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Merkaela is a quarterly subscription box that sends a curated assortment of positive affirmations as well as cruelty free self care products. Choose from three different subscription options; the Soap Box includes an assortment of handmade all natural soaps for $18, the Essential which includes items that help with your mediation practice (a vegan options is also available) for $39 and the Deluxe (what I’m reviewing) that includes items that help both your meditation as well as your self care practice. Subscriptions to the Deluxe Box are $72 per season. NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.
Subscription Box Unboxing
Subscription Box Review
The first glimpse inside the Merkaela Box for Fall 2019. Right on the top is a product from a different brand which is interesting and I’ve never seen in their boxes before.
Everything that came in my Lunar themed package. This box focuses on the lunar cycle and aims to help you with your self care rituals, setting intentions as well as personal growth.
So what is all this stuff?
Our box inserts.
The first card is a lunar guide and walks you through the four different phases of the moon and how you can use them to enrich your own life.
Our other insert tells us about our box. This front side tells us a little more about the theme.
And the reverse lists each of the items that was included in our box.
The final insert is our affirmation card. I really like this saying!
And the back has a pretty mandala image.
Mandala Tibetan Incense
The first item in our box is a box of assorted incense. There’s sandalwood, jasmine, rose, musk and red sandalwood. I’m not a huge fan of incense (they tend to give me a headache) but my Mom loves them so I’ll be passing these on to her.
This is a really apt item to include in this box!
Oatmeal Lavender Bar Soap
Next we have a bar of oatmeal lavender soap. The lavender is calming and the oatmeal soothes the skin.
All Merkaela’s soaps are handmade from scratch and implement natural oils and herbal extracts.
The item in the box that appealed to me the most is the Rosemary Elixir. This is said to be formulated to warm the soul and allows the user to access their inner courage. I love rosemary and think this is a really nice way to get rid of any negative vibes in my space.
Moon Salt Bath
Next is a bath salt and I’ll be honest and say I love hot baths and bath salts are so good not just for your body physically but the Magnesium is good for your system as well since it balances the different levels in your body. This bath salt has a really great aroma and I’m looking forward to giving it a try!
Frankincense Body Butter
The final item in our box from Merkaela is this Frankincense infused body butter. This smells amazing and Frankincense has so many purifying aspects! Plus, can we just talk about how beautiful the Merkaela packaging is?!
This is a thick and nourishing butter that would be great to use after a bath (perhaps with your new bath salts) to lock in moisture!
Vivoo Wellness App
The final item in our box is Vivoo – a very cool app that helps you lead a healthier lifestyle. You’ll get personalized advice based on a urine analysis… yes you get little sticks that you’ve got to pee on.
There were four sticks in my box. Based on Vivoo’s system you’ll get information about your hydration, pH levels, immune system, urinary tract as well as liver and kidney functions, ketone and glucose levels too.
All I’ve got to say is, “Thanks liver, you’re a champ!”
So in summary
Presentation: Everything is packaged beautifully and arrived to me perfectly in my box from Merkaela
Quality: There is no doubt that they include high quality items – everything they make is tops in my opinion.
Curation: I love this Lunar assortment and how everything came together!
Box Economy: For the price of this box ($72) I received $111.90 in items which is a stellar deal!
This box from Merkaela had fabulous self care items and enriching ideas on how to improve your own self care practice!