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Goddess Provisions “Plant Allies” Review – May 2020

Goddess Provisions Review - May 2020

Goddess Provisions is a monthly wellness subscription box filled with “high vibe lifestyle goods” meant to aid in new-age spirituality practices such as meditation, intention-setting, and energetic healing, as well as general holistic health. It costs $33/month and ships to the US for free.

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 Goddess Provisions Wellness Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Goddess Provisions

The Cost: $33 per month with discounts for longer commitments

The Products: A mix of 5-7 full-size products such as crystals, apothecary beauty, superfood snacks, aromatherapy, tools for spiritual growth, and tea

Ships to: The U.S. for free, $15 to Canada and $25 everywhere else

Goddess Provisions “Plant Allies” May 2020 Review

 

The box comes with a short but informative booklet that outlines all of the goodies included this month with a pretty floral cover. It also comes with a fresh monthly mantra: “I am supported and uplifted by my plant allies.” On the back, you’ll find “Divine Details” about all the great things that come with your subscription as well as their other digital subscription available.

 

Paragon Elixirs Longevity Tonic, 10 mL – Retail Value $33.00

Most tinctures can be taken directly into the mouth, on the tongue to get the benefits. Although this one does say it’s possible, I would not recommend it. It has quite a bit of (organic cane) alcohol in it that really felt like a punch to the throat. I think this one would be much better added to a drink to ingest at a much more diluted form. The herbs included in this tincture are all commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine aiming to nourish the organ systems and detoxify the body. My first concentrated dose was so jarring I haven’t yet gone back to try more but will be trying a less severe serving in the future.

 

New Moon Tea Co. Elderberry Tonic, 100 g – Retail Value $14.95

This tonic was really quite fun to make. I don’t normally make anything like this elderberry syrup, but actually have some that I ordered a few months ago in my fridge. A friend told me that it’s a great natural immune fighter so I bought some online. Now, I can see how it was made with the dry mix and some hot water. My DIY tonic isn’t as thick as the syrup I purchased and isn’t as sweet but has most of the same ingredients like cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. Once cooled, I put this in a jar in my fridge (one serving made 8 ounces- twice the amount that the bottle below could hold) and I can take a 1/2 teaspoon a day for an immunity booster or even add to things like Italian soda. Yum.

 

Vibe Bottle Little Blue Bottle – Listed Value $11.00

How freaking cute is this little blue bottle? Meant to hold 4 ounces of herbs, supplements, or DIY concoctions, this blue glass will help keep sunlight out of my potion while keeping it fresh with a screw cap. There are two hands with hearts and stars on the front in white to symbolize something witchy is afoot. I’m not quite sure yet what I’ll be using mine for but it’s just so pretty!

 

Zatik Naturals Glow Moisture Cream, 1.7 fl oz – Listed Value $28.00

I will always be on-board with ingredients like sea buckthorn and raspberry. This slender bottle has a pump that easily distributed the pale yellow product that has a medium consistency. It smells really nice, but I can’t help but think that this is more of a serum than a “moisture cream.” With a name given, I’d think it was more of a moisturizer which I am not getting out of this. Once spread onto my skin, it’s tacky for a few moments and then softens, as a cream serum would. I don’t dislike this at all- I just find the name a little misleading.

 

Hippie Homesteader Enlighten Essential Oil Serum, 10 mL – Retail Value $11.95

If you love the scent of palo santo as I do, you’ll love this essential oil rollerball! I cannot stop sniffing my wrist after putting this on and it really softens nicely after a few minutes. The ingredients list is super short- just sweet almond oil with the palo santo essential oil along with bergamot and frankincense. The rollerball allows for sparing application so it’s not overdone and this 10 mL bottle will last a long time! I love it!

 

Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3.50

This sheet mask looked really familiar right off the bat and I think it may be because it’s available at Target. The sheet itself was a bit too big for my face and was soaked in a thin liquidy serum. I was expecting a spicy ginger smell but it didn’t smell like much at all. On one of the cheeks, the words “Oh Ginger Snap” is printed, and the other has a ginger illustration. The serum remained very sticky after I removed the sheet and I really didn’t see much change in my skin. Not impressed with this one.

 

Goddess Provisions Sacred Space Plant Stickers – Listed Value $5.00

Getting stickers is just the best, especially when they are cute little plants! This exclusive sticker sheet has 11 different succulent stickers with a Goddess Provisions logo sticker in the center. Each one is illustrated in its own unique pot. The best part? I can’t kill these as I do with real plants.

 

Raw Emerald in Biotite – Listed Retail Value $8.00

Although not tumbled to a glossy finish, this raw emerald still holds so much beauty. Some believe that it can connect us to the process of renewal and growth. Goddess Provisions has included it in this month’s box to use in meditation (something I NEED to include in my life). Two inches wide across, this is a decent little chunk of what can be perceived as a way to balance and harmonize.

Digital Bonus: Plant Alchemy + Divination by Soul + Selene

This 12-page digital book of Plant Alchemy starts off with a quote:

Giving your complete attention to a flower [or plant] can be helpful in deepening the access you have to yourself. The flower can teach you stillness because the flower is very still. You sense the essence of the flower, which is sacred, and you can sense the essence of yourself, which is also sacred. Somehow, you can sense that the essence of the flower and the essence of yourself are one and the same. That is the recognition of oneness. – Eckhart Toll

There are sections on how to connect with plant spirit wisdom, suggestions for daily plant rituals, and how to mindfully connect with a physical plant. Although I have a hard time with plants in many aspects, I’ve always been in awe of them and can see why some want to harness their essence. I think my friend Molly, who is a lot more spiritual than I, will be primed to get a lot out of this, so I may be passing it over to her.

The Verdict: This month’s Goddess Provisions has a solid plant ally theme which was fun to discover. I loved making the elderberry tonic, the essential oil serum is my favorite item from the box, and the sticker and bottle are super cute. The sheet mask, longevity tincture, and moisture cream weren’t my faves, but I’m always down to try new things. These eight items have a value of about $115.40 which is downright incredible for a $33.oo cost.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, and it looks like June is sold out as well so if you sign up today you will be able to choose between the past Lightworker Box or Lucid Dreaming Box as your first.

Value Breakdown: At $33.00 for this box, here’s what you’re paying for each item:

  • Tincture: $9.44
  • Tonic Mix: $4.28
  • Blue Bottle: $3.15
  • Moisture Cream: $8.01
  • Essential Oil Serum: $3.42
  • Sheet Mask: $1.00
  • Stickers: $1.43
  • Raw Emerald: $2.29

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Goddess Provisions Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Vegan Subscription Boxes| Tags: Goddess Provisions | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. I take immune suppressing drugs, so I never use “immune boosting” stuff like the tonic, but I did open it to see what it was like, and tased a bit straight and had the exact same reaction! Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one who did that.

    I’m actually planning to rinse the sugar and such off of the elderberries, and infuse some oil with them as a natural colorants for cold process soap. I think elderberry is delicious, but again I’m not in the market for anything which might jump start my immune system into overdrive again! My immune system is naturally waaaaay too energetic, that’s why I have a chronic illness!

    I definitely echo what prior posters said, always check natural ingredients against medications. The classic example being St. John’s wort diminishing effectiveness of birth control pills. Check with your prescribing doctor or at least a pharmacist before taking anything. Herbal does not automatically mean safe!

  2. I loved this box, and I received the June box yesterday, and it’s equally packed with cool stuff. I understand the rationale behind the tonic. I never use them either and would prefer not to get them. However, I’ve subscribed for more than a year now, and they don’t come often. Everything is beautifully curated, and Goddess Provisions includes unique items I’ve never seen before. Brava to Goddess Provisions for the May and June boxes. Wonderfully done! 😘

  3. Thanks for the review, Marne. I’ve used serums from Zatika before and planned to buy more, so I’ll give this bottle a try. I now know what to do with the elderberry tonic. I think I’ll share with my sister. Not sure what I expect from the tincture, but I’ve been adding it to my daily tea.

  4. It drives me crazy when this box sends out tonics with questionable ingredients/questionable claims. Why don’t they just stick to crystals, diffusers, essential oil rolls-ons? They’re turning themselves into snake-oil peddling kooks.

  5. I take all the woo claims with a grain of salt.

  6. It’s ironic (in a bad way) that the tonic which claims to detox (not a thing) includes an ingredient (3rd on the list) that can be toxic to your liver (the part of you that actually detoxes). The other ingredients include warnings such as may be unsafe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, may cause dangerous spikes in blood sugar, and may increase symptoms of GERD. Not something I’d care to put in my body.

    • In very limited cases has the Reishi mushroom proven to be toxic to the liver. In the vast majority of studies it’s actually cited in protecting liver health. That’s a very general and misleading statement you posted.

      • Ok, I may have overstated, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe for everyone. And I’d love to see a link to the studies, because I couldn’t find any. I still wouldn’t feel comfortable taking this (or really most things of this sort) because there is no regulation at all.

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