At Awakened Living we have consciously chosen each product line that we utilize in our practice. Whenever possible we have chosen 100% organic and chemical free. Our choices reflect our belief of being good stewards of the earth, supporting the environment of our bodies as well as the soil, air, and life around us.
Host Defense mushroom supplements are 100% certified organic, non-GMO, and sustainably cultivated. They are grown and processed in the USA, backed by scientific research, and verified as bee friendly. The global mission of Host Defense is to protect the environment and human health. They have pioneered strategies to counter colony collapse disorder and save bees. They teach about growing mushrooms for food by recycling local resources, they protect diversity of fungi and mushrooms along with the plants and animals that depend on them, and they develop mycofiltration methods to clean water. Host Defense invests in technologies to break down or reduce toxic waste by replacing toxic pesticides with nature-based, non-toxic, and non-invasive mycoremedies. They also build soils with beneficial fungi to support plant and animal food webs, aiding agriculture, forests, and eco-systems. Beyond that, they encourage research on mycelium (the vegetative part of fungus) and bacteria to develop new biofuel. They support mycological research by funding graduate students. We love these guys and gals!
We at Awakened Living chose Nordic Naturals supplements because of their commitment to delivering the world’s safest, most effective Omega oils and other supplements. Surpassing international pharmaceutical standards, Nordic Naturals have gone to great lengths to exceed the stringent European pharmaceutical standards as there are NO standards in the United States. They have also met or exceeded the voluntary standards set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3s for ALL of their oils. These standards guarantee quality products by setting maximum allowances on peroxides, heavy metals, and PCBs. They also have award-winning purity levels.
Standard Process supplements are whole foods based, which simply means they are made from food! And not just any food, but organic food that is grown on their very own organic farms, which reflects their commitment to the whole planet to use environmentally safe farming practices (herbicide free, pesticide free, and synthetic free). This company goes above and beyond in their manufacturing process. Each batch of supplements is to be tested on average about six times a week from raw materials to finished product, and some products take about six weeks to make. They have a full-scale quality control laboratory that runs over 1,100 tests a week. In an industry that has no set standards, Standard Process sets the bar. By supporting bee colonies around its organically farmed fields, growing and ensuring quality raw products, and creating the highest quality finished products, this company stands above the rest. On top of it all, they create gluten-free products that also undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet international food standards set for gluten-free products. Grown and made in the USA.
Beautycounter is our ideal for beauty products that you can purchase in the United States. No more compromising health in the name of beauty. Researching this company, we have found that the Unites States has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients put in beauty products since 1938. In the past twenty years, the European Union has banned or restricted 1,300 ingredients, while the US has banned only a mere eleven. Beautycounter, however, has banned over 1,500 ingredients in their products, setting a new standard. A company that truly stands for health and beauty, they support legislation to change what does go into products in the US. What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and topical items can be absorbed into the body through our skin. When chemicals are applied to skin, our skin soaks them up; these chemicals are toxic to our bodies. They then start to create change to our hormones, which in turn affects every aspect of our health. You can be assured with Beautycounter that this is not an issue.
Keys is a company that produces skincare solutions for all types of skin disorders. Their products are all made with pharmaceutical-grade, chemical-free ingredients, in therapeutic proportions. Their skincare is clean, chemical free and 100% vegan, with no artificial color or fragrances. All products are hand crafted in the USA and contribute to skin health instead of symptom relief. Using essential oils and herbal therapy, each product is labeled with the exact ingredients (nothing is hidden) and the purpose of the product. If you suffer from any type of skin disorder, this brand is a gem of healing action. In a world burdened by chemical toxicity from both our inside and outside environments, this company searches the world for natural solutions that free us from that strain.
Floracopeia Essential Oils
Floracopeia Essential Oils are organic and wildcrafted. This means it is ensured that the plants were farmed, harvested, distilled, and distributed according to organic methods. Following organic farming methods ensures that oils are free of pesticides, synthetics, and adulterants (chemicals added to the oils.) Floracopeia supports small farmers and distillers, which makes them a very relationship-based, grassroots company.