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Eco Emi - June 2011

Since I have been so impressed by the company Birchbox and the concept of getting samples in the mail each month, I decided to give Eco Emi a chance.  Althought Eco Emi shares the same general idea, it does have its differences from Birchbox.  Eco Emi has a monthly subscription of $15.00 and while you receive more samples than Birchbox, they are a considerably smaller size.  My June box had a total of 15 samples in it, but most of them will only last for one to two uses.  Is it worth $15.00?  Well lets find out...


1. Organic Creme Eye Shadow - Pearl and Cocoa Latte

"The pearl shadow is a great all over base while the cocoa latte is perfect for your shadowing with a hint of vanilla creating a pleasant scent."

    Body Glitter - Starlight

" Add a natural glow with body glitter!  Formulated with Organic Coconut Oil this glitter is great anywhere you would like to look a bit sunkissed."

    Lip Gloss - Summer Melon 

"Made with 100% organic oils and natural coloring and flavors this looks, smells, and taste amazing!  Mix with your glitter for a lovely twist!"

Organic Creme Eye Shadow - $8.00
Body Glitter - $6.00 (1.5 grams)  or $12.00 (4 grams)
Lip Gloss - $8.00 (2 ml)

2. Chewing Gum by Glee Gum - Bubblegum Flavor 

"Glee Gum is made with all natural ingredients, flavors, and colors.  The base is super chewy natural chicle harvested from Sapodilla trees in the rain forests of Central America."

For those of you who remember Chicklet gum, this product is very similar.  The initial taste is very appealing, however like Chicklet gum the flavor fades very fast.  For this reason, I would not purchase this product on my own.

Sample Size - 1 box
Full Size - 12 boxes
Full Size Price - $10.00

3. Shake & Go Smoothie by Vega & Sequal Naturals- Tropical Tango

"Vega Shake & Go Smoothie is a delicious, healthy, plant-based beverage packed full of nutrients like protein, fiber, Omega-3, probiotics and greens, creating whole food goodness with fast food convenience."

Sample Size - 1 Packet
Full Size - 12 boxes
Full Size Price - $29.95

4. Face Mask by Pangea Organics - Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry

"Will noticeably improve the quality, tone, and texture of your skin, you'll be amazed at how soft, glowing, and radiant your skin will be"

Sample Size - .17 fl oz 
Full Size - 4 fl oz 
Full Size Price - $40.00

5. Organic Coconut Wax Candle by Pure Light - Pure Coconut & Vanilla

"Made using organic coconut wax with cozy aromas of exotic vanilla & sweet coconut."

Sample Size - 1 tealight
Full Size - 7.5 oz
Full Size Price - $32.00

6. Vegan Lip Balm by Merry Hempsters - Lemon Lime

"One of the finest vegan herbal lip balms on the market today.  Eco-friendly and healthy packed full of awesome ingredients."

Full Size - .34 oz
Full Size Price - $2.99

7. Organic Deodorant by Salubritas - Pina Colada 

The information card describes this product as having a fruity island scent.  I took a strong whiff and immediately regretted it.  I think this product smells awful and im very skeptical on how such a bad scent can work as a underarm deodorant.  

Full Size - 1.75 fl oz
Full Size Price - $10.99

8. Evening Facial Creme by Blissoma - PEACE

"This is an anti-inflammatory calming treatment for all skin types"

Full Size - 1 oz
Full Size Price - $17.99

9. Organic Herbal Tea by Zhena's Gypsy Tea - Coconut Rum

"Blended with green tea, sweet pineapple, fresh coconut, and island rum."

Sample Size - 1 sachet
Full Size - 22 sachets with recyclable tin
Full Size Price - $6.99

10. Herbal Soap by Auromere Ayurvedic - Vanilla-Neem and Sandalwood-Tumeric

"For thousands of generations in India, a simple paste of sandalwood and turmeric has been applied to the facial skin to preserve youth and a flawless complexion."

"A rich, fragrant and moisturizing blend of Vanilla with Neem, Sandal, Rose, Amla, Henna and 15 other Ayurvedic herbal oils and extracts.  Soothing & Moisturizing, cruelty free and vegan."

Sample Size - .71 oz
Full Size - 2.75 oz
Full Size Price - $2.95

11. Stain Eraser by Naturally Clean & Enzyme Fresh Home

"This wipes away most any stain with just a little scrubbing action and is made with vegetable based enzymes.  It's safe for you, safe for the planet, and effective on stains."

Sample Size - 1 Packet
Full Size - 5 Packets
Full Size Price - $4.09


So the final question is... are these samples worth $15.00?  In my opinion I did not find these sample sizes substantial enough to justify spending $15.00 per month.  I understand that organic products tend to cost more, and therefore are more costly for Eco Emi to provide to their customers.  However, since I do not focus on organic only products I did make the decision to cancel my subscription.  Keep in mind that this is my personal opinion and does not in any way mean that others would not thoroughly enjoy a subscription to Eco Emi. 

What was your opinion of Eco Emi?

Thanks for reading!


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