21 Bundles Month 5 (September 2014) Review

My Month 5 21 Bundles box FINALLY arrived this past weekend, here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

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As you may have noticed, my box shipment was delayed.  I contacted the company and was informed that they were out of one of the products, and instead of substituting the item, they decided to wait until the product came back in stock.  To compensate, they said that they upgraded one of my sample items to full size (not sure which one?)!  In addition, I received the following hand written note in my box!

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I definitely felt like they appreciate my business!

**Side note though – I never did receive an email description of the box items, which is fine, I could figure it out.  But I do miss the little “Month X” sticker!!

THE COST:

21 Bundles costs $39.99 per month, $109.99 for 3 months ($36.66/month), or $209.99 for 6 months ($35/month).

21 Bundles catch is they deliver hand selected natural products tailored to your stage of pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life.  9 months pregnancy + 12 months = 21 bundles!

THE GOODS:

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Attitude Little Ones Laundry Detergent – 35.5 fl oz (FULL SIZE) – $16

This product is carcinogen free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic!  My regular laundry detergent is seventh generation, but I’m excited to see how well this works!  It’s supposed to work well for cloth diapers too, which we intend on using!

Dapple Naturally Clean Baby Laundry Stain Remover – 16.9 fl oz (FULL SIZE) – $4

Ah – I’m sure this product will get much use as well!  I like that it is free of all the nasties and appears to have pretty good ratings!  Also good for cloth diapers 🙂

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e-cloth Washing Up Pad – 1 pad – $6.75

Ah – I can always use more scrub pads!  I always seem to go back to the “green scratchies” though, so excited to see how well this works!

LifeTree Dish Soap – 16 fl oz (FULL SIZE) – $6.50

Now this product I HAVE used before… and I LOVED it!  I just hadn’t gotten around to buying for 2 reasons, 1) hadn’t ran across it in the store and 2) I do have a lot of dish soaps under the sink already.  That being said, this one is going to the top of the pile! 🙂   PS – I think I’m probably one of the few people in the world that can get excited over dish soap – LOL!

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Acure Peppermint Argan Oil Castile Soap – 16 oz (FULL SIZE) – $10

Alright – going to be honest, I have no idea what castile soap is.  This is probably around the time that a description sheet would be helpful!  I did find the following article that shows that this product has several different uses: 12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap  but to be honest, still not sure what to use this for!  Maybe the Husband will know more.

Acure Dark Chocolate + Mint Argan Oil Lip Balm – 1 tube – $4

Ah – I will not be using this.  I am allergic to chocolate, but I’m sure others would love this!

Motherlove Pregnant Belly Salve – 3 ml – $0.50

I am not a fan of foil packets… it seems like there’s  never enough there to really see if you like a product or not.  Nevertheless, this WILL get used!  I’m on a “buttering the belly” twice a day regimen!

THE VERDICT:

I paid $40 for my 21 Bundles box and received approximately $48 worth of product!  I do know that one of the items was full size that wasn’t supposed to be, but no clue which one!  I’m guessing without this upgrade, the box would have been a little over $40.  I love the curation of this box, but LOVED last months value more! haha!  That being said, I loved this months theme!  I seem to get overwhelmed with all of the beauty products, and love that this month focused on other aspects of “greening” up your life!  I can’t wait to see what Month 6 brings!

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