California Found Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2018
California Found is a monthly subscription box which features products from California makers that can typically only be found in California! Subscribers receive several items per month that could be beauty, gourmet, style, or home goods.
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 California Found
The Subscription Box: California Found
The Cost: $49 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments
The Products: A minimum of $90 worth of California lifestyle goods, made by California based artisans
Ships to: US for $7.95
California Found December 2018 Review
Instead of a booklet or pamphlet, California Found sends these really cool info cards for each product. They are very nice quality and informative. It also points out that they donate 10% of their profit every month to a charitable cause, and this month, for the second month in a row, the donation went to help the California wildfire efforts (no specific organization named, understandably). Also, the little band holding the cards together is embedded with wildflower seeds, so it’s plantable! So awesome! And finally, they have added a Golden Ticket contest – so if you find one in your sizzle, you get a free box for yourself or a friend!
Aroma Body Roll-On in “Balance” by Moss Botanicals – Retail Value $27
The first thing I smelled when I applied this roller was geranium! I used to dislike the scent of geranium, but I read that geranium is a good essential oil for my specific body chemistry, and I found that I actually like it a lot once I have it on. This essential oil blend also contains palmarosa and coriander in a base of jojoba, which gives it a very slight warmth and depth. Moss botanicals, based in Ojai, California, prides itself on products that are free from synthetics, preservatives, or artificial fragrances.
4 oz Soy Candle in Spiced Cranberry by Four Points Trading Co. – Retail Value $11.95
What a delightful scent! This is such a nice take on a classic holiday fragrance. It smells great when it’s lit and fills the house nicely without being too overwhelming. I have received candles from Sherman Oaks, California based Four Points Trading Co. in California Found before, and I think they have such a neat story. Their candles are all about re-creating memories based around aroma. I have heard scent is a very powerful memory trigger, so it’s not surprising that their line of candles is so successful!
Peppi-Mint Handcrafted Marshmallows (4 oz) by Plush Puffs – Retail Value $6.49
OK, I’m not even into marshmallows and these taste amazing! Plush Puffs, based in Burbank, California, creates handcrafted marshmallows using old-time recipes and techniques. They use no artificial colors, flavors, or additives of any kind! It’s hard to describe the flavor of these, the peppermint is so pure and is rounded out perfectly by the marshmallow flavor. The mouthfeel is also divine. My ten-year-old says these are his new favorite candy!
Bb Prana by Lana Body Oil – Listed Value $45
Loofah Sponge – Listed Value $18
The website listed on the card says it is under construction, so I was unable to verify these values or find any additional information about the products online. That being said, this body oil has a light citrus scent and makes my skin feel really soft. The loofah is pretty standard, which is great! My husband is a huge fan of loofahs, haha. The founder of Prana by Lana is Lana Mahmood, who started the brand in an effort to create completely pure bath products. Her skincare line contains only vegan, unprocessed ingredients.
Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet by 100 Graces – Retail Value $26
Look how pretty this bracelet is! I love amethyst – purple is my favorite color, and the lava stones are a perfect compliment. I also am really into essential oils, so I have a large collection of oils to use this with. 100 Graces is based in Los Angeles and focuses on crystal healing jewelry.
The Verdict: California Found has become one of my favorite subscription boxes! This month was another great one! I love the bracelet this month, and I’m so happy that they always include jewelry. The value of everything adds up to a whopping $134.44, which is way more than the promised value of $90, and the box costs only $49!!!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box. From California Found:
If you subscribe on or before the 30th of the month, you will receive that month’s box. If you subscribe after the 30th, your subscription will begin with the next month’s shipment. If we are sold out of boxes the month you subscribe, you will be notified and your subscription will begin the following month.
Value Breakdown: At $49 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Essential oil Roller – $9.84
- Candle – $4.36
- Marshmallows – $2.37
- Body Oil – $16.40
- Loofah – $6.56
- Bracelet – $9.48
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What do you think of California Found? What was your favorite item?