After weeks of being busy beyond the internetz I finally have a review I'm excited to share with you greenie goddesses :) I recently had the opportunity to check out a new local subscription company here in Utah called MercoLocal. Their monthly subscription box called the Mercobox, is full of themed goodies all from Utah business so I was more than happy to try it out since being eco-fashionable and living the greenie lifestyle is very much connected to supporting the local community.
Here's what I found inside:
Hand-dipped chocolates from Hatch Family Chocolates LLC: Yum! Already this box has delighted me with goodness. The Hatch family has been in the business of hand crafting candy deliciousness for generations and it's their mission to continue keep the art of hand-dipping chocolates and traditional candy-making alive. And thank goodness too cause I've got quite the discerning sweet tooth!
DrainWig: It's really hard to follow the hand-dipped chocolate act so I'll admit when I first saw this (and it's hairy little illustration in the background of the package) I was kind of "meh" about it. Then I saw the DrainWig website and saw how cool and "green" this little thing is. Of course this is a perfect eco-friendly product for a long haired and shower loving girl such as myself since plenty of my hairs end up down the drain (not to mention gracing my ENTIRE living space). This is namely because all those hairs get trapped and can be discarded keeping the drains clog-free and our waterways free of not-so-lovely drain declogging chemicals. That's really awesome!
Inkling Scents: I was super intrigued to see this lovely little package so prettily wrapped with ribbon. Inside were sample oil scents with charming names like "Betwixt" and "Iconic". Fragrance is such a lovely and sexy indulgence of mine and I was delighted that there was a local company produces fine scents for men and women. The "Betwixt" scent became an instant favorite and the little sample vial has this ingenious little wand for you to sort of trace the scent on your skin. I love that! These are 100% pure essential and perfume oils so are perfect for us green glam goddesses.
Handcrafted Soap from Beehive Soap: I'm not much of a soap user or fan but these are damn cute, smells great and I love the look of them. Handmade soaps are just lovely in the bathing space.
Crio Bru Brewed Cocoa: "Whoohoo! Gourmet hot chocolate!!" this is what my brain was shouting when I spotted this package in the box - I've seen this at Whole Foods Market a number of times and been wanting to try it so I was stoked to get try this out...until I noticed you need an actual coffee maker to brew it of which my kitchen lacks being the tea-drinkin-anglophile I am. My guy is a mad coffee drinker though so he brewed a couple cups of it up for us. Interesting...not bitter, but not sweet by itself - I had to add cream and honey to make it taste just right :) Pretty good stuff but not sure I'd warrant getting a French press just to have a cup of it regularly.
makeup line for years for both color and foundation and was happy to discover that it's a local company too. The pigments are beautiful, the foundation powder feels totally weightless, and they're just a really lovely makeup staple in my beauty box. Totally putting the coupon to good use! And I'm planning on posting some eco-glam looks here in the future with some of their products so stay tuned.
Awesome Coupons: Cause what localista doesn't love discounts and bargains? There's a NuManna food storage coupon (their products are gluten-free, soy-free, and supposedly actually taste good which is saying a lot for food storage), $5 off chocolates, and a coupon for Acme Camera - a place I'll definitely have to stop in when I start doing videos. Oh and a key chain which I'll probably never use since I don't have a car anymore :)
great stuff for Spring) I'm sharing the other one with a greenie glam friend I'm hoping to interview. Check back here soon for that and part two of my Eco Fashion Basics: Lingerie post.
Let me know what local goodies you love by leaving a comment!