Beverages - I've not tried any of these though I had intended to. The Natural Calm and Natural Energy powders went to work with me since that is where I need the most calm and most energy. Both have been in short supply for a few weeks, but the packets remain stashed on my desk. The tea was given to a friend since I don't drink tea and the Happy Squeeze Fruit & Veggie Twist is waiting on the kitchen counter.
Skin Care - Natural, organic and cruelty free skin care products are always happily received. While I'm not completely educated on the chemicals in many things and I don't have any allergies, I don't want animals to be tortured so I can look pretty, have soft skin or smell good. So I'm constantly hunting for new items to add to my stash. To that end, I've got a growing selection of cruelty free deodorants in what appears to be an endless search for one that actually works. Conscious Box included a deodorant cream with lavender (aaarrgg - more lavender!) from Meow Meow Tweet. Despite my armpit issues (I think they're gross) and the lavender stink, I convinced myself to try this. It goes on smoothly and easily (has to be applied with your fingers) and does keep odor to a minimum. It doesn't do anything for wetness, though, so I don't know if I could trust this in the summertime. The coconut cream body butter from LaLicious was nice, though nothing remarkable. The fragrance was a bit strong for me but it faded rather quickly. The 3 butter (shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter) mint chocolate soap has just enough scent to make it quite divine without being overwhelming. I don't love bar soaps, but have enjoyed using this one; not too much lather but enough clean.
Personal care (and fun) - I've talked to you about my undies, now feminine wipes, lube and aphrodisiac massage oil. For real, I'm not going to disclose too much but I will say that Swipes are a great discovery and are now on my shopping list. They are also Leaping Bunny certified. The massage oil smells beautiful. :-)
I'm pleased with this Valentine's Day collection from Conscious Box. I don't know that I found $20 worth of value in it because most of the sample sizes were small, save for the Kallari bar and Meow Meow Tweet deodorant cream, but I was at least able to try everything. I'll definitely consider more limited boxes from them in the future but still won't do a monthly sub. I like the principles and philosophies but I remain more high maintenance than holistic.