28 July 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: NATIVE BOX CLASSIC JULY 2014

Hard to believe that yet another month has passed and we are in fact already half way through the year! Not sure how I feel about technically being 6 months older, but on the positive I do like that there is now only just over a month left of winter. Anyway, end of the month also means arrival of the subscription boxes, and today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the *July 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 (you can see my June review here), but let’s get onto the July box. These are the goodies that were included in this month’s box;

 

Essentially Natural Organic Coconut Flour – Sample Size




I have never before heard of coconut flour, let alone even thought about buying it. And to be quite honest, I wouldn’t really know what to do with it. It is supposedly low carbohydrate, high in fibre and naturally gluten free, not that any of these really bothers me. Anyway, always keen to try out some new foods, I will have to look into what I can actually cook with this.
Available from Essentially Natural  

 
Coconut Magic Raw Energy Bar with Raspberry – Full Size, 45g
 
 

This energy bar is made with coconut oil an coconut nectar, dates, almonds, cachews, goji berries and of course raspberries, and sounds delicious. I love that it is made from 100% pure and raw ingredients and doesn’t contain any additives or preservatives. I cannot wait to dig into this one…only, I have to get some photos taken of the energy bar first, darn!
Available from Coconut Magic
 

VABORI Olive Leaf Lozenge – Full Size, 12 Lozenges
 
 

These lozenges are made from manuka honey, olive leaf extract, lemon and menthol and are 100% percent natural, and the perfect remedy when you’ve got a dry or sore throat. It is obviously the perfect time for the inclusion of these, with colds and flu’s being at the height now during winter. Luckily I’ve so far managed to stay clear of one, but I may just have to test them out anyway.
Available from Vabori
 


Go Green At Home Eco Toothbrush – Full Size
 



This toothbrush is made from 100% eco bamboo, and the bristles from bamboo charcoal which is supposedly better for both you and the environment. I generally use an electric toothbrush, although I still have an old fashioned one at hand, and I love the simplicity of the shaped timber of this Eco toothbrush. So next time I am using a manual brush, I will definitely need to check it out.
Available from Go Green At Home
 

 
Peeled Snacks – Organic Mango Pieces – Full Size, 40g
 
 

I love mango. Absolutely love it. And so does my little one year old boy. Sadly it is not quite season for mangoes here in Melbourne, but still I gave in the other day and bought a couple, mainly to give my little boy a variety in his fresh fruit. And while it tasted nice, it just wasn’t as nice as a mango in season. I always snack on fruit and nuts, so I look do look forward to trying these out, and being all natural with no added sugar or preservatives is only a good thing.

Available from Just Snacks


Morlife Goji’ Antiox Wholegrain Toasted Muesli – Sample Size, 60g
 
 
 

My breakfast alternates between muesli, oats or porridge, so I am quite looking forward to trying out this new variety. It contains wholegrain cereals, and fruits such as goji, blueberries and cranberries which are high in antioxidants, as well as nuts, seeds and fibre to give you energy for longer. Sounds pretty yummy to me, so as I’ve gotten some photos taken, this is another product that will be tested straight away.
Available from Morlife

 

Cherry Brown Crème Mineral Foundation + makeup sponge – Sample Size
 
 

The information card included in the box said you’d receive either the Morlife Goji’ Antiox Wholegrain Toasted Muesli or the Cherry Brown Crème Mineral Foundation, and well, for some reason I have received both, which of course I am not complaining about. The mineral foundation comes in a tiny stick the size of a lip balm, and is made using a blend of jojoba oil, sunflower wax and natural mineral foundation. It is said to give a good coverage while not clogging the pores, so it is perfect for my combination skin, so lucky I got the colour that is a perfect fit for my skin tone. I cannot wait to try this little Tasmanian made foundation out, and the small stick would actually also be prefect to keep in your handbag for touch-ups on the go.
Available from Cherry Brown
 

Finally, the card also mentions that there are two Xmas in July bonus samples included.

Piranha Australian Soy Crisps – Sample Size, 40g
 
 
 
I love soy crisps, so these ones with sweet chilli and lime won’t last I long. I have never heard of Piranha before, so I look forward to giving these a go as I am always looking for different snacks.

 
Australian Bush Flower Essences Gentle Face Wash Serum – Sample, 20ml




I have previously received samples of the Australian Bush Flower Essences hand creams which I’ve really enjoyed using, so I look forward to giving this face wash a go. It contains morning citrus dynamis, and smells so lovely and refreshing.

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

And yet again this box is chock full, and I was actually struggling closing it again! I think that the box contains a great selection and variety of products, as well as a variety of brands, all of which I am very happy with and will look forward to using. I particularly love the inclusion of the snacks, but also very excited to be trialling the mineral foundation from Cherry Brown as it is a brand completely new to me.  So again, I am very pleased with month’s contents as I can already see that I’ll get some new snack favourites!
*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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8 comments

  1. I have not heard of coconut flour before either or know what to cook with it. Let us know what info you come up with.
    I would love to know what you think of the Cherry Brown Crème Mineral Foundation, I am always looking for foundation that won't clog my pores!

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    1. I will definitely have to do some research on what to do with that coconut flour. And I'm the same, always on the lookout for a great foundation that stays put, and wont make my skin break out.

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  2. Nice to see a slightly different monthly box - tha foundation stick looks fab!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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    1. I am particularly interested in that foundation too. And love the small size which makes it perfect for the handbag!

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  3. These boxes are so awesome aren't they? I'm signed up to a baby box at the moment just for fun. It's been great so far! This is the first I've heard of Native Box. I think an organic box is a great idea! xx Make Me Up Mandy

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    1. I do like the baby box too, but did unfortunately get a few items not suitable for my little boys age, but overall I found that one a good box too!

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  4. I'm interested in the coconut flour!

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    1. Ha, I still don't really know what to do with that coconut flour!!!

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