Natural Products..sniff, sip, soak, scrub, rub!

If you believe we are what we eat and drink and slather on our bodies, and you like to put your money where your mouth is, then the recent Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, a market for retailers, brokers, distributors and makers of all things natural, is the place for you. As one of 58,000 attendees (consultants to Health Essentials) we checked in for a day and found a few products worth mentioning for WineWomanWorld followers. There were over 3000 exhibits from over 1800 companies, so excuse us if we don’t mention all of our favorite products. We won’t get into emerging trends like Vitamin D3 and sustainably harvested krill oil here, but if you like your resveratrol served up on a daily basis, and enjoy a WineWomanWorld lifestyle,  you might enjoy our pure and natural recommendations.

In the wine department we stopped by the annual wine tasting event and met up with old friends at Frey organic (and biodynamic) wines. Katrina was on hand pouring. As America’s first organic winery, they have worked hard to keep sulfites out of organic wines. Check out what the Frey family is doing (and farming) on their blog.

Set up next to their organic/no sulfite friends, we sampled the organic La Rocca Vineyards (Forest Ranch, CA) and chatted with founder Phil La Rocca.

The Women in Naturals networking party sponsored by Reserveage Organics, served their own delicious wine.  Their age-defying grape seed products exceed international pharmaceutical standards and are all pure and sustainably hand crafted from French vineyards.

What a perfect place to meet up with producer Judy Brooks from the PBS show “Healing Quest.”

One of the more “energetic” products we encountered was Sacred Geometry Glassware.  Carafes and wine glasses are made in Austria originally (and now other eastern European countries and China) utilizing the Fibonaaci Sequence in their design.

Designer Thomas Chochola developed an affection for the synergy of music, water and glass in his spiral structures.  He utilizes “the flower of life symbol” at the bottom of his carafes, tumblers and glasses, and claims vitalizing and energizing effects.  You can revitalize wine, water or the drink of your choice – but sorry you cannot turn the water into wine.

The mouth-blown wine glasses cost around $40 ea. Their beautiful glass drinking straw is only $14.95 and is a perfect counterpoint for those on the run who might have to drink out of plastic and want to eliminate the plastic flavor.



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