MoonBox by Gaia Collective Review + Coupon – September 2019


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MoonBox by Gaia Collective is a monthly holistic crystal and full moon subscription built to help you greet each month’s cosmic activity with intention. In addition to MoonBox, they offer:

  • A $22.00 Mini MoonBox,
  • A $15.00 lunar calendar and crystal option, and
  • The choice to add either a wearable gem, a Spirit Daughter moon workbook, or both for $8.00 each.

This review is of the regular-sized MoonBox without any add-ons, which costs $34.00 + shipping a month.

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About MoonBox by Gaia Collective

The Subscription Box: MoonBox by Gaia Collective

The Cost: $34.00 a month + $2.00 US shipping

The Products: One premium crystal, a wooden lunar calendar and four featured finds relating to the current month’s theme.

Ships to: The US and International

September 2019 MoonBox “Cleanse” Review

The first card MoonBox provides is a helpful survey that allows you to take a moment to write down your intentions this moon cycle, plan how to take action on said intentions, and reflect on what to leave behind and learn from this phase.

MoonBox sends out an info guide every month describing the featured items included in the box as well as instructions on how they should be used. It also gives a general overview of the major cosmic events happening this month. This month has a New Moon in Virgo, so get ready to clean house of anything that may not be helping you grow. September calls for alignment, and if something is not bringing you clarity, it must be dealt with.

Wooden Lunar Calendar/Collectible Crystal Card

Every month MoonBox includes a stylish wooden lunar calendar with the featured collectible crystal card on the back.

Só Luxury Charcoal Cleanse Bar, 0.65g – Listed Value $7 

This month Moonbox has taken the “Cleanse” theme very literally with 3 different types of cleansers. The first I came across (and my favorite) is this charcoal bar. Cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut milk and activated charcoal are the 4 ingredients to this bar making it not only hydrating but purifying for your skin. Typically purifying soaps tend to dry my skin out, but Só Luxury’s version is packed with ingredients that leave your skin feeling moisturized and not stripped. I also want to note that this soap is black, so I’d suggest keeping it in a soap dish away from any water to prevent a real mess.

Vahdam Teas 5 Tea Sampler – Listed Value $5.99

I’ve never heard of this tea brand, but within the last week, I’ve seen Vahdam featured in 3 different subscriptions: Popsugar’s fall box, Noobie’s free pregnancy box and now MoonBox! Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve cut way back on drinking tea due to heartburn/indigestion and avoiding caffeine, but I still enjoy a cup here and there. The Chai flavor caught my eye out of all of them, and rightfully so — it was delicious! Chai tea can be overpowering, but this blend was perfectly spicy, even without milk. Big win! I couldn’t find this sampler on their website, but they do have an array of others on their site.

Luna and Sage Co. Lavender Soaking Salts, 2oz – Listed Value $9

The second cleanser featured this month is a lavender soak which is full of lavender essential oil, Epsom salts, lavender flowers and crushed amethyst. The label on the bottle warns that this product may not be suitable for sensitive skin and suggests only soaking for up to 40 minutes… That was a red flag for me since I have very sensitive skin, so I only used this product as a foot soak, which it worked nicely for. My bathroom filled with lavender fragrance, and I felt so relaxed after my soak. I will say, I am not impressed with how very little product came in this 2oz jar; it is not even filled up halfway! All things considered, this product was nice to try, but I would not repurchase.

Fruits to the Roots Morning Dew Body Cleanser, 1fl oz – Retail Value $13

At last, the third featured cleanser, a face and body wash. Fruits to the Roots uses natural, organic or wild-harvested ingredients in all of their skincare products, which I appreciate, but this is quite a pricey product and my least favorite. It is so watery it is hard to work with. I ended up with a nice lather, but I feel like I had to use an excessive amount of product; I hate to waste expensive products, so that was a bummer. I massaged the product in for a moment and my skin felt cleansed yet tight after drying, unfortunately. I really don’t like using essential oils on my sensitive skin, too, so no love lost!

Quartz Cluster: Use to amplify energy, encourages hope and faith. Associated signs: All!

Clear quartz is known as a master healer, and it even amplifies energy for other stones that are nearby. Its clearing and balancing energies work hard to increase positive energies and decrease any lower vibrations. It is an all-Chakra stone that is great for intention setting, and it is really beautiful, too!

The Verdict: I was disappointed in this month’s MoonBox. It felt very light and repetitive, not to mention one of the products was half empty. I feel they could have been less literal for the cleansing theme and included items to purge negative energies instead of dirt, haha. This box definitely didn’t add up for me, unfortunately.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sign up by 8/22 to get the September box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.00 + $2.00 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $6.

Check out all of our MoonBox by Gaia Collective reviews, plus see our best yoga subscription boxes and our best boxes for women!

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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1 Comment

  1. Vahdam Teas have been in a lot of other subscription boxes over the last year. They’re in FitSnack Box every few months and I think I got them in Vegan Cuts (?) as well. I actually have bought some, their saturation marketing has worked as it is now a brand I think of early on when ordering tea.

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