Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Eco-Emi Box

My July Eco-Emi box is here.  Eco-Emi is a monthly subscription service for that sends a minimum of 5 eco-friendly/conscious products to your door for $15 a month w/shipping included.  The products range from beauty, household, food, etc.  I really enjoy the variety of items they send.  It's not just food, beauty etc.  You get a little bit of everything.  It's something everyone is your house could enjoy.   

The good:

Price: Eco-friendly product samples can be difficult to find.  I appreciate being able to try these products for a fraction of the price of purchasing full size. 

Eco-friendly: Every little bit helps

Variety: Not just beauty products.  You get food, home, drinks, etc.

Want more: Sometimes they have left over boxes that they sell after the subscriptions have been sent out.  The cost of these is $15 w/shipping included.  Kinda cool if you really like or know someone that would really like that months box. 

Information: They put a card in every box with information on the products as well as the price.  

The not so good:

Skip a month:  There is a feature where you can put your account on pause.  I'm waiting to hear more info on that.  

Payment: You have to set up a recurring payment through PayPal.  I don't like this because paypal makes you use your PayPal balance before they take money from your checking/credit card.  I like to save my PayPal balance for misc eBay purchases. 

Look how cute everything is in my box.  It's like treasure boxes within a treasure box.  

Contents of box. (full size amount and price listed in parenthesis)

Full Size 1.41 oz. Think Thin Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Crunch Bar. value = $1.69 (10 pack $16.90) - Pretty decent bar but a little messy to eat.  The chocolate was a little melty and a couple of nuts fell off.  I would buy this again. 

2 Pomegranate deodorant towelettes by Crystal Essence. value = $0.42/ea (24 pack $9.99) - I could see using this for traveling or to keep on hand in a locker, purse etc but a spray would be better for everyday use.  I have been using the Crystal unscented spray for several years and am very happy with it.   

Full Size DeVine Lip Shimmer in Merlot. value = $4.50 - This is very nice but sadly it didn't taste like wine, ha ha.

2 oz. bottle of Hugo Natural Lavender Essential Mists. value = $4.33 (8 oz. $12.99) - The boyfriend liked the smell of this and he doesn't normally like stuff like this.  I sprayed it over the bed thinking it might help with relaxation. I don't know if it helped but it certainly can't hurt and the room smelled good.

2 packets of Yogi Tea in soothing caramel and raspberry passion. value = $0.31/ea (16 bags $4.99)

.75 oz. Biggs and Featherbelle Polar Bar (eucalyptus & lavender) soap. value = $1.07 (3.5 oz. $4.99)

1 bottle of iChill relaxation drink. value = $4.00 (2 pack $8.00) - the boyfriend and I shared this even though it's supposed to be a single serving.  I got in bed and felt sleep within minutes but I didn't notice that I sleep better or longer.  The boyfriend said he didn't notice anything but he doesn't have any sleep issues anyway.

.25 oz. packet of Agave light sweetener. value = $0.20 (11.75 oz. $9.18)

.14 oz. packet of Blonde Coconut Sugar. value = $0.05 (16 oz. $5.19)

.15 oz. Seaweed Bath Co. Lavender Body Cream. value = $0.32 (6 oz. $12.89) - This seemed nice but was as creamy as I had hoped for. 

.15 oz. packet of Calm plus calcium vitamin packet. value = $0.28 (8 oz. $14.97)

The total value of this month's box is $17.90  Once again I received a variety of items that I'm excited to try out like the iChill - a drink to help me sleep, interesting.  New deodorant towelette? very interesting.  Merlot lip stuff. yes please!  Tea - always nice to have.  The one thing I missed is this box is a brochure for a charity or cause.  In all the other boxes there has been something but not this one.    

Verdict: great all around box with lots of variety.

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Eco-Emi.  I purchase these subscriptions myself.   


  1. Ooo looks good. I'm a total sucker for anything eco-friendly. The anticipation for my first blissmobox (and the bonus anniversary one!) is building and in the mean time I couldn't resist adding Yuzen to the mix. This time I got my boyfriend to buy me a subscription though, haha. :-D

    If my business takes off I'm rewarding myself with Eco-Emi too!

    1. Mary - Eco-Emi is fun because it's such a variety of items. I received my blissmo anniversary box yesterday. It's pretty awesome in my opinion especially since it was essentially free. I'm curious about Yuzen, I may have to check that one out. Let me know what you think about it when you get it. You can email me at pixiepowered@hotmail.com.

    2. I'm pretty sure you can alter your payment info to EcoEmi - instead of using your PayPal balance, you can use your checking or debit. I changed mine as I don't regularly have a PayPal balance. Thanks for sharing your updates, I'm waiting for my box and I look forward to seeing your posts on them. Love EcoEmi!


    3. I have it set up to use my credit card but if I happen to have a PayPal balance then it automatically uses those funds first. It's a PayPal policy to use your funds first then the back up source (credit card, checking account, etc). I wished Eco-Emi made it so you could use your credit card or PayPal then I could bypass PayPal altogether. I'm sure it's a fee issue though, credit card companies tend to charge terribly high fees.
      I love me Eco-Emi boxes so this won't stop me from subscribing. Hope you enjoy yours!

    4. Here's a look at what was in the July Yuzen box - I totally loved it and I'm really looking forward to the August box. http://maryqin.com/2012/08/yuzen-my-first-subscription-box/

      I'm so jealous you already got your anniversary box! Still hoping mine will get here before I leave on Wed.