Green and Eco-friendly, Holiday, Household, Organic and Natural, Reviews/Giveaways, School/Office Smens – Gourmet Scented Pens and BuyGreen Shopping Bag Review @buygreen

As most of you know, I love using eco-friendly products and offers nothing but green and eco-friendly products.  They have products for kids and baby (including toys), clothing, shopping bags, shoulder bags, pet products, office supplies and so much more.  They also carry really great green/eco-friendly brands too!  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to with them on a review and I was sent a package of Smens – Gourmet Scented Pens and a BuyGreen re-usuable shopping bag.

Holiday Smens Gourmet Scented Pens

Smens Original Gourmet Scented Pens

I was sent a 5 pack of Holiday Smens and they smell so delicious!  What’s even better is that they are made from 100% recycled newspaper and biodegradable plastic!  The newspaper is rolled into cylinders for the body of the pen and then they are hardened and soaked in yummy liquid scents.  The body of the pen is the part that is scented – not the ink.  I love it because that’s really all I can smell when I am using them.  It makes writing more enjoyable.  Non of the scents are too overpowering either – they just smell great!

“We roll sheets of recycled newspaper to form a cylinder that serves as the body of the pen.  Then the cylinders are hardened and soaked in our gourmet liquid scents.  Once they’re dry, we assemble the pens- including the pen cap that identifies the scent of each Smen.”

You can also purchase Smencils too which are the same thing except they are pencils!  Your kids would love the colored pencils!  Check out the video below (you will see the pencils but the pens are made basically the same way):

I love how Smens write.  I am very picky when it comes to pens and it’s hard to find ones that I really like.  Yeah I know – I’m weird.  I really haven’t had any problems with ink smearing and they always write evenly.  They are very comfortable to use too.  I think it has a lot to do with the way they are made and the newspaper body of the pen.  Since the pens themselves are scented, I love that they come in their own individual plastic tube to lock in the scent.  The scent is also long lasting too.  I absolutely love them – I think they are my new favorite pen!

What I love about this Reusable Shopping Bag is not only am I saving a bunch of usless plastic grocery bags going into the garbage, this bag is also made from organic cotton.  It’s 15 by 16.5 inches so it holds quite a bit.  I love the long handle because it makes it so easy to carry on my shoulder comfortably.  It’s really durable and it can carry a decent amount of weight.  The last time I used it, I had about 10 cans of veggies/soups and what-not.  I love the size and the way it’s made because it allows me to fold it up and it fits really well inside my purse for quick shopping trips.  It has other uses too.  My kids like to tote books and things with us when we go aomewhere so they don’t only have looking out the window to look forward to. has a wonderful selection of green and eco-friendly products.  You should definitely check them out!

Buy It:  Visit to buy your Smens starting at $12.75 for the Holiday scents and $19 for the original ones.  You can also buy this great shopping bag for only $6!

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The product(s) was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review.  I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are honest and 100% my own although they may differ from others.

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About Nicole Anderson

My name is Nicole and I write DustinNikki Mommy of Three. I enjoy writing product reviews and hosting giveaways. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and we have three kids. When I am not terribly busy running someone to band or soccer practices, I find some time to write. I also like to write about my kids, family and life. My family enjoys the outdoors - hiking, canoeing, and exploring things we haven't seen or been before. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!
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3 thoughts on “ Smens – Gourmet Scented Pens and BuyGreen Shopping Bag Review @buygreen

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