Grow and Make Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Grow and Make is a company that makes craft kits that they sell on their website individually, or wholesale to retailers. They have a huge array of kits covering some really unique DIY endeavors such as brew your own kombucha, making preserves, and DIY artisan shave soap. They now also offer their kits in subscription form! Subscribers can choose 3- or 12-month subscriptions.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Grow and Make
The Cost: $75 for a 3-month subscription, or $250 for a 12-month subscription
COUPON: Save 10% off your subscription with code THANKYOUSHARE
The Products: One complete DIY crafting kit every month
Ships to: US for free, email for estimates on international shipping
Check out the Crafts + DIY Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Grow and Make to your subscription list or wishlist!
As you can see from the inner box above, this month we will be making artisan bath salts!
The only literature that was included was this instruction page, which is kind of nice. I don’t like a lot of needless paper. I think laminated instructions is a first for me! What a good idea! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I also like when there are pictures like this.
These are all of the supplies that were included for this month’s project. Grow and Make sent everything I needed except for a pen to label the tins, a bowl, a spoon, and a measuring cup.
These are my completed tins of bath salts! Aren’t they nice looking? I made one all lavender, one blood orange and lemongrass, and one rosemary and cedarwood.
Here’s a look inside the lavender tin. On the lower lip of the tin you can see a bit of a blue coloring smudge. For some reason, adding the coloring was the only part that didn’t work out well for me. In retrospect, I don’t even like artificial coloring, so I should have just left it out, but I was going for the full experience. The lavender essence is sublime in this salt, by the way.
This is the lemongrass and blood orange salt. I used a combination of orange and red coloring in this one to give it a deep, blood orange color, but neither color showed up except in blob form as you can see over to the left. I hope the color dissipates through the mixture over time. Otherwise, this has a nice, strong citrus scent that will be very energizing in the bath.
And finally, this is my rosemary and cedarwood salt. This was supposed to be red, but I had the same issues. This has a very soothing fragrance, kind of woodsy and sweet.
Verdict: Grow and Make has some of the most interesting and unique DIY kits I have ever seen for sale, so I was a little disappointed to get bath salts as my first kit. I was really hoping for something different like canning and pickling. That being said, this was a fun kit, and the end products turned out to be very nice. I’m sure they will be great bath salts, but I won’t gift them unless the color issue resolves itself. Essential oils and dried herbs can be expensive, so I feel like the value of the kit is definitely there. I’m excited to see what comes next month from Grow and Make!
Just as a little public service announcement to anyone who makes bath salts: You really want to use epsom salts as your base salt. It contains magnesium, which is a natural muscle relaxant, and which is readily absorbed through the skin. Plus most Americans are deficient in this imporant mineral. That’s why people have been soaking in epsom salts for decades!
What do you think of Grow and Make? Have you looked at their DIY kits?