Little Life Box November 2015

Little Life Box is a monthly shipment of items that help you to try out items so you can try out healthier or alternative versions of things you use or eat everyday.  You will get up to a dozen items each month and they promise to never ship you the same item twice, though you may get a different flavour of the same item.  They are a Canadian company as well so that’s nice too.  Subscriptions will run you  $19.95 a month or less with longer plans.  They offer a purely Vegan option as well.  I went with their original box since I don’t have a preference towards vegan items. I have found that these boxes are stuffed full!

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Somehow this box kept getting put on the bottom of my pile and while I received it a while ago I just never got around to blogging it.  This was their 2 year anniversary and because of that they switched up their boxes.  They also included a card, which was new.

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The inside hasn’t changed though…..still packed full. Though there was no post card this month.

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Simply 7 Quinoa Chips in Sea Salt-23g $1.00

I don’t like quinoa but these are actually quite tasty.  This little bag has just over 100 calories and that means I can snack on these.  They are crispy and have just the right amount of salt to make them feel like a real chip, without the guilt.

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Elan Organic Sunflower Seeds-200g $3.45

I love sunflower seeds.  I have mostly stopped eating the ones in the shell because with the girls it’s just a pain and a mess because they want some and then I have to open theirs and then I get none and so this way I can just pour a few in a bowl for them and eat some myself without the drama.

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Planima Sprouted Vitality Bar in Hazelnut Cocoa & Maca-50g $3.33

I have never tried the whole sprouting thing that seems to be the current fad.  This feels like it’s very dense and it has 200 calories.  It has a base made of dates and then they add in a bunch of other good foods to make the bar.  I’m a bit wary but I’m sure it’s tasty.

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Raw Reserve Green Superfood in Berry-8g $2.00 x 2

So I had their regular green superfood and it was so horrible I couldn’t drink my smoothie.  I’m going to try this one since maybe berry flavour in a berry smoothie might disguise the taste of the rest of it.

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Flapjacked Protein Pancake Mix-113g $3.66

The girls and Hubs eat pancakes one day a week while I’m at work.  I don’t know that I can convince him to try this but maybe once I’m on holidays I can say I’ll make breakfast one day and give it a go.  I received buttermilk flavour, which is good.

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Earthpaste Toothpaste in Peppermint & Lemon Twist-3g $0.25 x 2

This is natural toothpaste that has no fluoride, so it’s safe for kids and it also doesn’t foam, which is kind of boring.  They don’t directly market this to kids but it is fine for them to use.  I’ll probably be the one who does try them out and while some natural toothpaste can be gross tasting I’m hoping that since these are flavoured they will be better.

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Neocell Beauty Bursts in Super Fruit Punch & Fresh Mint Chocolate-1 chew $0.47 x 2

These chews give you collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin c.  They don’t contain any gluten or soy and are supposed to make you more beautiful from the inside out.  Not the tastiest though.  At least the berry one.

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Weleda Arnica Massage Oil-2mL $0.39

This massage oil is supposed to be used after a workout to relieve muscle tension.  I know that arnica is also used to heal bruising so I’m guessing this is just an advanced use for it.  Now if only I could get a massage from Hubs……

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Redmond Real Salt Sea Salt-6g $0.21

This is a tiny vial but I don’t use much salt at all in anything so it’ll actually last me a while.  Sea salt is the best and I rarely buy it so this is a special treat for me.  This is a fine ground salt and contains trace minerals like all natural salt does.

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SBT Sniffle Stick-$4.95

This is like a Vick’s inhaler but all natural.  You apply it to your nostrils and chest when you have a cold and it helps you out.  It is safe to use on kids.  It smells really strongly so I think it can’t help but work somewhat.  No one is sick right now…knock on wood but I know that there will be colds in the future so we will be using this.

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Four O’Clock Winter Collection Teas

I have received this brand of tea plenty of times from them.  I like tea and have at least one cup a day so more is never a problem.  The flavours included this time were gingerbread and almond biscotti.  I also like that they decorate the pouches.  Just a little thing that makes it better.

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Urban Spa Classic Nail Brush-$3.00

This will probably go to my Hubby’s bathroom.  I don’t need a nail brush, my hands are never that dirty.  This is the second Urban Spa item I’ve received and the first was easy to use and is still lasting so the quality is good.

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PB & Me Peanut Butter Powder-180g $8.09

I’m so not sure about this at all. Why would I want powdered peanut butter?  I guess the fact that it has 90% less calories then normal would be one but it seems so odd.  You just mix it with water and you get peanut butter.  You can then use it exactly as you would standard out of a jar peanut butter.  We’ll see…..

This month’s  box had 17 samples in it.  The site is back up to normal with pricing or links to where to buy items so I was able to work out that the value is $33.02. I like this box and have found a bunch of things I would never have bought that either work really well or taste good.  I tended to dismiss most products like this out of hand as not good or too tree huggerish so I’m pleasantly surprised with the items.

 

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