I’m not a hippy. I don’t identify with crunchy granola moms. I’ve never been at a non-GMO protest and I probably never will. I have resisted switching to non-toxic deodorant because I sweat like a marathon runner when I’m emotional. But I am pro-organic anything, pro-eco-friendly products, and I’ve always tried to put good things into my body and surround myself with brands that do the same. So when I heard of ShiftCon, I put aside any connotations that I might have, and I embraced the conference and the brands for what they were and what they are trying to do – deliver the best quality product to consumers. Deliver organic, non-GMO, wholesome ingredients that are free of toxins and harmful materials (and therefore often free of gluten). I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t feel like a hippy after ShiftCon, I felt like a mindful consumer that was putting my money towards brands that had a mission – that wanted to make shifts happen.
I am doing a HUGE giveaway from ShiftCon, but I am still working on it. Believe me, this giveaway will be WORTH THE WAIT! Until then, I wanted to give a special shout out to some of the brands that were at the event that I’m so happy to see. If you want to see all of the ShiftCon sponsors – visit the site here.
NEW PRODUCT ALERT – this is their newest product: Qia gluten-free oatmeal! Cinnamon pumpkin seed oatmeal made with chia, buckwheat, and hemp!
WAY BETTER SNACKS
You know I love my Way Better Snacks! Although they debuted last year, you NEED to pick up these Pumpkin Cranberry sprouted gluten-free chips!
While Dr. Bronner’s soap may have a founder that is a little…out there, their soap is THE BEST. This castile soap is amazing and organic. Use this for bathing, cleaning, anything! We’re big Dr. Bronner’s fans here at CATB.
Ladies. I know we don’t talk a lot about our lady bits. Ugh, I know that just made some of your cringe. But we’ve got to think about our sensitive mucus membranes. And you should be using something clean and gentle for your vulvar area. Yep, I’m sure you just winced at that. But I’m serious, and I’m so proud to now know Healthy HooHoo! Put good stuff on your body and it will thank you.
I used to think that Boiron was for weirdos that only shop at Whole Foods and used natural deodorant. Well, I guess I’m one of them now because I’ve fallen in love with these little blue bottles.
While I never used their product before I won a big giveaway with The Healthy Apple, I have grown to love the Half and Half Honest Tea! I mix it with soda water and I have a sweet but refreshing drink!
GLUTEN-FREE OLD FRIENDS
It was great to see brands like Bakery on Main, Enjoy Life Foods, Simple Squares and Nature’s Path come up in our goodie bags. I’m so pleased to see brands that regularly exhibit at the gluten-free shows are also organic and/or non-GMO.
EARTH MAMA ANGEL BABY
I was assured that Earth Mama Angel Baby products are not just for babies. And I didn’t even have to hang out with babies there in order to get their swag (pretty great deal in my opinion). This stuff is good for sensitive adult skin too! I’m pretty sure I also drank a gallon of their tea while I was there.
PRIMAL PIT PASTE
Detox your pits, ladies. Sweating is a normal function and we should be proud if at least one thing on our body is still normal. This organic mixture is made of simple ingredients that are NOT toxic – unlike any other deodorant or antiperspirant that has commercials on TV. Primal Pit Paste has a bevy of great scents including Jacked Up Jasmine and Orange Creamsicle. I wear this every day now.
I’m happy that the rest of ShiftCon got to go home with a product that is a mover and a shaker in the gluten-free community. This Explore Asian black bean spaghetti is a great alternative, and it’s bagged (unlike spaghetti squash and zoodles that require extra effort).
I loved the new free & clear line of product from ECOS, including the odor and stain remover that shall be used on the overwhelming amount of cat vomit that happens in this house.
I’m already a superfan of Molly’s Suds, so I’m glad I had an opportunity to get more samples while I was there. I’m excited to try Biokleen’s sport laundry detergent and Ology (Walgreen’s brand) free and clear concentrated detergent too.
See, being a crunchy-granola-flip-flop-wearin’ Whole Foods-shopping reusable-bag-carryin’ hippy isn’t so bad after all. Because I know that I want to be putting better stuff in and on my body for the short time I am here on planet Earth so I can have the best life I possibly can.
Tagged: Biokleen, Boiron, Dr. Bronners, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Ecos, Enjoy life Foods, Honest Tea, Mollys Suds, Nature's Path, Non-GMO, Ology, organic, Primal Pit Paste, ShiftCon, ShiftCon 2014, Way Better Snacks