Summer 2017 Merkaela box review time!
If you haven’t heard, Merkaela is a quarterly subscription box that sends you a seasonally inspired collection of products that offer a holistic approach to a clear mind, body and spirit. Each box will include 7 to 10 items, most of which are handmade in-house at their home base in New York City. Their botanical offerings feature non-toxic, nutrient-rich essential oils, butters, natural herbs and other ingredients meant to nourish the body, mind and spirit. Items can include body scrubs, mineral bath salts, natural bar soaps, herbal teas, face masks, crystals, and more. All products are 100% cruelty free and packaged in eco-friendly materials.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by Merkaela. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to confirmation email and claim their prize. If I don’t get a reply, a new winner will be chosen.
Subscriptions are $58/quarter, or less with an annual commitment. Shipping is free within the US. — For a limited time you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “ALIVE15“, or save 20% on an annual subscription with coupon code “ALIVE20“.
Let’s see what’s in the Summer 2017 Merkaela box!
Everything was shipped in a plain brown box with a small Merkaela logo on top.
A peek inside!
The theme for Merkaela’s Summer 2017 box was “Alive” — stressing the importance of being present and truly enjoying the moment. An info card included tips on achieving this empowered state and listed all of the items in this quarter’s box that will aid you in your journey.
A small affirmation card was included to set the tone for the box and serve as a mantra to use during meditation.
Calendula Lemon Salt Bath
These fragrant bath salts will not only sooth aching muscles, but also clear the aura and support the lymphatic & immune system by removing toxins — enhancing your physical and emotional energy. Composed of carnelian flowers, European sea salt, lemon & cypress essential oils and other all natural ingredients, these luxurious salts are an ideal way to allow your body/mind to relax and focus on the now.
Hibiscus Tea Potion
A caffeine-free tea blend designed to “help raise conscious awareness to higher levels in order to bring you closer to what is needed in your life or let go of what no longer serves you”. That’s some powerful tea! 😉 It contains a blend of organic Egyptian hibiscus, organic Pacific coast mint, organic rosehip, and Vitamin C. The label on the tin suggests using it before your meditation practice to hydrate the body and elevate the mind.
Jasmine & Palo Santo Meditation Elixir
This all natural meditation elixir is said to fill you with “fearless serenity to elevate your feminine worthiness”. Featuring a blend of jasmine, palo santo & Melissa essential oils, this elixir can be used to deepen your meditation practice or utilized as an antibacterial spray. I’m not exactly sure which scent I pick up the most (it’s not jasmine), but whatever it is, I love it!
Peppermint Bar Soap
I’m always happy to see a new natural bar soap! This one is infused with natural peppermint essential oil and spearmint leaves to “help activate your mind body connection creating a neurological connection to your conscious mind”. The info card suggests thinking about your perfect day as you inhale the minty aroma, preparing to accomplish your goals.
Tangerine & Sage Shea Body Butter
This thick, fragrant body butter is formulated to moisturize, reduce inflammation, and soothe the skin. Ingredients include organic Shea butter, organic hemp oil, olive oil, Vitamin E, organic rosemary extract, organic tangerine essential oil, and other natural plant-based elements. The citrus-inspired fragrance is designed to inspire a positive mood while easing stress & restoring tranquility.
Sacred Sage Smudge Stick
Sage is known as a natural purifier that can be used to eliminate harmful bacteria from the air. It can also transform the energy of the body & mind and support the feng shui or energy of a home. To use this smudge stick, simply ignite it with a match or lighter — making sure to do so with a clear mind and good intentions. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame, allowing it to burn for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then blow out. Then, with smoking sage stick in hand, walk around your workspace, home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy.
Pink Lemurian Crystal
According to the info card, Lemurian are “earth spirit” crystals with a high efficacy in efforts to establish communication with Spirit Guides and Angels. To use one, hold it in your right hand while quietly meditating. Slowly move your thumbnail up the etchings one by one, expecting the presence of your Spirit Guide when you reach the top rung.
The Merkaela Summer 2017 “Alive” box was a great reminder to move on from the past, stop worrying about the future, and truly embrace the present. The products were beautifully presented and all of them were crafted with pure, natural ingredients. My favorite items were the lemon bath salts, tangerine sage body butter, peppermint soap, and hibiscus tea. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “ALIVE15“, or save 20% on an annual subscription with coupon code “ALIVE20“.