Ellebox is a fabulous subscription box that 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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The box always comes with a product card (if you order the comfort box) with information regarding the products.
Viva Organics Concentrated Antioxidant Serum- Approx. $43.99 (Full size)
Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and organic compounds, the Concentrated Antioxidant Serum feeds your skin with the nutrients it needs to regenerate and repair. Unlike skin creams that offer only surface moisture, this unique serum penetrates the skin to create a younger look and improve skin tone and elasticity from the inside out.
Ellebox usually doesn’t send samples so this was a nice treat! Viva Organics is a leading ‘natural skincare’ company in Canada and the USA. Their products are paraben free with no artificial colours or fragrances.
Tea Sparrow- Octet Tea Blend: $20.00/monthly
This tea is incredibly aromatic with a smooth, gentle taste.
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. I’m actually drinking this tea as I write this review and its fantastic!
Red Lemon Eat my Dust Dry Shampoo: $12.00
A smart beauty-hack for rushed mornings! Or to extend time between wet washes for healthy hair. A Dry Shampoo that also doubles as a Volumizing Powder. Adds great volume with staying power. Plus it’s all natural, easy to use, and washes out like a breeze.
This is such a great product from a family-owned businesses in Abbotsford, B.C. who had a goal to find out how to live with more natural products in their lives! All of the dry shampoo products I own come in a spray bottle, and to me it just makes sense to use a dry shampoo that comes in the form of a powder. I use this stuff all the time considering I try to only wash my hair twice a week, so this just makes sense!
Hagensborg Chocolates- Truffle Pig White & Dark Raspberry: $3.49
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 this is a new flavor! (I had peanut butter in a previous box- see Ellebox Co. December Comfort Box Unboxing!). Who would say no to chocolate when its that time of the month?
Red Lemon Beyoutiful Daytime Face Serum: $22.00
A silky daytime Moisturizer that nourishes and hydrates the skin without clogging pores. Made with regenerative Argan oil and fortified with Gamma-Linolenic Acid (sourced from pure Borage oil) to protect and fight against free-radical damage. With added therapeutic essential oils, this Daytime Serum will leave your face feeling soft, balanced and hydrated.
Another amazing product from Red Lemon! I used this face serum this morning with no other products and it is very similar to face oil in the smell, texture and how it goes on the face (see my article about Face Oils). This feels great and it made my skin feel sooo moisturized, at least up until this point in my day!
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.
I almost forgot about the purpose of the box- the pads and tampons! They are organic and thus are lighter and absorb liquid much faster than non-organic feminine products. They are free of the chemicals that are found in store-bought brands- which is hugely important to me as an advocate for healthy living. You can decide whether you want a mix of pads and tampons or just pads/just tampons.
I am always happy with the contents of my Ellebox. Receiving the essentials for your time of the month right to your door step is a beautiful thing. What I love most is that Ellebox supports local/small businesses across Canada and all products will fit some sort of organic/natural standard. The variety is awesome, arriving with chocolate, tea, and two beauty products- you honestly can’t go wrong.
What would I like to see: I love that the box sends tea from 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. The quality, mission of the company, and the products are seriously amazing!