Root + Revel

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


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!

The Energy Blueprint

Struggling with your energy levels or so-called ‘adrenal fatigue’? What if you could overcome fatigue and DOUBLE your energy, quickly, in just a few weeks? That’s exactly what Ari Whitten’s The Energy Blueprint system is all about. It’s one of the best courses I’ve ever taken that isn’t the same old typical health advice we’ve all heard a thousand times before (i.e. go low carb, drink more water, get more sleep, eat whole foods, de-stress, etc.). This system is built for the specific purpose of helping you overcome fatigue and supercharge your energy levels, and Ari even guarantees that you will DOUBLE your energy levels in 8 weeks! I absolutely loved what I learned in this course and personally apply a lot of the information into my daily life.


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.

Natural Beauty


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? Get the skincare sample kit with three of their serums 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!).


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!

Homemade natural face toner in a glass bottle with tea tree oil and essential oils surrounded with cotton rounds.

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!


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

Air Doctor Pro


Did you know that common everyday and household items like paint, furniture, carpet, air fresheners, plastics, cleaning supplies, toys, smoke, chemicals, pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, and wet environments release harmful pollutants into our indoor air? These substances lead to headaches, poor sleep, hormone imbalances, lethargy, and have been linked to a greater risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, and cancer. I’m so grateful to have awesome air purifiers throughout my home that keep me and my family feeling our best! The Air Doctor Pro is arguably the best air purifier–100x more powerful than ordinary HEPA filters (removing 99.99% of particles down to .003 microns)! With our link you’ll save $380 and be set with air filters for a minimum of 1 year. 🙂


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.

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Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado Mattress produces some of the most green, healthy, social-conscious and luxuriously supportive foam mattresses imaginable. They’re made in the USA from only eco-friendly and sustainable materials. I personally have this mattress (the one with the pillowtop) and find it incredibly soft, plush and cozy-–much like a really luxe hotel bed! Order your mattress today and get two free pillows with the code 2FREEPILLOWS!

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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. The handcrafted mattresses use recycled tempered steel, eco-friendly foams, and organic cotton coverings. I personally sleep on a Loom & Leaf mattress every night and couldn’t be happier! It’s so supportive and cozy that every single night I get into bed I say to my husband, “Oh man, that feels so good.” Plus, my back and neck feel so much better when I wake up in the morning and I know it’s because of the support this mattress provides.

Plant Therapy


I bet you’ve heard a lot about essential oils and all their amazing benefits for DIY cleaning, natural skin care, aromatherapy, and overall wellness (think headache relief, hormone balance, immunity boost, digestion taming, increased energy, anxiety reduction and more!). I use Plant Therapy’s oils–they’re 100% pure, free from any additives, adulterants, or dilutions. Their facility is USDA Certified Organic, and their prices are also SUPER reasonable! They have a ton of varieties like synergies, singles, organic, and pre-diluted roll-ons. The oils are available in regular retail style, so no confusing subscriptions, MLMs, memberships, or minimums required.


Real Food



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, heritage breed pork, and wild-caught seafood, along with easy-to-follow recipes from the pros. The price works out to less than $6/meal, with free shipping (to the continental 48 states)! Order your first ButcherBox today!

Daily Harvest


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! Use code ROOTANDREVEL to get three free cups off your first box.

Kate Kordsmeier headshot by Heidi Geldhauser

Dry Farm Wines


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.

Kettle & Fire


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! 

Scout & Cellar


Scout & Cellar sources wine from all over the world that only use traditional winemaking methods and are independently tested and certified to be low in sulfites, have no added sugar, and free from GMOs, dyes, synthetic pesticides, copper sulfate, ammonium phosphate, ferrocyanide, and mega-purple (all of which live in mass-produced wines, bleck!). You can order directly without a membership, or join their Wine Club where you can get 5-10% off orders and pick the number of bottles you’d like to receive, as well as how often you’d like to receive them (monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly).


SmoothieBox‘s Collagen Super Smoothies are packed with the balanced macronutrients you need to fuel your busy day: organic fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and grass-fed collagen protein, with no added sugar or fillers. Each of the three 3 amazing blends–banana cacao, citrus green, and ginger clementine (my personal favorite!)–are ready in under 3 minutes. Sometimes convenience is king, and SmoothieBox ensures you’re getting a nutritious breakfast or snack. Get $10 off FOR LIFE when you shop through my link.



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


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


A piece of bone-in ribeye steak on a cutting board cut in slices cooked medium rare.

U.S. Wellness Meats


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


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!