One of the reasons we started our blog on The Healing Hippy was to share with you a little bit about us. Who we are, how we live, the people behind the products. We thought a fun way to do that would be to share some of our favorite products in 2021! These are things we adore, and we encourage you to give them some love. Not only are they products fabulous, so are the stories and people behind them. We know some of these people personally, and others caught our attention with their genuine content and ingenuity in their market. Let’s jump in.
There are so many beautiful things to say about this product, company, and the people behind it! So, we will focus first on the product. These yoga mats are the only mats we practice on! Big Raven has 60+ designs with new designs out every month. The mat is not only a work of art, it also has all you need for a great practice—a thick rubber mat with a soft suede top. The more you sweat, the better you stick. No more need for those unruly yoga towels! This is a top-quality product from a top-quality company. Jolene Emery is the mastermind and artist behind Big Raven. From design, print, and packaging, she does it all, working with a team of artists and her family, they produce an awesome mat. We are fortunate to know Jolene personally because she is located here in Minnesota. She and Big Raven are making strides in the yoga community, and we couldn’t be more proud of her! Between us, we have three mats from Big Raven: Between the Pages, Florals in Watercolor, and Think of all the Possibilities. Haley is also featured on one of their doodle cards! We could gush forever about Big Raven, so why don’t’ you hop over to their page and realize the magic for yourself!
The Sill is an indoor plant delivery service. They provide accessible, indoor plants in adorable planters and deliver them straight to your door. They are also plant gurus and provide plant care instructions, and their blog section is jam-packed with more information on plant-related topics. We especially like their pet-friendly section. With winter firmly set in, it is lovely to have the green of our houseplants to cheer us up.
Wax Buffalo is a soy candle shop that we adore! Clean, modern, natural, and pure are only a few words we would use to describe these candles. They smell divine and look so cute in their amber jars with the trademark “X”. They follow the same hand-crafted, small-batch style we do with our products, which we love. If you need a smile, we encourage you to take a look at their “about us” section. This crew isn’t only making incredible candles. They are also curating a tribe of girl bosses, which we love. The world definitely needs more companies like Wax Buffalo! The scents we adore are x: sweet tobacco, and x: into the woods. We can’t wait to place our next order and try out more!
Chocolove is, hands down, the best chocolate. We are coffee and chocolate lovers here, and by golly, Chocolove has us hooked. From their chocolate mastery to their sustainability efforts, we just can’t get enough of them. Their Salted Caramel in dark chocolate is killer, but you can’t go wrong with their Raspberry or Toffee and Almonds. What really caught us hook, line and sinker was their No Sugar Added line! Hello, finding a Keto-friendly chocolate bar is difficult, but not anymore. On top of that, Chocolove uses top-quality ingredients to make it that much better. Their Instagram is a site to behold, so order your chocolate, grab your tea (or coffee) and sit down for a beautiful tableau through their chocolate account. If you need more inspiration, follow Kristian in her adventures @wundercollective as she changes the world.
We know that there may not be many people out there looking for watercolors, but we just have to mention this really cool product. Peerless Watercolors make paint that is stored on paper. You wet a brush and pull the color off the paper. This makes it really portable and easy to store. The pigment is stunning. The company started in 1885! Everything about this product is genius. If you are looking to get into watercolor, this is a really great starting point. High-quality paint at a price you can’t pass up.
We could mention so many products and a ton of small businesses out there making strides in their market. These are just a few we know well and recommend. Give them some love on their social media accounts, check out their websites. As we said, we wanted to share with you a little more about the two of us behind The Healing Hippy, and this is a fun way to do that while supporting other businesses just like us. What are some of your favorite products right now?