Therabox is a monthly subscription box “curated by practicing therapists to inspire happier lives. Each box incorporates one happiness boosting activity inspired by research in mindfulness, psychology, and neuroscience to rewire the brain for more joy and positivity” and also includes 4-6 natural and organic wellness products.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Therabox
The Cost: $34.95 for the month to month subscription. Save 5% on the three-month prepaid subscription $99.99), 10% with a six-month prepaid subscription ($191.94), and 15% on the 12-month prepaid subscription ($359.88). The shipping rate is $4.99.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Each month subscribers receive a happiness boosting activity inspired by research along with “4-6 handpicked health & wellness products to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and provide you some much-needed self-care!”
Ships to: U.S. for $5.99, Canada for a flat-rate shipping fee of $19.99, and all other countries outside of the U.S. for $24.95.
March 2018 Therabox Review
A fold-out informational pamphlet comes with each box, and it lists product names, values, and ingredients as well as details on how to use each item. For some of the items, codes for discounts or free shipping are available if you'd like to purchase from the seller's own site. This month's theme is 'clarity,' and Therabox sets the tone with a quote by Erwin McManus on the front of their pamphlet: "There are few things more powerful than a life lived with passionate clarity." I think this is a fitting theme for the beginning of spring, and even though the chilly weather is still hanging on where I live, I'm still craving the fresh start that comes along with the new season.
Cindy Locher Clarity Hypnosis Meditation CD - Listed Value $71.88
True to the theme, this three-track CD offers a short intro and two meditations to promote clarity. In the past, Therabox has offered a USB stick as a means of mailing the meditation tracks, which I find to be more useful than a CD. My laptop doesn't have a disc drive, nor do I have a CD player in my house, so my only option for listening to these tracks is in my car. On one hand, it sounds nice to have soothing words spoken to me while I drive. On the other, that doesn't seem totally safe. Inside the CD case, there's a URL for some digital tracks from Cindy Locher. I visited that landing page and found the meditations. They're nice! Both tracks are around 20 minutes. Cindy's voice is soft but certain, and there is soothing music in the background. I wish she would have spoken a little more slowly, but that's just a personal preference.
Value-wise, it took me a minute to figure out where Therabox came up with $71.88. I realized they note that a single track on Cindy's website costs $17.97 to download. Since there are 2 tracks provided on this CD and 2 more accessible digitally, $71.88 is equivalent to the cost of four $17.97 downloads.
The Happy Shoppe Wooden Diffuser Bracelet - Retail Value $14.50
This bracelet is simple and pretty. It features raw blond wood beads with a single lava stone strung along a stretchy band. I've been given diffuser bracelets as gifts before, but was never gifted an essential oil to go along with it. I now have my own collection of essential oils, so for the first time, I tried it out as intended. I applied a few drops of lemongrass oil to the lava bead and left the wooden beads free of oil (though I could have applied it to them, too). I could smell the lemongrass scent clearly all throughout the day and a few people commented on being able to smell it when I came close, too. This was a nice treat, because when I apply essential oils to my skin, I often have to reapply throughout the day. I can't wait to try more scents and blends with this bracelet!
Flower Child Daydreamer Essential Oil - Retail Value $10.00
This essential oil roll-on mixes all sorts of scents, I could barely pick out one that stood out most! It's a mix of organic ylang ylang, lavender, peppermint, bergamot, and more, and is intended to facilitate mental clarity, also reducing stress and anxiety. I applied it to my wrists, neck, and temples right away and enjoyed the floral-yet-spicy scent of it for about an hour before it faded. I like how complex the aroma of this blend is, and I wonder if I could successfully roll it onto my diffuser bracelet. I'll have to give it a try!
Organicare Aromatherapy Shower Steamers - Listed Value $10.00
I had never heard of shower steamers until I received them in this box, but I love ways of making showers more luxurious because I don't take nearly as many baths as I do showers. I wasn't able to find these exact steamers online (the Organicare URL is listed in the info pamphlet, but it brought up a blank webpage for me), but it looks like you can find similar products easily on Etsy. The idea is to put the steamer somewhere close to your head, where the water just barely hits it, so that its aroma can be released. I don't have such a spot in my shower—the way it's designed is with a built-in shelf where we keep our soaps and shampoos—so I just had it by my feet. It fizzed up and got super drippy as soon as the water hit it, similar to a bath bomb (but this is not recommended for use in a bath). Because it was directly under the shower stream, it only lasted for one shower, and the eucalyptus scent was faint. It was a nice experience, but I probably won't buy more for myself once I've used both.
I am so tickled by the concept of these seed bombs! All you do is plant these little globe-looking guys in either the ground or a pot and let their organic, non-GMO seeds grow into a mystery array of wildflowers. Can't go wrong! These would make such a cute housewarming gift for a friend.
I keep incense lit in my home almost all the time, but I've never encountered this braided rope kind! The ropes are kind of flimsy and paper-like, but somehow stay upright when propped in their little metal stand. The package says you can also lay it flat, which I would hesitate to do unless it was a super safe surface. I can't put my finger on what scent this incense is, it's a new one to me. It wasn't available in The Happy Shoppe, so I linked to the same type of incense, but with a cedar scent, from another source.
Soak and Unwind European Spa Whipped Soap, 3.5 oz. - Retail Value $7.00
I am so obsessed with this soap! It's vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, soy-free, and sulfate-free for starters. But also, it's such a crazy smooth consistency, with natural, gentle exfoliation throughout in the form of jojoba beads. I'm not sure if I linked to the correct scent, but cucumber, sage, lavender, chamomile, and cedarwood sound about right. I used this during the same shower that I used my steamer, and I found the amazing scent of this soap lingered around even more so than the steamer did. I didn't use it on my whole body, just my arms and chest because I wanted it to last a long time. I can absolutely see myself buying more of this (and trying their other awesome-seeming scents) when this runs out.
Verdict: This was my first experience with Therabox, and I was really happy with just about everything I received. The curators of this box were really creative with different ways of facilitating a happiness-boosting lifestyle (I love that they included gardening!) and that even the items some may think of as more traditional self-care products, like soap or essential oils, came in a unique form. Additionally, I love that this box supports small businesses who use mostly natural ingredients. Value-wise, this month totals $134. Considering that the box costs $41 for subscription + shipping, that's an incredible value!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $41 for this box + shipping, you're paying approximately $5.86 per item.
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