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.
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.