International Womens’ Day is today, March 8th. And, in celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout the world, we chose to highlight products made right here in Ohio by a woman-owned wellness company and partner to Green Haven Living.
During the early to mid-2020 quarantine period, we shifted our priorities to not just deliver a safe shopping experience at our brick-and-mortar store, but we also took a deep dive into natural wellness products being produced locally. After all, it’s amazing how a public health crisis, such as a pandemic, can bring health and wellbeing front and center for ourselves and our families. It was important to us that we not only identified local options, but that we are offering highly effective products from reputable small businesses producing in small batches, sustainably, and organically. As of Summer 2020, we began offering therapeutic-strength natural wellness products designed to help target stress, headaches, congestion, and mental fatigue associated with colds, Flu, allergies, and everyday stress.
Brenda Stansfield is a Licensed Massage Therapist who earned her designation as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist to develop products for her clients. The spa-inspired collection she developed gained a following, and she launched Clear My Head, Ltd. in 2004. Since that time, Brenda has expanded her collection to cover a wide variety of uses. We personally tested each one prior to bringing them into the store and felt the results were remarkable. Depending on the purpose and uses, the products contain a blend of premium essential oils with different bases. The proprietary blends may include: Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Red Thyme, Spearmint, Bergamot, Lemon and Ravensara.
Our most popular product from this collection is the Herbal Inhalation Jar. The strong herbal blend in this jar is designed to open nasal passages, and when you try it, you’ll see what we mean. What we love about this product is that it can be used as both an inhalation jar or an herbal steam. The jar comes with a seashell, which doubles as a scoop. Simply open the jar and breath normally for several breaths. Recap when not actively inhaling. You can make a steam by using one shell full of herbal mix to one cup boiled water. Please remove water from heat before using. Tent your head with a towel to allow the steam to enter your nasal passages. Breathe normally for 5 to 10 minutes. Recap when not actively inhaling and your jar will last you for up to 2 years. Please note this product is not intended as a potpourri.
You might prefer a travel-friendly option that allows you to take relief with you wherever you go. Our Headache and Sinus Roll-ons are a convenient choice. The Headache Blend can be applied to your temples and nape of neck. It contains a base of Jojoba esters with the essential oils of: Peppermint and Lavender. The Sinus Blend is the convenient liquid version of the Herbal Inhalation Jar. It has the same signature blend of essential oils in a base of Jojoba esters to help relieve pressure and congestion. Simply apply to your sinus areas and chest for relief. Both of our roll-ons have long shelf lives and are recommended for use in those 5 years and up.
Use the Linen Mists to bring the spa experience home. We currently have 2 formulas to choose from in the store: '2go' Sinus Formula and 'Sky High' High Altitude Formula. Simply shake well and spritz on sheets, pillow cases, towels, yoga mats, drapes, soft furnishings, and in the air as a room freshener.
Among the myriad reasons we chose Clear My Head as a partner is our shared sustainability ethos. Clear My Head is a recipient of the 'Sustainability Award in Manufacturing' from the Dayton Business Journal. Only non-toxic, sustainable organic/natural ingredients, recyclable or biodegradable packing materials are used. Product packaging is limited to what is necessary to insure safe shipping - no unnecessary boxes that you just toss out into the landfill. A 'less is more' approach to waste creates less impact to our planet. Each of our companies strive to find ways to balance business and environmental concerns.
Clear My Head products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always check with your health care provider if you have concerns with safety or usage. No artificial colors, preservatives or stabilizers are used in these products. Ingredients are all natural.
Back in 2016, the year Green Haven Living was founded, I traveled out west to attend home goods and gift trade shows. Imagine a week of walking corridors with thousands of potential vendors to vet out. To prepare, I spent weeks researching and marking on a map which ones I wanted to spend time with. This was no easy task. As recently as 2016, most home goods and gift companies had not yet begun making the shift to more sustainable ways of designing and creating goods. But, I knew in my gut there HAD to be some who aligned with those values. The majority of the vendors were too large, impersonal, not sustainable, or just plain not a good fit. Time was running out. I decided I was going to sit down with my boxed lunch in one of the showroom corridors to narrow down which of the remaining vendors to prioritize. And then, fate intervened.
Better Candles For Your Indoor Air Quality
January days can be cold and dreary. It’s no wonder that simply lighting a candle at home can create that instant endorphin boost. Just think about how that warm, comforting glow in the most amazing scent brings nostalgia or reminds you of the promise that Spring is only a couple of months away. A simple candle can be such a luxury.
You'll find something sustainable or eco-friendly for everyone on your list, even the notoriously hard to buy for!
Modern Plant Decor
Plant Hangers and V-Hangers designed by Braid & Wood are three-dimensional decor that can be enjoyed from every angle. Keep your plants up and away from kids and pets! Modern and minimalist, these Plant Hangers and V-Hangers elevate the beauty of any potted plant or air plant. Made with brass plated rings, a maple wood base, and natural cotton cording. Multiple sizes are available. Plant Hangers feature a removable base. Hanging cords included. Potted Plants and air plants sold separately.
Nostalgic Holiday Candles
It’s estimated that we use about 40% more resources in a year than what nature produces in modern life. In other words, if we continue at the rate we’re going; eventually, the world will run out of natural resources.
That’s where the idea of sustainability comes in. Let’s dive in and learn all about this critical concept and what you can do to contribute to a more sustainable way of life.
Founder of Green Haven Living, a Veteran of the United States Air Force, former Human Resources professional, and Environmentalist.