Time during COVID has really been weird… I feel like new, fresh months keep rolling in, even though it feels like we’re still stuck back in March. Anyone else?? But here we are, July 1 and I’m really shocked by there the last month went. It’s already time to share my 9 things of note, aka new-to-me products that I tried and loved during the past month — and this is a good one, especially if you’re looking for a really good, affordable detangler, the perfect summer tank top for less than $10, and how to use a CoffeeSock.
Joanna’s Things of Note from June 2020 (including SheaMoisture detangler, CoffeeSock & more)
As always, please note that a few of these items have been gifted to me. I have indicated that with an asterisk * next to the name of the product. As usual though, I am only sharing what I have absolutely loved and would spend ‘real money’ on regardless.
The thing about the PNW is that you always seem to need a light later… and this military jacket from ABLE is my new fave. It’s literally the perfect weight and will be awesome layered in the fall, too. And I love wearing ABLE because this is handcrafted in Mexico by women to help end poverty! And you can get 25% off with code JOJOTASTIC25 at check out.
I picked this up on a whim, just thinking it would be fine, but nothing special… but I am here to say that it is actually really, really good! If you’re like me and enjoy a slippery-feeling lip balm with ZERO fragrance, definitely check out the Dr. Bronner’s lip balm. It’s got great, clean ingredients like beeswax, jojoba, avocado oil, and hemp oil.
I’ve been really into spicy food lately, especially after learning just how delicious gochujang is. I picked up the hot version recently and it is soooo good on EVERYTHING (especially eggs). It’s made with red hot chili peppers and fermented soy beans, so it’s got a really good sweet and spicy flavor. I highly recommend you try it!
I’m always looking for small ways to go green and these reusable Chemex filters are my latest. They are so easy to use, machine washable, and help reduce waste in our household! To use them, I alternative each (it’s a pack of two). After I brew the coffee, I dump the grounds into compost and rinse the filter, then hang it up to dry on our pot filler. About every 2 weeks, I throw them in the wash with clothes and stuff. And that’s it!
I finally decided to invest in a few reusable masks since I got tired of wearing bandannas. These are lightweight, cute, and get the job done.
Despite the weird name, this is THE perfect summer tank top. It’s lightweight and has the exact scoop neck depth that I want… and it comes in a ton of colors for $5-15. Right now I have it in white and charcoal grey, but I think I might pick up a few more soon.
After cooking nearly every meal for the past 4 months without an apron, I decided it was finally time to actually get one! I love our Magic Linen bedding, so I went to them for the perfect striped linen apron. It’s so awesome and washes really well.
My hair is really fine, but I have a lot of it so I always need a detangler. They are surprising hard to find though, probably because most people only use them with kids. I picked up this detangler from a local pharmacy to try it out and I love it! It smells really good and leaves my hair soooooo smooth and soft. Pus, it’s only $10 and fair trade certified!
I recently discovered the bright and colorful world of Chunks hair accessories and I am obsessssssed. I always need clips, so I have a few different ones, but these mini claws are my fave. The modern and unexpected color combos are so good. I might get a set of the barrettes next. And I love that they are proudly made in China, messaging I haven’t seen very often.
So these are my 9 fave products from June! If you have any tips or requests for July, leave a comment and let me know. I’m working on testing out some great cookbooks for that one!