Tips for finding what you need from freedom-loving small businesses who make their items in the USA!
Given the number of messages asking, “Where do you find this or that?” or “I don’t want to shop there anymore; did you see what they support?!”, it seems I’m not alone in my quest to shop small and locally.
Why This Matters:
Money talks. Bubbling to the surface is the shocking reality that stores I commonly shopped pre-2020 endorse things that I don’t condone. Allocating our dollars is a sensitive, personal choice, and my heart is for us to not judge others in their decisions. Rather, I hope we can all endeavor to seek the Lord for His direction, and peacefully travel the path He highlights.
For your peace of mind, company recommendations are personally vetted – both the company and product – to ensure my high standards are met.
As a steward of the resources God’s given my family, I want to support business owners who value what He values: life and liberty!
My marketing coach, Janis, at Rocksteady Marketing, shared a nugget of wisdom about this situation, “We really need to find and publicize alternatives (to big box shopping). God created innovation and creativity. May He show us a way to do this.”
Let’s pray for God to give His children witty inventions, keen business acumen, strategic investors, and diligence to follow through with whatever He says!
Amen to that!
“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.”
“I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to devise cunning works…to work in all manner of workmanship.” Exodus 31:3-5
My Ultimate Shopping Guide for Healthy, Happy Christians is a living document. As I learn more about a store’s financial contributions and endorsements, I will amend the list. The goal is progress, not perfection, so check back often for updates! Oh, and check for coupon codes interspersed throughout!
Do you have any additions?
Small-ish, Online Retailers that are not Amazon and Wal-Mart
Groceries and Pantry Items
Bread prepared according to Weston A. Price, ancestral methods delivered freshly to your porch! The Spelt sourdough and Blue Ribbon Apple Pie are delicious. This is a family-run Christian business you will feel proud supporting! Shop using this link: Organic Bread of Heaven.
Purity Coffee tastes rich and smooth, and is the cleanest, most stringently tested coffee I’ve found. It is free of mold, rancidity and glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the weed killer, Round Up. I don’t need weed killer in my coffee! Shop using this link: Purity Coffee and Coupon Code WELLMADE20.
Thrive Market offers a world of goodies! Frozen meats, feminine products, baby wipes and diapers, food, and many options for AIP, GAPS, Paleo, Candida and Keto plans. Shop using this link: Thrive Market and get a $20.00 shopping credit.
Vitacost carries “Purely E” by North American Herb and Spice, which is on the Root Cause Protocol, plus groceries galore! I like Vitacost for raw, organic honey, Jovial cassava items for AIP diets and Safe Catch canned tuna.
Swanson offers sub-par vitamins and supplements, so I avoid those. However, they sometimes have a sale on organic, non-perishable pantry items.
Dried vegetable powders that are biodynamically grown (a step up from organic!), plus grains. Dr. Cowan’s Garden is another family-owned and operated business. If you call to place an order, tell Beverly I said, “Hi!” Shop using this link: Dr. Cowan’s Garden and Coupon Code WELLMADE15.
Meal Plans for ANY therapeutic diet. Sensitive to eggs? Don’t like mushrooms? No problem! Customizations are allowed and grocery lists can be sent to Instacart! Shop using this link: Real Plans.
Azure is a nation-wide co-op delivery food service focused on healthy groceries and natural home, yard and farm items. A2A2 dairy is available!
Breadbeckers is where I got started milling my own grain! Bulk ordering for legumes, grains, honey and small kitchen appliances is available. This is a Christian, family-owned company.
Meat and Seafood
The fine folks at Holy Cow Beef are my good friends, they’re prayer warriors! Depending on location, they deliver or ship their grass-fed and finished beef, pastured chicken and pork, eggs, cheese and shrimp. This is my source for GAPS Diet, AIP, Candida, and Keto ingredients for meat stock.
Thrive Market is middle-ground as far as Made in America and conservatism goes. But, we’re going for better, not best so I include it in my Ultimate Guide for Healthy, Happy Christian Shoppers. As stated above, Thrive offers frozen meats and seafood plus a wide assortment of groceries. Use this link Thrive Market to get a $20.00 shopping credit.
Vital Choice delivers all kinds of seafood and seafood products to your front door! My husband likes their Clam Chowder and I like knowing the tuna is stringently tested for yucky things like mercury and aluminum.
As a Root Cause Protocol Consultant, I was already a big fan of Jigsaw Health. I became an even more avid supporter when I discovered Jigsaw’s owner and founder is friends with my best friend, Kelly! Jigsaw is your one-stop-shop for every item on the Root Cause Protocol. Shop using this link: Jigsaw Health and Coupon Code: WELLMADE10.
At Wise Traditions 2019, I met the fine folks from Ancestral. These guys are the real deal! They have a vast amount of knowledge and genuine heart to help. I rotate using several items including Liver, Organs, Pancreas, Intestines, Marrow and Collagen. All their products are GAPS Diet, Paleo, Keto, AIP and Candida approved! Shop using this link: Ancestral Supplements and Coupon Code WELLMADE10.
Perfect Supplements has the funniest team! Whenever I email them with a quick question or need, I know I’ll end up chuckling at their good senses of humor! Many GAPS Diet, Weston A. Price and Root Cause Protocol items are found at Perfect Supplements. Shop using this link: Perfect Supplements and Coupon Code WELLMADE10.
One of my favorite YouTube channels, 1000s of Roots, introduced me to The Synergy Company. Subscribe to 1000s of Roots and then shop Synergy for Whole-food Vitamin C (it’s called Pure Radiance C). Remember, Ascorbic Acid forms of Vitamin C are no bueno! Shop using this link: The Synergy Company.
Nick and Nathan, founders of Mitigate Stress, are the real deal! They prioritize Godliness and established their company to bless the health of many! I use their ready-made Magnesium Bicarbonate formulation daily.
Vintage Traditions and I bumped into each other at a Weston A. Price conference. I fell in love with their Vanilla Bean Tallow Balm! Will you? Shop using this link: Vintage Tradition and Coupon Code WELLMADE10.
Wiepie and Samantha at Texas Tallow are two of the sweetest gals! They love Jesus, family, whole food and skin care that’s squeaky clean. They also have a new Instagram account to raise awareness about wearing natural fiber clothing. It’s called, “The Clean Closet.” Shop using this link: Texas Tallow and coupon code WELLMADE10.
Mountain Rose offers a wide array of herbs for your own toiletry or cooking preparations, teas, food seasonings as well as organic essential oils blends and singles. No network marketing, can I get an “Amen!”?
Mike Lindell’s the MAN! God radically delivered Mike from a drug addicted life and planted his feet on the Rock! It makes me smile to shop for pillows, towels, and bed sheets from this true, American patriot.
Like Thrive Market, Berkey is a “good, not best” company to support as far as conservative values go. However, their company is kind and they provide high quality water and shower filters. I’ve used Berkey for ~10 years and don’t regret it! Shop using this link: Berkey Water and Shower Filters.
Why cook organic food in toxic cookware? Non-stick, cast iron, and low-quality stainless steel leach undesirable chemicals into food and the air. Xtrema, a Christian, family business, meets a need for healthy eaters! I like their 10 inch skillet with lid, but you might like their wok and baking pans! Shop using this link: Xtrema Cookware.
Pleasant Hill Grain is a fun place to shop for kitchen appliances and emergency preparedness needs. I purchased both my manual and electric grain mill from them, as well as buckets and gamma lids. Shop using this link: Pleasant Hill Grain.
Saunas are big ticket items so it was important to me to spend wisely. I vetted the options thoroughly, and even went as far as to call renowned integrative providers like Dr. Joel Fuhrmann and Dr. Julian Whitaker for their opinions. Amazingly, they replied! They, as well as Beth Israel Cancer Center, own and use Clearlight Jacuzzi Saunas for supporting detoxification, inflammation and pain relief. Shop using this link and tell them I sent ya!: Clearlight Sauna.
My husband loves the classic pillow. I love that I’m not sleeping on an off-gassing mattress whose fumes might kill a canary. Seriously. Shop using this link: Essentia Mattresses and Pillows.
Kitchen Kapers was introduced to me by a fellow Root Cause Protocol Consultant. While I haven’t purchased from them yet, my friend likes to shop there for small kitchen appliances and trinkets.
Weir’s Furniture has been in Texas for generations. If you happen to be near one, pop in and be sure to visit their charming Country Store!
- Janitorial and Restaurant Supply Stores
A tried-and-true patriotic friend shared the idea of shopping at local janitorial supply stores for bulk items such as toilet paper, trash bags and such. It might be smart to avoid their toxic cleaning products, though. You could find huge stock pots at a local restaurant supply which would be great for large batches of GAPS Diet meat stock!
Iconic Pyrex, Corelle, CorningWare and even Instant Pot, I’m in love with classics! I traded my fancy Pottery Barn dishes, made overseas, for Corelle Frost White dishes which are made in Corning, New York, USA! They make me happy.
Yard, Garden and City Homestead
Farmers and homesteaders lean on Tractor Supply for rugged yard care and animal husbandry needs. I like to look at the baby chicks! Even a city girl like me occasionally finds a use for Tractor Supply. They carry corn gluten meal and dried molasses, which make an effective, non-toxic lawncare “weed and feed.”
Atwood’s is similar to Tractor Supply. The main difference is that Atwood’s carries firearms, ammunition, hunting and gaming supplies.
Off Grid with Doug and Stacy, an off-grid homesteading YouTube channel I subscribe to, featured Lehman’s on an episode. It’s a fun site to shop (or store to visit) for products that harken to a simpler way of living and are made in the USA!
Services: Phone, Utilities, Entertainment
CHM is similar to health insurance and saves me tens of thousands of dollars! I’ve had zero issue with them covering allopathic medical treatment. Give them my Referral Member Number: 193666
It’s not AT&T (who donates to Planned Parenthood). ‘Nuff said! Switching from AT&T to Patriot Mobile slashed my monthly phone bill by 50%. When I joined, they prayed for me and mailed a Welcome Packet which included a copy of the United States Constitution! Tell Patriot Mobile Jessica Herrera at Well Made Wellness sent you!
The Chosen is a moving depiction of the Gospels and life of Christ. It brings the Scripture to life! You can click this link to learn how to watch it on your device: The Chosen
I’m sensitive to immorality, profanity and violence in movies. I can count on my fingers the number of secular movies I’ve seen in the last twenty years. Pure Flix is wholesome, family friendly and not your typical cheese-oh Christian entertainment. It’s high quality!
My husband and I obtain identify theft insurance through Zander. Please tell them Robert and Jessica Herrera referred you! They’re a Christian company endorsed by Dave Ramsey, the debt snowball guy!
If you’re going to own a firearm, I think proper insurance is a must.
CBD (no, not the oil ☺) is a nice option for buying most any Christian book or homeschool item you could imagine!
While I wish Hobby Lobby didn’t import the majority of their stock from overseas, I’m grateful to support this truly Christian business. They carry home décor, arts and crafts, a few office supplies, sewing items and have a dependable framing department.
Hope Outfitters makes Christian tee-shirts, hats and accessories and donates a portion of proceeds to mission endeavors.
Instagram bumped The Vintage Sparrow and me, Well Made Wellness, into each other and we’ve had such pleasant time getting to know one another! The Vintage Sparrow makes simple, faith-centric jewelry. Tell them Well Made Wellness said, “Hi!”
These dresses make me smile. They’re feminine, not dowdy, and usually don’t require dry cleaning.
Heard of the Duggar Family? I’m a fan and from their show, I was introduced to the Bates Family. I was drawn to the Bates because, like Erin Bates Paine, I love playing solo hymn arrangements on the piano. Not long ago, the Bates sisters launched a modest women and girls clothing store!
It’s been special getting to know the creative entrepreneurs at Twelve Stone Art. They are solid in the Faith! Twelve Stone offers inspirational Scripture stones, unique Christian gifts, coasters, magnets and home décor. All are simple, yet impactful and really pretty. Give them a “hello” from me!
I want one of these hand-crafted wooden American Flags muy pronto! Brave American’s flags and crosses are rugged and rustic, but not overly so. They’re made in the USA by Veterans. Why would we not want to support our Veterans?
I’d love to hear about any additions you might have!