JourneeBox Subscription Review – Summer 2021 Editor’s Box
JourneeBox delivers a quarterly lifestyle experience that features designer-produced, sustainably-made fashion, home, body, and culinary goods. The JourneeBox direct-to-consumer business model — meaning they design and produce all of their goods — keeps costs and environmental impact down. This model guarantees subscribers quality, vetted products made from sustainable materials that are ethically made.
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The Subscription Box: JourneeBox
The Cost: $59.99 per quarter + free US shipping. $54.99 for a pre-paid annual subscription.
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The Products: 6+ sustainably-made or fair-trade items with customizable products focusing on accessories, apparel, home, and beauty goods.
Ships to: The contiguous United States for free, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii for $8.00.
FYI: JourneeBox is taking a pause on shipping to Canada, but they do have a waitlist here!
JourneeBox Summer 2021 Editor’s Box Review
Starting last quarter, JourneeBox began replacing its informational booklets with digital PDFs. I love this experience! It’s great to have it saved to my inbox for future reference, rather than having a physical booklet I’ll just throw away. Even though I have only received one quarterly JourneeBox so far I recognize a couple of subscriber favorite items that were chosen for the Editor’s Box. I’m excited to show you what’s in this limited edition box.
Kevia Botanicals Himalayan Soaking Salts
These Kevia bath salts smell as beautiful as they look. The ingredients include pebble-sized granules of Himalayan pink salt, vanilla planifolia extract (I looked this up—it’s a species of orchid, one of the sources of vanilla extract!), and lavender essential oil. The scent is extremely pungent when you open the container! Though a pleasant and spa-like aroma, it was a little intense for me at first, but when you dump 1/4 of the bottle into a warm bath as directed, it fills the steamy air and water with a more subtle and peaceful version of its scent. You’re directed to let it dissolve before soaking in the bath, which I found to take a little longer than I was expecting, so next time I might fill the bath just a few inches to let the salts dissolve, then fill it the rest of the way, so it’s plenty warm for me when I get in.
Kevia Vie Boheme Bracelet — Retail Value $56.00
Okay, this bracelet is gorgeous! Its pearly medallion is bordered by small clear and black rhinestones, and its beige macrame cord adjusts easily but stays put. I know that “it dresses up or down” can almost be said about anything, but I genuinely feel that way about this bracelet. I can see myself wearing it to have a glass of wine on my porch, or to a music festival, or to a wedding. Subscribers can choose between four colorways of this bracelet, but Kevia also carries it in a ton more beautiful colors.
Here I’m wearing the bracelet adjusted as tight as it goes. It was easy to do myself with no help! It’s loose enough that it has a little room to slide around, but the pendant part doesn’t flip to the underside of my wrist. Win!
Annual Subscriber Bonus: Kevia Water Droplet Gold Necklace
This necklace was one of the customizable subscriber gift options for annual subscribers last quarter. I chose a different necklace, but this one is also very pretty. The fine chain has little dotted beads, which act as sort of stoppers for the hammered gold charms. The system is imperfect, but the necklace clearly isn’t meant to offer a perfectly symmetrical look. I don’t think this necklace is very “me” but I would feel good gifting it. I will say that the little charms make a really soothing sound!
Note: this Editor’s Box includes a mystery piece of jewelry as a bonus for annual subscribers. This is what I received; other subscribers may find something different in their box.
Here’s how the necklace looks on. I messed with the medallions a little to even them out and couldn’t get them to look how I wanted them to. If I thought I might keep it, I would’ve sat with it for a little longer.
Kevia Swedish Dishcloths, Set of 3
Anyone recognize these dishcloths? They were sent in last quarter’s JourneeBox. I mentioned then that I had tried Swedish dishcloths before, having received them in a different subscription, but that I didn’t realize you could toss them in the washing machine or dishwasher a couple of times to make them last longer. Now that I’ve had a few months of use under my belt, I can give a more thorough review: I like them but don’t love them. Pros are that they’re beautiful and eco-friendly—you can reuse them, then compost them when they’re worn out. Cons are that they’re a little too soft to do any major scrubbing of dinner plates, they’re a little awkward to hang on my faucet (they often fall off and then end up sitting in a wet puddle in my kitchen sink, which makes them smell mildewy quickly), and if you go the washing machine route and forget to pull them out of the pile, they don’t handle an accidental dryer run too well. I know that making changes to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle doesn’t always equal convenience, but I don’t know if this is the upgrade for me. That said, They work fine as paper towel replacements for wipe-ups, and if I had less dishes to do (like before I had kids and was living alone), I probably would’ve had an easier time caring for them as dishcloths!
Cold Press Soap Bar
This handmade bar of soap is another one I received in my last quarterly Journeebox but in a different scent. This lemon-poppyseed-jasmine one has an extremely subtle scent, which surprised me because citrus scents are often so bright and noticeable. I love a well-made bar of soap both to use and to gift, and I have a lineup of bars waiting to be used in my home so I gave this one to my uncle, who is my birthday twin. We wouldn’t otherwise give each other gifts, but having something small for him that he can use up felt really good.
Grand Canyon Zipper Pouch
You can never have too many pouches! This one would make a cute wristlet with its removable faux-leather strap, inner zipper pocket, and open pockets for a phone plus a pen or tampon. Or it could be used inside a larger bag or purse. But I think what I’ll do is make it a little mini emergency diaper kit to keep in the car. It’s just the right size for a couple of diapers, some wipes, and a little bottle of hand sanitizer! The exterior is a woven material that feels like it’s been waterproofed, with a metallic gold geometric design on it, and the word “JourneeWell” printed in the center. The inside looks like it could be wiped down easily if needed. It has a faint manufacturer smell to it, but I’m sure that’ll fade over time.
P.S. This pouch first appeared in the Grand Canyon box. See how Megan decided to use hers here!
Kevia Rose & Fig Scented Candle
This small candle doesn’t have a volume measurement on it, but I would say it’s a couple of ounces. It’s sweet and petite! Its rose and fig scent is floral-forward and fruity. Its gold label and red glass jar may give it almost a holiday feel to some, but I find that it works well with my decor. I could also see it making a nice add-on to a gift for someone. Really a nice, elevated little candle.
Verdict: It was really fun to find what items JourneeBox subscribers loved most in this latest Editor’s Box! The dishcloths and gold necklace were items I recognized from the last quarterly box, but all the rest were new to me as someone who’s new to this subscription. My favorite item in the Editor’s box is the bracelet because of how versatile it is, even for such a unique item. I’m also excited to put the pouch to use as a small on-the-go diaper kit in my car—I’m always happy about opportunities for organization! While I do plan on gifting a couple of items (the soap and necklace), I still felt this box was full and offered lots of special treasures for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, but it will likely sell out soon. You can choose to start your subscription with either this Summer Editor’s box or the Kyoto Box.
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX! to save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $59.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $8.57.
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What did you think of this Editor’s Box from JourneeBox?