Health + Body Care
Offering holistic, natural solutions for your daily dietary, health and home needs.
Our products are carefully selected to provide you with the most beneficial support to your well-being. Our knowledgable staff is available to answer your questions about which products are best suited for your specific needs.
What we offer
Linden Hills Co-op’s Health and Body Care department carries the essential items you need for whole body wellness. Our offerings extend well beyond the basics—we specialize in unique gift ideas and eco-friendly, socially-conscious solutions. You’ll find thousands of carefully curated products throughout our department in the following categories:
Whether it’s a popular supplement like fish oil or a harder to find superfood like Moringa, we’re sure to carry it. Our extensive supplement collection includes: Vitamins, minerals, protein powders, herbs, amino acids, probiotics, antioxidants, immune support, homeopathics, essential fatty acids and much more!
In our body care section, we offer our customers both affordable basic staples and luxurious natural skin care brands such as Dr. Hauschka and Intelligent Nutrients. We also boast an incomparable selection of healthy makeup choices, three local essential oil lines and a large bulk body care section.
Bulk Herbs, Spices and Teas
Buying in bulk is a great way to try new ingredients, save money and reduce waste. At Linden Hills Co-op, we’re here to help make the most out of your bulk shopping experience. Find baking ingredients such as baking powder, stevia and xanthan gum in our bulk baking section located in produce. Then move on to shop our bulk herbs, spices and teas (we’ve heard our bulk tea selection beats out any store around!).
Our eclectic Natural Home department includes much more than just innovative, eco-friendly home goods. Shop for fair trade and organic clothing, green yoga gear, locally-produced candles and products you didn’t even know existed! We welcome you to touch, smell and explore!
Linden Hills Co-op wants to provide your family with the cleanest, safest baby food, disposable diapers, pacifiers, baby bottles and toys. We offer many alternatives for baby care and toys that are safe, fun and practical.
Our Buying Standards
In the Health and Body Care department at Linden Hills Co-op we exclusively partner with companies that use the highest quality ingredients and manufacturing processes. In addition to efficacy, our buyers look for products and vendors that nurture you and the environment.
Whenever possible, we purchase from companies that:
• Use Certified Organic Ingredients (see our list of certifications below)
• Make or distribute their products locally
• Offer Certified Fair Trade products
• Are small, family-owned or fellow cooperative businesses
• Exhibit compliance with FDA regulations and quality standards via third-party certification
We pledge that the products on our shelves:
have not been tested on animals
are made with clean, natural ingredients, free from any unnecessary additives
contain no unnecessary fillers, binders, or artificial colors and flavors
The Linden Hills Co-op Difference
Customers often ask why they should buy dietary supplements and personal care products at Linden Hills Co-op and not online or at one of the many other stores that carry these products. The difference is our commitment to quality, serving the good of the community and customer satisfaction.
We listen to you
The buyers in the Health and Body Care department continuously work to meet your needs and listen to your concerns. We attempt to offer a diverse variety of options that work for even the most sensitive individuals. If you do not find an alternative that fits your lifestyle or health needs, or if you just feel passionate about a certain product or line, we’d love to hear from you. Some of our best products have been suggestions from our discerning shoppers. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out a customer comment card found or talk to a member of our Health and Body Care staff in the center of the store.
We provide transparent information about our products
We offer body care products made with clean, natural ingredients, free from any unnecessary additives. We choose supplements that are made without unnecessary fillers, binders, or artificial colors and flavors. We work only with supplement companies that use the highest quality standards in the industry.
This philosophy is exemplified by our Linden Hills Co-op brand of supplements. Our supplements are manufactured by Vitamer Laboratories in a FDA registered pharmaceutical grade facility, have Good Manufacturing Practices, grade “A” certification by the Natural Products Association, are stringently tested for purity, potency, and vitamin dissolution. Vitamer only uses amber glass bottles and full body sleeve seals to preserve freshness and ensure consumer safety.
Our knowledgeable Health & Body Care staff are available to answer any questions you may have about our products and producers. It is our goal to provide the best customer service possible to ensure our customers get the answers they are looking for.
Certifications in Health Products
A Leaping Bunny on your body care or household product ensures that the company who makes the product, its laboratories and suppliers do not engage in animal testing during any phase of product development or manufacture. Since 1996, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) has been guaranteeing our furry friends don’t suffer for our beauty. Find the Leaping Bunny logo on product lines at Linden Hills Co-op such as Andalou Naturals, Emerita, Parissa, Eco-dent and Gabriel Cosmetics.
The Certified Vegan seal gives shoppers an easy way to identify products that contain no animal products or animal by-products, including flesh, bones, dairy, eggs, honey, fur, leather, wool, down feathers, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals. Find more information about the certiying organization at the Vegan Awareness Foundation.
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
An Oregon Tilth Certified logo on your product means that it meets USDA Organic standards, as Oregon Tilth is an Accredited Certifying Agent (ACA) for the USDA's National Organic Program. It also means that the company that produces the product supports Oregon Tilth, a non-profit organization committed to promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture.]
The Fairtrade International logo “ensures that economic, social, and environmental standards are met and that producers receive the Fairtrade Minimum Price and Premium.” FLO-CERT, the independent certifier that audits companies and products with the Fairtrade International logo, works with local cultures, languages, and legal systems of producers during certification, creating lasting partnerships.
IMO Fair For Life
The IMO Fair for Life certification goes beyond traditional fair trade standards to ensure social accountability throughout the whole product supply chain. Find the Fair for Life logo on body care products lines such as Alaffia and Dr. Bronner’s
Leaping Bunny's Cruelty-Free shopping guide
The National Co-op Grocers Dietary Supplements brochure