The All Around Vegan Box – A must have for all vegan foodies and activists!

Before we get started, yes that is Bubbles in the feature image!!!

Company: All Around Vegan

Product: March 2018 All Around Vegan Box  (order now to get this month’s box!)

Review:

I love this subscription box.

End of review.

Just joking… but seriously, I love this subscription box for so many reasons! If you missed my previous review of the All Around Vegan Box, you don’t know what you’re missing!

Unlike other vegan subscription boxes that make you choose between bath and body, beauty or food products, the All Around Vegan Box comes with Lifestyle products, Nutritional products, Bath & Body products, and Activism Products. It is perfect for vegans that love trying new foods and new ways to learn and grow as activists. This box is also perfect for those that are transitioning into a vegan lifestyle… I mean, what’s better than getting a box full of vegan stuff at your door every month?!

So, what’s in the March box?

First, we have some delicious Carrot Oat Mini Cookies from Partake Foods.

They’re vegan, gluten-free, nut free, and soy free… I know what you’re thinking… “Yeah, they’re probably “flavor-free”, too.” Well, buddy, you’re wrong! These crunchy little cookies are packed with flavor! Cinnamon, carrot and oat make this cookie taste like a crispy little carrot cake, and I’m here for it!

Next, we have every vegan’s soulmate. NOOCH! That’s right, this month’s box includes Frontier Co-op’s Nutritional Yeast Flakes!

If you’ve never had nutritional yeast, drop what you’re doing, leave work early, drop the kids off at the babysitter, do what you gotta do and go get some. Better yet, just order this box! Anyway, I put nooch on veggies, pizza, popcorn, potatoes, salad, pasta, rice, you name it! It has a wonderful cheezy flavor and makes everything taste oh-so-good! I love that this little jar is perfect for taking with me. Hey, you never know when you’re gonna need a little nooch. You think I’m joking. I’m not. This stuff is awesome.

Next up, are the gimMe Organic Toasted Sesame and Sea Salt Premium Roasted Seaweed snacks. I’ve had these before and they’re definitely a unique and healthy snack! The sea weed is thin and crispy and packs a punch of salty flavor. They’re gluten-free, non-GMO, and certified organic. If you’re looking to spice up your snack game, you’ll like these!

Up next, is the Mint Valley Seed Co. Mustard Microgreens Growing Kit! How freakin’ cute! I was planning on growing some herbs in my kitchen for quite some time, but you know… life. This kit comes with all you need to grow little mustard greens in your home, and they’re ready to eat within a week!

Next up, is Happy Pits Sweet Orange All Natural Deodorant!

If you’re familiar with natural deodorants, you know that they either don’t work or they work pretty well but can really irritate your skin. This deo is aluminum and chemical free, and contains coconut oil, shea butter, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and organic tea tree oil. Arrowroot and baking soda keep you dry, while coconut oil and shea butter moisturize and give you “happy pits.” Now, if they could only make “Happy Hair” because my curls are looking pretty rough lately!

Last, this box included:The Modern Savage written by James McWilliams. The author “pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous” while revealing “the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and – supposedly – most humane animal farms.” “McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice – a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products.” Well, this sounds like the perfect book for activists and those that are interested in learning! *I’ll add an update once I’ve read it all!

The Bottom Line

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the All Around Vegan Box is my favorite subscription box! You get delicious foods, lifestyle products, bath and body products, and activism products… What more could you want?!

I don’t know of any other box that will help your pits smell great, give you reading material to add some more wrinkles on that big old vegan brain of yours, let you grow your own mustard greens, and gives you delicious snacks and nooch!

As you can probably tell, I highly recommend this box! Head on over to their website to check out their different subscription options!

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SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Review… A Natural Way to Have Healthy, Odor-Free Pits!

Company: SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant

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Product: SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Starter Kit For Women – $16.99 USD

Review: If you’re familiar with natural deodorants, you probably know that they do a pretty good job keeping your armpits smelling fresh, but they don’t do too much in the sweat-stopping department.

That’s why I was so excited to give the SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant a try! It is basically a 2 product system that uses natural vegan ingredients to keep your pits feeling dry and smelling great!

SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Vegan

The first step is the Underarm Detox Deodorant that is made to purify, exfoliate, and balance pH using organic, raw apple cider vinegar! How cool is that?!

The deodorant looks like your standard roll-on. After shaking the bottle up, you apply a few swipes to each armpit, and wait until it is almost dry (about 30 seconds). Then, you use the Underarm Dusting Powder (the part I was most curious about!).

SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Vegan

The Underarm Dusting Powder includes baking soda and arrowroot powder which is known to keep you dry, along with sweet orange and grapefruit oils to keep you smelling oh-so-nice! It is packaged in an adorable little powder puff which is perfect for fitting into the armpit area. I applied enough to cover my underarms (about 4 puffs on each side) and was good to go!

So, did it work?

It sure did! I am happy to report that this system delivered results! I felt dry and smelled fresh throughout the day and I did not experience any irritation. It is so important to get rid of unnecessary chemicals in your daily routine, so this system is perfect! It is vegan, cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, aluminum-free, and made with naturally effective ingredients!

The Bottom Line

I recommend this product to anyone and everyone that is interested in cleaning up their daily routine! This unique system is effective, easy to use, and affordable. The packaging is tough so it is great for travel, and I love the citrusy scent of the cute little powder puff!

Head on over to SWAY to check out this system for yourself!

SWAY Underam Detox Deodorant

LACE Pine & Peppermint Natural Deodorant Review

Company: LACE

“We all believe in natural products, without the fillers. We’re not here to greenwash our products or imply we’re selling you something we’re not. We don’t believe there should be a pink tax. We don’t think all products for women have to smell like faeries and fluff. We’re here to make real products for real people.”

Product: Pine & Peppermint Natural Deodorant

Review:

Natural deodorants can be tricky. They can be all natural but not keep you smelling nice for very long. They can keep you dry, but can also be extremely irritating.

I’m thrilled to share with you this Pine & Peppermint Natural Deodorant from LACE! It is vegan, cruelty-free, aluminum free, and smells fantastic!

The Pine and Peppermint scent instantly makes me think of wintertime and the holidays. The Peppermint perks up your senses and the Pine gives it an earthy, woodsy vibe. It’s not an overly feminine or overly masculine scent, so I think anyone can use this!

Ok, so it smells like the “most wonderful time of the year” but does it work?

YES!!!! This deodorant kept me odor-free for over 36 hours! Yes, I did go that long without showering (Writing genuine product reviews is very import to me!). Although this isn’t an antiperspirant, it also kept me dry!

My skin wasn’t irritated by this deo whatsoever and you only need 2-3 swipes per armpit! It glides on easily and clear, and you will get hints of the Peppermint and Pine scent throughout the day.

The Bottom Line

I love everything about this product! The packaging is cute and durable. The scent is fabulous and the formula really works! I absolutely recommend this product to everyone, even those with sensitive skin like me.

Thank you, LACE, for sending me this vegan, cruelty-free and naturally effective deodorant to review! I’m a huge fan!

ahimsa Essentials Product Reviews

Company: ahimsa Essentials

“ahimsa Essentials is committed to providing you with earth-friendly, sustainable, cruelty-free and 100% plant-based (vegan) products that relieve, repair, and renew.”

Products

Glow Detoxifying Scrub (4 oz – $12.95 USD)

Om Organic Whipped Body Butter (4 oz – $12.95 USD)

Sublime Natural Deodorant (2 oz – $9.95 USD)

Reviews:


Organic Sugar, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Organic Essential Oils make up the all natural Glow Detoxifying Scrub. This scrub is the perfect way to relax and unwind while making your skin soft and smooth. The scent is bright and herbal, with basil being the prominent scent. Olive Oil is a wonderful moisturizer so you won’t need lotion or anything else when you step out the shower. The sugar makes this an abrasive yet not too rough exfoliator that will get rid of dead skin cells, old sunless tanners, you name it!


If you enjoy authentic floral scents, you will love the Om Organic Whipped Body Butter! The scent of Geranium and Juniper Berry will make you feel like you’re running through a garden, while Organic Shea Nut Butter hits you with powerful hydration! The texture is light and airy, and I liked using this product to seal in moisture right after the shower. This body butter made my skin looking healthy and dewy, and it was even hydrating enough for my dry-as-heck feet!


The Sublime Natural Deodorant is made for sensitive skin and is baking soda free. I have tried natural deodorants in the past that have irritated my skin, so I was excited to try this one out. The scent is Key Lime and Bergamot which you will smell throughout the day when you use this product. It is a nice and pleasant citrusy surprise! The texture is similar to a balm that melts into your skin when you massage it into your armpits. Shea Nut Butter and Coconut Oil moisturize while Arrowroot Powder absorbs odors. This deodorant was effective for me, and I only noticed the slightest bit of funkiness at the end of the day. I will definitely continue to use this!

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for all natural, vegan and cruelty-free products that are sustainably made, smell awesome and actually work, ahimsa Essentials is the brand for you. I love that they are fragranced with essential oils and the packaging is as cute as can be! I highly recommend these products and would love to hear your feedback about them! Head on over to ahimsa Essentials website and check out their range of products!

Thank you so much to ahimsa Essentials for these products to review!

Apothepurity Product Reviews & Discount Code

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Company: Apothepurity

“Apothepurity is an eco-conscious apothecary + body care company located just North of Nashville, TN.

We wholeheartedly believe that organic plants and herbs have the ability to heal and effectively nourish our skin even better than their conventional counterparts. We believe in the power of nature.

Our goal is to help people thrive by providing them with the purest plant based products that are carefully handcrafted in small batches with the finest organic + wild harvested ingredients we could find.”

Products:

Germs Be Gone Natural Hand Sanitizer + Yoga Mat Cleaner (2 oz. – $11.99 USD)

Citrus Dream Body Mist (4 oz  – $16.99 USD)

Stress Be Gone Roll-On Aromatherapy Relief Oil (0.35 oz  – $11.99 USD)

Keep Me Fresh Natural Deodorant (4 oz jar – $16.99 USD)

Reviews:

I don’t know about you, but I use A LOT of hand sanitizer. Studies have shown that store bought brands contain ingredients that are NOT good for you! Ugh! The Germs Be Gone Natural Hand Sanitizer + Yoga Mat Cleaner is a natural germ killer that contains Witch Hazel and essential oils of Tea Tree, Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus. I absolutely LOVE the scent of this product… It has subtle notes of all of the essential oils listed above to create a truly unique fragrance blend! I like to throw this bottle into my bag and use it throughout the day. Of course, I can’t see if it is actually killing germs, but my hands do feel clean after using it. This product is also a yoga mat sanitizer. I have been needing a reason to start doing yoga again, and this just might be it!

The Citrus Dream Body Mist is a delicious blend of Sweet Orange and Tangerine essential oils blended with Ylang Ylang and Vanilla. It’s fresh and fruity and the sweet notes of vanilla make this the perfect summertime scent! It is not overpowering in the slightest bit, it just gives you a light fragrance that can be reapplied throughout the day to lift your spirits and smell fabulous!

The Stress Be Gone Roll-On Aromatherapy Relief Oil comes in a convenient roller ball that you can take anywhere! This stress fighting blend of scents includes essential oils of Organic Lavender, Organic Blood Orange, Organic Ylang Ylang, Organic Patchouli, Organic Bergamot, and Organic Grapefruit. When you roll this product on, your senses are instantly calmed by the soothing floral notes and uplifted by the bright citrus oils. If you’re new to aromatherapy, this product would be a great place to start since lavender has been used to help people relax since forever! *** The white dots are actually covering teeth marks that my dog Bubbles wanted to contribute! She stole the bottle as I was taking pictures of the other products! Teeth marks are not included when you buy this item!

I’m sure you have heard about all of the health issues associated with everyday deodorants. Parabens have been linked to cancer and aluminum has been associated with Alzheimer’s. Needless to say, if you haven’t already it’s time to ditch your mass produced deodorant!  The Keep Me Fresh Natural Deodorant is made of all natural ingredients to keep you feeling and smelling fresh as a daisy! Arrowroot Powder, Baking Soda, Bentonite Clay, and Activated Charcoal work together to help your pits release toxins while keeping them dry (although this is not an antiperspirant), and essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree, and Grapefruit leave you smelling bomb.com! It is important to remember that sweating is NATURAL and HEALTHY! Typical deodorants clog up your pores and don’t allow you to release toxins, in simple terms, they are not good for you! Please make the switch to a natural deodorant like this one!

The Bottom Line

Apothepurity makes pure products that are vegan and cruelty-free. The packaging is fantastic and the formulations are effective and gentle. I will absolutely keep these products in my skincare and hygiene routine, and look forward to trying more products from this brand. Head on over to Apothepurity and try out some of their wonderful products! Let me know what you think! Use code “VTH20” for 20% off of your order!

Thank you, Apothepurity, for sending me these products to review!