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Homegrown Collective Review – February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

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Homegrown Collective Review - February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

This month’s Homegrown Collective theme is “How Sweet It Is” – a box inspired by honey and honey bees!  P.S. There’s an awesome giveaway at the end of this post!

Homegrown Collective Review - February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

The Box: The Homegrown Collective

The Cost: $39 a month plus $9 shipping (Free shipping and free month with annual subscription)

COUPON CODE: Use coupon code MYSUB10 to save 10% on any subscription!

The Products: Green products and projects that allow you to be more self-sufficient.

Homegrown Collective Review - February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

Harry’s Wild Flower Honey Pure-Raw & Natural with Honey Dipper – Value $10.99

Homegrown Collective always includes information on every item, why it was selected, it’s benefits, and recipe ideas and tips. This time they included info on the 6 Benefits of Honey. I didn’t know you could use honey to treat cuts, burns or scrapes – apparently it acts as an antibiotic ointment!

Homegrown Collective Review - February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

Sweet Almond Oil

Essential Citrus Oil 

Harry’s All Natural Beeswax – Value $7.99

Homegrown Collective Review - February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

Salve & Lip Balm Tins (these are empty for you to make your own lip balm).

Organic Shea Butter

This box also included instructions on how to make your own beeswax lip balm! You combine the grated beeswax, essential oil, and shea butter. I haven’t made this yet, but I can tell you that all the ingredients smell amazing!

Homegrown Collective Review - February 2013 + Coupon + Giveaway!

Organic Dried Rose Hips

Harry’s Local Bee Pollen – Value $12.99

Ball Pint Jar

Thanks to the Homegrown Collective I’m building quite an impressive glass jar and bottle collection! Also, I didn’t even know you could eat Bee Pollen (I learn something new every month thanks to this box) but not only can you eat it – it has more protein than pretty much any other food!

From the Homegrown Collective:

Bee Pollen contains much more protein per opunce than any other natural food. It is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It caontains nearly all nutrients required by humans. It aids in digestion. Bee pollen is also believed to reduce stress and ti increase stamina and alertness.

Got allergies? Bee pollen has long been known as a natural remedy. Simply eat a few granules each day to build up a tolerance, increasing the amount over time.

Harry, however, recommends bee pollen for more energy. He says that ounce for ounce, bee pollen is higher in protein than meat. He suggests customers undertake the following test: Consume a teaspoon a day for seven days and see whether your energy level isn’t completely transformed.

Ok, now on to the giveaway! One lucky reader will win the upcoming March Homegrown Collective box. (I will contact the winner via email so please use an email you check frequently).



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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. The lip balm making supplies look so fun to try, I might even let my girls help me make them. This box looks awesome!

  2. I am always on the look out for natural remedies for my horrid allergies. I would love to see how bee pollen could help. Raw honey has been my favorite facial cleanser and eczema soother for quite a while. LONG LIVE THE HONEY BEE!!!

  3. I would LOVE to make my own lipgloss!

  4. I love anything honey- great box!!

  5. I would LOVE to try the “make your own cheese kit” form the December box! It would have been great to have the natural cough syrup last month! – Xoxo MP

  6. That’s a tough one! I really like the lipbalm kit in this one. I love lip balm but so many have too many ingredients! I also think the grow your own mushrooms kit fromthe November box is freakin AWESOME!

  7. Hello! I love your blog. I’ve subscribed to a few of them because of your blog.

    This box is definitely up my alley as I’ve made my own infused Lavender body oil and am contemplating getting bees so I can use the honey, beeswax for making more household things.

  8. I really like the idea of making my own lip balm or salve, I have a lavender plant that would make a great addition to any recipe!

  9. I love this box! I am wishing I had signed up for this box!

  10. The cheese making kit!

  11. Oh wow I love it!

  12. I would love the home remedies! And dying to know how that bee pollen tastes. Do you just eat it straight or can you mix it into a smoothie..?

  13. would love to make my own lip balm since i use sooo much of it!

  14. The cheesemaking kit…I know someone who’s doing it on their own!

  15. I love how these are a nice mix of create your own and stuff you can use. Honey is an excellent choice for a theme!

  16. I like the medicinal herd garden project, using seeds from the January box. I try to avoid prescriptions as much as possible, so this would be a great fit with my lifestyle.

  17. I like this box the best out of the past boxes on the website. Making my own beeswax lip balm interests me the most. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I like the “grow your own herbs” one. Some of the other stuff looks cool, but I always find myself needing fresh herbs for recipes and am reluctant to spend so much in the store for them.

  19. This is my favorite new box I think. It isn’t the same old stuff, the contents look really high quality to me. I’m tempted to sign up.

  20. This looks like an amazing box! I love honey. And all the information they give you with each product, and some DIY!

  21. What an awesome subscription box!

  22. I am partial to the honey salve but the DIY cheese making kit looked neat too!

  23. Wow, this looks really neat. Perfect in time for the spring season!

  24. Would love to win this. I actually like this box the best, but the mushroom box is a close second.

  25. the cheesemaking kit looks pretty yummy!

  26. This box looks so fun!

  27. Thanks for the giveaway. Liz, watch out when using the citrus oil in lipbalm, citrus oil is very drying, but it can make a nice solid perfume.

  28. I like the December box.

  29. I have been wanting to try this subscription box out for a while now! What an awesome giveaway!

    • Oh, and I would really love to try making my own kefir soda from Novembers box.

  30. December’s wine and cheese box would be amazing, great blog!

  31. I like January… cure-all’s… practical!

  32. I like this box because I have a hard time with protein intake.

  33. love the seasonings box!

  34. I find the bee project and the do-it-yourself mushroom growing kit most interesting!

  35. I’d love to try my hand at making kefir. Fun!

  36. I’d love to try my hand at making kefir. Fun!

  37. What a great box! Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. The Home remedies is especially interesting to me because I have very sensitive skin and many allergies. 🙂 And as a biologist and part time pharmacy technician I know that Mother Nature herself was the first pharmacist.

  39. Great box and thanks for the giveaway!

  40. I definitely love the bee one the best, but the cheese box is a close second!

  41. My favorite project of theirs so far would be the diy cheese! Too cool!

  42. I would like to try the cheese making kit.

  43. The home remedies looked the most interesting!

  44. I love the home remedies box!

  45. This would be an awesome box to win!!

  46. What a cool looking box! You have to tell us, how does the bee pollen taste???

  47. Thank you for your blog and giveaway!

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