Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

Afternoon “Tea” Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

“Teatime” is 365 days a year for us; we understand that for many, tea is preferred during the cooler seasons. Well, it’s days away from the Fall season and it’s the perfect time to share some delicious tea gift sets. Why tea giftsets? Firstly, they allow you to stock up on a variety of tea flavors without fear of running out too quickly; secondly, it’s a great way to try or discover new tea flavors without fully committing. That’s why we’re excited about Jaf Tea’s flavorful fall gift sets.

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

You may remember we first introduced you to Jaf Tea in March when we encouraged you to “Drink to Your Health.” Cuppa after cuppa of delicious flavors from this range of premium, hand-picked, and single-origin Ceylon teas kept our bodies healthy and our minds calm. For Fall, we’re very excited about Jaf Tea’s four fall gift sets. They include the Pure Fruits Collection, Pure Black & Flavored Tea Collection, Pure Teas & Infusions Collection, and the Pure Green Collection. Each of the Jaf Tea gift sets contains an assortment of 80 teas in foil envelopes. They come in a variety of classic black, green, and infusion teas.

Pure Fruits Collection

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

This collection contains an assortment of 10 tea bags of the following 8 exciting fruit-flavored black teas:

  1. Forest Fruit – Bursting with lusciously ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces; it is then expertly blended with their premium Ceylon black tea.
  2. Blueberry Delight – All the juicy tang of ripe blueberries and delicate sweetness of real cherry pieces gently fuses with Jaf their specially selected Ceylon tea.
  3. Pink Grapefruit – Packed with the zingy, zesty flavors of ripe and juicy citrus, perfectly combined with our fine Ceylon tea.
  4. Sunny Lemon – An invigorating blend of sun-ripened sweetness with the zesty tang of real lemon peel, infused into their superb Ceylon tea.
  5. Peach Orchard – Savor the delicately perfumed, sweet flavor of freshly picked peaches, infused into our outstanding Ceylon tea.
  6. Passion Fruit – A luscious balance of vibrantly sweet and tangy fruit flavors, expertly fused with our superior Ceylon tea.
  7. Creamy Soursop – Creamy and comforting with the rich, tropical taste of exotic soursop, sweetly fused with our prized Ceylon tea blend.
  8. Mango Banana – All the tropical sweetness of ripe mango with the smooth, mellow taste of banana, married together with our exquisite Ceylon tea blend.

Pure Black & Flavored Tea Collection

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

This bold collection contains an assortment of 10 tea bags of 4 classic black teas and 4 fruit-flavored black teas:

  1. English Breakfast – This popular morning blend hails from the fine Dimbulla region of Ceylon and is noted for its strong, full-bodied, and brisk taste.
  2. Ceylon Earl Grey – Named after the 19th Century British Prime minister our blend combines the distinguished taste of Bergamot with the finest Ceylon tea.
  3. Organic Darjeeling – Their organic Darjeeling blend is made up of teas harvested during the months of May to June. They are replete with the signature aroma of muscatel grapes and summer fruits.
  4. Ceylon Supreme – Few black teas on earth can equal this superlative blend for its perfect harmony of distinct Dimbulla character and strong full-bodied taste.
  5. Forest Fruit Black Tea – Bursting with lusciously ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces, expertly blended with their premium Ceylon black tea.
  6. Creamy Soursop – Creamy and comforting with the rich, tropical taste of exotic soursop, sweetly fused with their prized Ceylon tea blend.
  7. Pink Grapefruit – Packed with the zingy, zesty flavors of ripe and juicy citrus, perfectly combined with our fine Ceylon tea.
  8. Sunny Lemon – An invigorating blend of sun-ripened sweetness with the zesty tang of real lemon peel, infused into their superb Ceylon tea.

Pure Teas & Infusions Collection

Jaf Tea Pure Teas & Infusions - Tea Sampler / Gift Set

An exceptional collection that contains 10 tea bags of the following assortment of 8 teas and infusions:

  1. English Breakfast Black Tea – This popular morning blend hails from the fine Dimbulla region of Ceylon. It is noted for its strong, full-bodied, and brisk taste.
  2. Ceylon Earl Grey Black Tea – Named after the 19th Century British Prime minister, this blend combines the distinguished taste of Bergamot with the finest Ceylon tea.
  3. Forest Fruit Black Tea – Bursting with lusciously ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces, expertly blended with their premium Ceylon black tea.
  4. Natural Green Tea – Hailing from the southern regions of China, this delightful natural variety is distinguished by its perfect balance of light body, fresh aroma, and mellow taste.
  5. Strawberry & Kiwi Green Tea – All the sweet, fresh taste of strawberries enhanced with tropical kiwi and infused with our beautiful Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the fruity aroma and refreshing sweetness.
  6. Soursop & Banana Green Tea – Creamy and comforting, with the sweet taste of soursop fruit and mellow banana, infused with our classic Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly and enjoy hot or cold.
  7. Camomile Dream Natural Infusion – Create a sensory sanctuary with this calming infusion. It is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day.
  8. Cool Peppermint Natural Infusion – Only the finest peppermint leaves, replete with essential oils, are used to create this cool and refreshing infusion.

Pure Green Collection

Jaf Tea Pure Green Tea Collection

Last, but certainly not least, the Jaf Tea Pure Green Collection. It contains 10 tea bags of the following assortment of 4 Classic Green and 4 Fruit-flavored green teas:

  1. Natural Green Tea – Hailing from the southern regions of China, this delightful natural variety is distinguished by its perfect balance of light body, fresh aroma, and mellow taste.
  2. Jasmine Green Tea – This carefully crafted blend of Chinese tea is naturally scented with jasmine blossoms in the traditional way to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and fragrance.
  3. Mint Green Tea – Natural mint leaves are expertly blended with the finest green teas from the lush mountains of Ceylon to create this cool and refreshing tea.
  4. Strawberry & Kiwi Green Tea – All the sweet, fresh taste of strawberries enhanced with tropical kiwi and infused with our beautiful Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the fruity aroma and refreshing sweetness.
  5. Lemon Mint Green tea – Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the invigorating taste and aroma.
  6. Mango Green Tea – All the sun-ripened succulence and sweetness of mango, infused with their light and refreshing Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the aromatic burst of tropical taste and flavor.
  7. Soursop Banana Green Tea – Creamy and comforting, with the sweet taste of soursop fruit and mellow banana; it is then infused with their classic Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly and enjoy hot or cold.
  8. Oolong Tea – This prized Oolong tea from the Fujian province of China is produced using sophisticated and artisanal techniques to create a delightfully floral light-bodied tea.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on these perfect-for-fall, Jaf Tea gift sets. Will you be adding more tea to your pantry during the cooler seasons? If you are, now is the perfect time to get your hands on these tea gift sets. They are regularly priced at $29.99 but are currently on sale for only $19.99. We suggest you head over to www.jaftea.com and stock up before they’re gone.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

About this time last year, we were neck-deep in food trends at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Learning about all the wonderful food trends we’d all be enjoying this year. One of those trends is something we’re very familiar with – the Hibiscus flower, one of the top food trends we highlighted last year. The main thing made with the Hibiscus flower is tea; a bold red tea with lots of health benefits that boasts slightly sweet and tart flavors. We were recently introduced to a new refreshing Hibiscus flower tea drink, Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Caveman Coffee Co. is the buzzed-about Amazon brand known for healthy, nutritious specialty coffees and they have expanded their line to include something different in the cold brew category. The brand’s original cold brew beverage is the number one best-seller with the stats to back up its title. This delicious, caffeine-free sparking tea is an herbal beverage brewed cold with hibiscus flowers, lemongrass, and organic natural flavors. Because it’s a natural adaptogen, it is packed with antioxidants and has been linked to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

The Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea is lightly sweetened and carbonated after cold-brewing for 12+ hours for optimum flavor. Some benefits of drinking Hibiscus tea include helping to reduce body temperature, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; This naturally calorie and caffeine-free tea is also used to help in the treatment of heart disease, sore throats, and can help with weight loss. Another great fact is the effect a cup of hibiscus tea can have on cramping and bloating during your period. It helps ease the pains of cramps, as well as elevating your mood and has a calming effect.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Although recently launched, Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea is already receiving great reviews. Available in 11.5 oz cans, the 6-calorie drink is refreshingly delicious when served cold. The shelf-stable herbal tea is available in 12 packs for $30.00 and is available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com, and on their website, www.cavemancoffeeco.com.

How Clear Face Masks Are Opening a Window of Communication

How Clear Face Masks Are Opening a Window of Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t exactly been convenient for anyone, but the changes and regulations that have occurred because of it are more troublesome for some than others. In particular, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that everyone wear cloth face coverings in public has created a major challenge for people who have hearing impairments. People who are deaf or hard of hearing often rely on lip-reading to understand what others are saying. With masks now covering the lower half of almost every face in public, reading lips has become virtually impossible.

How Clear Face Masks Are Opening a Window of Communication

For the 10 million Americans who are hard of hearing, this means that basic communication is not-so-basic anymore. Just going to the grocery store presents problems, as they can’t tell if someone is asking them a question or to move out of the way. Going to important appointments creates an even more dangerous situation for people who rely on reading lips, as they don’t know what doctors or other medical professionals are attempting to tell them.

These challenges have caused the demand for window or clear face masks to skyrocket over the past few months. The United States already spends nearly three times more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but people across the country knew they had to put the necessary money and time into making masks that would create a safer way of living for people who are hearing impaired. While they might not be able to get everyone in a grocery store to wear one, their family members could wear them and act as a go-between for people with hearing impairments and the general public or medical providers.

How Clear Face Masks Are Opening a Window of Communication

One company that has started manufacturing window masks is ADCO Hearing, a company that has long made products for people who are hard of hearing. When the nonprofit Hands and Voices, which supports families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, approached ADCO about making masks that allowed for lip reading, the company got to work. The President of ADCO Hearing, Abby Armijo, started the production of these window masks by hand sewing them with her mother in her kitchen. They made 150 clear face masks and every single one was sold by the next morning. Armijo knew she had found a major gap in the mask market and began the process of expanding the operation.

How Clear Face Masks Are Opening a Window of Communication

Now, ADCO has three large-scale manufacturing facilities that make thousands of window masks. According to Armijo, the company is almost always sold out of the clear face masks.

Although the mask’s see-through panel is a simple concept, it’s a game-changer in the daily lives of many people. Not only can it help people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but a window mask also allows anyone to have an effective conversation involving full facial expressions with another human being while staying safe. This can be extremely important for the 65 million people who provide care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled family member or friend and need more than their eyes and muffled voices to communicate. Even though people may not realize it, humans use every part of their face to communicate, not just their voices and ears.

This perk of window masks is also important when communicating with children. Seeing people wearing face masks can be scary for young kids and many children with hearing or speaking impairments or other disabilities have significant trouble communicating with masks. Using window masks may be a great option for teachers to have effective conversations with kids if they go back to school. Whether they work at a school that is among the 87% of private schools that have fewer than 300 students or at a public school with a thousand students, teachers are concerned about kids following mask policies. With window masks, everyone can stay safe while having better communication.

In addition to ADCO, there are many companies and individuals making masks with clear windows. Rafi Nova is a speech pathologist based in Boston and made a mask with a BPA-free plastic window. Inu is selling window masks on Amazon that have a cotton-based face covering and plastic for the window portion. ClearMask™ is producing a wraparound mask that is completely clear and doesn’t fog as easily as vinyl plastic. Three years of research and development went into this mask and this is one of the only window face masks approved by the Food and Drug Administration. For those who don’t need FDA approval and just need a way to better communicate with family and friends, there are several window mask sellers on sites like Etsy as well.

Unconventional Ways to Enjoy CBD on National CBD Day

Unconventional Ways to Enjoy CBD on National CBD Day

Two years ago, CBD  (cannabidiol) was the new “it thing” to happen. Two years later, it is going as strong as ever, finding it’s way into almost all products. From wellness and beauty to food and beverages, CBD is the calming ingredient we need during these stressful times. Since it first hit the market, we’ve personally highlighted the CBD industry and several CBD products, such as CBD tea, wellness, and acne products. National CBD Day (August 8th) is a few days away and there’sonly one way to celebrate, and that’s to highlight some amazing new CBD products.

Unconventional Ways to Enjoy CBD on National CBD Day

This time around, we are showcasing the non-traditional products that now contain CBD (no beauty oils or tinctures). Thanks to companies like Good Vibe Mafia and their Good Vibe CBD brand, Mantra Mask, Parform, beeZbee, and CBD Kratom, you have more ways to add CBD into your daily life.

Good Vibe CBD Brazilian CBD Coffee

National CBD Day

Can a cup of coffee wake you up and calm you down at the same time? If you’re looking to increase your energy while decreasing anxiety, the Good Vibe CBD Brazilian CBD Coffee is for you. The hand-roasted, Brazilian Santos Beans are infused with Good Vibe’s full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD oil. 20mg of CBD per serving is infused right into the beans within 48 hrs of being roasted. For those who need caffeine before even speaking to another human being, the combination of coffee and CBD is a great way to boost your mood; plus both have antioxidant properties, so your body will thank you. The Good Vibe CBD Brazilian CBD Coffee boasts a light body with medium acidity and earthy and nutty undertones.

CBD Bath Bombs

National CBD Day

CBD and wellness go hand in hand, so of course, we must highlight an important factor in wellness, selfcare. The luxurious bath bombs from Good Vibe CBD (above photo) and beeZbee (below photo) were created to provide you with a therapeutic experience to help you heal and relax. Both brands are made with 100mg of full-spectrum CBD and are an amazing way to de-stress and help ease aches and soreness in muscles.

The Good Vibe CBD Bath Bombs are available in Pink- Bubble Berry, White- Hawaiian Ginger, and Purple – Roseberry; as well as Emerald Agave, Calendula Disc, Cornflower Disc, Voodoo Skull Bomb, Glitter Bomb. They are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from any harmful dyes.

beeZbee CBD Bath Bomb 100mg

The beeZbee CBD Bath Bombs are available in 11 scents, including Breathe Easy, Cleopatra’s Milk Bath, Cotton Candy, Cranberry Bellini, Drakkar, Fresh Mango, Island Kiwi, Lavender Fields, Seductive Vanilla, Spring Rain, and Strawberry Champagne.

Mantra Mask CBD Blemish Mask

National CBD Day

Is your Covid-19 mask and the stress from Covid-19 making you breakout? Your solution might be this sheet mask, specifically, the Mantra Mask CBD Blemish Mask infused with 30mg of CBD. The CBD Blemish Mask reduces and refines the appearance of pores and calms blemish-prone skin with nourishing lavender, anti-inflammatory CBD, aloe, and calendula. Wear it while enjoying a cup of CBD coffee while taking a CBD bath; make this a routine beyond National CBD Day. We love Mantra Mask for its variety of CBD masks that target a variety of issues. Check out Mantra Mask’s other CBD masks: Collagen, Repair, After Sun, Anti-Aging, Pore Refining, and Marine Hydration.

Parform CBD Gum

CBD Chewing Gum

If you are not a fan of the taste of CBD oil or have difficulty swallowing pills, how about chewing some CBD gum? This National CBD Day, why not chew your anxiety, pain, and inflammation away with Parform’s CBD Gum. This great alternative to pills, capsules, and liquids contains 20mg of CBD and is fast-absorbing to help soothe general aches and pains, anxiety, and inflammation. We could have definitely used this when we were having tooth pain earlier this season.

CBD Daily Shampoo & Conditioner

National CBD Day

If you find the stress of the pandemic is making you pull your hair out, try CBD haircare products. Using CBD oil-based hair products, like the CBD Daily Shampoo & Conditioner, nourishes the scalp and strengthens hair, which in turn encourages hair growth. Both contain 10mg of CBD to leave your hair and scalp feeling cleansed, nourished, and hydrated.

We hope you’ll be celebrating National CBD Day with one of these amazing CBD products.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly’s Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

It’s always been said that beauty is pain and when it comes to Black women and our hair, that’s usually the case. We’ve all heard stories about burned scalps from the chemicals in hair straighteners but until Unruly and Dark & Lovely collaborated, no one really talked about the dangers of protective hairstyles. Thanks to Unruly’s short film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt, we now know that no matter what, pain should not be a part of our hair styling culture.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

You might be thinking, of course, it shouldn’t be, what a silly thing to say. We challenge you to think back to the last time you went to the hairdresser; if you experienced pain or discomfort, did you let your stylist know? Or did you do like we all do and just grin and bear it? While all Black women may not have experienced being hit with a comb as children to keep still while getting their done, many of us have. As we grew older, we learned to just bear the pain until it was over. This is true for all hairstyles, especially protective styles like braids. It’s topics like this that the Dark & Lovely and Unruly short film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt touches upon.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

The film features hair experts – Natural Hair Pioneer and Anu Essentials CEO, Anu Prestonia; Dermatologist and Author of 90 Days to Beautiful Hair, Dr. Crystal Aguh; Celebrity Stylist, Trichologist, and Creator of the Goddess Loc, Dr. Kari Williams; and Dark & Lovely Lead Stylist and Three-Time Emmy Nominee, Derick Monroe. It also features Black women with different hair types who share their hair journies and tribulations. You may find yourself nodding in similar experiences with their stories.

Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt challenges the hairstyling practices and beliefs in our community that has led to hair loss in over a third of Black women. It rejects the idea that beauty is pain; especially when it comes to hairstyles that are supposed to give our hair a “rest”; hairstyles that so more damage than good. You can watch the highly informative 26 mins short film below:

How is Dark & Lovely involved with Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt? Aside from the expert advice of  Derick Monroe, they have launched a range of hair products called the Protective Styles Collection. This range of hair products was designed to help relieve, refresh, and recover our hair underneath it all. Dark & Lovely saw that over 80% of women were wearing these styles but didn’t have the products they needed to tame tension, cleanse their hair, quickly refresh and effortlessly detangle.

Dark & Lovely Presents Unruly's Short Film, Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

The products include Cleansing Water (a water to foam shampoo), Hair Refresher hairspray with Aloe, Tension Tamer scalp lotion, and Detangling Cream to melt away buildup.

Dark & Lovely Protective Styles Collection Dark & Lovely Protective Styles Collection

There’s so much to learn from this amazing short film. The most important being, speak up if you are feeling pain or discomfort when getting your hair done. It could literally save more than just your edges.

Black-Owned Business Spotlight: Felicia Jackson's CPR Wrap

Black-Owned Business Spotlight: Felicia Jackson’s CPR Wrap

The best ideas for inventions are often born out of times of desperation and intense need. For mother and medical professional Felicia Jackson, that need came when her young son had a choking incident. Although Jackson was CPR-certified and had 20 years of experience in the medical field, her mind went blank with panic and she couldn’t help her son at that moment. Her husband was able to step in and save their son, but Jackson couldn’t stop thinking about the panic that sets in when you see someone choking and how that can prevent anyone, even medical professionals, from performing CPR.

That’s how Jackson literally dreamed up CPR Wrap. After the incident, she had a dream in which she saw someone using the product in an emergency situation. From the moment she woke up, she knew she had to bring that live-saving product into the world.

Felicia Jackson's CPR Wrap

CPR wrap is a simple product that makes performing CPR less intimidating and more accessible to everyone. A tool that allows anyone to effectively perform CPR at a moment’s notice, CPR Wrap is a translucent overlay that guides you through the four steps to perform CPR that the American Heart Association recommends. In addition to the simple, step-by-step instructions, it includes a one-way mouth valve and a visual hand placement map to guide chest compressions. If someone’s airway is obstructed, all you have to do is get them flat on their back, lay CPR wrap over them so that the mouthpiece aligns with their mouth and the lower half of the map covers their chest, and follow the instructions on the guide.

Felicia Jackson's CPR Wrap

As the need for CPR can arise anywhere at any time, CPR Wrap is packaged for convenience. It comes in a palm-sized package, allowing you to easily store it almost anywhere in your home or workplace. As 3 million people are injured in car accidents in the U.S. every year, the ability to keep CPR Wrap in your glove compartment or purse is a great perk of the product. It also comes in different sizes for adults, children, and infants, allowing you to administer CPR to whoever may need it.

This versatility is important, as CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. When someone starts choking or having trouble breathing, you likely won’t have time to get them to one of the 6,200 hospitals in the U.S. or even have time to wait for an ambulance to get to you. You can, however, quickly open up CPR Wrap, lay it on the person in trouble, and follow the easy instructions to give them CPR.

CPR Wrap by Felicia Jackson CPR Wrap by Felicia Jackson

Although Jackson had no formal business experience and an aversion to marketing when she first thought of this life-saving product, she knew that she had to conquer the tough road ahead and get her idea on the market. Jackson started with business programs in her town of Chattanooga, TN, including an immersive accelerator program run by CO.LAB, a local startup incubator.

In that program, Jackson quickly learned the ropes of pitching a business. She found that she was a natural at marketing, a part of running a business that includes tasks big and small, such as branding a product and ensuring that branding is consistently presented across all platforms, which can increase revenue by up to 23%. The hard work paid off and Jackson was able to sell 3,000 units of CPR Wrap before she even had a tangible product.

Today, Jackson works on CPR Wrap full time and business is booming. The company has even gone international, with audiences in South Africa, Dubai, and Germany showing interest in having CPR Wrap on hand.

“Internationally, when it comes to safety and protocol, they prepare—they’re not reactive. For many of us here in America, it’s only when something happens to us that we think we need something like CPR Wrap,” said Jackson.

Thankfully, when a near-tragedy did happen to Jackson’s son he made it out alive and Jackson did think of something like CPR Wrap. Now, families around the world can take a preventative step by bringing CPR Wrap wherever they go and always being ready to face an emergency situation with ease and confidence.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

As awareness surrounding climate change and the state of our environment grows, more consumers are making more conscious choices about the products they purchase. While all industries have production techniques that negatively affect the environment, these practices in the beauty industry also have the potential to adversely impact your personal health. To combat these negative impacts, the clean beauty movement highlights brands and products that use sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients that benefit your health. National Clean Beauty Day is a day dedicated to this movement, showcasing products in the beauty industry that boosts the health of the body and the environment.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

July 15 is National Clean Beauty Day and encourages all consumers who partake in the beauty industry to choose products that use plant-based ingredients. This inaugural day of awareness comes from Juice Beauty, an antioxidant-rich skincare and plant-based makeup brand that has been pushing back against the status quo within the beauty industry for years.

The goal of the day is to not only make consumers aware of the efficacy of plant-based ingredients but other beauty brands as well. Many beauty products are full of unnecessary ingredients that harm the environment as well as consumers. There’s a wide range of conventional chemicals that hide within the long list of ingredients on the backs of beauty products. Some of the most common chemical ingredients include acrylates polymers (plastics), artificial and synthetic dyes, benzoyl peroxide, and carbon black. These ingredients often come from petroleum products and can contain potential cancer-causing carcinogens.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty bases the formulations for their products around antioxidant-rich, certified organic, botanical juices rather than petroleum. On top of this healthy base, Juice Beauty chemists then add powerful plant-based ingredients to achieve effective age-defying and blemish-clearing skincare. The brand has vowed that they will never use an ingredient that is potentially harmful to humans, animals, or the planet.

Juice Beauty's Karen Benhke

Entrepreneur and wellness expert Karen Behnke was inspired to make this vow and start Juice Beauty after looking more closely at the ingredients in her own beauty products. She had become pregnant with her first child at the age of 40 and was concerned about skin absorption. She found that products from both inexpensive drug stores and expensive department stores contained potentially harmful ingredients. As Behnke changed her personal care regimen to be cleaner, she also wanted to make an impact in the wider beauty industry. That’s how Juice Beauty got its start, nearly 15 years ago.

Now, Juice Beauty makes clean beauty products that yield better results than conventional, chemical-based products. The company even has an organic farm in Sonoma County, California to ensure that its ingredients are all-natural and ethically-sourced. The farm spans 20 acres and is solar-powered, further speaking to the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Solar power in the United States offsets more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which is akin to planting nearly 1.2 billion trees. This allows the Juice Beauty farm to have a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative one while growing organic ingredients that have higher antioxidant performance.

Juice Beauty is also committed to sustainability in its manufacturing and packaging practices. Using recycled boxes and bags to ship goods is the best way to promote eco-friendly transportation and Juice Beauty does just that. The company uses 100% FSC paper, which is paper that has been responsibly harvested, for outer packaging product boxes and 52% FCS for shipping boxes. Nearly one-third of full-size Juice Beauty products utilize sustainable glass and the company also uses recycled plastic from the U.S. rather than shipping it from other countries, thereby reducing the negative environmental effects of international shipping.

As a pioneer of the clean beauty movement, Juice Beauty hopes that National Clean Beauty Day can inspire companies and consumers alike to seek clean, green ingredients for their beauty products. If you’re trying to clean up your beauty routine, start by looking locally. About 46% of all searches on Google are for a local business or service and through this type of search, you may be able to avoid the environmental impacts of shipping while supporting a small business in your community. If there are no clean alternatives locally, make a commitment to only support brands like Juice Beauty that are equally committed to creating products that help the environment rather than harm it. With just a little bit of research on your part, you can use your power as a consumer to create a positive impact on the wider world as well as your own health.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

Go Toxic-Free This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

If there is one thing that will force you to pay more attention to what you put in your body, it’s a pandemic. Although we were slowly adopting more health-conscious habits, the arrival of Covid-19 has sped that practice up. When we say health-conscious habits, we are not just referring to what we eat and drink. Your body absorbs from foods,  drinks, and beauty products you use topically; this also includes things like nail polish. Are you ready for a healthier approach to nail care? Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish, like SOPHi Nail Polish, allows you to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure. Whether you’re health-conscious or not, this water-based polish is free from any harsh chemicals, so you can enjoy natural, healthier nails this summer.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

With SOPHi Nail Polish, you enjoy on-trend nail colors and a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! The non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish is better than 9 or 16-free because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! The water-based SOPHi nail polish leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, they are cruelty-free and vegan.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

To complete your healthy mani, finish up with the SOPHi Prime + Shine + Seal System for best wear. It’s the perfect partner to your favorite color of SOPHi nail polish. This revolutionary Primer + Sealer in-one is a must-have for chip resistance, and the Shine Topcoat offers additional scratch resistance. Since this water-based polish doesn’t have any harsh chemicals, this multitasking Primer + Sealer and Shine Topcoat duo give your polish lasting power (and a completely non-toxic manicure!). When applied with SOPHi’s 4 step system (Prime, Color, Shine, Seal), this water-based formula easily competes with standard nail polish durability.

SOPHi nail polish is non-flammable and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or ethyl acetate. It was founded by the same company that started the best-selling non-toxic nail polish for little girls – Piggy Paint! The brand is available at www.target.com, Amazon, www.sophinailpolish.com, and www.piggypaint.com for $7.99 – $9.99.

*This product feature is also posted on The Nail Polish Exchange.