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Thursday, September 27, 2012

{Review} Eco-Friendly Monthly Conscious Box

Have you ever been in the store and thought to yourself “I wonder if that’s a good eco product?” I definitely have. Trying to gradually switch to nothing but eco products here lately.. I could definitely be seen in different of the aisles pondering in thought i f something was worth my money. Now there is no wondering to it, or buying products that never get used or get thrown out.

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Conscious Box is a monthly product subscription service containing products that support sustainability, healthy living, more conscious living and social responsibility. Conscious Box offers a variety of plans that suit your life and budget- starting at just $19 and that’s including shipping!

My New Year’s resolution was to life a more eco-conscious life. I am happy to report that I HAVE stuck to my plan. From cosmetics, cleaning supplies, school supplies, hair and skin products, and now this has made my resolution even better. Even the box they ship it to you in is recycled and earth friendly.

What could be better than having eco-friendly products delivered to your door each month. Not only does it save time but it saves money. We all know that buying products by the quantity will save money. I have become very interested in finding new and innovative products that aren’t only good for me but good for the planet as well.

This delivers both. It’s a great way to learn of healthy good-for-us products! I loved the variety of products that were in the box. Stuff for my kids, laundry soap, and FOR ME! YAY! I couldn’t have been happier.

Some of the products we had tried before, but most of them we hadn’t. August's theme was "Rediscover Your Groove," which was all about rediscovering what makes you (or your kids happy).

Here is what was included in the August Box. I’m not sure how they got all these amazing products in such a small box. Winking smile They are very talented like that!

*berryplus Laundry Soap- The packaging on this is very attractive because it’s simple yet modern. The tube it comes in and the outer packaging is compostable and recyclable.

My clothes came out impeccably clean, smelling perfect. The best thing about it is that you aren’t pouring chemicals on top of your clothes. It also saves money because you only have to use a teeny tiny amount to get such a splendid clean!

Not to mention saving on lugging giant jugs to and from the store.! Love this!

*I Love Chicken Poop Lip Junk-

Chicken Poop™ Lip Junk

$4.00 per tube

  YES it says Chicken Poop. NO it doesn’t really contain chicken poop, just beeswax and natural ingredients to make chapstick. It is very inventive and such a great conversation starter. Pull THIS out at your next PTA meeting. I’d love to see those eyebrows raise. Maybe you should offer them some.. LOL.

This is a very useful product since I had a cold sore for about week. It burned to high heaven, so I tried my best to keep chapstick on it at all times. This doesn’t have a fragrance, dyes, or any chemicals. Just all natural beeswax chapstick.

 

*Crispy Green Crispy Mangoes

$1.49 per bag

My kids got the pleasure of trying these out. I absolutely LOVE mangoes, but I can’t stand freeze dried fruits, so I had to skip out on this one. My kids LOVE it. They ate it just like they would eat grapes or apples.

This is 100% freeze dried Mangoes, so no added sweeteners or artificial flavorings! They are hard and crunchy, but if you give them a second they will soften up in your mouth. They have a natural sweetness but also have a hint of a tarty taste. They look like potato wedges.. lol

 

Crunchmaster Sea Salt Multi-Grain Crackers

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gluten-free, all-natural crackers! Wheat-alternative crackers made with whole grain brown rice, stone-ground corn, oat fiber, and a 4-seed blend.

Even though they are all natural and gluten free, they taste almost the same as regular crackers- except they are harder to bite. But they are delicious!

 

 

Honest Tea Honest Kids Berry Berry Good Lemon

organic, low-sugar, fruit-flavored thirst quenchers, offers a great-tasting alternative to sugar-laden beverages. Ready-to-go, single-serve pouches made it easy to take with us.

Adisyn was the one who got to taste this. It must have been pretty yummy- she slurped it right up! This would be perfect to throw in a lunchbox for school, or take on trips!

 

Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi

The objective in creating Kids Natural Calm Multi was to combine the beneficial effects of magnesium with a comprehensive premium multi to provide children with key nutrients missing from their diets. 24 Organic Fruits and Veggies As we know, fruits and vegetables are fundamental nutritional factors in a healthy diet. Kids Natural Calm Multi incorporates superfruits (organic pomegranate, açaí, goji and noni) and fruits (tart cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, banana, blueberry, apple, aronia berry and sweet cherry), plus vegetables and sprouts (carrot, pumpkin, pea, spinach, tomato, broccoli, broccoli sprout powder, onion sprouts, daikon radish, kale and alfalfa).

That’s a ton of good for you fruits and veggies. We had tried this before, and my kids liked it. You can mix it with Juice or water to get the essential vitamins, minerals, and MOST needed Magnesium.

It is easy to mix, and easy to get the kids to drink!

 

thinkThin Crunch

70% less sugar and 80% more protein than fruit & nut bars, thinkThin Crunch is the reduced sugar nut bar for the entire family. An easy, portable, simple and satisfying high protein snack that is naturally sweet and a little nutty

AS I opened the package, all you can smell is delicious blueberries. As I ate it, I could taste the cashews, almonds, peanuts, and blueberries. It is a very good mixture. The protein in the bar made me feel full and gave me a much needed boost of energy. Really Really liked it. =)

Weleda Pomegranate Firming Serum- FULL sized bottle of this, which I really really liked! You know you're getting a deal with this box because just THIS firming serum retails for $40.

This antioxidant-rich intensive treatment with organic pomegranate juice and golden millet helps reduce wrinkles, deeply moisturize and firm the skin. Blended with highly effective, concentrated natural ingredients, including organic pomegranate juice and golden millet seed, it helps strengthen and support skin regeneration.

I love the smell of this.! It is lightweight and non-greasy, so I could wear it during the day under my makeup and not have a problem with my makeup slipping off.

It absorbed in my skin very quickly, which I really really liked. This meant I didn’t have to wait forever before putting on my makeup. It is very moisturizing and kind of thick- not liquidy and messy. Really liked this as well.

Dr. CleanGreen’s Instant Hand Purifier

A unique blend of purifying essential oils eliminates the need for excessive alcohol, hazardous chemicals or artificial colors & fragrances. Ours is simply a naturally sweet-smelling lotion that goes on smoothly and works quickly, gently, and effectively.

In clinical tests, Dr. Cleangreen's Instant Hand Purifier killed 99.99% of tested specimens, including the flu, staph-resistant MRSA, e. coli, strep pneumoniae (causes pneumonia), and staph epidermidis, to name a few...

As a mom of 2 young kids- hand sanitizers are a must. I just hated the way the alcohol wasn’t very good for their sensitive skin. It would cause both mine AND their hands to dry out with continued use.

With Dr. CleanGreen’s Hand Purifier we don’t have to worry about alcohol, chemicals, or any kind of add-in. I am LOVING this. Not only does it kill 99.9% of germs and illnesses but it FEELS like a lotion.

This isn’t liquidy and drying. This is actually very moisturizing and smells very clean and fresh. There isn’t anywhere that I go that this isn’t in my purse ready for a simple spray on the kids hands after the park, or if a public restroom has no sink and they really have to go. TWO THUMBS UP!

Overall: I am TOTALLY excited about everything that came in the Conscious box. Everything met my “MOM” standard. I checked all the retail prices of everything that was in the box and MAN everything added up was WAY over what you would pay separate. So- when you get Conscious box, you are DEFINITELY getting a deal. Just the Weleda product retails for over $40.

Great deal on very great products.

This is definitely Jess approved.

This would make an awesome year long Christmas Gift for your college student, best friend, or a family member that is shipped overseas in the military Winking smile

Pricing:

· $19.95 once a month

· $56.85 every 3 months

· $111.70 every 6 months

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, products were sent for review purposes only. The opinions in this post are completely honest and not influenced in any way.

Jessica



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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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