MoonBox by Gaia Collective Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018
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
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January 2018 MoonBox “Wolf Moon” Review
It’s a new year and a new moon! This month’s MoonBox centers around January’s “Wolf Moon”:
The box includes a double-sided card worth of “to-dos” for how to use each item in the box. I like that “upcyling” your box is a task! The box is so beautiful, it’s always hard to part with. I’ve started saving the “drawer” part of the box to use as desktop organizer trays.
Each box comes with a card that articulates the featured moon. The design of this month’s card feels so beachy—not what I would’ve predicted, given the wintry, forest vibes that come to mind when I think of wolves, hehe. I really loved reading the information about the moon—the concept of “graceful discernment” is one I’m going to adopt (and probably scribble all over my planner and notebooks).
Each box includes a loose-leaf tea blend customized to match the vibe of the month. This month, the tea is a blend of rose, holy basil, Melissa, burdock root, cardamom, quassia, and hydrangea. It’s so deliciously earthy. This tea has a delightfully grounding flavor, but also a… prettiness, if you will, that makes it blissful to drink.
MoonBox Essential Oil Rollerball
Another usual suspect in these boxes is a custom essential oil blend, which arrives in a convenient rollerball. I’m not sure how much is here, as it’s not labeled, but the container part of the package (not counting the neck of the rollerball or the lid) is about 2 inches tall. This month’s blend features Bulgarian lavender, Virginian cedarwood, eucalyptus leaf, Calabrian bergamot, and rose geranium. Compared to the tea, this blend has more of a briskness to it, almost like a fresh breeze. The more it lingered on my pressure points, the more warmth and grounding came out of it (in other words, the bergamot starts coming to the forefront). It’s both grounding and awakening at the same time.
Now, it’s time to talk crystals! This business-card-sized guide outlines each stone and its significance in this box.
The stone I received is just over 2 inches long and has the most amaaaaazing glittery finish to it. It literally looks like it should be a part of a unicorn hoof or something. Because of its greenish color, this stone coordinates with the heart chakra. According to the card, this stone is all about slowing down the mind and encouraging wise, precise decision-making.
This chunk of crystal is about the size and shape of a standard ice cube. Its amber edges make it look like a bit of burnt bread, don’t you think? That color connects this stone with the solar plexus chakra and is said to bring about abundance, energy, and a strong foundation.
This maple-colored stone is about the size and shape of a peanut M&M. It has a really stunning, cloudy, marble-like finish that feels like looking into the atmosphere of a stormy planet. This stone connects to the sacral or root chakra, and supposedly inspires creativity and sensuality. The card says it’s good for everything from conjuring artistic energy to helping with menstrual cramps. I feel like this stone and I are going to be good friends…
Moon Daughter Bath Bomb by Gypsy Soul Organics – Retail Value $4.99
Holy cow, does this bath bomb ever smell amazing. According to the Gypsy Soul Organics site shop, it’s made with a blend of rose and rosewood oils, which make for such a romantic, ultra-dreamy aroma that’s also, somehow, not overwhelmingly precious. One moment, it reminds me of freshly cleaned sheets, the next, rose-and-vanilla-flavored buttercream frosting. In short, it’s the perfect bomb for an indulgent bath this Valentine’s Day season!
Sleeping Beauty Pillow Spray by From Molly with Love, 1 oz. – Buy a 4 oz. bottle for $17.99 here
After a warm bath, there’s nothing better than crawling under the covers for a solid night’s sleep. This pillow spray includes ingredients like sage, balsam, lavender, and chamomile, among other magical aromas. The scent is really clean and light. I don’t know if I find it as lull-me-to-sleep relaxing as I do wake-up-slowly-and-refreshed peaceful. Either way, it’ll make my bed feel even more welcoming.
The Verdict: I really liked the vibe of this month’s MoonBox. It put a very grounded, yet spiritual twist on resolution season—the Gaia Collective products all aimed to help me steady and settle myself, and then proceed with a sense of possibility and creativity. The two non-Gaia-Collective products (the bath bomb and the spray) were a little more geared towards pure relaxation, but I don’t mind having an excuse to pamper myself after a long holiday season.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now to get the upcoming “Leo Moon” box!
Value Breakdown: The box itself cost me $31.50 after shipping, which means the average cost of each item is $4.50 (counting the crystals all as individual items).
What was your favorite item in your Moonbox this month?