giveaway will end on June 8, 2015 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.

How to Create a Budget and Start Saving Money

*this is a guest post

When you’re trying to support a family and save money at the same time, setting up a budget is a crucial step to success. Keeping track of where your money goes each month will give you a better idea of where you can reduce your spending and save more. Use an online calculator to track spending habits, determine allotments, and compute budget totals. By following a few simple steps and consulting professionals, such as a Belmont insurance agent, you can create a customized budget and be on your way to financial security in no time.

6870878979_159c7e6104_zStep 1: Gather Information

Before you begin, you’ll need to have your records in order to create a realistic and accurate budget. Gather all past statements and receipts, including credit card statements and other bills. Once you have all of the information, separate records into categories, such as food, clothing, child care, auto expenses, and other types of expenditures. You’ll also have several bills that are fixed each month, such as your mortgage, cell phone bill, car payment, and various insurances. If you have trouble finding a particular bill, contact a representative, such as a Belmont insurance agent, to obtain the correct figures.

Step 2: Input Figures

Now you have the option of determining how you want to track your spending. You can either use an online calculator, a free budgeting service, or the old-fashioned method of a paper ledger. Once you have compiled all the data, you’ll be able to see how much you’ve been spending in each category and, once you have computed all subtotals, you’re ready to determine if any areas can be adjusted.

Step 3: Reduce Spending

Getting a raise or a second job can increase your income, but reducing your spending is the quickest way to increase the total in your bank account. List all the variable categories, such as food, gas, and clothes, in one section and begin determining ways to cut back. There are simple ways to cut bills such as eating out, utilities, and shopping:

  • Purchase a discount membership to save on restaurant bills


  • Set a limit on the amount you can spend while shopping


  • Use cash



Step 4: Decrease Bills

In addition to saving in flexible areas that vary each month, you can also reduce fixed costs by contacting providers and researching options.  Contact your cell phone provider to discuss plan options, consider refinancing your mortgage and car loans, contact a professional, such as a Belmont insurance agent, to discuss rates on your home and life insurance. Reducing spending in each area will add up to big savings over time and leave you more disposable income to pay down debt or save for the future.

Once you have created a precise budget that accurately reflects realistic spending habits, you’re ready to try it out. Don’t give up if things don’t go as planned at first, it will likely take a few months to find the perfect balance of what you can live on. Once you do, you’ll find that a budget is an important step to reaching financial freedom and giving your family the peace of mind they deserve.

*thank you for this guest post!

DIY Orange Zest Sugar Scrub & Essential Oil Giveaway!

There is nothing easier – or cheaper! – then making your own sugar scrub. I’ve done it a few times now and let me tell you that this orange zest is my new fav! Let me show you how simple the recipe is and how beneficial it is for your body.

Orange Zest Sugar Scrub

DIY Orange Zest Sugar Scrub

Visit my guest post on the Tom’s of Maine blog to get the recipe!

Why is orange essential oil good for you?

It is great for complexion – dull or oily, plus wrinkles and muscle soreness. The scent is uplifting and induces relaxation and depression. I love adding it to my diffuser – it is the one my boys always choose too!

DIY Orange Sugar Scrub


I thought it was about time for another essential oil giveaway! I wanted to let you know that the Young Living Starter Kits are changing up a bit here soon and will increase in price by $10. Check out my Essential Oil page for details and/or email me for the NEW Kit features! NOW may be the time you want to join while the price is less – oil discounts always are the best. :)

Sign up by June 4th and also receive FREE from me:

Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils

Orange Essential Oil

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Email me – crunchybeachmama@gmail.com


WIN a Young Living Orange Essential Oil!

anyone can enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end on June 3, 2015 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.