What: Conscious Box
How Much: $19.95/mo for the size shown below (for a smaller "taster" size that has less items, it's $9.95/mo, which includes S/H) sent via USPS from Portland OR
What's Inside: This is so-called "lifestyle" box. 8-12 full-sized or sample food, bath, beauty, and household products. Have choices of regular, vegan and gluten-free. They read labels for you, to make sure products includes all natural ingredients, no GMO, and BPA-free labels. Conscious Box uses vegetable ink and recycled packaging.
The day after I was complaining about Conscious Box's miscommunication, I received their box. Yay!! Good job, Conscious Box!
I so wanted to like this box- It's a health-conscious box, "what's good for you is good for the world" kinda box, with tons of new products for everyday use. It's also from Portland, OR, where I live. And I am all about supporting local business.
But... I disliked this box. And here is why:
Verdict: I like the idea of environmental consciousness - however, the content wasn't for me. Cancelled subscription the following day.
Here is one advice I can give to people who wants to try subscription boxes. First, think if you would like to pay full price for whatever they are offering. Many boxes are just clearing inventory or introductory samples. Some are good finds and some goes straight into trash (or recycling bins, if you live in Portland.) A part of subscription box appeal is getting great surprises through mail, which in itself is very enjoyable, but how much is it worth to you?