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Homegrown Collective Review – September 2013

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!

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

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).

Check out all of my Homegrown Collective GREENBOX reviews, the DIY Subscription Box Directory and the Eco-Friendly Subscription Box Directory!

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

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!

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

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!

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

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!

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

The next project is using Soap Nuts as an alternative to cleaning your clothes.

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

This project is pretty easy – just tie up the muslin bag and drop it in the washing machine!

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

The next project is making your own laundry soap by combining olive oil castile soap with washing soda and salt.

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

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!)

Homegrown Collective Review - September 2013

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?

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!

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Comments (2)

  1. I can’t help but think that this box, like many DIY boxes, is outrageously overpriced. For nearly $50 you could buy most of that stuff full size. But the packaging and the fact it comes in the mail makes it charming so people are willing to pay such a high price for it. They must make a huge profit.

    • This is probably my favorite box I subscribe to. I’ve only gotten one so far (this one) but I personally don’t have the time to really *think* about being green, as bad as that sounds. But I am trying to become a bit more green, and a little more conscious of how to do that. This bundles it up in a nice package, with a bit of education behind it. Perfect. And a once a month dip into a small way I can change the way I do things is a great way to get started on green without jumping right in with a heavy time/learning investment. With the three month sub, it works out to be 42$ per month because they only charge the 9$ shipping once instead of three times. So it’s not as bad. I will probably upgrade to the year because 35$ a month is worth it.

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