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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Natural place to shop: Vine.com

This post is sponsored by Vine.com. I'm proud to be working with them, and we love and use their site for our family. Their all-natural products are a huge step in the right direction!


When shopping for your family, the farmer's market is fantastic, but outside that, I get nervous. When we go to the supermarket, I suddenly get suspicious of all the packaged goods. After watching Food, Inc., and hearing reports about unsafe beauty and baby products, I walk down the aisles and wonder: Is this dish soap safe for my baby? Is this body lotion full of chemicals? Do these crackers have unnatural ingredients?

So, I literally cheered when I discovered Vine.com, a new site that carries ALL natural products. They refuse to carry anything with questionable ingredients, so you can trust that everything you buy will be top-notch. They carry household cleaning, beauty, shower and baby products, as well as organic snacks and groceries. And they deliver in two days. What a godsend!

We try to live a healthy, natural lifestyle, as I'm sure everyone does, and Vine.com is going make that so much easier. I'm so excited to introduce them to you guys, if you haven't heard of them already. xoxo

Above are a few of my favorite Vine products so far, including dried strawberries (Toby's new favorite snack), natural household cleaning products, and shampoo for washing your favorite wool sweaters in the sink.

Bonus for all readers: Get 20% off your first Vine.com order with the code 20CUPJO. Good for the next seven days. Find everything here.
(Photos by Sarina Cass for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Vine.com, whose mission I adore. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that make Cup of Jo possible.)

56 comments:

Claire said...

Thanks for sharing this! I've been looking for something like this!

Teresa Marie Cotey said...

You should try the crunchies dried blueberries. my daughter cannot get enough of them! What a fabulous snack on the go!

Michelle Merrick said...

great, thanks for the bonus discount! I've signed up for their newsletter but haven't jumped for a purchase yet.

Emily Schwarting said...

Tom's has the BEST deodorant! If you have sensitive skin, especially after shaving, Tom's is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I'll have to check these folks out. I'm the same way about natural products (I buy most of my soaps, cosmetics and lotions from LUSH for that reason). My philosophy is, if it wouldn't be safe for me to eat it, why would I want to put it on my skin? Thanks for the tip!

Libby Newhouse said...

Burt's Bees is now owned by Clorox, which makes the brand questionable in my opinion. We should always do research about these seemingly smaller all-natural brands because sometimes their parent companies represent just what we're trying to avoid. But this looks like a great idea and thanks for sharing the discount!

Emily A. said...

Thank you for being so particular about your sponsors!
Also, those photos are beautiful.

Shoko said...

so excited to check out this website - it's sounds amazing! i've been looking for something like this for a while!

mandaringirl said...

VINE30 will get you 30% off your first order until 12/31/12

zhenusik26 said...

It's exciting to have a provider of good-quality items for the family. However, I'm leery of the "all-natural" labels. After all, arsenic is also a natural compound.

måsh måsh said...

I wish they shipped to Canada! Oh well, I can still browse and research.

And I have a question: Where is your sweater from?
It's so delicate and pretty.

Thanks!

amanda e said...

I love Ella's Kitchen products. Their stuff is great for kids, and I'll admit that I enjoy the fruit and veggie purees, as well.
The pictures are beautiful! Can you tell us where your sweater is from?

Zoomie said...

I can understand wanting organic and safe products in your home, but why give your child processed foods from a bag when you could just give him fresh strawberries, peas, pears and broccoli? The dried stuff is probably more convenient to transport, but the fresh stuff is ever so much better.

Monica said...

love!!! Also, your boots are so cute where are they from? They look vintage!

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

I know this is about Vine, but I looooooove your boots - would you mind telling who makes them?

Lauren said...

I've been wanting to order from this site and decided to use the coupon code to send lots of baby food & formula to Hurricane Sandy victims :) I can imagine there are a lot of upset tummies from using whatever food/formula is available to them.

Lisamarie said...

Hi. Can I have ALL of your clothes? Please? And your skinny legs? Thanks in advance.

Trish said...

Yeah, yeah, natural stuff. But more importantly, what is your bag? (and sweater and boots).

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing and for the coupon code! Ever since I got preggy with my son (4 years ago), I started reading about household cleaners, shampoos etc. EWG database is great and now we use Seventh Generation for all cleaning and laundering, Tom's for dental care and deodorant, Avalon Organics for face wash, hand cream, shampoo and shower gel and Burt's Bees for bean's shampoo and shower gel. I hope these industries get regulated and more chemical giants see the light and that a green sustainable product is good for everyone and the plant.

Esther Kim said...

Thanks for sharing this great post! I love your blog, and I read it every single day. I know others have already asked this, but can you please tell us where you got your sweater and your boots? You always look so effortlessly chic!

MotherEarth said...

They are awesome. The whole suite of sites keeps our cupboards stocked. The UPS guy and I are on a first name basis because of diapers.com, et all. Good post!

meaghantothemax said...

I hate to be *that guy,* but I have to point out that of course all products are full of chemicals. So is your body. So is coffee. A chemical is any prepared compound, so using "chemicals" as a shorthand for "stuff that's bad for me" is misleading, in the same way that using "all natural" to mean "stuff that's good for me" is misleading (as someone pointed out above, arsenic is 100% all-natural, as is lanolin - a common ingredient in Burt's Bees products that makes many people break out).

I totally support what you're getting at, but as an environmental and language geek, that kind of confusing labelling drives me up the wall! It's also how companies are able to "greenwash," ie stick unsubstantiated claims on products that are no different than everything else on the shelves.

Nina Leung said...

LOVE The Vine! They're the greatest! They make it so much easier to shop for kids/ babies. The toy section is the best. It was so much harder before they came along to find toys that are listed as BPA free. Here, its all of them! Yah for the Vine!

Melissa Blake said...

Awesome...thanks so much! I've never heard of them, so i'll have to check them out!

p c said...

agreed. tom's of maine, for instance, uses propylene glycol in their deodorant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_oxide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene

legally, the terms "natural" and "organic" on products can include a variety of things you'd never want near your body or your loved ones.

Amy P said...

I'm with ^ meaghantothemax...I would still end up researching each product (and likely be disappointed with most) because of greenwashing. Labels like 'chemical', 'natural', and 'green' mean absolutely nothing in terms of what's good for you or not. For the most part I'm better off making my own cleaning and body products and drying my own strawberries, although I totally understand the convenience angle (and the yummy scents - those are hard to replicate).

Sofia Galadza said...

It's great to see so many great products in one place. If you want to further research specific products, it's good to use the Environmental Working Group's database (www.ewg.org).

woolensparrow said...

Wow excited about this! I use the EWG Skin Deep site too. It's a great resource because it goes into detail about all of the ingredients so if you want to be sure and avoid greenwashing, you can dig right into the details of a product.

ale norris said...

this is great! thanks a lot for sharing.
-ale

Kim said...

Thanks for the tip! I had never heard of them!

Mad Max and Family said...

I love diapers.com and yoyo.com, and I saw they also started vine.com. I also appreciate natural products, and I look forward to checking them out (at first I thought it might be a wine site! Hah).

-Tara

http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com

Lizzie Polish said...

Oh God, I hope you don't stand near me! It may not irritate your skin but it definitely doesn't work.

dulci said...

Love this! I'm eyeing those strawberries...

http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

Lizzie Polish said...

Always happy to not be the first person to go here! I think being 100% organic is lovely in theory but for most people it is completely unrealistic. I had several children and they all turned out fine having their hair washed with LOreal Kids shampoo and eating Oreos in their lunch. None of them are overweight. I look at the prices of organic products and can't believe that it could possibly be worth it. I went to Whole Foods when it first came to my town and did my family's grocery shop for the week and it cost me 5 times as much as it normally does at a normal grocery store. I just don't think it is worth it. I definitely couldn't have afforded it when I had my first two.

alovelystateofmind said...

uhoh i was already an addict of their family of sites, but this puts it over the top!

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Jules said...

I just lost a ton of respect for you. Food, Inc? Seriously?? I thought you would be more educated and listen to more than incredibly biased information paid for and produced by an organic producer. Also, organic does not mean no pesticides or herbicides- it means you can still use them as long as they are made organically.

BronsonBloopers said...

What cute pictures of you two at the market!

http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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Sobrina Tung said...

where are your pretty sweater and boots from? you two are looking adorable as always :)

When Pigs Fly said...

I'm a huge fan of Tom's of Maine. Use it everyday myself. Had no idea they were responsible for all of those brands!

Nell said...

i love your blog and understand the need for sponsored posts so I make these comments with respect. however, none of the brands shown there are what i consider to be 100% natural or organic brands. nearly all are owned by big business - toms and burt's bees included, which resulted in reformulations and the introductions of ingredients that are not safe enough for my family. it's important to recognize that just because an ingredient originated in nature, (and many of these brands have ingredients that don't) the degree to which it's been processed (including the use of toxic solvents) turns it into franken-cosmetics. for truly natural, organic cosmetics we're all going to have to dig a little deeper. there are many companies really going the extra mile such as nahla beauty and suki naturals, both of which are made right here in the us and rahua for haircare. this post disappoints me because those products shown and sold through vine are absolutely not perfect choices. not even close.

i know every family needs to make their own choices about how natural to go but i think it's extremely important to not gloss over questionable ingredients or promote something as the perfect natural choice.

Kimberly N said...

Oh my goodness! I love Vine.com, as well as crunchies, I actually know the founders, they are a major partner of my parents companies, so we naturally have them around our house all the time, they are coming out with some new products soon, and they taste amazing!

L.D. said...

Yo grl who makes your boots!? Those are perfect.

Joanna Goddard said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments, and apologies for my slow reply!! My boots are from Loeffler Randall (they are a major splurge, but the kind of boots you can wear all your life, and Loeffler Randall has some GREAT sales if you watch out for them); http://www.loefflerrandall.com/LRProduct.aspx?ProductID=30&CategoryID=60

Thank you again for your sweet notes!! xoxoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

hmmm, jules...i'm going to look into Food, Inc. i hadn't heard anything negative about the documentary, so i'll do some research now...thanks for the head's up!

Joanna Goddard said...

Nell, thank you so much for your comment. i'm going to look into this, thank you!

Maura said...

The photo of Toby reaching for a dried strawberry is achingly sweet. What a gorgeous shot!

Also, love the Burt's Bees hand salve. I work in a lab and have to wash my hands constantly, it's a lifesaver

ragamuffinrecipes.com :)

Anamaria said...

These look good! Thanks for the suggestions.

For those of you who think organic is too expensive: farmer's market. It's great. I don't have much money, either, but we can get hormone-free, grass fed meat LOWER than supermarket prices at ours.

Finally, if you're totally into orgnanic stuff, I hope you're not pumping hormones into your body to get rid of your fertility (yuck!). If you are, and want to try something different to postpone pregnancy, I'd suggest Creighton Model Fertility Care. It helps you determine when you are and when you're not fertile (and would help a lot if you have any trouble with your fertility).

Meadow said...

Natural is good sometimes. As I've posted before, people need to be informed about what they're buying/using. You may think preservatives sound evil, but they're a lot better for you than putting on a lotion than has no preservatives and is contaminated with microbes and other nasties. THAT can make you sick.

I think it's important to strike a balance... you just have to be smart about it. Natural doesn't automatically mean it's good for you.

I'm all about moderation in diet and what products I put on my skin.

amanda e said...

Can you tell us where your sweater is from, too? I'm looking for one just like it!

Seem said...

Joanna!

Have to thank you for the tip about Vine. I spent my lunch break perusing the site and ordered an array of goodies - including some of Toby's beloved Crunchies. To my delight, my order shipped 40 minutes after I placed it. Huzzah! Nothing like great customer service.

rebecca said...

I just found your blog...your photos are simply beautiful! :)

CV Love said...

beautiful photos.

Meadow said...

Interesting article on how it's the natural ingredients in Chanel No. 5 that have the most allergens:

http://www.refinery29.com/chanel-no-5?collection=25

Logan J. Skew said...

WOw!! I love those pictures and I hope what I read really gonna do it's work. I like the content and its really nice to know.

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