Eco-friendly USA One-Stop Shop

I’M GOING FROM 4 TO 3 ORDERS/YEAR!  NEXT ORDER TAKING PERIOD WILL BE 5/15-5/31, WITH DELIVERY ~2 WEEKS LATER, AFTER THAT END OF SEP WITH DELIVERY MID-OCT.

SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR  ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS, FAQ’s & REVIEW LINKS

 

FEBRUARY VENDORS – QUICK LOOK

***NEW vendors are marked with an asterisk. Scroll down below this list for a link to each vendor, more details, and sales offered.

Blue Egg Farmstore- play dough, foaming bath soaps, mineral make-up kits for kids, personal care & cleaning.  FEB SPECIALS LISTED BELOW.

Cold Bee Gone – homeopathic cold remedy. FEB SPECIAL LISTED BELOW

Crunchy Balm- Grassfed Tallow Balm.

Eco-friendly USA (that’s me)- homemade deodorant, toothpaste & body scrub. FEB SPECIAL LISTED BELOW

Glass Dharma- glass straws with a lifetime guarantee against breakage. It breaks, they replace it!

Josiah’s Oils – personal care & home cleaning essentials. FEB SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

LuSa Organics – personal care, specializing in bar soap, lotion bars, shampoo bars

MamaSuds – castile soap, liquid laundry detergent & other personal care items. FEB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS LISTED BELOW

Molly’s Suds – powdered & liquid laundry detergent & dryer balls

Mountain Rose Herbs – industry leader in supplying bulk herbs, spices & teas, essential oils, and so, so much more

Natulo – organic bamboo teethers with a pocket for ice, hot/cold & other bags & amber jewelry from Inspired by Finn. FEB SPECIAL LISTED BELOW

Onyx Containers – Stainless steel containers of every size & shape, popsicle molds, ice packs, and MUCH more! LOTS of back-to-school ware. FEB SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

Poofy Organics – A HUGE selection of largely USDA certified organic personal care & home essentials (baby, teen, men, home, cosmetics & MORE).

Preserve – adult & children’s toothbrushes, tongue cleaners, and razors

Redmond Trading Company – Earthpaste, Real Salt, and Redmond Clay

***salonsolids- NEW VENDOR offering organic dry, concentrated shampoo/conditioner that you mix up yourself. See my review below, I LOVE these products! FEB SPECIAL BELOW

Simply Rustic – personal care products, FEB EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW

Smiling Tree Toys – hand crafted wooden toys made in MN. One of my all-time favorite toy vendors by far!

The Real Pantry- handcrafted spice blends made with 100% real ingredients & baking mixes. FEB SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

The WashCloth Shop– Back after a 6m break with her handmade wash cloths, essential oil travel bags, reusable Swiffer & Shark pads and flannel wipes! They are gorgeous!

***Urban Baby Bonnets- NEW VENDOR of adorable, handmade bonnets, bucket hats & more, organic fabrics available.

 

LINKS to each vendor, further details, and sales offered (scroll down for reviews):

  • Crunchy Balm- Her product has received fabulous feedback & rave reviews. Great for calming a variety of skin ailments. It comes in unscented & 2 other scents. All details here: http://www.crunchybalm.com/
  • Earth Paints- My kiddos love  mixing up this paint themselves! Excellent gift ideas, Easter isn’t until mid-April but this is the last pre-Easter order so grab your egg dying kits & some paints for that Easter basket! http://www.naturalearthpaint.com/
  • Glass Dharma- We’ve been using these straws for years & not had one break yet, they’re very tough. But should you manage to break one, they have a lifetime replacement guarantee! http://www.glassdharma.com/
  • Good Ducks-After offering these the last 2 orders I planned to take a couple orders off BUT, they would make excellent Easter basket additions, so I’m going to offer them one last order then I will not again until the Nov, pre-Christmas order. Many of you already have them, I need to order in cases of 24 so if only 2 of you order, I’m going to have to cancel. But if we get even 1/2 as many as we need, I’ll get the 24 & have them as extras. You can choose between pink, yellow,  blue:  http://shop.celebriducks.com/category_s/37.htm.
  • Josiah’s Oils LLC – FEB SPECIAL: All sale prices on her website will be honored to the buying club! Many trial sizes available: shampoo, conditioner, head to toe lavender wash,  regular deodorant, and hand dish washing soap and MORE! http://www.josiahsoils.com/.
  • MamaSudshttp://mamasuds.com/. Everything available except gallons of the liquid laundry soap (too bulky & heavy to ship).  I love the castile soap – a great alternative to Dr. Bronner’s as it’s gentler (it doesn’t contain citric acid)! Check out her expanded line! FEB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (order must be submitted between 2/1-2/7, after that all products go back to full price):
Automatic Dishwasher Powder: $14 (-$2)
Vapor Rub (with peppermint oil) $7 (-$1) I’ll make it without peppermint for $9
Laundry Soap Sample (unscented): $8 (-$1) regular and borate free same price
deodorant: $8 (-$2)
Body Cream $16 (-$2)
Bug Spray refill $23 (-$2)
Bug Spray $8 (-$1) (some areas start getting buggy early!)
  • Mountain Rose Herbs –  Be aware if you plan on buying any bulk items that they will take up way more room in your box than normal items. BUT, their shipping is very, very expensive (~$10 to ship a 1 oz bottle of EO’s)! so I can almost always save you money vs shopping from them directly. Prices as marked. Be very specific as they offer many products in many sizes: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/
  • Natulowww.natulo.com.  Ice Teethers made from organic cotton fabric. Also, organic fabric hot/cold packs. FEB SPECIAL: Amber Flower necklaces- Kids size Flower necklaces for $21 and Adult flower necklace for $39. These are ADORABLE, my daughter has received so many compliments on hers.
  • Onyx Containers – FEB SPECIAL 10% OFF EVERYTHING: (The Tickle Trunk is their retail site): http://www.thetickletrunk.com/. ONLY non-US made vendor in the buying club as the items they offer are not made here by any company. Still, I prefer stainless made abroad over plastic made in the US. Onyx does 3rd party testing to ensure their products are safe, not all stainless vendors do. I have a ton of items from Onyx, and love them all!
  • Preserve – I need to order razors by the 6-pack in addition to the toothbrushes, so can’t guarantee color choices. Toothbrushes come in ultra soft, soft & medium (for adults). Children’s are all soft. If you’d like your own 6-pack of the travel cases I’ll gladly order those for you, but no individuals in travel cases. The 6-pack comes in assorted colors. You can give me your color preference, but I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to give everyone the specific color they’d like. I will make sure you don’t get 2 of the same color though!  Adult brushes $3 each ($18/6-pack), children’s $3.30 ($20/6-pack) for the mail back packs: https://www.preserveproducts.com/products/category/bath/oral-care/
  • salonsolids-http://salonsolids.com/. Organic dry shampoo/conditioner that comes with a small glass bottle, you mix with hot water & viola, have a small bottle of shampoo! INTRODUCTORY OFFER: 10% off all product! Please note if you want the small glass bottles with your order. My recent review is listed below in the reviews section.
  • Simply Gum– https://www.simplygum.com/. $3/pack, 6 flavors: mint, cinnamon, maple, ginger, fennel, coffee. FEB SPECIAL: Mix & Match a 6pk for $15.
  • Simply Rustichttp://www.simplyrustic2011.com/. Her face care products & body butters are very loved! FEB EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: all orders submitted between 2/1-2/7 receive a free tube of lip balm, your choice from these 7 options: chocolate/strawberry, pomegranate/vanilla, raspberry/lemonade, cranberry, paradise, minty, orange/lav. It is my all-time favorite lip balm! If you don’t note your choice, I’ll choose one at random for you.
  • Smiling Tree Toyshttp://www.smilingtreetoys.com/. I own many Smiling Tree items, and adore every, single one. We have the Smiling Moon Balancer, the basic & deluxe sets of blocks, the memory tiles, the shape sorter, penguin bowling game, and the xylophone, as well as personalized ornaments & teethers. MANY GREAT EASTER BASKET OPTIONS!
  • The Real Pantry- https://www.real-pantry.com/shop/. FEB SPECIAL:  10% off the large packs of spice blends (2oz French Onion, Ranch, Taco, + 4oz Taco) Not a ton of products but her ranch & french onion dip mixes get rave reviews.  Products are free from: preservatives, additives, artificial flavors and colors, “natural” flavors, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), soy, and highly processed salt and sugar.
  • Urban Baby Bonnets-NEW VENDOR that I’m so excited to be offering!
    Adorable, handmade  bonnets & bucket hats in many styles & TONS of patterns. Organic cloth options available! Here’s the site with all available product: https://urbanbabybonnets.com/

  **I ALWAYS send an email back saying “received”. If you do NOT get one of those within 24 hrs of submitting your order, double check that I did receive it. Last time there were some email issues that lead to orders showing up in my inbox for the 1st time 2 weeks after the deadline…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

*WHY DO AN ECO-FRIENDLY BUYING CLUB? I’ve been doing reviews for almost 5 years to find the safest products on the market for my family & yours. I have discovered several fabulous lines of products! It is discouraging to find out how much shipping is just to try a few products. The idea is to place large orders with each company as a group. Get your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to go in on an order with you!

*HOW DO I ORDER? Email orders to me at ecofriendlymamausa@gmail.com. INCLUDE your mailing address & a list of your items. Include: name of the company, names and quantities of the products you want, size (if there is more than one option for that product…2 oz, 4 oz, etc), and the price of the item so I don’t have to look it up.

Here’s an example of an order:

Blue Egg Farmstore:
Cut the Crap Sunkissed Facebutter – Lemon & Ginger, 1 @ 12.00

Mountain Rose Herbs:
Soy Candles in a Tin – Northern Forest, 1 @ 7.00

Our Soveriegn Life:
8oz candle, lavender, 1 @ 16.00

Josiah’s Oils:
Natural Sea Wool Sponge, bath sponge – 1 @ 11.25
Acne Foaming Face Wash WITH Activated Charcoal – 1 @ 11.99
Beach Paradise Lotion – 1 @ 5.99
Organic Lime in the Coconut Shampoo, 9 oz, 1 @ 11.00

Mamasuds:
Bug spray, 1 @ 8.00

Poofy Organics:
Black Mascara, 1 @ 20.00
Mighty Mane Shampoo, 1 @ 20.00
IAG Vesta Dishwashing Liquid – 1 @ 14.00

Redmond Trading Company:
EarthCure Natural Foaming Soap, 1 of Lavender, 1 of Citrus, and 1 of Peppermint.  Each 3.99 for a total of 11.97
*HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO THIS? Orders take place quarterly: February, May, August, and November. Delivery is a couple weeks after the deadline, as soon as I have everything in my hands I start filling orders in the order received. I send your final invoice with shipping as soon as I know that amount, you pay, I ship.

*WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF ORDERING AS A GROUP? Consolidated shipping costs! My homemade deodorant is a good example of how expensive it is to ship. I ask $8 for a jar, and it costs $6.45 to ship via the USPS. Now, you can purchase a jar of my deodorant, dish soap from Poofy Organics, toothpaste from Earthpaste,  a bottle of castile soap from MamaSuds, laundry powder from Molly’s Suds, a body scrub from Simply Rustic (random example) & you’ll only pay one shipping fee and receive it all in one box from me to you! The idea is that you can order as much as you want, from whichever companies you want, and the more the better to fill up a flat rate box!

*WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME? Patience. Realize that this is a slow process, but hopefully one that will get products in your hands that you’ve been waiting to try. If you need something immediately, please order it yourself.

*HOW DO I PAY FOR MY ORDER? You have 2 options: PayPal or personal check (many have gone to e-checking, which is fine too). You will be sent a final invoice once your order is ready to ship (I’ll send you a QuickBooks invoice with the total amount). As soon as I receive payment your order will be on the way!

*WHERE DO YOU SHIP AND IS IT INSURED? I ship anywhere in the US & territories, and to any APO. I use USPS Priority flat & regional rate boxes, which includes $50 in insurance and free tracking. Additional insurance is optional. Your final invoice will include the quote for full coverage; if you choose not to purchase it subtract it from your total when paying. Out of ~500 packages shipped/year, I’ve only ever made a handful of claims for leaking or damaged goods, all under $50. But, if your $300 package gets lost or completely damaged, and you did not purchase the additional insurance, all we’ll be able to recover is $50.

THE FINE PRINT: I can’t be responsible for anything once the package leaves my hands. All sales are final. I will fix any errors I make, but if you order the wrong product, or aren’t happy with it, you’re stuck with it.

REVIEWS:

Cold Bee Gone –  https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548/749887745026868/?type=3&theater

Earth Paint –  https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548/704581892890787/?type=3&theater

Glass Dharma –  https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548/603887482960229/?type=1

Good Ducks- https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2016/05/28/review-of-the-good-duck/

Josiah’s Oils – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=678783912137252&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater

Lusa Organics – My review (I especially LOVE the shampoo bar!): https://ecofriendlyusa.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/lusa-organics-review/

Mama Suds – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=660935610588749&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater

Molly’s Suds – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=753873981294911&set=pb.397517646930548.-2207520000.1382562434.&type=3&theater

Poofy Organics –https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153489486074297&set=o.1507106652868450&type=3&theater. My review of a few products, and the line in general: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=657087054306938&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater. Jolene’s Poofy make-up review: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.763749273640715.1073741834.397517646930548&type=3

Redmond Trading Company – Earthpaste: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=677690208913289&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater Redmond Clay: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=687531201262523&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater Real Salt, Season Salt, Bath Salts: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=691161900899453&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater

Salonsolidshttps://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2016/12/10/salonsolids-review/

Simply Gum – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=759042250778084&set=pb.397517646930548.-2207520000.1383052806.&type=3&theater

Simply Rustichttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=568353086513669&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater. Simply Rustic’s lip balms are just amazing, with flavors like pomegranate/vanilla/coconut (my fave), chocolate covered strawberry, raspberry lemonade & several more!!

Smiling Tree Toys – Lacing puzzle: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=636647163017594&set=a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548&type=3&theater

The Real Pantryhttps://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2016/11/10/the-real-pantry-review/

The WashCloth Shop- https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/a.568349859847325.144572.397517646930548/765018320180477/?type=3&theater

Urban Baby Bonnets- https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/a.430947503587562.117422.397517646930548/1747251855290447/?type=3&theater

****A great blog post from someone who has participated in several orders about what she loves from/about the buying club: http://www.thefreerangehomemaker.com/2014/08/eco-friendly-usa-mama-buying-club.html

A thread with comments from a few who have participated thus far: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=804574999558142&id=397517646930548

18 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Janice
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 23:01:28

    Thanks for such a quick response. So just to make sure I’m clear… To purchase from your club I choose items from the above shops links? They will all be shipped for 41 bucks? And you have reviewed all these items and consider them safe? Almost sounds too good to be true lol

    Janice

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    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Feb 17, 2014 @ 03:42:48

      I used the $12/$40 shipping as an example. I don’t make any money on shipping, and there are various box sizes. I package it in the smallest box possible. I did receive your order, and it actually seems like it should be a perfect fit for the $40 box, but I CAN’T guarantee that until I have it in front of me… I’ll do everything I can to ship it for that, or less! And no, I haven’t reviewed every single item from every single vendor on the list, but have personally used many of the items, especially from the personal care vendors, and know & trust the lines to provide only safe products. You truly are getting the very best of the very best, and I have spent years looking!!

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  4. ecofriendlymamausa
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 18:10:37

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  5. ecofriendlymamausa
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 20:26:46

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  8. Kimberly MacLeod
    Feb 01, 2015 @ 02:33:18

    For some reason your fiddle bumps review is saying unavailable

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  9. sonya
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 15:39:05

    I make wet and dry bags. 2 pockets. Organic cotton and food grade liner available on custom orders. These are great for mama cloth. How do I get on your approved buyers list???
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilikoi-Fashions/298879016966544

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  10. MaryJoan
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 17:13:13

    Is this buying club still active? Do you have an ordering schedule? I’m interested! Thanks. 🙂

    Reply

    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Feb 18, 2015 @ 18:09:04

      Very active, just took 110 orders for the Feb group order! They’re quarterly, the next one will be in May, you can email me your order between 5/1-5/16, then there’ll be an Aug & Nov order. I also always buy extras & put those up once all the orders are filled in a post-club sale, so if you want to make sure not to miss that you should join my group page where I post all announcements: https://www.facebook.com/groups/944480978913682/

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  11. Ashley 'Kirtlink' East
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 05:07:04

    Is the washcloth shop still on the list? I would love to see what they offer, but cannot get the link to work. Thanks!

    Reply

    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Jan 11, 2016 @ 03:16:00

      She will have new offerings for us in Feb for sure! But after Feb she’s going to go to every 6m or once/year as sales have dropped quite a bit. It’s one of those things, once you have them you’re set for awhile! But the answer is yes, they will be available, stay tuned!

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  12. Pallavi Paurav Bansal
    May 02, 2016 @ 22:25:55

    so how much is final shipping cost? I see may club has mentioned that its $2 more but I am new here so dont know how much it was before.

    Reply

    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Jul 12, 2016 @ 20:38:00

      Sorry I just saw this now. I use regional and flat rate shipping via the USPS. The cheapest something can ship for is $6 and it goes up from there. A large flat rate box for example is $18.75 but can hold hundreds of dollars worth of product. I don’t charge any handling fees, only exactly what it costs to ship your box. So, it totally depends on what you order. Many orders ship for $6.80 in a padded flat rate envelope. The next order is right around the corner, 8/1-8/15 with deliver the beginning of Sep.

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