If you’ve taken our challenge or clicked around the website, you may have heard us talking about Wellness Makers. 

The idea is one that we have shaped over the years here at Nourished Essentials, and we feel it sums up our goals pretty well. Are you a wellness maker and you just don’t know it yet? Read on to find out.


What is a Wellness Maker? How do you know if you are one?

A Wellness Maker is someone that actively seeks a healthier, holistic wellness by taking an active role in their mental, physical and environmental health.  

A Wellness Maker creates, crafts, and grows. 

A Wellness Maker enjoys personally creating everything that goes in, on and around our bodies, because that’s how we know exactly what it contains.

A Wellness Maker examines details and chooses the healthier way. 

What is wellness, anyway?

Wellness can have different meanings for different people. It is a general sense of health and wellbeing across the range of human experiences: mental, spiritual, physical and environmental. 

Wellness is not a final state you achieve. Wellness is an ongoing state, anchored in the present.

Think of wellness as a process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is not just not being sick;  it is a dynamic process of change and growth.

A Wellness Maker pursues all the different paths to wellness with their hand on the wheel. 

The pursuit of wellness can be enjoyable and instill your life with meaning.

How to become a #WellnessMaker?

Here at Nourished Essentials we get really excited about Wellness Making.  We want to spread the word, and watch as others learn how Wellness Making can lead you to a better, more fulfilled and healthier life. 

To become a #WellnessMaker, all you have to do is...take action!! The second you start crafting something to replace a toxic household product, meditating or writing in your daily journal, or setting aside a vegetable to ferment in your kitchen, you have become a #WellnessMaker.

Because sometimes things are easier said than done, we’ve created a fabulous 30-day challenge that will guide you, little by little, to Wellness Making. It’s a fantastic way to learn more about the #WellnessMaker ethos and have fun doing so. Sign up today to get a daily email and simple, fun challenges over the course of 30 days, and see how it changes your life.  

During the month, we will walk you through three different #WellnessMaker challenges. You will make your own foods, household products, and skincare products to use, putting small changes into place along the way. This unique interactive challenge will teach you to craft your own path to wellness.  Sign up today!

Why #WellnessMaker?

There are many different reasons someone might want to be a wellness maker.  Some people are just proactive when it comes to their health. Others have seen the effects it can have in friends or family members. Every story is different.

We began our wellness making journey by following our gut—literally. We lived firsthand the healthful effects of changing our diets to incorporate fermented foods. Watching our health improve based on what we chose to put into our body was an incredible motivation for change.  This inspired us to take the change a step further.

We wondered: what would happen if we began to carefully inspect not just certain parts of our diet, but…everything? From the products we use to clean our house to the clothes we wear to what we wash them with? This led us to see how many ways it is possible to live a cleaner, healthier life, free of chemicals in industrial products.

However, we also lived the learning curve firsthand. Becoming a #WellnessMaker is not something you do overnight. It’s a process, both of learning and of doing. A small step here, a small step there, and before you know it, you’re living a healthier life. 

How to Get Started

Here are a few concrete ways to get started:

  • Take our 30-Day Wellness Maker Challenge
  • Visit our online wellness portal
  • Join our Facebook group, dedicated to Wellness
  • Share this post and commit to wellness with a partner—a #WellnessMaker journey is always better with company.