If you’ve been here before, you’ll have seen me mention Eco Honesty before. They’re a new online marketplace for all your favourite eco friendly products. They’ve got everything from home and cleaning to garden and pet products.
They’ve just started doing a collection of gift boxes on their site, and kindly sent one over to me. The box I’ll be showing you is there Peach Tea Edition “larger than life” gift box. You can pick this up for £44.95 on the Eco Honesty website, but has an RRP of £53.47.
I’ll start off by saying that the box sent to me is a little different to the one on the website. Mine was sent as a sort of ‘prototype’. So instead of the Forest Hog hand soap, there’s usually an Eco Egg laundry detergent egg. The box comes with 7 products in total. An Eco Egg, Cocoa Loco mango chocolate snacks, Truthpaste toothpaste, Suddy Nora shampoo bar & candle, Essential creams moisturising cream & lip balm.
The Cocoa Loco dark chocolate mango chunks are fairtrade and organic. The mango packs a sweet, chewy taste and the bitterness of the dark chocolate is a great contrast! I loved tucking into these tasty treats, and have already polished off the box. They’re definitely something I’ll be picking up again soon.
I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with this soap. Since the box was sent out to me, Eco Honesty have informed me that they’ll no longer be stocking it in their gift boxes, but I wanted to talk about it all the same.
The product itself is great, you really only need a tiny amount for it to lather up really well. The scent isn’t my cup of tea personally as I found it a bit too sweet for my taste. The main problem I have with it is the lid. The cap doesn’t screw on properly and ideally, could do with a pump design rather than a screw on cap. Because of this, the bottle has a tendency to leak, which is what happened in my case.
While it’s not the end of the world, I probably won’t be looking to get my hands on another one of these in the future.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen me rave about this one! I love a good candle, especially when it smells as good as this one. It’s a cranberry, orange & cinnamon scent and is super sweet without being overpowering.
It’s made with soy wax, eco friendly, and vegan friendly. With a burn time of up to 25 hours and 125ml in size.
This shampoo bar is completely plastic free, 100% naturally derived ingredients, and vegan friendly. The bar included in my gift box is the lavender and almond oil scent. The lavender scent is subdued rather than being overpowering and comes in the cutest paper wrapping!
I haven’t had the chance to use this one yet so I can’t speak for it’s effectiveness. I’m hoping it’ll be good for my dry, damaged hair!
If you know me, you know I love a good moisturiser. This is a peach and passionflower scent, though I can’t say I smell much of that personally. While the scent isn’t my favourite, the formula is incredible. It’s thick, glides across the skin easily, and a little goes a long way.
The moisturiser is a 50ml pot designed to be a facial moisturiser. Though I’ve been using it on my tattoos too because it’s so moisturising. This is rich in Vitamin A and C, restores water balance and brightens the skin.
I also got sent one of their lip balms in a strawberry flavour. It’s a 10ml tin and is made with 100% natural ingredients. This includes organic Shea, Cocoa, and Kokum butter.
I’ve managed to give this one a try and it’s easily one of the nicest natural toothpastes I’ve tried. A lot of them have a strong baking soda taste, which is disgusting frankly. But not this one! It’s also one of the larger pots of natural toothpastes I’ve seen before.
This tub is 120g and is the original Fennel flavour. There’s also a Peppermint & Wintergreen flavour, as well as a variety of kids flavours. The consistency is the same as most natural toothpastes. It’s thicker than the stuff in the average tube, but not too thick for a brushing paste.
Overall, I think the Eco Honesty gift box is great! All of the products are unique in their own way and they’ve clearly given a lot of thought into what they include in the boxes. I especially love that they don’t overcharge you for what you get, which is all too common with eco friendly products.
Eco Honesty are transparent about their pricing structure and the products they stock, which is the main reason I agreed to collaborate with them in the first place.
These gift boxes would make the perfect Christmas or birthday gift for the eco conscious in your life. It could also be a great “starter kit” for those wanting to start out with sustainable living.
This isn’t the only gift box variation available on their website. They’ve also got the “Cleaner Greener”, “Mantastic; Hairy Mary”, “Mantastic; Clean Shave Dave”, and “Pamper Hamper” boxes to choose from. Take a wild guess at what you’ll find in each one! Click here to explore all the options they have available.
I'm Elen Mai, the brains behind Welsh Wanderer and 20-something human biology student from (you guessed it) Wales! Welsh Wanderer is designed with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind. So stick around for tips & tricks on living sustainably.