It is only the second box of 2018 and Good Being is off to a fabulous start. I might be so bold as to say this is my favorite box thus far! Before I get into the goods, here’s everything you need to know about the Good Being subscription box (if you are already familiar, keep scrolling to check out the goods!):
COST: Mini Box (US) $9.95/month (2 products) International $15.95
Standard Box (US) $24.95/month (4-5 products) International $33.95
Save $36 off of an ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP when you pay in full.
FEATURES: 4-5 Health, Beauty, Natural Wellness, and Lifestyle products delivered straight to your door.
HOW IT DIFFERS FROM OTHER SUB BOXES: 1.) You get to choose 1-2 products every month. 2.) You can choose between a beauty box and a lifestyle box. 3.) Included in each box is a MEMBER ONLY SPECIAL OFFERS card which includes discount codes on the items you received, in case you want to repurchase, as well as other brands that weren’t included in your specific box. I’ve seen member discount codes as generous as 50% off!
Now that you know the details, let’s check out the products!
Curandera Remedies Therapeutic Eau De Parfum in Majmua (received Full Size: 1/3 oz. $40): I am always thrilled to get the chance to try out a new fragrance, especially because I no longer use conventional fragrance, but still enjoy a nice perfume; so I am always on the hunt for a clean scent. This one is a gorgeous spicy, warm, earthy, musky sensual aroma reminiscent of Nag Champa incense. It comes in a glass bottle with a metal roller ball applicator which makes it easy to apply or bring along in a makeup bag or purse. As far as duration, it lasts a couple of hours which is typical of natural fragrances. The only ingredients are alcohol and Majmua essential oil, which makes me happy because since I’ve quite mainstream perfume, I can not longer tolerate the smell of synthetics; they are just too overpowering for me. Majmua is a scent that is said to attract abundance, used to recharge energy and focus the mind. I love that you are encourages to use this perfume for ceremonies, self-care rituals and throughout the day to realign your spirit. As a Latina, I love discovering and supporting brands created by other Latinas and WOC such as Curandera Remedies. The founder Josie Castaneda offers various remedies and services such as life and wellness coaching, herbal consultations, yoga, meditation, body work, crystal therapy as well as offering various artisanal apothecary remedies available on her website. (vegan)
Good Medicine Lab Every Little Thing Balm (received 1 0z. value $20/full size: 4 0z $58) For those of you who follow me, you know I have chronically dry hands. I blame motherhood–the constant dishwashing, hand washing, baby butt washing, etc. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan of balms, especially during the colder season, so I was excited to break this one open and see what it was all about. I had high hopes because I am a fan of Good Medicine Lab. I love their body oils, botanical perfume and honey mask, just to name a few. While I like the texture of the balm (it is vaseline-like in texture without being overly greasy, sticky and of course no yucky petroleum), the hydrating effect on my skin and the fact that it absorbed relatively quickly, I didn’t love the very pepperminty, eucalyptus scent. Smelling like an herby, minty medicine cabinet is not really my thing, but I may be willing to overlook the scent if it proves to provide long lasting hydration. (contains beeswax)
ReBloom Natural Sleep Drink (received one 2.5 0z bottle value $4 / full size: 7 bottles $28) As a mom of two little boys, I haven’t had a full night of sleep on years. And it’s not because I have trouble sleeping, but if you are a mom you know someone always needs you at night! I am intrigued by the ingredients and description of the product though. It contains Vitamin E, vitamin B-12, Magnesium, Valerian Root Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, L-Theanine and Melatonin. All ingredients are great natural sleep remedies and are great alternatives to habit forming ingredients often found in sleep aids. Since I am currently nursing our 6 month old, I’m not sure when I will be trying out this drink, but when I do I will be reporting back on my IG stories (eco.bliss.beauty).
Akar Skin Sample Set Featuring Neat Remedy Face Serum (received a sample set value $14.66/ full size 4 piece $247) I haven’t tried this brand and love that Good Being offers the chance to try it as a set. The set came with the lush balance toning mist, the neat remedy face oil, the nutrient boost eye serum and the ruby tint lip butter. Each sample size came with enough product to use several times. Akar Skin uses organic, wild harvested ingredients and made in small batches without any mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and colorants, sulfates, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones, PEGs, PPGs, DEA, TEA, phthalates, GMO ingredients and artificial preservatives. Yay! I have to say, I’m quite impressed with the products included in the sample set and once I work my way through my current skin care stash I may even look into purchasing a full size. I love this brands standards and care in creating their products and formulas and really appreciate their attention to ingredients and the fact that they make their skin care in house.
Pangea Organics Brazilian Brown Sugar With Cocoa Butter Body Polish (received 2 0z size value $7/full size: 8 oz $28) Exfoliation is so key for me during the colder months, so I gladly welcome the chance to try out a new body polish. I typically favor a sea salt scrub, mainly because I like a more coarse grain and as expected, this polish did have a finer grain than I prefer. I did enjoy that it left my skin feeling moisturized after getting out of the shower, but not hydrated enough that I personally could forgo an after shower body oil. It includes oils such as sunflower, safflower, cocoa butter, and has a subtle lavender scent. Overall, it’s a nice body polish and if you love sugar scrubs, you might enjoy this one.
ReChoc (received 3 sample packets value $3.75/full size: 20 pieces $24.95) Self proclaimed chocoholic here!… So I was very curious to try ReChoc, which is marketed as a chocolate supplement. It claims to maximize the amount of polyphenols absorbed by your body from their chocolate. Ok, so thats all fine and dandy, but what about the taste? Meh. It’s an ok piece of chocolate. Definitely not mind-blowing, but if you are looking for a way to increase your polyphenols, this would be a good option, especially for those of you who are dark chocolate lovers. I personally love dark chocolate, but also prefer to buy soy free chocolate that is organic and fair trade which i didn’t see mentioned on their website.
So there you have it, now lets break down the value! It’s a pretty huge one this month. The subscription box costs $24.99 and the items included in this months box totals….drumroll please….a whopping $89.41!! Yes please, Good Being for the win. And as always, members receive a special discount card full of discount codes on theses and more brands!
If you are interested in trying out a box for yourself or gifting one….