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At the end of each year, I always find myself looking back on how the year went, and how I'd like to move forward. I always make New Year's Resolutions and over the last few weeks I've realized that I've already begun thinking about them, and trying out a variety of ways to implement them before the New Year begins. It got me thinking. Do you guys make resolutions? How do they generally come about? Do you have a strategy to making sure they stick? Do they often stick? Do you revisit them throughout the year to check in and see how they're going? I'd love to know!
This holiday season, as we share our hand-picked finds from small wellness businesses we love, we'd be honored to hear your thoughts on resolutions! Let us know down in the comments section below, and then go to the Rafflecopter widget below to record your entry. This giveaway, due to legal issues, is open to everyone in the USA, and we'll pick one lucky person to win everything you see here on December 14th, 2017. The winner will be announced here on the blog in the Rafflecopter widget on this post, and via email. Speaking of email, if you have an account you use for promotional purposes, feel free to use that one, because by entering to win, you agree to share your email with the sponsors of this post, who will email you once in a while about their promotions. Good luck!
Sally B’s Skin Yummies - Lip Assist Conditioning Treatment - $18 - The cold months can be brutal to your lips. Assist your lips and treat them with reparative, organic, natural ingredients. Lip Assist is a transparent lip treatment gloss that features active, plant-based botanicals and moisturize-rich, organic oils and butters to soothe lips, minimizing the appearance of dry, chapped lips. Use code YOGA25 for 25% off.
Clever Yoga - Liquid Balance Yoga Mat - $98 - This has been a longtime favorite mat of mine for so many reasons. It has the perfect amount of thickness so that your joints are cushioned, but not so thick that you struggle to balance. It has a rubberized bottom so your mat won't slide, and a non-slip surface so your fingers and toes stay put in poses like downward dog. Use code YBC20 for 20% off.
Birdling - The Mini Day Tripper - $78 - Don't let the "Mini" in the title fool you! This bag is perfect for a big day trip, diaper bag, or as a daily work bag, which is how I've been using it. It is expertly constructed with thick, durable 100% cotton canvas, and has a bunch of pockets for #allthethings, as well as an insulated snap-in zippered pouch. Use coupon code YBC20 for 20% off.
Sukha Design - Cork Yoga Blocks - $22 - Cork is my preferred choice of yoga block material because it has just the right amount of give. Foam is too soft, wooden blocks are too hard, but cork is perfection for all types of yoga!
Primal Life Organics - 1oz Toothpowder in Peppermint and a Charcoal toothbrush - $30 - Primal Life Organics helps you look and feel your best from the outside in. They create products from real ingredients to nourish and heal your body. Their 100% natural Dirty Mouth Toothpowder is made with three earthen clays, baking soda and essential oils to help whiten, brighten, strengthen and remineralize your teeth! And their eco-friendly, bamboo toothbrush features charcoal-infused bristles to help remove stains, keeping your teeth pearly white and healthy. Use code YBC for 20% off.
Komuso Design - The Shift - $95 - The holidays and new year can be stressful. We can get caught up in all the commotion and never really slow down and enjoy it. The Shift is a new necklace that slows breath to calm the mind. Perfect for soothing stress, learning meditation, and worn as a beautiful reminder to be present. It’s inspired by ancient monks and delivers a 10 second exhale which scientifically eases the mind and body. Imagine what it can do for you! Use stillness20 for 20% off.
French Bull - Water Bottle $19 / Yoga Strap $9 / Towel $19 - This French Bull bottle brings stunning design to exceptional performance. Liquids will stay cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours in this double walled, vacuum sealed bottle. Made from non-toxic stainless steel, the double walled, non-sweat design keeps the outside of the bottle from developing condensation. The sustainable bamboo wide-mouth top is designed to allow ice cubes to be easily added. The French Bull yoga strap is a great assistant in helping improve flexibility to your legs, hip or back muscles and The French Bull Sports Towel microfiber blend is super absorbent and soft to the touch They are designed to be used at home, at the gym or during your yoga practice. The tightly woven material is printed with French Bull’s stunning patterns and will not stretch.
The Kombucha Shop - Kombucha Brewing Kit - $49 - I love kombucha! However, it is very expensive so making it at home is ideal. The kit includes all the essentials needed to start brewing like the kombucha starter culture called a scobie, and all the equipment you need to keep going. This complete, beautiful kit is sure to be the perfect gift for any kombucha fan in your life! The kombucha culture inside the kit is entirely shelf stable for up to 4 months and is labeled with a helpful "brew by" date for the user—so you can ship and gift worry-free! Use YOGA15 for 15% off.
Buddha Groove - Sterling Silver Coexist Harmony Pendant, Lotus Design - $28 - Symbols from the world’s major religions join together to create an accessory that represents harmony and coexistence. The lotus is also a powerful symbol, representing triumph over adversity. Joined together, these symbols show how people of all faiths can work with one another to overcome struggle. Buddha Groove is a one stop shop for any yogi. They offer a wide selection of items and gifts that invigorate the human spirit. Use code YogaPeace for 10% off + free shipping.
Frontier Designs - Mistletoe 4 oz. Candle - These hand poured candles are the best for travel because the cap fits right over and right under the container! There are so many scents to choose from and they all smell incredible. Please use code YBC2017 for $5.00 off shipping fees if you purchase $15.00 or more (applies to the Mistletoe Candle ONLY)
Tiege Hanley - Level 3 Skincare Box - $45 - Tiege Hanley is a group of regular guys trying to look great and take care of their skin. They cut out the middleman, to provide an exceptionally high-quality product for an outstanding price. This is a great gift for your significant other, or for the man in your life who wants to look and feel great. Tiege Hanley takes the guess work out of looking great and feeling awesome. You can customize your skincare to get exactly what you need.They provide free shipping across the US. Use code YOGA20 for 20% off.
Rejuva Minerals - Holiday Collection Kit - $59.95 (SRV $112.25) - For 11 years, Rejuva Minerals has provided the safest, non-toxic cosmetics on the market. This collection features their top selling EWG VERIFIED™ cosmetics. Their line of naturally derived and organic makeup is made for every skin type, including dry, mature and most sensitive skin types. They offer gluten, titanium dioxide and mica free products and are cruelty free, with many vegan selections. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off.
Plaine Products - Body Lotion $30 - This body care company makes fantastic products, including the body lotion we are featuring this guide gift guide giveaway. Their products are never tested on animals, free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. They are designed to be gentle on the earth and biodegrade more easily than typical body care products. And to top it off, the lotion smells wonderful - a blend of rosemary, mint and vanilla with pure aloe and rose hips oil. Daily use will improve skin’s texture and appearance. Use code HOLIDAY for 20% off expires Dec 25th, 2017
EyeQue - The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker - $29.99 - I couldn't believe this is only $29.99! It's such a cool product. The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker is the affordable way to test your vision using your smartphone. The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker is an optical miniscope, smartphone application (myEyeQue app), and cloud-based processing platform. Now anyone, anywhere can take a self-administered vision test and access their nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and track any vision changes over time. You download their app, and take their vision test by attaching the miniscope to your phone. Then, their technology will give you the vision correction records which can be used to order new eyewear.