27 June 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: NATIVE BOX CLASSIC JUNE 2014

Today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the *June edition of the Classic Native Box;

 


What They Say:
We will send you a different Native box every month with the very best eco-conscious, healthy and safe products to nourish the body, mind and soul. At Native Box we feature Australian brands, big and small, that provide exceptional eco-friendly and sustainable products. We continuously scour the market, making it easier for you to make good shopping decisions that are better for you, your family and our planet…. together with Native Box, these brands help positive change happen!  5-10 products monthly (Full &/or Samples)

RRP:
1 month: $24.95 (shipping included)
3 months: $69.90 (shipping included)
6 months: $134.70 (shipping included)
12 months: $264.00 (shipping included)

– Available from Native Box
 

What I Say:
The Native Box is committed to connecting its members with Australian businesses that provide exceptional organic and sustainable products, as they believe that each dollar spent on such products cast for a better world – and believe that they can help shift the balance towards a better Australia and safer planet. The Native Box has several different boxes available including the Mum & Bub (check out my review of the Winter 2014 Mum & Bub Box), the Beauty Box (Check out my review of Winter Beauty Box), a Vegan Box, A Men’s Box, and of course the Classic Box, which I review the June edition here;

These are the goodies that were included in the box;

 
Bondi Chai – 2 x Sachets


 

I got one of the Club Cinnamon, and one of the Vanilla Honey varieties. I already know the Cinnamon one, and have a box, in the pantry – well rather, one stick left in the box, and as I really like these, and they are a perfect fix for the 3 o’clock slump and tiredness I usually experience,  and as they are 98% fat free, I don’t have to feel guilty either - so I have already added them to my shopping list. They are the closest I’ve come to a Chai in a café, and obviously at a much lower cost per cup too! I haven’t tried the Vanilla Honey option, and would probably not have purchased it before tasting it, as generally I am not too fond of honey as I often find it too sweet – so I look forward to trying out the sample, and you just never know if I like it better than the original.
Available from Coles and Woolworths

 
Sweet William Sweet As Dark Chocolate with Orange – Full Size, 100g



YUM – my favourite chocolate combination. Dark chocolate and orange together. And this block contains 75% sugar than normal chocolate as it has been sweetened with stevia, so you don’t have to feel so guilty when you indulge. Sadly my husband also loves Choc Orange, so I doubt I’ll be able to enjoy this on my own.
Available from Sweet William

 
Olivella Face & Body Bar – Full Size, 100g


 

Unfortunately I am not the biggest lover of soap bars as I simply find they quickly become very messy, so I much prefer liquid soap. In saying that, this soap bar is made using 100% virgin olive oil, and does not contain any parabens, dyes or animal fats, and it sis so gentle that you can use it every day, - and on your face too, which proves how gentle it is. So I may just have to give it a go.
Available from Olivella 

 
Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner – Sample Sachets, 10ml each




This shampoo and conditioner is intended for dry hair and uses the natural power of oats to nourish the hair, so perfect for my long hair and dry ends. I love that it is certified organic and uses natural organic ingredients. I have previously tried some of their baby products on my little boy, and really liked them, so I look forward to testing this shampoo and conditioner as well.
Available from Weleda

 
Probiotic Solutions Cuffs & Collars Fabric Spray – Sample Size, 50ml




This fabric spray contains a blend of probiotic bacteria which is to help clean dirty collars, stinky arms and greasy shorts – and I am thinking dirty bibs as well. I love that it is made using natural ingredients, so I look forward to testing out how tough it is on stains!

Available from Probiotic Solutions

Buckley & Phillips Gumleaf Essentials Relaxing Hand & Body Lotion – Sample Sachet, 5ml


 

I have never heard of this brand before, but I love knowing that it is made using 100% pure and natural ingredients with added aromatherapy benefits as it is scented with essential oils, so I cannot wait to try this cream out.
Available from Buckley & Phillips

 

Brookfarm Power Porrij – Sample Sachet



I was very intrigued by this product, which claims to be more than just oats, especially seeing my preferred breakfast is oats or porridge during winter. But this Porrij is supposedly a gourmet porridge made using organic super-grains rich in proteins including amaranth and quinoa and golden flaxseed, so I really look forward to testing this one out as I am always up for a more healthy alternative.
Available from Brookfarm

 
Natralus Sample Sachets x 3; Natural Paw Paw Ointment, Paw Paw Pure Gel and Aloe Vera Gel, 2g each




I love Paw Paw on my lips during winter when they are extra dry, and also on any cuts on my hands, which in turn seems to heal quicker. I have never tried Natralus before so I do look forward to seeing how these products perform.




I also usually have a bottle of aloe vera in the house, but mainly use it during summer when (usually) hubby has had too much sun while playing sports, but still, this little sample sachet will be handy to have at hand for soothing skin.
Available from Natralus

 
So there you have it, this was the contents in the June Classic Native Box.  

I think that the box contains a great selection and variety of products, all of which I am very happy with and will look forward to using. I particularly love the inclusion of the Dark Chocolate (who wouldn’t!), but also the Chai’s and the Porrij – it is great to be introduced to new food varieties, that are healthier. I also love the Fabric Cleaner, and really hope it does perform on tough stains, and the large Olivella Soap bar is lovely addition as well. Finally, all the sample sachets of cream and hair products – six in total, are also fantastic, and it is a lovely way of getting to try out new products before spending up big on full sized products you may not like. So overall, I am very happy with this month’s contents!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

 
What do you think of the products in the Native Box? Have you tried any of these products? Do you buy organic products? And eat healthy snacks?
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6 comments

  1. Ohhh this looks great, you get so much stuff!

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    1. It is a cool box, isn't it, I also cannot believe how many things are in it!!

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  2. This looks like a box I would be into. Especially since it comes with food samples :) I'm a lover of organic products and make some of my own handmade soap to sell. Never heard of this subscription box before, thanks for sharing!

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    1. HA, I love the food samples too, especially when it contains chocolate!! I have heard about your handmade soaps, I hope your little venture is doing well..

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