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When I was asked if I wanted to review a subscription box about vinegar I jumped on the chance! I mean really, what green and crunchy mamma does not love vinegar? I use it every day. I cook with it, I clean with it, I even have removed skin tags with it. I love vinegar.

I was then sent this cool box from The Homegrown Collective. Each month they chose a different seasonal theme for their box to help inspire the eco-conscious household.  Here are some details:

The Homegrown Collective is dedicated to providing our members with products that foster self-sufficiency and promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. It is made up of a community of Members from across the country and we are growing each day.


We had trouble finding a trusted source that not only vetted green and sustainable vendors, artisans and small businesses but also made them accessible. We felt that the “sustainable” consumer goods landscape was so disparate, confusing and a little bit intimidating for the “green-curious”. There was a void that we needed to fill. If we could provide a road map, some direction and a community to go to for questions to be answered and stories to be shared we could solve some of those issues and provide a great experience that was comfortable, educational and fun!


We sent out our February box: “Homegrown remedies and cure-alls” the timing was right because the country was gripped by both cold and flu – the emails I received from our Members were amazing. They were so grateful because they were not getting sick! In one case I was told of a mild cold that was caught, treated with the tincutres and Oregano oil and that cold went away as quickly as it came. It felt REALLY good to know that people were actually being empowered, with a few extra tools, to take a hold of their well being and in this case make a real difference in people’s lives. We strive to do that each month and with every GREENBOX that goes out to our Members.

Some of their past boxes include “Salt of the Earth” for kitchen and bathroom, “Olives Herbs and Candles Oh My!”, Kombucha starter kit and more! These are some great “green” and eco-friendly themes that can fit in any household.

I got the June box, “Vim and Vinegar” to review. When I first opened the box, on the lid were instructions about this months theme, along with instructions for what we could make with the contents of the box.

Inside the box were two types of vinegar, balsamic and white. It also included dried orange peels, dried blueberries, baking soda, and a bottle to pour vinegar from.

There were instructions for orange vinegar cleaner (one of my favorites), Blueberry balsamic vinegar (I added some orange peel to mine and it is delicious), and covers the basics of vinegar, what the two types are good for and how they work. There was even enough left over for me to make double batches of the recipes! This is the gift that keeps on giving.

I love this box. It would be a great addition to any green and crunchy home. My only disappointment was the lack of apple cider vinegar. What eco-friendly home doesn’t use ACV for everything? Maybe that can be a theme for a whole box down the road. There is no limit to what you can do with apple cider vinegar.

All and all, this is the best eco-friendly box I have reviewed to date. This would be a great gift for the eco-curious and natural living lovers alike.

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What would you love to see in this eco-friendly DIY box?

About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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2 Responses to The Homegrown Collective – Review

  1. Lori says:

    I really, really want to try one of these, but at almost $50 after shipping costs are factored in, for one box, it’s out of my budget range. Also very risky, especially if you get items you can’t use. Hope to see them lower their prices.

    • Amanda says:

      I understand your concern. I did go back and look at their previous boxes and didn’t come across anything I couldn’t use, but we all have our own special sensitivities. I completely understand your concern.

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