Think Wisely - Women's History Month

Happy Women's History Month to all our family, friends, and neighbors! We want to acknowledge women's tireless strength throughout history and the everyday influence of the women we cherish in our own lives—inspiring and empowering us to be our better selves. This edition of Think Wisely is a special tribute to these sentiments, featuring only women-owned brands and the incredible innovators behind them. We hope you enjoy it!


Women owned brands

It’s a sister thing—meet the dynamic duo behind three fanfave body care brands!

Kirk's Body Care Products

The legacy of 180 years of soap-making tradition and the modern family’s everyday needs—what do they have in common? Molly and Katherine Oliver, the sisters behind three brands you need to know—The Grandpa Soap Company, South of France® Natural Body Care, and Kirk’s. Sustainable and progressive practices are their core values, and transparency is more than a promise. It’s why they’ve gone the distance to become a WBENC certified women owned business and achieve multiple certifications across their brands, including Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and Gluten Free. Three brands, two sisters, one mission—crafting the highest-quality, affordable soap and body care products created with women and families in mind. So, what do you need today? Is it the home chef’s new BFF—Odor Neutralizing Hand Wash from Kirk’s, or the time-tested, ingredient-driven haircare from The Grandpa Soap Co.? We know what we’re craving—a shower escape to the South of France with a bar of triple-milled soap, because who doesn’t need that?


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Discover a new kind of “tea magic” with Sashee Chandran!

Tea Drops Sashee Chandran

Do you have time for a cup of tea? Sashee Chandran, tea connoisseur and founder of Tea Drops, wants to share a cup with you, and it will only take a moment! Sashee grew up surrounded by tea culture, with her mother from China and father from Sri Lanka. She knows the magical complexity of aroma, quality, and flavor that only a cup of loose leaf tea holds. She also knows it can be a challenge when you’re on the go, so she created a new kind of “tea magic.” Tea Drops are delicately ground loose leaf teas, blended with a dash of raw sugar, pressed into fun shapes, and ready to dissolve in hot water—no extra work and no wasted tea bags. They’re Certified Organic, Fair Trade, made in the USA, and brought to you in recyclable packaging from a women-owned company that is deeply committed to a female forward supply chain. So, take a moment and enjoy a cuppa, swirling the cup gently while you do, to capture every fiber-rich sip. Let Tea Drops connect you to the nourishing ritual of tea any time, any place.


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Are you Keto, Paleo, or Gluten-free and missing bread?

Jordann WindschauerJordann Windschauer is here for you! Can 30 days of clean eating change the course of your life? It can! Just ask Jordann Windschauer—or better yet, sink your teeth into Base Culture, her line of Paleo and Keto baked goods! After she completed a 30-day Paleo Challenge, Jordann knew she couldn’t go back to her former way of eating, but something was missing—the ohso-satisfying texture and flavor of bread-y things. Her quest to fulfill her fresh-baked cravings without using gluten or grains began in her apartment kitchen. Now it’s flourishing in a dedicated facility and ready to satisfy your cravings, too. Grain-free, Gluten-free, and Paleo Certified, Base Culture is made with pure, simple nonGMO ingredients—the kind you could find in your own pantry. So, go on and have your banana bread, your favorite sandwich, your weekend brownie, and eat it too! Plus, here’s an insider tip—pair Base Culture baked goodies with their Maple Almond Butter, your playlist of the week, and you! It’s kind of life-changing.


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Kirsten Quigley wants to help you live “a life less plastic™”!

Lunchskins owner“It is better to light a single candle than curse the darkness.” It’s a saying that inspires Kirsten Quigley, founder of Lunchskins, in her mission to help families reduce single-use plastic waste. By 2050, plastic in the ocean will outweigh fish, scientists predict. The need to fi nd alternatives is urgent, so where are you in your plastic-free journey? Kirsten will meet you there with a straightforward solution— Lunchskins! Trade your plastic sandwich and snack-bags for sealable, backyard compostable, and recyclable paper bags! Wax and toxin-free, food-safe, and made with sustainably sourced wood pulp from Forest Stewardship Council® Certified forests—their stylish prints appeal to everyone in the family, and that’s not all. Lunchskins also has paper straws “that don’t suck”—long-lasting and biodegradable. When you’re ready to take the next step in your journey, it’s simple. Try Lunchskins reusable, dishwasher-safe, fabric bags—one for sandwiches, one for snacks. With over 2.8 billion single-use plastic bags and 2.6 million plastic straws (and counting) saved from landfills—light a candle with Kirsten, it adds up. 


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Experience the transformational power of food with founder and Clinical Nutritionist, Sharon Brown!

Sharon Brown Bonafide Provisions“Food as medicine”—this is Sharon Brown’s passion. The spark first ignited when she experienced the transformational power of bone broth on her young son’s health, and it changed her life’s direction. Now, Sharon is spreading the transformation across the country with Bonafide Provisions—her line of bone-brothbased, healing foods. It all begins with the broth, which is “obsessively crafted and traditionally made.” Pasture-raised bones, triple-filtered water, mineral-rich Celtic Sea Salt®, and organic veggies are the key to its nutrient-dense integrity and hearty flavor—no fillers, no preservatives, just purposeful ingredients sourced with care. Slow-simmered for a minimum of 18 hours, Bonafide’s cooking times maximize the broth’s immune-supporting, nurturing properties—amino acids and collagen. Frozen fresh to protect nutritional quality and flavor without preservatives, Bonafide Bone Broths and Soups are Certified Organic, non-GMO, paleo friendly, and loaded with homemade goodness. Sharon Brown believes that food can change lives—how about you?


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Share a moment of joy with Christy Goldsby—she’ll bring the chocolate-y treats!

Honey Mama's Christy GoldbyThe day Christy Goldby first made a batch of Honey Mama’s, she knew. These exquisite bars, created with raw honey, cocoa powder, and a handful of other wholesome ingredients, were a game-changer. They were the essence of Christy’s passions, great food, and good health combined in the shape of the most delicious chocolate-y bar you may have ever tasted (a sentiment echoed by many fans of Honey Mama’s). Since that day, the recipe for these Cocoa Truffle Bars has never changed. Every bar has the same base of five organic ingredients, finished with heavenly elements like locally roasted coffee beans, lavender, rose petals, ginger, and cardamom (also organic). Paleo friendly and nourishingly indulgent, Honey Mama’s makes its bars without dairy, gluten, refined sugar, or soy. Crafted in Portland, “while dancing to great music,” they’re in the grab and-go refrigerated case of your nearest Natty GsSM—waiting to bring a moment of pure, joyful indulgence to your day. One bite, and you’ll know.


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Loree Mulay Weisman wants her delicious family secrets on your menu!

Loree Weisman Mulay'sIt’s a delicious day in the neighborhood when you know Loree Mulay Weisman, the Founding President and CEO of Mulay’s Sausage. Foodie, mom, avid skier, fearless leader—there are many ways to describe Loree, but when you taste Mulay’s Sausage for the first time, the adjective that’s top of mind is—brilliant! Followed by, give me more, please. The Mulay’s difference begins with centuries old recipes that Loree’s family brought from Sicily. It’s rooted in sustainability and quality, starting with Heritage breed pigs, raised on small family farms, with plenty of fresh air and outdoor access. It’s anchored in paying farmers a living wage, negotiated at the beginning of every year and paid throughout, regardless of market fluctuations. Finally, Mulay’s is extraordinary because they’re WBENC certified women-owned and family-run. They’re keto, paleo, gluten-free, and the first meat company to be certified free from the eight major allergens! Whether it’s Meatballs, Breakfast Sausage, or Nana’s Original Italian on the menu—it’s a delicious day in the neighborhood when you know Mulay’s.


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