It’s World Oceans Day — 5 Easy Ways You can Give Back to Big Blue!

The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface and hosts more than 90% of Earth’s water. She’s mighty & playful, yet she has seductive powers that casts trance like spells upon us. Most who are graced with her presence succumb to her never-ending sway.
There is a notorious understanding that we often hurt the ones we love most – taking them for granted as we know they will always be there. This phenomena goes beyond human to human and seeps into our relationship with Mother Nature.
Right now, there is an island of plastic floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, that was last measured in March to be about 1.6 million square kilometers in size. To put it into perspective, this is more than three times the size of France.
Today is #worldoceansday and we have one favor to ask you; before you purchase anything that involves single-use plastic, remind yourself of the likely hood of where it will end up. Whether it be in a landfill or in the ocean, its inability to decompose is detrimental to Mother Earth. Remind yourself that the power is in your hands. On this World Oceans Day in celebration, we are slipping into our bikinis and headed to the coastline. Before we dive in, we wanted to share a list of crazy easy, super practical ways we can conserve Big Blue every day — even if you don’t live near its shores.

A reusable water bottle is your best accessory:
Not only are we a nation chronically dehydrated, but we also have the terrible habit of using plastic water bottles and discarding them without realizing the impact. Only 7% of the millions of water bottles manufactured a day are recycled and turned into new bottles.

Sippin’ on Stainless Steel:
Trade in your plastic to-go straw, or worse those flimsy recycled cardboard ones that disintegrate in your cold brew (anyone else hate those?) and invest in these reusable stainless steel straws. They minimize waste and wash easily!

Be the Clean-Up Crew:
Every time we head to the beach we make sure to have our If You Care compostable garbage bags and reusable gloves and just pick up micro-trash as we go. You’re not only giving a little love to the ocean’s edges, but you’re getting a nice beach walk in while you do it!

Get Clean:
Toxic products we use in our everyday life — the most harmful can be found under our kitchen sinks — get back into our water sources and into our oceans. These can be detrimental to the animal and plant life living within. Until we stop using these products it’s a never-ending cycle! Below we’ve linked some of our favorite green cleaning products for your reference.

Consume, but Check-in:
in conclusion, it comes down to consumer choice so anytime you go to buy something check in and ask yourself about the longevity and toxicity of the product. What is its life cycle? Is the packaging going to end up in a landfill and/or ocean? If it’s not biodegradable or properly recyclable — the answer is probably yes.

 

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Life & Green Beauty Advice From LA’s Favored Skincare Guru

Life & Green Beauty Advice From LA's Favored Skincare Guru | VERITE WOMAN, Spa, skincare, Celebrity Skincare, Green beauty, Clean beauty, Natural Beauty, Affordable spa in LA, Youtube, Wellness, Holistic Living, Hollywood, Health, Female Entrepreneur The first time I ever encountered Adina Diaz, owner & sole esthetician of Natural Feeling Spa a complete stranger told me “she will change your life, she is magic”. As a superstitious, omen-seeking, Los Angeleno I took this as The Universe speaking through said stranger to guide me towards the light — the infrared, pore tightening light of Adina’s spa that is. The wise passerby was not wrong, and Adina has become not only my skin guru, but it seems all of L.A’s. She is bright and warm like the first rays of summer, and she is willing to educate any and all that share her passion for green beauty — check out her addicting Youtube channel where she seeds out her expert tips. She is the ultimate #VERITEWOMAN: a self-made entrepreneur, creative, intellect, and clean product fanatic, and she’s here today to open the doors of her spa and share her story.

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Vérité Woman: You have built your skincare haven on the principles of clean natural ingredients, but it seems you were ahead of the curve — what drove you to clean beauty even before it was trending?

Adina Diaz: I was blessed to be raised in an environment and household that acknowledge the importance of water and plants around us. Without even realizing it my family used natural remedies in our everyday life.

VW: Tell me what drew you to plant-based, clean beauty products as a way of life — when did you find your love for botanicals as a cure?

AD: Looking back at my childhood, aloe, prickly pear, mesquite tree, yucca, blue corn, and sage were regular plants in my everyday life. My family would use these plants for not only medicinal purposes but consumption as well. One of the fondest memories I have is when I was a little girl, playing in my family’s backyard with my sister squishing desert flowers to make blush. I would say my love for botanicals bloomed from there.   

VW: That is such a beautiful visual, I can totally see it now. You are a well-known name here in L.A. — every time I talk about you at least three girls say “I love Adina!” How did you get your start with your spa in L.A. and spread your message of clean, green beauty? 

AD: It didn’t happen overnight. It’s been hard work, passion, and love to get me where I am. I have been in the beauty industry for over 13 years and although I haven’t always worked for myself I have always carried my holistic beliefs and purpose with me. I have been truly blessed that when people to come to see me they want to talk about the experience and naturally spread the word.   

VW: You’re so young and have created such an amazing space — what have been some trials you’ve faced in your progress to get to where you are now?

AD: As a female, I felt many times underestimated and not valued. As a young female business owner, I felt alone and not supported. Finding my voice, my strength and my tribe was a trial but I never gave up.

VW: If you could give any female entrepreneur a golden nugget of wisdom what would it be?

AD: Get out of your head, you are enough. You are 1 in a million. There is no one on this planet like you. Have passion, love, and hustle but never compare.

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VW: Your spa is so much more than a spa, and you have spoken of your spa as a safe haven and a space of love — what do you mean by this?

AD: When opening my spa, I knew it was going to serve more than one purpose. Without a doubt, it was going offer eco-beauty and eco-friendly products and services but more importantly it was going to be a positive space. A space that all races, all genders, all sexual preferences and all religions could be seen. Absolutely no hate is welcomed.

VW: Living in a city like Los Angeles it’s practically impossible to stay out of the way of chemicals even if we are switching our skincare products, cleaning products etc. How do you deal with balancing these two polarities in your everyday life?

AD: On top of having clean skincare products (Lotus Moon Beauty), it’s a balance of hot yoga ( Modo Yoga LA), mineralized alkaline water (Santevia Gravity Water System), regular detoxing (DetoxRx), dry brushing and a well-balanced diet.  

VW: Is there a no-no product you can’t live without?

AD: There isn’t a no-no product I can’t live without but there definitely is a yes-yes product I can’t live without. Cherry Blossom Healing Soothe Balm from Lotus Moon Skincare. I can’t even imagine ever running out of it. It’s my go-to night balm and my natural alternative to hydrocortisone and petroleum. I can’t live without!

VW: What do hydrocortisone and petroleum do for our skin?

 

Life & Green Beauty Advice From LA's Favored Skincare Guru | VERITE WOMAN, Spa, skincare, Celebrity Skincare, Green beauty, Clean beauty, Natural Beauty, Affordable spa in LA, Youtube, Wellness, Holistic Living, Hollywood, Health, Female Entrepreneur

VW: If there could just be three — what are the skin rules every girl should abide by?

Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize and girl you gonna make it in this world.  

VW: Lastly, if you could give a facial to any woman on Earth (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

AD: There are two women in this lifetime I would be honored to give a holistic facial too. First would be Frida Kahlo and second Oprah Winfrey. Both women have stayed true to themselves, are extremely resilient through incredibly difficult times and broke stereotypes in every way possible. I look up to these women and the tremendous strength they possess.

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Meet Maude, The Sex Positive Brand Gracing Our Bedsides

Meet Maude, The Sex Positive Brand Gracing Our Bedsides, sex toy, minimalism, organic lubricant, sexual health, sex positive, industrial design, feminism, inclusive
It’s important that our beauty products, cleaning products, even sex products are an extension of our very beliefs. Quality materials, purposeful branding, and a strong message of inclusivity are at the top of our list. Good design is pretty high up there too. That’s why Maude is a no-brainer as the sex-positive line of products that are gracing our bedsides (yes, that’s on our bedsides, we aren’t tucking these pretty things way) and simplifying our sex lives.
Meet Maude, The Sex Positive Brand Gracing Our Bedsides, sex toy, minimalism, organic lubricant, sexual health, sex positive, industrial design, feminism, inclusive Meet Maude, The Sex Positive Brand Gracing Our Bedsides, sex toy, minimalism, organic lubricant, sexual health, sex positive, industrial design, feminism, inclusiveTimes are bringing about a new kind of consumer, the kind that’s woke about the production and life-span of their purchases. They want a sense of intimacy from their most personal products — as they should. Eva Goicochea, co-founder of Maude says “The state of sexual health is changing. No longer are there just the big incumbents to look to for sexual wellness products. There is a crop of newer companies, including Maude, that are committed to providing better products and experiences for the consumer and it feels like just that idea—the idea of having a choice in where and whom you buy from—is so refreshing, and long overdue. We’re really excited about the change. In fact, while our launch tagline was ‘a better morning is coming’ and yes, we meant it in that way, we also were saying a new day is here—finally!

You must be wondering what kind of new-wave intimacies Maude can provide from the checkout cart straight to your bedroom. It’s more than just lubricant — although there’s that too, organic or silicone. Maude makes shopping easy with pre-made sets of all your favorite accessories: the powerful personal massager (a beautiful silicone body with the shape of a water droplet) matched with the ultra-thin condoms. Or a pairing of personal lubricant and those easy-open condoms. Each kit feels like it’s mirroring your very needs. With sleek packaging and quiet design, Maude makes sex products feel less raunchy than the prior offerings and much more relatable. Nothing is screaming gender labels, and there’s no punny marketing that only seems to include (or exclude) a certain type of fetish.
Meet Maude, The Sex Positive Brand Gracing Our Bedsides, sex toy, minimalism, organic lubricant, sexual health, sex positive, industrial design, feminism, inclusiveWhen asked how Maude hopes to change the conversation about sexual health for the better Goicochea says “As a gender-inclusive company and one that examines sex in a broader way—think history, culture, science, art—we are committed to creating product and a platform that makes people feel comfortable in exploring and talking about sex outside of the typical clinical and taboo ways.

Maude, you’re speaking our language. Get $5 off your first kit here.

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That Time The Internet Saved My Vagina with The All-Natural Cure.

 

That Time The Internet Saved My Vagina with The All-Natural Cure. VERITE WOMAN, How to get rid of Bacterial Vaginosis, How to get rid of BV, Chronic Yeast Infections, How to get rid of a yeast infection, At Home remedy for yeast infection, at home remedy for BV, OBGYN, what is BV, Boric Acid, Amazing Prime.As a woman, I understand the finicky, temperamental, and often panic-inducing whims of the vagina. Did you forget to take off your wet bikini immediately after the beach? Mayhem ensues. Peeing the minute after intercourse slipped your mind… because, well intercourse? A gyno bill in the making. But here at Vérité Woman, we don’t believe in the shame of taboos, we’re here to get real. If you aren’t often stumped by chronic Bacterial Vaginosis (an imbalance of bacteria in one’s vagina) or bi-monthly yeast infections (an imbalance of yeast in the body) you’re practically a unicorn with magic genes, and God bless you. For the rest of us, I am here to share the all-natural remedy that I spent most of my adult life searching for.

Bacterial Vaginosis, Yeast infection — Meet Boric Acid.

As someone who has suffered from chronic BV and yeast imbalances simultaneously, this has been my single most effective savior. I’ve spent quite literally years of my life on Google in an attempt to avoid another trip to the gyno in which they would prescribe antibiotics for the BV (which satirically enough also is a main cause of yeast imbalance). According to WebMD, I was already dead and this was a manifestation of hell. The best I came up with were home remedies that were more like witches brew. Yet, I tried them all willingly — none rewarded me with results of a healthy pH balance.

According to a study by the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 women have BV and may not even know it!

Finally, one day in the depths of a forum for extremely disgruntled, uncomfortable and desperate women (E.D.U.D.W.) someone suggested something called boric acid. They said you could buy it on Amazon.
That Time The Internet Saved My Vagina with The All-Natural Cure. VERITE WOMAN, How to get rid of Bacterial Vaginosis, How to get rid of BV, Chronic Yeast Infections, How to get rid of a yeast infection, At Home remedy for yeast infection, at home remedy for BV, OBGYN, what is BV, Boric Acid, Amazing Prime.Why I had never seen this clearly branded option before is a mystery. Why it wasn’t popping up on my Google ads since I so frantically had been searching all its keywords is, in my opinion, the greatest failure of the Internet. And I am here to save you from the same defeat.

I Amazon Primed that shit.

Within the first few uses, any and all symptoms evaporated as if they had never been. Both fungal and bacteria were returned back to their rightful percentages. Where I was constantly trying to maintain, I finally felt like I was able to cure. I came to find that this natural healer comes from boron and water which by Wikipedia’s definition is literal fairy dust:

“Produced entirely by cosmic ray spallation and supernovae and not by stellar nucleosynthesis, it is a low-abundance element in the Solar system and in the Earth’s crust.”

Basically, boric acid acts as a natural antibiotic to kill bacteria and fungal overgrowth in our bodies made up of minerals found in the earth.

By using a boric acid suppository for three to seven days straight before bed (and continuing use as needed), it can return harmony to your vagina and ward off incoming infections.

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My Essentials: Answers to the Questions You Ask Most!

 

My Essentials: Answers to the Questions You Ask Most! Bioderma, How to cure jet lag, essentials, skincare, natural beauty, the best eyelash curler, the best beauty tools, meyers cleaning products, natural cleaning products, herbs for women, benefits of goth, benefits of ashwagandha, aquaphor, my reading list, books that changed my life, self help, self care, ayurveda, The Ordinary, chemical peel, affordable skincare.So many of you wonderful women reach out to me on a daily basis to ask for suggestions on all topics we love here at Vérité Woman. It truly makes my day — there’s something about being known as your go-to girl that warms my heart. Most of all you ask me about products I live for, herbs that sustain me, and tools that get me through modern life juggling being a vocal feminist/ self-care advocate/ business owner.
To streamline my suggestions, and because I love a good list, I wanted a place where you could come and easily find all the essentials I’m living for right now. Categorized, purposeful, reasonable. – Michaela d’Artois
= products readers loved and bought through our suggestion!

RMS Beauty Luminizer Highlighter, Living, 0.17 Ounce

If RMS established a cult, I would join willingly. Need I say more?

Agent Nateur Deodorant Agent No 3 Unisex, 1.7 oz., Large

I put in the leg work to find the perfect all-natural deoderant (I quite literally tried them all) and finally my efforts paid off. Agent Nateur is a female-owned brand that betters your everyday through luxurious green products. The deoderant has that very user-friendly drug store brand twist packaging, and smooth application only it won’t suffocate your body with cancer-causing elements.

Odacité | Mo+P Very Dry Skin Facial Serum Concentrate | Moringa & Petitgrain | Extremely Dry Skin | 0.17 oz
Odacité | Po+R Hydration Facial Serum Concentrate | Pomegranate & Rose Geranium | Skin Hydration For Improved Texture | 0.17 ozOdacité’s facial serum concentrates are truly powerful stuff. Each jar is a formulation of a few heavy hitting plant extracts that work wonders for very specific skin ailments. They were crafted to act like boosters with your existing products, so instead of using them alone, cocktail them in with products you love! The above two are used alternated in my routine to consistently deliver that glow and lasting hydration. One drop mixed in with my favorite moisturizer before bed is all I need.

Tammy Fender Epi-Peel,1.7 ozCheaper than a facial, just as effective and contains totally clean ingredients. I use this twice a week to keep my skin tight, clear of build up, and luxuriously smooth.

Nightingale Toning Peeling Pads Daily 50pcs
A small daily dose of a chemical exfoliant and toner in a cotton pad. Great for prepping your skin to glow.

Hair Serum Dry Hair Treatment – Best Frizzy Hair Serum for Damaged Hair – Remilia Hair Care Capsules Keratin Silk Pro-Vit B5 -GMO-Paraben-Sulfate Free for All Hair Types (30 Capsules)
Aside from wash, rinse, repeat, condition this is the only hair product I use. It leaves my hair shiny without weighing it down like many other oils. I started using Remilia Cosmo Capsules a few months ago and the number of comments I get about my hair daily is insane.

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% 30ml

I speak highly of all The Ordinary products but this one is apart of my daily morning regime and has worked wonders. Read my full review here.

KYPRIS – 100% Natural / Vegan Pot of Shade: Heliotropic Sunscreen (SPF 30, .91 oz / 27 ml)
SPF is so incredibly important and it’s taken me years to find one I like. Kypris does it right and does it without any gross ingredients.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask 2.7oz/80ml
I live for an overnight mask (I do not live for waking up & finding dog hairs stuck to it) and this one is breaking the web right now, so it must be legit right? I say so.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover Solution for Face and Eyes – 16.7 fl. oz.
I’ve talked about this stuff a lot and I will continue… when I travel a lot my shoulders tend to want to break out — a daily swipe up Bioderma Micellar Cleansing Water on your face, neck, chest, and back (wherever you might suffer a breakout) does the trick. It’s sort of like a cleanser and toner in one!

SKINUA | 12 Packs of Natural ANTI-AGING Mask Sheets | Natural Aloe, Snail, Collagen, Pearl | Adenosine, Peptide components for GLOWING, HEALTHY, AGELESS skin | K-BEAUTY Product
This one’s from my Korean Beauty Vault. I’m just super into the weird ingredients like the snail, pearl, and caviar. 

The Ordinary Peeling Solution 30ml AHA 30% + BHA 2%


A few months ago a skincare professional suggested I start using a chemical peel. I’m such a fan of exfoliating products but needed to get deeper. The Ordinary was in my budget, and was well-received — so far I love it!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30 ml

 

Hyaluronic Acid is my new favorite buzzy ingredient. As someone with super dry skin, this helps me maintain hydration all day. Read my full review here. 

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo 1.8 oz
The only dry shampoo I’ve ever loved and it feels like I’ve tried them all.

PURE Shea Butter by Buena Skin | Organic, Raw, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed – Great To UseAlone or DIY Body Butters, Lotions, Soaps, Eczema & Stretch Mark Products, From Ghana – 8 oz
As aforementioned I have dry skin. It’s the worst. I live in a desert. I go through this shae butter like it’s a box of girl scout cookies.

Molivera Organics Bentonite Clay for Detoxifying and Rejuvenating Skin and Hair, 16 oz.
This mask is a great way to pull toxins from your skin, hair, and body. Mix the Bentonite powder with apple cider vinegar (don’t use any metal tools to mix, it will affect the mask) and spread generously over face and neck, leave until dry and rinse in warm water. This mask can begin to burn and heat the skin beneath — this is all a part of the process of bringing blood flow to skin’s surface to give it fresh oxygen and circulation. All good things, trust.

Herbivore Botanicals – Citrine Body Oil (4 oz)
I just love the smell of this body oil so much. 

Castor Oil (2oz) USDA Certified Organic, 100% Pure, Cold Pressed, Hexane Free by Kate Blanc. Stimulate Growth for Eyelashes, Eyebrows, Hair. Lash Growth Serum. Brow Treatment. FREE Mascara Starter Kit
I recently got turned on to castor oil packs to detox my digestive system and help with truly painful cramps. Castor oil goes so much further though — it’s a great nutritional product for aiding in the growth and health of your hair and nails. 

Skin Owl – Organic Eye+ (Nourishing + Youth Stimulating Eye Concentrate)
Skin Owl is such a great brand and I use their eye concentrate nightly to deliver that hydration and minimize fine lines.

Banyan Botanicals Sesame Oil, Certified Organic, 16 oz – Pure, Unrefined – The Most Traditional of All Oils Used in Ayurveda, Good for Vata and Kapha
I bring this Ayurvedic oil with me whenever I go for a massage. The smell calms me and the herbs heal from the inside out. They can also use it on my face, hair, everywhere. If I’m not able to treat myself, I’ll give myself a 15-minute oil massage before hopping in the shower. It promotes circulation and balance.

Klorane Shampoo with Mango Butter – Dry Hair, 13.5 fl. oz.
Before this shampoo, I had never found one I was monogamous to, but I think this might be the one.

Klorane Mask with Mango Butter – For Dry Hair, 5.07 fl. oz.
My colored hair loves this nourishing treatment!

Aquaphor Healing Ointment, Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant 14 Ounce
Do I need to say it again? I have crazy dry skin. Aquaphor is a heal-all for freshly shaved legs, chapped lips, and sun-kissed skin.

Derma Roller for Personal Use -By Golden Touch Luxury Skincare Collection

The number of readers who have told me they bought this derma roller from my suggestion — I could have an empire by now!

Beauty Bar 24k Golden Pulse Facial Massager, T-Shape Electric Sign Face Massage Tools for Sensitive Skin Face Pull Tight Firming Lift

Ditto to the derma roller, this facial massager is my go-to for lymphatic face treatments. Readers have loved this product, so do I — so will you!

Corkcicle Canteen Classic Collection-Water Bottle & Thermos-Triple Insulated Shatterproof Stainless Steel, 25 oz, Gloss Pink
I’m trying my very best to drink my daily dose of water — this cute water bottle makes it easy!

For Pro Premium Stitched Round Cotton, 600 Count
For taking off my makeup, nail polish, or pressing rose water/toner into my skin — I buy these in bulk.

Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler – Award Winning – With Satin Bag & Refill Pads – No Pinching, Just Dramatically Curled Eyelashes & Lash Line in Seconds. Get Gorgeous Eye Lashes Now!I don’t use many makeup products or tools, but I love a good full lash look.

Supracor Spa Bath Mitt Body Exfoliator Face Antibacterial Scrub Sponge (Purple)
I’m big into exfoliation for a myriad of reasons (circulation, a natural glow, lymphatic drainage) and trust me when I say I’ve tried every exfoliating glove under the sun. This one’s the best. You heard it here first folks.

Moon Juice – 100% Organic Raw Cacao Powder / Antioxidant Superfood (5.2 oz)
My nightly ritual consists deligently of an adaptogen hot chocolate. The warmth and sweetness is like a lullaby for my brain before bed. Through all of the cacao powders I have tried, Moon Juice brings it home. The cacao flavor is rich and holds properties that allow our bodies to decompress and destress for a good nights’ sleep.

NutraBlast Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories – 30 Count, 600mg – 100% Pure Made in USA – Boric Life Intimate Health Support
All womne’s lady-bits are tempermental so I figure when we find a produt that works, we share it with the tribe. Boric acid is a natural way to fight against BV and pesky imbalances in your vagina. This suppository goes in at night and allows you to wake up with less discomfort even killing all traces of bacteria all together! 

Bragg USDA Gluten Free Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, With the Mother 16 ounces
Every girl should have a bottle of Baggs in their cabinet.

Marine Collagen Powder Peptides – Blueberry Flavor (30 stick packs) – 100% Organic – Anti Aging – Hyaluronic Acid – Youth + Love
When I’m really on my game, I remember to drink Youth+ Love’s Marine Collagen Powder in my water. These promote collagen production in your skin and muscles — the fountain of youth? Worth a try! Plus, they taste pretty damn good.

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract™ Candida Cleanse and Digestion Formula102 — 200 Vegetarian Capsules
It seems every aspect of modern life can cause candida in our bodies. To ensure my candida level is in check, I take these natural capsules.

High Strength Propolis Alcohol-Free 1 oz
I learned this from the French so you know it’s good: if you feel a cold coming on, a drop of propolis will set it right.

UpNature Wild Oregano Oil 4 OZ – 100% Pure and Natural, Undiluted and Unfiltered, GMO-Free, Premium Quality
Oregano oil is my cure all — pimples, infected cuts, sore throat, you name it. Tastes absolutely repulsive but it works.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix Pack of 2 – Lion’s Mane and Chaga & Cordyceps and Chaga


started drinking these a few weeks back and loved the taste (not everyone agrees with me on the flavor palette) and how it made me feel. Yes, it’s coffee but it’s mixed with all kinds of amazing fungi like chaga that work wonders on your system and skin.

GoMacro Macrobar Organic Vegan Protein Bar, Mocha Chocolate Chip, 2.3 Ounce
I keep this in my purse for when I get hangry.

Yamamotoyama Genmai-cha Green Tea with Roasted Rice 16 Count Tea Bags Aluminum Sealed (3 Pack)
I drink green tea all day long: it flushes your system, is amazing for your skin, and this one tastes like popcorn!

NOW Melatonin 5 mg,180 Veg Capsules
When traveling through time zones, I always make sure to have my melatonin close by. It really helps kick jet lag.

*A few years ago I realized I was combating daily effects of anxiety. In a personal decision to find a natural solution and stay away from prescription drugs I have found some herbal ways to deal (yes, all the herbal ways). Below are a few that help immensely on the daily!
Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder 1200mg – 120 Veggie Capsules – Ashwagandha Supplement Certified Organic – Black Pepper Extract For Increased Absorption
I take ashwagandha daily as a natural remedy for my anxiety and bouts of low energy. This herb boosts your mood and concentration! 

Gotu Kola 450mg Now Foods 100 Caps
This daily herb is a good trade in for that mid-day latte. Gotu has similar impacts as a cup of coffee without the anxious aftermath.

Rescue Remedy Dropper 20ml
Another natural anxiety weapon that I have found truly works.


The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)

The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco 3.5 oz. Scented Soy Candle with Match Bottle
This P.F. Candle is my all-time favorite. The smell is masculine and exotic making my home extra cozy.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set, Lavender, 3 ct: Dish Soap (16 fl oz), Hand Soap (12.5 fl oz), Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner (16 fl oz)
For all things housekeeping.

URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing
I love my essential oil diffuser for setting the mood at home whether it’s time to get down to business, or prepping for a night of deep sleep.

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