House Box – Un Boxed – April Edition
I think this box turned out great, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit it was a bit of a struggle; right after the February box went out and the blog was up and things were winding down a bit, I had a baby! So I nicknamed this box “Survival Box”. Anyway, I’m please with how it all came together, its full of Canadian brands again! I hope you all enjoy it!
Dizolve – Eco-Strips Laundry Detergent
I came across this company on a mommy blog, I think I was searching for something about washing baby clothes…anyway, it sounded like a cool idea, these strips that look like big pieces of gum will wash your clothes! I hate that feeling of laundry powder on my fingers when you scoop it and accidentally touch it. Do you know what I mean? Its like chalk or something, gives me shivers! I did some digging and found out that the company is from New Brunswick! And so is my mom so I really wanted to get to know the good people at Dizolve. They were interested in working with us because they know once you try it, you will love it. I have fallen in love and will be ordering a good supply. My laundry room is pretty small and it will be nice to save some space with these, I’m thinking I will display them in a nice large clear jar! If you’re interested in learning more about the ingredients and/or ordering these strips, you can find them HERE
Laundry Tarts – Sweet Spot Stain Remover
Another great Canadian Company, The Laundry Tarts are based in Ontario and their products are so fun! They are all dessert inspired, and I will definitely include another product in a future box. They are not only fun and delicious smelling products, they are also clean, safe and healthy.They have a great story about humble beginnings and a cancer survivor inspiring the creation of safe products for the founders’ family. Learn more about ingredients and shop for products HERE
JBK Pottery – Pot Minder
I love this little gadget, since having my baby, I have been eating steal cut oatmeal almost everyday as its supposed to be good ‘milk making food’. Anyway, every time I make it, the pot boils over and I’m left with this white grime on my stove top. I usually have to let it sit for a while before I have time to scrub it off…so its a big job (although the Lunatec Odour Free dishcloth from the December box works great to scrub it off!). I would rather prevent it altogether though, so this pot minder has been a welcome edition to my array of kitchen gadgets! I hope you find a good use for yours as well:) Find out more about JBK and see what else they make HERE
Tupperware – Smidgen
The Tupperware lady calls these little blue containers, Smidgens. I can think of tons of uses for them, salad dressings for lunch, pills or vitamins, spices, etc. When we go on vacation to somewhere hot, we usually rent a condo so we can cook our own meals as much as possible. I usually bring some zip lock bags of spices that I can’t live without. Next time, I’m going to fill these little guys with all my essentials! I know the lids won’t come off along the way. I have been on a Tupperware craze lately, there’s a reason why this company has been around forever. I was in nesting mode at the end of my pregnancy and bought the modular collection and organized all my baking ingredients. It has seriously taken about 15 mins off the time it takes to bake some cookies! Sara Black’s contact info is in the box, or you can find her on Facebook HERE Get on her mailing list so she can let you know when they are having sales!!!
Dark Horse Farms 100% Natural Soap by Beelites
Another Canadian company, Beelites are based in Kelowna BC. Their main product line is beeswax candles, but I think their soaps are so nice! You received one of 8 different scents, all of which are heavenly. I love the earl grey and the pumpkin spice; but really, any one would be great at smelling up a bathroom. Find out more about the company and the other products they make HERE
Yogi Tea – Various Flavours
Four flavours, all with a different purpose! The lemon ginger is great if your fighting off a cold, or feeling one coming on. Its like Neo Citron without the drugs! The restful sleep works so well I think it should come with a warning about not operating heavy machinery! My favourite thing about these teas is the little sayings on the back of the labels. If you love these teas and are interested in finding more, they have a store locator on their website HERE. They are also for sale on Amazon.com
So that’s the April Box! I hope you are enjoying it and finding inspiration from it. If you have any feedback or ideas for products you’d like to see featured in a future box, please contact us at [email protected] We look forward to putting the June box together for you!