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Special Wellness Wednesday Sale!

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Wednesday, July 10 | All Stores On Wednesday, July 10, save 20% on all supplements and body care, including vitamins, protein powders, soaps, lotions, skincare, and so much more. The 20% discount is on top of any existing sale pricing – visit our sale page to see all the…

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Nordic Naturals’ Biggest Sale of the Year!

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June 5 – June 18 | All Stores Enjoy the biggest savings of the year on all Nordic Naturals supplements, including vitamins, fish oils, and so much more. BONUS DEAL: This discount will be given in addition to the standard monthly Wellness Wednesday 10% discount on Wednesday,…

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Spring Wellness

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As any remnants of snow disappear and daylight extends its reach, spring arrives with a promise of renewal, encouraging us to embrace change in the world around us and our personal wellness routines. It’s a season full of opportunities to realign, revitalize, and breathe new life into our approach…

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Wellness Wednesday Sale!

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Wednesday, June 12 | All Stores On Wednesday, June 12, save 10% on all supplements, including vitamins, protein powders, and so much more. Wellness Wednesday is the second Wednesday of each month and is open to everyone. The 10% discount is on top of any existing sale pricing! *…

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Plant-Based Detox Recipes

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Try these delicious juices and smoothies that blend detoxifying fruits and vegetables to help you feel great for the start of the New Year. The Detox Smoothie A light, refreshing, cleansing smoothie full of fresh greens and ginger, which contains many beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ingredients (serves 1)…

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Summer Skincare with Essential Oils

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It’s that time of year — watermelon and sweet corn season, along with mosquito and sunburn season. Your must-have summer products can easily be made at home using essential oils. These recipes only take a few minutes to make and are less expensive than store-bought products. Best of all, they…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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Photo courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Mental health is just as important as physical health. The two are interconnected — mental illness can worsen physical health, while physical illness, injury or trauma can result in mental illness and trauma. Sometimes, because it’s “invisible,” we have…

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Stress-Relieving Products for Students, Teachers & Parents

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This particular school year presents unique changes and challenges. As students, teachers, school staff and parents adjust to their temporary new norms, self-care and stress-relief are just as important as social distancing, handwashing and mask-wearing. Here are some relaxation products for all ages that you can find at our co-op.

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Alaffia Skin Care – Empowering Communities through Fair Trade

Alaffia is one of the most well-known fair trade organizations in the natural body care industry. Founded by couple Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, they work to empower West African communities and foster gender equality through the fair trade production and distribution of natural body, skin, and hair care products. Their offerings include deodorants, shampoos and conditioners, lotions, balms, oils, body wash, bar soaps, bubble baths, hair styling gels, moisturizers, serums, scrubs, and more. These items are produced using unrefined shea butter, virgin coconut oil, and other natural products that protect hair and skin against sun and wind damage. By following fair trade practices, Alaffia ensures their producers are paid a fair wage and provided with fair working conditions and equal employment opportunities. This also ensures environmental stewardship as well as cultural and economic sustainability for local West African communities. Additionally, a price premium above the minimum fair trade cost for products is set aside for development projects in Alaffia's producer communities.

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