Organic Authority Home and Hearth Goodie Box Review
Once every 2-3 months, Organic Authority offers a one-time purchase goodie box that is usually based on the season. It’s time to get my garden started, so I snapped this one right up!
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The Box: Organic Authority Goodie Box
The Cost: Varies, but usually $129 with free shipping
The Products: Depend on the theme, but always products to support an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle
This is the letter they sent, thanking me for my purchase. Usually the OA Goodie Boxes have several items that require use of a gift card and separate shipping, but in this case, the only gift card included is for a free bottle of Kasandrino’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil with free shipping (value $29.98 including free shipping). I was glad to see that, since I am still waiting on one of my products from their New Year Goodie Box!
Zabada’s Eco-Savvy Cleaning Kit – Value $100
The idea behind Zabada’s cleaning system is that you can eliminate or greatly reduce the use of chemical cleaners in your home with their micro-fiber cleaning cloths. They are supposed to work with just water (or without water). These pieces are supposed to last 2-3 years, and came with a bag to put them in when you launder them. Microfiber really, really attracts everything, so I was glad to see a separate storage and laundry bag included. I really like the bamboo dish towel, it seems very heavy and sturdy!
These bowls are ingenious for families! I don’t let my little ones eat or drink from plastic, which means we obviously have lots of broken plates and dishes. I love that the double walls means that the food will retain its temperature longer, too!
So, I immediately cut my thumb on this just while trying to get it out of the packaging. My point is, this is really, really sharp. The good news is that the blades fold away for safe storage. I am excited to try this out!
Capresso’s On the Go Personal Coffee Maker – Value $49.99
This is one of the main reasons I got this goodie box, and I’m so excited to try it! I’ve never liked the idea of coffee pods due to the excessive waste, so I never got one. This one has a removable filter! So cool!
We go through a ton of cayenne at my house! I try to find organic spices for my family, but it’s not always possible, so this was a welcome inclusion to this box.
I was excited to see this in the box, but, well… You know how they say that raw chocolate is good for you? It tastes like it’s good for you.
Nourish Organicís Body Wash + Hand Soap in Almond Vanilla – Value $17.98
This smells AMAZING. It has that real almond smell, which is one of my favorites. It also lathers pretty well, too.
SoignÈeís Botanical Lotion (16 oz) – Value $31.50
I have never heard of anyone taking MSM externally, but it is the signature ingredient in all of SoignÈeís skin care products. I am impressed with MSM’s claims when taken internally, but so far this just feels like a nice lotion. I hope it really does repair skin damage!
This is a hibiscus flower and cane sugar syrup, to be used in drinks to impart sweetness, a floral fragrance, and red color. I think it’s supposed to be like bitters.
Natierra’s Goji Berries – Value $8.99
I haven’t had the chance to try these yet, but I’m always game for an exotic superfruit.
Natierraís Inka Salt (10 oz) – Value $8.99
I’m not sure I believe all the hype about pink salt, but it’s worth a try. This salt is from the Andes instead of the traditional Himalayan variety.
Love Bean Fudgeís Sea Salt Caramel – Value $12.99
I’m not a big fan of caramel, so this one will go to my husband and kids. They love it!
Is it even possible to think about eco-consciousness without tea? I don’t think so. These teas include dried hibiscus and dried
Is it even possible to think about eco-consciousness without tea? I don’t think so. These teas include dried hibiscus and dried butterfly pea flowers.
11 Packets of Seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company – Value $25.75
I was on the fence about this box until I saw these seeds! I love heirloom seeds! This selection includes snow peas, “wonder beans”, beets, mustard greens, eggplant, cowpea, broccoli, tomato, cucumber, paper moon scabiosa flower, and purple basil. Yum!
Garden Guru Lawn & Garden Toolsís 4-piece Garden Tool Set – Value $102.96
I am in love with these garden tools! They included a pruner, a trimmer, a trowel, and a garden blade. I simply cannot wait to get my garden started now! Plus they come with a life-time guarantee! Challenge accepted!
Verdict: This box is incredible! So much good stuff in here! The only thing I don’t like about Organic Authority’s Goodie Boxes is that they only supply them in limited quantities. I don’t know why. Would it not be better to sell more? In any case, I will use almost everything in this box, and the value adds up to over $475! I wouldn’t say the values are inflated – those are the actual retail prices – but for some items, I would never pay that much. But even if I added up the values of what I would pay, it would still be much more than $129. For me, it all depends on the spoilers, and in this case, almost everything in it is a huge win!
What do you think of Organic Authority?