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post #41 of 164
i participate in a local Frontier order which is so awesome because there's no shipping - it's just a handful of friends going in together so we just wait till we have $200 worth (we usually order every other month).

there are definitely regular things i get from them, like the bulk ranch dip. yummy. vitamins for the whole family, emergen-c, dishmate dishwashing liquid and citrasolv dishwasher powder, and citrasolv cleaning solution (oh that makes the house smell so good when i clean!). i also order whole bean coffee from there - it's like $2 or $3 a package cheaper than anywhere i can find it locally, and it's organic and fair trade! and coffee filters. whenever i'm in need of essential oils i usually get them there (unless i need them immediately). and i'm using up a bunch of my herbs and spices so i'm going to be trying theirs soon. i buy Dr. Bronner's a gallon at a time (it lasts forever that way!). it was only $30 for a gallon! i usually don't buy homeopathics from there because there's a place locally that makes homeopathics so i like to buy from them, but i certainly would otherwise.
post #42 of 164
Is there a catalog? How do you get one? How do you know what is on sale? i am a total newbie. Please educate me
post #43 of 164
Ok, also help me out. I see the Frontier catolog in pdf form. I signed up to get a paper copy. Now to get co-op prices etc do I fill out the form, pay $10, put down bank/credit references and order?

How does this work exactly? Are people joining Frontier co-ops on Mothering because of a min. order amount?
post #44 of 164
I have done one Frontier co-op, and was thrilled with everything I got. I was a little bummed that some things were out of stock, especially since they were supposed to be Christmas presents, but the prices were great.

I just tried the orange scented kids foam bath from Aura Cacia last night with DS, and he was trying to eat the bubbles. It smelled heavenly, and to know that it had nothing nasty in it, made me love it even more.

I also bought the sweetest little terry cloth bath animals for DS for Christmas from Frontier. They are very cute, and he loves to play with them, and I love that they are not plastic.

A friend is starting a local Frontier co-op, so now I am going to be able to order the heavy things that I skipped last time, like Dr. Bronner's soap, and some yummy shampoos and conditioners for me! Yippee!!
post #45 of 164
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Ok, also help me out. I see the Frontier catolog in pdf form. I signed up to get a paper copy. Now to get co-op prices etc do I fill out the form, pay $10, put down bank/credit references and order?

How does this work exactly? Are people joining Frontier co-ops on Mothering because of a min. order amount?
You can order on your own if you like, but if the order is less than $250 you have to pay the shipping. Which, by the way, gets pricey as it is wt based from fedex.
BUT, if you have friends that also like the natural living thing, get together, total up your order, and make the $250 min (it really isn't hard, I pretty much have $80-90/month by myself) so you don't have to pay shipping at all. Then you really do see the savings.

Oh, and links to the catalogs: fall/winter will be replaced in March with the spring/summer.
And the monthly specials change every month, but are always found at the same url.
post #46 of 164
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recommendations for a kid's cough syrup? DD is almost 3yo...

and a toilet cleaner that actually works?
post #47 of 164
Removed. Sorry I had no idea!
post #48 of 164
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post #49 of 164
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Originally Posted by FluffiB View Post
There's a Frontier co-op going on right now:
I think it is against the UA to post links to coops outside of MDC. I could be wrong, but could you remove the link just in case? I don't want our thread to get shut down for violations, and if people wanna find that coop they can PM you for the site.
Thanks!!

ETA: thanks for getting that so quickly! If someone is interested in this coop, they should PM FluffiB directly. Thanks! Otherwise, keep an eye open at the TP for coops that are running now. If someone has a link to those, I think that is allowed to post here. But if I am wrong, I hope a mod will let me know!
post #50 of 164
Removed my link from my post, but you'll have to remove it from your quoted reply!
post #51 of 164
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Removed my link from my post, but you'll have to remove it from your quoted reply!
hehe... yep, you're right..
Thanks for getting to that so quickly!!:
post #52 of 164
We always get the huge containers of coconut oil.

I normally get toothpaste but they don't carry the fluouride free kids' paste we like.

I also normally get cocoa butter, supplements like Omega-3 oil, vitamins (kids and prenatal), 5-HTP, and anything else we might be out of at the time.

I've also gotten mascara, lotions, and sprouts.

I've never been unhappy with any purchase.
post #53 of 164
we have a local group of 6 mamas and we order every 2 months.

My faves
- Avalon skin care products - I have yet to try one I haven't liked and these are a full 50% cheaper than our local crunchy stores carry them for
- Burts Bees Pomegrante lip balm
- 7th gen dipes
- Simply Organic spices - and I'm another who is trying to slowly convert all my spices to these lovely square jars
- Yogi Tea Super antioxidant green tea - it doesn't taste like green tea and it's a little bit sweet, I love this stuff
- Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry Tea - my kids love this. I add just a bit of honey to it. We rarely drink juice and have this instead.
- Frontier vanilla extract I've tried both the fair trade and the organic and don't see a difference flavor wise
- Weleda foot balm - really nice and not peppermint which IMO is a good thing
- Weleda Skin Food - I use this on my hands before bed

Dislikes:
- Alba products with sunscreen whether facial moisturizer or regular sunscreens - they really sting the eyes and I think they still have parabens in them
- Weleda Calendula baby lotion - way too runny and kinda greasy

I'll add more as I remember stuff.


I'm also looking for a good shampoo - I just ordered Giovanni so we'll see how that is. My friend ordered Jason and like a pp, found that it made her hair greasy. I tried Burts Bees and it has really crummy lather but it's OK on hair once it's dry.

Tilia, about the ranch dressing mix, does it taste like the Hidden Valley Ranch one? I unfortunately love that mix, and nothing else seems to taste as good...
post #54 of 164
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greenmansions- if you are looking for natural shampoo with a great lather, try the alba. I got the coconut milk formula shampoo and conditioner this month, and not only does it smell FABULOUS, it has a terrific lather! Best I have found in a natural yet.
post #55 of 164
Greenmansions, I love Hidden Valley ranch dip too, its the only plain ranch I will eat. It IS the way ranch is supposed to taste.

The Simply Organic Ranch has peppercorns in it which makes it nice and spicy. I think it tastes a lot like Hidden Valley. You mix it with 16 ounces of sour cream so it has a very similar texture.

I haven't tried the regular plain ranch dip from Simply Organic though. By the way, its on page 76 of the PDF catalog.
post #56 of 164
I love that I can get Burt's Bees stuff for way less than if I bought it here. Not to mention, it's very hard to find Burt's Bees here. ( I'm in a small town in Canada) It's crazy that even with shipping it works out to be so much cheaper.

Also, I tried their guacamole dip mix when it was on sale and it's so good!! The AC kids foam bath is fantastic and the kids love it.

I'd love to be able to try some of the cleaning products and shampoos too but I'm afraid shipping costs would be too much since they tend to be heavy.

Anyone have any suggestions for cold season? My kids seem to have runny noses and cough all winter long and I'd love to give them something to help boost their immune systems.
post #57 of 164
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Originally Posted by EkkaGrrl View Post
I love that I can get Burt's Bees stuff for way less than if I bought it here. Not to mention, it's very hard to find Burt's Bees here. ( I'm in a small town in Canada) It's crazy that even with shipping it works out to be so much cheaper.

Also, I tried their guacamole dip mix when it was on sale and it's so good!! The AC kids foam bath is fantastic and the kids love it.

I'd love to be able to try some of the cleaning products and shampoos too but I'm afraid shipping costs would be too much since they tend to be heavy.

Anyone have any suggestions for cold season? My kids seem to have runny noses and cough all winter long and I'd love to give them something to help boost their immune systems.

I don't know how to boost their immune system, but we use Queen Helene to get over colds. They have liquid bath stuff for kids called Queen Helene Baththerapy liquid Cold and Flu. I have the bath salt for adults too. I swear it works to clear congestion and just make you feel better. I have used it on DD when she seems to have a runny nose. She doesn't get sick very often though.
post #58 of 164
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I don't know how to boost their immune system, but we use Queen Helene to get over colds. They have liquid bath stuff for kids called Queen Helene Baththerapy liquid Cold and Flu. I have the bath salt for adults too. I swear it works to clear congestion and just make you feel better. I have used it on DD when she seems to have a runny nose. She doesn't get sick very often though.
You know, I have been thinking about trying the Queen Helene, but you finally convinced me. DD has been getting sick more this season, I think b/c DH's friend's kids are *always* sick. (I blame it on the daycare
I am adding it to my next order.
post #59 of 164
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Originally Posted by Tilia View Post
I don't know how to boost their immune system, but we use Queen Helene to get over colds. They have liquid bath stuff for kids called Queen Helene Baththerapy liquid Cold and Flu. I have the bath salt for adults too. I swear it works to clear congestion and just make you feel better. I have used it on DD when she seems to have a runny nose. She doesn't get sick very often though.
Thanks! It sounds like it's worth a try. I'l be picking it up on my next order.
post #60 of 164
I just bought the 1 pound bottle of Queen Helene Batherapy original for $4.47 at Wal-Mart. The co-op price is $4.20. They had the cold and flu kind and the sports kind too, but I don't think they had the children's formula.

I couldn't believe the price. They were located in the make-up part by the bath bubbles and other bath soaks.
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