After nearly a decade of ordering household goods and groceries for my home from them, I definitely have a good record of Azure Standard staples that I purchase on a regular basis. Some of the items here are ones I save the most on verses buying from other places like the local grocery store, Thrive Market, and Costco. Some of them are not, but worth every penny. If you’re just learning about Azure Standard, this blog post can give you a good overview!
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Cleaning Staples from Azure Standard
Since discontinuing the sales of Biokleen household products, Azure is offering an entire new line of their own. I have yet to try all that they have created, but what I’ve tried so far I love! After trying loads of other natural (and some not so natural) options for the dishwasher, this one far surpasses them all. It’s also the most affordable I’ve found, starting at only $2.02+/lb.
Country Save laundry detergent has finally given me a solution to cleaning our laundry well without unnecessary scents or toxins like are found in conventional options. The company has been around since 1977, and I just learned the majority of the ownership of it is made up of retired Veterans of the US Armed Forces and their hope is to hire more veterans as they grow, amazing! This is even cheaper than the dishwasher detergent above, too, starting at $1.36+/lb. There are smaller boxes available if you’d like to give it a try before getting a big bag like this!
Paired with some vinegar for softening, this Oxygen Powdered Bleach by Country Save is keeps our clothes brighter and cleaner while allowing us to avoid harsh chemicals found in other options. I use this with success on tough stains, too! At only $1.76+/lb, this is another no-brainer Azure Standard staple for our home!
Household Staples from Azure Standard
I get it, beeswax candles are pricier than regular ones. The thing is though, that those cheaper options come at a price we don’t necessarily see, until they start to effect our health. Look into the truth of the risk we take when we light our favorite scented candles, you will learn a lot and hopefully will change some habits as a result. These Bee Healthy Beeswax candles smell great, burn for a long time, and help neutralize undesirable scents in my home when needed! I also love these pillar candle options!
These soaps by Longview Farms are by far my favorite soaps for our entire family. They aren’t drying, have no artificial scents, or unwanted ingredients. I get this one for my older boys (they use it for their hair and bodies) and this one for our littlest dude since a gentler option is still ideal for his toddler skin. Check out their other flavors for some more adult friendly options, too! We have loved all three: Oats, Honey & Milk, Cucumber Melon, and Peppermint Lavender.
Produce Staples from Azure Standard
All of the produce I regularly purchase from Azure lasts much longer than when I buy locally from the grocery stores here. It’s not necessarily cheaper, but if I’m throwing away less because it lasts longer, it just might be. If I lived closer to where they’re located in Oregon, I’d have a lot more produce on this list. Unfortunately, being in Texas, not everything makes it in time to stay fresh. These items make it just fine and last me at least a month!
Organic Yellow Onions $1.13+/lb
Organic Garlic $4.50+/lb
Organic Ginger $4.00+/lb
Organic Red Potatoes $1.10+/lb
Organic Yellow Potatoes $1.10+/lb
Organic Valencia Oranges $1.34+/lb
and blood oranges, lemons, etc. when in season, yum!
Supplement and Wellness Staples
At the top of the list (of course) is Green Pasture’s Cod Liver Oil. This stuff is so beneficial and results in zero fish burps, I swear! All of my kiddos take this from ages 6-ish months old and up, and so do I . Learn more about the benefits of this superfood from this article by the Weston A. Price Foundation.
If you have yet to add homeopathies to your medicine cabinet, Arnica is a great place to start! It’s great for reducing pain and actually worked way better for me with pain relief postpartum with my youngest.
Manuka Honey is the honey I add to teas (and also just take spoonfuls of) when we are under the weather in our home. Look into it’s many benefits, it’s an incredible resource to rely on!
Bulk Spices from Azure Standard
It would take me all day to show you every single bulk spice I have from Azure Standard. They last a really long time, and are so much more affordable than re-buying smaller amounts over and over again. You’ll save a bunch from going the bulk route, and if you don’t want a large amount to save and refill as needed, then find someone to split a bag with!
Pantry & Refrigerated Staples
Raw cheese is expensive in most grocery stores as well as from local farmers where I live, if I’m even lucky enough to find it. Purchasing in bulk has been the trick to affording good cheese. As a family of 5 we go through this before it goes moldy, but it’s great to shred and freeze, if needed. I don’t recommend freezing the solid block because it will crumble after defrosting. This option isn’t organic, but it’s usually the best we can do at this stage of life. We eat a lot of cheese. If you prefer organic, this option is also great.
Organic, gluten-free, and very affordable, these oats have been a staple in our home for years now!
Coconut sugar is a great substitute for brown sugar, and pairs super well with maple syrup to sweeten anything from oatmeal to cookies!
Allergen friendly chocolate chips that are delicious are hard to find, and usually a lot more pricey than other conventional options. These chocolate chips are my favorite and I am picky about my chocolate! I use equal parts of these dark chocolate chips plus these mini semi-sweet ones for the best chocolate chip cookies.
We avoid soy in our home, and Coconut Secret coconut aminos replaces it in recipes calling for it flawlessly.
Other Azure Standard Staples
Nuts and seeds, baking powder, molasses, vanilla extract, popping corn, bulk cereal, chicken feed…I could clearly go on and on. Your staples might look differently than mine, and that’s okay! I just want to provide an idea of the types of things you could get through Azure Standard if you decide to place a monthly order with them. If you’re trying to eat healthy on a budget, or want to spend less on great options, it’s well worth looking into!