Just Act Natural is Part of One Great Place!

by JC Paustian at Just Act Natural

What defines a “great place?” 


It’s quite subjective, I suppose.  Natural beauty?  A city with abundant jobs?  Schools?  The people?  Safety?  The arts?  A good shopping district?  All the above?

Appleton — or more specifically, Downtown Appleton — sure falls into this category. 

  • We have the beautiful Fox River right at our door step. 
  • Around 7000 people working in the downtown.
  • A school inside City Center.
  • Friendly Midwesterners.
  • Low crime rate.
  • Tons of live concerts and artsy events and businesses.
  • More than 100 restaurants and retail shops.

Sure looks like an “all-the-above” category to me.

At Just Act Natural, we are blessed to be part of the “all-the-above” definition of One Great Place.  We feel passionately that our little green goods shop is also One Great Place for those looking for that unique eco-friendly gift or for others trying to convert to a healthier, sustainable lifestyle.


“Where do I begin?” is a question we often get when people want to start converting from conventional products to healthier, green ones.

Many start eating healthier foods; some start rubbing on natural body care products; some start cleaning their homes with non-toxic cleaners; some even start using non-chemical lawn-care companies.

All are correct.  We just need to do something.  Just start!

There are literally hundreds of ways of greening your lifestyle and they all don’t need to cost thousands of dollars like adding geothermal to your home or solar panels to your rooftop (although both are great ways to save money over the long-haul).

It can be a daunting task, but we make it easy.  We’ve always said to use up one conventional product at a time and then replace it with a healthier, greener option.  That way you won’t go broke trying to clean out your cupboards and closets in one day.

Use up your yucky, lab-created shampoo and then replace it with a healthy, plant-based shampoo.  Same thing with cleaners.  Some household cleaners can be very toxic to our lungs.  It doesn’t have to smell like a chemical in order to be clean.

Drinking more water is always towards the top of improving one’s healthy lifestyle, and we help people everyday choose a safe glass or stainless-steel water bottle.  Plastics are petroleum-based and can leach dangerous toxins into liquids, especially if bottles heat up in the summer.

There are dozens of other clean, green products we can help you convert to; just stop on by and we’d love to help.

We already know Downtown Appleton is One Great Place, and we sure hope you’ll feel the same about Just Act Natural!

Just Act Natural
129 E. College Ave

Mile of Music 3 was Incredible. Get your Festival t-shirts at Just Act Natural

Dear Mile of Music Fan,

What an incredible four days of great, live original music! THANK YOU for helping make the music happen!  We also want to thank all our sponsors, Music-Makers, performing artists, volunteers, the community and everyone else who came together to make Mile 3 a weekend to remember.

11831706_10153511615248164_5137493366140592309_nWe realize that four straight days of nearly 800 live performances doesn’t allow much time to purchase your Mile of Music festival t-shirts. No worries! Limited quantities, styles and sizes of festival t-shirts are still available for sale for $10/shirt at Just Act Natural in downtown Appleton (129 E. College Ave., 920-574-2932. Store hours: Mon.- Fri:10 am-6 pm, Saturday: 9 am-4 pm, closed Sundays).

Mile 3 took our community event to a new level, showing that we’ll have new challenges and opportunities. Who would have thought we’d be where we are after just over two years and three events? It’s a testament to our community and the special people here. We’re going to need everyone’s continued support and ideas to allow Mile of Music to get better, not just bigger. Together, we know we can do it. Thanks to everyone for being on this journey with us, and for making it so special.

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If you haven’t done so already, mark your calendars for Mile 4: August 4-7, 2016! We’d love to have you be part of the fun again next year! Speaking of fun, we’ll be sending more information about next year’s festival in the weeks and months ahead.


The Mile of Music Team


Earth Day Anniversary Celebration at Just Act Natural

Help Just Act Natural celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary on Earth Day!
Here’s an Anniversary Celebration message with all the details from J.C. and Dianne.
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This Earth Day, April 22, we celebrate our 5th anniversary!  This is a major milestone for our business (really, for any business these days).

We’d be honored if you — our customers — could join us to help celebrate this occasion.

It’s such a big deal, we need two days for partying!

On Tuesday, April 22 join us for an open house from 5pm – 7pm.  We’ll have hors d’oeuvres, Happy Bellies Bake Shop mini-cupcakes, live music by local musician John Pfeiffer, and special promotions.

On Saturday, April 26 from 10am – 4pm, come in for FREE local food samplings, cake and ice cream (by Kelley’s Country Creamery), more live music by local musician Franklin (12-3); raffle prizes, and special promotions.

And most of all, THANK YOU to our fantastic customers!  Without you, we would not have made it this far.  So, please stop in and say “hello” during our Earth Day Anniversary Celebration.

J.C. & Dianne
Just Act Natural

Just Act Natural Offers a Great Selection of Local Foods

Here’s a new delivery of local foods that have been your favorites plus some new goodies for you to try at Just Act Natural, 129 E. College Ave.


Just Act Natural has plenty of Clover Meadow Family Farm 100% grass-fed whole cow’s milk. Low heat pasteurization, not homogenized (yummy, healthy fats are still in there), A1 Beta Casein FREE. Read more http://bit.ly/1fjTa0A.

On top of that Just Act Natural have just a few of Clover Meadow’s plain yogurt and maple vanilla.


Gourmet Grassfed, Oshkosh, now has Traditional Beef Sticks. All gluten and soy free, made from 100% grass-fed cows.


Just Act Natural restocked on Gourmet Grassfed’s Bold Original Dried Meat Snacks. Made with 100% grass-fed beef.


We added a couple of new flavors of kombucha from Tapuat Kombucha in Door County: Blueberry and Ammunition.

Read more about kombucha: http://bit.ly/OekYKb.


You have to try this Springside Smoked Cheddar Cheese! Produced in Oconto Falls, this cheese is certified rBGH-free!

What is rBGH? Trust Just Act Natural, you don’t want it:http://bit.ly/1bOLBjw.

Just Act Natural has a nice selection of natural foods in addition to their natural products for you and your home.  Visit Just Act Natural at 129 E. College Ave.

New at Just Act Natural: Bee’s Wrap

Just Act Natural just received a very cool new product, thanks to the suggestion of one of our customers. It’s called Bee’s Wrap.

Set of three: One 7" x 8"; one 10" x 11"; one 13" x 14". Made in Vermont with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.
Set of three: One 7″ x 8″; one 10″ x 11″; one 13″ x 14″. Made in Vermont with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

The Beeswax and cloth food storage alternative — The “new” old fashioned alternative to plastic wrap.

The extra large Bee's Bread Wrap. Made in Vermont with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.
The extra large Bee’s Bread Wrap. Made in Vermont with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

Wrap a sandwich, cheese, vegetables, and cover a bowl! Use the warmth of your hands to mold the Bee’s Wrap™ to create a seal around the top of a bowl, half of a lemon, the end of a crusty loaf of bread, or wrap a piece of cheese.

When cool the wrap stiffens holding its shape and seal. Wash in a cool water, use again and again. Keeps food fresh naturally!

The XL Bee's Bread Wrap.
The XL Bee’s Bread Wrap.
The XL Bee's Bread Wrap.
The XL Bee’s Bread Wrap.

Just Act Natural has a mixed-size set of three for $17.99 and an extra large size for bread or large bowl for $14.99.

Made in Vermont with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

Just Act Natural
129 E. College Ave.

Now Available at Just Act Natural – Clover Meadows Yogurt

1509960_10152124687003164_77900088_nJust Act Natural has a real treat for you, from the folks who bring you the Clover Meadows grass-fed whole milk: We now have yogurt made with that same, delicious milk.
The milk is local (from Athens, WI), low-heat pasteurized; from grass-fed cows; and A1 beta casein-free.

We have plain and maple vanilla. The yogurt includes 10 types of cultures. The maple vanilla is made with pure maple syrup and pure vanilla extract. You can add your own fruits or flavoring to the plain.

Each comes in a 16 oz. glass jar. And, to be as sustainable as possible, return the jar to us for a 50-cent credit. The jar will be cleaned, sterilized and used again, just like their milk bottles.

Each jar is $5.60.

Learn more about A1 beta casein:http://bit.ly/KJOndI.

Just Act Natural
129 E. College Ave.

Local Food Open House at Just Act Natural – Every Saturday in June


319Just Act Natural’s local food department is filling up with a great variety of locally grown and produced items. We are so pleased to have a different group of farmers and producers join us in the store each Saturday in June.

The growers and producers will share their passion, farming practices and best of all, free samples of what they create!


June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mark your calendars!

The Downtown Appleton Farm Market outdoor season kicks off on Saturday, June 15 at 8 a.m.

Just Act Natural
129 E. College Ave.

Just Act Natural Helping You Break the Bonds of Stress


Breaking The Bonds of Stress – A Wellness Program at Just Act Natural.

Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the effects of stress on your health and how you can break free of it’s destructive influence. Put the control back in to your hands!

January 30th @ 6:30pm

Just Act Natural
129 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Please call for more info and to reserve your seat:
(920) 733-3371

Dr. Rick Lawson of The Wellness Way graduated in 2010 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has countless hours of continuing education in the areas of chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, neurology, developmental kinesiology, soft tissue techniques, sports performance, and nutrition. Dr. Rick’s passion is to educate the community and change their views on healthcare, by empowering them to take control of their own health.

Just Act Natural – Our mission is to offer all green, eco-friendly products in one online green store and under one roof at our physical store in Appleton, WI. We are committed to bringing you affordable & natural home products and knowledge that will benefit the well-being of your body, home, community and planet.

Just Act Natural Top 10 Green New Years Resolutions

Screen Shot 2013-01-02 at 11.08.49 AM10.) Recycle your paper, cans, bottles. C’mon folks, this is Recycling 101.

9.) Drink from a reusable bottle for your water, like a stainless-steel or glass water bottle. Plastic bad.

8.) Buy local, support local, spend local. Don’t be loco and ship your cash out of state.

7.) Buy at least one organic cotton piece of apparel. Pesticides and fertilizers are baked into that new article of clothing you bought from (fill in the blank from mega-store).

6.) Simplify your life and just spend less. Do you need it or do you want it?

Want to know what #5 through #1 are?  Read the rest of Just Act Natural’s green resolutions on their website.

Just Act Natural
129 E. College Ave.