The Traveling Sisterhood: Homegrown Collective Review and Discount: Our Favorite Subscription Box! Who willl win for 2016?

Thursday, November 17

Homegrown Collective Review and Discount: Our Favorite Subscription Box! Who willl win for 2016?


One thing that's made my family's life richer is experiencing things we've never tried before.  I've found that one of the simplest ways to do that is with subscription boxes!  Our favorite box of 2015 was our Homegrown Collective BoxWho will win for 2016? Coming soon!
The kiddos and I had so much fun making our own soap with Homegrown Collective's "Let Us Make Soap" subscription box!
As you can see, the box was packed full of high-quality ingredients and tools: 3 different melt and pour soap bases, 3 different essential oils (peppermint, lemon grass, and cedar wood), an all natural loofa, a dropper, 3 soap molds, wood stirs, charcoal, a Ball canning jar, organic cacao powder, spearmint, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks.

For my first soap, I decided to use the clear soap base and add cocoa & shea butter, and delicious natural honey (I ate a spoonful and added another to the soap).  I also melted the white soap base and poured it on top.

First step: melt the soap base at 10 second intervals (mine took 30 seconds).  Melt the cocoa and shea, also, and stir about a tablespoon into the soap base. I also added a tablespoon of honey from Holly's Little Farm.
I made a rosemary and spearmint soap, too.  All of them turned out so pretty and smell amazing.  I can't wait to use them!  Especially the honey/shea soaps as I included the luffa with them.  Luffa soaps are incredible!
For the kiddos soap, we used the goat's milk and added a bit of lemon grass essential oil.  We poured the melted soap into various candy molds we had in the junk drawer.  The smaller soaps took about an hour to dry; the bigger ones about 2.

Aren't they awesome?! And they smell amazing!  The kids were thrilled. We loved our soap making experience.  One of my very favorite subscription boxes ever and we have tried so many!

Sign Up and Get a Discount
Every month, Homegrown Collective sends a different themed Green box.  You can get free shipping on your first box with the code GREENSHIP


Special thanks to the wonderful people at Homegrown Collective for providing us with this review and giveaway opportunity!

60 comments:

  1. This looks like it was so much fun! I would love to make soap with my Grands.

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  2. Love projects to do with the kids, especially when you can make gifts to others.

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  3. This is such a fun & useful project! I would love to do something like this with my kiddo's! This is a great project box to get every month! I love this idea!

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  4. I shared! https://www.facebook.com/lisa.crane.9210/posts/658707214266774?pnref=story

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  5. I like that you can get your kids involved

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  6. It's cool that this box helps you make stuff from home.

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  7. Making home made soap is so much fun!

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  8. Wow, this looks like a really fun and unique box! My daughter and I would really enjoy this!

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  9. This looks great! I'd really like this! Thanks for the chance!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  10. This makes me happy, I would love to have something like this.

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  11. This would make a great gift.

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  12. What an awesome giveaway! I would love every item in the box. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  13. What an awesome gift idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I shared on Twitter!

    https://twitter.com/tsimpson2015/status/652836685617696768


    Thunt (at) Aggies (dot) ncat (dot) edu

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  15. I commented on your 2015 Holiday gift guide post!

    Thunt (at) Aggies (dot) ncat (dot) edu

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  16. What a great craft! I see so many crafts aimed at kids that are sticking stickers to fun foam--not something they can use! I love seeing kids doing real things :)

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  17. I love the idea of subscription boxes, but I have never subscribed to one before. Homegrown collective seems like an amazing place to subscribe from. I love that they have a soap making box!

    Emilie

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  18. Chris2:09 AM

    what a lovely giveaway! A subscription box of this kind would make a great Christmas gift!

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  19. This would make a great birthday present for a child and would be awesome for a bad weather day!

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  20. This looks like so much fun!

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  21. Wow.....these kits sound super cool. What a great activity for a rainy day.

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  22. These look super fun to make - liberty

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  23. I would love to make this soap with my neice

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  24. Tamalyn L.6:26 AM

    This looks awesome - I would love to do this with my little girl. Neat subscription box!

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  25. This box looks super neat!

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  26. Wow! I would love to try to make soap!!! Sounds like loads of fun!!! Thank you.

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  27. Omg this is so cool I love crafting and have always wanted to make soap

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  28. I love making stuff. These are cool boxes.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  29. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/653825098441355264

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  30. Best subscription box I've seen yet!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  31. This looks like a great subscription service. I love being crafty!

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    1. Congrats, you're the winner! E-mailing you now. :)

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  32. would love to do this with my Girl Scout troop 1

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  33. this is very cool

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  34. Awesome! Nothing like some smell goods to pamper!

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  35. This would be great to share with my daughter in law

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  36. That gift basket is adorable and would make a great Christmas present.

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  37. What a fun idea to make your own soap!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  38. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/minibea/status/654434299253424128
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  39. shared on facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/nicole.sender2/posts/10206388927313398?pnref=story
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  40. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanne0952/status/654463797197934592.

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  41. This looks like a really cool project and great way to try out making soap .. I've been interested but never tried it!

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  42. My daughter and I would have so much fun with this

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  43. This looks like so much fun!

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  44. I would love to do this with my daughter

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  45. My daughter wants to make soap, this would be a fun project for us.

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  46. I would love to try this with my daughter! How neat! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  47. Looks like a great rainy day activity!

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  48. My 10 year old would love to do this.

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  49. My kids would enjoy this and we have heart shaped molds to use too.

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  50. Making soap is such a fun activity! <3

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  51. We'd have a wonderful time with this! And it has good educational value. The kids would love to give soap that THEY made as gifts this holiday season.

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  52. tina page6:51 PM

    this looks like a lot of fun and would make some great xmas gifts.

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  53. Tracy Webb8:06 PM

    I would like to make my own soap

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  54. My daughter in law would love this

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  55. Congrats to Kelly M., the winner of this giveaway!

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  56. This looks like such a sweet activity for little girls!

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