MoonBox by Gaia Collective Review + Coupon – February 2018
MoonBox by Gaia Collective is a monthly holistic crystal and full moon subscription that arrives at your doorstep before each full moon! In addition to MoonBox, they offer a Mini size and the option to add-on a wearable gem.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the regular-sized MoonBox with no wearable gem add-on, which costs $29.50 + shipping a month.
The Subscription Box: MoonBox by Gaia Collective
The Cost: Mini Moonbox is $12.50 a month + $2.00 US shipping, Moonbox is $29.50 a month + $2.00 US shipping. The wearable gem is $10 extra.
The Products: 3 crystals, essential oil blend, featured items, guided full moon ritual, Moon Oracle card, guided meditation, and a tea blend.
Ships to: US and International
Gaia Collective MoonBox “Blue Moon” Review February 2018
It’s a new year and a new moon! This month’s MoonBox centers around the Blue Moon that happened at the very end of January. The Blue Moon occurred January 31, and I received this box the next day. Know that there will be another Blue Moon in March of this year!
First and foremost, there’s a big yellow note inside the box explaining that MoonBox is hitting the pause button until April! I’m so sad! But it sounds like things are only going to get bigger and better with their March 1st relaunch.
The box includes a double-sided card worth of “to-dos” for how to use each item in the box.
Each box comes with a card that articulates the featured moon. While this box arrived on February 1st, the moon it celebrates actually fell on the last day of January. Didn’t we already have a full moon in January? Yep! When you have two full moons in one month, the second is referred to as a “Blue Moon”. Because Blue Moons are out of the ordinary, the card suggests using this time to embrace the unexpected and unexplored in your own life.
Each box includes a loose-leaf tea blend customized to match the vibe of the month. This month, the tea is a blend of moringa, safflower, calendula, celandine, and… CATNIP! I was really surprised by that last one, just because I don’t think I’ve ever (at least intentionally) had catnip in tea before. The flavor of this tea was verrrry earthy to me—almost like a mint tea without the cool zip to it. Not my favorite flavor, but definitely grounding.
MoonBox Essential Oil Rollerball
Another usual suspect in these boxes is a custom essential oil blend, which arrives in a convenient rollerball. This month’s blend features lavender, sweet birch, hyssop, mugwort, and lime. The fragrance is refreshing, but comforting and playful at the same time. It’s a nice blend of sweet, citrus, and earthy scents.
Now, it’s time to talk crystals! This business-card-sized guide outlines each stone and its significance in this box. The stones themselves are small—about 1-2 inches big each. They’re perfect for keeping in a pocket or rolling around in your hand.
This stone is so interesting to look at. It struck me as more white or even silvery than green, but looking closer, you can kind of see the pale green hue. This small piece of rock acts as a reminder of our connection to nature. I find that significance to be really cool—after all, this is a piece of stone that looks a bit like a chunk of tree bark, but some points of it have a translucent quality that’s almost like water. It’s like all of nature rolled into one.
It’s not surprising that this fiery stone promotes leadership and optimism. Its color is warm and bold, like sunlight, and its finish is smooth and gently reflective. Its one that’ll probably be good for the office, not just for its vibes, but because admiring its glowy color really does make you feel upbeat and refreshed (especially in the middle of a dreary, gray winter).
Red Tiger’s Eye
This stone has so many textures and colors. I love the streaks of smooth mulberry-red and white, but I feel like the breaks in that smooth texture are what make this stone feel organic and interesting. It apparently has strong grounding energy to it, which can be nice to concentrate on when the world feels hectic and busy.
Pure Beauty by The Flower Apothecary, 1 oz – Retail Value $27.00
I’ve got plenty of experience with essential oils as aromatherapy, but this is one of the first products I’ve seen that focuses on ingesting them. This little bottle contains gem essence of rose quartz, flower essences of crabapple, larch, lavender, morning glory, olive, and Persian rose, among other ingredients. Apparently, 4 drops taken 4 times per day can help nourish your skin from the inside out. I’m really impressed that MoonBox included such a unique product, and I’m interested to see how this might help my sad, dry, winter skin! Oh, and in terms of taste (and smell), it has a really deep, warm, almost citrusy vibe, surprisingly.
Fire and Bloom Full Moon Candle, 4 oz. – Estimated Value $12.00
I couldn’t find this specific style of Fire and Bloom candle on their site shop, so I linked to another 4 oz. candle in a tin to give an idea of value. This soy candle has a warm, woodsy scent with a big rosy flourish to it. It’s definitely a feminine fragrance, but a powerful grounded one rather than something light and romantic.
The Verdict: My only gripe with this box was that it arrived the day after the Blue Moon had happened (though I think honoring the vibes of the moon is just as legitimate the next day as it is the day of). Other than that, I thought it was a really lovely experience. There were so many gorgeous aromas this month, as well as a few earthy flavors!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now to get the upcoming “Leo Moon” box!
Value Breakdown: The box itself cost me $31.50 after shipping, which means the average cost of each item is $6.30 (counting the crystals all as individual items). Seeing as the retail value of the Flower Apothecary product was almost equal to the total cost of the box, I feel like this carefully curated package was well worth it!
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What was your favorite item in your Moonbox this month?