Going organic — using products cultivated through sustainable farming practices and without using artificial fertilisers or pesticides — doesn't just help you steer clear of nasty toxins, it keeps our planet safer for future generations. Plus, organically grown foods taste superior and natural fibres feel better on your skin.
Take a look at our guide to online organic stores that let you and your loved ones live greener and healthfully with more ease and less hassle.
Contact #Bl-05 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, 6304-1336.
What SuperNature directly imports its products — which includes natural remedies, personal care and household items — from wholesalers across the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand.
We like The comprehensive farm boxes that contain the freshest organic veggies and come in six different types, such as Asian and for baby, so you know what to order. It also has a milk-free range that includes EarthBalance Soy-free Buttery Spread, plus gluten-free Tofutti Creamy Smooth Mozzarella Style Dairy Free cheese slices.
Good to get The website boasts healthy step-by-step recipes if you want to cook organic, but don't know how.
What This California-based company, which was launched 19 years ago, offers thousands of natural herb-based supplements, skincare, groceries, kid-centric products and even stuff for your pets.
We like The reasonably-priced products and range — some 35,000 items from more than 1,000 brands (some not found in Singapore). You get a wide variety of organic baby and toddler formula milk, including Baby's Only Organic for lactose-sensitive tots. Find healthy snacks for junior such as Happy Munchies' Baked Organic Cheese & Grain Snack. It also has a yummy selection of ready-made curry pastes like Kitchens of India Butter Chicken Curry Paste. Natural beauty fans will like the offerings, too, such as Everyday Coconuts' coconut-based bath and beauty products, including a night face cream.
Good to get Easy to navigate, the website gives a detailed breakdown of the suggested retail price, iHerb's price and how much you'll save when you buy one item or in bulk. You'll also get to try a product at a discounted price, though it's only valid for one item per order. The clearance section offers up to 30 per cent discount.
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3. Mekhala Wholesome Natural Living
What Only in-house products, that range from delicious pastes and sauces, to dressings made from coconut sugar and seasoned with Himalayan pink salt, are offered here.
We like The exotic spice blends such as the Red Rice Galangal dressing, plus the best-selling green, red and yellow curry pastes that halve your cooking time. Satisfy your sweet tooth with organic longan honey or the roselle flower jam. The e-store also carries beauty products, including the anti-ageing Black Rice bath and haircare range, and Tamarind Facial Cleanser, which brightens skin naturally.
Good to get It has short, how-to videos showing you how to prepare sumptuous meals using Mekhala products. Includes creative recipes like the basil garlic portobello mushroom burger and miso lime salmon donburi (rice bowl).
Contact 82 Haji Lane, 6396-6865.
What This environmentally responsible clothing brand sells incredibly soft apparel made from bamboo fibre. Bamboo, which has great regenerative qualities, thrives without any pesticides or fertilisers. Only vegetable dye is used in Zhai products.
We like The classic selection of elegant and comfy ladies’ wear including dresses, trousers, cardigans and yoga gear. Shop here for faux wrap dresses and palazzo pants that go up to US size 12/UK size 16. Look out for Zhai’s eco-friendly jewellery and bags.
Good to get Simply designed, the well-tailored pieces are easy to mix and match.
5. Green Pantry
Contact #01-218 Bright Centre, 212 Telok Kurau Rd, 6444-4860.
What Committed to offering tasty, yet healthy food alternatives? This is exactly what you’ll find when you shop at the site.
We like Satisfying our sweet tooth with the raw chocolate raisins, goji berries and mulberries that are made by The Raw Chocolate Company. It also produces delicious organic virgin cold pressed cacao butter. Try the lucuma powder if you’re looking to cut back on sucrose. This low glycemic sweetener that is grown in Peru is a healthy sugar alternative — it’s also high in antioxidants and safe for diabetics. Perfect for baking or sprinkle some on smoothies, ice cream or yoghurt.
Good to get Junior will clean his plate when you cook him one of the many fun, cartoon-themed pasta shapes found in this store. Choose from Hello Kitty, Thomas And Friends, Bob The Builder and the tri-coloured Scooby Doo pasta shapes.
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6. Four Seasons Organic Market
Contact #B2-06 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 6836-1855.
What After embracing a natural lifestyle on seeing her premature baby thrive on an organic diet, Ann Tan set up the store as she wanted to encourage people to go organic
We like The buys that boast natural energy-boosting qualities, such as Whole Earth Wake Up Coffee. It’s made from guarana — an ingredient known to give a natural pick-me-up. Tea drinkers will also be spoilt for choice by offerings like aged ginger and Clipper’s red fruits and aronia berry. For a natural remedy to ease your sweetie’s tummy ache, try the Just For Kids Organic Tummy Comfort tea, a blend of soothing camomile and lemon balm.
Good to get It carries Melrose Kitchen’s unrefined oils that boast unique flavours like pumpkin seed and wheatgerm, both of which taste superior to the regular kind because of the way they are pressed.
7. Nature’s Glory
What Since 1991, Nature’s Glory has been selling some of the best regional and international organic and macrobiotic foods, health supplements, plus ionic water systems and beauty products.
We like Dr Bronner's Magic Soap, the top selling organic liquid and bar soaps in the US. Available in eight fragrances, including almond, citrus orange, tea tree and lavender, these are made with coconut oil for a plentiful lather and olive oil for a silky, moisturizing effect. It also carries Nature’s Baby Organic and Four Cow Farm brands, featuring products for delicate and sensitive skin, such as eucalyptus chest rub balm.
Good to get Get a plant sushi or “plant in a bottle” to clear the air around you naturally. This endangered plant in a recycled glass bottle gives off negative ions to remove dirt and dust particles from the air.
8. Honey Spree
What Though this store’s claim to fame is its signature product, the Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey, it has become synonymous with superfoods over the years.
We like The honey, of course, especially the full-bodied and citrusy flavoured 1st Night Manuka Honey Wine. They also stock a decent range of Bruneus nibbles, such as cashew, almond, walnut and chia seeds, which are coated with raw cacao.
Good to get The cutest fresh fruit bouquets made from chocolate dipped strawberries, pineapples and grapes, all carved into whimsical forms such as birds, piglets, human faces and bees. A great gift idea, but be warned — it looks too good to eat!
9. The Organic Grocer
What To ensure its supplies are always fresh — all items are dispatched within 48 hours of arrival. The delivery schedule is planned around the arrival of its produce from Australia or USA.
We like The growth hormone and antibiotic free skinless and boneless chicken breasts, which come from chickens that are fed a special mix of probiotics, natural herbs and raw corn. If you’re a red meat fan, you’ll love OBE natural organic beef. The free-range eggs from Malaysia boast a bigger yolk.
Good to get A wide range of organic household cleaning items made from herbal disinfectant, sunflower and coconut oils, plus lemongrass and cedarwood. Offers trusted brands such as If You Care (from Finland), Seventh Generation (from USA) and Ecover (from Belgium).
Read more: Shopping online isn’t your cup of tea? See our recommendations of brick-mortar organic stores.
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