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Zen Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016

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ZEN BOX is a monthly subscription box delivering essential oils and essential oil bends to your door. Every quarter (January, April, July and October), a 4th item is included in each box.


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.)


The Subscription Box: ZEN BOX

The Cost: The monthly cost is $39 with a promised value of $59.99. There are discounts for longer prepaid subscriptions and you can place your account on hold at any time. There is also a one oil per month subscription available for $10.99 (it’s hard to find so click here if you are interested).

COUPON: Use code 20IMMUNEBOOK to save 20% off any subscription for life, receive a bottle of Zen Immune Boost Essential Oil Blend and copy of the Zen Box founder’s book!

The value for the Immune Boost and book is $34.99! (Zen Immune Boost is for both topical and inhalation, and includes essential oils to strengthen and support the immune system.)

The Products: 3 full-size Zen Essential Oils or Zen Essential Oils Blends and information via email on how use the oils, what the oils do, and interesting information on how to improve overall wellness. Check out the ZEN BOX FAQs for more info.

Ships to: US, for free

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The October ZEN BOX includes Petitgrain Essential Oil, Star Anise Essential Oil, Hair Treatment Essential Oil Blend and an essential oil inhaler as the bonus item.

ZEN BOX website states that essential oils can aid help with anxiety, restlessness, pain relief, headaches, immune system, focus and vitality and that “almost all essential oils anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antibacterial.” If you’d like to know more about essential oils and their uses, Kathy Hershelow, the founder of Sublime Beauty Naturals and ZEN BOX, recently published a book on essential oils or there are plenty of other Internet sites with essential oil information.


ZEN BOX includes a business card with their contact information in the box and all other materials are sent electronically to the subscriber’s email address. I contacted ZEN BOX several times for information and received a response within the day – typically within hours. Their customer services is superb!


The information on each product and how to use it is sent as a link to a PDF document which you can see by clicking on this link. The information ZEN BOX sends is super useful and I like that they tell provide source and production information for their oils as this is one of the telltale signs of pure, high quality oils.


Zen Petitgrain Essential Oil Value $12.99

I’ve never hear of this oil so I’m excited to try something new. Petitgrain is made from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. It has a very strong woodsy, green scent. It’s definitely different but I think I like it.


ZEN BOX says May Change Oil can be used in the following ways:

  1. Diffuse it to fight airborne bacteria
  2. Use it in the bath to fight nervous exhaustion
  3. To balance oily skin
  4. To help with gas or nervous stomach
  5. Antiseptic for a cut
  6. Antispasmodic for cramps or spasms
  7. As natural deodorant when added to cream


Zen Star Anise Essential Oil – Value $14.99

I’m in love with black licorice so this is right up my alley. The ZEN BOX information describes this oil as “exotic and medicinal.”


The ZEN BOX information says Star Anise oil can be used in the following ways and more:

  1. Diffuse or inhale for antibacterial qualities
  2. Fight bacterial infections
  3. Rheumatism
  4. Insomnia or sleep problems
  5. Indigestion
  6. Increase libido
  7. Address yeast



Zen Hair Treatment Essential Oil Blend – Value $12.99

This blend is made to use no the scalp when your hair is damp. It is used to improve, soften and add life to dull dry hair.



Essential Oil Inhaler – Value $8.50

This is the October bonus item. I don’t have one of these yet and have been wanting one so I’m very happy to receive this. My daughter gets car sick so I plan to keep this fueled with peppermint oil. You just add the essential oil drops and inhale.

Verdict: I really enjoy ZEN BOX. I love trying new oils each month and learning about their various uses. The information ZEN BOX sends has been one of the best parts for me. I like reading the history on each oil that is included in the information they send. I always learn something new about the flower or herb and how to use the essential oil.

These oils are not the cheapest you can find but remember that it’s important to buy essential oils from a reputable supplier since they are not regulated. Many cheaper oils are cut with other oils and are not be pure. ZEN BOX says their oils are 100% pure therapeutic quality and are gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS) tested, which is the way essential oils are tested for purity. The tests are conducted by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), a multinational company providing inspection, verification, testing and certification services. I requested to see one of the GC/MS reports and ZEN BOX sent it to me the same day. I’m certainly no expert but at this point I feel comfortable purchasing oils from ZEN BOX.

I’m happy with the value too. I’ve seen cheaper essential oil boxes but I trust the quality of this box and that means a lot. The box costs $39 (you can get it less with the 20ZENIMMUNE coupon) and the products this month add up to $49.47.

What do you think of ZEN BOX?

Written by Shawn Brossart

Shawn Brossart

Shawn is a recent subscription box addict but when she fell, she fell hard. She can’t resist a bargain so she receives all kinds of boxes. Her current favorites are natural, holistic, and health and fitness related.

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.

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