W.E.L.L. Summit Holiday Gift Guide

November 25, 2016

WELL WELL WELL and HO HO HO! Here we go! As we power-up to get our click on, I wanted to take the chance to highlight some sustainable, eco-chic, healthy brands to consider this holiday season and of course share some COUPON CODES!

I talk a lot about voting with your dollar for the type of food we want to see in this world and the same rings true for the goods we choose to bring into our homes. Every time we spend a dollar we are essentially telling that company “I like what you are doing, keep it up, I want to see more.” Let’s be thoughtful this holiday season (and always) about who we are monetarily patting on the back.

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If you are shopping for some stocking stuffers for your pet, why not a dog leash made here in the US from recycled plastic over a mass produced once with questionable trade practices from China.  Of if you are looking for some baby gear, why not a US made organic cotton onsie printed with eco-friendly water-based dyes over a conventional cotton onsie filled with pesticides, chemicals and toxic dyes?

Lets take the time to support small business, create a demand for organic and recycled materials, celebrate artisans and handcrafted goods, respect fair trade and show our love for friends, family and the planet through thoughtful purchases.

Okay now on to the goods! All of these brands were present at the W.E.L.L. Summit in NYC this past fall. It was a pleasure shopping these brands, meeting owners and trying their products. If you didn’t have the chance to make it to W.E.L.L. this year, I wanted to bring the party to you so read on friends.

Shift Eco-Boutique

Based in Cape Cod, MA – Shift Eco-Boutique carries clothing, accessories, gifts, home goods, furniture and products for baby made from eco-friendly materials and manufacturing. All of Shift’s products are crafted from either recycled, up-cycled, repurposed and/or sustainably grown materials. They also value organics, fair trade and fair labor. CODE: WELLSUMMIT will save you 20% off through 12/31/16

I have my eye on these Shift Eco-Boutique beauties;

Beastly Threads organic cotton scarves – hand block printed using nontoxic dyes by a group of artisans in Bagru, India. Sales support Western Watersheds Project. $60

Harry Barker is improving the lives of pets and their people using earth friendly fabrics, azo-free dyes, eco-fleece and recycled plastics. This Eton leash is made from recycled plastic bottles. $15

Perin Mowen pure beeswax pillar candles. No carcinogens like benzene and toluene which are created when paraffin wax is burned. Also no toxins, no chemicals, no GMO soy, no impurities. Beeswax is by far the cleanest burning candle you can get on the market today. Starting at $10.

Organic Bath Co.

One of my favorite local green beauty lines is Organic Bath Co. because they do not mess around. This Boston based company delivers luxury skin and bath & body goodies with real simple, real organic ingredients. Their organic Stress Less Body Wash is a staple in my shower. This season I am excited to try their organic body butters and their Nourish Night Face Balm. BUT I have to say my overall fave OBC treat is their scrubs – especially Java Jolt. They make feet and hands “shiny and bright”! CODE: WELL will save you 20% off all orders. Good though 12/16/16

Simply Chickie

100% certified GOTS organic cotton is the name of Simply Chickie’s game. These baby, toddler and adult tee’s + tanks are screen printed on 100% GOTS certified organic cotton with eco-friendly water-based dyes plus made in the USA. You can feel great about dressing you or your baby in these clothes. No pesticides or toxic chemicals leaching into their skin – or yours. CODE: Well will save you 20% through 12/16/16

CasaAndCo

These cheeky heirloom pillows are all handmade in Madison, Wisconsin with European Flax Linen using water-based, non-toxic inks. Each letter is hand-stamped and heat treated for longevity and durability. How much do you love these!? CODE: WELL will save you 20% off at checkout! 

Rishi Organic Teas

Rishi travels the world following the harvests, tasting and sourcing teas, herb and spices side by side with the farmers who cultivate them. Their teas are certified organic – how good does this Chocolate Chai look? It’s made with organic black tea, organic coconut flakes, organic cinnamon, organic cocoa shells, organic sarsaparilla root, organic licorice root, organic cocoa nibs, organic roasted dandelion root, organic cloves, and chocolate extract.  I am totally seeing this in these cute tea cups, steeped in some steamed cashew milk, topped with a little coconut creme and a dash of cinnamon.  These cute cups are ceramic and handcrafted in New Mexico by the artisans at Hanselmann Pottery. I’ll take 2 please! CODE: Tealove15 will save you 15% off at checkout through 12/14/16

Nantucket Yoga Festival

Treat yourself! Okay, in my mind I am a diehard yoga chick – I love everything about it. I love the sweat, the challenge, the detox. In reality though I probably go 3 or 4 times a month. BUT I have always wanted to do a retreat – like go away for the weekend and just turn it all off. Meditate (or try). Focus on myself. Eat well. Sleep well and do a crap ton of yoga. So I was wicked excited to talk to the founder of Nantucket Yoga Festival to get the scoop on this event.

Photo credit: Brass Lantern Nantucket
Photo credit: Brass Lantern Nantucket

So many good things here. First of all, Nantucket. HELLO! Love this island getaway and PS they have a Follain on island too. Anyways the festival happens every summer. 2017 is scheduled for July 7-9 and brings together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides in a celebration of the spirit of Nantucket.

An opening night celebration at The Westmoor Club followed by two days of workshops and classes at Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm. You may see me there!

The Optimist Co

Okay you guys know by now how much I love The Optimist Co. Their all-purpose cleaner has one of the most basic ingredient lists I’ve seen and even better, it preforms. This small business is woman-owned and local (to me – three cheers for Cape Cod!)  I also love their laundry detergent. It is simple and powerful made with only: washing soda, baking soda, epsom salt, pure coconut oil soap flake and essential oils. Plus it works for both HE and standard machines.

And they just added some fun gift sets that are only 12.00 and make perfect stocking stuffers. CODE: WELL will save you $5 on any order over $35. Good through 12/31/16

A few more picks

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Handcrafted Leather Travelers Notebook at The Perpetual You from $50 – use code BEWELL for 15% off site-wide through 12/16/16

Tillie Feathered Sand Cinnamon Necklace from Seduced Seaglass $60 – use code WELLSUMMIT16 for free shipping site-wide

Ash & Rose:
  • Neha Cuff handmade by marginalized women in India + Fair Trade Certified $28 15% off site-wide with code WS15
  • Morea Necklace made with acai berry seeds, pambil and tagua nut. Made in Equador + Fair Trade $68 15% off with WS15
  • Brass Shield Ring Handmade in the US by Hannah Naomi 15% off with WS15
  • Dot Stud Earrings sterling sliver or 14k gold handmade in Portland, OR. $32 15% off with WS15
  • Sosi Leather Tote Bag handmade vegetable tanned leather tote + Fair Trade (This black/brown combo!)  $124 15% off with WS15

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish made from fair trade ingredients from small farms in Ghana and Nicaragua. $34 25% off site-wide through 12/16/16 with code WELL

Thorn and Bloom Limestone – 100% botanical aromatics made with essential oils, absolutes, concretes, CO2/SCO2s, Enfleurages and Tinctures in a base of Organic Grape Alcohol. All of her fragrances smell beautiful but my pick is Limestone. Starting at $65. Save 10% on orders over $50 with code 2016WS.

Happy ethical shopping friends!

Smooches!

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