Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Eco-Emi Bonus Box!

I had a hectic and frustrating day at work yesterday, which made coming home to my Eco-Emi Bonus Box even more exciting.  I've blogged about my monthly boxes before, but this one is a bit different.  Every few months they sell a "bonus box" that has more than the regular amount of items and is a one-time sale.  So even people who aren't subscribers can pick one up.  It's a great way to try out the service (which brings you eco-friendly samples and products each month for $15/month) without the commitment, although since they are so infrequently offered you'd have to get lucky and catch them at the right time.

Here's my haul!  I was so happy with the box.  There are a few items that other people got that I was hoping for but weren't in my box, but that's okay.  It was really fun to have such a surprise -- normally I look at spoiler posts for the monthly boxes before mine comes, so I know what items will be in it (since everyone gets the same items for those boxes).  As you can see, this was well worth the $14 price.  I received 14 items, including the canvas bag they came in.  Some of them are items I've already received in past boxes, but I knew that was probably going to happen so I wasn't disappointed.
  • Visit Eco-Emi's website and see items from past boxes and/or subscribe
  • Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter
Bottom Line: Snag an Eco-Emi Bonus Box if you can!  Christine (the owner of the company) will make an announcement sometime this week that a limited number of boxes will be available.  Follow them on Facebook (link above) and keep an eye out for a post.

Check out more photos and a little bit more detail on the items behind the "Read More."

What I was most excited to receive were the Maggie's socks!  I got a black pair in my December box, so I was glad to get a different pattern this time.  They're so soft and cozy.  The other items here are:
  • Lauren Brook Cosmetiques lip balm
  • Gin Gins Boost candies by The Ginger people

I'm not so into the Coconut Oil -- I also got a package in my January Conscious Box and I'm just not really sure if I'll ever use it.
  • Artisana Raw Coconut Oil
  • SheaTerra Rose Hips Black Soap (facewash/mask)
  • Black Olive Bath Salts by Verdura Botanica - these smell lovely!
  • Organic Excellence Wild Mint Conditioner - used this today and I love the mint scent
  • VerMints Cinnamon mints - the little red container in the top left, these are really yummy

I would like to receive less tea samples overall (from all of my subscription services) because I drink a lot of tea anyway, so it's not something new and exciting for me.
  • Organic Hojicha Chai sachet
  • Pure Light Organic Coconut and Vanilla candle
  • Naturally It's Clean Floors - this is a floor cleaner, I probably won't use it anytime soon
  • Dr. Hauschka Lemon Body Wash - haven't tried this yet, but I'm excited to

The other item I was really excited to receive was the Neuma haircare samples.  I also received them in my December box and loved loved loved them.  They aren't available for purchase in stores anywhere near me, so I'll happily take more from Eco-Emi!  The other items in this photo have already been described.

*Disclaimer: I purchased this Eco-Emi Bonus Box with my own money. I was not asked to review it by Eco-Emi and was not monetarily compensated for the review, and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.


  1. You can use the Coconut Oil as a lip balm - just put it in a jar or container, add essential oil if you like, and rub on your lips whenever needed :)

    1. This sounds lovely, thanks for the info :)

  2. coconut oil is awesome! you are so missing out. I use it on my hair as a treatment, to moisturize skin and lips :) and have even made my own body butter with it and beeswax.

    1. My hair is super dry from heat styling, so it sounds like the coconut oil would really help. A few other people have mentioned that it works great for moisturizing, so I'm excited to try it out. Thanks for the tip!


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