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Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

Unwrap Your Beauty with Unwrapped Life Zero-Waste Hair Care

If you aren’t aware (and we really hope you are), we’re battling to save the planet from our garbage. It is said that the ocean contains over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic; who knows what that number grows to when you calculate the plastic we have on land. While it’s great to have companies like 4ocean and The Ocean Cleanup that are actively cleaning our oceans and coastlines, our best solution would be to eliminate the use of plastic. If you counted the empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc you throw away. What would your number be? What if you could eliminate your use of those plastic bottles and still enjoy fantastic hair care and beauty products!! With the beauty products from Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care, you can.

Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

Unwrapped Life founder Hayley McKenzie and her best friend/co-founder Arden Teasdale decided to find ways to cut single-use plastic out of their lives. After trying out other brands and noticing a gap in solid hair bars for all hair lengths and types, they decided to formulate their own; ones that would work amazingly well on all hair types. The result is soft, manageable healthy hair for 100% great hair days.

Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

These shampoo and conditioner bars are specifically formulated for certain hair types and concerns. They work wonders without stripping the hair of natural oils.

  1. The Balancer hair bars not only normalizes hair follicle activity, but it also promotes stronger hair by amping up collagen production and providing nutrition to your roots.
  2. The Detoxifier hair bars cleanse and tone with the power of activated charcoal. Moisturizing and conditioning properties of soothing aloe vera, apricot seed, and hemp seed oil, leave your hair smooth and hydrated.
  3. The Fixer hair bars reduce scalp inflammation, neutralizes free radical damage and oxidative stress, all while blocking DHT to help prevent hair loss. You are left with hair that is stronger and more resilient.
  4. The Hydrator bars works to treat scalp ailments, including dryness, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes; plus we all know that a healthy scalp equals healthy hair. The Hydrator bars are especially wonderful for curly and kinky hair.
  5. The Stimulator bars boasts ingredients that soak up oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your scalp and hair; these ingredients also stimulate the scalp by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing your hair.

Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

The Unwrapped Life solid hair bars provide 50-75 washes with proper care and storage. They replace 2-3 16oz bottles of traditional liquid product! They all feature 100% essential oils, are vegan, cruelty-free, color-safe, and can be used with extensions. Your hair will look good, while you’re doing good.

If you love the idea of using earth-friendly, low-waste, and plastic-free beauty products, try Unwrapped Life’s other products. We know you’ll love their sugar scrubs and reusable organic bamboo rounds.

Popbar Passion fruit popSorbetto with Vegan Chocolate

You Can Handcraft and Customize Vegan Pops at Popbar NYC

When many people hear the word vegan, the words tasty and delicious don’t usually come to mind. However, we’re here to tell you why you’ll absolutely be using those words and some others to describe these frozen vegan treats. You may remember our delicious WafflePop experience at Popbar NYC, so we had to go back to try the Vegan Pops at Popbar NYC.

All of Popbar’s popSorbettos are vegan and come in wonderfully delicious flavors such as Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Blood Orange, Mixed Berry, Pineapple, and more. Their dark chocolate, caramel chocolate, and mint chocolate dippings are vegan as well. They also boast vegan toppings like sprinkles, crushed hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, and coconut, so you can customize your vegan pop any way you want. We had the opportunity to do just that, trying three flavors of the vegan pops at Popbar NYC; and as we expected, every bite was divine.

1ST VEGAN POP – Passion Fruit popSorbetto with vegan Dark Chocolate and Chili Powder

Popbar Passion fruit popSorbetto with Vegan Chocolate

First, the Passion Fruit popSorbetto is incredible on its own, the perfect combination of tart and sweet. We decided to get it half dipped in and drizzled with dark chocolate (which is also gluten-free), then topped with some chili powder for a nice kick. I loved this flavor combination, it was an incredibly delicious way to begin this vegan snack.

2ND VEGAN POP – Mixed Berries popSorbetto with vegan Dark Chocolate and Coconut

For the 2nd of our three vegan pops at Popbar, we were inspired by chocolate covered cherries; hence, the Mixed Berries popSorbetto fully dipped in dark chocolate and covered in shredded coconut. It’s hard to believe, especially as this looks so delicious, but this is still an all vegan treat. Needless to say, it went down quickly.

3RD VEGAN POP – Blood Orange popSorbetto with Caramel Chocolate and Chocolate Sprinkles

Popbar Blood Orange popSorbetto with Vegan Chocolate

We definitely had to make room for the third vegan popsicle but it was worth it. We decided to try something a bit different; flavors you wouldn’t think about at first. You will love the sweet citrusy blood orange flavor half dipped in vegan caramel chocolate. The chocolate sprinkles are an added bonus. The flavors don’t overpower each other, they play quite nicely together on your palate.

The best thing about these vegan pops is the fact that they don’t taste vegan at all!! So if your circle is filled with vegans, carnivores, and gluten-free friends, you can all enjoy a delicious Popbar Popsicle handcrafted to your tastes and needs. Happy snacking!

Zatik Naturals Organic Extracts: Here’s to Health and Wellness in 2019

It takes a lot to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Most people don’t get past the three-month marker on their New Year resolutions. Reasons may be time, financial, or just life getting in the way as it tends to. But you can take small steps to a better health and wellness lifestyle in the new year. If you don’t have the time or the budget to go to the gym or buy organic foods, there are steps to a healthier lifestyle. Essential oils and extracts have taken over the wellness and beauty industries in 2018 and there’s no stopping in it in 2019. When we were younger, it was mandatory to take health aids such as castor oil, turmeric, etc, every morning. We thought we’d revisit that old ritual with these organic extracts from Zatik Naturals. We’ve been trying out Zatik Naturals Black Seed Supercritical Liquid and Turmeric Supercritical Liquid; keep reading to get acquainted with both of these wellness wonders below:

Black Seed Supercritical Liquid, 1.0 oz – $24.00 and 6.76 oz – $39.00

A golden-hued, premium quality, cold-pressed Organic Egyptian Black Cumin Seed oil that is highly anti-inflammatory, certified organic, and is created with supercritical CO2 extraction method. (Note: Zatik Naturals uses CO2 extraction to efficiently produce high quality, ultra-concentrated extracts.) We started using this 2 1/2 weeks ago. It’s still a bit early to ascertain benefits (they usually say give anything you try a minimum of 4 weeks to see results), but we do notice a reduction of how many migraines we’ve had. We also find we’re waking up feeling more refreshed and energized (and we’re not morning people).

Turmeric Supercritical Liquid, 1.0 oz, $26.00

Turmeric Supercritical liquid

Turmeric is highly prized for its high nutrient content and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. The market is currently inundated with Turmeric based products. What makes Zatik Naturals’ Turmeric Supercritical liquid stand out from the rest? Its supercritical form and the fact that is blended with black seed oil. We’re 2 weeks into using this and we have seen a decrease in our migraines. We know with longer use, the benefits to our bodies will increase and we can’t wait to see the other positive ways our bodies react.

All Zatik Naturals ingredients are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy free, alcohol-free, ph balanced, biodegradable, and certified organic. Every product is made in small, limited batches and also rated clean on the EWG Skin DEEP database.

If you’re looking to jumpstart your wellness journey or just kick it into overdrive, you should definitely get to know these wonderful Zatik Naturals organic extracts.

delicious gluten-free and dairy-free rum drinks

BOM BOM Fully Baked: The Very First Alcohol with Hemp Milk

There was a time when milk-based treats were foods and drinks left many lactose-intolerant and vegan consumers without a way to enjoy said products. Now with the introduction of plant-based milk like Hemp Milk, that has all changed. While there are many Hemp Milk product to enjoy, there’s never been a Hemp Milk based alcohol to enjoy……….until now. BOM BOM Brands, the award-winning premium adult beverage company who introduced us to their premium Caribbean rums, BOM BOM Coco Mochanut and Nilli Vanilli, proves to be far from a two-hit wonder. With the introduction of BOM BOM Fully Baked, a creamy and delicious blend of chocolate chip cookie and brownie flavors with premium Caribbean rum and Hemp Milk, vegan and lactose-intolerant cocktail lovers can truly rejoice.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you will get high off this delicious rum drink. Hemp Milk has increasingly become a healthy alternative for vegans and non-vegans alike, as it’s produced from the seeds of the hemp plant. However, hemp milk does not contain the chemical THC, found in marijuana. So a glass of BOM BOM Fully Baked is only full of pure rum deliciousness and enjoyment.

As our title states, BOM BOM Fully Baked is the very first alcohol product made with Hemp Milk. It boasts a 14.2% ABV, only slightly higher than RumChata and Bailey’s Almande.  There are lots of great cocktail recipes to enjoy with Fully Baked. Here are a few of our favorite summer cocktail recipes, perfect to keep you cool on a hot summer day or night:

  1. SKINNY JANE MARTINI
    • Shake 3 parts BOM BOM Fully Baked and 1 part vanilla vodka. Strain and pour into glass. Garnish with shaved white chocolate or cake sparkles for a festive touch.
  2. FROZEN FUNKY MONKEY
    • Blend 3 parts Fully Baked, 1 part Banana Liqueur, and ice in a blender… garnish with cinnamon and sliced bananas.
  3. COCO BOM
    • Mix 3 oz. Fully Baked and 3 oz. coconut water together and pour over ice. Serve in a tall glass or coconut.
  4. CARIBBEAN COFFEE
    • Brew coffee and allow to cool. Pour Fully Baked and coffee into a tall glass with ice. Try it in the blender for a frozen coffee treat.

“We are thrilled that talking about Fully Baked is no longer on a ‘weed-to-know basis,'” BOM BOM Brands founders Kevin Mowers and Eva Maria Janerus said jokingly in a joint statement. The new flavor’s inspiration comes from the couple’s favorite ice cream flavor, Half Baked. “We decided to take Half Baked all the way with Fully Baked” they shared. “We want our company to always evolve and we never settle for just good or even just great, which is why Fully Baked uses Hemp Milk. Not only is it lower-calorie and vegan, like our Nilli Vanilli, but it’s nut-free as well and has no artificial flavors or preservatives.”

BOM BOM Fully Baked is sold in 750 ml sizes, with a suggested retail price of $19.99-$21.99 with a 50 ml trial size following in July.