Resources for Simple Living
Are you looking for some good resources to buy products from for living a simple life? I’ve tried all kinds of companies and brands over the past years and these are the brands and products that I love the most! Supporting small businesses has always been very important to our family. Looking for a high-quality product that I don’t have listed here? Let me know!
My bulk food co-op for the past decade has been Azure Standard. For more details on the company and what I order from them, check out this blog post: A Beginner’s Guide to Azure.
Perdue Meats is a newer brand that our family has been utilizing lately with it being harder to get decent, fairly priced meat at the grocery store. Perdue carries a couple of different brands (Coleman, Perdue, Niman Ranch, and more) and they have bulk chicken, beef, sausages, and more. My review of this brand and products will be up soon.
Looking for bulk and loose leaf teas? I get mine from Farmhouse Teas! They have a good selection of natural teas to choose from.
DIY Products and Supplies
For things like Beeswax Pastilles, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter,Vitamin E Oil, and other carrier oils, I get them from Pronounce. Pronounce also has natural beauty products if you’d rather not make them yourself along with being an excellent source for all the things I use in my homemade beauty/body products.
For all DIY bottles and containers and all bulk herbs and medicinal herbs, I use Starwest Botanicals. They also carry other products I use such as witch hazel and bulk loose leaf teas.
Sometimes you just don’t want or don’t have time to make your own beauty/body products…right? When I can’t make my own, I buy Lotion Bars and Lip Balms from Made On. They use the same ingredients that I would use in my own homemade lotions.
One of the biggest questions I get is where I buy my essential oils. After several years of research into the various companies, I’ve decided to support Rocky Mountain Oils. They are a non-MLM brand so their prices are reasonable for a high-quality product.
Berkey Water Filter Systems are one of the best things we ever added to our homestead! No matter where we’ve lived we’ve always had clean, clear drinking water. Read my full review here – Berkey Water Filter Systems Review.
All of our tableware is from Corelle and has been ever since we were married! I also have many bakeware pieces from Corningware (same company as Corelle). They hold up well, even with the kids using them!
My cleaning cloths and scrubbies always come from eCloth. They are much less expensive than other cleaning cloth companies and their products still work wonderfully! The Scrubbing Pads are our household favorite.
I love stainless steel items because they won’t rust and most of what I have in my kitchen is made by Lindys. I’ve never been unhappy with any of my purchases!
Rada Cutlery has my favorite knives and they’ve been our favorites ever since I bought my first one in an Amish store many years ago. These things last forever and they are so inexpensive! We love them so much we sell them in our store, Homestead Made.
I like to find scraps of fabric to use for projects when I can, but if I have to order larger amounts, I get it from Fabric.com. They have a huge selection and I’ve always been happy with what I’ve gotten.
I buy lots of books. That statement is probably an understatement! The majority of my books that I purchase come from Thriftbooks. Their prices are always fair and I can almost always find what I’m looking for.