Since I published Less Toxic Living only a few weeks ago, over 1500 people have downloaded the ebook (and many have also read the paperback), and quite a number of people have asked me where to get the ingredients for the non-toxic cleaning products and DIY cosmetics. In Australia, most of them are available from your local supermarket or health food store, at least in the cities. But in the States some of them are harder to find (essential oils, for instance), and even here in Oz, some people just prefer to shop online.
So, following are all the products I regularly use or recommend, with links to buy them online. Some of the links are affiliate links, which means if you buy through them I may get a small commission (typically around 5%), to help me continue my work. Most aren’t.
NB if you are not in Australia or the US, I don’t know your markets well enough to advise you, sorry, though the Amazon links will refer you to your “local” Amazon store.
|Product||Amazon Link||Alternate US Link||Aussie Link||Alternate Oz Choice|
|Bicarb/baking soda||1lb / 13.5 lb||May also be available for bulk purchase in stock food shops.||Aussie Soap supplies 1 kg||Buy from the baking aisle of the supermarket, or in bulk stock food shops (eg one reader gets 25kg for less than $1/kg).|
|Washing soda (aka Super washing soda or sodium carbonate). Make sure to get the powder, not the crystals, for easier mixing and dissolving.||5 lb||Apparently also available in 55oz boxes from Walmart stores||Woolworths online||Buy from the laundry aisle of the supermarket (Lectric) (Get the powder, not the crystals)|
|Borax||76oz||Woolworths online||Buy from the laundry aisle of the supermarket|
|Castile soap||Dr Bronners||Dr Bronners||Olive oil Castile soap|
|Liquid castile soap||Dr Bronners||Heirloom Bodycare||Melrose organic|
|Soap flakes||14oz||Woolworths online||Buy them from the laundry aisle of the supermarket (Lux soap flakes)|
|Essential oils||Plant Therapy have a good reputation||Mountain Rose Herbs are often recommended by US bloggers.||Aromatherapy for Australia||Auroma eshop|
|Clove Leaf Oil (better for mould removal than clove bud oil)||Plant Guru||Oil of Cloves (ships internationally from Australia)||n-essentials||Oil of Cloves|
|Shea butter||1 lb||Mountain Rose Herbs||Certified organic||Heirloom bodycare|
|Coconut oil||Cold pressed||Mountain Rose Herbs||Essential therapeutics 1 L||Coles stock it and all health food stores|
|Cocoa/cacao butter||Fair Trade Raw Cacao butter||Mountain Rose Herbs||Heirloom Bodycare||Green Living Australia|
|100 % pure Beeswax||1lb bar/ pellets/pastilles||Queen B (Australian Beeswax)||Heirloom Body Care|
If you have other ingredients you would like me to add, or suggestions of where to buy them, please contact me here, or just email me.