Through the years, I have been asked time and time again where to find books, classes, and products that teach, inspire, and support a real food, natural living lifestyle. To that end, I have gathered together the best resources I know of (and the ones I use myself!) to support you and encourage you in your natural living journey.

This guide is broken into two parts:

On THIS page, you'll find a specific product catalog, like where to find empty dropper bottles and cocoa butter wafers – items we call for regularly in our DIY recipes – which we created so you've got recommendations at your fingertips for that moment when you just need to find a good source of beeswax or just want to know a trusted brand to stock up on.

On the other hand, our Recommended page lists the books, classes, and products I believe should be in every person's home. These products are from businesses that do an outstanding job of providing high-quality, ethically-created products for the natural living community. There I highlight companies that run the gamut from great places to buy groceries online to where to source ethically made shoes and baby clothing.

Please note: some of these links are affiliate links so if you purchase any of these items through the links on this page, I make a small commission, which is used to help keep Nourishing Joy running.

Nota bene: This is a page in-progress! Check back often for the latest updates.

My Top Recommendations for Daily Use

Bone broth, gelatin & supplements

Bone Broth, Gelatin & Supplements

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Sustainable meats & pantry staples

Sustainable Meats & Pantry Staples

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Non-toxic cleaners

Non-Toxic Cleaners

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Essential oils & hydrosols

Essential Oils & Hydrosols

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Essential Minerals & Vitamins

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Natural Beauty & Skincare

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Natural Oral Care

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Cultured foods

Starter Cultures

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For non-toxic cookware, visit our sister site, Ethical Green Kitchen.

Essential Resources for Busy, Naturally-Minded Families

Kids Cook Real Food e-course

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Mama Natural Birth Course

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Kids' Activity Subscriptions

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Meal Planning

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Herbal Education at The Herbal Academy

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Traditional Cooking School

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Specific Products and Supplements I Use & Recommend:

DIY Natural Beauty Ingredients & Supplies

Powders & Liquids
Aloe Vera Gel
Arrowroot Powder
Bentonite Clay
Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Hydroxide
Castile Soap (liquid)
Activated Charcoal Powder
Epsom Salt
French Green Clay
Glycerin
Iron Oxide
Kaolin Clay
Witch Hazel
Zinc Oxide

Waxes & Oils
Sweet Almond Oil
Beeswax Pastilles
Beeswax Block
Better Butter (Blend)
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil, Fractionated
Grapeseed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Mango Butter
Lanolin
Rosehip Seed Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Shea Butter
Tamanu Oil
Vitamin E Oil

Containers & Packaging
Deodorant Stick
Dropper Bottle (2 oz)
Dropper Bottle (4 oz)
Essential Oil Blending Bottles
Glass Spray Bottle (for beauty)
Glass Spray Bottle (for cleaners)
Aromatherapy Inhaler (individual)
Lip Balm Stick
Containers – Assorted
Roller Bottles

Herbs & Spices

These herbs are arranged as they are laid out in our book, The Thinking Parent's Guide to Natural Remedies.

Herbs
Alfalfa
Agrimony
Aloe
Aloe Powder
Anise
Arnica
Ashwagandha
Astragalus
Barberry
Bayberry
Bilberry
Black Walnut Hull
Blackberry (Leaf, Root, or Berries)
Blessed Thistle
Borage
Burdock
Calendula
Catnip
Chamomile
Chickweed
Cleavers (Bedstraw)
Comfrey Herb
Comfrey Root Powder
Dandelion Leaf

Herbs
Dandelion Root
Echinacea
Elder Flowers
Elderberries
Elecampane
Eleuthero
Goat’s Rue
Goldenseal
Horehound
Horsetail Herb
Horsetail Herb Powder
Hyssop
Jamaican Dogwood Bark
Lavender Blossoms
Lemon Balm
Licorice
Linden
Marshmallow
Meadowsweet
Mullein
Mustard Seed
Myrrh Gum Powder
Myrrh Gum Resin
Nettle Leaf

Herbs
Oats (Milky Oats)
Partridgeberry
Peppermint
Plantain
Red Clover
Red Raspberry Leaf
Rose Hips
Rosebuds
Sassafras Root
Scullcap
Slippery Elm
Spearmint
Spearmint Powder
Spikenard
St. John’s Wort
Thyme
Usnea
Valerian
White Oak Bark Powder
Wild Cherry Bark
Willow
Wintergreen
Yarrow
Yellow Dock

Pre-made Tinctures
Calendula Tincture
Clove Tincture
Comfrey Tincture
Myrrh Tincture

Spices (for culinary & herbal use)
Allspice
Bay Leaves
Black Pepper
Cayenne
Cinnamon sticks
Cinnamon, ground
Cloves, whole
Cloves, ground
Dill
Fennel Seeds
Turmeric

Recommended Supplements

Aloe Vera
Arrowroot Powder
Aztec Healing Clay
Baking Soda
Beeswax
Bentonite Clay
Calcium carbonate
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil

Container- empty deodorant
Container-lip balm
Container-glass spray bottle
Containers-assorted
Dead Sea Salt
Dry brush (for skin)
Epsom Salt
French Green Clay
Liquid Castille Soap
Essential Oils

Magnesium oil
Mango Butter
Menthol Crystals
Rosemary Oil
Shampoo
Shea Butter
Vegetable Glycerine
Vitamin E Oil
Witch Hazel
Xylitol

School Lunch Supplies

Aloe Vera
Arrowroot Powder
Aztec Healing Clay
Baking Soda
Beeswax
Bentonite Clay
Calcium carbonate
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil

Container- empty deodorant
Container-lip balm
Container-glass spray bottle
Containers-assorted
Dead Sea Salt
Dry brush (for skin)
Epsom Salt
French Green Clay
Liquid Castille Soap
Essential Oils

Magnesium oil
Mango Butter
Menthol Crystals
Rosemary Oil
Shampoo
Shea Butter
Vegetable Glycerine
Vitamin E Oil
Witch Hazel
Xylitol

Ready-Made Natural Remedies

Aloe Vera
Arrowroot Powder
Aztec Healing Clay
Baking Soda
Beeswax
Bentonite Clay
Calcium carbonate
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil

Container- empty deodorant
Container-lip balm
Container-glass spray bottle
Containers-assorted
Dead Sea Salt
Dry brush (for skin)
Epsom Salt
French Green Clay
Liquid Castille Soap
Essential Oils

Magnesium oil
Mango Butter
Menthol Crystals
Rosemary Oil
Shampoo
Shea Butter
Vegetable Glycerine
Vitamin E Oil
Witch Hazel
Xylitol

Natural Home Goods

Aloe Vera
Arrowroot Powder
Aztec Healing Clay
Baking Soda
Beeswax
Bentonite Clay
Calcium carbonate
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil

Container- empty deodorant
Container-lip balm
Container-glass spray bottle
Containers-assorted
Dead Sea Salt
Dry brush (for skin)
Epsom Salt
French Green Clay
Liquid Castille Soap
Essential Oils

Magnesium oil
Mango Butter
Menthol Crystals
Rosemary Oil
Shampoo
Shea Butter
Vegetable Glycerine
Vitamin E Oil
Witch Hazel
Xylitol

Natural Baby & Pregnancy

Aloe Vera
Arrowroot Powder
Aztec Healing Clay
Baking Soda
Beeswax
Bentonite Clay
Calcium carbonate
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil

Container- empty deodorant
Container-lip balm
Container-glass spray bottle
Containers-assorted
Dead Sea Salt
Dry brush (for skin)
Epsom Salt
French Green Clay
Liquid Castille Soap
Essential Oils

Magnesium oil
Mango Butter
Menthol Crystals
Rosemary Oil
Shampoo
Shea Butter
Vegetable Glycerine
Vitamin E Oil
Witch Hazel
Xylitol