December 2015 Favorites
In case you missed the curated list for December 2015 – don’t worry! It’s all here. Below is the curated list of beautiful, hand picked, eco-friendly, and sustainably conscious products made by small businesses and chic brands.
Big Magic – By Elizabeth Gilbert
Why I’m lovin’ it: This book is just simply inspirational. Elizabeth Gilbert asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. Self-defeating internal chatter and old, limiting belief systems are questioned and torn down throughout the book. Starting your own business? Looking to jump start your imaginative – creative life? You will not be disappointed with this book. Get this book here.
Eleve – Lip Amp
Why I’m lovin’ it: Eleve is a fantastic new company with creator & CEO Gertie Wilson of Austin, Texas bringing an array of cosmetic products that are chem-free. Lip Amp is a gentle, non-tingling lip plumper that plumps, hydrates, and smoothes fine surface lines. This products boosts that it’s All-natural, Vegan, GMO-free, Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free and Cruelty-free. We love supporting amazing small businesses like this! Is this a must-have for your lip collection? Get Lip Amp here
Bodum – “Eileen” Coffee Maker
Why I’m lovin’ it: How chic is this coffee maker? For those who are in love with the French Press then you’ll want this copper coffee maker. Designed in honor of the great Irish designer Eileen Gray, as well as all coffee lovers who frequent the bistros and cafés of Paris—Gray’s adopted city. Bodum’s classic EILEEN French Press makes a stylish addition to any tabletop decor. Perfect for gifting and entertaining. Get the Eileen here
Holly’s House – Aztec Blanket in Rose
Why I’m lovin’ it: The Aztec blanket in rose is the perfect accessory this winter! Drape it over the arm of the sofa, scatter it over the bed for a fresh look or pop it over your shoulders during those chilly evenings! The aztec blanket in rose is made from 100% cotton and jacquard woven. Order the Aztec blanket here.
Kishu – Binchotan Sticks
Why I’m lovin’ it: Made in the Kishu region of Japan, Binchotan charcoal is activated through an extremely high burning temperature and rapid cooling process. Known as the best quality charcoal for purifying water and air, the variety of benefits from Binchotan charcoals can be found in a number of everyday uses. Whether to absorb chemicals in tap water, enhance blood circulation in a hot bath, stimulate healthy soil in the garden, or deflect negative ions in your home, Binchotan charcoals are a natural way to boost overall wellness. Order your set of three binchotan sticks here
Kate Wilds Art– Blue Agate Coasters
$50.00 – set of 4
Why I’m lovin’ it: These beautiful agate coasters offer a boost of color to any coffee table. I love this woman’s etsy & insta – she offers an array of hand crafted items. These Brazilian agate geode slices have been dyed and polished to show the beautiful inclusions and unique banding. Approximate size: 3.5″ to 4 “. No two stones are alike, so each coaster has a one-of-a-kind shape and color. To order your set of 4 agate coasters, check out Kate’s easy shop here
Herbivore Botanicals – Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask
Why I’m lovin’ it: This brand has been on my radar for the past 3-4 years. I’m absolutely in love with their products and their message:
“Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, we ethically source the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer.”
This resurfacing mask is fantastic. Key ingredients include Blue Tansy oil, fruit enzymes, and White Willow Bark which combined create a gentle resurfacing and clarifying mask. Get this magical elixir here.
Moorea Seal – Frankincense Candle
Why I’m lovin’ it: This candle just smells like a cozy, warm, winter campfire! With A base of frankincense, oud, and amber musk round out with notes of fir, patchouli, and juniper. Notes of bergamot top this resinous and warm scent. Essential oils of birch, cedarwood, pine, amyris, and labdanum give this candle an earthy finish. I can’t think of a more hygge element! Order this delicious smelling candle here.
Mountain Rose Herbs – Chakra Essential Oil Healing Kit
Why I’m lovin’ it: Seven aromatherapy oil blends specially created to correspond with our seven chakras. These oils are specifically used for meditation, yoga and spiritual practice and are best used for specific practices. Whether you’re looking for some grounding, or seeking higher vibrations – this essential oil kit is something I know you will be utilizing. To order your Chakra Essential Oils kit, click here.
Do you know of a brand or have a product that would be perfect for our monthly curated list? I would love to hear from you!