Consumers are placing more and more value on wellness and health, inside and out, resulting in a $686 billion industry in 2016, and one that is expected to grow to a whopping $815 billion by 2021, according to Euromonitor International, a global market research company.
The local market in New England has responded to the wellness boom in innovative ways by concocting herbal blends, sourcing from organic and local plants, and taking cues from ancient Eastern medicine.
Nurture your body and soul with our roundup of locally made products.
Jinjur – Let It Glow Beauty Tonic
Developed by two herbalists and acupuncturists from Boston, Jinjur drops are herbal extract blends formulated to address everyday issues such as fatigue, insomnia, and brittle hair or nails. The Let It Glow Beauty Tonic is based on the premise that what you put inside your body shows through on the outside.
Made with Chinese fo-ti root and dong quai root as well as other herbs such as lycium fruit and basil, two drops daily of Let It Glow in your coffee or tea promises to support strong nails, flawless skin, and lustrous hair.
Drink Simple – Organic Maple Water
Created by two triathletes from New England, the organic Maple Water by Drink Simple is water sourced from Vermont maple trees. Kate Weiler and Jeff Rose first discovered this subtly sweet and hydrating water while in Quebec, competing in the Ironman Mont-Tremblant triathlon. Maple water has half the sugar of coconut water and contains electrolytes, polyphenols, minerals, and antioxidants.
Seeking Om – Calm & Relax Roll-on Essential Oil
Nourishing your sense of smell can be therapeutic and even mood altering. Settle down for bedtime by applying Seeking Om’s Calm & Relax roll-on essential oil to your wrists, the back of your neck, or across your forehead. Your body heat will then naturally diffuse the scent and you will be able to smell a heavenly mixture of clary sage, lavender, bergamot, and vetiver. According to Seeking Om, a business based in Revere, its essential oils are infused with crystals and charged by Reiki forces.
Aukalife – Antioxidant Superfood Blend
Superfood blends can be added to your smoothies for an extra boost in a convenient way, but they shouldn’t take away from the natural ingredients you’re ingesting. Boston-based Aukalife gives you that extra source of nutrients in powder form while still using clean ingredients. The Antioxidant option is made with anti-inflammatory foods such as chia seeds, goji berries, beetroot powder, turmeric, and acai berries. With plenty of vitamin A and C, this particular blend aims to support your immune system and heart health.
Revolutionary Clinics – Lemon Chamomile CBD Tincture
With new legislation, the cannabis industry in Massachusetts is taking off in all forms. Revolutionary Clinics, for example, offers medicinal marijuana products in flower, tablet, or oil form. For those who like the calming effects of cannabidiol (CBD)—one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant—but not the psychoactive ones from THC, the Lemon Chamomile CBD Tincture, made with coconut oil and concentrated CBD, is intended to be used for relaxation or to treat chronic pain. With a citrusy taste, the tincture is best incorporated into food or drink.
Be sure to consult your physician before trying any new herbal supplements or tinctures.