JUNE BUYING CLUB EXTRAS

–TO ORDER email: ecofriendlyusabuyingclub@gmail.com.

–I pull orders in the order emails are received. If the person before you claimed an item you want, I let you know. I pack up your order & send an invoice with exact shipping.

–Make sure you include your mailing address so I can determine if flat or regional is cheaper.

–You pay via PayPal FRIENDS/FAMILY so I don’t lose to fees, otherwise I’d have to charge a fee for the club, something I’ve avoided for the 4 years I’ve been doing this. Or you can pay off your QuickBooks invoice using your checking account OR send a check if you’re not comfortable with that. Just be aware if you send a check I likely will not receive it before I leave town late next week, so your items will sit in my office an additional 2 weeks.

So, here’s what I’ve got:

POOFY ORGANICS: TAKE 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW

Deo @$11ea:   wood/citrus, jasmine joy

1x spf 15 lip balm @$4

Samples @$3ea: BB cream in light, medium, dark. Powder foundation in:  serenity, love, hope, truth, Harmony, Focus. Blush in: blush, blushful, blushing, blushingly. Concealer in: Purple, green, 4x demystify, 1x reveal

 

GLASS DHARMA:

1X Decorative Dots 9.5×9 ice tea size, set of 4 w/ cleaning brush @$43.95

1x Hemp Family pack straw carrier (holds 4 straws) @$29.00

3x Hemp Sleeve for single straw (fits all 8 & 9″) @$16

 

ONYX (Tickle Trunk):

4x extra pop lids for paddle style @$2 ea

4x round silicone piece only for pop lid @$1 ea

 

COLD BEE GONE:

5x $9.95 ea ($13.95 via Amazon!)

 

REDMOND: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW

1x 8.25oz onion salt @$9.95

Earthpaste tubes @$6.50 ea: 2x  Cinnamon

1x 10 oz bentonite clay powder @$12.35

 

THE WASHCLOTH SHOP:

2 washcloth sets, 2 EO pouches all listed here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2362621587086801.1073741891.397517646930548&type=1&l=781abfc16b

 

SIMPLY GUM now 30% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW:

$3/pack: 4x boost (new!), 4x revive( new!), 1x coffee, 1x mint

Mints @$3.50/tin: 3x peppermint, 5x ginger

 

PRESERVE:

3 X 3 blade razor (comes with 2 3 blade cartridges) @$8.50

8 @ 5 blade razors, reduced from $12.99 to $10.99

 

LUSA ORGANICS:

Boxed Bar Soap @$6.15ea: 1x lemongrass, 2x lavender goat milk

1x Garden shampoo, naked (no packaging)@ $5.65

 

SALONSOLIDS NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW:

Shampoo: 1x lemongrass @18

 

ISLAND PICNIC:

Organic cotton sandwich & snack bags with ZERO  plastic! Click on album for descriptions, patterns & availability is listed in the comments below. 1 left in orange chevron: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2374469602568666.1073741897.397517646930548&type=1&l=ce87bc3034

 

PARTY IN MY PANTS (reusable cloth menstrual pads) NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW:

1x cotton double gauze overnight in Ebb & Flow @$13.99

1x cotton size M in Morel support @$12.99

 

PURRFECT PLAY NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW: cat & dog toys! https://purrfectplay.com/

1X 6pk wool dust bunnies @$14.95

1x small organic cotton tug toy @$10.95

1x silly sea cucumber @$12.95

1x Hemp Catnip Carrot @$9.95

 

BAREFOOT BOOKS: I have almost all of the following in my personal collection at home & cannot speak highly enough about them, I treasure every Barefoot Book, puzzle & game we own. Yes, they are printed in China but they have a very strong sustainability mission. You will not be disappointed!

My travel journal @$12.99

100 piece Princess puzzle @$10.49 (on sale, normally $14.99)

64 piece Growing a Garden Puzzle @$10.99

1x mindful kids deck @$14.99

1x kids kitchen recipes deck @$19.99

I took the Moon for a Walk (large format board book) $14.99 (reduced to $12.99)

Animal stories set of 4 books @$32.99

2x Barefoot Book of Earth Tales @$16.99ea

1x Barefoot Book of Pirates @$16.99

1x animal tales from around the world @$16.99ea

1x Portside Pirates @ $9.99

1x Out of the Blue (hardcover)@$16.99 50% off @8.50

 

NATULO:

1x angel ice teether @$12 https://www.facebook.com/397517646930548/photos/a.2211643002184661.1073741888.397517646930548/2211643375517957/?type=3&theater

 

 

Jess Toothpaste & Deo @ $8/jar

Toothpaste options here: https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/buying-clubdeomy-poofy-organics/eco-friendly-usa-homemade-toothpaste/

Deo options here: https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/buying-clubdeomy-poofy-organics/homemade-deodorant-body-scrub-info/

 

Misc items Jess has for sale, here’s an album with random items: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1489593477722954.1073741870.397517646930548&type=1&l=6c0fc69261

My toothpaste already made, 50% OFF so only $4/4oz jar:  1 no calcium strawberry. 1 deo unscented, extra strength (could add a scent if you prefer)

Wild Animals Fun Kit from Pure Play Kids, on sale for $10.95 so I’ll honor that even though I paid full price: http://www.pureplaykids.com/wild-animals-fun-kit/

Pirate Artisands kit from Pure Play, also on sale for $11.95, would make a great gift with the Barefoot Book of Pirates listed above if you have a pirate-lover having a B-day soon! http://www.pureplaykids.com/sand-art-kit-pirate-shapes/

 

 

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The Washcloth Shop Products I Love

 

Of the 3 R’s most of us are likely familiar with: reduce, reuse, recycle, I firmly believe that reducing is the most important. I’m on a never-ending journey to constantly use less. There is ALWAYS that next “something” on my list that I can improve upon. A few months ago I made the change to reusable cloth menstrual pads (will link to that review below). A few months ago I made the change to cloth t.p/wipes for myself! This is an area that I will admit even myself cringed at a few short years ago!

But eventually you just get there…. I cloth diapered both my kids, a total of ~4 years between the 2 of them. I washed a lot of diapers, and I washed a lot of cloth wipes with those diapers! I’m currently using these just for myself, and just for “#1 (pee), but that accounts for most of my t.p usage, so I’m very, very happy to make this switch. I’m not pressing my daughter to switch at all (she’s 5) but I’m hoping she’ll choose to make the switch on her own, so she can be like her Mommy 🙂 Otherwise, I share my home with 2 boys, my Hubby & Son, so they use very little paper! It was just a matter of time before I came to peace with the idea of using cloth myself, and I’m so, so happy with this switch! A pic of my organic, flannel, super soft, toilet “paper” (NOT!).  Thanks to my request, Anne switched to organic material, I don’t really want to wipe the most sensitive part of my body with anything else…..

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 A  set of 5 wipes are $12. They are made from organic flannel  (fabric meets GOTS certification -100% organic cotton flannel fabric using only low impact, organic dyes). Also, sewn with GOTS certified organic cotton thread. Flannel wipes are perfect for personal cloth (toilet paper), napkins, baby wipes, etc. Available in 7 or 8″ sizes! I keep a small garbage can w/ lid next to my 2 toilets, and toss the wipes in there after each use. When I’m down to just a few, I wash them, this happens a couple times/week. No, they don’t get stinky, no one in the family notices them sitting there!
Other items I own & love from Anne:
Her Essential Oil pouches are not just for Eo’s you can use them for a variety of goods. Anne usually offers around 10 of these to each buying club, in different, gorgeous yarns for $10 each. Personally, I can’t imagine how long it would take me to make 1 of these, it would end up being $199 worth of labor for me to figure it out 🙂 Anne LOVES what she does, and it shows! Here’s an example of what I packed in 1 of mine for a trip I was taking:
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I originally did a review of her reusable Swiffer pad way back in Nov of 2013! I”m still using & loving them! Did you know, you can flip them inside out when one side is all dirty/dusty, and use that side before laundering?! Great hack! She usually offers around a dozen of these per buying club, at just $8 each!
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I also use Anne’s washcloths (middle of the pic  in blue/white). I have a stack of ~15 or so. They do fade over time & do tear over the years, and I’m talking years. So maybe once/year I buy a 1/2 dozen or so new ones to replenish my stack, and the worst of the lot get turned into rag bag material (Hubby might use to check oil, etc). I got my stack of white thermal bamboo “tissues” (top right) from a different vendor who no longer offers her products, so Anne has picked up the slack there & started to offer those too. I have not used a “Kleenex” in years! The cloth napkins in this pic are also from that other vendor, but you can use any of Anne’s wipes as napkins too. I’m sharing this pic to show you what it looks like to make a conversion to cloth dish products, napkins, “Kleenex”.
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Here is a link to what will be available to the upcoming June buying club: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2362621587086801.1073741891.397517646930548&type=1&l=781abfc16b
You can comment ‘sold’ on any item(s) you want for the June order beginning at 10am CENTRAL on 6/1, with a deadline of 6/10 @ midnight central.
As mentioned above, my review of a WI-made, reusable cloth menstrual pad offering. I could not be happier with this switch (6m out now!): https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/11/12/reusable-cloth-mama-pad-review-party-in-my-pants/

Buying club extras

EMAIL ME YOUR LIST: ecofriendlyusabuyingclub@gmail.com. I pull & pack up your order & send you an invoice with your total. You pay (PayPal, direct bank transfer, check), I ship via USPS flat/regional rate. Next order will be June 1st-10th, and you can get whatever you want from the 25-30 vendors who will be offered at that time.

BAREFOOT BOOKS: These are printed in China, the only non-US vendor of the 30 I offered in addition to Onyx containers. I just LOVE everything I’ve gotten from them for  my kids & appreciate their sustainability mission which you can read about here, as well as check out the books, games, puzzle listed below. Many of the books come with CD’s as well, these truly are gems. If you don’t see anything on the list you’d like, but would like some new books at any time, please use the following affiliate link to do your shopping, I appreciate it. https://www.barefootbooks.com/Jessica-Brandt

 

All the following listed at 50% off:

Out of the Blue (hardcover)@$8.00

Board Books:

Baby Talk @$3.50

Starlight Sailor @$7.50

 

 

SIMPLY RUSTIC:

1x Campfire Smores Lip balm @ $3.50

 

 

COLD BEE GONE: https://www.coldbeegone.com/

3x $9.95 (cheapest place you can buy it, it is $13.95 via Amazon)

 

 

NATULO: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2211643002184661.1073741888.397517646930548&type=1&l=06b1a032c8

Organic bamboo Ice teethers 1x angel @$12.95 ea (used to be $25). She is liquidating her stock, no more are being made. One of these buying clubs there will be no more….

 

 

NATURAL SPRINKLES COMPANY: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW (except those already marked down in dent/bent section): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2211617468853881.1073741887.397517646930548&type=1&l=f4915a476f (Fb album with the following specific ones). Note: they are not in glass jars, they are now in compostable plastic containers. Website w/ ingredients, etc: http://www.naturalsprinklesco.com/shop/

1x 4 OZ little miss sunshine @$11

Bent/dent/partial sprinkles (the orders come in 2x 1 oz containers, some of these had 1 of those spill but the other was fine): 1x 1 oz neon pearls @$3, 1x 1 oz hot pink pearls @$3, 1x 1 oz B-day medley @$4, 1x 1 oz hot pink pearls that had a couple neon pearls end up mixed in @$3

 

 

 

SALONSOLIDS: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW https://salonsolids.com/products-page/

Shampoo $18ea: 1x citrus,  1x lemongrass

6x 2 oz glass jars @$4ea

 

REDMOND: https://redmond.life/shop/

Earthpaste tubes @$6.50ea: 3x lemon, 1x spearmint

Toothpowder: 1x splashing citrus, 1x peppermint @$12.99ea (marked down to $8.99ea)

REDUCED toothpowder (they sent these by mistake): 2x black licorice @$6 (normally $12.99!)

1x 8.25oz onion salt @$9.95

1x 4.75oz Real Salt @$4.04

 

MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

2×8 oz Whole Black Peppercorns @$10.75ea

4 oz Euc Glob @ 1/2 price @ $11.50 (was $23, label isn’t perfect as something else in the box broke & spilled on it).

 

 

LUSA ORGANICS: https://www.lusaorganics.com/

Naked (no box) @$5.65: 2x forest shampoo, 3x garden shampoo

Boxed @$6.15: 1 unscented calendula baby

 

GLASS DHARMA: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW http://glassdharma.com/

Set of 4 Simple Elegance ice tea 9.5×9 @$35.95

2x straw brushes @$4.50 ea

 

 

PRESERVE: https://www.preserve.eco/

Adult brushes @$3 ea: 12 ultra soft, 9 soft, 11 medium (assorted colors)

10x 5 blade razors @ $8.99 ($4 off, normally $12.99!)

5x 5 blade replacement blades  (4/pack) @$14.99ea

10x 3 blade razors @$6.50 ($2 off, normally $8.50)

 

 

TANGIE: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW  https://www.ilovetangie.com/

4x laundry paste samples @$5 (enough for 6-12 loads)

 

SIMPLY GUM: https://www.simplygum.com/

Gum @$3/pack or a 6pk for $15: 1x cinn,  5x coffee, 6x ginger

Mints @$3.50/pack: 1x cinnamon

 

CRUNCHY BALM: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW https://toupsandco.com/collections/all

2 oz jars tallow balm @$18ea: 1x Sweet Girl

1x tickled lip gloss @$16

 

POOFY ORGANICS: NOW 20% OFF PRICES LISTED BELOW  https://ecofriendlyusa.poofyorganics.com/

Lotion @$16:  1x orange/patchouli

1x Tanning Oil @ $14

Deo @$11ea: 1x patchouli/clove

SAMPLES: (EXCLUDED FROM SALE PRICES)

$3 BB cream in light, medium, dark

$3 blush samples: blush, blushing, blushingly, blushful

$3 powder foundation samples: Peace, Love, Hope, Focus, Truth, Harmony

$5 Skin Hero lotion samples (formerly known as Ciao Eczema), 10ml jar, enough for several uses

 

JESS toothpaste already made:

3x no calcium 4 oz jars @$7ea (NORMALLY $8): 2x strawberry, 1x grape

1x no calcium 8 oz jar @$14 (NORMALLY $16): orange/vanilla

10x 4 oz w/ calcium, ready to be flavored to your choice of: orange, lemon, strawberry, blueberry, grape, vanilla, cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, bubblegum, or any combo of those @$7.50 (NORMALLY $8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for like-minded, motivated, dedicated people to join my Poofy Organics team!

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I’m happy to answer any question you have! With the fall/winter Holiday seasons coming up, and a brand new website, the time to join has never been better! Here’s a separate post with all the details, and I’m here for any questions you have after reading this: https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/buying-clubdeomy-poofy-organics/ready-to-work-from-home-join-team-eco-poofy-usa/

If/when you’re ready to join, here’s the link: https://ecofriendlyusa.poofyorganics.com/Join/

Please email questions to me at: ecofriendlymamausa@gmail.com

If my blog were an exhibit at the Louvre….

I really enjoyed my year end report from WordPress: “The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. Your blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.” My Safe Toy List, Greenwashers List, and Buying Club note were my 3 most viewed resources. I had visitors from 156 countries visit my site, with most from the US of course, with Canada & the U.K rounding out the top 3. They go on to list quite a few more stats, but those are the ones I valued the most.

Celebrating 2 years!!!

Today is the 2 year anniversary of launching this page!!! I woke up on 2/22/12 & decided to start a page to vent my frustrations related to birthday shopping for my son’s upcoming 1st B-day and finding many of the items I was picking up in the stores to be made in China. I figured maybe other parents could benefit from the research I was already doing, and sharing that info just made sense. I will share an interview below which explains a little more about me, and the catalysts for this page for those who aren’t already familiar with the info. Mainly, the catalysts were Johnson & Johnson & their toxic baby products, and Melissa & Doug toys made in China. I’m so proud of this page, the great co-admin I have (who has been here a year now!), and the great, caring, considerate, very well educated community we have here! My website is a year old now, and has had almost 80,000 views in that time- WOW!!! Thank YOU for being here!! We must be the change we wish to see in the future of our planet- keep up the great work Mamas & Dadas

Children have bad days too!

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I’ve seen this before & boy does it speak true to my almost 3 year old. Children are known for giving honest answers (most of the time) and this morning he was having a rough time for no reason other than he’s almost 3 & I asked why… “I don’t know Mama” was his response. I scooped him up & gave him a huge hug & said It’s OK to not know sometimes!!! Amazing to see the changes my Baby Boy is going through, and that he’s starting to become aware of his feelings! We’re getting somewhere!! YES, we need to teach them to be respectful, empathetic, caring individuals but we also need to acknowledge that they too have bad days & bad moods just like the rest of the human population!

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