Go Native! Hawaiian Beauty Box Review + Coupon – February 2018
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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About Go Native!
The Subscription Box: Go Native!
The Price: $42.00 a month + free US shipping
The Products: Mamalani products, along with health and beauty from Hawaiian makers
Ships to: Worldwide
Good to know: Their monthly box price recently went up from $38.00 to $42.00
Go Native! February 2018 Review
The info card thanks you for subscribing and talks about the artist, Haley Kailiehu, who designed the box that the goodies came in this month.
On the flipside, you’ll find a list of the featured items and a short description of each.
Mai Hawaii Aku Maile Salt Scrub, 2 oz. – Retail Value $10.00
Ooh- I love getting a scrub in a box because I feel like it’s been rare lately. I would think winter is prime scrub time, but I haven’t seen many come through. Even better- this scrub is made with all natural Hawaiian ingredients like maile (for fragrance), alaea sea salt, and heirloom Hawaiian strains of ʻAwa (better known as Kava). I am a direction-follower and the only big bummer here is that there weren’t any directions on the product or the info card. I had to go to the website (linked above) to know how much to use, and where. I like to take it kind of easy on my face, so I decided to use this scrub on my body (though it says you can do both).
It’s a bit dry when you open it, so you just have to scoop a little bit out and rub it around in your hands (I added a little water) to get it going. It has a red-clay color and a really nice grit that isn’t too fine or too chunky. I didn’t find the scent to be very strong at all, it just has a very faint earthy smell to me. I normally use a scrub like this on my booty to make it super soft and smooth (thank you, xo vain…RIP) and this scrub is perfect for it! My skin felt incredibly soft and moisturized without being greasy. This would also be great for rough areas like the back of your arms/elbows or any places that can get chapped in the cold months.
Indigenous Soap Company Chocolate Soap, 5 oz. – Retail Value $8.50
I think I got the original soap from this company way back in my first Go Native box and used the whole thing up! This month, they’ve included a more special chocolate soap for a little Valentine’s Day nod.
I would normally scrunch my face up at a chocolate scented soap, but this natural version does it right with real organic cacao as a scrubbing agent as well as cocoa butter, along with other soothing natural oils and some vitamin E. You’ll also find a unique “born on date” that tells you when your soap was made. This one is only a month old! Awwwww.
Inside the wrapper, there are instructions on how to keep your soap fresh for as long as possible. They suggest using it within 6-8 mos of the “born on date”, and to keep it relatively dry in between uses to prolong its life.
I love this big chunk of natural Hawaiian cacao goodness. You can see the speckles that will gently exfoliate your skin as you use the bar which is quite moisturizing (it IS packed with all of those oils!). Super into this soap.
Pu’ula’au Remedies Nahe Lomi Massage Oil, 1 oz.
This is exclusive to Go Native! so I wasn’t able to find it online. It’s meant to be used as a topical massage oil that helps soothe areas of your body that need repair. This 1-ounce bottle will go a long way since you only need a small amount.
Even though it’s the last ingredient, the organic menthol is immediately present when you open the bottle and take a whiff. It’s packed with all sorts of other great things like lemongrass, green papaya, and others that accompany organic olive and coconut oils.
I like that Go Native! is slowly helping me replace all sorts of things in my medicine cabinet with natural Hawaiian elixirs instead of drugstore brand ones that are full of weird chemicals. This will be great to use on sore muscles (like after going roller skating for the first time in years).
Manoa Molokai Sea Salt 72% Chocolate Mini Bar – Buy 4 mini bars for $20.00
First off- look at this beautiful wrapping. I love the gold foil on the natural brown kraft paper and how simplistic it is.
The only ingredients here are: acao, organic sugar, organic cocoa butter, and sea salt.
I’ve come around to dark chocolate over the last few years but especially love when it comes with something in it- like sea salt! This mini 72% cacao dark chocolate bar has such a wonderful rich flavor to it! The sea salt is plentiful here and is the perfect companion to such a decadent treat.
Verdict: I really missed Go Native! these last two months while Christen took over for me. This box has some excellent products that I really love and can feel good about using. For $42.00, I received four products that were handmade in Hawaii using mostly organic ingredients GROWN in Hawaii as well. The scrub has to be my favorite this time, but the chocolate bar was a nice surprise and the soap and massage oil will get used up for certain.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Their cutoff date is the 15th to receive the following month, so if you order today, your first box will be April.
Value Breakdown: At $42.00 for this box, you’re paying $10.50 per item.
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