Eco Emi Special Edition Spring Cleaning Box Review

My Special Edition Spring Cleaning Eco Emi box showed up yesterday (SUPER FAST SHIPPING!) here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

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PS – I’m not sure WHERE Eco Emi got their prices for this month’s card – but I found totally different prices online!  My review is based off of the online prices in the links provided.

THE COST:

The Eco Emi Special Edition Box cost $15 (still available at the time of this review here)

THE GOODS:

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Wildflowers Laundry Detergent by Attitude – 1 oz – $0.30

I’m glad this product is marked safe for high efficiency washers.  And it has penguins on it.  I LOVE penguins!  haha… anyway, I’m sure this’ll get used!

All Natural Loofah Sponge by Twist – 1 loofah – $4.99

I’ll totally give this a shot in the kitchen!  I have a hard time finding anything that compares to the green scratchy pads though for cleaning out the sink (ONLY the green ones work IMO!) but I’m happy to try something new!

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Lavender Mint Revival Laundry Detergent by Rockin Green – 0.1 kg – $1.24

Again – I’m glad this sample will work for HE machines!  I’ve never tried powder detergent in our washer though… so this could be interesting…

Room and Linen Spray by Five Little Indians – 2 oz – $4.25

Not really sure what scent this room and linen spray is – so I just linked them all… that being said, I’m TOTALLY stalking their other products – most specifically the glass and mirror cleaner and insect repellent!  They had a free shipping coupon that expired yesterday unfortunately, otherwise I would have purchased now!  Will have to wait until they have another offer…

Also, I wish I would have gotten the multi-purpose cleaning spray as ID”d on the card instead of the room spray…

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Microfiber Hand Mitt by Heather’s Green Home Goods – 1 mitt – $1

This is actually pretty cute – you just slip on your four fingers to clean!  I think this might be good for tight spaces!  Will totally be adding to my cleaning caddy!

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Laundry Detergent by Juniper Seed – 1 load – $0.30

I’m not so sure about this sample – they recommend making your own laundry detergent out of it before using it so the powder gets fully dissolved?  Then also, you are supposed to add vinegar to the rinse cycle.  Holy complicated?!  Ugh – I’m sure I’ll just put the powder in the washer just to use it, but getting ready to do laundry shouldn’t be work…

Side note – I’m now stalking this site for their other products also… like their dusting spray and swiffer pads!

Auto Dish Detergent by Rockin Green – 0.1 kg – $2.88

I’m quite excited about this item!  I’ve not had good luck switching to an all natural dishwasher detergent… so can’t wait to see how this works!

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I calculate my Eco Emi Special Edition Spring Cleaning Box to be worth ~$15.  I actually was a little disappointed in the variety of products (come on – THREE laundry detergents!?) BUT I found two shops that I’m probably going to place orders from, so that’s good, right?!  And with a box titled Spring Cleaning – I would have anticipated more cleaning products (dish soap, floor scrub, glass cleaner, etc.)  Anyway – what’d you think of the Eco Emi Special Edition Spring Cleaning box?  Are you going to pick one up for yourself?  I loved that I WILL use everything out of this box so that’s good 🙂

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April 2014 Eco Emi Review

My April 2014 Eco Emi box also showed up in the mail today, here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

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THE COST:

Eco Emi recently updated their subscription options – they are now:

$15/month for month by month
$14/month for 3 month subscription
$13/month for 6 month subscription
$12/month for 12 month subscription

THE GOODS:

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Natural Vegan Lavendar Eye Makeup Remover by HomespunNorthwest – 3 oz – $6

I am excited to give this a try – also stalking HomespunNorthwest’s shop on Etsy!  I LOVE how Eco Emi finds these shops for me 🙂

Earth Day Flower Seed Packet by RamblinRiver – 1 packet – $2.50

I only wish I would have gotten a different flower then sunflowers… but will probably find a place to plant these anyway!

Vegan Edible Love Dust in Cocoa Sparkle by All Natural Face – 10 gFull Size – $3.3310 – Thanks CBIANCARDI!

Yeah, don’t think I’ll be giving this a try (in either the eating or wearing department!)

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Ultra Care Toothpaste – Mega Mint by Desert Essence – 0.05 oz – $0.06

Whitening Plus Toothpaste – Cool Mint by Desert Essence – 0.05 oz – $0.06

Well – I am excited to give these samples a try.  I do wish they were a LITTLE bigger though!

Honey Organic Stinger Waffle by Honey Stinger – 1 waffle – $1.39

I love that Eco Emi sends out more then just beauty products!  These aren’t rated very well at REI (3 stars), but will give it a shot! Update – these are actually rated 4 stars at REI. Thanks CBIANCARDI!

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Tropical Liquid Drink Mix by Organic Flavrz – 1 mix – $1.17

ooOO!  Can’t wait to give this a shot – totally taking to work tomorrow to mix in with my water!

Fortune Cookie Soap Bath Fizzy – 1 fiz – $2.48

I have many bath items laying around – but I love them all!  I think I just need to take more time to take baths!

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I calculate my Eco Emi April 2014 Box to be worth ~$1723.  I DO love my Eco Emi box, but I wish the values were just a little higher…  I’m contemplating cancelling or upgrading to the annual subscription!  ha!  Talk about a swing in emotions there… but the boxes are only $12/month if I upgrade…  BUT if I cancel, I can give another subscription box a shot (been eyeing either Petit Vour or Goodebox).  What’s the crowd opinion?  I need help deciding!

March 2014 Eco Emi Review

My March 2014 Eco Emi box also showed up in the mail today, here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

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THE COST:

Eco Emi costs $15/month.

THE GOODS:

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Red Popcorn by Kitts Kernel – 0.5 cup? – $1

We don’t usually make popcorn from scratch – but we do own a stir crazy popcorn maker – will have to try this sometime.

Almond Bar by Kuli Kuli – 1 bar – $2.89

The story behind this company is actually quite amazing – I recommend giving it a read on the link above 🙂

Shea Butter by Karitex – 200 g – $10

So I am not quite sure what to do with a block of shea butter… have to figure out how to best use this!

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LA Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipes – 1 wipe – $0.42

LA Fresh Nail Polish Remover Pads – 1 pad – $0.42

I have used the LA Fresh brand before from hotel supplied products – but didn’t realize they were eco friendly!

Dawn Lip Gloss by Purely You Minerals – 1 tube (FULL SIZE) – $8

The “dawn” color is supposed to be good for a “natural” look – so this MAY get used.. however, I just seem to constantly get lip glosses/balms and can’t use them all!

2N1 Lip Therapy and Cuticle Treatment by the Lano Company – 1 tube (FULL SIZE) – $5

Again – so many lip balms!  Although, this product DOES have an alternative use!

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I calculate my Eco Emi March 2014 Box to be worth ~$27.  I DO love my Eco Emi box, but I think it tends to get overshadowed by my Saffron Rouge Inner Circle which appears to arrive around the same time every month!

February 2014 Eco Emi Review

My February 2014 Eco Emi box also showed up in the mail the other day, here’s what was inside:

THE BOX:

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THE COST:

Eco Emi costs $15/month.

THE GOODS:

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Tea Light Candles by Goodlight Natural Candles – 6 pack – $2.49

I use tea lights quite a bit for tart burners – never really thought about looking for an eco-friendly version!

All Natural Hummus by Wild Garden – 1 pack – $0.86

I love that they include more then just beauty items in their box!

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Organic Hairspray by Aubrey Organics – 1 oz – $2

Haven’t tried this yet – but I do like the idea of organic hairspray!  Awesome travel size too!  Will be bringing this with me on vacation!

Vegan Lip Balm by Jersey Shore Sun in Winter mint – FULL SIZE – $5

This balm is quite minty!  Kind of makes me want a mojito… but perhaps I am just OVER this winter…

Lavish Face Mask by Blissoma – sample size – $3.50

I’m not big on face masks, but this product gets AMAZING reviews.  May have to make myself give it a try!

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Eyelash Conditioner by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques – FULL SIZE – $10

I’ve never heard of lash conditioner before – curious to see how this works!

Chocolate Vanilla Paste by Premier Organics – 1 pouch – $1.35

Appears this product isn’t available on their website yet?  Nevertheless, husband will be sampling this as well!

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I calculate my Eco Emi February 2014 Box to be worth ~$25.  Loved this months box, excited to try some of the products that are new to me (i.e., lash conditioner!)  Also, glad to see only one chocolate item (especially since it was a February box..)

January 2014 Eco Emi Review

My January 2014 Eco Emi box also showed up in the mail today!!

THE BOX:

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THE COST:

Eco Emi costs $15/month.

THE GOODS:

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Foam Bath by Aura Cacia– 2.5 oz – $3.29

I have quite the pile of bath additives, I think the world is trying to tell me something…

Dark Chocolate Squares by Sweet Riot– 4 squares – $1.33

I am guessing over the next month (with Valentine’s themes) I will be receiving a lot of chocolate.  *sigh*  Guess these will keep the Husband happy!

Lip Gloss by Marie Natie in Love Struck – 2 ml (?) – $4.50

The consistency of this lip gloss is quite amazing – not sticky at all, and it smells really good!  However, the color I received isn’t quite right for me (too bright).

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Evenly Radiant Brightening by Dermae Cleanser– 0.12 oz of cleanser ($0.31), 0.12 oz night cream ($1.68), and 0.06 oz of eye cream ($3.35) – $5.34

I think January must be the month of cleansers.  I have so many to try it’s ridiculous.

Chocolate Raspberry Candle by Natures Natural – 0.5 oz – $0.85

Not in love with this scent, but I do love the little travel size candle!  May have to try some of the other scents they have.

African Black Soap Acne & Razor Bump Kit – trial size – $5.97

This is supposed to help with acne and razor bumps!  How does Eco Emi find this stuff?? Excited to try 🙂

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Aquanatural Sponges – 1 sponge – $1.11

I just got a sponge in my Saffron Rouge Inner Circle box and have to say that sponge seems a lot nicer then this one… May just use this for cleaning or something?  Seems like it’s multipurpose.

Natural Flower Power All Purpose Cleaner in Lavender – 2 oz – $1.33

I kind of wish I would have gotten the lemongrass or citrus scents; but nevertheless, I’ll find a use for this I’m sure!

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I calculate my Eco Emi January 2014 Box to be worth ~$23.  I keep hoping for a little more value out of Eco Emi (especially compared to my Saffron Rouge), but I LOVE how they find unknown products!  I always find myself stalking the shops they find on Etsy!

December 2013 Eco Emi Review

My December 2013 Eco Emi box  showed up in the mail today!!  I was super excited and ripped right in!

THE BOX:

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THE COST:

Eco Emi costs $15/month.

THE GOODS:

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Winter Wonderland Goat Milk Soap by Omniio – 1 oz – $1.17 (Full Size: 6 oz for $7)

Oh my goodness this soap smells good!  It’s the perfect size for a longer vacation – so might hold on for then!

Exfoliating Daily Cleansing Towelettes by Blum Naturals – 2 towelettes – $0.80 (Full Size: 10 towelettes for $3.99)

I have used a lot of makeup remover towelettes, but never an exfoliating one!  It was actually kind of neat.  I use a gentle exfoliate in the morning though, so don’t think I need it at night.

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Natural Herbal Decongestant Salve by Sage Aromatherapy – 1 oz – $4.38 (Full Size: 2 oz for $8.75)

I’m actually on the tail end of a cold, so put some of this on my throat and chest.  It smells pretty good, but does seem to have cleared my airway some (not too congested at this point anymore – so didn’t have much to clear).  Am hoping this helps with the residual sore throat I’ve had!

On a side note, I LOVE that Eco Emi finds products on Etsy for me – I’m stalking this shop for other items as I am writing…

Seed Paper by Plantables and Paper – 1 tree – $0.75 (Full Size: 25 trees for $18.75)

This is an interesting idea – would be cute for some sort of handout or favor?  Not sure the applicability otherwise.  I may try to remember to plant in the spring to see if it takes.

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Tree Cookie Cutters by The Party Fairy – 1 cutter – $4.75 

So the website shows a cutter with a handle, which I most certainly didn’t get, which is a little disappointing.  Cutter cookies are a lot easier with the handles.  Anyway, this will just go in the jar with all of the other cutters I have.

Candy Cane Hand Sanitizer by Fortune Cookie Soap – 1 oz – $2.89

Oh my goodness, I quite love this hand sanitizer!  It doesn’t have that overpowering alcohol smell – and the name cracks me up (OCD Hand Sanitizer)!  Think this’ll go in my purse for the season.

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Whitelighter Eye Shadow by Brija Cosmetics – 1 g? – $1 (Full Size: 5 g for $5.38)

This is a very pretty color – just a soft shimmery white.

Aah Bath Soak by Wash – 2 oz – $1.50 (Full Size: 16 oz for $12)

Will be adding this to my pile of bath soaks.  It smells AMAZING and can’t wait to use it!

THE VERDICT:

Overall, I calculate my Eco Emi December 2013 Box to be worth ~$17.  While this box doesn’t have the value of last months, I LOVE everything in this month’s box (short of the cookie cutter).  I was contemplating if I would keep this box, but after this month’s, I in love!  Keep it up Eco Emi! 🙂

Eco Emi Winter 2013 Bonus Box

Eco Emi was offering (and still is at the time of this posting – click here) a bonus box of 25-30 previously featured items for $40.  My recommendation – GO  NOW AND GET YOURS BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!!!!!  I cannot believe how many products were in this box!  And the best part – they are all natural!  Without further adieu…

The Box:

So I couldn’t take a picture of all of the items in the actual box, there was just too many things!  This box took a solid 20 minutes to just unpack and look at everything!  I wish I could get one of these every day!  Sorry for the lack of quality in the picture…

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The Cost:

As stated, Eco Emi was (is) offering this bonus box for $40.

The Goods:

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Suncoat Natural Mascara – 10 ml (FULL SIZE) – $15

My only (slight) disappointment in this is that it’s brown instead of black – but will definitely wear when I want a “softer” look!

The All Natural Face Vegan Lip Gloss in Glazed Strawberry – 0.43 fl oz (FULL SIZE) – $4.60

I actually quite like the consistency in this lip gloss – it’s not sticky AT ALL!

Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Cream – 0.5 oz – $2

Keep the hand cream coming people!  Winter is hard on my skin!

Wine Country Organics Organic Lip Tint in Pinot – 2.5 g (FULL SIZE) – $7

This is an amazing lip tint!

Blissoma Anti-Aging Serum – 0.125 oz – $6

Will probably give this a try, even though I don’t really need yet (at least I hope I don’t need yet!)

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Lauren Brooke Creme Foundation sample – $3(?)

I actually received the same stacker in my November 2013 Daily Dose of Green box.

The All Natural Face Vegan Eye Shadow in Pink Gold – 5 g? – $3.50(?)

This color is quite sparkly!  I’m sure it will have it’s use!

Lauren Brooke Powder Eye Colour in Pink Champagne – 1 g (FULL SIZE) – $9

This is a very similar color to the previous sample – may gift one as I don’t think I’ll need two…

The Natural Choice Apothecary All Purpose Healing Slave – 10 ml – $3

I think I may have to stalk this shop to see what else they have!

SukiFace Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser – 0.25 fl oz – $2

This product smells quite amazing – but it is rock hard!  Not sure if it’s supposed to be, will have to see if it loosens up with some water.

The All Natural Face Lip and Cheeks in Peachy Rose – $5.75

I don’t like this product as much as the other lip tints/gloss received in this box, and not sure I’ll use as a cheek stain?  Will give it a try I guess.

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Mate Factor Lemon Ginger Tea Bag – $0.30

Sen Cha Green Tea Leaf Mints – 3 mints – $0.20

Tallulah Jane Natural Parfum Aiyana – 1 ml – $1.60

Smells pretty good – I do wish the sample had the little spritzer that the perfume sample in my November Birchbox had!

Fundamental Earth Face Scrub – 0.75 fl oz total – $1.50

Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes – 2 towelette – $0.80

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Limitless Skies Sleep Mask – $5

This mask is way too small for an adult – not sure what I’ll do with it…

Teeccino French Roast – 1 “tee” bag – $0.50

This is really interesting – it’s a coffee alternative.  In a tea bag.  Huh.

Indochine Star Anise and Coffee Soap – $7

So not sure if this item is actually full size – but I’m going with it.  The smell of this soap is STRONG!  But I love star anise, so not complaining!!!

Badger Cuticle Care -21 g (FULL SIZE) – $6

This product seems very similar to my Burts Bees cuticle cream (which I love).  Now I have two 🙂

Fortune Cookie Whipped Cream Body Butter in Mother Pucker – 1 oz – $2.20

I think this smells good – honestly still smelling that star anise! LOL!

Coco Lacquer – $2

Not sure the color name on this, but it’s a pretty blue!

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Mighty Leaf Iced Tea in Ginger Peach – 1 pouch – $1.25

Excited to try this – it looks amazing!

Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenating Mask – 2.5 ml – $3.50

I go to a salon that uses Dr. Hauschka products for facials – super excited to have a sample for at home!

Artisana Raw Walnut Butter – 1.19 oz – $1.75

Huh – should be interesting to try!

Bulldog Moisturizer – 4 ml total – $0.50

When searching – it appears this product is actually marketed as men’s skincare – I will give this one to the Husband 🙂

Baker’s Confections Decorative Wooden Utensils – $1

These are kind of silly to me…

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Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo and Conditioner – 2 fl oz each – $2.75

I got the exact same product in my November Daily Dose of Green box (this is the second duplicate from that box – hilarious!)  I do like the shampoo and conditioner though, so I’ll take it!

Aubrey Body Spritzer in Tangelo Twist – 1 fl oz – $2.79

This smells pretty good!

French Girl Rose Cleansing Grains – 1 oz – $9

I believe this is supposed to be used as an exfoliate – not a huge fan of the scent, but will give it a try.

Eartha Essentials Stress Relief Bath Soak – 1 oz – $2

I’m really excited to try this!!

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Seaweed Bath Co Powder Bath – 2 oz – $3.89

I’m due for some serious bath time! 🙂

Safonique Lavender Sea Landry Detergent – 4 fl oz (2 loads) – $0.50

I’m always game for trying new all natural laundry detergents – I keep coming back to Seventh Generation, but will give this a shot!

M&J Dog Essentials Nutrient Fusion Pre-Shampoo Treatment – 2 fl oz total (?) – $4(?)

Will totally give this a try the next bath day for the dogs!

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Nelsons Cleansing Wipes – 32 wipes – $8.50

My stack of makeup wipes keeps growing – but that’s fine, as I won’t have to buy any at the store for a long time!

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – 10 towelettes – $2

I have this exact product in my drawer (that I bought at the store) – I will certainly take a sample size!  This’ll work great for vacation (nice small size!)

Grab Green Dishwashing Detergent – 2 tabs – $0.67

Dishwashing detergent is the only place that we haven’t tried all natural product yet.  Will definitely give these a shot!

(Pictured above) – USA Scarf – $2?

Not sure what the value of this scarf is, I’ll call it not too expensive, as it feels rather cheap.  Was also made in China.  Not sure how this fits into the all natural theme…

The Verdict

Holy cats, I’ll say it again, GO BUY THIS BOX WHILE YOU CAN!  I spent $40 on this box and received over $130 worth of product!  What’s especially nice is that I’m a new Eco Emi subscriber, so I didn’t receive product that I had gotten already.  Definitely recommend for the new comer or as a gift!