A lot of girls I know are doing Birchbox and/or Julep Maven, which are monthly subscription boxes. I have tried both. But the one I am loving is called Eco-Emi. For just $15 each month you get a box of samples that are all eco-friendly. There are beauty samples, but there are also things like foods and household cleaners. They recently offered Bonus Boxes for $14 that would include some things they had put in previous months’ boxes, and since my January box hadn’t shipped yet I was eager to get one. Here’s a photo of what came in my Bonus Box.
A pretty cloth bag with an ornate key printed on it, Lip Gloss in Winterberry by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques, Organic Vanilla Mint Lip Moisturizer by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques, Zambeezi Tangerine tube organic beeswax lip balm, Neuma Renew Shampoo and Renew Conditioner, Organic Hojicha Chai Roasted Green Tea with Spices tea bag, Organic Perfume Oil in Enchant by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques, Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Wash & Mask by SheaTerra Organics, Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion by J.R. Watkins, Black Olive bath salts by Verdura Botanica, Seaweed Revitalizing Bath & Shower Gel by Gabriel Organics, an organic mini candy cane, Floor Cleaner by Naturally It’s Clean & Enzyme Fresh Home, a Vegan Organic Bar by Rise foods in Blueberry Coconut, Lemon Body Wash by Dr. Hauschka, and a Radiant You kit by Dr. Hauschka that includes a Rejuvenating Mask, Cleansing Cream, Lavendar Bath, and Facial Toner.
Yes, all of that for just $14 INCLUDING SHIPPING! Many are sample size, but the lip gloss and balms are full size, and the Aloe & Green Tea body lotion (which smells freaking amazing) is the perfect size to keep in a purse. I gave my husband the blueberry coconut snack bar, and he will probably use the black olive bath salts too. I love that Eco-Emi includes products that I can share with him.
My thoughts so far? I haven’t a chance to try everything yet but I love the Aloe & Green Tea body lotion, it smells freaking amazing. The lip balms are wonderful. I can’t use Burt’s Bees lip balm because it stings my lips (not a good tingly way), but the Zambeezi beeswax lip balm didn’t hurt at all. The lip gloss smells great, a little goes a long way, and I love the built in brush the the color comes through because it’s soft and makes the gloss easy to apply. The Dr. Hauschka products smell good too. I am looking forward to trying out more of the samples tomorrow, like the shampoo and conditioner.
I have to say, I’m really excited about this, in case you can’t tell. And there is no referrals or affiliate program, so clearly I’m not just trying to get you to sign up through me so I get money. (If I wanted to do that I would be mentioning my love for Bloom, which I plan on doing in a future post.)