How do you navigate through a store these days? Do you use a certain app or carry a list of ingredients to avoid? Gets complicated, doesn't it? One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing a product claim on a front label, then realizing after I get home that I missed an ingredient of concern listed on the back. I also want to try some of the newer products that seem to have my family's health and well being in mind; yet sometimes I don't feel comfortable paying full price for a large container of something I've never tried before.
In today's evolving marketplace where ship-to-your-door boxes are becoming popular, Conscious Box seems to be sensing what today's mindful consumer wants. The company says in its mission statement, "Conscious Box is dedicated to introducing to you the most ethical, sustainable, and honest businesses that create the purest products available." Some thoughtful people there are doing their homework. Our family received our first ever free Conscious Box to review for you, and we want to share our experience.
The double box container system itself is compact, made with eco-conscious materials, and attractive enough that my kids will fight over who gets to play with it later. Inside, it's packed with educational messages, coupons, and sample-sized goodies for the kitchen table, your body and your home.
My kids gave the food a thumbs up! Tops on the list was Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips, a non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan alternative to those other nacho chips. My preschooler was very happy about the gluten-free chocolate explosion cookie from Alternative Baking Company (I thought it needed more chocolate). I was impressed with the Everly natural drink mix and would love to switch out my husband's other drink mix with ingredients of concern in it with this one. The Butcher's Bunches Handcrafted Preserves got mixed reviews, while I haven't yet found a way to sneak the Nurturme dried organic peas into the kids' food.
My child with sensitive skin adored the TotLogic body lotion and didn't seem to have any reactions to it like she does with some "natural" formulas that contain an irritating preservative. I was disappointed that the Seventh Generation facial cleansing cloth used potassium sorbate -- the preservative that irritates my baby's sensitive skin.
For cleaning and freshening around the house, I appreciated the Citrus Magic air freshener with its all-natural ingredients, and Naturally It's Clean seemed like a fabulous smelling floor cleaner that I might buy another time.
Next month will be an entirely different grouping of new products that you and I might not have even seen yet at a store. While we might get some free sample sizes of products at our favorite stores or via other online offers from time to time, it would be rare to get this many samples all in one convenient place. In many cases, these are items that I would consider cost prohibitive to invest in unless I really knew how they worked. Is the regular monthly subscription a bit pricey for a frugal family? Perhaps. But then again, it might save you from buying something that doesn't work out for you. A subscription also might be one of those thoughtful gifts for the person who already has everything. Personally, I'd like to see at least one more generously sized item included in each box as well as more coupons.
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