products I love

Here is something you need to know about me: I am fussy.

 

From what I put on my skin, to what we eat and what products we use at home. I want clean ingredients that don't cost the earth, do what they say they do and that I can trust. It's not enough anymore to just see the words "eco-friendly" or "natural" on the label - so to help you buy better, I've put together some suggestions based around options that I use and happily recommend.

Help me give chemical sh*t storms and green-washing the middle finger 🖕 and make genuinely natural and effective good products the norm. The industry is full of crappy products with expensive marketing designed to keep us in a perpetual cycle of reliance, so it's time we break that cycle.

 SKIN CARE

ORGANIC EMU OIL BUY HERE

The best topical product I've ever come across - safe and gentle for all skin although it's important to always patch test first. Uses a dropper - this one is a pump. Use code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

EARTH'S KITCHEN SUNSCREEN BUY HERE

Globally certified, reef friendly, broad spectrum and two-hour water resistant sunscreen that uses potent ingredients, making it feel wonderful on your skin. Two versions - sensitive/baby and adult.

Other great options:

Organic Shea Butter

Organic Jojoba Oil

Organic Rose Hip Oil

KiwiHerb Manuka Paint skin infection support

PROBIOTICS

SMIDGE INFANT PROBIOTIC POWDER BUY HERE

Was GutPro. My preferred probiotic for immature and sensitive digestive systems. It's clean, does not contain histamine releasing strains and is designed specifically to support gut health. Comes in capsules for adults.

In AUS and NZ, use code MARYANA5 at checkout for 5% off. Purchase from the USA here.

BIORAY NDF BELLY BALANCE FOR KIDS BUY HERE  

An exceptional product that helps your child's immune response in the GI tract, supports the gut/brain connection, helps to clean up the effects of environmental toxin exposure and supports immune modulation. Use code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

 

Other great options:

Inner Health Baby Probiotic Drops 👶

Nordic Natural's Baby Probiotic Powder 👶

Trace Minerals Research Chewable Kid's Probiotic 👶

Lifestream Advanced Probiotic

Youtheory Spore Probiotic Powder

Jarrow Sacchromyces Boulardii

GUT HEALTH

VITAL PROTEINS MARINE COLLAGEN BUY HERE  

Offers skin, hair, nail, bone, and joint support from wild-caught whitefish. It is neutral in flavor and easy to add to many drinks and recipes, perfect for those who can't tolerate beef or pork. Use code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

BIORAY BELLY MEND GUT SUPPORT BUY HERE 

For TEENS and ADULTS. One of my fave brands, this product helps to support healthy gut and bowel function, balance the microbiome and enhance detoxification. Code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

GREAT LAKES COLLAGEN POWDER BUY HERE 

Protein that contains amino acids, supports bone and joint health and is though to help repair gut lining. In AUS/NZ, use code MARYANA5 at checkout for 5% off.

Other great options:

Iberofast Oral Liquid

Chicken Broth Powder

Aloe Vera Juice

Digestive Enzymes

Pacific Harvest Irish Sea Moss

IMMUNE SUPPORT

ROSITA EXTRA VIRGIN COD LIVER OIL  BUY HERE 

The highest quality Cod Liver Oil. Made from wild-caught Norwegian cod, extracted using traditional methods without heat, chemicals or mechanical pressure. In NZ and AUS, use code MARYANA5 at checkout for 5% off. Purchase from the USA here.

RESTORE MAGIC DIRT WATER FOR KIDS 👶  BUY HERE 

Developed by a team of scientists and leading physicians to help create a stable environment for good gut bacteria to thrive. Buy the adult version here. Use code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

Other great options:

NutriBiotic Sodium Ascorbate Powder

Lipospheric Vitamin C sachets

Christopher's Herbal Multivitamin for Kids 👶

Aromatherapy for Cold and Flu Bubble Bath 👶

Epsom Salts

  

ONLINE RETAILERS

 

www.iherb.com 5% off with GVJ251

www.functionalself.co.nz 5% off* with MARYANA5

www.functionalself.com.au 5% off* with MARYANA5

www.functionalself.co.uk 5% off* with MARYANA5

www.rositarealfoods.co.nz 5% off with MARYANA5

www.myfoodbag.co.nz $40 off first box

www.blants.co.nz 5% off with ML20

www.electrickiwi.co.nz $50 credit on first sign up

www.smidge.com (USA)

www.healthpost.co.nz

www.mightyape.co.nz

www.countdown.co.nz

www.beautyfood.com.au

* for Rosita, Smidge, TruDark + Dr Hishams brands

PREGNANCY AND BABY

PREGNANCY AND POST PARTUM

Pure Synergy PureNatal Supplement

Innate Response Baby and Me Multivitamin

Motherlove Nipple Cream

Motherlove Sitz Bath Spray

Mother's Milk Tea

AWWA Period Underwear

HannahPad Organic Cloth Pads

Womens Deo made with Grass Fed Tallow

Stanley Mug Polar Cup (keeps drinks hot for hours)

BABY PRODUCTS

Motherlove Diaper Balm

Aromatherapy Laundry Soap for Babies

Maternity Pads with Organic Cotton Cover

Baby Wipe Solution

Love to Dream Sleep Swaddle Up Light

Tula Carrier

FOOD AND DRINK

CHOC ZERO SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE  BUY HERE  

The best keto friendly chocolate range I have ever tried, sweetened with monkfruit. Brand new is the chocolate hazelnut spread - which is delicious. Use code GVJ251 at checkout 5% off.

DANDY BLEND COFFEE ALTERNATIVE BUY HERE

Rich, smooth full-bodied flavour but with no caffeine, acidity, bitterness or detectable levels of gluten. Delicious hot or cold, this is a very affordable way of enjoying dandelion. Use code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

PRIMAL KITCHEN CHOC COLLAGEN FUEL BUY HERE

My favourite sugar-free, dairy/soy/gluten free collagen drink mix with 10 grams of Type 1 + 3 collagen. Use code GVJ251 at checkout for 5% off.

Other great options:

Organic Blackstrap Molasses

Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener

4th and Heart Ghee

Sugar Free Coconut Milk Caramels

LAUNDRY AND BATHROOM

DR HISHAM'S ORAL CARE RANGE  BUY HERE  

The most incredible range of oral care products designed with the entire body in mind.

Other great options:

Molly's Suds Unscented Laundry Powder

Wendyl's Unscented Laundry Powder

Zum Aromatherapy Laundry Soap

Peppermint Paste Cleaner

Alaffia Lemon Verbena Hand Soap

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

 

VITAMIX HIGH SPEED BLENDER BUY HERE  

I have my Vitamix blender since almost the beginning of our gut healing journey and it's been well worth the investment.

INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER BUY HERE  

Extremely popular in the USA, I was excited to finally buy my own so I could avoid non stick coating as these use a stainless steel insert. Fantastic for making low-histamine broth.

Other great options:

Planetbox Lunchboxes

Cast Iron Pans