Healthy Living Items from Amazon Subscribe and Save

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Have you heard of Amazon’s subscribe and save program? If you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you’ve probably noticed that certain items give you the option to “subscribe” instead of just opting for a one-time purchase. If you haven’t been taking advantage of this program, you’ve been missing out! When done correctly, subscribe and save lets you save an extra 15% off all the items in your subscription.

Now, a lot of the things available through subscribe and save are things that I don’t buy, but there are also quite a few healthy living items! Actually finding these items can be difficult, so I wanted to share what healthy living items I currently save extra on by buying through subscribe and save.

How Subscribe & Save Works

Your subscribe and save delivery arrives at the same time each month. Sometimes it shows up in multiple boxes, spanning several days, but the important thing to know is that you can’t change the general delivery window. So, if you miss the deadline for adding to your order, you’ll have to wait a whole month to get the item at the special subscribe and save price. All items are also available without subscribe and save, of course, but you only get a discount if you sign up for it through subscribe and save.

When you sign up for a subscription on an item, you can choose to have it delivered as frequently as every month or as seldom as every six months. You can always change this at a later date, too.

If you think you won’t need to buy the item again, I’d still consider signing up for a subscription. You can cancel your subscription once you receive the item, and there is no penalty for cancelling a subscription. (Just make sure you leave yourself a reminder to cancel before your next subscription arrives!)

The standard subscribe and save discount is only 5%. In order to get 15% off, you need to have at least 5 items in your shipment. Take some time to play around with your subscribed items to see if you can get the 15% off every month.This may mean getting one item a little earlier than you need it, for instance, and then skipping the next month entirely.

Periodically review the prices on your subscribe and save items to make sure that they’re still competitive. While Amazon has incredible deals on some items, other things are also WAY overpriced. Do a little research to make sure that you’re not paying more than you should. I usually check out prices on Target’s website to make sure I’m not overpaying at Amazon.

What I Buy from Amazon Subscribe & Save

At the time I’m writing this post, the following are what I purchase from Amazon subscribe and save:

Corn pasta: We’re gluten-free and Jesse can’t eat rice, so we love this gluten-free corn pasta. It’s not organic, but it is GMO-free, which I believe is the bigger concern with corn.

Cocoa butter: I use cocoa butter to make homemade chocolate chips, dairy-free fudge and mint chocolate fudge. If you’ve never used cocoa butter before, you should try it; it has an amazingly rich chocolate flavor, and is actually really easy to work with. I’ve tried a number of different cocoa butters but this one is the least expensive at the moment.

Milk thistle: Milk thistle is an excellent supplement for liver health.

Magnesium: Most people are deficient in magnesium. This particular type of magnesium is better absorbed than a lot of other varieties. Jesse takes this every day.

Peppermint extract: I like this peppermint extract for recipes like my coconut oil mint chocolates.

Organic diced tomatoes: Organic diced tomatoes are one of the few canned things that I buy. This brand is BPA-free.

<arel=”nofollow” href=”” target=”_blank”>Dishwasher tablets: I prefer to use green cleaning products, and these Ecover dishwasher tablets work really well for us.

Cacao powder: This raw cacao powder is currently the least expensive that I’ve seen. I buy it in a 5 lb. bag because price is the best at that size, but you can also get it in a 2 lb. bag if 5 lbs. sounds intimidating. 🙂

Yogurt starter: I make my own yogurt in my Instant Pot, and since I don’t want to have to worry about making a new batch every week, I use this powdered starter every time.

Red raspberry leaf: I use red raspberry leaves to make herbal infusions. Herbal infusions are essentially long-steeped teas that are especially rich in vitamins and minerals. You can read more about the benefits of red raspberry leaf here.)

Dandelion root: Dandelion root is another herb that promotes liver health. I use dandelion root to make dandelion decoctions. (You can learn about decoctions and other ways to use dandelion roots in this post from Commensense Home.)

Milk of magnesia: Milk of magnesia makes a wonderful natural deodorant! Check out my post on milk of magnesia deodorant.

What items do you buy from Amazon subscribe and save?

Kefir vs. Yogurt: Which is Right for You?

Kefir vs. Yogurt: Which is Right for You?

Do you want to add a fermented dairy product to your diet, but aren’t sure whether kefir or yogurt is the better option? Both of these dairy products have their own advantages and disadvantages, and either may be a better fit for you depending on your goals and current lifestyle. Read on as I breakdown the differences between kefir vs. yogurt.

Health Benefits of Kefir vs. Yogurt

Both kefir and yogurt contain probiotics that benefit your digestive health. Kefir contains a larger number and greater variety of probioitcs. It also contains several yeast strains that benefit your digestive system.

Taste of Kefir vs.

Things I Loved in October

things-i-loved-in-octoberHello there! It’s time for one of my monthly recap posts. I’m currently getting over being sick, so let’s do this month in bullet points, okay? Because I’m tired, and bullet points sound easier at the moment. 🙂

  • Rain! We are getting rain. I’m in California, home to the long running California drought, so this is huge. We need all the rain we can get, and so far this month we’ve already had a couple of rainstorms. Keep it coming!
  • All that rain has also meant that Keira’s getting to wear her new rain boats (which she insists on calling galoshes, thanks to Sesame Street), which are totally adorable.

Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil Bites

These peanut butter and coconut oil bites taste like candy, but they're actually a healthy way to add more coconut oil to your diet! Coconut oil is combined with a small amount of peanut butter and lightly sweetened with honey to make this delicious healthy fat snack. Click here to get the easy recipe!

These peanut butter and coconut oil bites taste like candy, but they’re actually good for you!

Lately I’ve been playing around with even more ways of flavoring coconut oil bites. I don’t know why I never tried peanut butter before, because these are awesome. They taste a bit like the middle of a peanut butter cup; although to be honest, I probably shouldn’t make that comparison because it’s been ages since I had a real commercial peanut butter cup. 🙂 But in any case, that’s what they remind me of. I think I will have to try making my own version of a peanut butter cup by adding this to one of my coconut oil chocolate recipes.…

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot yogurt is hands-down the easiest homemade yogurt I've ever made! Click here to learn how to make your own yogurt in the Instant Pot.

Are you on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? 🙂 If you are, have you tried making yogurt in your Instant Pot? If you haven’t, you should! Instant Pot Yogurt is great. I’ve made homemade yogurt several different ways over the last few years, and homemade Instant Pot yogurt is hands-down my favorite method. There’s very little babysitting involved, and the Instant Pot does a great job of maintaining the temperature for 24 hours, which is something I need since I make 24 hour lactose-free yogurt.

If you don’t own an Instant Pot, you should look into getting one. It’s a programmable electric pressure cooker that also works as a rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker and a few other things.…