Eco-friendly USA One-Stop Shop

NEXT ORDER IS JUNE 1-10TH, 2020! I’m still working on the list of vendors, stay tuned for final list in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, with all the disruptions in the supply chain, some of our favorites might not be possible (Mountain Rose Herbs) due to them being a couple weeks backed up in shipping, and many products being N/A.

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS: completed order must be submitted between 6/1-6/5 at midnight.

 

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! 

JUNE VENDORS – QUICK LOOK

A Remedy for That–  Grassfed tallow balm, “magic” elixir + CBD gummies. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

Eco-friendly USA (that’s me)- homemade deodorant, toothpaste & body scrub. See below for recipe change info. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW

Frontier coop- NEW VENDOR THIS ROUND! Organic herbs, spices, tea. ***PLEASE SEE MY NOTE BELOW BEFORE SHOPPING AND ORDERING. Early Bird Special listed below

Life and Balance- magnesium based roll-on deodorant. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

Luffa Gardens- Luffa sponges in many sizes, grown in CA.

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

MamaSuds – castile soap, liquid laundry detergent & other personal care items. Several products are listed via the buying club ONLY.

Mari’s Bliss- magnesium & CBD based balms

Meli Wraps- reusable food wraps made of organic cotton coated with a beeswax + resin sealant.

Molly’s Suds– laundry products, only offered once/year, stock up now!

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

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

Rada Cutlery- high quality utensils made in IA!

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

salonsolids- granules that turn into shampoo & conditioner for a plastic-free option. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

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

The Washcloth Shop– Cotton cloth large napkins (14×14), cotton cloth small napkins (7×8), and flannel baby wipes.

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

 

Will be offered in October that is not offered this round: Preserve, Simply Rustic

 

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

 

  • A Remedy for That– EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all items (completed order must be submitted between 6/1-6/5 at midnight). Due to the fragile nature of the items, she will direct ship all orders to you, shipping is FREE on all orders. 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/   EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all items. 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 won’t say anyone can’t order, but I have a really hard time selling something I wouldn’t use myself.  Everyone needs to use their own judgement, but mainly I’m excited about herbs, spices, and tea. Please see my resources on this site: INGREDIENTS TO AVOID, AND GREENWASHERS LISTS and/or ask me if you have any questions on my thoughts regarding any of the personal care and cleaning. 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.

 

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Deodorant ingredients: Magnesium hydroxide, water, organic corn starch, organic essential oils

Lip Balm ingredients: Organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, vitamin E oil, organic flavor extracts or organic essential oils

  • Luffa Gardens: https://luffagardens.com/. Farm grown, natural luffa sponges. 100% natural & biodegradable. All items offered except soaps which use fragrance (they told me they’re hoping to switch to EO’s eventually). I use these for doing dishes and think they’re great!

 

 

  • 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)! She’s working on reducing plastic use, yay! NEW: handsoap in a glass bottle. Dish powder doesn’t come with a plastic scoop, you have to opt in for that, most people have a scoop they can use at home already! Toilet bombs are now plastic-free, the inner bag is now kraft paper.
**Following  MamaSuds items for sale for The Buying Club ONLY. Contact her via her website with ingredient and/or any other questions on the following:
Age Defying Cream (2 oz) $18
Bug Spray (4 oz) $9
Hand Sanitizer $5
Baby Cream w/ zinc oxide (4 oz)$14
Body Cream  (8 oz) $18
Skin Serum (10ml glass roller) $10
Vapor Rub $10
  • Mari’s Bliss: 🔶️Mari’s Magnesium Oil with liquid aloe vera gel for sensitive skin (5.5 oz)

    🔶️Mari’s Magnesium Body Butter (6 options, 3 sizes: 2 oz, 2.45 oz, 4 oz)

    🔶️Mari’s Magnesium Lotion Stick (7 options, 1 size: 2.45 oz)

    🔶️Mari’s Itch Relief Stick (.15 oz & 2.45 oz)

    🔶️And more

    More information is available at www.marisbliss.com. All items on the website will be available. Some supplies are limited.”

 

  • Meli Wraps: https://www.meliwraps.com/  Reusable Beeswax food wraps. 3 packs available, containing 1 small (7×7), 1 medium (10×10) & 1 large (10x 16) @$22/pack. The following options available for prints this round: Lau, Bloom, Sharky Shark.

 

  • Molly’s Suds: https://mollyssuds.com/. I have to buy everything in a 6-12 pack, so some of the items might not be available. All laundry powder shouldn’t be a problem, but some of the misc items might not happen. If I need to order 6, I like to have at least 3-4 orders for that product, if I only have 1-2, I won’t order it. So, go ahead and send me your list, I’ll let you know if I have enough orders to meet the quota or not. Only offered once/year, this is the time to stock up on laundry powder (I will be!)

 

  • 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!

 

  • 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).

 

 

 

  • Redmond Trading Co: https://shop.redmond.life/ 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.

 

  • salonsolids:  https://salonsolids.com/ EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all shampoo/conditioner. 2 sizes available: 8 oz and 2 oz. The 8 oz comes in resealable (still certified compostable) packet to keep it fresh. Scents are listed. The blends are newly incorporating organic extracts. Like citrus has orange peel, the forest chlorella, the lavender elderberry(newest blend). salonsolids is founded on plant extracts for cleansing and conditioning and not the sulfate/sulfate substitutes and chemicals in other solid bars.

 

 

  • The Washcloth Shop– – (no website). I personally use Anne’s washcloths, organic flannel wipes as toilet paper replacement for myself, and the bamboo wipes as cloth tissues, and can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVE them all! For the June buying club, products will include 7″ and 8″ organic flannel wipes (use as family cloth/toilet paper replacement, napkins, paper towel replacement…), knit washcloths, and knit Swiffer cloths.
  • 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!

    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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