Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Eco-Emi: Happy Halloween!

If you are not familiar with Eco-Emi, it's a monthly subscription service where you are sent 5-10 eco-friendly products each month.  October's packaging theme was Halloween, with some cute little glitter black cats, witches on broomsticks, pumpkins, and stars and moons interspersed in the black and orange tissues paper.  Still a huge fan of Eco-Emi's packaging, it definitely adds to the experience!
As soon as I opened the box I smelled licorice, which turned out to be a soap.  There were 7 items in this month's box, with 4 of them being beauty/body care products.  I've put the approximate value after each item in parentheses.
  • Maximum Curl Defining Cream by Shea Radiance ($4):  I don't have curly hair, but I'll probably try this as a conditioning balm anyhow, since it is supposed to nourish starved hair cuticles with proteins that moisturize and strengthen. Plus, it's supposed to resist humidity, which is in abundance here on the Gulf Coast!
  •  Tea Tree Facial Cleanser by Zen Society Skincare ($4):  This is a holistic, vegan, and eco-friendly skincare line made by a master herbalist in Connecticut.    The cleanser is supposed to cool and brighten tired and dull skin as well as control excess oil.  I'm looking forward to trying this!

  •  Copper Kisses Lip Gloss by The All Natural Face ($4.60):  This gloss features a super simple, all natural formula.  It's a light feeling gloss that gives a slight tint with lots of shimmer.  Pretty!

  •  Star Anise & Coffee Handmade Natural Soap by Dew Puff ($7):  This all natural and coldpressed soap is handcrafted in Malaysia and smells wonderful!  The coffee is good for exfoliating and the scent makes this a good soap for taking away strong smells like garlic, onions, or fish while cooking.  

The non-beauty items were Vanilla Almond Granola by Ola Foods (66 cents), Basic H2 Organice Super Cleansing Concentrate by Shaklee (35 cents), and Organic Fruit Snacks by Tasty Brand ($1). The total value of the box was just under $22, by my calculation.
 Everything in this box will get used by me, so another good month from Eco Emi!

Disclosure:  I subscribe to Eco Emi for $15/mo.


  1. I was really impressed with this box, too. Did you order the Large Bonus Box?

    1. I wasn't aware of the bonus box, somehow I always miss the announcement when extra boxes go on sale. I'll be interested to see what was in it!