Kloverbox, $25 per month (US only)
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Kloverbox is a monthly natural lifestyle box. It contains at least four items and the items are generally a mix of beauty products, things for the home, and snacks. The products are natural, often organic, and usually (but not always) vegan. Kloverbox is under new ownership, so boxes have been shipping out earlier in the month. I know late shipping bothered a lot of subscribers, so many of you will be happy that your Kloverbox will be coming more toward the middle of the month. Besides occasional color and scent variations, all subscribers receive the same products.
Kloverbox sent me this box free of charge for review.
I moved recently, so Kloverbox sent a box to my old address and then another to my new address when I sent them an e-mail to let them know. I ended up getting both boxes, so I'll be giving one away to a lucky reader! I'll tell you how to enter to win at the end of this article.
Here's what came in the October Kloverbox:
- People Towels Hand Towel and Eco Sack in Save the Trees (worth $5.95)
- Beatnik Naturals Organic Facial Steam (two tea bags, worth $5.99)
- MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream (full size, worth $28)
- Wanderlust Luxury Roller Ball Oil in October Road (full size, worth $10)
- Good Common Sense Pumpkin Hand Sanitizer (full size, worth $2)
The October Kloverbox was worth $51.94. That's more than double the cost of the box, so I'm happy with the value. This month, we got four beauty products and a home item. I like when Kloverbox is heavy on beauty products but has a home item also, so I really like this month's product mix. Kloverbox now has themes each month and this month's is Hello October. The box has a very fall feel to it.
The first product was the People Towels Hand Towel and Eco Sack in the Save the Trees design. You're supposed to carry the towel around in the sack and use it in place of disposable paper towels or napkins. It's high quality and made with organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes. The design is really cute, but I don't know how it's different from cloth napkins. If I used it, I'd be so worried about staining it because it is so pretty. I'll probably use it at some point but it wouldn't be something I'd carry with me every day as I'd have to wash it between uses.
I love the occasional facial steam but I don't do them often enough! I was happy to see Beatnik Naturals Organic Facial Steam packets in my Kloverbox because my skin really needed a good steam! To use these, you place one or both bags in two to three cups boiling water in a bowl, cover the bowl with a towel for a few minutes, then put your face over the bowl and the towel over your head. You breathe the steam in for five to ten minutes and it helps clean out your pores, hydrate your skin, and calm you. This particular steam is a blend of rose, lavender, helichrysum, chamomile, calendula, and papaya leaf. I love to do a facial steam before using a mask because the steam opens up your pores, making it easier for your skin to absorb all the good stuff from a mask.
I've loved every MyChelle Dermaceuticals product I've tried, so I'm always happy to get a new one, especially one that is full size! The Pumpkin Renew Cream is a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer. It has a pumpkin spice scent to it, due to pumpkin seed oil, nutmeg oil, vanilla extract, clove leaf oil, an cinnamon oil, but the scent is pretty light. I think this would be a great moisturizer for people in their 20s as it is not a wrinkle fighting formula, but keeping your skin moisturized and healthy when you are young is essential to keeping your skin looking youthful as you age.
Wanderlust Scents' Luxury Roll On Oil in October Road has top notes of ginger, mid notes of apple, and base notes of vanilla, so it's kind of like an apple pie. It has a coconut oil base instead of alcohol, so it won't dry your skin out and it's extra long-lasting. I would like this as a room scent but I can't say I want to smell like apple pie. I'm not sure what I'm going to use this for.
The final product was the Common Sense Naturals Tidy Pumpkin Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer. This hand sanitizer contains witch hazel, aloe, orange, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, ginger, glycerine, and essential oils. While it made my hands feel freshened up and it smelled good, I'm not sure how many germs it will kill. One pump is all you need, so you should get 80 uses from this little tube.
I'm loving the October Kloverbox! All the products fit the theme perfectly! This was such a beautiful fall box. The MyChelle moisturizer and the Beatnik Naturals facial steam were my favorite products, but I loved the cute design of the People Towel also. The scents of the Common Sense Naturals sanitizer and the Wanderlust rollerball perfume were nice, but they're not quite how I want to smell, so I'll probably pass them along to a friend. Kloverbox is getting better and better every month! I can't recommend this box highly enough.
To enter to win my extra Kloverbox, go to my Contact area of this site. Put "Kloverbox Giveaway" as the subject and your name and e-mail address in the appropriate boxes. In the Message section, tell me which October Kloverbox product is your favorite and let me know the address you would want the box shipped to if you won. I'll delete everything at the end of the giveaway, so your e-mail address and mailing address won't be used for anything besides this giveaway. I'll choose a random winner 10/23/16 and I will notify the winner by e-mail and announce the winner in this article. Edited to add: Entries are closed and a winner has been randomly selected! Congratulations, Meredith S.! I'll get your box in the mail to you this week!