Shopping Guide

Cheeseslave Shopping Guide

This shopping guide is a list of products I recommend and use in my own home, from cleaning products to food, kitchen appliances to software to supplements.

You guys know I research everything incessantly, so this list is vetted and tested to be the best I can find in terms of quality, durability, ease of use, design, and last but not least, good for your health.

Shopping Guide

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Cleaning Products

My Favorite Non-toxic All-Purpose Cleaner

Method is my absolute favorite non-toxic all-purpose cleaner because it smells great. I personally cannot stand conventional all-purpose cleaners like 409 or Windex. And a lot of the non-toxic “healthy” cleaners are overpriced and don't smell that good.

You can save 15% by ordering via Amazon Subscribe & Save. And you don't have to lug it home from the store.

My Favorite Non-toxic Dish Soap

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day is my absolute favorite dish soap, again, because it smells great. This gets dishes clean without the overbearing chemical smell of conventional dish soap.

My Favorite Kitchen Sponges

Scrub Daddy makes the best kitchen sponges that work the best and are the most fun to use. Also, and probably most importantly, they don't harbor bacteria, and as a result, stink, like conventional sponges. I've tried just about every other sponge on the market and I've never found one I like this much.

My Favorite Laundry Baskets

I am in love with these Red Gorilla laundry baskets! They come in a rainbow of colors. They are so pretty and super durable — unlike most laundry baskets on the market. They will last you a lot longer than the cheap laundry baskets you normally find.

You can buy these laundry baskets on Amazon but they are a lot cheaper (half the price!) on the Red Gorilla website (free shipping on orders over $75).

Click here to read my full review.

Wool Laundry Balls

Never buy dryer sheets again! Wool laundry balls are a great non-toxic alternative to fabric sheets for reducing static cling. You can add essential oils to them or just use them as is. Best of all, you can use them over and over again. I've used mine for years.

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

I'm a huge fan of microfiber cleaning cloths. They are much more economical than paper towels and they work a lot better than rags. This brand, E-Cloth, is available on Amazon cheaper than Norwex, and I find that they work pretty much the same.

My Favorite Bottle Brush

I'm a fan of OXO products — they are the best when it comes to kitchen tools. Their bottle brush is the best I have found.

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The Balthazar Cookbook

I got this cookbook over 20 years ago and it is still my absolute favorite. If you're always wanted to try French cooking but felt intimidated or overwhelmed, this book makes it easy and simple.

And every recipe comes out great! From the easy French Onion Soup to melt-in-your-mouth Short Ribs, French Fries to Crème Brûlée  — your family will love them all.

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Healthy Cookware

Stainless Steel Cookware

Stainless steel most economical type of healthy cookware. Unlike non-stick Teflon cookware or aluminum, it doesn't leach fluoride or aluminum into your food.

I started with a basic set like this 20 years ago, and it is still the cookware that I use the most.

Le Creuset Cookware

When you are ready to level up your cookware game and start investing in the fancier, more lovely pieces, I can't recommend Le Creuset highly enough.

It is my absolute favorite cookware line, with the most beautiful colors and designs, plus it's sturdy and will last you for decades, even generations.

Since it's made of safe enameled cast iron, you don't have to worry about leeching toxic chemicals like aluminum or fluoride.

My Favorite Roasting Pan

My favorite roasting pan is not expensive or fancy. It's just good old Graniteware, which is not only safe (no toxic chemicals), but it's very inexpensive.

But what I love most about it: it's lightweight (which you want and need when hefting a 20-pound turkey in and out of the oven).

Roasting Rack

I used to use a steel roasting rack with my roasting pan, but I don't anymore because I can't find one that is solid stainless steel. I switched to this safe silicone roasting rack, which is also a lot easier to use than the metal ones.

Baking Sheets

I like these aluminum baking sheets because they are lightweight, inexpensive and work well. I use them with silicone baking mats (see below) so they are also non-toxic.

Silicone Baking Mats

I have been using Silpat silicone baking mats for 20 years. I swear by them because they make cleanup so much easier. Instead of having to soak baking pans full of crusted, baked-on food, you just simply wash these in the sink or dishwasher.

Make sure you use my link below to order these real Silpat baking mats. I have bought knock-off brands that are made in China and they are just not the same.

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Fitness Products

Weighted Vest

This is my secret weapon when I want to lose weight fast. I discovered this trick when I was “baby-wearing” Ollie after he was born. When I was walking and carrying him in a carrier, I would lose more weight than when I wasn't carrying him.

Eventually he got to be too big and didn't want to be carried… so I thought, why not buy a weighted vest? And voila, I found it on Amazon.

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Food & Beverages

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Kitchen Appliances

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Kitchen Tools

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Personal Care Products

MONAT Haircare & Skincare

Hands down, MONAT is the best haircare and skincare products I've ever used in my life.

This is the first line of naturally-based haircare and skincare products that actually work as well as salon-quality products… and honestly, I think they are better than any salon product I've ever used.

I have never fallen in love with a line of products like this one. And guys, I've tried almost everything out there.

This is why I joined MONAT as a Market Partner, and this is the only network marketing product I represent. Love the products, love the company, love the people and the mission. Did I mention they are made in the USA?

Read my full review of MONAT products and why I switched.

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The Cod Liver Oil I Recommend

Cod liver oil is my number one supplement, because you get all the benefits of omega 3s, plus vitamin A and vitamin D.

I recommend Rostia Raw Cod Liver Oil, also known as Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO).

Rosita Raw Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO)
Rosita Raw Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO)

Rosita is the only cod liver oil on the market that is raw, and as such, it is the only cod liver oil that is not adulterated. In other words, they are not heating the oil and adding back synthetic vitamins A & D.

Rosita Raw Cod Liver Oil is the only cod liver oil on the market that contains only natural forms of vitamins A and D, which are the obviously the best for absorption. It is truly the best on the market. You can get it in liquid form or in capsules.

Rosita is the only raw cod liver oil. It is the best on the market.

Read my very extensive cod liver oil review of multiple cod liver oil brands here.

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Sleep Products

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