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A few months ago I saw an offer to try out some products from The Honest Company. If you haven’t heard of The Honest Company, it’s Jessica Alba’s company and all products are non-toxic. No nasty chemicals. Anyways, I figured I’d just take the samples and be on my way. But I ended up signing up (for the Family Essentials Bundle) because I liked the stuff so much. And, umm, I liked that it was delivered right to my door.
Here’s how it works: Every month you pick five items you are in need of for that month. You can pick from tons of things including laundry detergent, dishwasher pods or gel, hand sanitizer, shampoo, sunscreen, stain remover, oxy boost, dryer cloths, baby wipes, bubble wash, etc. It’s $35.95/month, which I didn’t think was too bad. But you know what, I never actually did the math to see if I was “saving” any money. Shameful I know. So let’s do the math with my August bundle:
I got the following items (Honest Co. prices in parathensis):
~Honest Healing Balm (3oz) ($12.95)
~Honest Dishwasher Pods (32 loads) ($10.95)
~Honest Hand Sanitizer (8oz) ($6.95)
~Honest Laundry Detergent (70 loads) ($12.95)
~Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner (22oz) ($4.95)
Based on Honest Co. prices, I saved $12.80. I paid $35.95 and my selections were worth $48.75.
But did I save anything based on say, Target prices of Method products for the cleaning items. And whatever else I can fine online for the other items. Let’s see:
~Method Smarty Dish: $9.50. By my math, their pods work out to ~$0.30/load. So that’s around $9.50 for 32 loads.
~Method Free & Clear Laundry Detergent: $21. Once again this appears to work out to $0.29/load.
~Method All Purpose Cleaner $1.90. This is more of a math project than I was expecting ;). It’d be way too easy to compare prices if everything came in the same size containers now wouldn’t it?
~Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment $10.49. The Honest Co. healing balm is basically diaper rash ointment, although it can also be used for other things (it makes your feet super soft).
~EO Hand Sanitizer ($7.99): I picked this because it’s a good brand. And because it came in 8oz so I didn’t have to do any math.
Okay, so where does that put us? At $50.88. So based on retail prices I saved $14.93! SCORE. And I love my products. I haven’t had a chance to try everything they have to offer yet, but so far I am loving the Healing Balm, the Bug Spray and the Dishwasher Pods. So I am giving The Honest Company two thumbs up. I am saving money and saving time and (hopefully) saving my kids skin from icky things. Nothing wrong with that! Have you tried anything from The Honest Company or any sort of similar delivery service? What are your thoughts?