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My Favorite Resources

Hi, I’m Kate, the founder of Root + Revel. Welcome to our Healthy Resources section, a curated list of the brands and products I strongly recommend for a natural, non-toxic and healthy lifestyle. I have tested every recommendation on this page.

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of these resources contain affiliate links, but rest assured they are all from companies I personally use, recommend and trust. There is no additional cost you, and in fact, often times when you use my link, you will save money with my exclusive discounts and coupons. Please trust that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful, use clean ingredients and aren’t toxic or harmful; not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Let’s get into it!

Holistic Health

23andme

23andMe is one of the leading companies for genetic ancestry and DNA testing that gives you 90+ online reports of your ancestry, traits and health based on your 23 unique pairs of chromosomes. DNA testing is the ultimate solution to getting detailed, hyper-personalized results about your unique health makeup and gene composition. With a simple DNA testing kit, you’ll learn your genetic health risks like what diseases you might easily defeat and which you need to watch out for, what you’re a carrier for that can be passed down to your kids, and influential diet, fitness and lifestyle recommendations that serve your unique blueprint. Want to see what results you can expect? See my review here.

EverlyWell

EverlyWell provides at-home health test kits for anyone to take in the comfort and convenience of their own home. They offer everything from food sensitivity testing to cholesterol, heavy metals, women’s fertility and metabolism tests. They provide reliable and convenient tests that work with the same labs doctors’ offices use. While EverlyWell doesn’t diagnose specific diseases or ailments, they do offer lifestyle guidance based on your health results, and make the results easy to interpret and share with your health care provider, family or friends! I’ve taken both their Thyroid Test (review here) and Women’s Health Test (review here) and loved them both!

Redmond Earthpaste

Redmond makes natural products like Bentonite Clay (use on your skin for detoxing, reducing inflammation, unclogging pores and so much more), Earthpaste (my favorite natural toothpaste) and Real Salt (sourced from an ancient underground salt deposit in Utah that’s unadulterated by pollutants, is unrefined, free from any additives or chemicals of any kind, and is chockfull of 60+ natural trace minerals and TONS of flavor!). Get 15% off Redmond products with the code ROOT15!

Truvani

If you’re looking for a turmeric supplement, check out my favorite line called Truvani (founded by Vani Hari, The Food Babe)–the first ever USDA certified organic, glyphosate residue-free turmeric supplements. They’re non-GMO, vegan, cruelty-free and regularly tested for heavy metals and other contaminants. Truvani’s supplements are not just powdered Turmeric (which only has 2-4% curcuminoids), but they’re made of Standardized Turmeric Extract, which has 95% curcuminoids. That difference is huge! Plus, Truvani adds in black pepper to their supplement, giving it that much-needed absorption boost.

Viome

If you’re looking for personalized results about your specific bacterial makeup in your body, I recommend taking Viome’s microbiome test, which delivers targeted dietary and supplement advice that is designed to boost your gut microbiome diversity based on your specific results. When you get your Viome results you’ll see your gut microbiome richness and diversity score, along with foods you should eat plenty of, foods you should minimize, and foods you should avoid altogether. Your personalized recommendations help you feed the beneficial microbes living in your gut, while starving the harmful ones, thus boosting your overall richness and diversity. Read my full review of Viome here. 

Vital Proteins

Vital Proteins is by far my favorite brand of collagen, as it’s made from pasture-raised, grass-fed bovine hides. It’s also gluten free, Non-GMO, sugar free, paleo friendly and Whole30 approved and comes in a variety of delicious flavors. What is collagen? Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids that does incredible things like improves your skin’s appearance, reduces joint pain, helps break down proteins and soothes your gut’s lining (AMAZING for anyone with digestion issues), increases your metabolism, strengthens teeth, nails and hair, helps your body detox AND reduces the appearance of cellulite. Read all about it in our Complete Guide to Collagen Supplements here.

Get 20% off your first order + 10% off every reoccurring order with Vital Proteins’ subscription.

Yoga Download

For a tiny monthly fee of $18 with Yoga Download, you can get unlimited access to 100+ online yoga classes (compare that to the $100+ monthly membership most yoga studios charge and you’re practically making money doing yoga!). The membership includes unlimited streaming compatible with any device, free downloads to keep forever (perfect when traveling so you have access even when offline!), with new classes added weekly and classes for every level of yogi–from total beginner to very advanced. They feature dozens of styles of yoga including hatha, power, vinyasa and yin. There are also videos for kid’s yoga, prenatal, postnatal, restorative, yoga with weights, pilates, meditation videos and even yoga in Spanish!

Natural Beauty

Aillea

AILLEA is all about empowering women to make healthy choices about the products we put on our bodies. It’s truly a haven where EVERY product is safe–free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, endocrine disruptors and other toxic chemicals–and were never tested on animals, no exceptions! They pride themselves on how all of the products still work and deliver the performance we expect, so that you truly don’t have to compromise your beauty standards to be healthy.

Annemarie Skin Care

When it comes to natural skincare, it doesn’t get more crunchy and perfect than Annemarie Skin Care’s organic, wildcrafted products, which are made from sustainably harvested herbs and plants that nurture, strengthen and rejuvenate your skin. Plus, everything I’ve tried smells totally AH-MAZING–it’s like aromatherapy and skincare in one! In general I just love their serums and face oils–they’re super light but moisturizing and have been helpful in clearing up some lingering acne and scarring. Want to try before you buy? Pick your skin care sample kit for just $10, shipped anywhere in the world for free, plus receive a $10 coupon that you can use for a future purchase (so it’s essentially like getting these samples for free!).

Beautycounter

Looking for safe, non-toxic makeup? You’ll love Beautycounter, one of the cleanest beauty brands on the market! Beautycounter is truly committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what is legally required in the United States, making absolutely beautiful and effective products WITHOUT 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals that are found in most conventional, store-bought products. Even the high-end ones from Sephora. Read your labels, and make the switch to cleaner makeup now!

Avoid toxic chemicals and save money with this super quick and easy DIY Homemade Toner. With just 3 ingredients you can soothe, clean and refresh your skin.

Credo Beauty

Credo Beauty is another favorite natural beauty resource of mine. Their impressive lineup of brands use safe, sustainable, and ethically sourced ingredients to create products that do what they’re supposed to do. Credo never carries products with known harmful ingredients or animal byproducts, and they only stock brands that never test on animals. Their list of never-ever-used toxic ingredients ensures that what you’re buying is safe. What’s more beautiful than that?!

Leahlani Skincare

My latest skincare obsession, Leahlani products might just be the best treat I’ve ever given my skin (shoutouts to the Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Kokoleka Detoxifying Facial Mask). They’re made fresh weekly from fresh Hawaiian nectars, potent and vibrant botanical actives and luxurious, tropical beauty oils. I’m not joking when I say that they smell good enough to eat! Plus they come infused with lots of Hawaiian aloha love–even their packaging is downright beautiful and inspiring!

LoveGoodly

This subscription box is my favorite way to find new natural beauty and skincare products for a minimal cost. Here’s the deal: every other month, Love Goodly sends subscribers 5-7 cruelty-free, natural, vegan products, including a mix of full-size products and deluxe samples of non-toxic beauty and skincare, healthy snacks, wellness items and eco accessories. Each box is only $29.95 (it’s an $85+ value), and they also have an online shop where you can purchase hundreds of safe, natural products. Sign up with this link, or use the code ROOTREVEL20, and you’ll get 20% off your first box!!

The Detox Market

The Detox Market works with dozens of pioneers in the green beauty movement. The online shop curates the best of natural beauty and never compromises efficiency while ensuring all products are always cruelty-free. They even keep an up to date list of banned ingredients that you will never find in the products they sell–no parabens, no synthetic fragrance, no PEGS, no Glycols, no formaldehydes, only pure goodness. For a list of my favorite products, check out this post.

True Botanicals

True Botanicals is my #1 favorite skincare line. It’s the only line I’ve tried where my skin FINALLY stopped breaking out–I’m talking not a single breakout, the discoloration and acne scars faded, my skin is silky smooth and, dare I say, glowing. It’s a freaking miracle! True Botanical‘s Clear Line has proven that clear, radiant skin is possible, even if you have PCOS, hormonal disorders or digestion issues. Plus, the brand is certified MADE SAFE, cruelty-free and the majority of ingredients are certified organic and wild-harvested, meaning they’re grown in their natural environment. Try out their samples and get two FREE sets for just the $3 shipping cost. Plus, you can add on extra sample sets for just $2 each.

Non-Toxic Home

Aquasana

Do you know how dangerous tap water is for your health? Read our Water Filtration Guide to get informed! Aquasana is a water filtration company that uses the best-in-class filtering technology to provide maximum reduction in water contaminants, while leaving beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium in the water. The filters are NSF Certified to reduce 66 common water contaminants including over 96% of chlorine and chloramines as well as over 99% of lead, asbestos, turbidity and VOCs. Whether you need an entire house filtration system or a portable water bottle, Aquasana’s got you covered.

Whether you're a new homeowner or simply want to make sure that your current home is optimized to support your health, safety and its maximum eco efficiency, this new homeowner checklist has got your back! Read on to discover ways you can create your healthiest home while also saving money, protecting your family, conserving energy and supporting the environment.

Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado Mattress produces some of the most green, healthy, social-conscious and luxuriously supportive foam mattresses imaginable. They’re committed to using only eco-friendly and sustainable materials, ensuring their products are healthy, safe and non-toxic, lowering their carbon footprint and environmental impact, and manufacturing in the USA and creating jobs that pay a living wage. I personally have this mattress and find it incredible soft, plush and cozy! Order your mattress today and get two free pillows with the code 2FREEPILLOWS!

Instant Pot

Dinner in less than 20 minutes? The Instant Pot pressure cooker is a total game changer and is another favorite kitchen appliance of mine–one that would make any busy home cook jump for joy! You can seriously make just about anything in the Instant Pot in record speed, PLUS you only have one dish to clean. It doesn’t get any better!

Whether you're a new homeowner or simply want to make sure that your current home is optimized to support your health, safety and its maximum eco efficiency, this new homeowner checklist has got your back! Read on to discover ways you can create your healthiest home while also saving money, protecting your family, conserving energy and supporting the environment.

Loom & Leaf

Loom & Leaf is the luxury memory foam mattress by Saatva. It’s best compared to iComfort and Tempur-Pedic®, but at a fraction of the price. How? Because of the online business model without any overhead for store fronts, the resulting savings are passed onto the customer. Loom & Leaf hand-crafts their mattresses in USA and Canadian factories using recycled tempered steel, eco-friendly foams, and organic cotton coverings, while also being committed to a smaller carbon footprint. I personally sleep on a Loom & Leaf mattress every night and couldn’t be happier!

Naturepedic

Naturepedic is the most-awarded organic mattress company specializing in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for adults and children. Made with only natural, organic, and non-toxic materials that provide comfort and overall health and safety, their bedding designs remove the need for fire retardant chemicals and chemical barriers. I have their organic baby crib mattress for my son and love it!

Vitamix

One of the most essential kitchen appliances, this renowned high-speed blender has become a staple in many households–I personally use mine almost every day for butter coffee, smoothies, soups and sauces. If you’ve had your eye on a high-speed blender but have found the prices to be cost-prohibitive, now is your time to jump on these deals! I promise–they are worth every penny. You can also get a certified reconditioned model for a more affordable option, and now they even offer 12- or 18-month payment plans with 0% APR to make this appliance even more accessible!

Real Food

ButcherBox

#1 SOURCE FOR ORGANIC, GRASS-FED MEAT

There are so many reasons to swap conventional, factory-farmed meat for grass-fed, pasture-raised animal protein. It’s more humane and better for the animal; it’s more sustainable and better for the environment; and it’s higher in nutrients and better for YOU! If you have trouble finding humane, sustainable and healthy grass-fed meat near you, check out Butcher Box, a monthly subscription service where you get your meat for the month delivered directly to your door in one simple, eco-friendly box! They curate an awesome selection of hormone and antibiotic free cuts each month including 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork, along with easy-to-follow grass-fed recipes from the pros. The price works out to less than $6/meal, with free shipping (to the continental 48 states)!

Daily Harvest

#1 SOURCE FOR PRE-MADE SUPERFOOD MEALS

Love the idea of drinking a smoothie every day, but don’t have the time? Check out Daily Harvest, a brand delivering whole-food, superfood smoothies, soups, lattes, overnight oats, chia puddings, sundaes and harvest bowls right to your door. All recipes arrive frozen and ready to enjoy on your schedule. Plus, they’re always vegan, 98% organic and they come in delicious flavors! 

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Dry Farm Wines

#1 SOURCE FOR ORGANIC, SUGAR-FREE WINE

Did you know that nearly 100 additives are allowed in wine, including toxic chemicals, allergens like dairy, fish and meat, excess sugar and harmful yeast? And that these additives are the source of hangovers, headaches, brain fog and more (not the wine itself!)? That’s why I buy natural, organic and/or biodynamic wines from Dry Farm Wines, a revolutionary wine club curating dry-farmed (read: sustainable), low-alcohol, low sulfite, sugar-free and additive-free wines! No more hangovers. At Dry Farm Wines, you can feel good about every sip. Cheers to that! P.S. You can learn more about what’s really in your wine here.

Four Sigmatic

Four Sigmatic is revolutionizing coffee and herbal drinks with their medicinal mushroom coffees, mushroom elixirs, mushroom hot cacaos, mushroom matcha, mushroom lemonade and other adaptogenic mushroom blends. The mushrooms help alkalize the coffee, resulting in less jitters with more steady energy levels, plus an increase in your metabolism, focus, creativity, memory, concentration, and brain health. My favorites include the hot cacao (get the recipe here) and the chai!

I get it--single serve coffee is easy and convenient. But it can also be extremely wasteful and bad for the environment. Not anymore! Thanks to this sustainable single serve coffee maker and their recyclable coffee pods you can now make one cup of coffee at a time AND have it be organic, Fair Trade Certified and Sustainable. Did I mention this coffee is pretty cheap, too? And their eco-friendly pods work in Keurig machines, too. Read on for the scoop!

Intelligent Blends Coffee

I get it–single serve coffee is easy and convenient. But it can also be extremely wasteful and bad for the environment. Not anymore! Thanks to this sustainable single serve coffee maker from Intelligent Blends and their recyclable coffee pods (which also work in Keurigs), you can now make one cup of coffee at a time AND have it be organic, Fair Trade Certified and Sustainable! I wrote an entire post about this topic that you can check out here.

Get Intelligent Blends’ 8-count sample pack for just $1 (limit two per person) when you shop through my link and use the code TRYBLENDS. Or you can get 10% off sitewide when you use the code RootAndRevel.

Kettle & Fire

#1 SOURCE FOR ORGANIC BONE BROTH

Though I’m a big fan of making homemade bone broth, in a pinch, I rely on my fave store-bought brand: Kettle & Fire, which uses bones from organic chicken and grass-fed cattle to make their flavor-packed, Paleo-friendly broth. I know bone broth is super trendy right now, but I believe in its staying power (hello, chicken stock is NOT new!) because of the incredible digestion benefits you’ll get from the high levels of collagen and amino acids in every cup. More good news: Kettle & Fire’s broth is the first shelf-stable non-frozen bone broth with no additives or preservatives. You can store it in your pantry for up to 2 years! 

Pique Tea

Pique Tea creates unique teas composed of supercharged 100% organic tea crystals that dissolve in cold and hot water, no tea bags required. Simply tear, mix and drink. The crystals are Cold Brew Crystallized™, meaning they deliver maximum antioxidant capacity–6x the antioxidants of teabags and 20x the antioxidants of bottled tea, to be exact with no preservatives, sugar or additives. Get 10% off with the code KATE10 or 50% off your first month of their subscription box with the code KATETWOFREE!

SunBasket

#1 ORGANIC MEAL KIT DELIVERY SERVICE

What if I told you that you could get organic, eco-friendly, healthy meal ingredients delivered right to your door, with easy to follow recipes, and – perhaps best of all – no meal planning or grocery shopping required?! 

That’s exactly what you get with Sun Basket, a healthy meal kit service that delivers organic, sustainable ingredients and delicious recipes to make cooking at home fun and easy. All meals are nutritionist-approved, with 500 – 800 calories per serving, and emphasize nutrient-dense produce, whole grains, high-quality protein and good fats, with minimal added sugars or processed foods. Meals are ready in about 30 minutes or less, and it’s actually affordable – plus you’ll save money by only getting exactly what you need, meaning no wasted food or spending money on obscure ingredients or impulse buys. They offer different dietary plans – Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Family Meals, there’s a wide variety of meal choices (18 options!!) each week, the packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable, and best of all, the food is actually delicious! See my complete review here

Thrive Market

#1 SOURCE FOR AFFORDABLE, HEALTHY GROCERIES

Hands down, Thrive Market is the number one way I save on healthy foods and products. Think of it like as Costco (wholesale prices) meet Whole Foods (organic, non-GMO products) meets Amazon (order online and have it shipped to your door!). I literally save hundreds of dollars every year shopping for pantry staples, toiletries and healthy items at Thrive, and they’re always giving away free gifts, discount codes and helpful advice. If you struggle with the cost of healthy living, you NEED to sign up for Thrive! Use our link below to get $60 worth of FREE groceries! If you need some shopping inspiration, here are my fave items to buy at Thrive

 

What is an Anti-inflammatory Diet? Here, we dive deep into the meaning and causes of inflammation, plus get a list of anti inflammatory foods and what foods to avoid.

U.S. Wellness Meats

HUMANELY-RAISED ANIMAL PRODUCTS

If you’d prefer to skip the monthly subscription and shop a la carte, U.S. Wellness Meats is a great alternative to Butcher Box. This online purveyor sells grass-fed beef, lamb and bison, free-range poultry, wild-caught seafood, raw honey and more, all from small, family farms. Get 10% off your order with the code ROOT10.

Vital Choice

#1 SOURCE FOR WILD-CAUGHT SEAFOOD

Do you struggle with finding sustainable seafood at your grocery store? Look no further than Vital Choice, an online retailer selling fresh, wild-caught, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood, like halibut, tuna, shrimp and lobster. All of the seafood found here is certified sustainable either by MSC, the State of Alaska or Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SeafoodWatch program. Plus, they offer healthy Certified Organic foods, making putting healthy dinner on the table a breeze!