Amazon’s annual shopping holiday that is exclusive to Prime members is here!
This year, Prime Day launches on Monday, July 15th at 12 am Pacific Time and runs for 48 hours until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on July 16.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free trial just to take advantage of the deals. It is worth it especially if you shop at Whole Foods because Prime members get an additional 10% off on sale items (I save on average about $10 per week from these deals).
While you may not find absolutely everything on your wish list to take advantage of Prime Day discounts, it is still an excellent opportunity to stock up or get ahead on holiday gifts during the summer months.
I would not recommend buying anything like clothes or shoes on Prime Day as these items have a high possibility of getting returned. Returns are difficult on Amazon, especially from third-party sellers. I also don’t buy electronics as sales for these items tend to be better closer to the holidays.
What I Look for on Prime Day
What I buy on Prime Day is stuff I use at home that I know I won’t return and/or buy frequently.
With that, let me share with you what I’ve purchased on Amazon based on my shopping patterns over the last few months.
I have no idea how many of these items below will be on sale, but I will be checking them all so I can stock up if possible!
These items are in no particular order…I just made a list based on what Amazon popped up for me to “buy again” based on recent shipments.
Teeth Whitening Strips (essential oils)
These safe, holistic teeth whitening strips brighten your smile without any chemicals or sensitivity.
Massage Flip Flops
I love my massage flip flops! They give you a reflexology massage while you’re walking around the house or standing in the kitchen washing dishes. Great gift idea.
Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
I love sprouted sunflower seeds, but they are hard to find locally. So convenient to get them online.
If you are trying to get off sugar, Wellbee’s honey ketchup is a great option to try. Almost all ketchup has a surprisingly amount of sugar in it!
I use Primal Kitchen unsweetened ketchup as the basis for making several homemade sauces.
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
These almond flour pizza crust mixes are wonderful for making grain-free pizza in a hurry.
Organic Potato Starch
Potato starch is a wonderful source of belly-flattening resistant starch. I add it to my morning smoothies or stir some into pudding or yogurt.
Grain Free Granola
If you’re off grains or just reducing carbs, Wellbee’s grain-free granola is delicious with no added sugar! It is Paleo, GAPS and SCD approved.
Ozonated Coconut Oil
We slather a bit of ozonated coconut oil on dental floss before flossing as directed by our biological dentist. It makes a huge difference to gum health and prevents plaque and tartar formation considerably between cleanings.
Unwaxed Dental Floss
Biological dentists recommend flossing with unwaxed floss only. I can’t find it very easily where I live for some reason, so rather than drive all over town looking for it, I order online.
Cauliflower Sandwich Thins
These cauliflower wraps are great for making grain-free sandwiches or mini pizzas.
Date syrup is a must-have if you are on the GAPS diet or some other gut healing protocol and must sweeten only with honey or fruit.
Heavenly Organics Honey Patties
These chocolate honey patties are sweetened with raw honey only and are perfect for those avoiding sugar or on a gut healing protocol. They come in mint, pomegranate, coffee, and almond.
I love this stuff! Dandy Blend is the best coffee substitute out there in my opinion. Makes a great caffeine-free latte or just wonderful to sip on its own blended with hot water for Dandelion coffee.
Biokult is our family’s favorite probiotic and has been for nearly 10 years. Amazing how we get the best price on Amazon!
Uncoated, No Sugar Added Organic Raisins
Believe it or not, it’s tough to find raisins that are not coated in cheap vegetable oil or sugar. We buy Sunmaid organic raisins online because we can’t find them in stores locally.
The blue apple really does work to keep your produce fresh longer. It uses activated charcoal to absorb gases that make your veggies wilt.
Starch Spray Alternative
We like London’s Laundry all-natural spray starch alternative (unscented) instead of traditional starch/ironing of dress shirts. I literally never iron and never take dress shirts to the cleaners.
I use these silverfish traps in closets and other nooks and crannies to keep these critters from damaging photos and other important paper-based items.
We love Schmidt’s nontoxic deodorant! We use charcoal magnesium, bergamot lime, geranium flower and unscented.
Bamboo Paper Towels
Getting off a dependency on paper towels in the kitchen is very hard in my experience. But, it’s a good idea to at least reduce the amount you use as much as possible because it is so wasteful. Reusable and washable bamboo paper towels are a helpful tool for making the transition.
Coconut BBQ Charcoal
We use coconut BBQ charcoal for our patio grill. It is more environmentally friendly than other types and it works fantastically well.
This cold and flu tea is our family’s favorite when a bout of the sniffles hits.
We really love this brand of dry roasted macadamia nuts. A great snack … we like to keep a bag in the car at all times.
This spreadable, creamed honey is organic which is hard to find. It is also the mildest tasting honey I’ve ever tried. Great on toast and as a topping on desserts.
Flea Trap Refills
Victor ultimate flea trap is a must-have if you have indoor/outdoor pets and you don’t treat them with those toxic flea treatments from the vet. These traps and the handy refills (don’t get the generic brand) catch a stray flea here and there that might get loose in your house and prevent infestations. They can also eliminate an existing infestation quickly.
Happy Prime Day 🙂
Hi Sarah, how much of the potato starch do you mix in?
Sarah Pope MGA
Usually 1-2 tablespoons. If you’ve never used resistant starch before, I would start with 1 teaspoon, however, and work your way up. If you are not used to it, it can send you to the bathroom real quick!
Thank you SO much for taking the time to prepare this list for your readers. You have given me tons of new suggestions.!
Hi Sarah, These are great! I am curious about the Go Raw sunflower seeds though. A few months ago I was going to buy them off Amazon and noticed a lot of complaints about them being grown in China. It says “Made in USA” on the bag but that only means they were sprouted in the USA. I contacted the company to find out where both their sprouted sunflower seeds and sprouted pumpkin seeds were grown and did not get a reply. Since I no longer see the complaints on their Amazon page, I guess they found a way to hide them from the public. This company is misleading the public by claiming “Made in USA”.
I also contacted Living Intentions (they sell organic sprouted pumpkin seeds) to find out where they are grown. They admitted to me that they are grown in China and said that this is the industry standard.
Pure Living’s organic sprouted sunflower seeds also come from China. It says “Product of China” on the back of my bag.
I even contacted Blue Mountain Organics about their sprouted sunflower seeds and sprouted pumpkin seeds. They could not confirm that these were not grown in China.
I find this all very disturbing. WAPF advises to avoid food grown in China (even organic). I think it is safe to assume that those of us who go out of our way to find (and pay) for sprouted nuts and seeds are also going to be concerned about country of origin.
I have to assume that by growing their seeds in China, these companies can offset the cost of the sprouting process. Unfortunately, this may come at the expense of our health.
Does anyone know of any organic sprouted sunflower seeds or organic sprouted pumpkin seeds NOT grown in China? Until I find some, I will stick with grass-fed jerky instead.
Hi Sarah, Thanks for the list! A few of the items aren’t organic: Moon Chips, cauliflower wraps, grain-free granola. Maybe I need to lighten up on insisting on only organic? It certainly limits what I can buy. What are your thoughts on that? Thank you, you are always my Go-To person!
Sarah Pope MGA
My rule of thumb is that if a food contains only quality, whole food nonGMO ingredients that aren’t a high spray crop, I am ok with it not being organic.
Thanks for these money-saving and healthy suggestions. i knew about some of them and I’m pleased to learn about others.
I really like the answer you gave me for my balancing blood sugar question. I’m already signed up for the newsletter.
Faithful reader, Gini