House Box Review October 2016

House Box Review October 2016

I don’t know when I became so domestic. But it has come to the point where I get just as excited about household products as I do about fashion and beauty products. I never thought I would see the day, but it’s true. I guess it kind of makes sense. I’m a totally homebody, I love being at home, and I love being in the kitchen. So…..if home is where I spend most of my time, it only makes sense that I love a subscription box dedicated to household items.

House Box Details

If you aren’t familiar with House Box it is expertly selected product samples delivered right to your doorstep! You will receive 5 or more items, including samples of household products, non-perishable consumables, atmosphere enhancers, and other unique household items! This box was provided complimentary for review and may include affiliate links.


The Box: House Box

Cost: $21.95 bi-monthly

What You Get: You will receive 5 or more items, including samples of household products, non-perishable consumables, atmosphere enhancers, and other unique household items!

Ships to: Canada

Shipping Cost: $9.95

October Details

This month’s House Box is their 7th edition. With being a bimonthly box, that means we just passed their 1-year mark. This is such a fun little box. I’m glad to see them reach such a milestone, and I am excited to see what the next year brings.

The front of this month’s product card says “Welcome to Fall” so I’m assuming we will see some Fall inspired products inside, and Fall inspired products are the best!

Fox Run Brands Pumpkin Cookie Cutter

Make fun to decorate homemade cookies with this cookie cutter. Watch the blog for details on where to find the BEST sugar cookie recipes – RECIPE HERE

This is my favourite item in the box. Cookie cutters like this bring back so many great memories from when I was a kid. We use to make sugar cookies for Halloween and Christmas. I think it was a nice touch that she included a sugar cookie recipe on her blog (linked above).

Arbonne Products

We received a cute little package of Arbonne samples – Protein Shake, Fizz Stick, Fit Chews, Pure Vibrance Hair Serum. While I’m not a fan of this brand I know that some people really love it. I think it was cute that they include a candy in the package. It definitely added a bit of a Halloween vibe to it.

The Laundry Tarts Pumpkin Spice Laundry Tablets

All of our detergents are 100% vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and do not contain chlorine, phosphates, phthalates, enzymes, bleach, sls, parabens, or EDTA. We use 80% food grade ingredients from nature designed for nature. 

We received this brand before but I had no clue their items were natural. This makes me a little more excited about this sample. And…..who has ever heard of Pumpkin Spice laundry detergent!! I may not like foil samples, but I will certainly be giving this one a try. The product card says that it is tablet but mine is actually a powder. I definitely would have preferred the tablets, they are easier to use.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Hemp hearts are an easy way to add protein to your smoothies, salads, or cereal! Watch for some delicious recipes on the blog!

I love, love, love hemp hearts. I use them as smoothie bowl toppers mostly, but they can be used for so many other things – salad toppers, oatmeal toppers, mixed into soup, etc.

Herbal Healing Lipbalms

Protect your lips from the elements whether its sun, wind or dry winter air. All ingredients are 100% natural and are great for children too! Comes in lemon, peppermint and for cold sores. 

House Box Review October 2016 – Final Thoughts

I have to be honest, this wasn’t my favourite box from House Box. I kind of feel like it was missing a little oomph. I might just be saying that because I don’t love Arbonne products and would have liked to see something else in their place. But if that is the only reason I’m not feeling excited about this box then some subscribers will feel the exact opposite. Or maybe I am missing the kitchen gadget that we usually receive in our boxes. But…..I do love the pumpkin cookie cutter and the fact that the laundry detergent is pumpkin pie scented. I’m just not sure……..what do you think of this month’s box?





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