Nominations are open! Who inspires you? Help us build our influencers to watch 2017 list

Nominations are open! Who inspires you? Help us build our influencers to watch 2017 list

Help us build our influencers to watch 2017 list. We all come to a green lifestyle with unique backgrounds, awareness levels, heath and environmental concerns, goals and motivations. The great news is that there are many pioneers you can learn from while you look to make healthy, green and sustainable lifestyle choices. Share who has helped you grow your knowledge and awareness or submit your information here. 

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What's behind the terms on a natural product label? Are they safe?

What's behind the terms on a natural product label? Are they safe?

We have all been there, you purchase a product to clean with only to find out later that just because it says it is green the ingredients inside to not always match the claims. With a few tips you can start to read a natural product label with more savvy and in turn, make better green product choices. Added perk! We created and easy-to-follow infographic! 

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The easy way to jumpstart your year of living with less clutter

The easy way to jumpstart your year of living with less clutter

We have all tried to reduce clutter and often getting started is one of the hardest parts. Less "stuff" in important not only for the health of our environment, but also the happiness and health of your home. This is why we created a free monthly decluttering calendar. But how much clutter should you focus on removing? How do you jumpstart your decluttering project? We actually created a super easy to follow formula (and you don't need to be a math expert) to get you going on your mission for less clutter. Here is how it works.

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Q & A with This Organic Girl

Q & A with This Organic Girl

Mom, wife and green product warrior, Lisa, or better know as This Organic Girl is someone who is leading the charge and helping others find safe and natural products for a healthy lifestyle. Need proof? Check out this incredible post Lisa did on how to buy chicken! She is not afraid of a challenge and will dive deep to look at every ingredient and the processes behind what she tries and reviews. 

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Rosemary and Mint essential oils, how to use for winter wellness

Rosemary and Mint essential oils, how to use for winter wellness

What do you think of when the cold winter air greets us during winter? Is it colds, allergies, congestion, dryness and overall times of discomfort? Rosemary and Mint essential oils are packed with benefits to help you all winter season long. Learn why Rosemary and Mint is a great wellness pick and our official scent of winter! 

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How to create 20 percent open space and a life with less clutter

How to create 20 percent open space and a life with less clutter

Going full minimalism might feel unrealistic or overwhelming but we can learn from minimalism ideas and start by creating more open space. One easy way to reduce clutter is the idea of creating 20 percent open space. So what does more open space look like in practice? We asked one of our favorite designers, Jessica Klein from Oh I Design Blog to give us a few tips on keep shelves and collections looking their best. 

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Month by month calendar: How to live with less clutter

Month by month calendar: How to live with less clutter

How to declutter and what to declutter are important questions we all share as we find the value of living more with less. But where do you start? We wanted to make it easy with our month by month calendar to declutter your home and life. Jumpstart in January or pickup in a month that works for you. It's never too late to start removing the items that no longer serve your best life.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays everyone! Thanksgiving has officially come and gone and the race to finish your holiday shopping has begun. As optimists, we prefer to give gifts that are cost effective, high quality, and thoughtful, which is why we have created a holiday gift guide with pre-bundled products that make giving super simple and fun for holiday season.

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Why we Shop Local (And Why You Should Too!)

Why we Shop Local (And Why You Should Too!)

The Optimist Co. is proud to participate in events with the Cape Cod based organization, Love. Live. Local. This Sunday, December 4th, is the annual LoveLocal Holiday Fest and we are so excited to be vendors along with over 100 other local businesses. We believe in the importance of shopping local this holiday season and we encourage you to keep reading to find out some of the great benefits of keeping it local.

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The Ultimate Guide to (Easy!) Holiday Hosting

The Ultimate Guide to (Easy!) Holiday Hosting

Hosting during the holidays is nothing short of an art form. The house has to be clean, the food has to be good, and the eggnog needs to be flowing. While some people are natural born hosts, others have a more difficult time piecing together all the details for their holiday soirées. Simplicity is a recurring theme at The Optimist Co. and we believe that it can be applied to the principals of hosting as well. We combined our favorite hosting tips to bring you The Ultimate Guide to (Easy!) Holiday Hosting.

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An Optimist's Guide to Surviving the Holidays

An Optimist's Guide to Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are here, and once again we are all scrambling to survive the next few weeks filled with turkey, stuffing, stockings, and your family. For most people, the holidays are filled with joy and warm feelings, but even the most enthusiastic amongst us get bogged down with the stress of holiday expectations. To combat those feelings of overwhelm, we created "An Optimist's Guide to Surviving the Holidays." We hope the following tips will leave you feeling ready to take on the even the most dreaded of holiday parties:

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W.E.L.L. Summit 2016

W.E.L.L. Summit 2016

This weekend we will be attending the second annual W.E.L.L. Summit in New York City, and we couldn't be more excited! After having such a great experience at last year's event, The Optimist Co. was thrilled to be invited back as a sponsor for this year. The Optimist Co. founder, Devin Donaldson, will be leading two different breakout sessions and our products will be featured at the Live W.E.L.L. party as a vendor. Keep reading to learn more about this awesome event!

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