Conscious Box May 2013 Review

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This month’s Conscious Box was pretty heavy, so I was oh-so-excited to see what was in store for me this month! I was NOT disappointed. There are a couple of amazing products in the box that I am super pumped to try! I was a little confused about a few of the other items in the box, not to mention the fact that since there is never a packing list included, it’s hard to really understand how/why some of the products were included.

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Conscious Box is a monthly subscription box service that costs $19.95/month and is full of pure and sustainable products. This was one of the first subscriptions I joined and it is STILL one of my all-time favs. I LOVE that the box is full of products from every category  so it’s always so exciting to open the box and learn about  so many amazing new products and brands.  They also over vegan and gluten-free options, which I know is a great choice for many people nowadays.

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The boxes typically include around 10 or more items, a postcard, and a letter about this month’s theme/season. They don’t include a packing list, and at one point they emailed out the list, but I haven’t gotten one of those in months. This month, however, I got an email that was titled “May 2013 Packing List”. I was happy to finally get one, but as soon as I looked over the list of items, they were certainly not anything that was included in this month’s box. Some were things I had never seen before and many were items that I received in my past boxes…. So I’m still kind of confused about that was…

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Let’s get to this goodies inside the May box!!

1 • Earthpaste Amazing Natural Toothpaste, (2) 3 g 
{Full size: $7.99}
I got 2 different samples of this natural toothpaste, one for kids (of all ages) in a Lemon Twist flavor, and a regular Peppermint flavored one. There is no artificial coloring or foaming agents in this paste, so the I imagine using it would be a completely different experience than using a “regular” toothpaste. I am a little nervous to try this because I think I LIKE the fact that my toothpaste is white and then it is all foamy in my mouth when I brush. It feels and LOOKS clean that way. However, I understand how using this toothpaste could be better, so I am going to give it a try soon. Check out the product and company here.

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2 • Dream Water Sleep & Relaxation Shot 
{2 – 2.5 oz shots, $7.50}
I got the Snoozeberry flavor and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!!!!! First off, I had heard about this product a while back and read great things about it. I wanted to try it out but just knew I wasn’t going to pay that much money for a drink that might not even really help me sleep. These are the reasons I LOVE subscription boxes!!! Also, this week I haven’t been sleeping well at all, so it was almost too ironic that I got this in my box this month. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am super pumped to! Check out the product here.

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3 • Organ Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shake 
{$2.69 for 1 – 8.25 oz. drink}
I always seem to love items marketed for kids, and this is no different. I’m sure I’ll love this healthy organic drink! Plus it’s super cute! Check out the product here.

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4 • Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 
{Full size: 3 oz/ $11.99}
This is a tiny, tiny sample of sunscreen (o.o4 oz), probably just enough to cover my face and maybe neck. Nothing to get too excited about, but it certainly won’t go to waste! Check out the product here.
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5 • Ultima Replenisher Balanced Electrolyte Powder 
{Full price: $16.00/ 30 servings}
This product has no added sugars or artificial ingredients, and I got the Lemonade flavor, which is awesome because I love lemonade so I know I’ll actually try this drink mix! It’s full of electrolytes and good for you! I love mixing flavors into my water for the day, so I’m happy to try this! Check out the product here.

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6 • MRM Relax-All with Phenibut Dietary Supplement 
{60 capsules/ $20.00}
These 2 vegetarian capsules are supposed to support relaxation and calmness to muscles, aiding in a better night’s sleep. I of course am super pumped about trying out this product. The last time I tried a natural dietary supplement pill/vitamin, it really seemed to work for me, calming me down and making me much less anxious. Hopefully these will work too! Check out the product here.

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7 • Bija Lemon Ginger Echinacea Caffeine Free Organic Tea 
{20 tea bags/ $6.00}
Eh. This is probably the item I was least excited about it in this month’s box. I get SO MUCH tea from all my subscription services, and although I don’t mind that so much, this one I KNOW I will not be trying. It’s caffeine-free, so then there’s no point in me drinking it. Also, the flavor. Lemon and ginger. Two things I barely like alone, so putting them together makes me cringe. Oh well, I’m sure someone I know will want to give it a try :] Check out the tea here.

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8 • Herbamare Original Seasoning 
{8.8 oz/ $8.00}
This is a natural fine sea salt infused with organic fresh herbs and veggies. What’s not to love!? Seasonings are amazing and make your food even more delicious, so naturally I love them and probably over-use them, but I like it so that’s okay. haha. I’m excited to try this one out, I’m sure it’ll be fabulous! Probably would have been nicer with a bigger sample size, but oh well! :] Check out the product here.

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9 • Ecover Natural Automatic Dishwasher Tablets 
{$6.00/ 25 tablets}
I don’t have, nor have I ever used a dishwasher, therefore these tablets will see no use from me. I will just be giving these bad boys away. Check out the product here.

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10 • Fridg Tech DSP-30 Filter
{$7.00}
At first, I had no idea what this item was. Now that I know that it’s a filter to place in the fridge that will help keep my fruits & veggies fresher longer, I love it! And it lasts for 90 days!!!!! How amazing! It also saves on energy costs and eliminates bad odors in the fridge. LOVE IT. The filter can also be cut in half to use in 2 different drawers! This is certainly an item I would never normally buy on my own in a store, but something I appreciate and will put to good use after being introduced to it! Check out the product and all it’s amazing wonders here.

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I don’t want to count this as an item, but I’m not sure why we got it since I never got a sample of this brand/product, but they sent an envelope with all this stuff inside the box… not sure why since I didn’t get a chance to try the product they are advertising!

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May’s box also came with a coupon for the Dream Water, along with 2 business cards for companies who will give discounts to Conscious Box subscribers. I wish I could have gotten a sample of the Mac-N-Mo’s treats though!

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All in all, May was an excellent box full of goodies I am loving right now!

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Thanks Conscious Box, for being so awesome! :]

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Conscious Box April 2013 Review

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One of my favorite boxes!! :] Conscious Box is full of awesome products that are all natural and good for the earth! It’s $19.95/month and worth every penny (at least to me!) I love discovering all the cool new brands and products that I get to sample from these boxes. They usually send a large(er) supply of goodies every month compared to all the other boxes that I get. This month, 12 new products wooooo hoo!! :]

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As usual, I didn’t get a list of the products inside emailed me to me, so that is one thing I don’t like. They do send you an inspirational little card and also a postcard, this one just covered in their 10% coupon.

BUT NOW FOR THE GOODIES!!!!

Item #1 • MRM 
100% All Natural Whey, Rich Vanilla, 1 serving 12.1 grams 
{Full size: $19.53, 1 lb.} 
Check out the product here.

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Item #2 • Earth Friendly Products 
Baby Ecos Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent, 4 oz. (Price: 9 lbs, $13.09) 
So excited to try this! I love different scents of new laundry stuff!! :] Plus, it’s Disney! How fun! Check out the product here.

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Item #3 • Happy Family Organic Superfoods 
Happy Squeeze: Super Kiwi Banana + Apple (Price: $1.79/pouch) 
I am super excited to try this!!! It looks pretty good and interesting to me :] Check it out here.

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Item #4 • Celestial Seasonings 
Antioxidant Max Wellness Tea, Green Tea, 2 tea bags (Price: $27.99, 20 tea bags) 
Check them out here.

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Item #5 • Earthrise 
Spirulina Natural, Green Superfood for Longevity, 1 day supply (6 tablets) 
{Full size price: $30.54, 360 tablets} 
Check them out here.

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Item #6 • Seventh Generation 
Refreshing Facial Cleansing Cloths, Mandarin, 1 facial cloth (Price: $5.99/30 count) 
I love facial wipes like these; perfect for on the go! Check them out here.

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Item #7 • Sappo Hill 
All Vegetable Oil Glyceryne Creme Soap, Lavender (Price: 4 pack, $8.76) 
I always love getting to try all these fun new soaps… I never have to go out and buy any again! Love it! Check it out here.

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Item #8 • Totlogic 
Body Lotion, 0.24 oz (Full size: $15.30) 
I’ve read good things about this brand before, and I always love lotion samples! Check them out here.
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Item #9 • Coromega 
Omega 3-D squeeze, Tropical Orange, 1 packet: one serving, (Full price: $19.99) 
Check them out here.
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Item #10 • Organic Food Bar 
Active Greens, Protein, Chocolate Covered (Price: $3.29)
I was not very happy with the packaging of this item. Clearly it came out of a bigger box and wasn’t meant for sampling, but I wish I had a little more information without having to do research on it and try to read what’s barely even printed on the packaging… Anyway, I found it all here. Check it out.
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Item #11 • Q Speed 
CoQ10 100mg quick dissolve tablets (Full size: $24.95/ 50 tablets) 
Check them out here.
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Item #12 • Nurtur Me 
Plump Peas, dried organic baby food, 1 pouch (Full size: $10.00/8 pouches) 
I love baby food. I don’t mind mixing it into smoothies or either snacks either! Check them out here.
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I loved that the April Conscious Box was sooo jammed packed with stuff! Getting 12 items was awesome! I liked pretty much everything in the box and know it will all go to good use :]
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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Conscious Box March 2013 Review

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This month’s Conscious Box is fantastic as usual!!! For $19.95/month it’s sooo worth it to me to get a box of random amazing goodies that surprises me each & every time!

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This month it was packed to the brim, let’s see what’s inside this month!!!!!

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1) Zarbee’s All-Natural Cough Syrup
Honey Lemon, 2 tsps, 1 dose
List price: $7.99, 4 oz.

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2) Smartypants Gummy Vitamins for Kids 
All-in-One Multivitamin + Omega 3s + Vitamin D, 4 gummies/1 day supply
List price: $24.95, 1 bottle, 1 months supply 

3) Smartypants Gummy Vitamins for Grownups 
All-in-One Multivitamin + Omega 3s + Vitamin D, 6 gummies/1 day supply
List price: $27.95, 1 bottle, 1 month supply

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 4) Pure Living Paradise Tea? 
Vanilla Chaga TGRT Raw
I’m thoroughly confused about this product/brand. First off, the loose tea was all over my box because all it came in was this folded paper towel. It gives no real information except it says you can consume it or bathe in it….? I checked out their website, here, and it’s just as weird as the product itself. I’ll probably steep it to make tea and see what happens and what it tastes like, although I’m kind of scared. I’m probably just being dumb because I’m not a big tea drinker but this is really strange to me…..

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5) Stash Organic Herbal Tea (Caffeine free) 
Chocolate Orange, 2 packs
List price: $4.20-$11.95, 18-54 ct.

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6) Nektar Honey Crystals 
100% All Natural Granulated Honey, 2 packs
list price: $6.99, 40 ct

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7) Agro Labs Wheatgrass Boost 
Superfood Energy Shot, 3 oz, 1 shot
list price: $19.99 for 6 shots

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8) Sumbody Sumsoap Naturally Good Suds 
Milky Rich, 1 oz.
list price: unavailable at the moment, currently backordered, 3 oz.

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9 and 10) Two Degrees Food Bar 
with Quinoa, Chia, & Millet, 1.6 oz, Cherry Almond + Chocolate Banana
list price: $19.95 for 9 bars
“For every bar you buy, we give a meal to a hungry child.”

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11) Chef Sleeve Disposable iPhone Sleeves 
10 protective sleeves
list price: $19.99 for a 25 pack

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All in all, I LOVED this box! It’s always fun to receive items in different categories, such as food, drink, bath, kitchen, etc. The food bars look yummy, I always love gummie vitamins, an energy shot is sometimes needed, and I am so pumped to use the kitchen iPhone sleeves because reading my recipes on my phone gets so messy!!! Love it!!

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse