Bombay + Cedar “Healing” Box Review + Coupon – December 2018


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Bombay and Cedar December 2018

Bombay & Cedar is a luxury lifestyle subscription box for women that focuses on essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks, and other products.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 open box

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. 

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 all contents

About Bombay & Cedar Self-Care and Aromatherapy Subscription Box

The Box: Bombay & Cedar

The Cost: $49.95 per month + 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 “Healing” Box Review December 2018

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 healing booklet Bombay and Cedar December 2018 booklet healing from withinBombay and Cedar December 2018 booket product list Bombay and Cedar December 2018 booklet clayer Bombay and Cedar December 2018 booklet human kind Bombay and Cedar December 2018 booklet inner peace Bombay and Cedar December 2018 booklet back

The box comes with a booklet of information that lists out the products and highlights some of the brands.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 essential oil pouch Bombay and Cedar December 2018 ginger and lemon essential oil pair Bombay and Cedar December 2018 ginger oil back Bombay and Cedar December 2018 lemon oil back Bombay and Cedar December 2018 essential oil pair detail

Ginger Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $16.00

Lemon Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $14.00

I always look forward to the oils in this sub. This month we received lemon and ginger. The lemon smells just as expected, tart, sharp, and in your face citrus! I love blending lemon with lavender in my diffuser. The ginger I liked much less, but I generally avoid ginger. It is a really potent and odd smell to me, but if you like ginger you will find this super energizing! The oils from this box are always very potent and great quality.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 lemon protein bar Bombay and Cedar December 2018 open lemon protein bar Bombay and Cedar December 2018 lemon protein bar back info

Zamn Good Zesty Lemon Protein Bar, 1.76 oz – Buy a 12 pack for $31.81

This dairy-free and veggie based protein bar delivers a whopping 12g of vegan protein. I loved the lemon flavor of this bar, but the texture wasn’t my favorite. It was a little grainy, but I find that can be really common in protein bars. Maybe a glass of almond milk would have helped?

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 face peel Bombay and Cedar December 2018 face peel detail

Deluxe Travel Size Mineral Face Peel by O.R.G. – Retail Value $5.00

This is a product that falls under that “Gross! Eww! Awesome!” category in my mind. After washing my face I spritzed the peel over my face then proceeded to rub it in. Quickly little balls of product, dirt, and dead skin cells appeared all over my face. It was disturbing and totally fun, kind of like when you peel off a nose pore strip. This formula is really great at removing leftover impurities micro-exfoliation. I did not notice any extra dryness or redness after using, so it is a win for me! As with any acid based treatment, be sure to use sunscreen after!

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 peace candle Bombay and Cedar December 2018 peace candle open detail Bombay and Cedar December 2018 peace candle side Bombay and Cedar December 2018 peace candle bottom

Crystal Peace Candle by J’Aime – Listed Value $22.00

I am a little obsessed with this lovely candle. It has a scattering of different stones across its surface, all types associated with peace, love, and wellbeing. It was specially designed for Bombay & Cedar and is a soy wax candle, meaning it has a long, clean burn. The scent is very light, floral, and a little musky.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 apple herb conditioner Bombay and Cedar December 2018 appler herb conditioner back info

Human + Kind Apple and Herb Sensitive Conditioner, 200 ml

Thought I found many items by this brand, I was unable to locate this conditioner for sale anywhere. The scent is of apples and herbs such as rosemary and mint. It is a very gentle and light conditioner that would be great for someone with more sensitive scalp skin. I have very thick and dry hair, so I personally need more moisture than this conditioner provides, but my husband liked the formula as well as the scent.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 origami paper Bombay and Cedar December 2018 progami paper back Bombay and Cedar December 2018 inside origami paper Bombay and Cedar December 2018 origami paper info Bombay and Cedar December 2018 origami paper instructions Bombay and Cedar December 2018 origai paper detailed instructions Bombay and Cedar December 2018 origami paper pattern yellow Bombay and Cedar December 2018 origami paper floral pattern Bombay and Cedar December 2018 orgami paper detail

Party Origami: Paper and Instructions for 14 Party Decorations – Retail Value $12.95 (found here for $11.07)

I am personally really terrible at origami, but I enjoy attempting to create the beautiful folded works of art. At the very least, even if I fail terribly, I love the bright and colorful patterned papers. This set comes with instructions for 14 different projects to make party decorations. The paper itself is double sided and really lovely. Worth noting is that the pages are not squared, meaning this is an extra step that needs to be taken before you begin your projects.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 clayer Bombay and Cedar December 2018 clayer back info

Clayer Active Muscle and Joint Pain Relief – Retail Value $15.99

This product is really interesting. I have never seen a clay-based paste for pain relief. You apply it to your back, shoulders, or wherever you have pain, and let this French clay paste dry (about 10-15 minutes), then wash it off. I do not currently have any aches or pains (#blessed) but I plan on passing this long to a friend who has chronic shoulder pain. I hope it can give her some relief! I feel that this might be a natural, but rather messy solution.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 first aid kit Bombay and Cedar December 2018 rose gold first aid kit Bombay and Cedar December 2018 first aid kit open Bombay and Cedar December 2018 first aid kit contents Bombay and Cedar December 2018 first aid kit packaging

Bling Sting First Aid Clutch – Retail Value $22.00

I didn’t realize being prepared could be so glamorous. This rose gold clutch is filled with first aid products that anyone would find valuable in a pinch:

  • 6 Antiseptic Cleansing Wipes
  • 6 Sting Relief Pads
  • 6 Alcohol Pads
  • 10 Safety Pins
  • 18 Cotton Swabs
  • 10 Fabric Bandages
  • 5 Knuckle Bandages
  • 5 Finger Bandages
  • 2 Butterfly Bandages
  • 5 Gauze Pads
  • 1 Gauze Tape
  • 1 Super-Cute Travel Case

It is the perfect size for your car, locker, or purse.

Bombay and Cedar December 2018 towels in package Bombay and Cedar December 2018 towel info Bombay and Cedar December 2018 towels Bombay and Cedar December 2018 towel detail

Bonus: Human + Kind Deep Cleansing Cloths – Retail Value $9.69

This pair of cleansing cloths reminds me very much of my beloved Makeup Eraser, though the fibers are shorter. They still do a great job of removing dirt and makeup! They are also machine washable.

Verdict: Bombay & Cedar is a subscription I always look forward to because the unboxing always feels like a complete experience and all of the items work together towards the month’s theme. There were some real winners this month for me, mainly the candle, the face peel, and the first aid clutch. The ginger essential oil will be finding a new home, and I was less enthused with the protein bar, but the other items more than make up for the two misses this month. I am estimating the total value of this box to be at least $120, though the conditioner does not factor into that guesstimate since I could not find its retail value. That is still a great value for a $$49.95 box.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 12th to get the January 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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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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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10 Comments

  1. Love the firstaid clutch!

    • It is seriously so cute. I keep it in my car because it fits perfectly in my glovebox.

  2. What an awesome box! I love B &C and would consider subbing, but I get their products here and there with other boxes I already sub. Anyway, good looking box.

    • I really enjoyed it too! It is one of my favorites because there is always so much variety.

  3. What a sweet box of unique items not seen in many subscriptions which is rare these days. I even love the box that it all came in. I am a sucker for gorgeous packaging. Well rounded and I would of been super happy with this. I just don’t really use the oils even though it would be healthier then using melts and some candles.

    • This box is always awesome for variety! I am an oil addict, but this ginger was not my fave. They are usually awesome from this box though.

  4. I got foil packets for the Human + Kind product. What the heck? Disappointed because I thought it would be a full-sized item like what’s in this review. I’ve since cancelled.

    • That is a bummer MissJ! I know the Human + Kind item was random, but I am surprised they only sent you foils.

    • Hi MissJ,

      All boxes (both premium & mini) received a full size Human + Kind product. The sachets of the Day + Night cream were a bonus added to some boxes in addition to the full size product. Please contact us as [email protected] if you only received the sachets. Thank you!

    • I also received the foil packets of a super heavy, very perfumed face cream. I did not like it at all.
      This, imo, was the box I have liked least since I subbed. So, they’re not doing too badly. It didn’t suck. It just wasn’t as great as it was last month. Can’t win them all.

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