The Bounty of (Wellness) Bulk: DIY for the Holidays!

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Our Wellness Bulk section is growing! Take the opportunity to get familiar with new and classic personal care bulk offerings of many fine products, from beauty care to vitamins and supplements. And now it’s even easier to find what you need to craft your own health and beauty aids and customize your holiday gifts.

Look for new items in wellness bulk: we now carry liquid organic coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter, as well as dried organic rosebuds, lavender and calendula flowers. We also stock beeswax, bentonite clay, french green clay, and red henna powder. We expanded the bulk Wellness section with the intention of giving our customers more opportunities to make their own soaps, salves, deodorants and other beauty products from natural, whole ingredients.

Visit the cleaning products and cereal aisle and discover more Wellness bulk items, including over a dozen shampoos and soaps, as well as dish and laundry soap, from high quality companies like Dr. Bronners, Giovanni, Alaffia, and Shikai. You’ll also find bulk soy and whey protein powders, and epsom and dead sea salts.

Make your own personal care products, such as skin care products and bath soaks. Here’s a quick recipe (adapted from Wellness Mama) for natural baby diaper balm, free of preservatives and artificial fragrances. This recipe utilizes the awesome nourishing and moisturizing power of shea butter and cocoa butter – naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that help to moisturize the skin.

Homemade Baby Balm Recipe

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup cocoa butter
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil – available in bulk grocery area
  • Essential oils of choice: try Frankincense, Myrrh, Chamomile and/or Rose
Directions: Heat all ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler or in a glass jar or bowl over a small pan of boiling water. Stir carefully until melted. Remove from heat and add essential oils if using. Pour in to a glass jar for storage. Use a small amount as needed for baby or adult skin.
See Claire’s post from last week about using the Co-op’s brand of essential oils in your DIY wellness products! Co-op brand essential oils are on sale all month, $5.99 each.
Posted by Claire
By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.