Tis the Season For New Vegan Products! Plus Bodycare Giveaway!

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I’m sent all kinds of stuff to review on my website. I only except products that I think I would like (that meet my requirements of being whole food, low in sugar, healthy, etc) and review the ones that I dig. It’s important to me to lift up the people and companies that are aligned with my own mission and values. Time to spread some love to some products I received lately! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

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Simply Bar

This bar is Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free (sweetened with brown rice syrup), has 16 grams of protein and only 160 calories. Say what?! It’s rare to find a (non-raw) bar that can truly be called “healthy” but this is it! Flavors include: Carmel Peanut, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Cinnamon Pecan and Lemon Coconut.

Findings: A little chalky and not as flavorful as bars with more calories, but is a healthier option and competitively priced. Great before or after a workout!

Jade Monk

So you like green tea? Have you ever tried matcha green tea? It’s a little stronger and richer in flavor and will give you the get up and go you need without the crash of coffee. Jade Monk is sweetened with just a hint of stevia and cane juice and comes in four delicious flavors; Cranberry Blood Orange, Chai Spice, Palau Peach and Lime Blossom. Matcha green tea is full of antioxidants! My favorite way to serve it: as a latte with frothed almond milk.

Findings: All flavors are delicious but Palau Peach and Lime Blossom are my favorites.

Keen-Wah Decadence Bar from Yoga Earth

These gluten-free superfood bars are delicious. Flavors come in Cayenne & Cinnamon, Chocolate Chia and Coconut Almond all of which are great. Superfoods like quinoa, chia and almonds are coated in chocolate with protein thrown into the mix. I love these bars anytime of the day but I also love that Yoga Earth is a sustainable company trying to make a difference in the world.

Findings: All flavors are delicious and Cayenne/Cinnamon is my favorite.

Anti-Oxidant Facial Cleanser and Soap by Dr. Woods

I had never heard of Dr. Woods until they sent me samples. I’m a sucker for new smelly good body care products and I’m always open to trying something new to see if I like it better than my current product. The cleanser comes in Black Soap (gentle, daily, all skin types) and Tea Tree (absorb excess oil, declogs and shrink pores) and I love the way it smells and feels on my face. The cleanser is Vegan, Paraben & Phthalate Free, No Petroleum Derivatives, No SLS and the soap is even gluten-free! I LOVE exfoliating soaps so I might just have to try every scent they have.

Findings: Made with organic shea butter and botanical extracts, this cleanser heals and regenerates. All products made with natural ingredients, no animal ingredients or animal tested. It’s a vegan’s dream. The cucumber is calling my name.

Dr. Woods Giveaway CLOSED: choose a cleanser and two soaps of your choice!

Congrats to Manda Overturf Shank!

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Comment List

  • MizzB 11 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Looking good. I’m thinking the lavender should I win.

    Happy holidays.

  • Isabelle 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I just discovered the Annmarie Gianni skincare line, got the sample pack two days ago. My skin feels amazingly soft!

  • Amanda 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    The soaps sound wonderful! I think I’d go with the cucumber too, or maybe the coconut milk.

  • Audrey 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I recently got some of the So delicious coconut milk nog. It’s delicious!

  • Kristina Vieweg 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Andalou Naturals Overnight Recovery Cream!

  • Beth 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I recently picked up a new vegan hand cream at Trader Joe’s. I was pleasantly surprised! It works great for my super dry winter hands and it’s unscented, so I can use it at work!

  • Nicole 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    These products looks great! I recently feel in love with You Stink Soaps on Etsy. The products are handmade and smell so good!

  • Eric 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I like Hurraw lip balm! Yay!

  • Susan 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Coconut oil! Using it in EVERYTHING!!

  • Terri Cole 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    It’s not THAT new, but I’m a little in love with Daiya’s Jalepeno Garlic Havati Wedges!

  • jac 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  • Hailey 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    This is such a great giveaway, thank you! I’d love to try the Teatree cleanser 🙂

  • Ashley 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    My friend bought me “booda balm” for my lips and I love it!

  • ann 12 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I just learned to make my own seitan! I love lotions and potions and hope I win!

  • Tracey Pullum 13 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Avacado Oil.

  • emily turner 13 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Hi where can i send samples of my lines to you? I have an all natural wound healer Boo Boo Serum..we are the first company in north america to sell edible argan softgels and i have an organic Moroccan skincare line..scrubs.oils and lotion


    • Christy Morgan 13 / 12 / 2012 Reply

      Beginning in 2013 my review policy will be changing. Please email me through the contact page for more details. Thanks!

  • Amanda T. 13 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I recently discovered Hugo Naturals grapefruit-scented body lotion and it is now my go to moisturizer.

  • Cadry 15 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I’m completely hooked on 100% Pure. Their lip gloss makes me feel like I’m 12 again in a really good way. It applies with a brush in tube, and it gives the lips a sticky glow to them. Plus, it’s moisturizing in this dry, winter weather.

  • I recently discovered Trader Joe’s vegan vanilla ice cream — it’s so good!

  • kristle 17 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    my boyfriend got a dr woods product at a small incense shop that closed, and i’m hooked on it! getting very low and haven’t been able to find dr woods anywhere else. i bet the tea tree would work wonders on my face.

  • manda kay 17 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I tried some handsoap that was nice.

  • Lle Schreiber 17 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I’m newly obsessed with Heart Thrives and Suncakes!

  • rachel 17 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Vegan dish soap!

  • Marcia Schmidt 17 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I have recently discovered Crazy Rumors lip balm! I love it!

  • Genevieve 18 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    I recently discovered and love unstitched brand vegan shoes.

  • Christy Morgan 19 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    Congrats Manda Overturf Shank! You won!

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