My Lemon Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
My Lemon Crate is a monthly subscription that sends you complete DIY kits to help you discover and incorporate essential oils in your home!
Every month they send you everything you need to make 3-5 complete recipes.
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: My Lemon Crate
The Cost: $29/month + free shipping
COUPON: Save 20% off your first box with code MSA20!
The Products: All of the supplies to make 3-5 recipes featuring essential oils
Ships to: US and APO addresses
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Here are the recipes for this month! The categories and recipes are Health & Wellness (Foaming Hand Soap), In the Kitchen (Herb Infused Dressing), Personal Care (Calendula Milk Bath), and Pets & Animals (Grooming Pet Wipes).
Here are the essential oil samples that came with my kit. I love the colorful labels! I wish the little sample containers were easier to open, but other than that I really like that they provide them so much. I often see recipes or projects but don’t want to go order a whole bottle of a couple oils to try that one thing.
The first project I did was foaming hand soap!
Here it is! (I also have to say I adore their labels!) This project involved me pouring in some castile soap and vitamin E oil, adding Bergamot and Wintergreen oils, and topping off with water. Simple, but I love the result. However, when I was done the soap smelled a lot like gum thanks to the Wintergreen oil, which was refreshing, but I went ahead and added some Lemon oil that I have. That made a huge difference and now I really love the scent.
The next two projects were the Herb Infused Dressing and the Calendula Milk Bath.
The finished products! These were also easy. They gave me everything I needed for the salad dressing except for the salt, sugar, and lemon juice. The milk bath has powdered milk and Epson salts and dried calendula. They had me mix in a Harmony essential oil blend, but I also added some of my own lavender and Joy blend.
One thing to note: I ended up with way too much milk bath. I could only put about half in the jar, so now I have a little baggie with the other half. Not a bad thing to have extra, though!
This is the last project – grooming pet wipes. I haven’t made these yet because I don’t have pets, and I’m trying to figure out what else I could use these for. It says they help soothe aching, chaffed, chapped, and/or cracked paws. Maybe good for hands? Any ideas?
UPDATE: My Lemon Crate let us know that their cut-off date is the 5th of every month. New subscribers will receive their May box!
The Verdict: I’m really happy with my first My Lemon Crate! I think they really did a good job of providing projects that helped me realize some more ways I can use essential oils than just diffusing them like I do now. I also really love the packaging! The containers they provided for the projects are beautiful little glasses (I love the cork-topped bottle for the dressing, especially), and the labels are really well done. They’re perfect for gifting! Also, I know the projects are pretty easy but I’m happy with that because I can’t commit to super hands-on or complicated projects right now as a new mom who also has a lot of other stuff to do, too (and a baby that doesn’t sleep, haha)! As far as value goes, I personally think the value is there. I could get the little jars and containers and such for less than $29, but not also bags of Epsom salts, and powdered milk, mustard, basil-infused olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and definitely not also the essential oils I would need. And like I mentioned earlier, it’s nice not having to go buy full-size containers of stuff like this that I wouldn’t use myself except for just a couple projects.
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