Growing Experience, with a Giveaway!
Feb 19, 2013
I don't do product reviews on here often but, when I do, you can bet that it's about something I love. And The Homegrown Collective may very well be my new addiction. The January box was so awesome, I wish I had a dozen of them to pass out to my friends and family. January-March is cold season in this house, so the 'Home Remedies' themed box came at a perfect time. Not only did it come with herbs and oils, but it came with bottles and directions on how to make my own remedies. How's that for hands-on training? I love that I now know how to make this stuff on my own! I made cinnamon and lavender oil, which are great for headaches, sinus infections, and a slew of other things. They even included the bottles and labels for me! It came with an aloe vera plant, ginger root with which to make cough syrups and other goodies, and my favorite part: tinctures.
The box included all of the herbs, plus one jar. I have a slew of jars around the house, so I went ahead and started three. I made lavender, elderberry, and echinacea tinctures, all of which have a variety of uses including the most needed 'medicine' in my house right now: cough syrup. The box even comes with packs of seeds so I can start growing many of these things on my own. So not only do I get all of these home remedies, but they teach me how to make my own (yay, for sustainability!) and then give me the tools, resources, and education to do so!
Each month, The Homegrown Collective sends out a new box based on the monthly theme. November's theme was The Culture of Fungi, and included a mushroom growing kit, mushrooms, kefir grains, heirloom seeds, and other fungi-related goodies, along with the 'how-to' cards that I love so much. December's kit was 'Tis the Season(ings)', and included kits to make spiced cider and spiced wine, various spices and a grinder (I want one of these!), various really cool bottles, and a cheese-making kit....along with the 'how-to' cards, of course. What I love most about all of these kits is that they are the gift that keeps on giving. They don't just send little projects for you to complete every month, but they give you experience and knowledge to continue to do these things in your home regularly and take the steps towards living a healthy, organic, sustainable life.
If you would like more information about The Homegrown Collective, you can check out their website, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest!
AND, The Homegrown Collective has been awesome enough to offer a DIY Cheese Making Kit to one of my readers! Just fill out the rafflecopter to enter the giveaway! The giveaway ends Feb 28th at 12:00am - one winner will be chosen.
Labels: sustainable living