Bombay + Cedar “Blossom” Box Review + Coupon – March 2019


This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, MSA may earn a commission. Read the full disclosure.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 open Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 inner box

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 Blossom March 2019 open inner 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 Blossom March 2019 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.

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 “Blossom” Review

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 boklet cover Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 booklet intro Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 booklet product list Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 booklet featured brand Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 recipe booklet Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 booklet spring list Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 booklet back cover

The box comes with a booklet of information that lists out the products and highlights some of the brands. The theme this month is ‘Blossom’ and I am so here for spring things!

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 essential oil pouch Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 oil cards front Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 oil cards back Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 oil duo Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 oil sde Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 oil side duo Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 oil detail

Blossom Essential Oil Blend, 10 ml – Listed Value $24.00

Lemongrass Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $12.00

This bloom blend smells like a medicinal version of spring. It has lavender, ylang ylang, lemon, mandarin, and palmarosa oils. It is a great blend for some spring cleaning! Lemongrass is always a great choice for your diffuser, with its green aroma. Lemongrass is one of those oils you can mix with anything and it compliments! Try it with cedar and orange.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 chips bag Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 chips back of bag Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 chips detail

Purple Heirloom Potato Chips by Jackson’s Honest, 1.2 oz – Listed Value $1.29 (Buy 5 oz pouches for $3.49)

I love purple potatoes. Whenever I see them at the grocery store I buy them, because I love freaking my husband out by serving purple mashed potatoes for dinner. These crunchy chips were really good! Salty enough to satisfy an afternoon craving, eating something that is such a pretty color is always fun. These are made with coconut oil which gives them a slightly different taste than traditional chips, but I really liked them.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 umbrella in pouch Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 floral umbrella Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 umbrella open inside Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 floral umbrella open Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 black outer umbrella Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 umbrella detail

Floral Sun Shade Umbrella – Listed Value $12.00

I like that this umbrella is a subdued black on the outside, but inside is a hidden red flower blossom just for me. I am always losing my umbrellas (or giving them away to grandmas) so I like that this was included this month, especially since we have been going through that spring shower weather mode here in PA. What I didn’t love about this umbrella is that it doesn’t have a button, but rather you have to manually pull the shaft apart to open it and then crunch it down to close. It is still very pretty and at the rate I go through umbrellas I am glad to see it in a box. Different flower designs were sent across boxes, so yours might look different than mine.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail polish with packging Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail polish open Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail polish bottom

Creme Nail Polish by Deco Miami in Coco, 14.8 ml – Retail Value $12.00

I feel like pure white is one of those colors you have to have nice nails to really pull off well. This means that this color is surely not for me! I will say that this formula is opaque in 2 coats and went on very smooth. It is made with coconut oil, is 8 free, cruelty-free, and vegan. I would have preferred maybe a pink or red, but I do see a ton of white manis in the spring and summer, so a lot of people will be happy with this! As far as I can tell, different shades were sent across boxes, so you might end up with a different shade.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail polish swatch

On my small nails, this just looks like whiteout. Meh.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail file Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail file unsheathed Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail file front Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 nail file back

Deco Miami Crystal Nail File – Retail Value $8.50

I love crystal nail files because they are effective and make me feel very fancy. This one is pretty enough to leave in your pen holder at work to have close by. It comes in a protective little sheath so you can keep it safe when not in use.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 lip gloss Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 lip gloss open

Lip Creme by Jaiden Madison in ‘Scandalous’ – Retail Value $20.00

Let me start out by saying that this formula has lanolin in it, so it is absolutely not a vegan product. I really like lanolin formulas because they lock in moisture. There s a little bit of an aftertaste with lanolin products which might take some getting used to. This shade is really pretty, a deep sheer bricky wine with shimmer. It works well on its own or as a topper to your favorite lipstick. I loved it alone for a natural flush of color on my lips.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 lip gloss swatch

The sheer color should work with most skin tones easily!

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 shine boook cover Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 shine pages Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 shine book pages Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 shine book pages with quotes Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 shine book page examples Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 shine book back cover

Shine by Compendium Book – Retail Value $14.95

I admittedly do not like quote coffee table books like this. I just don’t ever display them or read them. This book might be a good gift for a bookish friend who needs a little encouragement. It has 64 pages of simplistic illustrations and small quotes about letting your individuality shine.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 hand sanitizer spray in packaging Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 hand sanitizer back of box Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 hand sanatizer Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 hand sanitizer back

Touchland Hand Sanitizer, 1.3 fl oz – Retail Value $11.95

I was looking forward to this product, but sadly I received a berry scent and I really can’t stand artificial berry smells. With over 500 sprays in this super cute spray package, I would be more than willing to add another one of the scents to my purse, but sadly this particular smell is nothing I can use. It is worth noting that this hand sanitizer is packed with ingredients that both sanitize and moisturize your hands, so it is a total upgrade to most of the bare bones sanitizers out there.

Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 grow kit Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 grow kit mint Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 grow kit open Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 mint grow kit pieces Bombay and Cedar Blossom March 2019 grow kit instructions

Indoor Garden Grow Kit by ModSprout – Retail Value $25.00

There was a chance between getting this grow kit and a wax melt plugin and I was so rooting to get this! I am an avid gardener, and I love little kits like this that make growing plants indoors especially easy. This kit came with literally everything you need to start growing mint in a self-watering a super chic container. The inside of the white glass container is a water reservoir, and the plants themselves grow in a much smaller internal compartment. There is actually very little dirt involved here and all of it comes compressed into a little puck that expands with water. The bands that reach down into the water keep your seedlings happy, hydrated, and low maintenance. I am so excited for my little mint babies to start sprouting!

Here my kit is all set up near a window, surrounded by (of course) tons of crystals.

Verdict: Ths month’s Bombay & Cedar box has a really great retail value of around $141.69, which is great for a $57 box ($49.95 plus $6.95 shipping), but for me, some of the products were misses or just okay this month. I totally realize this is very subjective! I really adored the grow kit and the lip gloss, as well as the chip snack and consistently good essential oils. The umbrella will get used and was a decent addition. The book, hand sanitizer, and nail polishes were duds for me, though perhaps in a different color or scent they might have been winners. I do feel pretty happy with the box overall though, and I will say that this is one I always look forward to receiving! Even the items I am not crazy about will make cute little gifts, and the favorite items for me were awesome.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 12th to get the April box!

Coupon – Use MSALOVE10 to save 10% off for life on their recurring subscription box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.95 + $6.95 shipping, which means that you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Blossom Oil Blend $9.64
  • Lemongrass Oil $4.82
  • Chips $0.52
  • Umbrella $4.82
  • Nail Polish $4.82
  • Nail File $3.41
  • Lip Gloss $8.03
  • Book $6.00
  • Hand Sanitizer $4.80
  • Grow Kit $10.04

Alternatively, each of the 10 items in the box has an average cost of $5.69.

Check out all of our Bombay & Cedar reviews and the best women’s subscription boxes of 2019!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of the Bombay and Cedar “Blossom” Box?

How do subscribers rate Bombay & Cedar?

5 subscribers rated this subscription
3.5
out of 5 stars
Shipping
Customer service
Retail value
Quality of products
Curation
Ease of canceling

Do you subscribe to Bombay & Cedar? Add your rating now!


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.

Posted in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Bombay and Cedar Reviews, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: bombay and cedar | 16 comments

16 Comments

  1. Normally my love affair with B&C is deep. This box made me sad though. I think it was the book. But then it could be that horrid white nail polish. Pale pink, sure, pastel anything, fine. White? No thanks.
    But, it was probably that my mystery boxes were lost in the mail and I didn’t feel like B&C were too concerned. I’ve had to reverse the charges through my bank. I think I’ve done that a total of 5 times in my life. Normally companies help hunt things down and get resolution.
    Sadly, it has soured the taste for my boxes. Maybe they’ll wow me again next month and I’ll forget all about it.
    I saw a lot of complaints about their mystery boxes this go around though.

  2. I ordered the mystery boxes and they shorted me 10+ items. I received the missing items yesterday. There were only 9 not 10 and 5 of those items came out of this box. Oils, file, book, polish, lip item. The book is an absolute waste. I flipped through it and it’s mostly just colored paper with a sentence every couple pages. Ridiculous. Kind of turned off by bombay cedar.

    • This one was not as good as my previous ones. I am hoping next will be better though. And preferably bookless.

  3. This box has been my new Popsugar for the last six months, but this particular box was my least favorite. I hate inspirational books, and in three months they’ve sent two plus a weight loss book. The pastel blue nail polish and umbrella were also not great. You need a sturdy umbrella for the wind that comes with rain, and that cute thing won’t do it.

    I did like the grow kit, but couldn’t actually figure out how to pick the other item online.

  4. Sometimes people use white nail polish as an initial coat before applying other colors – to make the color lighter and/or for an opaque look if the colored polish is not opaque.

    • This would likely be a good choice for that, as it is stark white! I just never wear anything like it. If only I had gorgeous long natural nails!

    • I was going to say just that, P! You beat me to it. White nail polish on its own is horrible in my opinion, but it can be used as a base color, like you said, or used for nail decorating (like making polka dots over a darker color) or as a base for glitter polish. But I would never wear it alone.

  5. I would have been content with the oils, grow kit and wax melt plugin.

    • I love my little grow kit. Especially excited to see those mint seeds sprout!

  6. I have to concur that I love your fair and honest reviews!!
    I’ve been so tempted to try bombay & cedar since I would love to try the oils and there are always other interesting items but those books are so incredibly off-putting to me that I just can’t do it. And I get it – that’s their thing and that’s fine but it’s just not for me. But I might have to buy one of those grow kits!

    • Thanks! I recommend trying this box because the value is always there and the curation is usually great! I just feel like quote books are very “filler”. Luckily the rest often makes up for it!

  7. I agree, I like your reviews. I think it’s good to be positive, but also to be frank about some things and why someone might not like a particular item in a box. Thank you. That being said, I LOVE my Bombay and Cedar subscription. If I could change anything though it would definitely be the little books with happy sayings. I had enough after the fourth one and now I think I must have almost a dozen of them. I try to give them away instead of cards to people, but others don’t want the little babies cluttering up their place either .

    • Thanks so much Aly! I try to be as frank as possible, though I generally am pretty pleased with most of my boxes. B&C is one I do look forward to, because even with the misses there are always things I love! The books need to stop though.

  8. I love the grow kit, the nail file and the IDEA of a nail polish and even hand sanitizer (it’s cute), but I’d never wear white color (I don’t do nail art), and I’d be frustrated to het the fragrance I dislike (like lavender). Too many chances. I’d be better off buying individual items. Also, a cheap umbrella does nothing to me. I never lose them, so I buy quality ones.

    I like this box, but it’s just too expensive for me.

    • The grow kit was so cool and totally my fave thing. The others were just like… ALMOST there. Either way, I do love this box, but t is on the pricey side.

  9. Your honesty is SO refreshing! I love your reviews.

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments may not appear immediately. More info here.

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!

*

 
 

Get alerts on your desktop for the best deals and spoilers!