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Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review December 2023

Kate Kemp
ByKate KempDec 31, 2023 | 0 comments

Fortune Cookie Soap Box
4 overall rating
31 Ratings | 7 Reviews

Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription for $19.95.

This, however, is the 12 Days Of Christmas box which is a limited edition holiday box that doesn’t renew. For a total of $86.04 (with shipping), 12 full-sized items are individually wrapped and dated, to be opened from December 14th to Christmas. There is also a smaller box option with 6 days of presents. I always splurge on the whole 12 days!

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First Impressions


Included in the box is an insert with each scent description and a mini candy cane. The theme this year is: "Holiday Traditions” so each item in this box represents a different holiday tradition.

Warning: Full Spoilers Ahead!

Dear Santa…I tried!

December 14th: Oh, Christmas Tree - Scented Tree Freshie

Tradition: Scented Tree Ornaments


The first item in this 12 day box of goodies is what Fortune Cookie Soap calls a “car freshie.” FCS makes these nifty looking things to hang around the rear view mirror in your car; in this case it can also be hung on your Christmas tree! Considering the fact that I use a fake tree, this is a great way to bring in the scent of the holiday. It looks adorable; is anyone else reminded of those Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes?

According to FCS, it smells like: “...a merry blend of citrus, pine, fir needles and fruity berries with holiday spices mixed with fresh apple, rich vanilla and winter woods.” I’m a huge fan of the scent and was excited to hang it up and enjoy the festive fragrance.

December 15th: Feelin’ Festive - Laundry Scent Booster

Tradition: Ugly Holiday Sweaters


Night two perfectly fits the tradition it’s based on: ugly sweaters! It’s a lovely smelling laundry scent booster. There’s a huge amount and it only takes one or two tablespoons to leave your laundry smelling festive. There’s so much, and it smells so good, that I’m going to wash my linens in it as well!

According to the FCS, the scent is a “...fruity mixture of fresh apple and pear, soft bergamot, rich plums, vanilla and soft sandalwood.”

December 16th: The Christmas Pickle - Green Clay Facial Cleanser

Tradition: Hide The Pickle Game


This day's treat is a facial cleanser. I’ve received cleansers from FCS before, but this is a new type to me. I love the applicator on the top of the bottle; it easily delivers the perfect amount of product. And what a fantastic product it is! It feels so gentle on the skin and has a very smooth consistency.

The tradition that it’s based on is the “hide the pickle game,” so the fact that It comes in a tall green bottle and smells lightly of cucumber is perfect! Like it’s feel, the scent is very gentle and mild. FCS describes it as: “A calming combination of freshly steeped green tea, cucumber slices and a hint of hidden lemon, creating a relaxing clean blend.”

December 17th: Twinkle Lights & Tinsel - Body Frosting

Tradition: Decorating The Tree


One of the best things about wintertime, for me, is the return of FCS’s body frosting. I’d describe body frosting as a cross between body butter and dry body oil. It has a frosting-like consistency that melts into your skin leaving it feeling hydrated and smelling great! Because it’s pretty much whipped oil, it will melt in high heat, making this a fall/winter item. Which is great considering winter also means extra dry skin in need of a thicker moisturizer.

FCS describes the wonderful scent as: “Sparkling champagne top this blend, twinkling with bright pomegranate and blackberry, lush strawberry tinsel is wrapped around juicy peach and delicately arranged tangerine.”

December 18th: Let’s Get Lit - Salt Scrub Bar

Tradition: Looking At Christmas Lights


This salt scrub bar is a new product for me. I’ve used plenty of scrubs found in tubs but one that’s solid and used like a bar of soap is new to me. It’s the perfect level of scrubby; rough enough to do the job, but not so much that it’s uncomfortable.

And of course, it smells great. FCS describes the scent as: “An awe-filled blend of sweet vanilla buttercream illuminating the cold, dark night, gazing out with anticipation and crushed peppermint bark.”

December 19th: Baked With Love - Whipped Candle

Tradition: Holiday Baking


Tonight’s gift is a whipped candle. Unfortunately, I have clumsy cats so I don’t burn candles. If the smell is good enough, I might scoop the wax out and melt it in my warmer. Because of that, I’ve never bought one of these whipped candles from FCS. It’s such an unusual looking wax! It’s almost like a jar of their whipped cream…with a wick!

This fluffy looking candle is described as having: “The delicious aroma of freshly baked cinnamon sugar cookies, mingles with ripe figs, peach and candied rum.“ I’m not a fan of sweet or gourmand scents, and this candle is way too cute to ruin by scooping the wax out, so it’ll be a stocking stuffer. The question is: whom do I love enough to honor with this unique candle?

December 20th: Mistletoe Kisses - Menthol Lip Butter

Tradition: Kissing Under The Mistletoe


I’m not a fan of any lip product that I have to use my fingers to apply; I’m a germaphobe (even before Covid). Because of that I considered gifting this lip butter, but the whipped consistency and menthol made me reconsider. I’m super glad I did! The consistency reminds me of a tub of their body frosting. It’s actually fun to apply because it’s soft and whipped but quickly melts into a comfortable oil.

It doesn't have a flavor, which I appreciate, but it smells wonderful. FCS describes the scent as: “...the taste of rich brown sugar explodes around you, captivating you with vanilla bean, dark spiced rum and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.”

December 21st: Here For The Eggnog - Fortune Cookie Soap

Tradition: Making Homemade Eggnog - Possibly Spiked


It wouldn’t be a Fortune Cookie Soap box without a fortune cookie soap! And it wouldn’t be a fortune cookie from FCS unless it looked as good as it smelled. This one looks just like it was dipped into a decadent glass of eggnog. It has a frothy bubbled look and is even dusted with mica powder that looks just like a pinch of nutmeg.

It’s going to make a great stocking stuffer. My niece's stocking will smell lovely! FCS describes the scent as: “A warming blend of fresh vanilla bean, ooey gooey caramel, topped with homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon.”

December 22nd: Better Together - Color-Safe Shampoo & Reconstructive Conditioner

Tradition: Spending Time With Loved Ones


Fortune Cookie Soap is becoming known for their hair care products. I love the two they chose to include. Color-safe is a really important feature that I look for in a shampoo, and who doesn't need a conditioner that’s extra conditioning, especially in the winter? Better together, indeed!

As with everything from Fortune Cookie Soap, they smell fantastic. FCS describes their scent as: “Together with sparkling grapefruit, juniper berries and bright citron; an endearing blend topped with a touch of warm white musk, balsam and cedar.”

December 23rd: By The Fireside - Foot Lotion

Tradition: Hanging Holiday Stockings On The Fireplace


Of all the items in the box this year, this one is my favorite! ‘Tis the season for dry skin, so a moisturizing foot lotion is a perfect addition to a winter box. I love the texture. It made my feet super soft while not leaving them not the least bit greasy.

And the scent! Divine! FCS describes it as a: “...blend of refreshing eucalyptus and mint, tonka bean, sweet musk and soothing sandalwood.” It’s fresh, earthy and great for any gender. I hope FCS will introduce this type of foot lotion to their regular list of products. Hint, hint!

December 24th: Twas The night Before - Bath Bomb

Tradition: Getting To Open One Small Gift On Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve’s goody is an adorable Christmas Tree shaped bath bomb. The “Soap Fairies” (as FCS makers call themselves) have put a lot of detail into this bath bomb. Sparkling red ornaments, a glistening gold star on top and a dusting of glitter adorn this tree. Super cute!

FCS describes the scent as: “A jolly blend of toasted coconut with sweet vanilla and whipped cream.” The bath bomb is shrink-wrapped so I can’t describe the scent myself, but judging by the description, it has a sweet, foodie scent (of which I’m not a fan).  I’ve decided not to open it because it’ll make a great stocking stuffer.

December 25th: Fuzzy Socks

Tradition: Matching Pajamas


The final Christmas gift was a pair of super soft, fuzzy socks. I’m one of those people who like to save the best for last, so I was slightly disappointed that the socks were the final Christmas gift. But they are very nice, go well with the foot lotion and fit the “Holiday Tradition” theme. In this case, the tradition is matching pajamas. It’s fun to know that there will be a bunch of us “Fortune-Freaks” wearing matching socks on Christmas morning!

The Verdict

As always, Fortune Cookie Soap has put out a fantastic box! I’m excited to use or gift each wonderful item. I’m blown away by the creativity of this box. The theme of “Holiday Traditions” is perfectly carried out. FCS has found a way to tie each item into a popular Christmas tradition. Very clever!

The cost of the box, $86.04 (with shipping), might seem high, but considering you receive 12 full size products, it’s actually a really good value. If that’s still a bit above your budget, FCS also offered a 6 day box that cost $39.99 (plus shipping). Plus, their website has “Afterpay” which is a service that allows you to break the cost up into four, interest-free payments. Both of those are nice options that allow more of us to enjoy!

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To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today?

No, this is not a recurring box, and it is sold out. For these limited edition boxes (Christmas, Easter and Halloween), FCS sells them as a pre-order that goes on sale months in advance of the holiday release. Often, extra items from the box are sold on the site. The amount of each item is extremely limited. The next holiday box will be the Easter box. Keep an eye out for the sign up, at least a month in advance.

Fortune Cookie Soap offers a fantastic monthly mini box. Sign up quickly, though, because there is a waiting list. Once you’re on the waiting list, you’ll be contacted when there is a spot open, and you’ll be given 24 hours to claim your spot.

Value Breakdown: The box costs $74.99 (plus $11.05 shipping), which means each of the 12 items (excluding the socks) cost an average of about $7.17. Considering these are full size items, that’s a fabulous value! Plus, with every box, you’ll be mailed a code for $10 off any order of $25 or more to be used on any items in their vast store. What do you think of this limited edition Fortune Cookie Soap Box?

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The Fortune Cookie Soap box is a quarterly subscription box for 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.

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