Bombay + Cedar “Cozy” Box Review + Coupon – November 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.
Coupon: Use MSALOVE10 to save 10% off your first box!
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 “Cozy” Box Review November 2018
The box comes with a booklet of information that lists out the products and highlights some of the brands.
Siberian Fir Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $10.00
“Enlighten” Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $10.00
One of the things I look forward to most from Bombay & Cedar are the essential oils! You always get a pair and this month we have incredibly seasonally appropriate fir oil. My husband loves an evergreen smell in our house during the holidays and this is a much more natural alternative than most candles you find in stores right now. A few drops in my diffuser have the whole house smelling festive! Combine with cinnamon oil to up the holiday spirit even more. The other selection this month is a beautiful “Enlighten” oil blend with spearmint, germanium, and chamomile. It smells very minty and fresh.
These little cards give some additional information, including what their wellness usages are.
KARMA Premium Wrapped Natural and Dry Roasted Whole Cashews, 1.5 oz – Listed Value $2.69 (Buy 24 bags here for $17.99)
I have to admit that I didn’t realize cashews had skins. They are generally removed before we eat them, but the skins are delicious and add to the nuts nutritional value. These nuts come in a few different flavors, but my bag was the most simple salted version. They were absolutely delicious and a very high quality on the go snack.
52 Relaxing Rituals Cards by Lynn Gordon– Retail Value $6.95
The holiday season is SO busy! We an all use a little reminder here and there to relax. This would be a great gift for a chronically stressed out friend who could use a prompt on exactly how to relax. Some of these cards are pretty expected, like the nap card. Others were really unique and imaginative, such as the bread baking card. I have found that baking bread can absolutely be relaxing unless you burn it. Then well… My favorite card was the “call forwarding” card. It suggested if you cannot give up your phone entirely, that when it rings instead of flailing around for it like a madman, take a nice leisurely stroll over to it and let it ring a few times. It is a super small thing, but it puts the importance of a call in perspective.
Turmeric Latte Mix, 2.74 oz – Retail Value $16.95, Listed Value $16.50
I have been trying to give up caffeine. It has been awful. I have been testing new drink alternatives in the morning and I really enjoyed this with warm almond milk and some honey. Is it a Red Bull? NO. But it is so much better for me, is energizing, and still feels like a special treat in the morning. It is also the happiest color in my gladd mug. You can have this hot or cold and this company donates a portion of its proceeds to youth leadership programs. That is a win-win!
Grapefruit + Bergamot Body Polish, 8 oz – Retail Value $12.50
This is a really large pot of body scrub! It also smells like grapefruit and bergamot which is a winning combination! Something about bergamot instantly puts me in a good mood and the grapefruit scent is very energizing. I always prefer a sugar scrub over a salt scrub, as I find the sugar much less drying. This was a smaller grain sugar that felt nice against my arms and legs. Sometimes the bigger granules can actually really hurt. I like to keep sugar scrubs constantly in my shower because my husband is a fan, so I am always happy to get them in boxes.
Two’s Company Cozy Throw – Listed Value $39.00
You may have noticed the box this month was especially large. That is because the folks at Bombay & Cedar decided we all deserved huge throw blankets this month! I am thrilled. I live with a man who thinks 65 degrees is an appropriate thermostat temperature (it isn’t), so I am always bundled up on the couch during the winter. I happily added this 100% cotton blanket to my growing throw collection and I love how the neutral colors work well in my home. The edges are also finished in gigantic tassels, so it’s stylish as well as being useful.
This is like tea for your feet! The contents are loose and a thoughtful blend of herbs and flowers. The preparation is a little bit of work. You have to boil 8 cups of water then add the blend and boil for 10 minutes. You then turn off the heat and steep for 5 additional minutes. You can then transfer the mixture to a container to cool, then enjoy They recommend soaking your feet for up to 30 minutes. To avoid the mess of leaves and petals sticking to my feet, I boiled mine in a linen bag which I then discarded. Less cleanup and happy feet!
Lavender Woods Potpourri by Bombay and Cedar – Listed Value $19.00
Potpourri generally conjures up memories of old houses and stuffy parlors in my memory, so I was skeptical of this addition. The scent won me over though, and I liked the organic material in this mix. The smell is a bold lavender tempered with a soft chamomile.
Sometimes you’ll get a bonus item with your subscription box if you share the box on social media. This month, I received some adorable leg warmers! I gifted them to a friend who actually loves leg warmers. She loves that they are thigh high if she wants and that the color goes with nearly everything!
Verdict: Bombay & Cedar, as usual, was filled with such a variety of high-quality products. They certainly committed to the “Cozy” theme! I am absolutely obsessed with my new throw blanket and the essential oils this month. The body polish will be used enthusiastically in my home as well. Even if this box sends me something I am not totally into, I am thrilled to pass it along to a friend. I am enjoying exploring turmeric, and this month I also decided to give potpourri a fair chance. This box costs $49.99 plus shipping and this month’s total estimated value is $127.09, not including the bonus leg warmers. In my opinion, is well worth it.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 12th to get the December 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.)
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What do you think of the Bombay and Cedar “Cozy” Box?