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Bombay & Cedar “Revel” Box Review + Coupon – August 2019

Bombay and Cedar August 2019 subscription box review

Bombay & Cedar is a luxury lifestyle subscription box for women that focuses on essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks, and other products. I always get excited about this box because it usually has such a crazy variety of things and they are always thoughtfully curated.

This review is of the Premium Box for $49.95/month.

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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).

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About this Premium Self-Care and Aromatherapy Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Bombay & Cedar

The Cost: $49.95 per month + shipping, or save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE10 to save 10% off a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription!

The Products: 2 essential oils and 6-8 full-size products such as diffusers, skincare, books, healthy snacks, and other surprises with a retail value of $120+.

Ships to: The US for $6.95, Canada for $16.95, and internationally for $23.95

Good to Know: They now offer a Mini Box that has 5-7 full and deluxe size samples with a retail value of $60+  for $29.95/month. Bombay & Cedar recommends beginning with this box if you’re looking to test out the experience!

Bombay & Cedar “Revel” Review

 

The box comes with a booklet of information that lists out the products and highlights some of the brands. The theme this month is “Revel.”

 

Enlighten Essential Oil Blend, 10 ml – Listed Value $17.00

Orange Essential Oil, 10 ml – Listed Value $10.00

I am always happy to get more orange oil because I use it a lot, especially blended with lavender in my diffuser. Our blend this month is a fusion of spearmint, sage, geranium, and a little bit of nutmeg. It wasn’t quite my cup of tea, but mint blends are very hit or miss for me and my nose.

 

Pomina Earrings – Listed Value $12-19 (depending on style)

Cute! I like these minimal brushed discs and the hollow-style post. They have a lot of movement and make delightful little sounds when I move. I always enjoy when earrings and jewelry have mixed matte and shiny finishes and these certainly fit the bill. They look especially great with my hair up in a high bun.

I like ’em!

 

Compendium “What is a Friend?” Stationery Set – Retail Value $10.00

These cards are pretty cute! I love that they are perfect to send to your friends and they include aspirations of awesomeness. This set includes 8 cards and 8 envelopes with a minty brushstroke look.

 

Vivoo Urine Test Strip Kit, 4 strips – Retail Value $24.95

This was the most exciting thing in the box! This kit came with 4 urine test strips and they link up with an app that tells you loads of health info based on a picture taken of your pee strip! Why was I (and everyone at MSA) so excited about this? I have no idea, but I do know that I am not drinking enough water and Marne is somehow drinking too much. Emily was the healthiest of us all, and Sara has a fully functioning liver! Yeah! These strips have 8 different squares that turn different colors and they all indicate different levels inside your body. These strips also tell you if your urine is acidic or alkaline, your current UTI risk, and your overall immunity level. This kit came with 4 which you can use once a week and if you run out, there is a subscription service for more. Full warning, they are incredibly addictive and more fun with friends.

 

Cupid & Psyche Lipstick in ‘Laetitia’ – Retail Value $23.00

How cute is this lipstick? I love the packaging. Named after the goddess of the holidays and festivals, this is certainly a festive shade. I like the satin finish and buildable color. One swipe makes you look like you have a natural flush, or build it up for pure drama! Other bonuses? This lipstick is cruelty-free and vegan. What’s not to love?

A very pretty coral-red shade with a natural finish.

 

Airomé Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser – Retail Value $14.99

This hand-formed diffuser is very pretty. A hand-sculpted gardenia sits on top of a handsome black base that you fill with oils. They are absorbed up to the flower via a cotton wick. The box also contained a bottle of peppermint essential oil to get you started, though I plan on trying out some of that orange oil first.

 

HYDY Water Bottle with Diffuser – Retail Value $25.00

Infused water is one of life’s little luxuries. I love taking a water bottle with berries, mint leaves, or both to work and just sipping that DIY spa water all day. The beauty of fresh fruit or mint in your water is that you can refill the water all day and they just reinfuse it. Yum! This bottle makes it extra easy because it has a removable silicone basket. I also love the marsala color and think it is perfect for fall.

The items below arrived as part of a “Birthday Goodie Bag.” I am guessing these vary quite a lot from box to box. 

 

True Clutch Water Bottle Handle – Retail Value $0.99

This handy little thing attaches to most water bottles and allows you to attach them to your bag or belt loop for hands-free on the go hydration. It is comprised of a super-stretchy silicone ring and an aluminum carabiner.

 

Delia Organics Body Tonic Oil, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $15.99

This little bottle of oil smells lightly of lavender and geranium. A blend of sunflower, olive, and coconut oils, it is a great formula for mega-hydration. I used this on my legs and it left them feeling so soft and though there was a little oily feeling leftover, I just tossed some leggings on top and went about my day. You can also use this on your face and even your hair for some serious frizz-fighting.

 

Nature’s Harvest Turmeric Latte Mix, 2.47 oz – Retail Value $16.95

I can’t believe it is almost fall, but that does mean yummy warm lattes. Tumeric has loads of health benefits and is actually really tasty when combined with cinnamon and vanilla like in this blend. I personally like mine with hot vanilla flavored almond milk and cinnamon powder on top!

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 10 ml

Our last surprise item is another essential oil. I was pretty happy to see it was eucalyptus, which I just love! It blends beautifully with lavender and sweet orange and really has a way of energizing a space. Will loves it because it clears his sinuses, so I use a lot of this oil all year long.

Verdict: This Bombay & Cedar box wasn’t my favorite but it still felt like a decent value and it had a fun assortment. I generally don’t love “mystery bags” because they often feel like leftover items from older boxes, and I am pretty sure that was the case here. I did still like that mine included an extra oil and that turmeric latte mix. Both will get a ton of use! As for the main box items, I think the Vivoo kit was the most fun this month. All of us in the office has loads of laughs trying it out. I also liked the diffuser bottle and lipstick very much.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by 10/12 to get the October box!

COUPON: Use code MSALOVE10 to save 10% off a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.95 + $6.95 shipping, which means that each of the 12 items in the box has an average cost of $4.74.

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

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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.

Posted in Bombay and Cedar Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: bombay and cedar | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. I am really interested in those urine sticks and I don’t know why!

  2. Anyone else get wierd results with the pee sticks? I had really good and really bad. My Liver was 10/10 (which pleasantly surprised me. I love my wine but was taking a week off but still expected it to be lower. Hydration was 10/10 (no surprise- I drink a ton of water) but immunity was really low. And then I freaked out like I had cancer or something and still freaking out. I should test again but I had such bad anxiety.

  3. The urinalysis strips are cool, but you can get a whole bunch of 10 or 11 factor urinalysis strips at the drug store or online for less than the test pack from this brand. The app is a shiny addition, but honestly I think id rather compare my results to a chart in the privacy of my own home, without uploading health info to a random app!
    I had bombay and cedar rewards saved up, and bought that cute diffuser with them. Nice to see it reviewed

  4. Also, has anyone heard anything about when the September boxes will be shipped?

    • I got a shipping notice today.

    • Just got my shipping notice too! Can’t wait!!

    • Got shipping label today! Always look forward to this box and like that they don’t release full spoilers…I have no self control about peaking. More fun to unbox when I have some nice surprises!

  5. Do annual subscribers get additional items? I didn’t receive a couple of items mentioned in the review, including the tonic oil.

    • Hey Michelle! The last items beginning at the water bottle clip handle were part of a birthday goodie bag. I am guessing there is a ton of variances between boxes.

  6. Lovely review, I actually want to get some of those test strips! Also, I have one of those ceramic diffusers and I cannot get any smell out of it. Is there some kind of trick I’m missing?

    • Hey Laura! Thanks! The test strips are addictive. Be warned! It took about a day for scent to travel up to the flower of my diffuser but after that I was golden. I did put a LOT in the bottom though.

      • Thanks. I must not be putting enough oil in. I’ll try that. 😊

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