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Have you been considering a Grove Collaborative subscription? Wondering which products are worth the money? This Grove Collaborative review will help answer these questions and more!
I am generally not a big subscribe-to-all-the-things kind of girl. I like to choose items for our household carefully, looking for the right balance of quality and cost.
But there are a few subscription-based companies I do order from frequently, once they’ve passed the “worthwhile” test. And Grove Collaborative is one which found its way to my short list!
What’s to love about Grove?
It really depends on your goals, but I like Grove because they have a big variety of natural products and some products, such as Grove’s brand, that I can’t get anywhere else.
Although I’m not a certified tree-hugger 😉 , I do believe in being good stewards of our resources. My main goal for choosing more “natural” household products is the health benefits.
I also love that it ships to my doorstep and typically the shipping is very fast.
Ordering from Grove: How it Works
When I mention how much I love Grove, I am always asked if you have to have a subscription and do they auto-ship (a turn-off for many people).
When you place your first order, it does default to a recurring/ auto-ship subscription. However, you can then turn that feature off completely, or customize it and push the auto-shipments out farther. It’s up to you.
For subsequent orders, you can choose to be a VIP member where you pay $19.99/year to receive:
•Free Shipping on all orders (minimum $25 for auto-shipments, $39 for “ship-now” option)
•4 free products per year
You can try a VIP subscription out for 60 days here.
If you’re not a VIP member, you just pay $4.99 for shipping (see above minimums), OR get free shipping regardless, with all orders of $49 or more.
The best products from Grove (and what you can skip)
Like most people (I’m guessing), I was initially lured in by the free Mrs. Meyer’s gift set which was a perk of my first order.
To be honest, I didn’t actually like the Mrs. Meyer’s products! (More on that later.)
But after trying several other items from Grove, I can tell you exactly which items I DO think are worth trying out, and some that my mom-friends also swear by.
I've purchased MANY foaming hand soap dispensers over the years and this one has worked the best so far. I make my own foaming hand soap and it saves us a lot of money!
Dr. Bronner's is hands-down my favorite castile soap base for making foaming hand soap.
Grove hand sanitizer is by far the favorite one we've tried in our house. It doesn't dry out your hands, and it smells delicious! The spray version is equally amazing.
Grove dish soap comes in naturally-scented options like lemon, eucalyptus and mint OR free and clear. It works great and doesn't create a slimy film that Dawn leaves behind. The refill is an economical option and lasts a long time in my house!
This was a free gift with my first order, and I didn't know how practical it would be, but I actually love it. It keeps the dish soap and hand soap from dripping all over the counter and it's easy to clean.
Simple, gets the job done and the bristles don't flake off like with other veggie brushes I've had.
HUGE, long-lasting kitchen towels will change your life. For real. These are one of Grove's top-rated products with hundreds of positive reviews.
We've owned these in every size for the past few years and they have easily outlasted our Rubbermaid containers and still look like new. Leakproof lids, thick construction that withstands the dishwasher = total worthwhile investment.
We have had these snack bags for 18 months and they're still going strong. They're made of a thick material which makes them easy to wash with a bottle brush and they sorta stand up on their own on the drying mat (big plus).
I went through SO many plastic spray bottles that malfunctioned after just a few uses, and finally bought this set and don't regret it a bit. You can use these along with the Grove concentrated cleaners, or mix up your own recipes. You save around $10 when you bundle all 3 together.
We ditched fluoride a few years ago after weighing the risks versus benefits, and my four-year-old really loves this one in particular.
And this is the other fluoride-free toothpaste that my kids love.
If your family is sensitive to a lot of "extra" ingredients in laundry products like ours is, you will appreciate these dryer sheets that are 97% plant-based and won't make you itch! They also tear in half and a half-sheet seems to work fine for even large loads, in my experience.
If you want to avoid bleach (a migraine trigger for me personally), try this naturally derived oxygen whitener to brighten up your light-colored laundry.
If you're trying to reduce plastics or just save money, here's another reusable item you should check out. I haven't tried these personally, but a friend of mine loves them. There is also a silicone version if you're afraid of glass!
For those stuck-on messes that you need to get off without scratching up your pots and pans! These are made out of crushed walnuts and they're a winner.
Organic cotton is super-soft and lightweight, making it the perfect material for a hair towel that stays in place without weighing down your head. And, it speeds up the drying process, which is the main reason to love it!
I've realized that the only vitamins worth buying for my kids are the ones they'll actually take! Gummy vitamins do the job, and this brand is a clean and worry-free choice for kids.
I bought this recently and it's now my #1 choice for mineral sunscreen. It isn't greasy at ALL, and makeup glides over it smoothly. It's almost like a sunscreen and primer in one! And it protects beautifully.
I haven't officially tried this one yet, but my fellow 30-something mom friends swear by its magical skin-brightening and fine-line smoothing powers. It's on my list to try next!
And now for the “Pass” list:
Honestly, I don't like any of Mrs. Meyers products. I find the scent way too strong, and it didn't clean well enough in my opinion.
I wanted to love this detergent (seems like it would be a more health-conscious choice), but it just wasn't effective with hard water and left a chalky film on some of our dishes.
I couldn't tell that this made a difference at all with soap scum (and again, hard water). I also didn't feel like it lasted long enough to justify the price.
The concept sounded intriguing, but bamboo molds easily when it's constantly wet. Too hard to keep clean (for something that holds soap!).
I wanted these to be durable for the price, but they just weren't for me. Go for the walnut scrubbers instead!
Your favorites list might be totally different than mine, of course. But the great thing about Grove is there is something to suit everyone’s preferences.
Let us know what Grove Collaborative products you can’t live without!