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Grow and Make Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016

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Grow and Make is a company that makes craft kits that they sell on their website individually, or wholesale to retailers. They have a huge array of kits covering some really unique DIY endeavors such as brew your own kombucha, making preserves, and DIY artisan shave soap. They now also offer their kits in subscription form! Subscribers can choose 3- or 12-month subscriptions.


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The Subscription Box: Grow and Make

The Cost: $75 for a 3-month subscription, or $250 for a 12-month subscription

COUPON: Save 10% off your subscription with code THANKYOUSHARE

The Products: One complete DIY crafting kit every month

Ships to: US for free, email for estimates on international shipping

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July’s project was making artisan lip balms! This is the little instruction card that was included.


These are all the supplies that were included. From home, I had to provide a mixing bowl, my microwave, and a spoon. I basically melted together the shea butter, almond oil, and beeswax, then used the pipette to fill the lip balm tubes. I also used the pipette to add drops of the flavor oils. Once the balms had hardened, I sealed and labeled them.


Here are my completed lip balms! The flavors I made were French Vanilla, Cherry Berry, Green Apple, and Strawberry.


Here’s a close-up of one of the completed tubes. Yep, it looks like lip balm!


I don’t know if it’s valuable or not to swatch clear lip balm to show you, but that’s what this is. You can see from this picture that it’s completely sheer and a little greasy, but it’s super moisturizing! The only strange thing is that I didn’t think the one I tried (on my lips) had any flavor at all. It had a strong fragrance, but no flavor. Based on the project description, I was expecting flavor.

Verdict: Grow and Make has some of the most interesting and unique DIY kits I have ever seen for sale, but this is now three months in a row that I have received project selections that I’m not really into. It might just be bad luck, I’m not sure. I’m not really interested in flavored lip balms, but I didn’t taste anything, and I kind of feel like if the point was to make flavored lip balms then they should probably have flavor. Otherwise I was pleased with the quality of the supplies, and the project was extremely quick and easy. I do think that Grow and Make sends projects that would be great for making gifts for people, so if you like giving homemade gifts to the people in your life, this would be a great subscription for you!

What do you think of Grow and Make? Have you looked at their DIY kits?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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