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Ellebox Period Subscription Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – February 2018

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Ellebox is a premium monthly period and self-care supply delivery service. Organic pads and tampons are delivered to your door monthly with hand-curated comfort goods.

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Ellebox offers two different monthly subscriptions: the $10.99 Essentials box that offers sixteen organic pads or tampons or the $29.99 Comfort Box that offers sixteen organic pads or tampons, two new surprise goodies, tea, and a healthy snack or chocolate.

This is a review of the Comfort Box Subscription, which is $29.99 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.)

Ellebox February 2018 review

About Ellebox Period Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Ellebox

The Cost: $29.99 per month + $5 US shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 3/31, use coupon code HELLO50 to save 50% off your first Ellebox when you sign up for a monthly subscription!

The Products: your choice of 20 100% organic cotton tampons and/or pads + tea, a chocolate or snack and 2 new surprise goodies.

Ships to: US and Canada

Ellebox February 2018 Review

This is my first Ellebox, and I already appreciate the ADORABLE Clueless-themed Valentine! It is rather appropriate since this movie taught me at a young age the term “surfing the crimson wave.”

Also included in this month’s box is a listing of the items sent this month and their websites as well as a profile paragraph on February’s Inspirational Woman, Rebecca Lee Funk.

20 Organic Tampons – Brand & Retail Value Unavailable

I don’t use tampons, excluding if I am going swimming or if I am out of pads, but I was excited to get an organic option that has no harmful bleaches and dyes for when I actually do use them! Having a far more environment-friendly alternative is great as well!

Midnight Paloma Detox Mask, 2oz jar – Retail Value $22

I am quite the fan of charcoal products like Dark Angel face wash/scrub by LUSH and Origins Charcoal mask, so I was excited to try out more charcoal skin products. Charcoal is amazing at detoxifying and drawing out dirt from the pores. This mask comes as a powder that also has oats and rose in it. I simply mixed a bit of the charcoal mask with water, but they also suggest honey and plain yogurt. I rinsed the mask off after roughly five minutes and my skin was rather soft. This is a fantastic option during your period to calm down your skin; I know my face is a HOT MESS during my time of the month!

Midnight Paloma Trial Trio—Retail Value $30

I am loving this charcoal theme with the Midnight Paloma items! This trial trio set includes a Charcoal + Blood Orange body wash, Charcoal + Aloe Body Lotion, and Charcoal + Grapefruit Fizzy Bath Soak. I was most excited about the bath soak, but I was underwhelmed with the lack of fizz. I like my drinks and baths fizzy, what can I say? I did, however, like the soft citrus scent of this bath soak. The lotion was my favorite of the three because of the lovely scent and how it made my skin feel smooth, but not greasy. The blood orange body wash was delightfully fragrant but didn’t produce much of a lather, sadly.

Truffle Pig Chocolate Bar — Retail Value $2.71 USD ($3.50 CAD)

I love chocolate, but this chocolate was rather bittersweet due to it being 70% Cacao. I am a bigger fan of milk chocolate, but I do like darker chocolates so that I can get my cocoa fix with less sugar. This almond cacao bar is a great treat for when Aunt Flo is about to visit or anytime!

Peach Passion by Tea Sparrow — Retail Value Unavailable

It appears that the Peach Passion tea was a limited edition of sorts because I could not find it on the Tea Sparrow site, sadly! I prefer my drinks ice cold, but I do occasionally like a hot mug of tea. This tea was had a fantastic aroma with bits of peach in it. The tea was perfect for these bitter cold Tundra nights! Tea Sparrow offers a monthly subscription service too.

Verdict: My period isn’t something I am always ecstatic to get, but receiving this comfort box is a nice pick me up for such a draining week each month. Even though I do not use tampons, I was happy to receive them to have for guests and for myself on occasion. A service like this is convenient too because there is no emergency rush to the drug store for pads or tampons with Ellebox. Each month, the box is there like clockwork with ammo to battle period ennui!

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!

Coupon: Now through 3/31, use coupon code HELLO50 to save 50% off your first Ellebox when you sign up for a monthly subscription!

Value Breakdown: With shipping, the box cost $34.99. I couldn’t find precise values for every item, but the prices I could find added up to $54.71! That is $14.72 higher than the box cost and not even accounting for the cost of the Peach Passion tea or tampons! What a deal!

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What do you think of Ellebox?

Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

14 Comments

  1. Nicole, I just wanted to say that I love reading your reviews! Thanks for the shout out for “surfing the crimson wave”! That movie never gets old.

    I love the idea of this box, but it seems like the tampons that are sent just aren’t the best quality. I really wanted to like the Lola box, for example, but the tampons they sent were about half as effective as the brand I normally used. Not only that, but so many of the others out there only send tampons with plastic applicators. Now that I’ve started using a Diva cup instead, I haven’t looked back! I no longer have to stock up on period supplies like I used to. But it would still be great to find a box with organic non-applicator tampons.

    • Thanks Katherine for checking out my review!

      I have heard so many great things about Diva Cups. I have never tried them since I have a pretty heavy flow, but I have been tempted to. A few other people said they wished there were organic non-applicator tampons in the box, maybe that will be an option at some point. You never know.

  2. This looks so cool! Definitely going to check it out

    • Awesome, Alyssa!

  3. I’m so disappointed, I ordered this box and my contents were different. I canceled I was so disappointed with what I got!

    • I got different items too! I bought the limited edition and now regretting it because items and the retail values of some products keep changing (one item was listed for $80 and now they have it listed at $25) I don’t like it when boxes get shady in product offerings and prices.

    • Hi! I’m so sorry about you received different products than you were expecting. We’d love to chat and make this better. Could you send us an email to [email protected] 🙂

    • Hey there, Kay! I am sorry to hear that. Bunny below suggested to email her/them at [email protected] to try to remedy the situation! I hope that helps!

  4. Does anyone know if one of these boxes offer the tampons without the applicator? Like OB tampons? I will never be able to use an applicator tampon since I started using ob brand in 6th grade (competitive swimmer, not using tampons was not an option).

    • Marissa, I am not sure, but I can try to investigate for you!

  5. I am also a bigger fan of milk chocolate than dark (though I will eat both).

    Since my hysterectomy, I no longer need a box like this, but I still have my ovaries and I no longer have any idea when I am really having a PMS-like hormone surge and when I am just looking for an excuse to eat more chocolate. Based on the frequency of such cravings, I am guessing it is usually the second of those two possibilities.

    • Wait — you’re supposed to have an excuse before you eat more chocolate? Uh-oh. I think I’ve been doing it wrong.

      • Katherine, trust and believe I inhaled that chocolate and I had finished my period a few days before. Someone’s getting their period somewhere! Hahahaha.

        I am like a Cathy cartoon when it comes to chocolate! Speaking of which… I want some now. Haha

    • Chocolate is good all the time. I typically don’t need an excuse. Especially with the Easter candy that is out now. I have been really good about not going too crazy on those Cadburry eggs that have the candy shell. THOSE ARE SO ADDICTIVE!!!!

      But I hear you on that. I feel like sometimes you gotta listen to your body either way, man!

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