Grove Collaborative Subscription Review – August 2018
Grove Collaborative is “a recurring shipment service that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to your door! Our aim is to make living a healthy lifestyle easy and accessible for you and your family. Every product we sell is backed by the Grove standard, which means that it’s healthy, effective, eco-friendly, and affordable. You can shop with confidence knowing everything you buy from us is good for you, your family, your home, and the planet.”
After your first Grove order we’ll set you up with personalized, scheduled Grove shipments every 30 days, so you’ll never run out of the products you love. Your shipments are 100% customizable, and you have complete control over what products you get and when you want to receive them. Thanks for being part of the Grove community!
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About Grove Collaborative
The Subscription Box: Grove Collaborative
Deal: Spend at least $20.00 on your first order to receive a free Mrs. Myers gift set. After that, you will have minimum requirements for future orders but can pause or adjust at any time. You’ll also get a free 60 day trial of their VIP membership (normally $19.99/yr).
The Cost: The order minimums are:
- $10 for recurring shipments
- $15 for “Ship Now” plans for VIP members
- $30 for “Ship Now” plans for non-VIP members
The Products: Choose from many familiar brands all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products as well as the Grove Collaborative brand. Build your own orders or purchase bundles.
Ships to: $2.99 flat shipping to the US
Good to know: They are a Certified B Corp.
Grove Collaborative August 2018 Review
When I first signed up, I was eligible to get a 4-piece Mrs. Myers gift set! I already use and love Mrs. Myers, so I was pretty pumped. I’d also receive a 60 day trial of their VIP membership that includes free shipping. All I had to do was spend a minimum of $20.00 to collect it.
There was also this little bonus of a Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle for signing up. I’m such a sucker for reusable glass bottles.
Here is everything in my cart. I was even able to choose the scent I wanted for the Mrs. Myers products and the color of the spray bottle. I combed through TONS of products before settling on a purchase that totaled $26.28.
With your first order, you’ll receive a welcome card that thanks you for your order and has contact info for Annee, your “Grove Guide”.
There’s also a packing list that shows everything in your order.
Here are all of the items I received totally free once I placed the $20.00 minimum order. I’m a little embarrassed to say how truly geeked I was on this. I love tidying and getting these beautifully designed and eco-friendly items free of charge really excited me. This set has a retail value of $28.57.
Mrs. Myers Clean Day Dish Soap in Basil, 16 oz.- Retail Value $3.89
Here’s a silly anecdote about dish soap: I moved into my house in June of 2014 and there were several odds and ends left there by the previous owners. One was a HUGE bottle of dish soap from a membership club and being the single lady I am, it took me about four years to use it all. Now that I am free from the shackles of the discarded dish soap that I felt inclined to use up, I can choose my own! I FEEL SO ALIVE! Cut to: my favorite scent of Mrs. Myers’, Basil! It’s so fresh and lovely! The simple package and easy-to-dispense nozzle make this a winner sink-side.
Mrs. Myers Clean Day Multi-Surface Everday Cleaner in Basil, 16 oz. – Retail Value $3.89
Another no-brainer for me was to re-up the multi-surface cleaner I already use at home. I actually have a large bottle of the concentrate of this stuff so I can reuse the spray bottles I have, but it’s great to get another to place in a needed area of the house. This is definitely my most-used cleaning product.
Mrs. Myers Clean Day Hand Soap in Basil, 12.5 oz. – Retail Value $3.89
Another house fave of mine (and also of the MSA office) is this hand soap. Yep, the same scent for me. I like consistency! I have this in my bathroom and next to my sink and love the smell it leaves behind on my clean hands. It’s made with olive oil and aloe vera to keep your hands soft and moisturized. There are also larger refill bottles of this available to cut down on the plastic you’d be using by ordering more pumps.
Grove Collaborative Walnut and Cellulose Scrubber Sponges, 2 ct – Retail Value $3.95
The first free gift that is a Grove Collaborative product is this pack of 2 sponges. I use almost the exact same thing that I buy from a different natural brand. Cleaning nerd hack: I cut these in half since I rarely need a sponge full size to use for washing dishes. It stretches these to double the count! The brown scrubby side gets the hard crud off your dishes while the soft white sponge side wipes away the goop. Sturdy lil fellas.
Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle with Silicone Sleeve in Grey, 16 oz. – Retail Value $12.95
Ok, lemme geek out on this lovely glass spray bottle that comes with a removable silicone sleeve, if I may. I got to choose the color I wanted (#allgreyeverything) so that it matches my white and grey home. The thick glass comes with a plastic spray nozzle that has an “off” setting as well as a “stream” and “spray” setting. Perfect. The silicone sleeve allows it to keep a grip on the counter so it doesn’t slide off and break, but you can remove it for easier cleaning. I am not blessed with a dishwasher, but both the bottle and sleeve are dishwasher safe (they ask that you hand wash the nozzle). So, I have my concentrate of Mrs. Myers I can use in this, but I decided to go on ahead and try their concentrated tubes of all-purpose cleaner below…
Grove Collaborative Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner, 2 ct – Retail Value $5.95
Instead of shipping large bottles of liquid around the country, it’s a great idea to get these smaller tubes of concentrated cleaner that cuts down on the packaging and the potential mess. Plus, these are “single serving” tubes so I don’t need to measure anything. I just snap off the cap and squeeze the contents into my glass spray bottle and dilute with water. I’ve switched from my normal Mrs. Myers to this one for the last week and have been pleased with the orange & rosemary scent as well as the cleanliness. I can also toss these in the small compartment drawer below my sink instead of taking up a ton of space with the larger items. Saving space can be important! There are also little “A” stickers included that denote that it’s “All-purpose” in case you use their other cleaners as well and need to know the difference.
Grove Collaborative Organic Cotton Rounds, 80 ct – Retail Value $3.95
Since I felt like I had a lot of cleaning products down with this order, I decided to get some organic cotton rounds from Grove’s own label. I normally would buy whatever is cheapest at my local drug store but settling on organic cotton makes me feel a lot better about using these on my face to remove makeup. They’re hypoallergenic and super soft too.
Grove Collaborative Organic Cotton Swabs, 180 ct – Retail Value $3.95
Another organic product item I decided to go for was these cotton swabs. The cotton is grown in the USA using ethical farming and the stick is biodegradable. I normally buy the big name brand cotton swabs because I find them a bit more full than others, but these felt soft and comfortable in use.
Grove Collaborative Reusable Storage Bag Essentials Set – Retail Value $10.95
I keeping thinking about switching over to more reusable items for everyday use and these storage bags are a great start to replacing plastic bags for food storage or snacking on the go. The set comes with three sizes of bags that are food-safe, BPA free, and leak-proof. I chose the ones with this cute blue pattern but they have clear ones as well. When they arrived, I was impressed with the quality. I wasn’t expecting them to be as sturdy as they are.
Reusable Storage Bag – Large (11.81″ x 10.31″ x 4.33″)
The biggest one can fit so much! I originally bought these for food, but immediately thought this one would be great for travel. I think it’d be especially helpful for sweaty gym clothes or a trip to the beach to toss your wet bathing suit into on the way home.
Reusable Storage Bag – Medium (8.19″ x 7.99″ x 0.16″)
My mind went right for makeup/toiletries with this one. Especially for flying, I get paranoid that I’m going to arrive at my destination with shampoo oozing everywhere, but this would calm those thoughts. As you can see, there’s a nice amount of room for anything that could potentially get messy, even if you just wanna pop this into your daily tote bag so lipstick doesn’t ruin the inside. This also is perfect for a homemade sandwich though too, so I could toss it in my purse knowing that mayo wouldn’t be a problem.
Reusable Storage Bag – Small (6.97″ x 4.64″ x 2.76″)
Last but not least, there is the small snack bag. If you are packing a lunch for yourself, or others, this is great for fruit or a healthy portion of popcorn.
After you receive your first shipment, Grove Collaborative will automatically set up recurring shipments with suggested times of the products you ordered, plus make suggestions on products you may want to consider so you’ll need to sign into your account to make any changes to frequency or items. You can do so in the “Products Subscriptions” section, or view your cart to see what will be coming on your next shipment. You do not have to order every month, but all future orders will need to hit a minimum dollar amount ($10 for recurring shipments, $15 for “Ship Now” plans for VIP members, $30 for “Ship Now” plans for non-VIP members) and shipping will either be free (if you spend $19.99 to keep the VIP membership after the 60 day trial) or a flat $2.99 no matter how big the order is. I’d also like to add that they have a really robust FAQ that clearly explains everything and is really searchable.
Verdict: My introductory box from Grove Collaborative only cost me $26.28 this time around for $53.37 worth of products because of all the free gifts I got when signing up. I thought all of the products I received were of really high quality and I could rest assured that they are all-natural and free of harmful chemicals that are found in other big name brands. If you’re looking to buy products for your home that “prioritize social, environmental, and community wellbeing”, then Grove Collaborative is a great way to achieve that since it’s a Certified B Corp. The fact that you can set up recurring shipments and edit with ease is great for people who have a larger household and/or prefer getting products shipped straight to their home (especially if they easily forget to restock).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You sure can, but you can also customize it any way you’d like with hundreds of products.
Value Breakdown: At $26.28 for this order, here’s what you’re paying for each item:
- Dish Soap: $1.92
- Multi-Surface Cleaner: $1.92
- Hand Soap: $1.92
- Sponges: $1.95
- Glass Spray Bottle: $6.38
- All-Purpose C0ncentrate 2 pack: $2.93
- Cotton Rounds: $1.95
- Cotton Swabs: $1.95
- Bag Set: $5.39
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