calmbox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
calmbox is a monthly box “inspiring positivity, peace, and calm in everyday life.” Each calmbox includes 5-8 items, such as candles, tea, music, inspiring music, aromatic herbs, that are chosen to help subscribers “with calm and zen.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post in to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: calmbox
The Cost: $35 for month to month subscriptions, $32.50 for prepaid 3 month and $30.00 for prepaid 6 month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code 10OFF to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: “Every calmbox includes 5-8 mindfully chosen items to help with calm: inspiring books, music, tea, candles, natural minerals and crystals, aromatic herbs, motivational reminders, physical de-stressers, and much more.”
Ships to: US (for free), Canada ($10) and Worldwide ($15)
Ships via: USPS
Check out the Women’s Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add calmbox to your subscription list or wish list!
This month’s theme is focused on spring, shedding worries and stress, and focusing on the moment. The calmbox insert card reads, “Let’s Bloom Together”. Each month there is a new theme such as “meditation, stress relief, or living in the present moment.” The box is focused on helping subscribers live a calmer and more peaceful life.
The back of the information card has a list of all the products in the calmbox. There were six items in this month’s box.
The box also came with this insert which addresses their efforts to support sustainability. Also, their product list card says that a portion of calmbox’s proceeds is donated to OxFam International. I’m always happy to support companies that are mindful of the environment and that give back to others.
Dive in Deck – $20.00
These cards are fun to play with when you are around close friends, family or significant other. Each card has a question or statement that is supposed to spark meaningful conversation. You can find more ideas how to use these cards on their website here.
Bach Rescue Remedy Stress Relief Pastilles – $5.34 for 1.7 oz. tin (retail for $8.99)
This is a homeopathic item that is supposed to promote stress relief. The Bach packaging says they has been a trusted brand for over 75 years in 66 countries (pretty cool!) and their website says the “Rescue Pastilles are ideal for coping with exam stress, driving tests, first day of school nerves, job interviews and high pressure environments. The funky tin with an easy “press on the lid” opening and closing mechanism. It is easy to take anywhere and with natural flavoring safe for use by the whole family.”
I included a picture of the tin open so you could see the open/close mechanism. You push on the middle of the tin and the seal opens and then to close you just put pressure on the sides and the tin closes tightly. My husband is an industrial designer and he was so impressed! Besides the cool tin, the flavor is a lemony -not overpowering but also not very sweet. We really like these!
Kiss My Face Olive and Chamomile Soap – $2.99 for 4 oz. bar
I really like Kiss My Face products. They are very gentle but still effective on my skin plus they have no parabens, phthalates, or sodium laurel sulphate (SLS). This is a brand I feel I can really trust. This soap smells wonderful and made from 86% olive oil. Here is the list of the ingredients: Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil), Water, Chamomile, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance.
Shephard Moon Concoctions Lavender Lullaby – $3.99 for 4 oz. bag
This smells so good! I can’t wait to try it in the bath. Lavender is one of my most favorite smells. This is a mixture of bath salts with lavender, rosewood and frankincense.
We used Traditional Medicinals a lot in our house. They have a nice flavor and a various assortment of teas to address stomach aches, sleeplessness, overall health, constipation, liver function, etc. The herbal blend in this tea is to help settle the nervous system and relax the digestive system. The lavender is a floral taste and I find chamomile slightly sweet. We’ve never used this particular tea from Traditional Medicinals but I will definitely buy it in the future.
GoOrganic Apple Hard Candies – $2.12 (retail $3.19)
I’m having a hard time keeping my family away from these! They are slightly sweet and a bit of sour too which is our favorite. I feel better giving them these then most candies because they’re made from things I recognize: organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, citric acid, and natural apple flavor. They have quite a few other flavors too.
Verdict: calmbox did a great job curating this box and I really enjoyed the products. I think this would make a fun gift for someone into holistic living. While I’m happy with all the products, my family has used many of them too which I think is a nice side benefit. In fact, I’m giving my husband the stress pastilles this week for his finals!
The value is acceptable too. At $36.21 for the cheaper online prices (not including possible shipping cost), the calmbox value is more than the cost of the box ($35.00 for month to month). If you bought everything at retail cost then the value of this box is $40.56 plus the cost of tax (es) and/or shipping cost. I’m happy with the value of this box but would feel even better if they could raise it a bit.
What do you think of the items calmbox sent this month?