Bombay & Cedar Review October 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.
Bombay & Cedar is my new obsession. Really it is. I’m not just saying that. I am in love with this new subscription box. It’s hard to believe they have only been shipping boxes since July because from the looks of things you would think they have been in business for years. If I were to put together a box for myself, this is what it would look like.
Here’s a quick look at 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
Here’s a closer look at the items we received in the October box…..
October Theme – Uplifting
Fall is a time of excitement as the leaves change to a bright array of reds and yellows and the hot summer weather finally gives way to a refreshing time of apple cider drinking and sweater wearing. This brings us to the new theme, Uplifting, which is all about happiness and inspiring hope. Everything in this box has been carefully curated to help elevate the best of you. October’s box has a retail value of over $120!
Breast Cancer Awareness: October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was the inspiration for this month’s theme. We will donate 5% of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help with breast cancer awareness and the continued search for a cure.
Orange Essential Oil ($12)
The orange tree is thought to be a hybrid between the pomelo citrus fruit and mandarin. It is native to Asia and is now grown worldwide with Brazil leading worldwide production. The essential oil is extracted by cold pressing the rind of the sweet orange.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil ($16)
Ylang Ylang is known to reduce stress and induce calmness. The aroma is exotic and rich, penetrating the vicinity and imbuing sensual and aphrodisiac sentiments.
Essential oils are my life. I use them on a daily basis and love discovering new blends. This month we received one of my faves – Orange Essential Oil. But I am also pretty excited about the Ylang Ylang oil because it’s one I’ve never used before. Both oils are great for your skin, and they blend well together. I’ve got them in my diffuser as we speak!
Amethyst Crystal Candle ($12)
Hidden inside is an Amathyst Quartz that enhances healing and spiritual growth. Once your candle has burned (25 hr burn time) retrieve your crystal and carry it with you, or place it in a special space to balance and heal energy. Hand-poured and made with 100% American farmed soy wax.
Candles are another obsession, I see a trend here. And this particular candle is even more exciting thanks to the Amethyst Quartz hidden inside. I really want to keep this for myself, but I also feel like it would make a lovely gift.
Apothecary Jar of Matches ($10)
Vintage inspired jar of white tipped matches with a strike-on-bottle strip for lighting. A Bombay & Cedar Exclusive.
Cutest idea ever!!! I just ran out of matches so these showed up at the perfect time. And…..I love it when subscription boxes send us matches along with the candle.
Revive Morning Roller Ball ($33)
Take a moment to revive your mind with this Roller Ball. Experience the invigorating powers of Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Juniper to give yourself a boost of energy.
This is a lovely scent. It’s fresh and energizing. It will be a nice fragrance to apply in the morning. Sometimes I even apply scents like this before my morning hike.
HOPE Thoughtfulls – 30 Inspiring Cards ($6.95)
With Hope, stay strong, hold on, and remember that there’s always a way. Open a card whenever you need to see that the extraordinary is within reach, or share one to offer a word of encouragement.
I totally dropped the ball with this item. These cards are way more exciting than they look in the photo, and they are already pretty darn awesome. What I didn’t realize until after I had taken the photo is that on the flip side of the card there’s a little flap you can open up with a hidden quote inside. I love these!!!
Uplift Facial Mist ($20)
Made for All Skin Types – great for after workouts, plane travel companion, and mid-day spritzer. Recommended use: spritz as needed throughout the day.
Face mists are really lovely. I never use to like them but once I got over my fear of testing out new skincare products I realized that a good face mist is something every woman should have on hand.
YoYo Personal Diffuser ($9.95)
A personal diffuser for your oils. Drop oils on the ceramic stone and it will passively diffuse the scent. Place on a desk, in your pocket, suitcase, gym bag or in a drawer.
So far we have received some sort of oil diffuser in every box, and that is a feature I am absolutely loving!!! This month we received this gorgeous little personal diffuser. Now I just have to decide where I want to use it. Part of me wants to keep it in my car and part of me wants to keep it by my desk.
Orange, Cocoa Nibs & Carrot Bites ($1.25)
A zesty burst of orange melts with rich, chocolatey cocoa while wholesome carrots and sweet potatoes charge up the nutrition factor to full.
Eeek!!! This is the best snack we have received thus far. I would love to see more goodies like this in future boxes. These little veggies bites are gluten-free, non-GMO and they only have 9 grams of sugar per serving.
Bonus Gift: No One Fights Alone Pink Wristband
Make a statement and show support of breast cancer awareness and the fight for a cure.
I love that the October Bombay & Cedar has a bit of a breast cancer awareness theme to it. Not only did we receive this bracelet as a bonus but they are also donating 5% of their proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help with breast cancer awareness and the continued search for a cure.
Thank You Gift
If you shared your box on social media last month you have also received a special gift as a thank you for spreading the word about our box.
This is a really nice feature. Share your unboxing and Bombay & Cedar will send you a thank you gift. Last month I received a really nice shower gel and this month I received body lotion.
Bombay & Cedar Review October 2017 – Final Thoughts
Wow! Bombay & Cedar did a wonderful job with the October box, but I feel like I have said that every month since I started reviewing this subscription. I really can’t say enough about this box. It’s beautiful and exciting from beginning to end. They really make the unboxing process a pleasant experience thanks to their attention to detail. Not only does this box come packed to the brim, but it also includes full-size products, and I always end up using 90% of the items we receive……actually its more like 100%. I had a quick look back at the September box and I have used (or will be using) all of the products except for one. I wouldn’t change a thing about Bombay & Cedar…..not a single thing. I love this box just the way it is.