February 2014

Karma Wellness Water: Peel, Push & Shake

Karma Wellness Water

If you haven’t heard of Karma Wellness Water you’re in for a treat. If you have already tried it then you probably know how really great this vitamin what is.


Did you know that water-soluble vitamins lose up to 50% of their benefits within 90 days due to oxygen, heat and UV ray exposure? That means that by the time we take a vitamin water off the shelf, it’s already half as effective as it could be.

Karma Wellness Water

Karma Wellness has created a clever solution to nutrient loss in vitamin water with their ‘KarmaCap’ technology and it happens in three easy steps:

  1. Peel
  2. Push
  3. Shake

After you peel off the protective seal from the cap, use your thumb to release the powdered vitamins into the natural spring water and then shake it up to mix. The result: full strength or “fresh squeezed” vitamins with natural sweeteners like cane sugar and stevia in five flavours:

  • Acai pomberry
  • Raspberry-Gauva Jackfruit
  • Orange Mango
  • Passionfruit-Greentea
  •  Pineapple-Coconut


I wasn’t sure what to expect before I tried Karma Wellness Water. I’ve tried vitamin waters before and I feel neutral on the topic. I was rather intrigued by the ingenuity of the concept of Karma so I was eager to test it out.

I’m happy to report that I have never been more impressed with a vitamin water before than I have been with Karma Wellness Water. First, the taste was a winner; all the flavours are delicious and my favourite was the Pineapple-Coconut. With just 20 calories per bottle it’s surprising that they can pack in so much flavour.

The sweet flavour is thanks to the small amount of cane sugar and stevia used to sweeten the water. Personally I find an aftertaste with stevia and I did notice this in the Karma Wellness Water so if you don’t like stevia, you might not love Karma Wellness Water.

As one who doesn’t like the lingering taste of stevia, I still really enjoyed all the flavours of the water.


With five tasty flavours to choose from it’s hard to pick just one and to give the title of “my favourite” however I do have a clear winner and that happened by accident.

Each Karma variety provides a different function:

  • Acai Pombery = Balance, Immunity booster
  • Pineapple-Mango = Vitality, Healthy hydration
  • Raspberry-Gauva Jackfruit = Body, Fitness accelerator
  • Passionfruit-Greentea = Spirit, mood elevator
  • Orange-Mango = Mind, sharper thinking

Karma Wellness Water

As I was making my way through testing the flavours, I happened to get a really bad head cold and I had an important even to go one night that I couldn’t miss. I happened to try out the AcaiPomberry (Immunity Booster) and not only did I love the flavour, but it took away all my symptoms!

I was surprised as I was not expecting that outcome…all of a sudden I wasn’t sick anymore. Eventually (like cold medications) it wore off but I will always turn to Karma Wellness Water AcaiPomberry when I have a cold and I’d choose it over medication anytime.


So now you’ve learned my opinion on Karma Wellness Water but here are some nutrition facts to support the great taste:

  • Three to six times the active ingredients of competing brands
  • 110% (or more) of the recommended daily allowance of seven essential vitamins: A, B3-Niacin, B5, B6, B12, D, and E
  • A variety of super fruits, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals gathered from around the globe
  • Powerful and natural ingredients including everything from Acai Extract, Yerba Mate and Siberian Ginseng, to Zinc, Glucosamine, and Green Tea
  • Vitamins and nutrients delivered at maximum potency and peak freshness


To learn more about Karma Wellness Water and to find out where you can buy it, visit drinkkarma.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

City Mom

Valentine’s Day Crafting with Scotch Brand {Giveaway}

The holiday season is well behind us and the next holiday, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Since your wrapping, cutting and tapping fingers have had a good rest, it’s time to get creative again.

Scotch Brand has made it not only easy to create stunning gifts and crafts but they’ve made it fun too with their collection of gift wrap tapes and wrapping tools.


Not only does Scotch Brand provide a full line of useful and creative tools for gift wrapping, they also offer useful tips and design ideas on their website. You have to check it out as I was surprised at the wealth of knowledge they share.


Check out the Beading Heart How-To for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know about you, but before I learned about all the cool tools, supplies and ideas Scotch offers, I thought of the brand as merely a tape company; boy was I wrong!


I was looking for the perfect opportunity to use my Scotch Brand gift wrapping kit and that chance introduced itself with Valentine’s Day at Little S’ school.

Her school community does a unique Valentine’s boxed lunch initiative where each student receives a name of another classmate with a wish list of food items from each food group. The student then goes home and decorates a Valentine’s themed box to hold all the goodies.

On Valentine’s Day, the lunches are presented to each recipient and the givers are revealed. It’s a really fun way to turn an average daily activity into something unusual and fun.



Scotch Brand Tapes and Tools

  1. A cardboard box
  2. Aluminum foil
  3. Scotch GiftWrap Tape
  4. Scotch® Expressions Masking Tapes (2 different patterns)
  5. Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape (2 different patterns)
  6. Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Non-stick Scissors



  1. Decorate your box by making a pattern with the various Expressions tapes (tip: double layers of tape if your box has a pattern like mine)
  2. Using the GiftWrap tape, seal a piece of aluminum the same size as the front panel of your box.
  3. Using a light coloured pen or pencil, etch out the name (or design) of your recipient.
  4. With an x-acto knife (adult supervision necessary) lightly trace your design that you made in step # 3. Be sure to use very light pressure as the foil will tear easily.
  5. Remove cut out pieces of foil.
  6. Seal thing edges with GiftWrap tape.
  7. Add stickers or other decorations to enhance your theme.
  8. Add food items (hint: use a frozen water bottle or juice box to act as an ice pack to keep refrigerated items cold)

I really loved working with the Scotch Brand tapes and tools. The scissors are probably the best scissors I have ever used and I love that the tape doesn’t stick to them when cutting. The tapes are all of excellent quality and tear, rip and cut easily.


One Canadian City Mom reader will win a Scotch Brand gift wrapping kit filled with many of the gift wrapping essentials from Scotch. Use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck and happy wrapping.

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