It’s been a busy year in the Wellness Department, with several new body care and supplement lines added to our set.
Read on to see which ones made the list!
CBD oil has skyrocketed in popularity since its debut at the Co-op. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a phytochemical extracted from the cannabis plant. Because it’s sourced from agricultural hemp, it has virtually no THC. Scientists are finding CBD has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties. Customers report using it to support healthy sleep, mood, and pain levels. Available in gummies, softgels, capsules, sprays and liquid, our most popular sellers are the softgels and liquid drops.
Borage Butter Day Cream
Wild Carrot Herbals
Wild Carrot Herbals is our newest skin care line, and is fast becoming one of the Wellness staff’s favorite lines. Wild Carrot was started by a woman growing organic herbs in Olympia, WA. Their formulations offer rich, creamy butters and lotions filled with organic botanicals. Borage oil has anti-inflammatory properties that calm and balance sensitive skin, and is my new go-to day cream, providing great moisturizing protection during our dry winter months.
Whole Earth & Sea Multivitamins
Natural Factors is a family-owned Canadian supplement company known for high quality products. These multivitamins start with fresh raw, organically grown veggies that are specially processed to produce a truly whole food, non-GMO, lab-tested vitamin. Best of all, many of the veggies used are grown on the company’s own organic farms.
Pacha Soap Company
Pacha, our newest bulk soap company, has developed a loyal following. With innovative scents, bright festive colors, and seasonal surprises, there is always a new Pacha soap to fall in love with! Pacha is a mission-driven company, providing not only soap but clean water and soap-making initiatives in developing countries. Customer favorites are Almond Goat’s Milk, Spearmint Lemongrass, ‘That Coop Smell’, and Clarifying Charcoal.
Terry’s Naturally has developed a sophisticated curcumin supplement with exceptional absorption. This factor is important, as turmeric alone passes through the body quite quickly, and tends not to be well-absorbed. Terry’s uses a patented form of curcumin that is enhanced with turmeric essential oil. Curcumin supports a healthy inflammation response, thereby supporting the liver, brain, and heart. We also carry their ‘Curamin’ products, which have additional ingredients like boswellia for added pain relief.
CBD topical salve has quickly become a favorite with many of our customers for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Inesscents produces this top quality salve with organic herbal infusions such as arnica and calendula, essential oils, and a high potency CBD extract. Put in on where it hurts!
Curious about a shampoo bar? Here’s one worth trying! We’re excited about this bar from one of our favorite ethical and socially responsible companies. A concentrated, biodegradable bar made from 85% organic ingredients like jojoba and baobab oils, this bar doubles as a bath bar and lasts as long as a bottle of shampoo. A nice alternative for camping, travel or the gym. Great for you and the planet with no plastic bottle left afterwards!
Organic Hemp Protein
Hemp protein, manufactured from hemp seeds, provides one of the best sources of plant protein while also providing healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals like magnesium. Staff member Cynthia regularly uses this in smoothies and in baked goods like breads and cookies to give them a richer flavor and a boost of healthy protein.
Our new collagen is from a grass-fed, pasture raised bovine source and provides 20 grams of collagen. Use it in smoothies, or add to any hot or cold liquid or soup. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, found in hair, bone, muscles, and connective tissue. Supplementing with collagen provides amino acids that support the body’s production of collagen.
Here’s another great body care company that uses just a few organic ingredients in its formulas. Several customers absolutely love this natural deodorant for its clean ingredients like baking soda, shea butter, and coconut oil. And of course it’s aluminum-free. Doesn’t go on sticky or greasy, and comes in an eco-friendly glass jar.