Ellebox is one of the best ideas for a subscription box because it delivers ORGANIC pads and/or tampons right to your door on a monthly basis, which you can alter based on when your monthly gift arrives. You can also add chocolate, tea and 2 surprise gifts that are usually locally made, organic/natural products. I LOVE this concept because I always go through a hard time on my period, and having great comfort products helps make the process much easier.
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.
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.
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
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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.
100% organic turmeric scrub, vegan and all natural. Ingredients: organic turmeric, chickpea flour, cold pressed coconut oil, essential lemon oil, raw demerara cane sugar and vitamin E oil.
Hands down, this is my favourite item in this box! I can’t get enough of face scrubs and Turmeric is soooo good for your skin, your body, your hair, etc. (Read about my recipe for Turmeric Tea here). I can’t stop adding to my ever growing skin care collection, it makes me so happy to fill it with healthy, organic scrubs that have so many health benefits! Retailed at $15.88.
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.
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.
Although this is nothing new as Ellebox always includes these organic feminine products, I was asked to do a review on them a while back from a reader. Before I can do a whole comprehensive, long-term review which I would like to do over a period of at least 6 months, I can say that organic pads and tampons have so far taken away any rashes or painful marks I used to get with store-bought products. Organic brands are lighter and absorb blood much faster (from what I’ve noticed anyways) so I find myself changing them more frequent but I would imagine that’s a good thing considering it’s healthier to not be sitting in dry blood all day. I will definitely continue to use organic pads and tampons over store-bought any day.
I couldn’t find this specific product on the Om Organics website, but the company’s product statement is as follows: “Our products are pure, potent, and effective. We believe that the most effective skin care is raw, organic, and handcrafted with love. All of our products are made in our Boutique Apothecary, located in Invermere, BC.”
This product smells AMAZING and I love anything that is organic and can be used for multiple purposes. The Hand and Body washes go for $18.00.
I had the same situation with this product as above- it does not exist on the company website. I can’t give a thorough product description but this product seems to be for very dry skin areas on your hands and feet- I would mostly find this product useful in the winter when skin gets the most dry. The hand repair creams on the website go for $16.00.
First off, I would like to say that this was not the original box I received. My first March box that was sent to me came with a broken body spray and tea (which I gave to my stepmom thus is not included in the picture). I took pictures of the product and sent it to Ellebox, and they not only answered me within one day, but they also sent me the Hand & Foot repair cream, the Hand & Body wash, and the chocolate bar as a substitute for the broken product. Although I was initially disappointed with the broken product (which I realize of course, is not Ellebox’s fault), their customer service was truly professional and quick to satisfying the customer.
For that reason, and the fact that I have always been satisfied with the products, I give this box an 8.5/10.
What would I like to see: I got the exact same kind of tea in my February box as I did this box. I love Tea Sparrow, but I would like to see a variety of the tea products. I always enjoy the Hagensborg chocolate that is also included in the box, but it would also be nice to switch up the company or the type of chocolate that is given. Besides that, this box really is worth every penny, especially to make that time of the month much easier.