I was recently sent a bunch of amazing goodies from brands that were part of ShiftCon 2018 to test out and review! The amazing products range from health and beauty products, healthy and wholesome yummies, a scoby to make my own Kombucha and so much more. I wanted to share a few of my absolute favorites that my family & I have been loving on this past month.
NeoCell Super Collagen
Remember the bone broth craze? Collagen offers many of the same benefits and can improve the health of your skin, hair, tendons, bones and joints! Collagen production slows down dramatically after the age of 25, so this is a great supplement to give your body the boost it needs. I love that it’s a simple, easy way to add a little wellness to my everyday routine. NeoCell Super Collagen is unflavored and easily mixes into hot or cold liquids (I like to mix some in my afternoon coffee or into my smoothies).
Ona Functional Fuel Plant Protein Bars
These are SO good and I love that they are all wholesome, natural ingredients. Ona plant protein bars are grain free, dairy free, soy free, have no refined sugars and are full of healthy fats, probiotics, fiber and clean ingredients (coconut, nuts and plant proteins). I love grabbing one of these for a pre or post-workout boost! It’s the first bar that I’ve seen that has probiotics to help support gut health and function so that’s a definite bonus as well.
Earth Mama Organics Natural Deodorant
I’ve been on a natural deodorant search for some time as I really dislike all the questionable harmful ingredients that are used in mainstream deodorants (aluminum), especially with their application proximity to your lymph nodes. While I’ve found some that have worked ok, there was none that I loved. I’ve been using Earth Mama Organics Natural Deodorant the past week (love the Bright Citrus scent) and have been really impressed so far. Earth Mama has no propylene glycol, artificial fragrance, parabens or aluminum. I’ve used Earth Mama products for a long time (loved their red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy) and am so glad to find another product to use and love. Their natural deodorant keeps the stink at bay (and hot sweaty yoga sessions have given this deodorant a run for its money) and I haven’t had any skin sensitivities yet! Hooray!
Betsy’s Best Almond Butter with Cinnamon and Chia Seeds
This stuff is AMAZING! Betsy’s Best gourmet almond nut butters are the best and I love the unique flavors! It has unmatched taste and I love the texture too (it’s different than other nut butters…not smooth or crunchy really, but the textures of seeds/add in’s is so good). The blend of almonds mixed into a sweet and flavorful gourmet spread of cinnamon, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, and organic honey is perfect by the spoonful, on toast, apple slices, drizzled on oatmeal or smoothies.
Kombucha Kamp Scoby
After our most recent trip to San Diego, we’ve been hooked on kombucha, especially those on tap! While I love it, I hate how expensive that it can be to purchase daily so when Kombucha Kamp (the #1 kombucha shop in the world) offered to send me a scoby to make my own, I jumped at the opportunity! Aside from the great taste, kombucha is a rich source of probiotics, contains benefits of green tea, has antioxidants and so much more. While we haven’t had a chance to make it yet, their site offers to much valuable information about the process and they have everything needed to get your started. At the retail price of $4/bottle of store bought kombucha, purchasing a scoby ($25) is a way more affordable approach! We’ll be starting ours this week (takes about 7 to 30 days to brew depending on taste factors) so be sure to follow along on my Instagram as I share more about our experience.
What are some of your recent favorite products?