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Evolution Hoodie: Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds


Coffee Grounds to hoodie! Who would have guessed coffee grounds could be so comfortable and look so great? The Coalatree Evolution Hoodie is made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles.

How? Simply put, used coffee grounds and plastic bottles are melted down and mixed to create small fibers. This blend of recycled products produces a very soft fabric with a water and odor-repellent coating.

This hoodie is by far, the most comfortable one I own and brings the most compliments. The fit is perfect and very true top size. The features seem endless. There are about 20 features in this one piece. For the sake of post length, I’ll list a few that stand out most to me…stay-put drawstrings, featherweight, moisture wicking and quick-dry material, soft & cozy, hand warming thumbholes and travel pouch.

My favorite feature of all is the kangaroo pocket that allows it to fold into itself and become a soft pillow. Once folded down into this pillow, you get a zipper closure, key and carabiner loop and travel pockets with velcro closures.

This hoodie (and pillow) is the best purchase you will make or gift. Coalatree products are all made with recycled materials and with sustainable products in green facilities. Visit Coalatree’s shop and find what you like best.

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Natural Products

New Aromatherapy Candles from Goddess Garden use 100% Pure Essential Oils

Goddess Garden Aromatherapy Candles with 100% Pure Essential Oils

From those that brought us wearable Aromatherapy, you can now clean burn their candle in your space. The Goddess Garden aromatherapy candle is designed to subtly and naturally diffuse 100% pure and therapeutic essential oils. There are 3 scents – Wild Rose, French Lavender and Yuzu Citrus.

Aromatherapy Candles

I love how my living room smells while burning one of the Wild Rose Aromatherapy candles. This scent is a mix of Rose & Jojoba. The ingredients in this candle are safe to burn and good for the environment with 100% essential oils and vegan ingredients. ZERO bees are harmed in the sourcing process in these natural soy wax and hand poured in Boulder, CO. candles.


Goddess Garden is vegan, leaping bunny certified to be cruelty free, free from parabens and synthetic fragrance, reef-safe, woman owned, and a certified B corporation. Shop for your candles or Aromatherapy products at the Goddess Garden shop.

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Nolah silky-smooth bamboo sheets bring you luxurious sleep

Nolah silky-smooth bamboo sheets bring you luxurious sleep

When I had the chance to try these silky-smooth bamboo sheets from Nolah, I got a set for my teen. Why? With 2 PE’s (mandatory 8th grade fitness + he chose elective PE this semester) and he plays basketball right now for his school team and will move into football next, he needs the best sleep of all of us. We always think about our own lack of sleep or busy days and our teens are just as busy. 6.5 hours of school starting early morning, fitness classes then sports practice and 5 days a week is a lot at 13 and older.

It is just as important to me that my teen gets just as good of sleep as we do. The right bedding makes all the difference in a good night sleep. This is proven. He loves his Nolah sheet set!

I have always jokingly (or maybe not jokingly) said that if I won the lotto, I would buy enough luxury sheets to have a fresh, brand new set on my bed every night. The feel brand new, luxury sheets is the best. You can feel the quality just taking them out of the bag (they arrive is a nice navy canvas tote, also).

Why is bamboo my favorite bedding and blanket material?

Benefits of Bamboo Bedding

  • Bamboo grows pesticide-free, self-regenerates when cut down
  • Keeps you dry, cool, and odor-free
  • Twice as soft as cotton
  • Every fiber has a built-in thermostat, and Mother Nature turned bamboo’s way down
  • Wicks moisture away from your body
  • Bamboo saves more trees, regenerates naturally and is one of the most eco-friendly resources on the planetBamboo naturally repels odors and allergens

Nolah is 100% made in the US and offers free shipping. Nolah started by finding a way to improve upon Memory Foam and Latex and is known for its Air Foam™ mattress that is 100% temperature neutral, as it doesn’t contain viscoelastic chemicals, unlike Memory Foam. Based on the feel of the sheets, I can only imagine how wonderful a night’s sleep on their mattress must be.

Keep Nolah in mind as you shop for bedding and mattresses that will truly change your quality of sleep as you knew it. They also make other bedding, pillows and weighted blankets. Visit Nolah today and learn more.

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Natural Products

Maui Vera reef-safe sunscreen is organic and chemical-free

Maui Vera reef-safe sunscreen is organic and chemical-free

In Hawaii, an expectation comes with the sunscreen you use. That expectation is that it is reef-safe. Why? Coral Reef damage is very real and is becoming very problematic in our own United States as well as other nations. Just 1 drop of Oxybenzone can pollute an area the size of 6 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Now lather yourself up in it and add many more ‘lathered’ bodies into the water and it spreads far and fast. This is toxic to marine life. Until I learned this, I had no idea how much damage I was causing using chemical sunscreens. Maui Vera is a reef-safe sunscreen because it is chemical-free.

mineral sunscreen

Chemical-free does not mean free from protection. In fact, it is a much healthier protection and the organic ingredients are a better option for your skin and the planet. The active ingredient in their mineral sunscreen is Zinc Oxide, a mineral that lays superficially on the skin’s surface reflecting, absorbing, and protecting you from UVA & UVB rays.

You can also find Sunburn & After Sun Gel that also works naturally to restore damaged skin back to its healthy, balanced state when you did get too much sun after all. Visit Maui Vera to learn more and stock up as Winter comes to an end.