Clean Bar Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Clean Bar Box is a subscription box that delivers you handmade artisan soaps that are free from preservatives, animal products, petroleum derivatives, parabens, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the large box, which you can purchase on a monthly or every other month basis. I love the eco-friendly packaging inside!
The Subscription Box: Clean Bar Box
The Cost: $16.99 (monthly; four 2.5 ounce bars), $21.99 (monthly; two 5 ounce bars and two 2.5 ounce bars), $21.99 (every other month; two 5 ounce bars and two 2.5 ounce bars); $16.99 (every other month; four 2.5 ounce bars). Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Four new scents of seasonally-inspired soap every month. All ingredients are sourced in the USA and handmade in Indiana.
Ships to: US (free).
Note: Lots of other countries are available in the drop-down list in the sign-up window. I can’t tell how to calculate shipping for those countries, though. I’d suggest e-mailing them if you are interested and live outside the US.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box includes an information sheet with the month’s theme and descriptions of the included scents. Ingredients are also listed on the letter.
African Violet Soap (5 oz) – Value $7.50
This one has a light floral scent that isn’t overwhelming. I used to grow real African violets (so fun, you can plant a leaf in the soil and it will generate a bunch of new plants) and they don’t have much of a scent, but that is OK because this soap brought back some fun memories.
Lemongrass Soap (5 oz) – Value $7.50
Lemongrass scented things are hit-or-miss with me (too strong and I think of bug repellent), but this was mild enough that I liked it. Definitely fresh and clean for spring.
Note: This month’s bars are not available in the Clean Bar Box shop at the moment, so I’m using values based on previous months.
Cherry Almond Soap (2.5 oz) – Value $3.75
Hands-down, this was my favorite this month. But I love the smell of benzaldehyde, which is one of the primary chemical components of cherry and almond flavors and fragrances. This has a bit of ground oatmeal for exfoliation, as well.
White Tea Mint Soap (2.5 oz) – Value $3.75
This one is described as being unisex in the letter and I think that is true. (A lot of Clean Bar Box scents seem feminine to me, so it is nice to have something a little different for a change.)
Verdict: I estimated a value of about $22.50 for the May Clean Bar Box. This is a subscription where you always know what to expect in terms of value. I think they do a really good job at choosing seasonal scents and I also like the soap; this subscription has got me using a lot more bar soap than I used to! Also, for what it’s worth, I have somewhat sensitive skin and some other soap recently gave me a rash. But the Clean Bar Box soaps have never caused me any issues at all.
I also like that you can get smaller soaps in the small box or choose every other month delivery. Either would be a good option for a small household that doesn’t use quite as much soap.
What did you think of the May Clean Bar Box? Do you get any soap subscriptions?