Womom August 2012

For the woman behind the mom.

Lauren R.D. Fox

Versatile Candles

The SOI Company based its foundation on the use of all-natural ingredients, including how they make their candles. They are made from real soy, last 40 percent longer than wax candles and do not contain toxic chemicals or carcinogens. Plus, the melted wax from SOI candles can be used as a skin moisturizer, or as a remedy for sunburn, eczema, psoriasis and poison oak. Check out the line at www.thesoico.com.

Vegan Delight

Allyson Kramer opens the door of possibilities for those eager to learn about gluten-free and vegan food. In her debut cookbook, Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats (Fair Winds Press), Kramer reveals how readers can create wheat- and gluten-free meals without sacrificing taste. Recipes range from Walnut Ravioli with Vodka Sauce to Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake and Mediterranean Croquettes. The author also teaches readers to use often-overlooked products. Find more information at www.manifestvegan.com.

Passport to a New World

Ready to make your family fall in love with vegetables? Now you can with culinary artist Clare Crespo and Country Crock’s new online recipe book, A Very Veggie World. The tome is filled with delectable dishes, beautiful imagery and creative names for your children to remember. The title is available for free at www.averyveggieworld.com.

Bag of the Century

Upgrade your chic wardrobe with Ju Ju Be! The bag collection helps fashionable moms go from daytime to evening without bulk or clutter. The bags are machine washable and include changing pads and various compartmental features. Find the brand at shop.ju-ju-be.com.

Body Glow

Rejuvenate your outer layer with Celadon Road Body Butter. The product softens and hydrates skin for a more radiant you. The product is organic and not tested on animals. Treat yourself at www.celadonroad.com.

 

This column appeared in the August 2012 issue.