Bali has an abundance of natural sources – a great place for organic and eco-friendly shopping!
You can get pure, natural coconut oil, essential oil from frangipani, jasmine massage oil… you name it, the possibilities are endless!
What matters most is that regardless of the organic products you buy, be it cosmetics, home products, food or beverages, you will be playing your part to help maintain this planet and sometimes even support local farmers!
And using these products are good for your body and skin too! What a great way to contribute to social responsibility, you don’t say?
1. Of handmade soaps and jams: Kou Bali and Kou Cuisine
Behind the name Kou is two sister stores in Ubud.
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Kou Bali sells natural soaps and bath salts. Everything comes with a creative wrapping. Look at the cute little soaps wrapped like candies!
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On the other hand, Kou Cuisine produces natural and delicious handmade jam. Try the favourite – milk caramel or an exotic combination of pineapple and guava.
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You can also buy sea salt in the same cute jar.
And of course, you are welcome to taste the jam before deciding to purchase any!2. Refreshing rainforest air for your home: Blue Stone Botanicals
Did you know that essential oils are great remedy for stress and anxiety?
If you feel you need to relieve stress, you can consider products from the Blue Stone Botanicals, which would help improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
Lavender helps you relax and sleep better, spicy citrus boosts your mood and gives you vitality, while the aroma of flower bouquet gives you the sensation of harmony and peace.
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As an alternative to artificial air fresheners, which are full of chemicals, Blue Stone Botanicals created a 100% natural aromatherapy rain mist, which contains pure rainwater collected from volcanic mountains and essential oils from healing plants.
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You can even buy highly energized water from thunderstorms, collected by women from rural villages.
3. Eat clean, shop organic: Earth Cafe Bali
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This vegan cafe promoting healthy lifestyle sells over 1000 varieties of products. On the shelves, you will find fresh organic fruit and vegetable, seeds, nuts and treasures such as organic chocolate, kombucha drink, coconut nectar or even vegan toothpaste!
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They also sell natural skincare products from several companies such as Skin Philosophy and Green Factory.
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You can try this unique and natural locally-made product – soap nuts! Be careful though, they may look tempting, but aren’t actually edible!
After you’ve finished your shopping, enjoy some mouth-watering healthy vegan food in the cafe!
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4. Sensitive skincare: Sensatia Botanicals
Sensatia Botanicals produces skincare products suitable for all types of skin, especially for sensitive skin.
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For the passionate surfers, there is the Surf Naked sunscreen – protection for lips and face which may suffer after a prolonged exposure to the sun all day.
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For your dear ones, you can buy a Sensatia Gift Card and top it up with R.p. 500.000, 1,000,000 or 1,500,000, so your loved ones can purchase what they want!
You no longer have to be afraid that you are giving an unwanted present!
5. Healthy snacks: Bali Buda
Bali Buda has a vast range of products, from organic fruit and vegetables to gluten-free pastries, homemade pesto, dressings, sambal and peanut butter to pure Bali coconut water.
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Organic cosmetic products can be found there too.
The food that Bali Buda sells is grown on organic farms and controlled by the BOA (Bali Organic Association). So you can be sure that it’s 100% organic and as chemical-free as possible.
To reduce waste disposal, you may buy nuts, lentils and snacks from Bali Buda’s bulk dispensers. Take the exact amount you need, pay less and both sides benefit. What a great idea!
Your purchase will be packed in creative recycled bags.
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You will find their shop on four addresses, so the next time you pass by, you can stop by for a yummy snack bar!
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6. The beauty of nature: Utama Spice
Utama Spice is a traditional skincare company which uses 100% pure natural ingredients in their products. The production is inspired by traditional Balinese techniques.
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They offer a huge variety of pure and organic essential oils, lip balms, hair oils, body butter, bug sprays and many more. According to a shop assistant, the bug spray is the most popular product, especially for travellers with kids, as it is organic and safe.
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All yogis will go crazy with the fragrant, anti-bacterial yoga mat spray that will keep the mat clean and fresh. What a great idea for a gift!
Their shops are located in Ubud and in Sanur, but you can also purchase some of their products in Guardian Pharmacy.
7. Organic and nutritious baby food: Mini Muncher
Every mother knows that the right amount of nutrition is one of the most important things for a baby.
But mom can’t spend the whole day in the kitchen, so these healthy, organic and nutritious baby food purees by Mini Muncher will give the infant all that needed boost!
Packed in BPA-free containers, these purees do not contain salt, refined sugars, artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives! They come in 14 yummy flavours, and you can choose between smooth or textured purees.
They are so tasty that all the other parents will be envious!
Toddlers and older can try their healthy school snacks, such as muesli bars, smoothies, or delightful beetroot brownie.
Mini Muncher doesn’t have a physical store, but you can buy their products online and get them delivered to your doorstep in Bali. You can find some of their products in Bali Buda and Sprout Cafe too!
8. Home spa: Cantika
Beside affordable spa and workshops, Cantika, a homely shop tucked away in a forested village in Ubud, also sells completely organic cosmetic products.
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All those shampoo, face masks and body oils come with colorful flowery labels and serve as great gifts from Bali.
If you book in advance, the friendly owner Jasi will explain to you how the products are made and give you a tour of the garden.
9. Toxin-free beauty products for all travellers: Enfants Paradis
An Australian company, Enfants Paradis, has come up with trendy, unisex and toxin-free beauty products that are free from animal-testing.
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They are designed in a very simple and practical way, so you can bring them everywhere with you.
The store also sells handy cosmetic cases, elegant kimonos made of pure silk or soy wax candles.
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For travellers who may be dealing with jet lag, we highly recommend the Jetlag relief bath salt!
10. Where organic becomes affordable: Canggu shop
Organic food doesn’t always have to be crazily expensive.
In Canggu shop, you can get healthy, fresh food for reasonable prices. They have the best dried fruit, nuts, all kinds of seeds, coconut sugar and coconut flakes!
And if you are seeking Balinese cheese, this is the place!
Homemade hummus, flavoured kombucha, fresh almond milk or kefir full of probiotics are also items that are not easily found in Bali.
But from now on, you know where to look!
11. With locally-produced organic yums: Juice Ja Cafe
From its exterior, Juice Ja may appear to be just another cozy cafe in Ubud, but if you enter and take a closer look, you will find a few shelves full of healthy food in the corner!
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The owners try to keep everything as organic and as local as possible, so they have even started their own farm near Ubud, from which the ingredients used in the cafe are taken!
Homemade jams, chutneys, pure honey from the Bali mountains, spirulina powder and wheatgrass juicer manual – these are some items you can buy from the cafe.
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And while you are there, try the wheatgrass shot – it will give you an energy boost!
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12. Catering for the healthy-minded: Healthy Choice
Healthy Choice is one of those shops where you can find almost everything – food, beverages, baby food and beauty products.
Try these: a 100% organic beetroot drink or a non-GMO soy sauce (Liquid Aminos) great on salads, veggies or tofu
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What distinguishes them from other organic stores is their catering service. You can cater fresh and healthy organic meals for your party in Bali!
13. Do-it-yourself natural medicine and skincare: Angelo Store
A shop owned by a Balinese family organizes special workshops, during which the family would share a bit of their family recipes for natural medicine and skincare products.
During the workshop, the owner, Mr Komang Angelo, will teach you how to prepare healing drinks and products for hair and body treatment, all derived from the purest natural ingredients.
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And as a pleasant bonus, you get a neck massage too!
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14. Freshest herbs and vegetables: Bio Mart
Who would think that a supermarket would sell fresh herbs?
Bio Mart has its own greenhouses where they grow herbs such as coriander or basil, and organic vegetables. You can also get organic rice and other products for daily consumption.
15. Buy directly from the farmers: Ubud Organic Market
If you happen to be in Ubud on Wednesday or Sunday morning, drop by to take a peek at the Farmers Organic Market.
With a warm and friendly atmosphere, it is nice to just walk around, chat with the farmers and support local produce!
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Online Organic Shops
As the demand for organic products is growing rapidly, there are increasingly various ways of buying them. Why not do your shopping comfortably on these online organic shops?
16. Groceries delivered to your doorsteps: Island Organics Bali
Don’t feel like stepping out of the door to do your grocery shopping? Need to tend to the crying baby?
You can do your grocery shopping online at Island Organics, and they will deliver it right to your doorstep. And to make things even simpler, Island Organics also offers The Harvest Box, which consists of a mix of vegetable and herbs.
Look – even the chickens are super healthy after eating oatmeal and spirulina powder. And their vegan pestos are simply divine!