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Daily Dose of Green: Stay Green

Good morning and H.A.P.P.Y F.R.I.D.A.Y!!  

I received my monthly box from Daily Dose of Green a couple days before I left for my audit this week but I was crazy busy this past weekend and never had a chance to open it.  When I saw it lying on the kitchen counter on Monday morning, I grabbed it to pack away in my luggage.

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When I got checked into the hotel, I dug right in to see what goodies were in store this month.

With St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Easter and Passover coming up, the theme for March focused on remembering to take time for yourself in the midst of a busy month and to continue to be healthy and “green”.

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As usual, the box contained a wide variety of samples of “green”, natural, organic products.

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1.  Real Salt

The little mesh bag contains several tiny packets of real natural salt, as opposed to the more processed salts bought in the grocery stores.  Real salt is unrefined and contains all its natural minerals.  I was most intrigued when the pamphlet boasts of a ‘delicate sweet salt flavor’ that you’ve likely never tasted before!

2.  Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wipe

The company, Eat Cleaner, provides wipes and spray to wash fruits and vegetables, seafood and poultry and rid of contaminants, pesticide residue and wax that water cannot.  What a great idea!  I immediately used this to wash a few apples this week!  It left the surface nice and shiny and didn’t taste a thing like cleaner.

3.  Chagrin Valley Coconut Milk Shampoo Bar:

This soap goes right along with all the other new coconut products I’ve been trying out lately.

4.  Poppy’s Naturally Clean Lavender Dryer Pouches

The very second I opened this box, I inhaled a giant whiff of the lavender scent.  I would love to have my clothes smell like this!

5.  Nardo’s Natural Body Lotion

The lotion is thick and creamy but not greasy and has a nice light sent.

6.  Organic Blueberry Coconut Rise Bar

Very tasty!  And they sent 2!  I will definitely be using my other one as a pre-workout pick-me-up.

7.  Bare Body Green Tea and Lemongrass Organic Soap

Although I generally prefer liquid body wash over bars of soap, I may test it out for the refreshing scent it offers!.

8.  Goody Good Stuff Strawberry Cream Gummies

I’m not a big gummy candy fan so these were just okay to me. But I did like they were all natural with no artificial colors or flavors.

Weekend

What’s everyone’s plans for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend?  Mine will be filled with lots of homework and studying (boo!) and hopefully some cooking!  I’ve missed my kitchen this week.

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Daily Dose of Green: Packed with Love

At the beginning of every month, I receive in the mail a nice, neat little box from Daily Dose of Green.

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Inside contains multiple product samples from eco-friendly businesses.  Each month is a bit different so I get to try a variety of products from a range of companies.  I signed up back in December and have loved receiving all sorts of goodies!

So how does it work?  I’ll let the company do the speaking for this:

For only $15.00 a month we will mail you samples of natural, organic, green, Eco-friendly and vegan products to your door in attractive earth friendly packaging. You will have the pleasure of trying out an assortment of green products in the comfort of your own home.

What should you expect to receive in a box? Something different every month but we try to include an array of products,  everything from: skin care, hair care, makeup, all natural perfumes to herbal teas and vegan chocolates, to house hold products.  We even have products that your kids and pets will love!

All the boxes follow a theme depending on the specific month’s happenings.  For example, my first one in December was geared towards the holidays and included some eco-friendly gift wrapping supplies and other holiday products.  Additionally, there is a little card to explain the theme and what products to expect.

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January’s box focused on renewing your commitment to a green lifestyle in the New Year.

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1.  Kelapo Coconut Oil

If you’ve been reading lately, you probably know my love for coconut oil/butter, but I especially loved using these portioned-out sample packets.  Since coconut oil can get kind of messy, it was easy to squeeze just the right amount into a pan without making a mess!

2.  Chocolate Chip Boulder Granola

Hand-crafted with all organic ingredients and very delicious!  Plus how can you go wrong with chocolate chips?

3.  Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein Powder

I actually already have a bag of this vanilla protein powder and love it!

4.  Olive This World Olive Oil*

5.  Dr. Cleangreen’s Hand Purifier

It comes in a convenient spray bottle instead of the normal gel and is sitting right near my kitchen sink for easy use.

6.  By Valenti Body Oil*

7.  Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar

I was a little skeptical at first, but it was actually pretty tasty!  Chewy with a little crunch from the chia seeds and nice overall coconut flavor.

8.  Pet Naturals Shampoo & Conditioner*

*I haven’t had a chance to try out these products yet.

Packed with Love

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February obviously had a love and romance theme flowing through the products and the card encouraged you to love yourself this month.

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1.  Original Sprout Island Bliss Shampoo

2.  Poppy’s Naturally Clean Tub Teas

3.  Essence of Vali Massage and Bath Oil

4.  Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles

5.  Nardo’s Natural Eye Defying Serum

6.  Eve Organics Liquid Lip Stick

7.  Sjaak’s Organic Chocolate Hearts

Unfortunately, there was confusion with my new address so I didn’t receive February until this week and haven’t had a chance to try any products yet but I’ll keep ya posted if I really love any of them!