I am a terrible salesperson. I’ve been an affiliate for several web sites for a couple of years now, and I never promote any of them. I used to be a Mary Kay sales consultant, and I wasn’t very successful at that, either. It’s silly, though, because I only affiliate with companies whose products I actually like and use. I think it is due to a childhood memory I have of my mother complaining about a Mary Kay consultant that she knew who was too pushy. So, I am choosing to step out of my comfort zone and share with you what I really think about one of the companies that I am an affiliate for and how their service has benefited me during the pandemic – Grove Collaborative.
Natural Options with Less Allergens
I’ve been a member of Grove for just over four years. I started using their service because they have a lot of natural, fragrance-free, dye-free soaps and cleaning products. Ever since I put my children on the Feingold Diet, I’ve avoided buying soaps with fragrance or dye in them. It’s also been helpful for my husband, whose skin is very sensitive to regular soaps. I like Grove’s selection of natural brands and that I can order large refills from them that last longer than the smaller bottles in the grocery store.
Better for the Environment
I believe it’s important to be a good steward of the earth. I’ve been disturbed at the increased waste I’ve seen created by the use of single-use gloves and masks by the general public, especially since some people are not disposing of them properly. Personally, I make a point of using a cloth, reusable mask and just wash my hands rather than using gloves. I purchased lovely glass hand and dish soap dispensers from Grove that I fill with soap refills that arrive in my automatic monthly shipment. In the last year or so, they’ve had more options of soaps in pouches instead of plastic jugs, which create less waste. Some of their soaps are plant-based as well.
Toilet Paper and Paper Towels!
When the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 hit, I was pleased to find a package of Seventh Generation toilet paper available on Grove! Since then, I’ve kept toilet paper, paper towels and tissues in my regular monthly shipment. That way, if we experience a shortage in our local supermarket, at least I know they will show up in my Grove box. An added bonus is that the paper towels I order are made from bamboo, meaning less trees are cut down.
Flexible Monthly Shipments
You have access to monthly shipments, so you never run out of essentials. I usually skip the cleaning aisle in the store most of the time now. Grove sends me a reminder seven days before each shipment, which I can edit or reschedule at any time. I have the regular membership, which means I need to spend over $49 to get my items shipped free; otherwise shipping costs $4.99 per order. Since I order all of my hand soap, dish soap, paper goods, and cleaning supplies for the month from them, I typically get free shipping, anyway.
If you want to guarantee yourself free shipping on every order, you have the option of joining their VIP Membership Plan. It includes unlimited free shipping and returns, four free (full-size) gifts per year, exclusive sales, and unparalleled customer service from their Grove Guides. They are currently offering new customers a free 60-Day VIP Trial along with a free gift set that includes: A Grove Co. Matte Cleaning Caddy with Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner, Dish Soap, Hand Soap, and a Grove Co. Walnut Scrubber Sponge if you spend a minimum of $25 on your order. You can claim this offer at the link below.
Free Product Samples
When you spend over $70 on any order, they send you full-size samples of some of their products. I’ve received a cleaning caddy, tea towels, a bamboo dish scrubber, natural face wash, etc. It’s a great way to try new products and see if you like them without any commitment. This month, I received this glass spray bottle, all-purpose cleaner, shampoo and conditioner samples free with my order.
Every box that I receive from Grove has a personal, handwritten message on it. They carefully tape the soap lids closed, so nothing spills in the box. They arrive quickly, and the one instance when I had a problem with an order, I contacted customer service and they credited my account for the cost of the entire order. I don’t feel that I get that kind of service from most companies these days.
That’s my shameless plug for Grove Collaborative. I hope you give them a try and enjoy their products and service as much as I do.