Just one more week to go before the exciting Night of Green Beauty and today I am thrilled to bring you the sponser behind the bash, The Chalkboard by Pressed Juicery. If you have yet to peruse the beautifully educational pages of The Chalkboard I encourage you to set aside an hour (or ten) and prepare to be enlightened and motivated to maintain a healthy, vibrant, and green lifestyle.
While you are soaking up wisdom from The Chalkboard archive make sure you visit Pressed Juicery to read about their drool worthy, cold pressed juices. A few months ago I had the pleasure of doing a cleanse with their juices and I must tell you that as a busy lady I loved having the juices delivered fresh to my southern abode all the way from California! They were so delicious and if you want dessert in a bottle you MUST try their Vanilla Almond.
Now it is my pleasure to introduce you to the gorgeous Carly of Pressed Juicery, she was so kind to sit down for an interview so please show her and her Pressed family much love and support!
You, along with your fellow co-founders Hayden Slater and Hedi Gores, struggled with health issues prior to discovering the healing powers of fresh juice. How has your discoveries shaped Pressed Juicery into what it is today?
Our personal experiences have completely shaped the evolution of Pressed. We have all experienced first-hand what fresh juice can do for our physical and mental well-being. We look at green juice as having the power to really affect an individual's life when incorporated into their daily routine. Most people are not getting the nutrients they need from fruits and veggies every day and this is such an easy and effective way to make that happen. Once we started to feel the high of being healthy, it trickled into all other areas of our lives and inspired us to want to share the joy of cold-pressed juice.
With so many fad diets out there how do you educate those new to juicing on how it can truly heal, cleanse and restore the body?
We tend to let the product speak for itself. While we pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable staff and believe in educating our customers as much as possible, we also know that what we are providing for people is actually quite simple. Raw fruits and vegetables in their most nutritious form- ready to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Once people start to feel the effects, whether through a cleanse or a consistent routine of drinking the juice every day, they begin to understand why it is so amazing. We also love using The Chalkboard Magazine, our blog, as a way to showcase the benefits of juice.
Pressed Juicery offers cleansing packages. Can you tell us more about what a cleanse entails and how we can benefit from a juice fast?
Spending a few days on our juice cleanse is an incredible experience for most. While there is no magic bullet for healthy living, spending a few days drinking only fresh green juices does wonders for your body and mind. Fresh juices provide a massive dose of nutrition that is super simple for the body to absorb. Your body gets gets deep nourishment and hydration, while the digestive system takes a load off from processing the heavier foods we normally eat.
We find that most people understand the benefits of juicing, but just need some help making time for it. Our 3 and 5 day cleanses are designed to make cleansing as simple as possible so you can refresh and detoxify your system while getting on with your life.
In addition to juicing you are also passionate about green living. Can you tell us more about your mission and values when it comes to leading a toxic-free, sustainable lifestyle?
Yes, juicing really goes hand-in-hand with a non-toxic lifestyle. Once you've been on a cleanse, you become more aware of what you're putting in your body and it's natural to want to avoid the toxins getting into your system in the first place. As a mother of a young child, I work hard to keep our fridge, and our entire home, really, as natural as possible. It comes down to simple choices. I use more natural materials than I used to and shop for products I know are organic or mostly organic. Once you know about some of the toxic ingredients in everyday products, you can't go back and the changes become easier and easier to make. Our site, The Chalkboard Mag, is an incredible resource for this kind of information as well.
You have an amazing blog, The Chalkboard. Can you tell us more about the content you provide and the message you want to send to your readers?
The Chalkboard grew out of our customer's organic interest in wellness and everything surrounding the juicing lifestyle. In only the year and a half that it's been live, we've been amazed at the brilliant experts, brand leaders and informed readers we've encountered. In our own experience, we hadn't found a site that was presenting natural health information in a way that was truly fun, useful and inspiring to us, so we decided to create one ourselves. That's really what The Chalkboard is all about - living well in every sense of the word!
Green beauty is a hot topic on The Chalkboard. What are some of your favorite products when it comes to nourishing and tending the skin?
There are amazing skin oils out on the market right now that are as clean and natural as can be. I'm a big fan of RODIN olio lusso body oil as well as their new perfume. Ren also makes great skin care products that I love. As far as natural makeup that is also good for your skin, I've bought up almost every lip product in our recent lip gloss story - there are so many greats out there right now!http://thechalkboardmag.com/gimme-lip-8-of-our-top-favorite-natural-lip-gloss-picks
The wonderful Pressed Juicery/Chalkboard team have put together a deliciously green survival kit for The Night of Green Beauty which just happens to be taking place during Fashion Week in NYC! You can purchase this juicy kit for $120 OR be the lucky winner of today's giveaway which includes the entire, limited edition kit:
- Pressed Juicery juices:
8 skin-friendly, energy-boosting juices to keep you healthy on-the-go. Three energizing greens juices, three light citrus juices, a nourishing roots juice and one of our new green rooibos teas!
La Bella Figura Decouverte Under Eye Repair Serum: Organic heights of luxury! Use this incredible rollerball to wake up glowing for each day's first show!
Revolution Organics' Freedom Gloss in Freedom Red: A red lip for fall? Always! This organic New York red screams fashion week-ready! Tuck in your go-to bag for instant pick-me-ups.
Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelsui 'Healer' Hair Repair: This deep natural conditioning treatment can be used daily for perfect shine on the go!
To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment below! To increase your chances of winning you can also share this giveaway on your social media or personal blog and then leave an additional comment!
I will draw a winner at random on Sunday, September 1st. Good luck!