Give the Gift of Wellness

 

Finding the perfect gift for a friend or loved one is an art. This winter, we carefully selected these assortments for those who love some good self-care, are working in partnership with their gut health, or for those making efforts to reduce their pain. Each of these gift ideas will help you make your loved ones feel extra special and extra healthful.

 

Hair, Skin & Nails

These beauty elixirs you can trust are bringing pampering to a whole new level.Give the Gift of Wellness with Ashland Food Co-op

Life-flo, Pure Argan Oil. (Intensifies shine & softness to hair). $29.99
Wild Carrot Herbals, Wildflower Prairie Body Oil. (infused with wide open spaces). $16.79
Country Life, Tri-Layer Maxi-Skin Collagen & C & A. (helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increases skin elasticity). $17.99
Moon Valley Organics, Moon Melt Lotion Bar (Lemon Vanilla). $10.99

 

Digestive Wellness

Holiday eating can take its toll on your digestion, help the gut get happy with these helpful aids.Give the Gift of Wellness with Ashland Food Co-op

Urban Moonshine, Digestive Bitters. (Original). $15.79
Plum Flower, Curing Pills. Traditional herbal formula for healthy digestive system function. $11.99
Gaia Herbs, Reflux Relief. $9.99

 

Aches & Pains

Comfort those you care for with these methods for relief.Give the Gift of Wellness with Ashland Food Co-op

Shepard Moon Concoctions, Ache & Pain Relief Therapeutic Bath with pure essential oils. $3.99
Inesscents, Salvation CBD Skin Salve Hot Freeze. $14.99
Emz Blendz Soap Co, Wellness Immune Boost Body Oil. $21.99
Flora Sophia Botanical. Full Spectrum Hemp Extract. 700 mg total CBD. $54.99

 

Refresh the Repertoire

Cozy up and spruce up the kitchen knowledge for delicious, fun learning, and homemade healing

Find These and More on the Top Shelves of our Wellness Aisles

Decolonize Your Diet by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel
A Kid's Herb Book by Lesley Tierra
Healing Herbal Infusions by Colleen Codekas

 

With all of these perfect assortments, they will undoubtedly love the gift of wellness.

Enjoy your holiday season!

 

And don't forget, you can save 10% when you buy $100 or more of body care and/or supplements combined. 

(Books are not included in Wellness $100 discount)

More Co-op News

Earth Day Bulk Sale! April 17-21

Save money while working towards a more sustainable shopping experience! The Co-op bulk department is a great "first stop" for your grocery lists - everything from hummus mix to local honey to pet food is available. Plus there's less waste, all the way from shipping to ended up in your shopping cart. 

Check out a quick tour below:

Film festival giveaway

Enter your name and email below to be entered to win two film vouchers for the 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival.

No purchase necessary. Giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by AIFF. US residents only. Entry will be closed at 5pm PT on Monday, April 15.


The state of plastics

Many Co-op owners and shoppers have shared their interest in reducing plastic usage in the store. From bioplastics, to compostable plastics to recycling options, the Ashland Food Co-op continues to research what works best as we move towards our goal of being a zero waste store. Here is where we stand.

Food waste at the Co-op

By Rianna Koppel, Sustainability Coordinator

How many times in the past month have you reached back in the fridge to snack on some fresh strawberries only to discover… mold?! In the United States, 40% of food is wasted every year. Luckily, how we address food waste can have a major impact. According to Paul Hawkin’s Drawdown, reducing food waste is #3 on the list of best ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. At the Co-op, we use the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy as a guide to bettering our own practices.

Wellness Secret Weapons

There are still plenty of colds and viruses making their rounds, and we want to help you better defend against them!

In January, we asked on social media what kind of secret weapons you use in the winter to stay healthy. We had a lot of responses, so we'll start with the All-Stars.

With your initial recommendations, our Wellness team reviewed the suggestions and picked the products with the highest quality standards and best feedback. Check those out below.

 

Mushrooms for wellness

You may have heard about the fascinating discovery that trees can communicate with each other. What’s the secret? The mycelia - tiny strands of fungus - in the soil form a vast underground network through which trees send chemical signals to their neighbors.

The mycelia differs from the fruiting body of the mushroom, which is the reproductive component that contains spores and is thought to be higher in Beta Glucans.

What to do with all this citrus?!

So you grabbed a few too many extra oranges and grapefruits and lemons (and some finger limes, and some satsumas…), and rather than watch them go bad, we want to provide you with some ideas on how to reduce waste. You’ll also get to enjoy citrus in a lot of new ways!

There are many guides and recipes across the internet (like this one by our friends at Grow Forage Cook Ferment), so here are a few ideas to get your creative and citrus juices flowing.

Update from the General Manager: "Food for Paradise" campaign

Ashland Food Co-op's General Manager, Emile Amarotico, ends 2018 on a very uplifting note with a report back on the "Food for Paradise" donation campaign. Watch the video below, or read on for an extended written update.

Hello, this is Emile Amarotico, the general manager of Ashland Food Co-op with an update on the Co-op’s Food for Paradise initiative.

5 Fresh Ways to Save at the Co-op

We’ve all been there: your bank account is looking thin after a month of celebrations, but you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to save up for a big purchase later in the year

Now’s the time to make some changes to your spending - but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on quality goods at the Ashland Food Co-op.

These are some lesser known ways to save at the Co-op. Think of them like ordering off the secret menu. 

Savings Level: $

4 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

It’s the New Year, our favorite time for goal-setting, making positive resolutions, and shifting our impact. One of the Co-op’s goals is to become a Zero Waste facility. Our staff works to divert as much food waste as we can - and we hope our member-owners will join us in this goal too.