MoonBox by Gaia Collective Subscription Review + Coupon – November 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 regular-sized MoonBox with no wearable gem add-on, which costs $29.50 + shipping a month.
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The first step of each MoonBox is to find a quiet place to open and explore it with intention.
The box includes a double-sided card worth of “to-dos” for how to use each item in the box.
The box also includes a card about the season’s moon. This month, we’re celebrating the “Frost Moon”, which notes the beginning of hibernation season. The back of the card explains some of the things to keep in mind or notice during this time. After taking the time over the past few months to do away with what no longer serves you, this card suggests taking the time to appreciate what’s left over and making sure to show gratitude towards those people, places, and things.
Each box includes a loose-leaf tea blend customized to match the vibe of the month. This month, the tea is a blend of papaya leaf, galangal, black cohosh, ginger, cramp bark, and nettle. It’s earthy with a bit of warmth (though not spiciness, necessarily). It reminded me of walking through a fall forest. It’s not the sweetest tea, but it feels really grounding and centering.
MoonBox Essential Oil Rollerball
The rollerball blend of the month has the most holiday-perfect fragrance! It’s a combination of balsam fir, juniper berry, grapefruit, rosemary, blood orange, and rose. The grapefruit and fir stood out to me in particular—they capture the fresh, festive aroma of walking through a local garden store full of wreaths and trees. It’s not an overwhelming or heavy-handed fragrance, though, like lots of “holiday” scents can be. In fact, the notes of rose make this blend feel more like a wintry perfume than something you’d smell at a mall candle store. It’s super elegant! And as usual, the small, pocket-sized package is convenient to keep close by anytime I need to rejuvenate my senses.
Let’s check out the crystals featured in the box! (My favorite part!)
I like that they include some info on each one.
Isn’t this gorgeous?! I love the way this 2-inch-long stone shimmers in the light. and the contrast between the gritty gray base and the luminous purple crowd of crystals is so fascinating. According to the card, this stone is helpful in removing anxiety and bringing a peaceful calm to your mind. Especially as we move towards the busy holiday season, I will be keeping this stone around as a reminder to slow down.
This stone is a good deal smaller than the amethyst (it’s only about 3/4 of an inch long), but visually, it’s every bit as beautiful. The warm black stone is marbled with streaks of grayish taupe and shimmering flecks so subtle that they disappear almost as quickly as you notice them. According to the card, this stone is meant to evoke confidence, understanding, and even a sense of groundedness that can help us be more open to unburdened fun.
The third stone is buttery smooth and so nice to play around within the palm of my hand. It’s much lighter than the other two stones and only about an inch long. I love the swirling areas of emerald, white, and warm, soil-brown. The card says that this stone is a form of jasper that serves as protection and a token of a long, healthy, prosperous life. What a great little stone!
Handmade Lip Balm Duo by Thistle Organic Beauty
Thistle Organic Beauty doesn’t have any lip balms listed on their site (though their other beauty and self-care products look pretty amazing…). My lips are dying from all the dry air right now, so I have balms stashed everywhere, from my pocket to my car and every single tote bag or purse in between. I like that there are two types of balm here, rather than just two of the same thing. The first is Spiced Orange, which is a really bright, light citrus fragrance, and the second is Sweet Autumn, which is sort of a muted rose scent. I’m not sure the specific ingredients, as they aren’t listed, but being that other Thistle products are focused around natural beauty, I’m betting there’s some coconut oil and maybe even some beeswax in here. They’re a bit bumpy in the tube, but once the balm is on, it’s creamy, smooth, and life-giving for my poor lips!
Frequency Grounding Essential Oil with Tree Agate, 10 ml – Retail Value $7.49
The last item in the box might be my favorite. This little bottle of essential oil contains notes of patchouli, cedarwood, frankincense, rosemary, and lavender. The aroma is almost minty at first but fades into a peaceful, woodsy, log-cabin-like fragrance. It captures that cozy winter feeling of fireplaces and fir trees, and instantly made me feel more relaxed, soothed, safe, and grounded. I’m looking into getting a diffuser for my office, and I can’t wait to fill the air with this fragrance!
The Verdict: What a great MoonBox! I love the curation of this box—every item in it feels thoughtfully chosen and fitting for the themes and season at hand. I’ve gained quite a collection of crystals thanks to this subscription, and I appreciate that they always include information about each stone so that I can reference their little cards in the future. If anything’s helped me feel ready for the holidays, it’s this box. The call to express more gratitude and appreciation for the people around me is perfectly in time for Thanksgiving, and the festive, piney aromas and flavors in the box are so comforting on a chilly late-November day.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. According to the site: “Subscription closes 8 days before the day of the full moon.” The next full moon falls on December 3rd, so be sure to subscribe by the 25th of November to receive the November box!
Since the majority of the items in this month’s box are exclusives or just not available online, I’ll look at value a little differently. The box itself cost me $31.50 after shipping. The one item I know the price for is $7.49, which means there’s $24.01 of value left in the box. If I split that between the remaining 6 main items in the box, each one has an average price of about $4.00. Note that this number doesn’t account for the information on the month’s featured moon, and know that I’m counting the lip balms as a duo, rather than individual items. If you count those things in, the items in this box feel even more affordable!
What was your favorite item in your Moonbox this month?