October Conscious Box Review

Wohoo, I received my October Conscious Box on Friday!  For those who are not familiar with Conscious Box, it is one of my favorite eco-forward companies offering a monthly subscription box containing a wide variety of organic, vegan brands and products handpicked from sustainable companies that contain something for the whole family.

The box costs $12/month plus shipping $7.95 for a total of $19.95 a month.  You can also purchase 3-month subscription (total $56.85) or a 6-month subscription (total $111.60). And trust me, the selection and variety of products does not to disappoint especially now that there are two kinds of boxes available — the Classic Box and a Vegan box, which changes monthly with the person who is curating their favorite products. This month’s vegan box is a sampling of  Whitney Lauritsen’s aka Eco-Vegan Gal favorite vegan and sustainable products.

Below is a sneak peek and review of the products contained within my October box, the descriptions for each product were pulled and condensed from their email for the purpose of this post. And as always, once I’m done pillaging through the box, I almost always have a nice stack of samples of  great organic brands to share with my niece and nephew.

My top October favorites include:

- GeoDeo in Island scent — now that I am pregnant I’ve been avoiding deodorants that contain aluminum and other harmful products but the “au natural” scent of most is a bit too woodsy/earthy for my heightened sense of smell these days; however, the Island scent is perfect, slightly fruity but not in any way overwhelming and a big plus is that it’s clear– I give it a big two thumbs up! Did I mention it came in full size?!

- Larabar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – gluten-free, non-GMO with a wide choice of flavors. Instead of reaching for sweets when a craving hits, I turn to these bars knowing I’m getting just the right amount of salty, sweetness.

- Teatulia, Earl of Bengal Tea — there is nothing I enjoy more than a warm, welcoming cup of tea on a cold fall morning and this tea is just the pick-me up with its splash of bergamot, which leaves behind a delightful citrus aroma.

- Yummy Earth Organic, Googly Grape — couldn’t resist trying this lollypop even though I’d planned to save for my niece/nephew . Delicious grape flavor without a hint of artificial flavoring, sure took care of my sweet tooth and am certainly considering ordering some for my trick or treaters this Halloween.

Full list of brands/products contained the October Classic Conscious Box:

RW Garcia Dippers – 3 Seed Curry & Mango Dipping Chips
Combining tantalizing curry spice with a touch of sweet mango, both Gluten-Free and Non-GMO certified, these tasty chips are perfectly paired with organic avacados. Dippers are the perfect centerpiece for festival dips for the whole family!

GeoDeo – Natural Deodorant + Detox 
Coming in Unscented, Ocean, and Island scents, GeoDeo is a great new staple for your underarms. No parabens, harmful aluminums, sulfates, dyes, or petrochemicals. Instead, get a deodorant that is infused with volcanic minerals, odor neutralizing enzymes and vitamin E. Detox while you deodorize.

Bumble Bar Organic Sesame Bar
Gluten-Free, ethically-sourced, kid-approved, delicious, and nutritious? The perfect Halloween candy alternative, this tasty bar is a much needed change of pace. Use coupon code GLUTENFREE for 30% off from September 17th through December 17th at bumlebar.com

Clandestino – Banana Bar 
The banana is a powerful fruit. Packed full of potassium, it provides us with a source of serious energy and fuel for continued exercise and performance. Clandestino artfully combines the power of the banana with the convenience of a delicious treat. 100% recycled packaging, verified non-GMO ingredients.

TeaTulia 
A staple in our cupboard is the most delicious tea on the planet, and this month, we’re excited to introduce Teatulia—an incredible mastery of organic tea blends. From Earl of Begal to White Tea to Neem Nectar, your sure to find your favorite flavor! Make sure to stock up for the cold season ahead :)

Yummy Earth Organic
Created by lollipop-fans turned new-dads, Yummy Earth Organic creates some of the most delicious organic candy around. If you’re looking for a lolly to replace the standard sugar fix in your Halloween basket, Yummy Earth is the best place to start.

Larabar 
Larabar’s got your gluten-free, non-GMO solution, and it doesn’t stop with delicious flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough—wait till you get your hands on Carrot Cake, Blueberry Muffin, or Peanut Butter & Jelly.

GoodLight Natural Candles 
GoodLight Candles is rooted with a simple, yet very true principle: you breathe what you burn. GoodLight does more than just “good” with 100% palm wax candles, an active membership with 1% for the Planet, and their involvement with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and Greenpalm, ensuring their palm source is of the highest and most sustainble quality.

Zarbees 
With the cold season right around the corner, equip yourself with a more natural solution. Gluten-free, dye-free, and free of harmful drugs and alcohol, Zarbees comes pediatrician recommended.

VitaRocks 
Vitarocks are a healthy, delicious alternative to normal vitamins. No artificial colors, flavors, or ingredients, and with just a bit of sweetening. Use coupon code CBOX20 for 20% off the entire line at vitarocks.com

Crum Creek – Certified Organic Soy Nut Mix
Crum Creek has mastered the balance in marrying a sweet, salty, wholesome, organic blend of non-GMO soy nuts, chocolate chips, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and raisins. Add a pinch of sea salt and there you have it.

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