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December 2017 Goodbeing Box

December 29, 2017

I am always excited to receive a new Goodbeing box, and this month’s brought a variety of fun treats to try in December. Both food, and beauty-related items were included this time and I’ve been enjoying the chance to test them all out.

If you haven’t heard of Goodbeing, it is a subscription box featuring green beauty and lifestyle products, as well as helpful tips, giveaway opportunities, and exclusive offers. If you like to try before you buy, and also get some great deals, then you may be interested in this subscription box.

I am thrilled to continue being a Goodbeing ambassador for the next couple of months. I have been sent these boxes for free so that I can review them and share with all of my readers!

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1. Jivi Eczema Treatment in Orange Spice

This brand is new to me, so I was eager to give it a try. All of the products made by Jivi are unique as they are based in aloe instead of water, the products are packaged in airless bottles (to help extend the shelf life) and are free of toxic ingredients. Jivi states that their products are so clean that they are all actually edible! Jivi also keeps the price tag on their items lower to help make natural skincare more affordable.

This eczema treatment is made with colloidal oatmeal, chamomile, and frankincense to relieve itchiness and inflammation, while karanja oil and St. John’s wort help to heal skin. My hands are always especially dry in the winter, and this has helped to keep them softened. It is a very thick and nourishing cream that leaves a little bit of a tacky finish, so I like to apply it before bed to allow it time to soak into my skin overnight. The orange spice scent is really nice for this time of year too!

2. Jivi Exfoliating Face Wash in Lemongrass

The ingredients in this include organic aloe vera juice, organic castor oil, chickpea flour, comfrey, pineapple, papaya, thyme, licorice root, and willow bark. This face wash has a creamy and lightly gritty consistency that smells super refreshing due to the lemongrass. My face felt very clean after using, but it was just a little too harsh for my skin and slightly burned my face. If your skin is not sensitive, this would probably be a great cleanser to use after removing makeup.

3. Elate Liquid Eyeliner in Joy

This gold shimmery eyeliner is so playful and festive, perfect for the holidays! The wand has a tiny natural bristled brush which is great for creating a precise line. I think this would look gorgeous over a dark eyeshadow for maximum contrast, but my favorite way to wear it is actually all over my lid as a liquid eyeshadow. I just dab one brush-worth of product onto my eyelid and use my finger to blend it out. It is opaque, has a beautiful shimmer, and actually stays put on my eyes! You can bet I’ll be wearing this on New Years Eve, but it would also be fun for Valentine’s Day or on a fun night out. This nontoxic eyeliner is also gluten free and made with only eight ingredients!

4. Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi + Cordyceps Mushroom Elixer

The ingredients in the Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi are organic cacao powder, organic coconut palm sugar, organic reishi extract, organic cinnamon, organic cardamom extract, organic stevia extract. All you do is add hot water and stir. The flavor of this drink was pretty good. It was chocolately, a little spicy, and lightly sweetened. The mushroom flavor was every so slightly detectable, but not overpowering. I would drink it again, but probably add a little more sweetener and a little milk to make it creamier.

The ingredients in the Cordyceps Mushroom Elixer are organic cordyceps extract, organic peppermint extract, organic rosehips extract, organic licorice root extract, and organic stevia extract. This was a bit of a struggle for me to get down as a hot beverage on its own. It is quite earthy tasting, and slightly pepperminty which is not my favorite flavor. If I were going to have this again, I would add it to a smoothie to help mask the flavor.

5. Co-Pur Hand Balm in Lavender Lime

This hand balm is made from coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, lavender oil, and lime oil. I like to apply this to the tops of my hands, where they are most dry and let the balm soak in. It really moisturizes my skin and I appreciate how simple the ingredients are. This is great to use on cuticles too. If you are applying this all over your hands, I would do it at night since it can leave a greasy finish for a little while. The stick packaging is also very handy so I can easily pop it in my purse or keep it in the car.

6. Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish

This scrub is created with organic brown sugar, sea salt, cocoa butter, shea butter, and other ingredients to both exfoliate and nourish the skin. I found that it worked similarly to other sugar or salt scrubs that I have tried in the past. My skin felt soft and moisturized after using this in the shower, and the scent is primarily lavender which I enjoyed.

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