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Essentials Crate Subscription Box Review – May 2021

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jun 30, 2021 | 1 comment

Essentials Crate
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Essentials Crate is a monthly subscription featuring healthy and eco-conscious lifestyle items for day-to-day life. This includes 4-5 full-size home, personal care, beauty, and/or wellness products from local artisans, small businesses, and bigger household brands.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Essentials Crate

The Subscription Box: Essentials Crate

The Cost: $44 per month. Save with longer subscription commitments.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to get 15% off your first order!

The Products: 4-5 full-size home, personal care, beauty, and/or wellness items focused on eco-friendliness and health.

Ships to: The U.S. for free.

Essentials Crate May 2021 Review

 

Market Tote

I live literally up the hill in my smaller PA town and we have a farmers market in an easy walking distance every Thursday this time of year. This bag is absolutely perfect for stashing my fruits and veggies and hauling them back up the hill safely. It has a ridiculous amount of compartments for bread, produce, WINE, or anything else you might dream of placing inside. It is also deceptively sized, holding a lot more than it first appears. The material is a sturdy canvas and the handles and bottom of the back are a heavier faux-leather material, fastened securely with metal rivets.

I appreciate the cream canvas because it coordinated with anything. Even old bike shorts.

 

Reusable Cotton Muslin and Cotton Mesh Produce Bag Set (6) and Cotton Tote

Continuing the farmer’s market theme, our next item is a really great set of market bags made out of cotton. It includes three muslin bags, three mesh bags, and an expandable netted tote. They are made of 100% cotton and are reusable over and over.

 

Silverstre Brazilian Wildflower Organic Honey from Bee Seasonal 4oz – Retail Value $6.00

Finally, my last item is a little jar of honey! Between Will and myself, we are kind of… honey snobs. We drink a lot of tea and make a lot of baked goods that include honey, so we like the good stuff! This is absolutely that and I used it to make some no-bake protein balls. The subtle floral taste enhances the peanut butter and oats I use beautifully and makes my favorite healthy treat feel even more special.

The Verdict: Essentials Crate is always so great at a theme! And I always love how the included items arrive in subtle colors and minimal style. As someone who does in fact go to a farmers market each week, these new bags are the perfect transition from the wadded-up Target bags I usually haul down the hill. The quality of every item is great and if I have one complaint, it is that I enjoyed the honey way too fast!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the July box.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to get 15% off your first order!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $44, including free shipping which means each of the 3 items costs an average of $14.67.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of Essentials Crate?

"Cultivate a healthier, more eco-conscious lifestyle with Essentials Crate, a monthly subscription for your household and personal needs. Boxes are consciously curated with a sustainable swap and complementing clean, premium products, designed to make a positive impact on your body, your home and th... read more.
Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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Mary L.

This feels a little pricey to me, but I love the contents of this box. Thanks for reviewing it!

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