Tuesday, June 3, 2014

April Eco Emi: Earth Day

April's Eco Emi box honored Earth Day, which is kind of what they do every month :-) So let's take a closer look.
The beauty items were a Lavender Eye Makeup Remover ($6) from Homespun Northwest.  I use an oil cleanser to remove my makeup so don't usually use a separate eye makeup remover.  Consequently, I've yet to try this out.
There was also an edible cocoa based Love Dust ($10) from The All Natural Face.  It smells nice and provides a bit of shimmer to the skin.  Could be nice now that it's sun dress wearing weather.  The vegan formula contains mica, raw sugar, cocoa, and organic cornstarch.
The Tree of Life Bath Fizzy ($2.47) from Fortune Cookie Soap Company is really a lovely little thing to behold.  I don't take baths, but I did chip off some to use as a foot soak.  I'm fortunate I didn't cut a finger off doing that - next time I'll just dip part of it in the water and let it dissolve.  The scent is described as a dewy "blend of lily and jasmine with lemon & refreshing ozone, tilled with damp earth and freshly cut green grass."  I like it.
I realize I'm a geek, but I was probably most excited by the toothpaste samples.  I used one this past Saturday when I took my mom to see Joan Rivers perform at the IP Casino in Biloxi.  Not bad (the toothpaste), and I personally love the packaging as it's small, easy to use, and one was perfect for an overnight visit.  As for Joan Rivers?  That woman is a trip - nothing is off limits for her!  After the show, my 71 year old mother turned to me and said "she was phenomenal". 
I also enjoyed the Tropical Peach Liquid Drink Mix ($1.16) by Organic Flavorz.  The packet lasted me about a week, as a quick squirt was all I used to get a bit of flavor in iced water.  Not pictured is an Honey Organic Stinger Waffle ($1.39) that I sadly didn't care for, as it was a bit gummy in texture.  No earth day themed box would be complete without a packet of seeds, and I got one ($2.50).  One day I should probably try planting something.
The total value of this months box was about $20.50.  I find that most Eco Emi boxes range in value from about $17 to $22 (I pay $15 each month), but the value for me is more about discovering new natural and green based products.  After 2 years of subscribing, I'm still enjoying Eco Emi!

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