California Found Review December 2018
California Found is a subscription box that delivers beautifully crafted California artisan products to your door every month. They currently offer month-to-month subscriptions for $49.00 or three month subscriptions for $144.00. Shipping is $7.95/month within the US.
California Found fills the box to the rim with natural spa & beauty products, locally sourced gourmet treats, beautifully crafted home goods, and infinitely wearable jewelry every month! The total retail value of the monthly collection is at least $90 which is nearly double the cost of the box alone.
Inside every California Found box you will find Meet the Maker cards which provide a little info about each maker and gives you a peek into what you’ll find inside of the box before digging in. The total value of this month’s box is $134.44. Also, don’t forget to check for the golden ticket to win a box for you or your bestie!
Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet – $26
Priscilla Mendez is the incredible jewelry designer behind 100 Graces. She uses natural gemstones to create bohemian glamour jewelry pieces that connect you to your inner Goddess. The snakeskin jasper and lava stone bracelet inside of the December box isn’t just a charming fashion statement, it is also an essential oil diffuser. The snakeskin jasper is a protective and calming stone and is said to guard against negativity. The lava stone is said to bring strength and endurance and with just a few drops of essential oils, the stones will diffuse for up to 5 days. A small detail I love about the 100 Graces bracelet is the adjustable band because a lot of times I find that my wrist is too small to fit but this one fits comfortably.
Peppi-Mint Handcrafted Marshmallows – $6.49
Ann Hickey, founder of Puff Plush, prepares handcrafted marshmallows in 10 different flavors. These adorable, pink swirl marshmallows were the perfect addition to this month’s box. With their tasty peppermint flavor and soft gooeyness, they just melt in your mouth! The best part is that all of these sweet treats are whipped up with no artificial flavors or colors keeping them fresh for you!
4 oz. Soy Candle in Spiced Cranberry – $11.95
The story of Four Points Trading Co. is such a sweet one! Annie and Scott Signore began unlocking childhood memories in their kitchen by creating candles in fragrances that took them back to a time and place they longed for. They started Four Points Trading Co. after sharing their handcrafted and hand poured candles with their daughter, Brooklyn, and family. This spiced cranberry soy candle is one of my new favorites! Its strong fragrance reminds me of family sitting around the table around the holidays.
Aroma Body Roll-On in “Balance” – $27
I was especially eager to try out this aromatic body roll-on by Moss Botanicals! Their blends are made using organic essential oils from sources that honor the plants and the people involved in their growing and distillation process. When I did my research about Moss Botanicals I was surprised to find that it burned down in December 2017 in the California Thomas fire but came back in 2018 better than ever! These are the remarkable stories I love reading about when I shop small and support small business owners. The roll-on blend I received in the December box is perfectly combined to create balance. This specific blend is said to be a female favorite since it is complimentary to PMS, menopause, anxiety, and depression, creating balance in nature.
Body Oil & Loofah Sponge – $45 & $18
The last set of products inside is a subtle all natural body oil and loofah sponge from Prana by Lana. Lana Mahmood researched plant medicine in Ecuador and the Amazon Rainforest bringing natural, vegan skincare products to California. The scent of this particular oil isn’t very profound but you can definitely smell traces of citrus within the bottle. My skin is fairly dry, especially during the winter months, so I can personally benefit from this product since it helps improve dryness, eczema, and nourishes the skin. I have never really used body oil when caring for my skin but I do love the way this leaves my skin feeling plus it is all natural and provides vitamins and antioxidants.
California Found December 2018 Review – Final Thoughts
A box filled with good vibes and natural products screams California lifestyle! Somehow each California Found box gets better and better. My favorite product from this month’s box is the Moss Botanicals roll-on. However, all of these products seriously blew my mind. I love the body nurturing and healing products California Found included this month, especially since these are products I can use almost daily. The coupon codes listed on the info card for each shop is also one of my favorite little perks about this box! I love browsing their websites and finding even more amazing things.
Sabrina – https://dearsarabia.com
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