Amber Approved Holiday Gift Guide 2017
The snow is beginning to fall and it’s that time of year again! Amber Approved is excited to share all an all new, unique and healthy gift guide for some of her favorite local products and companies.
Tis’ the season to find some great gifts for everyone on your list, while supporting local and giving the gift of health!
1. Prairie Naturals – Coco B
There has never been an easier and more delicious way to use pure coconut oil everyday. Take pure, organic coco-b with you everywhere you go!
Coco•b™ contains only pure, organic coconut oil that is cold-pressed, non-GMO, vegan, raw, gluten-free and sustainably grown and harvested. Your path to health and beauty has never been so pure, so simple, so delicious. And so versatile! Coco•b™ is simple. 100% pure organic coconut oil delivered in a convenient squeezable tube. No more scooping oil from jars. No more double dipping or contaminating product with fingers or utensils. Coco•b™ is conveniently packaged in a phthalate-free tube so you can take it with you everywhere you go.
Coco•b™ coconut oil is grown organically & sustainable harvested from the renowned Coconut Triangle in Sri Lanka. Organic farming has been the way of life for generations and this clean, simple way of life still prevails. Unlike many other coconut oil suppliers, our organic coconut oil is produced in a dedicated state-of-the-art factory that processes only coconut oil. The farmers that harvest our oil do not use slave animals for the collection of coconuts. Our oil is cold-pressed to ensure the highest integrity and quality, maintaining the purest flavour, aroma, creamy white colour and nutritional richness.
Visit http://www.prairienaturals.ca/ for more information on all their amazing products and store locations where you can purchase them!
2. Botanica Health – Turmeric Golden Mylk
Botanica is a Canadian company that aims to curate a wellness experience for our consumers. Suppliers of natural herbs and Superfoods we have the perfect Christmas treat for you and your loved ones:
Our brand new product Turmeric Golden Mylk is a modern take on a traditional Ayurvedic beverage. Made from a whole food blend of turmeric, dates, coconut, cardamom, ashwagandha, black pepper, and cinnamon- Golden Mylk is a delicious treat for a cold winter night.
Golden Mylk pairs perfectly with a cup of warm almond milk and is easy to make.
Turmeric, the main ingredient in Golden Mylk. has a rich history in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties & countless other health benefits. We encourage you to make your next Christmas gift a deliciously healthy one with Golden Mylk by Botanica. Find out more at http://www.botanicahealth.com/goldenmylk/
3. The Green Beaver Company… The natural difference
Our mission: To help people minimize the amount of toxic chemicals they expose themselves to and consequently release in our environment.
At Green Beaver, we don’t use any synthetic substitutes in our products. For example, we use natural vitamin E instead of chemically engineered vitamin E. Although this would reduce costs and increase profitability, it is simply not what we believe in. Instead, we believe in using “green tech” ingredients. These are natural ingredients that perform like synthetic ingredients, but without any of the toxins.
Being a Canadian company, we are far too familiar with harsh winters! That is why we have come up with a wonderful line that is dedicated to the treatment of dry itchy skin. This line is formulated using Canadian grown Labrador tea, known for centuries to soothe itchy skin, and creamy Shea butter, which is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
Incredibly nourishing and moisturizing, this entire line is certified organic and scent free, making it the ideal companion for those who have ultra-gentle skin.
Green Beaver’s mission is to help people minimize the amount of toxic chemicals they expose themselves to and consequently release in our environment. Please visit www.greenbeaver.com to learn more about our philosophy, ingredients and to shop our products. Use Amber20 for 20% off your order. The code will expire January 31st.
4. Happy Belly Kombucha
We are a local kombucha brewery that is a GREEN & RESPONSIBLE COMPANY. Happy Belly Kombucha was started because of our passion for this delicious ancient elixir called Kombucha. Believe it or not, Kombucha have been brewed and enjoyed for centuries in different parts of the world. We fell in love with it when we first experienced a freshly brewed kombucha on tap. Our GROWLER refill program is a sustainable consumer “movement” Choosing to package kombucha in cans is the greenest option available today. Our company’s mission is to create more happy bellies in the world, hence our company name. 🙂 We are passionate about crafting a beverage that is healthy, tasty and beautiful for all ages to enjoy. Every ingredient we used are carefully sourced and selected for its purity, freshness, and potency. Living sustainably and actively supporting the local economy is important to us.
You can give the cans of kombucha as stocking stuffers or mix and match cans in a red cooler bag to give which make a great hostess or Christmas gift for anyone on your list. You can also give a growler and gift card to get refills of your favorite kombucha flavors! Be sure to check out a list of locations where Happy Belly Kombucha is sold and more about us here at www.happybellykombucha.com
Be sure to try the limited apple spiced kombucha flavor available for the holiday season!
5. Lowen’s Skincare
Lowen’s Skincare was created by a Pharmacist and named after their daughter Lowen. All made locally in Calgary, with locally sourced ingredients, Non-GMO, Gluten-free and EWG Verified.
Rub it in Why Don’t Ya bottle:
An oil in water lotion featuring organic, cold pressed canola oil (High River, AB), unrefined cold pressed camelina oil (Saskatoon, SK), fair trade organic coconut oil (Philippines) & beeswax harvested from Calgary’s community hives plus magic of hyaluronic acid.
Key points – concentrated and long lasting. Rich in EFA’s to soothe and maintain healthy skin. Locally sourced, incredibly effective!
The little sibling of our Butter Balm, features unrefined organic cold pressed canola oil (High River, AB), unrefined cold pressed camelina oil (Saskatoon, SK), organic fair trade coconut & beeswax harvested from Calgary’s community hives.
Key points – Incredible for rash, dry skin, cuticles – pretty much anything –put some salve on that for instant relief!
Peppermint pouty was the very 1st flavour we made back in 2011 and remains to be one of our post popular.
Dave’s has the new branding and was inspired by Cheech and Chong – uses hemp seed oil from True North Cannabis.
Iced Gingerbread is a seasonal only flavour
Made with 80% locally sourced ingredients. The best lip balm you will be lucky enough to find!
Be sure to use the coupon code amberapprovedctvgiftguide – to get 15% off your online order at www.lowens.ca
6. Manitoba Harvest
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts pack a nutritional punch – our hemp products, made from the hemp seed, are high in protein and healthy fats. In fact, compared to chia and flax seeds, hemp seeds contain twice the amount of protein and are lower in carbohydrates.
Hemp is a super plant – with hundreds if not thousands of uses. But, most people are unaware of, or have misconceptions about hemp foods.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts are delicious and versatile – with a deliciously nutty taste and satisfying texture, Hemp Hearts offer endless possibilities. Sprinkle on snacks, blend into recipes, add texture to baked goods.
Hemp foods are the next superfood to watch – There are so many reasons to embrace hemp foods, everything from the fact that they offer a sustainable farming solution to health benefits to great taste and versatility. Be sure to check out more products and information on Manitoba Harvest at https://manitobaharvest.com/
Be sure to catch these favorite holiday gifts on the CTV & Global Segments below sharing all about these wonderful companies and products.
Global Calgary Segment on Saturday December 2nd with the Holiday Gift Guide!
Strawberry Chia Jam
Episode #176 Understanding Digestive Health and Bowel Movements, Digestive Imbalances and Skin Issues & How Digestive Imbalances Fuel Food Cravings
Episode #175 Understanding What Your Digestion Says About Your Health, How Emotional Stressors Impact Digestion & Action Steps to Take to Support Digestion
Strawberry Chia – Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie