Hello there you Splendid Splendour Box humans and welcome to the introduction of the May Box!
This month’s box is busting at the seams with incredible products, so much so that we couldn’t close the boxes properly this month… So whilst they may look a little bit odd on the outside, rest assured that the inside is filled with some incredibly beautiful, ethical & LARGE products/samples.
This blog is a long one but I’m hilarious and there is important information so hang in there, ok?
Our first product featured this month, is a Handmade Bamboo Straw. So, why Bamboo?
Well, let me hit you with some facts and let’s compare the pair.
|COMPARE ZE PAIR||PLASTIC STRAWS||BAMBOO STRAWS|
|Is this product re-usable?||If you can tell me that you’ve sipped on a plastic straw all night with your vodka soda, put it in your handbag and re-used it the next day for your green smoothie.. I’m not gonna believe you soz||Yes, these straws are dishwasher safe and are designed to travel with you and the fam to every occasion.|
|Is this product biodegradable?||Uh no, it does not biodegrade. It does degrade however this process takes 200+ years, so that little straw you’re sucking on is going to outlive you and everyone on this planet! If you don’t know the difference between biodegrade and degrade (well hell, neither did I but there is – look it up, very interesting)||Well duh, bamboo straws are the ONLY biodegradable reusable straw available!|
|Can you classify this as pollution?||Yes, abso-fucking-lutely.
Plastic Straws are the 11th most common found thing in Ocean Cleanups, making up approx. 3% of the recovered trash. It is predicted in 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than there will be fish… What are we doing!!!!!!
|No, when you’re finished with your Bamboo Straw (because you’ve used it so many times and you decided to buy a new one), it will be simply be released back into nature & returned to the Earth where it came from.|
|Does this product create oxygen?||Haha do I need to answer this||Yeaaaaa, Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the Earth and creates 35% more oxygen than trees… you’re actually helping the Earth by using this straw.|
|Does this product have any positive impact on the environment, the animals living in it or our lives today?||NO, STOP USING PLASTIC STRAWS OK AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO ASWELL. Next time you’re girlfriend asks the bartender for a straw with her G&T, chippy slap the shit out of her hand and send her to the naughty girl corner because that’s where she belongs||Yes, yes yes yes yes! Head to https://yourstrawbamboostraws.com/ to find out more!|
Um if that information doesn’t make you mad, I don’t know what will.. **Breathes deeply for a couple of minutes before continuing blog**
A Fudge Teff & Cacao Brownie Mix… While this month’s box is busting at the seams, your pants won’t be after eating this Brownie Mix.. Unless you follow Step 7 of the cooking instructions.
It is filled with all of the good stuff like iron, protein, calcium & other essential minerals and doesn’t have any of the nasties.. or any of the guilt.
COOK THEM UP…
- Preheat oven to 180c (fan-forced), line a 20x20cm square cake tin with baking paper
- Empty pack mix into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add eggs & milk (or your desired alternatives) and mix to combin
- Note that you could add choc chips or berries or nuts OR ALL 3 BECAUSE WHY NOT?
- Pour batter into lined cake tin, bake for 20-22 minutes.
- Whilst cooking, LICK THE BOWL AND THE SPATULAR
- Remove brownies from oven leave to cool in tin completely before slicing
- Or leave it whole and eat the whole thing because then it only counts as 1 brownie???? :):):):):):):)
P.S. You’re welcome!
DEVINE OILS ORGANICE ESSENTIAL SKINCARE
An incredible Night Nourish & Repair Oil…
Ok, so if you asked me to give you 3 things that I relate to healthy skin? I would say hydrated (ain’t nothing worse than crocodowdall waking up in the morning), soft & plump.
NNOOOOOOOO I didn’t just read that off the back of the Night Oil bottle, it’s my real thoughts and I’m sure you can agree! BUT THIS PRODUCT HELPS WITH THOSE THINGS!
This luxurious blend of healing oils with Organic Camellia, Organic Evening Primrose and Organic Rose Hip can be used to hydrate, soften, plump and heal your skin. Made up of 100% natural, certified organic ingredients, this deluxe range is perfect for your face, neck and décolletage.
Devine Oils Organise Essential skincare is made to order on the day to ensure you get the highest potency possible, vegan friendly and palm oil free.
Also, for those of you confused by my Crocodowdall reference and currently thinking WTF is Crocodowdall… my last name is Dowdall & I have quite dry flakey skin especially in the colder months… Therefore I’ve nicknamed myself Crocodowdall…
If you’re anything like me, at 3pm every damned day, you’ll have realized that you’re hungry. For me, I notice that the girls at work will start glancing over at me and treading carefully because Crocodowdall might snap & well… it’s been about 2 hours since I last ate so of course I’m frigging hungry, foods been all I’ve thought about for the last 2 hours!!!!!
Torn between waiting until dinner (this never happens FYI), having a coffee or racing to woolies to find the perfect thing that will fill me up until dinner but not over-fill me because DINNER IS MY FAVOURITE MEAL OF THE DAY AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON A SINGLE BITE. I turned to the Pistachio & Cranberry Mix… Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
A tasty mix of nibble-sized pistachio cranberry orbs, Loving Earth mylk chocolate coated cranberries, dried cranberries & activated pistachios make this a perfect 3pm snack, not only that but it’s 100% organic, vegan friendly & is made right here in Australia. Lucky for my partner & the girls at work this mix removes any chance of slumping into the deep, dark area of my mind that is being HUMPY!
Grumpy + Hungry = HUMPY (I’m not really an angry person)
Haha Humpy (Don’t let your mind travel to the gutter please, this is a PG post)
Tipsy Oils is another incredible business working to change the way we think about single-use packaging & waste! By cleverly collecting Wine Bottles from local cafes & restaurants, cleaning them, filling them with the incredible Extra Virgin Olive Oil blend and re-labelling them… Wine bottles get a second chance to live out their glory as Olive Oil Bottles!
Why, you ask?
Well aside from the obvious, let me hit you again with some facts so you can understand why what they’re doing is such a brilliant & important idea.
- 1 Glass Bottle takes 1 Million Years to break down… 1 MILLION YEARS!!!
- To make one glass bottle, 0.4736kg of C02 is released into the atmosphere
- Wine is YUM and diverse and so is Olive Oil
Made in the wine region of Geographe Bay, South West of WA the EVOO is made from three Tuscan olive varieties – Leccino, Mindeva & Frantic. With the perfect balance of spiciness, bitterness & sweetness, this EVOO rivals even the best European oils going around!
Why would you buy products made overseas anyway, when you have a business like Tipsy Oils in your backyard who not only supply incredibly delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but ALSO do the right thing by the environment and the world we live in? If you can answer this questions seriously, I’ll shout you a free Splendour Box because God knows I can’t think of any reasons!
Well that’s it for this month, I hope you thoroughly enjoyed my rambling about all of the incredible products within the MAY BOX!
A post about each product individually will be coming throughout the month for you to learn more but if you can’t wait that long, head to their website and follow them on Instagram! 🙂
Love Ash x
P.S. Get your mum one so she can bake you brownies xoxo