Affordable Green Beauty Finds for the Girl on a Budget

Let’s talk about real life right now and the struggle of having a toxic-free beauty routine without draining your pocket. It’s so hard! But what if I told you there is a magical place that sells some awesome cleaner brands at affordable costs, would you want to know my secret? Well I’m spilling the beans with this one and I’m so excited I found it. 

Grocery Outlet y’all! They not only sell groceries but they have a wide selection of products in the Health and Beauty Care section. From makeup to shower essentials to hair accessories, the selections are endless.

Grocery Outlet haul

I didn’t know what to expect when I rolled up into Grocery Outlet. We just got one here in San Diego and all my co-workers are raving about how awesome it is. So I thought I would give it a try since I needed Shampoo and some makeup remover.

I was blown away when I saw brands like Burt’s Bees, Andalou Naturals, and Simple! Brand’s that I purchase at specialty markets for full retail price! So what did I get for my small budget of $25? Let me show you! Yay for show and tell!!

My Green Beauty Finds at Grocery Outlet

grocery outlet Gud Burt's Bees for Cheap

güd Shampoo and Conditioner from Burt’s Bees

So priorities first! I had to get shampoo! I love Burt’s Bees but their prices can be a little heavy on the pockets. Guess how much I got these for? Guess guess! $2.99 each! That was my first “mind-blown” moment in Grocery Outlet haha. These are almost $10 a piece retail! After this I had to do some more digging and see what other great brands they had. 

Grocery outlet

KISS MY FACE peaches & crème Moisturizer

I got this 16 oz. bottle of body lotion for only $3.99! Oh yes, you can find this online but for $16 more than the Grocery Outlet price. Umm no thanks! 

grocery outlet green beauty finds

Andalou Naturals A Path of Light Hand Cream-Clementine

Oh Andalou how I love thee! This is one of my favorite natural skin care brands. They really have amazing products. I was so excited to find this hand cream on my little shopping trip. It smells like sweet summertime and really moisturizes your skin. I always keep hand cream in my purse because handling paper all day really dries my hands out. $3.99 compared to $9

Grocery Outlet Haul

Simple Eye Make-Up Remover

Recently I used some make-up remover wipes that I had sitting around that are from natural and it burned the hell out of my eyes. So I needed an eye make-up remover that wasn’t going  to burn my eyes again. I’ve heard amazing things about Simple so I had to give it a try. Especially at $4.99 vs. $9!

Nature’s Gate Organics Advanced Care Tone Back the Clock, Alcohol-Free Soothing Toner

I don’t use toner as often as I should and I ran out a couple of months ago of the Andalou Naturals toner I was using. As I was on my “treasure hunt” in the health & beauty section, Nature’s Gate logo caught my attention. I’ve bought products from them before for a pretty penny. So I was interested to see what the product was and the cost. As luck would have it, it was toner! 🙂 More luck it was only $5.99 for $19 product. Sold! 

Burt’s Bees Lipgloss

They got me! On the way out I couldn’t resist the pretty shade of pink. You never can have too many lip products right? ($2.99 vs. $9)

My total shopping trip was $34.38 and that was including some Burt’s Bees Wax Melts that I added ($1.99 retail $4.99). Overall on health and beauty products I spent $28 and saved a whoppin’ $58! This is what I would have spent on products at full retail value! 

I’m seriously still so shocked at how little I spent and how much I saved at Grocery Outlet on some really great skin care and health products. Who knew you could find these type of high-end brands here. I sure didn’t! It’s also a great place to start to discover new brands without paying full retail price. 

Most of the products that I purchased are free of Parabens, Phthalates, and Sulfates. The one’s that aren’t, Simple and Nature’s Gate, use naturally derived parabens. Like I said before, I’m not full-blown “green” health and beauty but I’m trying my best to use natural and toxic-free products on day at a time. 🙂

Don’t forget to check out your local circular for even more savings and coupons!

I know here in San Diego we currently have 20% off Health and Beauty Care Products! (Darn, I just missed it!)

So now that the secrets out about Grocery Outlet are you going to check it out?

Let me know in the comments below. 



  1. June 21, 2017 / 9:09 AM

    Grocery Outlet sounds like they have some great brands and options! Thanks for sharing, I never knew about this!

  2. June 22, 2017 / 8:56 AM

    I’m so happy to have stumbled on this post because going green w/ my beauty routine has been something I’ve been considering for a while, just was never a fan of the price points of the products…so knowing that there’s more affordable options is great! x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

  3. June 23, 2017 / 4:10 PM

    I love Burt’s Bees, it’s crazy that you found it for such a low price! I never would have thought to hit up Grocery Outlet for beauty finds

  4. Oksana
    June 27, 2017 / 11:24 AM

    The older I get, the more I’m into natural beauty brands. Thanks for your recommendations – save for Burt’s Bees I haven’t heard of any of these!

  5. June 27, 2017 / 11:35 PM

    Wow you found some great goodies and many that I love so much! Love the prices!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.