Friday Faves “Green” Edition

It’s Friday!!

And St. Patrick’s Day!!

I shared about my Irish heritage in yesterday’s post.


Going Green.

Today I’m sharing the “green” faves I found last weekend.  I’m not perfect in my environmental choices, but I’m trying to take steps in the right direction.

Farm to Table Roanoke at Greenbrier Nurseries has a vendor’s market each Saturday.  Last weekend was a Wellness Expo.

Tha Best! Kombucha hand crafted in Floyd Virginia


One of the items that I already shared in Tuesday’s post was this yummy Kombucha.

I’m ready for a refill!



I also picked up this Elderberry Syrup kit.  It has instructions on how to prepare it and add it to some raw honey to create the syrup consistency. Elderberry is supposed to be a healthy and effective remedy against the cold and flu.  My friend swears by it.  I’ll be making this very soon.  All the nasties that the kids and hubby have had may be finally finding their way to me.

I have not been to the storefront of QueenPin Herb shop.  They said that there are herbalists there who can create custom formulations.  The awesome name comes from the fact that acupuncture services are offered through QueenPin Family Wellness.

I’ve never had acupuncture.

Have you?


One of the booths was Earth Girl Wellness.

She is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach.

She told that she had been making various products and that her friends convinced her that she should sell them.

I’m glad they did.


Toilet Bombs and Shower Melts.

I picked up these toilet bombs and a shower melt.

The toilet bombs fizz in the toilet and make it smell wonderfully pleasant (a huge feat in a home full of teens).

The shower melt is an orange scent since orange is energizing.

I definitely need that in the morning!

Hand Cleanser.

I’m not a big fan of the overuse of antibacterial items (the kind that leads to superbugs).

I think they have a time and place, but don’t use them regularly.

So I was very excited to see this Natural Hand Cleaning Spray.

I chose peppermint because of scent preferences.

The tea tree oil would have been the wisest choice because of its antibacterial properties.

I don’t mind the scent of tea tree oil but figured that I’d be sharing it with my daughter at her soccer games and she may prefer peppermint.

Speaking of soccer, Earth Girl Wellness will be featuring her new Stinky Shoe Deodorizer at this coming weekend’s market.

She had it on hand last week to share the scent.

So much more heavenly than the rank smell that begins to permeate cleats partially through the sports season.

I will be returning for that one!



I also picked up these three products from Essential Bliss Aromatherapy.  I was mostly interested in the yoga mat spray, but they were running a special on three products and I couldn’t resist.

The cooling mists can be chilled to give you some refreshment, but also work as a natural room deodorizer.

They were also creating custom blends which I found intriguing.

Calming for stress… anxiety…

Yes, please!



I can’t end my faves without sharing this little guy!

A baby goat!

He was so soft and adorable.

Briar Mountain Farm makes 100% natural goat’s milk soaps, lotions, and other bath and beauty products.  The selection was amazing!  I didn’t get anything because I wanted to figure out which essential oil scents I wanted to add to the house.

There’s always this weekend!


Lastly, a song I’m loving this week.  In case you missed yesterday’s post, I’m planning a trip to Scotland!  I love Julie Fowlis’s voice and while she mostly sings in Scottish Gaelic [which I had Percy Jackson style fantasies about being able to magically understand], I am sharing an English song :

Have a GREAT weekend!


Let your light shine!


7 thoughts on “Friday Faves “Green” Edition

  1. Oh piglet, so cute! 🙂
    I’d LOVE to have acupuncture, have wanted to for yearrrs. Dunno why I don’t. What am I doing with my life, Amy? lol
    I didn’t know that elderberry was so good for cold/flu, but I do know the elderberry teas I’ve had are delicious … it will sound weird, but to me they taste cheerful, invigorating.

    1. I’ve wanted to try acupuncture too and have no idea why I haven’t. I also hear great things about chiropractors, even know some, and still have never been to one. lol.
      They told me that the the kids will be asking for their daily dose of the syrup, that everybody loves elderberry. I need try it!

  2. I am loving your friday fav’s. I really have missed reading your blog, with all our moving house busyness, so happy to have some time again! That honey coconut scrub on the earth girl table looks amazing! I love that sort of thing.

    1. Thank you! I’m happy to hear that you are getting settle in. Moving definitely creates a lot of chaos and very little downtime. 🙂 That honey coconut scrub smelled delicious!

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