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Company Bio: Conscious Box helps you discover healthier choices. Our personalized subscription service lets you sample the best natural, non-GMO products, every month. Find something you like? Pick up full-size favorites at deep discounts. It’s that simple. Conscious Box makes living healthy easier than ever.
Product Details: Start replacing the products in your life with healthier choices. Every month, Conscious Box scours the globe for natural, non-GMO products, like delicious snacks, lush cosmetics and non-toxic cleaners. Then they box them up and send them to you. It’s an easy way to discover new favorites, and start living a healthier, more “conscious” life. Also available in Vegan and Gluten Free.
MSRP: $6.96 to $19.95 a month depending on box size chosen and subscription length.
Personal Experience: I know that it is not always a major focus here on my blog, but I love to seek out healthy, eco-friendly, and vegan-friendly products whenever possible. It can be a tough market to navigate, so I look forward to working with a company like Conscious Box. They take the guesswork out of the equation and send out a box full of approved goodies every month. It’s a convenient way to try companies you were curious about and discover ones you may not have heard about.
I am two months into my three month subscription and I can’t wait to see what comes in month three. Take a peek at what I received the first two months…
Quick Note: The wet spot you see on the November box is from rain. Our lovely mail carrier tried to shove the box into the mailbox when it clearly didn’t fit, so it was hanging out into the rain until I got to it. None of the products inside were damaged.
As you can see, I received the “Plus” box which contains more variety and more full-size samples. Everything in every box is all natural and GMO-free. All of the products I received were also safe for my vegetarian lifestyle, which I thought was pretty cool. I loved the timeliness of each box. You could really see that thoughtfulness in items like the Oscillococcinum for battling the flu and the Drinkwel which would be great for New Year’s Eve hangover prevention. Not only do they choose great companies, but the box suits the month.
There was a great variety of products in both monthly boxes. It was a bit of everything. In my two months, I got to sample new foods, drinks, supplements, and lotions. I even discovered new products that I went out and bought more of, like the Zevia soda. (That soda was a big surprise to me, because I’d heard some negatives over “natural” sodas.) I had a chance to try almond butter for the first time, too. I had always wanted to try it, but had been afraid a jar would go to waste if I didn’t like it. We like it! We liked almost everything in both boxes. There were a few misses… I still can’t acquire a taste for wheat grass and never enjoy sesame pretzels… but less than I typically see with subscription boxes.
It would have been nice to see larger samples of some items. It’s really hard to get to know a supplement product, in particular, with just a single dose. It also would be great to see more coupons for the products in the package. There were many coupons and discount cards, but they were mostly unrelated to what was in the box and several in December were repeats from the month before.
I love that you can earn points for rating items, which can then be used to get discounts on full-size packages of the items you loved. This feedback also allows the company to make improvements to their products and could mean an even better box in the future! Through it all, you are supporting ethical and eco-friendly companies.
Overall, this is one of the few subscription boxes that I would actually like to continue a subscription with. It found it of value to me and it truly did introduce me to new products that we now use.
Pros: Great selection of eco-friendly and ethical products. System for getting discounts on the items you enjoyed. One of the few boxes I would personally subscribe to again!
Cons: You get a great selection for your money, but I wish the samples were larger… especially in the costlier box.