Calling all conscious consumers! I have found the PERFECT subscription box for you! Recently, I was gifted the winter subscription box from Sam And Lance and it checked all of my boxes so I just have to share!
Sam And Lance is a quarterly, Canadian subscription box and online marketplace that was created by two sisters from Toronto, Ontario. Their mission is to provide consumers with a platform that lets you shop ethically while empowering women-owned businesses and artisan-partners both locally and globally. In fact, everything in your Sam and Lance subscription box is ethically verified and made by a woman-owned small business, 50% of which are BIPOC businesses.
Didn’t think it could get any better? All products are sustainable and, for every order, a tree is planted to offset the carbon footprint of shipping!
The Classic Box- What’s Inside?
COUPON CODE– EMMA5
Cost- $66 quarterly or sign up annually to save $20
Includes- A curated selection of 4-5 classic customer favourites from their site for you to try.
Each box comes with a card detailing the amazing brands and women behind your box. I appreciated being able to read their stories and they made me fall in love with the products even more. Since this was my first box, I received a free additional bamboo straw!
Item 1: Rose + Co HERSTORY Candle In Rose
About The Product: Rose + Co candles are hand-poured from a proprietary blend of coconut and soy wax. They use cotton core wicks and phthalate-free fragrance oils to create an environmentally friendly, long-burning candle.
About The Brand: This was one of my favourite stories in my box because the candles are made by a 13 year old girl and her dad. Rose began making candles at just 8 years old! They also donate a portion of their profits to charities that support girls’ education everywhere!
Thoughts: HERSTORY has a beautiful, rose scent and a powerful label identifying inspirational women. Perfect for spring!
Item 2: Biodegradable Dishcloth
About The Product: OLSEN + OLSEN offers an eco-friendly alternative to conventional dishcloths, sponges and paper towels. Dishwasher and washer safe.
About The Brand: OLSEN + OLSEN, established in 2018, is a family business located in Quebec. The company, owned by a mother and her daughters, creates sustainable, ecological-friendly products that will reduce our carbon footprint. There is definitely high demand for these zero-waste products!
Thoughts: I knew exactly what this was when I pulled it out of my box! I was excited to try it out and it did not disappoint. Absorbent, durable, cost-effective and great for the planet!
Item 3: Blair Tint + Hydrate Lip Balm
About The Product: “Fuelled by the hydrating power of 100% natural Olive derived Squalane and the healing properties of Cocoa Butter, Blair is the ideal tinted lip balm for cold, windy weather. In a universal sheer red, it accentuates your natural lip colour.”
About The Brand: GRL Beauty is an exclusively female-owned company in Toronto, Canada. Founded by holistic nutritionist Dora Weisspapir, GRL Beauty wants all women to feel sexy, confident and healthy in their own skin. Their line of non-toxic, natural body-care essentials use potent superfoods, vitamins and botanicals that are ideal for all skin types. $1 from each purchase of GRL Beauty goes toward ending violence against women.
Thoughts: I love how this lip balm nourishes and moisturizes my lips and the invigorating, peppermint scent. With clean ingredients and recyclable packaging you can’t go wrong!
Item 4: Satya Oat Bath
Value: Estimated $10
About The Product: This luxurious oat bath with calendula flowers soothes dry, sensitive and itchy skin and it is great for the whole family. It’s also a crowd favourite for sunburns!
About The Brand: Satya is Indigenous-owned by Patrice, who was inspired to create her brand after looking for natural eczema relief for her daughter. Satya is 100% carbon neutral, certified organic, sustainable and fights ocean plastics.
Thoughts: As a long-time sufferer of eczema and sensitive skin, I love the non-irritating formula that nourishes and soothes my skin. Self-care anyone?
Item 5: “Woman For Women” Keyring
About The Product: This 18K gold plated keyring is handmade in Honduras.
About The Brand: Laude The Label creates minimalist designs in high quality, eco-friendly materials that can be enjoyed for years. They are proud to support women artisan-partners in five countries — Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India and Peru—by helping them find financial freedom through safe and meaningful employment and living wages.
Thoughts: I love that this piece is practical, handcrafted and has a meaningful message behind it. I can’t wait to check out what other products they offer!
Item 6: jELN Beauty Cuticle Oil
Value: $15 USD
About The Product: Moisturizes cuticles for healthy, strong nails.
Ingredients — Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Pineapple Fragrant Oil
About The Brand: Crystal Rowe is the founder and owner of jELN, a Toronto-based self-care line that focuses on natural beauty and positive energy. Raised in a Caribbean household, Crystal was inspired to research natural ingredients and the benefits of healing through natural medicine. jELN aims to nourish, rejuvenate and heal the skin. Each product is carefully handmade in small batches.
Thoughts: Moisturizing with a pleasant citrus aroma, I’ve enjoyed incorporating this product into my self-care routine. As someone who would like to have strong, beautiful nails, I’m looking forward to seeing the results!
I am so happy I had the opportunity to explore some amazing products. What makes me so passionate about supporting small business is their heart and Sam And Lance is no exception. I’ve ordered subscription boxes in the past but this one is special because of the connection to the makers. Also, almost every brand in my box contributes to charitable efforts to support women and the planet. We can all pause and think about how our purchases impact our local and global communities.
If you would like to subscribe to the Quarterly Box, use my code “Emma5” and follow the link below. Or, browse their gorgeously curated gift boxes and variety of meaningful products.
As always, stay well friends! See you next time,