The Cosmic Box Positive Energy Subscription Unboxing & Review : October 2015
The Cosmic Box is an indie subscription service aimed at sending you a cosmically amazing care package for the soul. This lifestyle box is curated by a holistic nurse, and is designed for the free-spirited and eco-conscious. Each box includes a mix of 3-6 trial and full size products, or 1-2 luxury full size items. Every box is hand packed and sent with heaps of love. You will find items ranging from toxin-free skin care, organic/gmo free artisan edibles, unique home goods, gems and more. A portion of the sale from every box goes to support a charity, which varies from month-to-month.
Boxes cost $27 per month, which includes shipping. I purchased this box and was not compensated in any way for this review. All opinions are my own. You can check out my other Cosmic Box reviews here.
If you would like to see the live-action unboxing, please enjoy the video unboxing below. If you prefer to skip right to the product close-ups and details, scroll down past the video.
The box came well-packaged, and everything was received intact.
As always, there was a small enclosure card that gave a bit of information about the items in the box and included a little picture of a smiling moon to tie in to the October “Supermoon/Harvest Moon” theme. There was also a short note from Kat, the founder and curator of The Cosmic Box. Kat also runs a sister company, Wild Honey Apothecary that makes small-batch, skincare and body items using wild harvested botanicals. Recently, the website description of The Cosmic Box indicated that each month they will feature a Wild Honey Apothecary product in their box.
The first item that I noticed in the box was a big fizzing detox bath bomb from Cosmic Bombs (value: $4.00). I have been all about bath products since moving into our new home. I have been without a tub in my master bathroom for fourteen years and that was a high priority item when looking for our new home. I have a beautiful tub now and am so grateful. I love seeing bath products in subscription boxes. I also have been quite interested in charcoal in skincare and personal care products, where it is used to bind to, and eliminate toxins. I am excited to give this bomb a try, and I love how it tied into the moon theme.
The next thing to catch my eye was a Zenbunni biodynamic chocolate Moonjuice “microbar” (value: $3.00). I am familiar with Zenbunni bars from other subscription boxes. I have come to appreciate them as decadent nibbling chocolates that are made with great care and of exceptionally high quality ingredients. The Moonjuice bar is made with phycocyanin infused salt, among other ingredients. Having never heard of phycocyanin before, I was intrigued to learn that it is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. I expected the bar to taste “green” as a result, but either I have become desensitized due to excessive green smoothie ingestion, or it didn’t have a strong chlorophyll taste. I enjoyed the deep, rich, chocolatey flavor.
I couldn’t imagine what might be better than relaxing baths and chocolate, when I found that the answer is clearly, MORE relaxing baths and chocolate. The third item in the box was a packet of Gem Honey’s Cosmic Quartz Infused Bath Salts (value: $3.00) I loved the unusual ingredients in these salts, which included organic honey, quartz charged sea salts, and wild harvested palo santo and blood orange essential oils. According to the instructions, the packet contains enough for two baths. I can’t wait to give them a try.
I was so excited to see the final item in the box, a beautiful pink agate night light from Wild Honey Apothecary (value $22.00). I have been meaning to buy a night light for Alina’s new room for weeks. For some reason it just slipped my mind anytime I was at a store that might sell night lights. I guess it was meant to be because this light is perfect for her. She has been using it in her room since the day that I did the unboxing. It casts a moderate amount of light with a warm pinkish glow. The small switch on the light makes it easy to turn the light off once Alina is blissfully slumbering.
I really loved this month’s Supermoon/Harvest Moon theme. We spent the evening of the recent blood moon full lunar eclipse gazing at the moon as a family and marveling in the cosmic wonder of it all. This box was so well curated to capture some of that moon magic. I especially hope that Alina will look at her lovely new night light and be reminded of us peeking out her window or craning our necks in the back yard to catch a glimpse of the eclipse between the trees and clouds.
The overall value of the box was $32.00. It was not a terribly high value relative to the box cost, but I will use every item. I thought that the items included were unusual and fun to discover. I was really struck by the uniqueness and beauty of the night light in particular. The overall appearance of the moon-themed items nestled together in the box was really quite beautiful. I happen to love relaxing baths, so the two bath products were a big win for me.
I am amazed by how significantly the “crunchy, zen, mindful” subscription box market has expanded in recent months. I think that The Cosmic Box is a great option in this genre, with a strong “positive energy” spin. I have found it to be well-curated, and well-rounded. I appreciate having someone like-minded searching out products that are a good fit for my lifestyle and my values, and then sending them to me to discover and enjoy.
Have you tried out The Cosmic Box yet? How do you think it compares to other crunchy, zen lifestyle boxes?
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