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Clean Bar Box Subscription Box Review – February 2016

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyFeb 22, 2016 | 4 comments

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Clean Bar Box
5 overall rating
2 Ratings | 1 Reviews

Clean Bar Box is a subscription box that delivers you handmade artisan soaps that are free from preservatives, animal products, petroleum derivatives, parabens, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

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

The Subscription Box: Clean Bar Box

The Cost: $16.99 (monthly; four 2.5 ounce bars), $21.99 (monthly; two 5 ounce bars and two 2.5 ounce bars), $21.99 (every other month; two 5 ounce bars and two 2.5 ounce bars); $16.99 (every other month; four 2.5 ounce bars).  Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.

COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code FIRSTBOX OR  save 15% off all three-month subscriptions with code CLEAN15.

The Products: Four new scents of seasonally-inspired soap every month.  All ingredients are sourced in the USA and handmade in Indiana.

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This is a review of the large box, which you can purchase on a monthly or every other month basis.   I love the eco-friendly packaging inside!

Ships to: US (free).

Note: Lots of other countries are available in the drop-down list in the sign-up window.  I can’t tell how to calculate shipping for those countries, though.  I’d suggest e-mailing them if you are interested and live outside the US.

Check out all our Clean Bar Box reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more great bath- and spa-oriented subscriptions!

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Each box includes an information sheet with the month’s theme and descriptions of the included scents.  This month, ingredients are also listed on the letter.  This is good, since the small bars didn’t come with ingredients labels inside the little bags this month.  Although the ingredients are usually pretty similar.

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Moonlight & Roses Soap (5 oz) – Value $7.50

Sometimes I’m a fan of rose scented things, sometimes I’m not.  I think it works here and I love that the soap includes rose buds.  You will usually find at least one soap in this subscription with something interesting like this – maybe oats for gentle exfoliation, flower buds or petals, etc.

Chocolate Soap (5 oz) – Value $7.50

Smells exactly like you’d expect it to!  I’m a fan of this one, as well.  The soaps this month were Valentine’s Day themed, which is fine (it’s hard to come up with seasonal stuff for February), although I didn’t get to start using these until after Valentine’s Day.

Note: This month’s bars are not available in the Clean Bar Box shop at the moment, so I’m using values based on previous months.

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Lavender Soap (2.5 oz) – Value $3.75

This is shaping up to be a pretty floral month.  This is a clean, natural lavender – not at all overpowering or cloying like a lot of artificially-scented lavender things.

Red Clover & Tea Soap (2.5 oz) – Value $3.75

I’m finding this one hard to describe but I think it’s my favorite for the month.  It’s pretty refreshing and just a little bit springy and is putting me in mind of warmer weather.

Verdict:  I calculated a value of about $22.50 for the January Clean Bar Box.  (This is pretty close to the cost of the box, making it a better deal to use a coupon.)  This is a subscription where you always know what to expect in terms of value.  I think they do a really good job at choosing seasonal scents and I also like the soap; this subscription has got me using a lot more bar soap than I used to!  Prices are similar for handmade soaps on Etsy on a per-ounce basis, too.

I also like that you can get smaller soaps in the small box or choose every other month delivery.  Either would be a good option for a smaller household that doesn’t use quite as much soap.

What did you think of the February Clean Bar Box?  Do you get any soap subscriptions?

When you sign up for Clean Bar Box, every month you will receive a box of artisan handmade soaps carefully selected to match the scents of the season. Every subscription box includes four new tantalizing scents of soap. They offer monthly and bi-monthly plans, as well as two different box sizes for ... read more.
Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).

Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).
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4 comments

Monica

Ugh so many subscriptions so little money. This sounds like a cool subscription but since it’s only me I don’t know if I would be able to use this much soap.

Ragan

They also offer one-time non-renewing box purchases (look in the shop, not the subscription page), a box of small bars, and every-other-month large (i.e., what you see above) boxes. So there are options.

Flubs

Every time you guys review this sub I get the urge to sign up but I remember I’m a huge fan of Lush (read: already have an overabundance of soaps) lol. I would love to try that Red Clover & Tea Soap though; sounds interesting.

Ragan

Sometimes the monthly soaps go on sale in their shop. They weren’t there yet when I wrote the review but it doesn’t hurt to check every once in awhile.

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