I’ve been dying to try The Natural Beauty Box for ages, so I was really excited when the lovely owner, Emma, contacted me to ask if I’d like to review this month’s box! Emma also runs the fantastic and supportive Natural Beauty UK Facebook group; you may remember that I won the first giveaway she did in the group and was sent lots of lovely goodies (some of which I reviewed in this post), however this is the first time I’ve tried one of the monthly subscription boxes. I have to say, I’m thoroughly impressed with the box… the items are so carefully curated and beautifully packaged, the value for money is incredible, and I love that Emma includes a wide variety of brands; some more well-known than others, and most of which create small-batch, handcrafted products as well.
In terms of subscribing to The Natural Beauty Box, there are various options; you can sign up for rolling monthly plan (or buy a one-off box) for £24.99 per box, you can pre-pay for a 3 or 6-month plan (which reduces the price-per-box to £23.70 or £23.00, respectively), or you can sign up to a bi-monthly plan (meaning you receive a box every other month) for £24.95 per box. Each box contains 5 or 6 products in a mixture of full and travel sizes (no sample sachets, yay!) with a total retail value of over £50!
Each box is also themed; this month’s theme is ‘Pure & Simple’. Let’s take a look at what was inside:
- Celtic Herbal Natural Soy Candle with Lime, Basil & Mandarin: Celtic Herbal is a Welsh, artisan company creating small-batch beauty and home products. This candle smells amazing; the scent is really uplifting and I’m a sucker for anything citrussy! It’s available through the Celtic Herbal website for £10, and I feel it’s a really lovely addition to have one non-beauty product in the box!
- Moksa Wild Rose Toning Mist: I’m a big fan of floral facial toners, particularly rose (I currently use the Balm Balm one), and this is a perfectly-sized bottle for me to keep in my overnight bag or pop in my handbag when needed. The smell of this toning mist is slightly more subtle than others I’ve tried, which I actually really appreciate (sometimes I find them a bit strong smelling!) and I also love the simple packaging. This 30ml bottle retails for £10, or you can purchase a 100ml bottle for £19 on the Moksa website.
- The Ilex Wood Calendula Salve: Northamptonshire-based The Ilex Wood is a handmade beauty brand, whose creator believes that “beauty doesn’t have to cost the earth”… so it’s right up my street! Plus, this salve is a miracle worker; I have applied it to various blisters, little cuts etc. since receiving it last week and it has helped them to pretty much heal within a day; I also read a comment from one lady in the Facebook group who said that it eradicated a rash overnight that she’d been suffering from for several months! Calendula has so many amazing benefits, so this salve is definitely going to be a great addition to my first-aid drawer. It’s also an absolute bargain at £8 through The Ilex Wood’s website; for such a high quality product, this is really impressive.
- Mallow & White Restore Facial Oil: This facial oil was the winner of the Beauty Shortlist Editor’s Choice Award in 2016, and it’s easy to see why! Mallow & White’s products always contain 6 or less ingredients; one of the key ingredients of this product is Rosehip oil, which makes it smell gorgeous and has a whole array of benefits for the skin. Since using this oil, my skin definitely looks a lot brighter and feels a lot softer; although it’s recommended for normal/dry skin (mine’s slightly more on the combination/oily side), I’ve still really felt the benefits of this product. This trial bottle retails at £14, or you can purchase a full-sized bottle for £38 from LoveLula.
- Pure Purpose Coffee Body Scrub & Skin Mask with Turmeric & Orange: This body scrub smells so yummy and is the perfect pick-me-up for your morning shower when you’re feeling lethargic. It’s super messy (but super fun) to use, so you’ll definitely want to stay in the shower when you apply it! I even felt as though my legs looked more toned after using this scrub, which I know is a complete illusion, but I certainly won’t complain… it made my skin feel really soft all over and buffed away any dry patches. It’s a really good sized packet and is available for £13.50 from Pure Purpose.
- Conscious Skincare Sweet Orange & Frangipani Body Oil: I followed up the coffee scrub with this gorgeous body oil from Conscious Skincare; they make a great pair with their lovely, subtle orange scents. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly this body oil absorbed into my skin, and how it kept my skin feeling super soft post-scrub without feeling oily at all. This trial size is only available to purchase as part of a gift set, however the full-sized body oil retails at £12 through the Conscious website.
As you can probably tell, it’s been totally impossible for me to pick a favourite out of all of these gorgeous products; I’m so impressed with the quality and value of The Natural Beauty Box and I can see why it’s considered to be one of the best beauty boxes out there! I’m loving each product and am keen to explore the ranges of all of the brands included; it’s been a great opportunity to discover many small, artisan brands that I had not tried before. I would not hesitate to recommend The Natural Beauty Box, and will certainly be purchasing plenty of them myself in the future!
Have you tried The Natural Beauty Box? What is your favourite product from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments below!