As a holistic nutrition nerd with a curiosity for all things wellness-related, I have tried more healthy living products than I care to count! But only a few of them have made a loyal customer of me. Introducing my List of Favorites—a curated showcase of the go-to brands and products I highly recommend to both my clients and friends for a natural, non-toxic lifestyle. I have tested every recommendation on this page, as well as conducted my own research to make sure each brand meets my personal standard of quality. As always, I suggest doing your own research before purchasing to make sure the product is a solid fit for you and your needs.
Before diving into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of these recommendations contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you purchase through the link(s) on this page. While using these links won’t cost you any extra money, they will help support With Candor Wellness. As always, thoughts and opinions are completely my own—and these resources are all from companies I personally use and love. Please trust that I would never partner with a brand that I do not have experience with or whose mission I don’t truly believe in.
In a nutshell: Beautycounter is a revolutionary beauty brand with one sole mission: to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Whether you’re on the hunt for clean skincare, makeup, haircare, or sun protection, Beautycounter has it all!
Why I love it: Not only are they leading the charge in the fight for #betterbeauty, but they’re also making waves in the industry for offering an array of high quality products that actually WORK. I am personally obsessed with their Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, and I can’t wait to try their new Countertime anti-aging line! I became a Beautycounter consultant so that I could spread the message about nontoxic beauty, but I can’t say I don’t love the perks that come with it. If you’re interested in working towards safer skincare for all, or are simply wanting to boost your income in a fun and fulfilling way, give me a shout and I’d be happy to share why joining the team is worth it!
In a nutshell: Founded by Paleo food blogger and fitness author Mark Sisson, Primal Kitchen is a one-stop shop for delicious Whole 30-compliant dressings, marinades, sauces, collagen powders, and protein bars.
Why I love it: Say goodbye to your ordinary soybean oil- and sugar-laden salad dressings and marinades! Primal Kitchen specializes in clean condiments chock full of healthy fats and ZERO sugar so you don’t have to worry about slathering on the flavor. (We always keep a jar of the Avocado Oil Mayo and Unsweetened Ketchup on hand!) My absolute favorite product, however, is the Collagen Fuel Drink Mix—offered in Vanilla or Chocolate—to blend into smoothies for that extra boost of protein needed to get you through the day (and keep your skin baby smooth). Get 10% off your first purchase of any product by using the code WITHCANDORWELLNESS at checkout!
In a nutshell: Grokker is a video-based wellness website created by one busy mom who saw a need for a flexible and effective fitness regimen that didn’t break the bank. For only $14.99 a month, subscribers can access over 4,000 exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, and sleep videos straight from a growing community of experts.
Why I love it: I used to pay an exorbitant amount of money to attend boutique-style classes for my fitness fix. That is, until I realized just how much cash I was dropping each month to get my booty kicked by a skinny blonde instructor with excellent taste in workout wear. Let’s just say, Grokker is the answer to my fitness and financial woes! The variety of videos ranges from yoga to HIIT, and they’re the perfect combination of challenging and fun—a must for me to actually stick with it. Not sold? Try your first two weeks for free!
In a nutshell: Thrive Market is an online marketplace that sells everything from pantry staples to home decor (and now sustainably produced meat and seafood!), all at 25-50% off retail price. (Fo’ realz.)
Why I love it: The options! You won’t find most of Thrive’s specialty brands in your regular, run-of-the-mill grocery store, and the savings are bomb. Just this year, I’ve saved almost $500 from shopping with Thrive, and that’s after the $59.95 annual membership fee. The items I tend to buy on repeat: cooking oils, nut butters, ghee, coconut wraps, granola, canned fish, dark chocolate, protein bars, and cassava flour “tortilla” chips—not to mention my laundry powder, dishwasher detergent, and bath products. If you’re easily overwhelmed, check out their Starter Kits!