Shop Small this Holiday Season

In 2018, the average household spent $1,536 on holiday spending (Source: Fortunly). Shopping small and staying local will help keep the small stores you love in business, but they also offer you value that you simply will not find at chain stores. Some offer curbside pickup so you don’t have to wake sleeping babies, products are often hand selected by the owner (and they can tell you everything you need to know, since they’ve tried the product themselves!), and much more.

We asked Green Team Retailers what makes their store unique, and why we should shop with them. We encourage you to visit your local stores and find out what they have to offer you that you can’t find elsewhere!

“I own Kansas City Baby Co. I have a 6, 4, and 2 year old that love nothing more than helping me pull, package and ship orders! If you have a package with a crazy tape job, that’s why. We also talk about who and where the order is going to, how they’ll use it, how much they’ll love it, etc.” -Megan Bolin, Kansas City Baby Co

“At South Coast Baby Company, we host free classes & support groups for parents because we love being a support hub in our community. We love being a place where little ones can’t wait to visit & play.” -Kelly Michelle, South Coast Baby Company

“We sell mostly cloth diapers and we’ll virtually ‘sit down’ and help you hammer out wash routines.” -Ket Doran, The Fluffy Penguin Company

“At Nurture Nest we will offer gift packaging in store, all online orders include handwritten notes of thanks, and we offer FREE tutorials on cloth diapering, baby wearing, and will walk you through all our baby favorites!” -Becky Embree, Nurture Nest

“For Mom and Keiki is a DME providing breastpumps through insurance- I am available for breastfeeding and pumping help as part of my service at no extra charge. And no- this service is not billed to the insurance companies.” -Gloria Buoncristiano-Thai, For Mom and Keiki

“We are trained Babywearing Educators and offer free in store OR online live classes for all types of babywearing at all stages of your infant and younger children’s ages. We also include yummy goodies in your order so no matter what you needed to buy you get a treat (and some for kiddos too if we know you have them!)” –Beyond the Baby Store Alaska

Find your nearest Green Team Retailer in our locator.

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Gift Guide – Gifts for Kids of all Ages

It can be tough to shop for kids, especially if it’s a child you don’t know well and you aren’t sure of their interests. We’ve put together a gift guide with popular items in each age group, that any child would love!


Lumiworld Lumipets Sound Soother

The Lumipets Sound Soother from Lumiworld is a A sound machine, night light, white noise maker, and projector all in one. USB rechargeable, with timers and brightness/volume control, babies and parents will love this gift.

Squid Socks are available in 4 sizes are both comfortable and grippy. Both to baby’s feet and the floor (in 12-24 and 2T/3T sizes). No loose threads, to shrinking, and no fading graphics mean parents won’t want the sock monster to eat these!

Begin Again Toys Green Keys

Begin Again Toys are made in the USA, and their Green Keys are a baby favorite. This teether/toy is made from a compostable, corn-based material, and is an eco-friendly and safe alternative for any little one.


Lumiworld Lumipets

Lumipets from Lumiworld are rechargable, innovative toys that teach toddlers, and serve as a sleep soother. Available with or without Bluetooth capability and with adorable animal designs, toddlers will want to take their Lumipet everywhere.

Begin Again Toys puzzles offer children unplugged play. Puzzles are made from eco-friendly rubber wood with child-safe stained, and double as both learning tools and imaginative playsets.

Eco Kids Eco Dough lets kids make whatever their imagination can dream up. Parents will love that it is made with natural ingredients and essential oils. Bonus, the packaging is reusable/recyclable!

Jack N Jill Natural Toothpaste
Jack N Jill Buzzy Brush
Jack N Jill Bio Toothbrush

Jack N Jill Kids toothbrushes and natural toothpaste make a great gift for toddlers who are learning to brush. Their eco-friendly bio toothbrushes and electric musical brushes make brushing fun. Their natural toothpaste does not contain fluoride, sugar, SLS or preservatives, and keeps brushing safe for little ones.


Piggy Paint Polish Box Set

Piggy Paint polish is made in the USA and is non-toxic and water based. Available in great colors and gift sets, including scented, it’s a fun and safe gift for kids!

Bathtime Kids Bubbly Bath

Bubbly Bath from Bathtime Kids doesn’t contain parabens, glycol or sulfates. Kids can enjoy a fun bath with vegan, cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic bubbles.

Kiss Naturals DIY Glycerin Soap Kit

DIY kits from Kiss Naturals turn your kitchen into a fun lab, with none of the danger. These make-it-yourself kits now come with furoshiki wrapping cloth, so kids can turn their gift into a gift for someone they love!

How many children are you shopping for this year?

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Enter to Win – Earth Mama Organics Little Something Gift Sets

Earth Mama Organics makes natural and organic products with toxin-free and worry-free ingredients.

They have a little something for everyone, including the “A Little Something for Mama-to-Be” and “A Little Something for Baby” sets you can enter to win this month.

These wonderful gift sets come packaged in reusable (non-toxic, PVC-free) zippered pouches, and contain travel sizes of 5 favorite Earth Mama products.

Something for Mama:

  • GingerAid Deodorant
  • Morning Wellness Body Wash
  • Belly Butter
  • Belly Oil
  • Orange GingerAid Lip Balm
Something for Baby:
  • Organic Diaper Balm
  • Sweet Orange Baby Lotion
  • Sweet Orange Baby Wash
  • Calendula Baby Oil
  • Organic Baby Face Nose & Cheek Balm

One lucky winner will receive BOTH of these sets, valued at $24.99 each. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below.

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Enter For a Chance To Win An UltuCup Menstrual Cup

  • Made in the USA from 100% premium healthcare grade silicone
  • Up to 12 hours of leak-free freedom and flexibility
  • Free from dyes, dioxins, BPA, latex and more
  • Smooth, soft and flexible period care
  • Easy to clean, easy to use
  • Saves money
  • Eco-friendly

Every part of UltuCup is made in the USA – from the cups and storage pouches, to the packaging. UltuCup is thoughtfully designed to be made with minimal waste and highly sustainable methods. The UltuCup is reusable, it’s packaging is recyclable, and the starter guide is printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks.

UltuCup is ideal for menstruating people of all ages, shapes and experience levels. The bell-shape design, soft silicone and sort stem ensure an irritation free experience. With three model sizes designed to fit your body, the UltuCup the best option for your sensitive anatomy.

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Enter for a Chance to Win – Earth Mama Organics Prize Bundle

Win one of Each of Earth Mama Organics Sunscreen!

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Calm-A-Mama: Flower Essence for Mamas and Babes

Mamas and babes need a lot of support. At a different time in your life you may have used essential oils or tinctures but those can be unsafe for breastfeeding Mamas and babes. Enter Flower Essence.
Flower essences are scentless and odorless (therefore distinct from essential oils) herbal formulas. Flower essences have an extremely high level of safety and can be used by people of all ages – rendering them one of the gentlest remedies for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as infants.

Calm-A-Mama drops are gentle herbal support specifically formulated for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in infants. Calm-A-Mama drops are like nothing else on the market. They combine two gentle methods of plant healing by blending flower remedies with more traditional herbal extracts. The herbs work on your physical body, while the flower essences support your emotions. You get dual-power herbal goodness to support you on your journey. USDA certified organic & alcohol-free.

Want to learn more flower essence for mamas and babes? Read more in this Free Download.

Want to stock Calm-A-Mama products in your store? Available wholesale through Green Team Distribution.

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Earth Mama Organics Prize Bundle – Enter For A Chance To Win

Win all items pictured!

Enter below for a chance to win!

1 winner will receive the following Earth Mama Organics products:

1 Lip Balm

1 Morning Wellness Tea

1 Morning Wellness Spray

1 Morning Wellness Body Wash

1 Belly Butter

1 Nipple Butter

1 Herbal Periodic Tea

1 Herbal Perineal Spray

 Earth Mama makes effective herbal care for the whole journey of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, baby care or even the loss of a baby. 

Trusted by doctors, midwives, neonatal intensive care units, lactation consultants and mamas worldwide, Earth Mama combines generations of women’s wisdom with traditional plant medicine to formulate certified organic herbal tea, soaps, balms, lotions, soothing sprays, and the first Non-GMO Project Verified nipple cream. We’ve been safely nurturing mamas this way since 2002.

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Enter For Your Chance to Win Earth Mama Organics Baby Face Products

Enter below for your chance to win!

1 winner will receive –

  • Earth Mama Organics Baby Face Organic Nose & Cheek Balm
  • Earth Mama Organics Baby Face Mineral Sunscreen Stick

A little about the products:

Baby Face Organic Nose & Cheek Balm

Babies and toddlers have to battle drool chap, dry chin and runny red noses, not to mention red, grumpy skin from colds and teething. Baby Face Organic Nose & Cheek Balm was formulated to be comforting, soothing and moisturizing, and an organic alternative to petroleum jelly. Certified organic ultra-rich calendula coconut balm is especially good for slathering around baby’s mouth: NO petroleum, parabens, artificial fragrance or preservatives.

– NEW! Organic ultra-rich calendula coconut balm soothes baby faces
– Pediatrician approved
– Dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation
– Helps ease drooly, dry chin and runny, red noses
– An organic herbal alternative to petroleum jelly!
– Helps keep dry skin soft and moisturized
– Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
– NO petroleum, parabens, artificial fragrance or preservatives

Organic Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax (Cera Alba), Organic Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Organic Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract

Baby Face Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick

Free of toxic chemicals, this face stick glides on smoothly and is infused with organic calendula and soothing organic aloe to keep that sweet baby skin soft and moisturized. P.S. You don’t have to be a baby to benefit — use this to keep your cheeks baby soft!

What’s IN the sunscreen is just as important as what’s NOT. If an ingredient is available organic, we use it. Each and every ingredient is purposefully sourced with great consideration — and they either boost the sunscreen’s SPF value, moisturize like crazy or make sure it’s safely gentle on uber-sensitive skin. And do you know what’s not in them? Chemicals that are potentially harmful to people and the planet like oxybenzone or octinoxate, artificial fragrance, nano particles or parabens.

– Reef friendly: NO chemical sunscreens, NO artificial fragrance, non-nano zinc
– Pediatrician and dermatologist tested, clinically tested for irritation
– Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
– Water Resistant (40 Min)
– NSF/ANSI 305 Certified by Oregon Tilth (Contains Organic Calendula & soothing Organic Aloe)

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Enter For a Chance to Win a Earth Mama Organics Breastfeeding Bundle

1 Winner will receive one each of:

Be Green, Shop Local! Find a Green Team Retailer near you for Earth Mama Organics.


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WOW! All Natural Toothpaste – Enter To Win!

We recently added the amazing WOW! All Natural Toothpaste to our line of products. We know we LOVE it but wanted to ask the creator’s of this wonderful toothpaste what it is that makes their toothpaste so different from others and understand a little more about why we like it so much.

Read below to find out “Why does everyone say WOW!”  and don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a tube for yourself!


  • How does WOW! perform higher than other similar brands of toothpaste?

By using 17 powerful ingredients that are all natural and enhance your overall health, our toothpaste is specifically formulated to meet all of your oral health care needs. We also made sure to steer clear of harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients, only selecting ingredients that are good for your mouth, your body, and our planet.

  • Why is WOW! more expensive than similar brands of toothpaste?

We decided that your smile, your happiness, and your long term well-being were worth the long list of expensive ingredients we selected.

Made from the FINEST organic vegetables and essential oils, the formula did get pretty pricey, but if it saves you from pain and money spent on dental visits and procedures, we think paying a little more for your toothpaste for preventative maintenance is the better ‘bang for your buck’!

How often do you buy toothpaste anyways?

  • What are the benefits of using natural and organic products, anyways?

Did you know that your ORAL health is directly linked to your OVERALL health? Your mouth is the most absorbent part of your body and serves as your #1 line of defense! We use all natural ingredients that are good for your health and help protect your whole body, especially your teeth! In addition to caring for your health, we also care for our planet in all that we do. Organic ingredients help preserve eco-systems, reduce pollution, and provide a safe future.

  • Does WOW! taste as bad as other natural health foods and products?

NO! Actually, most peoples’ first reaction to the taste is “WOW!”

Our formula, surprisingly, tastes great! The sensation of fresh ingredients tantalizes your tastes buds and the taste is even appealing to children! We are excited about the future flavors we are working on, so keep an eye out!

  • Is WOW! safe for early childhood and prenatal use?

YES! Early childhood tooth decay is spreading like wildfire and we can thank sugary snacks, processed foods, and lack of education for that!

(Not really.) Our toothpaste builds strong teeth and protects against disease and decay, so the earlier you start, the better! Did you know some ingredients found in common toothpaste brands have been shown to contribute to low birth weight and premature birth? Free of harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients, WOW! is safe for prenatal use and anti-nausea properties make this toothpaste great for morning sickness!

  • How does WOW! optimize your overall well-being?

WOW! All Natural Toothpaste provides your body with antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals that are absorbed directly into your blood stream and help enhance your overall health. Special ingredients help boost your immune system, fight off infections, and restores minerals to your mouth and body that you might be deprived of due to processed and modified foods.

  • How does WOW! keep your mouth so clean and feeling fresh for so long?

The secret to using our formula is this… the more you use is, the more it works! BUT due to an incredible team of ingredients, WOW! not only cleans the plaque from your teeth completely, it also prevents food particles and bacteria from sticking to your teeth which means you can say GOODBYE PLAQUE! Experience a fresh dentist clean smile that lasts hours after brushing.

  • Why is WOW! fluoride free?

There is an ongoing debate concerning the use of fluoride as a dental health product, as well as a water additive and researchers have found that fluoride has the ability to cause long-lasting harm to various bodily systems including damage to the brain and central nervous system, association with risk of cancer, and higher risk of bone fractures. We think you’ll agree that our product is better without it (fluoride).

  • Is it safe to use Hydrogen Peroxide in toothpaste?

Yes! If you think about it, hydrogen peroxide has been used by medical professionals and moms with tough toddlers for years. Poured on open wounds, hydrogen peroxide is directly absorbed into the bloodstream and is used in most conventional teeth whiteners. Dentists have even recommended patients swish hydrogen peroxide (in moderation) for whitening at home.

  • How does WOW! whiten naturally?

To include hydrogen peroxide, the powerful combination of ingredients in WOW! keep plaque from forming on your teeth, remove and reduce stains, and remineralizes to restore tooth enamel. Free of chemicals, abrasives, and harmful toxins, WOW! whitens naturally without damaging your smile or your health!

  • What bonus does WOW! offer for your lips?

What goes better with a bright white smile than noticeably (and naturally) moisturized lips? The hydrating properties of WOW! don’t just apply to the inside of your mouth.. it works on the outside too! Someone even started using their toothbrush to exfoliate their lips followed by WOW! to moisturize. (We tried it, and we love it!)

  • What does remineralizing do for your teeth and gums?

By using a remineralizing toothpaste, you can restore demineralized tooth tissues, build strong enamel, reduce risk of cavities, decay, and gum disease, and maintain a healthy flow of saliva to help manage bacteria levels.

  • Does WOW! treat sensitivity?

Sensitivity is caused by weakened tooth enamel and enamel erosion/tooth decay. By remineralizing teeth to restore enamel, as well as protecting against further wear on your enamel, WOW! can help treat and protect against teeth sensitivity!

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