Even though I received my Homegrown Collective monthly box over a week ago, I’ve waited until now to post my reveal for two very simple reasons. The first reason is that I was in training class all last week for work (I even got to stay in a snazzy hotel). The second reason is that I had to contact customer service regarding an issue. But more on that later.
October’s theme was “Carbon & Clay” – an instant favorite since I already use a locally made activated charcoal soap and have been touted its benefits from the beginning. The focus of this box is Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal. Both have been used by animals and indigenous tribes for centuries because of its ability to absorb toxins.
This box contained:
- Pacific Sea Salt
- Bentonite Clay
- Activated Charcoal
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Rose Water
- Aloe Vera
- Various supplies, such as tin trays, toothbrush, mixers, and a glass mug (for the salt?)
The projects that you can make with this box are: Mesquite Sea Salt, Aloe Vera Face Mask, Teeth Whitener, Hair Mask.
So why did I have to contact customer service? My box contained two sea salts and no clay. While I was thrilled to receive an extra sea salt (it will definitely be put to good use), I was a little sad not to receive the Bentonite clay. I e-mailed customer service that evening, heard back from them an hour later, and the next morning, a replacement was shipped out. I received my package less than 3 days later and not only was there clay inside, but also some dried rose buds (I think) and dried chamomile – a nice little surprise. One of the customer service reps even followed up with me a week later to make sure I had received everything.
A+ customer service for an A+ box. I can’t wait to make the face masks and the smoked sea salt might make for some good Christmas gifts.