Go Native! Hawaiian Beauty Box Review + Coupon – September 2018


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go native box

Go Native! is an organic health and beauty box, curated with Mamalani products and other Hawaiian artisan items. From Go Native!:

Each month receive Mamalani products along with other curated products. A new theme each month will highlight a native practice or plant that is essential to health along with a recipe on how to go native in other areas of life.

open go native box

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contents of go native box

About Go Native!

The Subscription Box: Go Native!

The Price: $37.00 a month + $4.60 US shipping

COUPON: Use the code GONATIVENOW to receive 10% off your first order.

The Products: Mamalani products, along with health and beauty from Hawaiian makers

Ships to: Worldwide for an additional cost

Go Native! September 2018 Review

info card

The front of the info card this month teaches us the Hawaiian word “mauna” which means “stand tall, stand together” and puts the spotlight on the plants of Hawaii.

list of items on info card

On the flipside, you’ll find a list of the items and a short description of each.

Ho Ola Mauna Print Beeswax Wraps 2 pack with belly band unfolded Ho Ola Mauna Print Beeswax Wraps 2 pack separate Ho Ola Mauna Print Beeswax Wraps 2 pack close up of Ho Ola Mauna Print Beeswax Wraps 2 pack care instructions for Ho Ola Mauna Print Beeswax Wraps

Ho Ola Mauna Print Beeswax Wraps – Estimated Retail Value $8.33 (Buy a 3 pack of similar for $12.50)

Way back in October of last year, I was introduced to beeswax wraps for the first time from Go Native. With all of the garbage floating around in the world these days, I’m glad there are eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and food storage containers. These wraps are made with cotton, beeswax, tree resin, and organic jojoba oil which means they are 100% biodegradable. All you have to do is warm them up in your hands and then they easily wrap around food or can be used as a lid for a container. The two prints included this time are super cute and geometric while staying true to Hawaiian patterns. The coolest thing is that these can last up to a year and once you’re done can be composted or even used as a firestarter!

Mamalani Akahai Foot Powder back of Mamalani Akahai Foot Powder lid for Mamalani Akahai Foot Powder

Mamalani Akahai Foot Powder, 1 oz. – Estimated Retail Value $4.33 (Buy 3 oz. for $13.00)

I am always excited to see a new powder from Mamalani in this box. Here, they’ve sent a foot powder made of clay, taro, and baking soda (among others) and is scented with my favorite- lemongrass! I wear a lot of shoes sans-socks because socks are the enemy in warmer months. I have hot feet! I can’t help it! This foot powder helps soak up any moisture or unsavory smells that can waft from my shoes. I’m also a big fan of the lid that easily dispenses the powder in two ways.

Maunakea Tea Green Tea Lip Balm Maunakea Tea Green Tea Lip Balm with cap off ingredients for Maunakea Tea Green Tea Lip Balm

Maunakea Tea Green Tea Lip Balm – Retail Value $3.00

This is one of the few boxes that I will not hate on for including a lip balm. It totally makes sense to receive one here and I know it’s going to be handmade with natural ingredients and smell awesome. I don’t use as much balm in the warmer months, but I’ve mentioned before that I like to prep all of my jackets and coats with a tube at all times and keep some in my desk at work to keep my pout hydrated and soft. This particular balm includes cocoa butter, beeswax, and organic tea seed oil in addition to the organic coconut oil and organic green tea. One swipe has my lips feeling silky.

Hawaii Bookmarks Mauna Koa Wood Earrings with box Hawaii Bookmarks Mauna Koa Wood Earrings close up of Hawaii Bookmarks Mauna Koa Wood Earrings Hawaii Bookmarks Mauna Koa Wood Earrings on model

Hawaii Bookmarks Mauna Koa Wood Earrings – Retail Value $30.00

Another throwback item to last year’s November Go Native box are these koa wood earrings. This time I received a different style with slightly lighter wood but in the same triangular shape. Following the shapes of the beeswax wraps, these have triangles cut out to create a clean geometric pattern. They’re also super light so they won’t weigh down your earlobes. The earrings are made only from pieces of fallen trees from the slopes of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Mountains so they’re repurposed in a great way! These remind me a lot of the Triforce from Legend of Zelda, so I may gift them to my friend who is a huge fan.

Mauama Native Plants of Mauna Kea Card Series 5 pack Ohi'a Lehua Card back of Ohi'a Lehua Card Ahinahina Card back of Ahinahina Card Naio Card back of Naio Card Aweoweo Card back of Aweoweo Card Mamane Card back of Mamane Card envelopes for Mauama Native Plants of Mauna Kea Cards

Mauama Native Plants of Mauna Kea Cards, 5 pack – Estimated Retail Value $12.50 (Buy a 10 pk for $25.00)

The last item is really unique for this subscription! I’m used to getting beauty-related products but it’s cool to see a stationery item this month. This set of greeting cards highlights five different plants that are indigenous to Hawaii with beautifully drawn illustrations. The paper they’re on is really pretty and has a raw edge on one side. The back has the name of the plant and a wealth of information about each. Send these as a greeting and the recipient can learn something new! You could also color it in yourself or encourage them to do so. Each one comes with a matching envelope that has a matching raw edge that really elevates the thoughtfulness of sending snail mail.

Verdict: This month’s Go Native! had a couple of old favorites and some new surprising items as well. I’ll get the most use out of the foot powder and lip balm, am excited to use the beeswax wraps, and will use the earrings and cards as great gifting items.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, their cutoff date is the 15th to receive the following month so if you order today, November would be your first month.

COUPON: Use the code GONATIVENOW to receive 10% off your first order.

Value Breakdown: At $37.00 a month + $4.60 shipping for this box, you’re paying $8.32 for each of the five items.

Check out all of our Go Native! reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory and Artisan Subscription Box Directory for other handmade and local boxes!

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What do you like best from this month’s Go Native!?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

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.

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1 Comment

  1. Those earrings are lovely!! and can be combined with lots of different clothes.

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