Winter 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.
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 “WISDOM15“.
Let’s see what’s in the Winter 2017 Merkaela box!
Everything was shipped in a light blue box with a small Merkaela logo in the corner and this quarter’s theme — “Wisdom” revealed on top.
A peek inside!
The theme for Merkaela’s Winter 2017 box was “Wisdom”. An intro card further explained the meaning behind the theme and included a printed prayer & meditation on its reverse side. An info card listed all of the items in this quarter’s box, along with short descriptions of each one.
A small affirmation card was included to set the tone for the box and serve as a mantra to use during meditation.
A “personal growth” card was also included, which was to serve as a reminder to share the credit for your success with others to reap true joy.
Ylang Ylang Body Butter
I always love receiving Merkaela’s body butters — they’re so thick & luxurious! This one is lightly scented with ylang ylang, frankincense, and rose essential oils to help you foster feelings of self-love and appreciation. Other skin-nourishing ingredients include organic shea butter, hemp oil, vitamin E, and rosemary extract.
Chamomile Tea Potion
A soothing herbal tea created to encourage relaxation and increase mental clarity. It includes a blend of organic Egyptian chamomile, lemon myrtle, honeybush, lemongrass, gingko biloba, St. John’s Wort, nettle, anise, birch leaves, and stevia. It’s caffeine-free and perfect for enjoying in the evening as you wind down.
These handmade Nepali rope incense are made with strips of lotka paper infused with natural herbs and spices including saffron, nagi, and sandalwood. They can be used to help create a sacred space for meditation or general relaxation.
Calendula Body Exfoliator
Remove dead skin cells and promote cell regeneration with this all natural body exfoliator. It features pure ingredients including European sea salt, epsom salt, grapeseed oil, calendula flower, and ginger essential oil.
Lotus Bodhi Mala Bracelet
This pretty mala bracelet is made with coral seeds, which are said to protect and strengthen one’s emotional foundation & enable self-acceptance. They also absorb the oils of your skin and turn a darker color as they age. Stretchy bracelets like this tend to be too large for my teeny wrists, so I was happy that this one fit nice and snug. 🙂
Bentonite Clay Mask
Bentonite clay (from volcanic ash) is blended with charcoal & chamomile powder to help draw out impurities, regenerate new skin cells, and calm the skin. To use, simply mix a quarter-sized amount with water or apple cider vinegar until it forms a thick paste. Apply evenly to the skin, let dry, and rinse with warm water. If needed, follow up with a light moisturizer.
Woodspice Soap Bar
If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I LOVE natural bar soap! This one is made with a blend of plant-based oils, along with essential oils of cinnamon & woodspice blend, and rosemary extract. Needless to say, it smells amazing and I can’t wait to use it.
The Merkaela Winter 2017 “Wisdom” box included a great assortment of products to pamper your body and open your mind. My favorite items this quarter were the ylang ylang body butter, coral seed mala bracelet, chamomile tea, and woodspice bar soap. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “WISDOM15“.
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