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BodyBannerI’m not a fan of the produce selection at TJ’s, but where they do excel are their packaged goods, and of course the best wines you can find for under $6. Take advantage.

Here’s what I shop for:

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Stevia is 300x sweeter than sugar. You only need 1-2 pinches at a time. $10. Lasts 3-4 months.

Did you know that Stevia helps protect your teeth from cavities just like Xylitol? Read more here.

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Damn good tortillas without all the added preservatives. Clean eating.

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habanero hot sauce

The first drop… delicious. The second drop… “Ppssht this isn’t that bad.” Five seconds later. Regretting you took that second drop and wishing you had a bottle of ketchup and mustard to help you put out that fire like Lloyd and Harry.

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Where to Buy:

  • Trader Joe’s
  • Whole Foods

Cost: 

  • $9.99 (Trader Joe’s) for 1L bottle (lasts me about 5-6 months)

dr bronner

I’m a minimalist in the bathroom.

There are only two things in my tub: a 1L bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, and a loofa.

I use only about a 1-2 tbsp each time I shower (a little bit creates a lot of lather), and that’s enough to use as a face wash, body wash, and shampoo.

I made the switch a few years back when I took the time to look at the ingredients of the body wash I was using in the past. Whether it’s Old Spice, Axe, or Dove, I found that the main ingredient was water, followed by a ton of chemicals that I had never heard of.

Dove's Men+Care

Dove’s Men+Care

In contrast, Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is made up of coconut, olive, hemp, jojoba and peppermint oil. It was pretty clear which one was going to be better for your skin. Plus, I prefer smelling like fresh peppermint rather than a cheap cologne sample insert found in a Maxim magazine.

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