As the wellness-obsessed person that I am, I have truly tried IT ALL (or at least “ALL” that my time and wallet can possibly afford). I’m on a constant quest to be my very healthiest, happiest, and best self. I mean, don’t we all want to find the fountain of eternal youth, have flawless skin, never get bloated, and be as energized as we are after three cups of coffee, like, all the time!? But let me tell you, faithful readers, this quest is no walk in the park. It has been a lot of trial and error to find the wellness products that not only actually work, but have totally changed my health and changed my life.
So I did all the work for you and am sharing the products that have not only been transformative in my “wellness journey” (that’s what all the health influencers are calling it!), but that you can find on Amazon. That’s right, you can actually achieve your healthiest, happiest, and best self in two days from now (thanks, Prime shipping!). Shop on and get ready to achieve all your wellness goals, with as easy as an “add to cart.”
Not only is this cookbook overflowing with delicious, healthy, and simple recipes to help you achieve your most radiant self, but it includes an A-Z guide of the world's most nutrient-dense foods so you're actually learning, instead of just cooking. Plus, it looks darn cute on my kitchen counter!
You've probably seen this celebrity-favorite powder all over your Instagram feed, and for good reason — packed with superfoods, antioxidants, and probiotics, it contains all the good-for-you ingredients that will get you that #glow in no time. Add to smoothies, soups, coffee, etc.
If you don't have a tongue scraper, YOU NEED ONE (my personal mission is to get the whole world tongue scraping... noble, I know!). Bad bacteria and toxins form on your tongue that you re-ingest whenever you swallow. Please do yourself a favor and scrape your tongue every morning (that means before your warm lemon water!).
Alright, let's talk natural deodorant – you know it's crucial to use since the artificial kind is filled with aluminum and toxins that harm your health, right? This delicious-smelling option is a personal fav because its made of organic oils, butters, and essential oils that glide on smooth, and don't irritate sensitive skin. I no longer worry about smelling, even after a hot yoga class. It's literally one of the purest and non-toxic options out there, and it WORKS.
You work hard, you had a busy day, you deserve a bath. Specifically one that's as good for your body as it is for your mind – adding a sprinkle of these cult classic bath salts detox the body from the outside in, plus it smells uh-mazing in your bath.
Apple cider vinegar has been proven to boast major health benefits. Some people add the tart vinegar to their water, some people add it to their salad dressings, and some people (like me, who is forgetful), take it as a gummy. It activates the metabolism, boosts energy, and has so many more health benefits (seriously, check it out!). Plus, I never forget to take these gummies because they taste so good – I'm all about mixing business with pleasure!
No matter if you live in a tiny apartment or a gigantic mansion (in which case – hmu for a sleepover), you can (and should!) be growing your own herbs. Herbs not only add delicious flavor to every meal, but are full of detoxifying antioxidants that are so good for you. Growing your herbs ensure that they're free of pesticides, residue, and are as nutrient-dense as possible. Thanks to this genius indoor garden (that's super chic BTW!), you can grow your own herbs, no matter where you live.
I cannot live without a Himalayan salt lamp. Not only is it affordable, super on-trend, and chic as hell, but it detoxifies the air, and is even said to help sleep cycles. Do yourself a favor and spend the $18.99 to get yourself two of these pretty lamps with health benefits (bet your current bedside table light can't say that!).
Collagen – you know it, you love it; your hair, skin, and nails have never been stronger. Besides just beauty benefits, collagen is also a protein our bodies typically don't get enough of that helps joint health, bone density, and can even heal a leaky gut. Vital Proteins is a brand I trust, and I love trying out their flavors (you won't regret this Chocolate & Blackberry flavor when you try it in a smoothie!).
My personal belief is that everyone needs a yoga mat – and not just any yoga mat, but a *pretty* yoga mat. Even if you're not a downward-dog type of girl and prefer cardio to cobra pose, a yoga mat is all you need for an at-home workout when you don't have time to make it to the gym. Grab a set of weights (or just use body weight!), google a workout video (I love Tone It Up and Melissa Wood Health), and trust me, you'll be sore the next day. I'm obsessed with this mat from Sugarmat because it's unique, pretty, and comfortable enough for a yoga flow while being firm enough for HIIT intervals.
One of my favorite wellness brands of all time, Sakara, *finally* came out with a cookbook (for those of us who can't always afford their mouth-watering meal delivery). Trust me, you'll want to make every single recipe, including the iconic "The Sexiest Salad in NYC" (spoiler alert: it really is).
Remember when we talked about that lavender essential oil? Here's the super chic way you can diffuse it overnight. I also love diffusing citrus oil or peppermint throughout the day to increase energy and focus. This diffuser is also a humidifier, which means not only is your mind reaping the benefits, but your skin is too.
If I had a penny for every day I thought to myself, "did I take my b12 already, today?" Never forget a vitamin or supplement again with this nifty and cute pill organizer, that's big enough to fit your birth control, vitamins, and probiotics, while being small enough to fit perfectly in your carry-on for travel.
If you haven't heard the benefits of Nootropics yet, go read our article and get ready for the superfood your brain has been waiting for. This one from The Nue Co. is my favorite because it's made with highest quality ingredients and easily blends into my coffee or smoothie for peak performance all day long.
Ah dry brushing – one of my favorite pastimes! It's basically the only thing that relieves my itchy, dry, winter skin, and gives me the smooth, glowy skin of my dreams from head to toe (or toe to head, if you're doing it right). To simultaneously boost circulation and drain the lympathic system, brush from your feet up towards the heart in circular motions.
So you have bloating. Or stomach pains, or digestive issues, or you're just looking to get your body healthier – probiotics are the way to get there. I love this brand because it's made by women for women, so they really understand the right strains we need for optimal health.
Because "wellness" does not mean following whatever trends pop up on your favorite influencer's page. It means doing your research to find the best and healthiest practices for YOUR body. One of these practices for me happened to be found in this book that explores what "wellness" looks like in Japan. A fascinating re-examination of what "wellness" means, and filled with delicious and healthy recipes, this book will totally transform what wellness means to you.
Waking up in the morning chipper and ready to start the day felt so out of reach to me – instead, I would groggily shut off my alarm and will my eyes to open for approximately 5-10 minutes before I ever got out of bed. But not anymore – this alarm clock mimics the sunrise and sends signals to your brain that it's time to wake up. I've never woken up feeling more well-rested or chipper... and that's coming from NOT a morning person!
While this was a simple purchase, it could have a huge effect on your skin health and daily routine. Keep this roller in the freezer and massage your face in the morning to drain puffiness and totally get rid of redness or inflammation. You can also use it to massage sore muscles, or boost circulation.
Make your own spa water by adding fruit combinations, or DIY a detox tonic with lemon, cucumber, cayenne pepper, and ginger root to totally beat bloat and boost skin glow. The filter at the top ensures that nothing will fall out when you pour, but your water is getting infused with all the nutrients you add. Make a big batch every morning to sip throughout the day – not only will you feel fancy, but you'll look better too!
I'm not exaggerating when I say I use my NutriBullet 3-5 times a day. I blend coffee and coconut oil or ghee to make a frothy, delicious latte and then I use it to make my daily smoothie (duh!). I also use the NutriBullet throughout the day to make soups, sauces, and – my favorite food ever – avocado pudding (just one part almond milk with two parts avocado, and a tsp. of raw honey!). You can also DIY ice cream with frozen banana, cacao powder, and almond butter... need I go on? The options are literally endless with this easy to use, compact invention.
As you've probably caught on by now, the more natural, the better. I love researching new ingredients to boost health and heal any symptoms. I deal with a lot of digestive issues, and this combo of coconut and charcoal totally beats bloat and eases stomach cramps by pushing toxins out of the body using activated charcoal derived from coconut shell.
Meditation and mindfulness are not only crucial for peak mental health, but it's also been shown to boost your physical health too. Since I'm not one of those sit-cross-legged-for-20-minutes-and-meditate type people, I much prefer journaling. But I don't have all day, OK – this five-minute prompted journal gives me just five minutes every day to tune in to myself and focus on living my best life. Isn't that what wellness is supposed to be about anyways?