BE KIND. by ellen is a purpose-driven seasonal subscription box founded and curated by Ellen Degeneres.
Each box will include a collection of products (chosen by Ellen!) that are cruelty free, sustainably sourced, and ethically made. These “products with a purpose” come from brands who do good and give back to their community, so you can feel good about supporting them. Past items have included books, apparel, teas, skin care products, jewelry, snacks, eco-friendly cleaning products, home decor, socks, coffee, lip balms, and more.
Disclosure: Box was received for review. Post may contain affiliate links.
Boxes are only available during the season in which they are released, so there will be a limited number of boxes available each quarter. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Subscriptions are $54.99/quarter, or less with annual plans. Shipping is free. — For a limited time you can score a FREE MYSTERY BOX when you subscribe! — No coupon code needed.
Let’s see what’s in the Fall 2023 BE KIND. by ellen box!
Everything was shipped in an orange box featuring a pretty autumnal marigold-themed design.
A peek inside!
A full-color magazine provided details on all of the items included in this quarter’s box, as well as additional offers from Ellen’s online shop.
Denik Notebook 2-Pack ($11.99 value)
First up was this colorful set of notebooks from Denik. Each 5.25 inch by 8.25 inch book featured a beautifully designed cover — one floral, one lemon-themed — with 80 lined pages. Not only are they nice to look at (and write in!), but a portion of every Denik purchase goes towards supporting independent artists and expanding education around the world! Win/win!
Aminnah Unicorn Dreams Body Oil ($29 value)
Mmm… This body oil smells SO good! — Aminnah describes the scent as having notes of “pink sugar and cotton candy”, which is sweet but not overpoweringly so. It’s made with all natural ingredients including fractionated coconut oil, organic golden jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, and a blend of fragrant essential oils. To use, simply massage into your skin after bathing to lock in moisture and leave your skin feeling soft & smooth.
PurelifeBiotics Eternal Harmony Shower Steamers ($15.99 value)
These 100% natural shower steamers help you turn your regular daily shower into a relaxing, spa-like experience. Simply drop one just outside of the direct stream of water and allow its soothing aroma to fill the room. The variety pack contains 4 different, equally relaxing scents: “Breathe” (peppermint & eucalyptus), “Calm Me” (tangerine, orange & tea tree), “Spa Day” (Eucalyptus), and “Sleepy Time” (lavender). Each jumbo tablet should last up to 30 minutes!
Charged Removable Pearl & Stone Huggie Earrings ($50 value)
Charged designs their jewelry pieces to help the wearer “tune into your needs to better achieve balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually”. The huggie earrings above feature pearls, which they say represent “wisdom, integrity, and feminine energy”. If you’re not feeling the pearls, they can easily be removed so you can wear the small gold hoops alone. The earrings are nickel-free and made of surgical steel & recycled acrylic.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Sleeping Mask ($17.99 value)
This sleeping gel mask is formulated with 98% natural ingredients and is both gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Key ingredients include alpine rose stem cells & rosewater to help improve skin’s vitality & tone, along with rose flower to aid in supporting a healthy skin microbiome. To use, simply apply a thin/even layer on clean face and let dry. Rinse dry in the morning. For best results, use only one to two times per week.
Like the sleeping mask above, this sheet mask also features many of the same key ingredients including alpine rose stem cells, rose water, and various plant extracts. Unlike the first mask, this one is single-use and requires no rinsing. Simply apply the mask to clean face, leave on for 5-10 minutes, then gently massage the remaining serum over your face and neck.
I pretty much never get physical copies of photos made these days, so I’m excited about this free book offer from Mixbook. The included coupon code allows me to create a customized 19-page 8.5″ x 8.5″ hardcover photo book — tax & shipping included! Their site lets you add lots of fun backgrounds, stickers, text, and more to make your book truly your own. 🙂
Our Lavender Co. Lavender Rollerball ($15 value)
Our Lavender Co.’s Lavender Rollerball was intentionally crafted to bring the warmth and peace of their fifth-generation lavender farm to your busy life. It’s made with a 2% dilution of essential oil and fractionated coconut oil — nothing artificial. Lavender is a great scent/oil to use for stress relief, anxiety reduction, as a sleep aid, and more.
Raggedy Tiff Art Print ($20 value)
The 8″ x 10″ art print above was created by Jessica Resendiz, who also designed the artwork on this month’s box. She founded her brand “Raggedy Tiff” to share her community-focused art through statement apparel, unique accessories, stationery, and home decor. The inspiration for her work comes from her childhood memories and the Mexican traditions she was taught growing up. This art print features the iconic cempasùchil (marigold) flower used to celebrate her ancestors during the traditional Day of the Dead.
These cookies weren’t listed in the magazine/info booklet, but I was VERY happy to see them in the box! It’s not all that often that lifestyle subscription boxes include vegan-friendly treats, so to find not one but two packets of allergen-friendly soft baked cookies was a nice surprise. 🙂 Oh, and they were delicious! A little crumbly, but moist and delicious nonetheless. Yum!
The Fall 2023 BE KIND. by ellen box was jam-packed with useful items to help you ease into the cooler months with a little self-pampering. My personal favorites were the Denik Notebooks, PurelifeBiotics Shower Steamers, Mixbook voucher, Our Lavender Co. Rollerball, and the delicious Partake Cookies. The total retail value of everything in the Fall 2023 BE KIND. by ellen box was just over $200! — Remember, for a limited time you can score a FREE MYSTERY BOX when you subscribe! — No coupon code needed.