Grove Collaborative Review
I, like many others, am concerned about what I bring into my home. There are so many products out there today that claim to be “all natural” or “plant-derived”, but what does that really mean? I pay special attention to cleaning products because they are filled with the most unnecessary chemicals. Recently I saw a Facebook ad for Grove Collaborative, an online store focused on healthy, natural cleaning products. I instantly recognized some of the brands I use, and there was a free gift with purchase, so I decided to give it a try.
About Grove Collaborative
Grove Collaborative is a company based out of San Francisco that sells natural cleaning and household goods. They are a subscription service, so you sign up for the products you want and they ship once a month. If you aren’t ready for your next shipment, all you have to do is push it to the next month (I have had to do this, which may mean that I need to clean more)
They have three “Guiding Principles” – Sustainability, Simplicity and Collaboration. They have what they call “The Grove Standard” that all of their products must pass to be included on their site. Grove Collaborative is also a Certified B corporation which means that they “meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” This FAQ page has a lot of good information about the company and how it works.
What I Order from Grove Collaborative
My first order from Grove included mostly items I was already familiar with plus a few extras. I bought Ms. Meyer’s hand soap, dish soap, multi-surface cleaner and room freshener. I have purchased all of these things before, I know I like them, so no surprises there and they were a good price. I also bought Bon Ami powder cleaner, a glass spray bottle, a blood orange soy candle, walnut scrubber sponges, and Celluslose Squeeze sponges.
The Squeeze Cellulose Sponge Cloths are my new favorite thing! They are like reusable paper towels and I cannot get enough. They soak up water, scrub well, and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. You need to get some now. Game Changer.
The Bon Ami powder cleanser is amazing and I really scrubbed my tub and stove with it. I’ll be using this stuff all the time!
I wish we had smell-o-vision on this computer because the fragrance of the Blood Orange Soy candle is beautiful and I am excited to try more scents.
The Walnut & Cellulose Scrubber Sponges worked well, but I am not sure I would buy them again. Not a game changer.
Grove Collaborative Customer Service
One thing that really makes Grove Collaborative stand out is their customer service. They try to personalize your experience. Someone actually reaches out to you via text to ask you about your order and let you know when it is almost time for your next. I also enjoyed the smiley face on my packing slip. Customer service is very important to me and I know many others. Online ordering is a huge part of our lives and is very convenient, but we sacrifice the advice and conversation with real people. I think it is great that Grove Collaborative is working to connect with its subscribers.
The Verdict – Grove Collaborative Review
There are so many great looking products on this website. I am looking forward to trying more of their beauty products, shampoos, vitamins, cough suppressants and sunscreen! What I am really excited about is knowing that the products on the site have been vetted for me. I am impressed with the variety and the price – everything is reasonable! I love subscription services – hello Plated – and I have a feeling that Grove Collaborative is going to be one of my favorites, and honestly, probably the most useful (sorry Birchbox, you are just for fun). If you are interested in sustainable, natural cleaning products, I urge you to give Grove Collaborative a try. Make sure you use one of their great introductory offers. I am Really Into Grove Collaborative!