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bonJOY Subscription Box Review – September 2015

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Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - BOX

bonJOY is a “little box of good” – they are a quarterly subscription box that goes beyond fair trade. They feature fashion, beauty, and living goods from brands who support employment and rehabilitation for women who have survived trafficking and exploitation, or who are at-risk.

Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - all items

The Subscription: bonJOY

The Cost: $45 with free shipping

The Products: Each box features 3-7 products plus VIP shopping discounts at our partners’ websites. Products are full-size “whenever bonJOY can get them” and directly support women.

Ships to: US

Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - info

Each box includes an info card detailing the items featured that quarter.

Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - items 1

Choice Organic Beauty Detox Tea – 3 tea bags, value: $1

This jasmine green tea blend is made to encourage your body’s natural detoxification process. From their website: “Burdock root is a detoxification dynamo that aids liver function to promote clear skin from the inside out, and chamomile calms sensitive skin.”

Raven + Lily Chai Spice Soap – 4 oz, value: $7

This soap smells amazing! Cinnamon and Nutmeg are the main part of the fragrance but it also has some essential oils mixed in too (their website doesn’t specify which). I wish I had a candle that smells like this too.

Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - items 2

Bright Endeavors Spa Tin Candle in Vanilla Honey – 2 oz, value: $7

I love both soy candles and tin candles, so I was happy to see this in the box! Also, the fragrance is wonderful. This whole box smelled like Fall when I opened it thanks to this candle and the soap.

Purpose Jewelry Gold Kana Necklace – value: $24

I love the style of this necklace. I also love the symbolism behind the design. Here’s the blurb from their website:
“Kana is short for Muskāna, the Hindi word for smile. This delicate, handcrafted necklace features a narrow tube that gently curves upward. It represents the new found joy of our artisans, and the transformation that occurs as they heal and look towards the future.”

Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - items 3

Elegantees Braided Infinity Scarf in Grape – value: $24

This scarf was handmade by women in Nepal who have been victims of sex trafficking. It’s a really comfortable fabric (feels like a t-shirt) and is a nice weight. I don’t own a purple scarf, so this works well to add to my collection!

Bonjoy Subscription Box Review September 2015 - items 4

bonJOY also includes an envelope full of promotions, business cards, and coupon codes for the brands and artists they feature that quarter.

The Verdict: I think bonJOY has a wonderful mission and purpose! I love that they work with and feature companies that directly support women who need it. I also really enjoyed this quarter’s box – it felt like a nice curation for Fall. As far as value goes, everything adds up to $63, which is a value I’m happy with.

What do you think about bonJOY? Do you like this Fall box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Haley – I was remissed in not congratulating you on your baby!!!! Enjoy this wonderful time in your life.

    The braiding on the scarf looks beautiful. My heart goes out to the women especially when you used the word “survived.” It must be a difficult journey to carve a new life after experiencing such horrible events.

    • Thank you so much, Anna! And me too – I love the purpose and mission of this box!

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