Standout Products & Mindful Marketing at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California


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I went to my first Expo West, it was AWESOME! Every green girl and marketers dream! I JUST LOVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH PURPOSE! First of all, IT’S HUGE!!! If I ever make it back I am going for the entire length of the convention. This was a last minute thing I did not even get two full days in, and I was exhausted.  I am so glad I did not put on heels! You will get a workout, so all the food tasting is guilt free. The samples, oh the samples!!!  The awesome and generous Zevia crew are to thank for my biceps looking extra toned this week.  I will do more than one blog about the Expo because it is just so much stuff to talk about, I haven’t even had a chance to try HALF of the products.

stinkbugI am going to start with an East Coast based (represent!) company, because I liked the sample enough to buy some. TMI here, but I am very active & eat a lot of curry. I can get a little, hmmmm, aromatic.

Stinkbug NaturalsFinding a natural deodorant that: actually works, doesn’t clump up, and prevents sweat is near impossible. Stinkbug Naturals hit all three! I was given a sample of the Tangerine Spice and loved it after a 2 day test. I had it in my cart on Amazon, but found it at the Laguna Hill’s Marshalls. Score! I purchased the Patchouli. I have worn several materials too, including silk and have had no staining. All in all Stinkbug definitely doesn’t stink, at all.

20180314_125026I purchase Wanu water & nutrients often, but they had new delicious flavors worthy of a mention. I am an avid hiker, who needs more than just plain water to get up mountains. I am picky and sadly, if a product is not too sweet, it’s made up of a toxin I am allergic to called Acesulfame potassium. My go-to before discovering Wanu was coconut water which can sometimes be too heavy in my stomach and tastes awful if it gets warm. Wanu to the rescue! It is full of vitamins and nutrients and even though it does not have electrolytes, for me, it is one of the best drinks to get me through a long hike.  The Strawberry Serrano Lime is my favorite, the Kiwi Cucumber is very crisp and refreshing. Be on the look out for bottles on the shelves with a $1.00 off 2 coupon.

My favorite booth at the Expo was Alaffia, by far! It was beautiful, my hands were always full so I did not get many pics at the Expo. Check out their facebook  for all the pictures and video, they had live African music and dancing their entire team was super knowledgeable about their sustainable practices and helping women thrive!

I have been using Every Day Coconut Face Lotion every day since moving to Southern California it absorbs well, moisturizes, and its SPF 15.  This Alaffia is just one of those WIN/WIN/WIN can’t stop winning companies. Learn more about their mission and success stories here.  I love that they are re-branding so recognizing their expansive product lines will be easier.

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Uglies was there if you have not seen our blog on them yet. We love ’em! As you can see my Expo crew and I have a lot of products to test out for our businesses.







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