Fave Thrive Market Finds Pt. 1
Thrive Market is an online retailer that I have come to appreciate when purchasing many of my favorite household items. As much as I love Amazon, some of these are just cheaper through Thrive. They have a wide variety of items from fresh meat to baby essentials to pantry staples at discounted prices. Depending on what you need, you can definitely save quite a bit of money when you shop.
There is a yearly membership fee but you can get free shipping for orders over $49. They also offer additional freebies and special discounts. I tend to wait until I have a nice list of items to replenish so I can get whatever cool thing they offer plus free shipping. My order usually arrives within a few days.
My recent trip to the Thrive app (yes, of course they have an app!) got me super excited. A few of these items are first-time purchases. Here’s what I’m loving right now.
Molly’s Suds Wool Dryer Balls
I stopped purchasing dryer sheets some time ago due to the chemical fragrances (read: HUGE toxic burden) they have on our bodies. No, I’m not being an alarmist. These synthetic “fresh scented” chemicals do not belong in our systems. Think about it: You inhale these chemicals and they wreak havoc in your body. Many are carcinogenic (cancer-causing), can cause respiratory issues such as asthma, and contain volatile organic compounds rivaling car exhaust fumes. Read more about the harmful effects here: https://draxe.com/dryer-sheets/
So then what? These wool dryer balls are a far healthier alternative. You can leave them as-is or put an essential oil such as DoTerra lavender or peppermint on them, let it soak in overnight, then tumble with your clothes, leaving a fresh, non-toxic scent.
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Simple Mills Crackers
Yes, crackers ARE still a processed food. I love these because they’re entirely GRAIN FREE and made with a great, short list of real-food ingredients like almond flour and flax seeds. Only a few can satisfy your craving for something crunchy, since they are super nutrient and calorie dense. My kids actually happily eat these instead of those artificially colored and flavored fish-shaped varieties (that will remain nameless). These crackers come in all sorts of flavors like Farmhouse Cheddar, Smoky BBQ cheddar, Fine Ground Sea Salt, Rosemary Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil.
Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it. Lotions and moisturizers should be free of chemicals for that reason alone.
I adore this lotion for its value and simplicity. One of these bottles lasted me a few months, even with daily use. It isn’t greasy at all and smells great. The coconut-lemon scent is awesome. Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it. Everyone Lotion is made with essential oils and plant extracts, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap & Toothpaste
Dr. Bronner’s products have been around for quite some time. They are made with all-natural ingredients and are chemical-free. Both the soap and toothpaste are nice and minty, and the soap pleasantly tingles the skin. Not into peppermint? They have unscented and lavender varieties too.
Dead Sea Mud Soap
Ok, so this is a new purchase and I am intrigued. The mineral content of the Dead Sea is truly invigorating and nourishing to the body and as stated before, your skin is porous. Allowing magnesium and potassium to enter via soap cannot be a bad thing. I have not yet tried it but will keep ya posted!
Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey
I rarely eat honey, but my kids do sometimes. Organic, raw honey is great (in small amounts) for its antimicrobial, antioxidant and antifungal properties. Raw honey is preferred due to the simple packaging method. Heat, and subsequently pasteurizing and filtering during processing destroys the health benefits. My one complaint about this brand is that it comes in plastic jars, which I didn’t realize when I ordered.
Snack Mates Turkey Jerky by The New Primal
Another snack for the kiddos’ lunches, this is a good quality protein source to balance out those carbs. I like that they’re pretty small so they finish the whole thing. No junk ingredients added!
Coconut Secret Coconut Vinegar
Ever tried coconut vinegar? It has a milder taste than apple cider vinegar and I like to use it in salad dressing recipes and marinades. Coconut vinegar is a good source of B vitamins, minerals like potassium and essential amino acids, My favorite recipe is “Fat Burning Salad Dressing” by Maria Emmerich. Find it here: http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/fat-burning-salad-dressing-2/
Comment below with your favorite Thrive finds! Not a member? Use my referral link to sign up! http://thrv.me/cp6dVM