This month we are launching a new monthly series. Our team is always looking out for great products that check a lot of boxes. We all have our own unique needs, so the variety and diversity of the products should entice anyone to take a peek into what we’re loving in food, personal care, and more each month!First up is Janelle's Pick (CEO and Founder): Plant Snacks - Salt & Vinegar
Free of the Big-8-Allergens, cassava root, vegan, and in small amounts great for my daughter, Raegan, or to add to meals for crunch. A large serving size is great so she can have a handful while staying under 6-7 carbs for a crunchy snack! We watch carb intake closely for Raegan’s health so finding snacks/crunchy foods like this really rocks!
Viktoria's Pick (COO & Co-Founder): Crystals
I have been drawn to crystals for decades and I love them! I have many located all over my home and I carry specific ones in my purse and car. These are my two favorites right now- a Fluorite in a heart shape and a Moonstone charm. The Flourite stone was once my father's so it helps me feel close to him. I keep it on my nightstand and often meditate with it before bed placing it under my pillow while I sleep. According to Energy Muse the green in it cleanses and purifies the heart chakra by aligning your mind with the true desires of the heart. The purple helps one discover their divine purpose in life. The Moonstone charm I've been wearing everyday! Energy Muse says the Moonstone crystal meaning is associated with the inner goddess, a symbol of fertility and sensuality. The life-giving feminine figure is an empowering visualization that gives us the gift of increased intuition, the perfect prescription for cleansing the mind of negative emotions holding you back.
Crystals can be found online, Energy Muse is a great source, or find a store close to you and discover what crystals you are drawn to!
Elle's Pick (Marketing Coordinator) - Pacifica Pineapple Curls (Vegan + Cruelty-Free)
I recently tried this from Target, and I love it! Gives my typically frizzy and wavy hair more defined curls and bounce. They are infused with pineapple, super oils, and hyaluronic acid so they're good for your hair and smell great! I also love this company’s mission to be cruelty-free and they also have a recycling program where you can send your empty rinsed-out bottles back and receive loyalty points. I am super into recycling and the environment so this is spot on for me.
Amy's Pick (VP Sales): Follow Your Heart - Vegenaise
My favorite of the moment is Vegenaise, which is vegan mayo essentially. But not just any vegan mayo - it works just like regular mayo. Some people go crazy over Hellman's, some people think Miracle Whip is mayo. I confess, I use it on everything. It can mimic a lot in the vegan world when I need that creamy consistency that no longer exists in my life. It's better than mayo!
Lisa's Pick (CBO): Ethique
It took me a long time to make the switch to bar shampoo and conditioner, mainly because I could not imagine that there was any chance they'd work well on my long hair. I was definitely wrong – I'm now obsessed with Ethique's Eco-Friendly Conditioner Bar for Normal-Dry Hair, Guardian and Eco-Friendly Solid Shampoo Bar for Normal-Dry or Frizzy Hair, Frizz Wrangler. My hair is just as soft (maybe even softer!) as it was when I used "regular" bottled products, and they take up so much less room in my shower and linen closet! Their Eco-Friendly in-Shower Storage Container keeps them dry in the shower – they last for up to five years and will go in my compost pile when it's time to buy new ones! LOVE this brand, their mission, and their products!
Besides these awesome products, all of us use ANSHI every day. So try some of our favorite picks, and ANSHI too!