The Honest Company Health & Wellness Bundle Review + Coupon – October 2016
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This review is of the Health & Wellness Bundle, $35.95 a month, box.
Note from Liz: The Honest Company was recently in the news about cancellation issues. Currently, you have to call in to cancel your subscription (you can update the ship date from your online account, though.) Phone wait times were reported at up to half an hour in some cases. The Honest Company has issued this response:
“Our mission from day one has been to help people live happy, healthy lives by providing products that families everywhere can trust. We are constantly looking at ways that we can further improve our customer service policies and procedures. Online subscription cancellation is a feature we’ve been working on and plan to enable in the very near future as a way to provide our customers an easier way to make changes to their subscription preferences 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We look forward to implementing these changes shortly. In the meantime, we always offer refunds to any customer who wishes to cancel, without exception, as well as a 365 day return policy.”
The Subscription Box: The Honest Company Health & Wellness Bundle
The Cost: $35.95 + tax per bundle
COUPON : Save $10 off your first order of $25 or more with code GET10
If you’re interested in other Honest Company products, get a trial Essentials or Diapers & Wipes kit for free + $5.95 shipping when you sign up for a subscription! No coupon required, just use this link. You will be billed for your first month 7 days after you sign up for the trial.
The Products: The Health & Wellness bundle is very customizable; you can choose any two full-size products from Honest’s selection of 12 products in their vitamins and supplements category. You can add on up to 3 more items, like cleaning and personal care items, for a 25% off discount.
Ships to: US, Canada, and APO/FPO addresses. Shipping on is free on bundles and shipments over $50 for US deliveries only. See their FAQ for further details and restrictions.
Good to know: There have been some complaints about Honest Company lately, so it’s good to keep in mind that you must call to cancel your subscription (you can’t cancel online) and consumers have reported being on hold for longer than normal before they’re able to talk to a representative. Even though you can’t cancel online, you can adjust your shipping calendar dates for your Honest Bundle and customize the contents at any time in your account.
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When you sign up for Honest’s Health & Wellness subscription, you’ll be able to choose 2 from their 12 different vitamin & supplement products. There are options for Women, Men, and Kids, so right off the bat, I appreciate that this is something the whole family can benefit from.
The only time in my life I’ve ever managed to remember to take vitamins every day is when I was pregnant and nursing. I’ve definitely not had the healthiest habits lately, so I thought having this subscription might help me stay on track with my daily routine.
The products carry the Honest Free guarantee:
Made without: soy, gluten, yeast, wheat, casein, sodium, dairy, eggs, shellfish, artificial sweeteners, HFCS, artificial flavors, artificial colors, starch, or preservatives
Multi Complete for Women, Once Daily, 30 tablets – Regularly $19.99
When I ordered these, I was feeling unsure about the idea of “Sweet Vanilla” flavored tablets. I hate the taste of vitamins when they’re going down, but vanilla didn’t seem like a natural choice for masking that flavor.
I was pleased to see that these vitamins have 250% of the daily recommended value for Vitamin D. It’s tough to get enough sunshine these days! I used to take a separate Vitamin D supplement so it’s nice that this really is an all-in-one multivitamin for me.
I’m also happy to see 100% of both Iron and Biotin.
As you can see from this photo, these are big! I’m happy to report that the vanilla coating did its job, and they went down easy with no vitamin taste at all. (They also didn’t taste fake like some imitation vanilla products, which is one of my least favorite flavors ever.)
The container also advertises “take anytime (even on an empty stomach)”. So I risked it and took one first thing in the morning, for science! About 5 minutes later I definitely felt the same nauseous feeling I always have when I take a vitamin on an empty stomach and rushed downstairs to each some breakfast. I’ll definitely be taking these with food from now on.
Immunity Plus powder supplement, 25 packets – $19.99
I’m a fan of keeping Emergen-C around the house this time of year when seasonal colds start making their way around, and I thought this looked like a similar type of product to try with the addition of Echinacea.
I wasn’t super pleased that the first ingredient is organic cane sugar, but in the end, the amount of powder in each packet is pretty small and the resulting drink was barely sweet. When adjusted for serving size, Immunity Plus has the same amount of sugar as Emergen-C, less Vitamin C, and more Zinc, Vitamin D and Echinacea.
I liked the Wild Berry Flavor and drank the whole thing mixed with cold water in just a few minutes. It dissolved really easily, too.
Verdict: For $35.99 this month, I got $39.98 worth of products at their regular retail prices. Compared to other vitamins I might buy, these are definitely on the pricier side, especially if compared to store generics. But it’s really, really tough to gauge value for supplements! Honest Company‘s products have promise – they are made in the USA, avoid common allergens, are said to use highly bioavailable nutrients, and the Women’s Daily has the addition of digestive enzymes which I haven’t seen elsewhere. The biggest value is definitely for customers who include Whole-Food Based Prenatal Vitamins in their bundle (since they retail for more than the price of the bundle, and you get to add one more product), but it may also be a good value for you if you’re interested in their vitamins already, plus the 25% discount on the add-on home essentials and personal care items.
Do you subscribe to The Honest Company’s Health & Wellness Bundle? What do you think?