Eco-friendly USA One-Stop Shop

Next order will be September 1-12.

EMAIL YOUR ORDER TO: ecofriendlyusabuyingclub@gmail.com

**EARLY BIRD SPECIALS will run 9/1-9/6 at 11:59pm CENTRAL.

**I reserve the right to cancel any items on your list from vendors that didn’t receive enough orders to meet the minimums, or close to it. I plan to get extras of everything I’m offering for my online website: Pure Play Kids. But if I need to order a case of 12 of something, and only 2 are ordered via the club I will have to cancel that offering. I do always reach out to the group to try to collect a few more orders when needed.

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! 

MARCH VENDORS – QUICK LOOK

A Remedy for That- tallow balm, elderberry syrup & kits to make your own, magic elixir and more! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL listed below. 

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

Frontier coop- Organic herbs, spices, tea. Simply Organic brand also available.

Kaylaan-NEW, toothpaste tablets that come in a tin, no plastic! Samples available.

Ladybird Apothecary- Fun, kids nature boxes, perfect for Easter baskets!!

Life & Balance-  lip balm, magnesium-based deodorant, and scrubbie cleansers. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL listed below.

Luffa Gardens-

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

Mama Suds-  Home & personal care products. New: laundry stain stick.  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 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, as well as CBD.

Pure Play Kids- MY  business, wooden & other natural material toys, as well as items for home & personal care, many items from buying club vendors offered in past orders.

reCap Mason jar lidsNEW= Flip top caps, sprayer tops, soap pumps (non-foaming), that screw on top of mason jars! Also, bug jars for kids, perfect for an Easter basket! See info below for select products available. Next round I will offer some different lids.

Roxy GraceNEW Easter Peep bath bombs

Simply Rustic- handmade skin care products using fair trade, organic, raw & wildcrafted ingredients. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL LISTED BELOW.

Sister Bees- NEW! Beeswax candles. Also 1 salve & moisturizer offered, see below for details.

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

  • A Remedy for That- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARemedyForThat  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% OFF RETAIL PRICE.  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). Her elderberry syrup kits make creating a batch of syrup super easy and delicious, or buy it premade!
  • Frontier Coop: https://www.coopmarket.com/   Much like Mountain Rose Herbs, TONS of organic herbs, spices, teas. Also non-organic offerings (I hope you’ll choose organic, but won’t tell you what to do). Also many personal care brands I have on my greenwashers/not recommended list, but I assume you’ve done your homework and won’t say you can’t order what you want. I really enjoy the Simply Organic brand. I love their simmer pouches, coconut curry is my fave!
  • Kaylaan  https://www.kaylaan.com/ All flavors available, comes in fluoride-free or w/ fluoride, let me know which you prefer. I assume you’ve done your research on fluoride and it’s not up to me to say you shouldn’t have it if you feel you want it. SAMPLES: I will offer in 10 tablet increments for $2 (there’s 90 in a whole tin). I can’t offer samples of every flavor, so how about for now I say Cinnamon or strawberry. This gives you an opportunity to see if you like the product, and then you can opt for which flavor you want a full tin of later.
  • Life and Balance*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off listed retail price. 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. Nicole’s magnesium-based deodorant has been quite popular via the club orders, and many love that refills are available! Deo comes in unscented, lavender, or lemon.
  • 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/. Offering a sample of both the new So Brilliant Eye Serum ($3), and the So Brilliant Facial Serum ($5). It will come in a 5ml container & be enough for several uses, see product descriptions via my link please.
  • Preserve Products- toothbrushes and razors (+refills) only, rest of their items excluded
  • 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. I have products from many former buying club vendors in stock: Luffas, MeliWraps, Vejibags, organic cloth wipes. LOTS of great items for your Easter baskets too. You can shop by age for ideas, or if you need any ideas from me, just reach out.
  • Rada Cutlery- 
  •  reCap Mason jar lids– the following products available this round. I have to order by the case of 12, so I will rotate through options each club, and snag extras to put on Pure Play Kids. I need to get at least 6 ordered via this club to commit to the case of 12, otherwise I will have to pass, I don’t have the means to buy 12 if only a couple are ordered.

1: Sprayer top, fits regular mouth size, $8.50. List your 1st choice: black or white, and then if you’re okay with your 2nd choice or not. Whichever gets the most votes for 1st choice I will order. So if you ONLY want black or nothing, and white gets the most votes, I need to know if you’re not okay with that. https://masonjars.com/catalog/product/view/id/22026/s/recap-mason-jar-sprayer-and-pump-cap-regular-mouth/

2: Pour lid w/ carry loop, silver $8.50ea. List your 1st choice: wide mouth or regular mouth size, and then if you’re okay with your 2nd choice or not. Whichever gets the most votes for 1st choice I will order. https://wholesalerie.com/recapr-mason-jars-lid-pour-cap-with-foldaway-carabiner-regular-mouth-silver-sample.html

3: Soap dispenser lid & pump cap, regular mouth, $8.50. List your 1st choice: black or white, and then if you’re okay with your 2nd choice or not. Whichever gets the most votes for 1st choice I will order. So if you ONLY want black or nothing, and white gets the most votes, I need to know if you’re not okay with that. https://masonjars.com/recap-mason-jars-lid-adapta-pump-cap-regular-mouth.html

4: Bug Catcher and Habitat jar with glow in dark lid. I thought these would be a perfect Easter basket idea! $13.50: https://masonjars.com/recap-kids-explore-bug-catcher-firefly-mason-jar-glow-green.html

  • Roxy Grace: Just offering these cute little singles @$2 each. It will be a pastel variety pack, I’ll do my best to get you an assortment of colors depending how many you order. Ingredients: baking soda, citric acid, mica, witch hazel and essential oils. They are designed to fit in a plastic Easter egg, a fun, non-candy option! I found these on a new wholesale platform I joined. I do not like her retail website, she doesn’t list ingredients, or many other important details. After emailing her back & forth I decided to offer JUST these this round, and will possibly offer more products in the future.
  • Simply Rustic-  https://www.simplyrustic2011.com/.  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% off all products, except products already listed as on sale on her site. These are seasonal products with only 1 left usually. Her lip balm is my all-time favorite! NEW: roll-on oil blends. 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.
  • Sister Bees 1st time offering, so want to just offer a couple of their candles & a salve + moisturizer were requested. I want to make sure y’all love them and will consider offering more of their products next round. I have to order these by the case of 8, so will need at least 4 of each ordered to commit to the rest of the case. For this round choose between:

*Bug Free $14: https://sisterbees.com/products/beeswax-candle-bug-free-with-citronella-lemongrass

*Fresh Bee @$14: https://sisterbees.com/products/beeswax-candle-fresh-bee-with-lavender-bergamont-lemon

*Spring & the Bees Tea Light @$6: https://sisterbees.com/products/spring-the-bees-tea-light

*Bee Better for Burns & Cuts @$14: https://sisterbees.com/products/bee-better?_pos=1&_sid=9e1cfd88b&_ss=r

*Bee Better Facial Moisturizer @$14: https://sisterbees.com/products/bee-fresh?_pos=1&_sid=0e77b72bb&_ss=r

  • 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. NEW, IMPROVED shampoo bar ingredients. I’m very pleased that she removed sodium cocoa sulfate. The new base is contains: Saponified oils of Coconut Oil*, Olive Oil*, Castor Seed Oil*, Sunflower Seed Oil*, Jojoba Seed Oil*, Rice Bran Oil*, Cocoa Butter* + EO’s for scent. I have exclusively switched to her laundry bars as a plastic-free option that works well for me!

Next order possible offerings: Eco-Kids, Cold Bee Gone, Cuppow, Rada, Simply Straws (offer straws), PIMP, sprinkles, Earth Mama, Preserve.

  • 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.

*HOW OFTEN DO YOU DO THIS? 2 times/year: March & September as of 2022. 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 $7.45 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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