BohoBabe Box Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2018
BohoBabe Box is a monthly lifestyle subscription box offering vegan, cruelty-free, organic, sustainably sourced, and quality-made products to tie into a free-spirited lifestyle. They also support small businesses when possible!
There are two sizes available: the BohoBabe Mini Box for $19.99 a month or the BohoBabe Box for $49.99 a month.
This is a review of the BohoBabe 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).
The Subscription Box: BohoBabe
The Cost: $49.99 a month + free US shipping. Monthly prices are reduced for longer subscription commitments.
The Products: Each month, you’ll receive 4-6 products meant to tie into a bohemian lifestyle. You’ll get a variety of items from jewelry and accessories to home decor, clothes, teas, snacks, and scented goodies.
Ships to: US for free (this is the first month free US shipping is offered, woo!), Canada and Worldwide for an additional cost of $16.95.
BohoBabe September 2018 Review
BohoBabe welcomes you to your box with a card that includes an itemized list of what’s in your box, including values. This month’s theme is “Zenbabe.” Ready to see what zen-promoting products are in this month’s box?
7 Week Radical Self-Love Course + 1:1 Session with Carina Nickerson — Listed Value $97.00
First off is a free self-love mini course lasting 7 weeks. It’s led by Carina Chikyo Nickerson. If you want to get a sense of Carina’s, style, you can check out her website here. On the back side of this card is a URL to access the mini course. For those of you who are subscribed to this box, make sure you include the http:// at the beginning of the URL when you type it in—if you don’t, it’ll take you to a university’s student-run site. Following the URL will prompt you to sign up for the Mini Course newsletter and after a few minutes, you’ll receive an intro email, then another email each week following with that week’s lessons.
Also included is a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with Carina, which appears to be a service she offers to anyone who visits her website.
BohoBabe Diffuser Wrap Bracelet — Listed Value $28.00
This wrap bracelet is made from olive green faux suede, it’s accented with a white howlite stone, and each end features 2 dusty rose diffuser beads. I believe diffuser beads are typically little bits of charcoal, so I’m not sure if these are imitation charcoal (is that a thing?) or somehow painted/dyed. For those who aren’t familiar, the idea is to put droplets of essential oil onto the beads so the scent lingers throughout the day. If I’m being honest, $28 seems like a pretty steep price for this bracelet, especially since it doesn’t have a clasp and in comparison to some of the other items in the box, which are much more reasonably priced. Does anyone else who received this box have thoughts?
Shakti Studios Lotus Goddess Meditation Tea — Retail Value $4.44
How beautiful is this loose-leaf tea? The cornflower, jasmine, and rose petals bring such a brightness to this blend, though I found their flavor influence to be faint. Inside the package comes a single-use tea bag for those who don’t have a diffuser. I love that!
Self Goddess Crystal Infused ZZZleepy Zen Mist, 2 fl. oz. — Retail Value $11.11
This pillow mist has a very fine spray and a very faint scent of lavender and chamomile. It touts being infused with an amethyst, though I don’t see one in my bottle. Perhaps the blend was infused prior to being bottled? I like the concept of pillow sprays, but I find that I simply don’t think to use them before bed, so I will probably gift this to a friend.
This card offering more info on the shop from which the mist came, Self Goddess, was in the box, too.
Njoy Republic Turkish Yoga Towel — Retail Value $7.99, Listed Value $19.99
This 100% cotton woven towel is listed as a yoga towel, but to me, it seems better suited for the beach or a picnic. For how large it opens up to (39” x 68”), it folds pretty compactly, making it a great blanket to stuff in a suitcase or beach bag. My towel is this coral and white stripe/colorblock combo, but colors and patterns may vary.
This bead-decorated jute was tied around the blanket. I tied it around my wrist to show that it can be worn, but the beads are just plastic so it might look nicer stacked with other bracelets.
Three Schatze Vegan Floral Sleep Mask — Retail Value $19.95
I’ve never actually used a sleep mask because I’m not someone who needs the room to be pitch black in order to fall asleep. But I can totally see it coming in handy for travel! I was taken by surprise over how very soft the plush lining of this mask is—it’s super comfy and I didn’t find the elastic band to be too tight. I might have to give this a try the next time I’m on a plane or trying to nap in the car, and see if I might want to become a sleep mask person after all!
Here’s the business card that was included for Three Schatze, the name of the small company that makes the sleep masks. I noticed a suggestion on their Etsy site that these masks would make good bridesmaids gifts—what a cute idea!
Touch of Herbs Grapefruit Vegan Face Mask — Retail Value $3.50
I wish I was someone who made more time for facial masks, but I think if I have 15 minutes to myself, I’m more likely to spend them out in nature. However, I like the idea of this clay mask better than a sheet mask, because it does seem more natural! The directions say to add water to this pouch and mix the mask using the provided wooden stick. I like that it’s self-contained. There’s rain on the forecast ahead this week, so I’ll plan to give this mask a try then!
Here are all the places you can find Touch of Herbs, the small business that makes this mask.
PaperLoveBugs Cruelty-Free Hand Painted Feather — Listed Value $1.00
Every month’s BohoBabe includes a faux feather with a hint of flair. They make cute additions to wrapped gifts!
Bonus: Magnet — Estimated Value $1
This is a fun bonus item. It’s not the world’s strongest magnet, but it works just fine for holding a photo on the refrigerator!
Bonus: Postcard — Estimated Value $1
Finally, a bonus postcard. It’s got a simple mandala design so you can use it for any occasion. I also received a mandala postcard last month—I always welcome new stationery into my life, as I send my friend’s snail mail often!
The Verdict: I so appreciate the zen-promoting offerings in this month’s BohoBabe box! As with any sub box, I found some items to be more applicable to my lifestyle than others, but anything I don’t decide to keep would make great gifts. The contents of this month’s box add up to about $174.99, which was calculated using a mix of listed values, retail values, and estimated prices for some of the lower ticket bonus items. This is about $100 greater of a value than the average BohoBabe box, due to the high list price of the 7-week Self Love Course. $174.99 seems high to me for the contents of this box, but even if the list prices were a little lower, it would still be a good value for a $49.99 per month (now with free US shipping!) subscription.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up for a subscription, you will receive the October box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.99 (+ free shipping), and inside of it came 6 items (not including the bonus items). That breaks down to approximately $8.33 per item.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of the BohoBabe box?