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Everything Happens for a Reason

Jessica Newport

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Everything Happens for a Reason

I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason.  Not because of kismet, divine intervention or planetary alignments, but because I choose to believe it.  Every hurdle is an opportunity to jump higher, every mountain offers a better vantage point, if you dare climb it.  No time in my life has this been more evident than in 2020. This has been an exceptional year for many of us for a variety of reasons.  We've all had to face some challenges, adapt, change, grow.  Some of you may remember that I bought my first company vehicle last December and that is...


5 Ways to Reduce Single Use Plastic

Jessica Newport

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5 Ways to Reduce Single Use Plastic

Every day we are bombarded with single use plastics.  I'm not entirely against the use of plastics.  There are some industries that have been positively transformed by the availability of plastics and polymers (like the medical industry).  But seriously, the amount of plastics in the grocery store and in food service is freaking astounding.  Since food is one of my biggest expenditures this is where I have focused most of my attention for the top 5. #5 Bulk Buy: We often buy foods in larger bulk containers then divide at home.  Buying in bulk uses less packaging and can help...


Essential Oil Grading

Jessica Newport

Essential Oil Grading

Last Monday I posted a poll on the Newport's Naturals Facebook page asking for folks to chime in regarding which essential oil grades they are most concerned about when making a selection.  Is it more important for your Essential Oils to be Therapeutic Grade or Food Grade?  This was kind of a tricky question and maybe even a bit of a trick question.  Let's unpack this further. We can start by digging into essential oil Grading.  Is there a single standard for achieving a specific Grade?  Who determines if an essential oil earns a specific Grade such as Food Grade or Therapeutic Grade? ...


Weathering this storm

Jessica Newport

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Weathering this storm

Newport's Naturals reached a bit of a milestone in January with the purchase of a company van. I was so excited it brought me to tears. I haven't posted pictures yet because I wanted to have the van lettered first, get her all official looking. Here's where things get tricky. A little over a week ago I was rear ended at a stop light, rendering my new van useless. Thankfully nobody was injured, but my poor van is a total loss, leaving me with no vehicle. Insurance is not going to cover the cost for replacement and I'm out thousands...


Packaging with Purpose

Jessica Newport

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Packaging with Purpose

I'm so glad that more people are becoming aware of the environmental catastrophe being caused by plastic waste.  I see people using paper or metal straws and companies are coming up with new solutions for packaging that help reduce the abundance of plastics in our landfills and oceans.   Here at Newport's Naturals, we've been focused on reducing plastic waste in a variety of ways.  From our unique packaging to our production equipment, we strive to be an example of how even small businesses can make a difference.  Even in our early days we elected to use paper, glass and metal...

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