Fortune Cookie Soap Subscription Box Review – July 2020
The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription that offers bath and body products centered on a new theme each month. FCS will create new products to fit that theme, and then will offer up the extended collection for sale later in the month.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month
The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap
The Cost: $16.95 a month with free US shipping
The Products: FCS exclusive products that include one full-size product and 3 deluxe-sized products most months. Once a quarter you will receive the seasonal box, which features the original fortune cookie soap and 4-5 deluxe size samples. You have the option to sign up quarterly or monthly depending on what your subscription needs.
Ships to: The US for free, worldwide for $8
Fortune Cookie Soap “Pack Your Bags!” July 2020 Review
Everything this month came in this clear travel pouch, and all of these products are TSA-friendly, which is great if I was flying anytime soon.
Here is the info sheet for this month’s box.
Beach House Lava Exfoliating Body Wash, no size listed – Buy the full-size version for $14.99
This body wash was great. Beach House has scent notes of coconut, passionfruit, guava, pineapple, banana, melon, and berries. I agree with the description- it does smell like summer in a bottle, and it does have some exfoliating power thanks to the “lava powder.” The grit was gentle, and this body wash is a much better travel soap option than what is provided in hotels (remember hotels? I miss them).
Desert Oasis Deodorant, no size listed – Buy the 2.7 oz version for $12.99
I’m not one for natural deodorants as it is, but something about this scent reminded me of bathroom cleaning supplies and I found it off-putting. The scent is described as having notes of crushed mint leaves, iced sugar cane, lemon slices, sparkling pomelo, and sweet orange blossoms. I have no idea what is wrong with my nose, but that is not what I experience when I sniff this, so I won’t be reaching to apply it to my underarms any time soon.
Namastay Home Aloe Me Whipped Cream, 2 oz – Retail Value $6.99
I love this body cream- it has loads of aloe to soothe sunburned (or freshly shaved) skin, it is lightweight, and it doesn’t leave my legs feeling sticky. Plus, it’s gorgeous! The scent is delicious too, with notes of apple, melon, and a fresh spritz of lemon.
Time Flies… OCD Hand Sanitizer, 1 oz – Estimated Value $2.50 (Buy the 2 oz version for $4.99)
Hand sanitizer has been making a regular appearance in the monthly boxes since COVID-19 became a part of our lives, and I am always happy to see it. The formula is fast-absorbing, but not as harshly drying as other sanitizers can be. The scent has notes of black raspberries, plums, vanilla, tea leaves, and sugar, and after a few moments when the alcohol fades my hands really are left smelling like a fruity sweet tea. If you’re curious about the reasons for naming this hand sanitizer OCD, you can read more about it here.
Nature Calls Toilet Spray, no size listed – Buy the 2.2 oz version for $9.99
I care a lot more about what my toilet smells like when people other than me will be using it, so I like having sprays like this handy. This one is slim enough to fit in your pocket, so you can actually bring it as a traveling toilet buddy if that is something that will provide you reassurance. The scent is a mix of fresh-cut lemongrass and sparkling goji, and I find the fruitiness from the goji to be the dominant scent. To use, just spray it into the bowl before you do your business, and this will create a film over the toilet water to prevent the more unpleasant scents from leaving the bowl.
The Verdict: If I remember correctly, FCS sent a travel-ready box last year, too. I think it’s cute for a summer box theme, and I appreciate the extra stay-cation vibes in some of the product names (I’ll definitely be namastay-ing home). I always appreciate the fact that this is a low-cost monthly subscription that brings me joy while still also providing useful products, and my bath-and-body-loving heart has a definite soft spot for this subscription.
To Wrap Up:
The next month’s category will be revealed on the 10th of each month. If you don’t fancy it, simply log into your FCS account and skip it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $16.95 + free shipping, which means you are paying about $3.39 per item.
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What do you think of the Fortune Cookie Soap Box?