During my wellness journey I have been buying and using many food and products. In this time I have found some that don’t work and some that I love.
In order to help you, I thought I’d put together a list of these products so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Knowing that they have been recommended by someone I trust always comforts me.
Keep checking back here regularly as I’ll keep adding to the list and also provide links in my blog entries as I write them.
If you have any other products that you use and like, I’d love to hear from you.
Products I use and love
Organic, natural chocolate – healthy and easy to cook with or just have as a guilt free snack!
Having long known that organic, natural chocolate can be good for you, Changing Habits wanted to make their own good quality chocolate using real products free from oils, preservatives and additives. After researching, sourcing and testing, they had success with using pure cacao beans. The Changing Habits cacao beans are gently roasted, crushed and tempered and the liquified cacao is then conveniently shaped into melts and brought to room temperature. Delicious!
Benefits of Cacao
- 100% organic natural chocolate
- Contains many nutrients such as magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and vitamin C
- High in antioxidants, amino acids and minerals
- No additives or colourings
- Gluten free, suitable for vegans
- Perfect for snacks
This potent Amazonian berry has simply been dried and crushed to keep all the wonderful properties of the fruit.
Wanting to provide a non-chemical based vitamin C, Changing Habits found that Camu Camu is one of the richest sources of nature-based vitamin C available and based on scientific research, is more powerful than isolated, processed ascorbic acid. The Changing Habits organic Camu Camu is sourced from South America where the berry is harvested by the indigenous people using traditional methods as part of a fair trade project. This has enabled the Amazonian people to sustain their culture and save their traditional lands.
Benefits of Camu Camu
- A natural, potent source of Vitamin C
- Contains approximately 460 times the Vitamin C found in an orange
- Contains other nutrients that will help with strengthening the numerous systems in the body, including bioflavonoids, amino acids, serine, valine and leucine plus the three B vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin, all in their natural form as nature intended, bound with other micro and macro nutrients
- Easily digestible
Cinnamon’s beautiful aroma and flavour suits both sweet and savoury dishes, making it a very versatile spice.
Once more expensive than gold, Cinnamon have long been a treasured spice but not all Cinnamon is equal. Changing Habits wanted to provide reliable, organically grown Sri Lankan Ceylon Cinnamon as it is considered the original and true form of Cinnamon. The Changing Habits Ceylon Cinnamon powder has a beautiful aroma and sweet flavour, is free from fillers, additives and preservatives and is not irridiated.
Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon
- Organically grown and manufactured in Sri Lanka
- No fillers, additives or preservatives
- Not irradiated*
- Low levels of coumarin
- Can help with sugar metabolism
Very versatile and ideal for adding to smoothies, making muesli or chia porridge, sprinkling on salads or use in baking.
Due to their wonderful Omega 3 properties and versatility, Changing Habits began looking for a local source of chia seeds in recent years, but realised that sometimes there is a reason food has a native home – when we don’t have all the right environmental factors, the seed may not be as nutritionally dense as those grown in their native habitat. The Changing Habits organic Chia Seeds are sustainably grown in Mexico at high altitude, in rich, fertile volcanic soil with a mineral rich water supply.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
- Natural source of insoluble fibre and protein
- Contains over 20% Omega 3 (ALA)
- A natural source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
- No additives or colourings
- Raw, gluten free, suitable for vegans
Changing Habits Coconut Oil not only tastes great but has many health benefits!
The Changing Habits organic, cold pressed Coconut Oil is sourced from the Pacific Islands. Wanting to provide the best quality, organic Coconut Oil available as a form of essential fats, Changing Habits spent a long period of time researching the product from various importers and producers which included checking certifications for authenticity and organics, and testing samples in various cooking methods and blind taste testing.
Benefits of Coconut Oil
- Best plant-based saturated fat
- Cold pressed
- Perfect moisturiser for skin and hair
- Supports immunity – antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial
- Easily digests, can be used for quick energy
- Ideal for cooking, has a high smoke point
- Use in your baking as an alternative to butter
- Many more benefits….
Natural source of vitamins and minerals… can add valuable and important extra nutrition and flavour in cooking
Sourced from rock beds off the Atlantic Coast of Canada, the highly nutritious Dulse Flakes can be added to many dishes to add both flavour and vitamins and minerals, including iodine. These organic Dulse (seaweed) Flakes are also added to the Changing Habits Seaweed Salt to enrich and naturally idodise the salt rather than using a man-made product.
Benefits of Dulse Flakes
- Highly nutritious organic sea vegetable high in iodine and other minerals and vitamins, including phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc
- Can add valuable and important extra nutrition and flavour in cooking
- No additives or preservatives
- Gluten and dairy free
- Suitable for vegans
This beautiful gelatin powder can be used to make breads, pancakes, soups, homemade jellies, panna cotta, cheesecake, thicken sauces and added to hot drinks.
Gelatin has wonderful healing properties and natural source of amino acids which aids skin and bone health, hair and nail growth, recovery after exercise, immune function, digestion aid and weight regulation. Unable to source certified organic Gelatin within Australia, the Changing Habits organic Gelatin is supplied by a 5th generation family owned business in Europe, recognised for their high quality standards.
Benefits of Gelatin
- Certified organically raised animals, ensuring no hormones, antibiotics or chemicals are used
- No additives, preservatives, colouring or flavours
- Natural source of both essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as collagen
- Helps improve gut health
- Very versatile – can be used to make breads, pancakes, soups, homemade jellies, panacotta, cheesecake, thicken sauces and added to hot drinks.
After extensively researching the fish oil industry where generally, 5kg of fish to is required to produce 1kg of a good quality omega 3 oil, Changing Habits wanted to provide an organic, land based oil with the same nutritional profile that tasted good and didn’t need colours, flavours or deodorising. Unable to source a suitable oil within Australia, their beautiful Inca Inchi Oil is extracted from the inca inchi seed found in the Amazon rainforest and has 48% omega 3 and 84% essential fatty acids.
Benefits of Inca Inchi Oil
- Inca Inchi is a plant native to Peruvian Amazon region
- Considered single richest vegetable source of essential fatty acids
- Perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9
- Great in salad dressings, smoothies or taken on its own as a food supplement
The way probiotics are meant to be… can help rebalance the gut’s natural flora
From extensive research, Changing Habits found most available probiotics were in a capsule form (some casings can contain petroleum properties), made on petrie dishes, genetically modified and with no prebiotics – the actual food that the probiotic lives on and eats. Their Probiotics contain the best Australian organic ingredients that have been fermented by a method trademarked as flora ferm, dried and made into a powder, providing you with probiotics that is a real food.
Benefits of Probiotics
- Assists in good digestion, healthy bowel, strong immune system
- Easily absorbed
- Low fructose, gluten free
Recognised for unique caramel flavour, fine grain texture and golden colour.
For many years, Changing Habits has recommended including natural sugar as part of a healthy diet. The Changing Habits organic Rapadura Sugar is unrefined cane sugar sourced from the Valle region in Western Columbia. It is pressed and naturally dried at low temperatures to maintain nutritional properties and there is no other processing involved, unlike other sugars that can be highly processed, refined and bleached.
Benefits of Rapadura Sugar
- Premium quality sugars such as Rapadura sugar are not a health hazard; on the contrary, they are health giving. Rapadura sugar is by far the best sugar you can buy.
- Unrefined cane sugar made from 100% organic sugar
- Contains no chemicals or anti-caking agents
- Unique caramel flavour, fine grain texture, beautiful golden
This beautiful preservative free Shredded Coconut not only tastes great but has many health benefits. It is a staple for every kitchen and perfect for sweet and savoury dishes.
Many shredded coconut varieties can contain preservatives to extend the shelf life of the product and may also be sweetened. Changing Habits wanted to provide a product that had nothing added at all, just the dried white flesh of organically grown coconuts. The Changing Habits shredded coconut is sourced from an organic, ethical, reliable and sustainable supplier.
Benefits of Shredded Coconut
- Preservative free
- Natural source of dietary fibre and saturated fat
- Natural source of iron, manganese, copper and selenium
- Versatile, can be used in sweet and savoury meals
- Easy to digest
- Can boost your daily energy
- Can increase metabolism and immunity
- Can prevent anaemia and fight candida
- Can strengthen arteries and connective tissues, and promote cardiovascular health
- Promotes healthy thyroid function and much more!
Used in cooking for its beautiful, rich yellow colour and peppery, warm, slightly bitter flavour – one of the main spices used in curries. Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years and now the science is starting to show why. One of the main areas of research is that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties due to its curcumin contain. Changing Habits Turmeric Powder is organic, contains no fillers, additives or preservatives and has not been irradiated.
Benefits of Turmeric
- Natural source of curcumin
- Contains manganese, iron, copper, potassium
- Organically grown and manufactured in Sri Lanka
- No fillers, additives or preservatives
- Not irradiated
With a State-of-the-Art 10 stage process, the zazen Alkaline Water filter system works to clean your water, reducing bacterial & chemical contamination, and then rebalance, remineralise, protect and restructure the water so that you enjoy the very best alkaline drinking water full of essential health benefits.
It has been designed by zazen, in collaboration with leading Japanese and Korean water scientists, specifically for Australian and New Zealand water supplies.
The zazen Alkaline Water filter system, replicates Mother Nature’s water cycle transforming your drinking water into refreshing, alkaline mineral water that tastes great and provides the following health benefits all day, every day!
- Alkalises – pH around 7.4 (can increase up to 8.5 pH using our Alkalinity & Anti-Oxidant Enhancer), depending on your source water
- Reduces Fluoride – Up to 90%
- BPA & Phthalate Free with Glass Bottom Tank option
- Tastes Delicious – everyone loves it, especially kids!
- Exceptional Quality – filters harmful THMs, poisonous heavy metals and other bacteria down to 0.2 micron
- Hydrates – immediately at a cellular level
- Nourishes – with a balanced range of essential minerals & electrolytes
- Cleanses – enabling cells to release toxic waste
The Axilla Deodorant Paste by Black Chicken Remedies is an effective natural deodorant which is known to out perform even the mainstream chemical laden brands. This paste keeps you fresh without inhibiting your sweat glands’ ability to dispel toxins. It contains a unique blend of natural ingredients including Arrowroot, Sodium Bicarbonate and Organic Coconut Oil which work together to absorb moisture. This is very effective at neutralising odour* and keeping you feel dry.
It contains a mild, uplifting scent from the essential oils of Peppermint, Lime, Clove and Lavender which also provide an antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic effect. Suitable for both women and men.
This Children’s Tooth Gel from Weleda has been specifically formulated for little teeth and mouths. It has a delicious but very mild minty flavour to encourage children to brush. This European Dentist formulation includes Silica to help prevent plaque build up, Calendula Flowers and Spearmint oil which work to maintain the mouth’s natural balance whilst protecting teeth and gums. This product is in recyclable plastic-free packaging.
Make your vitamin water with the Fressko Fruit Water Flask! This Fressko Lift Fruit Water Flask allows you to infuse you normal water with delicious, fresh flavours from real fruit. Plus it’s made with double walled glass to ensure the contents of your flask stays hot/cold for several hours with a leak-proof bamboo lid!
*Can also be used as tea flask*
The Life Basics Bath Softener has been naturopathically formulated and is ideal for the whole family. This product softens hard water which is ideal for children and anyone who experiences skin sensitivities.
This bath softener contains Dead Sea Mineral Salt, which is rich in bioavailable nutrients including magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides. These nutrients can be absorbed through the skin. Dead Sea Mineral Salt has been utilised for centuries to assist sufferers of rheumatism and psoriasis, and to aid general wellbeing.
This product is also designed to neutralise chlorine in bath water using Vitamin C. Skin sensitivities such as dryness can flare up when in contact with chlorine, so when chlorine is neutralised, the skin can experience fewer irritations.
The 100% Pure Black Tea Mascara in Blackest Black is an all-natural mascara that lengthens, separates and glosses lashes. Naturally coloured from Black Tea leaf pigments, Cocoa and Blackberries, this delicious smelling mascara is packed with healthy lash loving ingredients. It also contains conditioning ProVitamin B5 and Vitamin E. This gentle smudge resistant mascara is suitable for everyone, including those who wear contacts or have sensitive eyes.
The essential oils of Grapefruit, Lime and Cedarwood are blended with Madagascar Vanilla to create The Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Grapefruit from LaVanila. Using a unique, natural technology to help provide a long-lasting scent, this perfume is handmade with natural and organic ingredients. It is an ideal alternative to traditional perfumes, as it contains organic sugar cane alcohol infused with essential oils and skin-loving botanicals, including extracts of Chamomile and Canadian Willowherb.
This Jack N’ Jill Natural Bathtime Serenity Shampoo & Body Wash is a unique, soothing, aromatherapy blend of natural oils and extracts, including native Australian White Cyprus Extract, Australian Lavender Oil, Clary Sage Oil and Chamomile Oil, and is ideal for bedtime baths.
White Cypress, Lavender and Chamomile Oils all promote a feeling of calm and relaxation, and have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help protect and soothe the skin. Quinoa Seed Extract is rich in Vitamin B2, which works to support healthy skin and hair, and Glycerin provides deep hydration to keep skin feeling smooth and soft. Hypoallergenic and gentle on little eyes, this plant-based body wash also contains Soap Bark, which is a natural soap and cleanser, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and acts as a natural foaming agent.
For clean hands on the move, this Hand Sanitising Spray by Dr Bronner’s kills germs with a simple but unique combination of Organic Ethyl Alcohol, Water and Organic Lavender. It also has a delightful subtle lavender aroma. Ideal for anytime where there is no access to soap and water, this is suitable for all skin types including children’s hands and faces. It is also perfect handbag size and contains over 500 sprays. This wonderful all in one product can also be used as an air freshener.
The Weleda White Mallow Face Cream has been specifically developed to help calm irritated skin including the symptoms of eczema. This cream has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance, it is fragrance free and dermatologically tested and approved. Suitable for babies and adults with hypersensitive, dry and atopic skin.
White Mallow is known for its natural medicinal properties, it is a soft, warm plant which offers a holistic effect on the nerve system of the skin’s epidermis and excellent for calming and protecting hypersensitive skin as well as relieving itching. This product is in recyclable plastic-free packaging.
Help your baby relive the pain of teething with this natural Teething Powder. It is designed to help calm, soothe and ease the discomfort and restlessness that can be stressful for both baby and mother. It contains classic homeopathic remedies of Chamomilla root 20x; and Conchae 6x; in a lactose base. Children tend to cut their first tooth between four and nine months and signs include swelling and red gums. can also be used on restless toddlers to help calm them to sleep.
The Ouch! Herbal Insect Repellant is a 100% organic insect repellant spray in a compact, credit card sized pack. This herbal spray repels mosquitoes, midges, flies, ants, bed bugs and fleas with no harmful chemicals. You won’t ever need to be without it, as it fits neatly into pockets and small bags.
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