April 2014 Goodebox

In Celebration of Earth Day

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This month, we thought “outside of the box”, so to speak, to bring members an assortment of product types beyond beauty & personal care, but of course, we included a few items there as well.  The goal was to introduce members, or remind them about some of the leading “sustainable brands” in the space, while highlighting some of their latest offerings.  On the Beauty & Personal care front, we included a lovely CC Cream from prestige beauty line Juice Beauty, featuring their uniquely effective stem cell anti aging technology; a light weight. jojoba oil based hydration serum  from super green leader Seventh Generation, who also offers a whole host of personal care, feminine care and household cleaning products and a new SLS free, botanical whitening toothpaste from Tom’s of Maine, one of original names in natural, also offering a host of other oral and skin care products.  To highlight the importance of eating more organic, whole foods, we included a raw, whole food, vegan protein powder from one of the leading brands in whole foods based wellness, Garden of Life .   In addition to beauty, personal care and wellness, we also hit apparel and reusables with the inclusion of a fun pair of organic cotton socks from sustainable apparel company PACT, who also makes awesome underwear, camisoles, tank tops, t-shirts and more, along with a reusable PeopleTowel, which also doubles as a lovely facial cloth, and comes in a variety of super cute designs.  While it’s somewhat outside our normal beauty, personal care and wellness focused collections, we felt it important to highlight just how much good we as consumers can do when it comes to using our shopping dollars wisely to support brands like these, leading the way toward a cleaner, greener planet.  Happy Earth Month!

**Note – This represents all products for the month of April. Members did not receive all items in each box, but a combination of 5 that best suited their profile selections.

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Pact Apparel Socks



PACT goes to great lengths to make sure their entire supply chain, from the growing and harvesting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and all the processes in between, are as clean and responsible as possible. From non-GMO cotton seeds grown and harvested by farmer-owned cooperatives to a wind powered sock factory & apparel factory powered by composted rice husks to eco friendly packaging, PACT is proud of how you won’t only feel good in your PACT clothes but feel good about how they were manufactured.


These ‘socks with soul’ are made from the finest single-sourced organic cotton in facilities certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), ensuring the highest level of environmental and social responsibility in the world. Every Pact purchase gives back to the community, whether its through donations to create urban gardens for kids or pooling money for low income entrepreneurs aspiring to start their own small businesses. You get super soft, organic socks, undies, t-shirts and more, free of pesticides, fertilizers, bleaches & sweatshops and big-dreamers get a shot at making their difference in the world!

How To Use

Be good to the planet by using an eco friendly laundry detergent to extend the life of these machine washable socks.

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Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

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A leader in healthy and effective skincare & makeup, Juice Beauty has set a new standard in premium organic beauty. All products meet the most stringent organic regulations in North America supported by solid eco-values that include purchasing locally from West Coast certified organic farmers and manufacturing strictly in the U.S.A. with solar power, utilizing recycled containers and printing with soy ink. Juice Beauty also gives a percentage of it’s monthly profits to The Breast Cancer Fund, The Organic Center, Teens Turning Green, EWG and The Representation Project.


Ideal for all skin types, this multi-tasking color correcting cream is packed with botanicals, oils and a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells that are safe, local & organic. It’s resveratrol rich Grapeseed, Vitamin C & Fruit Stem Cell base, tested by an outside lab, showed 100% improved hydration, 87.5% reduction of eye area fine lines and wrinkles, 87.5% increased skin tone and luminosity & 75% improved elasticity. Available in two shades, Natural Glow and Warm Glow, the first works best with fair to medium skin tones while the latter is the perfect color for medium to dark skin tones.

How To Use

Apply a smooth, even layer to face, neck and décolleté before sun exposure and to even skin tone & texture.

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Tom’s of Maine Fluoride-Free Botanically Bright Toothpaste

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One of the original names in natural personal care, Tom’s of Maine aims to serve their customers’ needs with imaginative science from plants and minerals and to inspire all those they serve with a mission of responsibility and goodness. They are always finding ways to do better in the sustainable realm, from their goals of achieving zero packaging waste to printing with recycled and vegetable based inks to  investing in wind energy credits that have offset 100% of their electricity used since 2006. And talk about giving back, Tom’s employees use 5% of their paid work time volunteering for the nonprofit organization of their choice.


Ingredients such as hydrated silica for stain removal, xylitol for reduction of plaque acid & mints for that fresh taste prove the powers of botanicals can remove surface stains and help whiten teeth! Free of SLS, fluoride, colors, flavors, fragrances & other preservatives, this smile enhancing paste is available in spearmint with aloe & chamomile and peppermint with xylitol & propolis.

How To Use

Do as your dentist told you and brush at least twice a day to allow these active botanicals to work their magic.

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Seventh Generation Hydrating Boost

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Generally ahead of the curve, Seventh Generation’s mission has always been to help foster a culture that leaves the earth better off for the next seven generations. Solutions for your home, your family, and your environment that protect and nurture your well-being today, open the door to a more sustainable world for generations yet to come. By making conscious choices, Seventh Generation believe the earth will return the favor and continue to care for us, too.


This concentrated, 100% plant based serum free of added water features Jojoba, Acai and Passion flower oils to help restore natural moisture balance resulting in noticeably softer, more radiant skin. Loaded with powerful antioxidants, this boost to your daily skincare routine delivers healthy, hydrating nutrients without clogging pores.

How To Use

Apply 1 to 2 pumps to fingertips and massage into damp skin. Boosts can be used alone or added to your favorite facial moisturizer to give it that extra kick!

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PeopleTowels Blue PeopleTowel



PeopleTowels is born of the belief that we can all find new ways to personally incorporate sustainability and conservation into our daily lives.  PeopleTowels is an idea borrowed from the Japanese, who have been using reusable, personal hand towels for decades. United by a dream and energized by their passionate belief that sustainable solutions should be within everyone’s reach, PeopleTowels shares a common concern for the environment and the effects that pollution, deforestation and global warming are having on the earth and its inhabitants.


An on-the-go, sustainable & eco chic alternative to paper towels, these personal hand towels make saving the planet as easy as drying your hands. Made of 100% certified organic Fair Trade cotton these towels have the stats to prove they are making the world a greener place with every wipe: 2.1 million pounds of paper towel waste removed from landfills, 26,000 trees saved, 22 million gallons of water conserved & 5.4 million pounds of CO2 eliminated! They also multi- task as awesome facial cleansing towels, gym towels and reusable napkins on the go!

How To Use

Clip or loop PeopleTowels to your backpack, belt buckle or purse when you’re out and about with the convenient hangtag. Machine washable and everlasting, your PeopleTowels will be waging a war on waste for years to come!

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Garden of Life Vanilla Chai Protein Powder

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Garden of Life’s mantra Empowering Extraordinary Health pretty much sums up the companies mission. They believe health is a gift and extraordinary health is a goal worth pursuing, both for you and for your family. That’s why the premium nutrition in their formulas goes beyond the ordinary and their products are designed to let you take control of your own health. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with quality products supported by education and innovation.


The correlation between nutrition, diet and health is undeniable. Garden of Life’s philosophy that raw, whole food nutrition, from organically grown sources, is more beneficial for health than isolated nutrients makes it a top choice if you’re looking for a well-rounded protein boost. Unlock the nutritive power of living seeds and grains in this high quality, plant-based sprouted powder containing live probiotics, enzymes & fat-soluble vitamins. Devoid of fillers, artificial flavors & synthetic ingredients, this soy free, animal free, tasty food and drink supplement is also available in chocolate, vanilla & original.

How To Use

The neutral taste of this protein powder makes it an excellent foundation for a refreshing, high protein energy shake or smoothie.

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