As February draws to a close, we are ready to share another list of new product discoveries from another month well lived, well loved and well enjoyed. Here are our February Favourites.
We are lovers of all things green and having plants in our homes and work spaces is helpful for our physical, psychological and spiritual health. Cacti are easy to keep and sweet to look at and provide little pops of green in areas other plants may not do so well.
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer
Made from just organic ethyl alcohol, water, organic lavender oil and organic glycerin, this easy to transport and long lasting spray smells wonderful and soaks into hands immediately, killing bacteria without the use of conventional and harmful chemical ingredients.
Odylique Muscle Ease Massage Oil
This certified organic oil combines coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, black pepper, lavender, marjoram and rosemary to create a soothing and relaxing, yet invigorating oil that relieves tired or sore muscles, deeply hydrates skin and soaks in easily, leaving behind no greasiness or stickiness. Perfect whether you self massage, are massaged by a loved one or simply rub into tired hands before bed.
Sussex Wholefoods Organic Hibsicus Flowers
Flavourful, colourful and beautiful quality, these whole organic hibsicus flowers make wonderful tea, candied snacks and pretty dessert toppings. The highest antioxidant food on Earth, sipping on hibiscus tea throughout the day helps to keep levels topped up, though, we only use around 1 tbsp every 24 hours.
Buddha Teas Third Eye Chakra Tea
Made from an organic herbal blend of eyebright, jasmine flower, spearmint leaf, star anise and passion flower, infused with the essence of sapphire crystals for 24 hours before blending, this tea is designed to energise the third eye bringing clarity, dispelling self doubt and empowering decision making. Herbal tasting and easy to drink, this tea definitely clears and refreshes the mind.
Naturya Organic Greens Blend
Energising and great tasting, this blend of organic green superfoods from Naturya, including wheatgrass powder, barleygrass powder, spirulina power, hemp protein powder, chlorella powder and pineapple powder, provides B12, C and E, iron and zinc along with a healthy hit of plant based protein.
Planet Organic Cheezy Kale Popcorn
We usually avoid corn of all kinds – see the Medical Medium’s first book for more information – but Planet Organic’s Cheezy Kale Popcorn was calling our name. The most deliciously savoury popcorn we have ever tried, hand popped in coconut oil, seasoned with Himalayan salt, kale and nutritional yeast, this salty, cheesy snack is moreish for all the right reasons.
Erbology Organic Sprouted Buckwheat Crackers
Some of the best raw crackers we have ever tasted, these organic offerings from Erbology are so good we can’t even choose a favourite flavour. The Tkemali made with savoury Georgian plum is sour, creamy and mild; the Garam Masala is delicately spiced, sweet and delicious; the Greek Olive has a hint of herbs, a little sourness from the sundried tomatoes and a lovely savouriness from the olives and all have a crumbly yet firm texture that allows them to be topped with fresh dips and sauces without breaking.
One Part Plant: A Simple Guide to Eating Real, One Meal at a Time by Jessica Murnane
After healing chronic pain and a debilitating disease with a plant based diet, wellness advocate and podcaster Jessica Murnane created One Part Plant, a philosophy and mission to help others incorporate more plant based foods into their diets by eating one plant based meal a day. Clear advice and guidance about what to eat and what to avoid is served up without judgement along with a helpful list of pantry staples and answers to frequently asked questions. Recipes are simple yet sumptuous looking and beautifully pictured and span drinks, breakfasts, butters, syrups, main meals, desserts, snacks and more to create a book of exciting and delicious foods that focus on abundance rather than restriction, perfect for beginner cooks and seasoned pros.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams
An engaging, entertaining and enlightening read, The Nature Fix explores the effect of nature on different parts of the brain in an attempt to understand why nature affects us so positively, how our brains react to nature and the most effective ways that we can incorporate more time in nature into our daily lives. Full of fascinating information and interesting insights and theories, this book reads like a documentary as Florence Williams travels the world in search of definitive answers to questions about why we need nature and how best to enjoy it.
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