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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review & Unbox: Program & Earth Day Conscious box + Winner announced!

I just hosted a Earth Day Conscious Box giveaway for this exact box that I will be doing an unboxing for. Check out who WON the giveaway in the  below!!

Discover the best of the planet every month. www.consciousbox.com

I will be sharing the goodies I received in my April Earth Day Conscious box and a review of what I thought about the Conscious Box program. 

Here is the video of my Review, unboxing and WINNER announcement for the Earth Day Conscious Box: 

Here are the individual items:

generationMe- It time to start living more sustainably, and generationMe has got the tools you need. Whether its truly eco-safe detergent or one-stop shopping for those reusable necessities, you'll find that simple concepts can lead to the most effect designs. More info at www.ilovegenerationMe.com
Planet Dishwashing Soap - Celebrate the planet this month by cleaning smart! Plante's dish soap helps handwash those heavy loads of dishes without worry of the eco-impact of our dishwashing liquid. This is grease-cutting freshness you and Mother Earth can love! More info: www.planetinc.com
Sparklehearts - Love your body just as much as you love the Earth! Environmentally friendly, never tested on animals, and packaged in 100% recycled materials. Sparklehearts' natural beauty porducts are the perfect addition to any bathroom. More info www.sparklehearts.com

[BONUS] Bare Body Soaps - Vegan, certified organic, and only made with the purest, most natural ingredients. Bare Body Soaps promises only the highest quality cleansing for you skin. As they say, "we care for what's bare." more info www.barebodysoaps.com

Climb on! Summer sports can take a toll o your skin; drying it out, shredding it, and leaving you feeling rough and scaly. Heres the cure you need - non-toxic, biodegradable, and made with organic shea butter, unrefined beeswax and pure essential oils. More info - www.climbonproducts.com

Juice Beauty - When it comes to day-to-day skin care, Juice Beauty is the organic solution you need. Made with the purest ingredients, Juice Beauty is your source for complete personal care - from cleanser and toners to moisturizers to makeup. I received the Green Apple Peel Senstive. more info -  www.juicebeauty.com

Glob Natural Paint - The eco-friendly life doesn't have to be drab; especialy when it comes to art supplies! Glob brings us botanically crafted paints made from plants - just add water! What imaginations will you paint to life? more info - www.globiton.com

Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn - As summer cruises around the corner, it's time to rediscover the season's favorite snacks. Oogie's offers a perfect match for summer blockbuster or day in the sun - a health inspired popcorn that GMO-free. I received the flavor - Kettle Corn Original. more info - www.oogiesnacks.com

Groovy Planet - Worried about the world? Whisper your concerns into the this little worry doll to keep thoughts on brighter days! This is an example of how Groovy Planet takes our kids around the world with their monthly subscription packed full of fun & learning! more info - www.mygroovyplanet.com

SeedBallz - Want a fun way to spread the joy of spring? Toss these seed loaded clay balls aroudn your neighborhood and watch flowers sprout! Made by people with develeomental disabilities, SeedBallz are great for both backyard gardeners and urban eco-advocates. more info - www.seedballz.com

Earth Friendly Products - Cleaning your home should never mean dirtying the earth, but this is the sad reality for many cleansers that leave behind trials of toxic slew. Put an end to this with Earth Friendly Products, nixed of the ammonia, phosphates and petrochemicals. more info - www.ecos.com

Natural Joy Beauty (colourfusion lip glaze by Lauren Brooke) - Natural Joy Beauty is the perfect online store for the eco-aware lover of beauty. With their careful research into the ingredients of every product they sell, you're sure to feel good about what you're putting on your skin. more info - www.naturaljoybeauty.com

The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt - Looking for a healthy alternative to table salt? With 84 trace minerals and a balanced ionic form of absorption, Himlayan Crystal Salt from Natural Health International is the perfect selection. Use it however you would use regular salt.. but prepare to feel the difference. more info - www.himalayancrystalsalt.com

Clandestino - Whether you're catching waves or taking that morning job, these chocolate covered bananas will give you a boost of clean energy. These power-packed snacks have no additives, and are full of potassium to help muscle contraction and prevent cramping. more info- http://www.clandestinobananabar.com/products

Cloud 9 Raw Chocolate Fudge - Find the best chocolate is tough but for a mouth watering option look no further! Made with 100% organic & vegan ingredients - from the beans to the coconut nectar - this tasty treat doubles as an organic superfood supplement. more info - http://www.cloud9rawchocolate.com/

Team Green Nature Trading Cards- This non-profit's trading card feature the beautiful photography of Carol Freeman, and are a great way discover the wonders of the world! more info - www.teamgreenweb.org

Along with these samples, I received 10 coupons with 6 coupons totaling 100% off in discounts and the rest totaling $12.50 in discounts. 

Having had the opportunity to have gotten a monthly box with Blissmo Box, which is catered to being eco-friendly and 'green', I can absolutely say that Conscious Box is a better buy! The cost of the box's subscription is $19/month but the value of all samples with discounts surpasses the value you pay for the month's box and the fact that you are able to sample 16 different products without having to fully commit a full size purchase is great!

I was able to try several of the products and by far my favorites are:

  • Climb on!
  • Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn
  • Clandestino
  • SeedBallz (although I'm still waiting for it to sprout)

Pro - 
  • Samples give you an opportunity to try without fully committing 
  • Ease into being eco-friendly, if you aren't already
  • Nice variety of products - beauty, household, body, lifestyle, snacks
  • Every month is themed
  • Opportunity to discover new favorites
  • The guessing is taken out of what products are really eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade, vegan, cruelty free or GMO-Free because the Conscious Box have done that already
  • The box is full of goodies (literally and figuratively - items were bursting out of box)
  • A great team at Conscious box who interact via social media (like Facebook and Twitter); available also via email and phone!
Cons -
  • Price but you are definitely getting more than you are paying for  

In short -

Packaging - Brown box that is 100% recycled and inks from veggies. Bottom of box contained the company's mission and about discovering best products. Box was filled with 16 different products and had a card describing each item (all descriptions above were from included card).
Delivery - If you pay for your month's subscription before the 6th of each month, you will receive that month's box. 
Ease of use - easy. all products had websites to visit to get full directions on usage.
Cost - monthly $19, 3 months $54, 6 months $106 - each plan includes $7/month for shipping.
Gifting available? Yes and you can visit website to preview what that boxes theme will be.
May be compared to: BlissmoBox or Eco-Emi
More information - www.consciousbox.com

Ranking - 5 out 5 stars
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES!

Have you tried Conscious box? What are your thoughts? Do you have other eco-friendly monthly boxes that are new to the market? Share!

Thanks so much to all that participated in the Earth Day Conscious box, I had a blast hosting it!
If you didn't win the giveaway, it isn't too late to take advantage of the Mother's Day box by purchasing before May 6th. 

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to follow my blog and youtube channel as May will be a big month of giveaways!

Stay beautiful inside and out!




Don't forget:

In this video, I go into detail about who and what Conscious Box is. I also created a blog post going into more detail about Conscious Box.

FTC: A huge thank you to Jameson Morrison of Conscious Box & team for allowing me to review and host a sponsored giveaway of their Earth Day Conscious Box! Featured boxes were sent by Conscious Box for review/giveaway at no cost, I am in no way affiliated with the company or products mentioned. No cash compensation is being received for promoting/reviewing this product. My opinion about this product is 100% honest and are not construed or influenced by Conscious Box.


Lhey Ralston said...

oooh that's a lot of goodies!!! I wanna try that gourmet popcorn looks delicious!!! :)

reeracoma said...

@lhey - Yes the popcorn was so good!! haha!

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