Bar, brick, liquid, and foaming soaps, all certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Many are scented with essential oils, but there are also unscented soaps and soaps that contain ingredients like cinnamon, which have their own aroma. One of their unscented soaps contains oatmeal and honey. Save money by purchasing “Assorted Scraps”—assorted scents and odd shapes, but still organic soap. Also shampoo bars. They even sell organic restroom soap and dispensers for your workplace.
All kinds of felt fabrics, from straight-off-the-sheep wool to dyed wool felt in many colors. Also polyester and recycled felt, so read descriptions carefully.
Nightwear for women made mostly of linen, some items made of cotton. Loose-fitting simple designs can be worn to bed or around the house, some even are appropriate to wear elsewhere. Some colors and patterns. Affordable prices for linen.
Dog shampoo certified to USDA organic food standards. “We aren’t your typical dog shampoo company. We’re safer and better because for us it is personal. We’re on a mission to change an industry by reducing toxins in pet grooming products and educating pet parents so they can enjoy the company of their best friends for years and years! ”
All natural leather care products, including boot wax, boot shine, leather conditioner, leather wax and saddle soap, plus genuine natural wood and horsehair buffing brushes. “ARMSTRONG’S ALL NATURAL products are handmade in small batches in New York, USA. Our mission is to refocus American manufacturing by locally sourcing pure, natural ingredients that support sustainable farming practices in order to produce the highest quality handcrafted, artisanal products possible. We use minimal, high-recyclable-content packaging and we have essentially zero waste. Since we do not use synthetic chemicals, any “waste” is diverted to our garden or compost system, if not recycled. We use certified organic ingredients whenever possible.” Also other interesting leather products and accessories.
California grown, certified organic black and green olives and olive oil—hand-picked and hand-packed. Plain, stuffed, and flavored (sweet balsamic sundried olives, anyone?). Their Sun Dried Black Olives are the very olives used in the famous Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese Ice Cream featured at Salt and Straw.
While driving down Main Street in Santa Monica, California one evening, I saw this tiny sign lit up in the dark that said “Exclusively Organic Coffees & Fine Teas.” I couldn’t stop right then, but went back the next day. It was crowded with a line out the door and Starbuck’s a block away was empty. “Founded in 1989, Urth Caffe is widely considered the first coffee roasting company in America to offer exclusively organically grown, heirloom coffees. Each season we choose the very finest beans from our farmers – carefully selecting only a small percentage of the crop representing the coffee’s finest seasonal flavor & characteristics. The flavor profile of our blends changes from season to season – always presenting exciting new characteristics. All our organic coffees are small batch roasted using secret, innovative techniques in roasting and blending developed by us, to give the coffee its full potential of depth and complexity of flavor…Heirloom means that the trees have never been genetically modified, and are like their ancient ancestors found growing wild in the rainforests. Heirloom species such as Bourbon, Geisha, Heirloom Culitvar, Typica (to name a few) can grow up to twenty feet tall, require deep shade, and produce less coffee yield than hybridized trees. Heirloom coffee has superior flavor, has a more distinctive aroma, and is naturally lower in acid for easier digestion. “ Their exclusive selection of fine loose leaf teas include black, fruit scented, oolong, green, white, matcha green teas, and herbal infusions. “Each source garden is carefully selected by Urth Caffé based on highest quality, commitment to purity, uniqueness, and sustainability.”
Skin care products for men and women, plus make up, all made from certified organically grown and wildcrafted ingredients. “By selecting botanical ingredients based on their beneficial properties, our products provide the healing effects of each plant. ..We make all the herbal oils, salves, balms, butters, soap, body scrubs, and lotion sticks by hand, by using various infusing methods with a range of organic herbs, unrefined, steam-distilled and cold-pressed ingredients.We also double infuse certain oils for therapeutic reasons in order to provide additional healing properties. It is through these raw materials that the color, texture and scent of the products are determined. Our products are made in small batches in order to pay attention to each step in the process and to keep the integrity and quality of the herbs and the essence without compromising the outcome…For packaging we use only glass, reusable or biodegradable products. Even our inside seals are made from certified unbleached chlorine free paper.” Ingredients page.
A multipurpose, unscented, plant-and-mineral-based concentrated “soap” that can be used for different cleaning tasks by mixing it with different amounts of water. Comes with labeled BPA- and phthalate-free plastic bottles that have markings for easy mixing of concentrations. For MCS they have a 2 oz all-purpose spray you can purchase as a sample to test. “We have taken every step we could to create a product that works even for very sensitive people.”
USDA Certified Organic whole food vitamins, minerals, and supplements…”We often use a production approach called the Whole Herb Method which uses the raw plant exactly as found in nature. Such plant preparations contain all the inherent constituents of the plant including the natural buffers, which help protect the body from overdose, toxicity and dangerous interactions. In contrast to many unregulated techniques that isolate a single biochemical constituent, we use the entire herb plant, allowing it to work synergistically to create the positive health effect Nature intended. Just about all of our herbal vitamins and supplements are simply whole herbs and plants dried using a gentle freeze drying process which preserves almost all of the nutritious properties of the original plant. Some formulations also add organic minerals if it is called for.” Choose from single vitamins or solution-based blends.