On-the-Dot is a subscription service that sends you a personalized selection of “time of the month” essentials via their monthly DotBox.
They offer a variety of different box options to choose from, which are based on your personal needs. There are boxes for low flow/light periods, heavy flow, “treat only” boxes, eco-friendly boxes, and more. Items and prices vary depending on which box you choose, but the majority contain pads/tampons, chocolate, tea, Midol, and a free gift.
Subscriptions range from $12/month (for the “treats only” box), to $34/month (for the roommates box).
I was recently sent the “Polka Dotty” box (medium/heavy flow, $22/month) for review, so…
Let’s see what’s inside!
Everything was sent in a plain white box via first class mail.
A peek inside.
There wasn’t an actual info card, but a letter was included that explained more about the subscription and what you can expect to receive each month.
Always Infinity Pads – I chose the “pad only” option and picked Always Infinity. I received 8 regular flow and 6 heavy flow. The problem? That totals 14 and the “Polka Dotty” box is supposed to contain 20 tampons and/or pads in all. I sent them an email on January 7th to see if this was just a mistake, but have yet to hear back. Not cool.
The Victorian Tea Lady Tea – This sampling of loose leaf tea consists of calendula, blackberry leaf, raspberry leaf, and chamomile. The Etsy shop is currently “on break” right now, so I couldn’t find any additional information on its particular benefits. Regardless, tea is always nice to have during your time of the month.
Bath Bomb – I don’t know anything about this bath bomb other than that it’s “Bay Rum” scented. I asked about it in the email I sent on the 7th, but yeah… No response. I’m always happy to add another bath bomb to my arsenal though!
Chocolates – Three little chocolates were included: Two Lindt Lindor Truffles and one Ferrero Rocher chocolate. It was nice to see decent quality treats, as opposed to a pack of jelly beans or something.
Midol Complete – These are pretty self-explanatory. Cramps be gone!
Overall, I thought my On-the-Dot “Polka Dotty” box was nicely curated and I was happy with the quality of products they sent. However, I felt the monthly cost was a bit inflated. I know time of the month boxes are more about convenience than value, but it still seems a bit steep for what you actually get. (Especially since I was actually shorted 6 pads!) Oh, and their communication/customer service also leaves a LOT to be desired.
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.
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