Eco Emi June 2014 Box Review & Giveaway

by Lisa Heath

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I have an eco friendly subscription box that is fairly new to me.

The theme for June was a patriotic box and included a card explaining this:

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Let’s go through each item in the box now!

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I’m going to start this with the one item I can’t use… because I don’t have a dog.  This is an organic dog shampoo that softens dry skin, removes grit, smooths the texture of the hair while alleviating pain from sores, scrapes and insect bites.

Price: $12.00 for 6 oz

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This stuff is awesome!  Lavender Cuticle Oil by Whooty Hoot Creations is a nice cuticle oil with a burst of lavender.  I’ve been using this at night on my cuticles and they look amazing!

Price: $5.29 for 5 ml

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Lime Coconut Lip Balm  by Molly Rose was my favorite item in the pack.  This is a zesty lime with a hint of coconut that is made with 100% vegan and organic ingredients.  Gives great moisture to dry, cracked lips.

Price: $5.00

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Creaseless hair ties are something that so many people have been raving about but they don’t stay in my hair!  They don’t break or anything, I just can’t get them to wrap enough in my hair to keep them fairly tight.  They just start slipping down within minutes and then I pull them out.  I usually give these to my coworkers kids because they work really well in their hair.

Price: 8.00 for a set of 6

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Amazing Meal Packet in the flavor Vanilla Chai Infusion is YUMMY.  I mixed this packet with almond milk and it tasted a little like oatmeal.  Each packet contains your daily serving of fruits and veggies!

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Pressed Eye Shadow by Lauren Brooke had great pigmentation and is made with all natural ingredients such as jojoba, broccoli seed, and orange peel wax.  The application was silky and I’ll have it in it’s own review soon!

Price: $12.00

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Natural Sun SPF 30 Green Tea Antioxidant by Aubrey Organics is an intensive, protective formula with an antioxidant blend of sunscreen to protect damage and fights the aging effects of sun exposure.  It’s water resistant for 40 minutes too!

Price: $15.95 for 4 oz


I’m really torn on this box.  There were some nice items in it for me like the cuticle oil, eyeshadow and Amazing Meal Packet… but at the same time there were items I won’t use like the dog shampoo and hair tie.  When I do sub boxes I like them to be closer related in items, like a makeup sub box or food sub box, that way I have an idea of what I’m getting.  However, if you are looking for an eco friendly box and like getting surprise items that are eco friendly then this certainly is a good box for you.  I just don’t feel it’s a perfect fit for me, but it was definitely an interesting box to get with more items in it than most sub boxes I have received.

Price: $15.00 a month

Where To Buy: Eco Emi Website

The Giveaway

Want to win an Eco Emi box of your own and decide for yourself what you think?  Comment below and I’ll randomly select a winner using Random.Org!

Must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Jamie @ Makeuplifelove August 11, 2014 - 5:55 pm

This box sounds pretty nice. I can see how you would be half and half with it. That cuticle oil does sound amazing and I love the colors of the eyeshadows.

Melissa August 11, 2014 - 6:27 pm

This is a great subscription box! I wouldn’t like to have a bunch of things I couldn’t use at all though. Something more personalized to my likes/wants would be better.

Kayla August 11, 2014 - 6:58 pm

Oh I love this idea! I’m always looking for more eco friendly products.

Michelle August 11, 2014 - 8:48 pm

That cuticle oil looks awesome! Want want want!

Cindi August 12, 2014 - 7:10 am

I’ve seen people wearing those hair ties and they look cuter than the colored covered elastic. I use the clear elastics but they break easily and don’t work too well either. A plain old red rubber band is the best thing to secure hair and hold of forever, too bad it breaks it too. I have been using an oatmeal shampoo on my Yorkie so this shampoo would be perfect for him. That cuticle oil sounds perfect for me. I love rose. I use the heck out of cuticle oils. My favorite right now is the lettuce cuticle oil from Northern Star polish.

Jenna @ A Savory Feast August 12, 2014 - 8:49 am

I have been wanting to sign up for a subscription box like this. This sounds fantastic!

Amy Lam August 12, 2014 - 8:51 am

This box sounds nice!

Alyssa August 12, 2014 - 9:09 am

Loving all the healthy things in this box! Seems like they would really be great products to use!

Jemma August 12, 2014 - 9:15 am

This looks like such a good box full of a great variety of products.

Joelle August 12, 2014 - 9:41 am

That lavender cuticle oil looks amazing! Always my favorite oil/herb/beauty product :)

Marnie G August 12, 2014 - 10:33 am

Wow! What a great compilation of items! Very nice!

Alexandria Brady August 12, 2014 - 10:37 am

That cuticle oil sounds lush, I’m a nail artist and change my nails all the time so I’d love to try it out! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Rochelle August 12, 2014 - 10:42 am

Great review — I would be torn as well. It’s hard to get a box of stuff you’re not sure you’ll be using it all. I don’t understand the rave of those hair ties! They don’t wrap around my hair at all (I have a ton of it) and they don’t stay in my girls’ hair – they slip out too. That lip balm and cuticle oil look lovely though! At least you got some fun new goodies. Hopefully you know someone with a dog to pass on the shampoo to.

Katie August 12, 2014 - 1:56 pm

The lip balm sounds really nice. I’ve always had trouble with hair ties because my hair is so fine but there’s lots of it, nothing ever seems to keep it tied up tightly. Seems a bit odd to have dog shampoo in a box.. a bit presumptuous!

Katie <3

Leanna Ranieri August 12, 2014 - 4:29 pm

I love cuticle oil! And as far as those hair ties go, unless you have thin hair, personally they don’t work for me because they always fall out or aren’t tight enough!

kendall August 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm

sounds like this box has an awesome price point! I really don’t like boxes that are crazy expensive!

Camesha August 12, 2014 - 9:37 pm

I want to try that vanilla chai. I’m practically a chai addict!

Lissa Cole August 12, 2014 - 10:25 pm

I like that there are eco-friendly cosmetic boxes out there. It’s hard to find companies! Do they give you an option to exclude items like other subscription companies do?

Jessica August 13, 2014 - 3:53 am

I’m a big fan of lavender oil, so much so that I use it despite my (mild) allergy to fragrance. I’d love to try this lavender cuticle oil! Nails are totally an accessory!

Sarah Beth August 13, 2014 - 5:51 am

I am so intrigued by these monthly boxes that bring you new goodies. I really need to sign up for one. What a treat!

Beth@ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. August 13, 2014 - 7:07 am

We all love presents that come in subscription boxes each month don’t we? It’s like a surprise that you weren’t expecting to brighten your day.

Rebekah August 13, 2014 - 8:58 am

That cuticle oil looks really interesting! I never have luck with creaseless hair ties either, my hair is too heavy. I need thick heavy-duty ouchless elastics.

Carly from The Puzzled Palate August 13, 2014 - 9:03 am

I love a good subscription box! I had never seen this one before! Thank you for telling me about it and all the goodies!

brita August 13, 2014 - 9:11 am

I’ve never heard of Eco Emi but it sounds nice! I’ll definitely go check it out. I’ve heard so many people rave about monthly boxes like this and how nice it is to try new items that you wouldn’t have otherwise

alice August 13, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Sounds really cool :) I’m absolutely addicted to surprise boxes – I can’t stop! Love natural ingredients so I might try this.

Carly Anderson August 13, 2014 - 6:18 pm

This is my first time ever hearing of the Eco Emi box. There looks to be a lot of great things in it!

Jessica Doll August 13, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Sounds like an interesting box. I only use creaseless hair ties but after awhile they don’t stay in my hair either.

Jordan August 13, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Cuticle oil is always a best friend of mine, my cuticles get so bad sometimes :(

Raewyn August 13, 2014 - 11:08 pm

yum! I need to try the amazing meal!!

Lindsay August 14, 2014 - 9:36 am

Great products!! I would love to try some of them myself! That shampoo looks cool

Ashley Nicholas August 14, 2014 - 11:39 am

What a fun subscription service! Lots of great items!

Stephanie August 14, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Theses boxes look great! Even if I don’t win, I may look into purchasing them! Thank you for the chance!

Rachel Beltz August 14, 2014 - 10:24 pm

The cuticle oil is so different! I love it!

TJ Eans August 16, 2014 - 9:56 am

What a neat box! Lime Coconut Lip Balm is now on my list of things to try — sounds yummy.

Bethany August 16, 2014 - 2:23 pm

I would love to try new eco friendly products!

Nicole Huckins August 16, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Never heard of this box! Looks interesting.

Amanda Lawson August 17, 2014 - 8:14 am

Never head of this box! Seems lovely! Would love to get one one day!

Stephanie Shipley August 17, 2014 - 5:56 pm

I would love to try the lavender cuticle oil!

Andrea Darst August 18, 2014 - 10:08 am

I love discovering new products and subscription boxes! These sound amazing! [email protected]

Jess August 18, 2014 - 11:35 pm

I love Amazing Meal! Their chocolate flavor is my favorite!

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