One day you wake up and realize that you do not need to follow the status quo. That there is a better way of living and that your body could be healthier. You put down your chemical cleaning spray, throw out that processed meal, and say hello to the possibilities. Green should be my middle name, instead its Geneva. I drive a Prius, buy local whenever possible, and do my best to keep chemicals out of my home. Being green isn’t a fad, it’s a lifestyle choice. Sure its a little bit more expensive, yet a healthier you is priceless. You cannot put a price tag on your health.
The FDA is giving companies until 2016 to prove that antibacterial hand soaps and products are beneficial to our health. If they can’t prove it, then they must pull their products from the market. Did you know that a lot of household cleaning products have formaldehyde as a main ingredient? Last time I checked formaldehyde was for a corpse and not my multi-surface cleaner and nail polish. Formaldehyde is in everything these days and that scares me. So many products are laced with bad chemicals and as of right now the FDA is doing nothing to regulate the ingredients of household cleaning products.
There is a better way. A greener and healthier way. One that is filled with possibilities and hope for a better day. I am a fan of J. R. Watkins and Ms. Meyers products. The scents are heavenly and the products are free of harsh chemicals. However they are a tad pricey. As you know I have been on a mission to find the best subscription boxes on earth. Enter in the Honest Company. The Honest Company has a monthly subscription service that they call the essential bundle. For $35.95 you get to select 5 different products from their line and you can add 3 additional items. If you add 3 items you can take an extra 25% off of the purchase price of each item. Which is an amazing deal. I took the bait and signed myself up.
The Honest Company has the best customer service ever. I received my first bundle on January 9th and was really excited to start using my products. Mother nature had other plans for me. You see Minnesota was at the heart of the polar vortex and well FedEx trucks are not heated. All of my items froze solid and some of the containers cracked down the sides. The box was a mess and I was a tad sad. I gave The Honest Co. a call and spoke to Diana. A very sweet and helpful customer service rep. We talked about the cold, my frozen items, and that they were going to replace all items that were cracked. Plus she gave me an addition 15% off my next bundle. As of Friday my replacement items are on a FedEx truck headed to MN, fingers crossed nothing freezes this time around.
“What did I get in my Honest Co. Essential Bundle?” OH! I am so glad you asked! Let’s find out!
Honest Liquid Laundry Detergent: Naturally clean stubborn stains & life’s unexpected messes without toxic chemicals or synthetic scents. Perfect for babies & sensitive skin and ALL your laundry needs.
————————–> I used the laundry detergent for the first time this weekend and all I have to say is “Wow!” I never knew my clothes could be this clean. It literally cleaned stains from hand towels that have been set in for months. So long Tide, Hello Honest Co.
Honest Oxy Boost Pods: The extra BOOST for your in-wash cleaning — naturally-derived ingredients use oxygen for destaining & deodorizing — attacking & breaking down stains, grease, and dirt.
————————> I loved that the pods dissolved quickly in the water and that they did not leave a powdery residue on my clothes. My clothes were visibly brighter. I used the pods in conjunction with the liquid laundry detergent. In my mind they are a perfect pair and should be in everyone’s laundry routine.
Honest Wet Dryer Cloths: the eco-friendly “WET” Dryer Cloths naturally infuse plant-based softeners directly into fabrics as they dry. Enjoy soft, static-free laundry without toxic scents!
———————–> What got me hooked was the fact that you can get two uses out of each cloth. Two uses folks, how cool is that. Out of a 32 cloth pack you get 64 loads of laundry. That is something to smile at. The cloths left my sheets feeling super soft. I loved the fact that when I reached into the dryer I was not greeted with an over baring perfume smell. Instead I just got really clean laundry.
Honest Dish Soap in Lavender: This plant-based powerhouse easily penetrates grease, grime, gunk, & icky-sticky, caked on messes. Ultra-concentrated. Extra sudsy. Downright delightful.
———————-> The smell is amazing! I am in love with the dish soap. It cut through grease like a hot knife through butter and did not leave any residue on my dishes. Plus the bottle tells me I can use the soap to wash my dog and my car.
Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner: A naturally fresh way to safely clean and remove dirt & buildup from virtually all surfaces and items in your home.
——————–> I am not a huge fan of grapefruit scented things. However its a different story with the Honest co, I love the scent. This spray makes me happy, I can clean everything in my home and not have to worry about exposing the muppet like dog to harsh chemicals.
Honest Healing Balm: All natural, certified organic oils + extracts + beeswax = the BEST balm ever! Super versatile & safe to use on diaper rash, irritated skin, eczema, minor cuts & scrapes & much more!
—————-> The polar vortex has done a number on my skin. I waited for the balm to thaw and once thawed I used it the night I got it. My legs were severally chapped from the cold. The balm soaked in beautifully, it didn’t feel greasy, and in the morning my legs were back to their normal glory. Sadly its cold in Minnesota right now, so cannot show off my pretty legs. I also used the balm on my hands and elbows.
Honest Dish Brush: Beautiful renewable bamboo paired with recycled and plant-based bristles – it’s a kitchen cleaning match made in heaven! Use less soap. Have more fun. Love the scrub!
—————> It works great and gets the job done quickly.
I loved every product I got in my essential bundle and I am now an Honest Company fan girl for life. I can’t wait to try every product in the Honest Company Line. Sophia is going to be a trooper and give the Honest Company disposable training pants a try. The designs are super cute and I am really excited to teach her mama how to live a greener life.
Do you want to take a leap to the green side? I know you do! To get an essential bundle of your very own and to find out more about this great company please visit: http://www.honest.com
**I was not compensated for this post. Reviews are my own.**