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For over 3 years, I prided myself on being the one-stop shop for raw ingredients and supplies for all of your natural DIY needs. Then, I just couldn’t do it anymore (read this blog post if you’re keen to know why). I promised to share my suppliers with you, and here it is. I have plans to continuously add to this list as I find reputable business worthy of recommendation. If you have a recommendation for me, or if you run a business yourself that aligns with my vision, get in touch!

Where possible, I have secured a discount code with suppliers. In some instances, these suppliers have kindly offered a small kickback for me too. By using the coupon codes provided, we both benefit (and I do believe after the years of research I put in it is well deserved!). Each supplier varies in their terms and conditions, so if you’re unsure at checkout, send them an email 🙂

I have developed a beautiful business relationship with most of my trusty suppliers (I’m the customer who calls and emails with a billion questions about quality, sourcing, possible contamination, sustainability etc) but I do recommend you keep the following in mind when choosing where you shop:

  • Don’t take my, or anyone else’s, word for it. Ever. What is good for me, may not be good for you (although my version of good in this space is pretty good!). Ask your own questions, do your own research if you feel you need to.
  • At the time of my research, the suppliers below ticked all of the boxes for me, but I didn’t always buy every product they sold. Some ingredients didn’t meet my standards, hence the wide number of suppliers I used to order from. (As time goes on and I add suppliers I haven’t personally had time to research, I’ll be sure to make that clear in the write-up.)
  • Just because certain ingredients met my needs then, doesn’t mean they still will 6, 12, 18 months down the line. People change, situations change, formulas and processes change. I won’t have time to keep an eye on every ingredient listed and sold, but I will tell you what I used to purchase and you can be sure that at the time it was by far the best quality I could source for a reasonable price.
  • When given the choice between regular and certified organic, make a decision based on your priorities and budget. Some of the companies listed have both versions available. I almost always stocked the certified organic version, but this can be considerably more expensive. Also bear in mind that some ingredients cannot be certified as organic.
  • If I haven’t listed a supplier for a particular ingredient you are after, this is what you need to do… Do some research and reading. Ask around. Google it: “insert ingredient” + “insert city (if you want to stay local)” + “organic” (if that is important to you, or possible, depending on the ingredient you’re after of course – not everything can be sourced organically). If you have a supplier you trust or you yourself are a supplier, let us know here.
  • Most of these suppliers have wholesale programs, meaning you can apply to get bulk discounts. I won’t go into detail on this within each supplier info block, but if you run a business, you might like to ask them about this. Often, shipping becomes cheaper too.

 

 

The following is a list of suppliers I personally used when I stocked DIY ingredients and supplies:

 

Blants

Who: Tony and Anna are the humans behind Blants and they’re absolutely lovely and a pleasure to deal with. Kind and caring, they are doing what they can to provide people with affordable and easily accessible ingredients for natural DIY recipes.

Webhttps://www.blants.com.au

What I used to buy from them:

  • Citric acid
  • Himalayan salt
  • Washing soda
  • Bicarb (organic)
  • Magnesium chloride
  • Natural borax (not synthetic)
  • Coconut soap
  • Dead Sea salt
  • Epsom (I recommend the natural over gold label)
  • Bentonite clay (organic)
  • They also sell sodium percarbonate and activated charcoal

Shipping: At a charge, calculated at checkout. Be mindful these ingredients are heavy and shipping is never free (someone is paying for it, whether you see it or not).

Code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% discount

 

Leonardi

Who: Joe is the frontman of this family run business that has specialised in the sourcing and supply of essential oils, carrier oils and skincare raw materials since 1992. I love that Joe is happy and willing to supply information on anything and everything – completely transparent.

Webhttp://www.leonardi.com.au

What I used to buy from them:

  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Sweet Almond oil (organic)
  • Apricot kernel oil (organic)
  • Witch hazel (organic)
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Jojoba oil (organic)
  • Vitamin C powder

Shipping: Postage calculated at checkout.

Code: “Cloud” for 5% discount

 

Northern Light Beeswax

Who: Jeffrey is the most passionate advocate for bees, he’s adamant his bees are the happiest and his beeswax is the very best. I’ve had lengthy conversations with Jeff in the past, and his passion is insane!

Webhttps://www.northernlight.com.au

What I used to buy from them:

  • Beeswax pellets
  • Tea light wicks

Shipping: Free on orders over $200

Code: “krissy” – for 5% discount

 

Willows

Who: Claudia took pride in hand-making all of her own Castile soap and she did this in Eumundi in QLD. She very recently joined forces with her son’s business “Naked Press”. I believe she still makes her own Castile soap but if you’re concerned, it pays to send an email and ask.

Web: https://www.nakedpress.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Castile Soap

Shipping: FREE Australia wide at last check

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

Deluxe Shea Butter

Who: Kwabena is the most passionate man you’ll meet when it comes to sourcing top-quality fair-trade Shea butter in an ethical manner. He is such an approachable man, and always happy to answer all questions asked (trust me!).

Web: https://www.deluxesheabutter.com

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Pure, unrefined organic shea butter

Shipping: Calculated at checkout

Code: “TILP21″ – for 5% discount

 

Australian Wholesale Oils

Who: To be honest, I don’t know a great deal about these guys, but whenever I have spoken to them and asked questions, they’ve been more than happy to answer. It’s worth checking out their range – they’ve got so many DIY ingredients (and a great deal of them are certified organic).

Web: https://www.awo.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Candelilla wax

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $200

Code: “krissy” – for 10% discount

 

Sydney Essential Oil Company

Who: Their name is deceiving of their complete range; I bought quite a few quality ingredients from these guys. They’ve always been happy to answer questions and have provided me with great detail on their supply chain; Connie, in particular, was very helpful. They’ve got what seems like an endless list of DIY ingredients (and a great deal of them are certified organic).

Web: http://seoc.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Rose hydrosol (organic)
  • Lavender hydrosol (organic)
  • Evening primrose (organic)
  • Argan oil (organic)
  • Castor oil (organic)
  • Coconut oil (organic)
  • Jojoba oil (organic)

Shipping: Calculated at checkout. They also allow pick up from their warehouse in Hallam, VIC.

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

N-essentials

Who: I don’t know a great deal about these guys but their response time to emails has always been good. I like to point this out as it matters to me if people are willing to answer questions in a timely manner! I only ever purchased zinc oxide from them, but you might like to explore their range.

Web: https://www.n-essentials.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Zinc oxide (non-nano particles)

Shipping: Calculated at checkout.

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

Contapack

Who: This is where I got my foaming pump bottles from! I can almost hear the squeals of excitement!

Web: https://www.contapack.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Foaming pump bottles
  • (Their standard trigger sprays don’t withstand vinegar or essential oils – just a heads up)

Shipping: Calculated at checkout.

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

Plasdene Packaging

Who: I also used these guys for most of my packaging needs. It was hit and miss on their products and it’s not easy to work things out via their website, but they will send samples for you to try out. They have an office in Perth so it was handy for me; I believe they also have offices in most capital cities.

Web: http://www.plasdene.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Boston bottles

Shipping: Calculated when you order.

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

Synergy Packaging

Who: I got many of my packaging items from these guys. Shipping is a killer if you live in WA, but the quality of their products makes it worth it.

Web: https://www.synergypack.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Lip balm tins
  • Cosmetic tins
  • Cosmetic jars
  • Packaging bottles/tubs

Shipping: Calculated at checkout.

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

Gala Imports Australia

Who: Nic is lovely to deal with over email and they’re quick to respond. I have tried quite a few of their products and most were top notch.

Web: https://www.galaimports.biz

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Roller bottles
  • Lip balm glass jars
  • Glass cosmetic jars

Shipping: Calculated when you order (free over $500 I believe)

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

That Red House

Who: L.O.V.E my soapberries! I use them in quite a few recipes in my new book; dishwashing and washing liquid are my favourite uses. The team at That Red House are beautiful people and genuinely care about the health of the planet.

Web: https://www.thatredhouse.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Soapberries
  • (The stainless steel pegs are also awesome!)

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $30

Code: “Krissy” for 5% discount

 

JuJu

Who: These guys are Perth-based and have ended my monthly Aunt-Flo landfill contribution! The first and only menstrual cups I’ve used and I LOVE them. Read my blog here

Web: https://www.juju.com.au/ **

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Juju (menstrual) cups

Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $45

 

Star Stuff Group

Who: Stewart is the man behind this family run business and he was always so keen and eager to help with all of my packaging needs. Plastic really was the only way for me to economically and safely transport raw ingredients all over Oz and I wanted to find recyclable bags, made from renewable resources. This is where I got them!

Web: https://www.starstuffgroup.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Product packaging bags

Shipping: Calculated based on your order

Code: “TILP19″ – for 5% discount

 

E-stickers

Who: This is where I got my labels and product stickers made, (Melbourne-based) and their pricing is very competitive, if not the best I have found. Anthony, and Julie in the office, have always been a pleasure to deal with. They have in-house designers to help with your artwork.

Web: http://estickers.com.au

What I used to buy from them: 

  • Labels sheets
  • Product stickers

Shipping: Calculated based on your order

Code: No code, sorry (but tell them I sent you!)

 

 

Supplier Recommendation List – By Ingredient

 

Activated charcoal Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off)

Almond oil – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Almonds – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket

Aloe vera gel – Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Apple cider vinegar  – Your local supermarket, or health food store

Apricot kernel oil – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Argan oil – Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Arrowroot flour – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket (be wary of additives).

Avocado oil – Your local supermarket.

Beeswax Northern Light (code: “krissy” for 5% off).

Bentonite clay – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off).

Borax – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off). I don’t believe the brand at Bunnings is naturally derived but happy to stand corrected (let me know).

Botanicals – Bulk food store like The Source, or your garden (dehydrate them).

Candelilla wax AWO (code: “krissy” for 10% off)

Carrier oils – look below for FCO, sweet almond, rosehip oil, etc.

Castile soap Willows aka Naked Press (no code yet!)

Castor oil – Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Cinnamon – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Citric acid – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off)

Clear alcohol – I just use Vodka – some for me, some for the soap 😉

Clove – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Cocoa/cacao powder – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Coconut – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Coconut milk – Your local supermarket.

Coconut oil – your local supermarket, health food store or Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Coffee beans  – Your local supermarket.

Dead Sea salt – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off)

Epsom salt – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off)

Essential oils – follow this link for more information on essential oils.

Evening primrose oil – Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Fractionated coconut oil – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Freeze-dried fruits – Your local supermarket.

Gelatin powder – Try bulk food stores like The Source, health food store or your local supermarket.

Grapeseed oil – Your local supermarket, or health food store

Himalayan salt – Your local supermarket, or health food store. Or, Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off)

Honey – Your local supermarket, health food store (or a local beekeeper!)

Hydrogen peroxide – Your local supermarket (near the bandaids)

Jojoba oil – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off) or Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Lemon juice – Your local supermarket, or fresh food store

Macadamia oil – Your local supermarket, or health food store

Magnesium – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off)

Micas – check out Aussie Soap Supplies

Nutmeg – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Oats – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Olive oil – Your local supermarket.

Quinoa – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Rose water – Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Rosehip oil – Sydney Essential Oils Company (no code yet!)

Salt –Bulk food store like The Source, catering companies often have additive-free salt, or your local supermarket. 

Shea butter Deluxe Shea Butter (code: “TILP21” for 5% off)

Soap powder – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off). Or mill down blocks of pure laundry soap from your local supermarket, or health food store.

Soapberries That Red House (code: “Krissy” for 5% off)

Sodium bicarbonate – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off). You could also use the supermarket brand McKenzies (they recently sent me samples and confirmed their bicarb is aluminium-free).

Sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off). I’m not sure if the brand at the supermarket is naturally derived but let me know if you find out otherwise.

Sodium percarbonate – Blants (code: “KrissyTILP” for 5% off).

Spirulina – Bulk food store like The Source.

Sugar – Your local supermarket.

Turmeric – Bulk food store like The Source, or your local supermarket.

Vanilla beans and paste – Your local supermarket.

Vegetable glycerine – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Vitamin C powder – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Vitamin E oil – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

White vinegar – Your local supermarket

Witch hazel – Leonardi (code: “Cloud” for 5% off)

Xanthan gum – Bulk food store like The Source, health food store or your local supermarket

Xylitol – Health food stores.

Zinc oxide – N-essentials (no code yet!)

 

 

The following is a list of businesses that have approached me personally, allowed themselves to be scrutinised (kindly, of course!) and passed the test (remain alert and don’t be afraid to ask questions though):

 

Blooming Mandala. These girls are doing all the right things in this space and from my research, I am happy to recommend the products they source and sell (and they stock just about everything you need to DIY). They offer local pick up from Bertram or Atwell (WA) or shipping is a flat rate of $12. Use coupon code TILP10 for 10% off!

https://bloomingmandala.com.au

 

 

 

Supplier list by state, as recommended to me by the TILP community:

Please note that I haven’t had the opportunity to personally vet the following list of businesses. All I have done is simply collate the suggestions given to me by my lovely TILPotters over in the Facebook discussion group. As times goes by, I will work through them and provide more info on the ingredents they sell, shipping/pick up info etc., but for now, you’ll need to jump onto each site, or make a phone call and suss them out yourselves.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Info coming…

NEW SOUTH WALES

Centaur Packaging – Bomaderry

https://www.centaurpackaging.com.au  

 

New Directions Australia – Sydney

https://www.newdirections.com.au/

 

Nuvee Essentials – Gosford

https://www.nuuvee.com.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY
QUEENSLAND

 

Bayside Soap – Wynnum

https://www.baysidesoap.com.au

 

Biome – Brisbane

https://www.biome.com.au

 

Escentials of Australia – Noosa

https://www.escentialsofaustralia.com

 

Family Life Organics – Townsville

https://www.familylifeorganics.com.au

 

Glass Bottles Direct – Yandina

http://glassbottlesdirect.cart.net.au

 

Grandmas Pantry – Capalba

https://www.grandmaspantryonline.com.au

 

Green Living Australia – Underwood

https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au

 

Handmade Naturals by Corinne – Brisbane

https://www.naturals.com.au

 

Live Pure & Simple – Toowoomba

https://livepureandsimple.com.au

 

My Essential Alchamy – Toowoomba

https://myessentialalchemy.com.au

 

Oils For Life Australia – Darra

https://www.oilsforlifeaustralia.com.au

 

Plant Essentials – Townsville

https://plantessentials.com.au

 

Replenish Refill – Hervey Bay

http://www.replenishrefill.com.au 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

Amber Living Glassware – Bridgewater

https://amberlivingglassware.com.au

 

Natural Good Life – Nangkita

https://www.naturalgoodlife.com.au

 

The Honey Shoppe – Adelaide  

https://www.thehoneyshoppe.com.au/honey.php

VICTORIA

 

Robyn’s Soap House – Knoxfield

https://www.robynsoaphouse.net

 

Valerie’s Pantry – Geelong

https://www.facebook.com/pg/valeriespantry

 

Roving Refills – mobile around VIC

https://www.facebook.com/rovingrefills/

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Anita Essentials

(mainly packaging and accessories)

https://www.anitasoilessentials.com.au

 

Aussie Soap Supplies – Kardinya

https://www.aussiesoapsupplies.com.au

 

Barefoot Creations – Karratha

https://barefootcreations.com.au

 

Diffusional Aromatherapy Supplies – Kingsway

https://www.diffusional.com.au

 

Eco Warehouse – Bunbury

https://ecowarehouse.com.au

 

Fodder and Forage

https://fodderandforage.com.au 

 

Label Lane – Ellenbrook

(mainly labels)

https://www.labellane.com.au

 

Life Less Toxic – Swan View

https://www.lifelesstoxic.com.au

 

Range Products – Welshpool

https://www.rangeproducts.com.au

 

Replenish – Kalamunda

https://www.replenishkalamunda.com.au

 

Saltbush Eco Store – Ellenbrook

https://www.saltbushecostore.com.au

 

Stock Your Pantry – Moora

https://stockyourpantry.com.au

 

The Organic Potioneer – Fremantle

(mainly essential oils)

https://theorganicpotioneer.com

 

Tranquil Scents – Kwinana

https://tranquil-scents-and-crystals.myshopify.com

 

Wasteless Pantry – Perth

http://www.wastelesspantry.com.au

 

Weigh ‘n Pay – Woodvale

http://www.weighnpay.com.au

STORES ACROSS MOST STATES
online only

 

Baraka Shea Butter

https://barakasheabutter.com

New zealand

 

Pure Nature – Auckland

https://www.purenature.co.nz

 

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