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Favorite Things

Over the past several years, I’ve been shifting to a more conscious way of living, and in the process, I’ve been questioning literally everything in my life. On this page, you’ll find links to all the high-quality products, services, and goodies that I have grown to love and feel confident recommending. I hope you enjoy browsing this list!

Online Shopping

If you shop online without earning rebates, you’re missing out! I’ve been using Rakuten for 5+ years and have received many hundreds of dollars in rebates for clicking through them while I’m shopping online. They offer year-round rebates and extra bonuses around holidays. They also share coupon codes for each store and make it super easy to apply them to your orders.

They have an introductory referral deal. All you have to do is spend $30 by clicking through them when you shop, and you’ll get $30 cash back sent to your PayPal account!

Personal Care Products

This is really the soap that does it all! Its many uses include the face, body, hair, bath, shaving, teeth, foot bath, congestion, dishes, handwashing, laundry, mopping, all-purpose cleaning, fruit/veggie rinse, dog washing, and plant spray for bugs. You’ll want to follow the instructions on the side of the bottle to dilute it with water or check out the dilutions cheat sheet to make it last a lot longer.

I love the peppermint toothpaste. It works and tastes great. It is made with 70% organic ingredients.

I love the scent and effectiveness of their deodorants. My favorite fragrance at the moment is Rose + Vanilla. Their deodorant contains all plant and mineral-based ingredients. It is free of aluminum salts, propylene glycol, artificial fragrance, animal testing, or animal ingredients.

This is my own homemade organic bug spray, created to be as sustainable and as high-quality as possible. It is super effective; it really works!

Home

My go-to for organic fabrics. Their 100% organic bamboo lyocell sheets are sooo luxuriously soft, I am obsessed with them! I’ve been using them for a few years and they’re still as wonderful as the day I got them. I also love my organic bamboo comforter!

Clothing

Fashionable clothing that is ethically and sustainably made by indigenous artisans. They use organic natural fibers and chemical-free dyes. Their business model minimizes exploitative labor, environmental damage, the use of hazardous chemicals, waste, and animal cruelty. I love my green coat and poncho made by Indigenous.

Feminine Care

These underwear are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional feminine care products, and they really work! They’ve been around for many years and have continued to improve upon their products. They even have organic cotton panties now!

I still like to wear disposable feminine care products sometimes! Rael makes the most comfortable organic overnight pads.

Food & Beverages

Their seafood is far better in quality and sustainability than anything you can purchase in the grocery store and it’s so delicious. They have many varieties of salmon, crab, cod, halibut, scallops, prawns, and more. Get it delivered, frozen with dry ice, straight to your door. You can customize the delivery frequency or skip deliveries as much as you want. They have a promo for $25 off your first box.

Sodastream is great for making your own organic carbonated beverages at home. You’ll get 20% off your first order for clicking through my link.

Health

Get easy access to your health data from the comfort of your own home. Order an at-home health test, collect your samples, and send them into EverlyWell’s lab. You’ll then receive your detailed results online for your own use, or you can share them with your doctor.

Everlywell has an extensive list of at-home DIY tests available for food sensitivities, women’s health & hormones, women’s fertility, thyroid, vitamin D, inflammation, metabolism, ovarian reserve, perimenopause, postmenopause, men’s health & hormones, testosterone, STDs, lyme disease, folic acid, heavy metals, B vitamins, heart health, blood health, sleep & stress, colon health, indoor & outdoor allergies, cholesterol & lipids, and COVID-19.

Personally I have benefitted greatly from their food sensitivity test. They have a basic food sensitivity test that measures your reactivity to 96 foods, and a comprehensive food sensitivity test that measures your reactivity to 204 different foods.

Floré offers DIY health tests to get a comprehensive report of the bacteria in your gut microbiome. From there, you can troubleshoot any issues you may be having by adjusting what you eat or trying out Floré’s custom probiotics.

Books

These are some of my favorite books:

Art

TeePublic’s printing partners are held to sustainable, non-hazardous, and toxin-free production standards. Their inks are 100% biodegradable, water-based, contain no animal by-products, and are vegan-friendly. Their apparel products are certified to promote ethical manufacturing through labor standards and education.

This is where you can find my art available on dozens of different products like t-shirts, hoodies, dresses, phone and tablet cases, laptop sleeves, posters, prints, pillows, mugs, clocks, tapestries, throw blankets, bath mats, shower curtains, coasters, magnets, scarves, tote bags, zipper pouches, masks, water bottles, stickers, greeting cards, spiral notebooks, and hardcover journals. Every product is printed on-demand when it is ordered. Redbubble prioritizes sustainability and they offset the carbon emissions from shipping their products.

Finances

(Not financial advice)

Buy, sell, trade, spend many different cryptocurrencies. You’ll get $10 in Bitcoin when you buy or sell $100 worth of cryptocurrency. There are also many opportunities to earn free crypto through Coinbase Earn.

Anyone can benefit from collectively lending money to people purchasing, renovating, and selling homes, earning average 10% yield on their investment. If you deposit $10, you get a bonus of $50 to invest.

Websites & Online Business

My personal favorite domain registration site. You can register a domain easily. Their costs are cheap and transparent compared to competitors. Their online interface is super intuitive, making it easy to register, maintain, or transfer your domain names.

They offer an affordable starter package for new website owners. They include a free SSL certificate so you website can be secure. You can do a 1-click free WordPress install to get started with your blog in no time. Read my post about how to start your blog & what I wish I knew when I started mine.

Use Tailwind to create and schedule social media posts across many days, weeks, and months so that you can grow your business on auto-pilot. Tailwind has been the single greatest tool in helping me expand my Pinterest presence. Read my post about how I exploded my traffic with Tailwind.

Create custom affiliate links for many products and websites across the internet so you can make small commissions when people click-through and buy an item. Many examples are in this post.

Buy or sell graphics, templates, photos, fonts, themes, and more on this peer-to-peer marketplace. They have just about everything you may need for creating digital content. Plus, they regularly give giant free bundles of resources. Perfect for the creative entrepreneur!

An easy-to-use email management platform. It’s free for your first 2,000 subscribers, making it perfect for new business owners to get started building an email list.

This can be used to organize your thoughts, create posts, organize them, share with collaborators, and help optimize your workflows.

Portable Solar Power

Bluetti creates incredible solar solutions, from those that are ultra-portable like for a camping trip, or ultra-scalable to power your whole house and then some. Whether you need to prepare for a trip, a power outage, or both, they have a solution for you.

I researched solar generators thoroughly before settling on Bluetti. One deciding factor for me was the quantity of charges you can use before the battery quality begins to degrade. Bluetti’s solar generators retain their full capacity for 3500+ cycles, while some competing brands batteries begin to degrade at only 500 charges!

Below I’ve linked some discounts on their most popular solar generators.

Apps

My favorite calendar app for the iPhone and iPad. It has many additional functionalities beyond the built-in calendar app. Its whole-month view is the absolute best. Plus, it makes it easy to add and view the moon phases on your calendar.

Local Favorites – Southeast Michigan

Everything Else

This links to a searchable database of non-toxic products across all industries. This is a great resource to find a healthy version of a product that I didn’t list above.