Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Giving Guide -- Gifts for Her -- Conscious Box (Review)

What is Conscious Box and How Does It Work?

Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service focusing on sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. You’ll receive one Conscious Box per month, and you can choose the plan that works best for you (with some serious savings along the way!)
  • Get a variety of unique pure & natural products every month
  • From organic food to vegan beauty products, you’re sure to find new favorites
  • Discover ethical and purpose-driven businesses of all sizes
  • Get content on daily living tips, exciting monthly themes, and creative ways to use your box!

Start discovering the best of the planet every month—sign up today!
Do you have more questions about Conscious Box? Check out our FAQ.

My Thoughts:

The kinds folks at Conscious Box sent me their January, New Year Conscious Box to review.  Over the past few months, monthly sample subscriptions have become very popular.  I am finding that at least 1-2 new companies are popping up each month, offering beauty boxes, handmade goods, men's sample boxes, children's craft boxes, and more.  

Who can resist receiving these sample boxes?  Many of these subscription services are reasonable priced between $10-$20 (with shipping and handling usually extra).  It is fun to see which items you receive each month.  Usually, you receive products from vendors you have never heard about, or items that you have never tried before.  So, it is fun to see and try out these products.  In addition to the samples, usually vendors will include coupon codes or discounts for you to buy more of their products if you love what you were sent in your monthly subscription box.  At times, it is hit or miss with these types of boxes, as you may feel you didn't get your moneys worth, there weren't many products you would actually use (usually if you get the beauty boxes), or the samples sent were too small to really try and enjoy.  I have ordered and received a few of these monthly subscription boxes and have found them to be worth the money paid.  

When I found out about Conscious Box, I was eager to try out one of their monthly boxes, as they were the only monthly subscription service that offered eco-friendly, organic and natural products in their boxes.  So, when the folks at Conscious Box agreed to send me a sample, I couldn't wait for it to arrive.  When it finally did, I did not hesitate to open it and see what was inside.  I was pleasantly surprised with the selection of products received, which included:

1) Core Foods -- $10 GC to order healthy snacks online 
2) Green Tara Spirulina Energy Bites -- I couldn't believe how delicious this sample was.  I felt energized after eating this nutritious vegan, raw, GMO-free energy bar.
3) Wellness Living -- Tea samples -- I loved the blended herbs in this tea.  After a crazy day with my two daughters, it was nice to unwind and have a hot cup of tea.  I will definitely be buying more tea from
4) Word Centric -- 15% off your purchase and free box of GMO-free, plant-based, compostable cutlery.  Who knew you could make cutlery out of plants?  I ended up giving this sample to my husband to take to work and use with her lunches.  He loved how durable these utensils were and that they didn't have a funny taste to them, like some other plastic cutlery on the market.
5) Kelapo -- Coconut oil sample -- I have tried this oil is the past and love it.  It is a great product to cook with.  Also, received a 20% coupon code to use in the Kelapo online store.
6) Jo-Sha -- Hand and body wipes with lavender, peppermint, tangerine and eucalyptus.  I used these wipes after a workout and it left my skin feeling fresh and clean, and the wipes smelled great.
7) Golden Earth--Rose Geranium perfume -- Wow, does this perfume smell great.  I will definitely be buying a full-size bottle of this scent, as well as others.
8) Raw Revolution--100-calorie raw, Vegan, organic snack bar -- Boy, was this energy bar packed with great raw ingredients.  Who could believe that a little snack bar could leave you full and feeling like you recharged your inner batteries.  Loving Raw Revolution!
 9) thinkThin--Fruit and Nut Crunch Bar -- 2 times the protein and 60% less sugar than other leading nut bars.  With two babies to tend to, I enjoyed this snack bar when I couldn't find time for breakfast one morning.  I loved this gluten-free, vegan nut bar.  You could actually see large pieces of nuts in the bar, and the every bite delivered a great crunch.  Yum!!
10)Ancient Minerals -- Magnesium Gel -- I haven't tried this out yet, but have read wonderful things about how magnesium is crucial to the body.  Will be trying out in a few days.
11)Guayaki--Yerba Mate blend -- This blend is so tasty.  It really does deliver a jolt, making you feel like you just had a cup of strong coffee.
12) CleanWell--Instant Hand Sanitizer-- I threw this is in the diaper bag and use wherever we go, to keep our hands germ-free!  A must have item for moms with small children!
13) Eco-Dent--Dental Chewing Gum Sample--This was a great baking soda and mint tasting dental gum.  It lasted a long time and was very chewy.  It didn't break down after a few chews, and it left my mouth feeling fresh.
14)Parma!--Vegan Parmesan sample -- I added this to popcorn instead of butter, and it added a new dimension to it.  This parmesan was so flavorful.  You only needed a little sprinkle to add a kick to your snack or entree.  I will definitely be buying more of this.

As you can see, you get a lot for your money.  I loved everything in the box, and will definitely be taking advantage of the coupon codes and special offers I was sent, along with the samples.  So, if you are looking to try out these monthly subscription services, why not try Conscious Box?  Get ready to receive some amazing products from eco-friendly and natural vendors!  This is one subscription box service I will be referring my friends to.

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Conscious Box offers 3 subscription plans -- monthly, 3 months or a 6 month plan.  Click here to order a plan that is right for you!  Or, with Valentine's Day right around, the corner, why not surprise someone you love with a box?

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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