Kloverbox, $25 per month (US only)
I love how little Henry is still in his adorably awkward one ear up/one ear down stage! He's really enjoying box modeling.
Kloverbox is a monthly beauty and lifestyle box that focuses on natural products made by small companies. Each month, Kloverbox has a loose theme and sends subscribers a mix of four to six beauty products, home goods, cleaning products, and/or pieces of jewelry. This is a great way to discover small businesses that you probably wouldn't encounter on your own. All subscribers get the same products with occasional color and/or scent variations. Kloverbox changed owners over the summer, so, if you subscribed in the past and were bothered by the late boxes, you'll be happy to know that the boxes are always coming in the middle of the month now!
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Here's what we got this month:
- Balipura Auric Spray Crystal-Infused Healing Mist in Let Go (full size, worth $25)
- Natural Annie Essentials Happy Edges Essential Oils Hair Blend (full size, worth $14)
- Humble Brush Tooth Brush in White (worth $5.99)
- Essential Oxygen Organic Brushing Rinse (deluxe sample, worth $6.13; full size costs $10.79-$13.99)
- Eco-Dent GentleFloss Premium Dental Floss Mint (travel size, worth $3.79; full size costs $5.49)
The January Kloverbox was worth $54.91. That's over double the price of the box, so I'm very happy with the value. We got three dental products, a hair product, and then a home product of sorts. The theme for this month was Happy 2017, which Kloverbox describes as "letting go of 2016, and starting 2017 looking and feeling your best!"
The first product was the Balipura Auric Spray in Let Go. Given that part of the theme was about letting go of 2016, this was a great choice! This is a crystal-infused spray with essential oils that you are supposed to spray around your head and then breathe in. Kloverbox says that it will help you let go of "unwanted emotions, habits, fears, and attachments." This really isn't a product I would ever buy or use for its stated purpose, but I did like how it smelled. This has cinnamon and grapefruit oils in it. I love cinnamon and grapefruit, but I wasn't quite sure how the two scents would work together. They ended up being perfect together. The cinnamon was stronger than the grapefruit, but I could smell both scents in there.
Natural Annie Essentials Happy Edges is an essential oil blend that is supposed to be applied to the hairline or anywhere you have thin hair or itchiness. It's said to encourage hair growth and strengthen the fine hairs around the edge of your hairline. This is a rollerball and it contains castor oil, rosemary leaves, and rosemary, cedarwood, and lavender essential oils. The rosemary and lavender are the strongest scents in it. I don't want to stimulate hair growth as I already have too much hair, but I had a friend try it out. You'd need to use this for an extended period of time to see results, of course, so she wasn't sure how well it worked at growing and strengthening hair, but she liked how the oil moisturized her scalp without making her skin or hair feel greasy.
The Humble Brush is a toothbrush with a bamboo handle and nylon bristles. All Humble Brush handles are the same color, but the bristle colors vary. I was a little sad I got white, but the bristle color doesn't matter all that much. When you purchase a Humble Brush, a second toothbrush is donated to a person in need. The bamboo is biodegradable. While this isn't as fancy looking as the toothbrushes I'm used to, it worked well. It effectively cleaned my teeth. I could see myself buying another one in the future.
The Essential Oxygen Organic Brushing Rinse is part toothpaste, part mouthwash. To use this, you swish it around in your mouth for thirty seconds to a minute, then you brush your teeth with this still in your mouth. I like to use this as a mouthwash and then use regular toothpaste. It is supposed to help with whitening, bad breath, receding gums, sensitive teeth, and tartar. The peppermint taste is pretty strong, but I liked it, and it made my mouth feel extra fresh.
The final product was the Ecodent GentleFloss. This has no beeswax on it, so it's a vegan floss. This didn't feel nearly as waxy as I'm used to, so I was concerned it wouldn't work as well. I found it was actually easier to use than regular floss. It got into the tightest spaces easily and didn't break. I was impressed. This contains essential oils, but the scent is very, very faint. This is the best floss I've ever tried.
This was a fun Kloverbox to start the year off! The Balipura spray isn't my type of product, but I enjoyed the scent, so I will still use it. My friend really likes the Happy Edges, but hair growth products are not for me. I loved the three dental products. My favorite thing this month, surprisingly, was the floss. I hate flossing normally, but this floss made it so it didn't feel like as much of a chore. Dental products aren't all that common in beauty boxes, but everyone needs them and having a great smile is a big part of beauty, so I was happy to get them. I like the direction the new owners are taking Kloverbox.