Elle Box February Unboxing and Review

Supporting important causes, writing about natural and organic products, and unboxing awesome subscription boxes each month are definitely my top hobbies. When I realized I could combine all of these hobbies with Elle box, I immediately knew this was one box that I just had to try out.

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I first heard of this company while I was researching pads and tampons to find out where I could find brands that didn’t contain bleach, dioxins and other chemicals. The average woman will wear a pad or tampon for about 75,000-80,000 hours in her lifetime, and its a scary thought to imagine the amount of harsh chemicals exposed to a woman’s reproductive organs in these extensive hours. I found that Ellebox actually carries organic pads and tampons that don’t contain bleach or harmful chemicals.

Ellebox’s mission is simple:

We are here to offer 100% transparency. Our pads and tampons are free of rayon, polyester, wood pulp and pesticides. Our products are made from certified organic cotton that is better for your health and the environment. We exist so you can have control over your body; no BS, no hidden ingredients. Be kind to your body, be kind to the planet, and have a conscious period.

The Box

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ElleBox is your customized selection of pads and tampons and some other stuff that you definitely need. Choose your favourite ElleBox, pick your preferences and we’ll make sure it arrives every month, when you need it most. 

This is one of my favourite subscription boxes for a few reasons. First, you don’t know that the box is meant for feminine products because of the simple “Ellebox” logo on the box. Second, you can custom build your box and select which tampons/pads you want, whether you want a mix or only one kind. Third, you can choose when the box is delivered to you based on when you will be getting your period.

The Price

Necessities box- The necessities to make sure you’re all covered; organic tampons and/or pads.: $10.00

Comfort box- Your choice of organic tampons and/or pads, chocolate and tea, and also 2 self care gifts for you: $35.00

TO SAVE 10% OFF YOUR BOX, CLICK HERE AND USE CODE LIVELAUGH AT CHECKOUT

The Products

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Tea Sparrow- Moments Black Tea

A beautiful and gentle black tea base, layered with rose buds and sweet raspberries and mangoes- delicious!

I always appreciate Tea Sparrow because of their cheap price for teas (see Tea Sparrow Subscription Box Review- December Box!) and the variety of 4 different loose leaf teas that come in their subscription boxes. I’m not sure if they offer the option to purchase individual loose leaf teas, but regardless I have never been disappointed with these teas. Ellebox always includes a full sized bag which will give you about 6-10 cups of tea depending on how much you put in your tea! I also love the concept of including tea in a ‘time of the month’ box because of its soothing and relaxing qualities.

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Hagensborg Chocolates- Truffle Pig Milk Chocolate

You can never go wrong with including chocolate in a period box- especially European chocolate in the form of a truffle, also made with natural flavours. I have received this kind of chocolate in previous Ellebox’s but I love that they mixed up the flavor this time (I had peanut butter in a previous box- see Ellebox Co. December Comfort Box Unboxing!). Retailed at $3.49.

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Sealuxe Activated Charcoal- Deep Cleaning Face and Body

Looking for an antibacterial charcoal soap with a mild exfoliant. We have you covered. The fresh blend of oils packed into this bar will give you a deep clean and leave your skin lightly scented while the shea nut butter will keep your skin hydrated without feeling greasy. 

I haven’t tried this soap yet but I immediately fell in love with the fact that this charcoal soap can be used as both a face and body cleanser- talk about a dual purpose! This is one of the 2 ‘self-care’ gifts that Ellebox includes in the Comfort box. This is retailed at $8.00

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Sealuxe Westcoast 6 oz. Cedar+Pine+Birch Candle

Packaged in nostalgic rusted tins one might imagine finding while beachcombing along the Pacific Northwest coastline, SeaLuxe’s line of candles are a made with a blend of coconut and eco-soy wax. They burn uniformly and clean, and are scented with essential oils for a balanced natural fragrance.

This is definitely my favorite item of this month’s box. Not only because of the amazing rustic qualities of this candle, but also because of the enchanting forest-y smell and the soft wax that accompanies it. This candle retails for $16.00.

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Organic Pads and Tampons

Our pads and tampons are free of rayon, polyester, wood pulp and pesticides. Our products are made from certified organic cotton that is better for your health and the environment. We exist so you can have control over your body; no BS, no hidden ingredients.

Alas- the purpose of the box is here. I thought I’d post the description of the tampons and pads once again from the website to show the organic and natural ingredients. When I wear these products, I don’t have rashes or pain like I used to, and I’m confident that what I’m putting in my body is healthy and pure.

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The Result

Feminine products are an issue that is not paid enough attention to. First, there’s the constant battle to rid of tax on tampons and pads (in Canada, anyways) considering women don’t really have a choice. Then, there’s the issue of cheap and toxic materials being used for products that women are putting into their bodies on a monthly basis. This box not only addresses those issues, but also provides a simple outlet to receive your feminine products each month along with some extra treats to make your period a simpler time. There are many ‘time of the month’ boxes out there but they include store-brand tampons and pads and don’t include the natural and organic products that Ellebox promises.

TO SAVE 10% OFF YOUR BOX, CLICK HERE AND USE CODE LIVELAUGH AT CHECKOUT

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3 Comments

  1. Could you review the feminine hygiene products themselves? I agree entirely about the risks of conventional products but have been afraid to switch as I’ve not heard from anyone who’s used this type of product. Scared of ending up with leaks and messes!

    1. Author

      HI Michelle! I would love to fulfill your request and do a review on the hygiene products themselves. I am trying out both pads and tampons right now so I will likely feel confident posting a full review in a month or so. Thank you for your feedback!


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