Eco-friendly USA One-Stop Shop

NEXT ORDER IS IN SEPTEMBER. I’m going from 3 orders/year to 2: https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/2021/02/11/a-change-for-the-buying-club/

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- 

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

Frontier coop- Organic herbs, spices, tea.

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

***Ladybird Apothecary- NEW VENDOR! Chakra stones, suncatchers, extracts and more!

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

Luffa Gardens- 

Mama Suds-  Home & personal care products.

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.

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

Rada Cutlery- 

Redmond Trading Company- 

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

Simply Rustic- 

Tangie- Waste-free laundry and other home products, and personal care.

The Washcloth Shop–  100% cotton washcloths and cotton make-up rounds, link to album to claim items below.

  • 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.
  • Earth Paint- https://naturalearthpaint.com/. We love these paints, and we love their egg dye kits! Kids love to mix things up themselves, and these paints allow you to do that. Add more water for a water color type paint, use less for more vibrant colors. From their website:  uses natural earth and mineral pigments and organic ingredients to make completely safe, sustainable, and beautiful art supplies for children and fine artists. Earth pigments are clay and minerals prevalent in native soils all over the world. By leaving out the preservatives, heavy metal toxins, solvents, synthetics, additives and fillers, our products are of the highest quality.
  • 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!)
  • 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!
  • Mari’s Bliss-  The following are available for buying club. Not everything is listed on the website
    Option 1) 2 oz body butter -magnesium, arnica, CBD, PLUS (turmeric, marjoram, myrrh*, frankincense serrata* eo) $20
    Option 2) 2 oz body butter -magnesium, arnica, Mother (turmer & marjoram eo) $15
    Option 3) 2.45 oz lotion stick -magnesium arnica, CBD, PLUS (turmeric, marjoram, myrrh*, frankincense serrata* eo) $30
    Option 4) 2.45 oz lotion stick -magnesium Relax (lavender, vetiver, bergamot, & cedarwood eo) $15
    Option 5) lip balm $4  (beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, & argan oil) Bonus: you can choose the color of your lip balm tube: pink, dark purple, black, or clear. If you don’t choose, I’ll choose for you.
    *not safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding and not child safe. For more information please visit www.marisbliss.com or email me at marigoldblissproducts@gmail.com
  • 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/.  Now includes a 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!  Poofy Organics CBD:  NEW CBD gummies! There is a separate link for Poofy CBD, here it is: https://ecofriendlymamausa.poofycbd.com/
  • 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.
  • salonsolids- https://salonsolids.com/. No waste hair care! After going back & forth beween different options over the years, this is what I’m using exclusively as I really reduce my plastic reduction wherever I can. Numerous blends available. NEW anti-static shampoo blend and new conditioner with a natural silicone alternative that’s made from castor oil. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all items.
  • Tangiehttps://wastefreeproducts.com/  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! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all items.
  • The Washcloth Shop– The Washcloth Shop – 100% cotton washcloths, perfect for kitchen or bath. Cotton rounds – 3″ rounds which can be used as makeup removers, to apply toner, or just to wet/wash your face. Made with organic flannel on one side, and organic terrycloth on the other. 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.4695048967177373

June vendors: Luffa Gardens, Life & Balance, Redmond, Simply Rustic

Oct vendors: A Remedy for That, Cold Bee Gone, MamaSuds, Rada, salonsolids, Tangie

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

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 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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    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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