Building a GLOWY HOME
Building a GLOWY HOME takes a little more effort but it’s so worth it. Tara recently moved and discovered some amazing brands to fill up your home with extra goodness. From sustainable kitchen ware, to organic sheets, to the best cleaning supplies, and the best items to stock your pantry, these finds will add that extra dose of goodness you need to feel healthy and vibrant in your most sacred space.
First and foremost, an organized home is a glowy home. Julia of Pinksy Project is one of the best organizers in the business. She has the ability to transform and declutter like no other. She knows the dynamics of every space, exactly what organization items that will elevate the space, and makes everything orderly and clean without clutter.
GLOWY Beauty PICKS ::
serum C + ZIIP beauty //
Skin guru Melanie Simon has created technically innovative tools and serums to improve overall glow. Her Serum C is a skin game-changer. The first product in the Melanie Simon Skincare line, Serum C brightens your skin like nothing else. Its stabilized composition prevents the product from breaking down from light and air exposure. Melanie says, “With ZIIP, customers not only get the tool, but also they get a personal, virtual, Electrical Esthetician, to teach and support them through the process.” You need to download the app, and Simon literally walks you through each program (currently, there are eight) as you begin. Its like you’re performing your own at-home facial with your best friend by your side. The key to all of it is the conductor gel, which you must apply lavishly so you don’t feel the prickly currents. You get to choose which “electrical cocktail” you want, depending on your skincare needs.
True Botanicals is the one of the absolute best clean skincare brands around. My favorites of the brand include the Hydrating Cream Cleanser, Radiance Face Oil, and small batch Body oil.
The Active Botanical Serum is LIFE. This serum totally changed my skin and it is my desert island pick. It smells incredible and is very hydrating, I use it as a moisturizer. It is so magical. The founder April recently launched the Active Treatment Essence which is also a game-changer.
Skin guru Joanna Vargas has created an amazing enzymatic mask that I truly love. The mask boosts cell turnover, draws out impurities while retaining beneficial oils, lactic breaks down dead skin cells, kills germs and bacteria, targets hyperpigmentation pis a great source of Vitamin C to boost cell turnover, and draws out impurities.
by humankind //
by Humankind is a direct-to-consumer personal care brand dedicated to reducing single-use plastic waste in the products we use every day. They offer clean, easy-to-understand ingredients, formulas with purpose, no harmful chemicals, and just the good stuff. Their product range includes first a deodorant that comes in a container that is refillable and guaranteed for life. $1 of your container purchase goes to removing plastic waste from the ocean. Second, they offer an innovative mouthwash that comes in a form on a tablet, which comes to life in a cup of water. And lastly, they created an all natural shampoo bar that eliminates single-use plastic.
playa hair //
Playa blends naturally potent, safer ingredients into five everyday beachy hair essentials for salon-worthy results with a minimal footprint. The scents are incredible!
Detox Mode //
Newly launched by our favorite clean beauty shop The Detox Market, Detox Mode is a range of essential clean products. Their Altogether Oil is remarkable, it’s a universal oil that is light-weight, smells amazing, and is good for body, hair, and beyond.
This wonderful and non-toxic skincare brand is a clean as can be and harvests the power of seaweed to enhance glow. I am in love with their Hyaluronic Sea Serum, Vegus Nerve Oil, and Ocean Lotion. Really love these no-fuss, amazing products.
This personal care brand is clean, sustainable, and chic. Their body-washes are fantastic, especially the Eucalyptus, as well as their non-fragrance body cream which is rich and hydrating yet still light as can be. These products are also so beautiful, minimal and clean-looking you won’t mind leaving them out on your counters.
The best of the best in makeup in my opinion! The founder Sheena is a color expert and she truly makes the best blush, lipsticks, and beyond that I use every single day.
GLOWY pantry PICKS::
As the first Perfectly Boiled eggs available, PECKISH brings consumers a clean, fresh, portable protein snack. Their eggs are always organic, free range, and boiled to perfection. I love having these in my fridge for a quick and easy snack. The dips are made with puffed quinoa or chopped seeds and such, with seriously delicious flavor combinations.
Sunwink is an SF-based, woman-owned company that makes herbal tonics. Herbal tonics are all the rage in wellness drinks, and Sunwink does it the best. You’ve probably heard of them being used in craft cocktails, but were you aware that bitters have traditionally been used to support healthy digestion? Sunwink sources the medicinal herbs to add overall glow in their four drinks: detox ginger, immunity berry, turmeric cleanse, and lemon-rose uplift.
Bubble is an online clean market destination, and they’ve made their own magical creation called HELLA that is one of the most delicious things on the planet. Think of it as a healthy nutella with an even more whipped textured, made with just three ingredients! Hazelnuts, coconut sugar, and cocao. Free from the artificial preservatives of your off-the-shelf hazelnut spread, this pure, thick, plant-based butter is made for your guilt-free pleasure.
This is the world’s first spreadable granola. Vegan, gluten-free, allergen-friendly & school-safe. Each container is power packed. In one serving, it throws down 4-7g of protein, 15% DV of fiber, a quality dose of healthy fats, all while having under 3g of sugar.
Wild Friends is an innovative clean-food company that makes delicious nut and seed butters and nut butter based breakfast items. All of their products are non-GMO Project certified and come in seriously good and creative flavor combinations. Favorites include the Almond honey chia flax Butter, Almond Collagen, and Hazelnut Butter.
Pili Hunters //
Pili nuts are all the rage because of their high magnesium levels and lower carbohydrate levels. Pili Nuts are wild-harvested by hand from the tops of the pili tree in the Filipino rain forest. Fed with nutrient loaded volcanic soil, these buttery, rich nuts make for Earth's perfect keto nut, with 93% fat content along with a host of healthy minerals like magnesium and manganese. After a 12 hour soak, each nut is sprouted, ensuring your body gets the most out of these incredible, vegan, non-gmo treats. The nuts are mixed salt and unrefined coconut oil, and so a buttery delicious treat.
Lesser Evil //
The obsession is real with Lesser Evil’s organic grain free paleo puffs. They are AMAZING. These puffs aren’t just created for people with food allergens, but for anyone interested in a low-inflammation diet. By restricting grains and highly processed foods, you can give your body a digestive break.Crafted with nutrient dense foods like organic cassava root + sweet potato. Dusted with coconut oil - we love it for it's fatty acids + good saturated fats. Made in three delicious flavors - Himalayan Pink Salt, "No Cheese" Cheesiness and Himalayan Salt 'n Apple Cider Vinegar. The perfect snack for the whole family.
Made by Cap Beauty Daily, sourced by hand from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan, this fine ground crystal salt is packed with 84 vital minerals and trace elements to sustain and promote complete body function and wellbeing. Perfect for adding to high vibe chocolate treats, sprinkling over savory dishes or even around the rim of a margarita glass, this pretty salt is the ultimate addition to any kitchen.
Good Mylk co //
With 3x more almonds than any almond milk found at the store you know this Mylk is good. Available in ready to drink and concentrate. Simple ingredients you'll love. The new almond mylk concentrates are geniun! Homemade, creamy and pure Almond mylk is as easy as can be for you and your family. Simply thaw, add water and stir. Within seconds you'll have 32 oz of velvety, nutty almond mylk for your favorite smoothies, foamy lattes and cookie dipping.
Dairy Free, plant-based yogurt made with zero sugar. Made with plant-based, real food ingredients like Pili nuts, young plantains, coconut, and cassava. 50 billion live probiotic cultures. They have the perfect consistency and come in yummy flavors like mango, vanilla, raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry.
Our favorites at Perfect Bar made Perfect Bites, bite-sized bars that come in a container for on-the-go snacking. With 7g of whole food protein in each servings, these portable snacks filling and delicious.
After being diagnosed with Lupus, the creator started experimenting with healthier food options and formulated a range of cauliflower based products that don’t sacrifice any flavor! Pizza crusts, flatbreads, pastas, crackers and more.
100% Vegan deliciousness in every bite. After a few of their regulars started asking for non-dairy desserts at their LA restaurant, they played around with flavors and textures, until they mastered the perfect scoop. Now, they’re officially available for everyone to take home and eat by the pint! My favorite flavor is the Peanut Butter chocolate chip.
Seedible Sesame Butter are all of the flavor and nutritional benefits of peanut butter - without the peanuts. Sesame is an ancient superfood that has been enjoyed for millennia. Nut free, flavorful and nutritious, sesame has found a new home in the peanut butter aisle. Their organic sesame butter is made with the highest quality seeds from Ethiopia. And just like our seeds, Seedible grew from the ground up. Spread the sesame, and spread the word.
Ice Cream masters Salt + Straw recently launched an INCREDIBLE line of vegan ice creams that will knock your socks off. Creamy, delicious, and deceptively plant-based.
laka living //
LAKA, founded in 2015 by Liz Smithers on the island of Kauai'i, offers some of the most gorgeous, potent, and delicious nut butters around. What started as creative outlet in her Hawaiian kitchen, LAKA is now a creative brand that makes high vibrational food products designed for sustainability of both the human body and environment. The Cookie Drip is divinely delicious.
glowy bedroom picks ::
Founded by siblings Sean and Sara Panton, vitruvi truly is a family company. The first collections were built from their apartment, where they hand-filled and hand-parcelled every single order. Growing in this way meant that the inspiration for vitruvi products came from close connections to their customers and community. Now, alongside an incredibly talented group of individuals, Sean and Sara lead a team that operates based on these same initial values. The focus behind everything at vitruvi is to create content and products that help you take care of every aspect of your dynamic life. They offer premium essential oils and diffuser products that look as beautiful as they smell.
Created by Ariel Kaye, Parachute home delivers the highest quality to you and your bedding, with comfortable essentials that make you feel at home. Years ago while traveling in Italy, Ariel got inspired by a hotel in Amalfi Coast and discovered the softest, most comfortable bedding. She made it her mission to not only offer the best sheets on the market, but to also inspire a community around sleep, wellness and creating a comfortable home. Their Sateen sheets are our favorite, so luxe and soft.
Sheltered Co. is the innovation of Pamela Hunter, a mother of 3, born altruist, and general celebrator of human goodness. There is no person she wouldn’t like to help, and Sheltered Co. allows her to do exactly that. As a veteran of fashion and design, Pamela knew these blankets couldn’t just be therapeutic and functional; they had to be beautiful too. When her daughter was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder Pamela was inspired to find a mechanism to promote both sleep and calm while helping to promote body regulation. A weighted blanket was the ideal solution. Her blankets are not only beautiful but functional and truly make you feel CALM AF.
Soft, luxurious and modern bamboo bed sheets made with innovative, sustainable fabric. Engineered for comfort and designed with style. Their collections are rooted in three core fabrics: pure bamboo lyocell, bamboo charcoal lyocell, and bamboo coffee lyocell. They are all versatile fabrics that will work in any home. Bamboo lyocell is the holy grail of fabrics and you can feel the difference!
glowy clothing picks ::
A collection of elevated essentials and vintage inspired graphics for Women. MATE the label is a Los Angeles based clothing brand, founded by Kayti O'Connell Carr in 2013. Sustainable and ethical practices are paramount to the brand's ethos. MATE has chosen to partner with factories within a five mile radius from their Arts District Headquarters in DTLA. Each piece is thoughtfully designed, carefully sourced and proudly produced in small batches season after season.
In 1993 owner Nanny felted a pair of boots for the first time, and the wool came from her own Gotland sheep. The felted boots were well received among friends and family, so well, that Nanny started a small hobby production. This paved the way for the company Glerups. The shoes are cozy as can be and make for the most perfect house-shoe.
Knickey makes undies with certified organic cotton free from toxic chemicals so you and your vag can breathe easy. By committing to using certified organic cotton, they’re choosing a production method that has a quarter of the environmental impact of conventional cotton, and a third of the carbon emissions of synthetics like polyester. Their color range is on point and the textures are as soft as can be.
lou & grey //
Lou & Grey is style + comfort, inspired. They make crazy soft clothing and basic that are perfect for lounging and beyond.
A native of New Zealand, Tim Brown was always well versed in the magical qualities of merino wool. Inherently curious, he began asking himself why such a remarkable, sustainable resource was virtually absent in the footwear industry. And with that spirit of wonder, the Allbirds journey began. The shoes are as COMFY as they come, and we wear them on the daily.
Voloshin is travel inspired effortless clothes that you don't want to take off. In natural fabrics and printed using ancient techniques. Their womenswear combines the visual interest of bohemian design with finely curated, handprinted natural fibers and traditional hand embroidery. The line is inspired by Amy’s collection of globally sourced antique textiles and garments and is produced by skilled artisans in India, with a focus on fair labor and ethics.
LACAUSA is committed to creating quality garments under ethical conditions, with it's headquarters and factory in Los Angeles, California. Lacausa is redefining basics, blending romantic silhouettes with a contemporary bohemian twist. Influenced by boundless landscapes, Lacausa offers effortless California chic without sacrificing the hand that feeds her. Cozy, chic basics that last.
Nupur Goenka, founder and creative director of AISH, draws inspiration from her love of textiles. Born and raised in India, Nupur’s early years were spent in community style living in a large Indian family. This encouraged inclusive play, being creative with fewer resources and a quiet sense of content, independent of individual identity. Nupur has carried these intuitive lessons all through her life, travels and business: Feeling like a local, being at ease about being different.. Her clothing inspire the traveler in all of us.
glowy goods picks ::
Kick disposable plastic to the curb with Porter, an innovative line of make-and-take containers. Better for the earth (and your budget), each product is designed to replace single-use plastics and encourage healthier habits. The Porter range of products have become staples in our home, from the tupperware, to glass bottles and more. So chic and sustainable at the same time.
I’ve been making a strong effort to get rid of plastic. Thanks to these biodegradable, plastic free, reusable food wraps, we call can. Etee wraps are a natural, better way to store your food. They are made of USDA Organic Beeswax, Clove & Cinnamon Essential oils and Jojoba oil, coniferous tree resins from sustainable sources & non gmo soy wax, GOTS certified organic cotton. Say goodbye to saran-wrap, and use this all natural, fully biodegradable wrap instead.
norden goods //
Norden is a home goods brand based in CA, U.S.A. Run by designer Pete Panciera and his wife Erika, Norden makes quality goods to enhance your home. Their mission is to bring warmth and comfort to the home through carefully considered, functional objects that are produced with a high level of attention to craft. I love their Ojai candle and essential oils - they are some of the best scents I’ve come across.
green pan //
GreenPan is the original healthy ceramic non-stick cookware. It is the trusted go-to brand for non-toxic, easy to clean and easy to use pots and pans. Non-stick is such a game-changer in the kitchen, and it’s so wonderful to have access to Green Pan who doesn’t use all the chemicals to get there.
shop tenzo //
Tenzo curates the most thoughtful tools for the modern kitchen — part kitchen and homeware store, part lifestyle magazine, part culinary experience. From their backgrounds as professional cooks, the founders bring you a curated selection of items for cooking and dining, at home and in the field. They believe that utility is a core part of design, so they strive to select pieces that are simultaneously beautiful, unique, and highly functional. They also believe that quality is worth investing in, as an object that will last decades is better for both us and the planet. I am in love with my hand-made berry colander from the shop!
glowy cleaning picks ::
ONSEN TOWELS //
Onsen towels are chic and light, made from 100% American grown Supima cotton & a weave designed to breathe. We couldn’t love these lightweight, absorbent, and fast drying bath towels, that are waffle woven, more. They look beautiful in your space and truly feel so nice to the touch. They come in a beautiful range of neutral tones as well. Finally, thanks to Onsen, there is the perfect towel for minimalist lovers.
Supernatural is totally changing the cleaning game. They have created the most GLOWY household cleaning magic, made with nature. ... Did you know that billions of pounds of water are shipped around the globe just to bring you cleaning products? To fix this problem, Supernatural offers all-natural cleaning products that are sustainably sourced, with the lowest carbon footprint possible, that smell unbelievably amazing. Oh! And that actually work better than conventional cleaning products. They have created re-usable glass spray bottles with aromatherapy concentrates that you then mix at your own home as needed. They truly smell heavenly, are fun to use because of how beautiful they are, and they are good for the environment. Seriously, win win.
sea sponge //
Sea sponges make for amazing house-hold cleaners, and a great alternative to the chemical laden sponges we are all used to. They are highly absorbent, do not retain orders, contain enzymes that inhibit mold and bacteria growth, last longer than synthetic sponges, are useful for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and are hypoallergenic. They also look great on the sink-top.
Chic toilet paper that is sustainable + fashionable. YES. No. 2 is changing the game when it comes to toilet paper, with their use of bamboo. Global toilet paper production consumes 27,000 trees daily. You read that right: daily. Bamboo forests reach maturity in 4-6 years and can be harvested yearly compared to trees which typically are harvested after 20 to 50 years (or more!). Besides being a better choice for our planet, bamboo toilet paper is also nice and strong, creating a reliable wiping experience. You know how dreadful unreliable toilet paper can be for your hands. And to top it off, these toilet rolls are wrapped in eco-friendly papers in super fun designs.
Goby is a chic + affordable electric toothbrush designed to elevate your daily routine. They seriously clean your teeth well, and are timed to make sure you brush for a full 2 minutes. They come in great colors and look nice on your countertops.
Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system while invigorating the skin. This practice is a big part of glowing, and goop’s brush is the perfect size and shape to get into all of the necessary spots.
glowy wellness picks ::
After healing herself with the power of propolis, founder Carly created Beekeeper’s Naturals to share the ample benefits of bees’ bounty. From energy to concentration and brain fog, you can get lifted with all natural health-boosting solutions straight from the hive. Her propolis spray has become a staple in my daily health routine, as well as her superfood honey that is as potent as they come. Her products are rigorously tested for purity as well, which is so important!
Since 2014, Monfefo has been handcrafting organic cold-pressed beverages in our very own factory in Brooklyn, NY. By handcrafting the shots themselves, they are able to ensure that every bottle, every batch has been made with love and attention, allowing for a high vibrational product. Absolutely love having these goodies in the fridge, for an organic, cold-pressed super-drink.
Theragun is the original high-frequency, high-amplitude neuromuscular percussive therapy device that provides muscle activation, recovery, and pain relief. This tool is LIFE-CHANGING. It is like having an incredible masseuse on hand at all times. Especially if you work out, the Theragun is a must for muscle recovery.
Not all water is created equal. Naturally sourced from a deep artesian well in the Austrian Alps, Hallstein Water comes from a constantly replenishing underground source. The water rises to the surface naturally, so no mechanical pumping is needed. Deeper wells mean greater protection from environmental contaminants above. An artesian well should be at least 100 meters (300ft) or deeper - the Dachstein Well is 214m (700ft) deep. Hallstein artesian water rises to the surface naturally, and is bottled without pumping or additional pressurisation. No filters, heating or other treatments are applied. Nothing is added or removed. And we only use Tritan BPA-free bottles, to keep your water fresh and uncompromised. They also deliver to your door, and couldn’t be more convenient to have pure water on hand.