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Bombay & Cedar Lifestyle Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

Bombay & Cedar is a luxury lifestyle subscription box for women that focuses on essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks, and other products. In addition to the Lifestyle Box, they also offer a Beauty Box that includes 5-6 full- and/or deluxe-size products for $31.95 per month (retail value of at least $100). Check out our Beauty reviews here.

FYI, COVID-19 Update: Bombay & Cedar is experiencing significant shipping delays. Keep up to date on progress and estimated timelines here.

This review is of the monthly Lifestyle Box for $44.95/month.

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 this Premium Self-Care and Aromatherapy Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Bombay & Cedar

The Cost: $44.95 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 U.S. for free, Canada for $10.95, and internationally for $17.95

Good to Know: Bombay & Cedar also offers a seasonal Beauty Box that includes 5-6 full- and/or deluxe-size products for $31.95 per month.

Bombay & Cedar “Recover” February 2021 Review

 

The box arrives with a booklet of information that lists the products and highlights some of the brands found within. February’s theme was “Recover.”

 

Refresh Essential Oil by Bombay & Cedar, 10 mL – Listed Value $17.00

Cedarwood Essential Oil by Bombay & Cedar, 10 mL – Listed Value $14.00

There were two essential oils this month. The first is one of their proprietary essential oil blends, so I believe you could have received one of several different blends. I received Refresh this month, but I am not loving it. It has a strong lemon scent that reminds me of Pinsol (I’m a Pledge gal). The second blend was a big winner for me coming in cedarwood! I really love woodsy, manly scents like this, and enjoy mixing it with some feminine oils to put in my diffuser. This is made from bark and twigs that are steamed and distilled.

 

Sheabrand CBD Sole Soother Foot Patch, 4 patches – Retail Value $8.00

I am on my feet most of the day chasing after my kids, so my feet are always hurting. I was really excited to give these patches a try! They recommend applying them to dry feet and then wearing them with shoes and/or socks. Each patch contains 10mg CBD that is directly delivered to your feet when you wear them. They also contain menthol and arnica oil to safely soothe and support aching feet. My feet tend to get sweaty just because I am on them a lot so these didn’t stay on super well as the day wore on. I can say that they provided a really nice cooling sensation to my feet, and helped my feet feel a bit more relaxed.

 

Pipcorn Sea Salt Popcorn, 1 oz. – Listed Value $2.00 (buy 4, 4.5 oz. bags here for $16.00)

Popcorn is a favorite snack in my house. Since this was a smaller bag, I decided to give it to my husband when my kids were sleeping so that he could enjoy it on his own. This is an heirloom mini popcorn kernel that is grown sustainably by the Pipcorn family farmers. Each bag is made with popcorn, sunflower oil, and sea salt so it isn’t super buttery and salty. Just a really fresh and healthy snack! My husband loved that he could eat the whole bag without the guilt of eating a salty popcorn, and thought it was that perfect amount of salt to still make it a great popcorn.

 

Dally Botanical Hand Wash – Retail Value $21.00

This is probably a sign of the times, but my son gets really excited when I get a new hand soap. This soap has been a huge hit! Not only does it smell amazing, but it is really hydrating because of the restorative sea salt which is great for our dry winter hands right now. The scent comes from peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, coriander, and rosemary. The scent fills our powder room with the fresh yet bold scent of the soap while still getting our hands super clean without leaving us dry. I want this in more scents now!

 

Pinch Me Therapy Dough, 3 oz. – Retail Value $14.99

I guess I don’t really know what to make of this product. It is a placating putty that is considered a “mood shifter.” It was created based on the scientific methodology of color and scent, and how they can improve your mood. You could have received a different scent, but I received the blue surf. I think I would like this more if I liked the scent. I am just not really a beach surf scent person. You are supposed to sort of squeeze and roll the putty to help calm your mood and tension, but then the scent gets on your hands so you really have to like it. My husband, however, was really into this concept and is keeping it at his office desk. Maybe a different scent would have worked, but this one just wasn’t for me.

 

Kind Laundry Vegan Stain Remover Bar – Retail Value $6.00

My daughter is extremely messy, but I still like to put her in pretty dresses so stain remover is something I go through like crazy. I love that this bar is vegan, is not tested on animals, is phosphate-free, and does not contain sodium laurel, lauryl or Laureth sulfate. It is made with sodium cocoate, sodium palmate, sodium palm kernelate, palm kernel acid, and glycerine. This is a pre-treatment for stains and can even be used to wash delicates in your sink. I didn’t have any major stains to work with, but I had a few shirts with light food stains and this worked to remove them. The bar didn’t damage any fabrics and was gentle while still working hard on stain removal.

 

Bling Sting First Aid Clutch – Retail Value $24.99 (found on sale here for $19.99)

Oh I was so excited to see this! My kids go through bandaids like they are stickers. They actually just put them all over themselves sometimes like a sticker. Now that the weather is getting warmer, there have been lots of falls and cuts already so this is going to be a lifesaver for us. It comes with 6 antiseptic cleaning wipes, 6 sting relief pads, 6 alcohol pads, 10 safety pins, 18 cotton swabs, 10 fabric bandages, 5 knuckle bandages, 5 finger bandages, 2 butterfly bandages, 5 gauze pads, 1 gauze tape, in 1 rose gold gemstone hard case. This is a summer care kit if I ever did see one!

Verdict: This month’s Bombay & Cedar Lifestyle Box was an interesting curation of products that focused on the theme of recover. I was really happy to see the first aid clutch because what household doesn’t need one with so many products?! I know by the end of the summer this is going to be empty. The foot patches didn’t stick to my feet very well as the day went on, but they did leave my feet feeling cool and relaxed. I also really loved trying a product like this since it was something I had never really seen before! The hand soap was the big winner for me this month since it is hydrated with a great lather that makes me confident that my kid’s hands are getting clean. Plus it smells too good! The pinch me putty wasn’t my favorite product, but I was interested in learning more about it and the science behind it. The estimated retail value is $107.98, well above the $44.95 monthly cost including free shipping. This month was really great for me compared to previous months. I thought that the curation was thoughtful and the products were all unique! This box has gone up and down over the months, but I am hopeful after this month that the products, quality, and curation will continue to go back up again.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your next box should be for March.

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $44.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $5.61.

Check out all of our Bombay & Cedar reviews and the best women’s subscription boxes of 2021!

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: bombay and cedar | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Does anyone know if the quality of items are consistent between the monthly and quarterly?

    • They are typically very similar!

      • Thanks Taryn! 😊

  2. Mail just delivered my box. Every month I choose items and every month I do not receive what I choose. I selected the first-aid kit but received the rice pack. I received the vanishing cream and it has a very strong medicinal scent which I do not like.
    Every month the essential oils leak just a bit. If they are in a cloth bag the bag is completely stained. The scents get on everything in the box. It is every month. It probably won’t be so bad if I liked the scents but this month
    The fact that I sound like such a negative Nancy means this box is no longer for me and I cancelled.

    • I am so sorry to hear that this has been your experience with this box.

    • My Cedarwood leaked a little too. Whole box smelled.

  3. A product containing palm oil but also relying on marketing itself as not tested on animals and vegan. Interesting.

  4. I so wanted the handsoap but got the CBD cream instead (that is up for swap). I also got a car air freshener instead of the foot patches.

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