Dot Boxx Period Subscription for Adults Review + Coupon – September 2018
Dot Boxx is a monthly (or bi-monthly, if you prefer) period subscription box designed to keep you well stocked with supplies, like tampons and pads, and goodies, like treats and pampering products, to help your time of the month be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Dot Boxx offers three different subscriptions for different age ranges and needs, including a box for adults and teens, just adults, just teens, and even a box for first periods!
This is a review of the Adult Box Dot Boxx subscription, which is $39.99 per month.
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 Dot Boxx Period Subscription Box
The Cost: $39.99 per box + shipping. (If you choose NOT to include period essentials in your box, the cost is $32.99.) Choose to receive your box monthly or every other month!
The Products: Period supplies like tampons and pads, plus pampering items, pain relief products, and other surprises. What you get is based on the preferences you set when signing up.
Ships to: US for $6.00. Shipping to Canada is $18.00 per box. Shipping to other countries is auto-calculated by USPS and discounted 10%.
Dot Boxx for Adults “Rise and Grind Sunshine” Box September 2018 Review
Here’s the list of the non-period-specific products in this month’s box. All of the pads, tampons, and period care products aren’t listed formally anywhere.
Period Care Pack
The actual period supplies arrive bundled in their own little plastic bag. According to the FAQ page of the Dot Boxx site, they offer Tampax, Playtex, Kotex, Always, Stayfree, and organic brands in their boxes. Once you subscribe, you’ll be able to personalize the kinds of things you receive. Here’s what it says on their site:
I received, in total, 10 tampons in super, regular, and super plus (though I’m not sure the brand), 10 pads of different sizes, two Summer’s Eve wipes, two individual packets of Advil, three thin pantiliners, and three bags of tea.
Period Snack Pack
I also got a random assortment of period-specific candies and snacks, including one 2-pack of Milano cookies, two Dove milk chocolates, two dark Kit Kats, and two Crystal Light Pure Energy drink powder packets. I personally love chocolate, especially around that time of the month, so I was happy to see such a chocolate-heavy offering! Those Milanos were deeelicious! I don’t really care for the Crystal Light packets, so those might go in the pantry for now, or else I might bring them to the office to see if anyone else might want them…
Okay, now let’s get into the featured items in the box!
Sphynx 3-in-1 Portable Razor – Retail Value $12.00
This is such a cool idea! Inside this plastic disc is everything you need to comfortably shave your legs on the go. There’s a shave bar, a razor, and even a spritzer bottle to help you lather up. I love how portable it is—I got one of these in another subscription box this summer, and it made packing for vacation a breeze! I might keep this one in the glove compartment of my car. Hey, you never know when you’ll notice some rogue hairs…
KnockKnock Reality Checklist Notepad – Retail Value $7.00
I really like this notepad. It’s funny, for sure, but the categories (“Tasks I Will Accomplish”, “Things I Hope I Can Finish”, “Items I May As Well Write Off As ‘Never'”, and “No Chance In Hell”) feel VERY similar to the things that actually run through my head when I’m looking at my responsibilities for the day, haha! It never hurts to add a little levity to the workday, especially if it helps cut down on the stress of a huge list of to-dos!
PMS Survival Kit
This bag contained two products that were described a bit on the info card. The first is a balm called “PMS Ease” that contains a slew of relaxing herbs. When rubbed on crampy areas or even behind the ears, the aromatherapeutic qualities of the balm is supposed to ease and calm you. The sage and lavender come through the most for me. I could see this being really useful on nights when I just can’t seem to get comfy enough to sleep.
The second item in the kit is called “Headache Ease” according to the card. It’s an oil blend made with refreshing, minty aromas that are said to ease headaches and migraines. I’m lucky that headaches aren’t usually a part of my cycle, but I’ll have to keep this vial handy for when they do creep up. I will say it helped my non-headachey head feel very refreshed and clear. Just be careful not to spill it when unplugging the vial!
Hair Tie Bracelet – Retail Value $6.99
I’ve wanted one of these clever accessories for so long! This silver bracelet has a groove around it that holds a hair elastic in place. The idea is that you can keep your hair tie close without having to deal with big marks or dents in your skin when you take your hair tie off your wrist. The opening of the bracelet is a little narrow, and the bracelet didn’t seem to want to bend at all. But once it was on, I thought it was super convenient!
Every time I think I’m going to kick caffeine, some delicious new product like this one PULLS ME BACK IN! The chocolate in these owl-shaped treats is blended with a hearty dose of caffeine to keep you going through your day. I got two dark chocolates (my fave) and one milk chocolate Awake chocolates—both super yummy, but I saw on their site that there’s a caramel-filled type I’m eager to try!!!
The Verdict: I liked all of the treats and lifestyle items that I got in this box! It’s nice to be able to discover some cool new products via a service like Dot Boxx. (I’m going to keep my eye out for those Awake chocolates in stores now!) I think it’s cool that you have some customization powers over what you get, too. Everyone’s so different, so it’s good that they let you note what kinds of supplies you need most in your box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up now to receive the next month’s box as well as their welcome box!
Value Breakdown: With shipping, the box cost $45.99. The average retail value of each item (counting the period supply pack and snack pack as individual items) is $6.57. The items I could find individual retail values for total $25.99, meaning the remaining items (the Awake chocolates, the PMS kit, the snacks, and the period supplies) must be worth at least $20.00 ($5.00 value each).
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