MoonBox by Gaia Collective Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
Moonbox by Gaia Collective is a monthly holistic crystal and full moon subscription that arrives at your doorstep before each full moon! In addition to MoonBox, they offer a Mini size and the option to add-on a wearable gem.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the MoonBox, $29.50 + shipping a month, box, with no wearable gem add-on.
The Subscription Box: Moonbox by Gaia Collective
The Cost: Mini Moonbox is $12.50 a month + $2.00 US shipping, Moonbox is $29.50 a month + $2.00 US shipping. The wearable gem is $10 extra.
The Products: 3 crystals, essential oil blend, featured items, guided full moon ritual, Moon Oracle card, guided meditation, and a tea blend.
Ships to: US and International
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To help you get the most out of the items in this box, there is a little envelope of information to read and meditate on. I like that they remind you to stop and find a quiet place to open and explore this box with intention. While I desperately want to tear it open and look at everything at once, I feel like getting pretty, instantly exciting items isn’t why I wanted to try this box. I definitely want to take my time and use the items inside as tools to get a little bit more grounded and be aware of things in my world and life. So I appreciate this reminder to pause before indulging in these holistic goodies.
There are a bunch of informative bits of paperwork inside the envelope. This list of “to-dos” is on the back of two cards, actually. It gives you some directions on how to use the items inside the box.
The list continues on the back of one of the cards…
… and on another, it articulates the significance of the Red Moon, the focus of this month’s box. There’s also information about two of the crystals included in the box (though I got a bag of three, rather than two).
There’s also a separate card that’s all about the Red Moon. One of these cards appears in each box, which means I’m starting to collect these bits of knowledge about the moon’s many personalities and how I can leverage them. Cool!
Tea Blend – Value $5.00?
This is an exclusive blend created by Fruits to the Roots for Gaia Collective. The blend has little red leaves in it as a nod to the Red Moon. Some of the ingredients include red sandalwood, kola nut, anise, goji berry, and ashwagandha. The anise really pops against the earthy sweetness of this tea. It encompasses the spirit of balance that the Red Moon challenges us to achieve.
Though I’m not sure how much tea is inside this beautifully simple cardboard tube, I can say that while the container is about 4 inches tall, the leaves inside are just about enough to fill my tea infuser. So it’s not a tea you’ll use beyond one initial sitting.
Three Crystals (Carnelian, Halite, and one unknown stone) – Value $10.00?
There are three crystals inside the silvery organza bag included in this month’s box, but the information cards only describe two stones—Carnelian and Halite. I’m not super familiar with crystals, so I’m guessing that the darkest of the three stones is Carnelian and the lighter stone is Halite (a.k.a. Himalayan sea salt). Is the third stone another, whiter version of Halite? Or is it another stone altogether? Crystal experts, comment if you have any insight!
I’ve been enjoying collecting crystals like these and keeping them around during moments of meditation or during yoga. For some, I could see crystals as being a bit too woo-woo, and I’m not sure that I’ve experienced powerful sensations from these stones yet. But I’ve enjoyed that crystals have, thus far, acted as totems of a sort—in the same way that I might wear a certain outfit or eyeliner when I’m trying to convey a certain style or vibe, I pick out certain crystals when I want to focus on a particular aspect of my life or personality. In other words, it’s me doing the work, so it’s not magic. But having that symbolic item close by helps me focus that work. This month’s stones are all about clarity, feelings of grounding, and concentrating creative energies. These principals really align with what I’m trying to incorporate into my life lately, so I’m eager to see how they help enhance my experience!
Gaia Collective Cottage Traditions Essential Oil Blend – Value $25.00?
I couldn’t find this particular item online. This oil is about the size of a lipstick tube. According to the information cards, this oil is a blend of cedarwood, two different lavenders, mugwort, vanilla, and palo santo. I can definitely pick up on the palo santo, though I love how the vanilla smooths out the rubber-ish smell that palo santo can have. Keeping essential oil rollerballs like this around, especially at my desk, helps me stay grounded and gently focused during the day.
White Sage Smudge Spray Mini by From Molly with Love, 1 oz. – Value $8.99
How gorgeous is this spray? I love the minimalist packaging and the smaller sized bottle. (It fits neatly in my desk drawer or purse.) This spray boasts the same cleansing qualities as a sage smudge in a convenient spritz. It’s full of super-charged ingredients like Reiki-charged Himalayan sea salt, ionized, quartz-infused water, and more. It has a gorgeous, clean scent, almost like a fresh bar of soap, but without the chemical edge.
Smudge Candle by Lilac and Willow, 4 fl oz. – Value $9.00
First, let me say that it is nearly impossible to read the number of ounces listed on this candle’s label. I think it’s a “4”? Either way, this pistachio-colored candle has a very herbal, almost pine-like scent to it. According to the Lilac and Willow site, the hand-poured candle contains essential oils of sage, lavender, and cedar. It can function as a smudge in and of itself.
Verdict: I loved this box! The information cards felt a bit redundant (the card about the Red Moon had a lot of the exact same info as the card that listed the crystals on it), but the products themselves seem really high quality and lovely. The presentation of the box is gorgeous, too, with its metallic details and paper-thin curls of wood acting as packing material. I get so excited to see this in the mail! Best of all, for $31.50 ($29.50 + $2 shipping), I got about $58.00 of amazing items!
What was your favorite item in your Moonbox this month?