ShiftCon 2018: Best of the Expo

ShiftCon 2018

ShiftCon is always one of my favorite conferences of the year. While I am a science-based blogger, I am passionate about fighting for labeling in products, natural bath and beauty products, disclosure in supplements, regenerative agriculture, and green cleaning products, and fragrance free living. All of these things are part of ShiftCon. It’s not just for hippies. Although, as you might already know, I wear natural deodorant and believe marijuana should be legalized, so I’m practically a flower child.

ShiftCon 2018 Swag Giveaway

The brands that are at ShiftCon are generally right up my alley. These are brands I already buy in my day-to-day life and support with my hard-earned dollars. I wanted to show you a few of my favorites from the expo, and also give away a swag bag (the photo above) with some amazing products that I just know you’ll love!

ShiftCon 2018 Replenology

I met the founders of Replenology and I was so excited to see that their products do not contain gluten ingredients. It’s also vegan. And it’s for hair loss/alopecia! I know that many of us thyroid warriors have issues losing large amounts of hair. And unlike those multi-level marketing sellers for other products for hair loss, these don’t contain gluten. It’s a four part system including a bottle of supplements and serum, on top of shampoo and conditioner. I’ve only been using the serum, and get this – I’m trying it on my eyebrows. It’s probably not made for eyebrows, but…if I can regain my beautiful bushy brows, I’m in.

ShiftCon 2018 Oral Essentials

I’m also really excited about Oral Essentials, a natural, whitening toothpaste that doesn’t contain SLS (a product I haven’t used for years due to mouth ulcers). I have TERRIBLE celiac teeth that were robbed of minerals for 25 years. My front teeth are chipping away, a fact that I’m not sure I’ve ever told you guys before. It sucks. I’ve had veneers put on the bottom, but they’ve all fallen off. And my teeth are terribly stained from coffee and tea. I’m using these vegan/gluten-free whitening strips from Oral Essentials. I took a picture of my smile and I guess we’ll see how well they work!

ShiftCon 2018 Oral Essentials Whitening Strips

I had a bit of an IBS flare when I was there (or pancreas or gallbladder attack, who the hell knows what’s actually going on in my body), and ended up sick one night and sleeping on the hotel room floor with the worse intestinal cramps ever. So, I ended up missing some parts of the conference, but thankfully ShiftCon brought together my friends, like Cybele of Cybele’s Free to Eat, Vegetarian Mamma, and Krysten’s Kitchen, and they were so great to have, even when I was feeling in rough shape.

Speaking of Cybele – she had a chance to show off her gluten-free, vegan, allergen-free cookies and pasta to all of ShiftCon! It was awesome to see so many people come up to the booth and fall in love with her products – just like I did! Cybele is one of my favorite people on the planet and I’m so happy that her products are doing so well. Remember, when you buy a box of her cookies or a box of her new pasta, you’re supporting this food-allergy mama who is an incredible inspiration.

Also, we met Max Eats Life (and his mom), a 10-year-old blogger who is already a better blogger than I am. 

ShiftCon 2018 with Cybele's Free To Eat and Max Eats Life

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss was there launching new flavors of their non-dairy vegan frozen dessert bars. YOU HAVE TO BUY THESE. The raspberry acai one was SO GOOD. I love acai bowls, but I know the flavor is overpowering to many, so this one is really toned down with equal parts of raspberry. The other flavor is vanilla and it’s perfection.

ShiftCon 2018 NEW FLAVORS from Coconut Bliss

Goddess Garden made another appearance here at ShiftCon. It’s been awesome to see them grow over the years from a sunscreen company, to introducing skin care products (that I now use regularly), and now aromatherapy.I love being an ambassador for their high-quality natural products.

ShiftCon 2018 Goddess Garden Aromatherapy

Applegate was there, with their new shelf-stable turkey pepperoni (hooray for not having to refrigerate until I open it!) and their new no-sugar uncured bacon. I talked to a microbiologist (my favorite .- a hunky scientist, swoon), about Just Thrive probiotics. I’m giving them a 30 day try for IBS, so pray for me. I fell in love with the CEO of NutriGold, and her passion for transparency in the supplement industry. I cleaned the cat with Ed Begley Jr.’s new pet spray. I gushed about So Delicious to the Danone Whitewave team. I sat in an infared sauna and realized that there’s no way I can have one because I rent a townhome. I’m rocking Earth Mama Organics new deodorant. I slayed this year’s expo.

ShiftCon swag is some of the best around. I was so excited to receive this beauty kit at ShiftCon from BeautyCounter corporate! I used to think that this brand was just another MLM, but these products are super high quality, responsible, and made with top tier ingredients (if you couldn’t tell by the price).

ShiftCon 2018 Beauty Counter

If you want to try out BeautyCounter, I am not a consultant. However, my friend Beth from Tasty Yummies is one, so click here to check out the awesome collection from BeautyCounter. Almost all products are gluten-free, so make sure to read the ingredients (like you would with any product). I’m obsessed with their HAND CREAM (in citrus mimosa) and their BALANCING CHARCOAL FACIAL MASK. They’re worth it!

I want you to enjoy some of my favorite samples from ShiftCon too. You can win by entering in the Rafflecopter below. One lucky US resident (18+) will win a swag box from the ShiftCon expo hall!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again to ShiftCon and Leah from Bookieboo LLC for making this conference happen every year. I’m consistently impressed with the brands featured.

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Comments: 24

  1. Kb February 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Thank you for the fun giveaway!

  2. Merissa February 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm Reply

    I love everything Applegate makes, so I’d love to try their new products

  3. StephanieL February 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Looks like a great time! What a giveaway too!

  4. Susan Martin February 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm Reply

    Ed Begley’s pet stuff!

  5. Jen Johnston, CHHC February 11, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Would love to try and have my son with celiac disease try any of these brands, but that hat is my favorite. <3

  6. Kate O’Brien February 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I hate you were sick! I hope you’re feeling better too. I would love to hear if the replenology works on your eyebrows! Thanks for all the info!

  7. Ashley Castro February 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Everything looks awesome but those Coconut Bliss bars look devine!!!

  8. Darissa February 11, 2018 at 9:32 pm Reply

    What a wonderful bag of goodies, most of which I’m not familiar with! Would be a wonderful prize to win that I’d love sharing with my celiac daughter!

  9. Corrie Carswell February 12, 2018 at 10:41 am Reply

    So many of those products look amazing! I think I’d love the Oral Essentials products— I’ve never seen them before.

  10. Laura T February 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I would die. Just die. -Jack from Will and Grace. That seat bag looks so fun 👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻

  11. Becca Z February 12, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    I am excited about BeautyCounter, haven’t tried any of their products yet, and clean beauty is my jam!

  12. Mara February 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Hmmm…these all look amazing!

  13. Kristen February 12, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Interested in the Earth Mama deodorant.

  14. Melinda Allen--- @ LOVESPORTSMOM on twitter February 14, 2018 at 9:05 am Reply

    Interested in trying everything love new healthy products or my family!!!! Happy HEALTHY 2018 🙂

  15. Erin Smith February 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm Reply

    That’s some really good swag!

  16. Nicole February 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm Reply

    What an amazing bag! It all looks great, especially the bliss bar.

  17. Amanda February 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm Reply

    I’m excited by the teeth whitening strips!

  18. jberry February 19, 2018 at 6:06 am Reply

    Oh, LUNA and LARRY’S for sure.

  19. Todd Bliss February 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm Reply

    The men’s nitro gold vitamins

  20. Kelli Schulenberg February 22, 2018 at 11:34 am Reply

    Beautycounter! I’ve heard so many marvelous things about it.

  21. Georgette Coan February 25, 2018 at 11:37 am Reply

    I love Applegate and would love to try their new stuff!

  22. Shari February 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm Reply

    It’s so hard to choose 🤔 they all sound so good 😎

  23. Julie February 25, 2018 at 12:44 pm Reply

    The goddess garden aromatherapy bracelet! I’ve been doing tons of research on it. What a great giveaway!

  24. Jan February 26, 2018 at 5:26 am Reply

    Those look like a lot of great products. I especially like the raspberry acai chocolate bars.

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