House Box June 2016

House Box is a Canadian bi-monthly subscription box that sends you 5 or more assorted home product samples.  Plans start at $21.95 but do go down with longer plans and shipping is $9.95.  Taxes are included in the pricing.  The site says you can review your products and shape future boxes but so far I can’t figure out how to make that happen.  The items included are Canadian companies too!  After you have tried them out you can purchase the full sized version from the website or they have links direct to the companies.  Let’s see what was inside this month.

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This subscription ships in a small branded box.  It looks professional but it has always been the same size so you know you’re never going to get anything really large from this one.

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Peeking inside at first gives me no clue whatsoever as to what I might find.  Peeling back the tissue and removing the card only helped marginally.

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The back of the card lists all the items for this month, prices and reminds you that if you want to buy more you can visit their store or blog.

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Green Beaver Toothpaste-75mL $5.99

This toothpaste is fluoride-free, vegan, and gluten-free.  It is Frosty Mint flavour and let me tell you, it is super minty.  Like pop your eyes open and suck in a breath minty. It uses silica and calcium carbonate to whiten, xylitol to cleanse, and peppermint and menthol for breath freshening.

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Norwex Spirisponge-$5.25

This scrubby is made of a sponge covered in some type of a material with rough surface.  This is safe for use on Teflon but not stainless steel.  We always use these so I’m happy to try out a new type.

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Soak Wash-5mL $0.09 x3

This is a hand washing solution.  Each one of these packets has enough liquid to mix with one gallon of water to wash anything you would normally do a delicate wash on, such as lingerie, sweaters, swimsuits, workout clothes, or baby clothes.  I rarely to never wash delicate things by hand as I used to work in a dry cleaners and know a few things that get me around that but this might be good for some of the kids toys or blankets that I don’t want to toss in the washer.

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Fox Run Brands Garlic Peeler-$5.99

I have always wanted one of these!  You place a clove of garlic in it roll it up, and rub it back and forth, and voila, peeled garlic and no smell on your hands. I love it. Kitchen gadgets make me so happy!

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Honey Candles Beeswax Tea Lights-$2.38 x 2

I love the smell of beeswax candles.  These two tealights are so wonderful.  Beeswax candles don’t release any toxins when you burn them.  These have a burn time of 4-5 hours each.

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Neal’s Yard Geranium and Orange Hand Cream-$0.10

This cream is good for your skin and nails, helping to keep them moisturised and protected.  It is organic and uses avocado, hemp, and olive oils.  I’m not going to open it to see how it smells or works but I’m sure it’s lovely.

I am very happy with this box.  This months has a value of $22.36, which is still a little low but better than last month.   I’m a little sad that there are a few packet samples this time but that has been rare in this box so maybe it’s just this month.  There was a mix of all sorts of items for the home and with them all being Canadian it’s a bunch of good finds.  I have been on a mission to find more Canadian boxes since the exchange rate is so crappy right now and I’m glad to have found this one.  I hope that the rest of the boxes from them are as good as this one.  If you want to sign up let me know and I can send you a link!

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