Welcome back to The Fruitful Life Blog! We're enjoying this season of crisp walks, changing leaves, and cozy blankets. Additionally, we've been loving our seasonal FY items, and thought we might share them with you today. Be sure to visit us online, in-stores, or curbside to pick up your favorites!

1. Support the Immune System NOW!

Photo credit: @glamorable (via Instagram)

Nothing quite says "fall" like cold and flu season! Luckily, vitamins can be a vital way to support the Immune System during hard times. A hot tip: always take as directed, via the back of the bottle! Some finds we're big on include:

 

2. Delectable Pumpkin Baked Goods

Sweet Ali's Pumpkin Loaf, accompanied by her famous cinnamon rolls.

Seasonal and extra festive, Sweet Ali's is all gluten-free with vegan options. Find her local, made-with-love goodies in our stores' freezer sections. Selection may vary by store, but some of her "greatest hits" include...

  • Pumpkin Loaf
  • Pumpkin cupcakes
  • Pumpkin pie

For those embracing quarantine, we love this organic canned pumpkin, and these gluten-free baking mixes from Simple Mills and Pamela's available for order!

3. Cozy Organic Socks for Crisp Nights

We're not ready for the draft to seep through the window! Luckily, we're always prepared with thick, soft socks. Maggie's classic, best-selling, mid-calf Organic Cotton Crew Socks come in various colors. Perfect for men or women, and versatile enough for dress or casual wear! 

  • Versatile unisex sock for dress or casual wear
  • True rib leg helps sock stay in place
  • Comfortable tapered toe

They also carry wool options.

 

4. GT's Living in Gratitude

Living In Gratitude

We're huge fans of kombucha year-round, but this fall edition of "Living in Gratitude" takes the cake (or pumpkin pie). It's a warm welcome to the flavors of fall with crisp Pink Lady apple, fresh pressed carrot, turmeric, and aromatic cider spices. This is in addition to their fermented tea blend that's rich in probiotics. Available in select stores!

 

5. A Hot 'Cuppa Four Sigmatic for a Cozy Night In

Or, try it iced as pictured in this Four Sigmatic Instagram photo.

Nothing creates the perfect ambiance for a crisp, autumn morning like a hot cuppa coffee in the morning. For a mushroom-and-coffee-based, healthful sip try Four Sigmatic! For those of you who are not familiar with the Four Sigmatic trend, it is...

  • Tastes just like coffee, not like mushrooms
  • Your go-to morning beverage to support productivity, focus, and creativity
  • Made with 100% organic Arabica coffee beans
  • Ready to drink with hot water, nut milk, and/or natural sweetener

(We also have a lovely selection of delicious coffee substitutes or coffees).

 

6. Festive BetterStevia & Monkfruit Sugarless Sweeteners

NOW® BetterStevia® and Monk Fruit are coming through with the seasonal flavors! Just a few drops of these liquid sweeteners are enough for your morning 'cuppa! We carry many options online, but a few faves include:

In case you're curious, NOW® BetterStevia® is a zero-calorie, low-glycemic, natural sweetener that makes a healthy substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners. Unlike chemical sweeteners, it contains a certified organic stevia extract, and preserves the Stevia leaf's natural qualities in this better-tasting stevia. Likewise, Monk fruit, also known as the Chinese fruit "Luo Han Guo", is the newest zero-calorie sweetener. It makes a fantastic alternative to sugar in beverages.

 

7. Fire Brew Wellness Tonic to Support Overall Wellness

Fire Brew Signature Sampler Box of Wellness Tonics

Forego the witches' brew this fall... Fire Brew's Signature "Flight of Five" Sampler Box is a beautiful, handy way to enjoy all of the nourishing wellness tonics anytime. Each bottle contains the proprietary Fire Brew base of onion, garlic, habanero pepper, horseradish, ginger, citrus, turmeric, apple and rosemary. Along with added ingredients to create powerful, targeted blends.

  • Contains prebiotics and probiotics
  • Unpasteurized, raw and includes 'the mother' of vinegar
  • Lightly sweetened with raw, organic honey
  • All-natural, paleo, naturally gluten-free

Signature Sampler Includes: Beet with Hawthorn Berry, 2 fl. oz; Chai with Fennel Seeds, 2 fl. oz; Citrus with Astragalus, 2 fl. oz; Garden with Spearmint, 2 fl. oz; and Hibiscus with Raspberry Leaf, 2 fl. oz.

 

8. An Autumnal Diffuser

NOW Foods Now® Solutions Ultrasonic Metal Touch Oil Diffuser

This diffuser is perfect for channeling your inner fall goddess! Intricate, dark trees cast a perfect silhouette for just the right amount of autumn ambiance without being outright spooky! When paired with just a few drops of NOW's Essential Oil, it becomes a healthy alternative to synthetically scented candles and aerosol sprays. It's also:

  • Extremely quiet
  • Easy to clean
  • Just add tap water and essential oils
  • Cool steam, no heat involved/no risk of burns
  • Automatic shut off
  • BPA-free
  • 1 year warranty
  • Run life of 5000+ hours, up to 7 hours continuously
  • Rotating LED lights

 

9. All the Fall Essential Oil Scents

This brings us to our next point! NOW Essential Oils come in just about any scent under the sun, but their fall-themed scents are what really get us excited!

For more information on the purity of NOW's check out their Essential Oil FAQ page or the time they tested other brands' quality, for stronger "tea".

 

10. Cinnamon Sticks to Perfect your Fall Beverage

Brown Wooden Sticks on White Ceramic Bowl

You will quickly notice the difference in taste with Red Ape's fragrant, sweet, organic cinnamon. This robust Korintje cinnamon from Sumatra is ideal for baking, and will enliven the flavors of fall drinks like apple cider, chai and more! Feel good about your purchase; Red Ape donates 5% of profits to the protection of orangutans and their habitat.

  • Organic Cassia cinnamon sticks
  • Ideal for baking
  • Enlivens the flavors of desserts

 

11. Keep Out the Cold with Scarves, Gaiters & More!

Are you cold & also avoiding a cold? (Or, worse!) See our stores' seasonal selection of versatile scarves, reusable cloth masks, and gaiters from Terra Naturals. They're cozy, warm, stylish, re-usable, and eco-friendly! Just perfect for the cold weather rolling in. Available in stores today!
 

12. Goodlight Candles Light the Way

While your snuggling into your chair with a good book, don't forget to glow! Our Goodlight Candles light the way without the use of synthetic fragrances, lead wicks or other nasties. Shop Goodlight Candles on our site, or visit us in-stores for even more selection!
  • All candles are paraffin-free, made with non-GMO, plant-based palm wax
  • Pure cotton wicks
  • Scented with blends of pure essential and botanical oils
  • Eco-friendly, recyclable packaging, including aluminum tins, compostable wax, and recycled boxes with veggie-based inks
  • Goodlight is charitable!

 

13. Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

Photo credit: Goli Nutrition (via Instagram)

Fall is rolling in, and so are our new ACV Gummies! These Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies are made with real apples, vegan, gluten-free and contain no preservatives, chemicals nor artificial ingredients. Goli Nutrition's goal was to create an easy, delicious way for everyone to incorporate ACV into their daily routine. Their gummies produce the same age-old benefits of traditional Apple Cider Vinegar without the unpleasant taste!

  • Supports gut health for healthy digestion
  • Supports skin health
  • Supports healthy weight management
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Supports heart health

 

14. Alaffia Soaps

Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap, Vanilla Almond, 16 fl. oz.Alaffia Everyday Shea Hand Soap, Lavender Spice

Last but not least is this amazing soap from Alaffia. This all-in-one shea almond soap in the scent Vanilla Almond is just the thing to keep you clean this autumn. Not only will it keep you clean, but it's also guaranteed to fill your shower with this cozy scent, moisturize your skin, and support quality-of-life for the hard-working folks of Togo (the West African country). That's because founder/owner/CEO, Olowo-n'djo Tchala is committed to Fair Trade practices and multiple charity projects to improve his homeland.

And, as long as you're washing up, classic lavender gets a spiced makeover in their Lavender Spice Everyday Shea Hand Soap. 

 

15. Terra Chips for a Bowl of Fall Colors

   Terra Chips Original, 5 oz.Terra Chips Sweets & Apples, 5.5 oz.Terra Chips Sweet Potato with Sea Salt, 6 oz.

A seasonal, plant-based mix of root vegetables, oil, and salt (or cinnamon and fruit for Sweets & Apples). Open up a bag of Terra Chips with Sea Salt for a unique, sophisticated snacking experience. Terra's chips are made with real, non-GMO vegetables for a snack that's also vegan and gluten-free. With zero mg of cholesterol, zero trans fat and no artificial flavors/preservatives, you can snack without guilt!

  • Vegetable and/or fruit chips
  • With a touch of sea salt
  • Plant-based
  • Non-GMO
  • Comes in a 5 oz. bag

We hope you enjoyed all of these fall-vibe finds! Let's celebrate autumn by staying healthy. See you soon!