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Red Dirt Co. Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016


Red Dirt Co. is the online store of Three Rocks Farm out of central Virginia. They make art and handmade goods in addition to traditional farming practices. They now offer a monthly subscription box!


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


The Subscription Box: Red Dirt Co.

The Cost: $40 + $13 shipping = $53 per month plus tax

COUPON: For a limited time, use code JULYBOX10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Handmade items from Three Rocks Farm, such as candles, cards, soap, and other surprises

Ships to: US Only

Check out the Artisan Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Red Dirt Co. to your subscription list or wishlist!


This is the information card that was included, which lists the package contents. It also has planting instructions for the package of chervil you will see in a moment. It *also* has instructions for planting the packing material, which I totally didn’t know was seeded with red columbine! Sadly, I think I just put the box in recycling today. It’s too bad because I love red columbine!


Handmade Cicada Cards – Value $6?

I’m guessing on the value of these note cards as they are not for sale in the online shop. This packet included three cards and envelopes. These are cute, and the paper is very high quality. In fact, the info card above feels like a wedding invitation!

Chervil Seeds – Value $1?

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t think I’ve ever had chervil. Is it good? I have room in my garden, and now I’m curious. So, I might have to plant these and see what happens.



Green Salve – Value $10?

I’ve received several of these all-purpose skin boo-boo salves from subscription boxes lately, and I love them! I like this one because it seems almost unscented. My kids get scrapes ands bites all summer long, so this will go to good use. I also love that Red Dirt Co. lists all the ingredients on the bottoms of the tins! That’s some good stuff in there!

Red Dirt Lip Balm – Value $3?

This lip balm is magic. I don’t usually go on and on about lip balm, and you know I get tons of it in my subscriptions, but this one is special. I’m not sure why, but it lasts forever and makes my lips feel super soft!



Jewelweed Liniment – Value $5

Liniment is such an old-timey word that I had to actually look it up to remember what it meant! It’s basically a rub to relieve sore muscles. I haven’t tried it out yet, but I have a feeling that when some campers come back at the end of the week, this will go to good use!



Summer Hibiscus Tea – Value $7

Hibiscus tea might be my favorite tea of all times, and this one has such a bright and vibrant flavor! I love it!

Verdict: I really enjoyed this package from Red Dirt Co.! Everything felt very well-made and like a lot of TLC went into creating everything. We will use absolutely everything in this box! The value of everything totals about $32 if my estimates are near correct, and that’s a little low for a $53 box. With these high-artisan boxes, I don’t expect to get an overwhelming value for the cost, but I do expect the value to outstrip the cost by at least a little bit. I would like to see the value improve in future boxes. Otherwise, I thought this was a fabulous box!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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Comments (6)

  1. Salena from Red Dirt Co. here,

    The cards are all hand-printed and sell individually for $5-$6 apiece. There are three of them in this box. The additional items bring the value up past the $40 price, not to mention the seeded filler paper is made by myself. Everything in my boxes is handmade, I organically grow or forage for about 90% of the herbs in the teas and herbal products, and all the other ingredients are carefully sourced for quality. One tin of tea should brew about 15 cups, and $7 for an once is about the going rate from anyone selling at a local farmers market. It would be an insult to say anything should go for less.

    The Jewelweed Liniment is useful for itchy bites and poison oak/poison ivy outbreaks. The witch hazel and isopropyl evaporate for a cooling effect and the herb relieves the itching. A little lavender essential oil was added for scent and healing properties.

    Chervil is an herb used mainly in French cooking, but tastes great chopped fresh on scrambled eggs or in salads. The taste is a lighter anise flavor.

    I am not putting a bunch of grocery store products in a box for resale here, everything is carefully grown and thought-out, and the labels are custom-designed every month.

    Shipping costs for USPS priority mail varies between $7-$13 depending on where they are shipped, so the cost covers the average.

    Thanks for looking and I hope you all can enjoy everything in the box.

  2. Thanks for reviewing – the value is just not there for this box 🙁

  3. I think the price estimates per item are fair, compared to similar products from similar companies. However, I do agree that the overall cost is too high for the collection. As a subscription box, the total cost should be less than the value. The shipping seems over the top. Those items should fit into a box that will slip into a flat rate bubble mailer.

  4. I would prefer to go to my local farmers market or craft fair and support them. I can also choose what I want. 53 dollars is A LOT of money to me to get very ordinary goods.

  5. I buy hibiscus leaves for $5 a pound so that is definitely overpriced to me. It is a nice box but obviously not a value box

  6. Such a tiny tea tin for $7. One ounce of salve with common ingredients is $10????? Please. More like $5. So $27 of stuff for $53. I should start a sub box.

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