The Pampered Period Box is a self care subscription box that encourages you to take the time to tend to the needs of your body, heart, and mind during your monthly period.
Each box will feature items that both help support your menstrual health as well as products that add to your daily self care and pampering regimen. You can expect to receive products such as spa treatments, teas, tinctures, candles, healing edible treats, supplements, recipes, affirmations, beauty products, sweets, and more. Boxes will generally have a retail value of $150-250 and 10% of the monthly subscription box fee will be donated to the Girls Helping Girls Period organization.
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 $57/month with free shipping within the US.
Let’s see what’s in the June 2017 The Pampered Period Box!
Everything was shipped in a brown box sealed with a large The Pampered Period Box logo sticker.
A peek inside!
An enclosed letter stated that June’s box comes with one purpose — the permission to carve out 20-60 minutes each day of your period to be still, drink tea, and rest into the totality of who you are and what you feel right now.
A separate sheet listed all of the items that you’ll find inside, along with brief descriptions for each one.
A very appropriate affirmation card served to set the tone for June’s Box. It read “Your quiet time is your personal nurture time. Your deserve your own best care”.
This pretty silver plated mug is perfect for enjoying a big cup of tea. It measures 4.25 inches high x 4.75 inches wide and can hold 16 ounces of your favorite beverage. It’s made of glazed earthenware and features a metallic silver geometric design. The only bummer (for me anyway) is that it’s hand wash only and not safe for microwave use.
Therabox Teas (~$6)
These loose leaf teas from Therabox — who offers their own subscription box — couldn’t be any prettier. Two different blends were included: Organic Chamomile & Lavender and Organic Black Rosebud. Each vial contains enough tea for 5 servings. I’ve already tried the chamomile lavender and it was just as described and very lavender-y. 🙂
A convenient, easy way to enjoy loose leaf tea. Just squeeze the handle to open up the mesh strainer, fill it with tea leaves, and brew!
This candle was especially designed to be burned during your period. It’s hand-poured using a blend of food-grade paraffin, essential oils, and one or two gemstones especially chosen to empower the intent of the candle. According to Zena Moon, this pomegranate & sage scented candle “helps us as women reclaim the sacredness of our blood and our connection to our natural cycles — ebb and flow, giving and receiving, doing and being.”
Zena Moon Matches ($1?)
A box of matches was also included to aid in lighting your new candle ASAP. 🙂
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant ($9.99)
According to the info sheet, this novel is about “the gorgeous fabric of menstruation and how it’s tied women to one another across the generations”.
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.
Told in Dinah’s voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood–the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers–Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah–the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah’s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.
Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women’s lives.
Honestly, it’s not the type of book I could see myself picking up, but it certainly fits the vibe of this box.
Now THIS I could most definitely see myself picking up. 😉 It’s an organic, fair trade chocolate bar made with 70% cocoa and sprinkled with sea salt. Not only is it gluten-free and non-GMO, but it’s also vegan-friendly. Yay! (Oh — I should note that this wasn’t listed on the info card. However, there was a second candle that was listed so I’m assuming this was swapped out for that. No complaints here!)
These reMINDme bands were designed to be worn as a reminder to focus on what’s most important to you at the current time. Simply slip it onto your wrist to help you practice mindfulness and “rep what you’re about”. According to their website, 50% of all proceeds from the sale of reMINDme bands go to the TZU CHI FOUNDATION, a Buddhist humanitarian relief foundation built on the principles of compassion, gratitude, and mindful living.
A handmade eye pillow filled with real lavender buds & rice sealed inside a 100% cotton bag. It’s double-stitched for durability and can be used warm or cold. Great for relaxation, easing cramps, sinus pain, headaches, and more.
NW Beauty Works Shea Butter Lotion (samples)
Two samples of paraben-free shea butter lotion were also provided to hydrate your thirsty skin. Ingredients include organic aloe, sweet almond oil, and nourishing Vitamin E.
Lastly, to help give you a nutritional and energetic lift, there was a recipe card for “The Green Boost” — a healthy, vegan-friendly plant-based smoothie.
Product-wise, I was really happy with the contents of June’s The Pampered Period Box. There was a great assortment of useful, pampering items that would certainly be awesome to receive during that time of the month (or really, anytime). That said, I was a little disappointed in the overall value. I’m normally not too picky about value unless it’s way off, but unfortunately in this case I’d say it was. The price point alone ($57/month) seems a little unreasonable for this type of box, and even more so once I did the calculations and came up with roughly $55 in products here. A LOT less than the $150-250 value stated on their website. Bottom line: This would be a really great subscription if they cut the monthly cost in half (or more). 😉
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome