I know one topic that comes up again and again in the frugal community is how to save money on natural or organic products. I too have a hard time with this topic. I sometimes find it very difficult forking out extra cash for organic produce or a new organic brand because it is more expensive.
One day at Wegmans, I was grabbing a gallon of milk and the lady next to me said she lived on a local farm and supplied the milk for Wegmans. She told me that the milk in the “normal” 2 gallon jug, and the milk in the “organic” jug came from the same place!! She says that buying organic is a total rip off and they didn’t use antibiotics on any of their cows – but Wegmans is making more money with the organic label. Hmmm….so that makes me think – do we really know, without a doubt, that when we buy something “natural” or “organic” that it truly is different and better than what we would normally buy – and that it should be priced higher?
I don’t have all of the answers, but when I find a great price on a natural or organic product, I get it for sure. So that is what I wanted to share with you today.
As a mom, I get more concerned about safer products for my kids. I recently found a brand of natural kids body wash that is the cheapest of other “natural” kids body washes that you’d find at Wegmans.
I took a snap shot of a few “natural” brands of kids body wash at Wegmans with prices – all listed below:
Aveeno Baby Body Wash, 18 fl oz – $8.99 or $0.49 per ounce
Babyganics Bubble Bath, 17 fl oz – $7.99 or $0.47 per ounce
Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo, 7.8 fl oz – $5.49 or $0.70 per ounce
Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo, 12 fl oz – $8.99 or $0.75 per ounce
Jason Kids Only Shampoo, 8 fl oz – $7.49 or $0.94 per ounce.
Koala Kids Tear Free Shampoo, 11 oz for $4.99 or $0.45 per ounce (preferred customer price.). This one WINS as the CHEAPEST!!! Plus it smells just flat out amazing!
This kids body wash is not found in Wegmans. I am a preferred customer at Melaleuca and bought this on their site. I have been a customer for a few months now and I’m totally loving their products! This is just one of many that me and my family love. I also love that this is a company that offers safer products – that is not way more expensive than what you would already be paying.
In order to shop for Melaleuca products, you need to sign up to be a preferred customer, and need to do so through another Melaleuca customer. Once you get your own personal online account set up – you just order on your own when you want – and you don’t need to rely on a product distributor to pay or deliver your products. Let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail if you are interested in learning more and I can give you all of the specifics of how the company works and get you set up.
Melaleuca also has a great line of green home cleaning products – you can read about my favorite one OVER HERE!