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  • Accountability in the CPG Industry

    In 2015, the US Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry sales totaled about $635.8 billion. In 2020, sales are expected to hit $721.8 billion. It is one of the largest and most successful industries in North America; even with a decrease in disposable income, the industry continues to grow1. However, with exponential growth comes excess waste and the untold truth behind green marketing. 
  • Hollywood's Favorite Water

    We couldn't be more stoked to share that over the last couple of years Waiakea has been spotted in some pretty big TV shows and movies! Very little compares to the feeling of having a friend text you with a screenshot of Waiakea in the hands of a famous actor in a Netflix Original or HBO series... Cue crazy-person victory dance with intermittent yelling of "I think we're famous?!?!". Below are a [...]
  • Is Too Much Sleep Actually Bad For You?

    We've always been told that we need lots of sleep...However, have you ever thought about what too much sleep can do to you? We were wondering the same question, so we decided to do our homework and get to the bottom of it šŸ§.

New Year, New You: Getting Hydrated in 2018

It's 2018 and time to tackle the motto of "new year, new you." Making sure your body is optimally hydrated is a simple and easy solution to achieving those new years resolutions.
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Snack Time With Sweats & The City

Waiakea ambassadorā€™s Elizabeth + Dale, the dynamic duo behind Sweats & The City, have joined us to share some of their favorite snack items that are both healthy and tasty.
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Why Brands Are Adding Baking Soda To Their Water & What You Should Know About It

Why Sodium Bicarbonate is Added To Water A lot of brands are adding baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to their bottled water. "But why?", you may ask. Well for starters, sodium bicarbonate is a way to create a higher pH, or alkalinity, in drinking water. Sodium bicarbonate is known as nahcolite, which is part of the natural mineral natron. Natron, which contains large amounts of sodium [...]
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Essential Info On Essential Oils

With their highly therapeutic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities, essential oils are an ancient remedy that have been used across different cultures and civilizations for centuriesĀ¹. By definition, essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic plant extracts found in seeds, bark, stems, roots and flowersĀ². Although essential oils have been around for centuries, the [...]
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Iā€™ve Got 99 Problems And The Sun Is Definitely One

Regardless of the risks our dermatologists consistently highlight (as well as what our mothers taught us growing up), many of us remain active sun seekers, constantly looking to achieve that perfect beachy bronze. Even when we arenā€™t aiming to work on our flawless looking tan, it is still critical to use sun care products to protect your body.
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Homemade Activated Charcoal Lemonade

  Activated charcoal is a deeply trusted and entirely natural detoxifying remedy that has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine. It works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the body and flushing them out in a process that prevents the body from reabsorbing themĀ¹. Activated charcoal eventually made its way into Western medicine where it was used by doctors as an antidote for [...]
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Get Glowing, Clear Skin the Natural Way

With skin being your largest organ, there is no doubt that it requires some extra TLCā€¦.especially when it comes to that deeply coveted glow everyone is in search of. While there are an abundance of products on the market that tout breakthrough formulas that will give you everything you want and more when it comes to your skin, the reality is that there is no magic cream, cleanser, mask or toner [...]
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Get Your Acai Game On with Culinary Queen, Serena Poon

Culinary queen, celebrity nutritionist and Waiakea Ambassador, Serena Poon, has crafted some seriously drool-worthy acai bowl recipes for you to experiment with this summer. She cites protein smoothie bowls as one of her favorite quick go-to's after a workout or even as a mid-day meal. Considering the fact that they are nutrient dense and bursting with flavors, Serena loves the energy boost that [...]
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What You Shoud Know About Fluoride In Drinking Water

Since the 1950s, Americans have been embroiled within an environmental controversy surrounding fluoridation, debating whether or not fluoridesā€”ionic compounds containing the element fluorineā€”should be added to public water systems. On one side you have a group of scientists from government and industry that argue the addition of fluoride to water protects teeth from decay. On the other side are [...]
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Pets & PH: Why Your Pet Should Be Drinking Alkaline Water

Our pets are part of the family, right? You wouldn't want your loved ones eating unhealthy, processed food every day, including your furry friends. Dogs and cats are prone to the very same ailments and diseases as humans, especially when their diets are just as unhealthy as ours--they need nutrients and minerals, too! Processed dog and cat food can easily be the equivalent of fast food. Drinking [...]
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9 health tips for that summer bikini body

Spring has almost sprung and summertime is just around the corner! This means the welcomed (and sometimes dreaded) arrival of bikini season. In order to make shedding those winter pounds less of a daunting task, we have compiled a variety of totally doable lifestyle tips that will help you work towards that coveted beach bod.  
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Magnesium: health benefits & bioavailability in water

In addition to playing a crucial role in overall health and well being, magnesium can provide your body with an impressive list of health benefits. This is especially so considering that the mineral's cellular and molecular function impacts all systems of the body. That said, it is important to note that if magnesium levels fall below a certain level, your body can be in some serious trouble. [...]
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