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good being beauty box review – January 2018

good being beauty box review – January 2018

Discover the 6 organic beauty products I received in the first good being beauty box of 2018. This January 2018 non-toxic & organic beauty box has a value of $66.50. That’s like paying $20.00 to try green beauty products & getting $46.50 in free green beauty products. If you haven’t heard of good being, they guarantee at least a $45.00 value per box. 

Green Beauty Products in my January 2018 good being box:

good being beauty box | green beauty | January 2018 review


A few weeks before your organic beauty box ships, you have the option to pick 2 items to be included in your box. 

Gaffer & Child // Facial Cleanser // full-size // $26.00

This pick was pretty much a no-brainer for me. I’m obsessed with skin care, love trying new green beauty brands & you can’t get more practical than a facial cleanser. This facial cleanser is AMAZING & blows my $80.00 cleanser out of the water!

Gaffer & Child facial cleanser in January good being box

This all-natural & organic cleanser removes every stitch of my organic foundation & leaves my skin feeling refreshed without feeling tight & dry. This is definitely my favorite & I will re-purchase this cleanser again. 


Élan Veda // All Headaches Essential Oil Roll-On // travel-size // $10.00

Every so often I suffer from debilitating migraines for days at a time & while I would do anything for relief, I have a strong stance against pharma drugs. The delivery of my good being box this month came during another one of my migraine episodes. I tried this headache oil after receiving cranial adjustments & electrical muscle stimulation from my chiropractor, because I was still in a great deal of pain.   

all headache essential oil blend in green beauty box

While I refer to myself as a hippie, I remain skeptical about the efficacy of essential oils. The few times I’ve tried essential oils in “healing-type” products, they never worked for me… & this product didn’t work for me either.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I do have an autoimmune disorder;  experience pain that’s more than just “surface-level”; & it took about 5 chiropractor visits to correct the pain. 

sample size roll on all headache essential oil

Despite my stance on essential oils for pain relief, this oil blend smells amazing, so I’ll be using this as a calming oil. 


AILA // 11-free Nail Laquer in Bless Your Heart // full-size // $14.00

I would describe this nail polish color as a gorgeous rose/mauve, but the info card describes it as a deep peachy rose. Same difference, right?

AILA 11-free non-toxic nail polish in Bless Your Heart

Even better than the gorgeous color, this nail polish is free of the 11 most toxic ingredients found in most nail polishes. I haven’t heard of or tried anything from the AILA brand, but that’s probably because Trust Fund Beauty is my holy-grail for “less toxic” nail polish. 

full-size nail polish in my organic beauty box

AILA // 3-in-1 Soy Based Nail Color Remover Cloths // 1 cloth // $1.00

Trust Fund Beauty is also my go-to for all-natural nail polish remover … & it smells amazing!! Even though I do try to avoid soy as much as possible, I may give this remover cloth a try. The info card states that it’s 100% natural, plant-based & free of acetone & acetate. 

plant-based nail polish remover

Previse DermApothecary // Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub // travel-size // $11.25

I have a moisturizer from Previse & love it, but I’m not a huge fan of this marine botanical face scrub. I’m very particular with face scrubs & don’t like ones with particles as tiny as sand. 

previse facial scrub in good being January box

I tried this once & it was almost impossible to remove all of the scrub particles from my face. I will stick to my holy-grail face scrub & won’t be purchasing the full-size of this product. 

good being info card on previse face scrub

Stinkbug Organics // Natural Deodorant in Tangerine Spice // travel-size // $3.95

I’ve had the worst experiences with the majority of non-toxic deodorants that I’ve tried. Mostly because my skin doesn’t react well to sodium bicarbonate {baking soda}. Between a week to a month is when my skin decides to develop an allergic reaction to sodium bicarbonate. Trust me, it’s NOT fun to have inflamed armpits that feel raw & on fire. 

Stinkbug Naturals deodorant

Yet, I decided to at least give this brand a try for 2 days. Thankfully, my skin didn’t react like a jerk, but… holy shit, my arm pits stunk so fucking bad. It’s bizarre because it takes a LOT to make me sweat… like I’d have to run a mile before I start sweating.

paraben & aluminum free deo in good being

It’s even more bizarre because my body has already gone through the “toxic deodorant de-tox” phase 2 years ago. Nevertheless, this deodorant is going in the trash & I’ll stick to my Thai Crystal Deodorant Stone. 


Shop for green beauty products from this month’s good being box that are worth trying & my holy-grail green beauty products. 



Green beauty subscription boxes are like boxes of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get! This month’s box was so-so for me, not quite as awesome as my July or November boxes. The stand-out green beauty item that I will purchase is the face cleanser. I’m excited to paint my nails & use the new plant-based nail polish remover. The other 3 items didn’t impress me – especially the natural deodorant. 

This is the 1st of 3 good being beauty box reviews that I’ll be sharing this year. I cancelled my subscription, but will still receive February & March boxes since I paid for the quarterly subscription. The main reason is that I want to use what I already have & avoid hyper-consumption. 







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