The start of a new year has got me thinking about stripping things down to the essentials. I saw videos about Korean minimalism and choosing sustainable products recently and these honestly left me inspired. I want to strip my wardrobe down to just, maybe, 20 key pieces which I can mix and match, and also let go of books and other things I have lying around. I also want to eat healthier (because Benji Travis the green juicer, plus the girls, are so #goals).
I don’t know where to start, though, but I reckon it involves some intense spring cleaning. (SPOILER ALERT: I’m planning to let go of some of my Harry Potter stuff soon.) It probably also involves a lot of research (which I should make time for) and convincing myself that I can live without color. 😐
Anyway, this month’s H.I.T.s are also about essentials. Well, no, not really. But most of the stuff here were made from natural ingredients, which I super love, and are definitely things I would probably carry over to my *new healthy, minimalist life* if ever. LOL.
Yamang Bukid 10 in 1 Turmeric Tea
I had sampled this for the first time when we went to Vigan in 2015. I expected it to taste bad but it really didn’t; it tasted super dood (comment if you know where that expression’s from, lol). Apparently, it already has brown sugar and wild honey mixed into it, apart from these other ingredients:
I encountered this again last December, at one of them Christmas bazaars, so I finally bought one!
I feel totally light after drinking this — like I’m finally adapting a healthier lifestyle but not really, lol. I think it even helped prevent my body from developing a full-blown cough recently. My nasal cavities were a-tingling the other day and my throat started becoming itchy afterward; but when I drank this tea, it just went byebye. So, thumbs up!
Anker Power Bank
Kevin gave this to me for Christmas last year, so I finally got to replace my old Romoss power bank (which he also gave me two years prior, lol). The old power bank was starting to malfunction already. I very much appreciated it for the option to go for a higher or lower charging output, though; it was super useful for when I needed to charge my GoPro. Anker just has one, but is apparently designed to adapt to your gadget’s power needs.
I like that it’s super small, though, for a 10,000 mAh powerbank. And it comes in a small pouch! 😀
Side note: I recently found out how crappy a job my factory-supplied Samsung charging cable was doing. I thought charging from low battery to 100% really took 2 hours and 10 minutes. When I tried out the cable that came with the Anker powerbank, wow, low battery to 100% took 1 hour 30 minutes. What. At least now I know and have already replaced my current cable with the one that came with my tablet. But seriously. I had been wasting 40 minutes of my life all this time.
Trish gave me these for Christmas. It came in a box of three, along with a desk and workspace cleaner. I use these two more often and am super loving them! In fact, I only have 1/5 of The Little Warrior Sanitizer left. Huhu. The Disinfectant Aroma Spray, on the other hand, I use not to disinfect but to help put me to sleep, since it smells of lavender and peppermint. I’m thinking I should probably save these for when I’m flying again and need to spray my pillows during crew rest, or at the hotel. Yeah, I’ll go do that. I should also probs invest on their poo spray too. HAHAHA.
Another reason why I love their products:
Messy Bessy is a line of natural, biodegradable, non-toxic home and personal care products.
Our business was established in 2007 for the main purpose of providing education, employment and rehabilitation for at-risk (formerly abused, trafficked, incarcerated impoverished) young adults.
At the onset of our first college graduate in 2015, we’ve established the HOUSE Foundation (Helping OUrselves through Sustainable Enterprises) in an effort to scale and replicate our social innovation.
Whut. So do check them out, guys. 🙂
Until the next HITs post! See ya!