Causebox Summer 2019 was my first purchase from this newer subscription box service. It is a little different than the more “mainstream” subscription boxes, in that there is a little less customization to be done (I chose colors, but not wholly different products, except for the cleanser). Also, each product is specially selected to bring value to the subscriber, but also because it improves the world in some way. Tall order? Yup. Here’s what I found in my first box. Want to try a Causebox of your own? Click here.
The Product: This straw tote not only carries your beach essentials but also helps support beach and ocean conservation efforts.
The Scoop: A great size – holds a lot, but appears more like a purse. I tend to travel light in the summer, but when I need a bag, I find myself grabbing this one.
Verdict: A great summer bag.
The Product: Quagga Green repurposes plastic bottles to keep them out of the ocean, creating a useful, waterproof bag. Additionally, they donate a portion of proceeds to help preserve wildlife: win-win-win!
The Scoop: While this was billed as a “bikini bag,” at our house, it’s much more useful for a kid. Mr. Diggy is messy – like get wet and dirty on a daily basis kind of messy. We have used this several times a week since it arrived.
Verdict: It does what it says it does.
The Product: Fun, soft scrunchies from a company that donates three meals for each product sold. Banded2Gether makes scrunchies, headbands, and other hair accessories.
The Scoop: No matter who makes them, these slide right out of my short, straight hair – so I was happy to gift them to a scrunchie-loving friend. Bonus – the company donates a portion of profits to children in need.
Verdict: A great gift!
The Product: All Good sunscreen provides sun protection that is not greasy, fragrance-free, made with non-nano zinc, and is reef-safe.
The Scoop: Great coverage – love that it’s reef-friendly, organic and non-irritating. Would buy again.
Verdict: It’s almost gone! Need to get some more.
The Product: The Papaya Enzyme powdered cleanser activates when it contacts water. Like all of Hanalei’s products, it is 100% cruelty-free, as well as free of other harmful ingredients like sulfates.
The Scoop: I like the concept, but I’m still using up another cleanser, so I haven’t used it a ton.
Verdict: Wait and see.
The Product: This tumbler is not glass, so it’s safe for poolside and other active settings. It is insulated, so it keeps drinks colder longer, and Reduce supports river cleanups with a local charity partner.
The Scoop: A great summer beverage glass. Keeps things cold and safe for poolside use. Every time you use, it’s one less plastic bottle you’ll grab for.
Verdict: Practical and attractive.
The Product: The highest valued item in the box, this is from Tribe Alive and is handmade by artisans in India.
The Scoop: That being said, I seem to have struck out with the wraps and kimonos this summer. This one was WAY too big for me, despite the claim of being “one size fits all.” It is a great fabric, however, so I filled in the neck hole with a remnant and make it into a blanket – much like a Turkish towel. It can still be used as a sarong, etc. and I think it’s a great tweak!
Verdict: Updated with a little tweak, it’s great.
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Autism Mom Gift Guide via The Piece of Mind Retreat