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Solti Tea Party

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Solti now has a SuperTea Line made with pure, clean water, chlorine and fluoride free, no metals or chemicals!

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The line up consists of two caffeine free teas: Rooibos Chai and Arctic Chaga. Jasmine Pearl contains 30mg caffeine, Ceremonial Matcha 34mg, and Dragon Oolong 60mg caffeine.

“Contrast to coffee which not only contains caffeine, acidity and low pH making for a burst of energy followed by a crash and contributing to acidosis, our organic tea combined with a higher pH purified water makes for a less acidic beverage. The tea containing caffeine will give you a boost without moving your body into acidosis. Pure energy in a bottle, giving you a boost with no crash and bringing you more vitality and hydration.” -Ryne O’Donnell, Founder & CEO of Solti

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Could it be time for tea? It’s ALWAYS tea time! Zaedyn was a huge fan of the previous African Rooibos Chai Latte so it isn’t surprising that he reached straight for the Rooibos Chai, a perfect choice for the fall season.

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Although I am all about these custom glass bottles with a hidden little surprise if you look at the bottom, we wanted to have a bit of fun with our little tea set.

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Zaedyn showed beautiful coordination and concentration as he transferred our vital liquids, not spilling a drop.

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It doesn’t get much better than this: learning at home with your Mama, having a private tea party taste testing the new Solti Teas while your sister sleeps, staying hydrating, and sneaking in a few little tea time raw vegan goodies!

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Not even coming up for air…

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That smile says it all :).

Drink Solti. Shine brightly.

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Let Yourself Shine.

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WABI-SABI BOTANICALS

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100% Natural, Kind, + Conscious Beauty

vegan * cruelty-free * handmade in Orange County, CA

“Finding beauty in imperfection, valuing simplicity and authenticity, embracing the connectedness of all things, & respecting the integrity of natural objects and processes”

Wabi-sabi Botanicals is beyond what you would expect and imagine in beauty and skincare products today. Combining natural ingredients, many of which are organic, all cruelty-free, all vegan, and unique ingredients, these are created with unconditional love and packaged into reusable glass containers! Natural, beautiful, and sustainable.

One of my favourite facial masks as recommended is KUSALA ‘MERITORIOUS ACTION’. This gentle mask combines kaolin clay, pink rose, matcha green tea, and rosehip to provide a beautiful, purifying, anti-aging, feel good mask. Instantly after using the mask, my skin feels incredible. This is definitely my go to mask which I really need to make some time for this week. Just thinking about it makes me want to pamper my skin and make it look and feel beautiful.

The other masks also have a place depending on your skin tone and personal preference. I originally thought I would like ARAHANT ‘PURE ONE’ the best as I love seaweed. I only tried a sample of this which is possibly why I still prefer KUSALA, but I really felt like a mermaid. I love the combination of sea clay, organic kelp, and organic chlorella algae. I have such a love for the ocean, and these powerful ingredients combine to create a mineral-rich mask, mostly helpful for oily, acne-prone skin types. For those cacao and coffee lovers, SAMPAJANNA ‘PRESENCE OF MIND’ might just be your go to. It combines Moroccan Rhassoul clay, organic raw cacao, and organic fair trade coffee for a rich, energizing mask. I love that all of the masks come in dry form which can be activated with water for a fresh facial that is pure, preventing mold or bacteria growing, and extending the shelf life.

I was following up my masks with AKALIKO ‘TIMELESS’ until now when I have been experimenting with MAGGA. AKALIKO is an interesting combination of oils combining argan oil, rosehip see oil, vitamin e, and optional essential oils. I opted for no essential oils this time. A little goes a long way, but a few drops massaged into your clean skin is essential. Also, you can use it to fade and prevent stretch marks. I have not personally tried this, but I definitely think it sounds great for expecting Mamas or Mamas who need it. Akaliko comes in a beautiful eco-friendly amber glass bottle.

Another alternative oil I have tried is MAGGA ‘PATH OUT OF SUFFERING’, a light balancing and healing oil including kukui nut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, and optional essential oils. I am currently using this one which I follow up after my cleansing grains. I am really loving it. I have yet to be dissatisfied with any Wabi-Sabi Botanical products. They all seem to amaze me. I love how beautiful my skin feels. My only disappointment to all of them, is simply the fact that I do not get to consistently use them as a busy Mama (which is partly why this post has taken me so long), but I am working on it. I am learning that self-love is important and essential when caring for others. These products have given me a little bit of me time and made me feel like a beautiful Mama.

SAGGA ‘Heavenly Realm’ charcoal + rose cleansing grains is my personal favourite at the moment. It combines gluten free oats, kaolin clay, activated bamboo charcoal, and pink rose. My skin feels so soft and is left feeling completely clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Another success to add to my growing Wabi-Sabi products!

Although I have not tried all of the products, I am extremely interested in many and can almost guarantee they are just as lovely. I love getting updates on new listings. The current new listing that really seems to catch my eye is JIVA ‘LIFE’ which is a mist that combines distilled water, Hawaiian black lava salt (with activated coconut shell charcoal), Bolivian pink sea salt, coconut oil, soy glycerin, and marshmallow root extract. This can be used not only as a toner, but as a mist through your hair to create a beach look.

What Wabi-Sabi Botanical Products have you tried or would you like to try?

Now’s your chance! Take advantage of the END OF SUMMER SALE which ends this Sunday!

Always natural, always vegan, always cruelty-free, & always handmade with love ❤

“Fun Fact: Each product is named after a Buddhist term with it’s simplified English definition printed underneath it on the label”

Elysse Hannah, the creator behind Wabi-Sabi Botanicals is extremely dedicated and inspiring about what she does. Besides beautiful products, she has exceptional customer service and speedy delivery. She won’t leave you disappointed. Follow along Pinterest and Instagram for not only product updates and promotions, but inspiration and recipes! Yum! Thanks again, Elysse, for bringing beautiful natural products into the world. We love what you are creating!

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Drink Shakti

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Sun, sand, saltwater, & Shakti! Pure energy and love in a glass bottle.

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Shakti is the first glass bottled, FDA approved, cold pressed juice on the market.

~ Organic ~ Raw ~ Vegan ~ Cold Pressed ~ Local ~ Glass Bottled ~ Unpasteurized ~

“The energy that flows throughout our entire cosmic universe is said to be Shakti”

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Zaedyn and Zaya love Shakti Juice! Zaedyn was so cute turning over the bottle and pretending to read the label, letting me know that Shakti Juice was raw, vegan, unpasteurized, organic, and so so yummy.

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Zaya was struggling to hold onto the bottle when it was full, but it did not stop her from trying to carry it all around and bring it to me to open for her.

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We all enjoyed the beautiful morning sunshine and playing in the waves. Shakti Juice gave us so much energy and clarity. It really is beyond juice 😉

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Have you tried Shakti Juice yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Currently you can locate them at a variety of health food stores, supermarkets, & yoga studios in Southern California, or simply order direct for your nourishment program or juice fix needs of pure green, sweet green, Reishi turmeric lemonade, activated charcoal lemonade, watermelon, coconut, & unfiltered apple cider! Your body will thank you!

Connect with Shakti via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr.

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Waves of Change

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SLOW Food For Fast Lives

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Always on the go? Looking for a nutritious bar that will leave you feeling full and healthy? SLOW food for fast lives is a new alternative to traditional vegan food bars!

Savory, not sweet, this new ethnic twist on bars was created in globally inspired flavours: Moroccan, Thai, Indian, and California. They are non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, kosher, low glycemic, and all natural with no added sugars, fats, or preservatives.

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I love hearing about new vegan products on the market so I was really excited when I was contacted to try out these new bars. They are so unique compared to anything currently on the market. Which flavour would you try?

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They are all vegan except for California which contains honey. It sounds delicious though so I definitely hope that SLOW will consider replacing they honey with a vegan alternative. Since it arrived in my package, I chose to get some feedback on it anyways rather than let it go to waste. My sister was very impressed with it, and it was a bar that she would definitely eat again.

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I was then left with three flavours to try, and I cannot tell you which one I like the best because they are all so unique. It all depends on preference and mood.

Initially, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. They seem a little unusual after the first bite, but make sure you give them a chance. I am certain that you will realize that they each savory bar is delicious in their unique way. Often other bars are filled with chocolate or are very sweet. SLOW bars contain so many distinct flavours. If you are in the mood for spicy, definitely go for the Thai. The Moroccan tasted the sweetest out of the three bars. With 1-2 servings of vegetables per bar along with nuts, grains, and seeds, they are a perfect go to bar to always have around. These bars contain natural ingredients rather than lots of sugar! I can’t wait to try out the new flavours in the future.

SLOW food for fast lives seems like an overall awesome company producing natural and unique vegan bars, making it possible to maintain busy, but healthy lifestyles. I can’t wait to follow along and watch the growth of SLOW.

Go check out SLOW food for fast lives on Facebook and their website for more information. I went to Sprouts yesterday and spotted them on the top shelf down the bar aisle. Check out your local Sprouts, Lassens, New Leaf, or online to purchase.

“…if on-the-go is where we find ourselves, we believe slow food for fast lives will keep us going.”

Eat global + stay local = SLOW

*Thank you to SLOW for letting me try out their new globally-inspired bars to share with you!