It’s been said that money can’t buy happiness, but spending money for retail therapy certainly makes me feel good. 🙂 We waltzed into the temporary store of Healthy Options in Shangri-La Mall last month and shopped for items which did not only make us happy but also safe and secure. 😉 Opposite the temp store was a large banner which read “COMING SOON: HEALTHY OPTIONS BIGGEST STORE IN THE PHILIPPINES.” High-five to everyone who’s excited for this! How big will it be as compared to the one in Glorietta 2 in Makati? It’s only a matter of months until we all find out. Meanwhile, in this post, I’m sharing the items we got in September.
Healthy Options Shopping Haul (September 2016)
I’ve always wanted to have whiter teeth for a brighter smile. 🙂 Instead of going to the “laser teeth whitening” route, I’m more open to try toothpastes with natural whitening agent. I’m happy that Healthy Options carries Jason Toothpaste Powersmile Vanilla Mint Fluoride-free Toothpaste. This prevents the formation of cavity causing plaque build-up with grapefruit’s seed extract, while freshening breath with smooth vanilla flavor followed by a kick of peppermint. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is present as a natural whitener that aids in the removal of stains, promoting a beautiful smile.
I’ve read so many good reviews about the T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Natural Astringent online, so it’s easy to fall in love with it at first glance. Witch hazel is the only toner you will ever need. It has a gentle, non-drying formula. It removes impurities and conditions the skin without disturbing its natural moisture balance. I use it after my facial cleanser and it works fine. Can’t miss this one! I love that it also comes in travel-size packaging.
I told my sister about the known dangers of using deodorant with aluminum chlorohydrate (which I shortly discussed here), and she was convinced to try out an aluminum, parabens and propylene glycol-free deodorant from Healthy Options. Lafe’s Deodorant Spray (Aloe) is odorless and it does not contain harmful chemicals. It sprays on easily, doesn’t cause itching, and doesn’t stain on clothing.
Ideal for damaged hair and split ends, Nature’s Gate Chamomile and Mimosa Bark Replenishing Shampoo smells really nice. The main reason why I got it was because this hair product assists in restoring color-treated hair and leaves it shiny, clean, and soft. Best of all, it’s sulfate-free! My sister uses Nature’s Gate Chamomile hair conditioner to take care of her ombre hair (see pic above).
Other things we got were Nature’s Gate Liquid Soap (very moisturizing and well packaged), Nature’s Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Velvet Moisture Body Wash, and Nature’s Gate Tea Tree Calming Shampoo. Yes, we’re such big fans of Nature’s Gate! 🙂
Christmas is fast approaching and Mom just wanted to try out Healthy Options’ sparkling juice so she can have a “taste test” before giving bottles away as gifts to friends in the holiday season. We chose the Sparkling Red Grape Juice. It’s non-alcoholic but refreshing nonetheless, a great alternative drink to champagne when celebrating a special occasion.
Other grocery products we brought home were: Bissinger’s Resealable Blueberries (I love eating these especially when I’m unhappy or stressed), Ocho Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint (as a boost for lazy days), Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips Nachos (a perk-me-up snack while analyzing data at work), Popcorners Sweet Chili (my super fave gluten-free popcorn chips), American Honey (in cute bear packaging), Pacific Natural Foods Hazelnut Non-Dairy Beverage, and Natural Nectar Almond Coconut Spread (perfect to enhance toast, croissants, waffles, crepes, apples, bananas). 🙂