Homegrown Collective Review – September 2013
The Homegrown Collective GREENBOX is a DIY eco-friendly subscription box. Each month has a different theme, and its a great way to learn about different healthy things you can make and use around your home.
The Homegrown Collective kindly sent me this box to review!
The Box: The Homegrown Collective GREENBOX
The Cost: $39 a month plus $9 shipping (Free shipping and free month with annual subscription)
The Products: Green products and projects that allow you to be more self-sufficient.
Ships to: US and Canada (additional costs for Canada shipping – pricing available upon request).
This month’s theme is Back2School – Sustainable Laundry 101. I like to think I’m already pretty eco-friendly when it comes to Laundry (I only use Honest Company products), but this box introduced me to some new cleaning and softening methods to try!
Each project in the box comes with a sheet detailing how to use the items included, and providing background on the benefits of the eco-friendly approach. I haven’t used conventional dryer sheets in a year thanks to the Honest Company, but I really like this wool ball approach!
You add a drop or two of the Central Coast Essential Oil to the wool ball and put it in the dryer like you would a dryer sheet. I’ve been using mostly unscented laundry supplies, so this eucalyptus and peppermint scent is a refreshing change!
The next project is using Soap Nuts as an alternative to cleaning your clothes.
This project is pretty easy – just tie up the muslin bag and drop it in the washing machine!
The next project is making your own laundry soap by combining olive oil castile soap with washing soda and salt.
The projects in this month’s box are all super simple. For this one, you just grate the castile soap and mix it with the washing soda and salt. (I love the smell of the castile soap – its so fresh and clean!)
The Homegrown Collective also included a bleach alternative powder in this box. Bleach is the one thing in my current laundry routine I know isn’t green enough, so I can’t wait to try this!
Verdict: I always learn something new with every Homegrown Collective box, and I like to think my home gets a little healthier too! I love how clean and natural everything in this box smells, and I’m excited to try more of the projects!
What did you think of the September Homegrown Collective GREENBOX?