My Beauty Alchemy Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2019
My Beauty Alchemy is a DIY beauty product subscription box that sends you everything you need to create your own natural beauty products! Their mission is to provide ingredients that are high quality, fair trade, organic, cruelty-free, and natural. Each box contains materials needed to create spa-like treatments for your face, body, and hair.
FYI: This review reflects My Beauty Alchemy’s previous subscription model. Check out the Good to Know section for more information on the full update.
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 My Beauty Alchemy
The Subscription Box: My Beauty Alchemy
The Cost: $36.00 per box with $5.00 standard shipping
The Products: Ingredients to make two uses of each face product, body product, and hair product (for a total of six uses of beauty product)
Ships to: the US
Good to Know: My Beauty Alchemy recently updated their offerings. Subscriptions are now available as a one-time purchase of a 3-month subscription for $116 with free shipping. They’ve curated a new, 3-month self-care program with 3 kits delivered to your door monthly, focusing on detox, rejuvenation, and radiance. Each kit contains the ingredients for 5 complimentary recipes designed to renew your whole body.
My Beauty Alchemy June 2019 Review
The box this month doesn’t have a specific theme, as they have in the past. The pamphlet included states, “Fall in love with taking care of yourself,” which is a nice sentiment that captures the feel of this subscription box.
The fold-out pamphlet includes five recipes for DIY beauty products. This month, ingredients were sent for three different face products (a floral trio steam, a rose anti-age mask, and a deep hydration rose serum) and two hair products (a fermented vitamin B treatment and a floral trio rinse). I like the idea that the different treatments are meant to be used together in a step-wise fashion, as this really creates an at-home spa experience.
The ingredients for all of the face products came enclosed in a sealed envelope. They included two powder mix facials, two cellulose sponges, a rose serum, two wooden mixing spoons, and a cloth headband. A small glass bowl was also included in the box.
Similarly, the ingredients for all of the hair products came in their own envelope. The envelope included two canisters of fermented vitamin B hair treatment, a vinegar shot packet, two protective hair caps, a pipette, a brush, and a spiral hair tie.
Two packets of dried flowers called “floral trio” were also included separately in the box.
The fermented vitamin B treatment caught my eye initially as something I wanted to try, so I got started on making it!
First, I put the powder into the small glass bowl provided and got hot water ready (glass measuring cup is my own and was not provided in the box). The instructions said to mix the powder with hot water to start the fermentation process.
Next, I left the mixture to sit under a towel for 10 minutes.
This is what it looked like after the fermentation had occurred. You can see the bubbles that formed on the surface. If you’ve ever baked bread from scratch this mixture had a very similar smell – it was slightly musty and very yeasty. I have to say that it did not smell great!
I then added a few drops of lavender essential oil. The instructions said that this was an optional step, but I would recommend doing it, as it improved the smell immensely! The final consistency was a thick liquid and was almost oatmeal-like.
I then used my fingers to scoop up the mixture and apply it to my scalp and hair. It was fairly difficult to do and I’m glad I did it over my sink since it got really messy! I then twisted my hair up and put on the provided plastic cap.
After letting the mask sit for about 20 minutes, I showered and washed my hair as usual. The mask took a while to rinse out, but I was able to get it all washed out with no problem. I didn’t feel a huge difference in my hair or scalp, but my hair did seem fluffier and fuller after using this.
Verdict: I enjoyed the My Beauty Alchemy box this month, and I think it’s so fun to get crafty with mixing ingredients. I thought it was such a fun way to DIY beauty products, and I love that the company is committed to using only natural and organic ingredients. It’s very neat to see exactly what is going into the products you are using on your body. I think this would be a great box for you if you are someone who likes natural beauty products and also has a little bit of a crafty side! I can also see this box as being a really fun activity to do with a friend, especially since the box contains enough materials to make each recipe twice.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: For $36.00, you receive enough ingredients to make two uses of five different beauty products, for a total of 10 uses. That comes out to about $3.60 per item, not taking into consideration the tools that you can keep for reuse.
Reminder: My Beauty Alchemy recently updated their offerings. Subscriptions are now available as a one-time purchase of a 3-month subscription for $116 with free shipping. They’ve curated a new, 3-month self-care program with 3 kits delivered to your door monthly, focusing on detox, rejuvenation, and radiance. Each kit contains the ingredients for 5 complimentary recipes designed to renew your whole body.
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