Does anyone else feel as though Birchbox is all the rage right now? I love the idea of paying only $10 a month to receive a wide variety of brand name beauty samples, however, I cringe at the thought of many of those items being more than likely laced with a copious amount of not-so-natural ingredients. While I recognize that a Tarte or Korres product might randomly end up in a monthly box, it’s not enough to entice me to join. Luckily there are some similar eco-friendly alternatives to Birchbox for all of those green peeps out there such as myself! (Bonus – all of the following are always wrapped in earth-friendly packaging!)
Green Grab Bag –
Cost: $15/month or $145/year (a 20% discount) + free shipping
What you get: A minimum of six natural, organic and vegan beauty samples including skincare products, makeup or fragrances.
Check it out: http://greengrabbag.com/
Cost: $16/month + free shipping
What you get: Six or more trial-size healthy, eco-sensitive beauty and personal care products, along with occasional samples of natural & organic health and wellness products from brands that are committed to creating products that respect people, animals and planet. Bonus – you can gear the products toward your specific concerns and skin type.
Check it out: http://goodebox.com/
Eco-Emi Box –
Cost: $15/month + free shipping
What you get: Five to ten samples of natural, organic, eco-friendly, cruelty free, vegan, vegetarian or Fair Trade products. The items can be everything from animal-friendly makeup, to organic herbal tea, to all natural perfume, to sustainable laundry detergent, to vegan chocolates, etc!
Check it out: http://ecoemi.comConscious Box –
Cost: $12/month; $33/3 months; or $64/6 months (+ shipping for all)
What you get: A wide variety of products and samples focusing on “sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility” - anything from organic food to green household items to vegan beauty products.
Check it out: http://www.consciousbox.com
What are your thoughts on a more eco-friendly alternative to Birchbox? Which one sounds the most appealing to you?