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How I’m Thrive-Ing

Bottle of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

Bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I finally succumbed to the millions of ads on social media and decided to try Thrive Market. Thrive is a healthy marketplace for all sort of organic, gluten-free, paleo, reuseable, blah blah stuff.

I’ve recently introduced coconut oil into my diet and Thrive was giving away a jar of coconut oil with every order (I think every order over $49). I found several things on the site that I already used (stevia sweetened chocolate chips), and a couple I thought might be fun (Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and deodorant) and made an order.

NOTE: You will receive 15% off your first order. About 30 days after your order you will be charged an annual membership fee of $59.95. Some people complain about that charge like they didn’t know it was coming. The site is very clear on this, but in case it isn’t I’m telling you: the charge is coming unless you cancel it.

I’m not a membership fee person, I hate paying those things. However, this has been worth it, in my opinion.

Thrive has an incredible inventory of products, with more added all the time.  Things I’ve purchased:

  • Dr. Bronner’s soaps and lip balms
  • Piggy Paint nail polish
  • Raw organic almonds
  • Xylitol
  • Compostable coffee filters
  • Coconut aminos
  • Figs
  • Organic and/or heirloom seeds: onions. tomatoes, carrots, etc

I’ve ordered lots of other things, too. Many products that are sold in major health  food store chains are cheaper on Thrive. I know, because I’ve checked.

I’ve got an order coming today that is mostly Thrive Market branded products, including sunflower seeds, organic spices, maca powder and chia seeds. I’m excited!

What you can expect from Thrive market:

  • Occasional coupons off your next order.
  • Free products throughout the year with minimum purchase.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $25.
  • A terrific selection of products from food to snacks to housewares to health & beauty.

Click this link to get 15% off your first order.

Eco Excited!

honey in cup

Image by trvance via Flickr

In addition to the honey challenge (which I am still doing and still happy about) I have been reading some other beauty blogs, particularly those that focus on eco-friendly and natural products.

I kept reading about this service called Eco-Emi and I decided I wanted to try it out.  I love getting to try new products (I used to love the Allure Beauty Box, but the price has gone up and availability has gone down) and I wanted to try something natural.

So what is Eco-Emi?  It’s a subscriber service that sends out a box to its members every month containing products and samples that are eco-friendly and/or organic and/or natural.  The cost is $15 per month.  I’ve read the reviews and it sounds like a great deal on some great products.

The only problem?  There is a waiting list to become an Eco-Emi subscriber.  A waiting list!  I was ready, credit card in hand, to become a member.  But. I. Have. To. Wait.

I put myself on the waiting list as requested (follow the directions carefully – I didn’t do it right the first time and never heard a peep out of them) and today I got a message from Eco-Emi for those us of on the waiting list – a special limited time box of products from past months at a special price while we wait.

I logged into Paypal so fast the internet got dizzy.  I can’t wait to dig into my box of products and tell you all about them!