I have been patiently waiting for an all-natural beauty box ever since eco-friendly boxes like The Conscious Box and Eco-Emi, which unfortunately do not ship to Canada (yet!) or are double the price for international shipping. When I started hearing through the beauty box grapevine that The Natural Beauty Box was available to Canadians, I couldn’t wait to try it! I only bought the month of October as I wanted to try it first before committing to something more permanent.
October’s Box is pink, I’m guessing for breast cancer awareness and comes in a cute pink bag with a cute polka dot bow! Yay for girly packaging! There was also a HUGE info sheet with all the product information which I loved! I will list the values here as listed on the sheet, but don’t try to do the math to see whether the amounts match up because the cost per mL is not calculated with normal arithmetic…TNBB emailed me to explain how the sample costs were calculated:
“The product price points are actually what the companies provide us as they sell these mini sizes. Or some...As we may have purchased.These products are not divided to get the value...
The Petal Organics Body Cream mini - 1 oz...Did cost the price indicated. A good comparison we have is here:
Full sized butter: $32.00 - 8 oz
Mini: If you divide, it's supposed to be .25 for one ounce but the mini we purchase is Worth $6.00.
I hope this helps and we've clarified this.
Wine Delights – Natural Bath Salt Assortment
Thoughts: I was actually quite excited when I realized what the scents of these bath salts were! They actually smell like what they say!
Full size: $12.50 (We weren’t told how big a full size is and I couldn’t find it when Googling…)
I received: 3 x 0.5oz/$6.00
Burst Organic Beauty Bar – Love Bubbles Body Wash
Indulge your senses with the super antioxidant formula that bubbles from saponified coconut oil and doesn’t strip the skin! While vitamin E, B5 and C restore damaged skin, AHA exfoliates with extra moisture for softer skin.
Thoughts: The company concept is neat because you are given the chance to customize your own skincare products! You can pick a flavour, antioxidant and the type of raw oil you want as your moisturizer which is pretty awesome. This particular sample smells more like coconut than vanilla, but perhaps the vanilla scent will come out more once I use it in the shower.
Full size: $8.00
I received: 1oz/$3.50
Burst Organic Beauty Bar – Super Rich Island Butter
Thoughts: I don’t really like the smell of blueberry so this would not have been my scent of choice.
Full size: $14.00
I received: 1oz/$6.50
Authentic Skin Remedies – Balance Seawater Facial Mist
Thoughts: I like facial mists for setting my makeup and this one smells pretty nice and is the perfect purse size! It says on the bottle that this can also be used as a toner and can be blended into moisturizer or serum.
Full size: $33.00
I received: 8mL/$6.00
ATL International – Raw Carrier Oil
Thoughts: Smells very herbal and might take some getting used to, but can be used on the face, hair, body and bath.
Full size: $18.50
I received: 1oz/$10.00
Virga Botanicals – Gentle Creamy Facial Cleanser with Lavender
Thoughts: The consistency is very creamy and if you like the smell of lavender, you’ll love this cleanser.
Full size: $12.95
I received: 1oz/$4.00
Accidental Herbal – Cinnamon Honey Lip Jam
Thoughts: Mmmmm…this smells so good and the packaging is very cute!
Full size: $4.00
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Happy Pumpkin Exfoliating Mini Sugar Pumpkin Soaps
Thoughts: Another amazing smelling item for the Fall! Smells just like pumpkins and cinnamon :)
Full size: $8.50
I received: 1.5oz/$3.80
Biograzia – Grazzia Bio-Regen Face Cream
Thoughts: I think I’m receiving too much face cream now, but at least this cream smells nice and natural.
Full size: $33.00
I received: 5mL/$5.50
Petal Organics – Firming Phyto Bio Active Body Cream
Thoughts: This wasn’t my favourite scent, but the consistency is thick and very moisturizing.
Full size: $160.00
I received: 1oz/$30.00
Ariona Healing Balm
Thoughts: This healing balm would be great for my dry heels and is another great-smelling item!
Full size: $15.00
I received: 0.25oz/$5.00
Total value of TNBB (according to info sheet): $84.30
So, when I had calculated the sample size values in the same manner as the other beauty boxes, the value ends up being much lower at $59.12, but TNBB did give me an explanation right away which I appreciate. As a whole though, I did enjoy my very first Natural Beauty Box, but I don’t think this is something I would get every month just due to the sheer amount of samples in my arsenal! I did sign up for the December Box because it’s Christmas, but I don’t think I will be getting these boxes too often.
Happy Thursday Everyone!