Bombay + Cedar “Balance” Box Review + Coupon – September 2018
Bombay & Cedar is a luxury lifestyle subscription box for women that focuses on essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks and other products.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is for the Premium $49.95 box.
About Bombay & Cedar Self-Care and Aromatherapy Subscription Box
The Box: Bombay & Cedar
The Cost: $49.95 per month + $6.95 US shipping, or save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 2 essential oils and 6-7 full-size products such as diffusers, skincare, books, healthy snacks, and other surprises with a retail value of $100+.
Ships to: US for $6.95, Canada for $19.00, and internationally for $35.00
Good to know: They now offer a Mini Box as well that has 5-7 full and deluxe size samples with a retail value of $60+ each month for $29.95/month.
Bombay & Cedar “Balance” Box Review September 2018
The box comes with a booklet of information that lists out the products and highlights some of the brands.
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $14.00
Grounded Balance Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $19.00
Here are the two bottles I got this month. I love the grapefruit oil’s aroma. I’m used to citrus fragrances, but this version is brighter, crisper, and just delightful. The grounded blend contains woodsy scents like silver fir needle, ylang ylang, juniper, and cedarwood. It smells like wandering through a tree farm—piney, a little musty, earthy.
These little cards give some additional information, including what their wellness usages are.
Partake Foods Mini Sweet Potato Millet Vegan Gluten-Free Cookies, 5.5 oz. – Listed Value $5.99, Buy 3 boxes for $15.99
Wow wow wow are these crunchy cookies ever yummy! They’re kind of like richer snickerdoodles. The only downside is that they’re very crumbly. I ate about 6 of these delicious cookies with coffee as my breakfast this morning, and the oodles of crumbs on my desk are indisputable evidence of it!!!
This item feels like a greeting card that grew up into a full-blown book! It’s filled with encouraging words and phrases on bright yellow and white pages. If I don’t hang onto it for my own inspiration, I might gift it to someone who needs a little pick me up.
BKIND Hand Balm in Cactus, 50 g – Retail Value $15.95
I love this creamy, natural hand balm. The formula includes shea butter, coconut oil, apricot oil, mandarin, bergamot, and eucalyptus essential oils that give it a soothing consistency and a fresh, somewhat sweet aroma. I’ve been trying to do better at moisturizing my hands before I fall asleep at night to keep them happy and nourished all night long. This balm will be so helpful (and luxurious) for that purpose!
Sticky Be Socks Half Toe Grip Socks – Retail Value $16.00
I don’t typically wear socks when doing yoga, but I can foresee myself getting a lot of use out of these half-toe socks as alternates for fall slippers around the house! They’re pretty soft, with cute cranberry stripes and turquoise nubbins on the bottom. They also say “Be Great” across the tops, just for a little extra oomph of inspiration.
TSpheres Aromatherapy Massage Ball Set – Retail Value $35.00
I personally really like using balls like these to help press out tense areas of my neck and back. The idea of adding some aromatherapy into the mix—especially when it involves the uplifting aromas of pink grapefruit and peppermint—is all the more luxurious. But $35.00 does strike me as an awful lot to pay for these two rubbery balls, which honestly remind me of the bouncy balls I used to get from the machines at the grocery store!
Made Simple Spearmint Clove Tooth and Gum Tonic, 1 oz. – Retail Value $10.00
Natural dental products are becoming more and more common in wellness boxes, I find. It’s a unique experience to give them a try. The toothpastes, thus far, haven’t been quite my thing, but I’m getting more into the natural rinses I’ve received. The oil-based rinse I got in this box is made to soothe and clean the gums with refreshing, gentle essential oils. So far, I’m liking how nourished my gums feel (which is something I’ve never thought I’d say about gums…). It’s especially nice before bed—sometimes I sleep with my mouth open, which causes dryness (not a good thing for teeth or gum health), but this formula helps retain a bit of the moisture I’d otherwise lose.
Mr. B’s Luminaries Citrus & Fir Candle, 5 oz. – Retail Value $16.95
I love the aroma of this natural candle! It’s very citrus-heavy, but the evergreen notes give it a fall/winter vibe that’ll be perfect for the holidays. I like the cork lid, too—it makes the candle look a little more interesting while it’s sitting on my shelf waiting to be used.
Bonus: Feel Harmony Rose Petal Face Mask, 1 fl. oz. – Buy a 3.4 fl. oz. package for $55.00 here
Sometimes you’ll get a bonus item with your subscription box if you share the box on social media. This month, I got this refreshing mask from Feel. This vegan mask is a translucent, golden gel that nourishes and tones skin with all sorts of rose extracts. It was far less drying than a traditional clay mask, and between the packaging and the pretty aroma, it made me feel upbeat, pretty, and pampered.
Verdict: Bombay & Cedar is just one of those reliably great boxes. I loved this round of peaceful products that really did balance cozy fall vibes with refreshing perky fragrances. The cookies were awesome (they’re also almost gone already…), the skin and body care products were effective and unique, and though it’s superficial, the cute packaging on everything made the products feel all the more fun and fresh.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 12th to get the September box!
Coupon – Use MSA10 to save 10% off for life on their recurring subscription box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.95 + $6.95 shipping, which means that each of the 9 featured items in the box has an average cost of $6.32. (Count the bonus item, and that average changes to $5.69.)
What do you think of the Bombay and Cedar “Balance” Box?