It is that time of year again, time for the 2nd annual edition of Evita’s Favorite Natural Things, where I share with you highlights of some of the best, most valuable, or optimally healthy products or services that have come to my attention over the year.

Whether you still want to get one of these as a last minute gift, or want some good ideas for some great products for the New Year, to add to your personal health and wellness lifestyle, below are a few of my personal favorites. Each of the recommended, favorite items has been tried, used and owned by me. Many of them I have featured in reviews here on EvolvingWellness.com

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

This year the focus seemed to be on holistic gadgets. I have found some really great things that have added incredibly to the quality of my life, optimal nutrition and the maintenance of great health.

Favorite Natural Kitchen Addition: The VitaMix Blender

The VitaMix blender came to me in January of 2010, so I have had it for almost a year – and what a year it has been! If there was one gift that I wanted for the past couple of years that would have been a dream, it was the VitaMix. Ever since I learned about them, and saw how they work, I knew that this was a much needed addition to my lifestyle. It is the ultimate kitchen appliance for anyone who loves to be health conscious and prepare real, living, natural foods in amazing ways.

I use my VitaMix at least once a day, sometimes 2 or 3 times. I make amazing green smoothies in it, any smoothies for that matter, but I also use it to make all sorts of sauces, soups, pestos, hummus, dips, spreads, nut butters, nut milks and even real ice cream (dairy & sugar free).

I have been enjoying this machine so much, but feel that a basic review is not even enough. It has become my main kitchen gem that has truly transformed my meal preparation and eating optimally healthy so fast and easy!

I have also become a VitaMix affiliate because of how much I love and value I see in this product. Thanks to this I am able to share with you FREE SHIPPING for every unit ordered using the Evolving Wellness code below.

To learn more about the VitaMix or order your own visit:
VitaMix.com or call 1 800 848 2649 ext 2303 & quote FREE SHIPPING CODE: 06-005676

Favorite Natural Bedroom Addition: Pearly Natural Birth Control Device

I have had the Pearly unit for just over a year now and I have to say, like with the VitaMix, life has not been the same.

As a natural health advocate, it is difficult to excuse the use, or look past any chemical birth control substances, such as the birth control pill. This is why when I pulled the plug on the pill, I was more than ecstatic to learn that women who value natural health have another super reliable method, as opposed to temperature charting.

The Pearly is a phenomenal device and one which allows for 99.3% effective and reliable birth control. It is super easy and a pleasure to use.

To learn more about the Pearly, visit my review of Pearly Natural birth control here.

Favorite Natural Living Room Addition: Aromatherapy Electric Oil Diffuser

In our world today we seem to be obsessed with scent, but the interesting thing is how we use the most chemical means to try to get the most natural scents. From toxin infused candles, plug-ins, sprays and lotions, we couldn’t be further from natural.

However, we need not deny our sense of smell all pleasure. One of the best ways to enjoy pleasant natural and even healing scents is through the use of high quality, natural essential oils. Such oils have been distilled from various parts in nature and used in the healing art of aromatherapy for centuries.

To help diffuse the pleasant scent of a natural essential oil, one can use a diffuser. There are various flame lit or electric diffusers out there to help us do this. The one I have found to be a wonderful addition to our household is the Aromatherapy Electric Oil Diffuser.

To learn more, here is my review of the Aromatherapy Electric Oil Diffuser.

Favorite Natural Personal Care for 2010

  1. Favorite Natural Make-up Product: Real Purity Natural Holistic Mascara

  2. Favorite Moisturizing Product: Mountain Sky Massage Bar

  3. Favorite Soap: Mountain Sky Caribbean Citrus Bar Soap

  4. Favorite Full Body Soap & Shampoo: Dr. Bronner All in One Magic Soap

Favorite Natural Cleaning Product for 2010

Favorite Natural Food Products for 2010

  1. Coconut Butter: Sacred Foods Raw Coconut Butter

  2. Coconut Oil: Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  3. Hemp Seeds: Nutiva Organic Hemp Seeds

  4. Tea: Two Leaves

Favorite Natural Supplements for 2010

  1. Iron Deficiency Supplement: Floravital – yeast and gluten free

  2. Iron Deficiency Support: Native Remedies AnemiCare Homeopathic Formula

Favorite Holistic Book for 2010

Favorite Holistic Movie for 2010

Oldies, But Goodies

Here is last year’s list, if you missed it:

And newly added editions: