Eco-friendly USA One-Stop Shop

NEXT ORDER IS SEPTEMBER 1-12 (ends at 11:59pm central). I’m going from 3 orders/year to 2: https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2021/02/11/a-change-for-the-buying-club/. NEW: All orders over $50 will receive a free lip balm from Poofy Organics, on me!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: must submit your completed order to me between 9/1-9/6 by 11:59 pm central, and you can save on any vendors who’ve listed a special!

SUBMIT YOUR ORDER TO ME AT: ECOFRIENDLYUSABUYINGCLUB@GMAIL.COM

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

I wanted to share this, to give you an idea of the cost savings you can take advantage of by using the buying club. Her order totaled $139.00. She ordered from 6 of the 20 vendors available, paid no sales tax (unless you’re in my state of WI, sorry neighbors), and paid $8.15 for shipping. I would say this is an average order, some are smaller, some are much, much larger. Also, many vendors offer exclusive sales and items just to the buying club. 1st time customer:  “I finally placed my first Buying Club order this round and am SO thrilled with everything! Everything arrived safely and quickly! I took a few minutes to see how much I saved on shipping/tax and it came out to an amazing $35!!! Love this process for buying small/local and will definitely be placing another order in the fall! A million thanks to Jessica Brandt and all you do for this group! ” Below is her order.

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And another super awesome cost savings comparison from Anne: Just want to add my recent savings through the buying club. I ordered from 9 vendors. Shipping would have been $74.66 if I had purchased separately. $17.10 for ONE priority box from Jess. And as a disclaimer, I wouldn’t have purchased one item from Mountain Rose Herbs and paid $8.28 shipping, but through the club, I can get just one item!! I can’t thank you enough, Jess! Your time and dedication to the buying club is invaluable to me! 

SEPTEMBER VENDORS – QUICK LOOK

A Remedy for That- tallow balm, elderberry syrup & kits to make your own, magic elixir and more!

Cold Bee Gone- homeopathic nasal swab remedy. Early Bird Special listed below

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

Frontier coop- Organic herbs, spices, tea & much more.

Handcraft Chik unpaper towels + soap mitt/savers, link to album to claim items below. .

Ladybird Apothecary- Chakra stones, suncatchers, extracts and more!

Life & Balance-  lip balm, magnesium-based deodorant, and scrubbie cleansers.

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

Luffa Gardens- Luffa sponges grown in CA. *please see my note about the soaps under their listing below

Mama Suds-  Home & personal care products. New: extra strength oxygen powder.  Early Bird Specials and items not for sale to the general public listed below!

Mountain Rose Herbs- industry leader in supplying certified organic essential oils, herbs & spices, teas, and so much more.

Poofy Organics – A HUGE selection of largely USDA certified organic personal care & home essentials, and extensive supplement line, as well as CBD.

Preserve products- toothbrushes and razors, handles made from recycled yogurt cups or plastic from the sea.

Pure Play Kids- MY  business, wooden & other natural material toys, all made in the USA.

Rada Cutlery- huge assortment of utensils for your kitchen.

salonsolids- a plastic-free shampoo/conditioner option! Granules you mix with water to create the products.

Simply Rustic- handmade skin care products using fair trade, organic, raw & wildcrafted ingredients.

Tangie- Waste-free laundry and other home products, and personal care. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

The Washcloth Shop–  100% cotton washcloths, 2 sizes of cloth cotton reusable napkins, and cotton make-up rounds, link to album to claim items below.

Vejibags- organic cotton terry produce storage bags that help greatly extend produce storage life in your fridge.

  • A Remedy for That- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARemedyForThat    Melissa’s products have become very popular via the buying club. Her tallow balm is especially helpful for super dry winter skin. I absolutely LOVE her magic elixir (fire cider), and her elderberry syrup kits make creating a batch of syrup super easy and delicious.
  • Cold Bee Gone- https://www.coldbeegone.com/shop. Now available: Allergy Bee Gone, in addition to the staple Cold Bee Gone. Cold Bee Gone is an all-natural homeopathic remedy, made with Active Manuka Honey, that you swab in your nose to fight cold, flu and allergies. Why the nose: Because the nose is a where most germs latch on and begin to replicate, making you sick. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: pay $10 instead of $12.99. 
  • Frontier Coop: https://www.frontiercoop.com/    There are 4 tabs up at the top of the home page you can shop from. ****NOTE: many of the personal care/cleaning brands are on my GREENWASHERS LIST.  I’m tempted to limit ordering only to organic tea, herbs & spices, but I also believe in freedom of choice and y’alls ability to make educated decisions. But know it’s not easy for me to let products pass through my hands that I don’t believe in 150%. Enough said I think. I absolutely love the Simply Organic simmer sauces and use my buying club order to stock up on those (coconut curry is my fave!)
  • Life and Balance– no website but Facebook page to check out products and ask any questions of Nicole, check out her reviews tab: https://www.facebook.com/LifeAndBalanceLAB. Her deodorant has been quite popular via the club orders, and many love that refills are available!
  • Luffa Gardens- https://luffagardens.com/. I absolutely love using these for doing dishes, they last a really, really long time! Luffa Sponges are grown from seed on a vine that looks like a cucumber. Seeds are planted after the threat of frost is past, and after a very long growing season, the mature Luffas turn brown and become very light. Once harvested, they are soaked in water until the skins slip off. Then they are rinsed with clean water and set out to dry! Most imported Luffa sponges are unbearably uncomfortable on your skin. They are very hard as a result of fumigation and harsh bulk chemical processing before they are imported. At Luffa Gardens, we actually grow the sponges and process them by hand without the use of any harsh chemicals right here on our farm. Our type of preparation allows the Luffas to maintain their natural softness and organic excellence.*please note, I don’t recommend their bar soaps, among other things they are using fragrance not from Essential Oils. Please see LuSa Organics, or Poofy Organics, for an amazing selection of safe + affordable bar soaps. 
  • LuSa Organics – http://www.lusaorganics.com/. Huge selection of personal care products, but her specialty is bar soap. Prices as marked on website. Local to me here in SW WI!
  • Mountain Rose Herbs- https://mountainroseherbs.com/ Thousands of products to choose from. I get most of my essential oils, tea, herbs & spices from them. Shipping is very expensive directly from them, which makes them one of the most popular buying club vendors.
  • Poofy Organics: https://ecofriendlyusa.poofyorganics.com/.  *NOTE: there is a Labor Day sale happening 9/3-9/6, you can save 15% off if you shop directly using my link. Buying club orders will go in after the sale, so will not be able to take advantage of the savings. HUGE line of mostly certified organic personal care, home care, cosmetics!  Poofy Organics CBD:  There is a separate link for Poofy CBD, here it is: https://ecofriendlymamausa.poofycbd.com/
  • Preserve products- https://www.preserve.eco/  Oral care and razors offered. I’ve used both for many years and am quite happy with them. I always grab a couple of 6 packs of toothbrushes to have on hand. Only offered once/year, so stock up! If ordering toothbrushes, I need to know if you want ultra soft, soft, or medium.
  • Pure Play Kids- https://www.pureplaykids.com/. Many things are very limited quantity, literally 1 or 2 remain (I purchased all the inventory the former owners had), especially the Pure Play Originals category, when those are gone, they’re likely gone forever.
  • Rada Cutlery-  https://www.radacutlery.com/. High quality, stainless steel kitchen utensils (and some plastic ones too). Made in IA! I own a ton of their items, they’re wonderful!
  •  Simply Rustic-  https://www.simplyrustic2011.com/.  Her lip balm is my all-time favorite! Also offering: body butter, healing balm, body scrub, a facial care line, body + massage oil, bath tea, a little ones line!
    · 100% from Nature Ingredients
    · Fair Trade, Raw and Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Mango Butter
    · Ethically Wildcrafted and Certified Organic Ingredients
    · Unrefined, Organic Butters and Oils – This keeps all the vitamins, minerals and other natural properties of the butters and oils intact, making them very beneficial. The color of the product comes from the unrefined butters and oils.
  • salonsolids- https://salonsolids.com/. No waste hair care! Dry granules that you add hot water to and make into liquid hair care! Numerous blends available. NEW: fulvic acid as an optional add in to shampoo. Conditioner is new and improved with hemisqualane, a 100% plant based, eco-friendly alternative to silicone.
  • Tangiehttps://wastefreeproducts.com/  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all products. Concentrated bars that you dissolve in water to make things such as laundry soap, hand soap, etc. Please research the ingredients in the shampoo bars yourself to make sure the ingredients are okay with you, I think they’re so-so, but definitely better than a lot of the shampoo you will find on store shelves. I have exclusively switched to her laundry bars as a plastic-free option that works well for me!
  • The Washcloth Shop– The Washcloth Shop – 100% cotton washcloths, perfect for kitchen or bath. Cotton rounds – 3″ rounds made with organic flannel and organic terrycloth. Use as makeup removers, to apply toner, or to wet/wash your face. Reusable cotton napkins – 2 sizes! A smaller 2-ply ‘lunch’ napkin, 7″ x 8″ and a larger 14″ square ‘dinner’ napkin (1-ply). All napkins are cotton and washer & dryer friendly. These are variety/assorted napkins in sets of 4! Comment to claim in the Facebook album. Quantities are limited – comment early! Album with available product to claim: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=397517646930548&set=a.5359761440706119
  • Vejibags- https://www.vejibag.com/.  Vejibag is the organic, eco-friendly alternative to plastic, for storing and preserving vegetables in the refrigerator. Made in the USA from organic french terry, Vejibag are created using impeccably sourced organic cotton, milled and produced by workers in the the United States using ethical labor practices. The Vejibag uses humidity and air flow to keep produce fresher, longer. The best part? They work! I absolutely love these (you can read my review, and many others if you keep scrolling past the FAQ’s).
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

*WHY DO AN ECO-FRIENDLY BUYING CLUB? I’ve been doing reviews for many 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 ecofriendlyusabuyingclub@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

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 (on sale)
*HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO THIS? 3 times/year:  February, June, Oct. 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

Life & Balance- https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/08/23/life-and-balance-deodorant-review/

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

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

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

Simply Rustic -https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/09/08/updated-simply-rustic-review/. Simply Rustic’s lip balms are just amazing, with flavors like pomegranate/vanilla/coconut (my fave), chocolate covered strawberry, raspberry lemonade & several more!!

Tangie- https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/11/06/review-of-tangie-laundry-paste/

The WashCloth Shop-  https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2018/05/24/the-washcloth-shop-product-highlights/

Vejibag- https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2018/12/25/vejibags-review/

****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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    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. 🙂

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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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