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Go Native! Hawaiian Beauty Box Review – May 2017

Sara McClelland
BySara McClellandMay 22, 2017 | 3 comments

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

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Go Native! is an organic health and beauty box, curated with Mamalani products and other Hawaiian artisan items. From Go Native!:

Each month receive Mamalani products along with other curated products. A new theme each month will highlight a native practice or plant that is essential to health along with a recipe on how to go native in other areas of life.

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Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

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Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

The Subscription Box: Go Native!

The Price: $34.95/month + shipping

The Products: Mamalani products, along with health and beauty from Hawaiian makers

Ships to: Worldwide

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Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

This month’s theme is ‘Olena, which is otherwise known as Tumeric. Aside from the Tumeric I received in this month’s Buddhibox Essential Oils box, I have little experience with thos spice, but super intrigued! Go Native! provides a recipe for ‘Olena tea, which includes raw ‘Olena.

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

And what I thought was a piece of ginger, is actually ‘Olena! It’s so thoughtful of Go Native! to include the ingredient needed for this tea.

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

The box contents are listed and detailed on the backside of the card.

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Kealopiko Three Piko + Mamalani Sachet – Listed Value $8

Inside this beautifully printed pouch is a sachet filled with ‘olena, black pepper, and sandalwood. Unfortunately, I am unable to find this item on Kealopiko’s website or a lot of information about the usefulness of these three ingredients. However, Go Native! suggests placing the sachet under your pillow, in a drawer, or car.

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Inside the sachet are small bits of sandalwood and what I’m guessing is the ‘olena. Overall, it has a light and nice organic scent. I wish I could find more information about the benefits!

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Mamalani + The Lotus Blossom in You Congestion + Earache Oil, 1 oz. – Listed Value $22

This oil is created by infusing ‘olena and basil and you can use it to inhale or massage your sinus area and ears. The bottle comes with a dropper-style lid and it is extremely hard to open. There are instructions to push down while turning, similar to a prescription bottle. However, the only way I could get this open was to push up on the white cap until it popped off, and then the dropper could be twisted off.

The scent of this oil is awesome and the peppermint is very apparent. It is soothing on my skin and just as effective when inhaled.

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Mamalani Anti-inflammatory ‘Olena Hydrosol Facial Mist, 1 oz. – Listed Value $15

This facial mist is made with organically distilled ‘olena and the packaging instructs you to “spritz on face for hydrated glowing skin, or any other area in need of tender loving care.” The scent is lightweight, similar to the sachet and I was met with a refreshing feeling when I sprayed it on my face. My skin doesn’t necessarily feel more hydrated, but this is nice to have on hand for a mid-day pick-me-up!

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Hawaii Island Powdered ‘Olena Cookie Spice – Listed Value $3

Similar to last month, Go Native! included a small vial, but this month they thankfully included more information about what’s inside. I received powdered ‘olena, which can be used for cooking. It has the traditional Tumeric yellow shade, but this ‘olena tastes slightly lemony.

Go Native Organic and Natural Mamalani Beauty Subscription Box - May 2017

Honua Skincare ‘Olena Oil Sampler – Listed Value $8

Lastly in this month’s Go Native! box is the tiniest sample vial of ‘olena oil. Based on the Honua Skincare site, it looks like this oil is the fourth step in a 5-step skincare regimen. Last month, I received the Pa’akai Cleansing Cream which is the first step. This oil doesn’t have any recognizable scent and was very lightweight on my skin, and not at all greasy. You can see a bit of sheen and feel a softness on my skin and I’m curious to see how this will work on my face long term.

Verdict: For $37.95 ($34.95 a month + $3 shipping), I received $88 worth of organic and Hawaiian products, all including ‘olena. Since none of the products could be found for sale online, I’m basing this value on the listed retail prices on the info card. It may be because the brands and products are unrecognizable, but this value feels a bit inflated based on the 2, 1 oz. bottles, sachet, and small vials of cooking spice and facial oil I received. Nonetheless, I still feel the same as last month: Go Native! is a good box to consider if you’re interested in handmade, organic skin and health products and conscious about using items in eco-friendly packaging. I know little about Hawaiian and native ingredients, so the education about the products I received is an added a bonus.

What do you think about Go Native!?

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Sara McClelland
Sara McClelland
Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

Sara McClelland
Sara McClelland
Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.
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3 comments

Michelle

Turmeric is really really good for you from what I understand. I know people who sprinkle it on everything they eat and I do put it in my smoothies.

Alex

Thank you so much for reviewing. I really want this sub. It’s on my list!

Heather Gafeller

I’m so glad to see this box reviewed!! I’ve been debating on subscribing.

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