//Podcast 149 – 2018 re-cap and what’s to come for 2019!

Podcast 149 – 2018 re-cap and what’s to come for 2019!

In today’s episode of The Whole Circle Podcast we re-cap all things 2018 and give you a sneak peek into what’s instore for 2019.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Where has the last year gone?! It has passed us by so fast.

We have a massive 2019 planned which we are so excited for and super proud about!  But before we talk about all that, let’s take a look back at the year that was for 2018.

2018 was a ripper year for Additive-Free Lifestyle.  We continued to share our passionate message about living additive-free and at the same time we have grown our business as well as having achieved some amazing things in our personal lives.

We can see the shift happening in you guys by embracing the additive-free lifestyle and passing that message on to your loved ones.

When we first started this additive-free journey 5 years ago the information was hard to find and this is what spurred us on to create Additive-Free Lifestyle.

It’s so great now as there are so many bloggers and people out there sharing this message because the more people that know, the better this world will become.

FAVOURITE MOMENTS FROM 2018 – PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL

Jo

  1. doTERRA Incentive Grand Prize Winner’s trip to Uluru.
  2. Surviving her first winter in Tasmania! Hahaha
  3. Release of the Additive-Free Lifestyle branded ice-cream moulds
  4. Re-branding from Sistermixin’ to Additive-Free Lifestyle and the release of our new website.

Tracey

  1. Month-long family trip to America.
  2. 20-year wedding anniversary.
  3. Re-branding from Sistermixin’ to Additive-Free Lifestyle and the release of our new website.
  4. Relocating our warehouse from Queensland to Tasmania.

WHAT’S TO COME FOR 2019

Online Store

We will be stocking A LOT more stock in 2019!

New brands and things that you have been asking for, such as:

  • Nail Polish
  • Hairspray
  • New skincare products
  • Compost bins that go under your sink
  • Eco-friendly dishwashing rubber gloves
  • Baking paper that’s not bleached white
  • And lots of other things that will help you live as additive-free as possible.

Confession Time

Nail polish and hairspray are two things that we are just not going to get completely additive-free and up to our strict standards, but we want to give you the best options we can source, especially since these are two items that a lot of people use regularly.

Environmentally Conscious

In the last 12 months we have become more environmentally aware with the products we stock because we want to help protect our environment or have as little impact as possible on our environment.  So, you will see lots more eco-friendly products being stocked as well.

Once we have finished our sourcing and quality testing process, we will start to release these products within the first half of 2019 via a graduated release, so stay tuned for that!

Book Release

We have been working on an additive-free book that not only gives you nearly 300 additive-free recipes but also gives you lots of information on how to live additive-free so that you understand why it’s important to make conscious brand choices to avoid nasty additives and preservatives.

It’s a massive task and we are still in the process of writing and collating it, but we plan to release it in 2019! Yippee – we cannot wait!!!

Additive-Free Made Easy

We will be running 3 rounds of our signature e-programme, Additive-Free Made Easy in 2019.

The first round will be run in March with early-bird going on sale in February.  If you want to participate then you can get onto the waitlist here and we will send you an email when it’s time to register for the programme.

Places are limited for each round so you will need to get in fast to secure your spot!

PHILANTHROPIC ENDEAVOURS

In 2019 we will be partnering with a wonderful charitable organisation called BE HERS.

BE HERS was founded by a group of girlfriends who were horrified upon hearing of the size and scope of modern-day slavery and felt compelled to do more.

There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history!!!  We struggled to get our heads around this because surely in this day and age, this statistic couldn’t possibly be true.  Sadly, it is, with men, women and children being exploited for manual and sexual labour against their will. The average age of a trafficked victim is just 12 years old!

Human trafficking by definition is the illegal trade of human beings, and is the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, affecting every nation across the globe, including Australia!

This utterly appals us, and we feel compelled to do whatever we can to assist this amazing organisation to work on eradicating it!

We are still working out exactly what part of the organisation the money raised by Additive-Free Lifestyle will be directed, as they have a few different ventures, but we are so excited and passionate to be partnering with them!

There will be an option for you at the checkout cart to donate to BE HERS when you purchase something from our store.

We have been following BE HERS and their campaigns for a few years now and given we had been looking for a little while for a charity to partner with, this just seemed to be the right fit for us, so we have jumped at the chance.

We will be also be recording a podcast with one of the BE HERS founders, Melody, in the coming weeks which we can’t wait for.

So, watch this space and stay tuned for the upcoming podcast!

BRING IT ON!

WOW! We are so excited for what is to come in 2019.  You will also be seeing more of us on the road hosting workshops, seminars, webinars and wherever we can go to spread this vitally important message.

STAY IN TOUCH

To keep up to date with what we’re doing this year, come and hang out with us on Instagram where we do lots of insta-stories as well as on Facebook.  It brings us so much joy to interact with you guys.

We would also love it immensely if you could give us a podcast review or star-rating because not only do we love reading them, but it also helps us in so many ways.

We hope you and your loved ones have the most wonderful 2019, filled with lots of love, family, friends, good health and boundless possibilities.

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2019-01-03T17:31:28+00:00

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