With Thanksgiving behind us and the holidays rapidly approaching it is impossible to avoid the constant stream of deals, gift guides and “must haves” filling our inbox and social media feeds. In an effort to raise my personal awareness as well as our collective consciousness as a community, I have begun to think more about where the items I am purchasing are coming from.
I am absolutely beaming with excitement to introduce today’s very special, informative and inspiring conversation with Jessa Blades. A true force in the natural beauty industry, she has made it her life’s work to teach the power of self-care and empower women to own their individuality.
YOKE is a company that embodies everything you could want when it comes to connecting with the goods that you purchase and surround yourself with. Started in 2012 by Tamara Jones (keep your eyes peeled for a very special interview + collaboration announcement this week!)
Earth Tu Face has quickly become one of my favorite skincare lines and it is not even a question that I will be re-ordering everything I used as well as exploring more of the line. In this journey to a more natural beauty routine, I have realized that it is not just about the actual products I am using but the story behind them.
When I first discovered Addictive Wellness I thought it must be too good to be true. A sugar-free chocolate, made with raw cacao, superfoods, herbs, fair-trade and free of any ingredients I was allergic to? This was a rare find and I knew I had to taste it to believe it!
As we dig deeper it becomes so much more. It is realizing that every time you are making a purchase, you are voting with your dollar and that vote counts. It is supporting companies that are creating sustainable fashion, or shopping vintage/consignment and recognizing that these practices are supporting the planet for future generations.
I was first introduced to The Sweetness of Being when my friend Nitsa of Sun Potion gifted me with their collaborative chocolate. Within the first bite, I was instantly transported to cacao heaven and wanted to learn more about the company.