June 2014 Homegrown Collective Review – “Summer Time…& The Livin’s…”

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Homegrown Collective
Cost: $48/month ($39 + $9 S/H).
Ships To: United States and Canada (add an additional $10 for S/H).
June 2014 Homegrown Collective
June 2014 Homegrown Collective

The Homegrown Collective, who kindly sent me this box to review, includes seasonally appropriate, professionally curated products that deliver the satisfaction of living a more self-sufficient & sustainable lifestyle to your doorstep each month.

June 2014 Homegrown Collective
The Box

The Homegrown Collective ships via USPS Priority Mail.  I received this box just before the 4th of July (boxes always ship towards the end of the month) and have been wanting to work on it ever since.  I took it up-north over the holiday week and didn’t get a chance and then every time I planned to work on it at home the day just got the best of me and time ran out.  Since I am not sure when I will get a chance to finish the projects I decided to go ahead and write the review anyway!

June 2014 Homegrown Collective
First Look

I hadn’t a gotten a look at any spoilers yet so I didn’t know what we would be making here. I thought it might be sunscreen related, but beyond that I was clueless.

June 2014 Homegrown Collective
The Information Card

The June 2014 Homegrown Collective theme was “Summer Time… & The Livin’s…” and included the following projects:

~After-Sun Aloe Lotion Bars: These bars work as a great “after-sun” lotion and according to the card help to hydrate your skin.  I was thinking about keeping one or two in the fridge to really cool after a long day outside.

June 2014 Homegrown Collective
After-Sun Aloe Lotion Bars – The Information Card
Homegrown Collective
After-Sun Aloe Lotion Bars – The Materials

~All Natural Insect Repellant: Love this!  The bugs aren’t so bad in my backyard, but up-north they are crazy awful.  This buy spray has no chemicals like a lot of the store bought sprays do, which is awesome. This mixture is suppose to be mixed with equal parts water and I should note that they included a storage bottle, as well as, a spray bottle do you don’t have to worry about what to do wit the undiluted mixture.

Homegrown Collective
All Natural Insect Repellant – The Information Card
Homegrown Collective
All Natural Insect Repellant – The Supplies

~All Natural Organic Sunscreen: Sunscreen is like our number one summer essential for the kids and it’s not really something I was even aware you could make it home.  That’s obviously what Homegrown Collective is for!  I also didn’t know that the differences SPF numbers on sunscreen were so small.  SPF 100 blocks 99% of the suns rays, SPF 50 blocks 98%, SPF 30 blocks 96.7%,etc.  Who knew?

All Natural Organic Sunscreen - The Information Card
All Natural Organic Sunscreen – The Information Card
Homegrown Collective
All Natural Organic Sunscreen – The Supplies

What do you think of The Homegrown Collective?   Boxes are $48 /month and, of course, are 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!!!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.
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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. PA Anna

    I like that box! Is the box that you reviewed still available?

    1. Jennifer

      I don’t believe so?? You could always e-mail them and see if they have any though??

      1. PA Anna

        I emailed them and was able to buy this box. I read all the past reviews and can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this box. I’m looking forward to trying it out.

  2. Kate Mc

    This looks like another good box! I may have to break down and order it, but the cost just gives me pause.

  3. EG

    How big are those bottles of essential oils (as well as the soy and witch hazel)? I think the box looks cute, but I’m not sure if the price of a subscription is worth it. Then again it’s been a while since I’ve looked at essential oil prices so I could just be nitpicking.

    1. Jennifer

      Pretty small. Maybe the size of a finger?

  4. Joi

    I canceled my subscription with them because I had to scale back on expenses. I do still order boxes when a good one comes around in their shop. They often times have extras 🙂 This one I would not want though. Great box but not for me.

  5. Alexis Tesnar

    Purchased a three-month subscription for our daughter. Box 1 arrived on time. Box 2 arrived two weeks late after emailing several times. Box 3 is now a month late and I have emailed them several times with no reply. Unfortunately, they do not have a phone number. So many bad reviews of this company, wish I had looked into this more before signing up.

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