Goddess Provisions Subscription Box Review – November 2017
Goddess Provisions is a monthly subscription box filled with “high vibe lifestyle goods.” This subscription is focused on tools to aid in new age spirituality practices such as meditation.
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The Subscription Box: Goddess Provisions
The Cost: $33 per month with discounts for longer commitments
The Products: A mix of 4-6 full-size products such as crystals, apothecary beauty, superfood snacks, aromatherapy, tools for spiritual growth, and tea
Ships to: U.S. for free, $15 to Canada and $25 everywhere else
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November’s theme is “Aura Cleanse”.
Fractalista Selenite Meditation Healing Heart Stone — Retail Value $19.99, Listed Value $15
This polished, etched Selenite stone is beautiful. The Selenite itself is super reflective and catches the light in a unique way that’s fascinating to watch. The heart shape and mendhi-inspired engraving only add to the magical aesthetic. And, while I always love being gifted beautiful stones such as these, I have a hard time remembering what each represents (Fractalista’s Etsy page mentions that this one is a good meditating stone, as it will neutralize any emotions and energies that you may be harboring, by the way), so I don’t have any sort of special ritual with the crystals I own. I have a few scattered among a collection of mismatched candles in my fireplace, in lieu of logs, and this white stone will look awesome among that display.
Essential Rose Life Detox Tea — Retail Value $15, Listed Value $8
I drink tea often, and I’ve been slowly building up my loose-leaf supply. I love the way this detox tea is packaged in a little tin with a window so you can preview what you’re about to brew. Additionally, I appreciate that its label has a little note to “open carefully”—the lid fits a little snugly and I could totally see a disaster occurring were the warning not there! On my first sniff of this tea, the scent I thought I detected most noticeably was oregano, but turns out there isn’t any oregano in it at all! It’s a mix of ginger, lemongrass, dandelion, and tulsi. I’ve used dandelion tea as a means of keeping things moving with my intestines/bowels in the past, so I’m not surprised to see it on the list of ingredients here.
Brewed, the flavor of this tea is mild with a citrusy taste. That would be the lemongrass at work, I suppose!
Jade Facial Roller – Retail Value $7.49, Listed Value $25
This little wellness tool is a new one to me; I had no idea what it was when I first pulled it out of the box, all I knew was it looked pretty! I learned that the idea is to roll it on your neck and face to release muscle tension and improve elasticity. The larger roller is for broader parts of the face, while the smaller one is meant for the nose, eyes, and other more detailed parts of your facial structure. The moment I gave this jade roller a try, I bought in. The stones remain nice and cool, which I found to be extremely refreshing, and the relaxed feeling in my face was lasting—I felt the impact of the massage for a solid five minutes after I stopped rolling. I’m not sure yet if this roller will make it into my daily beauty routine in the morning—I like to keep things pretty simple and quick—but I will absolutely store it somewhere handy and use it when I’m looking to relax. Actually, what I’m really dreaming of is laying back and having my husband to a little face massage for me!
One more thing: this facial roller arrived in a simple, sleek black box, which is the perfect place to store it, but would also make a great gift box for those planning to pass it on.
The Seaweed Bath Co. Purifying Detox Facial Bar — Retail Value $7.99, Listed Value $8
There’s just something so appealing about a fresh bar of soap! I’m a big believer in good design. I insist it enhances the consumer experience, and this bar’s box has a great, sleek design and color story. Right away, I noticed indications on the box that this bar is made from hand-harvested Maine seaweed, and that it’s gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. Go on, Seaweed Bath Co., you have my attention!
When charcoal is used in soap, it’s intended to draw out toxins and impurities, while volcanic ash is meant to exfoliate. That explains the “purifying detox” bit. I gave my face a quick wash with this bar and didn’t find it to be gritty like some other exfoliating products, but my face did feel cleansed and refreshed. This is an “unscented” bar, but it isn’t completely scent-less—it just smells like a classic bar of soap. Simple and clean.
Pax Apothecary Munde Vibrational Fragrance — Retail Value $16
This essential oil roller comes in a sealed package that was made using “eco-friendly materials”. It feels like plastic to me, but perhaps it’s recycled plastic. The info card that comes along with it tells a little about Pax Apothecary; how each product is handcrafted from therapeutic-grade essential oils with mindful, positive intention and is accordingly meant to inspire intention in the wearer. This scent was developed to help one work toward success, achievement, and fulfillment. Seems like a pretty worthwhile intention to me, so I checked out the ingredients to find out which oils I owe the pleasure. They’re listed as, “Sunflower seed oil, 100% pure essential oils.” I’m a little disappointed to not be explicitly told which oils were in my roller, but the scent is light and citrusy, and I can see how they might promote alertness and readiness. It’s very pleasant!
Kate’s Magik Purification & Protection Aura Mist — Retail Value $14.95, Listed Value $15
This mist is made with a mix of sandalwood and lavender essential oils to purify, relieve stress, and restore balance. The directions say to spray it over your head and enjoy the experience of it falling around you. It’s definitely enjoyable, if short-lived. While it wouldn’t be unreasonable to keep this spray in your bathroom or bedroom, its aroma is really light, so I can’t see it affecting the scent of an entire room with much success. Perhaps spraying it on your pillow before bed would be a more fitting use for this lovely scent!
The Verdict: I’m really happy with this box. I like that the products are full size, all sourced from small businesses, and of great quality. The aura mist is the only thing that doesn’t strike me as being hugely useful, but it’s still a nice product and will make a great, thoughtful gift for a like-minded friend who enjoys products that promote self-love and mindfulness.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: Price-wise, I found that most cases, the cost of each item, if one were to purchase it on the vendor’s website or elsewhere on the internet, is higher than what’s listed on the info card included in this box. In the case of the jade roller, the price elsewhere (on Amazon) is lower. So, I calculated values based on those boutique prices, and the contents of this box added up to $81.42. The cost of the box is $33, so that means I saved about 60%, and that I spent approximately the following on each item:
- Stone – $8.10
- Tea – $6.08
- Roller – $3.04
- Soap – $3.24
- Oil – $6.48
- Mist – $6.06
What do you think of this month’s Goddess Provisions box?