If you don’t already know, We Heart is our monthly, ongoing blog column devoted to sharing the ethical, natural, wellness-oriented companies that we love. Every month, we hand select a new company, across a range of industries, to share with our community.
A We Heart feature from us is no easy feat, either. We vet these companies to ensure their business practices align with our company’s values—checking everything from sourcing, to production methods, to certifications and more. You can rest easy knowing these companies models align with the Annmarie Skin Care standards for ethical, sustainable, and clean products.
We’re half way through the year now, and taking a look back at a few of our favorites from 2018 & 2019. And don’t worry, plenty of coupon codes are in store!
Meet Summer Solace Tallow, a line of ethical, sustainable, deeply nourishing, and organic tallow-based skin care and home goods, established in May 2014 by Megan Bre Camp.
Tallow is a truly traditional form of body care. Our ancestors used grass-fed animal fats not only in their diets, but also topically to protect against the elements and heal from environmental stressors. Tallow was commonly used as a sustainable and regenerating skin protectant before the introduction of petrochemicals.
When you apply Summer Solace tallow balm on your body you will notice that it leaves your skin feeling smooth without a greasy residue as with some body butters. Some experts hypothesize that this is due to the similarities in the fatty acid profiles of tallow to human cell membrane and sebum (the waxy substance naturally secreted by your sebaceous glands to lubricate, waterproof and protect the skin.
For a limited time We Heart spotlight, Summer Solace Tallow is offering a free Souchong Debut tea light candle or a lip balm of your choice!
SmoothieBox is a smoothie subscription box. After you sign up, every month you’ll receive 20 smoothie bags in each shipment. The bags bundle all the organic fruits and veggies together, so making your morning smoothie is incredibly easy.
Not to mention, each smoothie comes with 20g of healthy collagen protein, making these smoothies the deeply nourishing treat you need to start your day.
When was the last time you had a breakfast this healthy in 60 seconds flat? You won’t have to clean, peel or dice a thing. All you have to do is open the bag and pour it into your blender. Just add juice, coconut water, plant mylk, or any other liquid you like. Blend, and voilà!
SmoothieBox saves time, simplifies your morning, increases your veggie intake and it nourishes your skin from within. (Which you know we love!)
Head over to SmoothieBox and use code WEHEARTSB for $10 off monthly shipments for life.
Bumbleroot’s Hydration Drink Mix features coconut water and the African superfruit Baobab to create a refreshing, delicious drink with electrolytes and antioxidants that both hydrates and nourishes. The drinks contain nearly 30% of the daily recommended value of potassium (that’s the same potassium as 2-3 bananas!) — all without the sugars, sodium, or artificial flavors that are standard ingredients in other hydration and sports drinks.
Bumbleroot Foods is working toward a regenerative food system one drink at a time (and will soon be offering snacks and food experience kits).
The team at Bumbleroot wants to be your trusted source for foods that span a global range of flavors and ingredients — letting you explore new foods and new stories while supporting a regenerative approach to agricultural production.
For this We Heart, Bumbleroot is offering 20% off all products (excluding their $10 sample pack) using code ANNMARIE20—don’t miss out!
Exousia Wild produces some of the purest wellness and skin adorning products we’ve ever come across. Their process aligns closely with our values at Annmarie Skin Care: they forage precious botanicals from our own backyard here in California and source Amazonian plants through direct farmer-cooperative relationships.
They’ve officially launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund their Earth-first endeavor. And because their mission aligns so closely with our values, we are sharing this with our audience. With the funds they raise, they will be able to upgrade their production space, purchase new equipment, and help pay back the farmers who made it possible.
For those who donate to campaign, there will be a menagerie of unreleased products to win and experiences to score if Exousia Wild speaks to your soul. We’re talking hand-foraged balms, group outings along the coast (hot springs included), energy clearing relaxation mists, or one incredible dinner that will come to you.
This is your chance to back an up-and-coming company that checks every box of our We Heart checklist. Go ahead and check out the perks when you contribute to this campaign.
We featured Ojai Energetics in August’s We Heart of this year, but we’ve been using their CBD Coconut Oil in our office ever since.
Ojai Energetics makes fast acting, organic CBD products. They support regenerative farming and fair trade practices that use certified organic methods, or beyond organic methods like bio-dynamic or permaculture systems, for every ingredient.
Their full spectrum hemp oil is water soluble and most people feel the effects in under 30 seconds (you would have to take 5000mg of a regular CBD rich hemp oil to get effects of their 250mg!) Its also loaded with some of natures most powerful super foods like moringa and acerola cherry.
If you shop here, Ojai Energetics has a special offer for friends of Annmarie Skin Care: free shipping on every order, plus a free tube of CBD Pain Gel ($47) if you order 3 bottles or more.
Expertly curated, incredibly fresh, and sustainably grown whole bean coffee delivered to our doorstep? Sign us up. These are just a few reasons why we’ve subscribed to JavaPresse’s easy to use coffee subscription program.
When they say that they source some of the best beans in the world, they’re not overplaying it. Each of their beans are professionally rated as “specialty-grade”—the highest grade of coffee beans possible.
Their beans are also organically grown to ensure the rich flavors are never compromised by unnatural farming practices. Free of pesticides, additives and preservatives, JavaPresse coffees are harvested with one goal in mind – to help you experience coffee the way nature intended you to.