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My favorites for health & well-being

I was compiling a list of some of my favorite things this month and realized they were taking on a theme- they were all green. I’ll chalk it up to the fact that I’ve been spending a lot more time outside lately. Green is a soothing color for many, and during these “quarantimes” we need all of the relief we can get. Check out some of favorites to promote health and overall well-being. Have you discovered any new favorites (of any color) recently?

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Aloe Vera

My family and I had the chance to visit Aruba and explore aloe vera farms that produce the purest aloe I have ever tried. Ditch your store-bought aloe and try this stuff out. I promise you, it heals sunburn and dry skin a million times faster. Aruba Aloe also has a line of other products (lotions, soaps, etc.) that are just as luxurious.

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Iced matcha latte

If you’ve tried matcha before and were not a fan, I urge you to try it this way: an iced matcha with oat milk and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Matcha has great health benefits such as:

        • immune booster
        • high in antioxidants
        • increases energy without a crash
        • detoxifies naturally

It also it very easy to make at home! Try out the Rishi brand for a good entrance into the world of matcha!

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Plant earrings

I love these stud earrings because they’re understated, but attract a lot of attention. Every time I wear them I get compliments and they’re fun to add to a  simple white t-shirt and jeans outfit. I found mine at a local boutique but I’ve seen similar ones on Etsy!

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Green coffee buyers

After reading Barista Magazine, I learned more about what it takes to be a green coffee buyer. These are the individuals that go to the physical coffee farms, cup the coffee, and ultimately make the decision on which crops their company will buy from. Although the article points out the many difficulties in the job, it opened my eyes to the other paths a career in coffee can offer. Knowing where you coffee comes from is an exciting part of the process!

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Echinacea

Years ago I had a friend tell me to take an echinacea pill while starting to feel sick. I kid you not, after the first day I felt better. I took one for three days and completely avoided getting sick. During this time when we are all trying to boost our immune systems, I urge you to try it out. It is a flower in the daisy family and can also be consumed in a tea form. Yes- mine is labeled because my sister and I claimed a bottle each!

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Hair scarves

I looked for a good hair scarf for awhile, the problem was I could never tie it correctly. The ponytail scarf is a perfect solution because it does all the work for you. I received mine a a gift, but found a very similar one on Anthropologie’s website! They are great to add something fun to your hiking outfit. The best part is these can be worn in any season, just switch up the colors from gem tones to pastel for Spring!

“Green is the colour of hope”- Oscar de la Renta

 

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