Thankful Weekend Sale – Save 25% store wide!

The Thankful Weekend Sale is here! Woohoo!

Save 25% store wide through Monday 12.2.13! All products in the clearance section are 50% off! This is an automatic promotion, so there’s no need to type in a coupon code – just shop & save!

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family & friends & that your weekend is restful. And I hope you know how much I appreciate your support of my little business. It means the world to me!

I’ll be home all weekend packing orders & putting up Christmas decorations, so if you have any questions just send me an email at Take care & I will talk to you soon!

Andi šŸ™‚

The Thankful Weekend Sale starts Friday 11.29.13 & ends Monday 12.2.13. No coupon necessary & no other coupons apply. Does not apply to sale items or gift certificates. Sorry, no rainchecks.


February Specials


Happy February!

I hope you’re having a great month so far. We’ve got a few sale items this month & some new items too. Enjoy!

What’s on Sale

All Goddess Garden sunscreens and all Purple Prairie sunscreens are on sale!

Goddess Garden SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen 3.5 oz – Sale Price $12.80

Goddess Garden SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray 8 oz – Sale Price $17.60

Goddess Garden SPF 15 Face & Body Lotion 8 oz – Sale Price $15.00

Purple Prairie Sun Stuff Mineral Lotion 5 oz – Sale Price $9.50

Purple Prairie Sun Stuff Mineral Lotion 9.5 oz Ā Sale Price $18.00

Purple Prairie Sun Stick 2 oz – Sale Price $7.50

Purple Prairie Sun Stuff Lip Balm .15 oz – Sale Price $3.00

What’s on Clearance

West Paw Design Small Huck Dog Ball – Sale Price $4.95

West Paw Design Large Huck Dog Ball – Sale Price $7.61

Organic Earl Grey Wash from Nourish Organics 8 oz – Seasonal – Sale Price $10.50

Organic Peppermint Wash from Nourish Organics 8 oz – Seasonal – Sale Price $10.50

Organic Peppermint Gift Set from Nourish Organics – Seasonal – Sale Price $13.95


What’s New

Organic Grapefruit Wash from Nourish Organics. This wash smells incredible & is so uplifting. You’re going to love it!


Gardener’s Carrot Oil Salve from Purple Prairie Botanicals. Great for hardworking hands that are cracked & dry.

Coming Soon

Non toxic cleaning products from HAVEN Clean! I’ll let you know as soon as they arrive!

Take care & enjoy the rest of your month!

Andi šŸ™‚

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January Specials from Good Things Green Things



Hello & Happy New Year!

I hope you are well & enjoying the new year so far. All is well here in MN. It’s not too cold today & we got a bit of snow over the lunch hour.Ā 


Here’s what’s on sale for the month of January:


Save $2 on the 5 oz Sun Stuff Mineral Lotion from Purple Prairie Botanicals.


Save 10% on Sebon Organics hair care.


I am still searching for a men’s line for Good Things Green Things & I am also hoping to find cleaning products that meet my standards this year. I will keep you posted on any new products. If there is any product you would like to see at Good Things Green Things, you can email me any time at

I hope this new year is full of wonderful things for you. Take care & I will talk to you soon!

Andi šŸ™‚

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* Sale prices are valid through 1.31.13 or while supplies last. The $2 off sunscreen is only valid on the Purple Prairie Botanicals 5 oz Sunstuff Lotion.

September Specials



Hello & Happy September!

We’re celebrating four years in business this month & have some great specials for you! Whether you’re a new customer or have been shopping with us since we started out four years ago, we are so appreciative of your support! I hope that you enjoy the sale this month at Good Things Green Things!

Here’s the deal:

Save 15% on all non-sale items & all orders are shipping for $4 or less! Woohoo!

Thank you again for shopping at Good Things Green Things! We’re so proud to be your source of healthy, awesome & made in the USA products for your entire family!

Andi šŸ™‚

Andi Winterfield – Owner

August Specials: Sunscreen sale!

Happy August!

I hope you’re having a great summer & have been able to stay cool. It has been incredibly hot here in Minnesota. I’m looking forward to Fall & hoping for cooler weather. Here are the specials for the month of August:

Sunscreen Sale – All of our sunscreens are 10% off through August 31st, 2012. Choose from Goddess Garden, Raw Elements, Purple Prairie Botanicals & the Hurraw! SPF 15 Lip Balm.

Lovely Lavender Sale – Lavender is a great healer & is helpful in treating burns & bites. Through August 31st, 2012 you can save 10% on the lavender products that are listed on our home page. The Nourish Organics Lavender Balm is a great all purpose balm for sun burn, bug bites, diaper rash, eczema & dry skin. It makes a great nighttime moisturizer for dry/aging skin. It’s one of my absolute favorite products!

Take care & have a wonderful month!

Andi šŸ™‚

Sunscreens: What We Carry + Usage & Storage Tips

Summer is here & that means more fun in the sun for most of us! I get a lot of sunscreen questions this time of year, so I thought I would put together a post about our sunscreens, along with some helpful usage & storage tips.

First off, lets go over the three sunscreen brands atĀ We carry:

Purple Prairie BotanicalsĀ – A great all around brand & the most budget friendly sunscreen that we carry. Purple Prairie offers theirĀ Sun Stuff Mineral Sun Protection Lotion, that isĀ equivalentĀ to an SPF 30. This lotion does offer some water resistance & should be reapplied when water is no longer beading off the skin. A lot of people ask me why the Sun Stuff lotion bottle doesn’t carry the SPF 30 on the label. The reason for that is, that in order to claim an SPF value, the sunscreen must be made in an FDA approved facility. Purple Prairie is currently working to meet those standards.

Purple Prairie also makes the super easy to applyĀ Sun StickĀ & theirĀ Sun Stuff Lip Balm. Both of these products are water resistant. The Sun Stick is a great choice for babies since it is so easy to apply & has has a very limited ingredient list of only 7 ingredients. The Sun Stuff lip balm is great for those who spend most of the day in the sun & those who are prone to cold sores brought on by excessive sun exposure.

Goddess GardenĀ – I love the lightweight, non-greasy texture of the Goddess Garden sunscreens. We carry theĀ 8 oz SPF 30 Family Size SprayĀ – this is a pump spray, not one of the harmful aerosols that the Environmental Working Groups warns against. There are no inhalation concerns with this sunscreen, unless of course you’re shooting it straight up your nose. Please do not shoot this straight up your nose. šŸ˜‰ Now that we’ve got that covered, I love how easy to use this sunscreen is. The sunscreen goes right where you want it to Ā & rubs in easily. My kids think it’s pretty cool when I blast them with sunscreen. Another precaution: please do not spray your children or yourself in the face. It’s best to spray the sunscreen on your hands & apply it to the face.

Goddess Garden also makes anĀ SPF 30 Baby SunscreenĀ with only 9 ingredients. Just like the spray, this is a lightweight sunscreen, rubs in well & is safe for babies of all ages. Goddess Garden sunscreens have some waterĀ resistance, but I would definitely reapply every 60 minutes, instead of every 90 minutes like the label suggests. For those of you that are looking for a lower SPF, you might like theĀ SPF 15 Sun Body Lotion. It comes in three light aromas: Grapefruit Bergamot, Lavender Mint & Tangerine Lavender. This body lotion provides moderate sun protection & is very lightweight & non-greasy. It is great for your face & can even be worn under makeup. It would be perfect for every day face protection.

Raw ElementsĀ – Attention swimmers & athletes! This is the sunscreen for you! Raw Elements was created by an oceanĀ lifeguardĀ & is full ofĀ healthy, nourishing ingredients. Raw Elements makes anĀ SPF 30 sunscreen lotionĀ & anĀ SPF 30 sunscreen stick. Both of them are seriously sweat proof & waterĀ resistant. The sunscreen stick can even be applies underwater! These are thicker sunscreens, but that is what gives them there extra stick. If I was going to be in the water all day, this is the sunscreen I would choose.

Hurraw! – I just have to mention this lovely littleĀ SPF 15 lip balmĀ from Hurraw! Balms. It is so smooth, taste like a creamsicle & offers great daily protection from the sun.

All of these sunscreens are:

Usage Tips & Storage

I’m a firm believer that all sunscreens should be replaced every year. Products break down over time, especially in heat(more on that in a minute) & you don’t want to be using old sunscreen on you or your kids. You need to have something that is going to keep you protected. Purple Prairie Sunscreens expire 12 months after the open date. Goddess Garden & Raw Elements Sunscreen have an expiration date on the bottle – typically 2 years after being made. If the sunscreen smells funny or theĀ consistencyĀ is off, throw it out & get yourself a new bottle. The best way to store sunscreen is in a cool, dry location. At home on the shelf or in a drawer is fine. When you’re at the beach or out on the water, keep you sunscreen cool & shaded. A great place to tuck it away is in your cooler or a beach bag. Don’t forget to bring it in the house when you get home. The heat will break down all those wonderful protecting ingredients & you’ll have to replace your bottle. I left my sunscreen in the hot car for a week & it was completely ruined.

I hope I’ve answered some of your questions, if you have any others, you can always email me at or you can check out ourĀ Sunscreen FAQ page.

Enjoy the sunshine & be safe out there!

Andi šŸ™‚

June Specials at Good Things Green Things

Happy June!

June is off to a warm & pleasant start here in MN. My chickens are thriving in the backyard & are quite the little bug catchers. We’ve added one lady to the group for a total a four hens. I don’t have a picture yet & she is still without a name, but we have a lovely Ameraucana hen, who will soon be laying bluish-green eggs. We’re having a blast watching the ladies roam the yard.

What’s NewĀ 

Goddess Garden SPF 15 Sun Body Lotion

We have some new SPF 15 Body Lotions from Goddess Garden that are really nice if you’re looking for a lower SPF. These lotions can also be used on the face & wear perfectly under makeup. They’re naturally scented with essential oils & are available in 3 subtle aromas: Grapefruit & Bergamot, Lavender & Mint and Tangerine & Lavender. You can save $2 on the Goddess Garden Body Lotions through June 30th, 2012.

Sebon Organics Hair Care

We have hair care again! Sebon Organics(formerly Elava Botanik) have arrived at Good Things Green Things! Available in 3 different formulas – Mango for Fine Hair, Papaya for All Hair Types & Avocado for Dry, Damaged Hair – all are safe for color treated hair. If you buy 2 or more bottles, you automatically save $.95 per bottle.

Bug Repellent Update

Mosquito & tick season is upon us & I know that the Purple Prairie repellents are one of your favorites. We are currently out of both the spray & the lotion, but do have the bug balm stick. I have more on order & it will be arriving within the next week. I also have a bundle of the Eucalyptus Lemon bar soap coming. We use this bar all summer long to help deter mosquitoes & ticks. I love the refreshing scent & the extra help in preventing bug & tick bites. It’s a must have bar for campers & cabin goer’s.

What’s On Sale

You can save with these great deals through June 30th, 2012:

Take care & have a great month!

Andi šŸ™‚