LOWTOXBOX - ECO-FRIENDLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX REVIEW


Subscription boxes are a thing of modern times and with a box for practically everything you could ever need, it can be difficult to know what to go for. When I first made the change to cruelty-free, there wasn't a dedicated box and I felt like I was missing out. Luckily, things have changed in recent years and there's now so many great options. For me, there's nothing more exciting than my box arriving on the doorstep.

I was kindly sent October's LOWTOXBOX subscription box to review. Keep reading to find out more about the box and what's inside. 

ABOUT LOWTOXBOX
LOWTOXBOX is a monthly subscription box aimed at consumers looking to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The box contains up to 8 items which are a combination of OrganicNatural, Fairtrade, Healthy, Ethical, Eco-friendly, Cruelty-free and Vegan. 

Founder Lucy explains how her journey discovering natural alternatives became a challenge and how this motivated her to create an easier way to discover greener products.

 "I became interested in natural products when I was suffering with a skin complaint and I was being prescribed different medicated shampoos - none of which helped..."

"Spending hours researching, I compiled a database of natural products I wanted to try, from skincare, to cleaning products, all the way through to snacks, teas, toothpaste and suncream! After my friends and family took an interest, I felt there was a definite need for an easier way to discover how to eliminate nasties from your daily routine."

Not only are the products inside eco-friendly, the box packaging is fully recyclable and only non-toxic inks are used for printing. What really makes this box stand out from the rest is that LOWTOXBOX partners with the Green Earth Appeal to plant a tree for every box sold. Shortly after purchase, you'll receive an email with your Planting Certificate attached.

The box first launched in March this year has been featured in Tatler Magazine. 

WHAT'S INSIDE

IAM BY NATURE HONEY & CO FACE MASK AND ROZ SKINCARE MIXING SET
Iam By Nature is a natural, organic brand that uses 100% recyclable packaging and water based ink. 1% of their profits go to Find Your Feet who support poor rural families to sustainably grow organic food. The Honey & Co Face Mask comes with 3 pods that are mixed together to form a thick paste for single use. Ingredients include Honey for hydration and Lupin Flour to help even skin tone. My favourite product in the box is the ROZ Skincare Mixing Set also made by Iam By Nature. The bowl and spoon are made from rice husks, the hard outer part which is usually thrown away. It comes in a handy mesh bag which makes it easy to store. This is such a handy set for mixing your own face masks and a great alternative to plastic. I'm so glad I was introduced to this.

NIX & KIX PEACH VANILLA
Nix & Kix are a vegan friendly brand who pride themselves in producing natural, sugar-free, low calorie drinks. Their drinks range contains a subtle kick of Cayenne making it truly different to anything I've ever tried before. They can be enjoyed on their own or added to Mocktails and Cocktails. The Peach Vanilla flavour is so tasty with the Cayenne only adding to the flavour. I expected it to be spicy but it's actually really subtle. I'm now on the hunt to find the rest of the range!

PERKIER CASHEW, CHIA AND PUMPKIN SEED QUINOA BAR
Perkier produces natural snacks with the highest quality whole foods. Their products are 100% vegan, rich in omega 3 & 6 and free from Gluten. You can pick up their bars in most major supermarkets and health food stores. Unfortunately the quinoa bar contains nuts so I was unable to try it myself, however I gave it to the boyfriend who said it was really tasty and would buy it again.

FRUU AVOCADO LIP BALM
Fruu is a cruelty-free, vegan friendly brand that have a great choice of fruit flavoured lip balms. They source the freshest, sustainable ingredients and most of the ingredients used in their products are produced as a by-product from processed fruit waste. This particular lip balm is made with organic avocado cold press oil, coconut oil and Aloe Vera. I'm not really a fan of heavily scented, flavoured lip balms as they tend to make my lips sore so I am yet to try this. It doesn't smell heavily scented so I may give this a try once my current balm has run out.

KATHY SUE-ANN'S ORGANIC BODY BUTTER WITH SWEET ORANGE
Kathy Sue-Ann’s is a cruelty-free UK skincare brand that produces organic body butters. Their products are free from nasties, artificial scents and palm oil. I absolutely love the smell of the Sweet Orange in this, it reminds me of dried Christmas decorations. This sits on my desk at work and I apply it to my hands when required. It's quite greasy when you first apply but it soon soaks in, leaving your skin feeling really hydrated. Sadly, my skin is too sensitive to apply this all over my body but I can imagine this would work wonders for dry knees and elbows. This is a real treat for dry skin. 

ECOSTRAWS STAINLESS STEEL STRAW
Ecostraws are a brand that produce eco friendly, BPA-free straws that are a non-toxic alternative to disposable plastic drinking straws. They are manufactured using high quality food safe stainless steel and are super durable. I haven't used a stainless steel straw before and I thought it would have a metallic taste to it but this isn't the case. Everyone should have one of these in their household, it's such a simple way to reduce household plastic. Ecostraws don't just produce stainless steel alternatives, they also make bamboo, glass and wheat straws.

MALLOW & MARSH RASPBERRY MARSHMALLOWS
Mallow and Marsh produce luxurious marshmallows coated in chocolate using the high quality ingredients. Their products are gluten free and free from additives or preservatives. Sadly, these aren't vegetarian or vegan friendly as they contain gelatine. It's a real shame to see these in an eco-friendly box and I think a vegan friendly option would have been better suited.

SNACT APPLE AND MANGO FRUIT JERKY
Snact produce sustainable snacks and have been tackling food waste since 2013. Their first product, the Fruit Jerky, was made by hand from fruit collected from wholesale London markets. The packaging can be composted at home making them a truly eco-friendly brand. The fruit jerky is vegan, free from gluten, added sugar and anything artificial. I really enjoyed the taste of this particular flavour. This would make a great afternoon snack to tide you over until your next meal.

LOWTOXBOX is the first eco-friendly subscription box I've tried and I have to say, I really enjoyed the variation of the products inside. My current subscription is purely beauty based which I think after a while, I'd like to change in fear of it getting boring. I felt like I actually learnt something from this box, I learnt that whole foods don't have to be boring and that we really don't need to be using plastic when there are so many alternatives out there. I would recommend this box to anyone who is looking to start living more eco-friendly and to anyone looking to discover new and exciting brands who are making the world a better place. 

You can learn more about LOWTOXBOX and also purchase the box here

Have you tried the LOWTOXBOW? What are you thoughts? Leave a comment below.

Please note: This post contains PR samples however opinions are honest and are my own.


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  1. Wow you get all sorts in here don’t you! It all looks amazing, great post Kerry!

    Leanne Xx
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