Dot Boxx Period Subscription for Adults Review + Coupon – February 2018
Dot Boxx is a monthly (or bi-monthly, if you prefer) period subscription box designed to keep you well stocked with supplies, like tampons and pads, and goodies, like treats and pampering products, to help your time of the month be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Dot Boxx offers three different subscriptions for different age ranges and needs, including a box for adults and teens, just adults, just teens, and even a box for first periods!
This is a review of the Adult Box Dot Boxx subscription, which is $35.99 per month.
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.)
About Dot Boxx Period Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Dot Boxx
The Cost: $35.99 per box + shipping. Choose to receive your box monthly or every other month!
COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT to save 20% off your first subscription box or 5% off a one-time box!
The Products: Period supplies like tampons and pads, plus pampering items, pain relief products, and other surprises. What you get is based on the preferences you set when signing up.
Ships to: US for $7.00 and Canada for an additional cost
Dot Boxx for Adults February 2018 Review
This month’s theme is “Happy Galentine’s Day… To Us!” You know we here at MSA love Galentine’s Day. (Stay tuned to the site on February 13th for our 2018 Galentine’s Day event!)
All of the period supplies arrive bundled in their own little plastic bag. According to the FAQ page of the Dot Boxx site, they offer Tampax, Playtex, Kotex, Always, Stayfree, and organic brands in their boxes. Which type of items you get are random (you can’t pick your favorite brand, for instance). Let’s break down what I got in my period supplies bag:
These slim liners can be handy to have around when you know your period is coming, or when you’re not sure if it’s totally over or not. They’re lightweight and easy to slip into a purse or even a pocket! Not sure of the brand here… If you recognize them, let me know!
Not too much to say here! I think these are U by Kotex tampons, based on the packaging. The applicators are smooth, and they have what I think is a regular absorbency.
4 Summer’s Eve 5-in-1 Sheer Floral Cleansing Cloths – Buy 16 for $13.84 here
I don’t typically use these kinds of wipes and so forth, but if you do, it’s handy to know you might get a few in this monthly box. These are formulated to be gentle on your… y’know… nether regions… and have a light, pretty scent to them.
This box includes two packets of Advil and a pack of Excedrin, for super painful days. I’m very lucky that my period isn’t terribly painful. (A cramp here, a cramp there, sure, but nothing warranting medication.) Still, it’s nice to have these little guys handy in my bag, in case of a particularly painful twinge while I’m out an about. If I don’t use them myself, I can always be the friend who has these at the ready whenever a pal says, “Ugh, does anyone have some Advil?”
Now, these I love! When I do have cramps, they’re always way down deep in my lower back, and the only thing that seems to help them is heat. These pads work by attaching to your clothing and radiating heat onto your body. As soon as they start working their magic, I’m like “ahhhhh…”
The second pack of items in the box is filled with snacks!
Yum! I love popcorn because it’s a lighter snack that still satisfies my cravings for something salty. This specific brand is non-GMO, gluten-free, and all sorts of other good things.
I. Love. Chocolate. These milk chocolates were gone so quickly, folks. I loved how rich and velvety smooth the chocolate was. And each wrapper had a sweet sentiment written on the inside!
Wow, I haven’t had a turtle in a minute. These candies are a tasty combo of pecans, caramel, and chocolate. MMM! It’s like one bite of a classy candy bar. Perfect for my sweet tooth.
Amidst all of these little indulgences is this lone healthier choice. This bar was really delicious—the jammy fruit middle has a sweet tartness to it and the cereal part was soft and chewy. It’s not chocolate, but it was yummy nonetheless.
Aw, these teas have such a Valentines-y vibe! I love their pink packages. The Healthy Cycle tea had more of a healthy, traditional tea flavor, but the Sweetheart Cinnamon ones are as candy sweet and spicy as tea can get! How fun!
Sweet Water Decor Love Canvas Pillow Cover
I couldn’t find this pillowcase on the Sweet Water Decor site. Not sure if it’s an older item that’s no longer available or an exclusive… Either way, it’s pretty cute. This standard-sized pillowcase is made from a natural-looking woven canvas fabric with a sequin-embroidered “love” on the front. It’s a cute way to ring in Valentine’s Day without being too over-the-top pink and red and hearts.
Every Scent Candle Company Love Candle, 8 oz. – Retail Value $18.00
This candle smells amaaazing. It’s citrusy with a musky kick, so it’s not too sweet. Did you notice that it has a wooden wick? When you light it, the wick crackles gently, almost like a fireplace might. I love the gold, I love the metallic label, and I love the aroma of this soy wax candle!
Perfect Rose Soap by DeShawn Marie Handsoap, 4 oz. – Retail Value $3.25
This handmade soap smells really pretty and floral. Sometimes when I’m on my period, the last thing I feel is pretty. But this soap’s glamorous smell and top layer of crumbled rose petals will definitely make my next bath time feel fancy and romantic.
Olive Kisses Skincare Rose Shimmer Creamy Lip Balm – Retail Value $3.45
My dry, wintry lips are very thankful for this balm. Despite the deep color of the balm in the tube, the tint is actually pretty understated. But the important thing is that this balm left my lips feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
The Verdict: I feel like the period-focused items in this box are pretty standard. They seem to be good for covering light to medium periods for one or two days, but not for doing any heavy lifting. The treats and surprises were probably my favorite part of the box though. I mean, anything chocolate, I’m bound to love. But the snacks were tasty and fun, and I love that the featured items all come from small, woman-run businesses!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up now to receive the next month’s box as well as their welcome box!
Coupon: Use code SUBADDICT to save 20% off your first subscription box or 5% off a one-time box!
Value Breakdown: With shipping, the box cost $42.99. I couldn’t find precise values for every item, but the prices I could find added up to $24.70. That means that the rest of the items in the box must have a retail value of approximately $1.84 each.
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What do you think of Dot Boxx?