8 Must-Have Products from WELL Summit
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Part of the reason why we can’t wait for WELL Summit each fall is because of the amazing wellness products we get to test in person at the Expo. We partner with so many incredible brands that are making waves in their industries and in the world. We feel lucky to showcase and introduce them to our attendees, who can hopefully find a few goodies to take back into their daily lives, to create a little more 360-degree wellness.
This year, we tried more than our share of cutting-edge products—here are eight that stood out to us, that we can’t live without.
1. True Moringa Moringa Mist
We’re always looking for that extra boost of hydration in our skincare and one of True Moringa’s latest releases (which we got to test out at WELL Summit) hits just the right mark. Comprised of a unique combo of plant-based waters, the Moringa Mist is a refreshing addition to our daily routine. Moringa water, the star of this formula, is rich in micronutrients and unique plant hormones that can moisturize and reveal younger, healthier looking skin.
2. Papa & Barkley CBD Releaf Balm
We’re fully on the CBD bandwagon, and Papa & Barkley tops our list as some of the most effective formulas we’ve used. But their flagship topical CBD Releaf Balm rises even further to the top of the pile as a must-have we carry with us practically everywhere. It’s also the product that made the brand famous, for its pain-relieving effects. We love that it’s totally natural and nontoxic, from its ingredients to the brand’s unique extraction method, which uses no solvents or harmful chemicals.
3. Dyson Airwrap Curling Iron
Dyson isn’t just a vacuum cleaner brand—they’re a force to be reckoned with in the hair styling category too. We expect everything Dyson produces to be high quality but we were floored by the Airwrap “curling iron” that we tried at the WELL Summit Expo. It attracts and styles your hair using only hot air AND it dries your hair as it styles. It’s a multi-purposed styler that reduces frizz and the number of styling tools you have to house in your bathroom cabinet. The best part? It’s super intelligent—it measures the air temperature more than 40 times per second to ensure your strands are safe and protected from damage. We’re calling it: This is the future of hair styling.
4. Cora Organic Tampons
Our favorite brands are the ones that are doing more than creating incredible products. Cora stands out as both creating stellar products that are better for you, and as creating change in the period care industry in ways that we’ve never seen before. They’re leading the charge for organic tampons, fighting to make big box brands change their tune and create safer for you products (no bleach, hazardous chemicals or dyes in our period care, please). On top of that, Cora gives back: With every monthly subscription box they sell, they provide health education plus a month’s supply of pads to a girl in need in a developing country. If that’s not enough, Cora is also fighting to make conversations about menstruation and women’s health less taboo, and more accessible. See why we can’t get enough of this brand?
5. Birch Mattress
You sleep for basically one-third of your life, so a high-quality mattress is one of the best investments you can make in your long-term health. Especially if you consider how many mattresses contain polyurethane-based foams and harsh chemicals, of which you inhale the off-gassing while you doze. Not cute, right? That’s why organic mattress brands like Birch by Helix are so important to not just our health, but to making the industry safer. But we’re not just here for safety: We’re here for cozy comfort too. Birch is the best of both worlds. Made with a natural cotton cover, hygroscopic wool and breathable Talalay latex, the mattress is designed to keep you cool and cozy while you sleep (and you can try it out for 100 nights to ensure it’s right for you). With multiple safety certifications under its belt, Birch mattresses should make your must-buy list.
6. Every Mother Counts x Satya Jewelry
Introduced at WELL Summit 2018, Satya Jewelry and Every Mother Counts (the nonprofit educating about maternal mortality, founded by Christy Turlington Burns) created a beautiful collaboration that gives back to the organization with each purchase. The 18k gold-plated beaded chain is accented with peach moonstone, a stone of intuition, passion and good fortune, and is engraved in Hindu with “Every Mother Counts.” It’s a gorgeous way to wear your heart on your sleeve, so to speak, and to contribute to helping to solve the maternal mortality crisis worldwide.
7. Grove Collaborative Cleaning Products
Grove Collaborative has been changing the way we shop for safer products, but they upped their game this year with a new release of their own line of nontoxic cleaning products. From cleaning concentrates to wash cloths and walnut scouring pads, the Grove Collaborative line offers accessibility and effectiveness, all without the harmful and harsh cleaning agents you might find in conventional products. We’re especially over the moon about the Gel Dish Soap, which is 95 percent bio-based, and free from synthetic fragrances, dyes or triclosan. That’s the kind of cleaning agent we want to wash our dishes (and hands) with!
8. Juvea Pillow
Remember that stat about sleeping one-third of your life? It puts both your mattress and your pillow in perspective, which is why we were so thrilled to test out the Juvea Pillow at WELL Summit. It’s buoyant and bouncy, while being incredibly supportive, no matter if you sleep on your side, back or stomach (they also have different options for different types of sleepers). Plus, the pillows are safe and nontoxic, made from 100 percent natural materials with OEKO-TEX Class 1 Baby Safe Certification. They’re free from petroleum, VOCs and off-gassing, and they’re mold and dust-mite resistant. It’s kind of all you want in a pillow—and it’s now our go-to.
Interested in more great brands we put our stamp of approval on? Check out the nine we met at WELL Summit this year that we can’t get enough of.