The Perfect Organic Sustainable Kite

beautiful handmade sustainable kites
Kites deserve a rediscovery in our culture as a simple, yet profound tool, for getting us outdoors and lifting spirits.-Little Cloud Kites

Flying a sustainable kite is such a magical experience. It is no coincidence when you fly one that all the children gather around eagerly and want to take a turn. As do the adults. The wondrous act of launching a kite into the sky and watching it soar above you. It is mesmorizing and in a way it can be a beautiful meditative process also for us adults. We love Little Cloud Kites!

I remember when I was a kid and we used to go to the hill to fly the kite. It was not very often, but every time we went felt like a “special day”. Walking with that purpose, hoping for wind, searching for the area without trees. Rigging the kite was always exciting, since it was such a seldom experience, every time there was those couple of steps where you weren’t sure how to do it, and it is certainly simple; I guess being excited makes you want to do things faster.

Well, we have re-created that moment, that emotion with our new “KITE”; Atlantis, our son was always curious about kites when we saw them from the playground, and now he is enjoying his a lot.

Mum normally raises the kite and Atlantis takes over and flies it for a while; we ask for wishes, since the kite is closer to the sky and takes messages from us back to the main land.

If I am lucky, I get a turn to fly the kite too, since every time we fly it, there are children gathering around to chase its shadow or eagerly stand in line to take a turn holding the spool. It provokes many smiles, fun, joy and happiness, and it is only a kite!!

It is amazing that although the construction is quite simple this kite flies batter than any I have flown. Simple yet it soars higher than any other and it looks phenomenal when flying.

This one, we explain, is made consciously; the wood used comes from a man who provides FCS certified wood and carves the different parts with his own hands; the fabric comes from India and it has been hand painted in Canada; the line is hemp, once again grown sustainably. It is the only kite we have ever found to be truly ethical and sustainable. It even has a lifetime warranty and it is exactly that a beautifully handcrafted Kite that will be and stay in your family for generations to come. All it needs is some tender loving care and some healthy flights to keep it going!

Now, once you grab the handle you connect with nature, it is magical how the kite makes you feel the wind gusts, makes you realise when it is comfortable up there, and when it needs and extra push or wants to turn a little. When you look at it, you automatically come here and now, such a simple beautiful way to look up and admire how beautiful the blue sky is and the clouds, you see butterflies and dragonflies passing by, the experience is phenomenal. There is nothing quite like it and you are out in the fresh air catching a breeze on your face.

So we really want to urge you to support this small business and its exceptional organic sustainable kites. It is an investment you will make for you and your family to spend time in nature doing something everyone loves for generations to come.

With love,

Eco Couple

The Ultimate Sustainable Laundry Detergent

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It has taken me years to find a sustainable laundry detergent I truly aligned with. When it comes to laundry detergent the most important thing is really that it works. For years every single time I bought a plastic container I would get frustrated with myself and try new detergents in a box (which would get moist and sticky and not really clean my clothes) you name it, I tried it. Even trying to make my own, but honestly as eco-friendly as I want to be I am not willing to walk around in stained clothes. So even all these eco conscious brands packaged in plastic was just not cutting it for me.

Then I discovered Tru Earth, they sent me a sample package, to be honest I was a bit sceptical at first. So I did not post about the product until I tried them all and washed my dirty toddler clothes with it. Well to my surprise I have finally found the brand that works for me on every level.

Picture from Tru Earth save with their Bundles!

I now have plenty of room in my laundry room, no sticky gooey laundry spills. It is efficient, works well and when I have finished using the strips I recycle my thin cardboard envelope and voila- zero waste! Also the shipping leaves a minimum carbon footprint. Go ahead purchase a yearly bundle and feel good about your zero waste laundry journey!

For more great tips in greening your home check out 5 ways of living more sustainably

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

5 Great reasons to own an infra-red Sauna

Picture Compliments of Jacuzzi Clear Lite Sauna

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I was looking back at one of my very first posts I wrote in 2013, when i did not even know what this blog would be about, it was a few facts on the ¨Infra-red sauna¨ Years later I am so excited to share with you new knowledge as well as our favourite brand Jacuzzi Clear Lite Saunas

I suddenly realised that I had already started my very own biohacking journey in my late 20’s. Doing my first rounds of ozone therapy at my grandfathers clinic in Bad Kissingen. I remember everyone at the clinic wondering why I was doing this at such a young age, the people they treated were in their 70’s and 80’s. I was already paving the way of my healing journey! Little did I know that 15 years later my life would depend on all the knowledge I had started acquiring back then. ¨Healing Long Hauler Covid¨.

While I was in the middle of all my protocols I realised I was doing all the things my grandfather offered at his clinic and more. The more I delve into these healing journeys I realise that my grandfather was way ahead of his time. They had been administering ozone therapy for over 30 years and putting their patients in infra red saunas, using nebulizers and giving lymphatic massages to detox the body.

Here I am 50 years later writing about it on a blog, my grandfather would be proud I am sure. Hippocrates says it so nicely and I truly think he was on to something. If we have the ability to heat our body up we are able to kill pathogens and eliminate toxins from the body.

Infra Red Saunas are so efficient and opening the pathways to detoxification and the beauty about it is how gentle it is on the body. Infra Red heats you from the inside out among increasing your heart rate and getting your circulation moving it also activates your mitochondrial function, it is not necessarily only in the sweat that you excrete the toxins but you are also moving things to flush out of your liver. That is why it is so important to support your body with a binder when doing these types of therapies. That way you are not reabsorbing toxins when detoxifying the body.

Unfortunately in this day and age there are so many added toxins our bodies have to contend with that we need to be extra supporting, by doing things like infra red, rebounding, coffee enemas and most importantly nourishing our bodies with whole organic foods. Even the soil is depleted these days and we are not getting the same mineral and nutrients from our foods unless of course you are composting your organic wastes and creating your own rich soil and eating your own produce.

Here are my 5 Top reasons why investing in an infra red sauna is imperative in this day and age.

  1. Boosts the immune system and the respiratory system, naturally
  2. Supports detoxification of heavy metals and other stored toxins
  3. Reduces pain and inflammation and supports a healthy, happy brain
  4. Improves sleep and reduces insomnia
  5. Increases Circulation and human growth hormone

We have taken the time to research several brands and have found that Jacuzzi Clearlite Saunas prove be top of the line on the market today. The Sanctuary Full Spectrum Saunas offer near, mid, and far infrared technologies. This gives you all the options you need for supporting your infrared needs. As always we recommend you speak to your Dr about your specific situation and see if an infrared sauna is right for you. I dream of having one at every house that I live in!

I hope some of this was inspiring to you and I look forward to sharing more about my healing journey.

Love,

Sanny

Healing “Long Hauler” symptoms at Home During Corona Times

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I am not a Doctor nor do I claim to have cures; I suggest you speak to your own Doctor if anything on this post resonates with you. That being said, my western Doctors were not able to help me during these difficult times. So I delved on a research adventure for other therapies.

This may come as a surprise to some and others closer to me know very well how long I have been battling with my post corona symptoms. I am what you consider a ¨Long Hauler¨ but I have chosen a path of research, alternative therapies and ultimately I trust that I will heal 100%. Throughout my research I have come across so many practitioners and different healing modalities, I think there is value in sharing them.

I want to talk about my journey because I feel that when we go to numerous Dr’s and nobody can give you any definitive answers, it can become a very frustrating and lonely journey.

I finally sought out a Naturopath, Dr Bonnie Marsh, who decided to walk the journey of healing with me and guided me into taking matters into my own hands! Obviously I highly recommend her and after hours and hours sitting in her practice I could say I became somewhat of an apprentice! I am ever so grateful to have her guidance in my life and hope I can share some of her knowledge with you too.

Firstly I would like to talk about Ozone Therapy I was previously exposed to ozone therapy in the south of Germany; turns out that my own grandfather had a “Sanatorium”, a kind of balnearium where Ozone therapy was used, we are talking about 70 years ago. Little did I know that I would one day own my whole set up, and would be treating myself at home. The O3 Molecule created by ozone is a potent gas that kills virus, bacteria and pathogens upon contact. With ozone less is more but frequency is key. So the healing process is slow but long lasting. I would like to add that there have been great results with auto immune diseases, lymes, cancer and other conditions using Ozone Therapy.

Oxygen selectively attacks only diseased cells (due to their damage or missing antioxidant shielding) No shield, no protection from being burned up; Nature is beautiful in its design, simplicity and efficiency.- Flood Your Body with Oxygen

Bonnie also introduced me to Hydrogen therapy. I have not yet purchased my own set up but in the meantime I take Oral Molecular Hydrogen which according to numerous studies is just as effective as inhaling the Brown’s Gas itself.

From all the research I have been doing, and together with my intuition, I felt that anything that activated my circulation, cleansed my blood or was detoxifying, would be beneficial; I continued finding products that worked for the protocol I had started creating for myself.

To give you an idea of what a treatment day looks like for me: I start my day with a glass of water with lemon and pharmaceutical grade baking soda; after waiting a few hours I then take a glass of water with Molecular Hydrogen. Then I do my ozone treatment sometimes I do an insufflation (15/30 min.) and other times if I am more rushed I just do the suppositories. Both are equally good treatments for me. If you have questions about these modalities feel free to reach out to me and I can share more information or speak to your local naturopath to seek out your own treatments.

Infra Red therapy is also super beneficial and works for me and I like to lay on my amethyst mat early in the evening before bed, to be honest in my longterm plans I will own my very own infra red sauna one day which is my top choice for infra red therapy…. again I am not advising anyone what they should do, I am simply sharing my own experience and you can do your own research from there.

Music has also been very healing for me and I have created some amazing healing playlists on soundcloud that help me disconnect and help me envision a healed version of myself. Yoga and Meditation would also be certainly beneficial and learning breathing techniques. This book is also great resource ¨Breath

crop field under rainbow and cloudy skies at dayime
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We are all different and our needs are different but if any of this information resonates with you then you should look into it further. My intuition just kept telling me to oxygenate my cells, my system, my lungs and this is how I came to find all of these modalities.

After pumping my body with oxygen I then (a few hours later) take antioxidant supplements to remove the toxins from my body and am in an ebb and flow of oxygenating and detoxing. I like to alternate the use of vitamin D3, zinc, vitamin E, CoQ10, magnesium (in my opinion the best magnesium is however sold at HydroPristine) and selenium. Ask your Doctor which supplements would be right for you, the ones I listed are the brands I prefer for myself.

This is the best remedy I have found for myself and the closest I have come to feeling well again. I still have harder days than others, especially if my rest is affected which happens a little too much as I am a mother of a toddler but I see the end of the tunnel.

If you have found other things that work for you I would love to hear about them in the comments below, it is a time for us to share are knowledge and experience with one another as we are all in a learning process.

I hope this article brings hope, love and new ideas to some.

In healing together,

Sanny (Eco Couple)

Reference: Flood your Body with Oxygen, by Ed McCabe (2008)

Breath, by James Nestor

Bleed Clothing- One of our top choices in Sustainable Outdoor Clothing Brands

sustainable outdoor clothing brands

Bleed Clothing

I came across Bleed Clothing before I had even started eco couple, I was already on a mission as an actress to promote brands that were inspiring others to live their most conscious lives. This is definitely one of my most loved sustainable outdoor clothing brands. Michael Spitzbarth (the founder) and I truly were aligned with our hopes for the future. I am so proud of how the brand has grown and also how we have remained supporting each others missions since the day we met.

Now years later we get to show you how Eco Couple took a few pieces of an amazing new collection and with the help of great friends we got creative and took these beautiful pictures. We wanted to depict what this brand really is about and promote its love for adventure, the outdoors and our planet.

Bleed Clothing is truly sustainable all the way from sourcing to manufacturing their products and the quality is outstanding. Fairtrade, eco friendly and 100% organic. Not to mention stylish durable and simply a good investment for generations to come.

There is not much more I can say other than, if you love the great outdoors and you want to buy staple items that will last a long time and you want to feel good about your purchase supporting Bleed Clothing is the way to go. We look forward to many more outdoor adventures to come with them and hope they can come and spend some time in the waves with us in Hawaii.

I want to send off a special thank you to my eco-conscious friends that made this super fun shoot possible! The amazing photographer here on Maui Michael Hannig and our friends and influencers Annaliese Puccini and Melissa Chisholm who absolutely rocked the outfits.

If you loved this article have a look at some other amazing outdoor adventure brands in this post ¨5 Surf Sustainable Accessories you will love¨

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

Crowdfunding for Lomi Composter by Pela

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As you already know we are really enthusiastic about composting. When we came across this incredible crowdfunding project for the Lomi we were really inspired to share it with you. This is a complete breakthrough in composting technology and literally turns food waste into compost by a click of a button and in just a few hours. It can even handle compostable tableware, making composting an easy path of the future no matter how small your living quarters.

You can now purchase your Lomi home composter on Indiagogo before the product even launches at a discounted rate.

¨Lomi uses heat, abrasion, and oxygen to speed up the breakdown of organic waste into smaller fragments – similar to how earthworms break down and mix plant tissue into soil, except Lomi does this without the smell and mess!¨ – Pela

We highly recommend supporting this campaign and joining the future of composting.

If you are interested in an other approach to composting, we are also fans of the Bokashi system. You can read more about it on our post ¨Sustainable Gardening Tips¨ Bokashi is already less complicated than the traditional composting methods we may be used to.

Picture compliments of Pela

PELA has been making innovative compostable products since 2013 and we support the mission they are on. For more info on Pela watch this.

Thank you for reading and supporting our blog.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

A Beautiful Sustainable Wedding with Etsy

Everybody has grand plans for the perfect wedding, after hours upon hours of research I wanted to share with you how you can keep the cost down but also support amazing small businesses on your special day. Creating the most magical atmosphere and having the most memorable sustainable wedding. These are the tips I can share that can help you make your sustainable wedding decisions.

The selection of wedding dresses is absolutely fantastic on Etsy and there is really something in every price range. Classical beautifully handmade traditional dresses made to order.

But also really simple wedding dresses like the ones below by January Wedding or something a little more boho from Aya Sacred Wear there are just a few hundreds of stunning dresses for every possible style and taste.

There are also very elegant suits to choose from for the groom. I myself liked these two that could be worn at a beach wedding or something a little more laid back and intimate. This brown suit was one of my favourites as well as the blue one pictured below.

When it comes to rings there are also a plethora of options, we really liked these wood rings by Palisander Art Wood for under $100 that you can also get engraved. I might also add that they have great customer service. Or you can browse a more classical selection of His and Hers on Etsy. We personally went for wooden rings for our beach days and diamonds for special occasions. We are very happy with our wedding rings.

For the most adorable Ring Bearer outfits look no further, KickandGiggle will hand sow you the most adorable outfits and in a very timely fashion. Add in the adorable suspenders by The Bold Bowtie for that extra touch.

I also really love this rustic sign to greet the guests as they arrive to that special place the couple will get married at. Also these wedding sparkler tags are adorable, with the little match detail on the cardboard.

Decor Panels or Wedding drapes are both wonderful ways to really spruce up the decor.

Some things are yet so very simple, but also magical. Simply putting a polaroid out by the arrival area your guests can have fun taking their picture and hanging it on the heart string and you will both have so many wonderful memories to look back on. Also gives the guests something to do while they wait.

sustainable wedding decorations string with hearts

This along with a beautiful guestbook or even more original a heart of guest messages that you can cherish forever.

It is always nice to leave your guests with a little something to remember the day with, I am a really big fans of fridge magnets and think this is a beautiful touch for a wedding. You can find these at the ¨Say it with Style¨ Store

I wish you the most beautiful wedding wherever and however you choose to manifest it. We would love to hear from you if you liked or used some of our ideas and CONGRATULATIONS!

If you are interested in more of my selections on Etsy please see my profile.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

P.S Most pictures are taken directly from the Etsy website!

5 First Steps Towards a Zero Waste Lifestyle

I am sure by now you have heard the term ¨Zero Waste¨ and we know it can sound daunting and overwhelming. Firstly I would like to explain the concept: it is based on a set of principles focused on waste prevention. Ultimately when waste ends up in landfills, incinerators and the ocean, it emits toxic gases that are detrimental to our environment. So the zero waste concept encourages the redesign of resource lifecycles so that products can be reused, repurposed and kept out of landfills. To give you an idea, plastics instead of being thrown away can be repurposed to build furniture, bricks and things that are more durable and long lasting.

I would like to remind you that the main goal is to simply take baby steps. It is not about perfection but about taking initiatives towards a better future. Here are 5 steps in the right direction that make a very big difference in the amount of waste that we produce.

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1-Water Filtration Systems

Investing in some type of water filtration system is essential. You can avoid thousand of plastic bottles ending up in the oceans and landfills. Ultimately it also saves you a great deal of money as you will never have to buy another bottle again.

Hydro Pristine

After lengthy research on under the counter filters, this is the most affordable and efficient one we found. You can spend thousands of dollars on other options but this one delivers perfect water to your home and has proven the test of time. Use code: ECOCOUPLE for your 10% discount

Berkey Portable Water Filter

This is by far one of our most loved systems because you can catch water at the source and filter it or even catch rain water in case of an emergency. The Travel Berkey is super convenient and we are really happy with ours.

2- Water Bottles

We have used quite a few over the years and have our preferences for several different occasions. Some are easier to clean than others, while others the water simply tastes better. So we have included our selection of top 3 water bottle brands.

1- Blue Bottle Love– We always have one in our fridge as well as the gallon one for back up water at home. This bottle makes the water taste the best and is by far my top choice.

2- Yeti – Since having a toddler glass bottles can get a little dangerous so sometimes it is better to have something a little sturdier and being out all day it can be nice and refreshing to have something stay cold for hours.

3- Hydroflask– same same, a really good option a bit cheaper and just as good. I personally love having my cold water when I exit the ocean after a windsurfing session, and the same bottle can be used to keep the water warm so that you can prepare some tea for when it gets cold. Amazing!!

We wrote a useful article on other items in the kitchen that can help you reduce waste on a daily basis Living More Sustainably by Greening your Home

3- Spend Less

This is a very simple concept, do we really need all the things we buy? Stop and think for a moment, is this essential? What will happen to this item down the line? Do I need it or could I maybe borrow it from a friend? Try to stop using single use items, obviously in emergencies we sometimes have to buy things we don’t align with but if you think about it most of the time we really do have a choice and we really need much less than we realise. when it comes to fashion it is nice to have something new sometimes, but it does not have to be ¨New¨ it can be new to you. Swap clothes with friends every once in a while.

4- Bring Your Own Bag

In most stores you can either bring your own bag or ask for boxes at the counter that you can then recycle. We definitely can refuse plastic bags. Also bringing your own tupperware and cutlery set is simple and really effective. There are such nice sets out there you may as well have one in your bag and an extra set in the car. I guarantee you will be saving hundreds if not thousands of plastic spoons, knives and forks ending up in a landfill.

5- Compost

composting is one of the bestways to be zero waste

This can sometimes feel the most difficult. It is true that I personally wanted to compost for years in my head before I actually went ahead and did it. I kept thinking I needed to live on a big piece of land. In actual fact you can compost anywhere and really do nature a favour by doing so. I wish I had started sooner now that I realised how simple it actually is and how much waste I reduce from that simple act. We absolutely found the system that was right for us. The Bokashi saves you from needing to turn and churn and have worms in your compost. This is clean and efficient and can be done form anywhere. For more info read our post ¨Eco friendly Sustainable Gardening Tips¨ or you can head over to our instagram and check ¨Our Garden¨ and watch how we did it.

Thanks for reading and please do pass these tips along to encourage others to be more ¨Zero Waste¨!

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

5 Sustainable Surf Accessories you will love

It is that time…we can purchase sustainable surf accessories for the sports we love. You are never too old or young to start this sport and it brings such happiness and moments of communing with nature! For this reason alone the Hawaiian words “Malama Aina” resonate so much with us! Take care of the land and the land will take care of you- in the same way take care of the ocean and the ocean will take care of you!! It is our mission to inspire this philosophy with every article we write! We as surfers are so blessed to enjoy the ocean and we want to introduce brands to you that help us make conscious choices when purchasing things for the outdoors so we can support the surfer lifestyle in style! Our individual actions support the collective impact. When you support sustainable ethical brands you are shaping a better world for future generations. These are some of our very favourite sustainable surf accessories!

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Wave Tribe

sustainable surf sock made with hemp

Wave Tribe is one of our best finds out there in the ethical surf world! They have incredible products from hemp travel bags to wax made from bees wax to surf leashes made from recycled plastic and the most amazing surfboard sock! They also have a really interesting podcast all about the surf world and there is even an interview with us you can hear it here ¨Leaving the Rat Race for Slow living in Hawai’i¨ an other really cool thing I would like to mention is that they have a guarantee on their leashes, correct me if I am wrong but I don’t know any other surfleas that gives you that type of guarantee. So really it should be a no brainer as to where your next leash comes from. We can both attest myself on my longboard and Iñaki in really big waves our leashes have stood the test of time.

Coala Tree

This is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. We love the hammock as it is the perfect accessory for a family outing surf day. There is nothing better than a nap after an amazing surf session while listening to the ocean in the background while you slumber. Our son loves it too from playing in with his friends to taking some of his most satisfying naps. We also have our eye on the blankets! So wether you are headed to your next surf destination or going skiing this eco minded store has great products and is the type of store we should be supporting. This store ships worldwide.

Anima Womens Surf Style

This surf poncho is an absolute eye catcher. Every time I wear it someone asks me where it is from! This brand is a small brand located in Spain and they are making things with organic cotton, bamboo and most importantly sustainably! Another Surf brand at the very top of our list, support this woman in her endeavours supporting women. We are happy to announce that we are proud ambassadors of this brand! We look forward to seeing you in your poncho on your next surfcation.

IndoSole

These shoes are made from recycled tire soles. They are stylish comfortable and most importantly durable. We really recommend this brand for the beach, as the wear and tear of wet feet and sand can sometimes take down even the best flip flops. These stand the test of time and they have some beautiful colors too. We love our Indosole flip flops.

Kaiona Swim

This new and local Hawaiian brand is another true inspiration and most importantly is a great surf bikini. If you surf as much as I do you probably know what it is like to have a suit that keeps slipping all over the place when you are in the water. This suit sits firmly throughout your whole surf session and is ever so stylish and of course made from regenerated nylon!

Thanks for reading and hope to see you in the water and maybe even share a wave or two.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple

If you liked this article check out more of our surf articles ¨Reduce, Reuse, Recycle¨ and ¨Surfer Responsibilities¨

Amazing Organic Superfoods with Just Add Heather

navitas superfoods

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We are so excited to introduce you to our latest collaboration, with our very dear friend Heather from Just Add Heather and Navitas one of our favourite Superfood companies we like to use.

Firstly I would like to emphasise the importance of superfoods in the current world we live in. Keeping our bodies healthy and thriving is of utmost importance right now, here are a few helpful tips to incorporate these foods into your diet and the things they are useful for. If you are interested in more information on raising the Immune System you can also see our post 5 Great Ways to Boost your Immune System. In this video Heather makes an amazing Chocolate Cream Pie recipe for us and a few other helpful recipes and keeps us entertained while teaching us about the power of superfoods.

You can support the Just Add Heather show by subscribing to her youtube channel and watching her awesome live performance shows she does every Sunday eve.

Elderberry Powder: There are many reported benefits of elderberries. Not only are they nutritious, but they may also fight cold and flu symptoms, support heart health and fight inflammation and infections, among other benefits.

Camu Powder : A tart, red berry that grows along riverbanks in the Amazon, Camu naturally contains more vitamin C than any other known food on earth! A single serving oforganic, carefully dried Camu Powder provides 760% daily value of vitamin C—the nutrient that’s universally touted as the most important for immunity. Simply add a teaspoon to any smoothie, blend and go!

Super Food Immunity Blend : This Blend contains nature’s three most abundant sources of naturally occurring vitamin C—camu, orange and acerola cherry—so you can effectively support your immunity.

Superfood Adaptogen Blend : Adaptogens are ancient plants that work with the body’s endocrine system (which regulates our hormones, sleep and mood) to build energy and resiliency. Maca is a super root in peru and contains such vitamins as potassium, iron and manganese and is especially good for men. Reishi known as the “Mushroom of Immortality,” reishi has been used in Chinese and Japanese medicine for over 2,000 years. It helps the body cope with stress. Ashwagandha is commonly referred to as Indian Ginseng. The benefits of this ancient herb include supporting the body’s ability to cope with internal stressors like sleeplessness and fatigue while also promoting a general sense of calm.

Cacao : Cacao is one of the most antioxidant foods we can eat, as well as helping deliver other minerals in the body. It is a great source of magnesium which most of us lack and a good source of Iron and Calcium. It also raises the seratonin levels in the brain even having a reputation of helping against depression.

Cacao Butter : Cacao Butter is also full of antioxidants and it is a great source for omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It is also wonderful for your skin.

Sustainably yours,

Eco Couple and Heather