Favorite Things

These are a few of my favorite things...

Oprah isn’t the only one with a favorite things list! All of the recommendations on this page are tried-and-true by me. These are my everyday, can’t leave the house without ’em essentials. The products bring me joy and make my life a little easier. They also make great gifts!


I hope you love the products I’ve recommended. Just so you know, Emily/Balance & Thrive may receive some form of compensation when you shop through the links on this page. 

Treats & Eats

Coconut Milk

I add this to coffee & green tea – a yummy dairy free alternative to cream!

Nutiva Chia Seeds

I love to add these to smoothies. Chia seeds are full of nutrients and help you stay fuller for longer.

Garden of Life Organic Protein Powder

I add this to smoothies as well – a delicious way to get more protein into your diet.

Beauty & Skincare

Almond Oil

I use this to moisturize right after the shower – works great, especially when you don’t fully dry off your skin!

Eucerin Eczema for Baby

When I get those few eczema spots, this is a go to. I discovered this because my kiddo’s skin is super sensitive to cold weather & the pool always triggers his skin, too.

Lancer Oil

Hands down one of my all time favorite products for your face. You can use it once or twice a day. Personally, I use it in the evening and love love love it!!!

You get 20% off your first order from Dermstore, or 15% off when you subscribe and save. You can also get this at Nordstrom 🙂


Lifestyle & Wellness

Weekly Planner

I use this planner to keep my schedule straight – it’s sectioned off in 15-minute intervals, perfect for those who really like to plan their days in advance!

Balance ViA Water Bottle

Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. You can fancy it up with this water bottle.