Before I get into the products, I do have to say I ran into a bit of a snafu. You see, I bought a 3-month sub using the half-off code. Then I thought about it for a few days, and realized what I really wanted was a 6-month sub. No prob, the code is still active, just go back and buy another 3 months, right?
WRONG. Conscious Box is the only box (to my knowledge) that lets you run concurrent subs off of the same email address. They say it's because they have different types of subs (vegan and gluten-free, in addition to their classic sub), and some customers want to have, say, a vegan and a classic box each month. Well, still, no problem, just put one sub on hold for three months, then reactivate once the first one runs out.
Nope. They have "no way" of delaying a sub or skipping months. Thankfully, despite a completely crappy computer system, they do have excellent customer service. They completely refunded one of my 3-month subs. Also, since it was so close to shipping time, they allowed both boxes to go out, meaning I got two boxes for the price of (half of) one! So, I'm completely in love with their customer service, and since I see deals all the time for 25-50% of their boxes, I will definitely try to keep this one going! I ended up with two different variations, but a lot of duplicate items. So, sorry for the super-long introduction, but I always want to be open and honest about my experiences with you, my lovely readers. Let's get started!
|So much fun!|
Ok for starters, that is a LOT of packaging for an eco-friendly company. They use the box-in-a-box packaging that I find really annoying, and even if it is all recycled, now I feel additional pressure to upcycle the boxes into something spectacular. Which may or may not happen. Ugh, the eco-pressure!
I got box 1 and box 6 for the variations, and unfortunately, I was missing items from BOTH boxes. According to the packing lists online, there was supposed to be a protein powder sample in each box. Also, in one box I was missing a snack bar. Yikes! I've emailed Conscious Box, and we'll see what they say!
Here is Box 1:
|See? Just one bar in the back.|
And Box 6:
|Two bars. But no protein powder in sight.|
First up is this absolutely genius idea. When I try out a new recipe, I usually have it pulled up on my phone through Pinterest. Of course, once I get my hands good and dirty, the screen blacks out, and I need to see it again. Do I wash my hands 50 times while I'm preparing the food? Or do I get my phone all gunky? Well... neither! I now have disposable iPhone Sleeves from Chef Sleeve! Now, I'm sure these are some version of a glorified sandwich bag, but it's definitely an idea I never would have thought of on my own. And now I have two packs!
|Oooh, much better!|
|First you cure the cough, then you keep it away!|
|I'm beginning to think it's mandatory to put tea in subscriptions.|
|Whoa, blurry. Oops.|
Anywho, Nektar Honey Crystals! I already got these in my February Love With Food box, they're great little packets for when you want a bit of sweetener in your tea, but don't want to track down the mostly-empty, highly sticky honey bear you know is lurking in the back of your cabinets.
|Last of the duplicate items! I swear!|
Ok, on to the individual items! These are the box variations, and I only received one of each in my boxes.
|A mini-pampering moment!|
|Diaper Cream and... hmmm. What is this?|
|Oh, thanks. Clear as mud.|
|Granola? In an eco-box? So surprising!|
And last but not least....
|Not just survival... surTHRIVal!!!|
All in all, I am impressed with this box so far! There are a lot of fun things to try, and it's so nice to be able to test out eco-friendly products to see if they perform just as well as the items I'm currently using. Hopefully at the end of my 3-month sub, they'll have another half-off code! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Do you subscribe to Conscious Box? How are you liking it? For me, it's a keeper!