As rosemary is to the Spirit, so lavender is to the Soul.
I’m a sucker for monthly subscriptions. One of my favorite sites is Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry), which stocks natural cleaning and beauty products. Basically, you create your “pantry” of products and the schedule you’d like it shipped on; before the order is sent, you’re emailed a reminder and you can decide if you need to add or remove anything. Or, if you realize that you’re about to run out of something, you can go ahead and opt for “send now.”
Right now, I’m scheduled to get a delivery every two months of Mrs. Meyer’s laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap and dryer sheets, along with a set of Grove Collaborative sponges, which works out just about perfectly in terms of our usage. I am OBSESSED with the basil and rosemary scents. I LOVE THEM. As I’ve mentioned a million times on this site, I’m really sensitive to scent. Mrs. Meyer’s scents are not at all overpowering, I don’t associate cleaning with the smell of chemicals and just in general the fragrance of herbs is something that makes me happy.
I’ve also ordered Mrs. Meyer’s toilet bowl cleaner and multi-surface cleaner, and I love those too. The concentrated refill of the multi-surface cleaner lasts a really long time. Everything I’ve tried from that brand has been effective and gentle and great smelling. Plus: the pretty vintage-esque packaging. (Dang, I hadn’t realized how strong my Mrs. Meyer’s love was until I wrote this.)
Of course, Grove Collaborative carries more than Mrs. Meyer’s. The usual suspects of green cleaning products are represented— Dr. Bronners, Seventh Generation, Method etc. They have a nice selection of lotions and body washes and facial cleansers. There’s shaving lotions and feminine products and dental care, along with household stuff like sponges and paper towels and sandwich bags. Everything I’ve purchased has been competitively priced, often the best price I’ve found online. AND! It ships really fast too.
…the Grove Standard:
OK. HERE COMES THE PART WHERE I TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN GET A FREE MRS. MEYER’S EVERYDAY LUXURY SET.
I’m not sure if it happens with every order or if it just seems like it, but Grove Collaborative often runs these offers where they’ll add a freebie to your delivery— so you get to try a bonus item for free. And until Sunday May 1st, if you’re a new customer you get an awesome freebie with your first order, the Mrs. Meyer’s Everyday Luxury Set. That includes:
- a Mrs. Meyer’s candle: made from vegetable waxes, with a lead free cotton wick
- a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
- a Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
- Grove Collaborative walnut scrubber sponges, which are made from crushed walnuts: tough on messes, gentle on pots and pans
- shipped for free.
(If you’re already a Grove Collaborative customer, you can still claim a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap for free with your next order when you use this link.)
You do need to spend at least $20 on that first order to get your free luxury set. As I’ve said, I highly recommend just about everything in the Mrs. Meyer’s line. Here’s what Grove Collaborative suggests as a possible first order:
That’s a lot of good stuff for 26 bucks.
Other products I’ve liked and will order again: Method body wash in White Tea, Seventh Generation dishwasher soap and glass cleaner, Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Gel Superfruit + Chlorella Growth Factor, the Yes To line in general but especially the face cleaning towelettes, the Grove Collaborative hand sanitizer, and of course Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds.
There are a limited number of sets available and this offer ends Sunday May 1, so grab yours now. Here’s the official walkthrough:
- Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s Everyday Luxury Set for free when you sign up.
- Answer 4 quick questions about your home. Grove Collaborative will use this to customize your first basket (this takes under 30 seconds!).
- Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.
- To receive this offer, your order needs to total at least $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box (this is the hardest part— I agonize over this every time).
- Click “Finish & Pay” and place your order.
Let me know what you order and if you love it!