I started a buying club with Frontier Co-op a few years ago, and I have to say I love it. The cost savings, being part of a like-minded community, and having access to 10,000 natural products – the list of things I love goes on and on. Six of my close friends and neighbors are part of this club. We order things for our kids, cleaning supplies, and personal care products – all natural, eco-friendly, and toxin-free! I’m proud to officially be dubbed a “crunchy” mom!
The natural product world can be a daunting one. With so many products, categories, and brands, it can certainly be overwhelming for someone just dabbling in the world of natural. To help my natural newbies out, I thought I’d list out some of my must-have eco-friendly products, and also walk through how easy it is to sign up for your own buying club!
My Top 10 Favorite Natural Products to Buy
1. ECOS Magnolia & Lily Laundry Detergent
It cleans well, has a fabulous scent doesn’t have any hard to pronounce chemicals or artificial ingredients – and it’s all plant-based!
2. Caveman Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Nutrition Bars
These minimally processed, artificial ingredient-free bars are great for on the go and are lower carbs and sugar compared to other bars. My kids and I love love them!
3. Aura Cacia Essential Oil Discovery Kit
We use our oils for diffusion and making our own personal care products. I love that this kit (which comes with lavender, tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus) lets new essential oils users discover these popular and versatile oils in one convenient package and one low price.
4. Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Baby Mild Castile Soap
This all-in-one soap is gentle enough for washing your body, face or hair, but is also powerful enough for dish-washing, mopping, laundry, and even pest control.
5. Frontier Co-op Elderberries
I use these sweet-and-sour berries to make my own cold and cough remedy during the winter season. They can also be made into tea, syrup, and even wine!
6. Equal Exchange French Roast Whole Bean Coffee
This dark coffee is full of chocolaty richness, with a subtle smoky flavor. I also love that it’s fairly traded and sourced from small farmer cooperatives in Latin America. Can’t get fresher than that!
7. Nutiva Organic Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil
We do all our cooking and baking with coconut oil now. This brand is fabulous because it’s organic, unrefined, and tastes wonderful.
8. Simply Organic Southwest Taco Simmer Sauce
This simmer sauce adds serious flavor without questionable ingredients. It’s easy, convenient, and a family favorite for taco night.
9. e-Cloth 8-Piece Home Cleaning Set
This set makes it easy to clean my entire house. There is a cloth to clean all types of hard surfaces such as stainless steel, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, slate, quartz, tile, and wood.
10. Biokleen Stain & Odor Remover
This ammonia-free cleaning liquid works like a charm and is safe for kids, pets and cleans everyday disasters in every room of my house.
Although there are hundreds more products I’d suggest, these 10 products are always in my cart when I check out. Finding these products around the Cedar Rapids area has proven to be difficult, and that’s why I signed up for a buying club with Frontier Co-op. The benefits are endless and it’s so easy and cheap (only a one-time $10 for lifetime membership) to sign up. Find a group of moms, neighbors, church friends, or family members who value saving money and want to buy better quality products, and start one today!