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Planetbox Eco-Friendly Food Containers Review

This is a review + summary of my experience with Planetbox eco-friendly, sustainable lunch boxes and portable food containers.

I’ve always been on the look out for reusable, sturdy food storage options that don’t require me to use disposable plastic bags and give me the freedom to tote food/drinks around with me effortlessly. Planetbox totally fits this bill and then some.

About Planetbox:

  • Easy: PlanetBox will serve as your guide for what and how much to pack. We’ve done the thinking for you. And now your morning routine just got a whole lot easier.
  • Safe: We take “non-toxic, non-leaching, safe from BPA, phthalates, and lead” very seriously – in fact, it’s why we designed PlanetBox! We don’t think you will find safer products on the market than ours.
  • Cost Effective: Why should you pay this much for a lunchbox? Because it’s cheaper to buy food in bulk and pack your own meal. Because your health is worth it. And because it’s an investment your family will use every single day for many years to come – over its lifetime, it will pay off in spades.
  • Great Design: When something actually works well, it makes all the difference. We spent years studying and living how people use lunchboxes. We thoroughly thought through all the details, so you and your kids get the joy and ease of using a superbly designed product.
  • Enjoyable: Think packing lunch is a dreaded chore? Our innovative lunchboxes actually make packing lunch fun and enjoyable – for your kids and yourself!
  • Eco: PlanetBox lunches create a whole lot less trash, which should help you sleep better knowing you’re doing your part to help the planet for future generations.
  • Built to Last: This isn’t your childhood flimsy tin lunchbox. Our high quality stainless steel is warrantied for 5 years, and has been known to survive getting thrown off the school bus (not that we recommend that).
  • Healthy: Forget to pack some veggies? The empty compartment will remind you. Concerned about overeating? That won’t happen – PlanetBox is designed to hold sensible portions. So eat a rainbow of foods, and enjoy.
  • Stress-Free Cleanup: Dishwasher safe? Heck yeah. Peanut butter left for a week? No problem – our stainless steel doesn’t retain yucky food odors or stains like those unfortunate plastic containers do.
  • Customizable: Whether you’re a rock star, a paleontologist, or a flower child, we’ve got a magnet set for you. And when you decide to become an astronaut or fairy lover next year, just change your magnets and you’ve got a fresh new lunchbox to suit your style.

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Here are the products I’m using:

Tall Dipper (dip/sauce container)

Tank (snack container)

Launch (Lunch box) with the Rocket Color Bag and Lotus Magnets

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I am just so pleased with how easy my Planetbox is to pack, how it has pockets on the outside of the carrying bag (perfect for a La Croix or even the Tank snack container), how cool it looks, how many compliments I get on it, how easy it is to clean, how it fits a hefty sized meal and how it makes me feel like I’m doing something small + good for the planet.

The only thing I’ve run into is that I had trouble with leakage when I put a tomato sauce on top of some lentil noodle inside my Launch box. It seeped out the side. To prevent it the next time, I just put the sauce in the Tall Dipper instead. Worked well that way!

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If you’ve been looking for reusable options that are not plastic, check them out at Planetbox.com.

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Zweena Argan Beauty Elixir Review

Zweena Body Care

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Zweena:  

“At ZWEENA Body Care we’ve carefully chosen the following wholesome ingredients and botanicals, allowing us to create the purest and most effective line for naturally beautiful skin and hair. Our signature ingredient, Organic Argan oil, is made by Berber women in fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco and certified organic by ECO CERT. All of our beauty elixirs are toxin-free, cruelty-free and preserved in dark violet bottles from Switzerland. Our line is free of parabens, synthetics, sulfates, petroleum, GMOs, animal byproducts, artificial colors and fragrances. As a company committed to the highest quality skincare, it is important that the products be as effective as the ingredients are pure. 98% of our ingredients are certified organic.

Pure Argan Oil contains: 100% Organic Argan Oil

Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum contains: Organic Argan Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil and Moroccan Rose Damascena Oil.”

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Pure Organic Argan Oil

Zweena’s Description:

“For centuries, Moroccan women have used argan oil, referred to as “liquid gold,” as a beauty elixir for anti-aging. A multi-use, multi-benefit daily treatment, argan oil is extremely high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, E and F, making it a natural super food for healthy glowing skin. Our Argan Oil is 100% organic, first cold-pressed, chemical-free and of the highest quality sourced directly from a fair-trade cooperative in Morocco that we visit.

Benefits for Face: Prevents Wrinkles, Minimizes Fine Lines, Protects and Moisturizes, Restores Elasticity & Texture, Reduces Redness & Irritation, Heals Imperfections, Neutralizes Free Radicals

Benefits for Hair: Repairs Split Ends, Moisturizes Dry Scalp, Restores Shine, Tames Frizz

Benefits for the Body: Rehydrates Dry Skin, Nourishes Brittle Nails, Minimizes Stretch Marks, Moisturizes Baby’s Skin, Soothes Sunburn, Softens cracked heals

Ingredients: 100% Organic Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil

Natural and Organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife , unrefined and unscented.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I have always heard of Argan oil, but had yet to try it. The best way to try something is in its pure form so, enter: Zweena.

Using this oil on my face appears to treat all of the problems you could have with your skin. For me, it’s mostly redness, blemishes and dry skin (around lips and nose) in the winter months. I find it to be everything it promises to be. It is entirely organic and effective–what more could you ask for in a facial oil?

I have been pleased with this oil. I apply it to my face right after washing–using the droplets of water still on my face to spread the oil on evenly and easily.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a purely organic product to apply to their skin.

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Argan Rose Rejuvenating Face Serum

Zweena’s Description:

“This luxurious serum hydrates, smoothes and promotes a healthy glowing complexion. Exceptionally high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals, it provides all the revitalizing nutrients of organic argan oil, boosted by an age-defying organic blend of rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, evening primrose oil and the Queen of all essential oils, Moroccan Rose.

Benefits: Ingredients have been shown to Diminish Fine Lines, Hydrate and Soothe, Promote Cell Renewal, Smooth Uneven Skin, Reduce Inflammation, Improve Suppleness, Fight Free Radicals and Restore Glow.

Directions: Use as an aromatic face and neck serum day or night. Perfect for repairing skin cells and diminishing fine lines, this moisturizing beauty serum absorbs quickly leaving the face silky soft, toned and radiant. Use alone or underneath your night cream.

Ingredients: Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, ** Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed) Fruit Oil,* Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil,* Punica Granatum, (Pomegranate) Seed Oil,* Moroccan Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil

*USDA Certified Organic ,**ECOCERT Certified Organic Formulated without parabens, phthalates, synethetic fragrances, PEGs, SLS or any toxic chemicals.”

My Description & Thoughts:

What I know about rose in skin serums is that it is effective in soothing irritated skin. Zweena suggests that it also targets wrinkles and aging, which is a characteristic that I see appealing to a lot of women.

This oil is even better than the argan oil alone for my skin. The use of additional oils in this blend do an even better job of working magic on my skin and helping make it look its healthiest and clearest.

The quality of this blend is tops and is highly effective in healing and helping skin. I would recommend this oil for those who have issues with their skin, be it dryness, blemishes or wrinkles.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.