Yesterday I received my full blown Family Essentials Bundle from The Honest Company. If you read my previous post, you know that I started with the sample pack, liked it and ordered company’s non-toxic household cleaners and body products.
It was a sad day as I realized how excited I was over dishwasher rinse aid. Nonetheless, I broke into the cutest box I have ever seen to find my shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, sun block, bug spray, dishwasher detergent, rinse aid and laundry detergent. I have tested all of the products except the conditioner.
I LOVE everything. I even tested out the old bug spray as I took my dog on a walk at dusk… in Texas, where the mosquitoes are as hungry as Willie Nelson after he steps off his tour bus. I did not get one mosquito bite.
Yesterday, I stupidly went on a four mile walk at 1:00 PM. It was a lovely 105 degrees. I used the sun block (and a hat) and did not get a sun burn. I did almost get a heat stroke which would have interfered with my late afternoon wine tasting party, but I rallied. I don’t think it had anything to do with the good sun block though.
There’s really not too much I need to say about the cleaning products except that they work. They are non-toxic. It makes me happy. I like the name of the company because it’s actually true. I just wonder if the products will last a full month. I’ll let you know.
I’ve been vigilant in trying to replace all of our household and personal care items with non-toxic equivalents. It’s been challenging. So I was thrilled to find out about Jessica Alba’s business, The Honest Company. It was born out of her frustration similar to mine, finding TRULY non-toxic baby items, skin care and cleaning products.
This is their company pledge that their products are Honestly FREE of: phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP); PVC; formaldehyde; alkylphenols; benzene; TEA (Triethanolamine); MEA (Monoethanolamine); parabens; phosphates; chlorine; chlorinated or brominated solvents; ceteareth 20; polyethylene glycol (PEG); resorcinol; bronopol; quaternium 15; nanoparticles; triclosan; sulfur oxides; organohalides; hexavalent chromium; DMDM hydantoin; organophosphate pesticides; 1,4 – dioxane; SLS/SLES (sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates); optical brighteners; mineral oil; petrolatum; BPA (bisphenol-A); a-chlorotoluene
Sounds good, I was sold.
I was a tiny bit miffed to find out that I had to give my credit card and get enrolled in their monthly automatic delivery system to sample their products. I could of course cancel at any time, blah, blah, blah. So I paid the $5.95 shipping for their sample pack that included shampoo/body wash, face/body lotion, laundry detergent, healing balm and hand soap.
A few days later the samples arrived in a truly adorable package. I have to say that I loved each of their products. I opted for a full order of their Family Essentials Bundle. The way it works is that every month you get to mix and match five skin care/cleaning items for $35.95 plus you can add in 3 more items at a discounted price. If you opt for the five product bundle you have to pay $5.95 shipping. If you add in the extras and get to $50 in products you get free shipping. Have I mentioned they are very business savvy in addition to making TRULY non-toxic items that come in precious packaging? Jessica Alba, you do surprise me.
I recommend that you check out their website and see if it might be of interest. If you have a baby, they have a non-toxic diaper/wipe deal that looks good.