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Fortune Cookie Soap Subscription Box Review – February 2021

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMar 19, 2021 | 7 comments

Fortune Cookie Soap Box
4 overall rating
32 Ratings | 8 Reviews

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.

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About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month

The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap

The Cost: $16.95 per month with free U.S. shipping

The Products: FCS-exclusive products that include one full-size product and three 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 your subscription needs.

Ships To: The U.S. for free, worldwide for $8.00.

Fortune Cookie Soap “Change Your Fate” February 2021 Review

Here is the info sheet for this month’s box.

Every box comes packaged with a themed sticker that always makes me smile.

 

FCS Wisp Fortune Cookie Soap

Every few months of this subscription you can count on receiving a namesake fortune cookie soap! This one is fragranced with notes of lime, coconut, and moss, and I loved the earthy tinge to the more familiar coconut lime smell. 

FCS Brave Wee Lassie Detangler

A lot of hard work goes into keeping my curls as tangle-free as possible. This one from FCS is very lightweight, so on its own, it’s not enough to combat my curls. If you have finer hair with less texture, though, I think you’ll like the bit of silkiness this adds without weighing hair down. Fragrance-wise, this has notes of berries, clementine, apple, melon, lilies, freesia, cyclamen, amber, and vanilla. I was introduced to cyclamen as a fragrance note through this subscription a few years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Every product they send that features cyclamen is one my nose really loves, and this scent is no exception. 

 

FCS Follow Your Heart Whipped Cream

I love the whipped cream lotion formula from FCS- on my dry skin it isn’t too heavy, and it leaves my legs feeling silky soft. This lotion has a sweet fruity scent that I really liked, and the scent came from a blend of peach, pink grapefruit, raspberry, and pear. 

FCS Touch The Sky OCD Hand Sanitizer

Once Covid turned all of our worlds upside down, FCS went into overdrive producing hand sanitizer – I can count on receiving at least one every two boxes. This one has a fragrance mix of jasmine, melon, and Muguet (also known as lily of the valley according to my quick google search), and I don’t think any of us will say no to more hand sanitizer in our lives. If you’re wondering why their hand sanitizer is named OCD, you can read more about it here. 

FCS Ancient Kingdom Perfume Oil

Perfume oils are sent out frequently in this box. If you don’t like them, you’re going to have a backstock of them very soon after subscribing. This perfume oil in particular is scented with green leaves, heather blossoms, violets, and sweet vanilla musk with ripe fig, candied rum, and dark amber. My nose definitely does not pick up all of those notes – I have but a simple sniffer. That being said I could pick up the earthy notes from the greenery as well as the sweetness from vanilla and candied rum, and overall this was a scent I enjoyed. The perfume oil has pretty good staying power, too – I could smell it on my pulse points halfway through the day after applying in the morning. 

FCS Crafty Carver Bath Salts

I love bath salts – I wish more boxes sent them more often. These salts are scented with notes of pomelo, red currant, and salty air, and I really found the notes of fruit and citrus to be refreshing. I wish the sample was bigger though – I don’t know if my body is actually getting the benefits of using salts in my bath when this packet only provided a medium handful of salts (or have I been overpouring my bath salts? If you have knowledge on this, feel free to let me know in the comments). 

The Verdict: I know I disappointed people last month for not recognizing the Golden Girls theme, so I was happy that I immediately recognized that this month’s theme was inspired by the movie Brave. I enjoyed the products sent this month, though I do wish a larger package of the bath salts were included. This is one of my favorite under-$20 subscription boxes I have reviewed, and if you’re a fan of small-batch body care and skincare products I recommend it (they do occasionally include products for the home, like the carpet deodorizer, but that is an exception to the norm). 

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No, and this subscription is currently waitlisted. You can join the waitlist here. From Fortune Cookie Soap:

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 $2.83 per item.

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What do you think of this month’s Fortune Cookie Soap Box?

The Fortune Cookie Soap box is a quarterly subscription box bath and body products. All subscription boxes will include 8 exclusive FCS products in adorable mini-sizes. The box is $19.99 for US subscribers, $28 for Canada, and $34 for Worldwide subscribers.
Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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7 comments

Sss

So. A couple of things.

I reeeally wish they’d mix it up more. It’s so repetitive – a whipped cream, hand sanitizer and perfume oil. Always 2/3 in each box, very often 3/3. I’m getting really exasperated by it, tbh.

Sometimes their perfume oils stick around literally all day, and other times they fade within like two hours. Why is this?? I will say their newer formulas usually stick around longer, but not always.

Heidi

I used the bath salts in a foot bath and they worked well for that. This was a lovely box.

Penny

I added that tiny packet of bath salts to a liberal pour of plain Epsom salts to my bath for sore muscles. It added a pleasant scent, but I agree with you, wishing for a larger sample.

JoJoB

Penny this is exactly what I do when I have a small amount of a scented bath salt! It’s also a great way to stretch pricier salts.

Jessica I think you are correct about not receiving benefits from the small handful. I have been using Epsom salts in my bath for my entire life at least 3 times a week and it’s always been my understanding that in order to fully receive the benefits of salt therapy you need a minimum of a full cup (so 8 oz) of salts and that 2 cups is generally regarded as the most beneficial amount with a minimum soak of 20 minutes in a standard size tub. I’m sure someone will comment that there is no science to this and there might not be but this is something I’ve read several places (including the back of my epsom salt bag 🤣) so it’s just what I’ve always done. Of course I’m sure Big Epsom wants you to use as much as possible so who knows, right? 🤷🏻‍♀️Just to be safe I do exactly what Penny mentions above and I add my small packs of scented salts to a cup of plain epsom.

Boxy Fox

I bet you could also pour them into the car diffusers!
I’m usually only able to use about three of their products in a given box just because of my skin allergies but it’s still my favorite subscription. I wish I could use their hand sanitizer! 😓

CC

Typically would only use three items from this box, BUT I did pour the perfume oil into an old diffuser from FCS. And it’s working pretty well.

Tiffany

Brilliant! I love a lot of the perfume oils, just not as perfume.

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