In The Aisle: Guide To Baby Organic Products At Rite Aid
Today we’re looking at the organic offerings at Rite Aid, another national big retail chain. When you go to a big drugstore like Rite Aid, you expect it’s the kind of place you can get a lot of different types of products, not just pharmacy, but also a quick food run, that last minute travel size item, or sending your husband on an emergency maxi pad trip. Whatever it is, drug stores are often to the rescue. They carry holiday items, candy, greeting cards, office products, food and vitamins. A big store like Rite Aid tries to be all things to all people. Their organic offerings though? In proportion to the store, they don’t carry a lot. They have no organic feminine hygiene products and no organic household cleaning or paper products.
The food section carries two brands of organic beverages, Honest Teas and Sonoma Sparklers.
In the food section they have a lot of cereals and actually do offer Cascadian Farm and Kashi Cereals, both well-known natural or organic brands. Soup is naturally a quick premade food item. Rite Aid carries Pacific brand, an organic soup which can be an option for a quick baby organic snack. Though I didn’t check sodium content, so best to watch packaged foods you give your baby for sodium content.
In the hair care section, Shea Moisture and DermOrganic are the two brands I saw that have some organic ingredients.
Over in the skin care aisle, there is a good 20 foot wide naturals section, which includes Dr. Bronner’s, Avalon Organics, and Shea Moisture, as well as Alba Botanicals. Rite Aid also puts up a big sign at the top of the section racks to indicate these are more natural items.
On their sign, they emphasize “Therapeutic benefits without breaking the bank”. This possibly indicates one of two things: either Rite Aid as a company feels people avoid natural and organic products due to cost and are encouraging them to take a second look, or that they prefer to carry natural items that are lower in cost for the consumer.
I did notice however an odd typo in one of the signs, can you spot it?
Back to business, Rite Aid has a section they call “Baby Items” and this section includes some baby remedies like the Zarbees and Hyland’s OTC stuff, Gripe Water, Food, Diapers and Formula. This section has a few baby organics offerings. Since they carry Earth’s Best brand, they have a milk-based formula that is organic, and some food pouches. In addition, they carry Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water.
Other than some partially natural products like Burt’s Bees and Johnson & Johnson Naturals, Rite Aid did not carry any other baby organic washes, shampoos, lotions or ointments at our local store. To get quality baby organics skin care therefore, this isn’t the place to look.
In my search for something uniquely natural that Rite Aid carries that I haven’t seen at other drug stores, I noticed this Dry Body Brush, which is made of bamboo and natural bristles.
This wraps our guide baby organics tour at Rite Aid!
If you notice any other baby organics item or other organic item at your local Rite Aid, feel free to share, we’d love to hear from you!