A wonderful beauty and lifestyle blogger, Rachel at HarlotBeauty.com, wrote about receiving a Kloverbox recently. I read her review with great interest and decided to purchase a November box myself, as I have been searching for decent eco-friendly subscriptions for several months now.
What is Kloverbox? Join Kloverbox and every month we will send you the best natural, cruelty-free and organic beauty, health, nutrition and home products. You’ll get to try affordable eco-friendly products, handpicked by our health conscious curators, so you can incorporate better products into every aspect of your life
Kloverbox does not automatically renew, so you only purchase the subscription package that you selected – 1 month, 3 month or 6 months. Shipping is free and this sub is only offered currently within the USA.
- 1 month: $25.00
- 3 month: $71.25 (save 5%)
- 6 month: $135.00 (save 10%)
Okay, let’s move on to my November box!
How nice is this? The bow with a card, thanking me for my purchase 🙂
Love Reusable Bags – Mini Lunch Sack Full Size Value $13.95 This is so cute! I received a variation of greens ~ from olive, spring green, dark teal to blue-green ~ with polka dots. This style is called “Mod Dot”. I think it is adorable that it has “property of” label on it. This is a good sized bag ~ I can put my yogurt and fruit + snacks in here and bring this to work.
Product Description: Lined with our food safe PEVA lining, this durable, washable snack bag is the compact answer to our daily needs. Complete with a buckle strap for easy attachment to a backpack or bag. 8″H x 7.5″W x 5″D
Kosmatology Hand Sanitizer in Herbal Fresh Full Size 2 oz Value $3.99 I really like this hand sanitizer ~ it isn’t made with thickening agents that make it into a gel and doesn’t have that all-pervasive alcohol scent. I really don’t use hand sanitizers because of that ~ but this one is more of a watery liquid and smells bright and minty! Very strong mint, in fact ~ which I do love. Herbal Fresh is the Spearmint Rosemary scent. There are two other scents ~Botanical Bliss (Lavender Eucalyptus) and Goody-Goody Grapefruit (Grapefruit Clove) ~ both sound very wonderful and I will be purchasing a set of these for myself.
Product Description: Our Hand Sanitizer is free of the harmful chemical, triclosan, and has no chemical thickening agents. Although it contains ethyl alcohol to kill germs, it also contains organic glycerin to rehydrate the skin. Organic essential oils are added to create amazing scents and provide additional anti-microbial effects.
Ingredients: Ethyl Alcohol 67% (antiseptic), Aqua, Organic Glycerin, Organic Mentha spicata (Spearmint) essential oil, Organic Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) essential oil
- Preservative Free
- No Parabens
- No Sulfates
- No Triclosan
- No Animal Testing
- No Animal Derived Ingredients
Jolly Oak Dark Chocolate Coconut Raisin Granola Single Serving1.63 oz Value $2.50 Chocolate and Coconut ~ two of my favorite sweets ~ I love dried coconut and finding it in this snack-o-roony is fabulous! The granola contains puffed kamut (Khorasan wheat) and this is not too sweet, but just sweet enough. This is a great treat and has flaxseeds and oats.
Product Description: Dark chocolate’s antioxidants pair perfectly with the clusters of coconut, raisins, protein packed pumpkin seeds, healthy heart flaxseeds and fiber filled oats. We added the superfood kamut for a crunchy texture that melts in your mouth. Kamut has been found to be a good substitute for wheat, because it is easier to digest, a good source of energy and is rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc and vitamin E.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Puffed Kamut, Pumpkin Seeds, Dark Chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin, vanilla), Raisins, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut (coconut, sodium metabisulfite), Honey, Flaxseed, Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Vanilla, Cinnamon
Small Beauty Keys Cocoa Mint Hand Made Soap Full Size 3.5 oz Value $5.00 It sounds like Kloverbox will feature an Etsy shop monthly, which I think is fantastic! I love supporting small businesses and this soap is made by a company in Charlotte, NC. It is made with Cocoa Butter (the cocoa part) but the scent is pure mint. This looks to be a very rich bar of soap and I love the scent. This soap is vegan and all natural. They have other scents that sound rich and unusual ~ Tea Tree & Sage, Smoked Amber, Lavender, Vetiver & Patchouli, Cedar Wood & Orange Coffee, and others. These soaps will make great gifts and they are inexpensive! They do not contain fragrance oils, detergents or artificial colors.
Product Description: Cold process soap is made through traditional soap making methods using lye, oils and butters. “Cold process” refers to the fact that no heat is added to the process to speed up saponification. The lye creates a chemical reaction with the oils/butters and soap is the byproduct of the chemical reaction. It actually gets quite hot despite the name.
Ingredients: Saponified (olive oil, coconut oil, sustainable organic palm oil, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil & castor oil), distilled water, sodium hydroxide (lye), white kaolin clay, peppermint essential oil
The Wonder Seed – Hemp Hand Cream in Spring Lavender Full Size 2.4 oz Value $12.95 I am glad to see more products made from hemp. No, it isn’t pot. Hemp has gotten a bad name in the last century or so, because people associate it with marijuana. But it wasn’t like that in the past ~ It has been cultivated for 12,000 years as a major food, fuel and fiber product. America used to grow hemp and it was used to make rope, fabric and paper and in some states, you had to grow hemp and if you didn’t, you would go to jail! Back in the days of King Henry Henry VIII , if you were a farmer, you were encouraged to grow hemp, as it was used for their Naval Fleet ~ from rope, riggings and sails. That is how valuable that resource is. Hemp is an amazing renewable resource and it can be used for anything ~ I’ve read about how “plastic” can be made from hemp and Henry Ford and Rudolph Diesel used hemp to create biomass fuel ~ and this in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Can you tell I am a HUGE hemp fan? I think if we can ever get over the smear campaign in the 20th century with hemp (Reefer Madness, anyone?), it will become a huge player in newable fuels and to get us off the archaic fossil fuels that we are so dependent on. If you want to read more about hemp and how great it is, check out this site www.hemp.com
So, I am really happy to get hemp products ~ they are few and far between, but I do think that the future will show a resurgence of hemp products. This is a hand cream made from virgin, organic hemp seed oil and has a light lavender scent.
Product Description: Our hemp seed oil hand cream is superfood for your skin! The non-greasy formula quickly absorbs to moisturize and heal even the driest of hands and feet. Nutrients promote elasticity, reduce the signs of aging and protect the skin. Scientifically proven as an all around healing agent, hemp seed oil can relieve the symptoms of even the driest skin. It is easily absorbed by the skin and is one of the world’s richest sources of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) which are at an optimal balance for human absorption. Our hand cream includes grape oil which is very rich in polyphenols that protect the skin from environmental damages. And, not to brag, but this formula won the 2009 Natural Health Magazine Beauty Award for Best Hand Cream so we’re not the only ones saying it’s great!Ingredients:Purified Water (Aqua), Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Grape Essential Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Gingko Herbal Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Soluble Natural Plant Collagen, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil Based), Soybean Oil (Non-GMO), Mandarin White Oil, Coconut Oil, Ginseng Extract, Stearyl Alcohol (Vegetable Based), Geranium Oil, Chamomile Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Beta Carotene, Organic Green Tea Extract, Potassium Stearate (Natural Plant Based), Hyaluronic Acid (Natural Plant Based), Carnauba Wax, Squalane (Olive Oil Based), Borage Seed Oil, Vegetable Glyceryl Stearate (Natural Plant Based), Behenic Acid (Natural Plant Based), Lauric Oil Extract, Nutmeg Oil Extract, Citrus Extract, Sea Salt
- All Natural Formula – optimal blend of Virgin Hemp Seed Oil
- No parabens, sulfates, gluten, artificial colors or fragrances
- Lavender essential oil fragrance
- 100% vegan & cruelty free
SoyWerks Appletosh candle Full Size 3 oz Value $5.00 I am in heaven with this box! First mint, then hemp and now a candle in a wonderful MacIntosh apple scent! This is a beautiful rose colored candle in a sturdy glass jar. Soywerks has other scents, such as Coconut Lime, Mango Tango, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Hansel & Gretel (vanilla, graham cracker and cinnamon!!). SoyWerks uses 100% soy wax, vegan and is handmade in New Jersey.
Product Description: Appletosh is a classic year round scent that smells like it was just picked from the Macintosh tree itself. This is a scent that you didn’t didn’t know that you needed! Great for medium sized rooms.
Lavina 100% Pure & Organic Argan Oil Sample Size 1.7 mL Value $2.15 This is a nice sample size of Argan oil. You can use this for your skin and hair as it is moisturizes and conditions. I use this oil for my cuticles and rough patches of skin, like my elbows and heels. This is a cold pressed oil and is more suited for dry and sensitive skin types, which is why I do not use oil on my face.
Product Description: Argan oil is result oriented when used to moisturize and condition the skin and hair. The liquid gold is generously rich in oleic acid, which directly benefits dry and sensitive-dry skin that needs moisture. Also, argan oil’s natural composition makes it suitable for growing and repairing dry, damaged or brittle hair. It will strengthen your hair strands, restore your luscious locks and bring back that beautiful shine to your hair.
I love this subscription already!! I received so many items, of which 6 out 7 were full sized ~ I am not sure how they do it at this price point, but WOW. This is just a great box and I will use everything. I paid 18.75 and received a value of $45.45. I plan on purchasing a 6 month sub, so look for more reviews monthly from me on Kloverbox. Do you subscribe to Kloverbox? What was your favorite product this month? If you aren’t subscribing to Kloverbox, why aren’t you?
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