Essentials Crate Review February 2021
Essentials Crate delivers clean and sustainable household and personal care products that are essential to your everyday routine. They help you discover high-performance goods with functionality, quality and aesthetics in mind to cultivate a healthier, more eco-conscious lifestyle. They kindly sent us this box for review.
Each Essentials Crate box includes a minimum of 4-5 items with a retail value of $70-$100 that are centered around a general theme in the household, personal care, beauty or wellness space. Boxes are curated with a sustainable swap and complementing premium products. Boxes are designed to help you reduce your personal waste and make a positive impact on your home and the earth.
Each month you can expect household items from cleaning solutions and kitchen supplies, to zero waste alternatives & cruelty-free personal care products. They partner with a rage of brands from bigger household names to smaller, local businesses that all follow cruelty free, ethical and sustainable practices and who share their vision of living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
There are three subscription options for Essentials Crate:
- Monthly: $44/month
- 3 Months: $42/month, or $126 prepaid
- 6 Months: $39/month, or $234 prepaid
Shipping is free within the US. Boxes are shipped on the 5th of each month (new subscriptions are shipped on the 5th of the following month) and will arrive to subscribers within 2-7 business days after shipping.
Here’s a look at what’s in this month’s Essentials Crate box:
Whispering Willow Cedar Soap Dish
What a beautiful soap dish! I love the zig zag design meant to keep soap lifted so as not to get soggy. It’s simple, yet chic and would be the perfect pair for the included dish soap on the kitchen counter.
Art Soap Life Dish Soap Bar
I think these dish soap bars are the coolest concept. So simple, yet so useful and reduces plastic waste drastically. You just suds with a dish brush and wash away! This one is unscented, uncolored, and zero waste. It’s made with organic and skin soothing ingredients which I really appreciate. It can be used for dishes, for stain removal on clothes and carpets, wiping down surfaces or any other cleaning jobs you have. I love a good mulit-use product and can’t wait to test out all it’s uses.
Avry Beauty Shea Butter Hand Creme
Dish washing always dries the hands out so it’s great they included a hand cream to combat that in this month’s box. Shea butter is always so soothing and this lotion smells nice, but not overpowering. It would be great kept by the kitchen sink.
Avry Beauty Shea-Gloves
Another shea butter item for those dry hands! These gloves sound really interesting and like a super boost of moisture for the skin. They are single use and designed to be kind of a hand mask treatment. I’ve never tried something like this before so I’m intrigued about how they’ll work.
Essential Living Paperless Bamboo Towels
This set of paperless towels includes 8 towels made from 100% bamboo. They are biodegradable and naturally antimicrobial. This item really seems like a great value too. I had been meaning to get some of these to switch over from using paper towels so I’m grateful these showed up in this month’s box. They are soft and so pretty with the waffle weave pattern. They’d look great in a basket on the countertop.
Essential Living Dish Brush and Sponge Set
This item is SO awesome, and seems like such a good value. The drawstring bag includes three (what appear to be) natural-made scrubber sponges, a wooden dish brush with a replacement head, and another wooden scrubber brush tool that looks like it would be good for bottles. The only thing that would be helpful is if there was like an information tag included so you would know what materials these are made of and how to dispose of them once done using, ie: composting.
Essentials Crate Review February 2021 – Final Thoughts
This is my second time reviewing Essentials Crate and I have to say, it’s just so great! I thought last month’s box was awesome and couldn’t get better, but this month’s box is even more awesome! This month’s box theme seems to be dish washing (they don’t include an info card, which is super eco-friendly, but I have to make some guesses on the theme and products of course). I love that the theme is so specific to one little area of your day and includes tools to make that area more conscious and mindful. I absolutely love the dish brush set and feel like it’s a super valuable item (not sure of the actual cost) and the reusable paper towels are something I’ve been meaning to add to my collection but just haven’t yet, so their arrival was perfect timing. Overall, everything is so wonderful and I see this box becoming one of my top faves. Over time it will help to create a collection that will certainly help with green-ifying your life and routine. Plus it’s just such a beautiful box – I love the neutral tones they have curated for the past two boxes. I will be fun to see if that clean, crisp look continues!
The Botanic Gal – http://www.botanicgal.com
Essentials Crate is a subscription that delivers clean and sustainable household and personal care products that are essential to your everyday routine. Retail value ~$75 and up.