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Dot Boxx Period Subscription for Adults Review + Coupon – February 2018

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Dot Boxx is a monthly (or bi-monthly, if you prefer) period subscription box designed to keep you well stocked with supplies, like tampons and pads, and goodies, like treats and pampering products, to help your time of the month be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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Dot Boxx offers three different subscriptions for different age ranges and needs, including a box for adults and teens, just adults, just teens, and even a box for first periods!

This is a review of the Adult Box Dot Boxx subscription, which is $35.99 per month.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Dot Boxx Period Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Dot Boxx

The Cost: $35.99 per box + shipping. Choose to receive your box monthly or every other month!

COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT to save 20% off your first subscription box or 5% off a one-time box!

The Products: Period supplies like tampons and pads, plus pampering items, pain relief products, and other surprises. What you get is based on the preferences you set when signing up.

Ships to: US for $7.00 and Canada for an additional cost

Dot Boxx for Adults February 2018 Review

happy galentines day card

product list on galentines day card

This month’s theme is “Happy Galentine’s Day… To Us!” You know we here at MSA love Galentine’s Day. (Stay tuned to the site on February 13th for our 2018 Galentine’s Day event!)

pack of period supplies

all items in the period kit from dot boxx

All of the period supplies arrive bundled in their own little plastic bag. According to the FAQ page of the Dot Boxx site, they offer Tampax, Playtex, Kotex, Always, Stayfree, and organic brands in their boxes. Which type of items you get are random (you can’t pick your favorite brand, for instance). Let’s break down what I got in my period supplies bag:

pantiliners

6 Pantiliners

These slim liners can be handy to have around when you know your period is coming, or when you’re not sure if it’s totally over or not. They’re lightweight and easy to slip into a purse or even a pocket! Not sure of the brand here… If you recognize them, let me know!

tampons in a pile

12 Tampons

Not too much to say here! I think these are U by Kotex tampons, based on the packaging. The applicators are smooth, and they have what I think is a regular absorbency.

four packs of summers eve

ingredients and info on summers eve

4 Summer’s Eve 5-in-1 Sheer Floral Cleansing Cloths – Buy 16 for $13.84 here

I don’t typically use these kinds of wipes and so forth, but if you do, it’s handy to know you might get a few in this monthly box. These are formulated to be gentle on your… y’know… nether regions… and have a light, pretty scent to them.

pain medication

2 Advil Packets – Buy 50 for $9.98 here

Excedrin Extra Strength Packet – Buy 50 for $9.98 here

This box includes two packets of Advil and a pack of Excedrin, for super painful days. I’m very lucky that my period isn’t terribly painful. (A cramp here, a cramp there, sure, but nothing warranting medication.) Still, it’s nice to have these little guys handy in my bag, in case of a particularly painful twinge while I’m out an about. If I don’t use them myself, I can always be the friend who has these at the ready whenever a pal says, “Ugh, does anyone have some Advil?”

two packages of bodiheat

bodyheat pads

2 BodiHeat Heating Pads – Buy 24 for $28.54 here

Now, these I love! When I do have cramps, they’re always way down deep in my lower back, and the only thing that seems to help them is heat. These pads work by attaching to your clothing and radiating heat onto your body. As soon as they start working their magic, I’m like “ahhhhh…”

pack of snacks

snacks in snack bag

The second pack of items in the box is filled with snacks!

boom chicka pop sea salt popcorn

sea salt popcorn ingredients

Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn, 0.6 oz. – Buy a 4.8 oz. bag for $4.49 here

Yum! I love popcorn because it’s a lighter snack that still satisfies my cravings for something salty. This specific brand is non-GMO, gluten-free, and all sorts of other good things.

dove chocolates

6 Dove Promises Milk Chocolate Hearts – Buy 3 8.87 oz. bags for $27.29 here

I. Love. Chocolate. These milk chocolates were gone so quickly, folks. I loved how rich and velvety smooth the chocolate was. And each wrapper had a sweet sentiment written on the inside!

three turtles

back of turtles package

3 DeMets Bite Size Turtles – Buy 60 for $24.95 here

Wow, I haven’t had a turtle in a minute. These candies are a tasty combo of pecans, caramel, and chocolate. MMM! It’s like one bite of a classy candy bar. Perfect for my sweet tooth.

kashi berry bar

kashi ingredients

Kashi Ripe Strawberry Soft-Baked Cereal Bar – Buy a box of 6 for $3.09 here

Amidst all of these little indulgences is this lone healthier choice. This bar was really delicious—the jammy fruit middle has a sweet tartness to it and the cereal part was soft and chewy. It’s not chocolate, but it was yummy nonetheless.

teas with valentine theme

teas

2 Traditional Medicines Healthy Cycle Tea Sachets – Buy 6 packs of 16 sachets for $24.00 here

2 Bigelow Sweetheart Cinnamon Tea Sachets – Buy 20 for $5.00 here

Aw, these teas have such a Valentines-y vibe! I love their pink packages. The Healthy Cycle tea had more of a healthy, traditional tea flavor, but the Sweetheart Cinnamon ones are as candy sweet and spicy as tea can get! How fun!

love pillow sham

back of pillow sham

metallic love graphic on pillow

tag on pillow sham

zipper on pillow sham

Sweet Water Decor Love Canvas Pillow Cover

I couldn’t find this pillowcase on the Sweet Water Decor site. Not sure if it’s an older item that’s no longer available or an exclusive… Either way, it’s pretty cute. This standard-sized pillowcase is made from a natural-looking woven canvas fabric with a sequin-embroidered “love” on the front. It’s a cute way to ring in Valentine’s Day without being too over-the-top pink and red and hearts.

candle in gold tin

love candle

label on bottom of gold candle tin

candle with wood wick

Every Scent Candle Company Love Candle, 8 oz. – Retail Value $18.00

This candle smells amaaazing. It’s citrusy with a musky kick, so it’s not too sweet. Did you notice that it has a wooden wick? When you light it, the wick crackles gently, almost like a fireplace might. I love the gold, I love the metallic label, and I love the aroma of this soy wax candle!

soap in package

soap label on the side

rose soap

closeup on soap

Perfect Rose Soap by DeShawn Marie Handsoap, 4 oz. – Retail Value $3.25

This handmade soap smells really pretty and floral. Sometimes when I’m on my period, the last thing I feel is pretty. But this soap’s glamorous smell and top layer of crumbled rose petals will definitely make my next bath time feel fancy and romantic.

organic lip balm

red lip balm

Olive Kisses Skincare Rose Shimmer Creamy Lip Balm – Retail Value $3.45

My dry, wintry lips are very thankful for this balm. Despite the deep color of the balm in the tube, the tint is actually pretty understated. But the important thing is that this balm left my lips feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

The Verdict: I feel like the period-focused items in this box are pretty standard. They seem to be good for covering light to medium periods for one or two days, but not for doing any heavy lifting. The treats and surprises were probably my favorite part of the box though. I mean, anything chocolate, I’m bound to love. But the snacks were tasty and fun, and I love that the featured items all come from small, woman-run businesses!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up now to receive the next month’s box as well as their welcome box!

Coupon: Use code SUBADDICT to save 20% off your first subscription box or 5% off a one-time box!

Value Breakdown: With shipping, the box cost $42.99. I couldn’t find precise values for every item, but the prices I could find added up to $24.70. That means that the rest of the items in the box must have a retail value of approximately $1.84 each.

Check out all of our Dot Boxx reviews and period subscription boxes in our Period Subscription Box Directory!

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What do you think of Dot Boxx?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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.

14 Comments

  1. The cardboard applicators were extremely painful to the point where I would not use one when I need a tampon, and that was all there was. Plastic applicators were a must, and I would only use Tampax. Now that I have my implant, I was down to spotting everyday, but not enough for a tampon. So the Dr added an extra med, and now, I am period free it seems. I used to be a dysfunctional uterine bleeder, as in I would bleed 24/7 365. Ughh.

  2. Those are Ultra absorbency tampons by Tampax. I use the same ones. 12 of these babies is definitely enough for one cycle. They’re a step up from super plus

  3. I would subscribe if there were a no pads or tampons option since I use reusable pads. Eco-friendly ks the way to go!

    • They do offer an option where you can subscribe without getting any tampons/pads. That’s what I signed up for. You do still get the chocolate though!

      • Thanks for mentioning that, Jess! I feel like the chocolate is the most essential period supply for me, hehehe!

        Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  4. Getting random brands that I have no control over is definitely a deal breaker for me. And not getting enough to cover my entire period. The extras seem better though.

  5. I would definitely want a full supply of tampons per month if I were to sub to this box (as in, you don’t only use twice a day or at least I don’t!)…. and the snacks are an extra bonus. Reminds me of other period monthly boxes. But my favorite out of your box is that wonderful looking bar of soap! I wouldn’t pay this much for a box, though.

  6. As I can remain anonymous, I would like to ask if anyone else has problems “wearing” particular brands of tampons? I seem to be able to only wear OB tampons without discomfort (no medical issues). Other than not being able to select the brands, this looks like a nice sub.

    • I have trouble wearing tampons that have cardboard applicators – for some reason, those type of tampons aren’t great for me. However, I pay a little extra and get U by Kotex Sleek brand tampons. SO NICE!

      • Oh, I can’t even deal with the cardboard ones. No grip on it like the “newer” plastic ones and I found it painful with the cardboard ones, too :/ The U ones are great! I use a variety of brands, but only three brands at most.

    • Rosemary – I meant to reply to you, but my comment went to the very top, and not below yours.

    • Re: wearing certain kinds of tampons.
      I can’t wear tampons. Weird I know but they are extremely hard to get in and uncomfortable or make me sick when they’re in.

    • I am LOVING all of the open, honest, supportive discussion happening in these comments! Thanks to all of you for reading and for sharing your experiences. Periods can be tough to manage, since every body is different, and no one product or regimen fits all. More power to you all for talking about what works/doesn’t work for you! Personally, I’m hoping this box grows to feature even more customization options in the future so that subscribers have more control over the products they get (and how many).

      Thanks again for reading/commenting! Love this supportive community SO much <3

    • I can only wear OB as well! Although after getting yes to ob I would never go back to applicators

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