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The Honest Company Happy Home Gift Set

Full confession, I’m a straight up homebody and I make no apologies for it. I sometimes attribute my excessive at-home time to my work-at-home status but the truth is, I love being at home. Moreover, I like my home to look good. Scratch that, I need it to look good. My highly visual brain functions better when my surroundings are well-ordered, stylish and clean so I jumped at the chance to try the Happy Home Gift Set from The Honest Company. It’s packed with non-toxic, plant based cleaning essentials and it was delivered right to my door! See how I finagle staying inside all the time? Mmm hmm.

Why Honest?

As I beauty and lifestyle blogger, I use a lot of products and my primary focus has been how well something delivers, be it lipstick, lotion or a scented candle. Lately, I’ve begun evaluating how safe those products are as well. As more chemicals are added to the products we use on a daily basis, it’s more difficult than ever to limit our exposure to those harmful agents. The Honest Company focuses on creating products that are effective, non-toxic and sustainable. That’s a three-way win in my book and to top it all off, everything is darned pretty!

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The Honest Company Happy Home Gift Set

What’s Inside

  • Dish Soap – Lavender (16 fl. oz.)
  • Hand Soap – Lavender (12 fl. oz.)
  • Multi-Surface Cleaner (26 fl. oz.)
  • Two Dish Towels
  • Two Scrubber Sponges
  • One Suds Up Ceramic Soap Dish and Brush

I must first mention the delightful packaging. I love a snazzy shipping container and The Honest Company goes above and beyond with a well designed, colorful box that I refuse to commit to the recycling pile. It’s too cute!

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Happy Home Gift Set – Products

The first products pressed into service in my home were the Lavender Dish Soap and the Multi-Surface Cleaner because I was most interested in determining if they could replace my current products. The Lavender Dish Soap does a good job of cleaning dishes but the suds factor is not what I’m accustomed to. I found that I needed to use more of the liquid than I normally would to get through a load of dishes. The suds factor is lower because the chemical that produces those suds is absent from Honest products. It’s a trade-off I can live with.

The Multi-Surface Cleaner works as a good addition to my traditional glass cleaner but won’t replace it entirely because I wasn’t able to get a streak-free finish on my mirrors with it. This is to be expected though as multi-surface cleaners don’t typically do well on mirrors. I should note that I use my glass cleaner for everything except tubs and toilets so my expectations are, admittedly, a little skewed. However, the Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner worked far better on the other surfaces in the bath than I expected. I was amazed that I almost got a spray-and-rinse clean on my tub and the lovely white grapefruit fragrance is quite refreshing.

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Next up was the Honest Hand Soap. Rich and lavender scented, this one is a winner. My current hand soap is really baby shampoo (also lavender) and the main differences are that the Honest Hand Soap doesn’t contain the artificial dye to make it purple and it actually contains lavender and peppermint oils. I’ll take that every time.

Honest Utility Items

The Happy Home Gift Set contains two scrubber sponges and two beautiful organic cotton dish towels. The sponges are the perfect size (4.375″ x 2.75″) and have a recycled plastic and walnut scratch-free scrubber feature on the back. They are free of heavy metals, harsh adhesives and PVC. Visit the Organic Consumers Organization for more information on toxic chemicals lurking in your cleaning supplies and check out Honest’s Health and Sustainability Standards.

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The Suds Up ceramic soap dish and bamboo brush is one of the cutest kitchen accessories I’ve ever seen. Full disclosure: I hate doing dishes. I mean capital H hate it, but this spring-loaded soap dish helps create suds and bubbles and let’s me indulge my inner child bubble lover, while she grudgingly washes the dishes.

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All the products come nestled in a recycled, reusable storage box intended to keep your cleaning supplies neat and tidy. However, I’m sure I’ll use mine to house my overflow of beauty products. Priorities people.

How to Get Honest

The Honest Company offers a commitment-free, subscription service in addition to the option to purchase products individually. The subscription option is one of my favorite things because I adore subscription services. I love set-it-and-forget-it solutions and subscriptions take small things off my to-do list which adds up to a huge time savings. Then there are the cost savings you get when you bundle items from Honest. With a bundle, you can save up to 40% off the cost of purchasing products individually. The Bundles allow you to choose the products you want and set a delivery schedule so you only get products as often as you need them. If you don’t set a delivery schedule, your bundles will ship on a monthly basis.

What kind of bundles are there? The Happy Home Gift Set products are part of the Honest Essentials Bundle which consists of a growing list of personal care and home cleaning products and costs $35.95/month. You choose five products for each bundle and mix and match as you like. Other Bundles include Health and Wellness, Diapers and Wipes and Organic Infant Formula.

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Ready for more good news? You can try an Honest Bundle for free! Choose an Essentials Bundle or a Diapers and Wipes Bundle and just pay $5.95 for shipping. It’s a great, no-risk way to test the products and see if they work for you.

The Honest Company began with baby care items and has expanded to address almost all of your personal care and home cleaning needs. I’m sure you’ll find lots of effective, non-toxic essentials to add to your stash. Share this with your friends and cheers to a happy home!

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply Aliah 27 February 2016 at 8:25 PM

    I’m a homebody as well and love finding things to make my home easier to clean and make it comfortable. I didn’t know Honest Conpany had a gift set–this would be a great housewarming gift!

    • Reply Patranila 1 March 2016 at 3:24 PM

      Yep! Sure would. I was pleased to learn that they have so many products available because I remember when it was all about baby and new mom care.

  • Reply Patrice M Foster 28 February 2016 at 11:28 AM

    These are great housewarming gifts. I’ve never heard of the Honest Company products and the Honest Essentials Bundles is reasonable price thanks for sharing …Have to check it out.

  • Reply Rianne 28 February 2016 at 5:43 PM

    The honest company have been given a lot of stick but you review sounds really good. I ouldnt mind trying the out.. deco a nice housewarming gift x

  • Reply Kiwi 28 February 2016 at 6:25 PM

    What a beautiful gift set. I never owned anything from the Honest company looks like great stuff!

  • Reply Chrystal, ChryssVI 29 February 2016 at 6:04 PM

    I thought you were giving an honest company review not reviewing an item from “The Honest Company” LOL This is great to gift a new home/apt owner or even a college student. Good stuff.

    • Reply Patranila 29 February 2016 at 6:42 PM

      Hahahahaha!!

  • Reply Katherine G 1 March 2016 at 8:38 PM

    This sounds like a great product! I’ve been wanting to try the Honest Company for a while now. These products may give me the push I need to try them out.

  • Reply Foodfashionandflow 3 March 2016 at 10:36 PM

    I have heard so many great things about the Honest Company. I am sold on the fact that the products are non toxic and beautifully packaged.

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