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Friday, March 16, 2012

Hot Items for Holistic Moms

The Natural Products Expo West this past weekend was packed with great items and products for holistic-minded parents. While last year's hot items were coconut water and all things gluten-free, this year seemed to have more than our fair share of seaweed snacks, kale chips, and natural energy/snack bars.

So what great new items and trends did we find? First, from HMN Sponsors, there are some handy new products available. Boiron has released a larger multi-pack for their Oscillococcinum remedy - great for families and essential for any flu season. Organic Valley is coming out with a fabulous new organic sliced American cheese and we all know how much kids (and adults) love grilled cheese sandwiches! Sprout Organic Baby Food has new gourmet flavors for toddlers on deck and who can ever resist Flora's Omega-3 Truffles (not us, of course!).

We also discovered some of the most delicious gluten-free bread and focaccia from Canyon
Bakehouse and amazing new chocolate from Gnosis, a raw, organic chocolatier. We are excited to see that the voices of holistic parents everywhere are being heard by companies who are turning out new products to meet our demands for non-GMO and non-toxic products. Bionaturae has changed their can linings to remove BPA and more companies are becoming Fair Trade Certified. We found not only fair trade coffee and chocolate, but fair trade liquers, teas, and t-shirts. And it was great fun to run into some of our favorite green celebrities,
including Ed Begley, Jr. who is launching a new green cleaning product line that meets his deep commitment to sustainability.

It is always inspiring to meet the people behind the brands, to hear their
stories, and to see their dedication to meeting the needs of holistic-minded parents! We are excited to see that our collective voice makes a difference and that many companies are championing natural living!

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