I always love reading other wellness bloggers and finding out what interesting goodies they’ve been using. I find it quite inspiring and really interesting so why not share what I’ve been using?
They range from tea to superfoods to self tan, and are all natural and eco-friendly. So grab a mug of tea, nestle down and get cosy.
1. Sienna Byron Bay Nail Polish
This eco-friendly, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free nail polish is absolutely stunning and one of the best I’ve ever used. I’m not too big on nail polish, and I lay it down to the fact that my nails actually feel quite claustrophobic when I have it on. However, this Sienna Byron Bay Nail Polish (in the color Ambrosia) leaves my nails feeling like they’ve got nothing on them. I love love love it! The coverage is wonderful, even without the base coat and I found mine to last for a good 4 days without chipping. That’s pretty damn impressive! Their range of colors is just stunning and the thing I love most about them (besides the gorgeous wooden brush cap) is their story.
” Being in harmony with the environment and our surroundings is a pillar of the Sienna lifestyle. We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, with the start-to-finish of our production based in Australia to keep our carbon footprint low. All the components of our products are vegan and cruelty free- we source only the finest non-animal ingredients. Sienna nail polishes have the cleanest conventional formula on the market, with none of the typical toxic chemicals found in many other polishes. The formula used is a healthy and clean alternative, a strong value for the Sienna brand. Our nail polish remover is made from soy and 100% renewable sources.
95% of the components used in Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes are from Australia. The timber cap is from a non-native tree removed for forest sustainability and rejuvenation reasons, and is hand-picked for its grain and color qualities. Each cap is then individually hand turned. Our printing (using soy inks where possible) is through local companies, and always on recycled card. The only aspect of our product that is from outside Australia is our vintage style glass bottle, imported from Europe.”
I find it so inspiring reading about companies that are making such awesome products with such amazing ethos behind them! I find it that much easier to support them with my $’s, as I know I’m supporting people doing good in the world.
2. Vital Greens
Let’s begin with this Vital Greens Superfood Powder. After being recommended it by a friend, I must say I have been loving it and can definitely feel a difference when I don’t take it in the mornings. It doesn’t have the traditional ‘not-so-great’ green powder taste, as it has a natural sweetener profile that includes stevia which makes it much more palatable. I take 2 teaspoons every morning in a little glass of water, but you could also use coconut water as a medium. It’s great to add to smoothies and smoothie bowls, and leaves you feeling assured that you’re putting a tonne of nutrients into your system.
“Greens, vegetables and high nutrients fruits contain antioxidants which protect cells against free radical damage caused by pollutants, radiation, stress, pesticides and junk food. Improvements in acid-alkaline balance can boost vitality & well being & help relieve pain. Real Natural foods support cleansing & provide essential nutrients for optimal energy & vitality. Vital Greens is an easily absorbed, carefully balanced blend of essential nutrients that have been extracted from natural dense vegetables and fruits plus the addition of probiotics, herbs, vitamins and minerals. Just two teaspoons daily delivers 76 vital ingredients that are loaded with probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber and a unique high alkalizing pea protein.” Source
3. Grin Toothepaste
Ever since discovering the truth about fluoride and it’s negative effects on human health, I’ve opted for natural toothpastes that contain no flouride, parabens, sls, etc. While I do tend to chop and change quite often, I’ve really been loving this Grin Cool Mint Toothepaste.
This toothpaste is 100% natural, free from any nasties and contains key ingredients such as infused manuka oil extracts, natural propolis extracts and organic sea salt. These all help towards cavity-protection, fighting bacteria and keeping a healthy pH balance in your mouth. The minty freshness is wonderful and although it’s not 100% Vegan, it’s still a winner in my books 😉
4. Hurraw Lip Balm
This Hurraw Vanilla Bean Lip Balm is, hands down, the BEST lip balm I’ve ever used. I cannot recommend it enough. It leaves my lips feeling supple and nourished. All natural, vegan, and made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients, this is my go-to lip balm and essentially is on me at all times!
The scent of this vanilla bean flavor is divine, as I’m sure are all the other flavors. It’s great for Winter and Summer and is also a perfect base before applying lipstick.