Eco-friendly USA One-Stop Shop

Next order will be October 1-10, with delivery end of Oct/early Nov.

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! 

OCTOBER VENDORS – QUICK LOOK

A Remedy for That–  Grassfed tallow balm, “magic” elixir , elderberry syrup kits+ CBD gummies + new items! every-other-round order.

Cold Bee Gone- homeopathic nasal swab remedy + new Allergy Bee Gone! Once/year order

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

Frontier coop- Organic herbs, spices, tea. ***PLEASE SEE MY NOTE BELOW BEFORE SHOPPING AND ORDERING. 

Handcraft Chik– NEW VENDOR: unpaper towels!

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

Mountain Rose Herbs- FINAL order with them 😦

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

Preserve- toothbrushes and razors made from recycled yogurt cups. Once/year order.

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

Rada Cutlery- high quality knives & utensils made in IA! Every-other-round order.

Redmond Trading Co– makers of Earthpaste, Redmond seasoning salts, also offering bentonite clay-based products. Every-other-round order.

Simply Rustic- Natural skin care products made with an eco-friendly focus- lip balm, body butter and face serums. Every-other-round order.

Tangie- plastic-free, concentrated bars for shampoo/conditioner, laundry, hand soap, etc. Please see my *** below under the Tangie section.

The Washcloth Shop–  100% Cotton Lunch (7×8″) & Dinner (14×14″) cloth napkins, Organic flannel 2-ply wipes, 8″ and 7″, and Flannel Baby Wipes. All quantities are limited so comment early! Early Bird special listed below.

Vejibags- organic cloth bags that you keep wet then place in your crisper to extend the life of y our veggies. Every-other-round order.

  • A Remedy for That–  Check out her expanded line: remedy starter pack, alcohol sanitizer, sugar scrub! I really love her elderberry syrup kits, very easy to make + tastes great! Use this link to check out products & ingredients, then include the items on your buying club list when you submit it: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARemedyForThat?coupon=BUYINGCLUB.
  • Frontier Coop:https://www.frontiercoop.com/   **Possible shipping delay in getting your order if you include items from them. They had severe storm damage from Derecho this summer, and continue to experience backorders and Covid-related issues in their supply chain. It could take 2-3 weeks for me to receive their items, and be prepared for items to be N/A. I’ll be sure to place this order 1st in my order sequence, but you will need to be patient. 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.
  • 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/ **This will be our last MRH order unfortunately. They have struggled immensely with availability since Covid hit in March. In order to try to catch up (2-3 week shipping delays are norm), they are discontinuing working with buying clubs for the foreseeable future. So, please do stock up on your faves, but be prepared for them to possibly be N/A by the time I place our group order, and be patient as it could potentially take me a month to get this all if it’s a huge order. But I’m happy to get it to you, if you have the patience to wait it out.
  • Poofy Organics: https://ecofriendlyusa.poofyorganics.com/.  NEW Wellness line of supplements, it is quite comprehensive, check them out under the supplements category. Everything available, price as marked. The make-up line has been completely revamped, new shades, new palettes, please take a look!
  • Preserve Products: https://www.preserve.eco/. I only offer them once/year, this is that order. ONLY TOOTHBRUSHES AND RAZORS AVAILABLE, nothing else. 
  • Pure Play Kids- https://www.pureplaykids.com/. NOTE: I pulled many of the products to put in my Dad’s flower shop, so they may show out of stock online but may actually be sitting on a shelf there. So feel free to list the item(s), and if they haven’t sold down there I’ll grab them for you.   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. So, submit your order early to make sure you get your item(s). There are several vendors that I only offer once or twice/year via the club, but I have items stocked via this site: Good Ducks, Earth Paints, cookie (play dough) cutters, Cold Bee Gone, Purrfect Play (pet toys), Island Picnic (organic cotton sandwich/snack bag sets).
  • Rada Cutlery: https://www.radacutlery.com/. All items available, prices as listed. I offer them on an every-other round basis, so next order opportunity would be June 2021. Lots of great gift possibilities.
  • Redmond Trading Co: https://shop.redmond.life/ The lemon toothpaste, which is the most popular, was out of stock for the June order and is now in stock. Hopefully the Season salt will be back in stock by the time we order too! Makers of Earthpaste (available at $7 instead of $7.95 as listed on their site). Also available: Real Salt and all other seasoning salts found on their site, and their bentonite clay and bath salts. All prices as marked, except the Earthpaste which is slightly reduced as noted above.
  • Simply Rustic- https://www.simplyrustic2011.com/  Natural skin care products made with an eco-friendly focus- lip balm, body butter and face serums are best sellers! Pumpkin Spice and Spiced Apple are back for fall! New products: Dandelion Salve-Use this salve to help with sore muscles, arthritic joints, chapped skin, minor cuts/scrapes and dry skin. Tattoo Balm- Use on fresh or healed tattoos or for other skin irritations. Specially formulated to promote skin healing, reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Can also be used for dry/irritated skin, cuts, scrapes, stitches, etc. And…Pomegranate Vanilla Coconut Body Butter is an official award winner!!
    https://www.simplyrustic2011.com/store/p5/Pomegranate_Vanilla_Coconut_Body_Butter_-_AWARD_WINNING%21.html 
  • The Washcloth Shop– (no website) – Early Bird Special: One person selected at random from all early bird orders (must send in complete order before early bird deadline) will receive a FREE Immune Booster Shower Steamer from Poofy Organics! I personally use Anne’s washcloths, organic flannel wipes as toilet paper replacement for myself, and the bamboo wipes as cloth tissues, and I can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVE them all! For the October Buying Club, products will include 100% Cotton Lunch and Dinner napkins, Organic flannel 2-ply wipes, 8″ and 7″, and Flannel Baby Wipes. All quantities are limited so comment early! Album with available product to claim: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=397517646930548&set=a.3907354195946858
  • Vejibags: https://www.vejibag.com/. All prices as marked on their site. I LOVE these, they seriously help extend the life of produce by a very long time! From their website: “While conventional plastic bags and boxes suffocate vegetables by trapping stale air and ethylene gas, our damp cotton bag keeps moisture-loving vegetables alive and crisp in a high humidity, breathable environment. 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.”

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 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

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

Kiddiebites- https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/05/07/kiddiebite-silicone-divided-tray-review/

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

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

Party in my Pants- https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2017/11/12/reusable-cloth-mama-pad-review-party-in-my-pants/

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 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/

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

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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  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. 🙂

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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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