I love finding new and innovative companies that showcase great products I may have missed!! Subscription boxes are really a great way to sample what is out there. It seems to me that there is a box out there for everyone! Meet Conscious Box!!!
I received a box full of great new things to try!!! The box had food, supplements, laundry detergent, and even some BEAUTY!!!!
Since you’re probably most curious about the Beauty Items, I’ll start there.
There were a few good health and beauty items in the box! The sample size **Totlogic body lotion** was a good enough size to use on myself and my daughter once. The price on the Conscious Box site is $18 for an 8 oz bottle. The body lotion has a light and pleasant scent. I liked it! Totlogic lotion is free of phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, DEA, and PEG. All TotLogic products are free of artificial fragrances, colorant free, never tested on animals, and are biodegradable.
I am a fan of lip balm in a tin! It just feels old school to me. I was happy to get the Lafes Tangerine Lemon Lip Balm in its cute little tin from my Conscious Box! (It also comes in a tube, for those of you who prefer a tube.) Why do I prefer the tin? Well, sometimes, *someone* leaves their lip balm in the car. Imagine the mess I have in the cap when I come out to my Florida
oven car and realize what I’ve done!!! With the tin, the balm would just self-level. I imagine it’d make a mess if it wasn’t upright, but for whatever reason I always keep these flat. Just my preference. The Lafes Tangerine Lemon Lip Balm is very moisturing, not sticky or greasy, and smells nice. I like citrus scented things, perhaps because it’s part of my native surroundings…. The Lafes lip balms retail for $3.49 each, stick or tube on the Lafes site. Conscious Box doesn’t appear to have them available right now, but you can buy them on the Lafes website or on Amazon here **Lafes Lip Balm Tin Tangerine, Lemon, 0.3 Ounce**.
The last beauty item I got in the box was a sample of **Seventh Generation Refreshing Facial Wipes, Mandarin, 30 Count**. These smell SOOO good! My face felt super clean and smelled pretty after using this! It wiped off my makeup really well too, even eyeliner and mascara. A 30 pack of these wipes retails for $5.99 on Amazon. I like face wipes late in the day, they are refreshing if you’ve been outside. It’s nice to keep wipes in a cooler with drinks so you can refresh your skin after being outside in the heat!
The Conscious Box had a couple supplements for me to try out.
The supplement items I received were: a packet of **MRM All-Natural Whey Protein**; **Nuline Nutritionals QSpeed Fast-Melt CoQ10**; **Coromega Omega 3 Squeeze** in Tropical Orange; **Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green**; and a one day supply of **Earthrise Spirulina Natural**.
We take vitamins, and fish-oil regularly. I occasionally have Whey Powder for added protein, when it’s dieting time (Which should be happening now…ugh). I drink green smoothies and try to cram or sneak as many veggies into my kids as possible. All that being said, I am not a regular user of all these supplement types that were in the box. I did use them though!!
MRM All-Natural Whey Protein Retails at $29.99 for one pound container, and $49.99 for two pounds. It comes in Rich Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate. Conscious Box also has a “natural” flavor option in the 2 pound size. It tasted nice, less sickly sweet than the stuff I buy at the grocery store!!!
Nuline Nutritionals QSpeed Fast-Melt CoQ10 retails $19.99 for 40 100mg Fast-Melt tablets and $33.95 for 40 200mg Fast-Melt tablets. This I gave to hubby since he is working extra jobs at the moment. He seemed perkier, but it’s tough to say.
Coromega Omega 3+D Squeeze retails at $34.99 for 90 or $44.99 for 120. I gave this to my daughter. She liked the flavor better than the other fish oil she takes. It doesn’t taste fishy at all! I like that the absorption rate might be a bit better with these and am considering replacing our current brand.
Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green is $2.95 for a 20 gram container, which is the size I received. This tastes as “green” as you would expect! I’m not crazy about drinking this stuff. Neither are the kids. I did mix a few doses in a pot of chili and it went undetected. I’m not 100% that I like these green powders, BUT, they also come in tablets!!!!
All in all, interesting supplement choices. Nice to sample what’s out there. I’m not looking to add to our list of supplements we take at this time though.
Up next, FOOD!
The food type items included were: Nurturme Dried Plump Peas; GoGo Squeez Applesauce on the Go AppleApple; **Organic Food Bar Active Greens Chocolate**; and **Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Max Green Tea**.
- I used the Nuturme Peas in a split pea soup since I don’t have a baby. I tossed it in to add to the pea goodness. I suppose it tastes ok because my soup was great, HAHA! Retail is $9.49 for an 8 pack of the pouches.
- My daughter already loves the GoGo Squeez stuff. I like to have these around for those days that I really need to go to grocery store for fresh produce and she wants something before we go. They are great for taking along when we head to the beach too. No mushy fruit!! Retail is 99 cents per pouch or less if you buy the bigger packs like I do.
- OMG the Organic Food Bar Chocolate Covered Active Greens was AMAZING! Seriously, I was a bit worried. There’s SOOOO much stuff in there:
Organic Dates, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Inulin, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Raisins, Organic Active Greens Powder (Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder, Organic Spirulina, Organic Blueberry, Organic Raspberry, Organic Broccoli Sprouts, Organic Beet Juice, Organic Carrot Juice), Citrisweet, Organic Chia Seed, Organic Bio SproutsTM – Flax, Organic Bio SproutsTM – Quinoa, Organic Goji, Organic Acai and Lots of Love!
Chocolate Coating: Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Soya Lecithin).
So I was a little hesitant because all that stuff together, plus chocolate sounded kind of weird. It’s sooooo not! SUPER yums!!!
- Celestial Seasonings and I go waaaaaay back! This tea is just as yummy as the other green tea varieties! I drink green tea every morning, so this was a new flavor to try out. I’m not a fan of blackberry, but it wasn’t bad.
And last item (but not least!) in the box was **Ecos Free & Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent**. Retail is $10.49 for 100 ounces on Amazon. I like using Eco-friendly detergent. I personally find it to be cost prohibitive for the Ecos. The Ecos works great and smells like nothing, since I got the Free and Clear, lol!! The detergent is in the pic of all the products together. It didn’t fit in with the other categories and it’s detergent….
The Conscious Box intelligence included:
There was a special deal on a Conscious Box subscription as well as a coupon for Seventh Generation inside the box too!!!
The actual box that holds the products is quite nice! I feel like it’s doing a great job educating the mail handlers that it encounters as it makes it way to each recipient! That’s a lot of info on the outside of a box! It’s so pretty toooooo!!! ^_^
I wanted to make sure you saw/read/potentially absorbed the message that the box has for you. So, here’s the picture again:
The next image was stolen shamelessly from the Conscious Box Facebook page. I love meme in general and am somewhat obssessed with the Keep Calm meme.
A monthly subscription is only $19.95. Not bad at all!!! I love boxes! This one isn’t packed with beauty items necessarily. But, if you choose smarter products to have in your life, and put in your body that helps with your overall beauty. The items you can’t ingest or apply go to making the world a more beautiful place, so those kinda count too!
I love the concept of this box! The site has tons of great eco-friendly products for sale, such as the products from this box. Conscious Box is a member of 1% for the Planet too, which is pretty awesome!!
So, what do you think? I love the items in the box!! What kind of eco-friendly stuff do *you* love? If you get the Chocolate Covered Active Greens, I MUST know how much you love them! hahahahahaaaa