This month we’re all about #MakingWaves, whether it’s small ripples of change in our own lives or wide-reaching swells throughout the world. August’s must-haves are full of fun little ways to reach your own potential, make a difference and help others do the same!
A nutrient-filled boost for you and local farmers.
Looking for a way to increase your veggie intake and support local farms at the same time? Community supported agriculture, or CSA, was created to do exactly that. Typically, a farm offers a certain number of ‘shares’ for sale, which members pay for up front and pick up weekly over the course of the season. A share is usually a box or bag full of fresh farm goodies, ranging from produce to eggs, flowers and anything else the farm produces. Even though the summer growing season is winding down, many farms offer fall shares full of tasty seasonal fruits and veggies. Find a farm near you at localharvest.org/csa!
The key to unlocking your skin’s brilliant potential.
You’re no stranger to the idea that, in order to make a difference in the world, you have to first take care of yourself. Secure your own oxygen mask before helping others, right? Self-care is a great way to look after your own wellbeing while meditating on the ways you can support others. Our new Custom Renew Body Collection makes it even more personal! Choose between Bamboo Renew and Scrubtini body scrub to leave your skin silky smooth, and then seal in the moisture with your choice of Crème of the Crop or Forty Cure Crème.
A way to make your morning run go even further.
If you’re like us, you might need a little incentive to get moving some days. We get it! That’s why we love the Charity Miles app. It’s a free download that lets you convert your workout into donations to the charity of your choice. They have a ton to choose from, from Feeding America to the National Park Foundation and beyond. It connects to your phone’s pedometer to track miles moved, which their sponsors turn into money for your charity. How’s that for a double endorphin rush?
A pocket-sized flyaway fighter.
Talk about subtle changes making a big difference! Swipe on a coat of Strike Rich Brow Gel for an instant brow pick-me-up. Your brows act as a picture frame for your face, so keeping them filled and defined is a simple way to polish your entire look. Choose the shade that most closely matches your hair or go with the clear formula for an even easier match. Swipe on a coat in the morning and then toss the water-resistant formula in your bag for mid-day touch-ups!
Pencils that grow plants!
Back-to-school is right around the corner, and while we don’t know what it’ll look like yet, we’re pretty sure that pencils will be a must either way! They’ve come a long way since the yellow #2s of the past, and Sprout Plantable Pencils are probably the coolest evolution of this humble writing tool. Made from 100% eco-friendly material, these pencils feature a small seed capsule that you can plant when the pencil is too short to use. The variety packs make a great gift for new college students, your homeschool crew and, especially, the incredible teachers in your life.
Is there someone in your life that you admire for their ability to make waves of change in the world around them? Give them a shout in the comments!