My box from Citrus Lane arrived last week, and let me say, I am pleased. As I mentioned when I reviewed the Bluum box, I ordered a Citrus Lane box because I had read good things about it and because I had a coupon for 50% off my first box (I paid $12.50).
The box is bigger than the Bluum box, which is good, since it costs about twice as much. Everything comes wrapped in yellow tissue paper, although the box itself is the shipping container and not a nice box like the Bluum box. But who really cares about packaging when you ordered it for the products and those products are great?
Like the Bluum box, Citrus Lane gives their boxes a theme each month. This month’s theme was “fun with food,” which seems quite appropriate, given it’s Thanksgiving this month.
What’s in the Box
Probably my favorite item in the box was the String Beans Fruit and Veggie Toy by Under the Nile. Funny looking, but cute, and perfect for little hands to grab (which we are doing a lot of around here.) Not to mention, as a family of vegetarians, a string bean toy is just perfect. Things to love about this toy: it’s made from organic cotton, and it’s fair trade. ($8.20 on Amazon.)
Also in the box were a fabulous set of little snack bowls from Green Toys. They are a marvelous shade of green and will be just the right size for Alexis’ little hands once she starts eating solids. As a bonus, they are BPA free, dishwasher safe, made for 100% recycled plastic from milk jugs, and made in the USA. ($6.99 on Amazon.)
Another green snack container was also included in the box. This one is made by Goodbyn, and has two little snack compartments and a lid to keep everything contained. BPA-free, dishwasher safe, recyclable, and stylish. ($7.82 on Amazon.)
For mom, there was a tube of Juice Beauty Nutrient Moisturizer, which smells marvelous and is made with organic ingredients. ($9.00 for half an ounce on Amazon, although you can only get it in a 2 ounce size.) There were also two tiny squares of Madecasse chocolate (milk and 80% cocoa), wrapped up in a fancy little bag. The information card says this chocolate is made with pure Madagascar cocoa with no additives. Most important: I ate it, and it was good. These fancy little chocolates will set you back $1 a piece.
Finally, there was a card in the box for 20% off a Tiny Prints order, as well as coupon codes for savings from each of the product manufacturers ranging from 10% to 25% off.
So was it worth it? Absolutely. I love everything that came in the box, and I love that it was all full size, not little samples. I will happily use everything in the box. I only paid $12.50, so I more than got my money’s worth. But even if I had paid the full price of $25, this box is still a good deal. It would have cost me $34.01 to buy all this myself, and I’m not even including the coupon codes. If you would like to try out Citrus Lane, and I encourage you to do so, you can sign up here*.Try using takehalf to save 50%!
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