I love reading other blogs and articles listing favourite go to products and this is often the way I get on to many of the products I consume. So I thought I'd share a few of my recent good finds with you! When it comes to what I put in my mouth and on my skin I have a few 'musts'
- Be natural
- benefit my wellbeing on some level
- be free from nasty chemicals
- be made with environmentally sustainable practices and materials
“If I wouldn’t eat it then it’s not going on my skin”. This is my motto with skincare and Raw Kaya certainly get the tick of approval here. Founders, Ebony and Trent have created a beautiful range of organic, plant based skincare products. These guys are very environmentally conscious and every time someone purchases Raw Kaya they are getting a step closer to funding their own wildlife and conservation projects.
My favourite product is their delicious coffee and lychee face scrub. My skin feels radiant after a good exfoliation with this. The Mandarin and papaya moisturiser if fast becoming a firm favourite too.
The history of this family business is rich, spanning 5 generations of oat growers. These oats are grown in regional Victoria – by Dad (aka Morry). His children Alicia and Pete, founded Dad's Oats and are doing their Dad proud by bringing his tended crops to the table. Who doesn’t love supporting Aussie farmers? These are my choice when it comes to porridge and you can find my favourite porridge recipe here.
Our chai inspired porridge using Dads Oats
Rooftop honey is just that – hives placed on various rooftops of Melbourne’s cafes, restaurants, and hotels. Quite simply these guys are beekeepers with a vision to bring bees back to the city and suburbs of Melbourne while helping the global aim of saving the honey bee from the various threats of disease and human habitation. Chai and honey go together like.. well, bees and honey! Help save the bees and support this wonderful initiative and choose rooftop honey.
Mingle seasoning is the brain child of 3 fitness fanatics, Jordyn, Emma and Aaron. A simple desire to create what was missing from their own pantries – quality food seasoning that isn’t laden with unhealthy additives. Together they created an impressive range of seasonings that are so much more than just spice blends but tools in the kitchen to keep healthy eating fun, tasty and simple. It’s hard to pick a favourite as they are all so good but I can’t go past a little Sienna in my life!
Add Sienna to some homemade sweet potato chips or try this amazing avo pesto – recipe available here
THE DAILY BAR
The daily bar is the guilt free answer to the 3pm slump, the after-dinner sugar cravings and the pre-workout fuelling snack. Our supermarket shelves are laden with supposedly healthy snack bars, with hidden sugary ingredients, preservatives, and additives - making our choice confusing. With flavour combos to suit all tastebuds you are sure to find your flavour. For me, I can’t go past the salted caramel.
What are some great products that you want to share with us? We'd love to hear some of your recommendations in the comments below ;)
Mama Chai xx