Bombay & Cedar Review August 2017

Bombay & Cedar is an aromatherapy, beauty & lifestyle subscription box featuring full size products including essential oils, diffusers, skincare, books, snacks & other products carefully curated for the discerning woman who lives a life inspired. They kindly sent us this box for review.

I have a new favourite subscription box and it is called Bombay & Cedar!! I kid you not, I almost peed my pants when I opened this box. I couldn’t have put together a better box myself. It is beyond perfect!! You MUST keep reading, especially if you love essential oils and inspired living as much as I do.

Subscription Details

This is Bombay & Cedar’s Founder’s Box. Yup, that’s right. It’s their very first box! Therefore, it’s probably a good idea to quickly go over the subscription details…..

  • Join The Tribe: Every month they will delight your doorstep with a new aromatherapy theme. No contracts, skip a month, cancel anytime.
  • Cost: $49.95 per month
  • Shipping: $6.95 to US, $15 to Canada, $29 International
August Theme – Calming

For many people, August signals the end of the summer and the beginning of the new school year. Even if you don’t have kids, there are a number of activities that start up in the fall, meaning your care-free days of summer are officially over.

This is why we went with the calming theme for August. As life starts to get busy again, don’t forget to take some time to relax with our essential oils included in this monht’s box as well as all of your other goodies that we’re so excited about!

They absolutely nailed it with the August theme. A box full of goodies to help you relax and stay calm. Really, it couldn’t be any more perfect. I love this time of year, but also find it a little hectic as I get back into my regular work routine, workout schedule, and start preparing for the holidays. I am already impressed with Bombay & Cedar’s Founder’s Box……..let’s have a closer look….

Certifed USDA Organic Lavender Essential Oil – 10ml by BOMBAY AND CEDAR

Our organic lavender is grown exclusively in the fertile grounds of Bulgaria. The go-to oil and one of the most popular essential oils in the world. See our magazine for suggested uses. $16.00

Lavender has a ton of benefits and just happens to be my absolute favourite essential oil. I love the smell of lavender. It’s most popular use is for reducing anxiety and emotional stress. I already have a few drop in my oil diffuser……it is wonderful.

Bergamot Essential Oil – 10ml by BOMBAY AND CEDAR

Bergamot is grown exclusively in Italy. It is a citrus fruit similar to orange but not edible, omitting a delightful fruity and floral scent. See our magazine for suggested uses. $10.00

I’m not as familiar with bergamot as I am with lavender so luckily they included a handy little info card. Apparently bergamot is good for pain relief , digestion and skin irritations. It’s a really nice oil to use in the fall because it mixes well with frankincense, nutmeg, sandalwood and orange……you could make an amazing seasonal blend for your diffuser….just sayin’.

Chamomile Mint Tea – 16 Tea Bags by CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS

Cozy up to a steamy cup or serve this elixir over ice for an uplifting glass of refreshment. $5.39

Tea makes me happy, plain and simple. I was excited to see that they included a full-size box. And the blend goes perfectly with the theme.

Oraganic Chia Squeeze – Blackberry Bliss – 1 Pouch by MOMMA CHIA

Organic Blackberries join forces with Purple Carrot juice to create a delectable snack delivering Omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fiber and more! $2.00

This is the only item in the box that doesn’t really excited me, but that is strictly a personal preference. I’m just not a fan of these squeeze things. But… makes me wonder if they will include snacks on a regular basis? I hope so!

The Calming Coloring Kit by HACHETT BOOK GROUP

Perfect for creative people everywhere who like to use coloring and drawing as a means to relax and focus the mind. This kit includes 10 colored pencils and 50 illustrated cards with detailed designs to complete for on-the-go stress relief. $9.95

This is the cutest colouring set I have ever seen!!! This is curation at it’s best. It’s unique little items like this that make subscription boxes so much fun to receive. I’ve only recently gotten back into my colouring and hope to keep it up so this showed up at the perfect time.

Anti-Oxidant+ Face Mask – 4-Pack by KARUNA

Fortify skin and help revive, soothe and protect with this Anti-Oxidant+ Face Mask, featuring green tea extract, African chrysanthellum and Chinese licorice. $28.00

I love a good face mask but it has to be a quality mask in order for me to feel comfortable putting it on my face. I’ve received this brand before and really like the results. My skin responded well to it and I found it very moisturizing.

Essential Oil Bottle Carrying Case by MODERN MAKERIE

These essential oil carrying bags hold 5ml, 10ml and 15ml bottles as well as 5ml roller vials. They measure 9″x4″ and have cotton covered elastic for extra padding around each bottle. $20.99

Yes!! This is the best idea ever!! I’ve been looking for something to hold my essential oils. Until now I have been using an old plastic container and I just wasn’t feeling it. This case is not only gorgeous but it is functional. I absolutely love it!

Aromatherapy Lava Necklace in Organic Baggie by SEW GROWN (bag by wedding star)

Lava bead necklace and stainless steel chain. Chain Size: 16” + 2” for lava beads. You’ll receive either single bead, arrowhead or bead/feather. Necklace $12.95 | Organic Bag $2.00

I have received a few essential oil necklaces this past year but this is my favourite one yet. I love the style of it. Not too big or over the top. I’ve actually already worn this one and it paired well with my Lulu’s and Converse.

Lavender Aromatherapy Herbal Soap by PLANTLIFE

Aromatherapy herbal soaps made the old fashioned way, with lots of love! They aren’t made by machine, but carefully crafted by hand in small batches using the “cold processing” method. $5.95

I am always, always happy to receive quality soap in my subscription boxes. Especially lavender soap. It’s my favourite. I feel like this box includes a lot of my favourites. I haven’t stopped smiling since I opened it.

BONUS ITEM – Printable Aromatherapy Journal by BOMBAY AND CEDAR

Our aromatherapy journal was created to help you collect your favorite oil recipes. $12.00

Please note that this is a printable journal which can be downloaded from their website with the coupon code included in the box. Such a cute idea.

Bombay & Cedar Review August 2017 – Final Thoughts

Wow, wow, wow. That’s about all I can say. I am so unbelievably impressed with Bombay & Cedar. If I didn’t know better I would have guessed that this was their 100th box, not their 1st. They really have done an exceptional job. Better than some boxes that have been around for years. I can tell that Bombay & Cedar means business and that makes me so happy because it also means they are going to be around for a long while. I’m tempted to say that I like this box better than the “big 3” and that is saying a lot. I feel like Bombay & Cedar is catered to my lifestyle. Every single item is perfect for me. If this is the kind of box we can expect to see every month then I would suggest signing up for an annual subscription ASAP. Thank goodness they are a monthly subscription because if I had to wait longer than 30 days to receive my next box I would probably shed a few tears. I’m going to go now, and work on getting you guys a spoiler for the September box. Eeek! I can’t wait!


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