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Bare Candle Company uses natural ingredients and premium fragrance oils

Bare Candle Company uses natural ingredients and premium fragrance oils

I am not sure what I am most excited about looking at my Bare Candle Company candles – burning these great scents or finding creative uses for these reusable jars when done. These bare candles are as natural as they look. Each candle is crafted with wax made entirely from soybeans grown in the United States. This reduces its carbon footprint while providing local jobs.

Bare candles are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and made with no paraffins, phthalates, parabens, or prop 65 chemicals. Aside from how sustainably made these are, the scents are fantastic.

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I have 2 scents – Citrus + Fig and Eucalyptus + Spearmint. The scents are made with synthetic fragrance oils which protects natural resources as opposed to purely essential oils that take a lot of plants/earth to create enough scent for a number of candles. Bare Candle Co. scents are sustainable.

Every candle is made with 100% soy wax which offers a cleaner, longer burn. Visit bare Candle Co. to order your favorite scents and feel better about what you burn in you home around your family.

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Evolution Hoodie: Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds

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.

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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.

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Braxley Bands environmentally sustainable and trendy Apple Watch bands

Braxley Bands environmentally sustainable and trendy Apple Watch bands

Slipping my Apple Watch on and getting out the door for the day is much more effortless with my Braxley Band. Not that fastening my Apple Watch is that stressful, but it is just one easier task in my morning routine and a small difference. I have several Apple Watch bands to match my day or clothing. I grab my Braxley Band for everyday use. I can just slip my wrist through and go. Some mornings, I need ‘easy’ like that.

Better than a simple convenience, Braxley Bands are environmentally sustainable and crafted using recycled plastic that is machine washable and moisture-wicking. This band is truly made with care. Using very little resources, the brand makes sure the environment is not harmed in their process. In fact, Braxley Bands has partnered with Trees for the Future, and for each band sold, a tree is planted with partner farmers in forest gardens throughout Africa.

What about fit? A couple of things – they have different sizes, so take a quick measurement of your wrist. If you are not satisfied or anything happens to your band in the first year, they have your back with a replacement warranty. If it stretches out, toss it in the wash to get it back into its original shape. If it feels a tad snug, hold it stretched a few seconds and give it some time, it will eventually mold to your wrist size. I measured my wrist and knew if I ordered a size up it may be too loose. The size I ordered was just a little snug, but not uncomfortable at all. It has now formed much better to my wrist size and stretched to where it needs to be as I have worn in off and on the past 2 weeks.

Ready to support Braxley Bands and order one? Visit the Braxley Bands shop and choose your watch and wrist sizes and begin choosing a color or design. I have the blackout color.