I'm sharing today What I buy on Amazon. Honestly, it's one of my favorite things to view on people's blogs! Call me noisy but I love seeing what other people are buying up. My wallet doesn't thank me but it sure is fun!
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So I thought I would show you what I buy on Amazon- I can't believe it's taken me this long. I've rounded out some of my top purchases, things I buy on the regular and some items I've bought that we use all the time but were just a one time purchase. You can shop my whole Amazon Store here. It has all my Amazon favorites in one place.
I'm also going to talk about some of my favorite purchases more in detail below.
Check out my Natural/Healthy Amazon Finds Video Below!
Keep checking back too! I'll be adding to my Amazon Storeas I find cool products and great deals. I mean who doesn't have Amazon Prime?!
I want to share with you my go too's when it comes to saving money and time. Amazon makes it so easy to buy organic, natural products. I get them quick with Prime and I don't have to shop at 5 different online retailers. Plus, as a mom it doesn't get much easier than having things delivered right to my door!
I love buying my nuts and seeds from Amazon. You can find all the raw organic nuts and seeds you could want. These come in handy especially for my veggie bread making and my DIY trail mix for my hubs. They are some of the most budget friendly options on Amazontoo.
I buy most of my grain free flours on Amazon too. They have so much variety and the prices you can't beat. Especially on AIP I've bought most of my flours from them since most of them are specialty flours and can't be found at even some health stores.
I buy a lot of home products from Amazon on the regular too. From baby products to natural cleaning products. Amazon makes it easy and convenient to stay on top of my ordering too with subscribe and save.
Here are some notable mentions that I have to share with you! These items are one time larger purchases but totally worth every penny in my book. We use them every week or everyday if not multiple times per day. I love with some of the items you buy from Amazon you can actually buy them refurbished or used. I know it may sound a little sketchy but it's not! The items usually haven't even been used but just opened by someone and sent back. You get basically a new product for a fraction of the price!
I'm obsessed with my blender. It does it all. From smoothies, sauces, raw veggie breads, nut butters- I have yet to discover something it doesn't do! Why I love the Blendtec specifically is the Blendtec Twister Jar. So you have to buy this separate from the Blender but it's worth it! It is a smaller jar and it literally makes any nut butter in a minute or less- no joke! No more using your food processor for 20 minutes. It also makes amazing sauces, like pesto in a cinch, smaller smoothies, etc. I use this everyday! I can't recommend the Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar enough. Now for Amazon Prime Day be sure to snag these deals on the Blendtec!
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Another item we use everyday. I love that it's stainless steel where it counts, like where heat comes in contact with the product with the steamer and espresso shots. It makes the freshest espresso shots too because it grinds the beans right before you pull the shots through. The steamer works amazingly too. We've had this espresso machine for almost 8 years and absolutely LOVE it! It was well worth the investment. Plus, it looks so sleek on the counter!
I've had my dehydrator for almost a year now and I can't say enough good things about it. It has been so fun trying out different recipes in it. We use it nearly everyday too. It makes the best kale chips- trust me, the oven has nothing on kale chips from the dehydrator! We also use it for raw veggie bread all the time. You can snag the raw veggie bread course here that I took from Deanna from Real Food Lab. She's the expert when it comes to raw veggie bread. It has literally changed my life! I've never eaten so many veggies and loved it. The best part is, the dehydrator keeps the food in it's raw state so all the enzymes are preserved. It's genius! Trust me, check out her courseand get the dehydrator! It's amazing!
My hubs and I love our sparkling water- a lot! This soda stream has been a game changer. Instead of having to buy glass sparkling water(we wouldn't buy plastic), we just reuse glass bottles and carbonate our own water. Not only does it save us money, but also helps the environment. This Soda Stream offers glass bottles and not plastic!
I've had an Instant Pot for a year now and love it so. This saves me on so many busy days! It's a mom's best friend and I mean that in the best way. It can turn chicken into shredded chicken in 30 minutes, make a mean roast in 65 minutes and soups in 20. It makes you look like Martha Stewart but in half the time. If you haven't gotten one, what are you waiting for?
Sharing my Amazon Favorites today in my newest video! Everything from natural beauty, to natural living. These are tried and true products that I consistently get on there. I have found the convenience of buying products on Amazon, plus the quick turn around with Amazon Prime has been a game changer as a busy mom! I love being able to save some money, while at the same time, getting my products quickly. It really is the best of both worlds. I also love being able to read all the reviews. I find Amazon is one of the best places to read a ton of thorough reviews on a product.
I'm giving you the full scoop into what I buy when it comes to living out a natural lifestyle on Amazon. There's so many great natural products you can get on there. I'm sharing all of them!
Sharing my Amazon Gift Guide on the blog! I had so much fun creating this for you. It's easy to push gift giving to the last minute. I totally get it! But thankfully there is Amazon to help make it super easy. With Amazon Prime you're able to get gifts in two days and sometimes faster with one day delivery. Basically making all your Christmas dreams come true!
I know that the holidays can get busy and it's nice to have an easy option when it comes to gift giving! These are some of my favorite items I get from Amazon.
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Honest Beauty Mascara- This is my favorite green beauty mascara and it's on Amazon for $14.99! Pretty much the best deal ever! Get it here!
Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick- I get so many comments whenever I wear this lipstick! It comes in a wand/tube package and I love how long it lasts. I'm a huge fan of the colors Fearless, Passion and Forever. Get them here!
Silicone Straws- I love these larger silicone straws for my smoothies and for getting my water intake in for the day. Makes it so easy when you have a straw! Plus, so much more environmentally friendly. Get them here!
Aleavia Body Wash- This is my favorite body wash for my girls, baby boy and for my hubs and I. It doesn't strip your skin like traditional body washes and leaves it feeling so soft and smooth. Are skin is made up of so many organisms- we want to feed the good bacteria. Get it here!
Velvet Girl Bows- I got these for my girls and we love them! They are so fun for the winter. I've even for them too! Get them here!
Velvet Girl Smaller Clip Bows- I use these more for Gracie since she is 3 and the above velvet bows are a little too big. These are so easy to just clip in and instantly add some pizazz to their whole look. Get them here!
Oster Titanium Infused Waffle Iron- This waffle iron doesn't contain the harmful toxic teflon coating like most waffle makers. Plus, it's only $19.99! Get it here!
Burt's Bees Organic Blanket- We love this organic blanket we got for SJ. We use it a lot when we are out and about. It's super cute too and reversible. Get it here!
Blue Lotus Chai- I'm obsessed with this chai! I've talked about it a lot on my instagram stories. It's caffeine free, organic and completely clean. I mix mine with some aroy-d coconut milk and add a few stevia drops- so good! I love that it comes in a powder form. Feels like such a treat! Get it here!
Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel- This is the best for making hot chocolate but not having the added sugars and nasty oils. Instead it's sweetened with monk fruit- plus you get the added bonus of the collagen peptides. Get it here!
Maternity Labor and Delivery Robe- I love this robe! It's super chic looking and great for post baby. But I would wear it even if I wasn't having a baby! It's so comfy and inexpensive. Get it here!
Magnetic Tiles- My girls love these building tiles. They are great for travel too and so easy to add more tiles as you want. Get them here!
Real Food For Pregnancy- This book is a must read if you're thinking of having a baby or are pregnant. It really outlines so much research behind traditional foods and the important of feeding your body real food. Get it here!
Deep Nutrition- This book has changed my life! Literally. It is so thick and I didn't skip anything. I listened to it any chance I could and then ended up buying the book too. Everyone needs to read it. Get it here!
Ergo Embrace Carrier- This infant carrier is amazing. It's soft like a wrap but is similar to a carrier since it has buckles. Great for running errands, or just getting things done around the house. My hubs and I love it! Get it here!
Ergo Aura Wrap- I absolutely LOVE this wrap!! I have tried so many wraps and always feel like they were too loose and just didn't feel secure. This wrap is perfect. It doesn't feel loose or too stretchy. My baby feels secure when they're in there and loves it. It's soft but has a little more structure than most wraps. Get it here!
Salt Lamp- I love our salt lamp! This is not only a great night light but also great for helping reduce EMF’s, provide air purification and create a sense of calm. I have one on my night stand. Get one here!
Moosoo Handheld Vacuum- So my brother and sister in law got me this as a gift for my birthday- I mean really it was my sister in law(God bless her). Let’s just say I’ve become besties with this little vacuum. If you have children then you understand what I mean. This quickly picks up any mess, I’ve used it on my stairs, on my moldings for dust. I’m convinced there is nothing it can’t quickly pick up. Get it, and thank me later
Fourth & Heart Ghee- This is my favorite ghee and you can get it on Amazon! This a great gift for a foodie. They come in a variety of flavors. Get it here!
Smart Sweets Candy- This is one candy I can get behind. It's sweetened with stevia and has collagen in it. No dyes or artificial flavors. Get them here!
Fuji Film Instax Mini- This is such a fun camera to have for parties and events! It gives you mini polaroids your family can take home with them to remember the special event. Get it here!
Kosmatology Hands Soaps- If you've followed me for a hot minute you know I love these hand soaps! They foam out and are squeaky clean, plus they don't dry out your hands. Get them here!
Wild Beauty- This book is so great for remembering to take some time for some self care and has some natural recipes to go with it. Get it here!
Dry Brush- This dry brush is great for sloughing off the dead skin. It really helps to improve circulation and detox your body. Get one here!
Eco Tools Brush Set- If you're wanting some clean brushes that perform and aren't going to break the budget, these are a great option. Get them here!
Green Tidings Deodorant- This is the first natural deodorant that I used and worked! It comes in a variety of scents. Get it here!
Stasher Bags- These silicone bags are perfect for storing pretty much any food. I have so many and use them daily. Say no to plastic and get these instead. Get them here!
Silicone Cooking Tools- These are made of silicone on the end and bamboo on the other. So great for cooking with and not releasing toxins. Get them here!
Natural Bath Bombs- I get asked all the time what bath bombs are nontoxic. I love these! My girls love bath bombs. Get them here!
Organic Bamboo Washcloths- I love these washcloths for my fave and for my kids. They're so soft and nontoxic! Get them here!
Burp Bibs- These are essential for baby! Otherwise I'm changing his outfit every couple hours. Bonus, they're really chic looking too! Get them here!
Organic Jammies For Baby and Kids- I love Burts Bees Jammies! They're organic and have so many cute prints. I love that I can get ones that match my boy and girls. Get them here!
Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser- I love this essential oil diffuser. It looks so chic and works so well! Get it here!
Aila Nail Polish- This is my favorite natural nail polish. It comes in so many fun colors! Get them here!
Large Baskets- I love getting my baskets from Amazon. They have so many options. Check them out here!
Foam Roller- I can't tell you how many times we've used this to get out kinks, great for muscle relief and flexibility. Get one here!
Girls Curlers- Anyone else have their mom put these in them when they were younger? Makes the mornings a little less hectic. Get them here!
Christmas Movie Collection- This movie collection includes some of my very favorite Christmas movies! A great gift for the Christmas fanatic. Get them here!
Celebration's Cookbook- This is great for anyone who loves to cook and is wanting to make food healthier but still taste delicious. Get the cookbook here!
Weleda Skin Food- This hand cream takes the cake when it comes to hydration. It's squeaky clean and is perfect for the winter time. I love keeping it in my purse or diaper bag! Get it here!
That concludes my Amazon Gift Guide! What are your favorite things to get from Amazon?
In episode #17 we are learning how to buy good quality supplements from Dr. Matt. Dr. Matt is a naturopathic Physician. He received his medical training at Bastyr University the premier medical school for natural health training and one of only four fully accredited naturopathic doctorate schools.
He did his undergraduate studies at Oral Robert’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science with pre-medicine emphasis. Before transferring to Oral Robert’s after his sophomore year he attended Warner Pacific College where along with nutrition studies also played basketball and ran for the cross country team. In this podcast we are discussing the power of supplements. It's not just about taking supplements, but knowing what kind, how much and how often.
Sharing my top natural and organic products at Target! I am often asked what natural products can be found and accessed more easily than ordering on-line. Of course if you love Target as much as I do, then you know you can find affordable and clean products there! I decided it was time I put together my Top 10 Natural Products that you can pick up at your local Target store. Even better, I have created a shopping list you can take with you that includes 100+ Natural/Clean Finds at Target. With this list in hand, you can feel confident you are buying only the best for you and your family!
What is Target Clean?
Target Clean is used as a standard for products that don’t include certain toxic chemicals in their formulations. An icon is used to represent the products that meet these standards and can be found on-line and in store.
Target Clean Icon.
Based on what category you are shopping in (beauty, cleaning products, household essentials, baby, etc) the excluded chemicals will vary. Specifically with beauty, the following chemicals won’t be included in those products that are considered Target Clean:
nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs)
While I love that Target is making an effort to inform the consumer, don’t just blindly follow this standard. Just because a product fits Target's standards doesn't mean it will meet yours! That's why I am sharing my top 10 must have natural and clean living finds at Target below. But hold on, I didn’t stop there. I also made a whole shopping guide for you so you know EXACTLY what you want to purchase (or stay away from) to support your natural living lifestyle. I include in this guide natural and clean products in Beauty, Baby, Food, Kitchen, Feminine Products and Household. I even made up a wallet sized shopping guide so you can easily keep this available for your shopping trip!
You can get my Natural Target Shopping Guide BELOW!
If you have been around for any sort of time you shouldn’t be surprised to find this mascara at the top of my list. This is hands down my favorite natural mascara in clean beauty currently. I know that says a lot but it’s true. The formula checks all the boxes. It offers thickness, length, separation- it’s just awesome! The formula isn’t too dry or too wet and I love that I don’t have to apply 5 coats of mascara to see product on my lashes. In just two coats my lashes are instantly lengthened, thicker and have overall more volume. I’m sold! On one end of the mascara wand is a primer and the other the mascara color. I apply the primer first and then the mascara. Plus, it's super budget friendly! You will not regret picking up this mascara! Get it here.
W3ll People was one of the first green beauty brands on the scene years ago. It makes me so happy to see a brand like this in Target. They have 35+ EWG-verified products. W3LL People is committed to the highest standard for ingredients, health and safety. They are also on a mission to be “easily accessible to all, ensuring more people have the ability to choose clean and be well.” (1) And with access to their products every time you go to Target, they are hitting their mission out of the park!
I have featured so many of their products on my blog. Check out their concealer in my Best Natural Beauty Concealers. Their eyeshadow palettes I love and have written about in multiple blog posts. They come in a palette with 5 different eyeshadow colors. I love that they have matte and shimmer shadows in them. Sometimes I'm feeling matte and sometimes I want something a little more pumped up. It has basics for everyday wear or for kicking it up later on. A great palette to take you from day to night. PLUS, these palettes are so budget friendly! You get an entire eyeshadow palette for $19.99 at Target! I also reviewed their mascara in my Natural Mascara Guide. And these are just a few of their products available at Target. You can also get tinted moisturizer, foundation stick, pressed powder foundation, stick blush, lipstick and the list goes on! Check out W3ll People Makeup products here.
I find it essential to choose only the best for my babies. Especially when applying a product directly on their sensitive skin. Unfortunately many conventional diaper rash creams can contain some less than stellar ingredients not limited to:
Honest Diaper Rash Cream I have found to be so good. When my babies have needed it, it really soothes rashes and redness. Plus, there are times when you run out and need it ASAP. You may not have time to place an order on-line, so this can be picked up at your local Target. Get it here!
I’ve gotten so many blankets and throws from Target and even bedspreads! They have so many OEKO-TEX options. OEKO-TEX is the world's leading textile processing authority for organic fibers. The certification is the toughest organic textile standard because it goes far beyond verifying just the organic farming process. It also includes every step of manufacturing and ensures there is no child or slave labor. And, it means the final product was made using pure and clean standards so you can have peace of mind when purchasing anything with this label. I know when I buy OEKO-TEX blankets and throw pillows at Target not only am I getting a great quality product, but I am also getting it at a great price! Get the blankets hereand the throw pillows here!
That’s right…even Target has options for 100% cotton sheets that meet the highest standards for organic textiles! This means a really great budget option for those that want better quality bed sheets, but aren’t wanting to fork out the price tag that can come with some of the more luxury options. Target has 100% cotton sheets that are Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certified and GOTS certified. Love that organic cotton sheets are so easily accessible and even priced right! I even included them in my blog post Organic Cotton Sheets. We've had a set for years and love them.Get them here!
I have definitely fallen for this clean medicine brand as of lately and I love that it can be found at Target. What makes Genexa stand apart is that, unlike other medicine brands, their inactive ingredients are actually clean and therefore don’t come with potential unwanted side effects themselves. Inactive ingredients are the ingredients in the medicine that determine taste, texture and stability.From their Kid’s Allergy products to their Kid’s Pain and Fever, they offer so many great options when it comes to medicine but without the artificial additives. They also offer homeopathic remedies for those that are looking for something more like that! Read all about Genexa in my recent blog post.Check out the Genexa products here!
This is the cast iron pan I have and love. It was actually the first type of nontoxic cookware that I switched over too. It really has been around forever and that's one of the reasons I love it. It does take a little bit of time to get used to it but once you've worked with it you can definitely figure it out. Plus, Lodge Cast Iron is so budget friendly too! I use this pan for cooking eggs, veggies, frying- really the list is endless. A couple tips when using cast iron:
Make sure and slowly add heat. I found this works best instead of blasting the food with heat. It helps to not burn food. Cast iron retains heat very well.
Make sure you season it regularly. This helps to create a type of natural non-stick surface. If you're unsure how to season it, The Wellness Mama did a whole blog post on it here. When you season a cast iron it's basically adding a good oil to keep it hydrated and then baking it.
I avoid cooking acidic foods in cast iron because it can break down the seasoning or patina that's been made on the cast iron.
Cleaning cast iron can seem intimidating at first, but it's actually not. You don't want to use soap with cast iron- it can damage the seasoning and dry it out. Instead, use some salt to clean it. I just shake salt on top and then take a scrubby and scrub away. Then rinse with water, allow it to dry and rub in a cooking oil.
So inexpensive and you don’t have to worry about crazy chemicals leaching into your food. Check out my Best Non Toxic Cookware posts for all the details on the Lodge Cast Iron Pan and my other favorite non toxic cookware options! Check it out here.
I just love that I can find good quality eggs so easily. And, we love these eggs! You can tell a huge difference in the quality of a pastured egg the minute you break it open. The yolk is so orange and vibrant! And if you aren’t sure why you might want to spend a little more and purchase eggs from pastured hens, a study from Pennsylvania University showed that:
“pastured eggs contained 38% more Vitamin A, two times as much Vitamin E, more than two times the omega-3 fatty acids, less than half the Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio compared to non pastured eggs” (2)
If you haven’t heard of Primal Kitchen, let me tell you a bit about them. This brand started with a goal of creating the world’s best-tasting, real-food pantry staples, starting with a mayonnaise made with avocado oil. Have you ever looked at a label for a salad dressing or mayonnaise?! They are stocked full of inflammatory oils. So to say I was so excited when I saw these there not too long ago is an understatement. We always have these on hand. I love the Ranch and Caesar. They have super clean ingredients and NO inflammatory oils like canola oil or sunflower oil. What a better option to top that healthy salad or for your kiddos to dip their carrots in;) Check out the dressings here!
I love this oil and always keep it on hand because it’s cold pressed and naturally refined- meaning there are no chemicals or solvents used in the process. It has a high smoke point too which makes it great for cooking (up to 500 degrees!). And if you haven’t used avocado oil before, it has a neutral flavor profile so you can easily use it for so many different things From high-heat sautéing and flame grilling, to dressing your salad, grains and pasta salads it is so diverse and so easy to get when you know you can pick it up on your next Target run! Check it out here.
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