Botanic + Terre July/August 2017

Botanic + Terre is a bi-monthly box that ships out a Beauty box. This box used to be called Esthoria Box and had a beauty or home offering and now it is only the beauty.  They send out cruelty-free and natural products to encourage holistic care.  Boxes start at $44.99 bi-monthly and there are 3 and 6 box options as well.  I’ve had a bit of an issue with this box since it switched over but I think we have it straightened out now.  The customer service was good but unfortunately, I did not end up with the resolution I felt was right but we did come to a fair option.

The box arrived safely, though once again there is not an info card or any other form of me knowing what will be in here.  The packing shreds kept everything a secret in this first look.

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Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner-$20.40

I had received a smaller bottle of this a while ago and really enjoyed it.  It works great as a leave-in conditioner and I enjoy the way it makes my hair feel.  It works well as a detangler and I can use it on my girls as well without worry.  This is a win in the box for me.

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Graydon Face Foam-$25.00

This foaming cleanser uses apple cider vinegar, bamboo, and willow bark to gently soothe and clean the skin.  I like foam cleansers, they are fun to pump out and then they always feel so soft and nice on the skin.  This one is good to use on any skin type and is unscented as well.

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Henne Luxury Lip Tint in Coral-$21.00

I got to choose the shade of this item that I wanted to receive.  I’m really happy with the one I chose.  It is a soft coral colour that gives my lips a slight shimmer and a hint of colour.  It feels great on my lips and I will be wearing this often this Fall.

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RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe-$1.00 x 5

This is a new brand to me but I love makeup wipes and the fact that these are individual packets makes them better!  I don’t use a wipe every day so by the time I get to the end of a regular package of wipes they are getting dried out.  This cannot happen this way.  These are made with coconut oil and can be used on any skin type.  They are safe to use on just shaved skin and remove even waterproof makeup.

This is going to be my last box from them as they are not honouring the plan I signed up for.  They feel that since they discontinued the original box and that this one is a more expensive one that they took what was left from my purchase and converted it to this value.  That means that  I will not be able to get the 6 boxes I had expected.  I am not happy with this as there was no notification that they were discontinuing the House box and no notifications that my plan was being adjusted or switched to the Beauty Box.

Esthoria Box/Botanic + Terre May/June 2017

Esthoria Box is a bi-monthly box that ships out either a Beauty box or a Lifestyle box.  The products included are green products and help to remove toxins and negative chemicals from your life.  The Beauty Box is $89.00 and the Lifestyle is $29.00.  Both options have added shipping costs.  You can choose to pay per box, a six-month term, or a twelve-month term.  Prices are in Canadian dollars.  If you go with one of the longer terms you actually meet their free shipping threshold and so shipping is not charged.  I am alway happy to find a new Canadian box.  The Beauty Box is out of my price range so I went with the Lifestyle one.  Time to see what they’ve sent out.

I’m slightly confused this month.  This box should have arrived in April or May.  It hadn’t shown up so I emailed them to let them know.  They apologised and said I definitely should have received it by the time I emailed them.  They mailed me out a new one but the label is not what I was expecting and inside seem to be beauty items. There is no card to let me know what should be here.  When I try to go to the old site I have links for it takes me to this one so they might have switched things up.  I have not received any notifications to let me know anything.

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Native Nectar Botanical Body Oil-$20.00

This oil can be used as it is for a full body moisturiser or you can add a few drops to your bath.  It smells of the roses that are floating in the bottle.  It also has neroli and sandalwood oils in it.  This did soak in fairly fast but I can tell that there is an oil there.  I think I will save this for winter as it will be more useful to my skin then.

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Birchrose + Co Body Polish-$22.00

This sugar scrub has a blend of ginger and citrus lavender with minerals to soothe skin while improving circulation.  It has actual pieces of the herbs in it along with the sugar.  I have a few scrubs in line right now but I think this one will be very nice once I get to it.

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Bkind Hand Balm-$16.00

This is Forest scent, which is a blend of shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, fir needle, pine tree, and cedarwood essential oils.  This cream is very thick and you need to rub it in your hands to warm it slightly so you can rub it in.  The scent is not too strong and this will be another item that will be great come fall and winter.

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Province Apothecary Regenerating + Stimulating Exfoliator-$16.00

This is a dry powder that you add water to in your hand to make a paste.  You rub it on your face and let the oatmeal, green tea, and lavender work their magic on you.  It is fine for all skin types and is safe for any septic systems.

This box was good. I’m very happy with the customer service I received as well.  The four items included this month have a value of $64.00.  I am going to have to find out what happened to the normal box as I was enjoying the household items. This time everything was in perfect condition upon arrival.