This week Whole Foods Market is highlighting many of its local producers and vendors. Unlike other large stores and corporations, Whole Foods has a wonderful Local Program and makes a huge effort to connect with local producers and vendors (even offering loans!).
When Whole Foods opened the store in Short Pump (Richmond, VA), they actually contacted me! The Regional Office found me on etsy, and wanted a local body care person. Not only do they seek out local producers/growers/vendors, the team memebers in the stores are supportive and amazing to work with. I am not just saying this because I have my products in select Whole Foods, but because I have really enjoyed working with Whole Foods and appreciate their local vendor program.
In honor of local vendor week, last night Whole Foods Market at Fair Lakes, hosted an event Green Your Routine, a do-it-yourself workshop with me, Erika Hollen.
The topic was Green Your Routine— “Get tips on how to simplify your routine, what skin care ingredients are must have, how to create products from your kitchen cupboard, and tips on how to create a spa quality experience on a budget.” It was a general class so we talked about various brands, not just Jackson Sage, and I mentioned cheap tips (such as using Witch Hazel to Apple Cider Vinegar). We talked about where to spend the money if you are on a limited budget and why.
And if learning how to Green Your Routine was not enough– then maybe a goodie bag will do the trick!
Samples included full size lip balm from The Merry Hempsters (I got a sample of the Orange flavor and I am loving it), Essence Soap, Brigit True Organics (another local Body Care Company based in Charlottesville), Dr. Hauschka (Although this is everyones favorite natural brand, sadly I can’t use because it has peanut oil in it!), Jackson Sage (Hey that’s me!).
Everyone also received a snazzy handout (that I created) entitled Green Your Routine. I won’t give you the whole handout, you will have to show up for a class, but, I will give you the DIY Detox Face Mask Recipe with goodies from your kitchen:
1 tsp Honey
5 drops Apple Cider Vinegar
5 drops Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Rice Bran
1/2 tsp Corn Meal
Apply in gentle circular motions, avoid eye area. Leave on 5-10 minutes. Wash with warm H2O.
Thank you Fair Lakes Whole Body Department for making this event possible!