With the official start of fall fast approaching, it's time to share everything we included in our summer '17 Mantra Box®! What's the Mantra Box®, you ask? It's our quarterly discovery box program that is filled with surprise goodies from small businesses we love in the health and wellness spheres. Since we sometimes include food, we offer three options: I eat everything, vegetarian and Paleo-friendly. We also offer a male box, in case you're a guy and want us to swap out the beauty products for more, well, masculine items. Everything we put inside the box, along with a little bit about each company is below. Thank you so much for supporting small businesses! If you're interested in getting next quarter's box, pre-order now because we make them available in limited quantities and they sell out every time.
Company: Amazing Grass
Founder: Todd Habermehl and Brandon Bert
Personal Mantra: Feel Amazing Everyday.
Why the company was started: Founded by Todd Habermehl and Brandon Bert, Amazing Grass cereal grasses are produced on their family farm in Kansas, which has perfected the growing, harvesting and dehydration of its grasses for the last 60 years to ensure optimal efficacy and nutrition. Over the past decade, this once small grassroots company has evolved into one of the leading producers and distributors of organic green superfoods. Today, the Amazing Grass brand continues to be a leader in the Greens category, where it remains on the forefront of innovative ways to help people feel amazing every day.
How do you give back?: A portion of sales of Amazing Grass products are donated to support organizations dedicated to making a difference in local communities around the world. Through the Whole Planet Foundation, we’re helping to alleviate poverty on a global scale in communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.
Product included: Beauty Elixir
Retail Value: $29.99
YBC Code: YOGABYCANDACE40 - 40% off - Expiration: Expires December 31, 2017
Social Media: @amazinggrass
Company: All Good
Founder: Caroline Duell
Personal Mantra: To live in balance with nature!
Why the company was started: The mission began with Caroline, a massage therapist and outdoor enthusiast who, after working in emergency care on an ambulance, had the vision to create a product that would harness nature's power to heal. She first developed what was to become All Good Goop healing balm in 1997 on a northern California organic family farm where she lived and worked, initially using her product for herself when rock climbing and farming. Soon she was giving away her balm to family and friends and was humbled by their response. Anyone who tried it raved that All Good Goop was the only thing that helped just about every skin ailment. After giving this magical healing balm away for years, she decided to share it with the world.
How do you give back?: All Good is dedicated to using restorative and responsible business practices and we maintain that commitment through our Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet Profits. We have committed to remaining accountable to those principles through our certification as a B-Corp and through our partnership with 1% for the Planet and Leaping Bunny.
Product included: Coconut Oil Body Care Skin Food and Lotion
Retail Value: $14.99
YBC Code: YOGABC30 - 30% off of our website: allgoodproducts.com - expires: 12.31.17
Social Media: @allgoodbrand
Company: Wholesome Soul
Founder: Kajal Dhabalia
Personal Mantra: Have faith, let go, be happy---and let the present moment exist in all its glory. :)
Why the company was started: I’m a graphic designer by trade and at heart a lover of yoga, food and art---basically, I love all things creative and spiritual :). Wholesome Soul is my creative design boutique where I offer globally inspired, colorful collections of art, stationery and gifts to help soulful women nurture their spirits by surrounding themselves and their loved ones with little doses of big inspiration. I hope you’ll join me on my mission to spread these little doses of big inspiration, because I truly believe when you’re lit from within, you can light the whole world up!
How do you give back?: Invest in a little inspiration and beauty from our store, and we'll invest in the spreading the magic of yoga and some goodness into the world! We've partnered with a non-profit organization that has been offering free meditation programs in the US, Europe and India for over 40 years. We not only donate 10% of our profits to the charitable works they do here and in India, but but over the course of the year, we make it a point to put our hands and heart to work by volunteering over 250+ hours of our time. To learn more about our Giving Back program, visit: www.wholesomesoul.com
Product included: Assorted Note Cards
Retail Value: $16 boxed notecard set/ $4.50 individual notecard
YBC Code: Code: 15offYBC - Value: 15% off all matted art prints + assorted notecard sets - Expires Sept 30, 2017
Social Media: @wholesome.soul
Company: Soul Divine Stones and Tyes
Founder: Jacqui McCoy
Personal Mantra: I have the power to change my world.
Why the company was started: Survivor of domestic violence. Victim of anxiety and depression. One day I picked up a stone, and made something beautiful with it. It called me. It is now my therapy.
How do you give back?: We work with people on what kind of stones or pieces of jewelry may meet the help and healing they need personally.
Product included: OM Ring
Retail Value: $17
YBC Code: YBC - $5 off and free shipping - Expires December 31st 2017
Social Media: @Souldivinestonesandtyes
Founder: Jared Ramirez
Personal Mantra: Let go of what you can't control and invest your energy in things you can.
Why the company was started: Founded in 2007, Enviromedica is dedicated to furthering the principles of evolutionary medicine, a new paradigm of healing that uses evolutionary theory to understand what drives the human body toward or away from health. "If you look to the Earth, there is an intelligence that is far beyond the understanding we could hope to come to in this lifetime or 500 lifetimes. This intelligence is built into us as humans, through evolutionary biology, and it is greater than us. Enviromedica embodies a respect for that intelligence." —Jared Ramirez, CEO
How do you give back?: Enviromedica is committed to pure sourcing, clean supply chain, and minimizing waste at all costs.
Product included: Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion Ultra with MSM
Retail Value: $29.00
YBC Code: GOODNIGHT for 10% off Ancient Minerals Lotion - Expires 9/30
Social Media: @enviromedica
Company: Graydon Skincare
Founder: Graydon Moffat
Personal Mantra: Beauty lies within.
Why the company was started: In creating this line of skincare, the focus of my work is to leverage the transformative power of pure plant-based ingredients to create products that are as effective and luxurious as any mainstream luxury brand.
How do you give back?: For every purchase of my Green Cream I donate $5 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund. A movement by the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund designed to help financially challenged breast cancer patients across Canada through the sale of healthy beauty products.
Product included: Face Food
Retail Value: $35
YBC Code: YBCxGRAYDON - 10% off with purchase of $50+ - Expires: Oct 31, 2017
Social Media: @graydonskincare
Company: My Magic Mud
Founder: Jessica Arman
Why the company was started: Jessica Arman, a mother of four and avid entrepreneur, developed My Magic Mud® to help with her daughter’s sensitive teeth. What started off as a simple home remedy, quickly turned into a successful family business and a platform to inspire others in the community to make magic through entrepreneurship.
Product included: Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Retail Value: $9.99
YBC Code: mud10 - 10% off
Social Media: @mymagicmud
Company: Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Founder: John Harney
Personal Mantra: Always make time for tea.
Why the company was started: John Harney worked in the hotel industry for 30 years before starting Harney & Sons. He realized that people were not consuming quality, delicious tea, as teabags and instant tea were all that was available. With the help of his family and starting in his basement, he started out with a mission to make tea an everyday luxury. 3 generations later, offering 300 varieties of tea, his family continues his mission - accepting only the exceptional.
How do you give back?: We are members of 1% of the planet for 10+ years.
Product included: Tea Blend
Retail Value: $4.00
YBC Code: YBC17 - 20% Off - Expires 10.1.17
Social Media: @Harneyteas
Product: The Healing, by Saeeda Hafiz
Author: Saeeda Hafiz
Personal Mantra: 1. I have nothing to need, nor hide from, nor fear. I am whole and complete right now and right here. 2. Keep moving forward. 3. The power is in the present moment. I can choose what I think.
Why the book was written: I needed to tell the story of how holistic yoga and nutrition revealed my deepest and darkest secret, that I didn't even know I was hiding from myself. The Healing is a book that shows what it can look like when you truly work on yourself from the inside out. When you start truly taking care of yourself, it opens up a floodgate to living passionately and authentically. It was a goal that I didn't know I was trying to reach. I thought I wanted to be rich, instead I went from poverty to inner riches.
How do you give back?: I am often a guest speaker to encourage other women to live authentically. I also have donated by book to many charitable causes. I will continue to pay it forward to individuals, domestic violence shelters and underprivileged children.
Product included: The Healing, by Saeeda Hafiz
Retail Value: $16.95
YBC Code: YBC25 25% Off retail price Expires December 31, 2017
Social Media: @SaeedaHafiz
Company: Zeeta Body
Founder: Christine Frazzitta
Personal Mantra: Keep it real!
Why the company was started: Zeeta began with Christine creating products for her personal use in 2007 after she discovered that too many 'natural' body care products on the market contained ingredients she didn't agree with. Christine has since developed a full line of organic, essential oil based skin care that is truly all natural.
How do you give back?: We lead aroma yoga classes to spread peace and a healthy lifestyle both in our community and around the country. Zeeta Body also donates a portion of proceeds to local animal foundations, because we love our furry friends too!
Product included: Face Mask & sample face oil
Retail Value: $12/$22
YBC Code: YBC15 - 15% off entire purchase - Expires 10/30/17
Social Media: @Zeetabody
Company: STAMBA Superfoods
Founder: Asa Siegel
Personal Mantra: We Are One with the Vibrant Earth
Why the company was started: STAMBA’s founder Asa learned early on about the value of organic whole foods, enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables from his family’s garden. Through discovering the therapeutic and healing benefits of incorporating a diversity of true superfoods into his diet, STAMBA Superfoods was born. Today, as a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and proponent of holistic living, he guides STAMBA's work in advancing nutrition and making the depth of nature’s nourishment easy to access and integrate into modern lifestyles.
How do you give back?: A percentage of proceeds are designated to organizations including PRASAD Project, Pachamama Alliance, and Cambodian Children’s Fund for the uplifting work they perform.
Product included: Superfood Blend
Retail Value: $45.00
YBC Code: Sign up for our email newsletter to receive $20 off your first purchase, exclusive discounts, and new product releases. Sign up at our website: www.stambasuperfoods.com
Social Media: @stambasuper
Company: L'AMOUR Mere
Founder: Natasha Gregson Wagner
Personal Mantra: "In the time of your life, live." - William Saroyan
Why the company was started: I started the company after the birth of my daughter Clover.I felt so healed by her birth that I came full circle with my grief about my mom.I wanted to honor my mom and all the love that she gave to me.
How do you give back?: We work with a nonprofit called CoachArt. A percentage of our profits go to them.
Product included: Eau De Parfum Purse Spray
Retail Value: $32.50
YBC Code: NW15
Social Media: @NatalieWood
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Company: Native CO.
Personal Mantra: INVEST IN YOURSELF
Why the company was started: Deodorant is applied daily on a sensitive area of your body.
Make sure you understand what’s in your deodorant. We use baking soda to neutralize odors, arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and acidophilus to eliminate odor-causing fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Native Deodorant actively protects against odors, so you can remain active and confident all day long.
Product included: Deodorant
Retail Value: $12
YBC Code: ‘yogabycandace’ 10% off
Social Media: @native_cos