Kloverbox, $25 per month (US only)
My adorable little Eleanor is barely fitting into the Kloverbox now! I wish there was a way to keep baby bunnies teeny. In the picture above, Eleanor at one month (top left), two months (top right), 2.5 months (bottom left), and 3.5 months (bottom right).
Kloverbox is a monthly organic, cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle box. I love Kloverbox because the products are made by small businesses, so it is a fun way to discover beauty and home items you likely wouldn't encounter on your own. While it is not strictly a vegan box, its products often are vegan. There can be anywhere from three to seven products, but, most months, there are four. Some months are heavier on the beauty side, some heavier on the home and lifestyle side, but there's always a mix. You sometimes even get a snack in there. The owner does some of the best box curation out there, in my opinion, so getting this in the mail is always a treat. Also, Kloverbox used to be known for coming late in the month, but they started contracting with a shipping company a couple of months ago, so the boxes are now coming more toward the middle of the month.
Kloverbox sent me this box free of charge for review.
Here's what was in the March Kloverbox:
- Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Suds Organic Laundry Detergent (20 load package, worth $9.95; 200 load jar costs $37.95)
- Paddywax Blue Apothecary Collection Candle in Rosemary and Sea Salt (one 2-ounce candle, worth $5.25; full size candle costs $19)
- Vana Body Coconut Clay Mask (full size, worth $21)
- Inkredible Image, Bagito, and Kloverbox Custom Reusable Shopping Bag (worth $7.50)
The March Kloverbox was worth $43.70. Last month was heavy on the beauty products, so it's nice that this month was heavier on the home products.
This is my first time getting laundry detergent in a box! Everyone uses laundry detergent (at least, I hope they do), so you can't go wrong with a product like the Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Suds Organic Laundry Detergent. If, like me, you are unsure of what a soapberry is, the product page I linked above will tell you all about them. The berries not only clean your clothes, but also work as a fabric softener. I didn't notice any scent on my clothes after using this, so if you have scent sensitivities, this natural laundry detergent is a great choice. The formula is hypoallergenic. While I haven't tried this on anything heavily stained yet, my clothes came out looking perfectly clean. If you have a high-efficiency washer, this will clean twenty loads, but only half that if you have a regular washer.
I love getting candles in subscription boxes. Paddywax makes soy candles in tons of different scents. I got the Rosemary and Sea Salt, as you can see above. Rosemary isn't my favorite scent, so I was not sure what I was going to think of this. It didn't smell that much like rosemary to me and I loved it. I would describe the smell as ocean-y and it kind of has a masculine scent, similar to aftershave. While I wouldn't want to wear this scent on my body, it is perfect for a candle. The scent is noticeable but not too strong when lit. This isn't the first Paddywax candle I've gotten in a subscription box and I hope it won't be my last. They're of such great quality and last a long time for a little candle! If you got a Kloverbox this month, which candle scent did you get?
The Vana Body Coconut Clay Mask is a powder mask. You add water or your choice of liquid to it, then allow it to dry, and rinse. It has a pretty strong lavender smell to it, which isn't my favorite, but Emily absolutely loves it. I've just never been much of a lavender person. This mask is supposed to do a little bit of everything, so it should work for all skin types. It will moisturize, remove impurities, fight acne and aging, exfoliate, and help heal the skin. I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but Emily was a willing guinea pig. She often finds clay masks to be drying, but she didn't find that to be the case with this mask at all. She says it made her skin look and feel better, so she will be sure to use it again. With all the masks we get in boxes, when we use them multiple times instead of giving them away, then you know they have to be good. I'll give it a try the next time I need a mask.
Finally, there was a reusable bag that Bagito made, Kloverbox designed the image for, and Inkredible Image printed. I've gotten two other reusable shopping bags in boxes before, but they were from Baggu, not Bagito. You can't really have too many reusable shopping bags, so this will get a lot of use. It's a sturdy, medium-sized bag. It has a little pouch that it folds up into that you can snap onto your key ring. The bag is made out of 25 plastic bottles, so, besides keeping you from wasting plastic and paper bags from the store, you're also helping the environment by keeping those bottles from ending up in the trash.
March was yet another great month for Kloverbox! Everything is going to get a lot of use. It was an amazing mix of products, as always. This is my first time trying a natural laundry detergent, so it was nice to get something a little different. The box has a spring feel to it, which is perfect after the cold winter we've had up here. I'm looking forward to what April has in store!