From health trends about mushroom powders to organic tampons, there are a ton of brands i’d like to get to know in 2017. I think the health + wellness movement won’t be slowing down anytime soon. In fact I believe it’s just starting to gain tons of momentum because of the “cool” factor fiiiinally catching on. Helloo sober is the new cool trend I keep seeing pop up! It’s really exciting especially since I feel like more opportunities job-wise, might be popping up as well. Integrating wellness into hospitality is my dream, for those who know me haha. What better way to introduce strangers from around the world to the wellness scene than to immerse them in every aspect of it during their stay/experience? I HAVE BIG IDEAS, GUYS.
Anyways, these are the brands I can’t wait to learn more about + try for myself in the coming year!
P.S. Yes, I know that some have been on the market for a little while, but I am hoping they get more recognition in the coming year. <3
Drunk Elephant Skincare: Based out of L.A. since 2012, this line of skincare products is different from most in that the creator (Tiffany Masterson) put a huge emphasis on the actual effectiveness of the natural ingredients that go into them. You know how some “natural” skin products don’t seem to do much? She designed them so they are fragrance free (fragrance doesn’t help the skin whatsoever), and only use ingredients that have truly been shown via research as being effective on the skin. No B.S. basically.
Sakara Life: Pretty popular already but there are a few products that Sakara offers that i’ve been seeing pop up around the web that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Aka: Watermelon Beef Jerky, Watermelon Seed Butter, and their CBD Chocolates! This company is originally a food-delivery service offering gluten-free and plant based meals. They preach the clean eating lifestyle and “you are what you eat” mantra. I love how unique some of their products are and how they are more outside the box than most other similar brands.
Primal Kitchen: High quality, nutrient dense, real foods with clean ingredients you can trust. The founder, an ex elite endurance athlete, created this brand to reintroduce people to real food and to think of food for our longevity. He wants to show you that flavor doesn’t have to be sacrificed for health. Ummm these collagen-infused chocolate hazelnut bars.
Herbivore Botanicals: Based out of Seattle, Herbivore Botanicals is a cosmetics/skincare brand that uses only active/highly concentrated and raw ingredients, with no fillers, tested by humans on humans. What you won’t find in their products is synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils, and petroleum. Also, how pretty is their packaging?
Curious Elixirs: On trend with the “sober is the new cool” theme I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, Curious Elixirs was created by a New York bartender who was able to blend the expertise of world-class bartenders, herbalists, and food scientists in order to produce this booze-free drink. Their hashtag is really cute too: #shakennotslurred.
“Our craft cocktails combine ONLY organic juices, spices, herbs, roots, barks, and botanicals. Brewed without booze for maximum flavor. Lightly carbonated to make your mouth dance.”
Fatworks Food: This brand is trying to get people on the fat bandwagon again by creating products with good fats for cooking and producing content that informs the people of why it’s healthy and why we used to be much much healthier back in the day when we were incorporating these good fats into our daily diets. AMEN.
The Dirt: Paleo personal are that uses essential oils and almost completely unprocessed ingredients. Soy Free, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Cruelty Free and Natural.
Fig + Moss: This small-batch apothecary skin-care product line is one of my favorites. “Our products are designed to retain as much of the beneficial plant material as possible, using the highest quality in plant oils and butters, and essential oils. None of our products contain preservatives, artificial colorants, artificial fragrances or any other chemicals or fillers, therefore each one is highly concentrated in nourishing ingredients, and just a little will go a long way.”