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My August Homegrown Collective box arrived a few days ago and since I was totally spoiler free (this rarely happens – with any boxes) I couldn’t wait to check it out. The Homegrown Collective includes seasonally appropriate, professionally curated products that deliver the satisfaction of living a more self-sufficient & sustainable lifestyle to your doorstep each month.
The Homegrown Collective ships via Priority Mail and arrived in the stated two days from CA. They always ship at the end of the month, so you will receive your box the following month. Like I got the August box in September. It wasn’t late, it’s just how they ship!
The Homegrown Collective ships a lot of fragile items, so they use a lot of packaging materials. Everything was snugly in place and I don’t think anything moved at all.
The August Homegrown Collective theme was “superfood – detoxifying – antioxi-…docious” and included everything you needed to make alfalfa sprouts, green tea and lavender bath soak and dark chocolate pomegranate wonder cups. Here’s a breakdown:
~Alfalfa Sprouts: I do not like sprouts (I know they are super amazing for you, but I just don’t love them. However, I know that L is going to love this little project, so I got it started. You have to let the seeds soak overnight, remove the water, rinse them 2x/day, etc. to get them to grow. L is all about gardening and growing things, so this is awesome. And heck, maybe he will even like sprouts?
~Green Tea & Lavender Bath Soak: This one was super easy and involved simply mixing lavender and green tea! When you are ready for the bath, you’ll add a cup of epsom salt to a HOT bath, let it sit and then put the green tea/lavender bag under the hot running water. It’s suppose to sooth your body, mind and spirit while drawing our harmful toxins and healing wounds. I can’t wait to have B test this next time he takes a bath. Heck after this crazy back to school week, I might try this!
~Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Wonder Cups: OMG! These are amazing. Amazing. I don’t know much about pomegranate and was surprised to see that it’s a fruit of seeds basically. After removing the seeds (which isn’t as hard as I expected) I put them in the bottom of the cups and then added melted chocolate (done on the stove) and a dash (okay a lot) of salt. I had some left over chocolate and there was no way I was letting it go to waste, so I grabbed some more cups and just made plain chocolate / salt cups. Umm, they are all delicious.
As usual, I didn’t do a value calculation for the August Homegrown Collective box since it would have been too difficult. But once again, I feel like it’s worth the price tag. The Homegrown Collective comes up with things I’ve always wanted to do and some things I’ve never even realized I wanted to do (like these). And I always feel like I learned something in the process which is awesome. And, of course, the box is even cheaper if you buy a 6-month ($39/month) or 12-month ($35.75/month) subscription! If you are interested in subscribing, or just want to learn more, click here. And don’t forget to use the code “RAMBLIN10″ to save $10 off your first box!!!
And just like last month The Homegrown Collective wants to give one of you guys a Homegrown Collective Box!! All you gotta do is enter in Rafflecopter below and you’ll be entered to win the August Homegrown Collective Box so you can be on your way to making some wonder cups in your kitchen!