Summer Essentials and Supplements for Hydration

The wait for summer is over and sunny, warm days are here! Wherever your summer fun takes you, our wellness department has items to help you feel your best, inside and out. Here’s a rundown of favorites selected by our Wellness team, from supplements for hydration to moisturizing lip balms. All of the items follow … Continued

Beneficial Smoothie Recipes

When smoothie season kicks off, that’s great news for all of us! It means that warm, sunny days are back, and cool, refreshing, delicious smoothies hit the spot. And why not add some extra nutritional oomph to your smoothies? The smoothie recipes below come from local, woman-owned Wellcova, and use brewed, cooled tea as a … Continued

5 Hot Drinks with Functional Ingredients

When the temperature drops, hot drinks can help you stay warm, inside out. These hot drinks are made co-op style, with functional ingredients such as golden milk, matcha powder, elderberry, and more. From vegan hot chocolate to rose milk, try one of these recipes for a mug full of warmth that also supports your well-being. … Continued

10 Morning Routine Tips to Make Your Day Better

The alarm goes off and you’re off to the races: making breakfast, packing lunches, getting showered, preparing for the day. If your mornings leave you feeling frazzled, here are some tips from the team at the co-op! Help your morning routine be a little easier and smoother, so you start your day calm, cool, and … Continued

What Functional Beverages are Right For You

First there was kombucha. Then shots of wheatgrass. Now there are a number of different functional beverage options, from prebiotic gut shots to tonics, and from elixirs to fire cider. (And of course we still have plenty of kombucha!) When you’re staying hydrated this summer, it’s nice to know which beverages have certain benefits that … Continued

10 Natural Wellness Trends for 2021

It’s 2021, and along with the new year comes new trends in natural wellness. From eco-friendly items to products that help support better sleep, here are 10 wellness trends to know for the coming year. Sustainable lifestyle Sustainability is a fundamental co-op value, and many people continue to look for ways to integrate earth-friendly practices … Continued

Winter Self Care from the Co-op

  This year, more people than usual are reporting they they’re stressed. More of us have trouble sleeping, feel overwhelmed by distance learning and working, and feel lonely and disconnected. What a year we’ve had in 2020! While there are certain things we can’t change, there’s one thing we can do — take better care … Continued

Makeup Clean Up: Discovering Better Beauty Products Part 2

Because of harsh chemicals in makeup, I wore little or no cosmetics for about a year. However, I recently decided that instead of omitting makeup, I would find better, natural beauty products. I knew that Lakewinds thoroughly assesses its skincare products and holds them to the highest safety standards, so I went there to start … Continued

Makeup Clean Up: Discovering Better Beauty Products

Most of us have become accustomed to checking ingredient lists on the food we buy, but there’s another aspect we need to think about — what we put onto our body. It’s just as important as what we put into it, yet turning the bottle around and inspecting the lengthy ingredient list can be daunting. … Continued