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Bombay + Cedar Subscription Box Review – September 2017

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Bombay & Cedar is a luxury lifestyle subscription box for women that focuses on essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks & other products.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Box: Bombay & Cedar

The Cost: $49.95 per month + $6.95 shipping

Coupon: Use MSA10 to save 10% off for life!

The Products: Each box features full size and deluxe sample size products including essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks & other products.

Ships to: Worldwide

The box comes with a booklet with tips and details on the items included:

Now, on to the items!

The Positivity Kit by Lisa Currie – Retail Value $15 (On Amazon for $11.53)

This is an interactive book designed to help you reflect on things in your life that are awesome. AKA – a fun new way to do a gratitude journal!

I most definitely have a favorite mug, and a naming ceremony is in order!

I wasn’t sure what to make of this book before I opened it, but I love that it is silly, fun, but also helps you recognize the little things that make your day better. And the illustrations are great, too!

Que Bottle – Value $24.95

This compact bottle expands to hold 20 ounces!

It has a stainless steel wide mouth that fits ice cubes and a matching twist off cap. And it’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

Also, it’s just fun to play with!

Opealia Sriracha Green Pea Cookies – 3 Pack Value Listed $2

These are spicy, savory cookies! (They’re made with dairy-free and vegan, too.)

They are made with wheat, so I couldn’t try them, but I’m a mild-salsa-only kind of girl, so I don’t think we would have been a good match even if they were gluten-free. (I like the idea of pairing a savory cookie with a glass of wine, though!)

Bamboo AromaPen Personal Diffuser – Value $15

This is a pen with a little aromatherapy on the end!

The white part is the micro-fiber absorbing rod that absorbs the essential oils of your choosing. (You get 6 of these rods with the pen. Value $3.)

It took me a few tries to open this pen correctly, but now it’s good to go! Here is a closer look at the top of the pen where the essential oils diffuse from:

And each box comes with Bombay & Cedar essential oils.

Bombay & Cedar Tea Tree Essential Oil – 10 ml Value Listed $12

This oil is 100% pure organic essential oil.

Bombay & Cedar Rose Absolute Essential Oil – 10 ml Value Listed $19

This essential oil is rose absolute (3%) in jojoba essential oil.

Evio Beauty Green Tea Primer – Value $29.95 for one (FYI – Bombay & Cedar sent everyone who shared their box on social media a bonus item this month, and mine is an extra primer. I won’t count this toward the total box value, though.

(Good to know for swaps – this item has an inner foil seal.)

I was expecting a green tea scent with this primer, but I couldn’t detect any smell (which is fine by me). I found this formula to be moisturizing and it gave my skin a perfect base for makeup – I’m a fan!

LM Organics Facial Steam – Value $10

This is made with a blend of calendula flower, chamomile flower, comfrey leaf, rose petals, lavender buds, rose absolute, and essential oil of lavender.

To use this, you pour steaming water into a bowl, add this mix, then lean over the bowl with a towel draped over your head for 5-10 minutes. If you’re not feeling that, you can also but this mix in a muslin cloth bag and add it to your bath for a relaxing bath experience!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $130.45! That’s great for a $56.90 box that focuses on quality-ingredient items. There were a lot of practical items that still felt special, and everything was so thoughtfully curated – this would make a great gift, too!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by November 15th to receive the November box as your first box. (Check out the spoilers, too.)

Coupon: Use MSA10 to save 10% off for life!

Value Breakdown: At $56.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Tea Tree Essential Oil: $5.23
  • Rose Essential Oil: $8.29
  • AromaPen + Refills: $7.85
  • Green Pea Cookies: $1.31
  • Que Bottle: $10.88
  • The Positivity Kit: $6.54
  • Green Tea Primer: $12.87
  • Facial Steam: $4.36

What do you think of the Bombay and Cedar?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.

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