10.02.2012

Influenster Naturals VoxBox

I'm so excited that I got another VoxBox (check out my first one here) and I'm especially excited that it was a natural one! I always want to use safe products around my kids, but I'm never quite sure how a natural product is going to work. We try to eat organic and crap-free food, we use all natural soaps and cleaning products, and I've been getting on board with natural cosmetics lately. It can get expensive to try out a bunch of brands, so this was so much fun!
The Original Dish Drying Mat I'm so happy that I got this again! I was seriously about to buy another one. We wash so many sippy cups and the parts and pieces don't dry completely in the dishwasher so we use this every single day. We also use it to dry Milo's high chair tray since it doesn't fit in our dishwasher. Now while one mat is in the laundry I've got a back up. I love this thing!

LypSyl Intense Protection LipMoisturizer I LOVE this and already ordered more. This lip balm is made of pure Swedish beeswax, organic Shea butter and contains vitamins A and E. It goes on light and clear, keeps my lips moisturized for hours, and smells just like a candy cane! Move over eos, I have a new all-natural chap stick!

EBOOST I've seen this in a Jillian Michaels ad. Apparently Heidi Klum, Kelly Ripa, and Oprah use it too. It's an all natural energy and immunity powder meant to boost your mood, body, mind, etc. I took it before my flight to San Diego a few weeks ago. I always get sick after a vacation and I'm convinced it's because of the plane. I didn't get sick this time! But I don't know if I'd buy it. Just like other powders I really couldn't stand the crushed up vitamin taste. My friend tried it too and said it tasted like orange Tang and didn't notice anything else. I won't even get a boost in my Jamba Juice because I can taste it, so maybe it's just me and my super senses.

CleanWell Individual Hand Sanitizer Wipes  I use Sensitive Skin Wet Ones on my kids because they are alcohol- and fragrance-free. BUT! They aren't antibacterial. CleanWell wipes have a patented formula of thyme to kill germs. They are also gentle on sensitive skin, won't sting cuts and leave skin feeling soft. Plus they're biodegradable and haven't been tested on animals. Yay! At first I liked the scent, but it is really strong, so I don't know if I could use these all the time.
 
GEODEO We all know how bad deodorant is for us, but we don't want to smell so we use it anyway, right? This one smells soooo good, like a green apple Jolly Rancher. Yeah, that's kind of weird, but the scent wasn't that strong on my body. I wore it on a day that I did some serious house cleaning and it didn't work. I NEVER smell when using my cancer causing deoderant, so I guess I'm gonna have to stick with that.


NECTRESSE This zero calorie natural sweetener is made from monk fruit. I don't use sugar or sweetener so I gave it to my mom to use in her coffee. She was a fan and plans to use the enclosed coupon to get some more.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Baby Bar Soap Unfortunately Nolan has inherited my sensitive skin, plus eczema. Poor kid. We all use Aveeno products and Nolan uses Eczema Therapy body wash, lotion and bath treatments. I was so excited to get this bar of soap! It smells so good and it naturally soothes inflammation and irritation while gently cleansing. I've never seen a bar soap so creamy and his skin stayed soft. Plus the story behind the brand is awesome. At age 19 Sofi Tucker, a widowed mother of four, sold home made Shea butter and black soap hair and skin treatments  in Sierra Leone. Her grand kids have kept the brand going! I also love that you can buy this at Target. Easy. I'm doing it.
  
I received each product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.
All opinions are my own.

8 comments:

Jen said...

I need to blog about my box. However, I haven't had a chance to try everything. My fav is definitely the soap.

Holly said...

After your last post I bought a bunch of those drying mats. They are amazing!

I've tried a few natural deodorants, and they work okay ... but nothing like my usual one. The TOMS one has been the best natural one that I have tried so far.

Mrs. Jones said...

I wish I'd gotten a Naturals box! I got a beauty box this summer! I recommend Tom's of Maine deodorant - natural and it worked for me when most things like that don't! Loved your post!

Sabrina said...

you know what I took from all of this.. YOUR NAIL POLISH COLOR ROCKS!!!
xo-
sabrina
www.samplesize16.com

Mrs Independent said...

I'm excited to try Nectresse. I know sugar isn't the best, but the artificial sweeteners/stevia give me migraines, so I'm on the hunt for something that tastes good and doesn't make me ache!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

wow...this was a great box!! everything looks great!! I am jealous of the drying mat...i have been wanting one for awhile now and the chapstick works, uh? Is it available at Target? I am always on the hunt for a good new chapstick

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

wow...this was a great box!! everything looks great!! I am jealous of the drying mat...i have been wanting one for awhile now and the chapstick works, uh? Is it available at Target? I am always on the hunt for a good new chapstick

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

For some reason I stopped getting this boxes... haha guess I didn't do enough to be "influential." Love finding out about eco-friendly, all natural products. But I will agree about the deodorant thing. There's just not a safe one that prevents BO, I'm sorry. I'm glad I'm not the only human being who'd rather not smell.