Books, Supplies, & Resources for a conscious lifestyle
Living consciously means being aware of where your products come from, how they are made, who they support, how they give back, and more. There are many beautiful companies around the world offering products and supplies that are organic, sustainable, conscious, and made with love. Buying from these companies not only supports small businesses but their initiatives to produce cleaner, more sustainable products as well as support local communities and our earth. Here are the resources and companies I use most often and trust for being positive contributors to the world of eco-conscious living.
Banyan Botanicals: Ayurveda (the sister science to yoga) made accessible and easy. Banyan has been my health and wellness Ayurveda resource for more than 14 years. With an in depth library of information as well as a full shop of organic Ayurvedic supplies and supplements made from high quality ingredients, sustainably made - Banyan Botanicals is one of the most trusted Ayurvedic companies in the world. If you are interested in exploring Ayurveda, Banyan Botanicals is the place to find ALL the information and products you need. (Use code YOGARANGER15 at checkout for a discount!)
OSEA Skincare (ocean positive, climate neutral certified): OSEA (ocean, sky, earth, air) - is committed to our planet and considers all environmental impacts of each product. Vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, clean advocacy, OSEA is committed to sustainability from their ingredients to their packaging to their shipping. They are also giving back - committing time, energy, and funds to support ocean cleanup and protection. Their products are the best I have ever used and my skin has never felt or looked so good. I love that their products come in glass reusable bottles! Some of my favorite products: * Ocean Eyes Age Defying Serum + Advanced Protection Eye Cream (cooling, refreshing and takes the undereye puffiness away/smooth, rich, luxurious and reduces signs of aging) * Ocean Cleanser (gentle yet effective cleaning every day) * Hyaluronic Sea Serum (hydrating, smoothing, fresher skin) * Essential Hydrating Oil (I LOVE this product! softer, smoother, radiant skin) * Dayglow Face Oil (perfect for spa self care - use with jade gua sha for beautiful skin that GLOWS) Use YOGARANGER for an extra 10% discount!
Earth Harbor (skin and body care): a forward thinking company, women owned and operated, committed to creating earth friendly products, packaged sustainably, sourced locally. Earth Harbor is committed to sustainability on a deeper level than any company I have worked with and continues to improve their products, packaging, resource access, and more. Love their products - work amazingly well, smell wonderful, all natural, Vegan, sustainable, no chemicals, no animal testing, 1% for the planet. * Sunshine Dew Antioxidant Cleaning Oil (gently removes waterproof makeup and sunscreen and SO gentle on your skin) * Eclipse Sheer Mineral Sunscreen (my FAVORITE sunscreen for beautiful glowing skin...no oil, grease, color, or scent) * Samphire Sea-Retinol Digital Serum (gentle, smooth, and leaves skin glowing and fresh)
Force of Nature:Force of Nature is a planet-friendly, all-in-one cleaner, deodorizer & EPA registered sanitizer & disinfectant that keeps your home sparkling clean with no toxic chemicals. Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and is safe for use around kids and pets! Nontoxic and GREAT for removing smells from fabric, pet stains, air, and more. I have been using this product for over 5 years and my family LOVES it. It has replaced all of my regular cleaners and is GreenSeal certified as well as SkinSafe (Mayo Clinic). Containing NO allergens and based on all natural ingredients, it's the perfect cleaner for all your surfaces.
Rocky Mountain Oils (essential oils): Rocky Mountain oils has provided me with years of great products along with ever better support. Anytime I have a question, they respond immediately and have a wonderful resource site for how to use the products, what they can be used for, and more. They are truly committed to helping you use essential oils in your daily life with recipes for personal care, cleaning, skincare, and more. My favorite blends: Relieve Me - relieves muscle cramps or "charlie horses" instantly and ends the tension that remains Sports Pro - relieves muscle pain from working out, gardening, chores, or simply doing too much! Tummy Rub - great for gas, indigestion, stomach flu, or just an upset stomach (works great on kids)
Bookshop.org: supporting small book sellers in the United States, Italy, and Britain through partnerships. When you buy from small bookshops, you support families, friends, communities and offer them opportunities. It could be your next door neighbor, the family down the street, or a friend of a friend. When you shop here, you give back and support people living in YOUR community. Check out my bookshelves for some of my favorite books including cooking, yoga, poetry, and living beautifully.
Not!ce Hair Co.: plastic free hair care small company started by two sisters who believe that even small choices make a BIG difference. They want to reduce plastic and each of their bars reduces 3+ plastic bottles from being thrown away. Each product sold collects 10 ocean-bound plastic bottles, in partnership with Plastic Bank. Their ingredients, packaging, shipping materials, and lifecycle are scrutinized to be minimal, responsibly disposed of, and Earth conscious. Oh, and their products are AMAZING - everyone in my house uses them and LOVES them!
Who Gives A Crap paper goods (toilet paper, tissues, towels): What's better than a company who uses sustainable products to make GREAT products AND gives 50% of their income BACK to support clean water and sanitation? Did you know that your basic store toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues are made from virgin wood? Me neither. This company makes their products out of bamboo which is not only fast growing but sustainable and they don't use ANY plastic wrap! Subscription or single purchase, this is a great company to work with.