Herb & Oil Box by Depravi Teas Apothecary Review + Coupon – April 2018
Depravi Teas Apothecary offers a variety of monthly subscription boxes called the Herb & Oil Boxes filled with homemade aromatherapy products. They currently offer The Maxi Herb & Oil Box for $37.50 a month, The Mini Herb & Oil Box for $12.50 a month, and the Herb & Oil Box for $25 a month.
This review is of The Herb & Oil Box.
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 Herb & Oil Box
The Subscription Box: Herbs & Oil Box
The Cost: $25 + $5 US shipping and tax per month with discounts for longer subscription commitments available
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first Herb & Oil or Maxi box! (does not apply to Blend box).
The Products: “6 quality herbalism and aromatherapy items. Items can include ready to use essential oils, diffusers, diffuser jewelry, bath salts, essential oil rollers, herbal balms, hemp salve, healing salves, infused oils, and MORE.”
Ships to: US, UK, and Canada for an additional cost
4Me Herbs & Oil Box April 2018 Review
These little notes were included in my package.
Essential Oil Recipes
This page of essential oil recipes was also included. This is a really cool idea! I think it would be an even better idea if at least some of the essential oils needed for the recipes were included. It does at least give some information on where to get these essential oils at the bottom of the page.
Calendula Infused in Olive Oil, 2 ounces
Calendula has a very mild fragrance, whereas olive oil as a carrier has a distinct fragrance itself. I found that in this blend, the olive oil fragrance overwhelmed the calendula. It is not an unpleasant fragrance, just a bit neutral. Calendula is great for skin problems, as is olive oil, so I think this blend is a really good idea!
Lavender & Cedarwood Blend in Olive Oil, 10 ml
Lavender and cedarwood, as opposed to calendula, both have good strong fragrances that are not much affected by the carrier oil, olive. I love the combination! I love them separately, but this is a great blend of the calming floral scent of lavender and the deep woody smell of cedarwood. This is a roll-on oil.
What a wonderful inclusion in an essential oil box! I put about a half an ounce of the calendula in the diffuser with a few drops of pure lavender essential oil (not included in this box), and my bedroom has become a sleep oasis! This diffuser works really well, and I like its simple, classic design.
Personal Inhaler, “Immune Boost”
This is the second or third time I have received a personal inhaler like this in a subscription box, and they’re kind of a neat concept. You just throw them in your purse, and any time you need a bit of aromatherapy, you just take off the top and wave the wand under your nose for a burst of fragrance. It’s nice! This one has a bit of a citrussy-mint fragrance, as you might expect with the name “Immune Boost.” I like it!
Cannabis Sativa Hemp Pain Salve, 2 ounces
Arnica is a classic ingredient in muscle relief salves, as is eucalyptus, so although I have not incurred any wounds or muscle pain since I received this salve, I imagine this salve would provide excellent relief. The top fragrances that stand out in this salve are lavender and rosemary, which is a combination I just love! I cannot speak to whether or not it smells like cannabis. On an unrelated note, I would like to say hello to my mother, a frequent reader of my MSA articles.
Eucalyptus Bath Salts
These bath salts are excellent! Eucalyptus is so good for muscle relief, and Epsom Salt is like muscle magic due to its high magnesium content. I did sample these when I was having some cramping, and the bath totally did the trick! Plus I really like the smell of eucalyptus.
The Verdict: This was my first box from Depravi Teas since they changed their format to the Herb & Oil Box, and I really liked it! I liked everything I received and have already put almost everything to good use. I do think there are opportunities for improvement, such as including some of the oils needed for the recipes in the box itself and using a different carrier oil for milder fragrances, but overall I think this is a great idea for a subscription box. I also think getting all of these items for just $30 is a great value!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will receive the June box. From Depravi Teas:
We ship near the 4th of every month. Order by the end of the month to get the next month’s box. (For example: Order by May 31st to get the June box)
Coupon – Use code MSA60 to save 60% off your first Herb & Oil box! (does not apply to Mini and Maxi boxes)
Value Breakdown: I received a total of six items for $30 shipped. That averages $5 per item.
What do you think of the Herbs & Oil Box by Dapravi Teas?