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Friday, April 21, 2017

Grove Collaborative

I feel like I just skimmed over the site in last night's post. So tonight I want to tell you a little more about it.

As if they knew I was telling my friends about the site, I got an email this morning from Stu over at Grove Collaborative. They personalize with names so the emails don't seem like random mass mailings. I don't know if Stu exists, but we're going to pretend he does.

Anyway, Stu said that there is a VIP sale going on right now for 10-40% off because of Earth Day. I have my items already picked out for scheduled mailings at the beginning of the month, so I won't be participating in this sale.

Part of why shopping through Grove is so good for the Earth is because part of their mission is to help save the rain forests. With every VIP membership, they donate 100 square feet of rain forest they do a carbon offset for your shipment, too.

We've had one problem with my product coming in damaged, and they fixed it right away. When you sign up for the VIP program, you get connected with you own person on the staff. They even give you a text message, so when something ever comes up, you can just text and go. As the busier we get, texting is definitely the way to go with this family. There's usually some kind of noise happening that makes phone calls a dreaded thing. So when my one caddy came broken, I took a phone picture of it and texted to my personal "Grove Guide" and they let me keep it and refunded me the amount in credits plus a little more for inconveniencing me. They're also good at making sure I know my next shipment is coming before it ships in case I want to make any changes to it.

And this weekend, when you ship $49 or more in products, you will also receive a free Grove Collaborative Hand Cream. Pretty sweet deal to try something nice out for yourself and for the Earth.

And don't forget to use my referral link to receive a free $10 credit and 3 month trail of the VIP program, making trying new Earth-friendly stuff even easier on your wallet!

Click here for the referral link in case you couldn't see the hyperlinked texts above and read more about some of my favorite products here.

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

So, has anyone heard of yet? No? Let me tell you a little about it.

It's a site that offers free shipping for VIP members and great customer service (I know because I had to use it) on products that are good for the Earth. And good for the Earth, means good for us!

I've been battling acne pretty much my whole life. Pregnancies and birth control have sent my skin into a horrible downward spiral. I don't claim to have it figured out yet, but my skin seems to be getting better. My main switch is the addition of essential oils. Sounds backwards, but apparently they work.

I've been washing with Yes! brand charcoal soap. Then I add a few drops of both tea tree oil and clary sage oil to a pump of moisturizer twice a day. And don't forget to do whatever skin care regiment you do on your face to your declate and back of your hands, too. The skin in those areas often times get forgotten about even though they have similar sun exposure and skin thinness as your face. My skin is the best it's been in years.

What does any of this have to do with Earth Day?

The products I've been using have come from! Everything in this picture, except the clary sage oil. You can probably find all of this at Target, I know at least some of it is sold there, but why do that when you can use my referral link for a free $10 and 3 month trail of the VIP service? It is a referral link, so I'll get some to spend as well, but free's free.

Picture taken from product description on

And if you already have a skin routine that works for you, great! First of all, I'm jealous. Second, why not try wool dryer balls? I also have them from Grove, and love them. I usually just forgo the dryer sheets, but these help keep the lumps out of my bedding. And I wash bedding a LOT.

Whatever you chose to do, celebrate Earth Day by taking care of the earth. Even little step helps!